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Before settling in Marrakech, I lived in Czech, UK, France, Canada, and the United States. It wasn't easy in the beginning changing the lifestyle from the busy streets of high buildings of New York to the low rise earthy color homes in Marrakech. But now I love the slow pace of living and the warmer climate in Morocco.
I founded our tour operator because I wanted to show travelers the real Morocco. Our tours include the tourist highlights as well as off-the-beaten track experiences. As a mother myself, I particularly enjoy creating family and multi-generational trips, as well as honeymoons.
Our tours are best suited for those wanting to discover Morocco in depth.
Tailor-made travel itineraries for
Morocco, created by local experts
Our experience was amazing. Very well organized. During our stay there was a problem with a Riad , Insight guides solved the problem in a very professional way. My birthday dinner at Inara Camp was magic, unforgetable .
Ali our driver was exceptional. Funny, very polite, punctual, attentive, always available to help us and give us information about the places. The car was always clean
Trip to Morocco
Morocco is a wonderful place - I think everyone would benefit from its vibrancy, colour, history, food, people and the natural history of the beautiful land itself. We do not regret our trip to Morocco one iota. It's a photographer's paradise. Every day there is a new and rich landscape of colour and activity. My only regret is that we did not go there earlier in life.
This trip was well managed and well coordinated by Rough Guides. The accommodation was good, ranging from boutique riads to decent guest houses. In all cases the breakfasts (and sometimes dinners) served were excellent and more than adequate. The hosts /staff were always helpful, obliging and and ready to assist in any way.
Our drivers were also excellent. The main driver, Mohammed, who was with us for about 2/3 of the trip was an excellent guide, helpful in showing us interesting sites along the way and very knowledgeable of Morocco and its history, geography, customs. He was always obliging in showing us great photo/view spots and willing to stop at any point to allow us to get out and look around. he took us to panoramic views to see the sun rise and to see beautifully coloured Moroccan landscapes. There was no rush to get from oner point to another. Moreover, like the other drivers, he was excellent at his driving itself, taking sometimes precarious mountain roads with considerable expertise. We were sorry to see him go toward the end of the trip, although we were assigned to others that were very good for a few days each.
Guides provided at each stop were also very good. The guide in the Draa Valley provided an excellent and informative walk through groves and agricultural area - he was able to weave current practices and local history into his explanations. The guide in Imlil was very good as well, taking us over interesting, manageable mountain trails and through small villages that consisted of narrow pathways, not streets. He even arranged lunch at a local home were we were treated to a very interesting and excellent meal, served in traditional fashion, sitting on cushions in front of a low table. Again, there the food was excellent and, also (again) more than we could consume, even after more than a half day of moderately energetic trekking. Guides in the cities were also good, able to answer any questions and showing us (mostly) sites of relevance.
If there is one thing that we would like to avoid was the tendency of city guides to take us to places that showed craftsmen working, but also ended in shops, businesses that were selling in a fairly hard, direct, although friendly fashion. The pretence was to see how things were done, but the objective was to sell. By the time time we had got to Marrekesh (our third major urban stop) we had seen enough rug places, wood trinket places, weaving places and metal and pottery places to last us the rest of our lives. There is only so much we wanted and, I think, much to our Marrekesh guide's chagrin, we steadfastly refused to go into any more merchants. We just got tired of being proffered stuff we didn't want/had no use for over and over.
All in all a great trip. I'd recommend it to anyone. Rough Guides treated us professionally and very well. We will certainly enlist their services on future travel to more exotic places.
We stumbled across Rough Guide while searching for a company that can organize a private tour in Morocco with a short notice. And we found a Gam!
They worked with us on our expectations, interest, hotel level and recommended activities and experiences and it all went without a hitch!
Yana, Jana, Hassan (our driver) and the local guides made this trip unforgettable!
We are already looking to organize our next trip with them!