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Food tour participants are responsible for getting to and from the meeting point specified in their booking confirmation email. These locations are accessible by taxi or private transfer.
If you don’t want to use taxis to reach your meeting point, we suggest using a rideshare app such as Careem, InDrive, or Heetch. You will need a Moroccan SIM card for the apps to work; these are available at the airport for free.
Market tour meeting points and private home locations for cooking classes and meals with locals are also accessible by taxi, rideshare, or private transfer, but we do offer transportation as an add-on for those events. You’ll find that option when booking.
Cruise ship passengers who are returning to the port after 8 p.m. will want to ensure that a shuttle will be operating at that time or confirm that their private transportation provider has authorization to enter the port at night and return them to the cruise ship dock. It’s a long walk from the gates to the pier! Passengers who are planning to use a taxi from the queue inside the port are advised to negotiate round-trip fare with a driver who has authorization to enter the port at night, and agree not to pay the fare until the return ride is completed.
We sometimes use GetTransfer on behalf of our guests, and now recommend it to those who want to book their transportation in advance. It’s ideal if you need a transfer for a group, are coming from the airport or outside city limits, or prefer to have a private driver and vehicle at your service for a half day or full day. Cruise ship passengers who use GetTransfer.com should request a transportation provider who has authorization to enter the port, then confirm that prior to booking.
We also recommend Yara Travel (email@example.com) for private transfers, half-day, and full-day service.
Our Full Day Casablanca Tour or Shore Excursion includes pick-up and transportation in a private vehicle, and we’ll also arrange private transportation as needed for a customized private tour or airport layover. You can use the form on our Private Events page to request a customized tour or layover.
Our food tours and Couscous Friday Cooking Class have fixed meeting points which will be detailed in your confirmation email.
Because our other cooking classes and meals with locals take place in private homes, we wait until a week before your event to share address details, host or instructor names and contact info, and transportation options. Please remember to watch for that email before or during your travels.
Absolutely! We plan our regular events with adults in mind, but young foodies are always welcome when accompanied by an adult. Any restrictions or special considerations will be listed on the booking page for the tour or class. For example, some of our activities are not stroller accessible and children under age 6 are not permitted to attend cooking classes due to safety concerns.
We ask that you use your own judgment as to whether your young children might be disruptive to others attending a public event. If in doubt, you can always make your reservation private for your family or group. This option will be available on the booking page.
You can also book a private Full Day Casablanca Tour for your family. Let us know your kids’ ages so that we can suggest sightseeing and activities that your kids are likely to enjoy.
Of course! We’re sure you’ll have a fabulous time! We offer solo participant pricing for our private cooking classes and private eat-with-locals experiences, and solo pricing for our Full Day Tour or Shore Excursion. We can also arrange private airport layovers or themed tours for solo participants. If you’re interested in a food and cultural tour that requires a minimum of 2 guests to run, we encourage you to select an event on a day that already has some bookings. You can also choose to buy a private tour or 2 adult spaces in order to guarantee that a new food tour will run on your selected date; if the latter, let us know that you’re a solo participant and if another party books the same tour, we’ll refund your second space.
We run our tours and other events rain or shine. Generally speaking, our rainy season in Casablanca tends to be mid-fall through mid-spring. Please bring an umbrella or a raincoat if the weather looks questionable.
Comfortable, casual clothing is fine for all of our activities. If you’ll be on your feet for cooking classes or walking around a market for a tour, closed-toe shoes are best for comfort and protection.
We always suggest that visitors keep in mind that cultural and religious norms in Morocco tend to be conservative and this is reflected in modest standards of dress. Feel free to wear seasonally appropriate clothing, but to avoid unwanted attention we recommend that you not wear tank tops, low-cut or cropped tops, or shorts above the knee. In cooler months, dressing in layers is helpful as indoor/outdoor temperatures can vary greatly.
Our tour guides and drivers are always grateful to receive tips for a job well done. If you’re attending a cooking class or an in-home meal, there’s no need to tip the instructor or host. If you’d like to read more on this topic, you can visit Taste of Maroc’s article on Tipping in Morocco.
We know it’s tempting, but personal shopping throws a food tour off schedule and is interruptive to other participants. If you’re hoping to acquire some spices, preserved foods, culinary oils, traditional cookware such as a tagine, or other items with the help of a guide, we can arrange that as an add-on to your booked activity or as its own separate private tour.
