First trip to Morocco
On our first trip to Morocco my 18 year old son and I, had the great pleasure of traveling with Rostom Badrane as our superb guide and excellent driver.
We recommend him highly to anyone contemplating a trip in Morocco.
In advance, with Rostom we planned our trip of 9 days which was totally personalized to our particular interests and included his reasonable rate. Rostom is comfortable in multiole languages including, English, French, Spanish and of course, Arabic.
He is charming, highly personable, flexible, and with a delightful sense of humor.
He was always gracious and completely attunned to the similar and dissimillar interests of a senior in high school and those of his mother.
He is well informed about his country and ours, the United States, and aware of the subtle differences between the two countries.
We learned an enormous amount from him about Morocco, its history and culture, and about the specific places we visited including Marrakech, Fes, the High and Middle Atlas Mountains and the Sahara.
His expertise was augmented in Marrakech and Fes by including an additional expert guide, Abdesalem Mezgueldi, who took us to museums, historic sites, the medinas, and the souks.
By both of them, we were guided to specific types of shops, cooperatives and restaurants, which we were interested in and each place far exceeded our expectations.
He is an exceptional person who by the end of the trip had become a new friend. We would look forward to traveling with him again.