Thank you for the follow up email and for coordinating such a wonderful trip. It was one of the best trips that we have ever taken. We had a great time experiencing the beautiful landscapes and visiting many of the extraordinary places in Morocco. Some of the highlights of our trip included staying at some of the best riads in the cities we visited. The riad in Marrakesh was particularly fabulous. Besides having all the amenities of any five-star hotel, we awoke to fresh roses and the wonderful smell of jasmine every morning. And, the staff there was particularly wonderful, catering to your every need in the most professional way. Even the owner stopped by during dinner to wish us a wonderful stay.
Some of the other highlights of the tour included wondering around the medina in Fes, which was like nothing we had ever experienced, with our fantastic guide. Traveling to the Sahara in the 4x4s was so much fun, only to be topped by traveling by camelback through the sand dunes with the Berber people. Finally, we thoroughly enjoyed the traditional bath and massage in a hammam in Marrakech – a truly unique experience for such a great price.
That being said, we all felt that our time in Morocco was truly enriched by our driver, Mounir, who proved to be an invaluable resource for the entire trip. The trip would not have been nearly as outstanding, informative or fun without Mounir. He really enhanced our overall trip, as we gave us unique insight to the everyday Moroccan culture. He spared no expense to make us happy, doing everything from getting us Magnum bars when one of the lunches we had left us hungry, buying us some spices so the locals would not charge us extra and taking us to the local supermarket to buy some tea for making mint tea at home. Also, his sense of humor kept us laughing throughout the trip. We would certainly recommend Mounir to anyone traveling to Morocco that is looking for a truly entertaining time.
Moreover, having our own driver in Morocco was vital to our trip. We felt like we got to see the entire country in a short period of time, without having any of the hassles of figuring out how to get from one place to another. It made the whole trip much more relaxing.
The only thing that we would have changed on our trip – and as a suggestion for future travelers like us – we would have skipped the night in the gorges. Given the temperature, it was too hot to hike the gorges, and there was not much to do at the hotel or nearby. Also, we are not really outdoorsy people and wish we would have spent the extra day in Marrakesh.
Otherwise, we had an excellent vacation and would certainly recommend Experience It Tours to anyone looking to experience Morocco. We are still looking through the many pictures we took and will send some along soon.