Of all the options for accommodations in Morocco, Marrakech riads are by far the best choice. Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure the all-inclusive resorts are luxurious, and plenty of travelers will want to get their rewards program loyalty bonus points at their favorite hotel chain. But if you’re in Marrakech, you won’t want to spend all your time (or hardly any time) at a resort. More importantly, you don’t want to miss out on the history, charm, and incredible hospitality available at riads.

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As a food tour guide myself, I will always say that food tours are the best way to explore a new city and culture. Marrakech was no exception. On my second visit, Vanesa and I booked a Moroccan food tour with Marrakech Food Tours. I was quite surprised by some of the dishes we tried, and in absolute heaven with others. Here are the dishes from our tour, and some of the tidbits I learned along the route.

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