"Guides in the Kasbah des Oudaļas" Rabat Tourist Trap Tip by Zlur

Rabat Tourist Traps: 6 reviews and 9 photos


Upon entering the Kasbah des Oudaïas we were approached by two young men who informed us that the kasbah was going to close in one hour, so we had to hurry through if we wanted to see it - and we believed them! Why wouldn't we? It was our first day in Morocco and we thought they were being genuine... Little did we know that this gentleman would end up being our guide! He showed us around every little alley and house that existed in the kasbah, rushed us when taking photos and seeing the views... and then when the 'tour' was over we tipped him 50 Dirhams, but he demanded 120 Dirhams! The cheek! He wasn't even an official guide and the bit about the kasbah closing was a lie because when we left it was still open...

Unique Suggestions: If you feel like you would need a guide to visit the kasbah then set a price beforehand and tell him not to rush you through your tour! The kasbah is quite a complex place full of alleys and winding streets, so having a guide isn't a bad idea, just be careful that they don't rip you off.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2006
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