The trip was really wonderful. Bethany at Morocco Tours did a super job of putting together this itinerary for us. She suggested staying in some Riad’s and she was right. We loved the mix of lovely hotels and Riad’s also.
Our driver, Ilyass was there to pick us up and delivered us from hotels to Riad’s and was a safe driver getting us everywhere. Frankly, we were amazed at his driving skills and how he was able to accomplish this feat!!!
Ilyass did a great job of showing us his country and finding the best places to stop for food (amazing food!!) pictures, and anything else we wanted. His enthusiasm was infectious and we would highly recommend him to anyone.
The culture is so different from the USA. We really didn’t know what to expect. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Of course, Ilyass and also the Morocco Tours literature told us not to make eye contact or speak to people as they would request money if we were to engage in conversations. Being American’s, we are not rude and did this a few times and yes, gave out some coins and paper money too. My husband found this true when he thought he knew his way back from a hotel in the medina and was lost for an hour and 10 minutes! He said he wasn’t afraid as people were friendly but had to give out more money than he wanted to but he learned his lesson to stay with us and not find his own way home! No one tried to rob or hurt him and we are grateful for that too. These alley ways, 900 of them, can make anyone lost!
We enjoyed all of our guides. Very knowledgeable and good.
We felt that the Polars Du Tresor 3 Fes did not hold up to their name. We bought 2 rugs and the fringe was not properly finished. I felt they took advantage of us and we should have examined the rugs more closely but then again, we trusted them. Not so.
The Sofitel in Marrakech was great for New Years eve and fun too. We felt a little underdressed, but had a great time!
We loved Esssaquira and would have liked to stay more than one night! Ilyass took us to one of the finest seafood restaurants and it was marvelous! We loved it and also the hotel there was beautiful.
Great fun show with belly dancers and such. Also the horse show….loved all of it.
All in all, a very memorable trip and one of our top 5 for sure!
Review by Bafford Derrow1 year ago
I can't say enough about the incredible experience we had with Experience Morocco Tours. Right from the beginning, as I planned the trip with Radia, I could tell she understood what I wanted and sent me an incredible 40 page overview of what we would do and witness. We were never disappointed. We were met at the Casablanca airport with a wonderful smile from our Guide Miloud (Sha-Sha) and could tell right away that our driver Ahmed (Muhammad) would take every safe precaution for the 3 hour drive to Fez that concluded in Marrakesh. We stayed in the most beautiful Riad's, visited Palaces, Mosque, walked the colorful alleys of the market place to see how the people live, ate at yummy restaurants, spent a night on the Sahara Desert, visited the Atlas mountains (as beautiful as the Grand Canyon). Every smell, every color, every greeting was filled with the wonderful energy of the people and this land. I keep remembering the bright colors of yellow, red and blue, and each city has its taxi painted in a different color. We saw several of the 650 nomads with their families and their sheep. I took a cooking class, had the most wonderful steam bath and massage, ate escargot, walked the site where the movie "Gladiator" was filmed, took in the majestic mountains and land, and yes did a little shopping. The tannery was a blast, drinking mint tea, laughing and understanding the process of making a leather coat. Spending the night on the Sahara, riding on the red sand of the desert, watching the sunset and finding in a tent with a shower and toilet, treated to a delicious meal, singing and watching the stars, and then listening to the quiet of the night was the most memorable experience. We were given a mobile phone to insure being connected at all times and I felt totally safe and so well cared for in every moment. It was just a glorious, marvelous experience. I have some 1,000+ pictures that I keep looking at to remind me of how fortunate we were to be connected with such excellent service of Experience Morocco. If you are wanting to go to this beautiful part of the world, look no further. You will be in such good hands. Deep gratitude to the entire team and to you Radia. After being with the two of you Sha-Sha and Muhmmed for 9 days, John and I miss you! You made our vacation an experience we will never forget!
Review by Stelins1 year ago
Easy to work with and quick replies when planning out trip.
Their helpful suggestions regarding our itinerary, made out trip perfect!
