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Cookery, Spa & Hike2023-01-31T22:24:20+00:00

Moroccan Cookery, Spa & Hike Holiday 2023

Get away from it all for a pampering, relaxing Spa weekend in 2023 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.

Blue sky over the snow capped Atlas mountains

  • Moroccan Cooking Ingredients Marrakech

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Moroccans eat couscous?2022-11-22T20:12:19+00:00

While there are many theories, the most popular belief is that couscous came to Morocco with the Berbers. The Berbers were an ancient people who inhabited North Africa before the Arab invasions in the 7th century.

Couscous is a very simple dish to make and it’s very filling, so it was the perfect food for nomadic people who didn’t have access to a lot of ingredients. It’s also said that couscous is a healthy food because it’s high in fibre and protein. And finally, couscous just tastes really good – especially when it’s paired with delicious Moroccan spices!

Is Moroccan food like Indian food?2022-11-28T22:22:36+00:00

There are some similarities between Moroccan and Indian food. Both cuisines use a lot of spices, and both have a rich, flavourful quality. However, there are also some significant differences. For example, Indian food is typically much hotter and spicier than Moroccan food. Additionally, Moroccan cuisine makes heavier use of lamb and beef, while Indian cuisine relies more heavily on vegetarian dishes. Finally, Indian food is often served with a variety of sauces or chutneys on the side, while Moroccan cuisine generally does not include these accompaniments.

Is Moroccan food healthy?2022-11-28T22:23:32+00:00

Moroccan cuisine is healthy and flavourful. It features a variety of spices, fruits, and vegetables. Some of the common ingredients used in Moroccan food include onions, garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice, olives, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and parsley.

Moroccan food is often cooked with olive oil or butter. Some dishes are also prepared with meat or poultry. Chicken is a popular choice, but beef and lamb are also used. Moroccan food is low in fat and calories and it’s a good source of protein. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

If you’re looking for a healthy and flavourful meal, Moroccan cuisine is a great option. It’s easy to make at home and you can find many delicious recipes online or in cookbooks. And since it uses lots of fresh ingredients, it’s also a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables and other healthy foods. Bon appétit!



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?2022-11-21T21:56:58+00:00

The 4 basic spices used in Moroccan cuisine are cumin, ginger, paprika, and cinnamon. However, there are many other spices that are also commonly used, such as turmeric, coriander, black pepper, and cloves.

Each of these spices has its own unique flavour and aroma that can add depth and complexity to Moroccan dishes. They can also be used in various combinations to create different flavours. For example, a blend of ginger and cumin is often used to create a spicy flavour profile, while a blend of cinnamon and paprika can give dishes a sweet and smoky flavour.

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?2022-11-21T21:47:43+00:00

There are a variety of cooking methods used in Morocco, including stewing, boiling, steaming, grilling, baking, and roasting.

  • One of the most popular cooking methods is stewing, stews are usually made with meat or fish and a variety of vegetables and cooked slowly in a gravy or sauce until they are tender.
  • Boiling is a simple cooking method where food is placed in boiling water and cooked until it is soft, this method can be used for vegetables, pasta, potatoes, eggs, chicken and rice.
  • Another popular cooking method in Morocco is steaming, vegetables are often steamed over hot water or broth until they are crisp-tender.
  • Grilling is also a very popular cooking method, where the food is cooked over an open flame, which gives it a smoky flavour that is often enhanced with spices such as cumin and paprika. Grilled meats are usually served with a simple sauce made from olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Baking is popular because it yields dishes that are moist and flavourful. Baked goods, such as cakes and pastries, are often cooked in an oven that has been heated to a high temperature. This produces a crispy crust and a fluffy interior.
  • Finally, roasting is often used to cook meat or vegetables, food is placed on a metal spit and then rotated over an open flame, this results in food that is evenly cooked on all sides and has a crispy crust.
What is the traditional food of Morocco?2022-11-21T21:19:33+00:00

Each region of Morocco has its own traditional dish, but the most popular Moroccan dish is couscous. Couscous is a steamed semolina dish that is typically served with beef or chicken and a variety of vegetables. Another popular Moroccan dish is tagine, which is a slow-cooked stew made with meat or vegetables.

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