Cookery & Excursions

There's no industrial-sized cooking kitchen or a class packed with other students when you learn to cook at El Fenn. Instead you will be guided through traditional ingredients and techniques before cooking the menu of your choice.

The class starts with a trip to the Mellah market in the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech. Shop with locals for the best of the day's meat, fish, spices and vegetables before coming back to the hotel to cook alongside our chefs. You might want to learn how to cook cous cous, tagine or tangia – meat slow cooked in the embers of the clay pot in the fire pit of the local hammam.

Marrakech is a wonderful city to explore. Take a guided tour through the souks and medina, go to the world-famous Djemaa el Fna square at dusk or visit the beautiful Ben Youssef Medersa. Alternatively you can head into the Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley where everything from hiking to horse or camel riding are on offer. Visit a Berber market or take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise before having breakfast in a local village. There’s also the beautiful Lalla Takerkoust lake or the arid Agafay Hills where you can experience an arresting desert experience. Alternatively we can arrange activities including quad biking, belly dancing classes and cycling trips.