So, the highlights for us of our tour of Morocco were definitely Chefchaouen, Fez, and the desert (including Erg Chebbi and Erfoud). I’m including some photos here for you to see (I took 2,300 photos—I think that’s the sign of a good trip!).
We loved Youssef!!!! He was awesome! Youssef is such a perfect guide. His experience is tremendous and his enthusiasm for and knowledge of Morocco are immediately apparent. He gave us so much history of each of the sights we saw and always tailored our tours to our interests. We especially enjoyed his detour to the town of Telouet and the Glouwi castle there. Then, he took us on the road less traveled back to Marrakesh, through many, many kasbahs. It was glorious! Youssef is amazing.
Our service with Experience It was impeccable from before we arrived until we said goodbye. We would definitely recommend Experience It to all of our friends.
The constant bargaining and vendors trying to get us to buy their wares did wear on you after a while. And, we found the tipping confusing despite your explanation sheet. It seemed like we were tipping even when we probably shouldn’t have been. But, these were minor inconveniences for an otherwise lovely trip.
Probably our favorite moment was sharing F’tour with our desert guide, Ali, in the Sahara. It was a very memorable and tender moment. We LOVED Ali. Please keep him and make sure he gets lots of work. He is WONDERFUL!!!!! We enjoyed his descriptions of nomadic life in the black desert and his simple and easygoing personality. Sleeping under the stars was a highlight for all of us.
Many thanks again for the trip of a lifetime!!