Morocco & Tunisia
|Package Name||Season||City/Cruise Nights||Travel Style||Land Only||Air & Land|
8 Day Essential Morocco
||Jan - Dec '24||1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Value||$689||$1489*|
9 Day Moroccan Walking Tour with Marrakesh
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Marrakesh, 3 Ouzoud, 2 Agafay||Walking/Hiking||$2299||$3169*|
10 Day Classic Morocco
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Casablanca, 3 Marrakesh||Classic||$1259||$2029*|
12 Day Marrakesh & Northern Morocco featuring the Blue City, Chefchaouen
||Jan - Dec '24||1 Rabat, 2 Tangier, 1 M'Diq, 2 Fez, 1 Bin El Ouidane, 3 Marrakesh||Small Group||$2449||$3239*|
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Classic||$1289||$2199*|
13 Day Kasbahs & Deserts of Morocco
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Classic||$1649||$2499*|
15 Day Moroccan Allure
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Erfoud, 1 Sahara, 1 Ait Benhaddou, 3 Marrakesh, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Small Group||$2449||$3249*|
18 Day Absolute Morocco
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Rabat, 2 Tangier, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ait Benhaddou, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Classic||$2389||$3209*|
Land Only: $689
1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Value
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2299
2 Marrakesh, 3 Ouzoud, 2 Agafay
Tour Type: Walking/Hiking
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1259
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Casablanca, 3 Marrakesh
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2449
1 Rabat, 2 Tangier, 1 M'Diq, 2 Fez, 1 Bin El Ouidane, 3 Marrakesh
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1289
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1649
3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2449
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Erfoud, 1 Sahara, 1 Ait Benhaddou, 3 Marrakesh, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2389
2 Rabat, 2 Tangier, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ait Benhaddou, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
|Package Name||Season||City/Cruise Nights||Travel Style||Land Only||Air & Land|
13 Day Journey through Tunisia
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Tunis, 2 Djerba, 1 Douz, 2 Tozeur, 1 Kairouan, 2 Hammamet||Small Group||$2799||$3549*|
Our trip was amazing. Amine was an excellent tour guide and had so much knowledge about the areas we went. The guides for the different cities were also excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to travel to northern Africa. We had a great time and will continue to use Gate 1 for our travels.Randall S.
The 13 days Kasbah Morocco trip was great and informative. Our tour guide, Kalib was very knowledgeable about Morocco's history, traditions, lifestyle etc. Kalib made the trip so enjoyable for me, my wife and friends. The trip was somewhat different than other trips taken. I found it more nontraditional meaning, not seeing more of churches, museums, walking through large cities etc. This tour concentrated on the lifestyles of the Moroccan people, their heritage and touring through souks and various medinas and kasbahs. Participating in the tajine cooking class, the 1.5 hour camel tour and watching the sunset, tour lectures on fossils, rugs and argan oils were some of the many highlights of this tour. I also enjoyed going through the small villages meeting the locals who showed their hospitality by demonstrating how mint tea was made and serving us the mint tea and small appetizers. In a nut shell, the tour was great, every penny spent on this trip was well worth it.Roland W.
Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Gate 1 exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to Gate 1. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Abdel, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for Gate 1.Roxann M.
I want to make a comment about our tour guide Kahlid. He was not only incredibly knowledgeable, professional and attentive to all of or group, but he made each of us feel so welcome and comfortable from the very beginning to the very end. I loved his humor & how he always was upbeat and in tune with our personalities. Being in the tourism business for almost 30 years myself, I commend him on how he sustained his outstanding character. It takes a lot to sustain the exceptional consistent attitude & he certainly did. Because of Kahlid, and how he reflected the humble, caring attitude of his beautiful country, I will definitely return to Morocco! Thank you Kahlid for making this trip a beautiful life long memory!Nancy R.
I had a magical, beautiful trip. Truly, all the stars aligned and the lifetime memories I now have are priceless. I must give HUGE credit to our tour manager Zouhair, he went out of his way for EVERYONE on the tour, just unbelievable attention to detail and service to assure that everything for all was PERFECT. His knowledge, his passion to share it and educate us all was incredibly genuine. Very evident that he loves his job and country, such an asset to the Gate 1 team, I want your executive team to know that.Cathy R.
Our Morocco tour far exceeded our expectations, we loved the country's beauty and the friendliness of all the Moroccans we encountered. The trip was made more special because our guide, Ali, was always supportive and friendly and well organized. The hotels were uniformly elegant and comfortable, obviously well chosen. Locations were excellent, including ocean and lake views, as well as restaurants in walking distance. Our tour bus driver, Abdul, was safe and friendly, and gave the most comfortable ride possible, considering all the speed bumps and road conditions. All in all, a wonderful experience!Joseph G.
