My daughter and I just returned home after visiting Morocco.
From the moment we met Hamid after arriving by ferry from Spain, our perceptions of Morocco were changed forever. After stowing our bags, we immediately set out for Chefchaouen. As we drove we chatted with Hamid and established a bond with him that became stronger each day.
Hamid was wonderful.
We had originally requested Namir as a driver, as we had read great reports on him on the web site. However, he had some automobile trouble and could not accomodate us. So Hamid took his place. He is a warm, careing man. He was always on time, very accomodating, funny, quick to ask us if we wanted to stop for whatever we wanted to see, Camels in a field, rugs on the side of the road, beautiful views for photos.
Hamid guided us when it came to tipping, where to buy certain items,suggested a spa (Hamam) for a fabulous massage, chose some fun out of the way places to eat, he was there and available for us all the time. He made our time in Morocco SO enjoyable.
We loved Achmed and Racheid for their knowledge of the citys we visited, the cooking class in Meknes was awesome!!
Morocco, the country, took us by surprise. All of our preconceived ideas flew out the window. it is a wonderful, mostly prosperous country. Beautiful in so many ways! Lush and green in the interior, with hundreds of miles that look like Tuscany. And as abundant with crops from Apples to Watermelons. Miles of mountains and plateaus, as well as charming sea side towns. Best of all, unlike many Muslem countries, there are no rules when it comes to “proper” dress. Hamid quickly told us that Morocco is a free country and anything goes. We chose to wear tee shirts with capri pants and were perfectly at ease with this choice. We were treated courteously wherever we went and did not stand out from the crowd. In Morocco it is indeed a FREE country.
We fell in love with the people and their hospitality.good
Lori, everything you planned for us was done without a hitch.(see ps at the bottom of this note). Thank you SO MUCH for recommending the Riads, they were absolutely wonderful, and a great way to go. We will definitely use Experience It! again to take the Sahara trip in a few years with my Grandson.
Thank you EVERYONE!
Demmi & Sherri