Tips for Traveling with a Guide in Morocco

Morocco travel guideThough independent travelers may find it easy to get around Morocco’s major cities, seeking out the highlights in the remote rural valleys, mountains or desert may pose challenges for someone unfamiliar with the area. Hiring a guide to take you to these places allows you to see and learn about sites tucked off the tourist trail.

If you opt to hire a guide for part or all of your trip, consider these suggestions:

1. Ask for what you want.
If you spot a breathtaking view you’d like to photograph, ask to stop for a moment. If you’d like to shop for souvenirs, speak up. If you need a toilet, mention it sooner rather than later.

Many travelers shy away from making basic requests like these, but remember, it’s your trip, and you’re most likely to enjoy it if you’re comfortable and spend time on what interests you. (more…)