Our trip with Moha was incredible . his fluency in five languages was a huge asset. He conversed with the Berbers Arabs, French, and our English crew. His knowledge of history, culture, language, and his humor were invaluable. he managed a variety of personalities on our trip, keeping everybody happy and informed. This turned out to be one of my best tours ever. I love Morocco, and he taught us to respect all the components that made up his wonderful country. Moha is certainly an asset to keep.Julia M.
Our trip was wonderful. Our guide was absolutely the best. Everyone else on the trip, 16 people, had traveled with Gate 1 before and also said the guide, Abdellah, was the best they had experienced. He was there for our every need. He is truly a special person and we fell in love with Morocco because of his enthusiasm and love for his country. Have to also say the bus driver and attendant were great. Loved Morocco and its people. The hotels were beautiful and especially loved the night in the Sahara and the camel ride. Visiting the homes of several Moroccan families was also a special experience. We could not say what was our favorite because everything was special in its own way. The excursions were interesting and Abdellah gave us a lot of information which added knowledge about the sites and also a human touch. Our group only had 16 people and we all got along which also made for a great trip. We do enjoy the smaller groups over the bigger ones.Barbara K.
Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.Jill W.
Our trip was excellent. Our Tour Director, Zouhair, managed every detail from picking us up at the airport to arranging our departure with assistance from Gate 1 through several check in points. Everything was done professionally with good humor, deep knowledge of Moroccan history and culture......done with grace. There was never a moment we felt unsafe. The people of Morocco, everywhere, were kind and generous. I left Morocco wanting to learn more of its culture and start cooking with the wonderful spices we brought home. Most of all, I want to commend Zouhair with a 5+++. No words could thank him enough.Jane S.
First we met Zouhair our Tour Manager and through him we met Morocco. What a combination! We left the trip only 13 days older but innumerable years more educated and wiser thanks to the erudition, nuanced insights, love of the country, humor, patience and sheer humanity of Zouhair. Against the backdrop of so much turmoil in the world, it was a privilege to spend time in the oasis of Morocco, with one of its finest sons as our leader. An unforgettable Gate 1 trip of a lifetime!Shimon Z.
It was AWESOME! Errachid our trip manager with vast and impressive knowledge of information kept us more interested, well coordinated the entire trip and attended to our comfort and safety of all of us on the tour. The entire team operated with responsibility and accountability, which made our trip very enjoyable! Morocco is a beautiful country and we have returned home, more educated, enlightened and with more experiential wisdom!Esther V.
Before our trip to Morocco with Gate 1, my wife and I had really only been on 1 other guided tour, so we don't have much basis for comparison. But we really don't need a basis for comparison because Moha has set the bar so high that any tour guide we have in the future will be lucky to come even close to his level. He was smart, knowledgeable, willing to share personal experiences, funny well-organized, friendly and warm. The trip itself was excellent. We felt we got as broad and detailed a view of the country and its culture as was possible in only 13 days. We had hands on experiences and did our best to bargain for stuff in several cities. If we travel again, we will definitely look into Gate 1's offerings.Steven B.
Our trip was absolutely amazing. Our Tour manager/guide 'Ham' was without doubt a major contributor to the total success of the trip. Ham is a true ambassador to Gate1 travel and his country. His knowledge of the culture, history and customs of Morocco contributed to creating a very special atmosphere. He was our 'Father' figure to the whole group. There was no request or question left unresolved. Ham was always there to recommend restaurants, additional sights to see and where to make the best purchases and even wake us up for our early Balloon ride. We had a great group of 18 people and shared many a laugh. This was our first trip with Gate1 and already looking at another one. One couple had been on 30 plus trips with Gate1 and I can understand why based on the quality of this Moroccan Allure trip. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Ham and his team.Peter M.
We had a great and fun time at Morocco. Our travel manager, Zouhair was awesome. He was so knowledgeable on the history, customs, traditions of his country. Gate 1, you did it again! This is I think 36th trip or more with Gate1! Thank you!!!Maria P.
Loved Morocco. It's a hidden gem rich with cultural significance and historical heritage. I never thought how Muslim and Jewish presence would be accepting of individual religions, but in this age where Hamas and Israeli conflicts are at a feverish pitch, it makes me wonder how places like Morocco and Uzbekistan already show the world that difference among peoples can still allow everyone to somehow co-exist in one place and thrive collectively. Morocco embraces its Jewish roots as well as its Arabic and Muslim presence. Wonderful country. Having Zouhair as our guide opened my eyes as well. Thank you for opening up Morocco to travelers!Victor P.
