Go local Morocco Experiences

It has to be said, local experiences mean a lot to us and are a centerpiece of most of our programs. Getting to experience things from a native's perspective is part of the experience and the local population in Morocco is by nature highly welcoming and friendly. Our team of guides and drivers are there to add value to your holiday by helping you meet local people and facilitate opening doors to Moroccan culture and society but also ensure that local people share in the profits from tourism. We’ve put together a list of our top memorable local experiences worth squeezing into this lifetime.

Dinner with a Moroccan family

To live immersive experience, to meet the local population, the best is still to invite yourself to Moroccans for an unforgettable lunch. Welcomed in a magnificent traditional house, by a typical Amazigh ( Berber ) family preciously chosen by us, the scenery is total. You can taste authentic dishes prepared by the family while discovering Moroccan traditions. A true parenthesis that will give you the keys to better understand Moroccan culture and interact with hosts who truly have a sense of smile and hospitality. In addition, during the month of Ramadan, we organize evenings where guests can break the fast with a family at sunset.

Cooking class with a Moroccan chef at his home

Get insights into Moroccan cooking techniques and ingredients, in the authentic setting of a local family house. This is a popular immersive experience to uncover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine and gain more insight into how Moroccan people live. Groups are generally very small, with around two to six people, letting you really benefit from the one-on-one time and a hands-on cooking class, where you can watch, assist, and learn from your Berber host, preparing meals according to oral recipes that have been handed down over the years. You can savor your creations at the end of the class. A variety of spices, like cumin, turmeric, cayenne, saffron, and cinnamon, can be bought to take home. Lessons can be tailored to meet individual requirements, so if there’s a particular dish that you’re burning to create, this would be a great choice for you. You can learn how to prepare vegan or keto-friendly dishes and meals that are free from gluten or dairy products. Classes are available for children too.

The Moroccan Hammam, a unique experience of well being

In Morocco, the Hammam is a real ritual, an art that is passed on from generation to generation to the delight of its inhabitants and travelers. In the scent of argan oil and orange blossom, welcome your senses for a moment of pure well-being. Relax with a traditional Hammam or opt for a personalized program with scrub, wrap, facial or hand beauty.

Local Market Visit

Markets, or souks, are a major feature in Moroccan life and in particular in rural areas. Each town has its special souk quarter that operates once a week and the towns in which they take place are named in part after the day of their souk. When the first souks appeared within Morocco, they were nothing more than small areas outside the city for the trading of goods, business negotiations, social gatherings, and a way for people to stay in touch with developments in the region. Today souks have become an important part of the culture socially and act as the heart of any town. Souks begin on the afternoon preceding souk day, as people travel from all over the region; those who live nearer set out early in the morning of the souk day. If you are in the right place at the right time our guides and drivers are informed to include a visit to your itineraries.

Couscous Rolling

Couscous is a national dish in Morocco, eaten at lunchtime on Fridays after the collective prayer, at weddings, and during Ramadan… It’s an important element of Moroccan cuisine made of small steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina, meat, and seven vegetables. Head away from Marrakech and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Middle Atlas Mountain in a full-day excursion that takes you to a women’s association where visitors are taught the art of couscous rolling. You’ll roll your own couscous from scratch, learn all the techniques and secrets to make the authentic delicious Moroccan couscous that is going to be your lunch. This experience will also allow you to get a unique glimpse of the traditional rural life in the area.

Lunch in a Berber village in the Atlas mountains

One of the most enduring images of Morocco and lifelong memories can be created by simple encounters along your trip, and getting invited inside a traditional indigenous house in a Berber village in the high majestic atlas is a must-do experience in Morocco. This once in a lifetime experience will take you in a full-day excursion to discover Berber villages, learn everything about the Moroccan organic Argan oil, taste argan oil, and the famous Amlou made of nuts, pure honey, and argan oil, experience close-up the famed hospitality of the people, which is often quite humbling, see the inside of a typical house and enjoy home-cooked Berber food.