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Tajine Cookery ClassGeneral Info | Photo Gallery | Traveller Feedback
Receive a Moroccan masterclass on this Marrakech tour that will send you home with supreme, inside knowledge of tajine making and the delicate art of market haggling. Smug home cook alert!
- Learn to make authentic Moroccan cuisine
- Go on a journey through the souks of Marrakech, the traditional Moroccan markets
- Learn the tongue-twisting Arabic words for key ingredients so you can shop like a local
- Enjoy a delicious lunch – cooked by you!
Tour style:Local Cuisine & Market Visits
Local English-speaking guide, lunch, recipe sheet.
Hotel pick up/drop off, tips / gratuities for your guide and driver, items of a personal nature.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration:4 hours
- Meeting point:
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. All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try and convince you to do a tour with them, so please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and be waiting for you in front of the café.
- Starting time: 9.00 AM
- Ending point:
Djemaa El-Fna Square.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
- Dress standard:
- Morocco is considered by many to be a liberal Muslim country. Many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves, for example, but you may find that Morocco is very conservative compared to what you’re used to at home, so you should dress accordingly.
As a general guideline your shoulders, chest, and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men or women), low-cut tops, and showing midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes. Covering these parts of your body will be considered as respectful amongst the locals.
Lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts are respectful, cover your body, and keep you cool in the heat.
- Child policy:
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
- Language: English
Get ready for the ultimate tajine experience on this one of a kind tour in Marrakech. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to whip up a tajine from scratch, using ingredients from the infamous Marrakech souks. The best part of it all? You get to devour your tajine after you’ve made it!
We will start at a riad in the medina, the centre of all the action in Marrakech. Here a local will teach you the Arabic words for all the ingredients you’ll need to cook your tasty tajine, giving you insider knowledge for your shopping experience.
Next you’ll be taken to the souks, the legendary markets where all the locals shop for food in Marrakech. Meats, vegetables, herbs, spices; the souks have all the freshest produce you’ll need for cooking Moroccan cuisine, and with your new Arabic skills you’ll be able to order exactly what you want from the locals.
Now it’s time to get your cook on! During your hands-on cooking class the chef will be giving you step-by-step instructions about how the locals cook traditional Moroccan cuisine. Famous dishes such as pastilla, tajine, tanjia, and harira are difficult to make, but with a local to show you how, you’ll be an expert in no time. You’ll learn all about the key ingredients and spices needed to make it as authentic as possible, the perfect skill to take home from your Marrakech travel experience.
Finally, it’s time to eat. You’ll get to savour the fruits of your labour in the beautiful setting of a traditional Moroccan riad, and the food will taste even better as you’ve made it with your own two hands! Your local guide will then take you back to Djemaa El-Fna Square where the tour will finish. From here your guide can give you directions back to your hotel or you can continue to shop in Marrakech’s beautiful souks.
When you’re trying to decide what to do in Marrakech, make sure you don’t miss out on this epic tajine adventure, a truly authentic experience like no other in the city!
Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback.
- Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.89
- Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.67
The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.67
The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.78
- Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.78
Mrs. Juliane S.
Switzerland ~ 04 Jan 2015[back to top]
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Karima was an excellent teacher and guide, and we really enjoyed the cooking class.
Ms. Lauren C.
Canada ~ 23 Sep 2014[back to top]
Karima was a lovely host. I loved going to her home, the market, learning some Arabic words and of course the amazing results of our cooking project was delicious.
Ms. Jane M.
United Kingdom ~ 16 Jun 2014[back to top]
I had such a fantastic time!!! I took this cookery course on the next day I arrived - it's the perfect way to "get into" Marrakech. Karima's personality and encouragement to buy our ingredients at the market and then cook an amazing meal, was just perfect. I felt so at ease. The food was soooo tasty! I would recommend this tour/course to everyone, those new and those who know Marrakech well. وشكرا لكم Karima! Hope you're good and enjoying the sunshine!
Ms. Marisa C.
Canada ~ 21 Oct 2013[back to top]
This was, without a doubt the highlight of our recent trip to Marrakesh. From the friendly, engaging hosts to the course venue, it was excellent.
We were expecting more of an interactive experience with actually purchasing the product, but we were thrilled when we mentioned this, the host Mr Badi took us to the spice market where he purchases his own spices and then negotiated a locals rate for us!
The food and instruction was fantastic - I would highly recommend this add on to any visit to Marrakesh.
Ms. Ninette F.
United Kingdom ~ 12 Mar 2013[back to top]
Kareema was fantastic, really enthusiastic, chatty and helpful, she was totally at our service for the day which was great.
Ms. Calandra Jean M.
USA ~ 13 Nov 2012[back to top]
This was one of the highlights of my trip to Morocco. Karima was great. Shopping was great. The guest house we cooked at was great. The food turned out great. I am so glad I did this instead of going on another tour of tombs or mosques or other things. This felt like a real experience and I really enjoyed it.
Mr. Giles C.
United Kingdom ~ 28 Jul 2012[back to top]
We had a fantastic day! Learning to cook in a Riad was great fun, and our guide was brilliant.
Ms. Sue H.
United Kingdom ~ 12 Jul 2012[back to top]
Lovely experience but seriously marred by having to wait over an hour at designated meeting place for guide to turn up
Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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