We recently returned from a trip to Morocco and Hassan From the Tour operator / Sahara-Magic.Com / was our guide. From the beginning Hassan was professional and knowledgeable. He gave us suggestions regarding hotels and itinerary, and booked the hotels for us during our drive through the Sahara. We stayed one night in Casablanca. Although we enjoyed our visit to Hassan II Mosque, we found the rest of Casablanca not very interesting. We had heard this from others before so we were not surprised. Most restaurants were good and some were excellent. We enjoyed seeing the Moroccan countryside on our drive from Casablanca to Fes via Meknes and Volubulis. The landscape was lush and green. In Meknes, we went to a craft museum and a covered market. This market was one of our favorite things. In Volubulis, we had a guided tour of the roman site and enjoyed the mosaics. In Fes, we stayed at Riad Fes. It was a nice hotel with a good location. Hassan always met us at the door of our riad because it is dangerous to go into the Fes medina alone. One of our favorite things in Fes was when we walked around some medina neighborhoods. It was interesting to see how people live in addition to the main cultural sites and a panoramic view of the city. We also visited an antique store and a leather shop. At the shops we learned a lot about the crafts and felt no pressure to buy. We enjoyed the 3 day drive from Fes to Marrakech. We saw many interesting villages and landscapes. We stayed at the Hotel Kasbah in Rissani ,not up to our standards. In Merzouga dunes (the Sahara desert), we stayed in Bivouac Sahara Garden. On our trip to the desert, Hassan reserved a Berber tent and a hotel room for us so we could use a private bathroom and have the choice of where to sleep. We slept in the tent and really enjoyed it. We took a camel ride to watch the sunrise. In Skoura, we stayed in the Kasbah , which we loved. The location was beautiful, especially the back terrace overlooking the oasis. What we enjoyed about the itinerary were the many stops at craft shops and cultural events. During our trip we toured a pottery and mosaic factory, a fossil shop, a craft emporium, a rug shop, a leather tannery, an antique store, and a small music center where we had a private concert of Gnaoua music. The best part of our entire trip was visiting Berber semi-nomads in their dwelling. In Marrakech we stayed at the Riad . It was fabulous, luxurious and within walking distance of many good restaurants and one of the medina gates. The hotel staff was helpful and friendly. Marrakech is where you do your shopping and get to wander around the medina on your own. Marrakech was very busy and we found it a bit stressful but we’re glad we got the chance. We like the square. Visit it during the day and at night. We had a good meal at La Maison Arabe. Overall, we enjoyed our trip to Morocco, especially the drive through the Sahara. We learned so much about Morocco.