Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2019

Traveler: Nadia G. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

My husband and I had a phenomenal trip in Morocco organised by Yassine and the Team from MOBT, and I would be delighted to recommend them to anyone looking to travel to Morocco for the first time.

Booking Experience:
One of the great benefits of working with a locally based travel specialist is that you receive reliable guidance and recommendations for a country you may not be familiar with. In planning the trip Yassine thoughtfully made me aware of several logistical considerations, for example regarding realistic travel times, and also recommended some less well-known regions and destinations to visit. He helped us tailor an itinerary that catered for our interests and maximised our short 7 days in the country.

Yassine was highly professional, always responsive, and knowledgeable. The information provided before the trip was detailed and gave us some great preparation tips.

For anyone traveling from Australia, I can also confirm that coordinating information with Yassine was significantly easier and faster than with a local agent. In addition, he was happy provide us with all the required info for Smart Traveller.

In Country Experience:
We couldn’t be happier and more grateful for the warm welcome and support we received from the MOBT team.

The highlight of any trip is the people you meet along the way, and we truly cherished the opportunity to get to know our driver Ismail. Apart from being a very thoughtful, kind, and warm person – he’s also one heck of a competent driver. It was so sad to say goodbye and we wished we got to have more conversations with Ismail. He was so patient with our questions and taught us both a lot about Morocco.

All the guides we encountered were professional and knowledgeable. Of particular value was their savvy planning of our days in Marrakesh and Fes, since they were able to predict which places would be crowded, so we were always at the right place at the right time, avoiding all the cues.

We were also grateful that Hassan joined us on one of the days, it was a pleasure to meet him, and we really appreciated that MOBT team members checked in with us regularly during the trip.

Finally, the accommodation selected by MOBT could not have been better. Every hotel/riad was comfortable, beautiful, had incredible service, and was easy to find in the medina.

Travelling to Morocco:
If you’ve not been to Morocco before, do not hesitate to plan your visit. I would recommend researching and preparing well, understanding a little about the culture beforehand, and you will have a brilliant trip.

Whatever your interest, you will find something that you will enjoy and find beauty in. For me, as an avid reader and history buff, Morocco was a treasure trove of incredible sights and meaningful discoveries. It was really a transformative experience, and we now understand a little more about the world than we did before – something that you should take away from every new place. It’s hard to name a highlight - the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish - but I think getting up early in the morning to listen to the call to prayer and watch the sunrise for the first time in Marrakesh was one of the most moving memories I have.

Thank you to Yassine, Hassan, of course Ismail, and everyone at MOBT for helping us have an amazing adventure. We will be returning to Morocco, there is so much more to explore!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Nadia,

Thank you for your detailed review. I am so happy to hear that your time in Morocco was so special to you and that you found the history, culture and travel experience so meaningful. I appreciate your insight about booking with us versus some other agents in Australia. I try my best to be responsive and honest, and I am glad that it worked so well for you.

We are so thankful to have such great staff and drivers, and Ismail is one of our best! He truly enjoys meeting people from... read more

Hello Nadia,

Thank you for your detailed review. I am so happy to hear that your time in Morocco was so special to you and that you found the history, culture and travel experience so meaningful. I appreciate your insight about booking with us versus some other agents in Australia. I try my best to be responsive and honest, and I am glad that it worked so well for you.

We are so thankful to have such great staff and drivers, and Ismail is one of our best! He truly enjoys meeting people from around the world, and it shows in his hospitality. Also, it is good to know that your guides were able to navigate you so well through the cities to make your visit more enjoyable. Hassan was also very glad to have met you both.

Again, I am so thankful for your thoughtful review and feedback about your trip. I’m glad to hear that you will be coming back to Morocco again, and hope that we can plan your second visit! Take care.

Warmest regards,
Yassine