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Dec 2nd, 2014, 05:26 AM
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Dec 2nd, 2014, 07:00 AM
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It's because of the age group of Top Deck 18-39. I was looking for companies like that and the only other I came up with was Contiki.
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Dec 2nd, 2014, 09:09 AM
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Gecko, too. And Intrepid has a wide range.
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Dec 5th, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Sounds like you've already booked your flights -- too bad. I'm in western Canada, and after my first lo-ong flight to Morocco through London (British Airways) and then from there to Marrakech on Easy Jet, I discovered the excellent Royal Air Maroc connection out of Montreal. From TO, you could easily have picked up an inexpensive flight to Montreal. The Air Maroc flight is only 6-1/2 hours or so to Casa. You leave at night, and arrive at a good time in the morning. Love it! I've done that connection four times now. (I'm totally addicted to Morocco!) In the spirit of "you can't see everything", don't worry about not seeing Tangier -- save it for the next trip! Hard to believe you won't want to go back. "Dressing stylishly"? to "do the location justice?" This is a second world country: who are you dressing up for? Ditch the heels: you'll kill yourself on the broken sidewalks. Focus on clean, comfortable, and casual (and wear shoes you can walk in). Get travel insurance -- the finer points of the above debate will completely evaporate when you're sitting in that second-world hospital where nobody speaks your language and you're in pain or bleeding or something. I also agree with others who tell you to check out more tour companies, but also check out small independent drivers who put together group tours. It's inexpensive, totally personal, and you'll have a safe and reliable way of seeing the authentic Morocco. Have a great trip!!
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Dec 9th, 2014, 07:04 AM
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Thank you for the advice! I haven't booked my flights yet because unfortunately the trip is not even guaranteed for those dates since when I recently contacted them, they told me only one person has booked. I'm keeping my fingers crossed while looking for other tours that covers a lot more of what I'm interested in rather than other places.

I did see a flight itinerary from Toronto -> Montreal -> Marrakesh but it was much more expensive than the flight to Paris + EasyJet combo. I will keep checking, though. I just haven't seen very good reviews for Royal Air Maroc wrt to frequent cancellations and connecting via YUL has been an awful experience for me (but this has happened everytime I've connected from the States, so maybe it won't be as much of a problem connecting from Canada).
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