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Megan Lower

I am the director of Wanderlust Voyages and the primary point of contact for travelers. I view travel as a way to expand your world view, learning about different cultures and immersing yourself in the local experience. I'm not a fan of traveling halfway around the world (or even just across the nearest border) just to stay in familiar hotels, eat familiar food, and try to go about the cities/towns the way you would at home. Travel is about enjoying new destinations and experiences to their fullest, which means visiting local restaurants, unique accommodations, and, when possible, talking to local residents.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All of Morocco. From Tangier to the Sahara to Marrakech, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for luxury, adventure, history, or any combination thereof, we can put together the perfect itinerary for you. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am a lawyer-turned-travel-expert, a journey that began with my first trip to the Sahara Desert. I was so enchanted with Morocco, and the desert region in particular, that I wanted to share it with everyone. This started the conversation with my husband, Belghit (who was born in nearby Rissani), about how we could accomplish bringing friends, family, anyone and everyone to explore the wonders of Morocco. Since then, I dove headfirst into the travel business, expanding my knowledge of both the industry and Morocco. I've already been there over a dozen times, and each time I go, I visit more accommodations, try out new activities, and seek to increase my knowledge of the country."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Oh, so many... From transportation adventures to interactions with wild animals to weather failing to cooperate, there are always things that can make travel a unique experience. However, one of the most eye-opening and unique experiences was part of that first trip to the Sahara. I went to visit the home where Belghit grew up. It was a mud-brick house part of an ancient ksar that dates back to the 1700s. Making our way through the winding path inside, cool in the dark away from the bright sun, passing by old mule stalls, a well that once served as their primary source of water, and climbing up the winding steps to bare mud rooms, each opening into a central courtyard. The kitchen still contained a daubed mud oven for baking bread and no running water. It looked like something that you would expect to be from centuries past, not a mere two decades. And yet, that's how Belghit grew up, running down the road to his family's date farm. It was an incredible experience, very eye-opening, and one I will never forget."

Featured trips & expertise

The Best of Morocco
Best of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 11 Days

From the blue medina of Chefchoauen to the red dunes of the Sahara, this colorful, 11-day journey through Morocco has it all. The trip begins in Casablanca, home to one of the tallest mosque towers in the world, and then takes you to Fez, with its ancient, well-preserved square and unique tanneries. Enjoy camping under the stars in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, and take in the lively culture in Marrakesh.

Old city of Essaouira on the coast
Luxury Grand Tour of Morocco - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary checks off Morocco's top urban and natural landmarks. See medieval architecture in the capital of Rabat, walk the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and tour 9th-century Al Quaraouiyine University in Fes. Continue to the Sahara for a night of glamping, visit the desert citadel of Ait Benhaddou, and explore colorful Marrakech markets and ornate palaces before ending in the quiet coastal city of Essaouira.

Blue city of Chefchaouen
Highlight Luxury Tour of Morocco - 10 Days

This highlights tour checks off Morocco's top cultural and natural sites. Explore medieval architecture in Rabat, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and see the famous tanneries in Fes. Continue to the Sahara to see the desert city of Ait Benhaddou and spend a peaceful night under the stars, then finish your trip in colorful Marrakech, where vibrant markets, serene gardens, and lively nightlife await.

2 Weeks in Morocco: 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Morocco: 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Morocco is enough time for a true grand tour, from the souks of Fes and Marrakech to the glittering Sahara, High Atlas mountains, and windy Atlantic Coast. If you want more than just the highlights—or if you're traveling in during summer, when the desert can be oppressively hot—stick to the Imperial cities of the north, diving into the history of classic stops along with places most travelers miss, like Beni-Mellal and Tetouan.

Panoramic view over Fes
Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day trip from Casablanca to explore imperial cities, wander medieval medinas, follow old desert caravan routes, and relax along the Atlantic coast. Learn to cook tagine, spend a night listening to traditional music by a desert campfire, or go kitesurfing in the Atlantic.

