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    Really good organization!! Thanks to Mohamed, our tour in Morocco has been unforgettable! He’ve been in touch with us since the beginning, asking if everything was OK. Thanks also to Hassan, a perfect and professional driver, who helped us in the timing of the trip, in order to be in the right place at the right time!
    The tour was well organized and the all the riad corresponded to our need and request! What we really recommend is to spend time in the desert, in a perfect and magic atmosphere. with www.Morocco-Culture-Tours.com
    Hoping that even people from other country (not only UK and South America) could get in touch with you!

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  • Marrakech
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    a wonderful city with a wide variety if attractions and activities to offer. The shopping has nothing to fault and as a female traveller, I feel fairly safe even when by myself. there are a range of affordable tours on offer out of the city as well and the tour guides are nothing but friendly.

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  • MarrakechPro 2014
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    Exotic smells, sounds, and visual chaos. All kept within steps of Westernized luxury. You have to applaud this city for retaining its cultural identity despite the massive influx of tourists. Marrakech is Moroccan and thoroughly enjoyable. A rare mix that allows you to feel very safe and comfortable while retaining a sense of adventure. A must see for any travel addict. Don't let the reputation for mass tourism keep you away.

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    Marrakech ticks all the exotic boxes you could think of - snake charmers, pugilists, acrobats, soothsayers, belly dancers, veiled women and hooded men all intermingling in the labyrinth back-alleyways of an ancient walled city punctuated with minarets and parapets. The Arab world and Africa had a baby and the result is (as the case is with bicultural offspring) a beautifully exotic wonder equally capable of navigating both worlds and very open to other such possibilities.

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  • Marrakech

    The first time I came to Marrakech, I thought I'd arrived in Santa Fe--the adobe buildings, the mountains in the background, the artsy vibe, the rich tourists... Some of these things are a drawback (the crush of tourists is one), but the setting is splendid, and, on a practical note, there are some beautiful crafts to buy. For pure atmosphere, I prefer Fez, but Marrakech is markedly different, and sets you right there on the edge of far more dramatic territory farther south. And it's worth a visit just for the Djemma al-Fna. One *huge* drawback that Unesco should really try to fix with all its funding: the medina is plagued with dudes on motorbikes--it's impossible to walk in peace, and the noise they make is obnoxious. Marrakech is beautiful, but it's best appreciated from a rooftop, for some peace and quiet.

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    Marrakech is an interesting city, so close to Europe and yet so different in many ways. The contrast is particularly evident in the Medina, the old walled city, where motorbikes, donkeys and carts, and cars jostle for right of way on the narrow streets.

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    The best way to explore Marrakech and it's region is by talking a guided tour with http://www.itourmorocco.com .The tours are flexible, lead by experienced local guides and geared to the people taking the tour and a lot more fun!!!

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  • Marrakech

    Take a desert excursion from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi sand dunes for an experience to remember, you will have a short but full impression of this area of Morocco with its Mountains, Gorges, Valleys, Kasbahs, Rivers, Oases, and Sand Dunes. Not to mention the splendour of the night sky, the Sunset, the Sunrise and the hospitality of the people in the South area and the high light of the trip which a camel trek and a night sleep under the stars in a desert camp... please for Morocco tours and desert trips don't hesitate to Contact us : info@bestofmoroccoexperience.com

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    Great surprise, this is the best city of Morroco. Marrakesh is beautiful. Full of five star hotels, good restaurants, good airport and nice people. Make sure you stay at least 3 nights here.

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    beautiful medina, Djemaa El Fna is realy intresting and colorful, you can eat realy good there but on weekends the prices go up when the groups from Agadir are in town

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    morocco camel trekking,marrakech desert tours ,tours and excursions from marrakech,travel in morocco

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  • Marrakech

    Marrakech is one of the most beautiful cities in afica, Lot of dynasty’s governed morocco use it as capital, the result of this is a various and multiple concentration of historical monuments,
    The most is to be on a flat / apartment, the advantage are: it cost cheaper per person, privacy with the possibility to bring guest,

    Here one link to a very nice apart I than use to rent :
    http://marrakech-promotions.com/product_info.php?language=en&cPath=22&products_id=260#.UZD81qIZHko
    Very near of places to have fun (bars, club’s, discotheque, coffees , aquapark and pool’s, …

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  • Marrakech

    Without a doubt, Morocco is a country with great charm, the land of the setting sun charms you, an unforgettable experience that will not leave you indifferent...
    We organize unique, original, cultural and exotic travels around Morocco, with us, Sahara Expedition 4 X 4, you will discover the charms of this so magical country, fall in love with his people and you will know what the conventional tourist does not perceive.
    We will be beside you for everything that you need, we customize your trip if you wish, our priority is to make the trip to suit you.
    Our travel aims to make all those travelling with us, enjoy the most of the surroundings, landscapes, people and its gastronomy. For all this we choose in Morocco always different routes to the classics and of difficulty suitable for all levels
    We have a variety of accommodations available. You will be hosted in place that go further to suit you, depending on your budget and your needs, so can stay you in 3, 4, or 5 star hotels or in marvelous Ryads.
    We invite you to discover the beauty and charm of Morocco with us.
    http://sahara-expedition-4x4.com

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  • Marrakech

    It is one of the few cities I would visit again. From the moment stepping outside of the airport was a big adventure and exotic.

