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Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

From snake charmers and henna-painted fortune tellers in Djemaa El Fna, to traditions of Atlas mountains’ Berber villages, Moroccan culture is vibrant and captivating. Wander through the medina of Marrakech to unveil a cultural melting pot, with souks selling handicrafts and more. Here’s how to experience culture in Marrakech.

  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan mint tea at a rooftop cafe overlooking Djemaa El Fna.

  • Take a guided tour of the souks and watch craftsmen weaving carpets, dying cow hides, and making traditional Moroccan handicrafts.

  • Enjoy Fantasia, a dazzling spectacle of belly dancing, galloping horse parades, traditional music, and dancing, at a Marrakech restaurant.

  • Take a cooking class and learn the secrets of Marrakech’s popular dishes, Moroccan tagine and couscous.

  • Admire the views while on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Marrakech.

  • Learn about Berber culture with a day trip into the High Atlas Mountains, a visit to a traditional Bedouin camp, or a camel trek through the Sahara desert.

  • Treat your senses to a tasting tour of Marrakech’s spice markets and street food stalls, and sample an array of Moroccan foods.

  • Relax and unwind with a spa experience at a traditional Moroccan hammam.

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

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

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech

Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech

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Gain a newfound appreciation for Moroccan cuisine during this small-group cooking class, including shopping at the market, preparation of a traditional dish and lunch. Learn some Arabic phrases from your guide to shop at the ‘souq’ (market) for ingredients. Then create a traditional Moroccan meal such as couscous or ‘tagine’ (a meat and vegetable dish named after the pot used for cooking). Finish by enjoying lunch with fellow students in the courtyard of a 'riad,' a traditional Moroccan dwelling. This small-group class, limited to 12 participants, also includes a recipe sheet so you can replicate the dish later.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.45
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Moroccan Dinner and Show at Fantasia Restaurant in Marrakech

Moroccan Dinner and Show at Fantasia Restaurant in Marrakech

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Experience a Moroccan dinner and take in the show at Fantasia Restaurant in Marrakech, a legendary 4-hour experience. Relax on soft cushions and sample the classic cuisine of the Maghreb, as musicians, belly dancers and acrobats hold the spotlight. Watch a dramatic Rif ceremony: opposing tribes highlight each group’s best riders, who shoot and strut in a display of warrior bravado. Take in majestic Arabian horses, traditional songs and a desert caravan then finish the evening with a glimpse of a mythical flying carpet.
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  • 4 hours
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Camel and Quad Biking Tour from Marrakech

Camel and Quad Biking Tour from Marrakech

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Escape the bustling souks and discover the beauty of the Moroccan countryside on this camel and quad-biking tour from Marrakech. Explore the open desert with a guide during your camelback ride, and admire fine views over the rugged terrain. Enjoy a refreshing cup of Moroccan tea with a local family and gain insight into life outside the busy city. Following a traditional Moroccan tagine lunch, hop onto your powerful quad bike and zoom off through the palm groves. Spin past traditional Berber villages and farms, then return in comfort to Marrakech.
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  • 8 hours
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Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Grove of Marrakech

Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Grove of Marrakech

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Make like a true Moroccan with a classic mint tea and camel ride on this sunset experience from Marrakech. After pickup from your Marrakesh hotel, visit a traditional Berber home to enjoy a refreshing mint tea with a friendly Berber family. Next, continue to the Palmeraie, a palm grove that edges Marrakesh. Here, hop on a camel and enjoy a leisurely ride around the lush palms and sunset-washed sands of this picture-postcard grove.
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  • 3 hours
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Marrakech Moroccan Dinner and Live Cultural Show

Marrakech Moroccan Dinner and Live Cultural Show

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Make the most of an evening in Marrakech with this cultural show and dinner tour, complete with transport and ticket included for a hassle-free experience. Travel to a palm grove and soak in the ‘Arabian Nights’ atmosphere as you savor a lamb-on-the-spit dinner in a traditional ‘caidales’ tent. Then, sit down to an outdoor cultural show featuring live Arab steeds, horsemen, battle recreations, acrobats, belly dancers, and magic.
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  • 4 hours
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