Kimkim Trip Reviews for Morocco

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Fun in Morocco · Morocco - May 9 - May 16, 2022

Traveler: Eliza W. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

The Kimkim team made our trip to Morocco seamless and so FUN. All our questions were answered patiently and informatively by Abdel and Said, and we had lots of questions! They honored our reservation for 2 years while Covid closed Morocco's borders. Our driver Ilias picked us up at the airport and continued to take care of us with a smile. He is a very good driver and escorted us with ease, laughter, joy and grace throughout our journey. Hennan gave us a wonderful tour through the Medina,... read more

The Kimkim team made our trip to Morocco seamless and so FUN. All our questions were answered patiently and informatively by Abdel and Said, and we had lots of questions! They honored our reservation for 2 years while Covid closed Morocco's borders. Our driver Ilias picked us up at the airport and continued to take care of us with a smile. He is a very good driver and escorted us with ease, laughter, joy and grace throughout our journey. Hennan gave us a wonderful tour through the Medina, gardens, and Bahia Palace. She was so kind and knowledgable and also very patient as we took extra time everywhere taking pictures and really soaking in the sites. Mohamed is an infectiously joyful and spiritual man who had us laughing and enjoying our hike through the George. Lunch with his family was very sweet as we ate delicious tagging and shared photos of our american home towns. Once in the desert, Hmad gave us a ride to a nomad family so we could learn about this kind of life. Hmad grew up with his nomadic, very wise grandmother and learned to revere nature and the rhythm of the desert.I loved talking philosophy with him. He runs the Tiziri Luxury Eco Camp where we stayed for one night. A magical sunset and full moon camel ride brought us to warm, inviting tents with very cosy, comfortable beds. the camp makes minimal impact as it recycles the water and uses solar energy. Hmad and the crew are amazing musicians and after a gourmet and surprising dinner, we enjoyed the drums and tunes floating through the desert air. Thank you Kimkim for understanding my familys interests and creating the perfect trip for us!

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

Hi Eliza,

It was a great pleasure serving you and your family. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and give us a five star review.

We are glad you had a wonderful experience exploring the stunning beauty of Morocco and immersing yourself in its inspirational cultures. It’s something we’ve worked hard on and we’re pleased our efforts resonated with you. Your positive comments make our day and push us to keep providing exceptional services to our guests and host... read more

Hi Eliza,

It was a great pleasure serving you and your family. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and give us a five star review.

We are glad you had a wonderful experience exploring the stunning beauty of Morocco and immersing yourself in its inspirational cultures. It’s something we’ve worked hard on and we’re pleased our efforts resonated with you. Your positive comments make our day and push us to keep providing exceptional services to our guests and host them warmly in our gorgeous country.

Thank you again and Looking forward to welcoming you back in Morocco.

Best,
Abdel

Morocco Tour · Morocco - May 5 - May 18, 2022

Traveler: Kathryn A. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had a fantastic time in Morocco and felt well looked after by Megan and our driver Ibrahim ( who is a very good driver, by the way). We really appreciated the care taken to match us up with guides who spoke English well and were knowledgeable about the history and culture of Morocco. We definitely recommend Wanderlust. Kathryn read more

We had a fantastic time in Morocco and felt well looked after by Megan and our driver Ibrahim ( who is a very good driver, by the way). We really appreciated the care taken to match us up with guides who spoke English well and were knowledgeable about the history and culture of Morocco. We definitely recommend Wanderlust. Kathryn

Hotel Review

Odyssee Center Hotel

Casablanca

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I only rate it low because of the noise level….the service was good and rooms very clean. However, there is a night club on the first floor and the booming bass carries up into the rooms. We were on the the second floor the first night and asked to be moved the second night. We were on the fifth floor the second night but you could still faintly hear it. The nightclub goes from midnight till 4am

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Easy to walk to sights

Morocco, Great itinerary and best possible host for nine days of journeying around the country! · Morocco - May 13 - May 21, 2022

Traveler: Nancy J. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

Hakim was very helpful identifying and booking the perfect itinerary for a once in a lifetime vacation for my son and I.
Our itinerary was everything we hoped it would be! Hakim took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food. Hakim stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly.. Our itinerary was easy to follow, the hotels were in great locations with thoughtful and friendly staff. Thank you, Hakim...you made... read more

Hakim was very helpful identifying and booking the perfect itinerary for a once in a lifetime vacation for my son and I.
Our itinerary was everything we hoped it would be! Hakim took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food. Hakim stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly.. Our itinerary was easy to follow, the hotels were in great locations with thoughtful and friendly staff. Thank you, Hakim...you made out dream trip a reality!

