When the word bespoke is used about travel design, the bar is set really high for the organisers in terms of expectations. Rebecca & Mohammed with the cross cultural team from Moroccan Journeys clear that bar! A journey without flexibility is only a destination. This is an exploration & an adventure. From organisation through to each moment of the experience, they pay exquisite attention to each traveller, constantly looking to adjust & flex the itinerary to meet the changing or emerging hopes of each individual.
Whether its the cultural feast of the senses that is the Souk, the beautiful arches of the carefully chosen Riads lit by ruby red lamps & opening into quiet courtyards, driving through snow covered mountains, careful & expertly handled group process, being taken by your camel with its melodic, hypnotic, undulating gait across the immense & silent expanse of the desert, sleeping in a cosy nomadic tented camp under the dazzling stars, guided by local experts who REALLY know what they’re talking about or nourished by gorgeous sizzling dishes, all aspects of this experience are selected & facilitated with integrity, passion, humility, wisdom, humour, courage & creativity.
Sue , Sahara Yoga Retreat - 7 Days
Our six days in Morocco were exceptional. Our guide and driver Ali was extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring we had an amazing trip…For argan oil, handmade pottery and berber rugs making a trip south to the cooperatives where the products are handmade by the local people is a must; we were able to meet the people who made them and be shown around without feeling pressured to buy. Without a doubt the highlight of the trip was our stay in Erg Chegga desert camp…The trip overall was amazing, exceeding all expectations. It was certainly a trip to remember and we would definitely return!
Jessica , Sahara, Kasbahs & Gorges Tour - 6 Days
I only had time for a brief visit, but Rebecca planned a wonderfully varied itinerary, which my guide Mohamed brought to life with his local knowledge. We travelled from Marrakech over the High Atlas, where some routes (but not ours) were impassable due to snow; the scenery was truly magnificent, and Mohamed was always willing to pull over so that I could take a little time to take it all in. 24 hours later we were in the Sahara, enjoying the hospitality at the camp and watching the sunset over the dunes. After a beautiful evening meal I joined other guests around the campfire, where we sang, and had a go at drumming! Before retiring to bed in my very comfortable tent I spent a little time sitting outside marvelling at a sky full of stars!
I thoroughly enjoyed my brief visit, and intend to return for a longer trip as soon as I can (and will again ask Rebecca at Moroccan Journeys to arrange this for me).
Ian , Sahara Desert Experience - 5 Days
We had not been to Morocco before so put our trust in Rebecca that everything would be fine. It was absolutely great and the people treated us so well. Our driver to the Sahara was Mohamed who was a great companion and had exceptional experience in driving through the sometimes rough and hazardous terrain. We were never pushed to visit this or that place and stopped where we wanted to which was much more relaxing. The Atlas Mountains are spectacular and the Sahara is incredible and well worth the journey. Overall a great adventure.
Ed, Sahara New Years Holiday - 6 Days
From beginning to end the trip with Moroccan Journeys was absolutely perfect. Rebecca was incredibly helpful in giving us information on what we should expect and making us feel confident in our decision to travel with Moroccan Journeys. Mohammed was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly.
Once in M’Hamid, Mehdi, Lahssan and the rest of the crew met us with the horses that would take us about 75 kilometers from M’Hamid to Erg Chegaga. The experience was absolutely incomparable. The horses, owned by the Atlas Film Studio, were all well mannered, fit and very well taken care of. The entire crew was gracious, knowledgeable and inviting. Singing and telling riddles around a campfire in the middle of the Sahara was an absolutely surreal experience.
Thank you to the entire team at Moroccan Journeys for making a real dream come true!
Sabrine , Sahara Desert Horse Riding Tour - 6 Days
We were picked up at airport immediately clearing customs and swiftly taken to the 4×4. Mohamed talked us thro the various points of interest on the way into the Atlas Mountains. He was a careful and considerate driver. After our stay he was at the hotel early and quickly loaded up our bags. We had a lovely drive back to Marrakech.
After a couple of days relaxing we asked Moroccan Journeys to set up a guide for a walk round the medina and the next day a drive to Essaouira…Mohamed was our driver to Essaouira. A truly excellent day out. We had a lovely lunch at a beach side cafe. Great beach views. Then we were taken to the medina and agreed 2 hours to explore. We had Mohamed’s telephone number in case we got lost! We loved the medina and working harbour. So busy and so many fish merchants.
Do not hesitate to use Moroccan Journeys. We will again next trip to Morocco.
Gael , Secret Escapes Atlas Mountains Tour - 3 Days
Rebecca listened to all our requests and put together a perfect holiday starting and finishing in Marakesh, including camping in the Sahara and cooling off at Essaouira. We were met at the airport by Mohammed our guide and our adventure began. It was a truly wonderful holiday, Mohammed was charming treating us like long lost cousins. We travelled in a very comfortable 4×4 driven this time by Ali (also charming). They took us to places we would not have found on our own. They seemed to know everyone especially in the desert.
Our trip was to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. They laid on champagne, cake, music and dancing in the desert camp. All the Riads they booked for us were outstanding. The desert camping was surreal! Truly a memorable holiday, thank you so much! We were only sad we didn’t get to meet Rebecca.
Julia, Morocco Holiday including Sahara Desert Experience - 12 Days
We had a wonderful experience in Morocco April 2015. Rebecca and Mohammed at Moroccan Journeys arranged a fabulous private tour, custom itinerary for our visit. Rebecca is in the U.K. and was our primary interface setting up he journey. She was very responsive and listened to our needs to create a 10 day multi city vacation. We were able to get in contact with her via telephone or email at anytime prior to and even during our journey. Mohammed was our driver in Morocco and stayed with us from the pick up at the airport to delivering us to our airport hotel at the end. Rebecca and Mohammed are partners in the business and are a legitimate, reputable company. It was a leap of faith hiring and trusting a small company we found via the internet but our faith was well rewarded by Moroccan Journeys.
Cindy , Morocco Holiday with Fes, Chefchaouen & Sahara 4x4 Tour - 10 Days
I travelled with Vanessa J…being on our “bucket list”, the organised trip to the mountains and desert due to the appalling [and sadly for many, fatal] weather, had to be cancelled. Rebecca and Mohammed from Moroccan Journeys arranged an alternative trip to stay in Essaouria, including a camel trek along the most beautiful beach. The Riad arranged was stunning, the staff there could not have been more helpful. Mohammed was also an informative guide to have with us! We will come back and hopefully get to the mountains and desert, and will certainly be getting in touch with Moroccan Journeys for our return trip.