Parts of the trip were a 1 out of 5, but others were higher so I was generous and gave it a 3.
Bus pick up in Malaga was 5:00 a.m. with several stops before getting to Tarifa to catch the ferry at 9:00. If we had known the the length of time with pick ups we would have driven and grabbed a ferry. Tour guides were informative and nice but I would have to agree with other reviewers that some of the highlights were not that great. Seemed like the local guide in Tangiers could have done more to keep the harassment at bay.
Favorite part of the trip was the lunch at Restaurant Hamadi in the "Kasbah" with great food, service and local musicians. This was the one point where we could relax and not be pressured.
Totally disliked being taken to a group "sit down" sales pitch for berber carpets that was mandatory. (tried to leave and were escorted back upstairs) Also not impressed with the same at a spice market. Felt like our money was being directed where they wanted us to spend it for their benefit, not ours.
Felt that the overall explanation of the trip purchased through Viator was too misleading about what is included in the trip. Viator/Julia Travel should omit the carpet and spice presentations and allow more sightseeing in local shops that are not covered with street vendors.
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