Our Deluxe Luxury Morocco Tour (14 nights/ 15 Days) with Experience it Tours was truly Splendid – an absolute delight and most enjoyable in ALL regards. Top notch accommodations in Suites (Our favorites were the magnificent Riad Fes, La Maison Arabe in Marrakech, the Palais Masandoia in Erfoud, and of course the Tent in the Desert Luxury Camp). A Tent? Yes. Can you imagine riding a camel into the desert and finally reaching the Desert Luxury Camp where your Tent includes a King Size bed, Air Conditioning, Full Shower and a real porcelain toilet and not some hole in the ground? A swimming pool, restaurant in a dedicated tent coupled with Berber Music and dancing around a campfire under the stars? It was not a mirage but one of the many incredible Fun Days we experienced that left us with indelible impressions, experiences and such fond memories.
Our trip included all the “must Experiences and Sights” and then some, highlights including: The Hasan II Mosque & Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca, Kasbah des Oudayas, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hasan Tower, & Chellah in Rabat, the fabulous ”blue city” of Chefchaouen, Roman ruins of Volubilis, Sultan Moulay Ismail’s Royal Granary & Stables (for 12,000 horses!) in Meknes, Fes with its souks, wonders and a fun Café Clock Cooking Class, Barbary Macaques en-Route to the South, the Rissani Souk, the entire Desert Luxury Camp Experience riding docile Camels getting you there, the Todra Gorges, the Moroccan version of “Hollywood” in Ouarzazate, the incredible Ait Benhaddou which lent authenticity to so many scenes in movie blockbusters (and some forgettable films), Marrakech with the incredible Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Jardin Majorelle and of course, Snake Charmers in Jemaa el-Fna, as well as Goats in Trees (!) en-Route to Essaouira with its Skala and memorable Harbor Scenes.
And a professional driver “par excellence”, the superb Rachid who took care of us as if we were his own children. The local guides added insight and understanding to the sights along the way, allowing the wife and me to photograph to our hearts content, relaxed & never rushed (We are on vacation!). Towering above them all was Mohammed in Marrakech, just an incredible wealth of fascinating history and trivia which he delivered with such enthusiasm and patience. And the food delicious. Don’t miss the Djaj M’Hammer (Roasted Cockerel w three Spiced Sauce) at the Riad Fes, the Chicken Bastilla at la Maison Arabe, and the food at La Mamounia or the Royal Mansour in Marrakech. Our dinners at the Desert Luxury Camp and Palais Masandoia – just delightful given that they are off the beaten track. We were also most pleasantly surprised at the very good quality of the Moroccan Chardonnays we ordered with our meals.
The “home office” from Bethany in Morocco to Vienna here in the U.S. is so friendly, most helpful, honest and certainly attentive to detail. Would the wife and I use Experience it Tours again? Absolutely with a Resounding Yes! Thanks so much to everyone for such a wonderful, wonderful trip!
Albert & Nancy.
October of 2019