The accomodations were wonderful, a mix of riads and boutique hotels with great staff and guides. Our driver was great, and details were all taken care of. They were also there to help when we had a health issue and a change of itinerary. All in all an excellent agency to work with. I would highly recommend!
Review by JordiMoncho1 year ago
I was incredibly impressed with our driver Jamal and the Mercedes van we were driven in. I loved Riad Fes and the service there was beyond amazing. Jamal was incredibly polite, kind and professional. He truly made the experience lovely. Morocco Tours is lucky to have him!
The staff at Riad Fes spoiled us rotten and we hated to leave which is what one expects on a luxury vacation!
I had a few frustrations though. My mother-in-law received a packet with folder and luggage tags and I did not receive one. Something I could have easily overlooked had it not been for our last booking in Marrakech. I was highly disappointed in La Maison Arabe. For a "luxury" trip, I assure you this Riad is not luxury. I would have much preferred to stay at La Mamounia as it is true luxury. I think Morocco Tours should have inquired more about what luxury means to me. With the exception of Riad Fes our accommodations were average. So, the term "luxury" was loosely used as far as I'm concerned.
As I travel quite a bit, I think it's good business practice for the tour company to get client expectations on service, meals and accommodations.
I would recommend this company for travelers who like authentic and mid-range accommodations. If someone wants true luxury, I'd be a bit wary. Overall, though the trip was great. The itinerary was perfect for the amount of days were were in Morocco!
Review by Jessicalaura Rifkin1 year ago
Ali was an excellent tour guide, and Abdul a perfect, safe driver. Both were sensitive to the varying needs of our group, and exhibited great patience during all phases of our complex trip.
Morocco is a truly exceptional country to visit, and with your Tour company itinerary, we were exposed to such variety and unusual locales. And, I was pleased with all the hotels and their staffs, and enjoyed 90% of the meals.
Review by Mariya1 year ago
From the start to the finish, we were very happy with how well taken care of and how organized and seamless the transitions from one day to the next were. The itinerary that our agent, Bethany, helped us arrange based on our preferences worked out perfectly. We felt that we had a nice mixture of the cities and countrysides of Morocco. From the breathtaking mosque in Casablanca to Chefchaouen to the Sahara desert to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the medina of Marrakech, we got a small taste of what this amazing country has to offer.
Our lodgings and meals were all fantastic! If possible, please request our amazing driver and guide, Adil Fezzaz. Our vehicle was comfortable, clean, and fully stocked with bottled water each day. Adil was very personable, prompt, and knowledgable about the history of Morocco. He enjoyed sharing with us the culture and customs of the Moroccan people along with teaching us some Arabic phrases. His sense of humor made us smile and laugh every minute of our trip! By the end, he felt like family. Our only regret is that we did not have more time there!
Review by Reidana1 year ago
As leader of our group of 10, travel planning was easy. We had a guide and driver throughout our 10 day tour. They were excellent.
Review by Lrw Skeard1 year ago
I was extremely pleased with the service provided to us by Experience It! Morocco tours. Our driver was very professional and willing to accommodate us in every way. The Riad Fes was spectacular in service and appointments. I liked that we were able to select our dinner venues even though they were covered in our travel package. The Maison La Arabe was a bit of a disappointment. Although the property was lovely, the service staff left a little to be desired. The restaurant staff was very indifferent for our dinner the first night and breakfast. The suite was nicely appointed but very chopped up. It was at the top of a circular, two and a half flight of stairs that were very difficult to negotiate. The company offered to move us to a different hotel of our choice but for one more night we decided against moving. Had we had more than one night left in the hotel, we would have availed ourselves of their offer. Our guide in Fes was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to give us time we wanted to shop and sightsee. The guide in in Marrakech seemed knowledgeable but seemed very “programmed”. He never made eye contact and seemed to want to rush us. Our tour in Marrakech was on Friday and the prayer schedule seemed to be an issue so perhaps that affected his presentation. We did enjoy the Medina tour and were able to hit all the high points.
All in all, the company went out of their way to make our Morocco experience a good one. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.
