Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Fes-Morocco by Tour Guide Ismail E. (Guide #1709)


Jessica Nadler

United States
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Wonderful historical tour of the M├ędina! Ismail is wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Takes the time to explain the sites, history, and traditions. Great way to spend the day. His English is great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jessica !

Peter Lechner

Germany
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

We had a great day with Ismail. He speaks perfect English and has a great knowledge about culture and history. Absolutly worth it and interesting. He is very flexilbe so we did a tour for our needs. Thank you for that. Not trying to sell you anything, just very honest and relaxed! It was a perfect, unique day which will be unforgetable for us. You made it very special Ismail. Thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your time to write this review. Best wishes for the new year!!

Peter Geurts

Netherlands
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou & Ouarzazate- private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

We had a great day with guide Ismail and the driver. Everything was like described in the tour-programm, and we even could make some changes to the schedule when we asked. The views during the day were great, we even had some snow, rain and lots of sunshine during the trip, but most of all really strong wind in Ait Benhadou. But thanks to the helping hand of Ismail we all came back safe :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter. The wind was strong!!! we experienced four seasons in one day. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip.

Lee I.

United States
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Tour: Marrakech Full-Day Tour from Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
Date: Nov 8/19

Ismail made our tour wonderful by taking us to all the places we selected. We asked for a typical Moroccan lunch and he found us a perfect place both delicious and reasonably priced. His English is excellent and he is very knowledgeable about all things Moroccan. We were very satisfied.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lee for taking the time to write this review.Am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Marrakech.

Lynette Smith

United States
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Tour: #592653, Excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech., Casablanca, Morocco    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Ismail and hid driver Fourd.. I hope I got that right, Were superb; I am handicap and on a couple of situations the basically carried me. We highly recommend them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time Lynette to write this review.I hope you made it you next destination with a lot of souvenirs from Morocco even it is too short visit.

Carol Theodore

United States
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Ismail walked us through Bahia Palace before the hordes arrived, then worked out a program for the morning that added in all the stops we wanted to make. He freely answered our many questions about his family, culture and Berber tribes. We even talked religion and politics as we strolled from one point of interest to another. We visited the public bakery as well as the synagogue in the Jewish quarter and (at our request) the fixed price artisans center. We will definitely recommend him to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol for your time to write this review. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Taroudant.

Richard Sutor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #231337, Excursion to Ouzoud waterfalls - Private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Great tour and Ismail was a great guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for your time to write the review!! and thanks for picking out my tour.

Lakeisha Davis

United States
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Tour: #232896, Two half days to discover the city of Marrakesh and its surroundings., Marrakesh, Morocco    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

I took Ismail's Discover Marrakech tour and split it into two days and added two sites onto it. He wss very flexible. We used a driver the first day to go to the places that were outside of marrakech and the 2nd day was walking. We visited all of the sites that you would want to see In Marrakech. He Was very willing to take photos for me which was important for me, being a solo traveler. Felt safe with him. Would recommend him 100 %.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It cost about 2 dollars for a drink there because of the view over the famous square. I always mentioned that to my guests.

Alison Argyle

New Zealand
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

We had a superb day with Ismail in Marrakesh. He knew so much, explained the history and architecture and was considerate and interesting. We highly recommend him as a guide. He was excellent. Alison and Alister

Haig B.

United States
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Tour: #110287, 09 days to experience the magic of Morocco - Private tour, Tangier, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Ismail was very caring and helpful to our family of eight, over a one week period, as he showed and described the sights of Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Atlas Mountains and Marrakech. The camel ride and tent camp were a unique experience. The hotels he selected worked well. His descriptions helped to understand the history and culture of Morocco. The visit to his family home in a small town was a special treat. Both he and our driver were very friendly and professional as we toured the country.

Margo Bentley

United States
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Tour: #592653, Excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech., Casablanca, Morocco    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Was not waiting where we expected him to be. Lost valuable time sorting out. Said little on long drive to Marrakech. Is not fluent in English as he claims. It was 107 degrees in Marrakech but he had no suggestions for alternative sites of interest that might offer air conditioning such as the new Yves St. Laurent museum. In the souk his main goal was to take us to shops. Unless asked a question he had nothing to say. I've used Tours by Locals many times and this tour was my first disappointment.

Linda Alessio

United States
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Tour: #592653, Excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech., Casablanca, Morocco    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Ismail was fabulous, taking us everywhere we wanted. He even returned to one of the souks to find a lost package. He's quite informative and is happy to accommodate all your needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have spent the best moments together in Marrakech. I am very happy that you enjoyed your trip with me.

Lena Rufli

Germany
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou & Ouarzazate- private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: May 3/19

It was a fantastic day tour with Ismail! He knows everything about the culture and history of Morocco. He tried his very best to make our tour as comfortable as possible and he is very kind. No hidden extra costs! I would recommend very much! Thank you Ismail and the perfect driver

Richard Carroll

United States
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

My wife and I had a pleasant and informative tour with Ismail. He was knowledgeable, engaging and very relaxed. We have have previous tour guides who were non-stop chatterboxes, so we appreciated his easy going conversational style. He was willing to tailor the tour to our liking and we skipped a bit of the souks and markets since we aren't shoppers. Otherwise Ismail took us to all the places he specified in the booking. Marrakech is a wonderful city, and if you go we would highly Ismail for this tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: we have spent a great time together.Thank you to recommend me to highly.

Brenda Hambleton

United States
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Tour: Casablanca Sightseeing Tour, Casablanca, Morocco
Date: Apr 9/19

Ismail gave us a nice tour of Casablanca. It is not the city you see in the movie but is, instead, a very cosmopolitan city. We got a good tour of the Hassan II mosque. Ismail is very knowledgeable about the city and the people.

