Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops
- Duration: 3.5 hours
Your Moroccan food adventure begins with a meet and greet at Bab Al Ain, from here, walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Medina and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Chefchaouen. As you wander through the bustling laneways of the Medina, learn about how food is at the heart of Moroccan culture, history and traditions, and stop at over 6 delicious vendors to taste the flavors of the region. There’s plenty to taste along the way, including fresh juices, dates, olives, cheese, fruit, tea, and more. Midway through the tour, stop at a traditional local restaurant for lunch or dinner to taste an array of authentic delicacies and learn more about Moroccan food and culture.
Dive into the local culture and discover the rich mix of Berber, Arabic, Andalusian, and Mediterranean influence in the national cuisine. A local chef will present you with various choices of meals to prepare including tagine, fish Bastille, harcha (bread made from semolina), and Arabic pastries. The day begins with hotel pickup from Chefchaouen. Once at the local home, get to know all the specialty ingredients in Moroccan cooking and chat with the host about Moroccan culture and customs. You are welcome to ask as much as you like – your local host will be happy to help you discover the culinary traditions. Learn about the proper presentation of gourmet plates and then sit down to enjoy your homemade meal. Finish off with a typical Moroccan tea and collect your Certificate of Completion for the class.
On your first day, visit the Bab Boujloud, a blue, decorated gate leading to the magnificent old Medina, then see the mosque and University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Schools such as the madrasa Bouananiya were built by Sultan Abu Anan Fares, and the Attareen School established by Sultan Osman II Abu Said. Explore the Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Pass by the Chouara Tannery and see the city tannery. Visit the mellah of the Jewish Quarter and the Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa. On the second day, travel to Chefchaouen old city and medina. This beautiful blue city is one of the biggest tourist attractions. The next day, depart to Casablanca and discover the landscape along the way.
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