Marrakech / Morocco
Morocco is a land of passion, crushed rosebuds and falling pomegranates – where time passes on slippered feet.
On our week long dinner party in Marrakech we spend half the week in the countryside and the other half in the medina or old city. Moroccans are big party people, hugely welcoming and they love eating. So in a galaxy of bland globalisation, traditional Moroccan dishes are a shining star of beauty and hope. In the countryside we wander through wild country souks, picnic in the splendid foothills of the Atlas Mountains and enjoy Florence’s beautiful property, stunning pool and organic garden.
At Maison du Trésor, where we stay in the medina or old town, we learn how to get around all the gastronomic corners of the souk and party with the locals as well as how to make to make tagines, delicious Moroccan salads and desserts.
We also squeeze in a trip to the desert – think of a charming bivouac of a dozen oriental-inspired tents in one of the most beautiful corners of Morocco. There is a 360° view of the peaceful wide-open spaces, where we camel ride, have cocktails, desert dinner, and disconnect from everyday life.
We also squeeze in shopping in the French Quarter, visit Yves St Laurent’s gardens, cooking at the fabulous Riad El Mazouar, enjoying the famous main square Jeema el Fna, and getting steamed up in the hammam.
We, and our adorable co-conspirators in Marrakech are all revved up and waiting for you.
IMPORTANT: For this tour you must be physically fit and healthy with no mobility issues. There is a lot of walking involved and the temperatures are hot.
2019 MARRAKECH TOUR
21 – 28 April
€ 3,575 per person
(based on twin share).
This includes 7 nights accommodation, internal transport, cooking classes, visits, guest chefs, restaurants, all meals & wine with meals.
Maximum of 12 guests.
Our mission has always been to provide really authentic gastronomic and cultural experiences. We travel initially to lose ourselves and next to find ourselves, because travel cracks us open and so pushes us over all the walls and low horizons that habits and defensiveness set up.
Behind every person and every household is a story of local traditions and daily life in villages and towns. Traditional food is about ancestral memories and looking back and holding on to old cultures – it is profoundly about identity. Come with us and partake in the honesty, grace, generosity and fun that is a Peta Mathias tour. Suitable for fit and healthy gastronomic adventurers!