Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Fes, Rabat & Marrakech - 5 Days - Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2019

Traveler: March J. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

First, Yassine, It is a marvel to us how responsive, helpful and really personally concerned you seemed to be for the complete success of our trip. We are hard pressed to think of any better experience we’ve ever had with any service provider in travel. We are deeply grateful for your help kindness and friendship

Our guides were really superb, and an absolutely essential key to what was for us one of the trips of a lifetime.

Yousef really did make Marrakech accessible, immediate and “real” for us. His knowledge is vast, and he shared a great deal. His handling of our food tour made for one of the most memorable nights of the trip. He is skillful and friendly, (if sometimes a bit distracted or preoccupied).

Then Adile in Fes was truly a highlight of our entire trip. He is a quiet but profound master of information, history, context and at the same time an immediate and intimate part of the neighborhoods he showed to us. Thoughtful, deeply connected and funny. And he shared that intimacy with us with extreme and subtle generosity. We respect him very much.

The accommodations you found were absolutely first rate and the people around them extremely professional and helpful. Our drivers were friendly interesting and engaging.

It was an especially nice touch to have Yassine’s brother Hassan meet us in Fes with a welcome gift and careful advice about how to manage our extraordinary visit there.

If we have one piece of constructive feedback, it would be that you might have the guides spend a little time really trying to discern whether we want to be exposed to various merchant demonstrations. We understand that this is something probably most of your customers do want – and that it is probably also an important part of the economic viability of the business. However there were a couple of occasions on which we were presented with lengthy demonstrations in merchants that we had said we simply weren’t interested in only to sense that our decision not to make a purchase was significantly frustrating or disappointing to the merchant – and the guide. We understand that this is probably a difficult balancing act, and that your customers will sometimes surprise themselves by actually being interested in and making a purchase at one place or another. (As we did in buying a modest fountain in Fes). I think the key is to ensure that at the end of the transaction – whether the sale is made or not, we as the customers do not feel that we may have disappointed our guide or the merchants and perhaps changed the mood of the tour for a bit.

All in all, we could not be more happy with or grateful for your services. And we have already made what we believe will be a successful referral to you directly as soo all in all, we could not be more happy with our grateful for your services. And we have already made what we believe will be a successful referral to you directly Yassine.

Thank you again.
PS, would it be of any help to you to post the positive parts above to TripAdvisor?

Best Mark & Sheila Kenney

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mark and Sheila,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of your trip. It’s reviews like these that really help us grow and help others considering traveling to Morocco understand what their experience would be like. It makes me so happy that your experience with my team and I was so positive and that the memories of your trip will be something to cherish for the rest of your life.

As far as your guides, I will share your praise and constructive feedback with... read more

Hello Mark and Sheila,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of your trip. It’s reviews like these that really help us grow and help others considering traveling to Morocco understand what their experience would be like. It makes me so happy that your experience with my team and I was so positive and that the memories of your trip will be something to cherish for the rest of your life.

As far as your guides, I will share your praise and constructive feedback with them. It is always our intent to have a pressure-free experience for our travelers and we will make sure that there are no unintended expectations from our guides.

Thank you again for your comments, and for thinking so highly of us to share your feedback on other sites. I do hope that you can travel to Morocco again in the future, and I look forward to working with you then! Take care.

Warm regards,
Yassine