My husband and I (40 years each) planned and organized our first trip to Morocco for this summer (2013).
We were interested in a desert tour departing from Marrakech. As many people, we have relied on TripAdvisor reviews to find a tour operator according to our needs.
After writing to multiple agencies, we realized that everyone proposed basically the same route with a few variations on the theme .
Finally we chose Morocco Discovery Agency, we did a 3 day tour departing from Marrakech and arriving to Erg Chebbi Dune passing through Ouarzazate and Dades gorges.
It was really the best choice!!
Our guide was Mustafa and he was much more than a driver or an attendant. It seemed more a person interested in helping us to discover culture, land and beauty of his homeland.
The best guide that can happen, a person who understands what you are interested of and brings you to places and meet people even outside the usual tourist circuit .
And so we visited a kasbah still inhabited and went shopping in a typical Berber market, we understood the meaning of the words of the muezzin and learned how to behave in a hammam.
Given the distances, before leaving I imagined spending hours in car and wondered how we would have spent time. Instead, the hours are flown because Mustafa got ideas from each person, construction or situation to talk about features and beauty of his country.
Our questions did not seem to bother him at all .
Even when we had our specific requests, he made sure to meet them.
His attention to us was perfect.
For example, I like to take pictures and I always had my Canon with me. During the trip I was sitting next to him and it was enough to lift
the camera because he would slow down trying to understand what I was interested in and when it was possible, he placed the car for the best shooting.
Actually, raise the camera was like pressing on the brake ! :)
First night we stayed in a beautiful hotel (Xaluca hotel): luxury room, nice pool and very good food.
The second night we slept in the camp of tents in the desert: nice and with all the comforts (othen than the best tajine we ever eaten)
This was an unforgettable experience
With Mustafa and Morocco Discovery we discovered the true essence of this country and we can not thank them enough .
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