My wife, daughter and I visited Morocco in August 2014 for the first time and were introduced to Aziz by one of our daughter’s friends who recommended him, having enjoyed a memorable vacation in Morocco with Aziz as their Guide. We were provided with his telephone number and proceeded to contact him for advise and guidance on making the most of our 10 day trip. From the moment Aziz answered the phone, his warmth, knowledge and professionalism were apparent. A few more calls and emails soon began to crystallise what we felt would suit our aspirations, holiday duration and budget, and between us our itinerary was in place.
On our arrival in Marrakech Aziz was there to meet us at the agreed place and time, with a charismatic demonstration of the warmth and friendliness reminiscent of our previous phone calls, plus a striking and film star like initial entrance in his traditional Moroccan Djellaba. From that point on and throughout our vacation, our experience with Aziz was more like being in the presence of a life long friend.
Within the cool comfort of his air-condition SUV, designed to match the impending terrain and 40 degrees plus August Moroccan weather, we were chaperoned through all of the areas on our list and some which we had not even anticipated, with constant recommendations of what was the best option and those to be avoided. Some of the experiences that were off the beaten track were extremely memorable including The Tannery on the outskirts of the Medina, one of the best camel rides in Marrakech at The Palmeraie, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, Koranic School Marrakech and an Excellent City Carpet Merchant (Les Nomades de Marrakech).
A truly memorable experience was a visit to Essaouira, to soak up the unique culture and cuisine of this unique seaside town.
On our return to Marrakech once again the local insight of Aziz enabled us to experience visiting an old traditional, small Berber Market Place out side of Marrakech.
Another memorable day was spent in unique and picturesque Ourika Valle, followed by an unforgettable drive into the Atlas Mountains, on a route only ventured by someone with the know how and experience of Aziz. Even now the thrill of that trip is relived vividly each time I watch the breathtaking videos we took.
These are just a flavour of the things and places we experienced in the company of Aziz from “Marrakesh Keys Travel.” The fact that in addition, throughout our stay our conversations enabled us to further explore each others cultures, personal experiences and families stories, provided an addition level of fun, knowledge and insight that would be difficult to match.
Our new friend Aziz and our family still correspond and his details and that of Marrakech Keys Travel have been given to our family and friends planning to visit several other locations in Morocco, about which Aziz is equally knowledgable.
We look forward to having Marrakesh Keys Travel and the fabulous Aziz as our guide on our next trip to this wonderfully enchanting country.
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