We would both recommend the Two Continents trip to experience a totally different culture than we’re used to in Europe. The Moroccan food was excellent throughout which we admit was a real surprise to us, really tasty and filling. The accommodation in Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech were excellent, way beyond what we expected. The Hotel in Tarifa is in a great location and we had a good time while we were there. If we’d known what Tarifa was like we would have booked to stay an extra night at the beginning of the trip. The food in Paco’s was excellent and the coastal walk was lovely. Casa Hassan has got to be the best hotel in Chefchaouen, both Debi and I were amazed with our room. The decor/layout and location of the hotel was great, as were the staff. The food in the restaurant Tissemal was excellent, much better than we expected in Morocco, really tasty. Again the decor in the restaurant was really nice as were the staff. The walk to the Berber village went well, the food was again really good, well above what we expected.
On the way to Fes the farm house we visited for lunch was interesting, we had a tour of the house and met the women of the family who prepared us a fantastic three course lunch in the courtyard. We both really enjoyed this meal with Abdeslam, who told us about Moroccan/Islamic customs and a few stories of his own during his travels. He’s a real nice guy who couldn’t do enough for us.
Fes is totally unlike anywhere else we’ve visited. The Medina’s absolute madness from the minute it opens until late into the night. The souks are full of people/donkeys/cats/mopeds/cyclists etc, makes the medina in Chefchaouen look tame! Again you excelled with the Hotel. The transformation when stepping off the slightly grubby alleyway into the Dar is amazing. The central area of the Dar is almost unreal, you can’t really believe these places exist just a few feet away from the streets/alleys of Fes! The ½ day guided tour of the city turned out to be almost a full day tour. Anwar really gave us a good insight into the medina, mosques/Islamic schools within the city. He went to great lengths to explain the significance of the rituals connected with prayers/mosques etc and we would both recommend him as a guide. Again another excellent trip organised by Spanish Steps. I am sure it won’t be our last. Ian and Debi. Independent Two Continents
Andrea and I enjoyed your tour program very much. I must do justice to the experience and put in writing as much as I can. The lodging was very special, the sights were amazing and the people were warm and delightful. I feel very privileged to have spent time with you. You put together an experience for us that will shape our thinking for years to come. Andrea and Wayne (USA), Granada to Fes,