Bookings made through our site for our regular food tours, cooking classes and meals with locals are fully refundable (minus booking fees) if your cancellation request is made at least two weeks in advance of your event, and 50% refundable if your cancellation request is made at least 48 hours before your event. After that time, no refunds will be given for cancellations or for failure to attend.
Unless otherwise noted on your booking confirmation or invoice, private and customized tours and events, as well as corporate and agent bookings, are 50% refundable if cancellation is received with at least 48 hours’ notice. Please see our Cancellation and Refund page for more details.
We’re also happy to try to accommodate date change requests but can’t guarantee availability on your new date. Please visit our Contact page if you need to make this request.
It’s your responsibility to be at your meeting place on time. Our tour guides will allow only a few extra minutes to see if latecomers arrive. However, if you know you’re running late, please call us at the contact number on your confirmation receipt or voucher, and we’ll do our best to reach your guide, host or cooking class instructor. The event will need to run on schedule, but you might be able to connect with the group at your lunch location or other meeting point.
If you do miss your event or fail to show, we’re unable to issue refunds because we must pay our contractors and vendors who were expecting you.
Our food and cultural tours require only two adult participants in order to run, so cancellations are rare. If the minimum number of participants have not purchased tickets for your selected date, you’ll be notified in advance and given a full refund unless you prefer to schedule a date change.
Cooking classes and meals with locals are privately booked, so it’s unlikely that a cancellation would be made from our end.
Our tours, culinary experiences and cooking class menus are alcohol-free and pork-free. This is in keeping with dietary norms in a Muslim country.
You can specify certain dietary restrictions while booking a Moroccan cooking class or in-home meal with locals. If interested in a tour where food is being prepared by vendors, restaurants or in a public space, it’s best to contact us about your concerns before booking. For example, we can help you avoid problem foods such as gluten or nuts while on tour, but cross-contamination remains a possibility.
Some of our in-home locations are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly because of stairs. If you need your event to take place in an accessible location, please use the comment field on your booking form to bring that to our attention.
If you’re booking our Casablanca Street Food Tour, Maarif Food Tour & Culture Walk, or Marché Central Food Tour and Seafood Lunch, you’ll find that most of the tour route is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but city streets and sidewalks can be crowded or difficult to navigate. Expect curbs, uneven pavement, cobblestones, and occasional tight spaces. We recommend that guests with wheelchairs or other mobility issues book a private tour so we can customize the experience.
Most of our culinary experiences and classes are in locations where bathrooms are either on-site or nearby. When out on a tour, we can’t guarantee quick access to a public bathroom but your guide will locate one for you upon request.
Cameras are always welcome, and we’d love for you to share some great shots with us! We do suggest, however, that you get permission before photographing Moroccans as they go about their work or day. You should expect that many Moroccans won’t appreciate having a tourist’s camera pointed in their direction and women, in particular, may find it offensive. Your guide can ask on your behalf in public spaces and markets and help assure those who decline that the image you’re taking will not include them.
Our cooking classes and eat-with-locals experiences are always private for the booking party.
Our food tours are semi-private small group events that can be booked by multiple parties until all spaces have sold out, or they can be booked as a private couple’s tour or private group tour. You’ll find the private tour options available when booking your event online. Note that the private booking option will not be available if some spaces have already been sold for a particular date’s activity.
You can also request a private or customized tour or experience via the form on our Private Events page.
If you find that the only dates that you’re free are already booked, you can contact us to see if we can schedule a second private event for your group on that day.
We can also schedule private or customized events for families, corporate groups, travel agents, school groups, and others.
Please use the form on our Private Events page to get in touch.
All bookings require advance payment. We don’t allow walk-ons and with the exception of children age 2 and under, we don’t allow non-paying guests, even if they are not planning to eat anything.
If you’re in Casablanca and are hoping to book a culinary experience on short notice, please visit our Contact Page to get in touch. You can also call or send us a WhatsApp message at +212 630 847 014. It might be possible to add you to a tour or event that’s already scheduled to run or to arrange a last-minute private experience for your group.
For the most part, we do run tours and activities year-round. During the summer months, we run fewer events due to the vacation schedules of our guides and vendors. During Ramadan, we offer a private Ramadan Iftar experience and private Ramadan Food Tour. We don’t run events during national or religious holidays such as Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.
Sure! This conversation crops up frequently during our cooking classes and tours and our guides, hosts, and instructor are always happy to make recommendations to guests who are looking to fill their remaining time in Casablanca. Just remember to ask at the end of your experience.
We can also plan a full-day Casablanca itinerary for guests who are booking our Private Full Day Casablanca Tour or Shore Excursion.