Morocco with Nyesha Arrington
May 6 - 14, 2022 | Sold OutSold Out
Culinary & Cultural Adventure
The best of Morocco alongside award-winning chef Nyesha Arrington
May 6 - 14, 2022
This departure is sold out — consider one of our other upcoming Morocco departures
9 Days, 8 Nights
Exclusive culinary look at Marrakech, Fes and the Atlas Mountains
The sweet aroma of leather mixes with fragrant herbs and spices, and freshly baked khobz bread. Your senses are on fire as you plunge deeper into the medieval markets of Fes, ingredients and crafts artfully laid out as the call to prayer echoes out from ancient mosques. Was that a donkey pulling a cart? It could be the 21st century or the 16th century and somehow this place wouldn’t look much different. It’s a feeling that’s stayed with you and comforted you—through Marrakech’s souks then high in the Atlas Mountains to right here in Fes’ fabled bazaars. The way of life here is vibrant, everlasting, plucked from time and swirling with color. This is the Morocco you’ve always dreamed of.
Along with you is Nyesha Arrington, the award-winning L.A. chef with an endless passion for the way ingredients and tradition bring cultures together. From Top Chef and Knife Fight to Iron Chef America, Nyesha has competed with the best of them. Off camera, Nyesha’s career has led her around the world, following her appetite and an irresistible curiosity. You’ll feed off Nyesha’s joyful explorer spirit connecting with Morocco’s culinary 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 Nyesha Arrington.
Marrakech souks, breathtaking Atlas Mountain villages, the centuries-old medina of Fes
Moroccan dishes at hands-on workshops devoted to Arab, Berber and Jewish culture
The sounds of the bazaars, a sunrise call to prayer, the colors and textures of the markets
With Nyesha, with local artisans and chefs passionate about Morocco's culinary heritage
3 Reasons to Travel with Nyesha Arrington
You may have seen Nyesha pop up on your TV screen. The skilled chef has competed on Top Chef, Knife Fight and Iron Chef America. She started cooking professionally at age 17 and has yet to take off her apron. Her insatiable curiosity has taken her from her hometown of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Hawaii to the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. She loves to discover commonalities across cultures and can’t wait to experience Morocco through her favorite medium—food.
L.A. born and raised, Nyesha has that calm, cool SoCal vibe. She’s authentically herself with a warmth that radiates in her smile and her cooking. After all, she wants her food to “hug you from the inside.”
A Creative Mind
Nyesha comes from a family of creatives. Her father was a musician and screenwriter, her mother a seamstress. As a child she sculpted, painted and practiced martial arts. Nyesha credits her martial arts training with teaching her the mindset and discipline to be a chef.
Open To Experiences
Growing up in a mixed black and Korean household, Nyesha learned to eat kimchi and gumbo from an early age. Her grandmother introduced her to cooking at age four; she’s been experimenting with flavors ever since.
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 Nyesha Arrington
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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 $1,500 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 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.
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.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before January 6, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. On or after January 7, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after March 7, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation 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).
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.