Nothing compares to Gate1; been w/ Exoticca & Europamundo they are not as good as your company. My Moroccan Allure was beyond my expectation; never been on my list but it was rewarded by this wonderful & beautiful experience. Meet new friends; created new memories in my lifetime. Our Tour Manager/Salmi; his assistant Abdul & driver Mohammad went above & beyond. An excellent & extraordinaire team KUDOS. My highlight on this trip was the Sahara Desert Bivouac riding the camel; watching sunset; star gazing at nite & sunrise the following day. An extra caveat on this trip was the Moroccan hospitality top them all. A sumptuous Moroccan dinner; home cooked meal hosted by a Moroccan family. Served w/ a typical Moroccan dish & oh so DELISH!!!Cleofe P.
This was our fourth trip with Gate1. Starting from the time we were met at the airport to the time we were taken back to the airport, each one has always been amazing. This year, my daughter and I went to Morocco during September 2-9, 2023, and it was outstanding. Our tour manager, Mohamed was the best. He treated everyone like family and responded to any of our needs, which was not easy because we were a group of 40 travelers. He made us feel safe. The hotels and meals at each of the locations were wonderful. They even provided real telephone wake-up service, not automated ones. As for the sightseeing itinerary, it's hard to pick one as our favorite. Everything was so beautiful. Everyone absolutely loved the hosted-diner at a family's home. We were graciously welcomed into their home. The full-course dinner was so delicious. We hope that this event continues for future trips. As for the historical activities, they were so educational. And, regarding the optional camel tour, even people who did not originally sign up to go, rode them. It was wonderful! The guys were so helpful and accommodating. Everything was phenomenal. My daughter and I even added a Hamman/massage experience, visited a shopping mall, and rode a horse-drawn carriage to make our trip complete. We met lots of new friends, and we're already planning next year's trip to Brazil and Argentina.Deborah B.
Outstanding! Our guide Ali was absolutely amazing, well informed, kind and considerate. A consummate gentleman... Our travel group members were all wonderful people that, were a diverse group of travelers who were very welcoming and friendly.Kenneth B.
We had a wonderful trip through Gate 1 Travel. From the airport, we were picked up by the Travel Guide, Ibrahim to our hotel. His presentations were very informative and knowledgeable throughout our tour. Our breakfast were great splashes and we enjoyed the variety at the different hotels. Our lunch and dinners were also very good. We had a great driver and the tours were great, but most of all our Travel Guide was excellent. He took great care of coordinating and the safety of the passengers. Our flights were great with Air France and we will not hesitate to use Gate1 Travel againEdna B.
My first experience with Gate 1 travel was perfection. My parents had used Gate 1 three years prior to this trip, and they told me what to expect. This went beyond my expectations. I don't have one bad thing to say about my 18 days of adventures! My tour guide, Khalid K. went above and beyond his duties as a guide. He is passionate about his career, as well as being proud of his country, as he should be. He is also very informative about everywhere we stopped and visited, as well as passing by on the bus. He spoke English, French and Arabic, so nobody was left out. I also expanded my Arabic vocabulary, thanks to him. He was actually the same tour guide 3 years ago when my Mom, Dad and Sister booked with Gate 1, and he recognized my Dad immediately. Khaled also helped me find my missing item, which he didn't have to do. He also helped me find jewelry which was quite difficult to find, again, not in his job description. On the trip, he called us his family, and he treated us as his family. Khalid is a rare jewel, and Gate 1 is very fortunate indeed to have him as part of this fantastic team. I will tell everyone I know about Gate 1. Thank you so very much for memories that will last a lifetime. P.S. I was also witness to other people raving about Khalid, some with tears of joy in their eyes. Thank you again, Gate 1.Elizabeth F.
This was our first Gate1 tour and it exceeded our expectations. Our accommodations were all first class and our tour manager, Khalid, was exceptional. His knowledge of the Moroccan history and culture really enriched our tour.Joan B.
