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Epic Morocco Trip of a Lifetime · Morocco - Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2019

Traveler: Alexandra p. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

We travel all the time and much prefer local curated experiences. We would not have been able to have this once in a lifetime experience without Kimkim, Nabil, and Yassine. Nabil was our designated driver from Marrakech, Ourzzazate, the desert camping adventure and Fes but he was so much more. He looked after us with special care and attention the whole week in Morocco. When we had a special shopping request, he made it happen. When we had questions about local culture, he provided context.... read more

We travel all the time and much prefer local curated experiences. We would not have been able to have this once in a lifetime experience without Kimkim, Nabil, and Yassine. Nabil was our designated driver from Marrakech, Ourzzazate, the desert camping adventure and Fes but he was so much more. He looked after us with special care and attention the whole week in Morocco. When we had a special shopping request, he made it happen. When we had questions about local culture, he provided context. Really impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail - you’re in good hands with Nabil. The highlight of our trip were the off beaten paths - camp Chebi is a showstopper - it’s the ultimate glamming experience where you sit around a Bedouin camp fire and stargaze, after an epic camel ride, We met locals, wandered, shopped, hiked, and ate our way through Morocco. Look no further than this brilliant trip Yassine designed and Nabil implemented. Thank you!!! Alexandra and Peter

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Alexandra and Peter!

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments about your trip. I am so happy that you enjoyed it, and that your time spent with Nabil was unforgettable. He is truly a gem and someone who we are very happy to work with. I will share your compliments with him, and with Camp Chebbi. I’m sure that they will appreciate hearing about how much you enjoyed your trip right now. Once you are able to head back to Morocco, make sure to let me know! I would love to... read more

Hello Alexandra and Peter!

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments about your trip. I am so happy that you enjoyed it, and that your time spent with Nabil was unforgettable. He is truly a gem and someone who we are very happy to work with. I will share your compliments with him, and with Camp Chebbi. I’m sure that they will appreciate hearing about how much you enjoyed your trip right now. Once you are able to head back to Morocco, make sure to let me know! I would love to plan your next trip to explore other parts of the country and see some different off the beaten track locales. Stay healthy and take care!

Warm regards,
Yassine

We had a wonderful time until Corona19 came.... · Morocco - Mar 9 - Mar 19, 2020

Traveler: Sheila A. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We had a wonderful time until Corona19 came. Pleased with the the way our change was handled. Our driver Samir was wonderful and so kind.. Loved the 3 cities we were able to visit. Did not like the accommodations in Fes but the food was great and the staff were spectacular. Would recommend the company to anyone( very efficient)

Morocco trip · Morocco - Mar 7 - Mar 14, 2020

Traveler: Gautam D. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Kimkim (through Hakim) provided excellent overall service, coordination of the total trip in Morocco and in their choice of Riads (hotels) in Fes and Marrakech. Hakim was particularly helpful and kept us informed at each step of the planning phase, working with us through several iterations

Local drivers arranged by Hakim were on time and courteous. Guides were also very good and informative. One minor delay was resolved promptly by Kimkim and Hakim.

We loved our Morocco trip from the... read more

Kimkim (through Hakim) provided excellent overall service, coordination of the total trip in Morocco and in their choice of Riads (hotels) in Fes and Marrakech. Hakim was particularly helpful and kept us informed at each step of the planning phase, working with us through several iterations

Local drivers arranged by Hakim were on time and courteous. Guides were also very good and informative. One minor delay was resolved promptly by Kimkim and Hakim.

We loved our Morocco trip from the mosque at Casablanca to the overnight stay in the desert and the palaces. And the medinas in Fes and Marrakech. Lovely country with a lot of history. Wish we had more days to also visit the rest of the country.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Doc,

First of all, thank you very much for your feedback and your precious words. It's a great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time and each service I arranged for you all over my beautiful country. Our suppliers will be also very happy to hear your feedback and I'll make sure in person to share it with them.

I will be very happy to have you here again in Morocco with a different plan; my country has too many areas and hidden sites to visit and I'll be very glad to arrange a new amazing experience for you!

Keep safe!

Best,
Hakim

Thomas

Where do I begin? Just WOW! · Morocco - Feb 27 - Mar 7, 2020

Traveler: Thomas H. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Where do I begin? Every aspect of this experience was just fantastic! This was a Dad/Daughter adventure and we couldn't have been more pleased with this adventure. Yassine was super responsive and helpful in our planning stages. The communications and advance prep were wonderful for these first time to Morocco/Africa travelers. Our personal driver, Samad, was punctual, attentive, professional ...and fun! We experienced so much more that the large tour group (follow the person with the flag)... read more

Where do I begin? Every aspect of this experience was just fantastic! This was a Dad/Daughter adventure and we couldn't have been more pleased with this adventure. Yassine was super responsive and helpful in our planning stages. The communications and advance prep were wonderful for these first time to Morocco/Africa travelers. Our personal driver, Samad, was punctual, attentive, professional ...and fun! We experienced so much more that the large tour group (follow the person with the flag) kind of trip. I recommend taking the riad accommodation route versus hotels. They were all just exquisite and provided such a wonderful element to this trip. If you are on the fence about taking a trip to Morocco or working through KimKim, I urge you to not hesitate and take that leap to work with them. Our experience wildly exceeded expectations. This trip created memories that will remain with me all of my days.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for the glowing review!! I truly enjoyed working with you to plan your Morocco trip. Thank you for sharing all of your amazing photos, I can see how patient you are about travel and learning about different cultures. I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to host you and your daughter. Samad is indeed a great driver and I'm glad to hear that you bonded with him. Being selective for the accommodations we choose for our travelers is very important and it makes... read more

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for the glowing review!! I truly enjoyed working with you to plan your Morocco trip. Thank you for sharing all of your amazing photos, I can see how patient you are about travel and learning about different cultures. I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to host you and your daughter. Samad is indeed a great driver and I'm glad to hear that you bonded with him. Being selective for the accommodations we choose for our travelers is very important and it makes me very happy to hear that the ones we selected for you were exquisite and went beyond your expectations. Hope to see you again, let's stay in touch! Yassine

Trip to Marrakech and Fes with Omar and Megan · Morocco - Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020

Traveler: Home W. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

This was an absolutely incredible trip! The planning done by our local specialist Megan and the service provided by our guide Omar was phenomenal. They dealt with all the hassle and logistics so that we could focus on enjoying our vacation. Our guide Omar was very knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend Omar and Megan to anyone else visiting Morocco!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time!

The Grand Tour of Morocco! · Morocco - Feb 11 - Feb 25, 2020

Traveler: Monique S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Our drive for the entire trip was Samad. Though not a full guide he did have a lot of local information and in essence helped make the trip as great as it was. He has a great command of English, He was willing to stop to allow my wife to take roadside photos. His road skills were excellent and we never fear for our life while he was driving. We did have local guide in Fes - Hakim. He took us into the many winding streets and alleys that was a wonder that he didn't get lost. He was very... read more

Our drive for the entire trip was Samad. Though not a full guide he did have a lot of local information and in essence helped make the trip as great as it was. He has a great command of English, He was willing to stop to allow my wife to take roadside photos. His road skills were excellent and we never fear for our life while he was driving. We did have local guide in Fes - Hakim. He took us into the many winding streets and alleys that was a wonder that he didn't get lost. He was very good. In Marrakesh Youssef walked us around the City and again I was surprised that he did not get lost, but a life time resident he knew his way around and it showed. I would also like to say that each of our Ryads and Dars had hosts who really looked after us and made us feel very welcome. They were always eager to help with any thing we needed. The Bellamane Ryad & Spa the host heard my wife had a sore throat so he went to the local market for fresh lemons and ginger for a hot tea potion - it did the trick!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Monique,

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! Descriptive reviews like yours help us ensure fantastic trips for our travelers. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with Samad and that he made your time so special! I will be sure to let him know how comfortable you both were with him. I will provide your positive feedback to your guides so they know that they are doing a good job. Also, I will reach out to your accommodations to let them know that you appreciated... read more

Hello Monique,

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! Descriptive reviews like yours help us ensure fantastic trips for our travelers. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with Samad and that he made your time so special! I will be sure to let him know how comfortable you both were with him. I will provide your positive feedback to your guides so they know that they are doing a good job. Also, I will reach out to your accommodations to let them know that you appreciated their personal touches and care. If you ever decide to travel to Morocco again, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know. Take care!

Best,
Yassine

Mika

AMAZING EXPERIENCE · Morocco - Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020

Traveler: Mika T. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Megan was amazing - she helped us organize our perfect trip! This was incredibly helpful, she made a detailed itinerary, and answered all of our endless questions. She was super understanding of our minimal budget and was very helpful organizing things accordingly. This service is incredible for it's price and I highly recommend it! Megan was outstanding and made all of our wishes come true! Cannot recommend this enough!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! I'm always happy to do whatever we can to work within whatever restrictions a traveler has, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time!

Joanne

Morocco Immersion · Morocco - Jan 24 - Feb 7, 2020

Traveler: Joanne M. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We were four "60 somethings" who have traveled together previously. On fairly short notice, Sharon was able to arrange a schedule that fit our logistical requirements and desires. She accommodated each adjustment and modification easily. Her suggestions no doubt added to the diversity and depth of our experience and made the planning process enjoyable. In Tangier we were met by Hicham, our driver and guide for the next 15 days. In very short order we realized that our trip would be... read more

We were four "60 somethings" who have traveled together previously. On fairly short notice, Sharon was able to arrange a schedule that fit our logistical requirements and desires. She accommodated each adjustment and modification easily. Her suggestions no doubt added to the diversity and depth of our experience and made the planning process enjoyable. In Tangier we were met by Hicham, our driver and guide for the next 15 days. In very short order we realized that our trip would be greatly enhanced with him as manager. He attended to our individual needs and interests and his knowledge of Moroccan history, straight-forward analysis, sense of humor and enthusiasm kept us all focused on learning as much as possible about his people and their culture. All of that, and the many miles of safe, error-free driving, often in tight quarters, added to our enjoyment. From Tangier to Marrakesh we delighted in the many geographical and cultural offerings. Thank you Sharon and Hicham
Joanne, Jim, Mark and Judy

Rachel

Morocco you have my ❤️! · Morocco - Feb 15 - Feb 23, 2020

Traveler: Rachel R. - Local specialist: Hassan El Amrani

Hassan was fantastic booking this trip. I decided to go two weeks before I left. He was able to make all the my requests happen and more! The day before I left I slipped on the sidewalk and fractured my knee. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to go but the doctor cleared me for the trip and I was so excited. He helped me get a better seat on the plane and wheelchair assistance at the airport which was much appreciated. He made sure I was well taken care of throughout my trip.

My... read more

Hassan was fantastic booking this trip. I decided to go two weeks before I left. He was able to make all the my requests happen and more! The day before I left I slipped on the sidewalk and fractured my knee. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to go but the doctor cleared me for the trip and I was so excited. He helped me get a better seat on the plane and wheelchair assistance at the airport which was much appreciated. He made sure I was well taken care of throughout my trip.

My driver Abdul took fantastic care of me from the time I arrived until I left! He taught me so much about Morocco’s culture and history while taking me to beautiful places and views along our drive around the country. I've traveled solo a lot but never had a driver before. I wouldn't see Morocco any other way. I felt safe as a solo female traveler and truly got to have best experience from the best driver!

I truly fell in love with Morocco! This trip was my 21st country outside of the USA and first time in Africa. It was above and beyond my expectations. Traveling over 1600 miles by car from Casablanca to Meknes to Fes to Chefchaouen to the Sahara to Rose’s Valley to Marrakesh, and all the stops in between I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is so much to do and see but I truly loved spending time in the desert and exploring everything each stop and city had to offer.

I’ve been humbled by the Berber way of life, by their culture and by their hospitality. Having worked in hospitality for 20 years and living in NYC working tireless hours you can loose site of anything outside of your of day-to-day. I truly found the meaning of hospitality and happiness again in Morocco. Having tea with the nomads really changed my perspective. Seeing a family actually live in a cave in 2020 invite me for tea to provide a stranger hospitality with just enough means to live was so easy for them. It’s hard to imagine they have never read a book, watched tv, surfed the internet or used a cellphone, yet they wanted to have basic human connection over tea. We should all live a little more like the Nomadic Berbers and the world may just feel a little less complicated and more welcoming to everyone. Morocco you have my ❤️!

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Hassan El Amrani, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re delighted to hear that you fell in love with Morocco while traveling with us! It was our pleasure to offer the timely responses to help you plan this trip within a couple of weeks and to extend Moroccan hospitality by helping you navigate comfortably with a fractured knee. Most importantly, you were able to enjoy the diverse, beautiful climates and authentic culture with a knowledgeable guide. You’re correct that there is much to see and do, so we hope you will return again and travel with us in the future.

Kaylyn

Fantastic Trip Through Morocco! · Morocco - Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2020

Traveler: Kaylyn E. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

My husband and I did a 10 day Highlights of Morocco tour and it was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken! The booking experience with Megan was quick and easy and she was able to customize the tour to suit our interests and budget. Our driver, Brahim, was absolutely superb! He was a fantastic guide and took care of us from the moment we were picked up at the airport. He was always courteous, timely, and very helpful. During our time in Merzouga, his family had a lovely surprise for us and... read more

My husband and I did a 10 day Highlights of Morocco tour and it was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken! The booking experience with Megan was quick and easy and she was able to customize the tour to suit our interests and budget. Our driver, Brahim, was absolutely superb! He was a fantastic guide and took care of us from the moment we were picked up at the airport. He was always courteous, timely, and very helpful. During our time in Merzouga, his family had a lovely surprise for us and it was one of the absolute highlights of our trip. Our riads were beautiful and the local guides were very informative and showed us quite a bit during our tours. Our favorite spots were the Sahara Desert and the beautiful medinas in Fes. Our private trip with Wanderlust Voyages was the perfect way to explore the country. Morocco is a beautiful place and the people are so kind and welcoming - we’ll be back again!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, and we especially love hearing glowing reviews about our drivers! The desert is absolutely my favorite as well!

Simon

Amazing 13-day Trip to Morocco! · Morocco - Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2020

Traveler: Simon C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

My wife and I booked a private 13-day Chefchaouen to Sahara and Beyond trip with Wanderlust.  We had the excellent fortune of being assigned Said Attioui as our driver.  Said went up and beyond to make our trip an incredible experience.  He was knowledgable about every location we visited and made our two weeks in Morocco seamlessly comfortable.  Even though it wasn't on the itinerary, Said made time to help us find and visit the grave of my great grandmother in Casablanca.
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My wife and I booked a private 13-day Chefchaouen to Sahara and Beyond trip with Wanderlust.  We had the excellent fortune of being assigned Said Attioui as our driver.  Said went up and beyond to make our trip an incredible experience.  He was knowledgable about every location we visited and made our two weeks in Morocco seamlessly comfortable.  Even though it wasn't on the itinerary, Said made time to help us find and visit the grave of my great grandmother in Casablanca.
Seriously, request Said if you can.  You wont regret it!

Over 13 days, we visited Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and Marrakech.  Trip highlights included hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, staying in a tented camp in the Sahara desert, being guided to incredible handcrafted goods in the medinas of Fes and Marrakech, and having tea with Said's family in Erfoud.  We were able to see and learn so much but never felt rushed or pressed for time.

While planning the trip, we worked with Megan who used our preferences re must-see sites, trip pacing and budget to create our ideal vacation.  We were especially happy with (1) Megan's hotel picks for us and (2) the fact that she was able to put together our vacation in such a short period of time (I think we first contacted her 3 weeks before our departure date).  We also had wonderful experiences with the site-specific guides we met for day tours in Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Toudgha Gorge, the Ourika Valley, and Marrakech.

Many thanks to the Wanderlust team (and especially Said) for enabling us to have such a wonderful experience!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! We were more than happy to help! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time, and I always love hearing how welcoming and accommodating our drivers are!

Amazing trip to Morocco! · Morocco - Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2020

Traveler: Nisha S. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We had a fantastic trip to Morocco thanks to Kimkim! They provided us with luxury accommodations and a wonderful driver, Faissal, who was with us for the entire trip! Faissal was extremely friendly, spoke English well, and helped us quite a bit with our interactions with locals. The tour provided an excellent taste of Morocco and I feel that we really did get to experience everything we wanted in just 8 days. We enjoyed our time in the Sahara the most as it was such a unique experience, but... read more

We had a fantastic trip to Morocco thanks to Kimkim! They provided us with luxury accommodations and a wonderful driver, Faissal, who was with us for the entire trip! Faissal was extremely friendly, spoke English well, and helped us quite a bit with our interactions with locals. The tour provided an excellent taste of Morocco and I feel that we really did get to experience everything we wanted in just 8 days. We enjoyed our time in the Sahara the most as it was such a unique experience, but really every stop was quite memorable. I highly recommend using Kimkim for planning this vacation and taking all the stress away!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Nisha! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and other Kimkim travelers—We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.

Cheers!
Abdellah
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The organization and schedule met our request... · Morocco - Feb 13 - Feb 21, 2020

Traveler: Juan M. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

The organization and schedule met our requests. Abdellah perfectly understood whate we wanted and organized everything accordingly. The places we visited were magnificent. The roads and hotels we stayed in surpassed our expectations in most cases. Our driver, Karim, was great. He was very professional, respectful and with a great attitude. He made our long trips enjoyable. Also, he is a very good driver and has a lot of patience. Thank you for making this an unforgettable trip.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Juan,

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise, it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing a great job and help to make the travelers' dreams come true.

Its customers like you that make our job wonderful and we look forward to welcoming you again into our beautiful land!

Kind wishes!
Abdellah.
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Great trip! · Morocco - Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020

Traveler: Lynn H. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

I used kimkim as part of a group of friends and family, I wasn’t the primary planner, but prior to the trip I loved the kimkim website with ability to have an online group conversation about the trip. We could ask questions about accommodations, weather, tipping customs, payments, etc. I thought it was a great communication tool. Once in Morocco, it was great to have a wide variety of amazing and varied accommodations and experiences-the more modern city of Rabat, the ancient Roman ruins... read more

I used kimkim as part of a group of friends and family, I wasn’t the primary planner, but prior to the trip I loved the kimkim website with ability to have an online group conversation about the trip. We could ask questions about accommodations, weather, tipping customs, payments, etc. I thought it was a great communication tool. Once in Morocco, it was great to have a wide variety of amazing and varied accommodations and experiences-the more modern city of Rabat, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the medina in Fes and the glamping in the Sahara among others. It was nice to have one driver for the whole trip and I enjoyed learning about the local history and culture through our prearranged tour guides in the different cities we visited. Hi

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Lynn,

Thank you for your informative review. The kimkim platform is such a valuable tool, and we are so happy to partner with them to provide excellent pre-arrival and post-departure communication and service.

Having the single private driver is such a game-changer for a trip like this, and I’m glad that you found the value in it as well. Thank you again for traveling with us!

Warm regards,
Yassine

Megan

Exploring Morocco's Cities · Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2020

Traveler: Megan G. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Our local specialists Brahim and Hakim were wonderful. We planned our trip very quickly through kimkim and it was seamless. We valued their insight and knowledge of Morocco and recommendations on what was best to do on our short trip. The trip plan was detailed and we had all the vouchers and documents we needed way before departure. Great professional service provided by Orion Trek.

