I cannot begin to thank you and Experience It Tours for an amazing adventure to Morocco. This country has been on my bucket list for a number of years and it was everything I imagined and much, much more. I believe we picked a perfect time of the year to be in Morocco as I am not sure even as a Floridian that I would have liked summer heat there. Our driver Jamal was delightful, knowledgeable, courteous, and saw to our every want and need. His love of his country was infectious and we were able to learn so much about the Muslim beliefs and customs from him. What a generous caring people we found Muslims to be. I saw in action their belief of helping those less fortunate on many, many occasions during our journey.
The Riad Kalaa the first night in Rabat was amazing and their food outstanding as well. Jamal also took us to Chella Gardens and site which was so nice at the end of the day to not only see this site but the ruins dating back to the Phoenicians and of course the many beautiful Wood Storks. The location of the Riad also allowed us to wonder a bit in the Medina before our dinner.
I have visited Italy many times and know Roman ruins but Volubilis was such a treat and an easy site to visualize the whole community as it must have been in the 3rd century. Our guide there was also a wealth of information and so enjoyable.
The food in Morocco was all so over the top tasty. I thought Florida had great oranges but they do not hold a candle to the Moroccan oranges we had. The use of spices was a treat as well. Orange slices with cinnamon will be a new favorite at my dinner table. Tangines were gastronomic marvel. One we had a lovely home in Fez (Restaurant Dar Hatim) that Jamal recommended. It was lamb and artichokes and was scrumptious. The Moroccans are inventive with their salad starters including, lentils, carrots, olives, eggplant, fava beans, and one night a tomato jelly.
Thank you again and I will make sure to recommend your company as often as possible.
(March of 2014)