23 reviews of 5-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez and Rabat
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Reviewed by Anol B, June 2012
Positivies: Excellent trip. Hectic and a lot of travel, but efficient and organized, and the best way to visit a country with limited transportation options. Our tour guide was good and kept up on target. 3* Hotel in Marrakech was like a 4*. Negatives: The optional dinner shows are not worth the money (similar shows can be arranged locally for half the price). Fez morning (cultural) tour was really less about culture and going from store to store trying to hard sell fabrics, carpets, and leather goods at inflated prices.
Reviewed by Elda R G, December 2011
We had a wonderful time and the tour guides were outstanding, the one that pick us up in Spain and the one that took us all over Morocco, Karin. We give them 5 starts. All of the places have something special to see. I would liked an extra day in Marrakech. Also, before the trip it could be helpful more information about what is to see and the whether to be more prepared. But overall we enjoyed very much. It was fantastic Thanks a Million for your great work and the work of your Tour Guides, as I said they are outstanding. Jesus and Elda Garza
Reviewed by Patricia P, USA, June 2007
Reviewed by Martin L, April 2013
Overall a good trip. Need to have a guide in morocco who can speak fluent english. Also, casablanca can probably be eliminated from the itinerary because there is hardly anything worth seeing in that city.
Reviewed by Rachel H, February 2013
Our tour guide and driver were very pleasant and our local guides were very informative. We enjoyed the sights that we saw, particularly the medina at Fez and Marakesh. There was a lot of time spent in the bus and I would be inclined to alt the itinerary and leave Casablanca off the tour.
Reviewed by Patricia H, October 2012
There were some definite issues with the bus that interfered with the enjoyment of the tour. Some seats were broken, arm rests were broken, air vents could not turn on or turn off and the cushions were so broken down that you were sitting on a bar. If I had it to do over again, I would select a tour that skipped Casablanca - not much benefit from the overnight there. I would also skip Marrakech as the market is much better in Fez and there was a lot of driving to get the group down to Marrakech and back again. Had a great time in Fez. We went to the extra dinner in Fez and that was good and was fun. We also went to the extra dinner in Marrakech - we did not feel it was a particularly god use of our time - plus it was very cold so you need to take a warm jacket if you go). Would recommend a shorter tour to Fez.
Reviewed by Suzanna B, October 2012
Overall the tour was really great although a lot of time spent moving around between sites. I would totally recommend it to everyone but be aware that the english speaking tour guide doesn't mean an english tour. It's a spanish tour with an english translation. Some time I felt like we got the super short version of what he said in spanish. Other than that it was awesome and the local guides were terrific and that's when we got split into spanish and english groups
Reviewed by Alamin P, Canada, August 2011
Overall the tour was great, the tour guide and local guides were very knowledgeable about their specific cities. The driver and assistant were very good too.
The people on the tour got along quite well, although the English speaking tourists including myself felt left out of some of the conversation and discussion between the tour guide and the Spanish speaking tourists.
The tour of the inner cities (medinas), monuments and mosques was wonderful, as was the experience of riding a camel.
The tour itinerary was changed from the one advertised. Therefore, there was a very long travel day on Day 4.
The only negative was the choice of hotels in Casablanca and Fez.
The Hotel de Paris, in Casablanca was more like a 2 Star and not that great and in a not so good neighbourhood. It would have been preferable to have a hotel situated near the main waterfront, which would have allowed us to wander around in the evening.
The Atlas Asni in Marrakesh was great, although with limited staffed. Food was great too.
The Sofia Hotel in Fez, was in a reasonably good area although a better choice of hotels could have been desirable too.
Reviewed by Maria R, May 2011
Good!! Too tired because too many hours in the road by motorcoach and boat but still that wasn't too bad at all. The Moroccan Tour guide is excelent and the local tour guide girl also. The dinner shows were too expensive for what they have to offer. I would eliminate from the tour the section where they show how the leather is cured by the pigeons defecation. That was awfull!!
Reviewed by Anonymous, July 2009
Reviewed by Paul J, United Kingdom, September 2007
Reviewed by Leah R, USA, July 2007
Reviewed by Sally Sai Hee Y, November 2012
I was not given an itinerary before the trip. The hotels we stayed were not quite 4*. The price of trip was affordable. The English of the tour guide wasn't good. There was a general intention to bring us to shops to buy things.
The trip is definitely worth going and better if more informative.
Reviewed by Glenis A G, November 2012
The five day Moroccan tour met our expectations - value for money, however attention to the following would provide improvements:
1. The pick-up times were over an hour late and contact with the Madrid was useless - it would be better to provide a contact number for the tour leader.
2. Having two levels of accommodation (3 and 4 start) provided logistic problems - only offer 4 star hotels.
Reviewed by Terryhm, October 2012
Overall I am pleased to have taken the trip .... but will never do it again. The four star hotel in Casablanca is quite bad ... the one in Rabat is excellent, the one in Fez adequate but lacking. The biggest problem centers around the size of our group, and the lack of free time. We had a bus load of 48 and that is toooooo large ... for good communication with the tour guides .... we were a group of about 8 English speaking tourists mixed with 40 Spanish tourists. Our two local guides provided in Marakesh and Fez were both excellent .... and our group small enough to enjoy a good discusson. However on the bus things were different .Kareem was often rambling and switching languages so often thus making the story confusing. There was no explanantion of what the farming communities were doing along the drive (looked interesting ... crops. tools. seasons etc) and there was no advanced print out of what we were going to see and do .... thus it was difficult to prepare ahead of time. I never again want to be part of 48 people trying to match times and desires. The rest room near Meknes was absolutely filthy, whereas the other stops along the highways were excellent. Every one wanted more individual free time. We went twice to the two high lites of Rabat ... the Palace and religious site ... once was enough.