We arrived home yesterday from Amsterdam, where we spent two days after leaving Morocco. The trip was absolutely fabulous! We are still in high spirits from all of the fun we had.
Some highlights from the trip are:
The camels! I especially loved seeing them, and the ride to and from the desert. That whole experience was definitely the best part of the trip for me. Spending the night in the tent (far more luxurious than I had expected) was great fun, I was so excited I hardly slept.
Another highlight was Volubilis and the Roman ruins. Steve enjoyed all of the photo opportunities there.
We both loved Essaouira and are very glad we were able to spend the night there so we could have more time exploring. Our riad there had a wonderful view of the ocean.
Fes and the old city were very exciting also, it was a very cultural experience to see the craftsmen and experience the liveliness of the market.
While we enjoyed Marrakech, it was hot and more touristy than other places (and the motor scooters were intrusive), so it was not as high on our list. The riad there was wonderful, and we did enjoy seeing the souk and the gardens.
All of the accommodations were top quality, and the food was excellent. We did not have a bad meal at any time.
Rostom was great, very professional yet personable, and he made sure we were well taken care of at each place. He always had a smile on his face when he greeted us each day, and he was willing to do whatever we asked (stop for a photo, find a bathroom and water, etc.).
As far as the company’s service, we could not have asked for more. You were willing to work with us in every way possible when we had the flight cancellations due to the volcanic ash, and you adjusted the schedule and accommodations to fit the new plan. We are especially grateful that all of this was done without penalty to us. All of our contact with you and your company was very positive right from the start. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone interested in seeing Morocco.
Steve took lots of photos and we will be happy to send some to you in the near future. Would you like them sent by e-mail, or would you prefer actual photographs?
The one unusual thing that we experienced, unexpectedly, was that it rained a little the night we were in the desert! That is a fun story to share with our friends and family.
Thank you very much for all that you and your office did to make our trip flow smoothly. We are celebrating our 45th anniversary this June, and the trip to Morocco was part of that celebration. We have so many wonderful memories of the places and people, and we are pleased that we chose your company for the trip. We would be happy to correspond with any prospective clients who may have questions, just let us know.
Steve and Sue – April 2010