Morocco Tours - Escorted Travel
|Package Name||Description||Season||Tour Type||Land Only||Air & Land|
8 Day Affordable Morocco
||1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Apr ‘15 - Mar ‘16||Escorted||$749||$1649*|
8 Day Affordable Morocco
||1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Apr ‘16 - Mar ‘17||Escorted||$699||$1559*|
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco
||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Apr '15 - Mar '16||Escorted||$1399||$2239*|
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco
||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca||Apr '16 - Mar '17||Escorted||$1099||$1979*|
13 Day Kasbahs & Deserts of Morocco
||3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Sep '15 - Mar '16||Escorted||$1149||$2049*|
13 Day Kasbahs & Deserts of Morocco
||3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Apr '16 - Mar '17||Escorted||$1129||$2029*|
15 Day Moroccan Allure
||2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Erfoud, 1 Sahara, 1 Ait Ben Haddou, 3 Marrakesh, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca||Feb - Dec '16||Small Group||$1799||$2799*|
Land Only: $749
1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Apr ‘15 - Mar ‘16
Land Only: $699
1 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Apr ‘16 - Mar ‘17
Land Only: $1399
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Apr '15 - Mar '16
Land Only: $1099
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 3 Marrakesh, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Apr '16 - Mar '17
Land Only: $1149
3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Sep '15 - Mar '16
Land Only: $1129
3 Marrakesh, 1 Boumalne Dades, 2 Erfoud, 1 Ouarzazate, 1 Agadir, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Escorted
Season: Apr '16 - Mar '17
Land Only: $1799
2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Erfoud, 1 Sahara, 1 Ait Ben Haddou, 3 Marrakesh, 2 Essaouira, 1 Casablanca
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Feb - Dec '16
Our trip was FANTASTIC!!!! Another successful Gate1 trip. Our tour director, Ibraham was incredible. He took such good care of us. Every little detail was thought out. Morocco was beautiful and the people were so friendly and welcoming. Thanks again Gate 1.Kimberly L. Fulton, MD
The trip was amazing. All the optional tours were perfect and well planned. The people who did not participate in them lost half of the trip. A special and large thank you to Khalid, our guide. Without him, the trip would have been very different. All the time we felt safe. Morocco was beautiful and had great architecture, a rich history, and distinct cuisine. I want to mention again, in case you want to post this review on your website, which I recommend, the people that have any safety concerns: this worry is total nonsense. It is very, very, very safe. There are a lot of tourists, at one point in the trip there were four groups of American tourists staying at our hotel. There is no way to see what you see on this tour without a guide. I travel with my family a lot, Italy, Japan. Israel. And I think that from what I saw that Morocco is a must-see country. Again, big thanks to Gate 1 travel for organizing such a fast-paced and interesting trip. We were busy from early in the morning to late into the evening exploring the different aspects of life in Morocco. From a family-hosted dinner to a live cooking demonstration on how to make traditional Moroccan cuisine to a beautiful dinner with different traditional Moroccan music and dance to a visit to of the medina of Fez, which seemed like something like a scene out of Aladdin, this trip was amazing. Thank youOleg L. Brooklyn, NY
Oh my goodness, this was one of the best tours! Our tour guide Mohammed, was very organized and kept everything on schedule and he was very knowledgeable of Morocco. He always made himself available and greeted each one of us every morning and asked how we slept, if our rooms were okay, etc. The bus driver Abdul, was always pleasant, dressed nice and transported us daily with care. The itinerary was well planned and included great highlights. The family hosted dinner was very well planned and they received us graciously, and we all ate so much of the delicous meal, that we spoke about it for days. The accommodations were first class and the hotels were centrally located, so you could easily venture out on your own. I look forward to planning my next Gate 1 Tour and am sure it will be just as awarding as Morocco.Gamine C. Sacramento, CA
I am very glad to be asked about my trip. I have nothing but good things to say about my tour of Morocco. I was met at the airport by your representatives with a warmth that set the standard for my stay, all the way up to being safely and courtesly escorted back to the airport 10 days later. The country is truly unique and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to view it with such an exceptional guide. Racchid is a very knowledgeable and energetic man who is proud of his country and represented it with warmth and dignity. There was nothing he did not know. Whether the question regarded history, geology, sports, religion or botany, he knew the answer and would patiently explain. He took the utmost care of us, making us feel welcome as friends, in every location and personally seeing to our comfort and ease at each stop. The accommodations were very comfortable and unique, demonstrating the charm of each region. The transportation was very comfortable and our friends at Atlas Rider were professional and friendly. My experience was one of beauty and safety. I could not have asked for a better traveling experience than what I had with Gate 1. Thank you for selecting your employees with such care. I look forward to future association with your company.Kimberly M. Syracuse, UT
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you regarding our trip in November to Morocco. We had a wonderful tour guide name Hamm who was funny, considerate and thoroughly professional at caring for every need in the group on this trip. The hotels were clean, comfortable and in safe locations too. Morocco is a very interesting country with lots of rich history. Unfortunately world affairs have probably made it less desirable on many people's 'bucket list'. However, we found the citizens to be courteous and friendly and the dinner at a local family's house was a lot of fun. The hosts and their daughter were exceptionally hospitable. All in all we felt safe, met some really funny and interesting people in our tour group and the weather was sunny and warm everyday. Thanks Gate 1 for another very enjoyable trip!Linda P. Middle Vlg, NY
Our trip was truly fantastic. This is our third Gate 1 Travel escorted trip and we have been impressed and extremely satisfied with all three. We did this Morocco trip immediately upon completion of the Gate 1 "11 days, Crown of Spain" adventure simply by flying from Barcelona to Casablanca. This turned out to have been an excellent touring combination because the history of both countries have been so closely interlinked over the centuries. A great deal of the cultural and historical facts related to us in Spain helped us a lot in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for all that we saw and experienced during our stay in Morocco. Our tour director, Sninat, was excellent, always cheerful and he loved to speak about and explain the Moroccan way of life to which he ensured that we got the maximum exposure. He was very attentive to the needs of all in his group and resolved all personal issues instantly. He was very helpful in giving us an idea of what to pay for our purchases and, in some instances, actually helped negotiate the best prices from vendors. Accommodations, meals, transportation and excursions were excellent throughout the trip and the highlight of the trip had to be the day spent in the Sahara which was such a unique adventure for us North Americans. All in all, we would recommend this trip and Gate 1 Travel to anyone.Guy L. Pt Charlotte, FL
Our trip was fantastic! Our Tour Guide, Abderrahim was the best. He was extremely knowledgeable of Morocco's country and culture, spoke English very well and was easy going and approachable. He had great rapport with the hotels and local guides and was able to solve minor problems quickly. I took my daughter with me on the Morocco trip, a gift for her 45th birthday. We had a marvelous time! We loved the beautiful country and the welcoming people!
There will definitely be more Gate 1 Tours in my future. This was my third Gate 1 Tour. My husband I and have booked a Gate 1 trip to China in October.Sheila G. Lincoln, NE
We had a wonderful time and were so impressed with Morocco. Not only was Ibrahim an excellent guide but while we were on the tour it was announced that the university he graduated from is one of the top 100 in the world - so with an "Ivy League" education plus the terrific job he does for Gate 1, we definitely recommend a large pay raise for him! He was always able to arrange our hotel room keys in advance, had to deal with some difficult characters (which he did very well - we wouldn't have been able to put up with some of their behavior), and the "blah-blah" commentary he provided was anything but blah - always very interesting to us and the pride he has in Morocco's many wonders and accomplishments made us feel the same way. One of the highlights was definitely the family dinner in Fez where the host's 11 year old daughter was so charming and intelligent (after only 3 months study of English, she could converse so well with us).
