The Morocco Gastronomad Experience
What's it like to sip mint tea with Berbers in the Sahara? Meander through the ancient cities of Fez and Marrakech and discover artisan works unchanged for a thousand years? Ride a camel across fire-red sand dunes at sunset? Sleep under the stars in the Sahara? Enjoy a traditional meal with a local Moroccan family? Learn to cook an authentic tagine? See otherworldly scenery that makes you wonder in you’re still on Planet Earth? Stroll on the sublime beaches of the once-Roman village of Essaouira?
Interwoven in this tapestry created over millennia, intricate architecture, ancient culture, historical medina markets and delicious culinary traditions, Morocco is a magic land that transports you back in time.
Morocco sits at a scrumptious crossroads of the culinary world where food is an expression of culture and culture is an expression of history.
Fusing influences from the native Berber traditions with Algerian, Arabic, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines, Moroccan food is exquisite and boasts huge flavors that reward every palate. Spicy, colorful and intricately flavorful, experiencing a Moroccan meal gathered around the table in an ancient riad or under the desert stars in the Sahara is a transformative experience that fills you with joy and wonder.
Famous for Berber tagine cooking, as well as couscous, olives, soups, salads and many other delicacies, the unifying thread throughout is spices!
Morocco's ras el hanout is a 27-spice mixture — the North African masala — used on beef, goat, mutton and lamb, chicken and seafood.
Morocco's best-kept secret, however, is an amazing wine industry.
Words could never describe the magic of Morocco. So we’ve put together what we think it’s the perfect Morocco Experience to feature the best culinary experiences and enchanting scenery Morocco has to offer.
During two weeks of adventure, we’ll explore the food, the medina, the arts and crafts and, of course, visit with our dear friends who live in Morocco. We’ll explore ancient medinas, Roman ruins, traditional markets, exotic locations that defy description. We’ll do cooking classes, wine tasting and visit some of the most storied and breathtaking villages, towns, farms and cities in Morocco. And many secret surprises along the way!
We’ll experience a magical night in the Sahara Desert between majestic burnt-orange sand dunes. We’ll continue from the desert to see some incredible gorges, villages and some ancient famous kasbahs.
We’ll enjoy the beautiful seaside village of Essaouira, eating plenty of freshly caught seafood. We’ll also visit a farm to explore the world of organic agriculture in Morocco.
Eventually, we’ll arrive in Marrakech, where we’ll enjoy some amazing surprises including soirees, sunsets, magical meals under the stars and a visit to our friend’s farm -- the first and largest organic farm in Morocco!
We’ll take professional-quality photographs of you and everything we do together, so you can focus on being in the moment and experiencing the stunning beauty of Morocco.
Typical of our gastronomad experiences, we won't tell you everything we'll do — every day will be filled with surprises. We’ll travel together as a small (6 person) group of friends on the adventure of a lifetime!
The cost includes literally everything — lodging, food, drinks, transportation, professional-quality photography and all activities — during the experience. (Airfare and airport transfer not included.)