Morocco with Einat Admony

June 3 - 11, 2024 | One Exclusive Departure

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Morocco Heart & Soul

Savor Morocco's rich cultural and culinary heritage with Chef Einat Admony

June 3 - 11, 2024

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9 Days, 8 Nights

Best of Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Fes

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per person based on double occupancy

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You lift the lid off the clay tagine, and a heady aroma of harissa and cinnamon fills the evening air. The scent takes you back to the bazaar in Marrakech where you first experienced the unrivaled buzz of Morocco, then to Essaouira and the family-run vineyard overlooking the majestic Sahara, and finally to Fes, where you explored centuries-old Berber villages and olive presses still powered by mules. Soon, you’ll help to prepare a shabbat dinner in Casablanca and wander through Fes’ 6th-century medina, a thrilling warren of narrow alleys and centuries-old market stalls—a hypnotizing tapestry of sights and smells. This is Morocco in full force, a mecca of dazzling traditions and unforgettable cuisine.

Joining us on this incredible journey is Einat Admony, the decorated Israeli chef behind New York’s Balaboosta (‘perfect housewife’ in Yiddish), the Kish-Kash couscous bar and the iconic falafel chain, Taim. She grew up in Tel Aviv, worked as a cook in the Israeli Army, left college after two months to roam around Germany as a self-proclaimed ‘gypsy’, then packed up her life to move to New York City. Twenty years on, Einat is the perfect guide to Morocco’s exquisite hospitality and heartfelt cuisine. Her Middle Eastern heritage and local network is the heart and soul of this experience. The world is Einat’s kitchen, but on this journey, she’s setting the table for a feast of Moroccan flavors and traditions. All you need to do is take a seat.

If you want to get lost where ancient wonders meet modern comforts, this is the trip for you. Discover deep North African culinary traditions on a trip that proves food can be a cultural exchange and an indulgence of the senses.


Slow-cooked tagines, traditional street foods and spices, the rich complexity of Moroccan cuisine


Art and architecture, the sounds of the bazaar, the colors and textures of the markets


Marrakech's timeless souks, Essaouira's breezy coastal charm, the centuries-old workshops of Fes


With Einat, with local chefs, winemakers and artisans, and with a passionate community of travelers like you

3 Reasons to Travel with Einat Admony

Einat’s love for Mediterranean cuisine started at a young age — when her Moroccan ‘second mother’ taught her to hand roll couscous. She has brought her love of Sephardic and Middle Eastern cuisine to her successful New York falafel restaurants and couscous bars, and shared them in her two cookbooks: Balaboosta and Shuk: From Market to Table.

Morocco is Personal

Drawing on Yemeni, Persian, Israeli and Moroccan influences, Einat’s joyful cooking is known for conjuring flavors that cross cultures and eras. With a deep connection to North Africa and its food scene, Einat’s friendships in Morocco will unlock a secret recipe or two.

Queen of Falafel

A James Beard Award Best Chef nominee in both 2020 and 2022, Einat is an experienced restaurateur. There is a reason why the accolades keep coming and why she’s known as the “Queen of Falafel.”

A Love for Exploration

A life-long world traveler, Einat’s projects have taken her across the globe in search of culinary experiences. Whether she is in Albania or India, she brings her love of food and the spirit of the family kitchen along with her.

Your Experience

“Travel means exploring and learning about myself as well.”
Einat Admony

Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Fes

“My soul was always with food, even as a kid learning how to roll couscous.”
Einat Admony

Day by Day

Day 1: Marrakech

Salam alaikum! Welcome to Marrakech, a city that rises from the desert and sits at the crossroads of Europe and Africa. Marrakech has a romance all its own, and rich culinary traditions to thrill every palate. After settling in, we’ll reconvene in the late afternoon for a welcome dinner to remember: on a rooftop terrace overlooking Marrakech’s carnival-like medina, the rythmic sounds of the snake charmers’ mezmar horn sounding from below.

Dinner is hosted by The Spice Lab, who make it their business to track down rare and unique spices from the souk, the traditional Moroccan marketplace. Einat’s deep knowledge of regional spices will help with the crash course in local tastes, including the famous Ras El Hanout, a bespoke ‘head of the shop’ spice mixture of rosebuds, orrisroot, belladonna berries, Chinese cinnamon, and cardamom. As the evening sky turns harissa red, we’ll raise our glasses in toast to Einat and the many adventures to come.

Day 1: Marrakech Highlights

  • Arrive in Marrakech
  • Welcome dinner
  • Stay at Les Deux Tours

Day 2: Marrakech

Surrounded by a 10-mile wall built from clay taken from the Red Sea, Marrakech is known as the Red City. Starting on foot, we’ll explore the archaeological wonders that abound here, like the thousand-year-old Koutoubia Minaret—the area’s oldest mosque—and the mysterious Saadiam tomb complex, a necropolis of gilded honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork) and mosaic-lined chambers. Einat, who also happens to be a stand-up comedian, will be lively company as we take in the enchanting Majorelle Gardens, a dreamy sanctuary filled with exotic botanical specimens from the far corners of the world and a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways and vibrantly painted buildings.

