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- 98%Family Travelers
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Local Culture
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%Budget Travelers
- 60%History Buffs
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (52)
- MoroccoJan 10, 2014
I travelled with a girlfriend of mine for 9 days in Morocco, starting in Essaouira and ending in Tangier. While we wanted to mainly backpack on our own through the Country, we were very happy to have made the decision book a 3-day tour with Morocco Excursions Company (www.Morocco-Excursion.com)
Having made a lot of research, I found that Morocco-Excursions were the most receptive to my emails. They required a 100Euro deposit through Western Union (Most companies in Morocco don't accept credit cards) and the transfer went without problem.
Rashid (our driver) picked us up promptly at 8am in Marrakesh and made all the stops promised (and more) along the way. Because he is at our full disposition, we were able to ask him to make specific stops (such as stopping in non-touristy super market to stock up on drinks, or stopping for a special picture, etc). Rashid was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and talked about his life, his childhood as well as Moroccan culture and history in general.
Hassan met us in the desert and took us in the desert. The camels were wonderful and the desert guides were very nice. We sand-surfed, had tea, dinner and they even played music for us. We proceeded to sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert (the tents were there, but the weather was nice and fresh, so we slept outside). We woke up before the sunrise and walked up the biggest dune to see the sunrise before returning to our hotel to get our bags and take a shower.
All the meals included were great; and the ones that weren't included (lunches), we could ask our driver to stop somewhere else, if we didn't like what they had.
Rachid is an excellent, careful, good driver with lots of charisma. We did Essaouira, Marrkesh, Fes and Tagier on our own but saw so much more and learnt so much more than we could have seen those 3 days in the desert.
It includes A LOT of driving but it is absolutely worth every penny and the car is new and comfortable. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Feel free to ask me questions, or contact Hassan (the owner of Morocco Excursions) via MoroccoExcursions@Gmail.com
- MoroccoMember ofLuxury TravelersJan 10, 2014
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Glimpses into a different civilization? Immersing yourself in a unique culture? A trek in the inspirational Sahara Desert and through the majestic Atlas mountains? Whatever your travel dreams…, Camel trekking Excursions is here to make them come true and ensure you have an unforgettable experience.Thanks to the professionalism and extensive experience of its staff,Camel trekking Excursions is one of the leading companies that organises trips in the Sahara and the rest of Morocco. Our team work closely with their multilingual to ensure your touring experience exceeds your expectations and that you get great value for money along with excellent customer service.Camel trekking Excursions is fully equipped with high quality transport and a range of accommodation to suit both budget and luxury tastes. We provide a wide range of tailor-made tours suitable for any size of group. Our tours will ensure you experience authentic Moroccan lifestyles and you could even share a few days with nomads in their tents or caves and be embraced by Berber hospitality.M.T.A specializes in tours in the south east of Morocco and can create specialised trips for educational visits, honeymoons, film productions, archaeological research and Saharan festivals, to name a few.Our Camel trekking Excursions experts look forward to welcoming you. cameltrekking-excursions.com
- MoroccoMember ofLocal CultureDec 17, 2013
My girlfriend and I after a lot of research and debating which tour company to book with, I decided on Marvelous Morocco Tours and I’m very glad that I did. The price couldn’t be beat and it was almost too good to be true on how responsive and accommodating Iddir (Owner) was, when making all the arrangements, Iddir met us at the airport with a huge and warm smile. So I was so happy Iddir was fun, very accommodating in stopping whenever we wanted to take a pictures and visits …, All the riads were unique and diverse…some quirky, some stunningly beautiful. Every worker at each riad/hotel were equally awesome as well. Always very helpful and kind. And willing to answer whatever random questions we came up with about their culture.
It really was a life altering trip for me and I know it was largely because of how easy and Marvelous Morocco Tours was to deal with. I really think seeing Morocco in a land cruiser, rather than a huge tour bus, is the way to go. You have the structure and itinerary that you need in seeing a foreign country (however aggressive you choose it to be) and yet a ton of freedom to stop wherever,whenever and for however long/short you want. It’s the best of both worlds!
If I could have it my way, I would fly right back to Morocco and do it all over again with www.marvelous-moroccotours.com
- MoroccoMember ofBudget TravelersOct 28, 2013
We booked a 3 day tour with Cameltrekking-Excursions and were not disappointed! We had a great time! Lots to see, lots to do, never bored! moha himself is a lovely man. So helpful and kind. Our driver Rachid was great fun! We got along really well. This trip was certainly a highlight for us. I will certainly recommend Cameltrekking-Excursions to everyone I know!
Many many thanks to both moha and Rachid! :Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
- MoroccoSep 03, 2013
The more I think about Morocco, the more amazing it gets. Stunning mountains, incredibly rich craft culture, complex food. And you get this mix of pretty modern, slick infrastructure with waaaay-back old-school traditions. You can get lost in Fez or stroll broad avenues in Casablanca and Rabat--go either cosmopolitan or traditional. (Or in Marrakech, both at once.) And it doesn't hurt that the French instilled hip cafe culture and good bread. Oh, and the trains are wonderful.
- MoroccoAug 14, 2013
Best Of Morocco Experience is a Moroccan tour company based in Marrakech; specialist in Customized Guided Tours and Holidays for individual travelers, couples, families and small groups. With many years of extensive experience in the tourism field we will take you to the BEST of Morocco. We always provide all Morocco travel services: Morocco Tours and Desert Trips, Day Trips, Accommodation booking, Camel Trekking and Desert camps. Our team is composed of professional, knowledgeable and experienced drivers/guides who are very proud of their culture and history and are ready to take you on a lifetime vacation.
