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Vanaf 25,00 US$
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This tour was 11/10 AMAZING. The only reason it took me a few days to review it is that I was having trouble with my Viator account but I specifically kept working on getting logged in so that I could write a review of Reda and his shopping tour.
I purchased this tour with my daughter because she wanted to do some shopping in the souks and we were not sure how hectic it would be. It was wonderful having a guide who could take us to good quality artisan works, knew his way around, and could help us negotiate fair prices for excellent pieces. Reda was able to help my daughter find everything she wanted and see everything she wanted to see. We were also able to see artisans at work on their crafts, and smell and sample many fine quality spices and soaps which was very interesting. All of the people at the shops who we worked with to find products were very kind and it was very helpful being with a guide they knew personally. Additionally, Reda was very welcoming and generous. He was happy to bring us to as many shops as needed to find what we wanted, was very funny, personally helped us pick through items, and even shared some helpful Arabic phrases with us which required a lot of patience! We felt safe throughout the tour, and would call Reda any time we return to Marrakech! Highly, highly recommend this tour.
Our guide Reda, was lovely and the tour started off amazing. He explained about some of the areas of the souks, some of the architecture and was helpful in answering our questions. however as mentioned in other reviews, it became clear that there are arrangements made between guides and shop owners, and it became a very curated tour only going to one rug place, one leather place.
All in all, it was a good experience, but just be mindful if you are considering purchasing, there are many other souks to visit.
The guide was excellent but viator let us book a tour on a Friday afternoon but 75% of the shops are shut on this day which let the tour down.
We met the guide at The Café de France and were pleased that he waited, as we were around 10 minutes late. He clearly knew his way around the Souks, and had good knowledge of the history. He did however take us to mainly high end stores and when you are the only customers getting assistance from the owner, there is an innate feeling of pressure to buy, so be strong. There is clearly a cut involved, nothing I probably wouldn't do but actually witnessing the indiscreet handover, was a bit rich, so we decided to end the tour without further ado. This upset the owner of the shop opposite, to whom, I guess, we were to be taken next. Mutterings were exchanged between the owner and the guide from whom we then parted. I would still recommend guidance through the Souk, but warn the guide of the type of shop you wish to visit, or use this tour to learn you way around and go back to shop under your own steam.
The guide Reda was really good. Very informative tour about the Souks. Tour is worth doing but be clear about the shops one wants to visit. We were brought to the expensive shops mentioned by the other reviewers . There was a some pressure to buy.