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Fes, Morocco
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We had a great informative experience with Fez Artisanal Tours / Culture Vultures. Their wonderful guide Sadiki walked us through many inter-related workshops where the craftsmen each specialize in one aspect. All contribute their specific skill to a project before passing it along to another...More

4  Thank DonnaandCraig
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We contacted Jessica before we flew out to Morocco. Replies were instant, so that was good. Although the quoted price was quite steep we decided to go ahead as we thought we'd be given the opportunity to really interact with the artisans in the medina....More

2  Thank Mistaya71
jessica s, Owner at Artisanal Affairs Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2012

Dear Mistaya I am so sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your artisanal tour. As the designer and facilitator of this project, I strive that clients have an insightful, informative and personal experience. In defense of the artisanal college, I should comment it...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Neither we or the friends with whom we were traveling in Morocco had much interest in shopping--but we all had a great deal of interest in learning more about the various crafts practiced by the artisans for whom Fes is rightly famous. We therefore arranged...More

Thank atastefortravel
Jess S, Manager at Artisanal Affairs Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for spending the time to write this. We are very keen to honor the artisan-ship and provide a deep insight that is lead by you the guest and, of course the welcoming artisan-ship community we work with. I hope this expereince...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

My tour around the Sefrou medina was the highlight of my trip to Morocco. I was particularly interested in visiting the textile based artisans so before booking the tour I contacted Jess who runs Culture Vultures, and she was extremely helpful in tailoring the tour...More

1  Thank Sandy B
Jess S, Owner at Artisanal Affairs Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Was a pleasure to share our contacts and what we have learnt with a curious soul like you. Thanks for being so respectful and intrigued. xxx

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We love tours that try to go a little behind the curtain so to speak and of all the ones we found, this seemed to be the best on offer. Yes, it's more expensive than the average tour, and that's because the guide pays/tips the...More

1  Thank jannep123
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Our guide was Anwar and he was fantastic!! We spent our time in a ‘no sales’ tour of a number of workshops of local artisans including sewing, weavers, pot makers ...both copper and bronze, carpenters, damaskini works with silver thread, cloth dyers (wool, silk), and...More

1  Thank JudithAT
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My parents and I spent a month traveling Morocco and typically avoided taking guided tours for the following reasons: Guides usually come cheap, but we frequently left them disappointed. Either they rush you around or insist on showing you all the "top photo stops" or...More

1  Thank Mewilliams2
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our guide Mohammed was wonderful - professional, knowledgeable, friendly -- we would rate him 5 stars. But the price charged by this company was 4 times higher than another guide we had the day before (see my other posted review). It was not worth this...More

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jessica s, Manager at Artisanal Affairs Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Happy yo know you were pleased with Mohammed and at the same time sorry you thought the price was too high. I hope you received our pre-trip mail explaining the cost and where the monies are distributed. We pay the artisans involved as well as...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We did this tour on our first full day in Fes. Our guide, Sadiqi, picked us up at our hotel and took us through the medina to see many amazing artisans. We saw so many people and crafts that we would have walked right by...More

Thank samme47
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Artisanal Tour was fantastic! We were a big group - two families (four adults and five children ages 6-10) and our guide, Anouar was very patient and informative. He met us at our riad and took us all over Fes to meet with the...More

1  Thank zfam215
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I enjoyed the Artisans tour in Sefrou so much - it was really one of the highlights of my time in Morocco! I loved getting to meet with the artisans in their work spaces, learn about their craft and ask them as many questions as...More

Thank BKAbroad
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In December we had the pleasure of visiting Fes as a family, the first stop in trip through Morocco. The city is incredible, an amazingly well preserved example of the history and culture of the country. But it would not have been possible without the...More

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