Ibrahim mentioned there would soon be another Gate 1 tour itinerary covering the Mediterranean cities and we would definitely be interested in returning to Morocco if we can find some better flight arrangements - Iberia operated the American Airlines flight we took and we did not like having to pay extra for seat assignments in advance plus they flew so slowly we felt like we were Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic (their airspeed at one point was only 394 mph coming from Madrid to Miami which meant it was a 10 hour flight instead of a 8-9 hours as it should have been).
Again, we really enjoyed our trip and please be sure to pass along our praises to Ibrahim.Wendy B. St Helena, SC
I must compliment Gate 1 on an itinerary so very well conceived. I was impressed at how "intuitive" it was - after a day of sitting in a bus for many hours , the next day would be very active - and vice versa. Shopping was left till right at the end - good choice - as I got loaded down with gifts and would have had a hard time hauling all of that around Morocco.
Also, as I told my friends, the choice of hotels made all the difference. Very upmarket, quality accommodations, especially the beautiful desert hotel destination in Erfoud - it felt like a 5 star resort, and also loved Le Meridien in Marrakesh (also Le Diwan in Rabat).
Staying in good hotels makes such a huge difference to one's tour experience- and Gate 1 gets that...
It was thanks to Ibrahim our guide that he cleverly would call ahead so that the minute we arrived in a new place we could immediately get our rooms.
The amazing Ibrahim! What good fortune to get a guide like him - so knowledgeable, but also so friendly, caring and kind, and efficient! Even the smallest detail and request was not forgotten. I am a vegetarian and he made sure that I was always taken care of - also due to a medical condition I need regular bathroom stops along the way and he always made sure that this was taken into consideration. Nothing was too much trouble for Ibrahim - and his timing on getting the group to a destination or restaurant and then moving onto the next thing, was impeccable. Don't know how he could do all of that, and still have the energy to enjoy his group, which he clearly did. He made everything a positive, uplifting and stimulating experience - Gate 1 is so lucky to have Ibrahim!
There were many on the tour who had taken other Gate 1 trips in the past. I can see why.
I couldn't get over how much we were given, and so affordable! For instance, the Sahara excursion alone, a highlight for everyone, was incredible - the cherry on top of an already-amazing banquet of travel-experience treats.
Another thing I noticed, was the feeling of being looked after by Gate 1 from the moment I arrived - till passport control upon exit. At no time did I ever feel I was out there on my own - having your representative pick me up at airport (I was traveling alone, and a day early) as well as a rep there at Casablanca airport to make sure my exit went smoothly, a great comfort! Efficiency of the first order in everything. This is what I observed throughout the whole trip.
That's for an amazing tour. I look forward to the next one.Catherine G. Allen, TX
It was great!! The guide Ham Dan is phenomenal, and our tour group was super. There were plenty of young people so my daughters were happy. We especially loved Marrakesh — what a beautiful city.
I would definitely recommend the optionals, we did them all…the guide Hassan in Fez was terrific, and the lunch and dinner in Marrakesh in the optional programs were outstanding.
Excellent introduction to a fascinating country!
We'll be back with Gate 1!!!!Laurette H. Wilton, CT
The trip was truly amazing. Everything I wanted it to be and more! Seriously. Great tour and an incredible tour guide!!! It was so well-worth the money that we paid. Weather was wonderful. Culture was exotic. ALL GOOD. Loved it.
Only thing that did NOT work out was our connection at JFK to SFO. We left Paris about an hour late. Plane made up some time but still got in 25 minutes after scheduled time. Our original connection only allowed us 1 hour and 40 minutes to deplane, get bags, go thru customs, recheck out bags with Delta, take the train to another terminal, etc. Got to the gate at 7:03pm. Gate was closed for the departure at 7:10pm. It was pretty disappointing to be honest. We weren't the only ones wanting to get on board. Had to stay at JFK on Air France's expense. But, we made it back the next morning on the first Delta flight to SFO.
Thanks for all the help you provided to me and my traveling partner, Darlene. A life time experience that neither of us will ever forget.Ernest D. Pacific Grove, CA
Except for the few times we had troubles with Internet connection, my Morocco trip was wonderful. It was well planned and well organized. Our tour manager was simply fabulous. Larbi was friendly, well mannered, helpful and personable. He remembers names, faces, remains cheerful under stressful conditions.
Numerous times he went out of his way to help us with our little problems. He eased the paperwork and procedures that we had to deal with. He is knowledgeable and patriotic about his country and his people. He was most helpful when I could not find one of my packages. He stayed with me the whole time dealing with police and the hotel security. The package was delivered to my room without our knowledge and we discovered it right before we left the hotel.
To sum it up, Larbi was the best tour manager in all of my travels. Thank you Larbi and Gate 1, for a memorable trip through Morocco.Jeannette H. Sunnyvale, CA
1. The dinner in Marrakesh was amazing. I originally didn't sign up for it but was talked into it by others in the group once I got to Morocco. The description didn't do it justice. I had no idea that the dinner would be so elegant. As I recall the description just mentioned belly dancing. The other entertainment should be emphasized as well. I LOVED the whirling dervish dancer. It was wonderful.
2. The farewell dinner was marginal. I felt bad because I am sure that it was very expensive. The setting was nice. The other meals that were provided by the tour were fabulous.
3. Husson, the bus driver & Joseph, the helper were wonderful. They were always so helpful and friendly. Husson was a fantastic driver. I always felt safe despite some tricky roads and traffic.
4. Last but not least... Our guide Rashid was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! He has such a love for his country that was very evident.
He was attentive to everyone in the group and reached out to those who were quiet to make them feel included. He had so much knowledge about all the sites we visited and explained things in a way that was very understandable. It seemed like where ever we went he knew many people. We teased him that he was the Mayor of Marrakesh.
One thing I noticed and admired was that when we went to markets etc. he encouraged us to spread out so many vendors would benefit from our purchases. His personality was amazing!! I loved his sense of humor. He had me laughing a lot, which I love a good laugh.
He always went above and beyond. This is an example, a few of us needed some change so we would have it to use the rest rooms. We asked him where would be the best place to get some. He told us he would get some for us. We were at the square in Marrakesh. We didn't realize it was the holy day for the Moslems and it was time for prayer. The banks and many businesses were closed. He was gone a little longer than I thought it would take. Come to find out he went to five different places to get a little bit of change at each one because he couldn't find one place that could spare very much.
We have been on several Gate 1 tours and have enjoyed all of them. Rashid is by far the best tour guide we have had!!!!!! He brought the country and people of Morocco to life. In 13 short days I developed a deep love for Rashid, Morocco and its people.Kathryn D. Heber City, UT
We (I and my 2 friends) had a wonderful and amazing trip. Our tour guide/director Mr. Khalid Khadmiri is outstanding as well as his driver Ibrahim and assistant Abdul Halim.
