23 reviews of 5-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez and Rabat
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Reviewed by Lisamarie P, April 2012
A great short trip that was packed full of destinations and things to see. A long time sitting on the bus so maybe a couple of towns could be skipped. Fez, Marakech are fantastic.
Reviewed by Kathryn R, Australia, May 2011
We were the only 2 english speaking tourists in our tour group of 10.The others were spainish speaking.We spent far too much time in the bus and not enough time in the towns of Marrakesh or Fez.We had local english speaking guides in each town which mean´t that we had a personalised tour. The hotel in Marrakesh was quite good the other 2 were not 4 star hotels. The food was quite good though.The extra nights entertainment were not very good and quite expensive. One was a horse show and the other was a dance show. Would do the same trip over 7 days to give more time in the cities
Reviewed by Daphne Kamely, USA, November 2010
Reviewed by Eugene K, October 2012
Land of Babs: Gave 2 stars due to safety factor related to travel on a bus (big thanks to our driver). As an average tourist, expect to see lots of Babs (gates) on your trip! And if you are an English speaking tourist, forget about an explanation in English, better to learn some Spanish on the bus. Bus guide: unprofessional, boarding to rude with neither name tag nor smile to greet us. Muttered explanations under his nose, English words appearing in the middle of the sentence, disappearing as suddenly as they have appeared. I have learned more from Internet about Morocco than from this guide. He wasted our time anytime he could. Hotels: worst in Casablanca (4 star hotel Atlas…) was at best 0 stars…extremely stinky and dirty with limited buffet dinner (water extra for EUR 3 / bottle). Best hotel was in Marrakesh, with a pool for which no time was allotted. We did not spend ridiculous EUR 60-70 on an optional dinner/show set again in a touristy place. Morocco is extremely poor (excluding the king), and you would have thought that tourism would be welcomed in this country. But…with over 99% Muslims living in Morocco, at best you are counted as a walking purse, which at all times must pay for everything (if you make photos of anything! at the market place), without an explanation from the locals as to why. And remember to KEEP OUT! of all the local building interior (including the steps leading to such). The only exception was mausoleum in Rabat, but for the tour price, suggest to visit Turkey instead. Attention, women: if you do not wear a jelaba, better not stroll around unaccompanied by a man, let alone in anything that reveals well…anything. Overall, we overpaid for the services received, I would not recommend this “English-speaking” tour to anyone.
Reviewed by Anonymous, June 2010
Reviewed by Cheryl, Australia, October 2009
Reviewed by Maria Casanova H, July 2012
My friend and I had looked forward to this tour with great anticipation and we were totally disappointed. The hotels except for Marrakech were a disgrace. Dirty and certainly not 4 star that we paid for. Buses with no bathroom for long trips, some 5 to seven hours long should not be allowed. As an elderly person going to the market at Marrakech and Fes was not recommended by the guide. If that is to be the case the least Viator should do is include that warning in their advertisements. My friend and I paid for a tour that would include those markets and had we known an elderly person's visit to them was not recommended we most certainly would have not gone in this tour. Our guide Hassan did his best but coping with such a large group, poor meals and disgusting hotels made his job very difficult. The entertainment so advertised left much to be desired considering the price. All in all if I ever went back again I would limit my visit to Marrakech which by the way was not devoted enough time to in the tour and to Fes and Menkes. I most definitely would not recommend this tour.
Reviewed by KARLA E, June 2012
This tour was a total disappointment. We were in the bus for about 80% of the tour and only stopped whenever our tourguide, Nabil, needed to smoke. We saw more of gas stations and convenience stores in Morocco than we did of Morocco. Our "English" speaking tourguide either did not have a command of the english language, or he just did not like Americans, because he would talk for about 5 minutes in Spanish and then about 30 seconds in English. My husband understands both Spanish and English, so we know for a fact that we were barely getting a brief description of everything on the tour. He was rude and did not answer ANY questions at all. The good things about the trip were our local guides in both Marakesh and Fez. They were fluent in English and very friendly and informative. We had them each for a few hours of the 5 day tour, so this did not make up for the overall low rating of the trip. The travel times between each of these cities needs to be clarified because we literally did not even get out the bus in Meknes and Rabat and yet those are listed as citites on the tour. Very deceptive advertising. The tour company contracted to do this tour had a rating form but I guarantee that our tour guide will not have turned in the forms from 100% of the English speaking participants because we were all wishing we could get our money back or get out the tour somehow but we were literally trapped in a foreign country. We travel extensively, and I happen to be the director of a University Study abroad program by profession, so I am sorry that my first experience with Viator was such.