The 14 day Morocco tour ,May 10.24.2023, 1was splendid! Hicham ,our tour guide, was so knowledgeable, professional, very efficient, approachable, kind, friendly and personable. I told him that he was our Guardian "Malik" ( angel ) and Shepherd. He always made sure that we were all safe as we walked and walked in all the beautiful places that we visited. He checked on all of us that we get our food everywhere we ate. He is my other favorite tour guide. ( Omar, from Jordan is the other one ) ! I was truly impressed by the people in Morocco. They were not only beautiful / handsome, but were also kind, hospitable, courteous and friendly ! I enjoyed everywhere we went, esp. the hot air balloon ride, the camel ride, the Jardin , Tinghir ( my favorite ), the cooking lesson and the family- hosted dinner given by Leila.Eugenia P.
Our 15 day Moroccan Allure journey led by Chaouqi was excellent! Chaouqi always made sure that our expectations were exceeded and customized. Every local guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and was always willing to go the extra mile. In addition, Chaouqi was always there to recommend restaurants, additional sights to see and guided us to the best places to make purchases. All the hotels were authentic and reflected the local color. The only downside was not enough lighting in the bathrooms. We would definitely recommend Chaouqi and Gate 1 to anyone who wants to visit Morocco. And also to take the optional Hot Air Balloon ride as well. Getting up at 4:30 am was tough, but was worth it ! In addition- for any golfers on the trip - we played 9 holes at The Royal Golf de Marrakesh! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip! This was our 6th adventure with Gate 1 and it won't be our last.Susan S.
May I just say that it was magnificent! This was my first time with Gate1 and I am impressed by how organized and personable all the guides were. No matter where we went, we were tended to in the calmest, polite, and respectable manner. Mohammad, our main guide was so knowledgeable, protective, and patient. I enjoyed each city and each hotel immensely. The price of such an exotic trip was just enough for my budget. I really have nothing negative to say. Thank you for such excellent preparation and support. My family thanks you. Continue with your excellent service and diverse trip offers.Michelle S.
On April 8, 2023, I had the privilege of being led on a tour to Morocco by Sami, who is an exceptional and knowledgeable guide. He was incredibly attentive to detail and made sure that we did not miss anything. Sami probably has a PHD in the history of Morocco because he was truly impressive and was able to answer every question to the group with ease. My trip was not only enjoyable but was also educational. I want to thank Sami for his incredible knowledge and expertise about Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh. I left the trip with a much deeper understanding of the complexities of medieval times and imperialism. His ability to connect historical events to the present day was truly impressive and made the tour both inspirational and educational. From landing to Casablanca, driving to see the Royal Palace, the Romans ruins, the mosaics, the medina, the mosque, the carpets, Marrakesh, the camel ride not to forget the Tagine dishes. Sami did an excellent job of highlighting the unique quality of each city and making sure that we get the most of our visit during that week. Sami went above and beyond to make sure that everyone in the group felt welcome and included. He even took the time to acknowledge my cousin, who was celebrating her birthday during that week with a delicious birthday cake. The kindness and attention to detail truly made the tour a life time experience. I highly recommend anyone interested in history to take a tour with Gate 1 travel to Morocco. Thank you for this amazing week.Marjory L.
My Moroccan Allure vacation was the best ever! This was my first experience with Gate 1 Travel, and I was very impressed. Our tour guide, Hisham was fantastic. I believe he made everyone in our small group tour feel special. Hisham certainly kept track of everyone and everything. He was the perfect host for his country. I have to say, my favorite experience was the camel ride. This is something I have wanted to do since I was a little girl. We had a View Master with a disc on Egypt, and one of the pictures on it is a man riding a camel. I wanted to ride a camel from that day on. I turn 70 tomorrow. It was a long wait, but worth it! We did so many things that made the tour extra special and more personal: Tea with the nomadic family, Tea with the village family, Dinner with the city family. Our hosts were so kind to share those moments with us. We stopped to see the goats in the argon trees. The local guides were very informative and friendly. I hope to make Gate 1 vacations an annual event.Barbara J.
We had a fabulous time in Morocco. This was my 3rd time in Morocco and Gate1 always delivers the best. Our guide DHRIS was amazing, funny and very informative. We really appreciate every detail Gate1 puts in planning the trip. Thank you.Poonam D.