Khalid made it all possible for all of us to enjoy our trip. His love and knowledge of his country is very evident. He is respectful, very patient as well as good humor. He made it all possible for all of us to enjoy this trip. I really appreciated the care he has taken with each and everyone of us, these includes the safe driver, his efficient assistant and all the local guides. The food in our hotels with dinner included are sumptuous and delicious. The staff are so warm and very attentive especially in Xaluca.
This is also one of my unforgettable birthdays. When we were in our optional dinner with a horse drawn carriage ride, Khalid surprised me with a delicious chocolate birthday cake in the fancy restaurant, with the restaurant staff singing a birthday song in my native language. It was really very touching, personally I do not like surprises, but very much appreciated.
This trip exceeded my expectations. I actually trying to convince all my friends to visit Morocco with Gate 1 and ask for Khalid to be the tour guide. Looking forward to my next trip with Gate 1Araceli S. Thousand Oaks, CA
The trip was wonderful my friend and I had a such a good time! We loved our small group of 16 travelers; all of them were very nice and all season travelers so we never had to wait for someone or look for someone who wondered off. The tour guide Moha was wonderful. He was attentive, organized and extremely knowledgeable. The little things he did for us such as providing 100DH change for tipping and using toilets, and calling the hotel ahead so when we arrive, the room keys were already ready for us, really made our trip easier. We learned so much about Morocco it was a beautiful country!Moncy Y. Jersey City, NJ
I enjoyed the 13 days in Morocco, which my husband and I recently spent. The tour manager Hamane was excellent, absolutely no negative comments.
All in all, I found this trip not as satisfying as some of the others we have taken with your company (i.e. some to South America,Thailand in 2011, and a Safari in Kenya and Tanzania in 2013). The local guides were ok, but some of the visits to the Medinas and sights seem to be rushed and there was not enough time to appreciate some of the exotic sights and to take pictures. Some of the excursions were exhausting. The hotels, generally, quite satisfactory, but in one, there was literally only one plug in the whole room that could be used to load up batteries and electronics, while very exotic and beautiful. Hamdane, however, was always flexible, pleasant and on top of things.
The routing on return trip was exhausting with about 28 hours via JFK. We booked the flight to Morocco a day early, as we were told, we would not arrive on time to take the arranged bus to Rabat. The hotel that was booked was in the center of Casablanca, not a good thing as we had to get back to the airport the next morning to get the bus from there. When we called to point that out to one of your bookers, there was nothing that could be done, so we decided to book another hotel on our own at the airport for the night (to save the wear and tear, as well as taxis to and from the airport, including language barrier).
We were not specifically informed where we should meet the driver at Casablanca airport, and there was an hour of pretty intense stress, as there are two arrival halls. When we finally found the driver-helper, he was friendly, reassuring and very competent, and the drive to Rabat was fine. Since we had no working cell phone, contacting your Casablanca office would have been problematic, and we were happy we did not have to deal with it.
We have booked a river trip in Russia in September and hope it will be a successful trip. I think we will keep a keen eye on the airline bookings.Robert M. Stevensville, MI
The trip was fantastic, but that's why I keep returning to Gate 1. However, the tour manager, Laribe, was amazing. He absolutely took care of everything. If he said he was going to do something, it was considered done. I had some physical problems, he waited for me so I could catch up with the group on walking tours. I wanted to have a leather coat made for me. He introduced me to a shop in Fez that had my coat ready in 4 hours. I wanted some water color paintings in Essouria, and he pointed me in the right direction. My return flight left at 3:15 AM, he had the taxi driver pick me up at 11:45 PM (right on time) and he had a contact waiting for me at the Casablanca airport at 12:30 PM to navigate the return process. I still don't believe it happened. I've experienced consistently outstanding tour guides, but Laribe was the best by far.Francis B.
Ibrahim was absolutely wonderful, and I would like him to get the credit for it!
We have been on several guided tours, and Ibrahim was tops! He genuinely cared for all of his guests, as I would consider us, and he made sure that we were enjoying ourselves throughout the week. I felt more connected to my fellow travelers - including Ibrahim - on this trip than any group tour I've taken in the past. The people were spectacular, and I would love to go on another trip with them. We were a team, and it made the experience of seeing Morocco together that much more special. I know it was a random selection of people, but I give credit to Gate 1 for appealing to such lovely customers. And definitely for employing such talented guides.
Thanks, Gate 1 for the amazing experience. I will always remember Morocco for the first rate shopping, the maze-like streets, and the great friends I met while I was there!Melanie M. Houston, TX
The trip was well planned and organized. Rashid, the guide, made this trip unforgettable. He is a very knowledgeable person, a great patriot of his country. The group consisted of people with different cultural and religious backgrounds. Rashid had always been politically and diplomatically correct. His great sense of humor helped him and the tourists avoid tension and stress in some unpredictable situations. He took care of every single tourist and very often out of courtesy did favors to us, and they weren't his job responsibilities. For example, someone needed a bank, a supermarket, or a pharmacy. Rashid would never ignore his tourists' needs.
Thanks to Rashid, my friend Yelena and I will never forget this trip to Morocco.Eva N. Brooklyn, NY
The Deserts & Kasbahs tour of Morocco was my 11th trip with Gate 1 since I took my first in April 2012 - I think I like you!
It was a fantastic way to spend the holidays, with a small group of 18 like minded travelers. Morocco is an incredible country of geographic diversity and great beauty, from the exciting cities to the High Atlas mountains, from the desert to the ocean, you see so much in two weeks. The hotels were very good, as were breakfasts and included meals, the driver and his assistant were fantastic and our tour manager Larbi was a dream - knowledgeable, funny, kind and supremely good at what he does - the love he has for his country is clear to see and he was working constantly in easing the way, by constantly checking on plans and being wonderfully organized. The trip was flawless in every single way - everything worked so very well. Morocco is a constant surprise and has found a very special place in my heart. The Moroccan people are so welcoming and kind and I can't wait to explore more. Thank you once again for a memorable trip!Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
I had an incredible time in this tour. I loved the country side and the bus rides seeing how Moroccans live and the great variety of landscapes. I especially loved riding through the Atlas Mountains, the days in Boulmanes Dades, Arfoud and Essouaira. The camel ride in the Sahara for the sunset was one of the unforgettable highlights. It was a lot of fun!
I enjoyed that it was a small tour and Larby, our tour manager was an important part of making this trip wonderful. He was knowledgeable, friendly, protective of our group, and worked hard at making us feel comfortable in Morocco. Even though my luggage did not get there with me, he was incredibly instrumental in communicating with the airline and following up on the status of my luggage. Mohammed, our driver, and Driss, completed the incredible team.
My favorite hotels were the Xaluca ones and the Essouaira , Atlas Hotel. Staffs and facilities were welcoming and nice and their food was good. The one I did not like very much was the hotel in Agadir, too big, too noisy, too impersonal, staff not too friendly, and their coffee terrible.
The optional horse carriage ride and dinner in Marrakesh were awesome! Great food! The cooking class and lunch was very good, too. Excellent couscous.
I have to state that in the 14 trips that I have taken with GATE 1, I have always had a great experience which makes me come back time after time and to refer friends to use GATE 1.
I hope the excellent service, quality, safety, cleanliness of facilities and professional staff continues being a GATE 1 staple. In addition, I have to mention that Kim, the Gate 1 Rep that I always work with, is an important part of my experience with your company. Kim is friendly, knowledgeable, honest, and extremely helpful. She is the "front" person who helps me not think twice about calling and signing up for a tour. She makes the process easy and enjoyable.Carmelina R. Carlsbad, CA
We had a great trip to Morocco with Gate 1. Our Tour Manager - Abdelhau did an excellent job.