The two guided tours arranged for us in Marrakech and Fes were fantastic. Our guides were very friendly and... read more

Our local specialists Brahim and Hakim were wonderful. We planned our trip very quickly through kimkim and it was seamless. We valued their insight and knowledge of Morocco and recommendations on what was best to do on our short trip. The trip plan was detailed and we had all the vouchers and documents we needed way before departure. Great professional service provided by Orion Trek.

The two guided tours arranged for us in Marrakech and Fes were fantastic. Our guides were very friendly and their eye for detail and knowledge of the places we visited was very impressive. We were asked what we wanted to see by our guide in Marrakech, and we visited the secret garden and Bahia Palace. These were really a highlight! Having a guide is definitely the best way to discover the medinas. You really need someone who knows the streets and history to get the best from your time there. We would have been lost without our guides.
We were blown away by the accommodations selected for us. The Riad's were all beautiful and in great locations so it was super easy to explore the cities after our tours. The staff were all very welcoming and enabled us to feel comfortable. They informed us where to take a taxi and gave us maps and personal recommendations of restaurants. We are both vegetarian and we enjoyed the breakfast provided at each Riad. We wouldn't have found such amazing Riads without the help of a local specialist.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Megan,

Thank you very much for the time you dedicated to write and share this very priceless feedback with us. It had been a great honor for us to work on and organize your tour; I am happy to hear that you have had a pleasant trip to my beautiful country. All our providers are going to be honored by receiving your comments which helps them to keep improving their services and guarantee our travelers' satisfaction.

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience because I still have lots of ideas for you :)

All the best,
Hakim

Five days in majestic Morocco · Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2020

Traveler: Tristan M. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Hakim & Brahim pieced together our trip based on our desired cities and worked it perfectly around the flights we already had booked. Each place we visited was as compelling and engrossing as the next. On the night we arrived, we met at the Riad and it was the most beautiful room I think I've ever stayed in. It had blue marble walls and a shower fir for a king. That evening we ate at a restaurant called Nomad, which had an open upstairs sitting area with really cool views of the city.... read more

Hakim & Brahim pieced together our trip based on our desired cities and worked it perfectly around the flights we already had booked. Each place we visited was as compelling and engrossing as the next. On the night we arrived, we met at the Riad and it was the most beautiful room I think I've ever stayed in. It had blue marble walls and a shower fir for a king. That evening we ate at a restaurant called Nomad, which had an open upstairs sitting area with really cool views of the city. Starting in Marrakech our wonderful guide Hussain led us around the city taking us deep into the cities medina, showing us the beautiful Bahia Palace as well as taking us to the secret gardens. Hussain ended the tour with us at Koutoubia Mosque.

From Marrakech we caught a long train to Fes, it was super easy with no changes and we met some interesting people to share our journey with. In Fes, we caught a taxi to our Riad where we were greeted gracefully with tea and biscuits. The Riad was spectacular and the staff were kind and accommodating. The following morning we started our tour in which the guide took us up to the top of the medina before leading us down to the deepest part at the river basin. Without him we would've been hopeless, the narrow windy streets held many traders and secrets that we would've missed without him. It was unbelievable, I loved it. He led us back up and took us to a cafe for food. In the evening we ate at Cafe Clock which shared some excellent views and delicious food.

From Fes, we caught a bus to Chefchaouen which was full of beautiful views. And then we got to Chefchaouen. I couldn't quite get my head around it at first, it was magnificent. The city is built in the mountains and boasts beautiful blue painted buildings all over the city. We accidentally missed our Riad on the way up through the Medina and found ourselves looking down over the city, not many views quite like it. We met some lovely locals in the evening and found some interesting tourists too! The Riad was super cute too and did a delicious breakfast.

On the final day, our private driver took us to Tangier. The views we had been met with on the way into Chefchaouen, were just as good (perhaps better) on the way out. We passed through Zinat and Tetouan on the way and passed some stunning lakes. On arrival in Tangier, you could immediately tell there was more of European influence on the city with it being so much closer. The sight of the sea was very welcomed for it was the first time we'd seen it while in Morocco. We found our way around the Medina quite easily with it not being too big and found some great places to eat.

My first experience of Morocco has left me desperate for more. A combination of the pure friendliness of the local people, the iconic scenery and superb hospitality has made this my favorite trip. The organization from Hakim & Brahim was so pinpoint that there was never any time for concern, the trip only ever allowed me to enjoy myself. Thank you!

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Tristan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with me. You can't imagine the happiness and joy I feel inside my heart after reading it! Please note that it had been a great honor for us to be your local travel specialists taking the best care of your services day by day. These precious feelings you have for our country are very special to us and are the reason why I and my team are always happy to be at your disposal all the time. I am sure all our... read more

Salam Tristan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with me. You can't imagine the happiness and joy I feel inside my heart after reading it! Please note that it had been a great honor for us to be your local travel specialists taking the best care of your services day by day. These precious feelings you have for our country are very special to us and are the reason why I and my team are always happy to be at your disposal all the time. I am sure all our providers will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages them to keep their services always on top!

Please keep always in touch and thank you very much once again for spreading the word!

All the best,
Hakim

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial citie... · Morocco - Feb 8 - Feb 17, 2020

Traveler: George G. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial cities Private tour with our amazing tour guide/ driver/ security officer all-in-one extraordinaire- Ismail. He has thought of everything we could possibly want and need and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. There was such genuine care and concern for our comfort and well-being as travellers and we felt extremely well looked after. We would recommend having Ismail as a guide for anyone wanting to explore the region as new or return... read more

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial cities Private tour with our amazing tour guide/ driver/ security officer all-in-one extraordinaire- Ismail. He has thought of everything we could possibly want and need and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. There was such genuine care and concern for our comfort and well-being as travellers and we felt extremely well looked after. We would recommend having Ismail as a guide for anyone wanting to explore the region as new or return travellers.

Our tour guides in Fes (Kamal) and Marrakesh (Mohammed) were very knowledgeable but more importantly engaging which made the day trips enjoyable. And we loved the unique experience is each Riad and Dar we stayed in. We loved our cooking class in La Sultana and it finished off what was un unforgettable stay in Morocco. The desert sand was a lovely surprise at the end. Thanks Ismail! We will definitely return!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Morocco, and we always love to hear glowing reviews of our drivers and guides!

Lydia

Easy to plan and communicate with our travel ... · Morocco - Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2020

Traveler: Lydia E. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Easy to plan and communicate with our travel specialist- he was quick to respond and organized an itinerary suited to our preferences. Would book through KimKim again!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your feedback, Lydia!

We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us— At Original Travels we always want every experience to be “five stars” and i we are glad to hear you are happy with our services.

We look forward to serving you again in the future!

All the best!
Abdellah
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First time private itinerary excursion into Morocco · Morocco - Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2020

Traveler: kathleen p. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I booked in July 2019 , for a trip in late January 2020, thru Kim Kim and got referred to Sharon at Moroccan Immersions. She was very attentive and booked me the experience I wanted for my first time to Morocco. I was picked up at Tangier airport by Mubarek, a really personable Berber, who drove me to a bank and ATM and then to see the seaside towns on our way to the blue city of Chefchauen. My accommodations at Riad Hicham were really nice. My only complaint is that there is NO heat in any... read more

I booked in July 2019 , for a trip in late January 2020, thru Kim Kim and got referred to Sharon at Moroccan Immersions. She was very attentive and booked me the experience I wanted for my first time to Morocco. I was picked up at Tangier airport by Mubarek, a really personable Berber, who drove me to a bank and ATM and then to see the seaside towns on our way to the blue city of Chefchauen. My accommodations at Riad Hicham were really nice. My only complaint is that there is NO heat in any public areas, ex: reception, restaurant , courtyards. I wore all my clothing. Would have liked a warning. This is not a fluke, as I encountered it in my riad is Fes. Besides that, once fully wrapped up, I had the best dinner and desert with the best darn service. Breakfast the next morning was just as delicious. After breakfast we headed to Vollolobis , Meknes and Fes. We drove thru the most beautiful agricultural area that reminded me of California, but way more green. The citrus was everywhere and served fresh all over the place. I had a guide in Meknes who was very informative about the history, the buildings and the market. I was taken to Fes and stayed at another great riad, Riad Al-Makan. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Upon arrival I was served mint tea and 2 pieces of cake (Yes!) Had a wonderful chicken tagine dinner with great vegetables, olives, and bread. The next day I had a great tour thru the medina and souk with my guide, Mustafa. I saw the tile making which was a big thing on my list, also the tannery, cactus silk scarves, and carpets. Including All the artisans from copper and brass to wood carving. Warning, the wood is cedar, in case your allergic, which I am. The following day after breakfast, we left for Casablanca. I stayed at Club V’al Danfa hotel, with a great view of the ocean, comfy bed and great breakfast buffet served. I toured Il Hasan Mosque, which was an amazing piece of architecture. The next day Mubarek picked me up at the hotel and drove me to the Casablanca airport.
I really liked Mubarek and all my guides. I felt safe and taken care of and I appreciate how hard everyone worked for my private tour. Thank you.

Victoria

Amazing trip · Morocco - Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020

Traveler: Victoria M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

We had a fantastic trip! We loved every place we stayed - they were all different so we got to experience a variety of designs. Our driver, Mohammed, was fantastic. Very patient and accommodating. The trip generally went very smoothly given the amount of territory we covered. The staff even went out of their way to assist when one person in our group had an unexpected medical issue.

Morocco is a beautiful country - I would definitely go back!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Victoria,

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! I always try and provide a diverse collection of accommodations so you can see all sorts of different designs and styles, and it is very nice to hear that you enjoyed them.

Mohammed is the best, and I’m glad that you were able to connect with him. You had a very packed trip, and it is good to hear that it went smoothly for the most part. Thank you for your beautiful photos as well! Take care.

Warm Regards,
Yassine

The trip was amazing! · Morocco - Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020

Traveler: Beverly P. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

The trip was amazing! We had the most wonderful driver- Mohamed who was very helpful and patient with 8 women for about a week and a half. All the guides at the different cities were great and had many interesting facts to share. The accommodations exceeded all expectations. Everything about the trip fantastic. Yassine did a great job of keeping us informed during the planning process and was very responsive during the trip when we had questions on tipping.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Beverly,

Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Mohammed is one of our best drivers, and it is nice to hear that he assisted you all so much. I will be sure to share your feedback about the guides with them, as well as let your accommodations know that they are doing the right things. I am very glad that you appreciated my promptness with responses and helpfulness in the planning and during your trip. Thank you again for traveling to Morocco with us. Hopefully we will see you there again soon!

Warm Regards,
Yassine

Fantastic tour company, reliable, professional and knowledgeable · Morocco - Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2020

Traveler: Preeti H. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I visited Morocco for 12 days in December and had a wonderful time, thanks to a large part due to the services provided by Morocco Immersion Tours.
Let’s start with trip planning: I travel a fair bit (had been on the road for weeks) and had left booking this itinerary to November! I had an idea of the places I wanted to visit and was looking for a private car & driver to drive me around the country + expert guidance on the itinerary. That’s exactly what I got with Sharon. She got in touch... read more

I visited Morocco for 12 days in December and had a wonderful time, thanks to a large part due to the services provided by Morocco Immersion Tours.
Let’s start with trip planning: I travel a fair bit (had been on the road for weeks) and had left booking this itinerary to November! I had an idea of the places I wanted to visit and was looking for a private car & driver to drive me around the country + expert guidance on the itinerary. That’s exactly what I got with Sharon. She got in touch with me promptly (within a day or less) and made suggestions and modifications to my proposed itinerary to make the most of my time there. We went back and forth a couple of times and within a couple of days my itinerary was locked & loaded.
Now let’s look at the actual experience. As a solo female traveler, safety is a priority. I was provided an English speaking driver/tour manager, Ali, who was awesome!! The SUV was in great condition and perfect for a 9 day drive around the country (I spent 3 days in Marrakech at the start and then started the roadtrip - overnight pit stop in Rabat on the way to Chefchaouen (1 night), 2 nights in Fes, overnight pit stop in Midelt, 2 nights in Merzouga, 1 night in Dades and back to Marrakech). Ali speaks 4-5 languages including English, is very knowledgeable about the country, politics, culture, etc. We had many interesting conversations and debates on various topics during the drive around the country. He was very professional, courteous and invested in making sure I got the most of my time in Morocco.
I had wanted to spend NYE in the desert but by the time I was ready to book, all the luxury desert camps were fully booked. Sharon managed to find me a tent at a luxury camp and it was fantastic.
There weren’t any issues during the trip but for the one off issue, Ali & Sharon were super diligent and responsive.
Now here’s an example of them going over and beyond. During my second day in Marrakech, during the tour of the Souks, I purchased a bunch of Argan oil from this herbalist that appeared to be legit and was given the ok by my local guide. I should have known better - there are enough and more blogs online warning tourists against buying Argan oil at the souks and videos showing how to distinguish genuine from the fake. I unfortunately figured it out too late. I shared this with Ali and asked him to take me the source (a cooperative) in the high Atlas Mountains on our way back to Marrakech as I definitely wanted to purchase genuine Argan oil before I left the country. I was happy with my purchase. I gave the bad oil to Ali to hand over to anyone in need who could use the oil for cooking purposes. I considered the money I had spent as a loss and forgot about it by the time I got stateside. But Ali and team didn’t let it go. They got in touch with the local guide who had taken me to the store, went to the store, returned the products and asked for a refund. They got the refund and are arranging to return the amount to me. I was not expecting this at all!! This is going over and beyond!
Morocco is a beautiful country and the people are gentle and friendly. I loved my time there and am so happy I booked with Morocco immersion tours!
Thank you Sharon, Ali and Abdoul!

Yassine was amazing, whatever he recommended ... · Morocco - Jan 10 - Jan 22, 2020

Traveler: Syed W. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Yassine was amazing, whatever he recommended about the time/places to be spent in different cities was totally on the dot. The driver (Mohammed) who was was with was for the full 12 days from our arrival in Casablanca till our departure out of Casablanca, was such a nice human being, I am just flabbergasted. I cannot find a single itsy bitsy tiny fault of Mohammed for the duration of our trip. The restaurants/hotels booked by Yassine were out of this world. No issues with any... read more

Yassine was amazing, whatever he recommended about the time/places to be spent in different cities was totally on the dot. The driver (Mohammed) who was was with was for the full 12 days from our arrival in Casablanca till our departure out of Casablanca, was such a nice human being, I am just flabbergasted. I cannot find a single itsy bitsy tiny fault of Mohammed for the duration of our trip. The restaurants/hotels booked by Yassine were out of this world. No issues with any logistics/payments with kimkim / Yassine with any our bookings. I will blind foldedly recommend, Yassine / Morroco Off the Beaten Track / Kimkim anyday

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Syed,

I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! I try my best to prepare our travelers for their trips and let them know how things will go, so I am glad that it all went the right way. Mohammed is fantastic and we are so happy to have him as part of our team! I appreciate all your kind words and wish you the very best. If you are ever planning to visit Morocco again, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would greatly enjoy working with you again in the future. Take care!

Warm regards,
Yassine

Making Friends and Going on Adventures · Morocco - Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2020

Traveler: Steven S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Samad was absolutely amazing. He was a very good driver and became a good friend to me. He gave good tips, and was very flexible. He made great suggestions on where to eat, and told me things I never expected. He took pictures, and helped me with my things, and assisted me in other ways besides. Samad definitely helped make my experience even more amazing and I definitely want to go back to Morocco some time. He even taught me a little bit of Arabic at my request! Though I am not all that... read more

Samad was absolutely amazing. He was a very good driver and became a good friend to me. He gave good tips, and was very flexible. He made great suggestions on where to eat, and told me things I never expected. He took pictures, and helped me with my things, and assisted me in other ways besides. Samad definitely helped make my experience even more amazing and I definitely want to go back to Morocco some time. He even taught me a little bit of Arabic at my request! Though I am not all that good.

The guides provided were very knowledgeable and were able to answer any question that I came up with, and that is saying something as a man who is both very curious and had a bit of knowledge already in the subjects covered. They were definitely experts and, just like Samad, were quite flexible to the whims I had as a solo traveller. My usual style is to "wing it" for the most part and I still felt plenty of freedom. I felt no pressure really to rush my little explorations.

The one person I interacted with in the tannery tour did pressure me a little bit. Not the Fes guide, but the person from the tannery specifically. And he is not associated with the company. So everybody provided to me by the company was outstanding and made this trip unforgettable. The accommodation at Riad Dar Malika was also great. I didn't expect that the company would rent out a whole Riad for me! It made my stay in Fes all the more relaxing to have free reign over my lodging.

I do not regret my decision to actually sleep in the Ksar of Ait Bennadou. The desert tour on camelback was awesome. The tours were super informative. The views in the Atlas mountains were stunning. This was my most amazing vacation in a while. It's thanks to Samad, and the other great people the company provided that made this an adventure I will never forget.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Steven,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. Feedback like this really helps us keep doing our best! Samad is a fantastic driver, and someone who is very valued by us all. I’m glad that you two made a personal connection and that his presence really made your trip excellent.

We hand pick all our guides, so it is good to hear that they were able to answer all of your questions, no matter how detailed or specific they were. We pride ourselves in offering the... read more

Hello Steven,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. Feedback like this really helps us keep doing our best! Samad is a fantastic driver, and someone who is very valued by us all. I’m glad that you two made a personal connection and that his presence really made your trip excellent.

We hand pick all our guides, so it is good to hear that they were able to answer all of your questions, no matter how detailed or specific they were. We pride ourselves in offering the freedom to manage your trip how you like when on it, and I am glad that this style of traveling worked so well for you.

Thank you again for all the lovely comments. I will be sure to pass it on to Samad, Dar Malika and both your guides. They will be very happy to hear about it. Whenever you decide to come back to Morocco, please don’t hesitate to reach back out to us. We would be thrilled to help you plan your visit to Morocco again! Take care.

Warm regards,
Yassine

A great week in Morocco. · Morocco - Jan 17 - Jan 25, 2020

Traveler: Thomas W. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

A great week in Morocco. Said our driver/guide was excellent very knowledgeable and easy to talk to alongside being a very good driver, my Mum sometimes gets travel sick but had no issues on the trip. Said was always on time or on the one occasion traffic held him up he kept us informed which wasn't a problem anyway. He was always incredibly polite and accomodating, we really couldn't have asked for a better guide.

The trip avoided tourist traps and we really felt we saw the 'real' Morocco... read more

A great week in Morocco. Said our driver/guide was excellent very knowledgeable and easy to talk to alongside being a very good driver, my Mum sometimes gets travel sick but had no issues on the trip. Said was always on time or on the one occasion traffic held him up he kept us informed which wasn't a problem anyway. He was always incredibly polite and accomodating, we really couldn't have asked for a better guide.

The trip avoided tourist traps and we really felt we saw the 'real' Morocco alongside seeing the history and not missing any highlights. The Riads were fantastic, lovely smal homely places, particularly Riad Zyo in Rabat which was our favourite. The local guides was knowledgeable and friendly showing us the highlights of Fes and Marrakech. Be prepared to barter with the shop keepers to get a good deal!

We hope to return one day and see other parts of the country and would certainly recommend Wonderlust.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much, Thomas! I hope we will be able to show you the rest of Morocco in the future!

