John JolleyUnited States
El Mehdi, guided two of us for a full day, 7 hour, tour of the Medina on a day when the temperature rose to well over 100 degrees. Mehdi's intimate knowledge of all things in the Medina meant we were always taking advantage of the shade and indoor sites. Mehdi leads an expert tour mixing sites, historical knowledge and current day affairs seamlessly. He is a world class guide who has created a gift for all those who wish to see all the Medina has to offer.
As it was ramadan time, Mehdi recommended doing the tour during the day rather than in the evening. He picked us up to our riad by car and then walked with us for about 3 hours. He was very flexible, patient, nice and fully proficient in English. We would recommend this tour guide to our friends who want to visit the heart of Marrakesh or to learn Arabic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lydia for your honest and sweet words. It was a great pleasure to spend the afternoon with you both!
William FreestoneUnited Kingdom
The tour by Mehdi was everything we could have asked for! His knowledge of the history of Marrakech and the local area was exceptional. We felt that we were shown every part of the culture within the Souks. The tour was tailored to incorporate things we wanted to see or find, such as a traditional Tajine pot and some Moroccan mint tea. He was friendly with all the locals and this meant we were given an insider experience. Would 100% recommend, a first class experience. Not to be missed!
We had a wonderful time! From 1st email contact to the completion of our tour yesterday we were treated well with all our wishes & desires catered to! We definitely wouldn't have discovered even a fraction of what we saw alone! Thank you, Mehdi.
Victor ElinoffUnited States
Our guide was on time and took the time to understand what we wanted to accomplish for our afternoon in the souk. He did exactly what we asked and we had wonderful afternoon. He was knowledgeable interesting and easy to understand.
Alan StanfordUnited States
Rachel WaddingtonUnited Kingdom
Our tour guide was really nice and informative Very prompt collection from hotel, he had a driver also for us, the tour guide matched our pace and needs excellently, I couldnt of asked for any more! 3.5 hours just enough for my 11 year old excellent tour by night souks and medina, you must see the square at night! excellent - book it
We were a group of 5 persons and did this whole day walking tour with Mehdi. He explained everything very good and the walk was very easy because he didn't run with us.We had a very good lunch on the roof of a Riad in the Medina. On our request we added a view visits which are not on his usual tour but this was done perfectly. In the souks he advised the merchants that we didn't want to shop and so we could look without being annoyed. In fact perfect tour. Thanks Mehdi
David SteinbergUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
We had a marvellous day tour with Mehdi . We discovered a fantastic back country side from Marrakech with splendid views . The tour was very good explained and had a lot of fotostops. The lunch at a bio restaurant along the Ourika riwer was excellent. Compliments for Mehdi and his driver. Could only recommend.
we enjoyed the full walking tour with mehdi very much. he showed us lokal artisans work and we visited some cultural places. with his big knowledge of marrokan history he made the tour worth while. thank you mehdi it was a very interesting day.
This was a wonderful drive and tour. I was collected directly from the airport and the tour started immediately. Mehdi was informative and helpful. Light hikes, nice coffees, good meals, and stopping to take pictures at scenic places. I appreciated the local knowledge as well as the professionalism. I also sincerely appreciated that I could book for one person and not have to pay for two. There were less expensive options, but this was a personal tour, no groups or buses involved. One of my favorite days!
Dimitry Lobanov-RostovskyUnited Kingdom
Mehdi is a fantastic guide. We had a wonderful tour to the Atlas Mountains, finishing with a delicious lunch in the Ourika Valley. We would highly recommend Mehdi and tours by locals to our friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dimitry for your kind feedback. I am glad your family enjoyed the Atlas Mountains trip with me and ToursByLocals. With the hope that you will make it next time to Marrakech. Warm Hello to Everyone from Sunny Marrakech. Mehdi
Paul FreifeldUnited States
We enjoyed Mehdi's expertise. He was very interesting in providing us with both a history of Marrakech and offering insight into life today. His suggestions on how to navigate what can be a very confusing city was very helpful for the remainder of our trip. He was great providing context in how much we should pay for items. Haggling is a way of life. We did spend a lot of time in the souks and might have preferred more time on historical attractions. But overall an excellent experience with Mehdi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I believe we have covered more historical sights than what the tour includes. Visiting The Bahia Palace, Badii Palace, Stop in front of Bab Agnaou, Saadian Tombs, Sightseeing around the Koutubia Mosque and visit its 12 Century Mosque. And of course The Dar Bellarj foundation and The recently opened museum Dar Bacha. I enjoyed your company and i appreciate your appreciations Thank you Mehdi
Misha TsirulnikovUnited States
Mehdi is one of the best hosts you will ever find in this business - knowledgeable, thorough, very personal, kind, and caring. We spent one day wondering through the streets of Marrakech, carrying conversation like two old friends would do: me - never tiring of asking questions and Mehdi never tiring of sharing insights that only local would be able to provide and taking to places that are off the beaten path. When I am back to Morocco, I am coming back to Mehdi without a doubt!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Misha, It was a huge pleasure to meet you and talk with you for a full day with no feeling of being tired. Nothing compares for a tour guide that to see a happy Traveler like yourself enjoying the only free day you got from your work trip.. I am also glad you liked my shopping recommendations. I will wait for when you decide to start to discuss the next stop for this distant shopping and i will assist to facilitate looking for the right items, style and design if necessary. Be well and speak soon!