Gate 1 was able to change our itinerary and still give us an excellent holiday when heavy rains hit the area that we were to be visiting around Quarzazate washing out the roads and making travel impossible. Due to the changes, we did not get to see Quarzazate and Agadir but the hotels and the tours in both Fez and Rabat were excellent and made up for this.
Thanking you once again for your kind assistance in setting up this holiday for us and also the highest of praise to Gate 1 Travel for their extremely quick and professional response to the changes that suddenly had to be to our itinerary.Rosemary H. Essex, ON
My daughter and I had a fabulous time! Everything was well organized, the customer service was wonderful, hotels were lovely, and the pace was full but offered relaxation. Khalid was top notch - extremely friendly, solicitous and caring of each member's needs, and considerate of ensuring our whole experience in Morocco was enjoyable. Gate 1 did a fabulous job.Ann G. Sarasota, FL
Our trip was EXCELLENT! Fun group, wonderful guide, good food, and interesting country, what's not to love? Abdoul was outstanding. Very, very patient, but always made sure that we got the information we needed as efficiently as possible. He gave us just enough background information for the sites, not so much that we might tune out, but enough for us to develop some understanding of Morocco. Also, he is obviously one of those people who just enjoys being around other people; that probably added to the friendly atmosphere in the group. Almost forgot: the local guides were also very good. Also, all the side trips were outstanding.
I've already started recommending Gate 1 and Morocco to friends.Nellie C. Palo Alto, CA
Our tour guide, Rachid, is exceptional in knowledge, organization, professionalism, courteousness and friendliness! His diplomacy with people and situations is outstanding. I would highly recommend that people book their Morocco trips so that he is their guide.
In the optional Fez tour, the guide and his assistant were amazing. It was remarkable how they and Rachid guided us through the Medina without losing anyone -- and making it so very special.
There isn't a single thing I would change about this trip! It was perfect, magical and everything I pictured Morocco to be. The reason? Gate 1's Rachid, driver Habib, assistant Mustafa, and terrific local guides and assistants.Anne S. Stillwater, MN
My 13 day trip to Morocco was beyond my expectations. I have traveled a lot and seen different places but with Morocco, I fell in love. The people are warm, welcoming, courteous and happy. I have to let you know that the Tour Manager had been professional from the start to the end. I give Mr. Ibrahim a two-thumbs up for going an extra mile making sure that we were safely guided to the airport. That I admire. Gate 1 is blessed to have somebody like him.Josephine P. Vallejo, CA
Thank you. John probably already responded. We had a great trip. Loved Morocco! Our guide was amazing and the driving thru the mountains by are driver was amazing! This was my 3rd trip with Gate 1. We did have a couple of hotel issues but they were addressed with the hotel. Certainly do not consider that a Gate 1 issue. So it appears a third time is a charm!Theresa Z. Whitesboro, NY
My wife and I had a great trip to Morocco. Our Tour Director Ibrahim was very informative, and attentive at all times. The times we spent at all the sites we visited was enough.. we never felt rushed and had enough time to soak in the history and culture of Morocco. We didn't have to wonder where he was when we arrived at the airport, he was standing there clearly visible. The bus driver Abdul was excellent along with the assistant Youssef. We felt safe especially on the Atlas mountain roads. The hotels were great. We especially liked the hotel we stayed at in Erfoud. I'm glad we had two nights there to enjoy the desert, sunset and camel ride. Our time in Marrakesh was great, we loved that city. I wish we could have spent more time in Essourhazad to enjoy the beach, relax and shop some more. All in all an excellent trip.Charles L. Brooklyn, NY
Honestly, this entire trip was a dream. From the moment we got off the plane in Casablanca to the departure, we couldn't have had a more perfect journey. Thank you Gate 1 for providing the best ever tour guide and itinerary and for making this trip as flawless, professional, and memorable forever more. Everyone on the tour had an amazing time. This was our first Gate 1 adventure but certainly not our last. We are already looking to book another trip in the coming months.Lisette B. Ontario, Canada
We've travelled to many countries independently, but this was our first trip with a tour company. I researched many companies, and after selecting Gate 1, I learned that many people that we knew have travelled with Gate 1.
The trip was spectacular. Morocco is an unbelievable country. Rachid far surpassed our expectations of a tour manager. Not only was he very knowledgeable, he had a great rapport with the people in our group, and he went out of his way to look after us. The hotels selected by Gate 1 in general were very good.
We plan to take many more trips with Gate 1, and hope that the tour managers are in Rachid's league.Harold A. Fresh Meadows, NY
Our Moroccan experience with Gate 1 was incredible! The itinerary was well planned, very well organized and orchestrated by our guide Ibrahim who was very knowledgeable funny friendly and professional. His talks and lectures exuded his love for his country. Our driver Shakrin deserves a medal! How he navigated that big bus over the mountains and down to the gorges requires a skill and an aptitude you have to be born with! The crew is to be commended!
Morocco revealed itself as a country of constantly changing landscapes and contrasts, rich in history and traditions inhabited by people friendly and welcoming. With regard to optional tours we added a few more while on tour and without any doubt I would recommend that they all be included/added to this experience. They were enriching and educational and made a huge impact on us.Aennette R. Laguna Beach, CA
The trip was fabulous. Hamdan our principal tour guide was phenomenal. I have been on about 15 group tours and no one has ever been as exceptional. I want to come back to morocco and if I do it will only be on a trip with him. Rasheeda in Essaouria was very impressive also. Thank you for a truly memorable visit to morocco!Yvonne H. Bowie, MD
We had a great time. Our Tour Manager, Leila, was terrific and so patient. All in all the hotels were great and the scenery quite lovely. Our other tour guides at the different locations were also well informed. I really liked Volubulis, the Atlas Mountains crossing, such different topography, and the camel ride was lots of fun. Still have sand in my sneakers! The roads in Morocco were great and the cities had beautiful wide avenues with flower landscaping. The mosques, medinas, souks and casbahs were interesting and the contrast between the ancient and the modern was striking.Olive M. Warner Robins, GA
My husband and I just returned from the 13 day Kaleidoscope Tour of Morocco. It met all our expectations. The trip was well paced and covered the cities and the countryside. We especially enjoyed the small towns near the Sahara like Azrou, the ride over the Atlas Mountains, the seaside town of Essaouria and of course the bustling cities especially Fez and Marrakesh.
Leyla was our tour director. She was a tireless worker and informant and I
cannot imagine a better representative of one's country than Leyla. She
constantly kept us informed of every aspect of Morocco and was available all
the time for any matter, great or small.
We appreciate all the work that Gate l puts into making a tour so successful. We were 39 people on this tour and I originally thought that was a lot but we all were congenial and easily moved from place to place and activity to activity. We had a great time. Kudos to Gate 1 and a special thank you to Leyla. We are already plotting our next Gate l vacation.
Fabulous! We would recommend Gate 1 to anyone. We can't say enough for Larbe and Habbib, his driver. The bus was comfortable, Larbe's helpfulness and wealth of information was pertinent and interesting. The tour itself was all we hoped for and much more!
