• Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 70.07 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
Experience a Moroccan spice market and the height of the hubbub at Marrakech’s central square, Djemaa El Fna, on a 3.5-hour food tour. With a food-loving guide, learn about Morocco’s exotic spices and flavors; watch buyers and sellers haggle at a meat market; and sample culinary specialities such as fluffy Berber pancakes and ghoulal, a soup made with snails. Finish with an authentic Moroccan dinner surrounded by the dizzying colors, sounds and sights of Djemaa El Fna. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.

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

What You Can Expect

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

Sample local specialities

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.

Start your Moroccan culinary adventure when you meet your knowledgeable guide at Djemaa El Fna, the main square of Marrakech’s medina, in the early evening.

Hear a lowdown of what’s ahead and take time to absorb the dizzying square — declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. In the evenings, Djemaa El Fna takes on a livelier persona as it fills with prettily lit hot food stands and crowds who come here for their nightly strolls and snacks.

Wander around the square, and then explore some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by visitors. Try some of the wares on offer, including nuts, olives and other specialities, and continue to a poultry and beef market to watch the locals barter for meat. Haggling is integral to Moroccan life and seeing the deals being made provides a fascinating insight into local culture.

Delve into a spice market as your guide recounts how Morocco was an important spice-trading center, and view the rainbow-colored products such as saffron, paprika, cardamon, anise and turmeric. Learn how they’re used to enliven tagines and other staples, and stroll on to a bustling souk.

Pause to sample typical Moroccan breads such as msemen and beghrir — fluffy Berber pancakes — and if you wish, try more challenging delicacies such as sheep’s head, cow’s hoof or snail soup, known as ghoulal.

Lastly, visit a restaurant on Djemma El Fna just as the evening reaches its height. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal with your group as you take in the square with its peddlers, snake charmers and entertainers.

Your 3.5-hour food tour ends after your meal. Leave your guide and either return to your hotel or continue your evening out independently.

Customer Reviews

Samantha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wow! This tour was fantastic, what a great introduction to Marrakech food and culture. Our guide Youssef was friendly, knowledgeable and lots of fun. Do NOT eat before going on this tour - so much beautiful food to try. By the end of the evening we felt like locals! There was plenty of time afterwards to explore the markets and shops.

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fabulous but be prepared to eat - A LOT!!! So much food

Tameka K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and this was a great way to orient yourself in Djemaa El Fna. Learned about the history of Moroccan food, with sweet and savory bites, some fresh fruit, roasted lamb and of course, a delicious dinner. Highly recommend, especially if you plan to spend a few days in Marrakech.

janettandrea7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Amazing! Highly recommended.

dfshirlaw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The five of us were so glad we booked this tour. Certainly one of our highlights from our Morocco vacation. Yusuf, our guide, was incredible. He has a real passion for his country,it's traditions and it's amazing cuisine. We tried eight different things on our 31/2 hour tour inside and outside the historic Medina. Put it on your list and do it...we loved it and you will too.

Grant M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Abdul was excellent. Ask for him. Tons of delicious food - save some room. Only one awkward shopping stop at a spice store we did tell Abdul ahead of time we did not want to go to any carpet/other stores. Trip start is difficult - hard to find guide in craziness of the square. He was standing across the entrance from Cafe France and did indeed have a lanyard was a small ID badge.

Rouge S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

the guide from Urban Adventures was great. he gave a lot of local insights and pointed to many hidden gems in the souk. you need to empty your stomach before joining this tour. there was so much food to test at every stop. if you eat gluten-free, don't like sweet stuff and are vegan, do not choose this tour. Moroccans eat a lot and I mean a lot of wheat bread, sugar its sugar cubes at the tea house are very intimidating and heavy meat especially lambs. the only healthy stop was probably the olives shop!

peter r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience - try it all!

Eshe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was absolutely exceptional! our tour guide Mustapha was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. As we walked from stop to stop he told us about the history of the area we were in, and was able to answer virtually any question we had. Lastly, but certainly not least, you get A LOT of food!!! It is not like other food tours I've been on where they give you small bites at each stop, they give you full servings on this tour. I highly recommend letting your guide know you will share your portion with someone you are traveling with, Only because I felt bad leaving behind picked over food. But all in all great tour, I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to try Moroccan food where Moroccans eat!

Allison S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a lovely time walking through the markets, tasting different foods... A great guide and a great time

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message