For me, a highlight was the ATV riding in the desert and the camel ride at sunset. It was magical. I also loved Marrakech and Essaouria. In fact, every day was a highlight. There were many surprises that were fantastic such as seeing fields of mustard plants that were beautiful, stopping at a roadside shop with tons of tagines on the side of the road, and running into shepherds and sheep and goats on the way to Erfoud. The cooking lesson was also a highlight. This trip exceeded my expectations. It was wonderful. My daughter and grandaughter plan to go to Morocco next year after what I told them about our trip.
I think that everyday was great and I can’t think of anything I would leave out in the future. We probably missed some things that would have been great but we only had 12 days!
I felt totally comfortable at all times with Abdul [our driver] at the wheel. He was an extremely careful driver and knew how to navigate traffic in the city as well as drive quickly, but carefully, on the highways. He was also so very pleasant. We couldn’t have had a better driver.
Maison Arabe was my favorite accommodation on the trip. They upgraded us to a deluxe suite on the top floor. The balcony on this room was awesome and we spent alot of time there, along with our friends at the end of each day. The riad was colorful, artistic, comfortable and inviting. The breakfast was very good. All of the accommodations were great.
Ali Alami, our guide, was the best part of our trip. Ali was entertaining, warm, knowledgeable, and just a good person. He absolutely made our trip the trip that it was. I cannot imagine seeing Morocco without Ali. Ali went out of his way to make sure all of our experiences were wonderful. He knows everyone (it seems like anyway) in Morocco and all of the little extras we received everyday occurred because of this. For example, he knew the caligrapher at one site and he wrote all of our names individually as gifts. Ali steered us to good restaurants for dinner and he always took us to places for lunch that we fabulous. Ali is awesome!!!!!
(May of 2018)