We loved the group we were traveling with and the weather was terrific! We were also impressed with the coordination and itinerary. It was fine tuned for comfort and interest. Thanks Gate 1!Liz S. Menomonie, WI
We would like to express how much we thoroughly enjoyed the Gate 1
experience through Morocco, it has more than exceeded all of our expectations
(sandstorm and all).
Gate 1's high standards were clearly evident throughout our trip but it was our tour guide, Larbi, who personally turned our trip into a magical memory. Larbi's passion for his country, attention to detail, professionalism in his duties and sense of humor sets him apart from any other escorted trip we have experienced. He truly is the gold standard within the industry.
Can't wait to plan our next trip with Gate 1!
Our Morocco trip was wonderful. I thought Ecuador couldn't be outdone but Morocco was right in there. Great value for our money and very nice traveling companions. Destinations were interesting, beautiful and fascinating. Our guide Ibrahim was fabulous. He was just a wealth of information, a master of managing details and people, and in general seemed like a lovely man who was a good representative of his country. As with Ecuador, our bus driver, Abdul, guided us safely throughout the difficult terrain. We felt like we were in very good hands. Now I have to figure out when we can fit in Turkey.Teresa A. Upper Montclair, NJ
The trip was excellent, way above my expectations. I am impressed by the quality of everything - to start, the motor coach was modern and clean and the hotels had the best location and amenities.
But all these features would do no good , if it was not for the people, who took care of us from the beginning to the end. The driver Hassan was impeccably dressed every day with a broad smile on his friendly face. His assistant Mohamed was very kind and was always making sure we didn't miss a thing. The tour manager Larbi was fantastic, I have no words to describe him enough - extremely intelligent, educated, perfect English and was professional, responsive, kind and knowledgeable. He always went the extra mile to make us comfortable and really made the trip a success.Parantzem F. Rego Park, NY
It was a great trip. We very much enjoyed Morocco, the people on our tour, and our guide, Larbi, was the best we have ever had on any tour. We will certainly consider another Gate 1 trip in the future.Wiley P. Dover, NH
The trip to Morocco was amazing! Even better than I expected. Gate 1 did an excellent job, almost all due in part to our tour manager, Rachid. Not only did he make sure the trip ran like clockwork, he was able to go above and beyond to help various folks with everything from changing money that had a rip in it (no merchants would take it) to getting lost luggage delivered several days into the trip. On top of that, he was really knowledgeable about Morocco's history and shared a lot of discussions with us about culture and religion.Joy R. Santa Monica, CA
The trip was wonderful. It exceeded my expectations. Our tour manager,
Mohamed, was outstanding. His knowledge, patience and organizational skills
kept everything running like clockwork. Our driver, Habib, and his assistant,
Mustafa, were also super, and the local guides were very good.
I had debated whether to go on the 8 day tour, which focuses on the Imperial cities, or the 13 day kaleidoscope tour but I am glad I opted for the longer tour since it enabled us to see the desert (including an optional excursion that featured a camel ride and watching the sun rise on the dunes). These areas were a highlight of the trip since they enabled us to see how rural Moroccans live.
The hotels were all good. The food was great. The optional excursions were all worthwhile. The tour proceeded at a brisk but not overly hectic pace and I felt there was just the right amount of free time. This was my first experience traveling with Gate1 and I was very satisfied and thought the trip was a good value. I will be recommending Gate1 and particularly the Morocco trip to my friends.
My trip was awesome! Our tour guide, Khalid, was phenomenal! He told us Gate
1 has 11 guides in Morocco and I'm confident we got the best one Gate 1 has
there, and maybe in all countries. He's definitely in the top two based on the
tours I've done. The driver, Habib, and his assistant, Mustafa, were also
fantastic. They were attentive to our needs and took great care watching out for
I was amazed at Khalid's patience. The day we had snow in the Atlas Mountains and the tour itinerary had to be changed was obviously a challenge. The people in Gate 1's office who worked behind the scenes to make the changes in a short period time deserve serious kudos. On the frontline I could tell he was stressed, but he did a fantastic job staying calm, keeping us updated on any changes.
As for the country itself, I was amazed at the beauty of the continuously changing terrain and climate. It's not all sand and sun. This was one of my favorite Gate 1 tours by far. Khalid is a major factor for this. His knowledge and ability to communicate enlightened me about a country I knew little about. I hope to return to Morocco someday to see the rest of the country.
Our trip to Morocco was fantastic! We had no idea, previous to our tour, Morocco had so much to offer. We experienced snow in the Atlas Mountains, rode a camel in the Sahara Desert, and saw beautiful cities, medinas, and ruins. Another top notch tour by Gate 1!Dana L. Johnston, IA
Morocco was wonderful. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed everything on the trip. The hotels were nice and the sites we visited were all exciting. Quite a few contrasts in the country, from mountains - to desert - to the Atlantic Ocean. There was plenty to see and experience. I enjoyed riding on the bus, as then I could watch the scenery. The guide (Omary) truly loves his country and showing it off to its best, as well as teaching us about his culture and lifestyle. Amazingly, the highlight for many on the trip was seeing goats standing in trees (on the extra trip to Essaouria).Ron O. Walla Walla, WA
Absolutely great! Tour guide Mohammad was professional, extremely knowledgeable and I took pages of notes to put with my photos from his depth of information. Taking the longer tour and including the mountain areas is a must to get the flavor of real life. Big Cities like Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca are important but you need the whole picture to really understand the country and history.
I love traveling with gate 1, since I travel as a single. I feel I always have a guide to take care of all the "details" which I have to always do in life, so I don't have to give them a thought. Mohammad has an elegance and confidence level that lets you know what ever mishaps you might have with a hotel are quickly rectified when he intervenes. He mentioned the seat rotation and from day 1 we had no problems with it. Very congenial group and grand memories. I would travel with him as my guide anytime. He is a treasure of important history and information all given without notes.Susan T. Atlanta, GA
Our trip was fabulous! Would have never seen all the sights if we had gone on
our own. The sunrise trip was a bonus! Lovely, memorable. Thanks for the tip of
taking the camels. Didn't believe how hard it could be walking in the sand.
Getting up on the dunes was hard enough.
Our tour guide was the best. Very knowledgeable and concerned about our comfort and welfare. He was at our disposable 24/7, literally. The bus driver was unreal. Got us in and out of that traffic like he was steering a small vehicle. He is to be commended for his skill in maneuvering in the mountains on those small roads.
My trip was absolutely great.
I will be recommending Gate 1 to everyone who wishes to travel on a guided trip like this.
I was extremely happy with Everything - accomodations were top-notch. Our Tour Manager, Khalid, was terrific - I can't say enough positive things about him. The man worked hard to make sure that the trip was successful.
I will definitely be going on additional Gate 1 Adventures in the future!Doug S. Eagleville, PA
Gate 1 did a great job pairing up the perfect tour manager with an in-depth
This was a fast paced, informative and engaging adventure. One could never have learned as much nor experienced as much on their own.
Khalid was so engaging and made everyone feel a part of the group. His first hand experience growing up in the Medina lent a special connection to the areas visited.
The flight arrangements, transfers, hotel accommodations and limited meals were all top notch. I have traveled fairly extensively in the past and found this tour to be among the top rated.
Over all our tour to Morocco was very good. Our tour guide was excellent,
very thorough and gave us all the information we needed to know. He watched us
very closely for our safety. Your selections of hotels was very good. Our
optional tours were great. Morocco is a very clean and fascinating
country.People were friendly. Our airline was also good. We recommend it highly
for a visit.