Recent trip reviews for Megan

Northern morocco's cities: tangier to casablanca - 5 days, Morocco - Aug 16 - Aug 21, 2019

Traveler: Laura d. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had an overall great experience on our Morocco trip. We decided at the last minute (the night before) that we were headed to Spain and then Morocco. Megan listened to what I wanted to do and kept within my budget restraints and helped us plan a fantastic vacation. She continually checked in with us during the week and really helped us feel comfortable.
We arrived in Tangier around noon on the first day and our driver/guide Yassine was waiting for us.
He was personable and kind and... read more

We had an overall great experience on our Morocco trip. We decided at the last minute (the night before) that we were headed to Spain and then Morocco. Megan listened to what I wanted to do and kept within my budget restraints and helped us plan a fantastic vacation. She continually checked in with us during the week and really helped us feel comfortable.
We arrived in Tangier around noon on the first day and our driver/guide Yassine was waiting for us.
He was personable and kind and knowledgable and we visited several sites before heading to our hotel. We had travelled from Atlanta to Madrid to Tangier having left our home at 100pm on Thursday and now in Morocco it was 400pm the next day (or 10;00 pm Atlanta time with the time change) so 33 hours without any solid sleep.
The only blip in our week happened at the hotel in Tangier. (Hotel Kenzi Solazure) At first it really concerned me. We waited over 45 minutes in an overcrowded lobby for a room. When we finally got our key and got to our room, the room was dirty and hadn't been cleaned!. I asked the maids in the hall to clean and they came in and just made the bed! The room was quite hot so we turned on the air to cool the room while we went for dinner. When we came back we realized that there were no towels in the room!. We called every extension from the phone and we received NO ANSWER!!! Eventually after about 10 calls it was answered and we were told it would be "5 minutes" Five minutes came and went and I went to the desk once again "5 minutes" went back to the room , NOTHING. Found maids in the hall and asked for towels, and you guessed it, "5 minutes" . I ended up taking the towels off the cart.
All of this was happening while the air-conditioner didn't work. It was never fixed and it was miserable. Breakfast was included in the morning before we left and it was disastrous. It was dirty, unorganized and a very unpleasant experience in the dining area. I was concerned for the rest of my trip. I advised Yassine to make sure his agency did not place any one else in this hotel.
The rest of our trip was wonderful!
The Riads were amazing! One of my favorite parts of the trip. They were majestic, beautiful and the service was amazing. We felt as if we were visiting someone in their home. Best Riad was was Riad Maialou in Marrakech. The staff was wonderful and the courtyard as well as the rooftop was spectacular. The guides that we had were FABULOUS!!
Our guide in FEZ was Hammel?? I can't spell his name. He was a wealth of knowledge and imparted that knowledge in a wonderful manner. We learned so, so much. I really didn't enjoy the stops n to the pottery shop and carpet shop/factory. If I wanted to buy these things I would have asked. I didnt like the high pressure to purchase something.
In marakesch the guide was Mohamed and he also was very interesting and we explained how we didn't want to be pressured to buy and he adjusted our stops on the day tour. We loved the tours through the Mausoleum and the Medina.
We want to come back in 2020 for a desert tour and want to ask for Yassine again. He was great and should be commended for the wonderful job that he did!!
Thank you Wanderlust for a great time.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so sorry to hear what happened with Solazur - we appreciate knowing. I'm sure you will enjoy the Sahara desert when you return, it is a magical experience!

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2019

Traveler: Daniel P. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had a great experience using Kim Kim for this trip. The process was seamless and Megan was very helpful and easy to communicate with.
Overall we feel the value was good. Our driver (Ismael) was incredible throughout the trip, and really made our experience fantastic!
Our guides were solid (especially Kamal in Fes), and overall the accommodation was of a good standard.
We would certainly recommend and use KimKim again.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Daniel. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! It was a pleasure working with you and Fern, especially being able to get it all organized so quickly!