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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
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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 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