We had a wonderful time! Our guide Ibrahim Aghraz was absolutely fantastic! One of the highlights of the trip was the sunrise camel ride! I was blown away by the whole experience! The sights, food, interaction with the Moroccans, accommodations, local guides were all just wonderful. Thank you for all your help on our Moroccan adventure.Denise M. Vicksburg, MS
Thanks for your email. We had a great time. The itinerary covered all the key
sights; our guide, Mr. Ham Dan, was excellent; the coach was modern and
comfortable; and the weather even cooperated - neither too hot nor cold!
We will definitely be travelling with Gate 1 again!Vaughan S. Indio, CA
Our tour guide, Khalid, was exceptional. A walking history lesson, patient, kind and really went out of his way to make this trip a wonderful and fulfilling view of Morocco. Loved the coastal city Essouria. Would move there in a heart beat. Charlie, our driver, was world class driving through the mountains on narrow roads. Gate 1 has done it again. Wonderful journey.June B. Brooklyn, NY
The trip was fabulous! It lived up to the description and video in every way. I took advantage of all the add-on excursions and am so glad I did. Morocco and its people are beautiful. Our tour manager, Khalid, assistant, Azziz, and driver, Abdou, were great! Hotels and meals were lovely. Local guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone.Lorraine N. Ontario, Canada
I enjoyed the trip. It was well managed by Sninat, who is very well organized. The tour itself went well. The long bus rides were broken up with interesting side stops and ample "technical" stops. I found Morocco's history, historical buildings and Medina's most interesting. I also enjoyed the "moderate" political climate.
One thing I thought was very good was the morning tours usually ended with a group stop at a restaurant. That saved us from the need to locate a suitable place to eat. Also, Sninat's recommendation of neighborhood restaurants was great for the occasional meal on our own. To recap - the tour was very well planned and executed. Sninat is a treasure.Mary Ann W. Las Cruces, NM
Our trip was like a dream. Morocco is as beautiful as a kaleidoscope, every time that you move you can find something beautiful and contrasting. We really appreciated all the assistance from Gate 1, specially from Larvy, our tour manager, who was always organizing any necessary arrangement and providing the right information to get the most out of our trip. His recommendations and help with translation, were always very valuable.Maria C. Austin, TX
The trip was fantastic! I had a great time. I was very impressed with the organization of the tour, from the orientation meeting to the farewell dinner. The staff did an excellent job - the bus driver and the assistant (security/luggage handler, an all around guy!). But I especially want to admire our tour manager, Ham-Dan. Kudos to him for taking care of us. He was very knowledgeable about the allures of Morocco, tourist traps and providing suggestions on almost everything - restaurants, night clubs and even making reservations to events. He really went above and beyond to make our trip to Morocco a memorable one.Marlon C. Jersey City, NJ
We had a fantastic trip! All the details were carefully planned and were perfect; It couldn't have been nicer. Our accommodations and activities were wonderful. Our guide, Khalid, was an expert in his country's sights and history. We loved our small group and intend to try another Discovery Tour. This trip was one of my all-time favorites!Ewalde C. Bethlehem, PA
It was excellent, very very impressed with Gate1. The hotel choices are excellent! Free wifi, comfortable beds and decent breakfasts. The bus in great shape and the windows were cleaned often so it was easy to photograph through glass. They had perfect organization and timing. Our guide, Larby, our driver and helper, were all great ... no, simply outstanding!
The hired airport shuttle service from Casablanca was equally impressive. He came into the airport, waited in line, helped us fill out papers to save time and then made sure we got to the gate. That help was great for that particular airport.... awesome. I will absolutely travel again with Gate 1 and recommend them to everyone!Robert H. Miami, FL
It was a fantastic trip! I can't say enough about our great Gate 1 tour
staff - most especially Tour Manager, Larbi. From morning till night he was
always informative, organized, attentive, patient, and caring, and all with
energy and a great sense of humor. Everyone on the tour just loved
him! All of us were treated with such personal care and attention from the
moment we arrived at international arrivals at Casablanca Airport to the time
they escorted us to the international departures for our flight home. Every
need, every request of ours was cheerfully and efficiently taken care of
throughout the tour. Our driver was beyond superb! I've never seen such expert
driving, and that includes the tours I've taken in Japan on the steep mountain
roads. Our young assistant was always eager to help.
I was so impressed by the way GATE 1 organized this tour. I feel I experienced an in-depth introduction to Morocco and Moroccan culture. Hiring "local guides", such as for Fez and for Vubilis, greatly enhanced the experience. Each of the tour events, including the optional tours (I and many others opted for all the optional tours), greatly informed and enhanced my experience without ever being repetitive. The days we were in the Medinas, additional local people were hired to travel with us to make sure no one got lost. I always felt "safe" on the tour, which is VERY important to me when I travel. It was a jam-packed tour with many 6:00am wakeup calls, but this is exactly the tour experience I want for every country I visit. The tour was indeed great value for the money - the hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we visited were top-notch. A friend of mine who is from Morocco was very impressed when I mentioned the hotels as well.
I cannot say enough good things about Larbi, our tour manager, who went above and beyond his call of duty every single day we were in Morocco. He, along with the other tour staff, made our trip comfortable, smooth and very enjoyable.
I felt that the amount of guided portions and free times, on the tour, were perfect. I am typically a solo traveler and I enjoyed having a good amount solo time (I only signed up for one of the optional tours).
The hotel selection was great and I was pleased to see that half the hotels we stayed in had pools and three out of four had workout rooms. This was a great country to a tour. I was too timid to navigate solo and Gate 1 has given me enough exposure and courage to want to return alone.Seema M. New York, NY
The trip was really great!! I think the Small Group aspect is really the way to go! Our guide did a super job of taking care of us! There was a good mix of free time and tour. Our only problem was way too much food served!! All of the accommodations were great!! The tent camp in the Sahara was a definite highlight!Betty R. Zanesville, OH
The trip to Morocco was amazing! We had the best time! We saw so much and learned so many things about that culture. The itinerary Gate 1 put together was very comprehensive and we felt like we saw the entire country! We really loved our tour manager and all the local guides. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. The hotels and transport accommodations were extremely nice. Some were super impressive! Very unexpected for that country. Lastly, the food and weather made everything come together. We all loved the Gate 1 Morocco itinerary. I would recommend this one to a friend.David C. Howard Beach, NY
It was a most wonderful trip! We were very lucky that there were only 17 of us and very fortunate to get a large and comfortable bus, where we could change seats as we pleased. It was even our 50th wedding anniversary and my husband wanted to plan a surprise and something special to celebrate such an important occasion. He spoke to our tour guide, Khalid, and Gate 1 graciously provided cake for our celebration. It was a delightful moment shared by us and all of our traveling companions in a tent on the terrace of the Riad. The staff even sang "Happy Birthday" to our amusement!!
Khalid was so patient and knowledgeable. The driver and his assistant very good and caring. The whole experience, as I have said before, was fantastic! Thank you, Gate 1, for a memorable and wonderful trip!!!!Luci D. Austin, TX
From start to finish, I thought it was an exceptionally well managed trip. We had one of the best tour managers one could have. Ibrahim was very thoughtful, safety conscious, and number one in customer service. He had so much pride in showing off his country to us. He was very organized, had good control over the group and made sure that we all followed the time and rules, yet very friendly.
