Testimonials

Lahcen was wonderful to work with both during the planning stage, as well as throughout the trip. He responded quickly with emails and was flexible and easy to work with. Halfway through the tour I discovered I had made a mistake in my communications with Lahcen regarding our departure date which added an extra day to our trip. This caused him to bump our entire itinerary down a day, change most of the dates with hotels and juggle manpower as our guide, Mohamed, surely had another group of tourists to guide after us. I felt quite badly about this, but Lahcen was very gracious and assured us that the most important thing was that we enjoy our trip and not to worry.

We were very happy with all of our accommodations (with Riad Yacout in Fes being the cherry on top) and our meals were delicious! Our guide, Mohamed, was absolutely outstanding! Besides being a professional, skilled, knowledgeable guide with so much local insight, he is also a warm, wonderful, kind, honest, generous and respectful human being. He is fluent in five languages and speaks perfect English. Every day Mohamed did his job with such genuine enthusiasm and happiness. He possesses a great sense of humor and is a complete joy to be around. For a young person he is an old soul and for someone who has never left Morocco he is more worldly than most well-traveled people I know.
He showed us the real Morocco, never taking us to shops or touristy places. He took us to a 100% local hammam, which was very clean and a wonderful experience. He was constantly thinking one step ahead to make sure that our experience was the very best. He told us numerous times that the most important thing to him was that we enjoy our trip, and we never doubted that he meant it. All of his actions backed up his words.

Mohamed is an excellent driver and we always felt very safe in his newer Toyota 4x4 which he kept impeccably clean and maintained. It is hard to say what the highlights of our trip were because the whole trip was one big highlight, honestly! We really enjoyed Essaouira, the High Atlas Mountains, our camel trek at Erg Chebbi with our fantastic camel man, Ahmed, whom we thoroughly enjoyed, the Sunday souk in Rissani and our experience at the hammam. We also enjoyed all the hours in the car taking in the beautiful scenery, talking with Mohamed and listening to his great mix of music.

Everyone we met in Morocco was so warm and friendly, and we felt very welcomed. If you are considering a trip to Morocco you really must go. It is a wonderful country, and I cannot recommend Around Morocco highly enough. I know that we will be returning!.

When planning my trip to Morocco I came across reviews of Around Morocco Tours and they seemed too good to be true. I eventually got in touch with this company and with their boss Lahcen we planned a fantastic and memorable five-day trip to the Atlas Mountains and Sahara. Even though I contacted Lahcen only a few days before my arrival to Morocco, he was very prompt in responding to my queries and very flexible in arranging all particulars including my pick-up in Casablanca.

I have to admit that as a solo female traveller the idea of spending the entire week with a random guide in remote parts of Morocco was making me quite uncomfortable. But my doubts quickly went away when I started a tour with my tour guide Mohammed that Lahcen assigned to me. This company is very customer oriented and your safety is one of their primary concerns. They make sure that the experience is worth the money you spend for it and I felt I was treated more like an old friend rather than yet another customer who will leave when the trip is over.

I photograph a lot and Mohammed made countless stops for me along the way to capture some amazing shots. I felt I was on a trip with an old travel buddy with whom I can both have intellectual conversations and laugh at silly jokes. As these guys are Berbers who were born and raised in the dessert, choosing Around Morocco Tours over other companies enables you to truly experience the real Morocco.

I can only recommend this company to anyone who wants to visit Morocco and experience what is has to offer without a hassle of arranging everything on your own. Instead, let Around Morocco Tours arrange everything for you and meet some fascinating people along the way. Sarka , Washington DC, Visited July 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous two weeks with Around Morocco. We consider ourselves to be experienced travelers. I am a flight attendant with a major international airline, and as a benefit my husband and I have been fortunate to travel all over the world for 23 years. We have always liked the freedom and adventure of traveling independently, renting our own car and driving ourselves, even in crazy places. So we were not sure if having a guide and an itinerary were going to be a good fit for us.

I am happy to report our trip with Around Morocco is quite possibly the best trip we have ever taken! The experiences we had with Around Morocco were more authentic and rich than we would have had on our own. We had plenty of private time and we found it more relaxing than doing it ourselves.

It’s hard to know where to begin … Our flight took us to New York and Madrid, and we landed in Marrakech. We thought about flying to Casablanca from popularity of the movie (“Play it again, Sam”), but decided we would prefer to begin our trip in Marrakech which is centrally located. We arrived at the airport, and after we exited immigration, there was our guide and driver Omar who is a nephew of Lahcen. We can’t say enough good things about Omar. He was an excellent driver and guide, and was always there for us. Traffic in Morocco can be challenging, and Omar was the best driver we had ever had on our travels. He was patient and punctual, and everywhere we went he had friends. We could tell that he is well respected by his colleagues. Tom V, Nashville Visited May 2013.

My wife and I have recently returned to Oz from a trip to Spain Portugal and Morocco. The entire trip was organized and booked from my wifes' laptop, a real credit to her. The one place we were a little apprehensive about was Morocco despite the many positive experiences reported on these pages. We are fans of exotic locations having recently been to Myanmar and Tibet albeit not backpacking at our age.

I need not have worried. Lahcen B was to be our guide but at the last minute we had a change and Mohamed (Muha) was there waiting at the airport for us. Our disappointment soon changed as Muha is a 25 yo Berber with a degree in English Literature and a wicked sense of humor and fun. He spent much time in finding out what we wanted. The tour allowed us to not only learn about this amazing country but also to meet the people and learn about their history and their aspirations. We were fortunate to be in the oasis in the Ziss valley on Ead the festival of sacrifice that is similar to our Christmas celebrations. Morocco nearly closes so people can travel home and for the Moroccans there is nothing more important than their families.

Muha was/ is a very safe driver not a skill he shares with either Petit taxis or the intercity large Mercs that crisscross the country. If we wanted to stop for an espresso then Muha knew the clean places and those with sit down toilets. The accommodation, it was our choice to be in the Riads instead of hotels as most of the latter are in the outskirts of the cities and definitely not in the old Medinas like the Riads. Riads are like quiet havens where the staff introduce themselves with a welcoming sweet black tea in the open top atrium. They are very beautiful buildings without exception and the meals and drinks are reasonably priced should you not want to venture out to dine.

We were gloriously lost on our first evening in Rabats' small but atmospheric Medina. Who should we bump into but Mohamed keeping an eye out for us. Although lost we felt no danger as the people are most affable and the merchants take La (no) for an answer. Not so much the case in Marakech but that is a place of its own fascination. The country has incredible variety from the cold heights of the Atlas where you will see Barbary apes up close, too close some would say, to the beaches and seafood of Essouira and the incredible dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Most importantly though we felt safe and reassured by our constant companion Mohamed. He was articulate and philosophical when needed. His insight into his country was essential to our enjoyment of this very beautiful nation. I remember vividly he and I crying with laughter at the poor goats tied up in Argan nut trees for the benefit of tourists. He, my wife and I shared many meals, coffees and conversations during some long drives and we now count him and his delightful family amongst our good friends.

'Welcome to Morocco' is an AMT trademark, and you hear it often. It doesn't annoy because they are just so genuine. This company has integrity, and for English speakers they are a perfect way to see an exotic and accessible wonder of the world. Oh and Camel riding is off my list. Gllman, Adelaide Australia,