Morocco Tours from Costa del Sol
Morocco Tours from Costa del Sol Reviews
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Reply by Viator, February 2013
Doing what: Malaga Super Saver: Morocco and Granada Day Trips Including Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
Tangiers-It is safe, but aggravating. The Camel rides, were 1 euro... but they aren't treated well. tour ends with 2 hours of in-person infomercial about rugs/fake beauty products (salesmen in labcoats lol). Free meal has meat of unknown origin. Forget your western niceties,and you'll enjoy it more.
Great trip! Most certainly recommend. Be prepared for the many locals trying to sell you stuff. The guide in Tangier was excellent. Would have liked more time to shop with the locals.
Efficient, well organized and informative.
The tour was great. The tour guides were nice. The tour did make a lot of stops along the Med. coast, but you go to see some of the costal cities in Spain. The only part that I didn't like was all the locals following you around trying to sell you stuff, but that is nothing the tour company can do.
Enjoyed the trip, just need to be tolerant of the peddlers trying to sell fake Rolexes etc.
Great way to get a taste of Morocco; both the Spanish and Moroccan guides were friendly and knowledgeable. It's a long day, but well worth it. The food at the lunch stop was amazing, as was walking through the old town and markets. It was a bit rushed at the markets, but otherwise it was fantastic
Good experience. Wish there had been more time, felt a bit rushed. Not much free time but was a good introduction to area. Camel ride option was a 15 minutes bus stop so everyone who wanted to get a picture on a camel could do so .... not quite what I was hoping for ... but did get picture.
If you're just looking for a reason to say you've been to Africa, then this trip is fine. The tour guide was very knowledgable and gave good detail about what we were seeing.
Be prepared for a very long day. You will leave from Malaga at 5AM and will not return till around 8:30PM.
Here are a few comments;
- it did not say anywhere that we would spend the first hour picking up other travellers down along the coast, the same on the way back.
- I would rather have spend a little more time in Tangier (the city, not souk), then visit the Cape Spartel, we just passed it by boat!!
I have just returned from a day trip (03/01/2013) to Morocco and must confess that it did not measure up to what I expected. Being there, done that and wasted my money was the thought I had when I left Morocco. The trip states a view of the Atlantic / Mediterranean Sea, which was about 1km away through the trees. The camel rides available along the side of the road were very artificial. You climbed aboard, had a photo and got off - I have seen better rides at the zoo. The ‘snake charmer’ only banged on a drum to irritate the cobra and then demanded money. We were then hustled into tourist trap shops, very convenient for our local guide who did not even disguise the kickbacks he received from the man at the door. We were not allowed to visit or stop at any local street traders.
Unfortunately during our day trip, huge Atlantic swells caused the Spanish to close the Port of Tarifa resulting in the ferry not running. The tour leader and assistant (Pedro) called the group together and just said there was a problem and left us in the square for 2 hours from 15:00 to 17:00 without an explanation. From 17:00 until 23:00 when we were able to board another ferry, we were just herded from one room to another without any explanations. The tour leader kept on saying that she had no idea about what was going on, while Pedro's philosophy was ‘he who shouts the loudest is correct. He continued to shrug his sholders and say that it was not his problem. He verbally abused a number of females in the group causing then to cry and even called me stupid when I tried to ask a question. Stuck in a foreign country with no information and no possible transport, is not why you go on a trip. On a scale of 1 (Poor) to 10 (Excellent), I would rate the communication and customer service of the tour at nought. Overall, the lunch was excellent and the different cultural experience made up for the messy leadership and I would award 1 star.
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We were a group of 4 and we all have very bad memory of this tour. We were stranded in Tangiers waiting for a ferry from 3-6pm as weather condition turned bad and ports closed both sides. We finally boarded a ferry from another port by 9pm and didn't get to Spain until 2am. Don't go on this tour
Great tour, the only issue we had was bad quality of recorded guide
The staff at Viator was amazing! But, I HATED the sales pressure from the local merchants and felt like the guests should have had more time for shopping in local stores instead of being forced to sit through a sales presentation with a rug merchant. It was very disappointing.
Reply by Viator, November 2012
Doing what: Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip and it is a must do! Our Spanish guide, Pedro, was friendly and informative. Our Tangier guide Mr. Hassan was informative and helpful. The local merchants can be persistent, but it is part of the culture. All around it was fantastic.