Moroccan Culinary Retreat at Villa Warda

Dates to be announced

Allal Villa Warda Marrakech
Allal at Villa Warda in Marrakech

We are pleased to announce our 5-day Moroccan Culinary Retreat at Villa Warda in Marrakech.

The retreat will be hosted by our fabulous chef, Allal, who will introduce you to the delights of Moroccan cuisine.

You will visit the village souk where locals sell their home grown food.  You will learn to select the best products by looking, feeling and smelling.  You will also learn about the herbs and spices essential to Moroccan cuisine.

The retreat offers three cookery classes when you will dine on your own prepared meals.  You will learn how to create traditional Moroccan meals, an example of which includes Briouat, Tangine, Couscous, Pastilla and M’hencha.

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There will be time for rest and relaxation as well as an excursion to the souks in the ancient medina.

Cost £650 per person – 4 nights
* Prices based on shared occupancy.  Single supplement available upon request.


 Retreat highlights

  • Shopping at the local souk for fresh ingredients
  • Three cookery sessions
  • Full board
  • 4 nights accommodation



Marrakech is a ancient city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Rabat, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz. It is located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakech comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the medina), bordered by modern neighbourhoods.  Marrakech has the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and the image of the city is closely associated with its souks.


  • Medina, 20 minutes
  • Airport, 20 minutes

You will be staying at Villa Warda, our luxurious villa set in a 2.5 acre garden amongst plush green olive groves with fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains.   A full-time team of housekeepers, gardeners ensure a truly delightful and memorable stay.  Situated just 17km outside of the ancient red city, between the Atlas mountains and Marrakech, Villa Warda is a beautiful villa offering a stunning setting for your stay in Marrakech.

A variety of Moroccan cuisine is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at Villa Warda.  The cuisine is delicious and Moroccan, using fresh ingredients sourced from our garden or local souks.

What’s included

  • Airport transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Three cookery lessons
  • Soft drinks
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Villa Warda
  • Excursion to the souks in the medina
  • Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, towels and linen)

What’s not included
Flights are not included in the price.

Transfers between airport and villa are included.

Group size
Maximum 10 participants.

Course information
All levels of experience are welcome to join this retreat.

Accommodation request
Single supplement is available upon request.

What to bring
Besides the basic packing and travel needs, there are no additional items needed.  Plug adaptors (European style).

How to get there – Flight Arrivals
The nearest airport is Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK).

Booking conditions – Payment
A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required to hold reserve your place.  The final balance is due 8 weeks before retreat start date.

The initial deposit is non-refundable.  The reservation deposit is transferable to another attendee.  Cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Within 14 days of your retreat: no refunds given, no exceptions.

We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case a full refund will be given.  Notification of cancellation will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date.  We are not responsible for any personal expenses, e.g. flight  tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

Accepted payment methods
Bank transfer, Cash