I would definitely recommend a tour of Marrakesh with Mehdi. He has a wonderful knowledge of the city and some great contacts within the souks that I would simply not have found by myself. He is really flexible and can tailor the tour exactly to what you want to do, see and experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarina. I appreciate your appreciations Let me know if you need any shopping assistance in the furture for you online business! Best wishes Mehdi
Helene Van RhynSouth Africa
Mehdi is one of the most knowledgeable guides we have ever experienced on a city tour of any city in the world. He takes pleasure in taking these tours and has an immense pride in the city and the country as a whole. It is the only way to see the souks in the medina without getting totally lost in the maze of alleys and be totally overwhelmed by the stall owners. Mehdi helped us negotiate a fair deal for both a carpet and a silver teapot and made lovely suggestions for places to eat and to experience.
Jonathan SparrowUnited States
Marrakech itself is a wonderful and interesting city that is not to be missed, in particularly the souks in the old city, or Medina. El Mehdi is an EXCELLENT guide! His is extremely knowledgeable on the history of the city and the modern day developments. He has great instincts on knowing when to step in and provide us with information and when to let us wander and explore, staying in the background. One of the best guides we've ever had anywhere. Thank you El Mehdi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jonathan, I am flattered to hear that all your family enjoyed touring with me. I am happy to hear about your plan to make a longer trip to Morocco. I am sure you will never be disappointed with ToursByLocals Kind regards Mehdi
Jason SickUnited States
Amazing tour- very knowledgable and flexible based on where we wanted to stop. Highly recommend!
Intelligent, knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs and requests. Also, we were very impressed with his driver, Said, who safely drove us to and from Casablanca (3 hours each way) in a very comfortable and clean luxury van. Thanks again, TBL!
Very enjoyable tour. Mehdi was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. He walked us around the Medina and souks on our first afternoon in Marrakech. It gave us a nice sense of the area and history as well as a comfort level navigating the area during the rest of the visit. We also ended up going back to several of the shops or restaurants that he recommended later in our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meghan, You made the right choice taking a guided tour in your first day of Marrakech trip. And yes i agree it makes the rest of every traveler holiday much easier and more comfortable Thank you for your appreciations Mehdi
Chris SpragueUnited States
My girlfriend and I just got back from our trip to Morocco which included a few hour tour of the medina in Marrakech with Mehdi. We truly had a great time with him as he showed up on time, was extremely friendly and accommodating to our requests, spoke perfect English and offered great insights into the lives, culture and religion of the Moroccan people and life in the medina. Thank you Mehdi for a great tour! chris
Wendy G.United States
Mehdi is a true professional, who knows how to put together a terrific trip that meets the needs of his clients. He provided an energetic agenda that allowed us to see Berber villages and the life of the Berber people in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains - capped off with a lovely lunch overlooking a foothills and valleys, and with a terrific view of the heights of the Atlas Mountains. He knows the people and the life of those who live in the mountains, and his experience was greatly appreciated.
Wendy G.United States
Mehdi was key to the success of our project in Marrakech by providing professional, dedicated assistance as our guide and translator. He adapted very quickly to the specific needs of our unique project, and he worked tirelessly to accomplish the objective. He is a professional in all aspects - from on-time performance to efficient transportation, from excellent language and people skills to clear concern for our satisfaction with his work. Plus he was an interesting and charming companion. THANK YOU!