Tracey Masci

United States
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: we have spent a great time together.

Jonathan Hall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #592393, Marrakech private walking guided city tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Ismail was fantastic. Was very flexible and catered to our needs whilst providing insights throughout our walking tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure for me to work with you. Thank you so much for your visit!

Andrea Doherty

Canada
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Tour: Combine trip around Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco
Date: Jan 19/19

Ismail is a quiet and gentle person who answered the many questions we asked in typical Moroccan style. His love of southern Morocco was abundantly clear. He gave us the opportunity to see and do things we never would have been able to do. The hike and guide in the monkey fingers was one of the highlights of our trip. All of the accommodation he booked for us was wonderful. He actively tried to find us off the beaten track things to do - fossils, fish farm, monkeys, camels, hiring local guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are such a great family.we have spent a wonderful 10 days trip together.

Monesh Punjabi

United States
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou & Ouarzazate- private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Most of the information shared with us during the tour was similar to what we had read in guide books. While we learned a few things, it was disappointing to not learn more about Berber food, culture, language, customs and history. It is nearly impossible to properly visit all those places between 8:30 am and 7 pm. The total travel time alone is over 8 hours. Even though our tour ended much later, both Ismail and our driver, Adnan, put in the extra effort needed without ever complaining. Thanks for that

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit. I am very surprised !! your expected more immersion about a lot of things in one.It a first time to happen to me that having a picture with my guests cause such a confusing feelings. I didn't mean anything or want anything toward your women or you. I hug all of you we finish our tour and very happy that everything ends well as it started.You seemed amused and happy !!! I apologize thousands of times if you didn't have fond memories of Toursbylocals as well as in this day.

Felicia M.

United States
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou & Ouarzazate- private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

Ismail was a very good guide. He met us at our Riad and had a warm and welcoming personality, even after a long day traveling outside of Marrakesh to Ait Benhadou he still had a very positive attitude. We wish him continued success!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Felecia! You too you have a very positive attitude even your friends allergy to the mountains road and the dust of the south.

Kadir Hasan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #232896, A full day to discover the city of Marrakesh and its surroundings., Marrakesh, Morocco    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Our tour guide Ismail was excellent and was very knowlegable. We took a day tour of Marrakech and Ismail was able to tailor / customise it according to our request. We are a family of 4 and Ismail was very pleasant, patient and showed us around places where we would not have found ourselves. I would highly recommend Ismail. Thanks you Ismail.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hasan.I was very happy to be your guide, we have spent a very enjoyable day in Marrakesh.

Pauline Penney

AUCKLAND, New Zealand
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Tour: #231398, The real desert of Merzouga and famous Gorges in 03 days private tour from Marrakech to Fes., Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: May 28/18

We spent a wonderful few days with Ismail and a driver going from Marrakesh to Fez, with a trip modified by Ismail to meet our individual needs. Ismail is friendly, with great knowledge about his country and speaks very good English. He generously showed us his family home and town, organised stops where ever we wanted and made us feel safe throughout the trip. We have no hesitation in recommending his services (and have already passed his name onto several others).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit. I was very happy to be your guide in Morocco.Great to hear that you made it home safe.

Nolan Hughes

United States
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Tour: Combine trip around Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco
Date: May 7/18

Ismail is a kind, generous, flexible and knowledgeable guide who will help you feel the real Morocco. You can meet his family, see the life's of nomads, and rural farmers. With him we saw the grand cities, trekked in the high Atlas, rode into the Sahara, and wandered tiny paths of oasis farms in gorges. Rooms in mostly riads were great, the SUV comfortable, the driver cautious. See the Medina, but be sure to leave the big city where Ismail will introduce you to the other people of Morocco. Unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nolan for you visit. am so happy that you enjoyed you combine trip with me.

Stephanie Busloff

United States
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Tour: #232896, The walking city tour of Marrakech., Marrakesh, Morocco    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Ismail was able to set up a 1.5 day tour of Marrakech exactly how I had requested - I wanted to walk the city, see the side streets, and stop by stalls and carts to try different foods. We did just that for hours and it was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie for your visit. I really enjoyed to spend 1.5 day you.

Beat Frey

Switzerland
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Tour: Agadir to Ouarzazate, Sahara desert, Marrakech,Casablanca., Agadir, Morocco
Date: Apr 7/18

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.

Stephen Junor

Australia
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Tour: #110287, 08 days to experience the magic of Morocco - Private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Ismail was a fantastic and informative guide, who worked with us to organise our itinerary. Very easy going and patient, and became very much part of the crazy family adventure through Morocco. His driver Mohamed was also excellent and the van was perfect. I'd thoroughly recommend them for any group or family wanting a personalised tour of Morocco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We have spent the best moments together while discovering my country.Thanks a lot for you visit.

Alisa Nagle

United States
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Tour: #231337, Excursion to Ouzoud waterfalls - Private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jan 1/18

Paul Clites

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou - private tour, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Saif Moiz

United States
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Tour: #110287, Experience the magical of Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

Ismail was a great tour guide, he was professional, showed all the sites that were included in the itinerary. Is knowledgeable about the area. Best was when he invited us in his home and we get to meet his family and had a traditional tea and lunch. I would recommend him to all my friends and family members

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Saif and all the friends we have a lot of have fun.Thank you again for your visit.

Somnath Datta

United States
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Tour: #9629, Excursion to Ait Benhadou, Marrakech, Morocco    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

It was a long day but totally worth doing. Ismail was great - did not pressurize us for time. In fact he showed us a few extra attractions which were not part of the original itinerary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit! Am really enjoyed the meet up with such great people like you..


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