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim. · Morocco - Dec 30 - Jan 13, 2020

Traveler: Patti s. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim.
Organising the itinerary was easy with Sharon as she was flexible and responsive to our timelines and special interests. We were pleased to see Hicham at the arrivals gate because I had read in reviews that he was a great guide and driver and that turned out to be spot on correct. We may have driven him mad with all our questions (sorry Hicham) but he was at all time super professional and such a great calm driver in the sometimes not so calm traffic. ... read more

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim.
Organising the itinerary was easy with Sharon as she was flexible and responsive to our timelines and special interests. We were pleased to see Hicham at the arrivals gate because I had read in reviews that he was a great guide and driver and that turned out to be spot on correct. We may have driven him mad with all our questions (sorry Hicham) but he was at all time super professional and such a great calm driver in the sometimes not so calm traffic. We are usually independent travellers and don't use organised travel like this, but for a variety of reasons this way suited us better this trip. We're not big tour group people so we loved the personal insight into Morocco that travelling this way provided. The guides at the attractions were all great, different and really interesting. Their high level of English helped us understand the history and pride in their family, culture, history and country.
Trekking into the desert on camels and 'freezing our bits off' in the Sahara was an invigorating highlight and we loved it so much. We gained so much respect, knowledge and understanding for the Berber people and their history and culture ( thanks again Hicham and guides). It would have been possible for us to travel through Morocco with a guide book and just read stuff but we are so glad we travelled with KimKim instead. Our trip was rich and rewarding and we have developed a deep affection for Morocco and its gentle people. Thanks everyone who made it happen so seamlessly ( especially the last minute travel/accommodation change so we could meet our flight with more ease).
Best wishes Sharon, Hicham and the KimKim Moroccan team.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pip!

We are so glad that you had a rich and rewarding experience with us in Morocco and that you have left with a deep affection for the country - that is always our hope - and that you enjoyed your time traveling with Hicham. And don't worry - he enjoys lots of questions!

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion team, we would like to thank you for trusting us with your trip and we hope that you will keep in touch!

Thanks,
Sharon, Hicham, & the Morocco Immersion team

Rebecca

Northern Morocco with guide Ismail: Tangier - Akchour Falls - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes - Rabat - Tangier · Morocco - Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2020

Traveler: Rebecca S. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Megan put together a jam-packed 4-day itinerary for me as I wanted to fit in as much as possible in the short time I had available. Ismail collected me on day one in Tangier, and I initially had no idea how fortunate I was to have him as my driver and guide. Every day, multiple times a day, I was grateful for his company, his generosity, his knowledge and advice, and his driving. There is no way that I would have seen and experienced all that I did without Ismail at the wheel and by my side.... read more

Megan put together a jam-packed 4-day itinerary for me as I wanted to fit in as much as possible in the short time I had available. Ismail collected me on day one in Tangier, and I initially had no idea how fortunate I was to have him as my driver and guide. Every day, multiple times a day, I was grateful for his company, his generosity, his knowledge and advice, and his driving. There is no way that I would have seen and experienced all that I did without Ismail at the wheel and by my side. I can’t express my gratitude enough, thank you to Megan for booking Ismail, and thank you to my new friend Ismail for a truly amazing holiday.

As for Morocco itself, I am in love! A trip to Morocco has been on my wish list forever and four days has only left me craving more. Akchour falls and the drive through the mountains to Chefchaouen was a spectacular start to my first day. Ismail and I shared Moroccan tea by the falls and lunch in Chefchaouen, and later in the afternoon he accompanied me to the Spanish mosque to watch the sunset - as a solo female traveller Ismail’s company was very much appreciated. I spent a very comfortable night at the homely and welcoming Dar Laman, with a delicious breakfast in the morning.

The following day we travelled to Volubilis, where I spent an hour with a fantastic locally born guide touring the Roman ruins, however I could have easily spent the whole day exploring here. Ismail navigated the traffic and many police cameras onwards to Meknes, where I visited Bab el-Mansour gate and explored the Médina, finishing with lunch on the roof terrace at Restaurant Salma overlooking Prison de Kara. We finished the day with a short drive to Fes to check into the surprisingly luxurious Dar Tresor, my riad for two nights.

Fes...oh what a surprise, no one warned me that Fes would steal my heart! I cry every time I think of my life changing day in Fes with the inspiring city guide Kammal, and Ismail driving us between sights. Fes is an ancient melting pot of spiritual and cultural traditions that I can’t begin to describe, I just know that I will be going back, hopefully one day soon. Kammal also arranged for me to visit the restored Royal Médina Spa for a Hammam and massage, where the service and ambience was impeccable, including a guide to collect and return me to my riad.

On the final day we traveled first to Rabat to see the Hassan Tower and Royal Mausoleum, before heading north again to Tangier. I slept while Ismail drove, and he made a special detour for me to visit the Caves of Hercules and Cap Spartel, before carrying my bag up the hill to my final riad.

Thank you to everyone, especially Ismail - a true gentleman, who helped to make this trip the best experience of my life, I am already planning my next trip to Morroco to visit the south and the deserts.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time, and that you weren't overwhelmed by how much was packed into a short time! We look forward to showing you the desert next time!

Very pleased · Morocco - Dec 28 - Jan 15, 2020

Traveler: Laura J. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

We are so pleased we chose Kimkim to organise our Moroccan adventure. Our driver, our accommodation, our itinerary, our guides - everything was incredibly well executed and communicated. We saw tour buses everywhere and were so glad that our trip was customised and local. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hakim and his team.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Laura,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stays in my country and your travel experience, so, thank you very much for your feedback. It's priceless to have the chance to read your story and my providers will also be super happy to receive this feedback (Your driver, the Riads ...etc) which encourage them all to keep their excellent service the same without missing that your feedback helps us and our future travellers too to learn and design their trips.

Till next time, I am wishing you all the best.
Hakim

Damian

8 Great days in Morocco! · Morocco - Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2019

Traveler: Damian L. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Overall this was a great trip, from the planning phase to the actual trip and destinations. Brahim the local travel agent was very responsive by email and did a great job in answering all our questions. We had some doubt about the size of the car as we had 3 adults, 2 kids and luggage, but Brahim ensured that the vehicle would be large enough for us. Sure enough it was a 3 row van and very comfortable for the long driving days (max one day was 6.5hrs), with stops of course.

Things to be... read more

Overall this was a great trip, from the planning phase to the actual trip and destinations. Brahim the local travel agent was very responsive by email and did a great job in answering all our questions. We had some doubt about the size of the car as we had 3 adults, 2 kids and luggage, but Brahim ensured that the vehicle would be large enough for us. Sure enough it was a 3 row van and very comfortable for the long driving days (max one day was 6.5hrs), with stops of course.

Things to be aware of:
The riads in Fez and Marrakesh were amazing. These are big cities and accommodations are not an issue, stay in riads if you want an authentic experience.
The hotel in Chefchaouen was sub-par, but we contacted Brahim and he quickly addressed the issues and provided us with an acceptable solution.

All cities, towns and villages were an amazing experience. Special shout out to our driver Amine, who was more than we could ever had hoped for. Polite, great with the kids, knowledgeable and kept us on time every day. Note: the driver and car is a BIG part of this type of trip as you are spending a lot of time in the car, so you really want it to be setup right.

We would use KimKim again in the future for any customized travel plans, their website is very easy to navigate.

Thank you everyone!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Damian,

Thank you very much for your precious feedback. It has been a great pleasure to plan your trip in Morocco! I am also very happy to hear your driver Amine was superb as expected and for sure he'll be totally satisfied with your feedback :)

I hope to have you again in Morocco with another program to discover the other hidden sites of my country!

Best,
Brahim

George

Trip of a lifetime to Morrocco · Morocco - Jan 3 - Jan 11, 2020

Traveler: George D. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Trip of a lifetime to Morrocco

We wanted to take a holiday with our three children to visit a new country to experience the culture, people, history and experience new things.

KimKim delivered a tour/trip that could not have been better. Abdel’s local experience in Morocco coupled with his honest, caring and hard-working attitude paved the way for this trip to become a reality. We did not have to worry about a thing once on the ground due to his colleague Samir. Samir took care of our... read more

Trip of a lifetime to Morrocco

We wanted to take a holiday with our three children to visit a new country to experience the culture, people, history and experience new things.

KimKim delivered a tour/trip that could not have been better. Abdel’s local experience in Morocco coupled with his honest, caring and hard-working attitude paved the way for this trip to become a reality. We did not have to worry about a thing once on the ground due to his colleague Samir. Samir took care of our family like they were his own.

When we venture out again and look to explore another part of the world, we will trust KimKim to handle every detail. They are experienced, professional and above all, honest and realistic about the details and expectations.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salem George,

Thank you so much for your great feedback!
We are all excited here at Original travels to read your review and are glad that your vacation in Morocco was a great experience for you and your family.

We will be glad to welcome you again to our country for another great adventure in the future.
All the best to the entire family.
Abdellah
Original Travels

Driver Rahim was wonderfulGuide in chefchoue... · Morocco - Jan 9 - Jan 11, 2020

Traveler: Jonathan W. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Driver Rahim was wonderful
Guide in chefchouen was excellent
Very organized. Easy to book & good value
Will use this organization again

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Jonathan -
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review; we greatly appreciate it! So glad to hear your trip to Morocco was a success, with a wonderful driver & guide!

Miriam

Christmas in Morocco · Morocco - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Miriam T. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We did a 10 day trip around Morocco over Christmas and it was an unforgettable experience. Abdellah helped us plan the trip and helped us understand which parts were not worth missing (he was right). We loved our driver Karim who drove us around, pointed out things and helped arrange guides for us when needed. We loved visiting the Hassan II mosque, exploring Fes with a lovely guide named Mohammed who showed us traditional carpet and tile making. and wandering the ancient ruins of Volubilis... read more

We did a 10 day trip around Morocco over Christmas and it was an unforgettable experience. Abdellah helped us plan the trip and helped us understand which parts were not worth missing (he was right). We loved our driver Karim who drove us around, pointed out things and helped arrange guides for us when needed. We loved visiting the Hassan II mosque, exploring Fes with a lovely guide named Mohammed who showed us traditional carpet and tile making. and wandering the ancient ruins of Volubilis on our own. But most of all we loved staying in the desert (did 2 nights there). It was so quiet, the stars were so clear and our hosts were really kind people. We went for the more luxury tent experience and our tents had hot showers and flushing toilets inside (what a treat). We also loved getting to meet Berber people along the way and stopping at some unbelievable roadside views. Getting to see the countryside change as we drove through the landscape was so wonderful. All round it was an amazing trip.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Miriam,

Thank you for sharing this great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Thanks a lot and please come visit us again one day :)!

Kindest regards,
Abdellah
Original Travels

We loved Moracco! The natural beauty, ruins a... · Morocco - Dec 25 - Jan 4, 2020

Traveler: Cheryl S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We loved Moracco! The natural beauty, ruins and palaces were magnificent. Riding camels and ATVs in the desert, visiting nomads, exploring the kasbahs, the blue city, cooking tagone and couscous...It’s impossible to choose what was the most run or most memorable. Our guide Amnay was fantastic! He was very knowledgable, articulate, entertaining, flexible and accommodating. The local guides at specific sites were also excellent without exception. We covered alot of ground in 11 days and were never bored. Thank you Kim Kim and Moracco Immersion! A++!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cheryl!

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that your trip to Morocco was a great one and that you left with a little of our love for the country!

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, thank you for traveling with us and keep in touch!

Best regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the team

Our wonderful Morocco vacation · Morocco - Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2019

Traveler: Shashank N. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

The whole experience was wonderful. First of all, Brahim was very responsive when I was trying to book the vacation. He would get back to me quickly with any questions I had. And he kept me in the loop throughout the booking process. Next, I'd like to thank Mohammed, our driver who took great care of us over the entire duration of our trip (10 days). We felt like he was family. In fact, our daughter feel sick during the trip and he took us to the doctor right away and made changes to our... read more

The whole experience was wonderful. First of all, Brahim was very responsive when I was trying to book the vacation. He would get back to me quickly with any questions I had. And he kept me in the loop throughout the booking process. Next, I'd like to thank Mohammed, our driver who took great care of us over the entire duration of our trip (10 days). We felt like he was family. In fact, our daughter feel sick during the trip and he took us to the doctor right away and made changes to our itinerary to accommodate us. He was very friendly, polite and respectful. I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone traveling to Morocco. And oh, Morocco is a beautiful country.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Shashank,
Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to write such precious and valuable feedback! It has been a great pleasure for me planning this amazing trip for you and having you in my beautiful country. I will make sure to share your priceless words with my providers, this will encourage them all to keep their excellent service with our future trusted travelers!
Again, thank you very much and I hope to see you again in the future with a new experience!
Best,
Brahim

Jane

13 days of wonder in Morocco - a fabulous trip and country to visit · Morocco - Dec 26 - Jan 7, 2020

Traveler: Jane M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I have just returned from 13 trip to Morocco with my 2 adult children. Brahmin, our consultant, worked out an excellent itinerary from our wishlist, which gave us many experiences of the diversity that is Morocco. Accommodation in small hotels and riads was excellent. Our driver, Rachid, deserves special mention. His extraordinary care and attention meant that everything went smoothly. In the many hours we spent together in the (very comfortable) car, Rachid was generous in sharing his... read more

I have just returned from 13 trip to Morocco with my 2 adult children. Brahmin, our consultant, worked out an excellent itinerary from our wishlist, which gave us many experiences of the diversity that is Morocco. Accommodation in small hotels and riads was excellent. Our driver, Rachid, deserves special mention. His extraordinary care and attention meant that everything went smoothly. In the many hours we spent together in the (very comfortable) car, Rachid was generous in sharing his country's history, stories and modern culture, which made Morocco come alive. I had no real perception of Morocco prior to arriving, but left with a deep appreciation and respect for this wonderful country. Everything was fabulous, and the vast diversity and natural beauty of the regions is astonishing. At all times we felt safe and the Moroccan people are so friendly and welcoming. It is a truly unique country and I cannot recommend visiting Morocco and using these services highly enough.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Jane,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me and my future travelers. I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you including the company of your driver Rachid who is like a brother to me. Also, It's a great honor to me being here for you to make sure that your wonderful trip is full of priceless surprises. I'll be always here for you whenever you need me.

Cheers,
Brahim

Carmina

The only way to do Morocco · Morocco - Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2019

Traveler: Carmina V. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Morocco has always been one of the countries that I look forward to visit. It was plainly picture-perfect and as an Asian living in North America, I was looking to travel to feel the culture shock. Through Morocco Immersion, I met Sharon and she was really helpful in tailoring the perfect tour for me and my husband. In the airport, we met our tour guide Amnay, which is btw, also an amazing guitar player and singer. He was friendly and very honest and informative. I have come to learn that it... read more

Morocco has always been one of the countries that I look forward to visit. It was plainly picture-perfect and as an Asian living in North America, I was looking to travel to feel the culture shock. Through Morocco Immersion, I met Sharon and she was really helpful in tailoring the perfect tour for me and my husband. In the airport, we met our tour guide Amnay, which is btw, also an amazing guitar player and singer. He was friendly and very honest and informative. I have come to learn that it is not only picturesque but also rich in history, culture, colours and life. Morocco has landed a special place in our hearts and we are already looking forward to experiencing the desert on our next visit!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Carmina,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us! We are so happy that your had an amazing time with Amnay in Morocco and we are thrilled that Morocco now has a special place in your hearts.

So, on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I wanted to say thank you and that we look forward to your next trip to Morocco!

Keep in touch!
Best Regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the MI team

Essential Morocco · Morocco - Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2020

Traveler: jaya c. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Had a great time @ Morocco. We had our main tour guide/Chauffeur Yassine driving us all round. He was very professional, friendly and took us to all hidden treasures of Morocco. Recommended places to eat, helped us sample of some the local fruits, cheese, etc. He speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of the local culture. We landed at Casablanca and from there went to Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades and finally to Marrakesh. Our local tour guides were... read more

Had a great time @ Morocco. We had our main tour guide/Chauffeur Yassine driving us all round. He was very professional, friendly and took us to all hidden treasures of Morocco. Recommended places to eat, helped us sample of some the local fruits, cheese, etc. He speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of the local culture. We landed at Casablanca and from there went to Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades and finally to Marrakesh. Our local tour guides were very informative, and we met a few wonderful local guides during our stay at Sahara-Hmad in particular. We explored the Saharan sands cape by Camel and buggy driving. We met Hassan- the camel guy from a nomadic village who is learning Portuguese and Spanish through Google. I noticed that he was very tender and affectionate with his camels, and told us about his dog 'Subbotho' and taught us a few phrases in Berber. We stayed at the 'Dune house' overlooking the golden peaks of Sahara while we were ate Merzouga. Emily Owen was our host and we absolutely fell in love with the space. She created a unique experience for us and cooked us a delicious meal. I can't wait to go back here again. I loved Fez Medina's raw charm appealing while others could find it in a state of perpetual pandemonium and recoil in horror. I particularly enjoyed Kamal's perspective on the cultural lineage and history when we visited the Fez Medina. Finally, I must thank Megan - our tour specialist for putting together an itinerary that all of us could enjoy and available at all times to address our concerns, I would recommend this trip to anyone planning a visit to Morocco. It's a family friendly travel destination.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Jaya!
I'm really glad to hear you had a great trip to Morocco. Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Yassine and Emily. It was my pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

Excellent Multigenerational Experience · Morocco - Dec 26 - Jan 4, 2020

Traveler: Juliana V. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

A trip with teens, grandparents and parents is hard to plan and execute to everyone's satisfaction, but our trip to Morocco with KimKim was enjoyed by all. Brahim worked very hard to provide a mix of activities and destinations to ensure there was something for each member of our party. When complications arose (as they always do when traveling) they were handled immediately by the KimKim team. Our driver, Fouad, was an absolute gem. Full of local information and an all-around huge help. ... read more

A trip with teens, grandparents and parents is hard to plan and execute to everyone's satisfaction, but our trip to Morocco with KimKim was enjoyed by all. Brahim worked very hard to provide a mix of activities and destinations to ensure there was something for each member of our party. When complications arose (as they always do when traveling) they were handled immediately by the KimKim team. Our driver, Fouad, was an absolute gem. Full of local information and an all-around huge help. Our tour guide in Fes, Issam, was one of the best tour guides we've ever had - able to keep a retired historian AND a tired teen engaged for almost 8 hours. Each person had their own highlights - ballooning, cooking class, walking the medinas, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the richness and diversity of the country we explored with KimKim

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Juliana,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me. It had been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services and your family day by day. I really love what my country offer and do to my dear travelers (friends). This feedback and the feelings you have for my country are very precious to me and are the reason why I and my team are here at your disposal all the time. I am sure all my providers will be very... read more

Salam Juliana,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me. It had been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services and your family day by day. I really love what my country offer and do to my dear travelers (friends). This feedback and the feelings you have for my country are very precious to me and are the reason why I and my team are here at your disposal all the time. I am sure all my providers will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages us to keep our services always on top including your driver Fouad & your local guide in Fes Issam!

Please keep always in touch and thank you very much in advance for spreading the word!

