The tour was good value for money but there were several major problems
1. The tour was a joint spanish/english speaking tour and this presents difficulties with the guide having to repeat commentary and generally was not as good in english as in spanish which led to some confusion
2 The tour could be improved if all stayed at the one hotel as the dropping off and picking up also split the group and also presented logistical problems
3 The most important point was that participants were advised that they would be returned to Malaga at he end of the tour by 6pm. Many people made travel arrangements based on this information and the tour did not get back until 10pm which is not satisfactory and caused significant problems
They could make this tour much better with some small changes. I felt like we spent a lot of time traveling and missed the essence. For example, we spent only about hour or so in Casablanca. We were taken to the outside of a really spectacular mosque, but there was no time to go inside. Then we had a short stroll along the beach area. In Marrakesh, we had a local guide who was useless. We were taken to the souk but he guided us to a shop selling creams, perfumes, spices etc, and we spent over an hour there. No time to see/shop for anything else. The worst was Fez. The local guide was knowledgeable. But, in addition to walking through the medieval city all we did was visit 4 overpriced stores. It would have been so nice to have some free time to shop at stores of our own choosing. It looks like the guides make money from commissions from certain stores, so that is where they ensure you spend your time. And the meals at the restaurants left a lot to be desired. Spaghetti and the same soup. No choice at all, and no Moroccan food.
Very well organized tour.
Very well organized tour.
We enjoyed our trip to Morocco. There were a lot of places to see. The people were friendly. The weather was nice. Our tour guide was very nice and helpful. He answered all our questions.
We visited all the places we wanted to see but it was a bit rushed. We only had 4 other English speaking people on the bu and they didn't stay in our hotels. The first 2 hotels were very good but the last one in Fes was ordinary. I would mice it 3 stars not 4. Local English speaking guides were very good.
The 5 day tours does require quite a bit of travel to cover the mileage, but there were a couple of days we went 8 hours before we had a meal break. Maybe a heads up would be good so people can prepare by bringing snacks. We didn't know there would be no meal break until 3 o'clock on the first day, and we were the first to be picked up at 7 am. The hotel's restaurant (AC Marriott) didn't open until 7:30, so we didn't eat for some time. If either of us were diabetic, this would have been problematic. We also had some difficulty understanding our guide due to the bus audio system and not knowing when our guide switched to English. Maybe if he announced the language before starting, we'd have recognized when he'd start. Despite, these mild complaints, we did enjoy the tour.
This tour combines many separate tours between Madrid- Costa del Sol-Madrid, sharing transportation and hotels. Don't expect too much.Check the itinerary, the guide Carlos and driver Jesus follow it, don't count that there will be some adjustments to your personal likes/needs.Great places on the way, but do some research and plan "free time"( lots of it) on your own.If you can,choose the seats on the bus entry side( vews appear to be better and the sun is not spoiling the pictures). There is no emergency toilet on the bus and you have to pull window curtain to block the scorching sun)
Be prepared to sit in a bus for 3.5 of the 5 days. Tour guide is only informative if you ask him questions more like a chauffer not a guide. Hotels were great, people on the tour GREAT, country great. Tour not so great, itinerary was not followed and rushed. No free time to explore and see on your own.
Morocco is a great country to visit but unfortunately my tour was very unprofessional and unorganized. I would not recommend, nothing left to say.
Doing what: 3-Day Morocco Tour from Costa del Sol to Tangier
The tour was overall pretty poor. The English Skills of our guide were absolutly terrible. Worse than terrible. The guides we had at certain sites were great and we ended up learning more from one of the passengers than we got out of our main tour guide. Hotels were really good and the food was really good. Would i do this tour again with someone who doesnt speak English ? Not a chance.
Local tour operator is not doing the right thing. The bus was full to capacity and this is not good for five hr coach trips.. I preferred to sit at the back of the bus because more space, but the heat from the engines was enormous. More than ten degrees higher than the rest of the bus, and could not hear audio system. Guide spoke more in Spanish than English, because he was better at that language. The hotel in Casablanca was awful. They did get better in marrakech and fez. I paid three star and apparently the last two hotels were better than the four star ones. The evening show in Marrakech was awesome. Expensive but much better than expected. Even the food was good and wine and beer included.
Overall i had a great time, but a lot of our group were seriously disappointed. I knew i had pd budget and didnt have high expectations. Glad i did it. Noddy
I felt the tour was a bit rushed and didn't get to experience as many things as possible. we spent a lot of time in a vehicle and not so much time taking in the sights and interacting with the people. I would have wanted to spend more time in the marketplace in Marrakesh but our tour guide said we didn't have time, however we spent over two hours in the hotel doing nothing while we could have been out enjoying the morrocan culture and art.
Love every part of this tour amazing view and places and the tour guys were really helpful ill do it again.....
It was well done, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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