Ellen WellinsUnited States
Stop looking and book Said—now! We simply could not have asked for a better guide. Said was interesting, accommodating, patient and FUN. Said not only provided us fascinating information about the history and architecture of Fez but gave us insight into current-day life. His warm personal style and incredibly interesting life made for a wonderful day. ￼
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey girls, I'm so glad you enjoyed my tour and wish you all the best in the future. Said
David VolkUnited States
Said was possibly the best tour guide I've ever experienced. He was highly informative and engaging — sharing information about the history of Morocco, Fes, and even about himself. His English is basically perfect (he spent many years in the US), which helps to explain this city in far more detail than we've experienced with other tour guides. Thank you, Said, for the excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you and your Mom enjoyed my tour of Fes. It's been a pleasure spending the day with you and I hope you will enjoy the rest of the country. God bless you,
Said was one of the best tour guides we've ever had. He shared a lot of historical information, architecture of palaces and the sites and the life in Fes and in Morocco, it was obvious he cares for his people and his country. He made sure we were safe and comfortable. Our teenage daughter also enjoyed the tour, learnt a lot about Morocco. He catered to all our needs. Having a car was great, we could go outside of the medina to enjoy the fantastic panorama view. We recommend him highly.
Orit BojmelUnited States
Judith BaskinUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Said and his driver at various sites near Fes. Certainly, for us, the highlight was the Roman city of Volubilis, once the capital of Roman North Africa. it is in a beautiful location with impressive ruins and mosaics. We also visited the cities of Moulay Idris, high on a hill, with a bustling market, and Meknez, also with interesting things to see. Said is knowledgeable, well organized, and a pleasure to travel with.
Judith BaskinUnited States
Said, a native of Fes, is an outstanding and knowledgeable guide. He knows his way around the city, old and new, and is a pleasure to be with and learn from. Together with his driver, he transported us from place to place, including the Jewish quarter, the souks of the medinah, and a ceramic workshop and shop (no pressure to buy), as well as photogenic viewpoints. Lots of walking but frequent opportunities to rest and refresh. Highly recommended.
Outstanding! Said worked with us prior to the trip to customize our 4 day trip to Morocco. He booked both hotel and Riad during our journey and hired a driver and van for our travel. Everything Said booked and the sites he took us to visit were excellent. Said has an extensive knowledge of Moroccan history and speaks excellent English. Our group of 4 was completely impressed with Said's professionalism, humor, and outstanding customer service. We recommend Said for everyone visiting Morocco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy you enjoyed your stay in Morocco and wish all of you success and happy life.
Stephanie FortiUnited States
Excellent. 5 stars. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, caring, polite, helpful
Carolyn CoplanUnited States
Said planned our 2 day itinerary mtg us at Casablanca airport, & touring Volubilus, Meknes & Fes. Said was wonderful guide,very knowledgeable,informative,spoke perfect English& pleasure to b w/. Highlight of time w/him was surprise delicious lunch in his family's beautiful home, beyond anything we could experience on own.He followed up 4 us on issue w/one of our purchases after we returned home.Can't say enough good things about our time with him.Would not hesitate to travel w/him again or recommend him!
Helen PoorUnited States
Said provided us with another outstanding day visiting Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes. The drive was very comfortable and Said gave us a great background & history of the area. The Roman Ruins in Volubilis are quite impressive as are the sights in Meknes. Both are worth the journey from a Fez. However, my favorite part of the day was walking through the very authentic village of Moulay Idriss. We wandering up thru the scenic and colorful streets and really felt like we saw 'local' Morocco. Excellent!
Helen PoorUnited States
If we could give Said a 10 star rating we would. Said is a wonderful guide with perfect command of English and his subject matter. He knows Fez -after all, he is a local and this really shows throughout the day. He loves Fez and is the ultimate host to show off his native city. If you want to tour Fez, be sure to do it with Said. It is the experience of a lifetime.
Whitney SorensenUnited States
We booked a last minute trip into Fes the night before and Said was very quick to respond and be organized for us. We were only going to have 5-6 hours there but really wanted a professional tour. Said is very knowledgable about everything we asked about. He took us around to exactly what we wanted to see and unfortunately had time for. He knew all the best shops to take us to etc. Highly recommend!!!
We had a wonderful time with Said. Said is knowledgeable about both old Fez and modern Morocco and transfers his knowledge in a very interesting but also fun manner. He held the interest of all of us ( 2 + 2 teenagers) at our various stops and locations and was attentive to all our interests ( and requests for street food). We felt like we were walking around with an old friend. Although we were on the "tourist trail" the feeling we had with Said was of the authenticity of the city. Thanks so much .