Now I must turn my attention to a review of our guide , Abdillah Aitbahman, (Abdul) our driver and guide, who ultimately made our trip seemingly the best it could have been. We traveled between seven main destinations for nine days, and throughout the whole time Abdul was the utmost patient, kind, helpful and personable, as well as of course being a proficient and professional driver, who speaks fluent English. All along the way pointing out and explaining countless sights and traditions that we saw as we drove, so many things we wouldn't have really seen or learned if Abdul wasn't so knowledgeable.
When in cities such as Fes and Chefchaouen where we needed a tour guide licensed for the medinas, he was ahead of connecting us with guides that were very informed, reliable and spoke English in addition to being highly personable and kind. Abdul wasn't just kind, highly knowledgeable on local history and traditions, he was particularly inviting and even shared music popular to locals, which is exactly what I would hope for in a more than ideal guide. We also got a whole reel of photos after the trip that he took of us along the way, which is just a bonus. We felt the need to make the point that we didn't just feel like we were being driven around by a driver, we felt like we were taking a road trip with a Moroccan friend.
He had the uncanny ability to anticipate our needs and plan accordingly.

Thank you for connecting us with such a friend, and specifically thanks to Abdul for making our journey through Morocco the most relaxed, informative, interesting and awesome it could have been!

All we might have done differently would be to stay for more than nine days in order to see a couple more cities such as Essaouira, possibly Tangier and tours into smaller villages. But the trip was made the best because of our driver, guide and friend Abdul. We wish to make sure that Kimkim, the local agency and potential Morocco visitors to know what a difference Abdul made being such a great driver, guide, friend and just a great guy.

Fabulous Trip to Morocco! · Morocco - May 5 - May 14, 2022

Traveler: Susan L. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

The services provided by Hakim were very professional in all interactions we had with him. We always felt that he was attentive to our requests and he designed our trip just as we requested. We were pleased with the selection of hotels and the guides provided for our trip. We enjoyed the guides in each city we visited (each guide was a 10!) but we were most pleased to have a female guide in Mekenes. As the parent of 3 daughters we always enjoy seeing how women in other countries live. ... read more

The services provided by Hakim were very professional in all interactions we had with him. We always felt that he was attentive to our requests and he designed our trip just as we requested. We were pleased with the selection of hotels and the guides provided for our trip. We enjoyed the guides in each city we visited (each guide was a 10!) but we were most pleased to have a female guide in Mekenes. As the parent of 3 daughters we always enjoy seeing how women in other countries live.
Our driver, Mohammad was fabulous. He was attentive to our needs and was prompt and courteous. We especially appreciated that he spoke English--he was a great source of information and we enjoyed hearing about life in Morocco from a local.
I would highly recommend Kimkim, Hakim and his team to anyone wanting to visit Morocco. We were delighted by the country and hope to return sometime.

Hotel Reviews

La Mamounia

Marrakech

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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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We thoroughly enjoyed this Riad and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco.

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Great food.
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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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This was a lovely riad and the service there was very good. We enjoyed the location and the ease of coming and going from the riad. The meals we had at this riad were among the best we had on our entire trip. The staff was courteous and attentive to our needs.

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Very good dining service
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The decor and the historical feel of the place
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Easy access to our car when arriving and departing
Activity Reviews

Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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We had 2 different guides for Volubilis and Meknes. We especially enjoyed our female guide in Meknes.