All the best,
Brahim

Stephanie

Wonderful intense 13 Day Morocco Trip over Xmas and New Year · Morocco - Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2020

Traveler: Stephanie W. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

My overall experience was great, and what an adventure it was in Morocco! Hakim organized my trip efficiently as I booked rather last minute in mid Nov for a Xmas holiday. Unfortunately he could not book many of the riads I initially wanted to stay in as they were full, but it all worked out fine. 13 days allowed me enough time to get a good sense of the country as I went from Casblanca to Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate, the Dades and Draa Valleys, Marrakesh, and... read more

My overall experience was great, and what an adventure it was in Morocco! Hakim organized my trip efficiently as I booked rather last minute in mid Nov for a Xmas holiday. Unfortunately he could not book many of the riads I initially wanted to stay in as they were full, but it all worked out fine. 13 days allowed me enough time to get a good sense of the country as I went from Casblanca to Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate, the Dades and Draa Valleys, Marrakesh, and Essaouira. The one thing I did not count on was how many hours we would be on the road. There were 3 days during which we had to travel in the car for 9 hours each day (with breaks included) which is tiring if you are not used to that. However, it was well worth it seeing the amazing and varied landscape. Redouane my driver was outstanding. He was warm, kind and very genuine and helpful, always making sure I was ok. Since I need to eat a lot of fresh vegetables, he even bought some to make a fresh salad for me during the long drives!

I loved the call to prayer everyday rising above the din of the medina. Absolutely love the culture, the history, the people, the food and the fashion. The highlight for me was staying in a tent in the Sahara desert. Nothing like watching the stars and the sunrise from the desert. Since I was traveling alone as a woman I relied on my guides to make sure I could find my way in the winding medinas. I felt safe generally although I did get harrassed slightly by men a few times. In all cases, I simply say 'la shukran' and moved on.

Morocco is a very special place and I would definitely go back again.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Stephanie,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and feelings with me about the services I arranged for trip in my beautiful country. It has been a great pleasure designing a great travel experience for you linking all needed services from your local English speaking driver Redouane, who is like a brother to me, to the authentic/traditional accommodations and the local guides.

Please never hesitate to let me know once you have new plans because there are always many hidden sights to discover.

All the best,
Hakim

Margaret

Once in a Lifetime--Morocco! · Morocco - Dec 25 - Jan 1, 2020

Traveler: Margaret G. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. Before planning the itinerary, I spoke at length with Sharon regarding our travel preferences--likes, dislikes, interests, favorite trips of the past and expectations. She listened and put together an incredible adventure. Mobark, our driver, picked us up at the airport in Marrakesh and was with us the next 8 days. He is a GEM! We were safe, comfortable and cared for as he positively--never without a smile--helped us navigate... read more

My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. Before planning the itinerary, I spoke at length with Sharon regarding our travel preferences--likes, dislikes, interests, favorite trips of the past and expectations. She listened and put together an incredible adventure. Mobark, our driver, picked us up at the airport in Marrakesh and was with us the next 8 days. He is a GEM! We were safe, comfortable and cared for as he positively--never without a smile--helped us navigate through a country of wonders--from Marrakesh, through the Atlas Mountains to Dades, to the Sahara Desert (for camel riding and camping on the desert under the stars), to Fes, Meknes, many small towns and villages in between and, finally, to Tangier where he deposited us right in front of airport departures! He introduced us to local guides in cities where we learned so much about Moroccan history and culture. Our local guides were kind and genuinely excited to share their knowledge as we walked through miles of markets, palaces and gardens. While in Fes, as we spent an afternoon wandering on our own, our guide from Marrakesh noticed us trying to figure out a map and he embraced us as if we were his long lost relatives--how incredible is that?!

The lodging was truly special as we stayed in top rated riads throughout our stay. The service at each was better than the last!

It is significant to note that, on our tour and understandably given the enormity of the country and the varying terrain, we spent a great deal of time in the SUV each day. This was unavoidable and gave us the opportunity to see as much as possible before departing. Critically, Mobark's driving was impressive. Never once did we feel unsafe as he navigated across some pretty difficult mountain switchbacks.

Finally, we were given the unique opportunity to have lunch with MoBark's family. The day started with shopping in the local market for the vegetables and meats to be included in our lunch. Prepared by his mother, sister and several other women in the family home, we were welcome and given access to a day in the life of a Moroccan family. How will we ever eat American made couscous, olives or tagine again?!

I would certainly recommend Sharon and her team to personally tailor a once in a lifetime adventure in Morocco!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Margaret,

Thank you for taking the time to write such an in depth and wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a fantastic trip in Morocco with Mbark and we hope that this trip will rate high in your memories of your special Christmas trips.

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I would like to say thank you for traveling with you and to keep in touch!

Best Regards,
Sharon, Mbark, and the entire MI team

The tour was very well organised. Our driver ... · Morocco - Dec 14 - Dec 24, 2019

Traveler: Fiona T. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

The tour was very well organised. Our driver + tour guide, Amnay, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He’s been very punctual and caring of our needs. Most importantly, he’s a very safe driver, which meant a lot to us because we could spend up to 8 hours on the road in a day. We drove through rain, wind, snow and sands, but we always had peace of mind as we had been assigned with a very sturdy and reliable vehicle, and a very professional driver. It was a memorable experience.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Fiona! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and that you were comfortable with Amnay as your driver. So, on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, we would just like to thank you for letting us be a part of your trip to Morocco!

Thanks,
Sharon

Guide at Fez was good !Guide at Marrakesh wa... · Morocco - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: sunil p. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Guide at Fez was good !
Guide at Marrakesh was disappointing , was always in a rush , would not give time to take pictures as he said he had another group to take . The trip mentioned was 6 hours , he was gone in less than 4 hours and we had to go on our own to the gardens .
Guide At Essaouira was practically not required , all he did was walk around , said a bit and was keen that we ate at one of the places he recommends and the rest apparently was not good . It was obvious that he had... read more

Guide at Fez was good !
Guide at Marrakesh was disappointing , was always in a rush , would not give time to take pictures as he said he had another group to take . The trip mentioned was 6 hours , he was gone in less than 4 hours and we had to go on our own to the gardens .
Guide At Essaouira was practically not required , all he did was walk around , said a bit and was keen that we ate at one of the places he recommends and the rest apparently was not good . It was obvious that he had vested interests .
The overall experience was positive especially the trip to Merzouga . The driver was excellent too .
The trip was well planned .

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Sunil,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honour I had being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Please allow me to share your precious remarks with my providers and will seriously take necessary actions to offer better experiences for my future travellers when they are in Marrakech and Essaouira. If you allow me also, I would like to say that it would have been very helpful to me... read more

Salam Sunil,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honour I had being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Please allow me to share your precious remarks with my providers and will seriously take necessary actions to offer better experiences for my future travellers when they are in Marrakech and Essaouira. If you allow me also, I would like to say that it would have been very helpful to me and my team to send us these remarks while you are in Morocco or call our office/emergency phone so I can personally call the guides and intervene right-away. On my side, I have send you a check-in email to be sure everything we booked for you is in the good order, but, I have not heard from you which is why I believed all the services are well executed.

Shukran Bzaaf!

All the best,
Hakim

Jenn

Wow, we had such a great time on our trip! Sh... · Morocco - Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Jenn B. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Wow, we had such a great time on our trip! Sharon was very responsive to any questions and planning items. Our driver, Hicham, is now a friend for life. He took such great care of us and I hope we get to see him again. I loved having the local tour guides as well, as they add a lot more information about the local area and sites.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jenn,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review for us. We are so happy that you had an amazing time with Hicham in Morocco and we are looking forward to perhaps showing you more of the country at some point in the future.

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion team, I wanted to thank you for traveling with us and tell you to keep in touch!

Best Regards,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the MI team

a wonderful trip to Morocco made perfect by megan and her team. And ismail · Morocco - Dec 6 - Dec 20, 2019

Traveler: Mark L. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We have travelled extensively over 30 year but just returned from our first ever visit to Morocco (its a loooooooong way from Australia).

Without doubt one of the best trips we have ever had. Megans advice was so helpful and her ability to get us some accommodation not generally available to the public was great.

The itinerary is one thing....the execution was on another level. Everything worked like a swiss watch. Simply perfect. From the airport pickup in casablanca to the drop off 2... read more

We have travelled extensively over 30 year but just returned from our first ever visit to Morocco (its a loooooooong way from Australia).

Without doubt one of the best trips we have ever had. Megans advice was so helpful and her ability to get us some accommodation not generally available to the public was great.

The itinerary is one thing....the execution was on another level. Everything worked like a swiss watch. Simply perfect. From the airport pickup in casablanca to the drop off 2 weeks later in Marrakech the trip had no surprises and not a single let down.

The guides she arranged were all fantastic. The tours brilliant. The guides were all so knowledgeable and friendly and gave us real insights into an amazing country.

One of the highlights of our trip was our driver, ismail. His wonderful personality and a maturity beyond his 25 years made him a friend, not just a driver. He gave us real insights into the country, customs and its people. He showed us out of the way places. He knows people everywhere. Literally everywhere and they all greet him with a smile and a laugh.

He saved us a small fortune by organising to get our laundry done outside of the hotels. We will miss him.

The whole kimkim experience was fantastic and megans service and organisation was amazing.

We have no hesitation in recommending megan and kimkim to any traveler

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Mark -
I'm really glad to hear you had such a fantastic trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Ismail. It was our pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

A Perfect Week in Morocco · Morocco - Dec 14 - Dec 21, 2019

Traveler: Priscilla K. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Just returned from my first visit to Morocco with friends and family. From planning and booking to providing service on the ground during our trip, Megan was prompt, flexible, and creative. She worked with me to build a trip plan for us that fit our needs perfectly, and our tour guide Omar made sure the plan was executed flawlessly. Omar was a consummate professional from our first meeting at the airport. He shared with us his knowledge of the history and culture of Morocco and was... read more

Just returned from my first visit to Morocco with friends and family. From planning and booking to providing service on the ground during our trip, Megan was prompt, flexible, and creative. She worked with me to build a trip plan for us that fit our needs perfectly, and our tour guide Omar made sure the plan was executed flawlessly. Omar was a consummate professional from our first meeting at the airport. He shared with us his knowledge of the history and culture of Morocco and was resourceful when the unexpected happened, which we learned is often the case here. A few highlights of our trip were hiking in the Ourika Valley followed by lunch with a local Berber family; a cooking class in Marrakech, where we prepared (and ate!) our own tagine and Moroccan salads; getting a scrub and massage at a traditional hammam; touring a winery outside of Essaouira and tasting fine Moroccan wines; touring the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca; and strolling the medinas in each city we visited. With Omar as our guide, all of our needs for Moroccan coffee, mint tea, and stopping for impromptu photo ops with goats in trees were happily accommodated. He even taught me some basic Darija so I could communicate with my daughter's host family in Rabat.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Priscilla -
I'm really glad to hear you and your group had such a great trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Omar. It was my pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

Wonderful one-week survey of Morocco · Morocco - Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2019

Traveler: Larissa L. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our specialist, Abdellah, put together a great trip for us. We only had a week and wanted to see as much of Morocco as possible. Abdellah worked with me to design the exact itinerary we needed, and he set up all good hotels/riads. He also chose a great driver, Karim, for us. Karim couldn't have been more helpful. He took great care of us from the time he picked us up at the airport until the time he dropped us back off a week later.
We spent time in Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, Fes,... read more

Our specialist, Abdellah, put together a great trip for us. We only had a week and wanted to see as much of Morocco as possible. Abdellah worked with me to design the exact itinerary we needed, and he set up all good hotels/riads. He also chose a great driver, Karim, for us. Karim couldn't have been more helpful. He took great care of us from the time he picked us up at the airport until the time he dropped us back off a week later.
We spent time in Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, Fes, Casablanca, and many smaller places in between. We had a half-day city tour in Marrakech with a terrific young woman named Chama. She was a ray of bright sunshine - knowledgable, personable, and so excited to show us around. Another major highlight was our night in the Sahara in a luxury camp. From the camel ride out to the beautiful accommodations to the music under the stars, it was a night we'll never forget.
Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to book through Kimkim again, nor would I hesitate to recommend Abdellah and his team to anyone wanting to visit Morocco. I'm grateful to all of them for a safe, smooth, and memorable trip!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Larissa,

We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! Thanks for your trust, we're thankful for amazing customers like you.

Yes, Chama is a great guide and we are really proud to have her as part of our team, she is a brilliant and passionate person, and she is really happy to hear that you have enjoyed exploring Marrakech with her :).

We hope to see you again one day!
All the best,
Abdellah
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Best service for Morocco! · Morocco - Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2019

Traveler: Alison L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

First of all, the assistance Yassine provided from the day I made contact with him was fantastic. He worked with me to build a trip that would meet all of our needs and the response time was immediate and the details provided were perfect to enable me to make decisions about our trip.

Secondly, our driver in Morocco, Hassan, was so incredibly sweet and basically worked for us 24/7 to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see, made sure we were always well taken care of and was always... read more

First of all, the assistance Yassine provided from the day I made contact with him was fantastic. He worked with me to build a trip that would meet all of our needs and the response time was immediate and the details provided were perfect to enable me to make decisions about our trip.

Secondly, our driver in Morocco, Hassan, was so incredibly sweet and basically worked for us 24/7 to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see, made sure we were always well taken care of and was always honest, cheerful, and gracious.

Thirdly, the accommodations were spectacular, from the cozy spot in Chefchaouen to the lavish Dar Roumana in Fes and Riad Bellamane in Marrakech. The rooms and service at each location were above and beyond our expectations.

Our favorite spot was Chechchaouen, were we hiked to the Spanish mosque at sunrise, returned to our hotel for a lovely breakfast, and then toured the city. Hassan provided us with a guide at the last minute, Youssef, and Youssef was a local who spent 2 hours with us touring the medina and explaining everything about the gorgeous blue city.

Our stop at Volubilis was an unexpected delight as well--we spent an hour walking through the well preserved ruins of an ancient Roman city with no other tourists around. A lunch of delicious couscous on an outside terrace at a hillside restaurant in Moulay Idriss completed this stop en route to Fes.

In Fes, we had a delicious meal at Dar Roumana and a full day tour where we saw all of the key sights. Finishing the day at a Hammam, followed by a delicious dinner at Maison Blanche/MB and a drink at the gorgeous rooftop of Hotel Sahrai completed our visit to Fes.

The long ride to Marrakech was a bit more than we expected, but the scenery was interesting and we made it a beautiful Riad and went off exploring the medina--much more commercial and crowded but still interesting. The restaurants and cafe scene is much more active in Marrakech, but it remained our least favorite spot due to the crowds and overall tourist feel and carnival aspect of the famous Djema el Fna square. The YSL museum was a highlight, and we went first thing in the morning and beat the crowds and enjoyed seeing his designs and info on his incredibly creative life.

I highly recommend booking with Yassine if you want a completely no-hassle trip with all details taken care of, as well as the flexibility of a private service at the highest level.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your time in writing such a constructive review, your feedback is invaluable to the work we do! We truly enjoyed having you travel with us and we're so glad that you had a great time in Morocco! Hassan is indeed a great employee and we are so appreciative to have him within our team. I totally agree with you about Dar Roumana and Riad Bellamane, they're actually one of my favorite riads and I usually recommend them to my travelers. You had a great tip of arriving in the... read more

Thank you so much for your time in writing such a constructive review, your feedback is invaluable to the work we do! We truly enjoyed having you travel with us and we're so glad that you had a great time in Morocco! Hassan is indeed a great employee and we are so appreciative to have him within our team. I totally agree with you about Dar Roumana and Riad Bellamane, they're actually one of my favorite riads and I usually recommend them to my travelers. You had a great tip of arriving in the YSL museum early before the crowds. I'm glad you were able to experience the gardens without having to shuffle through people. Thank you again for traveling with us and we just can't wait to see you again and show you other parts of the country.

KimKim is the best · Morocco - Nov 24 - Dec 3, 2019

Traveler: Daniel P. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

KimKim was fantastic! The remote planning process was simple and seamless, working within my budget to optimize my time spent in Morocco. Megan’s itinerary hit all of the major highlights with some hidden gems along the way. This included a night in the majestic city of Chefchouen, a hidden cafe here and there, and a tour of the biggest garden in Marrakech. All of the guides were knowledgeable and respectful. At no time as a solo traveller did I feel pressured or unsafe.

Omar my driver... read more

KimKim was fantastic! The remote planning process was simple and seamless, working within my budget to optimize my time spent in Morocco. Megan’s itinerary hit all of the major highlights with some hidden gems along the way. This included a night in the majestic city of Chefchouen, a hidden cafe here and there, and a tour of the biggest garden in Marrakech. All of the guides were knowledgeable and respectful. At no time as a solo traveller did I feel pressured or unsafe.

Omar my driver was also sensational! He had remarkable driving skills for the chaos of the city streets, the winding curves of the mountains, and the blind turns of the medinas. He was not only able to safely get me to where I needed to go but was able to entertain and delight along the way. He was even considerate enough to invite me to meet his mother in Ouarzazate, and he purchased a birthday cake for my birthday in the Sahara! My trip was truly made extra memorable by his presence.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Daniel!
So glad to hear you had a great trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words! I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Omar. It was our pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

Rachel

Wonderful tour of Morocco with knowledgeable guides and unforgettable experiences · Morocco - Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2019

Traveler: Rachel N. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

My partner and I wanted somewhere warm to visit in November, with good views and lots to see and explore. Morocco certainly delivered and we couldn’t have organised the trip without kimkim and Morocco Immersion.
We’re busy working people and didn’t have enough time to independently research where to go, what to do in Morocco and investigate what’s feasible to achieve in one week. The process of booking the trip through kimkim was smooth and easy. Sharon, our tour organiser, was so helpful... read more

My partner and I wanted somewhere warm to visit in November, with good views and lots to see and explore. Morocco certainly delivered and we couldn’t have organised the trip without kimkim and Morocco Immersion.
We’re busy working people and didn’t have enough time to independently research where to go, what to do in Morocco and investigate what’s feasible to achieve in one week. The process of booking the trip through kimkim was smooth and easy. Sharon, our tour organiser, was so helpful throughout and even when we changed our minds endlessly on what we could achieve in a week of visiting Morocco, she was incredibly patient and accommodating to our changing preferences. Sharon made sure the holiday was tailored to what we wanted and gave great advice on where we should visit and what we should do. Given Sharon was a real expert in the area, her suggestions were invaluable so that we got exactly what we wanted out of the holiday.
We decided on having 1 full day in Marrakech before moving on to explore the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and surrounding areas for 4 days of travelling. The final 2 days of the tour would see us return to Marrakech for some ‘downtime’ so that we could explore the fascinating city in our own time.
We had a private driver for the duration of the trip, Hicham, who went above and beyond to ensure we had the best time possible without having to stress about what we were doing each day. In each location we visited, a local tour guide would greet us and take us on some incredible adventures. The organisation and transition to each individual tour was flawless. We’d arrive in a new location and within 5 minutes, we were whisked off to ride camels, walk through bustling markets, eat dates from palm trees and visit movie sets!
Morocco Immersion who gave us the tour were incredible. Hicham was so kind and considerate - he took us to all the best spots for great photos and was so careful not to impose, ensuring we still had alone time as well. Our favourite part of the tour was the night in the desert, which we travelled to by camel while the sun was setting. The sunrise the next day was simply stunning as well; a moment we’ll never forget admiring the sun rising only surrounded by the Saharan sand.