Anne GallowayUnited Kingdom
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Angela KeskeyUnited States
This was an excellent introduction to the Souks and to Moroccan history and culture. We were able to stop and shop at will with excellent inputs from El Mehdi. The tour was the perfect length and was exactly what we were hoping for. The tour allowed us to revisit the souks without getting lost later on in the week.
Dylan ReeceUnited Kingdom
Really nice morning spent with a very knowledgable guide exploring the medina of Marrakech and the various souks. All questions were answered in great detail and I got exactly what I hoped from it the day. Thank you El Mehdi!
Carol CraigUnited States
Carol CraigUnited States
Kathryn KochUnited States
Leanne SegalUnited States
Mehdi is a fabulous guide. We were a party of three woman, three different generations, and Mehdi was so thoughtful and understanding as we adapted our schedule to meet the needs of the eldest member in our group. We spent two fabulous days in Morocco- one in Marrakech and one in Casablanca. Mehdi have everything scheduled so well and no change was too difficult. He was so patient following three women who loved to shop. He made reservations at the best restaurants and chose the perfect hotel! The best!
Jennifer VincentTampa, FL, United States
Absolutely wonderful! On our first trip to Morocco we were very blessed to be able to have Mehdi show us the sights of Marrakech. We are seasoned travelers and have had many private tours all over the world and have to say that he is just A+++++. Great knowledge of history, art, culture and food! Was absolutely flexible in putting together a special tour for us tailored to exactly what we wanted to experience. Just fantastic in every way!
Mallorie WilliamsUnited States
We loved this tour! El Mehdi was a great guide and provided great information about the souks, Medina and Marrakech. We saw and learned things that we would not have if we tried to visit these places on our own. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mallorie. It was nice to spend the evening with both of you. Hope short trip to Marrakech has made a good introduction to Morocco and see you next time in Marrakech
Kate BradleyUnited Kingdom
El Mehdi was brilliant! Very informative and so friendly - a fantastic tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate for helping me to run this group tour with success. I am glad everyone enjoyed the Tour. Have a wonderful stay in Marrakech!
Mehdi was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and provided a nice overview of the city. He also tailored the tour to our interests. I would defientely recommend Mehdi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris it was nice to spend the day with you in Marrakech. I am glad you enjoyed your Morocco Tour. Cheers from Hot Marrakech :)
Claudia QueenUnited States
Marrakech differs from the day experience to night. My guide was very helpful providing an amazing experience tour. I would have enjoyed additional visits to other coffee bars or the few establishments that provide entertainment
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia for rating this Tour. I am glad you enjoyed it. We will take your suggestions into considerations
Arabella ArcuragiUnited Kingdom
Mehdi was a great guide! My boyfriend and I had a tour of some of the souks and sights in the medina with Mehdi; it was our first time in Marrakech, and we were not sure what we wanted to see or what to expect. Mehdi planned a perfect tour for us, gave us plenty of information about the history of the city, and also catered our tour of the souks to the types of things we wanted to see. He also recommended a great restaurant & had a carpet we bought delivered to our hotel! Great guide, & we will come back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arabella for your kind words. I am honored to met your expectations. Enjoy your stay in Marrakech! Mehdi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julia. It was a big pleasure to share with you Moroccan traditions, craft heritage and culture. I wish good success in your Russian Travel Project. Mehdi
Eduardo BalloriUnited States
Medhi was a very well rounded guide with a lot to impart about his homeland. We enjoyed his historical perspective on the places we visited but also the insight into the everyday lives and struggles of the moroccans. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting a well schooled guide who cares about providing a great experience to all visiting his homeland
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eduardo & Alexandra, It was with great pleasure to spend the 6 days with you in Marrakech, Fez and The South of Morocco. I myself enjoyed it all. I appreciate you appreciate your tour with me. Very glad you liked your Morocco Trip with Tours By Locals and designed by Mehdi Have a wonderful New Life Together! Mehdi
Amy McphersonUnited Kingdom
Mehdi is fantastic. Not only is he a wealth of knowledge, he is also a very attentive guide and understands his clients' needs. My husband and I both enjoyed discovering Marrakech with him, enjoyed our chats and visited some corners of the city that we wouldn't have had access to without an official guide. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Amy, I loved your interest to Morocco and the chat we had together about Morocco and life here. I hope your coming articals will promote Morocco as safe, wonderful and exotic destination. Good Luck with your blog and it was nice to meet you and your husband Mehdi
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
