Vi skulle reist tirsdag 12 mars, men den dagen var været forferdelig. Det regnet og blåste, så vi var skeptisk til turen. Vi hadde en guide som var vanskelig å forstå, og når vi kom til fergekaien var vi eneste turbuss som var der. De andre tur operatørene hadde avlyst, og det viste seg at fergeselskapet ikke kunne garantere at fergen kunne returnere til Spania, så turen ble avlyst. Tur operatøren vår burde ha avlyst på et tidligere tidspunkt når de så værmeldingen. I alle fall den morgenen så vi hadde sluppet den lange bussturen. Vi tok turen torsdagen i strålende vær, med en annen guide som var lett å forstå, og hadde en fin tur.
Utmerket guide, grei gjennomføring.
Fin og behagelig buss i Spania.
Opplevelsen av Marokko var tragisk på grunn av pågående selgere, ikke bare i gatene, men også i de innlagte varebesøkene. Hadde kommet til å handlet mere hvis vi hadde fått sett på blant annet tre-kistene i ro og fred, uten å bli overfalt av pågående selgere.
Flott tur med dyktige guide/reiseleder. Inntrykket trkkes ned av for mye tid på kommersielle aktiviteter, hadde ønsket at vi kunne sett mer, gjerne utenfor byen, istedet for å bruke timer på teppesalg og krydder. Antar at Viator får endel provisjon av salget men ville heller betalt noen kroner mer og sluppet denne dødtiden.
This trip was quite disapponting for me. The whole day was rushed through, I felt we were treated like kids on a school trip and in total it left a sense of just getting the most money out of you. There was no free time in Tangier no time for photos either, which was not made clear when booking the trip. We were taken to see the camels but I didn't even have time to take pictures because the guide came to rush me back to the bus. The meal was average - I have had much better Moroccan food before. Then we were taken to carpet sellers and pharmacists to buy special products from them - somehow there was a lot of time arranged for their selling speeches. This time could have been better used with a more leisurely pace wondering around the beautifully looking narrow streets. I acknowledge that it was a rainy day and the bazaars were told to be closed because it was Friday but we could have been warned about this if the bazaars are always closed on Fridays. If you want to experience the real Morocco, I would suggest not to go on an organised day trip but arrange your own trip.
The trip has it's good points however I felt the bus tour could have been slower to allow photos. The walk through the market was more like a sprint and then we were taken what I can only describe as a Moroccan department store which sold different items on different floors using hard sale tactics and we weren't allowed to leave, I am of the opinion that either the tour guide or the company is getting commission from this store. The next store was a perfume/oil shop again we were herded in. The final 15 minutes we were taken to a square where we were allowed to go off on our own for the short time, we then realised that the shops that we were forced to go had been selling at premium prices. The coach brought us to the ferry and there we sat for over an hour before leaving, I felt short changed and rushed. Will not be going with these again.
La seule chose que nous avons appréciée, cest le tour de ville. La visite à la grotte était très courte mais bien. Le tour de chameau était amusant. Mais pour le reste, nous avons eu limpression dêtre dans une trappe à touristes. La visite de la vieille ville où nous sommes harcelés sans arrêt est très désagréable. Le repas nétait pas si mal mais nous navons pas eu le temps de manger. Une file dattente était déjà à la porte pour prendre notre place et nous nous sommes fait désservir avant davoir terminer. Jai passé toute la traversée debout dans lattente de faire étamper mon passeport. Au retour, nous avons arrendu au moins 1 hre et demi dans le traversier avant de quitter donc beaucoup de perte de temps à ne pas visiter. Nous aurions aimer visiter un musée, un minaret ou un monument reliés à la culture plutôt que la perte de temps dans la médina. Dans lensemble la journée a été très décevante. Cette journée nous a enlevé le goût de répéter lexpérience et en fait, de retourner au Maroc.
This was a thirteen hour trip that netted us about 4 1/2 hours in Morocco. A lot of time spent on a bus with multiple stops along the way to pick up additional passengers along the way, long lines for multiple passport checks, and some pretty unauthentic experiences once in Morocco. The camel rides were a about a 100 foot loop around an asphalt parking lot, many in the group felt sorry for the camels and chose not to ride them as they did not look well. The lunch event was nice. We were then shepherded into a room for a carpet sales pitch, before heading back to the ferry. Whole trip was not what our group of seven travelers envisioned and did not provide the experience we were looking for. I would not recommend this trip. If you want to go to Morocco, look at the 3-day options as they might provide a better experience.
An absolute NO!
A day in Morocco is an absolute mistake, especially when you have a corrupt Tour Guide such as Hassan, who only took us to the places with kickbacks, didn't head count to make sure everyone was together before departing to the next location, not giving us a second of free time to shop at the Shuk, which was supposed to be a highlight and flying through the streets, where if you stopped for one minute to look around, he was a half mile away. Unacceptable. Wasted an entire perfectly hot beach day on an taste of Morocoo, which was not tasteful. In addition, ferry ride was off schedule and we waiting on it for two hours, wasting valuable time.
If I could give negative stars I would. The guide Rafael did not explain what to expect in Morocco or how to deal with all the sellers harassing us and being rude to us. I actually told others on the trip about things that I had read, like the fake amethysts and fossils. He took us to very seedy places, when I am sure there are places where you could find beautiful objects. The natural cosmetics place was a joke. You are made to waste your time looking at spices that supposedly cure everything which you can get at home in the supermarket much cheaper. There are no comfort stops, even though you are on the bus for over 4 hours. Again this was not mentioned by Viator that most of the day is travelling. We ended up with 15 minutes free time where we could finally do what we wanted. What a waste of my time and money. I think this tour is criminal in what it delivered for our money.