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Cookery, Spa & Hike2024-06-30T12:08:56+00:00

Moroccan Cookery, Spa & Hike Holiday 2024

Get away from it all for a pampering, relaxing Spa weekend in 2024 with a chance to explore Marrakech, take a Moroccan Cookery Course and head into the spectacular Atlas Mountains to go hiking in the pure, clean air.  Go home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a diverse and interesting holiday.

4 Day Holiday

  • Private 4×4 Transport: Fully-Escorted
  • 3 Nights Authentic, Stylish Accommodation
  • Half Board: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners
  • Half Day Moroccan Cookery Course
  • Full Day Atlas Mountains Hiking with a Guide & Picnic
  • Traditional Hammam & Massage
  • Mineral Water provided throughout the trip
  • Added peace of mind with Excellent Trip Advisor reviews

Day 1: Marrakech

Arrive at Marrakech Airport and transfer to a beautiful Riad in the heart of the ancient medina. Enjoy a traditional Hammam & Massage to start your weekend before dinner is served on the terrace under the stars.

Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil

After breakfast, your cookery course will take you into the magical medina souks to buy the ingredients for your meal, soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city before preparing your own Moroccan lunch.  In the afternoon, your driver with 4×4 will arrive at the Riad to take the Mountain roads high into the Atlas, to the stunning region of the Toubkal National Park and the small Berber village of Imlil.  You will stay in a stylish, traditional guest house run by a local Berber team.  Have dinner in the colourful dining room of this unique place.

Day 3: Imlil

Take a Full Day Hike with a Mountain Guide through the pure air of the Atlas Mountains.  You will have a picnic lunch and spend all day in this spectacular region, before returning to the guest house for a delicious meal.

Day 4: Imlil – Marrakech Airport

Your driver will arrive to take you back to Marrakech Airport for the journey home.

Price per Person:

2-4 People: £899.00

5/6 People: £699.00

Please enquire for costs if you are travelling solo or in a larger group.

Tour itineraries are flexible and put together to suit your needs.  Let us know your requirements and we will create the perfect trip for you or your group.

Asni valley below The Snow Capped Atlas Mountains

Blue Sky Over The Snow Capped Atlas Mountains

  • Moroccan Cooking Ingredients Marrakech

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Moroccans eat couscous?2023-05-25T20:19:42+00:00

Couscous is believed to have been introduced to Morocco by the Berbers, an ancient North African people. Its simplicity and filling nature made it ideal for nomadic communities with limited ingredients. Additionally, couscous is considered a healthy dish due to its high fiber and protein content. The flavourful combination of couscous and Moroccan spices enhances its delicious taste.

Is Moroccan food like Indian food?2023-05-25T20:21:46+00:00

Moroccan and Indian cuisines share similarities in their abundant use of spices and flavourful profiles. However, there are distinct differences between them. Moroccan food is generally milder compared to the spicier nature of Indian cuisine. Moroccan dishes commonly feature lamb and beef, while Indian cuisine emphasises vegetarian options. Indian meals often include various sauces or chutneys, while Moroccan cuisine typically does not incorporate these accompaniments.

Is Moroccan food healthy?2023-05-25T20:24:15+00:00

Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its healthfulness and delectable flavours. It showcases a diverse range of spices, fruits, and vegetables, including onions, garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice, olives, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and parsley.

Traditionally, Moroccan dishes are prepared with olive oil or butter, and incorporate meat or poultry such as chicken, beef, or lamb. These meals are low in fat and calories while providing ample protein. Moreover, they are abundant in essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

For a nourishing and appetising dining experience, Moroccan cuisine is an excellent choice. It can be easily prepared at home using numerous delightful recipes available online or in cookbooks. Incorporating fresh ingredients also serves as a delightful means to incorporate vegetables and other wholesome foods into your diet. Enjoy your meal!



What is the most delicious Moroccan dish?2022-11-22T19:34:54+00:00

There are so many delicious Moroccan dishes, but here are five of the most famous:

1. Couscous – a steamed semolina dish made from wheat flour that is popular in North Africa.
2. Tagine – a slow cooked stew or casserole typically made with lamb, chicken, beef, or vegetables.
3. Harira – a thick soup made with lentils, chickpeas, and lamb or beef stock.
4. Merguez – spicy lamb sausages popular in Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean region.
5. Baklava – a sweet pastry dessert made with layers of filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey or syrup.

What are the 4 basic spices used in Moroccan cuisine?2023-05-25T20:26:36+00:00

Moroccan cuisine relies on four fundamental spices: cumin, ginger, paprika, and cinnamon. Alongside these, several other spices find frequent use, including turmeric, coriander, black pepper, and cloves.

These spices contribute distinct flavors and aromas that enhance the richness of Moroccan dishes. They can be combined in different ways to produce a variety of flavours. For instance, the blend of ginger and cumin lend a spicy note, whereas cinnamon and paprika together create a sweet and smoky taste.

What are the most famous Moroccan dishes?2022-11-21T21:55:43+00:00

There are so many delicious Moroccan dishes, but here are five of the most famous:

  1.  Couscous: This dish is made of steamed semolina and is usually served with meat or vegetables.
  2. Tagine: This dish is a slow-cooked stew that’s made with meat, poultry, or fish and a variety of vegetables.
  3. Harira: This is a tomato-based soup that’s made with lentils, chickpeas, and lamb.
  4. Bastilla: This dish is a pastry that’s filled with chicken, almonds, eggs, and spices.
  5. Mechoui: This dish is a slow-roasted lamb that’s seasoned with cumin and paprika
What cooking methods are used in Morocco?2023-05-25T20:29:05+00:00

Moroccan cuisine employs various cooking methods to create diverse and flavorful dishes. These methods include stewing, boiling, steaming, grilling, baking, and roasting.

Stewing is a popular technique involving slow-cooking meat or fish with vegetables in a savory sauce until they become tender and flavourful.

Boiling is a simple method of cooking food in boiling water until it reaches a desired softness. It is commonly used for vegetables, pasta, potatoes, eggs, chicken, and rice.

Steaming is another prevalent technique where vegetables are cooked over hot water or broth until they achieve a crisp-tender texture.

Grilling is a favoured method, involving cooking food over an open flame for a smoky flavor. Spices like cumin and paprika are often used to enhance grilled dishes, which are typically served with a simple sauce of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

Baking is valued for producing moist and flavourful dishes. Cakes, pastries, and other baked goods are cooked in a preheated oven to create a crispy crust and a fluffy interior.

Lastly, roasting is commonly used for meat and vegetables. Food is placed on a rotating metal spit over an open flame, resulting in even cooking on all sides and a delectably crispy exterior.

What is the traditional food of Morocco?2023-05-25T20:30:06+00:00

Moroccan cuisine showcases a variety of regional dishes, with couscous and tagine being the most renowned. Couscous is a steamed semolina dish often paired with beef or chicken and an assortment of vegetables. Tagine, on the other hand, is a slow-cooked stew prepared with a choice of meat or vegetables.

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