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Tajine Cookery Class – Marrakech


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Please meet your guide outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square.
    Please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and be waiting for you in front of the café.
    Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    Djemma el Fna Square. (Your guide can help you make arrangements to get back to your hotel)

Key Highlights

  • Learn the Arabic for key local ingredients
  • Shop with locals at a souq
  • Learn to make classic Moroccan dishes
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch – cooked by you!
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!


Start the day with a short Arabic lesson before heading off to the market to test your new language skills at the produce stalls.

Enjoy the colors, sights and scents of the market and rub shoulders with the locals as you select the meat and vegetables you need.

Then enjoy a hands-on cookery class with an expert chef. Discover the secrets to the various spices and ingredients used in Moroccan cooking while learning to make Moroccan salads, tajines or couscous. Feast on your achievements!


  • For your enjoyable Tajine Cookery Class, Please meet your guide outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna and transferred to a riad (traditional Arab house) in the medina. Here you’ll learn the Arabic words for the ingredients for your recipe of the day. Visit the souq and mix with the local Marrakeshi as you shop for the fresh produce for your meal; the meat and vegetables, herbs and flavorings that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. This is the perfect opportunity to try out your new language skills! Spices are used extensively in Moroccan cookery and have been imported here for thousands of years. There are also many home-grown ingredients like saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes and oranges and lemons from Fez. During your hands-on cookery class, the chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes that are central to Moroccan cuisine. Along the way you'll learn about the spices and key ingredients needed to make authentic fare. Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tajine, tanjia and harira. Although the latter is a soup it is considered as a dish in itself, especially during the month of Ramadan. It’s often served with delicious local dates. For lunch, you get to savor the gastronomic delights of your morning cookery class, while enjoying the riad setting. Finally head back to Djemma el Fna Square where the tour finishes. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel or you can continue your shopping in the local souqs.


  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Recipe sheet


  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try to convince you to do a tour with them. Please make sure you find the official guide, who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and will be waiting for you in front of the café.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.You will be in a group of maximum of 12.If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Tajine cooking class
    07/02/2014 Sharon R Zeiden, United States
  • 4
    Tajine cookery class
    06/03/2014 Diane Luggar, United Kingdom

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