Taste the Difference in Moroccan Food Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Jalil
Quality Verified Registered on February 25, 2020

Hello! My name is Jalil, I come from a multicultural background and speak Arabic, Berber, French and English. I love my job as licensed English speaking guide offering tours all over my country but mainly in my hometown Marrakech where I was born, studied and spent all my life. I really enjoy helping people get the best out of their trips in Marrakech, which I believe to be one of the best cities in the world. Such a wonderful city has always so much to explore. I have more than 13 years of passionate experience as a guide, leading all kinds of local experiences and walking tours together with side day- excursions. I work hard to get my guests immersed in my Moroccan rich culture giving them full insight into the history of the city, traditions of the Moroccan people and making them taste delicious food and feel the Moroccan hospitality. I also love meeting new people and different cultures. I can take you wherever you want or I can recommend you some schedules to discover less frequented trails and invisible hidden sides of this imperial city. I am an excited and energetic tour guide with a greedy appetite for everything to do with the buzzing medina (historical part). I meticulously organize cultural, historical, shopping and photography tours. Being interested in photography, we can walk through the medina and take some incredible photos.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join my Guru Food Tour in Marrakech and taste the authentic local food with its different flavors and delicious dishes interwoven with visits to some historical places in the cool night air. A very rich place for Moroccan culture and history, the Medina of Marrakech is now a neighborhood where you can discover "Moroccan Specialties". By participating in this 2:45 minute tour you will get an intimate experience of how the locals live, shop, prepare their food and eat. I'll take you to some popular food stops where you'll have direct contact with the locals to better understand their eating habits and preferences.

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  • Meeting point:
    Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
    Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
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    at the main entrance of the Post Office (Poste Du Maroc) on Djemaa el Fna square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ekat... 23 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
We had the most amazing time at the tour with Jalil! He showed himself as a very knowledgeable guide, answering all our questions not just about food but about Marrakesh and Morocco in general! Jalil brought us to places with very authentic dishes that we would have never found by ourselves, and where everything tasted absolutely incredible! We learned a lot about local customs, history, recent developments, and saw very different parts of Marrakesh! Definitely one of the best experiences we could have in the city, would recommend a million times!
Phil 11 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Jalil is a friendly guide, but the tour itself was disappointing. My first booking was cancelled by him with 2 hours notice (I booked it a month in advance) and rescheduled for the next day. I had to make a lot of changes to my plans and other bookings to accommodate him, but I was very excited for the food tour so I made it work. The tour itself involved a lot of pointless walking - I expected to walk between interesting and special places, but really we just traversed the medina to visit two very average cafes/restaurants, and a touristic spice shop. You would get the same experience randomly picking cafes and shops to visit (we ate at much better and more interesting places ourselves in the trip). Jalil is good company, so if you think of it as dinner with a local then maybe it is fine, but this is not a food tour that a seasoned traveler would expect. The tour promised to show us how locals "shop, prepare their food and eat", and on that measure I don't feel it delivered. We learned nothing about shopping, and only a little about food preparation and eating. The first stop, for tea and biscuits, cost a very reasonable 10 dirhams. It was nice, but nothing special - you'll have mint tea everywhere in Morocco, you don't need to walk 20 minutes on a tour to get it at this specific cafe. At the second stop he ordered a variety of standard dishes for us to all share (pastilla, tagine, tangia, couscous), at a cost of 100 dirhams each. I suppose this is average for a touristic restaurant, but the quality was average so overall it was a bit of a let down. I've had better meals for 80 dirhams and worse meals for 200, so it's average. More importantly, from a holistic perspective it just didn't feel like a food tour. We weren't being taken to special places or given special foods, sampling from all over the medina: it just felt like dinner at a restaurant he picked out for no particular reason, at least no reason that was for the benefit of our experience. So it was okay, I enjoyed the conversation with Jalil, but he was on his phone a fair bit throughout the evening, but when he wasn't I thought he was good company and enjoyed the conversation.
Bev ... 10 Oct 2022
Jalil was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was really interesting and the food was delicious!
Ariel 07 Oct 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Great concrete information about the food and culture. And great food too
Tom ... 07 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Fantastic. Don’t delay and book today
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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