Marrakech to Tanger. A very special journey.
Morocco | Sep 20 - Sep 28, 2022

Sean
Sean C.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

We first planned to go to Morocco in 1998 ..... it's taken a while but we've just finished an amazing trip. Starting in Marrakech, over the High Atlas to Boumalne Dades, the desert of Erg Chebbi, across the middle atlas to Fes, the beautiful Blue City of Chefchaouen and flying out of Tanger.

All this time we were in the very capable hands of Samir who’s genuine passion for his country and Berber culture was an unexpected bonus to the trip. It was a pleasure to meet him and be able to learn... read more

We first planned to go to Morocco in 1998 ..... it's taken a while but we've just finished an amazing trip. Starting in Marrakech, over the High Atlas to Boumalne Dades, the desert of Erg Chebbi, across the middle atlas to Fes, the beautiful Blue City of Chefchaouen and flying out of Tanger.

All this time we were in the very capable hands of Samir who’s genuine passion for his country and Berber culture was an unexpected bonus to the trip. It was a pleasure to meet him and be able to learn just a little about Morocco and it’s people. I am a nervous traveller yet he managed to make the long drives a relaxing delight with his safe and assured driving.

We had a great experience. High lights would be exploring the desert and wondering the streets of Chefchaouen at sunset. If we had a little more time I would have loved to explore the high Atlas Mountains and see more of the wilderness of Morocco. Maybe next time. Tips for Marrakech and Fes medinas with guides. Do a little homework first so you know exatcly what you want to see, eat and buy. It does feel that the guides ( more so
In Fes ) are really just on a tour of things to buy ( with a commission ) so it's worth knowing what you really want to do and being firm , but sincere about it with the guides. The medinas are somewhere to get lost in but somethings that's half the fun.

Altogether a wonderful albeit 24 years late and a big thank you to Samir.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

We absolutely lives the Riads in Marrakech and Fes but the design is very insular (as it was designed to be ). It was literally a breath of fresh air to stay in the beautifully designed Dar Jasmine. Breathtaking views of Chefchaouen, amazing service and a good work out with all those stairs.

Authenticity & Character
While not historical. It captures the mood perfectly and also has all the trimmings of a 5 star hotel.
Location
Sunset and Sunrise Views
Staff
Friendly, polite and helpful. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

To escape into the desert. The solitude and serenity. The two unexpected takeaways from the desert. The absolute silence when the wind isn’t blowing and how cold the sand feels in the mornings.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Unbeatable. Love the fact that you need a 4X4 to get here.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

My first experience of Morocco. I had wanted to see the courtyard Riad Architecture since I can remember. I was not disappointed. Exquisite detailing and finishes and so comfortable.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne

Quirky hotel in a slight time warp. Glorious terrace for sunset

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Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Hi Sean,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with such an awesome feedback, it really makes our day.

We are glad to hear that we catered to your wishes and you had a unique and lifetime experience with Original Travels. All the members of our staff always strive much hard to go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of our guests and make sure they have memorable moments in our gorgeous country. Great reviews such yours motivate us to keep the amazing work and provide our... read more

Hi Sean,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with such an awesome feedback, it really makes our day.

We are glad to hear that we catered to your wishes and you had a unique and lifetime experience with Original Travels. All the members of our staff always strive much hard to go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of our guests and make sure they have memorable moments in our gorgeous country. Great reviews such yours motivate us to keep the amazing work and provide our guests with high quality services.

Thank you again and looking forward to crafting together another wonderful journey for you in the future.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed