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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 July 2014

Food and Market Tour of Djemaa El Fna was a great way to get out and jump into the deep end of all the souks on our first night in Marrakech. Our guide, Mustafa, was very knowlegeable and thorough with his explanations and went out of his way to ensure that our experience was as expansive (and filling!!!) as possible. My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much--Mustafa deserves a raise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

we met our guide at café france at the djema el fna,he then took us on wonderfull tour of the market and area around,the colours of the spices,the artristy of the woodwork,metal ,pottery ,was just simply astounding.we stopped at different food stalls to taste many types of olives,pastries,soups and finally finished off with dinner .our guide was very knowledgeable helpful and helped us to buy some spices ,teapot and a tajgine,and then walked us back to our riad ,which wasn't a part of our tour.

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