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“Fabulous Trip to Essaouira” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours

Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours
56 Derb el Hammam, Rue Riad Laarouss | Riad Laarouss, Medina, Marrakech 45900, Morocco
+212 666-783362
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Ranked #12 of 447 activities in Marrakech
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Owner description: Welcome to Morocco and Marrakech!Maroc Excursions is specialized in organization of day trips, tailor made tours and tourist transportation based in Marrakech, Morocco since 1998. With its 15 years of experience, Hamid and his multilingual team is at your disposal to make your stay in Morocco as pleasant as possible taking you off the beaten track in the desert, High Atlas mountains or the Atlantic coast. Maroc Excursions offers its comfortable vehicles with A/C(4x4 or minibus) and a selection of renowned partners by offering a wide range of "all inclusive" services.
London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Trip to Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked this tour before we left the UK as we know Essaouria was a place we really wanted to visit, and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide that picked us up was very friendly and could not do enough to make the a day a good one. We had a different guide for walking around Essaouria and he too was very friendly, and very knowledgeable about the city. Private tours are definitely the way to go if you really want to learn about a place and get a true feel of it. It was a fantastic day and I would definitely recommend this tour company.

Visited June 2014
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Ghiouan H, Owner at Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Tereza and Jasper,

We really have to thank you a lot for your excellent review! The whole team of Maroc Excursions is very happy that you fully enjoyed your trip to Essaouira.

I will make sure your guide knows that you have been satisfied with the service he provided.
It is our mission to enable our customers to discover the authentic Morocco and we are very happy the excursion met your expectations.

Hope to meet you again soon in sunny Morocco, and maybe organise another tour for you!

Hamid & Co
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“Beautiful Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our Riad was just around the corner from this company, so we stopped by one day to see about some sort of day trip. We weren't sure exactly what we wanted to do, but the very knowledgeable Hamid was kind enough to walk us through our various options. We just knew we wanted to ride camels and see the mountains. Hamid arranged for us to do the trip two days later. We were picked up a little after 9 AM. We first went to a traditional Berber house for the traditional mint tea and a tour of the house, which was great. Then we did a little camel ride while our energetic guide Ismael took about a billion pictures of us so we could focus on not falling off. :) We visited a women's co-op to look at all the plants they use to make a variety of spices and oils (and of course buy some to take home!). Then we headed to Sitifatma for a waterfall hike. Hamid had mentioned that we'd see a waterfall, but we had no idea that it would involve a pretty steep hike up to the site. It was cool, but I would strongly recommend you wear appropriate shoes if you do this tour, because we were not wearing the right shoes and it got a bit treacherous in places. After our hike, we had lunch by the river - very peaceful - and got to talk a bit more to Ismael who was very genuine and knowledgeable. After lunch, we drove through beautiful scenic vistas while we visited the 3 Valleys. There was some confusion, as we had not intended to do this part of the tour, so we ended up coming back a bit later than we expected. But there was no additional charge, so I suppose it worked out for us in the end to get to see these amazing views for free! Hamid, when we saw him the next day, apologized profusely for the mix-up, but it was of course no problem at all, and I would certainly recommend using this company for a great way to experience real Morocco.
Thanks Hamid and Ismael!

Visited April 2014
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Ghiouan H, Public Relations Manager at Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Betsy,

we are so happy about your excellent feedback, descibtive review and kind words about our staff. Thank you very much!
We are very glad you liked the trip we organsised for you and our driver and guide that accompanied you.

It will be a honour to take you on another trip again in the future.

Hope to see you again soon!

Hamid & Co
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“Fantastic day tour in the 3 valleys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We spent only 3 days in Marrakech, but wanted to go out of the city for a day trip.
We ended up choosing a tour of the Ourika Valley, which ended up in also visiting 2 beautiful neighbouring valleys.
Our guide Omar proved to be both very knowledgeable and friendly, really giving us some insightful information about the local culture and the great sceneries he showed us.
We were all seasoned travellers but can say that we were wowed by the amazing sights that we were shown during the tour.
Without any hesitation, I would recommend this tour and would not hesitate to go back for a longer tour in the desert next time!
Staff was very courteous in all answers and interaction with us, even inviting us for tea after the tour, just to get to know us.
Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Ghiouan H, Public Relations Manager at Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Paber,

thank you very much for your nice review and kind words, that we really appreciate. We are happy you liked the places you visited on your trip. I will make sure Omar knows that you were very happy with the service he provided.

We are looking forward to welcome you to sunny Marrakech again soon and organise a tour to the desert for you!

Kindest regards,

Hamid & Co
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Seattle, Washington
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“Brilliant Holiday!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

EXCELLENT!! What a wonderful experience my 2 adult children 29 & 25 and I their Mom had with Mbark on our 11 night journey through delightful Morocco. Our accommodations were all excellent and top notch, the food delicious, our driver and guides very knowledgeable. We were very well taken care of, and all very affordable. Worth noting is that when we had completed our day tour of Fez and returned to our riad (hotel), our guide soon came back to find us. On leaving the car, I had dropped several hundred dollars while getting out. He found it on the curb and hurried back to find us. How wonderful is that? Truly remarkable and attests to the quality and honesty of the people Maroc employs.
Our trip was very last minute, allowing only about 1 week lead time. and the itinerary could not have been better planned (thank you Youssef) or executed (thank you Mbark) The car was so comfortable for the 3 of us. I provided them with a few cities I wanted to see, that we needed to be picked up at one airport and dropped off at another. Maroc Excursions recommend the perfect route where we would really experience the beauty, diverse geography and rich culture over nearly the entire country. We were taken to the sea, mountains, snow, and desert. All spectacularly amazing. It was a singular trip of trips. I hope to return and stay longer. Do not hesitate to travel to Morocco. I cannot recommend Maroc Excursions highly enough.

Visited January 2014
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Maroc-Excursions, Owner at Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Allison,

Thank you for your excellent comment. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us! I will make sure your guide and driver know how happy you were with their provided services!

We are looking forward to welcome you and your family in Morocco soon again!

Kindest regards,


Hamid & Co
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“3 valley's trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We decided to arrange a trip out of Marrakjech when we booked a second weekend here and found this company after looking through tripadvisor. The communication was brilliant answering any questions we had. On arrival here they met us at our riad to go through schedule for day and emphasising this was our trip and our day and it would run as we wanted.
We left the riad at about 8.30 with our guide isman and driver oman(sorry if spelt wrong) who were excellent. Travelled to a little Berber village for tea and shown around the house,next was stop to look at camels(could ride if wanted but one our party is very allergic). Next was to a woman's cooperative to look at how they make the argan oil products and different spices and their uses.
After this we carried onto siti Fatima and the trek up to the waterfall. Isman was soo patient and went at our pace and helping climb up the rocks,and climb it is. When finally reached the top very worth it to see the waterfalls. Good shoes are very much needed for this. Lunch in the village before a drive through the other valleys. Everything is included in the cost,fruit throughout day,water,lunch,transport etc. so worth it and great to see outside Marrakech. Would strongly recommend.

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Maroc-Excursions, Owner at Maroc Excursions Private Day Tours, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Ally,

Thank you so much for your descriptive review. It is greatly appreciated that you chose us to organise this trip for your anniversary.

We are happy to know you and your parents enjoyed your trip to the Three Valleys with us!

I will let your driver Omar and your guide Issam know that you appreciated their services.

Hope to welcome you next year for a birthday trip to the desert!

Best regards,

Hamid & Co
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