The day trip to Morocco was largely successful, albeit somewhat chaotic at both ends. The Spanish guide who took us to the departure point in Algeciras, and rounded us up for the return from Tangier, was clearly harried, attempting to keep track of several nationalities and their associated paperwork. In fact, paperwork snafus originating in the Julia Travel office delayed our return.
That aside, the English-speaking guide in Morocco, Hassan, was excellent. He was slow, careful, knoledgeable, articulate, and presented a great deal of anecdotal informatiion to enliven the tour. He took us by bus through a number of national residential enclaves, led us through a long walk in the Casbah market district, hosted an authentic Moroccan lunch, and continued with the obligatory extended stop at a rug merchant's, followed by seaside touring, camel rides and a stop at shoreline caves.
A somewhat unexpected downside to the morning portion of the tour was the incessant importuning of indefatigable, obnoxious street peddlers who never took no for an answer and hounded the group without letup. Add to that the number of "helpful bystanders" who seemed ready to lend assistance (for a price) and the morning was spent turning people away, or reluctantly providing a few coins. This type of encounter seriously detracts from the enjoyment of an otherwise unique experience.
A most enjoyable day. The staff were excellent, polite, knowledgeable and helpful. A lot was crammed into the time we were in Morocco. Definitely recommend it and would do it all again.
***** Very enjoyable and informative. Local guide was awesome. Covered a lot and gave us a nice flavor of the place for the short amount of time. Food at the restaurant though was not that tasty.
EXCELLENT - our trip was scheduled for May 1 but sickness prevented me from going with my other travelling companions. Fortunately, Viatour allowed me to take the trip at a later date with no extra charges - great customer service. Wonderful trip.
Great day trip and good value for the money. Excellent guides and transportation and friendly people. Everything ran like clockwork and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. A fun day!
This tour was worth every penny! We loved our giude and he kept us on schedule and we felt safe with his guidance. We learned alot of information that we would not have gained on our own. It is not somewhere to go ALONE!
Amazing....The guide was phenomenal as a tour guide and Hassan was amazing in Morocco. The only advice I would offer is beware of the hawkers in Morocco...they are desperate street salespeople and harrass you endlessly...
We enjoyed our trip to Tangier, Morocco. When I called a several days out to confirm with the travel agent I was told there were not enough people yet to make it a go, but to call back on Friday. When I called Friday I was told it was on and they picked us up right at our hotel at the appointed time the next morning. Everything went according to plan and we had a very nice day.
My sole purpose was to be on this trip and it's fantastic and worth the money.
This trip was wonderful. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and the restaurant where we were taken had excellent food. I wasn't sure I would like Moroccan food, but I definitely do. The only negative was we weren't able to see the last item on our day trip due to the "fast ferry" leaving earlier than expected.
A very very interesting trip. Well worth seeing. The tour guides were very key. Their historical knowledge and familiarity with the area was priceless. I would NOT recommend going to Tangiers, especially the "Kasbah" without a tour guide.
Great trip, wonderful guide. I recommend this company. Everything went as planned.
Well organized from from start to finish considering it was a very long day it ticked like clockwork. Great value for money spent
This trip was above our expectations! Very well organised from our pick-up at our hotel, to making sure our passports and visas were correct.
Perhaps the best trip I have evr booked with Viator. The value was outstanding. We got so much into one day it was unbelievable. The guide in Morrocco was the best I have ever had. He was passionate about his City and it made for an excellent experience for those in his group. He was quite knowlegeable and easy to understand. He also managed tomake the experience unique to everyone in the group - found out what each of us wanted to do in allotted free time and made it happen. I was very impressed and highly recommend this to tour to everyone.
Miroslaw U United Kingdom
Great day out excellent tour guides . cultural experience .
Ramesh Rajaratnam Malaysia
Fantastic trip. The guide in Tangier, Mr.Hassan was a real treasure trove of knowledge. Highly recommended,
Awesome trip! Very well organized, great lunch, great shopping, did not get as much time there, as there was bad weather in the ocean,however , had enough of the vendors chasing us around and had fun bargaining with them! Definitely recommend.
Everything from the tour guides to the tour were enjoyable. For future tourist just keep in mind walking through Tangier can seem overwhelming if you don't know about the persistant street vendors.......Bargain and bring Euros!
Way beyond my expectation! Both guides (from Spain and the local guide in Tangier) were the best guides I had met during my 10 days trip in Spain. Knowledgable, charming and well organized. Had no delay at all going through the customs both ways. HIghly recommended for anyone 1st time visitng Morocco.
great trip - well worth the money for everything that is included. The tour guides are amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable - the shopping at the end was a little hectic but that is the culture and you need to understand to say "No" and not let them get to you.
Other than the fact that our Spain-side guide (Enrique) was totally late and made us feel we would miss the boat across, this trip was fantastic....the Moroccan side guides were wonderful at describing sites and history as well as making sure you saw or found what you wanted in Morocco! One of our favorite parts of our trip to Spain-Portugal that week! Only disappointment was we didn't get a stamp on our passport....if you do this trip and want the stamp, on the way over, go get your passport stamped while on the ferry, even though it isn't required!