A Custom Adventure in Morocco

Alyssa and her mom Jo were heading to Morocco for a wedding and wanted to make the most of their experience by spending a little extra time exploring someplace new and unique. Their focus was on food, culture, and connection. We knew that a visit to the less-touristy Fes was a perfect start. Then we teamed up with Goway Travel to find local guides who could provide that extra personal touch! Here are their thoughts on their custom Moroccan adventure:

I can’t begin to describe how much of an incredible experience we had in Morocco. The hotel in Fes was simply a dream, and all of the experiences were catered precisely to our taste.

One of the most noteworthy parts of this experience was our Shared Adventures agent, Liz. Her responsiveness, organization, and true understanding of our requests were uncanny and reflected directly throughout our trip. She did not hesitate to find practical solutions for mishaps (like me missing my flight)!

Riad Salam Fes

Riad Salam Fes still leaves me completely breathless. Apart from the breathtaking beauty of the structure, we felt immersed in the cultural glory of Fes, while feeling confident in our safety. The staff was, without a doubt, the most hospitable and friendly staff I have ever met on a trip (and I travel quite a bunch!)

The restaurant in the hotel was so good we couldn’t resist eating there twice! Which is normally a cardinal rule of mine not easy to break.

Around Fes

Our tour guides and driver were precise, so kind and welcoming, and FUN! They took such good care of us and were flexible to last-minute questions and changes. All of the stops we made while in Fes were met by extremely knowledgeable and genuine co-guides. I really appreciated that Karim briefed us before entering places that we were not obligated to buy anything, but rather enjoy the cultural experience. 

Hidden Gem: Bhalil

The tour of Bhalil was so unexpected and fascinating.

* Bhalil is a tranquil small town south of Fes, notable for its unique historic cave houses, exquisite hand-crafted wares, and traditional bread ovens.*

Our guide took us to his family home where his grandmother was preparing fresh bread, and on the way, we got to meet some of the amazing women who make the buttons for caftans for all of Morocco.

Traveller Alyssa learns the traditional bread making techniques from her guide's grandmother in Morocco


Once we arrived in Rabat, we were actually quite sad despite having a weekend of wedding festivities ahead! Our expectations of the trip were beyond surpassed, and the trip left me wanting to visit the area much more frequently. 

Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!! 

You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)