Amazing trip to Morocco
May 10 - May 17, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Morocco despite the late planning /organizing- The local specialists, Ali and Said were extremely helpful and assited us in tailoring our trip to fit all our needs. Upon arrival at Casablanca, we were received by the local driver, Ayoob who was outstanding. He was attentive, super helpful and knowledgeable. He made the long distance driving trip very enjoyable and relaxing. The highlight of our experience was the Merzouga luxury camp being managed by Hamid and team. Hamid is excellent and his team (Mohammed, Ibrahim and others) make sure guests have a memorable experience in the desert. Overall we had a memorable trip and would highly recommend this team to our friends and family.
The hotel is a beautiful, renovated riad right in the Medina. It has only a few rooms and well maintained. During our stay, it seemed to be less crowded. The spa experience was great- the staff were helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a relaxed stay, this is a nice place. If you need a vibrant, happening place, you should choose to stay elsewhere.
We only stayed briefly at this hotel. The stay was pleasant. We arrived late at night and the staff were kind to accomodate our needs with a fabulous dinner sent to our room. The food was delicious and we could see that there was a lot of care put into it. The front desk staff were nice and friendly as well.
Our stay at Merzouga camp was the highlight of our Morocca experience. Special thanks to Hamid, manager and Mohamed, Ibrahim and other staff for creating such an awesome experience for the visitors and making us feel at home. There was a sandstorm (apparently an extremely unlikely event) the night that we arrived and we were thrilled and excited to hear the wind howling outside the tent which was an unforgettable experience. The staff went special lengths to provide everyone a sumptuous delicious dinner despite the unpredictable weather. The next day, the winds calmed down and it was very beautiful. We enjoyed visiting the sand dunes and had a memorable camel ride to watch the sunset. It was a surreal experience of a lifetime! We had a delicous dinner, listened to the local music and danced with the staff and guests. The night sky is truly an astronomer's delight !
Lovely hotel in the heart of the medina. The hotel is updated, and the rooms are quite spacious. The courtyard restaurant is beautiful and we enjoyed the delicous dinner and breakfast. The hotel is a happening place and vibrant. We enjoyed our brief stay here.
The guide was excellent and she did a great job with the tour.
We were picked up at Casablanca airport soon after arrival and the sightseeing tours were all excellent. Ayoob was super helpful, knowledgeable and a competent driver.
We enjoyed the roman ruins of volubilis very much. Worth the experience.
We had a good time touring the Fes Medina. Being a Friday, some shops were closed. The guide, Azdeen gave us a good overview of the tanneries, old school and attarine madarasa. He also took us to the ceramic shop, tanneries and other shops in the medina. At times we felt that the guide was taking us to places such as leather shops where we were forced to buy things and getting a bit upset as we showed no interest in buying things as we were mainly touring for the experience. At the ceramic shop, the prices are super expensive and we felt like we got cheated for the few pieces that we bought here We probably paid 3 xtimes, but we thought the money could be used as a donation for the artisans who work there. This is a tip to the future travelers, tour this place, but avoid buying anything here. The folks also force you to look at fountains and big pieces that are super expensive and marked up for sure.
Overall amazing experience, Amina and her family were lovely. We had a delicious home made dinner and enjoyed spending time with her and famly. They were all very kind and made us feel welcome.
Memorable visit. However, long arduous drive on the windy road makes this hectic.
We had a memorable and amazing guided tour of Marrakesh with our guide, Hannan. Hannan is super nice, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She was a welcome contrast to our guide in Fes. Hannan gave us an excellent overview of the spice markets, the sights such as the koutouba mosque and the Bahia palace tour. She also went out of the way to find us a great lunch place after we finished out tour.
Our guide, Mohammed was courteous, knowledgeable and provided us with a great food tour experience.