There was a lot of driving on the trip but it didn’t feel too bad as it was constantly broken up by regular stops and guided tours along the way. Marrakech can feel quite overwhelming as a tourist, however with a guide it’s far better. Through kimkim and Morocco Immersion, we really were provided with a truly immersive experience they promise, enabling us to learn about the culture, the history and fall in love with the beautiful country. Thank you for a brilliant experience, we cannot wait to return!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rachel!

Thank you for the great review and thanks for letting us be a part of your Morocco adventure! We are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time and we definitely will look forward to your next visit and showing you more of our beautiful country.

Also, it was lovely to get to meet you during your tour of Marrakech (and again in Dades). I will make sure to pass on the review to Hicham and on behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion family, I just want to say thanks once again.

Keep in touch and let us know when you are ready for Morocco Immersion Part II!
Sharon

Our trip to Morocco was so amazing! · Morocco - Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2019

Traveler: Megan P. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our trip to Morocco was nothing short of amazing. We have never traveled with a guided tour and now I'm questioning why we haven't. Abdellah was awesome from the very beginning, communicating everything we needed to do in order to prepare for our trip. He was available anytime we needed him throughout our vacation as well which meant so much to us. I had left a precious luxury item at Tiziri camp which was rather far from where we were headed yet Abdellah and Karim made sure I had it in my... read more

Our trip to Morocco was nothing short of amazing. We have never traveled with a guided tour and now I'm questioning why we haven't. Abdellah was awesome from the very beginning, communicating everything we needed to do in order to prepare for our trip. He was available anytime we needed him throughout our vacation as well which meant so much to us. I had left a precious luxury item at Tiziri camp which was rather far from where we were headed yet Abdellah and Karim made sure I had it in my hands before I left for the states. I can't say enough amazing things about this team as they made my family's trip very memorable. While Abdellah worked behind the scenes to ensure everything went smoothly, Karim executed everything beautifully and pretty much made our entire trip so memorable. If you decide to go to Morocco, staying overnight at Tiziri Luxury camp is a must, especially the camel trek to the site. The experience was surreal and unlike anything else. One thing I would change about our itinerary would be the hotel/riad accommodations. If you're used to luxurious, western hotel rooms, I would suggest staying at a riad for the experience 1-2 days then request a 5-star hotel the rest of the trip. Although the riads were stunning, I prefer hotels but hopefully next time (soon)! I would definitely book another trip with KimKim again! Thank you for your excellent customer service, Abdellah and Karim!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Megan, wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a loyal customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime.

Chokrane!
Abdellah
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Awesome 9 days in Morocco · Morocco - Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2019

Traveler: Rita B. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our trip was wonderful. Our driver Faysal was by our side throughout the trip. Other than in Casablanca, all our hotels and Riads were exceptional. Riad Lina in Chefchaouen and Riad Passali were the best. Every day was planned well, with time to tour and rest. Faysal was very attentive and helpful. He knew the roads, ATM's well. His took us to a store to get scarves and water before the nights in the Sahara. Cannot thank him enough for everything he did for us.
This is one of the best trips we have had.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Rita,

We would like to thank you for this amazing review. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing you and everyone else who visits Morocco with only the best there is to offer. It’s so nice to hear that our driver Faysal has helped to make your experience such a positive one, we wish you safe travels in 2020 and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,
Abdellah
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Selene

Marrakech, Essaouira & the Grand Tour of the Sahara Region · Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2019

Traveler: Selene C. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Hakim did a wonderful job planning our vacation. He was very responsive to our feedback and worked with us to create an itinerary that suited everyone's needs. A night in the Sahara was a highlight of the trip where we enjoyed a beautiful cloudless night of star gazing. Getting to the Sahara involved a lot of driving so we were happy to have the company of our driver, Said, who brought joy to our long van rides. We got to stop at many attractions along the way to break up the drive. Exploring... read more

Hakim did a wonderful job planning our vacation. He was very responsive to our feedback and worked with us to create an itinerary that suited everyone's needs. A night in the Sahara was a highlight of the trip where we enjoyed a beautiful cloudless night of star gazing. Getting to the Sahara involved a lot of driving so we were happy to have the company of our driver, Said, who brought joy to our long van rides. We got to stop at many attractions along the way to break up the drive. Exploring Ait Benhaddou was tons of fun and I was glad to have stopped to take the studio tour in Ouarzazate (never would have thought to stop there without the help of kimkim). All of our accommodations were lovely, especially Dar Azam in Marrakech - Omar and Sana (employees or Dar Azam) were extremely welcoming.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Selene,
Thank you very much for these precious words! It was my pleasure working with you and arranging your trip to my beautiful country and I will be more than happy to have you here again as there are a lot of things to see and to explore. I will make sure to share your feedback and your beautiful words both Said & the employees at Dar Azam; they will be definitely very happy to read them and this will encourage them to continue their excellent work and service.
Thank you again and see you in the nearest future, Selene!
Best,
Hakim

We left Morocco feeling like we were family! · Morocco - Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2019

Traveler: Margi S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Sharon was incredibly responsive each time I had a question and made some great suggestions that helped make our trip perfect. In fact, Sharon’s helpful and quick responses are the reason we chose Kim Kim and Morocco Immersions as our tour group. Even though it was our first trip to Morocco, it felt like we were visiting family. Hicham was an informative guide, and went out of his way at every chance to make our trip perfect. He narrated our drive... read more

Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Sharon was incredibly responsive each time I had a question and made some great suggestions that helped make our trip perfect. In fact, Sharon’s helpful and quick responses are the reason we chose Kim Kim and Morocco Immersions as our tour group. Even though it was our first trip to Morocco, it felt like we were visiting family. Hicham was an informative guide, and went out of his way at every chance to make our trip perfect. He narrated our drive to the desert through the High Atlas Mountains with the history of Morocco as it passed by our window. It was the best history lesson ever! The camel excursion was a highlight, and the luxury campsite in the heart of the desert was unbelievable. We had local guides in each of the cities we visited, and all were informative and sweet. Ait-Ben-Haddou was another highlight. Our Riad in Marrakech was beautiful, and right off the Jemma-al-Fenna square. We wandered Marrakech right from our bedroom door. From start to finish, this was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Sharon and her family for everything!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks, Margi, for the fabulous review and for uploading so many gorgeous photos! We are so glad that you had a great time on your trip and super happy that you felt like you were visiting family. I'm so glad that I got to meet you while you were here and we are looking forward to your return to Morocco so that we can show you even more!

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion family, thanks for letting us share our love of this beautiful country with you!

Keep in touch!
Sharon

Whirlwind Morocco · Morocco - Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2019

Traveler: Cindy S. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

The whole Morocco trip was a memorable - from its rich history to the sensory delights, my travel buddy and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This itinerary was good for a taste of Morocco - we would recommend taking local walking tours and while you're at it, pester your guide for history and local anecdotes. And where they would eat, while you're touring the Souk. ^_^

We mostly stayed in the Medina to allow ourselves to be immersed in old Morocco (as opposed to life in the new cities).... read more

The whole Morocco trip was a memorable - from its rich history to the sensory delights, my travel buddy and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This itinerary was good for a taste of Morocco - we would recommend taking local walking tours and while you're at it, pester your guide for history and local anecdotes. And where they would eat, while you're touring the Souk. ^_^

We mostly stayed in the Medina to allow ourselves to be immersed in old Morocco (as opposed to life in the new cities). The desert camp was probably our most spectacular memory: Where else would you experience utter silence, or moon so bright that you don't need a torch to walk in the middle of the night, or sky so clear that you see galaxies and shooting stars (when the moon isn't so bright, that is!) The Riads we stayed in were all comfortable and full of character. We also experienced the local Hammam (traditional bath) - unforgettable! Definitely ask for the full traditional version if you can.

Our driver was Karim from Original Travel, he was warm and friendly throughout the tour. As a glutton for knowledge I personally hoped for more information though - eg we'd have pitstops and quite often we just got out of the car to take photos, with little or no explanation of the significance of these locations. Our local walking guides however were well-versed in local knowledge and history, knew the Medina like the back of their hands and were able to answer any questions we threw at them.

We had amazing memories of Morocco ... The tour was fairly standard in terms of itinerary - some of my friends who went to Morocco over 10 years ago said they pretty much did the same tour. For the uninitiated - it is not for beginner travellers, especially if you're not expecting the rampant aggressive pestering while in the souk. Having a guide helped a bit, as we received less pestering while walking with a local. Will I return? Yes, though will likely do it on my own, and have longer stays in one location to really take things in.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cindy,

I am very glad you enjoyed your trip. The team will be delighted to hear your impressions. As for the remark regarding Karim's knowledge, I am grateful for that and i will let him know so as he can make some improvements in this regards! This is much appreciated.

Thanks again and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future for another journey in our amazing country!

All the best!
Abdellah
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Fil-Am Girls in Morocco! · Morocco - Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2019

Traveler: Kathleen M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Megan has been extremely helpful with the planning and booking processes of our Moroccan trip. She's very organized and responds to all my questions in a very timely manner. She's very patient with my 0 knowledge about the country. I highly recommend her expertise to all others who plan to visit Morocco. Thank you Megan!
To our driver/guide, Omar, my friends and I couldn't be more grateful for his professionalism and compassion for his craft. He welcomed us with a big smile on his face. He's... read more

Megan has been extremely helpful with the planning and booking processes of our Moroccan trip. She's very organized and responds to all my questions in a very timely manner. She's very patient with my 0 knowledge about the country. I highly recommend her expertise to all others who plan to visit Morocco. Thank you Megan!
To our driver/guide, Omar, my friends and I couldn't be more grateful for his professionalism and compassion for his craft. He welcomed us with a big smile on his face. He's always on time. Made sure we are all safe and comfortable. He treated us as his family (where he welcomed us to his humble abode in Rose Valley - much respect for this Berber family, such a beautiful one! ). He was very patient with our last minute requests. Even if he already dropped us off at our riad, he kept sending messages throughout the night just to make sure we are doing great. Our stay wouldn't be this awesome if not with him. With that, Omar, we are extremely grateful!
We would also want to commend, Emily from the private riad at the desert for being the nicest and caring and hospitable. She welcomed us with open arms, cooked good food for us, chitchatted with us during our stay. We love that she's so cool and sweet that we feel like we could have stayed longer and enjoyed her company and that of the serenity of the desert.
All riads and hotel we stayed at were all superb. There were a few mishaps but doesn't outweigh its beauty and the staff's professionalism. The riads will absolutely make you feel like you are in a different place and era.
Overall, the experience was one for the books. Something me and my friends will definitely treasure for the rest of our lives. Thanks to Kimkim and Wanderlust Voyages! Kudos to all! Keep it up!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kathleen!
So glad to hear you guys had a fabulous trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words! I will definitely pass along the kudos to Omar and also to Emily. It's our sincere pleasure to have helped you create such a memorable trip!

Morocco - Fes, Marrakesh and the Agafay Desert · Morocco - Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2019

Traveler: Sania M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We visited Morocco in October for 1 week and had an amazing time! Megan was professional, responsive and always willing to help us with last minute adjustments to the trip. Our tour guide while on the trip, Omar, was wonderful and always went above and beyond to make sure the trip was special and memorable for us - he has a great playlist which made even the long-drives enjoyable,
and he was always a willing photographer to help capture every moment. The highlight of the trip was definitely the day we spent glamping in the desert driving ATVs and riding camels during the sunset.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sania!
So glad to hear you had a great trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words! It's our pleasure to help you create a memorable trip!

Wonderful Desert Experience · Morocco - Nov 5 - Nov 7, 2019

Traveler: Anuj D. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We had a great time working with Sharon in planning our desert experience in Morocco. We were even more fortunate to have an amazing driver, Sallam, who took us through our trip. We could not have asked for a better driver/guide. Sallam was extremely warm and personable. He was flexible when we wanted to change plans. Sallam did a remarkable job of knowing when to share stories/sights while also knowing when to give us time to relax. He adjusted his driving based on our comfort level. ... read more

We had a great time working with Sharon in planning our desert experience in Morocco. We were even more fortunate to have an amazing driver, Sallam, who took us through our trip. We could not have asked for a better driver/guide. Sallam was extremely warm and personable. He was flexible when we wanted to change plans. Sallam did a remarkable job of knowing when to share stories/sights while also knowing when to give us time to relax. He adjusted his driving based on our comfort level. Sallam was not only a wonderful guide but he is now a friend that we plan to keep in touch with. He made the experience much more enjoyable especially given how long of a drive it was.

Overall, the desert experience was very fun. The camel ride was very nice and the sand dunes were beautiful. The camp was very nice and we were looking forward to enjoying the experience under the stars at night. However, unfortunately the high winds caused us to have to stay inside. The amenities were above expectations with the nice toilet and shower. We were a bit disappointed to not have more time at the camp in the morning. After breakfast, we were quickly pushed to pack up and leave the site. We expected more time in the morning to enjoy the desert in peace.

Overall it was a very nice experience. The driving time was a bit much but the Camp was quite nice. Sallam made the experience so much more enjoyable for us. He was the best driver/guide we could have asked for.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Anuj - Thanks for the great review. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time with Sallam. Sorry to hear that the weather didn't quite cooperate with your overnight stay in the desert, but glad that you enjoyed the camp none-the-less.

I will be sure to share your review with Sallam and just want to say thanks on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team for choosing us to be a part of your Moroccan adventure.

Keep in touch!'
Sharon

Pj

I have to say that this trip was well planned... · Morocco - Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2019

Traveler: Pj W. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

I have to say that this trip was well planned and organized and Yassine was available to our group for any questions we had. The gem of our trip was our driver, guide, security, translator and now friend Mohammed he made our trip amazing, we had over 22 hours of driving and he made us feel safe and assisted us along the way.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the review PJ! It makes me happy to hear that the trip went well and that you felt safe with Mohammed. I totally agree with you that he is a gem. His work is very much appreciated and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thank you again and best wishes!

Janine

Morrocan dream! · Morocco - Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2019

Traveler: Janine M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Yassine curated an amazing trip for my group of 6. From the very start of the planning he was extremely responsive and helpful in organizing the entire trip. I can safely say that each one of us had a fantastic time on this trip! The trip was better than we all expected and Mohammed, our driver was just amazing. We are all more than happy with the service we received, especially the fast response to any issues that may have occurred. The entire trip went smoothly and the only thing we would... read more

Yassine curated an amazing trip for my group of 6. From the very start of the planning he was extremely responsive and helpful in organizing the entire trip. I can safely say that each one of us had a fantastic time on this trip! The trip was better than we all expected and Mohammed, our driver was just amazing. We are all more than happy with the service we received, especially the fast response to any issues that may have occurred. The entire trip went smoothly and the only thing we would change would be to spend and extra night in the sahara! The boys especially loved the sahara, and we were very grateful to Mohammed for being flexible with us and allowing us extra time there to ride the quads/dune buggies on both days. Every single accommodation was just breathtakingly beautiful and we enjoyed the coziness and personalization of all the riads. The guides in both Fes and Marrakesh were very helpful in navigating those two big cities. Hakim (our guide in Fes) was especially helpful in taking us to places to buy specific items we wanted to take home, we would never have found those places on our own. Needless to say we came away from this trip with a experience of a lifetime and we are all truly grateful to Yassine and his team for accommodating this.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Reading your review makes me continue to love the work I do, so thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that you felt safe with Mohammed and that you enjoyed every aspect of the trip we planned for you! Being available for our travelers to provide them with the support they need is one of our priority and I'm happy to hear that you appreciated that. I see that you really enjoyed your time in Merzouga and I totally agree that spending an extra night there would have been more fun, especially... read more

Reading your review makes me continue to love the work I do, so thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that you felt safe with Mohammed and that you enjoyed every aspect of the trip we planned for you! Being available for our travelers to provide them with the support they need is one of our priority and I'm happy to hear that you appreciated that. I see that you really enjoyed your time in Merzouga and I totally agree that spending an extra night there would have been more fun, especially when traveling with friends. I'm glad your driver Mohammed was there to make it more flexible for you all. Mohammed is truly a special person on our team and I'm glad you enjoyed his company. I would have to agree with you that tour guides are helpful to have in Fez and Marrakesh. I will share your words about Hakim with him, I'm sure he will appreciate it! Thank you again for everything and I'm honored that I had to work with you and plan your Morocco trip!

How kimkim Trips Work in Morocco · Morocco - Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2019

Traveler: Julie S. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We are very pleased with Kimkim and Megan. We were most pleased with our driver Mohammed. We were told our driver would be Yassine who got rave reviews on line. We were met by Mohammed which was a surprise to us. When we checked into the hotel in Casablanca, we were told we would have to pay taxes, and breakfast was not included. Our itinerary said taxes and breakfast were included. We also missed the Jewish Museum as promised by the itinerary. We had to wait to be able to enter the... read more

We are very pleased with Kimkim and Megan. We were most pleased with our driver Mohammed. We were told our driver would be Yassine who got rave reviews on line. We were met by Mohammed which was a surprise to us. When we checked into the hotel in Casablanca, we were told we would have to pay taxes, and breakfast was not included. Our itinerary said taxes and breakfast were included. We also missed the Jewish Museum as promised by the itinerary. We had to wait to be able to enter the Mosque when we probably would have enjoyed the Jewish Museum more. So we didn't get off to a great start on day 1. When we spoke with the guide and our driver Mohammed, the issues were resolved, but we shouldn't have had the problems in the first place. Where meals were provided, and we mentioned we needed vegetarian for at least 2 of us, they were not aware of our requests in advance (ie. Auberge Chez Pierre). These places should have been aware our dietary needs in advance. All the riads were great. We loved the Chez Pierre the best. The food was amazing! Mohammed turned out to be a fabulous driver and very attentive to our needs. I got very sick and he was truly concerned and helpful.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Julie -
Thank you so much for leaving a trip review for your time spent in Morocco. I'm sorry you got off to a rocky start on day one, but I appreciate you rolling with it and were able to enjoy the rest of your stay (aside from getting sick). I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Mohammed. It was our pleasure to help you create a memorable trip!

charles

Amazing Moroccan Itinerary (October 13 - 25, 2019) · Morocco - Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2019

Traveler: charles c. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our experience with Kimkim was excellent. We began researching our October, 2019 trip to Morocco in March of 2019 and came upon Kimkim. We have never used a travel company in the past. Instead, we do all of the planning ourselves. However, due to the amount of driving, language issues, and general lack of familiarity with Morocco, we decided to consider taking a different approach. From the very beginning, our communications with Abdellah were prompt and informative. He was quick to... read more

Our experience with Kimkim was excellent. We began researching our October, 2019 trip to Morocco in March of 2019 and came upon Kimkim. We have never used a travel company in the past. Instead, we do all of the planning ourselves. However, due to the amount of driving, language issues, and general lack of familiarity with Morocco, we decided to consider taking a different approach. From the very beginning, our communications with Abdellah were prompt and informative. He was quick to outline an itinerary that would get the most out of our 13 days in Morocco. We were able to adjust the itinerary ahead of our trip so that it included everything we wanted to see and do. Abdellah was even very helpful during the trip when we had a minor issue that needed to be resolved. The communication from Abdellah was one of the most impressive things about Kimkim. The other was our guide, Ayoub Nibil. There is no question that he made our trip extra special! He was friendly, thoughtful, knowledgeable and eager to share everything he could about his country. He is also a talented musician and we shared many conversations around our common love of music and introducing each other to some of our favorite artists. Ayoub and his big smile were always there to greet us each morning. He and our driver Mohammed took great care of us. We strongly recommend Kimkim, especially if you are traveling to a country where you haven’t been before and need some assistance with planning and executing an exciting itinerary. Our advice is to be as specific as possible with what you want out of your vacation and get all of your questions answered in advance. That way, they can tailor the itinerary to you and surprises will be minimized. We will look to Kimkim in the future when we need their expertise to help get the most out of our vacation.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Charles,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and kimkim travelers. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction and it sounds like we achieved that goal with you. We want every experience to be “five stars”! Glad to hear you you had such a wonderful time in Morocco, Ayoub and the team will be thrilled to hear your feedback!