My wife and I recently completed Gate1's Kaleidoscope of Morocco tour. What an amazing and memorable experience! There are not enough superlatives to describe this trip. We began considering this tour almost a year ago as a relatively inexpensive way to check another continent off of our list. As we booked the trip and began doing our own research, we started to think that Morocco might be special. Well, this thought was an understatement! From Rabat to Merzouga, from Fez to Essaouira, we saw apes, camels, tree-climbing goats, beaches, snow-capped peaks looming behind deserts, a literal kaleidoscope of colors in Morocco's mountains, and amazing ancient and modern architecture. Most importantly, we also had the experience of meeting the people of this ancient Kingdom and found them to be very warm, friendly, and welcoming. Our experience was made all the better by our Tour Manager, Hicham. He not only performed all of the duties of a Tour Manager with excellence, he personified the warmth of all the Moroccan people. He is a credit to his country and to Gate1! Hicham was very ably assisted by our intrepid bus driver Mohammed, and our bus assistant Idriss. This team of three, and the uniformly excellent local guides we experienced, all combined to make our Moroccan adventure one we will never forget! We are going to tell all of our friends that they have to contact Gate1 to plan a visit Morocco, and ask for Hicham to be their Tour Director! Thank you Gate1 for opening our horizons to include Morocco!Max H.
My Moroccan Allure trip was FANTASTIC! Moha, our tour director was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. The manner in which he presented information on his country inspired me to read more about the history of Morocco. Our driver and his asst. were excellent. The Hotels - AH, the Hotels, This is the first tour I have ever been on where the accommodations were an integral part of a cultural immersion experience. The Riads, Casbahs, and Desert Tent accommodations placed me in old Morocco - what a wonderful experience. I remember fondly having tea with a Bedouin woman in her isolated tent and again having tea in a Berber Village in the Mountains. The overnight in the Sahara Tent Village was incredible. Starting with an exhilarating ride in 4x4 vehicles to the sunset camel ride on the dunes. THANK YOU GATE 1 for an incredible adventure.John A.
I had the wonderful opportunity to experience a beautiful country with all of its sights, sounds, history, and people. Everyone has the character of compassion in them, but no country has ever shown me so much compassion and gratitude than the Moroccans. Everywhere we traveled Moroccans expressed their gratitude by welcoming me to their country. I heard the words over and over again!! "Welcome"! It is certain that every site that I experienced was wonderful!! Although the camel ride in the Sahara Desert and the Optional Botanical Tour were my top favorites, the experience would not have been the same without the welcoming gratitude of the people of Morocco. When people show gratitude and appreciation, we feel more relaxed and willing to enjoy the moment. The Moroccans made it easy for me to be relaxed and enjoy their country. I enjoyed every moment that I was in Morocco. The grateful smiles of the Moroccans brought joy to my heart. Their expression of gratitude has enriched my life, my heart was opened, and I will be forever grateful. I am especially grateful for our tour guide, Rasheed, because without his kindness and knowledge, the trip would not have been the same. My journal is full of notes from the plethora of information that Rasheed provided. In fact, while in Morocco and half way through my journey, I had to buy a new journal since I had filled my first journal. Rasheed is a top of the line tour guide. He has a wonderful sense of humor and thank goodness for that since dealing with 16 women had its challenges, but he handled them all with grace and humor. I am especially grateful that he was our tour guide. In addition, our bus driver and assistant, Mohommad and Mohommad were the best and also the top of the line. The trip would not have been the same without their patience and kindness. There is a saying that "a smile is worth a thousand words". It is definitely so very true and applies to Mohommad and Mohommad, Rasheed, and all the Moroccans that I encountered on this trip. Morocco has enhanced the quality of my life!!Theresa C.
Our Gate 1 Discovery Moroccan Allure tour was our first trip with Gate 1. We have done other land tours and they have been wonderful but this one was outstanding and more than we expected. Chaouqi, our tour manager, was the best we have ever had. He took special care to see that we had everything we needed to enjoy every day. He provided a wealth of information about Morocco and the people. He was patient and kind and a real pleasure to spend time with. Highlights of our tour included: lovely hotels, delicious meals, a camel ride with our tent overnight in the Sahara Desert, a Moroccan cooking class, beautiful garden tours with a soothing foot bath, seeing goats in trees, market shopping, etc.! We saw it all: the Atlas Mountains, deserts, forests, river gorges, big cities and small villages, as well as the seashore. A very comprehensive tour of the country, This was a wonderful tour for a great value. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 tours again soon. We highly recommend them.Nancy G.
My trip was awesome. Our tour guide, Abdul, his driver and helper were the greatest. I believe you have the best possible tour guide there is. He is so helpful and concerned about everyone on the tour. He goes above and beyond what I'm sure is required of him. You have the best of the best.Neomi H.
