13 Day Kaliedoscope of Morocco Tour with Gate1

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My husband and I will be taking this tour March 2019 and would like some feedback from anyone who has taken this tour. We have traveled on 6 other Gate1 tours over the last few years and were quite pleased but Morocco may be a more challenging trip. Thank you in advance!

We too have traveled with Gate 1. We have traveled to Morocco with OAT but to different places. In the tour you mentioned, the description in the section "IS this trip right for you?" it gave a good outline of the tour. The long 9 hour bus trip or the full day Fez optional tour of 4 hours of walking are the only things that may be challenging. The rest of the tour is pretty standard Gate 1 tours. If the 9 hour bus trip or the Fez optional tour (it is optional and you don't have to take it) are too much for you then you may want to reconsider taking the trip. Otherwise it seems to be a pretty standard trip.

Thank you for your valued information. The bus rides, long or short are not problematic and we would like to join the Fez optional tour as long as my husband can find a spot to wait if he cannot do all the walking. The tour director should be able to advise this.

We looked at the Gate 1 trip as well as the OAT trip and decided on the OAT trip for a number of reasons: First, OAT has far smaller groups which makes it easier to get around. Also, what is optional on Gate 1is included with OAT to a lesser degree, but the extra time leaves you opportunity to either rest or do what you will. The OAT trip was longer and included two nights and three days in the Sahara that was an experience not to be missed. However, OAT does have certain disadvantages. One is cost, but it doesn't cost that much more than Gate 1 and if you factor in the optionals on Gatge 1 that are included with OAT( they also offer some of their own optionals ), the costs become closer, and the other variables such as group size become more important. another is that you will find on an OAT trip, there are primarily singles and if you're a single, that would not be a problem, but it can have social implications if you are a couple. But these are minor.

We're not enamored with OAT; we've had a lot of trips with them, but lately, they didn't give us the value for the money they once did. But their Morocco trip is an exception. We believed it did give us best value for what we spent, as compared to other companies( we still do a detailed comparison ) and it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip. I would highly recommend it over Gate 1.

Skunkman, OAT has made it very difficult to travel as a solo...they are limiting solo spots and there are far less than previously. That said, I’m about to go to Morocco this fall with OAT and your comments have made me even more excited!