Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2018

Traveler: Keira N. - Local specialist: Larbi Anzal

Overall trip was great, got to see a lot of the countryside and beautiful landscapes. From a logistics point of view would probably recommend to others to not do such a tightly packed schedule and enjoy more time in some of the bigger towns. Driver was safe and efficient, good English, initially not as interactive but soon warmed up to conversation. Unfortunately the day tour guides left a bit to be desired. The fes guide whilst kind, too much taking to cooperatives and shops, would prefer more historic information and sight seeing. The Marrakech guide was lovely as well, more historic information which is nice, but once again too many cooperative stops. The mountain guide unfortunately was very odd, barely spoke to us for the entire day and did not have much information about local species of plants and animals, needed more persona. Larbi was great at listening to our needs and helping us arrange optional activities and transport so thank you for that. Accomodation was good throughout the stay, clean and comfortable. Ideally not all dinners would be included in future as we did could not finish the meal and it was a waste of food as well as money. Overall good experience, thank you Kim Kim!

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Larbi Anzal, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Keira. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your trip. With the number of days that you had and the places you wished to see, yes, of course, the tour had to be at a pace. In all places it wot be good to linger longer, I understand. The driver is always an important part of a tour and it is excellent that he was both safe as well as helpful; it is always good to ask questions and to encourage, as you did, and then a strong rapport can allow for much information to be gained (as you... read more

Hello Keira. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your trip. With the number of days that you had and the places you wished to see, yes, of course, the tour had to be at a pace. In all places it wot be good to linger longer, I understand. The driver is always an important part of a tour and it is excellent that he was both safe as well as helpful; it is always good to ask questions and to encourage, as you did, and then a strong rapport can allow for much information to be gained (as you gained). Guides too play their significant role as well. It is great that your Marrakech Guide was good but I do know that sometimes there is a leaning towards shops that is not what some travelers want. I will take this point on board and certainly look into who was your Fes Guide and discuss future approaches to our travelers if he wishes to work for Anzal Tours. I know the Mountain Guide well and know him to be caring and courteous as well as safety conscious; I see him quite often. But I will meet him and discuss his duties more fully to him and train him further into what can be discussed with out travelers. Great to know that the accommodations were good. I am pleased my own on-tour service/contact/availability to you was helpful. I am very pleased that you liked the Kimkim service - they have many other country specialist around the globe, maybe you can check in again to see where next with Kimkim!