It was day after the epic food tour the night before we had arranged the souks tour through our hotel. At just £12 a head you really couldn’t go far wrong really. Well, you’d have thought things couldn’t go wrong. Only the fact we were stuck in our coach for about 45 minutes waiting for the other coachload of people to arrive so we could all go in one. I was hoping at this point the tour wouldn’t be cut short.
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, but my god he had no people skills whatsoever. I guess when you do the same tour day in, day out for what appears to be peanuts. You’re not really going to care.
We were dropped off at the opposite end of the souks and followed in single file into the labyrinth that is the souks. After being told some random facts we were led into this house where this chap was making what looked like nuts. We were told that he had been doing this since he was 8 years old. Upon leaving, he gave a few people some samples and to my amazement they were in fact little biscuits.
Deeper into the maze we went, witnessing someone creating the most exquisite locks and light shades. Not your normal light shades, but some of the most detailed I have ever seen.
The tour ended sitting in an air conditioned shop listening to someone talking about herbal blends, holistic therapies, and spices. You could tell the guide got a kickback and the money people were dropping on the goods was ridiculous.
The tour itself was ok, we just got walked around the souks then taken to be sold over priced goods you could get in the market for a fraction of the cost.