Excellent guide who speaks perfect english. He gave us a lit of interesting informations about history, arcitecture und the daily life of people in fes and maroco. We highly recomend Said as your guid. We woud book him again even as guid on a longer maroco tour of several days. We are shure he will organize every detail to perfection. We had really a great day in fes with him.
Lee WittenbergUnited States
Said was amazing. His English is perfect and he was extremely knowledgeable of both the local history and culture. It was great to have an experienced guide to avoid the fake, local guides who only take you to stores to make a commission off your sales. We are so thankful to have hired him to show us around Fes and highly recommend him to anyone who is even considering a tour around the city and the sites.
Jennifer LeongUnited States
Said was an amazing tour guide—extremely knowledgeable about such a historic city and very personable. I'm glad I used him/Tours by Locals because I never would have been able to see as much as we did by myself given I only had one full day in Fes. I highly recommend him and would use him again the next time I go back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed my tour and wish all the best.
Nicole DillerUnited States
Incredible Experience! From the moment Said picked us up from our Riad, to when he dropped us off, it was nothing short of amazing. As two young women traveling abroad, we felt like we could really enjoy this magical city with Said. His English is perfect as he lived in the states for many years. There was not one pressure from him to purchase anything from all of the places we visited. We ended the tour with a new knowledge of the city ! He had many engaging stories and a great sense of humor. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you girls! I'm really glad you enjoyed my tour and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Eric StevensUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, I was hoping to read how you felt about my tour. Anyway, thank you and I hope all is going well with you. Cheers!
Xi ChenUnited Kingdom
A very informative cultural and historical tour led by Said, who is a local to Fes and speaks Native American English. Moulay Idriss was definitely a highlight of the trip. Unlike other Médina my mum and me visited in Fes and Chefchaouen, this old city is not at all impacted by tourism. Local people continued their old routines and lived in the peaceful medina built by the mountain. Although it takes a bit of hiking to navigate through the city, it was truly worth it to view the city from the top.
Clarissa CouchUnited States
Said is the best tour guide I've had. Extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and professional. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed my tour of Fes.
Matthew DillardUnited States
Said 's tour of Fes was the highlight of our 2 week journey through Morocco. Not only did he show us amazing landmarks across the city like the Royal Palace, The University of al-Qarawiyyin and the Medina, but he also added thoughtful and unique insights throughout the day, which provided us a deeper understanding of the Moroccan people and their amazing culture. His perspective and personal connection to the city adds something special to the lens through which you see it. Highly recommend Fes and Said!
Galina TylesUnited States
We had a wonderful time in Fes. Said was very punctual, spoke perfect English. The tour was very interesting, we learned a lot about local culture, life and traditions. Fes's Medina is huge, we would be hopelessly lost on our own. I definitely recommend going with a tour guide, and not by yourself. Our 15 year old son enjoyed it too, and it's not an easy age to please.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing around my old city and I'm also that you enjoyed my tour.
Said provided the perfect introduction to Fes! He was knowledgable, easy-going, patient (with our questions), and friendly. We never would have been able to cover so much ground on our first day in town without him. Now everything else we see we'll understand better. We're also booking him for a day trip now, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you and I am glad you enjoyed my tour.
Shahrzad KoenigUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, it was a pleasure meeting you and your friends and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best for you and your family. Said
Nina CharnleyUnited States
We just finished our tour with Said and I can't say enough about how fabulous it and he were. Said is incredibly knowledgeable about Fes and Morocco and honestly the history and culture of the world. He is well educated, well spoken and navigated us through Fes and history in a most enjoyable way. He has a full command of the English language and spent a number of years in the US. We are frequent users of Tours by Locals and private guides and Said is one of the best we've ever had- and we've had a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Said
Marjie ZuckerUnited States
Said was outstanding! He was incredibly knowledgeable and made sure that we got to see everything. The Medina was amazing and definitely would have been confusing without him. Said was flexible and made sure we were always happy and well fed. He truly went above and beyond, and I would return to Fes just to see him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're always welcome my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Fes.
Joy GlucksmanUnited States
Said was a wonderful guide. We experienced a great day in Fez and saw it though a local's eye.
We just finished our tour with Said and we can not say enough to how fantastic this tour is. His knowledge of his home town is phenomenal and he shares his love for Fes throughout. He was particularly engaging with our inquisitive 13yo. We had so much fun today that I would even to do it again knowing Said would have even more information to share.