Well, here we are back safe and sound from our adventures in Africa! It was quite the trip! I must thank you, once again, for a fantastic experience in Morocco. From the moment our driver, Hamid, picked us up at the airport until he delivered us back for our trip home, our time in Morocco was magical.
Joan and I were hard pressed to come up with a “favourite” since every experience was different from the other and unique in its own way. If I were pushed, I think the camel ride in the Sahara has to be at the top…it was absolutely surreal…we had perfect weather (as we did the entire time we were in Africa, including Morocco) and so riding the camel on the dunes to see the sunset was like being in a dream – as was lying on a blanket on a dune looking up at the millions of stars sparkling in the sky! And then having all those “servants” at our private tent looking after our every whim felt like something out of the Arabian nights stories I remember reading as a child!!! I am going to frame the picture of Joan and me on our camels (with me wearing my scarf “Berber style”) and hang it on my wall! I still can’t believe we were actually there!!!!!
All our accommodations in Morocco were outstanding! When we arrived at the hotel Le Doge, we couldn’t believe our eyes…only to be then overwhelmed with Riad Fes…talk about feeling like princesses in a palace! (Speaking of princes…Hamid’s timing was perfect in dropping us off with our guide Mohammed at the Palace of the Bahia so that we could bask in the company of Prince Albert, Prince of Monaco!!! What stories we have to tell our grandchildren!)
And each subsequent locale did not disappoint! We didn’t think anything could top Hotel le Doge, then came Riad Fes and then we came to the Riad Kniza! Joan and I were like kids in a candy store…couldn’t keep our mouths shut from the wonder of it all!
I want to thank you for assigning Hamid Zerheri as our driver. With his quiet, polite, and very kind manner, he endeared himself into our hearts almost immediately. I know it is because of Hamid that we had such a wonderful time! He is an outstanding ambassador for his country, and provided us with a wealth of information and enthralling stories. We appreciated his professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, and constant concern for our comfort and safety. He is a gem of an asset for your company and I hope that you let him know that at every opportunity.
There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience in Morocco. All the local guides we had, not only guided and educated us, but became our “friends” after only a few short hours. Having dealt with you both prior to our going, I expected a great deal from our tour. Joan and I were not disappointed…in fact our experiences exceeded our expectations. Morocco Tours/Experience It Tours is at the top of our list of travel companies now and you can rest assured all our friends and family already know how highly we value your services and we shall continue to sing your praises whenever the opportunity arises.
Once again thank you so much for an unforgettable sojourn in Morocco, where we truly did discover many, many, many hidden treasures!
Mary (Canada), March 2014