A great way to see the different areas in the marketplace.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the introduction to Marrakech visiting The Medina and Souks with me. Thank you Michael for taking time to rate this tour
Jay MillerUnited States
El Mehdi was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was essential to have a guide in the medina, otherwise we would have been totally lost. Being in the medina was a fabulous experience and we learned and absorbed a lot from El Mehdi. (In fact, we tried to book him for the next day, but he was not available.)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mr Jay. It was a big pleasure to share my knowledge of the Medina and Souks of Marrakech with you and your wife. I am glad you enjoyed both The Tour & my company
Maria StolarzUnited States
El Mehdi is one of the BEST tour guides I ever meet, he make our day, he was punctual, professional, full of knowledge and also polite and charming. I fully recommend him for any tour in Marrakesh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria. It was nice to spend the day with you and your daughter. Have a wonderful end of 2016 in Morocco
Maria StolarzUnited States
My daughter and I had and unforgetable full day tour with El Mehdi. He pick us up punctual and take us all over Marrakesh, he knows everything about anything, he make us walk in hidden streets in the souks, he tells us about history, traditions and everything else. We couln't choose a better tour guide, he was the BEST!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, it was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter. Nothing compares for a Travel Expert than to see his guests enjoying what was designed for them. Remember Morocco is not only Marrakech but a Kingdom of wonders: Mountains, Sahara and The deep South, Virgin Beachs and wild oceans, Imperial Royal cities and more beautiful reason to return and visit topped with a stable peaceful country. I appreciate your appreciations!
Mark ShawUnited Kingdom
Had a tour with medhi marrakech yesterday. 5 out of 5 stars. Arrived on time. Polite, helpful, very knowledgeable. Advised on many aspects from history, culture, artisans. Felt very safe with him. Honest. Took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can't Thank you enough Mr Mark for your feedbacks and kind words. I am glad you are already planning your next trip to Morocco with Tours By Locals. As an adventurer I am sure you will enjoy to the fullest your next trip to The Atlas Mountains and The Desert
Relaxed,informative and thoroughly enjoyable tour. The tour not only met but exceeded my expectations insofar as El Mendip I got a genuine insight into Morrocco culture which is exactly what I wanted. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough especially if you are looking for a tour guide who has an obvious love for his country and work and which if you are lucky enough, will get a chance to agree with me too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciara Thank you. It was a friendly tour with you and I enjoyed your company the whole day. I appreciate our Mechoui Lunch just like any First Time Visitor. Enjoy your last few days in Marrakech and Happy 2017 New Year
Medhi was punctual, knowledge and extremely polite. He made this very meaningful tour very special to my husband and I. He picked us up from our hotel on a nice SUV (just as described) and took us on the tour. Marrakesh is such a magical place, and having Medhi as our tour guide made it that much more meaningful and certainly unforgettable. Thank you, Medhi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bruna for your feedback. It was a great pleasure to share with you part of our Jewish heritage. I am happy i designed this tour which Travelers with special interest to the richness of our diversity are enjoying. God Bless You and your Family!
Elaine OsbondUnited States
We were delighted with our Marrakech Shopping Tour and our guide El Mehdi. Mehdi's English is perfect, we gave him a rough idea of what we wanted to do and see and he took us to just the right places. We never felt as if we were being taken to 'tourist' places and in fact saw some very interesting things that we would never have found ourselves. Can't recommend Mehdi highly enough - we even did a second sightseeing tour with him the next day, which was equally successful. Just a great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elaine. I am glad you enjoyed your short trip to Marrakech. Have a wonderful time in Eljadida. Please let me know if you ever come back to Marrakech for an educational drink with your husband and to talk more about the green Morocco plan :)
Barnaby DowlingUnited Kingdom
El Mehdi was a great guide. He arranged a trip to the Atlas Mountains and was able to sort out a driver and guide, tea in a local Berber's farmer house, and great view points for photographs. He was adaptable when I needed him to be and was extremely helpful with advice, background details and information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barnaby. It was a pleasure meeting you and glad you enjoyed the Atlas Mountains. Sorry if the weather was not friendly enough for you to take Photos of both Sunset and The Stars. May be another reason to come to Morocco. Welcome to The Kingdom Of Light :)
Barnaby DowlingUnited Kingdom
El Mehdi was a great guide. His knowledge and help was what I needed to navigate the Medina and he explained the history, customs and traditions of Marrakech in a relaxed and informatative way. He was able to answer what few questions I needed to ask. I would highly recommend him as a guide. I would highly recommend him and would seek him out if I were to return to Marrakech.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barnaby. Most welcome anytime!