Respectfully,
Abdellah
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Albert

Megan was able to provide a nice 2-day trip o... · Morocco - Nov 7 - Nov 8, 2019

Traveler: Albert B. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Megan was able to provide a nice 2-day trip on very short notice. I went to Meknes, which is much less known and at this time, was not full of tourists. My driver got me to my guide, Rachid, and we went to walk around the medina and markets. He was very knowledgeable and helped me to purchase some spices. Then I was taken to a family just outside of the city. They were lovely and took me to the local market with them to buy ingredients for lunch. We even had to go around the flock... read more

Megan was able to provide a nice 2-day trip on very short notice. I went to Meknes, which is much less known and at this time, was not full of tourists. My driver got me to my guide, Rachid, and we went to walk around the medina and markets. He was very knowledgeable and helped me to purchase some spices. Then I was taken to a family just outside of the city. They were lovely and took me to the local market with them to buy ingredients for lunch. We even had to go around the flock of sheep that just ran into the square.
They showed me how to make the traditional foods such as mint tea, Moroccan salads and of course, tagine. Then we ate. A very welcoming and enjoyable experience.

I stayed overnight in the old city at a place called Riad D'Or. Inside the maze of the town but not too far to get lost. The riad itself was 3 homes combined and was itself a maze to get around. Charming and very authentic.

Lastly was a trip on the return to Volubilis, the ruins of an ancient Roman city. Very interesting and some beautiful mosaics still remain.

All in all a really nice side trip.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Albert!
So glad to hear you had a great time in Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words! It was our pleasure to help you create a memorable trip!

Driving tour around Morocco · Morocco - Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2019

Traveler: Joanne B. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We truly loved our driving tour around Morocco with our ever helpful and friendly driver and guide, Karim. Everything was organised seamlessly by Abdellah, staying in lovely riads, a posh cave room and an even posher desert tent. It was fascinating to visit diverse and vibrant cities such as Marrakesh, Fes, Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat where we felt very welcomed. The landscape of Morocco was endlessly engaging: high mountain peaks, rolling slopes of olive groves, oak and cedar forests,... read more

We truly loved our driving tour around Morocco with our ever helpful and friendly driver and guide, Karim. Everything was organised seamlessly by Abdellah, staying in lovely riads, a posh cave room and an even posher desert tent. It was fascinating to visit diverse and vibrant cities such as Marrakesh, Fes, Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat where we felt very welcomed. The landscape of Morocco was endlessly engaging: high mountain peaks, rolling slopes of olive groves, oak and cedar forests, desert and plains, and a beautiful coastline. Activities never before carried out included traditional drumming sessions ( addictive), and evening and early morning camel treks (happily with a night for the legs to recover in between). We are already planning to return and explore further and would not hesitate to use Kim Kim and their specialist Abdellah, who organised such a brilliant trip and was always contactable and responsive.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joanne,

Thank You for leaving us this fantastic review. Hearing that you had a great experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing kimkim and Original Travels and we look forward to welcoming you again into our beautiful country :)!

All the best,
Abdellah.
Original Travels

Andrew

Excellent Moroccan guide. · Morocco - Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2019

Traveler: Andrew H. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We arrived in Casablanca for a 7 day Moroccan land excursion in and around northern morocco touching base and driving around in multiple locations. our driver was specifically picked for us from the tour company organizer per our requirements. The choice of our tour guide was in fact perfect, Ismail was his name. He was young, experienced, knowledgeable, fun and professional. We felt very comfortable with him and appreciated his clever sense of humor, it added to the experience of Moroccan... read more

We arrived in Casablanca for a 7 day Moroccan land excursion in and around northern morocco touching base and driving around in multiple locations. our driver was specifically picked for us from the tour company organizer per our requirements. The choice of our tour guide was in fact perfect, Ismail was his name. He was young, experienced, knowledgeable, fun and professional. We felt very comfortable with him and appreciated his clever sense of humor, it added to the experience of Moroccan journeys. It appeared that the entire country knew him, he was quite popular and well-known to his benefit. I highly recommend Ismail to any single traveler our multiple person groups who want to see any or all parts of Morocco especially those who want knowledgeable information as they are safely driven by Ismail. When we go to Morocco again we will definitely have Imail as our guide again, we have a friend for life.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrew!
So glad to hear you guys had a great trip to Morocco, and especially enjoyed Ismail as your guide! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words! It's our pleasure to help you create a memorable trip!

Totally satisfied · Morocco - Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2019

Traveler: Bob S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Our driver, Hassan, was excellent. He was a great driver, knowledgeable and an amiable companion for us. All of the hotels and riads were good. The overall organization plan was well conceived and we enjoyed the activities experienced. We especially enjoyed our camel ride and evening in the desert tent camp.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the review, Bob! It has been a pleasure working with you and our team in the country truly enjoyed having you and your friends! Glad to hear that you enjoyed having Hassan driving you and that you were satisfied with the planning of your trip. The camel ride is indeed a unique experience that I typically recommend to travelers visiting Morocco for the first time. Thank you again for everything and I hope that you will be able to make it again and visit us in Morocco! Yassine

Johanna

We had a fantastic trip with Yassine's help. ... · Morocco - Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2019

Traveler: Johanna I. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

We had a fantastic trip with Yassine's help. Hassan was an incredible driver and became a close friend. He is funny, smart, honest and has the biggest heart.

Our accommodations were spectacular and activities well planned.

If you want to see real Morocco with amazing people reach out to Yassine!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Johanna for your kind review! I'm glad to hear that you bonded with Hassan and that you enjoyed traveling with him in the country. It's good to know that your planned activities went off without a hitch. We truly enjoyed working with you and having you travel with us, hopefully, we will see you again and get to take you to some of the more off the beaten track places!

Amazing Morocco Experience · Morocco - Oct 18 - Oct 29, 2019

Traveler: Emily J. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We are two 27 year old girls who traveled to Morocco in October 2018 and used KimKim at the recommendation of friends. We are so glad we did! We worked with Abdellah who was amazing in planning before the trip, and responsive throughout the trip when questions or small concerns arose. We wanted an adventurous cultural immersion trip and he provided just that. We did multiple private tours throughout the whole country...which we never would have been able to plan / organize on our own, and... read more

We are two 27 year old girls who traveled to Morocco in October 2018 and used KimKim at the recommendation of friends. We are so glad we did! We worked with Abdellah who was amazing in planning before the trip, and responsive throughout the trip when questions or small concerns arose. We wanted an adventurous cultural immersion trip and he provided just that. We did multiple private tours throughout the whole country...which we never would have been able to plan / organize on our own, and were able to get a true feel and understanding of the country. Our driver Karim was excellent, safe and knowledgable and everyone with interacted with throughout the trip made it spectacular. We especially loved our day tour in Fes, our time in Tangier and our time in the Sahara at Merzouga (luxury camping under the desert stars was an experience we will never forget and recommend to everyone!).

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Emily,

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and Caroline loved our services, Karim and our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

All the best,
Abdellah.

This was a well planned memorable trip. There... · Morocco - Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2019

Traveler: Helen D. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was a well planned memorable trip. There were many highlights. Some of them were the trip to the desert , Fez and Marrakesh. If I had to pick the most remarkable part It would be the desert. Beautiful site, fun riding camels and such wonderful hosts. We were very lucky to have Hassan as our driver. The trip would not have been the same without him.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was such a joy to have you and your friends travel with us to Morocco! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed having Hassan driving and show you around. He indeed a great guy and we are fortunate to have him. Hassan told me that you had so much fun in the desert and it makes me happy to hear that it was one of your remarkable times in the country. Please feel free to reach out to us if you ever decide to come back, we will show you other places that you didn't get the chance to see this time. All the best!!

Circumnavigating Morocco for two weeks in October · Morocco - Oct 3 - Oct 17, 2019

Traveler: Diane Z. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We discovered Kimkim while looking for a driver for a 2 week trip to Morocco in October of 2019. I completed the form asking what our interests were, and happily heard from Abdellah, who suggested hotels and an itinerary before we even made a commitment to using the service. Until that point, we had been trying to coordinate all the details on our own (just google riads in Marrakech and you will rapidly see the thousands of choices.) It was so much easier to be guided by an expert in Morocco... read more

We discovered Kimkim while looking for a driver for a 2 week trip to Morocco in October of 2019. I completed the form asking what our interests were, and happily heard from Abdellah, who suggested hotels and an itinerary before we even made a commitment to using the service. Until that point, we had been trying to coordinate all the details on our own (just google riads in Marrakech and you will rapidly see the thousands of choices.) It was so much easier to be guided by an expert in Morocco who really listened to our concerns and helped shape the trip. Abdellah connected us with our driver, Karim, who made even the longest days of travel smooth and comfortable.

We started in Rabat, then went to the blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains, then to Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, through the High Atlas to Marrakech and finally, Essaouira.

We may have tried to squeeze in too much for the length of our trip, not quite understanding that 2 nights in any one location really meant less time there due to travel times, but nonetheless, it was great to cover so much ground and see the mountains, the cities, and most of all the desert.

Abdellah arranged 2 half day tours in Fes and Marrakech, which helped us understand the history of those places. Be forewarned that all stops may involve an opportunity for shopping, so be clear if that is not your interest. The natural beauty of the desert, the mountains, the oases was the highlight of our trip, and I wish we had planned more time for hiking. As it happened, the weather in a Morocco was much hotter than expected, reaching 100 degrees in Marrakech, thanks a lot, climate change.

The Kimkim platform made it easy to communicate at all stages of trip planning, including while on the road. We also used WhatsApp smoothly throughout the trip. Overall, I can highly recommend working with Abdellah and a Kimkim again.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Diane,

Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion on our service with other Kimkim travellers. We take pride in giving outstanding service every customers and we're overjoyed to recieve your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.

Chokran and best wishes!
Abdellah.

a beautiful, fun and memorable cultural experience · Morocco - Jul 4 - Jul 11, 2019

Traveler: Kimberly C. - Local specialist: Evan Pugh

My friend and I do not normally take planned tours when we travel, but we were thrilled with this experience in Morocco with kimkim and Morocco Off the Beaten Path. First of all, Evan made our planning easy; neither of us had time to really plan this trip and Evan was very accessible and made the planning process stress free. He answered our questions and met up with our interests and budget.
From the beginning of our time in Morrocco to the time we returned to the Casablanca airport, our... read more

My friend and I do not normally take planned tours when we travel, but we were thrilled with this experience in Morocco with kimkim and Morocco Off the Beaten Path. First of all, Evan made our planning easy; neither of us had time to really plan this trip and Evan was very accessible and made the planning process stress free. He answered our questions and met up with our interests and budget.
From the beginning of our time in Morrocco to the time we returned to the Casablanca airport, our Tour Guide Issmail was welcoming, friendly and responsive. He gave us context to what we saw and experienced, made sure we were at ease and safe and was always responsive to what we asked for (i.e. stops, information).
All of our riads (hotels) were beautifully decorated and interesting. Our favorite was the palatial riad at Fez and the rustic one in the Atlas Mountains.
We enjoyed our tours around Fez and Marrakech. Yassine of Morroco Off the Beaten Track joined us in Fez and he added to our experience. In Marrakech, we learned a lot from our tour guide.
Overall, our trip was a beautiful, fun and memorable cultural experience - just what we were hoping for. And, we hope to return with a bit more time to spend at the seaside and in the Sahara.

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Evan Pugh, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the wonderful response, Kimberly!

I am glad that I could help plan your trip, and help you get up into the to visit the Ouzoud Falls! You were wonderful clients to work with, and we hope to work with you again in the future. There is always more of Morocco to explore.

Evan Pugh

We had a fantastic experience and would highl... · Morocco - Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2019

Traveler: Aaron J. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Morocco Immersion! Sharon was great and super responsive in planning the trip, and our guide on-the-ground Amnay was fantastic.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Aaron,

So glad to hear that you and Jane had a fantastic experience and thanks for the great review.

And thanks once again on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team for letting us be a part of your Moroccan adventure!

Best regards,
Sharon

Had an amazing trip to Morocco!! · Morocco - Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2019

Traveler: Varsha R. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We planned a trip for 4 days to Morocco and visited Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat. Megan was very helpful is planning our trip just the way we wanted it. She was very available during the planning process and during the trip as well and answered all our questions. When we first arrived to Casablanca, we had an issue with our driver but after communicating this to Megan and Brahim , this was promptly changed the next day and our new driver Ismail was amazing! He made us feel comfortable... read more

We planned a trip for 4 days to Morocco and visited Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat. Megan was very helpful is planning our trip just the way we wanted it. She was very available during the planning process and during the trip as well and answered all our questions. When we first arrived to Casablanca, we had an issue with our driver but after communicating this to Megan and Brahim , this was promptly changed the next day and our new driver Ismail was amazing! He made us feel comfortable and became a good friend by the end of the trip. Throughout the trip, Megan was checking in on us making sure things were smooth. We had a great experience thereafter in Morocco! We loved our tour guide Mohammed who took us around Marrakesh and then our tour guide in Imlil where we did a hike to Ourika waterfalls and then had lunch with a local Berber family. These were great memories! For such a short time on Morocco, we were able to see everything we wanted. Thank you so much Megan for making our personalized trip a memorable one!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Varsha!

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are always happy to hear people enjoyed their time. I’m also glad we were able to solve the driver issue- thank you so much for letting us know promptly when there was time to fix it!

I’m glad you were able to enjoy so much in such a short time! Thank you again for your kind review!

Susan

An excellent faultless 15 day tour of Morocco · Morocco - Oct 9 - Oct 23, 2019

Traveler: Susan B. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

The trip went extremely well with no problems at all, just as planned. Thanks Hakim. A job well done.
My favourite places were Essaouira for its relaxed and groovy lifestyle, out there on the Atlantic coast. There was none of the harrassing of tourists by vendors that has become so intrusive in Marrakesh. Its a very walkable compact medina and I dint get lost. Greta map provided by the hotel. And my other favourite was Chefchouen. Every where you looked was fascinating, like Venice. Every... read more

The trip went extremely well with no problems at all, just as planned. Thanks Hakim. A job well done.
My favourite places were Essaouira for its relaxed and groovy lifestyle, out there on the Atlantic coast. There was none of the harrassing of tourists by vendors that has become so intrusive in Marrakesh. Its a very walkable compact medina and I dint get lost. Greta map provided by the hotel. And my other favourite was Chefchouen. Every where you looked was fascinating, like Venice. Every turn was another photo opportunity. So pretty with the blue walls and the handcrafts displayed against them and no harrassment by vendors. Just delightful.
I especially appreciated the female tour guides as there is a conspicuous lack of presence of women in Morocco so these younger , highly educated women were such a delight to meet. Fatima in Fes and Bushra in Meknes. They were professional, kind and so interesting. They are the ambassadors for women in Morocco.
Thank you again, Sue and Ari.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sue and Ari,
Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to write such precious and valuable feedback! It has been a great pleasure for me planning this amazing trip for you and having you in my beautiful country. I will make sure to share your priceless words with my providers, this will encourage them all to keep their excellent service with my future trusted travelers!
Again, thank you very much and I hope to see you again in the future with a new experience!
Best,
Hakim

8 Day Desert Exploration · Morocco - Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2019

Traveler: Deb Y. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Hamid, our driver, was absolutely the best! He drove us for eight days and throughout that time made certain we had fun! Hamid also arranged for us to meet local guides and local people. His driving was excellent! Megan arranged our overnights and generally speaking each was attractive, provided excellent service and were ready to greet us when we arrived. We stayed in established roads from Fes to Merzouga to Beni Mellal. Megan also arranged for our full day tour of Fes where Khafla... read more

Hamid, our driver, was absolutely the best! He drove us for eight days and throughout that time made certain we had fun! Hamid also arranged for us to meet local guides and local people. His driving was excellent! Megan arranged our overnights and generally speaking each was attractive, provided excellent service and were ready to greet us when we arrived. We stayed in established roads from Fes to Merzouga to Beni Mellal. Megan also arranged for our full day tour of Fes where Khafla designed a perfect day for us. When the inevitable glitch happened, the Kimkim team were available, attentive and responsive. Our visit to the desert, our overnight stay, our visit with the nomads and our excellent guide Mohammed fully met our expectations.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Deb!

I’m so glad you enjoyed your time! We always love hearing wonderful things about our drivers and guides! We also appreciate you letting us know about hiccups right away so we can address them immediately - we never want to hear about issues for the first time at the end!

Thank you again for letting me arrange this for you and for your kind reviews!

Fun travel experience in Morocco · Morocco - Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2019

Traveler: Alexandra C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Our trip to Morocco was amazing. I really enjoyed staying in Fez , Marrakech and the Agafay Desert, as well as visiting Casablanca and Rabat. We could not have asked for a better local specialist! Omir was so welcoming since we arrived. He was constantly making sure we were happy and having fun. He really knew his way around all of Morocco, which made us feel more comfortable during our trip. I would recommend him for any trip in Morocco.

While my overall experience was great, I had one... read more

Our trip to Morocco was amazing. I really enjoyed staying in Fez , Marrakech and the Agafay Desert, as well as visiting Casablanca and Rabat. We could not have asked for a better local specialist! Omir was so welcoming since we arrived. He was constantly making sure we were happy and having fun. He really knew his way around all of Morocco, which made us feel more comfortable during our trip. I would recommend him for any trip in Morocco.

While my overall experience was great, I had one negative incident with my purse (and phone) being taken from me on Wednesday as we walked to a nearby restaurant in Marrakech. It was very upsetting, scary and I felt shaken for the next day... I would recommend telling future travelers to not walk anywhere at night.

Other than that, our trip was great. I loved riding camels and ATVs in the desert! These activities should definitely be included for anyone visiting Morocco.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alexandra!

I’m so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with Omar! We are always happy to hear when our drivers and guides are doing well!

I’m so sorry that you had your purse stolen. I really never would have expected it in the area we heard that it happened, but unfortunately, there are always exceptions. I’m so glad that you were able to have a wonderful trip aside from that!

Thank you Megan and Brahim! · Morocco - Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2019

Traveler: Laura M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Thank you to Megan and Brahim for an amazing Moroccan trip around the north of the country. Every aspect worked seamlessly, from the arrangements over the internet which Megan responded to quickly, and our guide’s promptness and professionalism.

Brahim our guide, worked tirelessly and adapted the trip to any of our requests. He engaged well with us making the trip fun along some of the long car journeys.

Definitely will use this company again.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Laura!

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Morocco, and we always love hearing wonderful things about our drivers! Thank you again!

Amber

Will never travel without KimKim again. 💯 · Morocco - Oct 11 - Oct 17, 2019

Traveler: Amber S. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

We could not be more pleased with our trip to Morocco. Honestly it would not have been the same without Kimkim organizing, planning, and hooking us up with Amine as our tour manager with Experience Morocco. Every detail was perfect and stress free. Morocco has more surprises than we could ever have imagined and never would have experienced if it was not for you all. And we can’t wait to go back.

