Thank you one and all at Morocco Tours/Experience It! Tours for the holiday of a lifetime. Your company name says it all; we can truly say that with your help we really did “experience” Morocco. Our trip was not just about visiting and viewing – it was real involvement with the culture, people and magnificent scenery of a beautiful country.
This was our first trip to this region and our first experience of traveling with an internet based tour company. Our initial concerns around dealing with an internet company on the other side of the world from home town Sydney, were soon dispelled after a couple of calls and emails to Kit and Ruth. They had all the answers to our questions and were amazingly helpful and responsive – sending through information on every aspect of the trip and helping us plan exactly what we wanted. Even after we have locked in the bookings, Ruth proactively changed our hotel in Fes based on feedback on the current weather conditions and the heating in the rooms. Nothing was too much trouble.
Then the holiday itself – we have to say that our driver, Jamal, really made the trip so much more than a tour. From the moment we met at the airport we were made to feel like special guests. Nothing was too much trouble – Jamal made sure that we did not have a worry in the world. Not just driving us, but sharing his passion for his country and its people. As a local Berber, Jamal had so much knowledge to share and encouraged us to try things that we would never have imagined. Judith with a snake charmer’s snake around her neck on the road to Rabat; milking a cow with a Berber farmer and riding a donkey in Ait-Benhaddou; helping Berber shepherds water their goats by the road to Tinehir; and meeting Berber children in the mid Atlas mountains – there is so much to rave about.
And who can forget the amazing night under the stars in the Berber tents in the Erg Chebbi dunes, the amazing riads in Fes and Marrakech where we felt like royalty in our own palaces. Jamal even made the long driving days fun with lessons in Arabic words and the history of the country – and quizzes and challenges for us. By the end of the trip we felt like we had become real friends.
We would highly recommend Experience It tours to anyone seeking a really memorable Moroccan holiday. And, if Jamal is your driver, you’re are guaranteed an extra special experience.
Jeff & Judith (Australia), May 2013