Review by Neeroj Derrow1 year ago
Had a wonderful time and our guide throughout couldn’t have been better! We will highly recommend your company to all of our friends who want to experience Morocco.
Review by Akejah Schaart1 year ago
Morocco Tours is AMAZING. Professional. Communicative. Responsive. Flexible. Accommodating. Experts. Excellent. I cannot say enough about how outstanding their services are. I threw them a bit of a wrench when I started planning 2 years ago for a trip to Morocco with 19 guests - they admitted that typically they plan tours for much smaller groups. But they took on the challenge like true champs! Their Operations and Finance teams immediately sprung into action and made everything work out seamlessly. Our tour coordinators we fabulous at customizing the tour considering special requests I made and accommodating the special needs of some of my guests on the tour. And the actual in-country experience? OMG!!! They made shuffling 20 folks on a 10 day tour seem like a complete piece of cake! Bus departures, hotel/riad check-ins, selected restaurants, sights and scenes, schedule adjustments - I mean, they made everything SO EASY!!! Just AMAZING!! Our tour guide & driver really made the trip for us! Their expert handling of our group, informative/educational explanations of things & places we were experiencing took the trip to a whole other level! Short answer? The only way to see Morocco is through Morocco Tours. Super, special thanks to Kit, Bethany, Amy, Joe, Ali and Adil! What an experience of a lifetime!!!! Worth every single penny and then some!!!!!
Tour Dates: 16-24 February 2018
Review by Andrew Blaikie1 year ago
We had a wonderful trip.
So much to see and very interesting.
Or driver, Khalid, was great--knowledgeable, fun to be with and a very save driver.
The hotels were very nice--stayed in both hotels and riads.
The food was very good and plentiful (sometimes too plentiful).
We always felt safe while traveling around the country and people everywhere were very friendly.
We would highly recommend Morocco Tours.
Review by Ebitech1 year ago
What an awesome experience! Driss, our driver met us at the airport and we began a 12 days journey of fun, touring and a true cultural experience. If you want to experience Morocco in its true reality, but also be pampered a bit, this is the trip for you! All the details were taken care of for us, including hotels, meals and tour guides. thank you Morocco tours!
Review by RobertDeans2 years ago
Our drives were much longer & more tiring than anticipated. And even after advance notice, with a specific list, each Riad was completely unprepared for our food preferences and our foods to avoid.
The cultural exposure provided a memorable experience. We have visited 13 of the majority muslim countries, and Morocco is in our top 3!
Review by Yennie Apse2 years ago
Morocco Tours/Experience It provided us with a superlative tour! Everything was as good as billed to be! Ocean front rooms were ocean front, special restaurants were special. Deluxe desert camp was just that....Our driver/informal guide was the very best! We enjoyed his company, got along well and all had a good time in the car for many hours on several day trips. He was knowledgeable, spoke English comfortably, had a good sense of humor and was willing to put himself out for us on a few occasions. I can't thank you enough for Khalid!!!
Review by WPan2 years ago
We have travelled for most of our lives and in over one hundred countries and
Experience It Tours is among the best travel organizations we have ever retained to
assist us! From the beginniing they were professional and responsive with well
conceived itineraries, excellent hotel choices and guides, and an extrordinary driver.
Jamal, our driver, is fluent in English (he is married to an American and has lived in the
U.S.), French, Arabic, and Berber. With over 60% of the population Berber, paricularly
in the south of Morocco, we found his fluency as a Berber to be a considerable
advantage in our day-to-day interactions. Jamal was highly organized, anticipated the
unexpected (sudden flooding, etc.), very thoughtful, bright and knowledgable, and a
wonderful individual with whom to spend two weeks! His new Mercedes van was
always clean and had cold drinking water available at all times. And, his love for
Morocco is infectious.
We recommend Experience It Tours without reservation.
Review by Garv2 years ago
We had a wonderful custom tour in Morocco that fit our schedule and took us to the places we were interested in seeing. Our driver was thoughtful, informative, organized and on time every day. Every place we stayed overnight was lovely, clean and hospitable. This tour company really delivered for us!
