Love every part of this tour amazing view and places and the tour guys were really helpful ill do it again.....
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.
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
Patricia P USA
This was an outstanding trip, with the only deficiency being the Sofia hotel in Fez, which should be replaced . The tour guide was excellent and accommodating, we had local guides in three of the cities, and the food was generally quite good. Definitely a good value and excellent itinerary. The commentary was in depth, the bus was comfortable and cool, the driver and coach attendant were very attentive. We had guides who assisted us in shopping, which I believe is necessary in Morocco. Also, we were given a hotel in Marrakesh which actually exceeded the rating of the trip we were on, at no extra charge. I would take this tour again, if a different hotel is substituted for the Sofia.
Good tour well organised and value for money. Hotels were of good standard considering the low season they were well staffed and the meals provided were local produce and very agreeable.Guide spoke English and Spanish local guides were very good as well. Viator outsource to another company to run the tour they were very good. We did not enjoy visiting artisans where there was a sales pitch and possibly a kick back somewhere along the lines. This is usual in this type of tour but a it old hat now. Two of my party were elderly and found the Medina in Fes a little too much walking but that is how the place is built. One of my party needed a Doctor the guide was excellent in looking after this. All in all 1650 Kms maybe just too much for one trip but you are packing in a lot.
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.
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.
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.
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
Alamin P Canada
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.
Maria R Puerto Rico
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!!
SYBILLE G USA
One sees a lot on this trip, and the hotels were fine. I liked it because one saw a great portion of Morocco and did not have the hassles of booking, taking public transportation, booking hotels. This can also be the negative because you spend a lot of time on a bus, have no control over your time, and spend a short time in cities where you would like to spend more, Fes and Marrakesh. Price is very good.
Paul J United Kingdom
The tour was run through a guide whom I could not speak more highly of. The whole five days was a really good experience, albeit an awful lot of traveling on the coach, which was perfectly comfortable. Rabat and Meknes were only fleeting visits en-route, not much more time than enough for a stretch of the legs and a chance to take some photographs. Casablanca was a disappointment, not really worth seeing, but you would be disappointed had you have gone to Morocco and not seen it! For me, the highlights were Marrakesh and Fez. Both were quite different. In Marrakesh, we had the most fabulous hotel close to the city. The city is a wonderful amalgam of color, sound, smell, and if you dare, taste! Not for the faint hearted or squeamish, Marrakesh is an assault to your senses and once you have spent an afternoon wandering through the city under the unforgiving North African sun, exploring the ancient Palaces, mausoleums and frenetic streets and casbah, leaving just in time to see the sun setting across the old city walls, it will leave you feeling quite intoxicated. Fez was not quite so romantic as Marrakesh, but none the less exciting. One of the largest casbahs in the Arab world, the experience of wandering through the labyrinth of streets and alleys, trying to hang on to your guide's coat tails for fear of getting lost was quite exciting and vibrant. Again, like Marrakesh, it is not for the faint hearted, not all things you see you may necessarily agree with or like. The strung up hedgehogs was a new one on me!
Leah R USA
The tour was well organized and the hotels averaged out as good. Some were much better than others. The food was good, however there was some room for improvement. Our guide was friendly and helpful, but his English was pretty sketchy so non-Spanish speakers got left out. Also, he did not give much info about each site beyond what it was and when it was built. Second, Morocco is more than mosques and markets. I would have liked to have had some activities beyond looking at buildings such as the evening shows. Third, we spent too much time on the bus. It's unfair to call the fifth day part of the "tour," when really it was a grueling twelve hour bus trip back to Malaga. There were minimal bathroom stops and no meal breaks. Perhaps the furthest city could be left out and more detailed visits to the other cities. Otherwise, it was a great tour and I think it was worth it.
The itinerary was ok, the bus was clean and comfortable, as were the hotels. Our guide was knowledgable, but volunteered very little. We learned more in two hours with a local guide in Fez than we did during the entire tour with our main guide. I was expecting him to explain some of the history, geography, and culture of Morocco, but he did almost none of this. Morocco is a fascinating country with friendly people and beautiful sights. The guide should do more to show all this.
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
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.
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.
Very uneven. Fez and Marrakech were great. Casablanca, Rabat, were boring. Way too much time on the bus. Some hotels were nice, others not. Hardly anyone on my tour spoke English so I felt isolated. Microphone on bus was poor so half the time no one knew what was said. Beware of the single supplement
This was a great quick way to see a bit of Morocco. Driver was great, guides were good. Hotels were OK for 3 star but ,could have been just a bit better. However, we are not complaining. Overall the trip was a bit rushed - perhaps 6 days would allow a little more time in places. Casablanca is a nothing place, but I expect most people would want to go there because of the name and the movies etc... Marrakech was our favourite place and another night there would have been great. Overall though this tour was good value for money and gave us a quick look at the places mentioned.
The tour to Morocco was good, but we thought it was a english speaking tour and it was in Spanish mostly, with translation in english. Also the bus ride was very long coming back, but bus was comfortable and clean. It was sad that we could not see the largest mosque in Marrakech, I think time should have been allocated to view at least one mosque in Morroco.
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.
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.
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.