Our group of 14 graduate students (from the US and abroad) traveled with Travel Exploration Morocco this past August, taking the Imperial Cities tour. We were extremely happy with the experience overall in Morocco, the activities organized by Alecia, and especially the responsive planning process and ongoing communications. We had an amazing time in Morocco learning about its history, culture, ethnic groups, and geographical regions. Regarding the company, Alecia did an excellent job adjusting the schedule to our interests and budget as graduate students, and she promptly resolved anything that came up. She made the process very easy and it was great to feel we were in trustworthy hands while planning the trip. On the trip, we had an outstanding guide and driver, who were extremely cheerful, courteous, informative, professional, and went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. When a couple of our folks became sick, they made sure to take us to the better stores to buy medicine and drinks for them and adjusted the driving schedule to minimize discomfort to them. Their care and attention was greatly appreciated. Lastly, the van provided was the right size for our group. Comfortable, with good air conditioning (a MUST in the summer heat), good storage space, and handled well the roads across the country and in the cities. Our trip focused on the Imperial cities of Morocco, with additional visits to a few other cities and the Sahara. Our group really enjoyed all the cities and activities we did. Fes in particular stood out for most as the most interesting and memorable city, in particular its medina, and the overnight trip into the desert was the most unique activity. Out there, we had some of the best views of the stars in the sky many of us had ever seen, and it was a truly surreal experience waking up to the sunrise over the desert dunes. We also enjoyed the variety built into the trip, from historical sites and landmarks, natural scenery and unique landscapes, to cultural experiences. Overall, our 8 day trip was a resounding success and we definitely maximized our time there, getting to see as much as possible for that length of time. Morocco is such a diverse and interesting country, you could spend a much longer time there if you want to explore other areas. Overall, we would highly recommend Travel Exploration Morocco! We were very happy with our experience while planning and during the trip, and thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn about and experience Morocco. It was great that they were able to work with us to create an itinerary that fit our interests and budget, rather than buying a “cookie cutter”, standardized trip from other companies we looked at.
Visited August 2012