Posted December 7th, 2012, 07:23 PM
A private tour to Marrakesh, well planned (leaving at 3 PM from Marrakesh) will bring you back in TIME, no worry.
My husband and I just came back from the 42 day Atlantic cruise on Maasdam.
We used the services of two excellent guides in Morocco and I strongly recommend their services.
Noura in Casablanca took us all the way to Marrakesh. Cost of the whole bus + guide was $900 (up to 16 persons) but I recommend only 12-14 because the back seat is not comfortable for a long ride. The trip is 2.5 - 3 hours each way however the highway is modern and the scenery quite changing. It is a long day but if you have Marrakesh on your bucket list, try Noura. Quite affordable compared to the HAL tour for $249. IMPORTANT: Noura also has the required permit to pick passengers up right at the gangway, by the ship and there is a 3km walk to the port gate and no shuttle. So, easy and quick pick up. English is also her mother tongue. email@example.com
She also managed to bring us back to the port before 7 PM (at least 45 minutes before the HAL busses!!!) We left just after 7 AM. We were back more than 2 hours before sailing time.
In Tangiers, we dealt with Touami. He is the ex president of the Association of the guides for Morocco and owns his travel agency. firstname.lastname@example.org
For a mere $35 USD (Morocco is the only country on this trip where guides take willingly USD) you will visit the caves of Hercules, Cape Spartel, the Kasbah, the old medina, etc. Again, excellent and informative tour. You will even have the opportunity to ride a camel (for $2 extra).
You cannot go wrong with these 2 professional guides.
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