Review by DTemp2 years ago
Our trip to Morocco was fantastic. Morocco tours had everything organized and we were well taken care of. All of our tours, guides and adventures were first rate. We look forward to returning with them.
Greg &Gigi Melton
Review by Suhana2 years ago
Morocco tours is an excellent tour company., everyone we dealt with was very honest and professional. We were well taken care of by our driver, tour guides and at each place we stayed! I would highly recommend this company!
Review by Brahmaiah2 years ago
Everything was thoroughly thought out and looked after for us. It was the perfect experience to fully sit back, relax, and enjoy our honeymoon in Morocco.
Our driver was kind, knowledgeable and flexible if we changed our minds on the itinerary each day. Our local guides were well spoken, VERY informative, and provided us with a lot of information on each location but in such a way that we were not overwhelmed.
Would highly recommend this service to all friends.
Review by Trident2 years ago
We had a great experience from planning stages of the trip all the way thru our nine day trip around Morocco.
Once in Morocco everything was planned and prepared. After spending time on the busy and noisy markets of Fez and Marrakech, the quiet comfort of the Riads was much appreciated. The drive thru Atlas Mountains fabulous and worth time spent in the car. Casablanca was the least interesting of it all, but we sort of knew that. As much as we loved Fez (favorite) and walking around the market on our own, we didn't really connect well with our guide there, he seemed a bit impatient and annoyed at our lack of interest of going to the stores he wanted to take us to. The visit to the carpet place was a bit blindsiding and uncomfortable. That would be the only thing we would change!
All this experience would not be possible without our fantastic driver and companion Rachid. He was always thinking two steps ahead of us to make sure we were well taken care of. Friendly, experienced, with amazing knowledge of the country, it's history, I don't think there was a question he couldn't answer! He made us feel very well taken care of and borderline spoiled. Thank you Rachid!
Review by Glynif2 years ago
All aspects of our vacation were perfect: from the incredibly accommodating and efficient U.S. staff of Morocco Tours, to our phenomenally personable, helpful, and knowledgeable driver (Mohamed Laaziz), to the wonderfully friendly and welcoming people of Morocco. All aspects of our trip exceeded our lofty expectations. I recommend this tour without reservation.
Review by Haby2 years ago
Just back from a 2 weeks holiday, organised by Morocco Tours and it has been great! Everything was so well organised and all the hotels/riads I was staying at were simply just terrific!
My driver – Mustapha Mohtaj – has been a pleasure to be with for the whole time. Extremely kind and caring and always ready to help out or offering his services.
Review by LucaSchenone2 years ago
Our experience in Morocco couldn't have been any better.
The package we booked included a driver and transport 24/7. We did not have to book anything, apart from the flights.
Transfers, excursions, hotel (riyadh) bookings, restaurants and anything else you can think of was organised by Morocco Tours.
Truly an amazing experience and one I would recommend.
Review by Niecee Brare2 years ago
We had the most wonderful trip with Experience It in Morocco. In a sense Morocco is a mystery, you just don’t know what to expect. It has such diversity of landscapes, such hospitable and happy people, and a creative and sophisticated culture not widely known.
The following points must be noted:
• Our guide and driver's passion for his country was contagious. He knew what we should see and he explained the history and architecture in detail. He was a skilful driver and a very supportive guide.
• The luxury and comfort of the accommodation. Our hosts were always attentive and generous.
• The excellent food at the Riads and the restaurants.
• The great Cooking Class in Fes with memories of shopping for ingredients in the medina, and meeting fellow travellers and eating our creations.
• The interesting and stimulating visits and sites, such as Volubilis and other ruins and mosques.
The only negative was the Pottery Workshop in Marrakesh. The host was genuine and skilled but the facility was not up to the standard or everything else in the trip.
Experience IT served us very well, from the initial enquiry to the wealth of information provided and the efficient management of our planning.
Thankyou for what can only be described as the best overseas trip I have made in my life.
Review by Lleucu2 years ago
Loved every minute of my trip. Loved the ability to work with my driver to tailor a few things "on the fly." I have recommended Morocco to all my friends.