Best service for Morocco! - Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2019

Traveler: Alison L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

First of all, the assistance Yassine provided from the day I made contact with him was fantastic. He worked with me to build a trip that would meet all of our needs and the response time was immediate and the details provided were perfect to enable me to make decisions about our trip.

Secondly, our driver in Morocco, Hassan, was so incredibly sweet and basically worked for us 24/7 to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see, made sure we were always well taken care of and was always honest, cheerful, and gracious.

Thirdly, the accommodations were spectacular, from the cozy spot in Chefchaouen to the lavish Dar Roumana in Fes and Riad Bellamane in Marrakech. The rooms and service at each location were above and beyond our expectations.

Our favorite spot was Chechchaouen, were we hiked to the Spanish mosque at sunrise, returned to our hotel for a lovely breakfast, and then toured the city. Hassan provided us with a guide at the last minute, Youssef, and Youssef was a local who spent 2 hours with us touring the medina and explaining everything about the gorgeous blue city.

Our stop at Volubilis was an unexpected delight as well--we spent an hour walking through the well preserved ruins of an ancient Roman city with no other tourists around. A lunch of delicious couscous on an outside terrace at a hillside restaurant in Moulay Idriss completed this stop en route to Fes.

In Fes, we had a delicious meal at Dar Roumana and a full day tour where we saw all of the key sights. Finishing the day at a Hammam, followed by a delicious dinner at Maison Blanche/MB and a drink at the gorgeous rooftop of Hotel Sahrai completed our visit to Fes.

The long ride to Marrakech was a bit more than we expected, but the scenery was interesting and we made it a beautiful Riad and went off exploring the medina--much more commercial and crowded but still interesting. The restaurants and cafe scene is much more active in Marrakech, but it remained our least favorite spot due to the crowds and overall tourist feel and carnival aspect of the famous Djema el Fna square. The YSL museum was a highlight, and we went first thing in the morning and beat the crowds and enjoyed seeing his designs and info on his incredibly creative life.

I highly recommend booking with Yassine if you want a completely no-hassle trip with all details taken care of, as well as the flexibility of a private service at the highest level.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your time in writing such a constructive review, your feedback is invaluable to the work we do! We truly enjoyed having you travel with us and we're so glad that you had a great time in Morocco! Hassan is indeed a great employee and we are so appreciative to have him within our team. I totally agree with you about Dar Roumana and Riad Bellamane, they're actually one of my favorite riads and I usually recommend them to my travelers. You had a great tip of arriving in the... read more

Thank you so much for your time in writing such a constructive review, your feedback is invaluable to the work we do! We truly enjoyed having you travel with us and we're so glad that you had a great time in Morocco! Hassan is indeed a great employee and we are so appreciative to have him within our team. I totally agree with you about Dar Roumana and Riad Bellamane, they're actually one of my favorite riads and I usually recommend them to my travelers. You had a great tip of arriving in the YSL museum early before the crowds. I'm glad you were able to experience the gardens without having to shuffle through people. Thank you again for traveling with us and we just can't wait to see you again and show you other parts of the country.