- 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
Departure & Return
Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square. Look for the guide holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge.
What To Expect
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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
- A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. It can get cool after dark so please dress appropriately for this tour.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at the website
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Morocco
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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- "It would be an absolute crime to not see this incredible city come to life after dark." See review
- "We had an amazing time and it was totally worth it." See review