Discover the magic of Marrakech on this whimsical three-day tour. Experience local culture and its delicious food scene with a Tanjia cooking experience, enjoy a Jardin Majorelle visit, and get creative with all sorts of different textures. With your two nights spent in a riad, you'll begin to believe anything is possible in Marrakech.
Meet your fellow travellers and CEO at an 8am briefing before setting out for a full day of exploring. Visit the stunning Jardin Majorelle, filled with colour and architecture drawn from Art Deco and Moorish influences, curated and restored by Yves Saint Laurent. After checking in, pick up the ingredients to make "tanjia" — a local specialty — and drop it off at the hammam to cook overnight. Continue with a guided food tour through Marrakech's ancient medina, exploring colourful alleys and souks. Learn about the city's history and culture through delicious local specialties.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Please note that this tour begins at 8am on day 1. We recommend booking pre-tour accommodation in Marrakech in order to ensure timely arrival to the welcome briefing and the day's activities, if not otherwise completing another G Adventures tour that finishes on the same day,</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Visit this enchanting garden in the heart of the city designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962). Follow the pathways through trees, exotic plants, streams, and pools while watching the numerous birds who call this peaceful paradise home. (Please note that the entrance fee to Musée Yves Saint Laurent is an additional 30 MAD.)</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Not to be confused with the popular tagine, "tanjia" is distinct to Marrakech and one of the best local experiences for any traveller. Learn the history and culture behind this dish, then head to the market to pick up a clay vessel called tanjia - which the dish is named after - and the ingredients you will need, traditionally some meat and spices. Drop off your tanjia at the neighbourhood "furan" or communal oven to have it cooked in the ashes that heat the nearby hammam. The next day, pick up your tanjia and enjoy a delicious meal with the group.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medina or walled city of Marrakech on a guided culinary tour through its winding streets and alleys. Sample iconic Moroccan foods including a variety of olives, m'semen (flatbread), harira (lentil and chickpea soup), babbouche (snails) or méchoui (slow roasted lamb). Learn about the souks (shops) in the ancient medina and the many fragrant spices used in Moroccan cuisine. Visit a pastry shop and sample from a tasty selection of treats like m'hanncha (coiled pastries) and fekkas (twice-baked cookies).</p>
Accommodation Name: Hotel Sherazade Marrakesh (or similar)
Visit a traditional workshop and get a hands-on experience with artisans who have mastered the crafts of wood turning, wood painting, and leather and brassware production. Head back to the riad for lunch and enjoy yesterday's tanjia, which has been cooking slowly overnight — a dish you'll only find in Marrakech. Opt to book a hammam experience with free time this afternoon. Tonight, head to the beautiful Palais Gharnata Restaurant for your last dinner with the group.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> At the Ateliers d'Ailleurs workshop, learn how to make traditional Moroccan crafts guided by experienced local artisans. Observe how wood turning, wood painting, and leather and brassware production is still done today, then try your own hand at making them. After, wrap up your creations to take home. With so much history and culture behind each traditional craft, it's an iconic Marrakech experience.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> There's lots to see and do in Marrakech. Enjoy free time to explore!</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Exquisitely decorated with Moroccan mosaics, sculptures and pieces of traditional architecture, dinner at the Palais Gharnata can truly make travellers feel like royalty. Enjoy a house specialty - the classic chicken tagine.</p>
Accommodation Name: Hotel Sherazade Marrakesh (or similar)
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