After lunch, we’ll earn our place in the souk, haggling like pros with lantern vendors and applauding street acrobats between bites of impeccably grilled sardines. Then we’ll get elbow-deep in spice during a hands-on cooking class with Einat. Hosted by an organization dedicated to empowering disadvantaged local women, our culinary masterclass is also a lesson in the healing power of food—a feast for the belly and balm for the soul.

In the evening, we’ll retire to our hotel’s terrace for a cocktail made with herbs and citrus from their garden, or just drift off in a sumptuous bed as the sky turns dark, and sleep is well-earned.

Day 2: Marrakech Highlights

  • Walking tour
  • Lunch at Majorelle Gardens
  • Hands-on cooking with Einat Admony
  • Stay at Les Deux Tours

Day 3: Essaouira

Fine wine may not come to mind when you think of Morocco—yet think again. Today we’ll take a scenic drive up to Essaouira via the Val du Argan Winery. With the help of a hard-working dromedary named Goliath, the vineyard’s master winemaker has done the impossible and coaxed Côtes du Rhône grapes from the desert. Passion like this comes through in the glass, and along with Einat, we’ll sample a few of the winery’s top blends and sit down to a vineyard lunch.

Buoyant from our garden-fresh spread, we’ll head next to an argan oil producer, where we’ll  learn firsthand about the time-honored methods for producing this versatile product. Argan oil has been used for centuries in Morocco as a traditional medicine and skincare staple, and Einat will walk us through its myriad of uses in the kitchen. Nutty, creamy, and ever so slightly toasted, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a fresh salads, couscous, and other Mediterranean staples.

After a day filled with artisanal innovation, we drift on the tradewinds over to our boutique hotel at the art-filled Salut Maroc.

Day 3: Essaouira Highlights

  • Transfer to Essaouira
  • Vineyard tastings & lunch
  • Argan oil demonstration
  • Stay at Salut Maroc

Day 4: Essaouira

Today is ours to bask in the Atlantic sea breezes or shop for local crafts like thuy—traditional Moroccan wood carvings—as we explore the back alleys of Essaouira’s historic medina. Or walk along the ramparts, and marvel at the blue rowboats of local fishermen at work catching dinner. Essaouira is filled with hidden treasures, just what you’d expect of a port town and former pirate hideout.

In the evening, we’ll reconvene for a unique culinary experience on the beach, where we will be treated to one of the country’s great delicacies: fish pastille, a pastry brimming with Moroccan olive oil and stuffed with seafood fresh from the ocean. Gather around as a local expert and Einat  will walk us through the preparation, offering insights into the dish’s origins and flavor profiles.

We’ll wander back to our hotel for a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow, we depart for Casablanca.

Day 4: Essaouira Highlights

  • Day on your own to explore
  • Fish pastille dinner on beach
  • Stay at Salut Maroc

Day 5: Casablanca

After rousing ourselves with a Moroccan mint tea or cardamom-scented coffee, the scenic coastline drive to fabled Casablanca awaits. Made famous by the film of the same name, Casablanca is all intrigue and cultural crosswinds. We’ll check into our hotel and head to the Hassan II Mosque, the seventh-largest mosque in the world. Erected at what seems like the world’s end, it balances on the ocean’s edge, blending the tradition of handcrafted marble with a retractable roof—a modern wonder steeped in ancient building methods.

The best is yet to come: tonight Einat will bring all her generosity and experience to bear on a traditional Moroccan Shabbat dinner, which we will have a hand at creating in a Sephardic cooking class. Einat’s heritage propels so much of the cooking that has made her famous, and it will be a true delight to experience it first-hand.

As we lick our plates clean, Einat will walk us through the differences between Moroccan and Israeli Shabbat dinners, while keeping the mood festive and joyful, before heading off to the Casablanca Four Seasons to see if we can spy Humphry Bogart fawning over Ingrid Bergman at the bar.

Day 5: Casablanca Highlights

  • Transfer to Casablanca
  • Hassan II Mosque visit
  • Sephardic cooking & shabbat dinner
  • Stay at Four Seasons Casablanca

Day 6: Fes

On a panoramic ride to Fes, we will break at Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and the Roman ruins of Volubilis, which gets its name from the Berber word for oleander, a flower that grows wild in abundance on the surrounding hills. A partially excavated archaeological site, Volbulis is history revealing itself through the sands of time as local archeologists uncover ruins of this 1st-century Roman settlement. With preserved floor mosaics, a basilica, and bath-houses, if we listen hard we can almost hear the voices of the past speaking to us.

We’ll lunch at the private residence of Mike Richardson, long-time restaurant owner and resident, eating truly locally while looking over the scenic wild-flower dotted hills. With his immersion in Moroccan cuisine, who knows what we’ll try, but you can be sure the gourmet meal will incite your taste buds and leave you blissfully content for the short remaining jaunt. That means Fes, Morocco’s cultural and spiritual center, is just around the bend.

