Morocco with Akasha Richmond
January 19 - 27, 2023 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Best of Morocco
Experience Morocco's flavors, culture and cuisine with Chef Akasha Richmond
January 19 - 27, 2023
Limited spots—and likely to sell out!
9 Days, 8 Nights
Exclusive culinary look at Marrakech, Fes and the Atlas Mountains
You’re navigating a labyrinth of medieval souks as the call to prayer echoes out from ancient mosques. Spices and sizzling kebabs perfume the air. You’re in Marrakech, emerging at dusk into the buzzing heart of the city, Djemaa el Fna, as the vast square fills with soothsayers and snake charmers, musicians and acrobats. Shouts from merchants and food sellers compete for your attention. The experience is chaos, it’s commotion—and it’s incredible, plucked from time and swirling with color and flavor. This is the Morocco you’ve always dreamed of.
Along with you is Akasha Richmond, a yogi-turned-chef whose philosophy on cooking with ethical, sustainable and local produce drew Hollywood’s elite to her long before health food was trendy. Her farm-fresh mantra is at the root of her acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant, AKASHA. Her success comes from a genuine love of travel and food, inspired by her travels through North Africa, Italy, India, Mexico—wherever her curious spirit takes her. We can’t wait to experience her Morocco, one she knows and loves: vibrant markets, incredible flavors and rich cultural traditions.
If your idea of the perfect adventure involves slowing down and experiencing a place deeply—and if you love really good food—this trip is for you. Learn the meaning and tradition behind every bite, at bustling souks and markets, at hands-on workshops with local chefs and artisans. Experience Morocco at its most timeless and delicious with Chef Akasha Richmond.
Slow-cooked tagines, traditional street foods and spices, the rich complexity of Moroccan cuisine
Art and architecture, the sounds of a bazaar, a sunrise call to prayer, the colors and textures of the markets
Marrakech timeless souks, breathtaking Atlas Mountain villages, the centuries-old workshops of Fes
With Akasha, and with local chefs and artisans at hands-on workshops devoted to Arab, Berber and Jewish culture
3 Reasons to Travel with Akasha Richmond
Akasha Richmond has a love of travel that you can taste in every bite at her namesake restaurant, AKASHA. The acclaimed Los Angeles-based chef has been doing 'sustainable' and 'ethical' long before it became part of LA's culinary zeitgeist. Akasha's name means “intangible spirit” and she's as comfortable cooking up North African as she is Italian or Indian. We can’t wait to see what inspires her taste buds in Morocco.
Before opening her award-winning restaurant, Akasha traveled the world as the personal chef of celebrities including Michael Jackson. From finding tortillas in Tokyo to a crafting a potluck Thanksgiving dinner in Australia with the entire band, she’s got stories to tell!
Fresh As F****
You’ll never find a commercially grown vegetable or fruit on Akasha’s menu. With the first bite of any dish, you taste the freshness and flavor and reality of what 'locally sourced' truly means. You’ll never see (or taste) a carrot the same way again.
Spice of Life
Akasha is in her element when she's traveling. From hiking the Himalayas on a yoga journey, to searching local markets in Morocco with her daughter, Akasha loves to travel. It's what she loves most next to food, and the passion shows up in everything she does.
La Maison ArabeMarrakech
Luxuriate in this palatial riad, a traditional stately home centered around a lush courtyard just steps from the medina. It's the epitome of elegance, offering traditional Moroccan craftsmanship, a world-class restaurant and hammam spa. But we won’t blame you if you spend all your time lounging by the swimming pool beneath the swaying palm fronds.
Kasbah Bab OurikahAtlas Mountains
Kasbahs are former fortresses built with high walls—which for us means sweeping views over Ourika Valley farmland and the serene foothills. The sunsets and stargazing here are spectacular. Wander the gardens, relax on your private terrace or in the infinity pool. Our kasbah experience is stylish and nurturing, a peaceful mountain escape with all the modern comforts.
A traditional, opulent riad in the center of Fes with all the comforts of a modern stay. The family-run property puts an emphasis on local, working exclusively with a close community of artisans and craftspeople. With its palatial gardens, rooftop deck and traditional hammam spa, it is the definitive Fes getaway.
Book Morocco with Akasha Richmond
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What does the price include?
Eight nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; internal flight from Marrakech to Fes; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access, tastings and hands-on cooking experiences; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
What are the arrival & departure details
Our adventure begins at La Maison Arabe in Marrakech, Morocco. The closest airport is Marrakech’s Menara Airport (RAK), about a 20-minute drive from our hotel. We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. Our trips ends in Fes, Morocco, roughly a 40-minute drive from the Fes–Saïss Airport (FEZ).
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Morocco, but are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Morocco Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers there is a $1,600 single-supplement fee, paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before September 21, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. On or after September 22, 2022 there is a 50% cancelation fee. On or after November 20, 2022 there is a 100% cancelation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.