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Reviews for Morocco vacation, tailor made

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review 23 May 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

So many things really. We really enjoyed the treks that we did with the local guides (who were great) and one of our best meals in Morroco was with the Berber family (terrific Tagine). The views from the Kasbah bab Ourika were stunning.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

In the Souks do be prepared to say no politely but assertively if you arenít interested in buying. It would be so easy otherwise to buy something out of politeness.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides while we were in the Atlas said that the employment created by the Kasbah was invaluable. It helped sustain local communities as young people were provided with jobs nearby rather than moving to the cities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We both really enjoyed every part of the trip and the guides in both Marrakesh and the Atlas really gave us an insight into Moroccan culture and traditions. We would thoroughly recommend the tour operator who organised the trip.

review 16 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sleeping in the Sahara. Scenery. The graciousness of the people.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Very comfortable walking shoes. Check out the plans for guided trips and don't get overbooked. Take time to rest. Layers are the way to go with dress. Nothing fancy.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I remain concerned about the use of bottled water. Wish there were a way to handle the issue. I remember on my 1968 trip to Mexico we had tablets to put in local water. Must not have worked since we now drink the bottled stuff. We bought at the cooperatives. We tried to tip wherever we could ...especially remembering the cleaners.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was excellent and well planned. We certainly got a taste of all there was to see. Loved the education of most guides. I have thought about writing the Princess or the Minister of Tourism to say that the people who work with tourists would get more money if it were possible to get smaller bills. I am happy to tip $1 or $2 or even $5 for the smallest of services but $10 and $20 make the tips add up too quickly.

review 22 May 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

the delight of being cared for by the agents

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

the mountain hotel was not in a village as you might think but at the end of a very hard track, therefore ther was no place to wander from its door

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

i hope so

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

excellent

review 14 Jul 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades...

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Consider including Fez - we did, and found the old city mesmerizing. The tour operator and their agents in Morocco were excellent - we'd definitely recommend using them. Consider the Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas instead of the more glamorous alternatives - it really gets you close to the local Berber culture without sacrificing comfort. In Marrakech, consider locally owned restaurants - we found a couple in the new town that offered superb fare and value.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Generally yes. Certainly so at Kasbah du Toubkal where the lodge was fully staffed by local people. They're also participating in a campaign to clean up the mountains (which is sorely needed). Perhaps slightly less so at Riad Assakina where the expatriate presence is strong and the recommendations for restaurants etc emphasized the typical tourist haunts rather than locally owned alternatives.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Morocco and its people exceeded our expectations.

review 12 Apr 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The fact that all the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good.

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