Meet and eat with Halima Mourid.

Morocco. Marrakech, Oualidia. 5 Days

Learn from expert Masterchef hands, discover the hidden treasures of moroccan cuisine, feel the pleasure of tasting fresh juicy oysters and let a hamam power treat you well.

 

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Overview

Learn from the best and get to know the secrets of Moroccan cuisine with Halima Mourid, winner of Masterchef Morocco. Explore the olive and spice market on a journey to your senses, which will continue to be stimulated in the hammam with circuit and massage awaiting you. Get ready for a memorable dinner that will make you feel the authentic local flavors.

Days 1 Olives and spices everywhere

Jut out into an olive & spices market where flavours and aromas will please all of your senses at a time. After the stroll, trying moroccan lamb in a restaurant with rooftop will be great to take perspective and integrate all the intensity.

This experience takes place in Marrakech. Let yourself go and be taken to the main spices markets, hear the story behind them and the use in the art of Moroccan cooking. After one hour of wandering, listening, taking pictures and immersing yourself, let's go for a relaxed time. We go up to a wonderful views terrace where we will be served original moroccan food. We will try harira, a berber vegetable tagine and juicy salads. Moroccan teas, the views and a good selection of wines will make your day.

19:00 a 22:00
Days 2 You can be a Masterchef

If you need to master yourself, this is the moment to do it. You will learn from Masterchef Morocco, feeling her passion for moroccan food while cooking typical dishes. At the end, a great feast will be waiting for you.

Halima Mourid was the winner of the first ever Masterchef competition happening in Morocco. She classified by creating a Paella using couscous, we found that very creative! She has published five books, appears in a TV channel, and is adored by a large crowd of Moroccans who stop her in the street no matter where she goes. Being with her is like finding peace, seeing her cooking is definitely something special. She tells stories about culture, people, food, ingredients and origins of moroccan dishes. She opens her secrets about the best couscous for you to cook at home. Somehow she lets you come slowly into the mood of cooking moroccan yourself.

Firstly, you are welcomed by a typical herbal tea and moroccan pastries that she has previously baked for you. She explains the dishes she will cook, linking them to history, culture and people. Secrets are told and open for you to hear. She then starts cooking 2 dishes and a dessert. It is now when all your senses start working, the smell, the colors you perceive, the touch, the stories, the new tastes. You are enjoying and pleasing the most cooking desires of yours. I want to take all these ingredients home. Hey, food is now ready, shall we taste it?

10:00 a 13:00
Days 3 Old Tradition healthy Moroccan bread cooking

The excitement of getting your hands into it, selecting the seeds and grains you will make your bread with. A Bio environment that will not let you indiferent. At the end, after tasting different types of breads and moroccan oils, you have a light lunch open air waiting for you.

In this session, you learn how bread was cook hundred years ago, using different open air fire-cooking spaces. After your effort, you are given the chance to taste it warm, with that typical firewood flavor. One of the best authentic breads you will taste in your life. You are given some Moroccan sauces and oils to taste your creation.

During the whole session you get a lot of attention by the staff, extremely open and happy to wash your hands and guide you through the bread preparing process. The environment is surrounded by a bio garden where there are more than 100 species cultivated. Knowing the use of every plant will open your mind. If you are an expert in plants and their healthy benefits this will be your moment.

11:00 a 15:30
Days 4 An emblematic dinner is set for you

Sophisticated and delicate palates like yours deserve a table at your level. Marrakech embraces you with its flavour and expertise in an impeccable and incomparable terrace dinner where authenticity is the queen.

Time to have dinner in a mitic restaurant in the center of Marrakech, an oasis that you would not expect in the middle of busy streets and buildings. The owner is a renowned person in Morocco, having culinary programs in TV. The atmosphere, the quality of the food, and the good service make you feel at ease and happy. There are so many plates that you might ask the waiters to stop bringing food. This is our favorite experience to taste the many different moroccan flavours in just one dinner.

20:00 a 22:00
Days 5 Exquisite oysters for exquisite taste buds

Tasting this delicacy in an oyster farm located by the seaside is a real travel for your senses. Enjoy the surf atmosphere and dare to take a bath, even in winter if your skin is ready for Atlantic Ocean strength.

Oualidia is the oysters capital of Morocco. It is famous for its crustaceans and also for the reserve sapphire lagoon that cultivates the oysters. This calm blue lagoon stays totally unaware of the enormous Atlantic pounding at the rocks behind. 

We drive to Oualidia, which is located 198 km (120 miles) away from Marrakech. There are 7 small oysters farming companies who daily care about the growing of this tasty gem. The minimum cultivation time is one and a half years and the maximum around four years. With the help of our moroccan ambassador we are allowed to enter the space of one of this cultivation areas, standing on a boat to reach the nets and hear about the caring needed over the years of cultivation.

After this short journey, you must try fresh oysters. We relax and enjoy the sun in front of the lagoon while tasting oysters and enjoying fresh fish and salads for lunch. Pure oysters with drops of lemon if you wish. So soft and slippery in your mouth that you will not want the plate to finish. Do not worry, you can eat as much oysters as you like. Enjoy the moment. The flavors are so authentic and pure that the taste will remain in your mind for the rest of your trip. 

09:00 a 17:00
REVIEWS
  • 5

    The fact is that I didn't know Morocco and I loved it. Adding this gastronomic experience to the trip has been fantastic. The food is of very good quality, with spices that make Moroccan food one of the best.

