The trip was terrific from start to finish. Majid did a great job and was very knowledgeable and entertaining, as well as solicitous, even to the point of going back to the fossil quarry to retrieve a jacket that I had left there.
The hotels were uniformly good, although as people who enjoy natural light and fresh air, we found a few of the riads a bit claustrophobic (but worth it). The riad in Fez was especially good. The hotel in Essaouira, which its porch overlooking the ocean, was the perfect way to wrap up the trip.
The fossil hunting was fun and rewarding. We also enjoyed Telouet (especially the fact that there was no one else there) and were glad that we requested that side trip. You should consider making it part of the regular tour, along with a recommendation to read “Lords of the Atlas.”
Your company did a good job providing pre-tour information and I especially appreciated the advice on tipping. When we had to postpone the trip due to the pandemic, you stayed in touch (but not in a nagging way) and we give you kudos for that as well.
In terms of a recommendation, we have already talked you up to several of our friends and made a special point that they should ask for Majid.
Many thanks and best,
(January of 2023)