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My wife Lorraine was quite concerned as we set off with 2 other couples and 2 tour guys into the backblocks of Marrakech, she whispered to me, "I think we are going to disappear into the desert and never be seen again". All of a sudden we were there at this fantastic enormous place like out of a fairy tale.
The food was great, the people and their costumes were great, the show was great.
Fantasia was the highlight of our stay in Morocco
Our family of two adults and two teenage children had a really nice experience. The Food was really good, plenty to eat and also a chance to meet new people. you wont come back hungry,
The dances that take place during the meal were good, makes a good talking point. But it does go on for a bit to long we felt.
The evening show was good, the horses and riders were fantastic, the belly dancer was disappointing, the over lights made it difficult to see at times.
we thought it was a good over all experience
It was great for kids and the food was great but I found that the music which was all the different tribes all playing at once a bit much and it became a cocophony of sound. We also had to wait quite a while for the show to start.the horses were fantastic but the rest, apart from the fireworks, was a bit mediocre ie the tribes playing more music all at the same time. Overall worth doing but I wouldn't repeat the experience
Awesome. Food was tasty and entertainment was cool. Would recommend.
Beautiful location, good food and nice show, but it seemed a little bit artificial; anyway a nice esxperience
Guide a driver were both great, guide was very attentive!!! The place, Chez Ali, looked great but all actors, dancers and performers looked so miserable. Felt sorry for the horses as they looked terrified.
The show was good but could be made much better... And longer. It was only on for 35 minutes.
Very glad we did this. The complex where the show is held is wonderful. While neither the food nor the show are the best I've ever experienced they were fine for what this is and it was great to see the costumes of various tribes and the little Berber museum. As part of the dinner we were served a whole shoulder of lamb on a large platter-never had it that way. And we were picked up at our hotel with an English speaking guide who was great,
The amenities, food and service were very good. The show was so, so, and this is mainly because the lighting was so poor. At a certain point you could not distinguish what was going on because it was so dark on the filed where the show was taking place. The organizers should invest in a better lighting system.
It was difficult to arrange the complimentary pick up because the ansaphone system was all in french and spoken very quickly therefore I was not able to understand which choice to make on the automated systemm
However email worked well to arrange the pick up instead.
The pick was on time however other guests did not arrive on time and the guide did not keep us informed as to how long he intended to wait for them. In fact he waited an hour so we had to sit in the minibus with the door open with no idea as to what was going on.
When the guide eventually decided to leave he and the drive had a blazing row, shouting at each other which was very uncomfortable for us as guests.
The actual event was disappointing. The food was poor, and the guide made little attempt to give us any information. We could have more cheaply been taken by taxi and dropped off for the event and gained as much information about the dancing and cultural activities displayed.
I would not recommend this event to anyone else
Excellent food and experience to get integrated with the music, culture ( if you are willing to express yourself with the cultural teams
Overall, my experience at the Fantasia Moroccan Dinner show was satisfactory. We were running late as our guide was early picking us up for dinner. The bus we were on was packed with about thirty people. Mostly Americans like ourselves. Age range was quite drastic. There were about five kids with their families who were on this tour. Having gone on many Viator tours/activities this was my first time seeing kids on "tour." The dinner was very bland and poorly serviced. It consisted of a wide range of traditional Moroccan dishes. Our guide was friendly and would refer to me as "California" being that I was the only person from California in his group. The show was entertaining, but feel short in many ways. It was just a nice way to spend an evening put it at that. If you have the time and looking for something to do in Marrakech at night I'd recommend this tour.
I am giving this 2 stars simply because my daughter really enjoyed the show otherwise it would have gotten 1 or less. This is not worth the money. It is VERY touristy. The meal was quick and only ok with dessert being one small prepackaged butter cookie like you would buy at your local grocery. Drinks are not included. The show was ok but not fantastic. My daughter liked the dancing and music but she is too young to notice how miserable the dancers looked while performing. Just not a good experience, sorry!
Such a tremendous warm welcome at the Chez Ali by everyone there. They put up a spectacular show but I was a little was disappointed; I almost missed the flying carpet. It was too far away, did not know that this was going to happen (maybe because it was told in Arabic). The food was nothing special except in the presentation. The entertainment was just splendid, couldn't get enough. The place was magical, out of a story book.