     

    Amelia Ruiz
HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Hammam treatment
  • 2 Emblematic Moroccan dinners
  • Moroccan Masterchef cooking watching and degustation of dishes
  • Artisanal bread workshop
  • Argan Oil extraction learning
  • Degustation of Moroccan artisanal breads
  • Bio Garden visit
  • A set of Argan Oil for your body treats to take away 
  • 1 day trip to Oualidia: visit oysters farm, fresh oysters degustation, and lunch by a natural reserve lagoon

 

PROGRAM 

  • Day 1
    18:00  Meeting point hotel reception (hotel details will be confirmed after reservation)
    18:30  Hammam Experience
    20:30  Drive to Restaurant
    20:45  Dinner
    22:30  Drive back
  • Day 2
    09:45  Meeting point hotel reception
    10:00  Masterchef Experience
    11:30  Degustation of Moroccan dishes
    13:00  Drive back
  • Day 3
    11:00 Meeting point hotel reception
    11:15  Artisanal Bread workshop
    12:00  Degustation of freshly prepared breads and oils

    12:30  Argan oil extraction watching
    13:00  Bio garden visit tour 
    13:30  Lunch 

    14:30  Relax your feet

    15:00  Drive back
  • Day 4
    20:00  Meeting point hotel reception
    20:30  Emblematic Dinner
    22:30  Drive back

  • Day 5
    09:00  Meeting point hotel reception - Drive off to Oualidia
    10:30  Moroccan refreshments
    12:00  Oyster farming visit

    13:00  Lunch
    14:30  Relax 
    15:30  Drive back 
     

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APPOINTMENT

 

  • Flights or means of transport required to arrive in Marrakech are not included.
  • Hotel is not included

Remember that at FoodieStay we have agreements with local agencies that allow us to book your flights at advantageous prices. Just let us know during the booking process or later by using our contact to do it for you without charging you any additional cost for this service.

 

TAKE NOTE


01 BEFORE BOOKING
02 RECOMMENDED HOTELS
03 SECURITY
04 PREPARING YOUR TRIP

1. BEFORE BOOKING

  • This program starts in the city of Marrakech and ends in the city of Marrakech.
  • Remember that by booking a FoodieStay program you are not booking either your stay in Marrakech or your flight to Marrakech. Through our agreements with local agencies we can offer you reservations in Marrakech at advantageous prices, without any extra cost for this procedure. You only have to indicate it during the reservation or after it, through our contact or customer support center.
  • Children over 6 years old are welcome.
  • All FoodieStay packages or programs can be booked as a "private experience" for an additional fee during the checkout process. 
  • If you do not book privately, the maximum number of participants in the group is between 10 and 12.
  • You can also add a private photographer to your experience during the checkout process. The photographer will accompany you and your loved ones through certain moments of the experiences to create a book or book souvenir of your trip. Our photographers have been selected in each country and are specialists in people and food photography. We only work with renowned photographers who do high quality work.
  • You may need a visa to travel to Morocco, you can check it here. 

2. HOTELS INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAMM

Recommended five-star hotels and riads: Riad Vert, where they will know how to take care of you and offer you authentic flavours; La Sultana, overflowing luxury for those who can afford it.

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3. TRAVEL SECURITY

Marrakech is a wonderfully fascinating destination for travel. It can be completely different than in your home country and a little unsettling at times, but it will open your mind and expand your horizons like nowhere else. Travelers should heed some caveats when visiting unfamiliar places, but the benefits that enrich the soul outweigh any negative aspects. That is the beauty of intercultural experiences in exotic destinations like Marrakech.

Let yourself go and relax, if you avoid crowded areas and visit tourist areas you will be fine. Our program allows you to be safe at all times. Includes pick-ups and return trips to your hotel after each experience. If you are a single traveler and do not want to venture out on the streets you can do this program combining the experiences we offer with stays in your hotel to relax. You will have enough visits and events to get to know Marrakech and the coastal towns safely.

To help you have the best experience and eliminate your tourist label, here are 7 tips for tourists in Marrakech:

Ignore the street guides
Any tourist who walks through Marrakech will be faced with an assortment of friendly and helpful locals eager to accompany you somewhere, give you a tour, guide you in the right direction or help you in many ways. Some of them may be legitimate good Samaritans. However, you may encounter opportunists looking to make money from you. You'd better ignore them.
Make sure you pay just enough in the taxis.
Most of them mark the price at the beginning, but just in case make sure the meter is used before you get in the taxi. If anyone refuses, find another taxi. 
Don't pay the first price offered
The markets are a lot of fun. When buying something, keep in mind that merchants know that your initial offer is extreme, so don't leave without counteracting with a lower offer. Come at a reasonable price and never look too excited about an item.
Don't wear Babouche to walk around
One of the many wonderful items to buy in the souks of Marrakech are the colourful traditional Moroccan slippers, called babouche. These need days to stretch and become comfortable.
Always have change on you, not to hear "I'm sorry, I don't have change".


4. PREPARING YOUR TRIP

  • This program includes a tour of the coast, take a sweater with you because sometimes it gets a little cold at night. Also open and comfortable shoes.
  • Take a city guide with you for your free time and avoid going with your mobile phone watching Google in the streets.

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  • If you need to modify or cancel your reservation you can do it yourself from your profile, where you will find the options to modify or cancel.
  • If you contract your experience with the Cancellation Insurance, we will refund all your money immediately in case of cancellation. Cancellation can take place up to 12 hours before the start of the first program experience.
  • If you book without Cancellation Insurance during the checkout process, you can only cancel within 48 hours of booking.
  • The change of date is possible at any time, even without taking out cancellation insurance, to any other date available, if any.
  • Remember that by booking this program you accept the terms and conditions of use of the website and privacy.
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REVIEWS
  • The fact is that I didn't know Morocco and I loved it. Adding this gastronomic experience to the trip has been fantastic. The food is of very good quality, with spices that make Moroccan food one of the best.

     

    Amelia Ruiz
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