As far as Morocco, I thought it was alright, as it compared to many parts of the world I have seen. But again, the highlight of the trip was the exceptional tour manager we had. By the way, the driver we had also was very good. He was a very safe and brought us back in one piece. Many thanks to him too.Padi R. Sugar Land, TX
Our trip was extremely interesting! We particularly enjoyed the camel ride and the sand-dunes. Also, we enjoyed the seaside town of Essaouira and wish we could have stayed there longer. We are very grateful for our extremely competent, knowledgeable, and very informative Tour Manager, Larbi. He was superb!!!! Larbi took good care of everyone. He also taught us so much about Morocco. We will always have very fond memories of Larbi and this trip.Susan N. Newton, MA
My trip to Morocco was fantastic. Our tour manager, Larbi, is one of the best tour managers I have encountered in all my travels. He is very professional, dedicated and knowledgeable and above all, he loves his work. He went out of his way to assist us with personal problems. He was available 24/7; we knew his room number and phone number. I can't say enough about him.
I loved this trip so much that I am looking to book a fourth trip with Gate 1.Adelaide O. Washington, DC
It was a great trip, one of the best I have been on. The best part of the trip was having Khalid as our tour manager, he was awesome. He made the whole trip invaluable with his knowledge, his attention to every detail and his great great people skills. He handled everything (luggage, meals, hotels, etc.) so to us, it was seamless. It's because of him that I would take more trips with Gate 1 Discovery Tours. I like the small group concept and I only hope there are more Khalid's on the Gate 1 staff!Shirely D. Milton, MA
Our trip to Morocco with Gate 1 was wonderful in every respect. We have participated in escorted tours to several countries in all continents over the years with other providers, and we have to admit this trip was one of the best. Larbi, the Tour Manager, was outstanding. We are sold on Gate1 Travel!!Hima T. Marietta, GA
Great trip------the diversity of the landscape and the people made for an enthralling experience. Morocco's innate appeal was enhanced by the excellent performance of our tour manager, Larbi. He was effecient in operating the tour logistics, eminently knowledgeable in regards to his country, its people and culture, and most personable in his dealings with his clients. In all, one of my best tours with Gate1.Dean F. Prescott, AZ
Our trip was fabulous. I know this was the first time this tour had been done and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting Morocco. There is nothing I would change. Accommodations were unique and comfortable. The experiences were fascinating. Dinners were delicious and varied. Our guide, Khalid, was so knowledgeable and did everything he could to meet the individual needs of members of the tour. His command of English is outstanding and he was very personable. Habib was a terrific driver and we loved his assistant, Mustafah, who was always available to help us on and off the bus and to attend to the luggage. We loved the home visit, that was very special. Staying in the riyads in place of big hotels gave us a real taste of the culture. They were all so different and so beautiful.
We adored the Villa Mandarine. Based on our experience it is highly likely that we will take another Discovery Tour. The size of the group was just right.Bobbie E. Bala Cynwyd, PA
We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. I must commend the tour manager Ham. This gentleman went way beyond the call of duty. He was available to the group at all times and went out of his way to ensure the comfort and well being of the guests. His pleasant mannerism and good humor made everyone relax and have a good time. Your company is indeed very fortunate to have a tour manager of such a high standard and I would personally recommend Ham to any prospective client.Owen S. Alpehn Park, South Africa
Absolutely fabulous. Mohammed was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable. He was very helpful to everyone who needed additional assistance - those who ended up getting sick (by NOT listening to his guidance regarding eating local foods), additional tours, and in my case, connecting me with my daughter who is in the Peace Corps in Tiznit - he connected us by phone and assisted us in purchasing CTM bus tickets to go visit her after the tour. He made the tour very enjoyable and we had no worries during the tour. The bus driver was very good, especially while driving over the Atlas Mountains.
All in all, an excellent tour. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gate 1 to others.Julie W. Virginia Beach, VA
I generally respond to surveys on tours we have taken with constructive criticism, but on this trip I can only give accolades. The hotels had amazing mix. The guide, Khalid, could not have been more informative and accommodating. The itinerary was the best of the best and the food was unbelievably good in some wonderful spaces. I seriously cannot think how this trip could be improved. I particularly liked the pace. We started strong and as the trip progressed we were given some rest and some down time. A perfect mix.
Bottom line, I would highly recommend this Gate 1 trip to anyone and would encourage travelers to seek out your tours, especially the small group allure options. Our fellow travelers agreed that you did a Great Job!!! We will be a repeat customer.Mary Kay V. Belleville, IL
I cannot say enough good things about what a wonderful time I had in Morocco with Gate 1. It exceeded my expectations. The country and the people were warm and friendly. I have been to several countries on my own, and this was my first guided tour trip and I really enjoyed it. I thought our guide, Mr. Abderrahim did a fabulous job of keeping our group together. He was so knowledgeable about every place we visited and did an excellent job of explaining and answering our many questions. He was very professional, and also had a good sense of humor which made the trip all the more enjoyable. My friend and I didn't sign up for any excursions. He reviewed them with us, so we ended up signing up for just about every one of them. Sure glad we did as we would have been disappointed had we not gone as recommended.
I never had any idea that a guided trip could be so much fun. The bus driver and assistant also did a very good job. I was impressed with the entire process of unloading luggage and getting it to our room, etc. Very nicely done. I was also pleased with the hotels in every city. Thank you for a memorable experience and trip.Dianne B. Stockbridge, GA
Let me start by saying that my husband and I are new to group tours as we have always traveled on our own. We didn't want to do Morocco on our own, and this was truly a test for us as to whether a group tour experience, and Gate 1 tours specifically were something we would want to do again. We found the small group discovery tour idea to be appealing, as being with a large group was not something we wanted.
Well, this trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The trip was absolutely wonderful. The accomodations were delightful, the food fantastic and the itinerary interesting and enjoyable. There were some things we did that weren't even mentioned on the itinerary, and that just made it even more delightful, and proved the true quality of the experience.
More than anything, Khalid Kadmiri was absolutely fantastic as our guide. He was always upbeat. He was such a wonderful ambassador for his country, and was so knowledgeable, which really enhanced our experience. We will definitely be taking more Gate 1 discovery tours!
Kathy B. Ann Arbor, MI
I was very satisfied with the tour. The itinerary was quite comprehensive, the hotels and meals were excellent, and the guide was very knowledgeable. The balance between sightseeing and rest at the end of the day, was good. The relatively small number of participants made the logistics manageable.Richard A. Brooklyn. NY
The trip was outstanding. Much more than I expected. The tour guide, Kahlid, was phenomenal. His English was very good, but his knowledge of the country was exceptional. He was always there to take care of all our needs. I have already recommended the tour to several of my friends. Thank you Gate 1 for your help.Robert R. Trumbull, CT
Do not hesitate to book this tour! It is fast-paced, well-planned, and well-run with the safety, comfort, and special requests and needs of everyone taken into the daily plans. Khalid Lamdira, our English, Arabic, Berber, and French-speaking guide was ever-present and attentive. He is well-informed and well-spoken, considerate, patient, and humorous. We learned about Moroccan history, politics, food, daily habits, and geography, while appreciating Morocco's diversity and beauty. The tour included Rabat, Fes, a drive through the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh, and Casablanca (warm and sunny). We toured palaces, tombs, ruins, mosques, and medinas, and even had time to indulge ourselves at Hammam Zinia (a must-do in Marrakesh).Marilou B. Caledonia, MI
Wonderful! Morocco offers great architecture, history, food, products, culture and charm. Discovering it exceeded our expectations due in large part to the wonderful guide provided by Gate 1 -Ibrahim. He had encyclopedic information about every facet of the country and expressed it in fluent English with great wit. His planning and arrangements made EVERYTHING smooth, no unpleasant surprises. His personality lifted spirits every day and had us chuckling often. A real treasure for your company.