From the places we stayed, the food, the markets, every experience... none of it would have... read more

We could not be more pleased with our trip to Morocco. Honestly it would not have been the same without Kimkim organizing, planning, and hooking us up with Amine as our tour manager with Experience Morocco. Every detail was perfect and stress free. Morocco has more surprises than we could ever have imagined and never would have experienced if it was not for you all. And we can’t wait to go back.

From the places we stayed, the food, the markets, every experience... none of it would have been experienced without your guidance.

It was so easy... review the proposal you made, approve it, and go enjoy. Zero stress. Zero time lost planning, zero getting lost, zero bad experiences, zero danger.

Amine was incredible and while
initially hesitant to have someone with us for the week that we did not know, we became fast friends and hope we will continue to be in the future. He was professional, but fun. An awesome driver on tricky routes, honest, a wealth of knowledge and went above and beyond to make sure we had a world class experience. He loves his job and it shows. A million thanks to him!!!

Our guide in Fès, Chakib, while we were only with him a day, was also out of this world fun and knowledgeable. Again taking us places and introducing us to food and markets we never would have found without him. He even helped us negotiate better on some rugs!! Without him we would not have fallen in love with the culture and people in Fès.

I have already recommended your services to everyone that asks and we personally will never travel abroad again without your services. It was so worth the fee and made it so we could truly enjoy our time.

I could go on and on about our trip. There is just too much to list... not a single thing to complain about except for maybe would have liked to have spent 1 more day in Marrakech, but that’s our fault, not yours.

Thanks times a million. You will hear from us again.

Our driver Salim was a friendly, · Morocco - Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: Christine M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our driver Salim was a friendly, capable and patient man who took care of our needs and always had a smile.

We enjoyed staying in the variety of accommodations like the tent in the dessert, the rooms built into the rock at Todra Gorge and the lovely Riads.

We also enjoyed the great variety of activities and things to see such as beautiful buildings, amazing scenery, ancient Roman ruins and bustling Medinas and souks. The cooking day was fun.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Christine,

I hope you are doing very well.

Please allow me to thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your valuable feedback with me, and I am very happy to read that you have enjoyed your trip and loved your stay throughout the country. Personally I was surprised by receiving 3.5 stars out of 5 only because I could not read anything negative in your feedback which makes me wonder what went wrong on the trip, especially that Mr. Graham Rock, who was traveling with... read more

Salam Christine,

I hope you are doing very well.

Please allow me to thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your valuable feedback with me, and I am very happy to read that you have enjoyed your trip and loved your stay throughout the country. Personally I was surprised by receiving 3.5 stars out of 5 only because I could not read anything negative in your feedback which makes me wonder what went wrong on the trip, especially that Mr. Graham Rock, who was traveling with you in the same group, noted the trip with 5 stars.

Last but not least, I know that personal feelings may differ, but, I wished I could have had the chance to know what you did not like so I can make sure I fixed it for you right away because your satisfaction is very important the same as all the group.

Wishing you all the best & I hope to have the chance to book your next trip to Morocco,

All the best,
Brahim

Our recent trip to Morocco was amazing! · Morocco - Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2019

Traveler: Jennifer K. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Our recent trip to Morocco was amazing! From the very first steps in planning, Meghan from Wanderlust was extremely helpful and quick to respond to my many inquiries. She put together a trip that checked every box we requested. And we had local support from Belghit as soon as we landed in Casablanca.
The vast knowledge and good humour of our driver, Brahim made the trip even more enjoyable. It’s impossible to really understand a new culture in 11 days but spending so much time with Brahim,... read more

Our recent trip to Morocco was amazing! From the very first steps in planning, Meghan from Wanderlust was extremely helpful and quick to respond to my many inquiries. She put together a trip that checked every box we requested. And we had local support from Belghit as soon as we landed in Casablanca.
The vast knowledge and good humour of our driver, Brahim made the trip even more enjoyable. It’s impossible to really understand a new culture in 11 days but spending so much time with Brahim, left us much better informed about the history and culture of Morocco than any guidebook could. He was certainly not just a “driver”, but a well informed, personable ambassador for the country. He so kindly put up with all my questions! There just aren’t enough positive adjectives I can use to describe him.
Kamal, our guide in Fes was outstanding! I have never learned so much in one day as I did when we were with him. He wasn’t just imparting facts; everything had a story, a philosophy. He was brilliant and because of him, I will be doing my own reading.
Every place we stayed was absolutely lovely, staff were wonderful and helpful.
Our highlights were Chefchaouen, Fes, Volubilis, the Atlas Mountains and of course, the desert. If time had permitted, I would have stayed one more night in the Merzouga area. Next time!
My thanks to all who made this trip so memorable!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for the lovely review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Morocco, and even more glad to hear such wonderful things about your driver and guides. We like to think we have the best around, so it’s always nice to hear when our travelers agree with us. Thank you again for allowing us to plan your trip for you!

North morocco best · Morocco - Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2019

Traveler: Maleeha I. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our 10-day trip to Morocco was amazing! My husband and I went to Spain for a week afterwards, but throughout we still could not get over how amazing our trip to Morocco with kimkim was! From start to finish, all the people we encountered in this process were very helpful, kind and informative! We love learning about the cultures we encounter while traveling and all our local guides (Hasan in Fes, Amin in Marrakesh), and especially our amazing driver, Mohamed, really helped us feel immersed in... read more

Our 10-day trip to Morocco was amazing! My husband and I went to Spain for a week afterwards, but throughout we still could not get over how amazing our trip to Morocco with kimkim was! From start to finish, all the people we encountered in this process were very helpful, kind and informative! We love learning about the cultures we encounter while traveling and all our local guides (Hasan in Fes, Amin in Marrakesh), and especially our amazing driver, Mohamed, really helped us feel immersed in the beauty and history of Morocco. Talking with Mohamed on the long drives on some days was a great way to pass time, while learning about life in Morocco and even making a new friend! Mohamed was really kind in looking out for my husband and I, explaining things we need to know to be safe and comfortable on our trip. We formed a special connection and appreciation for the country, and hope to one day be able to return.

We loved being able to customize our trip. We absolutely LOVED the night in the Sahara in Merzouga, and actually wish we'd spent 2 nights there. It was absolutely magical! We originally planned to skip that, but Brahim really talked it up, and we're glad we listened. The "glamping" tent there was so comfortable! The only issue (ever slight) we encountered was that we'd asked to skip Valubilis, but it somehow ended up on our itinerary, and so we went and did not care for it too much (as we'd expected), but we could have looked at our itinerary more carefully and have changed that ahead of time. Thank you kimkim--Mohamed and Brahim--for setting up such an unforgettable adventure for us!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Maleeha,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stay in my country and your travel experience with us, so, thank you very much for your feedback. It's priceless to have the chance to read your story and my providers will also be super happy to receive this feedback (Your driver, the Riads, the guides...etc) which encourage them all to keep their excellent service the same as it helps me and my future travelers too to learn more and design new beautiful trips.

Till next time, I am wishing you all the best,
Brahim

Casablanca-Fez-Chefchouen-Casablanca · Morocco - Oct 11 - Oct 13, 2019

Traveler: Nadiah A. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Kim Kim was an excellent platform to help plan my trip. Megan was great! She fit the itinerary according to my needs, was responsive throughout and answered questions I posed honestly and advised ways I could maximise my time in Morocco.

Their on the ground partner - Wanderlust Voyages was brilliant! From our driver Youssef - who was professional, helpful and informative , to all the accommodation given in the places we stayed. They were comfortable, clean with friendly and helpful staff. I... read more

Kim Kim was an excellent platform to help plan my trip. Megan was great! She fit the itinerary according to my needs, was responsive throughout and answered questions I posed honestly and advised ways I could maximise my time in Morocco.

Their on the ground partner - Wanderlust Voyages was brilliant! From our driver Youssef - who was professional, helpful and informative , to all the accommodation given in the places we stayed. They were comfortable, clean with friendly and helpful staff. I traveled with my 60+ aunt who sometimes would have limited mobility and everyone was just truly accommodating to her needs and wants.

A big shoutout to our guide in Fes as well, Moustafa. He was helpful, highly informative and made our time in Fes truly enjoyable.

One thing though, except for Fes, lunch and dinner was not provided. Our driver though recommended places and for some it may be a bit on the pricey side. But for us the food was good, clean and comfortable so we did not have any complains. All in all it was a great experience and I can’t recommend them more!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! We especially love hearing that our guides and drivers are doing well. Thank you for letting us plan this for you!

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2019

Traveler: Leah H. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We spent 13 days in the beautiful country of Morocco in October, 2019. Booking our trip through Abdellah at KimKim was effortless and he communicated with us regularly. When troubles occurred (cancelled flights, reroutes, dissatisfaction with two of the lodging locations) they were handled quickly and efficiently.
Make sure to look at the booked Riads online before you go and if they do not meet your standards, change them in advance, though they will change them for you.
Our driver, Jalil,... read more

We spent 13 days in the beautiful country of Morocco in October, 2019. Booking our trip through Abdellah at KimKim was effortless and he communicated with us regularly. When troubles occurred (cancelled flights, reroutes, dissatisfaction with two of the lodging locations) they were handled quickly and efficiently.
Make sure to look at the booked Riads online before you go and if they do not meet your standards, change them in advance, though they will change them for you.
Our driver, Jalil, made our trip for us. He was courteous, warm, friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met no matter the time of day or night. It was akin to being on a road trip with a longtime friend.
If you do book a trip, make sure to stay in the Tziri Camp two nights. Try the sand boarding, rent a dune buggy and visit the local towns. Also add an extra night in Chefchouen so that you have time to hike the waterfall. We didn’t have time to do that.
I also highly recommend the Riad Dar Yema in Marrakech. Don’t miss their Hammam and massage!
When you tire of Tagines, go to Mamma Mia in Marrakech! Delicious.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Leah,

Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review!! i was really glad to help you planning your tour, and I am thrilled you had a wonderful time in our beautiful country!

I wish you all the best!
Abdellah.

Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Fes, Rabat & Marrakech - 5 Days · Morocco - Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2019

Traveler: March J. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

First, Yassine, It is a marvel to us how responsive, helpful and really personally concerned you seemed to be for the complete success of our trip. We are hard pressed to think of any better experience we’ve ever had with any service provider in travel. We are deeply grateful for your help kindness and friendship

Our guides were really superb, and an absolutely essential key to what was for us one of the trips of a lifetime.

Yousef really did make Marrakech accessible, immediate and... read more

First, Yassine, It is a marvel to us how responsive, helpful and really personally concerned you seemed to be for the complete success of our trip. We are hard pressed to think of any better experience we’ve ever had with any service provider in travel. We are deeply grateful for your help kindness and friendship

Our guides were really superb, and an absolutely essential key to what was for us one of the trips of a lifetime.

Yousef really did make Marrakech accessible, immediate and “real” for us. His knowledge is vast, and he shared a great deal. His handling of our food tour made for one of the most memorable nights of the trip. He is skillful and friendly, (if sometimes a bit distracted or preoccupied).

Then Adile in Fes was truly a highlight of our entire trip. He is a quiet but profound master of information, history, context and at the same time an immediate and intimate part of the neighborhoods he showed to us. Thoughtful, deeply connected and funny. And he shared that intimacy with us with extreme and subtle generosity. We respect him very much.

The accommodations you found were absolutely first rate and the people around them extremely professional and helpful. Our drivers were friendly interesting and engaging.

It was an especially nice touch to have Yassine’s brother Hassan meet us in Fes with a welcome gift and careful advice about how to manage our extraordinary visit there.

If we have one piece of constructive feedback, it would be that you might have the guides spend a little time really trying to discern whether we want to be exposed to various merchant demonstrations. We understand that this is something probably most of your customers do want – and that it is probably also an important part of the economic viability of the business. However there were a couple of occasions on which we were presented with lengthy demonstrations in merchants that we had said we simply weren’t interested in only to sense that our decision not to make a purchase was significantly frustrating or disappointing to the merchant – and the guide. We understand that this is probably a difficult balancing act, and that your customers will sometimes surprise themselves by actually being interested in and making a purchase at one place or another. (As we did in buying a modest fountain in Fes). I think the key is to ensure that at the end of the transaction – whether the sale is made or not, we as the customers do not feel that we may have disappointed our guide or the merchants and perhaps changed the mood of the tour for a bit.

All in all, we could not be more happy with or grateful for your services. And we have already made what we believe will be a successful referral to you directly as soo all in all, we could not be more happy with our grateful for your services. And we have already made what we believe will be a successful referral to you directly Yassine.

Thank you again.
PS, would it be of any help to you to post the positive parts above to TripAdvisor?

Best Mark & Sheila Kenney

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mark and Sheila,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of your trip. It’s reviews like these that really help us grow and help others considering traveling to Morocco understand what their experience would be like. It makes me so happy that your experience with my team and I was so positive and that the memories of your trip will be something to cherish for the rest of your life.

As far as your guides, I will share your praise and constructive feedback with... read more

Hello Mark and Sheila,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of your trip. It’s reviews like these that really help us grow and help others considering traveling to Morocco understand what their experience would be like. It makes me so happy that your experience with my team and I was so positive and that the memories of your trip will be something to cherish for the rest of your life.

As far as your guides, I will share your praise and constructive feedback with them. It is always our intent to have a pressure-free experience for our travelers and we will make sure that there are no unintended expectations from our guides.

Thank you again for your comments, and for thinking so highly of us to share your feedback on other sites. I do hope that you can travel to Morocco again in the future, and I look forward to working with you then! Take care.

Warm regards,
Yassine

Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days · Morocco - Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: Graham R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Great experience throughout. Our driver very courteous and he drove safely.
Only comment was the bus had no air conditioning in the front which meant front windows were open much of the time and this reduced the efficiency of the air conditioning in the back.
I would be happy to recommend Kim Kim to any other potential travellers.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Graham,

Thank you very much for your feedback.

It's great to have the chance to read everything and my providers will also be super happy to know about it (Your driver, the Riads, the guides...etc) which encourage them all to keep their excellent service.

I am wishing you all the best,
Brahim

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: Abigail C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We had an amazing trip, thanks largely to Moroccan Immersion Tours and Adventures and to the help of Sharon (who helped us plan our 6 day itinerary) and to Abdou, who was our gracious, informed, and unfailingly cheerful guide. We contacted KimKim only about 4 weeks before our trip and were quickly connected with Moroccan Immersion/Sharon. Sharon was extremely helpful -- and patient! -- in recommending options for our 6 day trip, jumping on the phone with me at least a few times for me to... read more

We had an amazing trip, thanks largely to Moroccan Immersion Tours and Adventures and to the help of Sharon (who helped us plan our 6 day itinerary) and to Abdou, who was our gracious, informed, and unfailingly cheerful guide. We contacted KimKim only about 4 weeks before our trip and were quickly connected with Moroccan Immersion/Sharon. Sharon was extremely helpful -- and patient! -- in recommending options for our 6 day trip, jumping on the phone with me at least a few times for me to ask (many) questions, and to flexing on timing/price when we needed to reduce our total costs. The tour itself was wonderful -- a mix of 'typical' experiences (e.g., walks around the souks in Marrakech) coupled with unique and differentiated experiences that Moroccan Immersion helped arrange (e.g., a visit to a women's rug making cooperative followed by lunch with the 3 rug weavers; spending a night in a luxury desert camp coupled with a pre-dawn hike up the mountain to see the sunrise). Abdou was a real pleasure to have as a guide -- his love for and knowledge of his country and his heritage is impressive, and really came across in the tour. Abdou also did a great job of connecting us to local guides (e.g., in Marrakech, in Taroudant), who were equally knowledgeable and friendly. In all, I would highly, highly recommend Moroccan Immersion if you are interested in planning a trip to this remarkable country.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Abby!

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing adventure and we look forward to you returning to Morocco so that we can show you more of the country!

Thanks again,
Sharon

Hannah

Marrakech, Essaouira & the Grand Tour of the Sahara Region · Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2019

Traveler: Hannah F. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Mr. Said was a highlight of the trip, he was approachable, kind, and helpful.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Hannah,

Thank you very much for your feedback! It has been a pleasure for me to arrange such a beautiful trip for you. Said will be very happy with your feedback which I'll make sure to share with him.

I hope to welcome you again in the future with a new trip to discover the other side of my beautiful country which is the north of Morocco!

Best,
Hakim

Torben

A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 7 Days · Morocco - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: Torben C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Well, what a trip !!!! We got picked up in Casablanca by our wonderful driver, Muhammed Ismail. He was a very cautious but good driver and we felt in safe hands with him at the wheel. The tour vehicle was excellent with plenty of room for both us and the bags and nice AC. I booked the first night myself for the Casablanca night ( "Suite Hotel Casa Diamond") and I will recommend that you use that hotel in your itineraries since it was an outstanding hotel with beautiful rooms and the best... read more

Well, what a trip !!!! We got picked up in Casablanca by our wonderful driver, Muhammed Ismail. He was a very cautious but good driver and we felt in safe hands with him at the wheel. The tour vehicle was excellent with plenty of room for both us and the bags and nice AC. I booked the first night myself for the Casablanca night ( "Suite Hotel Casa Diamond") and I will recommend that you use that hotel in your itineraries since it was an outstanding hotel with beautiful rooms and the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen. All of that for a very fair price. The mosque in Casablanca was breathtaking but did not otherwise care much at all for the city itself but you have to see the mosque.
Rabat was a nice stop and the Riad in Fez ( Riad Sara) was wonderful even though I just now realized we were supposed to stay at Dar Victoria ?????
The local tour guide in Fez, Kamal, was plain out outstanding. Fabulous Tour guide. The drive from Fez to the desert was VERY long but the camel ride at the sunset and Camp Madu made up for it. Incredible experience!!Another awesome experience was to include the 2 hour Quad ride in the dunes the next day!!! SOOO much fun!!!
The ride to Boumaine Dades was semi long but not too bad. The Ksar Sultan Dades had the smallest rooms and was the only place where the food was just, ok. The other hotels/riads/camp was always either outstanding or very good. Ksar Sultan Dades is the only place I would not go back to.
Going to Marrakech was also a long but beautiful drive and we really liked Palais Sabban and its location.
The hammas/massage was over the top awesome. Megan picked a wonderful hammas/spa!!
Bottom line is that we absolutely loved Morocco, the wonderful people and the food. Megan did an outstanding job in fine tuning my "raw" itinerary when we initially started the idea about the round tour of Morocco. Everything was working and on time. Not once was there any problems with pickup, payments of lunch, the driving, hotels etc. Very impressive.
The only thing that I would add, is that LOTS of the places in Morocco had no alcohol at all. We like a cocktail, beer and maybe a bottle of wine with dinner and I would suggest that the clients should be informed and buy alcohol BEFORE starting the trip.
All in all, an amazing trip and my compliments to KimKim and in particular to Megan for a very smooth running vacation.
I will write a similar review on Tripadvisor for you as well.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Torben,

Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip! And we really appreciate the feedback about the hotel in Casablanca, we will certainly look into it! I'm also very glad you enjoyed the hammam! Thank you for letting us plan your trip!

Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days · Morocco - Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: George N. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

The guides we're mostly fine and the Raids were very good except getting to them was a challenge and they all had a poor bathroom plumbing finishes.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam George,

I hope you are doing great.
I am very happy to receive your precious feedback. Riads indeed need some efforts to reach them because they are in the old Medina which makes them very special to stay at. You can't find them everywhere in Morocco :)

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 21 - Sep 28, 2019

Traveler: Steve W. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Stumbled upon Kimkim by chance when trying to search for a quick way to plan our Morocco trip amidst our busy schedules. Brahim was assigned to us very quickly and he was extremely responsive. After a quick chat over the phone, our customised itinerary was available the next day. Brahim answered our questions with great haste, demonstrating a wealth of local knowledge on weather, culture, apparel sensitivities of the different regions etc. The booking process was also swift and easy to use.... read more

Stumbled upon Kimkim by chance when trying to search for a quick way to plan our Morocco trip amidst our busy schedules. Brahim was assigned to us very quickly and he was extremely responsive. After a quick chat over the phone, our customised itinerary was available the next day. Brahim answered our questions with great haste, demonstrating a wealth of local knowledge on weather, culture, apparel sensitivities of the different regions etc. The booking process was also swift and easy to use.

Our trip was made better with our guide and personal driver Rachid. He is professional, guided us on several destinations. He is also a superb photographer and we shared tips on how to take some good shots. It was great having an experienced guide like Rachid.

Overall the Kimkim experience was good. Will certainly engage the platform again for future trips, especially when one is time stricken!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Steve,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with me and with my future travelers. Every provider of mine is going to be very happy because we all work as a team to offer my travelers superb experiences accompanied by one of my local English speaking drivers or better say, my local brothers because they really do take care of every traveler of mine as a member of our family :)

I'll always be here for you and a lot more is waiting for you to enjoy my beautiful country.

All the best,
Brahim

Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days · Morocco - Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2019

Traveler: Susan L. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim was splendid in helping us organize our trip. Particularly helpful was the tipping guide, that served as our bible throughout the trip. I am glad that he strongly recommended the camel ride in the desert. May I say that we were happy to have missed the sunset ride. Rising at 5 am and seeing the amazing starts, and enjoying the peace and quiet of early morning; plus, having a private ride of just we two with Mustafa our camel driver was amazing, and by far my favorite moment in the... read more

Brahim was splendid in helping us organize our trip. Particularly helpful was the tipping guide, that served as our bible throughout the trip. I am glad that he strongly recommended the camel ride in the desert. May I say that we were happy to have missed the sunset ride. Rising at 5 am and seeing the amazing starts, and enjoying the peace and quiet of early morning; plus, having a private ride of just we two with Mustafa our camel driver was amazing, and by far my favorite moment in the trip.

Our driver, Amine, was wonderful. He was particularly accessible to me, as I speak French, and we became closer when I discovered this. He was helpful and went out of his way to keep us in the loop and lend us a hand at the end of the trip.

Our nature and city guide in Chefchouan, Mohammed, was excellent. Very knowledgeable of the region and solicitous of us all along the way.

Our guide in Fés, Hamed (?) was very good as well. Particularly so when helping us understand bargaining in the souks. We had good discussions with him about the history of the people in this area

Marrakech was interesting - our guide was helpful in getting us into the different sites, but I would have preferred him standing in line ( over an hour) in the mausoleum there, and letting us watch the video of the restauration. We only got to see a bit of that, as we'd spent so much time waiting in line. Again, he was very knowledgeable. By this time we were very tired of the souks, and cut that part short.

Finally, our Berber guide and host was very nice. We were a bit surprised that we did not actually eat with the family. But we were happy, at least, to have been introduced to them.

I understand that the stops at the different cooperatives are meant to break up the long days of driving. However, I feel that the guides /driver did not make it clear whether we should be bargaining or not at the cooperatives. In the souks, it was clear, that bargaining was what was happening. I think it would be helpful to clarify how one pays in cooperatives a bit with the clients.

We loved our hotels with the exception of the Ouarzazate hotel (Riad Bouche d'Or) The room we had smelled of the sewer, and the bed we had to share was very small. Most of the time our rooms had twin beds that were very comfortable. All the hotels were charmingly decorated, but the Chefchouan Riad (Dar Meziana) was just gorgeous, and the Marrakech hotel (Riad l'Heure d'Eté) so comfortable, and the staff there the most helpful of all we encountered.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Susan,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very impressed by all these great details you shared with me! What a fabulous travel experience you had in my country! Please note that I am very happy to share everything with my local providers. It's for sure a great honor to us all being here for you and Adrienne to secure this beautiful trip for you. Therefore, I'll be always here for you whenever you need me, and I will make sure my local providers are... read more

Salam Susan,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very impressed by all these great details you shared with me! What a fabulous travel experience you had in my country! Please note that I am very happy to share everything with my local providers. It's for sure a great honor to us all being here for you and Adrienne to secure this beautiful trip for you. Therefore, I'll be always here for you whenever you need me, and I will make sure my local providers are informed about the points you mentioned to ensure the necessary improvements are implemented.

All the best,
Brahim

Robin

Morocco · Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Robin B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim invested time and effort to fully understand our requirements and put together a 3-day itinerary that took the 2 of us from Marrakech to Fes via the desert. Our driver (Adnane) spoke good English and made sure that we had everything we needed to have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Robin,

Thank you very much for your precious feedback and what a pleasure it was to plan your trip over my beautiful country! I am also happy to hear your driver Adnane was friendly and for sure he'll be totally satisfied with your feedback :)

I hope to have you again in Morocco with another program and with a longer duration to discover the other hidden sites of my beautiful country!

Best,
Hakim on behalf of Brahim

Excellent 2 week experience in Morocco · Morocco - Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Karla A. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We had an excellent 2 week experience in Morocco. The only thing we wish we had done was to spend a day or two at a coastal town. Otherwise we saw urban, mtns, the gorges, the desert and even Chefchaouen. We started in the southern area in Marrakeck which worked out well. Turns out that the prices of items in Fez are much lower than the other areas. We were told that a lot of the linens and leather etc was made in Fez which helped to lower the prices. We resisted buying on the front end of... read more

We had an excellent 2 week experience in Morocco. The only thing we wish we had done was to spend a day or two at a coastal town. Otherwise we saw urban, mtns, the gorges, the desert and even Chefchaouen. We started in the southern area in Marrakeck which worked out well. Turns out that the prices of items in Fez are much lower than the other areas. We were told that a lot of the linens and leather etc was made in Fez which helped to lower the prices. We resisted buying on the front end of the trip saving it for Fez which was the last few days of our trip. So the lower prices were an added perk. The tannery in Marrakech was a highlight however the Fez tannery was even better. We loved the Secret Jardin in Marrakech preferring it to the Marjorelle Garden. Fewer crowds and we were really interested in the old water system of getting water from the Atlas Mtns. Our guide, Ayoub, picked us up in Marrakech. He was a young, extremely nice fella. I appreciated his temperament and his values. He is also a musician and he shared with us his talent by showing us videos of his songs. He also shared videos of his Berber village customs associated with dancing and singing. As well as videos of similar things but from different tribes. It was a great cultural experience topped off with our arrival at the Gorge's hotel with entertainment that was very similar to the videos that Ayoub shared. Perfect timing! As we approached the desert he shifted to different music to get us in the desert grove. We were traveling with our late 20 year old boys who so appreciated that both our driver and our guide were mid 20s.
Ayoub seemed a bit inexperienced in that he needed coaching on telling us what to expect for the day. Clothing, water, money and timing in particular. He got much better as the trip progressed.
Our elder son would have appreciate more input about history. The same son, got an eye infection. Ayoub was really helpful and flexible. First taking us to a pharmacy for meds ( The meds did not help.) The next day we went to the hospital (no service) and then to a private doctor (immediate service and no payment). It took all morning to do this and still Ayoub was able to adjust the schedule so that we could still go visit a Berber household. The Berber father, Mohamed, is quite a character. He lead us on a hike in the gorge which was probably the high light of our whole Morocco experience. It was so unexpectedly beautiful and surprisingly cool. This was followed by a meal in his house. I was given a tour of the house by his wife, who did not speak one work of english, but we hugged several times, shared gifts and photos. Our group referred back to Mohamed several times as the trip progressed.
It was awkward paying for the lunch. Before we left on the trip I was of the understanding that it was included. Ayoub told us that there was a change and that dinner was included that day but not lunch. The problem was, that we did not know how much to pay him and Ayoub did not provide any guidance.
Lodging- often our lodging was upgraded and we ended up in the suite. Quite a treat!!!! We appreciated the 2 places that had swimming pools. It was a great way to cool off during the days of 100 degree temps. All of our lodging was interesting and very comfortable.
Food in Morocco was delicious. However after about 7-10 days of Tagine we were ready for some variety. Our cooking class in Fez was great. Our teacher was a grandma and did not speak a word fo english but she was a delight. She effectively demonstrated the steps and there was a translator when needed. We all really enjoyed the class and the teacher.
The highlight of the trip for our boys was sandboarding. They loved it and shared stories and videos for the rest of the trip.
Ayoub is a talented photographer. He often took my big camera to get photos of the whole family and individuals. He ran up and down lots of sand dunes to get amazing pics of us on the camels. I am the family photographer so it is a treat to have some pics of me and to have such great pics of the family.
Our driver, Jilel, was very good. Also young like Ayoub. Our older son in particular enjoyed him. He provided a contrast with Ayoub. Ayoub is from a middle Atlas Berber village. He is surprisingly progressive and has compassion for women. Jilel is from Marrakech and has already been married and divorced twice, currently has 3 girlfriends and yet, has less progressive views. He was a courteous, cautious driver but able to pass when needed on the mountainous roads. He was always on time. We suggest that he figure out how to get to the riad before he begins driving. We always got a bit lost the last few minutes of the day. He brought levity to the group which was very much appreciated.
All in all it was a GREAT trip. Wonderful memories and a great time for the whole family. We found the people to be exceptionally warm, inviting, generous and helpful. Everyone should visit Mococco!

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Karla,

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. I have taken note of your remarks and will share them with my team in order to improve our quality service. Thanks again and we look forward to serving you again.

Best wishes!
Abdellah.

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 26 - Oct 3, 2019

Traveler: Rod K. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We are so happy that KimKim connected us with Abdellah, because we have had the most wonderful experience travelling through Morocco in a private tour that he organised for us.
He was so easy to talk to, and so accommodating as he tailored the tour to suit us and our schedule.

Abdellah chose for us the most wonderful riads and hotels for us to stay in during the tour. But the most special night was our visit to the Tiziri Desert Camp in the Sahara at Merzouga. This was a magical experience... read more

We are so happy that KimKim connected us with Abdellah, because we have had the most wonderful experience travelling through Morocco in a private tour that he organised for us.
He was so easy to talk to, and so accommodating as he tailored the tour to suit us and our schedule.

Abdellah chose for us the most wonderful riads and hotels for us to stay in during the tour. But the most special night was our visit to the Tiziri Desert Camp in the Sahara at Merzouga. This was a magical experience that we will never forget.
He also organised local guides for us in Fès and in Marrakech who were brilliant: we learned so much from them about the history and culture of this wonderful country.

Best of all, Abdellah chose for us the perfect driver, Karim. Karim was a delight to be with every day and he was kind and patient and lots of fun. We feel we have made a new friend, he was so lovely to us and shared so much with us about his land, his family and his Berber heritage.

My wife and I sincerely thank KimKim, Abdellah and Karim for our fabulous Morocco holiday.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rod,
Wow! your pictures look amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing the beauty of our country with the world! We are thrilled that you and your wife have enjoyed your Moroccan adventure with us, this will encourage us to carry on designing life-time experiences for our guests! Thanks a lot and all my best wishes for you and your wife!

Abdellah.

Casablanca to Marrakech: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days For Justin Walker · Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Caitlin E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We had an AMAZING time in Morocco and give all the thanks to KimKim and Brahim for the experience!! Everything was seamless and I never had to worry about anything from the moment we booked to when we left Morocco. Brahim had worked with me on all my asks, getting me everything I wanted in our itinerary and answering any random questions I came up with. Mohammad was our driver and we loved him! I was part of a group of 6 and he picked us up in a large van that was clean and had AC and fit us... read more

We had an AMAZING time in Morocco and give all the thanks to KimKim and Brahim for the experience!! Everything was seamless and I never had to worry about anything from the moment we booked to when we left Morocco. Brahim had worked with me on all my asks, getting me everything I wanted in our itinerary and answering any random questions I came up with. Mohammad was our driver and we loved him! I was part of a group of 6 and he picked us up in a large van that was clean and had AC and fit us all great. He took us everywhere and anywhere we needed to be, made reservations for us at restaurants, called hotels to confirm our arrivals and have someone meet us to take us to our rooms, he was on call if we wanted to go anywhere special and was overall a joy to be around. We were so happy with all the riads we stayed in and the experiences Brahim had booked for us. We happened on one small hiccup in our last stop, and I was honestly so impressed with the customer service, as Brahim called me right away to make sure we were happy and set for the day. After the experience, I would definitely use KimKim again and already looked at other countries they have services in.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Caitlin,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me and all my travelers. What an amazing story to spread all over the world!

Please note that it has been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services day by day.

These feelings you have toward my country are very precious to me and are the reason why we , as a team, love this job. I am sure all my providers including your driver Mohammad will be very happy to hear about your... read more

Salam Caitlin,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me and all my travelers. What an amazing story to spread all over the world!

Please note that it has been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services day by day.

These feelings you have toward my country are very precious to me and are the reason why we , as a team, love this job. I am sure all my providers including your driver Mohammad will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages us all to keep our services always on top!

Please keep in touch!

Shukran Bezaaf :)

Casablanca to Marrakech: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days For Nicole Damon · Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Nicole D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We had a great time! Our driver Mohammad was the best. Answered all the questions he could making stops at some very cool places for us to check out.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Nicole, thank you very much for your priceless feedback.

WAW! It's really beautiful photos you shared with me and my travelers. I loved them all! I'll keep your driver informed about the feelings you have for him :)

Best regards,
Brahim

Casablanca to Marrakech: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days For Todd Fischer · Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Todd F. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our driver, Mohammed, was absolutely fantastic. He was one of the best parts of the trip. We had a great time in Morocco but wish our experience in Marrakech was a bit better. Our tour guide was okay but we walked for most of the tour instead of seeing places of interest. It would have been better if we hadn’t walked through the worst places of the city. When we left early, Brahim called to make sure we were happy. The customer service was unexpected and unprecedented. Overall, our favorite... read more

Our driver, Mohammed, was absolutely fantastic. He was one of the best parts of the trip. We had a great time in Morocco but wish our experience in Marrakech was a bit better. Our tour guide was okay but we walked for most of the tour instead of seeing places of interest. It would have been better if we hadn’t walked through the worst places of the city. When we left early, Brahim called to make sure we were happy. The customer service was unexpected and unprecedented. Overall, our favorite city was Chechaouen, the blue city. It was gorgeous and the people were super nice. Our experience with KimKim far exceeded our expectations and we will 100% use them again.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Todd,

It has been a great honor to be in charge of your special trip, and I am very happy to hear that you loved your experience exploring everything Morocco offers to its guests. Also, your driver Mohamed will be super happy to receive your precious feedback. He is like a brother to me.

Please never hesitate to keep me informed once you have new plans for my country; there are always new experiences awaiting you. In the meantime, please note that I have discussed your feelings about the Marrakech tour with my provider for any necessary improvements.

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2019

Traveler: Alan F. - Local specialist: Ghizlane Safsaf

Experience Morrocco did indeed make our trip a great experience. We could not have been any more satisfied. Every single aspect of the trip was perfect. Our guide, Ahmed, Had more than 20 years off experience and knew the country and its people very well. Both Ahmed and our driver, Abdul, looked over us 100% of the time and made us feel at home. We really did not miss anything. We saw it all.
The trip plan was also perfect and the special things we did were ones we will remember the... read more

Experience Morrocco did indeed make our trip a great experience. We could not have been any more satisfied. Every single aspect of the trip was perfect. Our guide, Ahmed, Had more than 20 years off experience and knew the country and its people very well. Both Ahmed and our driver, Abdul, looked over us 100% of the time and made us feel at home. We really did not miss anything. We saw it all.
The trip plan was also perfect and the special things we did were ones we will remember the most-the Hammam and the Moroccan cooking class. Everything they did was done well. Communication was great and we had the ability to plan a custom trip with their help.
Morrocco is a beautiful country with much to see and do, but, without good planning and helpful people on the ground it would be difficult. Experience Morrocco made a wonderful trip possible.

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 20 - Sep 28, 2019

Traveler: Rosalba H. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Kimkim was the company with the best reviews I found in internet when I was planning my trip to Morocco by myself and being an older lady I really needed to make sure that I was in the beast hands.
Best decision ever! They put me in contact with the agent in Morocco, Abdellah, who immediately started to put together an itinerary that also included the hotels and a personal driver who took me around Morocco in the most comfortable newer SUV. He also picked me up and dropped off the airport,.... read more

Kimkim was the company with the best reviews I found in internet when I was planning my trip to Morocco by myself and being an older lady I really needed to make sure that I was in the beast hands.
Best decision ever! They put me in contact with the agent in Morocco, Abdellah, who immediately started to put together an itinerary that also included the hotels and a personal driver who took me around Morocco in the most comfortable newer SUV. He also picked me up and dropped off the airport,. They found the guides when needed, I never felt lost, confused or uncomfortable.
Abdellah was on top of all the details before during and after my trip, he was always in contact with my driver and I day and night to make sure that everything was running smoothly.
If ever go back to Morocco undoubtedly I’ll contact Abdellah and definitely I will use Kimkim for my next trip wherever that might be.
Rosalba Henninger

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Rosalba,
Thanks a lot for your great review! It was a pleasure to help planning your adventure and we are really glad you had a great time in Morocco. Of course, I will be more than happy to help organising your next trip to our beautiful country, Insh-allah!
I wish you the best!
Abdellah

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2019

Traveler: Priyanka s. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

I chanced upon kimkim while looking for tours in Morocco. They connected me to Abdellah and I have not regretted booking the tour with him. He was very receptive and open about our requirements and planned the tour in such a way that we were able to cover a lot of places in Morocco in 9 days. He was also prompt in replying to queries that we had during the trip and went out of his way to make it comfortable for us. Karim our driver/guide was most courteous, helpful and professional. It is... read more

I chanced upon kimkim while looking for tours in Morocco. They connected me to Abdellah and I have not regretted booking the tour with him. He was very receptive and open about our requirements and planned the tour in such a way that we were able to cover a lot of places in Morocco in 9 days. He was also prompt in replying to queries that we had during the trip and went out of his way to make it comfortable for us. Karim our driver/guide was most courteous, helpful and professional. It is thanks to Hassan our guide that I was able to summit Mt. Toubkal. All in all it was a successful trip with wonderful memories.

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Abdellah El Asely, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Priyanka,
I am very glad that you have enjoyed your trip to Morocco! I know how much you were looking forward to it, and it was a great pleasure for me to plan it for you! Great that you made it to Toubkal summit, the giant of North Africa, Congratulations!

All the best to you and Shailesh,
Abdellah

Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2019

Traveler: Kerrie H. - Local specialist: Larbi Anzal

Our driver, Said, was very good, he was attentive, polite, and informative. He made us feel like friends, not just customers. Our guide in Fes, name? Was very informative, and took us to a lot of co operative shopping spots. Our guide in Marrakech, was very amusing, but didn't give us much time to browse the medina.