Our mission is to help you discover and experience the fascinating Morocco; to learn about our history, our culture, meet the friendly people and enjoy the tasty Moroccan food. We treat our customers as if they were a part of our family and love to share the warmth of Moroccan hospitality with them.
please note that all our tours can be customized based on your Budget and specific needs, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any request you may have for your dream vacation ... Let us help you experience the best of Morocco ...
We strongly believe in Responsible, Equitable and Eco friendly travel principles. That?s why we encourage sustainable tourism that respect environment and appreciates the values and needs of the cultures as well as traditions.
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- MoroccoFeb 26, 2014
There are so many things to discover about Morocco; new places to explore and exciting adventures to do. Holidays will never be the same again once you discovered Morocco with the tours offered at http://www.lignedaventure-maroc.com/ . Experience the 4-day Sahara Desert adventure and find out what makes it so special. Learn the Moroccan history by taking a tour around the Imperial Cities.
The 5-day Adventure to Southern Wonders is something that should not be missed. Get to experience to stay for a night in nomad tents and get ready to be awed by the magnificent Dades Valley and the impressive canyons of Gorges du Todra. Discover why Ait ben Haddou was considered as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Trip to Morocco will not be complete without experiencing the 1000 Stars Trail. There is an 8-day Tour to 1000 Stars Trail offered at LigneD’AventureMaroc.com, the tour will at Rose Valley and end on Chegaga Dunes for a distinctive nomad bivouac.
Visit the new website www.lignedaventuremaroc.com and start choosing your adventure in Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Reservations can be done via email, do a live chat with travel agents for any questions and clarifications or call Yousef and Omar. Go to the About Us page for contact information details.
- MoroccoJun 26, 2013
We had an amazing time in Morocco with Morocco Excursions! (www.Morocco-Excursion.com) An experience we will never forget. It started with Ali (our tour guide) collecting us from our Riad in Marrakech on a rainy Tuesday. After that the whole experience just got better and better. Ali drove us through snow (It was February) over the Atlas Mountains and then down in between the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains. We stopped off wherever required, so had plenty of breaks at some really interesting places (one of my favorites is Ouarzazate). He knew all the right places to stop off at so we didn’t waste time seeing the best sights. After that we stayed at Dades Gorge in an interesting hotel. It was a freezing night outside, so be prepared to take warm clothing if you go in Winter (and want to go outside), however the huge fire they had in the restaurant was lovely. The next morning Ali greeted us to take us out to the desert. We drove to the top of Dades Gorge and then went out to another Gorge, which was equally stunning. Take a big memory stick in your camera, because you will use it!
I think the most amazing part was the actual time in the desert. Ali’s great fun, so with the 4x4 we took an offroad route to get to Merzouga quick. Great fun! After arriving at the hotel in Merzouga, which literally is on the edge of the desert, I met the famous Hassan. Hassan sat down and talked with us over a cup of tea. He made it quite clear that we don’t need to take the kitchen sink with us, since we were only going to spend the night in the desert (we were on the 3 day excursion), therefore we really just needed something warm to wear if we choose to venture outside, as well as something for bed. Even though you’re in the desert, the sand doesn’t stick to you, so it’s got little chance of making the tents dirty.
The camels are great fun to ride, and the man who walked our camels the one hour to get to the tents was probably one of the fittest guys I know. He’s Aziz and wears flip-flops to walk up and down sand dunes. Doing that for 5 minutes for me is exhausting (and I run marathons), yet Aziz is able to do this for hours on end…. With flip flops.
We arrived close to our tents in the desert and spent the sunset snowboarding down the dunes (absolutely terrific fun) as well as photographing the amazing sun set you see there. After sun set, Hassan lead us down the dune to our tents. The actual tent layout consists of about 7 tents, all big. One of the tents is for dinner and I think 4 are for the guys working there (5 star service!). I guess that leaves 3 for guests to sleep in.
Dinner was freshly cooked and served by Hassan’s team. It’s unbelievable to have such nice food all that way out in the desert, followed by everyone, including some of the guys who prepared dinner joining us to sing some Berber songs for us. There’s an abundance of drums, which Hassan and his friends are very good at playing. We had great fun, and it was an honour to hear some genuine Berber music played live for us. A really special evening!
The sleeping tent has candles and plenty of blankets. It was probably one of the deepest sleeps I’ve ever had. No problems with scorpions or any other creepy crawlies, since they don’t come out in winter. Also there’s a few cats around that deal with any nasties like that. It felt weird for me to go to sleep in bed without first having a shower (since we had just been snowboarding down sand dunes), but as I said, the sand doesn’t stick on anything, so you’re clean just by patting it off. It’s true what Hassan said, the sand’s clean.
All in all, we had an incredible time. We enjoyed every single day, both the excursion and the warm company that joined us. We thoroughly recommend Morocco Excursions, and will happily join Hassan and his guys again. – Absolutely loved every minute of it.
- MoroccoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 5Mar 22, 2013
Amazing country, filled with energy that you feel when you step out of the airport. Marrakech can be hectic, but ideally you can get out of the city and explore the country which is really diverse and beautiful
- MoroccoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jan 07, 2013
This gorgeous, fascinating country, in the north west of Africa, is a magical place to visit and explore. Plan ahead--this is not the best place to go if you're someone who likes to wing it and make plans as they come. If possible, you'll want to take a week or more to explore this fascinating country; this is not a place where you'll ever get bored and there is always more to see.
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