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  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Indulge in exotic Moroccan foods and feast your senses on the spectacle of Marrakech’s chaotic main square, Djemaa El Fna, during this unforgettable walking tour. With the help of your local guide, learn about Morocco's vibrant spices, witness the art of haggling at a local meat market, and sample local delicacies including cow’s hoof, sheep’s head and ghoulal, a snail soup. Your gastronomic adventure culminates with a traditional Moroccan dinner amid the snake charmers, henna artists and fortune tellers in eye-popping Djemaa El Fna.

This small-group tour is limited to 12 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Food walking tour of Marrakech and traditional dinner at Djemaa El Fna
  • Follow your expert guide to food shops other tourists miss and sample local delicacies
  • Discover the rich spices used in Moroccan cooking, including saffron, anise and cumin
  • Savor an authentic Moroccan dinner amid the peddlers and performers of Djemaa El Fna
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures more individualized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do for foodies! Get caught up in the sensory overload of Marrakech as you wander its most famous square with a guide who'll help you find the hidden gems amid the madness. Sample fascinating local specialties before finishing the evening with a delicious traditional dinner.

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What You Can Expect

Experience Marrakech: Food and Market Tour of Djemaa El Fna Including Traditional Dinner

Sample local specialities on your Marrakech food walking tour

Begin your Moroccan food odyssey at Djemaa El Fna at 6pm, as countless food vendors begin to fill this riotous main square of Marrakech. Soak up the heady atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before following your guide into the small side streets off the square to discover food shops and stalls most tourists don't know about.

Try several varieties of olives, nuts and other popular Moroccan snacks before heading to a poultry and beef market to watch locals haggle for meat. Bargaining is very much a way of life here and observing this tradition will give you deeper insight into the local culture.

Next, it’s time to visit a spice market and learn how Morocco became a spice trading center. Marvel at the myriad of colors and fragrances of spices such as saffron, cardamon, anise, cumin, paprika and turmeric, and learn how they’re used in Moroccan tagines and other dishes.

Tear yourself away from the marvelous array of spices and head into the souks, or open-air markets, to discover Morocco’s many traditional breads including the pan-fried msemen and crepe-like beghrir. Dare to try Moroccan delicacies such as cow hoof, sheep’s head or ghoulal, a snail soup.

Finally, after exploring the abundance of intriguing foods at Marrakech’s souks and markets, it’s time to eat! Settle down with your small group of fellow foodies to a traditional Moroccan dinner at a restaurant in the heart of Djemma El Fna as it reaches its daily crescendo of activity. Enjoy some of the best people-watching of your life as you delight in the complex flavors of your meal amid peddlers, monkeys and snake charmers.

Your 3.5-hour food tour of Morocco ends here, though the unique sights, smells and tastes of Marrakech are sure to stay with you.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

My best tour. My guide, Mustapha, spoke excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable. I learned about the markets, traditions, and cuisine of this country. He explained the tea ceremony and we sampled traditional food along the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

We always book our trips with viator wherever we go. We are always impressed with the tours and the tour guide was first class. Nothing is too much trouble and he answered all our questions and taught us so much.We loved going off the beaten track and we got to try all the local dishes. We will continue to recommend viator to all our friwends and would always use them again.

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