Also the driver guided us safely in many tight quarters. Azziz, the assistant, kept our property protected and kept us well-hydrated with water daily. The hotels were excellent and very comfortable with fine food options for breakfast.
We'll definitely explore other trips offered by Gate 1.Sally E. Macomb, IL
It was great! Our tour guide was fantastic as always & we learned a lot about the country & culture. I really enjoy Gate 1 tours (& feel safe & taken care of) & am looking forward to the one in March to Budapest, Vienna & Prague! That will be my first trip aboard alone but I wouldn't do it with any other tour company except Gate 1 so thank you for making it possible for me to feel comfortable enough to travel this far alone (well, that's just it - I won't be alone)!Brenda K. Raleigh, NC
As expected, the Morocco trip was exactly what I had planned and hoped
for. At Gate 1 you really have the pulse on what your customers need and want
in their trips.
The itinerary was on the mark, the hotels were adequate and the tours were marvelous and informative.
As a second-time user of your tours I am looking forward to the next tour through your agency
Magical! Beautiful! Perfect! Can I go again? I loved the tour manager Khalid! He was a good guide and I learned so much!Sara M. Charlotte, NC
Thank you! The trip was fantastic, it was a pleasure to travel with Gate 1, I felt safe and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. I will definitely travel again with Gate 1 and this time I will probably travel solo for the first time. I will keep on eye on those tours to see where in the word I will be heading next.Olga H. New Rochelle, NY.
I thought last year in Turkey was wonderful, but Morrocco this year was magical, our guide Hamdan took such good care of us, he even offered the use of his cell phone for emergencies. Gate 1 representatives were at the airport when we arrived, were with the driver on the way back to the airport and helped us with check in. Gate 1, you have a customer for life, keep up the good work and thank you.Harout K. Chicago, IL
Our trip was fantastic and we can attribute that to our wonderful tour
guide Khalid and the bus driver Mohammed and his assistant. Our tour guide was
attentive to all our needs, gave us great suggestions and most of all knowledge
about the culture and sites while traveling. He was extremely accommodating and
willing to assist in any situation. I have traveled to many countries and I
have not come across a driver as talented as Mohammed. His ability to drive
through the high atlas for long hours was quite amazing. I cannot even think of
one instance where there was any issues. Our tour was very smooth. The Gate 1
team made the entire group feel safe and sound from beginning to the
Our trip was fabulous. Everything went perfect from the flights to the hotels to the tour. Our tour guide Khalid Lamdiri was awesome. He was so knowledgeable & kind; he went out of his way to take photos for everyone and to do special things. He truly was the best. I was able to enjoy a camel ride and that was one of the highlights of the trip for me and a 6 year old little girl on our tour, thanks to Khalid!!!
It was even better than I expected. Arriving hours late in Casablanca, I
was met immediately by the Gate 1 representative who picked me up on
the way to Rabat at once. And our tour guide, Abdel Hamdan, was the hardest
working professional I've seen in years. Knowledgeable and patient, he and his
local contacts along the way convinced me Gate 1 is the way to
Thanks again for first-rate service from beginning to end.
The trip was absolutely wonderful! Our guide Khalid was awesome and so was our driver and baggage guy. Everything was so organized and went really smoothly.Edward H. Gray, TN
|My daughter and I got back last night from our Moroccan
adventure and it was the absolute best vacation I have ever taken.
Everything was perfect! The hotels were great and the one in
Marakesh was 5 star. Our tour guide, Khalid, was awesome and we
learned so much from him. The local guides were all good as well.
I just can't tell you how much we enjoyed our trip and all that
Gate1 did to make it so successful. |
I also want to say how safe it was over there. If you have any clients that might be concerned about going to Morocco, you can reassure them that it is a wonderful country and they love having Americans come to their country. My daughter and I never felt uncomfortable and we spent alot of time in the local markets and went out at night by ourselves. The people were incredibly friendly and extremely nice.
Thanks for all you did to make this such a fantastic vacation!
The trip was great. This is my second time traveling with gate1 but first time doing a guided tour. The experience was great starting from the airport through to checking into the hotel, to the city tours and traveling to the different cities. The Gate1 staff in Morocco were EXCEPTIONAL in their professionalism, knowledge of what they are doing, and helping us navigate through airports, city, shops etc. very accommodating to people's needs and many questions. Khalid especially went out of his way to know people personally and accommodate people's needs. He really made everyone welcome. Despite my initial hesitation to travel to Morocco during this rocky time, all my fears were alleviated once I met the Gate1 people and saw how they looked out for our every day needs and safety. I have been recommending gate1 to my friends and will continue doing so.Yaineabeba T. Burtonsville, MD
Really great! Our tour guide, Ibrahim, managed everything beautifully, and was truly gracious, entertaining, and informative. All of the hotels exceeded my expectations (but a guide to Moroccan bathroom hardware would not go amiss.) All of the sites were incredible, and the timing and pace of the tours was appropriate for all there was to see. I feel I really got the highlights and a good flavor of the culture, politics, and economics of the country. I would recommend Gate 1 Travel to my friends and family.Rebecca P. Stow, OH
We have traveled with Gate 1 many times and we continue to marvel at the economic yet luxurious service Gate 1 offers. Our most recent trip to Morocco was no exception. In fact, it was probably the most enjoyable trip we have experienced ever. A great part of our enjoyment was due to the overall attention to detail and comfort that all the Gate 1 employees offered to us from Rabat to Zagora.
It was AMAZING! EVERYONE on our tour bus applauded the last nite - we
all talked the entire time about the trip, Morocco, our guide, etc. and the
verdict was unanimous that it was beyond everyone's
Although we have traveled quite a bit, we have never taken a tour. In fact, we stayed away on purpose, doing our own thing. We decided to do this one because Morocco was a bit outside of our comfort zone and we are so glad we did. Places such as the Medinas would have been a negative experience had we not had the guides we had. And they were, in fact, the highlights!
All our folks literally "fell in love" with our guide. He was incredibly informed and went way beyond expectations.
The way Gate 1 put this trip together was, in hindsight,
perfect. The order of the cities on the tour, the places we stayed,
the sites selected for visiting. We added two of the day trips after
we got there, noting the need to have a guide. I'm just sorry we hadn't
planned the 3-day extenstion into the Sahara, as well, that several of
our other guests did.
We will definitely be watching Gate 1 in the future for more trips.
The trip was wonderful. Much more than I expected. Tunisia is a beautiful country, spotlessly clean, with lovely people. Only 2 hours from Paris and one hour from Rome, it is an undiscovered jewel. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants sun, beaches, resort hotels mixed with pristine ruins and lovely people. This was my first trip with Gate 1 after having traveled the world for years with other tour operators and I would go on another Gate 1 trip again and will highly recommend you to my traveling friends. Please be sure to keep me apprised of any new and interesting trips you have in the works presently or in the future.Arlene R. New York, NY