2 independent reviews for Painting holiday in Moroccan desert

Reviews for Painting holiday in Moroccan desert

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review 14 Nov 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Wow! Was it spending the night in a Kasbah? Was it sitting at the top of a mountain nestled in to sketch a breathtaking view? Was it lunch in the the desert with mint tea on an open fire? Was it the incredible scenery? Was it sharing a tagine with a small group of like minded people? Seriously The whole trip was exciting and memorable!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for it! If you are an artist or just want to learn to sketch, the scenery is so inspiring! If you are worried about travelling alone, no need to be. The trip is vey well organized and Mary is great! As soon as you meet your group you will be totally comfortable!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The tour company employs local guides, encourages small restaurant owners and local business.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Personally I would rate it a 5 star, but this is for the type of travel I enjoy. The accommodations may be a 3 star for some people. They are very clean, authentic and have character, but they are not high class hotels. You have your own room with your own bathroom. In my case they were perfect. I prefer this type of accommodations.

review 6 Apr 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting the desert, the wonderful Adobe accommodation nearby, the fantastic locations for sketching and the visit by camel riding off into the sunset in the sand dunes and staying overnight in a Nomad's Tent to watch sunrise.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Please dress warmly if booking for March, as even though the sun shines, it can be quite cold. Take lots of photos - locations for sketching are very inspiring. Absorb the atmosphere.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed in local accommodation. We met Berber people and sometimes shared our food. We didn't leave any plastics or rubbish behind.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I really had a marvellous experience of the desert life, very spontaneous, often stopping to paint buildings, doors, etc. as we passed by. Hamid was a fantastic driver and went out of his way to show us his country. I adored Hassen's Guest House in the desert - very rustic - and it even has a swimming pool! Mary was a wonderful teacher and very patience and tried to get the best out of us. She had given us tasks to do, so it was very helpful as we sketched. I would go again on this holiday.

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