Kimberly HunkerUnited States
Mehdi was an outstanding guide! He was incredibly insightful, showing us the backstreets of the city that we would have never seen without his expertise. He catered the pace and stops on our tour directly to our needs and interests. Mehdi has an obvious passion and talent for showing visitors the secret treasures of the city. His efforts go above and beyond the anticipated. I have already recommended Mehdi to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, You can't imagine how I enjoyed spending the day with you and Kaitlynn. Nothing compares in the world of a Tour Guide and Travel Expert than to hear from another happy guests recommending both The destination and The designed Tour. You made my August with such kind words both in private and public and I am happy to give more to our Guests from The US and elsewhere in The World. Welcome again to The Kingdom Of Light!
Vickie KligermanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vickie for rating my tour. It was a great pleasure to meet up with you and your friends and share lunch together at Riad Chambes d'Amis with my friend Maria. Hope to see you again in Morocco with ToursByLocals for a new Moroccan Journey. Best wishes
Mehdi was very professional and he was a thoughtful, courteous guide. We appreciated the fact that he did not pressure us to do any shopping or extra activities. The driver was polite and safe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Diane- It is our duty to make you feel comfortable and good and to provide Top service. We appreciate your appreciations! Mehdi
Cristina ValenciaUnited States
Marrakech is an amazingly beautiful and interesting place. On our own we would never have been able to see a fourth of what El Mehdi was able to show us. El Mehdi was extremely professional and welcoming, sharing information about all aspects of Marrakech, historical and current. El Mehdi clearly has established strong relationships with individuals in the community which allowed us to see places that likely would not have otherwise been available to us. I strongly recommend El Mehdi and his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Cristina for your review of our tour. I am glad you enjoyed your short trip to Marrakech and we will always be happy to design your Moroccan Tours here on ToursByLocals. I can still remember The roof Terrace tea overlooking the square we shared together just before sunset. Amazing!
John BowersUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Mehdi touring the Medina with all of its enchanting souks and narrow alleys. Mehdi expertly guided us through the maze of twisting corridors providing insight and knowledge that helped explain hundreds of years of life in the Medina. We ended with an optional lunch that was purchased from many of the food stalls around the Medina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, It was a great pleasure to meet you and your wife and spend the 3 days both in Marrakech and around. Not much compares to a succesful tour experience where happy travelers like yourslef would recommend Tours By Locals and my services through it. I appreciate your appreciations! Mehdi
Michael TobeyUnited States
This was a perfect tour to familiarize ourselves with Marrakesh. Mehdi was very informative about Morrocan lifestyle and history. We truly enjoyed the Jardin Majorelle and the extra time he provided for us to explore. He was also provided suggestions on additional activities and restaurants to try on our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mr Michael, It was a Great pleasure to meet you and your family. Nothing compares for a Tour Guide to read That his Travelers enjoyed his Tours and left his country with a Great Impression about his services and country. Have a Happy 2016!
Anne GrunowUnited States
Our family (4 of us including 2 teenage boys) really enjoyed our shopping tour with Mehdi. He did a nice job of taking us around the Medina, explaining the history and taking us to different parts of the shopping area. He even stayed almost an hour longer with us when a credit card issue to purchase something took much longer than expected. We were very happy with the tour and highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne,Happy 2016 New Year! I am very Glad you Enjoyed The Shopping Tour With Me as a Personal Shopper. It was a Great Pleasure to meet you and your family and spend the couple of hours in The sneaking and winding streets of the Lively Marrakech Medina and The Colorful Souks and The active craft areas. Thank You for choosing ToursByLocals and me for this service and we hope to see you again another time in the peaceful Morocco. Enjoy a 2016 Full Of Love, Peace, Tolerance, Prosperity & Health Mehdi
Samantha MillerUnited Kingdom
A wonderful day and tour, was more than just a quick trip to the shops. El Mehdi is most knowledgeable about the city and the surrounding country. I provide a rough shopping list in advance and we covered this off, love each and every one of my purchases and it inspires me to visit the city again next year
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Dear Samantha for the honest Feedback of the tour. Very glad you enjoyed it.it was a Great Pleasure to spend the Half Day Souk Tour with you and to get to know you. Happy 2016 New Year! Kindest regards Mehdi
Christine B.United Kingdom
An interesting tour of Marrakech and its maze of streets in the medina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Christine. It was a pleasure to show Marrakech and its interesting Maze Medina