Booking: Excellent. EIT credited us with most of our unused costs from our tour the previous year when we had to return home early due to a death in our family. This was incredibly generous and made a completion of our itinerary economically viable. The support notes provided were most helpful when travelling in a country as culturally different from Australia as is Morocco.
Transport and Driver: Excellent. We were pleased that we had requested Rachid to again be our driver. He was thoroughly reliable, friendly, provided good advice and was skilful in driving the challenging roads of Morocco. Rachid kept his vehicle neat and tidy. It was modern, spacious, air-conditioned and even had Wi-Fi available for our use.
Meals; Fair. Most of our meals were in our accommodation which resulted in a lack of choice for our evening meals at some venues and and a lack of variety overall. Sometimes there was no choice at all, just a set meal. This may have been to accommodate EIT’s need to provide our re-started tour at such an economic price or because we were travelling at the end of the tourist season? Generally, breakfasts were far better than the evening meals. All of the food provided was made with lovely, fresh, locally grown ingredients
Accommodation: Hotel Maamoura in Casablanca, Fair. Staff Complacent.
Dar Fes Medina in Fes, Fair with interesting décor. Staff Excellent
Kasbah Tizimi in Erfoud, Good. Staff Good.
Berber Tent in Sahara Desert, as expected (we slept under the stars!). Staff Excellent.
Xaluca Dades in Boulemane, Excellent. Staff Good
Riad Yasmine in Marrakech, Good. Staff Excellent
Riad Mimouna in Essaouira, Excellent. Staff Fair
We found Morocco a fascinating country with its blend of Moslem, Arabic and French culture living under a King whose royal line stretches back over 1000 years. The living history of cities like Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech, with their souks and town squares, contrasted with the desert dunes, dramatic Atlas Mountains and the fertile coastal strip.
In summary, we loved our Moroccan adventure and thought that Experience It Tours provided very good value for money.
Milt & Cherry