I just returned from a 12-day tour of Morocco with Intrepid. My reasons for going were threefold:
1) I had not been to northern Morocco before
2) I had not been on an Intrepid Premium Adventure before
3) I wanted to see how Intrepid was managing tours post-pandemic
Read on for an in-depth review of this tour.
Arrival in Casablanca
The tour started in Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital. I had arrived a day early to buffer for any airline delays. It turned out this was unnecessary as all my flights were on time and being "on the road" again was pleasurable throughout.
Intrepid met me at the airport and together with other travellers I was quickly whisked into town in a comfortable vehicle. Intrepid combined the arrivals of people on different tours, which was fine albeit a little confusing when you try to figure out who is in your own group.
After meeting the tour group in the evening we had a lovely dinner at a high-end restaurant in town.
The next day we spent the morning looking around the King Hassan II mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. I had been before but the visit had me floored yet again, what with the amazing architecture of the building.
The vehicle, local guides, Meknes and Rabat
After visiting the King Hassan II mosque we travelled in a small private coach to Rabat and Meknes. Our driver Said was a good driver and took few risks. The vehicle we travelled in was a 16-seater Mercedes coach with banks of two seats on the left and a row of single seats on the right. As we were only 11 travellers (Intrepid takes a maximum of 12 guests on premium tours), we had room to spread out. The view from the windows was mostly good although for some of the city sightseeing one had to crane one's neck to see what our tour leader was pointing out. The vehicle had air-conditioning and the temperature was comfortable.