This was my first trip with Gate 1. I was so impressed with all the details that were handled. Providing coins for toilet stops, constantly providing us with bottled water, giving us a list of clean, safe restaurants for each city we stayed in, nice clean hotels, giving us ideas of what to do and see on free time and the reasonably priced optional tours that were fantastic. Our tour manager Larbi was amazing. He was so much fun, so knowledgeable and caring about every single one of us. Our driver Youssef and assistant Adzis were a great addition to the team, making us feel comfortable and welcomed. We also had Hasan, an excellent tour guide in Fez. He was so brilliant that we just wanted to listen and talk to him long after the tour was over. The people from Gate 1 were great representatives not only for your company, but for their country. On the last night of our tour, my companion could not find her passport and wallet with money and credit cards. She thought she may have lost it in the medina. I had to return to Florida and she was going back to Alaska so I was not able to stay with her. Larbi assured her Gate1 would help her with the recovery process and she would not be alone. He also came to our room to help search and she did eventually find it. We miss him. I am looking at the Gate1 Essential So. Africa with Victoria Falls with another friend. Now that I have first hand experience with Gate1, I would recommend them to everyone who wants a great value, a tour company that thinks of everything to make you comfortable and well planned itineraries.Carol C.
Another great tour of Gate 1 again. We were very lucky to have a great tour manager, Hicham, in our tour. Hicham is very professional, knowledgeable, well organized, courteous, caring, and surprisingly humorous too. He delivered his commentary in a simple and interesting way but full of details. I felt I learned the whole history of Morocco in these 15 days. Great tour itinerary is important but without a great tour manager to guide us through it will be just an average tour. Morocco has changed a lot since the last time I was there. I now have a better understanding of Morocco in every aspect from Hicham's commentary. Hope I will get another good tour manager my next Gate 1 tour.Helen C.
Our trip was amazing, thank you. The Highlight was riding on the camel in the desert at sunset and the fossil stop. Wish we had some more time to shop there as it was truly amazing story of the fossil's. And to think I now live in Lakewood Colorado where we have dinosaurs ridge is two miles from my home, the other place in the world that they have discovered Fossil's and Dinosaurs. But Morocco Fossils are amazing and are able to see so many on them as we traveled and saw some when we where in the dessert! Such an amazing day. I brought a Fossil Coffee table from the shop there, that was a piece of art and so affordable and can not wait to see it in my Livingroom. It was so beautiful it spoke to me and said you need to buy me... Enjoyed how the Berber People lived and visiting them in the home to be served peppermint tea and bread. So interesting to see that is how they still lived and how the house expended as the family grew. Visiting the Nomads in there homes was also a highlight of our trip. It was also so exciting to be in Morocco when the soccer world cups was happening and with every win the city where we were erupted in hooking of horns to crowding the beach and Market place in Essaouira. Over all our tour guide Chaouqi brought Morocco to life for us. He was so knowledgeable about the history of Morocco.Marcia P.
I just have to add that Redouane was the BEST tour guide among many good tour guides I have had with Gate 1. His attention to detail, his clear directions, his warmth, his knowledge and love of his country, and his ability to laugh kept 38 of us on time, happy, and interested. We were groups within a group because there was a group of 8 friends, a group of 6 friends, and a group of 5 friends that made up the group of 38. We were all Americans or Canadian, but there were 4 languages other than English as a native language. Surprisingly, by the end of the tour, Redouane had accomplished the impossible - we became a close group. He is a great asset to this company - and I hope you appreciate his worth. He even got a doctor for my friend who became ill during the trip - and a house call at the hotel at that. In addition, the bus driver Mustafa was nothing but a hero as he navigated the mountain passes and the crazy traffic of the cities. Jawad kept us comfortable with water, keeping a very clean bus, and making sure we disembarked and embarked the bus safely. GREAT TRIP led by great people!Gloria L.
