Our family has just returned from Gate 1 Affordable Morocco Tour. This was our first tour with Gate 1 and it will not be our last. We are a family of 4 (15 & 13 year old girls) and this was our first real guided tour (we took Smartours to S. Africa last year, but did everything on our own except transfers and 1 day safari).
We loved our time in Morocco, our guide and our tour group. The tour is very well organized and very fast paced. This tour is not for a leisurely time around Morocco. There is a lot of travel involved to see the cities visited on the tour. The hotels ranged from good to average.
Khalid our tour guide was very attentive and knowledgeable about his country. Our family missed the included 1/2 day tour of Marrakech because we went on a balloon ride (before the Egypt disaster); Khalid helped us arrange a tour guide (we were going to arrange on our own). The tour guide he arranged for us was top notch. He went out of his way to help everyone on our trip. There was a request for a camel ride so he arranged camels rides for anyone who wanted one.
We learned so much on our trip; much more than when we travel on our own.
I was also concerned about going to Morocco with everything that is going on in N. Africa. I felt completely safe in Morocco and the people were very kind. At no point, did I feel in danger.
I would not hesitate booking another Gate 1 tour, in fact if I can find one that works around school vacation weeks I will.