Hamid could not have a better tour guide. He was fantastic on every level. He was punctual, accommodating, knowledgeable, and his people skills were amazing. Hamid is an exceptional ambassador for Morocco who made our brief stay the highlight of our European vacation. Thank You
Collean E.United Kingdom
Hamid is a kind person with a heart as big as the sun, and equally as knowledgeable. There is nothing he does not know about Tangier, being eighth generation, and it seems no one he doesn't know. My brother, who has no travelling experience outside the US, asked endless questions and Hamid answered each with patience and humour. Despite the fact that I had been to Tangier three times before, I came away having seen and learnt things I had not on previous trips. We highly recommend Hamid. Thank you, Hamid
Louis FreundSUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Hamid provided a fantastic tour, an experience that we will long remember. We were a private group of 9 from all over the US traveling for the day in a vehicle he provided with a driver. His commentary and perspectives offered background on the region, cultures, and current events. He was very accommodating of our pace, food and other needs. He even retrieved a hat that had blown off the edge of a cliff, clambering down a trail for 100 ft in spite of our pleas for him to just let it go....what a guy!
Kathleen O'ConnorUnited States
If we could give Hamid ten stars we would have given ten stars. It was a wonderful day and he went out of his way to accommodate our group of 12. He was very responsive to my scheduling inquiries and met us with a sign as soon as we left the ferry terminal. He kept the interest of each person ages 16 to 54. Thank you Hamid for a great taste of Tangier.
John DvorakUnited States
On August 2, 2018, during a Mediterranean cruise, my wife and I went on a private Explore Tangier tour with Hamid Benamar of Tours by Locals. We had difficulty connecting with Hamid at first, mostly because of misinformation from personnel on our cruise ship. But after meeting up we had a fine tour. Hamid was excellent: personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was mindful of my physical limitations. It would be difficult to find a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John Thanks a lot for your experience in Tangier hope for you all the best and thanks for your beautiful words you mentioned about me I wish you all the best Hamid
Rainier VillatuyaUnited States
Thank you Mr. Hamid for the great tour today. We enjoyed your energetic and well-versed conversations about your hometown of Tangiers. (And you have great wit to boot!) We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family who are headed to Morocco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m glad you enjoyed your tour in Tangier. It was a pleasure to show you my city. Thank you for the recommendation
Barbara NelsonUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Hamid! We felt that we were meeting an old friend. Hamid was personable, friendly and knowledgeable. He met us at the ferry, walked us through Tangier, told us about the life and customs of the people in Tangier, took us to a terrific Moroccan restaurant, helped us order traditional food, escorted us to shops for some souvenir shopping and then took us back to the ferry. We are so impressed by his grasp of English. We highly recommend a tour with Hamid!
Grant NimanUnited States
Hamid was a wonderful guide—highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Grant. I had a great day with you guys.
Jennifer MurphyUnited States
Hamid was very knowledgeable about his hometown of Tangier. He has a great sense of humor and we enjoyed spending the day with him. He seems to know everyone! What a fun time!
Nancy GriffithUnited States
Hamid gives an entertaining and informative tour. He has a good sense of humor. He seems to know half of the people in Tangier. The restaurant he took us to wase excellent. We enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking a tour with me. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Morocco.
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Peter BurlowUnited Kingdom
Great day today in Tangiers with our guide Hamid and his driver Ali. His English and character was excellent, he had good knowledge about everything and was happy to talk about everything we were interested from religion, history, family and life in general in Tangiers. We had an interesting tour around Morocco in a comfortable vehicle, seeing the Hercules caves, mosques, parks, where the Atlantic meets the med, the lighthouse, the posh houses, where the king lives and a walk round the Medina. Great lunch
Douglas HillUnited States
Hamid is a man of the people. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He was an excellent guide for our 4 hour walking tour of Tangier. We specified ahead of time that we didn't want a shopping excursion or to ride camels. He provided us the service we wanted; a city walk of the sites and culture of tangier. He highlighted the sites, provided history, and interacted with the locals. He did a very good job of making us feel comfortable and welcome for our short time in Tangier. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Douglas I was verry happy to be a part of your shirt visit to Tanger thanks for your visit I hope next time will be longer Hamid
Jimmie FloresUnited States
Hamid has a clear understanding of Tangier. We had limited time, and he and the driver made sure we made the most of it. He took us to a great dinner place, and we enjoyed the local culture with a terrific walking tour. Hamid is committed to doing good work ... AWESOME guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jimmie, thank you for booking a tour with me. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Tangier. It was a pleasure to show you around the city.
Jack KayeDELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, United States
Hamid was very accommodating and adjusted our tour to respond to our preferences. He included all of the sites we wanted to see in Tangier and made our visit very enjoyable. Hamid is very likeable and speaks perfect English.
Douglas McGlashanUnited States
We were on a cruise and booked our private tour with Hamid. We were looking forward to this tour of Tangiers as the highlight of our trip and Hamid exceeded our expectations. He was extremely personable and showed us all the sites we wanted to see and more. Since he grew up in the area our tour of the city of Tangiers and especially the Kasbah was informative and fascinating. Hamid took us to all the special places we wanted to go and we were never in a rush. We couldn't recommend Hamid more highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking a tour with me. It was my pleasure to show you around my city. I’m please to hear the tour exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the recommendation.
Mary ThelenUnited States
Hamid was a charming energetic guide. He met us on time. He seemed to know a vast amount of people on the street. He bought the ladies each a rose and it was appreciated. He was knowledgable and his narrations were well put together. However, we had only one day in Tangiers and he seemed to be having trouble fitting us in to his busy schedule. He spent much time on his cell. Otherwise, he provided us with an interesting memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary, I apologize you felt that you weren’t fully taken care of during your tour. I strive to provide quality tours. I’m glad you were still able to have an interesting and memorable day.
Daniel UrrereUnited States
Our original guide could not confirm so with the help of ToursByLocals support, Hamid agreed to be our guide at the last moment. Thank you Hamid for helping us out with such short notice! Hamid and his driver "Abu" were great! Hamid should be a school teacher, he explained the sights and culture of Tangier and answered any questions we had. He is a very personable guy and he made the day informative, relaxing and fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be your guide. I’m glad you had a great day and I was able to show you my city and teach you about my culture.
Justina DombrowskiUnited States
We were well taken care of from beginning to end. Hamid showed us around Tangier and made sure we arrived back to our ferry on time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you guys around my city. Thank you for booking a tour with me!
My tour of Tangier has been the highlight of my holiday in Morocco. And it is all thanks to Hamid and his son Ayman who are terrific. Friendly, professional gentlemen who went above and beyond to make sure I got the most out of my time in a gorgeous city. Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you around my city. Thank you for booking a tour with me
Shannon O'BrienUnited States
The most amazing tour guide, Hamid was not only extremely knowledgable of the history of Tangier, but also more knowledgable of our own country (USA) than us. He was entertaining, very kind, so helpful and everyone in Tangier loves him! He was very popular everywhere we went. Hamid had a great driver, Mohammed, and he was great as well. Hamid put together our tour the night before since we were so last minute. The tour never felt like we had planned it the night before. We highly recommend Hamid to all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around my city. I'm pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your time in Tanger. It was a blessing to spend the day with your family.Thank you for booking a tour with me.