Wow! What a trip the "18 day Absolute Morocco" trip was!!! This tour was on my bucket list for years, one thing or the other that it had been pushed back time after time. So when I landed in Casablanca, I was still in a daze not able to believe that I actually made it to Morocco. Many people had scoffed when they heard that I was going to be on a trip in Morocco for 18 days. They wondered if there was even anything worth seeing for a week. How wrong they were! In the beginning of this trip, the uneasy feeling of being in a foreign country when the language is a big barrier was unsettling, I felt home sick thinking of my family back home. But the stunningly beautiful sceneries appearing non-stop in front of my eyes, the scrumptious exotic cuisines served meals after meals. And mostly, the friendly people that we encountered put me right at ease. My emotions went from home-sickness, to excitement, to panicky as I dreaded the last day to come. Simply because I did not want to go home! I wanted this journey to restart all over again so I may savor each moment, each location one more time. Definitely, out of all the itineraries Gate 1 offers for Morocco, "18 day Absolute Morocco" is the best and only option to experience this diverse country on a fuller scale. I have been on numerous Gate 1 tours by now, each one has been very well designed and architected to provide the best value to its clients. It's no surprises that many tourists rebook their tours again and again with Gate 1. Our "18 day Absolute Morocco" trip would not have been such a great success without our dear, dear tour manager, Abdelkader. We felt so pampered by his tiny, but constant, gestures of his attention to detail type of cares. Many times, he went beyond the call of duty to ensure our safety and comfort; and subtly, yet superbly maximized our complete immersion in the Moroccan culture to enjoy each minute of the day. He always would confirm and direct each order at every meal to minimize any mishaps from the restaurant staff, and also ensured that we were served promptly. On many other occasions, I noticed that not only he was caring our group, his so called extended family members during the tour, he would also pay attention to the locals we got to interact, such as the street vendors, or the camel caretakers, and drivers. By the end, every group member wanted to take him home so we may reciprocate his hospitality and warm friendship too. Issues and accidents bound to happen on an extended tours like this. And sure enough, accidents did happen. Each time, Abdelkader was able to handle it smoothly without affecting the enjoyment and safety of the whole group. Rather, anyone else who was not involved in the accident could hardly notice that things had happened. Abdelkader truly is a great asset to Gate 1 office in Morocco!!!Hsien C.
Fabulous! Thank you. Abdel made this vacation an outstanding adventure. I have never had a tour guide the equal of Abdel. He is conscientious, considerate, caring, helpful, accommodating, funny, hardworking, and above all, kind. He left no stone unturned to see to the comfort and safety of his charges. There was no challenge he didn't meet with a smile and take seriously. I feel he showed me the country he loved and I was able to really see it through his loving and kind character and house own sense of hospitality. What a trip! Everyone should go to Morocco and everyone should do it with Abdel Kader. Thank you Gate one for selecting such a wonderful representative for your company! I will be vacationing with your company again!Traci F.
My 18 days Moroccan adventure was the best ever land tour taken in my life time! It was 100% due to our Tour manager/Director Abdelkader. Abdel is passionate about his career which showed immediately. Due to his positive attitude towards all of us, our group of 30 strangers became a close family within the first 3 days!! It was awesome! I felt as if I was at home celebrating life with my family! Abdel with his vast home land knowledge and his súper clear English language skills made us feel at home from day one! Abdel is the best Tour Director I had ever met! He really cared personally for everyone of us and made sure, at all times, that we were safe and pleased with the days activities and our personal needs were met! He went above and beyond the line of duty to make sure we enjoyed our time in Morocco and mainly learned all the aspects of the Moroccan culture and its heritage!! In addition, he went the extra mile in guiding us towards choosing the perfect extra curricular activities we asked for. He made sure we arrived and came back safely to and from our different nightly activities in which we participated during our free time! We always felt safe and cared for! ! I will always carry Morocco and it's people in my heart as the best ever adventure in my life time and mainly due to our wonderful/ knowledgeable Tour Director Abdelkader!Mercedes A.
We just completed your thirteen-day tour of Morocco with Brahim who was an excellent guide in a number of ways. He is truly a hospitable person who wants each and every guest to enjoy himself or herself in Morocco and he works hard to help his guests in every way imaginable. It is clear that Brahim has a lot of experience. We constantly noticed that he foresaw problems before they could occur. He was extremely organized and often called restaurants or hotels beforehand so that they were ready with food or keys. After a long day of traveling it was great to be able to go right to your room. Mr. Aghraz was also great in explaining Morrocan history, religion and culture to us . He is a very enthusiastic person who really likes the people he is guiding and his enthusiasm was infectious. He also has excellent knowledge of the country and culture so he always knew exactly the perfect places to take the group to whether it be a restaurant or a shop. His tips were always spot on. His aid in shopping was a big help not only to us but also to the whole group. I noticed that he would even pitch in and help serve us at restaurants so that no one in the group was hungry for long. At the end of the tour, one of the group members said that one of the best things about Morocco was Brahim and we all agreed. Gate1 is lucky to have him as a guide.Maryla C.
The trip was wonderful. What made so memorable, are people of Morocco , especially the tour manager Ibrahim and his team , driver Abdul and assistant Aziz. I have been on 3 tours on Gate 1 and this one is my fourth one. Ibrahim, was by far the best. He went above and beyond his duty to make sure that everybody is taken care of and happy. One example of his attentiveness was the morning of departure. He got up at 4:30 to put everybody on the bus and also have already breakfast in the bag, even the restaurant wasn't open. This is just a small example of his thoughtfulness. Every time we arrived somewhere, after a long bus drive , the room keys were ready and the food was waiting for us. He was also so professional, informative and really painted a great picture of his country. He takes grate pride of his job and he's a great asset to your company. Thank you so much for hiring a people like him.Branka B.
