Nancy, I went on the Marrakesh trip in April this year and while apprehensive to start with, met up with people at the airport, soon settled in and got to know some lovely people. The hotel was good, the trip busy but with a good balance of tours and free time. If you are interested, go to the Yves St Laurent museum which is just a short walk from Marjorelle Gardens, it is a great piece of architecture, beautifully laid out, informative and has a cafe inside, so don't waste time waiting at a busy restaurant for lunch. The trip to Essouria was worth doing but as time there is short, go exploring rather than sitting in a restaurant for lunch. Look for the tree with goats in it along the way. I would be happy to give you lots more information - if you want to email me then perhaps Eric (Riveria) could let you have my email address and we can correspond.