My first job was as a guide, almost right from my childhood, and because this area is so beautiful – it makes me very happy to continue in this job.
What’s the best lesser known “off the beaten path” highlight of Morocco that you enjoy taking visitors to, that most tourists would never see or know about?
The best place like that in Morocco that I enjoy taking visitors to, and one that most tourists haven’t heard about is the area called the Valley of Roses. The fields there are full of pink colored flowers against the view of the High Atlas Mountains. There you can meet the nomadic families of the mountains, and see the daily life of Berber families.
I haven’t been outside Morocco. I love my life here! But I am interested in visiting Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Germany.
How would you describe your style as a guide?
As a guide, I’m a simple man who can give travelers unique information, and show them unique places in the world that are very special to those who love to travel.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is getting to share my life, my culture, and special moments with people who are very different than me.
The most bizarre experience with a client I’ve had on a guided tour is when he said, “I have never laughed so hard and enjoyed the little moments so much.”
Every job has its ups and downs. Are there any aspects of your job that you don’t like or aren’t that keen on?
Yes, this job have a lot of ups and downs but it continues to make me grateful all the time.
When you’re not busy guiding tours – what’s your favorite thing to do?
When I’m not busy guiding tours, my favorite thing to do is going to help some nomadic families in the mountains. I offer them clothing and food. I really enjoy helping these people.
The best local specialty that all visitors must try isn’t a specific food or drink, but it is spending time having any food and drinks while sharing life with the local families.
In your view, what makes a good tour guide and what are the benefits of hiring one?
In my view, what makes a good tour guide is being friendly and sharing your life and culture. Showing the true places and being able to give helpful information to clients from all places. From my experience as a guide, the benefits of hiring a local guide are that you can discover the real Morocco, learn the true stories of each unique place and enjoy each moment of your trip.