Your company recommendations for Morocco

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1. Posted by mrb430 (Budding Member 19 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Should read Tour Company

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good tour company that will visit the major sites/cities of Morocco in smaller groups with a focus on culture rather than shopping/only the tourist highlights. In other words educational/more in-depth. English speaking guides required. I won’t say money is NO object but it isn’t the only consideration.

Thanks!

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Dec-2018, at 08:17 by mrb430 ]

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1185 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Perhaps this should be done by PM only, otherwise we'll have an influx of promotional posts.

3. Posted by mrb430 (Budding Member 19 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Oh sure ok sorry. How do I do that?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5323 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

People who want to contact you with recommendations can click on your username to go to your profile, and on there click on the big green "send message" button (or directly on the "send message" link in the profile popup after hovering on your username). You'll get a copy in email of the PM (assuming you haven't turned that off), and can also see it in your private message center accessible through the dropdown menu in the top right.

Well established members should feel free to just reply with recommendations - but for newer / less frequent members, it becomes very hard to ascertain that they're disinterested parties, so limiting their advice to a private message is strongly recommended.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Dec-2018, at 10:26 by Sander ]

5. Posted by mrb430 (Budding Member 19 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Got it! All please follow the instructions above and PM me your recommendations. Thanks in advance and thanks to you experienced users for guiding us newbies!

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7. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1126 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

For those planning a visit to the Atlas mountains it's wise to travel with an experienced guide or with a tour group instead of going it alone.

A recent development: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6504783/Bodies-2-Scandinavian-women-Morocco.html

Hiring a guide who knows the territory is always wise, particularly in troubled lands and remote areas. Even so, experience shows that difficulties can and will arise to challenge health, safety and security wherever you go.

8. Posted by Bennytheball (Budding Member 11 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

If you really need a guide and plan on arriving in Casablanca, I would suggest going to the main tourist office in Boulevard Mohammed V where they can arrange a suitable official guide. The Tourist Office is signposted as "Syndicat des Initiatives and not far from United Nations Square, the city centre.

Booking any such endeavour from what is likely to be the other side of the world, is never advisable, there is too much duplicity in the guide business, it's better to always do a "face to face" deal where you can meet and assess the personnel involved.

If you are landing in Tangier the tourist office is at 29 Avenue Pasteur in the city centre

9. Posted by Bennytheball (Budding Member 11 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

As Berner 256 discovered, there has been a horrific double murder of two Scandanavian girls in the Atlas mountain village, Imlil, the perpetrators have been suspected of being an Isis revenge terrorist sleeper cell, reacting to their territorial losses in Iraq and Syria, I found this BBC website news item here........

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46632182

It also seems that rival group Al Quaeda has now resurfaced from the gutters and is planning more atrocities, so if travelling in Morocco watch your back, I think I will be safe next April in my holiday travels, only the boldest of terrorists would dare infiltrate any of my favourite Casablanca dive bars!