MEDINA HIGHLIGHTS - FROM 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS in Marrakech

MEDINA HIGHLIGHTS - FROM 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS in Marrakech

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On a city break to Marrakech and want to get to the depths of the medina? The MEDINA HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGE is a gentle introduction to Marrakech and includes:

- FROM 3 nights' accommodation in the category of your choice

- A half day guided tour of the Medina

- A traditional Moroccan Cooking Class. 

You can add nights if you would like to stay longer and also add some other amazing activities!

 

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MEDINA HIGHLIGHTS ITINERARY

**Day 1**

Arrival at your accommodation in Marrakech. Enjoy your day, soaking up the sun at your leisure be it on the terrace with a glass of tea, or in the markets followed by a strong nos-nos (a.k.a best coffee in the world).

**Day 2**

Departing at 10am from your accommodation - have a fact-filled morning with your own guide of the Marrakech Medina. During the tour, you will visit Jemaa el-Fna, a UNESCO world heritage site for its oral tradition and the BIGGEST SQUARE IN AFRICA. Encountering snake charmers, Gnaoua musicians and acrobats all in one go, it is an unforgettable sensory overload. You will also wander over to Palais Bahia, built in the late 19th century,  Badi Palace, once a lavish, grand sixteenth century complex of buildings, today the whole complex lies in ruins You will also experience the ancient and only recently discovered Saadian Tombs.

Marrakech is famous for its markets (souqs) - enter into its daily hustle and bustle. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs as you explore the souk and practice your bargaining skills. Towards the Northern medina there is the spectacular Medersa Ben-Youssef, once the largest Koranic college in North Africa, whose building has now been restored and reopened to the public as a historical site. Discover Mnebhi Palace now home to Musée de Marrakech. With its wonderful ceramics, jewels, arms, costumes, calligraphy and collection of Judaica it reflects the true diversity of the city.

**Day 3**

This is a great class for anyone looking to find out about Moroccan cuisine. We are not Michelin starred chefs, our kitchen is not a typical classroom with clipboards, and we won't regale you with tales of when we worked with the most famous chefs in the world. There will be no spirally garnish.  We will however, give you tips and recipes for home cooked Moroccan food - the food that we eat in our homes and you will be able to prepare easily in yours! Portions are big and fabulous and stomachs are bound to be full.

You can choose from a variety of dishes such as TAGINE, COUS COUS, MOROCCAN SALADS, TANGIA. You will also learn how to bake traditional round bread (chobz). And there is nothing better than at the end of the session, tasting and enjoying the food that you have prepared yourself!

Our cooking classes start at 10am so that we have lots of time to go to the markets, prepare the food and ultimately enjoy eating it together on  a rooftop terrace in the medina.,

Come to the beautiful riad  and relax with some tea and homemade cakes, before heading into the souks to do ingredient shopping. The vegetable markets, chicken markets, spice markets. Exciting, colourful and chaotic - part of any cooking experience in Morocco and thoroughly enjoyable. 

Get your apron and chef's hat on get involved.

Why get involved? Because the fruits of your labour will be so much sweeter and more delicious when you've been busy preparing, chopping, mixing, concocting and then...tasting.

*Please be aware that ingredients are not included in the price and are normally 7 Euros extra per person.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE: All Marrakech accommodation, guided tour of the medina (entry into museums is NOT included at 10MAD per museum), Moroccan Cooking Class (ingredients not included)

WHAT LANGUAGE DOES THE MEDINA GUIDE SPEAK: You can specify the language you would like your guide to communicate in. Our guides speak English, French, Italian, Spanish, standard Arabic and Darija.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE ACTIVITIES IN THE MORNING?: Of course not! If you would prefer to take an afternoon session, it begins at 2.30pm - you can just specify this in the booking form. You could also take both activities on the same day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This would allow you a full free day if you want, or you could take another trip from this list!

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