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    Marrakech is constantly changing from day to night, everyone is always on the move and making deals. The medina is never dull, the smells, colors, sounds and entertainers are endless. Don't be afraid to get lost, somehow you always end up back at the main square. Bargaining is apart of the experience, after some time, you might start to feel like you're not getting scammed. Marrakech is also a great depature city for excursions to Ourika Valley, the desert and beach towns to the west.

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  • Marrakech

    This is exactly my kind of city--just enough of the "old world" with a few modern conveniences to make you feel at home. As an American, there were few of my fellow countrymen there, though it was easy to spot the European tourists. If you speak English the locals often assume you are English/British. Fabulous food--plenty of OJ, oranges, mint tea and tajine. Beware the calls to prayer that can interrupt the light sleeper. If you aren't used to chaotic market situations it could also feel overwhelming.

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  • Marrakech

    Magical place like stepping into a Harrison Ford movie sights sounds smells unforgettable.Only downside was in some parts and in some restaurants the people were unfriendly and out to get your money by fair means or foul so you need to be wary. We soon wised up and had a wonderful time.

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  • Marrakech

    The four of us (two boys aged 3 and six) and my husband and I landed in Fez, not knowing what to expect from our first trip to Morocco. We enjoyed staying in the Medina and taking in the sights and flavors and smells of the busy tourist area in the city, but the highlight was without a doubt Morocco-Desert-Safari.com.
    Our driver picked us up from our Riad in a large, clean, comfortable car and made sure to stop at all the highlights along the way, like a monkey forest, and the Switzerland of Moroco to make the time pass faster for us and the kids. He was very knowledgeable and kind.
    Once we arrived in Merzouga, the magic began. It was beautiful, peaceful, and everything that we ate the entire visit was absolutely delicious. For our son's birthday, Yaichi Mohamed and his friends serenaded him with Berber music and a cake; he said it was his best birthday ever! We spent one night in tents in the Sahara. They drove us there (adreneline pumping ride!) off road through the desert - a beautiful experience for all of us. Again, the food and music and company were perfect.
    We couldn't have done it with out Mohamed and his team. They really gave us a trip to remember forever. And the price was really fair and moderate. Not a single complaint.

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  • Marrakech

    Good smell, really small and crowded alleys, friendly people speaking a language absolutely impossible to understand...

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  • MarrakechPro 2014
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    Many visitors to the so-called 'Ochre City' see only the imprint of hundreds of years of Moroccan history and culture. For me the really interesting story is the transformation of the place during the past three decades, which all began back in the earlier 1980s when influential Parisians such as Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé began flocking here in droves. Ever since the place has been like nectar for the stateless super-rich. Rather like the intriguing and beautiful internal courtyards which many of the riads around the old city contain, mostly hidden from view. Thirty years ago the only place of note to stay at was the Mamounia. Today Marrakech is bristling with small, boutique places to stay up to the luxury end of the scale, exemplified by the Royal Mansour (so jaw-droppingly expensive that if you need to ask the cost per night, you can't afford it). Routes launched by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet have ensured the place doesn't remain a playground exclusively for the wealthy and has correspondingly given rise to a broader range of affordable places to stay. The city remains a feast for the senses and your culinary tastebuds are sure to be rewarded amply too. Go now, for a hefty dose of Moroccan authenticity, before the place becomes a westerner's romanticised vision of what the city is about.

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Fancy a bite of sheep's head with your freshly squeezed Moroccan orange juice? Marrakech's central marketplace -- the Djemaa el Fna -- has been the meeting place for food vendors, snake charmers, Berber storytellers and travelers for hundreds of years. From the marketplace, windy streets and alleyways -- all pedestrianized, save for the odd donkey cart or motor scooter -- curl around the medina for miles, offering outdoor restaurants, hundreds of shops and Marrakech's answer to a hotel: the riad (a handful of beautifully tiled and painted rooms clustered around an interior courtyard, often with a pool). The call to prayer from the minaret of the statuesque Koutoubia Mosque adds to the allure of Marrakech's fascination. Visitors round out a day with a visit to a hammam (Turkish bath), the sumptuous Majorelle gardens or a stroll through the Jewish quarter. Marrakech is close enough to the fabled Atlas Mountains that adventurous souls often head into the mountains to explore stunning natural landscapes like the Ourika River Valley.

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