We’ll check into the Palais Amani hotel, and dive right into Fes’ medina, or pamper ourselves at the hotel’s traditional hamman spa.

Day 6: Fes Highlights

  • Transfer to Fes
  • Volubilis visit
  • Lunch with Mike Richardson
  • Stay at Palais Amani

Day 7: Fes

Fes was for centuries the ‘Athens of Africa’ and gathering place for the Islamic world’s brightest minds. It’s still a cultural and culinary beacon; its 8th-century walled-in medina is the most magical in all Morocco, beautifully stuck in time with donkeys pulling carts along narrow, cobbled lanes, and intricately wood-carved doorways renovated after the city was named a Unesco World Heritage site.

Ever intrepid, we’ll explore the labyrinth of passageways, visiting souks and market stalls, mixing with local artisans like goldsmiths, glassblowers, and leatherworker and move on through a heady mix of  street food like dried meats, piquant sardines and creamy fresh goat cheese. Later, a calming tea house awaits, offering refreshing mint tea.

Day 7: Fes Highlights

  • Tour of Fes medina
  • Street food & tea tastings
  • Stay at Palais Amani

Day 8: Fes

Today is dedicated to wonder and creation. We make our way east to Ribat El Kheir at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, where the panoramic vistas scrub the sky—a place of the Berbers, a tribe unconquered for thousands of years. Here, we will visit a women’s association and learn the millennia-old secrets of hand-rolling couscous. Einat, whose reputation was built on this humble but delectable staple, will contribute her tips and infuse the day with her spirit, before we cook and eat our creations at lunch. A taste of rural Morocco, we’ll observe a donkey-powered olive press and enjoy an olive oil tasting with the proprietor.

Back in Fes, we will raise our glasses at a farewell feast in an open-air Moroccan riad. It could be traditional fare, from khli’i (beef ribs seasoned with salt, cumin, coriander, and oil); or less spicy Zaalouk, a traditional Moroccan salad made of eggplant, tomatoes, garlic flavored with cumin, paprika, and coriander. Either way, the cuisine will be fresh, of-the-moment and an exquisite way to toast our journey together.

Day 8: Fes Highlights

  • Hands-on couscous making
  • Olive estate visit
  • Farewell riad dinner
  • Stay at Palais Amani

Day 9: Departures

Alas, our time together has come to an end, but our hearts and bellies are brimming with Morocco. We’ll bid farewell to Einat and our fellow Modern Adventurists and transfer to Fes airport.

Day 9: Departures Highlights

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Fes airport

Where We Sleep

Serene riads, boutique hotels, and distinctly Mediterranean opulence, our Moroccan accommodations are meant to spoil, heal, and comfort.

Les Deux Tours


Just minutes from Marrakech’s bustling medina, the verdant grounds of the 'Two Towers' is a five-star oasis with private pools, gracious fountains, and labyrinthine Andalusian gardens. Relax in the hammam (traditional spa), then tuck into a meal at the in-house restaurant, where vegetables are picked from the hotel garden and drinks are embellished with local herbs.

Salut Maroc


Situated ocean-side in an open-air riad (former palatial home), Salut Maroc is a sanctuary of modern Moroccan design and traditional artisanal craft. Here, walls are lined with vibrant mosaics, and rooms come equipped with elegant antique touches and cutting-edge modern amenities. Luxuriating in the peaceful calm of the traditional hammam, you won’t believe you’re so central to Essaouira’s bustling medina.

Four Seasons


The ultimate oasis where taste meets hospitality. Beachside, and a short walk from the city center, it is well situated for all the indulgence or intrigue you’d expect of Casablanca. With a spa and traditional hamman and a pool to relax in — plus cocktails on a balcony looking over the Atlantic — you’ll be forgiven for not wanting to leave.

Palais Amani


A traditional, opulent riad in the center of Fes with all the comforts of a modern hotel. 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.

So many great experiences I'll take with me forever. All the accommodations were absolutely beautiful.
Jamie J.
Making bread with the family in the Atlas Mountains was unforgettable. I loved it!
Kate J.
Beautiful lodgings, epic day excursions to hidden cultural gems, great travel companions and wonderful accommodations.
Michelle B.

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  1. What does the price include?

    Eight nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; 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.

  2. What does the price not include?

    International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; 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.

  3. 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. Our trips ends in Fes, Morocco, roughly a 40-minute drive from the Fes–Saïss Airport (FEZ).

  4. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Morocco less than 90 days, but are required to show a valid US passport. To enter Morocco, your passport must have at least six months of validity at the time of entry. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Moroccan embassy or consulate for information and requirements.

  5. Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?

    For solo travelers there is a $1,800 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.

  6. Who is going on this trip?

    Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. What is the cancelation policy?

    You may cancel on or before February 4, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. On or after February 5, 2024 there is a 50% cancelation fee. On or after April 4, 2024 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.

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