Our trip to Morocco was fabulous! Thanks to our great tour manager, Larbi and his team Youssef and Rashid. Larbi is so far the best tour manager and guide that I've had with Gate 1. He took care of the group like his family and made sure everyone's needs were met. Larbi is very knowledgeable that I learned so much about Moroccan culture. Youssef our chauffeur made sure we got to our destination safely. Rashid made sure we were all hydrated and kept the bus clean and sanitized. Kudos to the team!!Eloisa C.
We really enjoyed our recent trip in Morocco. The people, the food, the scenery and most of all our Tour Manager, Larbi, who made sure we are all taken cared of. Larbi was the best Tour Manager so far from all our other travels with Gate1 and other tour companies. He thought of everything that made our trip memorable and problem free up to the very small details like having available for us small denominations of Dirham. He was professional, kind, helpful and attentive. His assistance, Rashid, was very helpful and always made sure we had bottled water. Yousef our driver kept us safe. This was such a memorable and happy experience. Thanks to Gate1!Jaime N.
In case no one has yet sung the praises for our tour manager, Redouone, please be aware that we could not have asked for a better tour manager / leader. He was the best tour guide that we have had from all of the different trips that we have been on whether it be Gate 1, Trafalgar, Insight Tours. He was the best. His injection of information along the trip was appreciated & very informative but more than that, he is just a very warm & kind person. The trip was what was promised but not threatening in any way. Since our past travels have been in North America & Western Europe, Morocco might be considered out of our comfort zone, but it was not. The food & accommodations, although somewhat different from our regular experience, were always appreciated. The variety of accommodations enhanced the experience of our Morocco trip. The camel ride, of course, was a major highlight of the experience to Morocco.Rosalind F.
We had a wonderful trip! It was our first Gate 1 trip. It was actually our first group tour, so we were somewhat hesitant, but we are now sold on small group Discovery tours! Our guide, Chaouqi, was outstanding! He was friendly, professional, attentive, very interesting and entertaining, and so kind and considerate of all his "family", as he referred to us travel companions. The hotels were very nice and very "Moroccan" with beautiful décor and gardens and pools. The food was delicious. The coach was very comfortable, with just the right amount of stops for refreshments and facilities. We saw so much of the beautiful landscapes from mountains to plains to desert to oasis to seaside. It was a great overview of the country, filled with historic sights, colorful old cities, varieties of villages we passed through, and crowded medinas. We would highly recommend this tour of Morocco. We are already thinking about our next Discovery tour!Lee S.
What a wonderful trip. Hassan, Muhammed and Mubarak were wonderful. Hassan was well informed, knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. He was always available for any concerns or questions. We always felt safe and well guided! Great work on hiring such a great team. By the end of the trip they help everyone in the tour group become friends, laughing and having fun!Deborah P.
I just wanted to let you know that I am not sure that we could have had a better tour guide than Mohammed. He was amazing, so knowledgeable and acommodating. I am positive that he is the absolute best and am recommending him to my friends that are interested in travelling to Morocco. Also the coach driver and assistant always had a smile on their face and were always willing to help. Great trip, great tour guide. I highly recommend Gate 1, and this was my first tour.Vicki B.
I wanted to provide feedback about the recent trip my husband and I took to Morocco for my 40th birthday. The trip was amazing to say the least. Our tour Manager, Zouhair was the best tour manager I have had in all of my guided travels. He's knowledgeable not only about the history and culture of his country but he has a very great way of conveying story and engrossing his listeners. He genuinely cares about the people in his tour groups and has stepped up above and beyond what's required of a guide. Gate1 is very fortunate to have him on his team.Kathryn O.
First and foremost, special thanks to our Tour Manager, Rasheed. He went above and beyond to make our trip going smoothly. Rasheed is a very good man, with special passion to work with people. His deep knowledge of history, culture, architecture and customs of Morocco contributed to creating a very special atmosphere. There was no request or question left unresolved or unanswered, day or night. Please let him know our highest appreciation. As for the trip, it's another well organized in typical Gate1 fashion gem: thoughtfully constructed, covering a lot of the country of Morocco, good hotels, nice food and, just in overall, very pleasant experience. Thank you very much!Joseph G.