Amazing 13-day Trip to Morocco! - Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2020
My wife and I booked a private 13-day Chefchaouen to Sahara and Beyond trip with Wanderlust. We had the excellent fortune of being assigned Said Attioui as our driver. Said went up and beyond to make our trip an incredible experience. He was knowledgable about every location we visited and made our two weeks in Morocco seamlessly comfortable. Even though it wasn't on the itinerary, Said made time to help us find and visit the grave of my great grandmother in Casablanca.
Seriously, request Said if you can. You wont regret it!
Over 13 days, we visited Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and Marrakech. Trip highlights included hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, staying in a tented camp in the Sahara desert, being guided to incredible handcrafted goods in the medinas of Fes and Marrakech, and having tea with Said's family in Erfoud. We were able to see and learn so much but never felt rushed or pressed for time.
While planning the trip, we worked with Megan who used our preferences re must-see sites, trip pacing and budget to create our ideal vacation. We were especially happy with (1) Megan's hotel picks for us and (2) the fact that she was able to put together our vacation in such a short period of time (I think we first contacted her 3 weeks before our departure date). We also had wonderful experiences with the site-specific guides we met for day tours in Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Toudgha Gorge, the Ourika Valley, and Marrakech.
Many thanks to the Wanderlust team (and especially Said) for enabling us to have such a wonderful experience!