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Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Our guide at Volubilis was so informative and gave us such a good historical perspective of the site and the settlements of Morocco

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Guides, drivers and staff

Our guide was very well informed and gave us good insight into the lives of those settled in the town.
Quality of Experience

The ruins were very interesting and unique
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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Susie,
Thank you so much for such wonderful and detailed feedback! It has been a great pleasure working with you and your beautiful family!
I am very happy to hear that the experience was just as expected and that you enjoyed your time in Morocco. Mohammed, your driver, will be very happy to read your feedback. He is actually one of our best drivers and his professionalism and kindness are just something else! The tour guides will be also pleased to read this wonderful review, especially... read more

Dear Susie,
Thank you so much for such wonderful and detailed feedback! It has been a great pleasure working with you and your beautiful family!
I am very happy to hear that the experience was just as expected and that you enjoyed your time in Morocco. Mohammed, your driver, will be very happy to read your feedback. He is actually one of our best drivers and his professionalism and kindness are just something else! The tour guides will be also pleased to read this wonderful review, especially Bouchra, your female guide in Meknes.
For the selected accommodations, it's great that your stays were just something unique and I'm happy to hear you had a comfortable stay at each property trying the local food and experiencing the authenticity of the Moroccan Riads.
In the end, all I would say is that the country still has a lot to offer! This was your first trip to Morocco but, it shouldn't be the last one as they're a lot of beautiful cities and amazing towns/villages to enjoy! I will be very happy to work with you again in the future and offer such an unforgettable and unique experience!
Greeting to the beautiful family!
Hakim

Morocco · Morocco - May 5 - May 14, 2022

Traveler: Robert M. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Our tour guide and chauffeur, Hicham, was fantastic. He was patient, organized, charming and quick to laugh. His love and knowledge of Morocco was evident. Highly recommend him. The other local guides were also quite good.

Jeanice

An incredibly intimate and special tour of Mo... · Morocco - May 16 - May 22, 2022

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

An incredibly intimate and special tour of Morocco that took us into small towns and to the shared tables of several local families. We selected luxury level and requested stylish hotels and jammed packed days. Each guide, our driver for the week, and everyone in between were top notch. So grateful to have discovered KimKim who connected me to Abdullah in Morocco!

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

Hi Jeanice

Thank you for devoting some time to write about your recent journey with us.

We really delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our company and you were satisfied with our work. Our entire team is committed to providing high-quality services for our guests and making their trips unforgettable. I'll make sure to share your awesome review with my colleagues to ensure we continue to improve on delivering exceptional services.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best,
Abdel

Bruce

Morocco with Ahmad · Morocco - May 12 - May 21, 2022

Traveler: Bruce B. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco was beautiful with so many interesting places to see with a multitude of things to do. Our driver Ahmad helped to make this trip special. He was terrific and was able to help explain anything we asked and get us everywhere we needed to go. From always having cold water ready to stopping for breaks along the way or providing cord and charger for our phones or blue tooth for music. This trip was excellent.

10 days in Morrocco · Morocco - May 5 - May 14, 2022

Traveler: Bob L. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

The trip was well designed with Hakim's assistance and our driver Mohammad was superb. We enjoyed the modern and clean city of Rabat, the blue city of Chefchaouen, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the Imperial city of Meknes and the uniqueness of Marrakech.

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The trip was well designed with Hakim's assistance and our driver Mohammad was superb. We enjoyed the modern and clean city of Rabat, the blue city of Chefchaouen, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the Imperial city of Meknes and the uniqueness of Marrakech.

Hotel Reviews

La Mamounia

Marrakech

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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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We thoroughly enjoyed this Riad and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Great food.
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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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Hotel Review

This was a lovely riad and the service there was very good. We enjoyed the location and the ease of coming and going from the riad. The meals we had at this riad were among the best we had on our entire trip. The staff was courteous and attentive to our needs.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Very good dining service
Authenticity & Character

The decor and the historical feel of the place
Location

Easy access to our car when arriving and departing
Activity Reviews

Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Guides, drivers and staff

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Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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We had 2 different guides for Volubilis and Meknes. We especially enjoyed our female guide in Meknes.

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Our guide at Volubilis was so informative and gave us such a good historical perspective of the site and the settlements of Morocco

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Our guide was very well informed and gave us good insight into the lives of those settled in the town.
Quality of Experience

The ruins were very interesting and unique
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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Bob,

Thank you so much for your precious feedback!

I am happy to hear that you are satisfied with the trip as well as the rest of the family. It is great to know that you enjoyed your time and that the services offered met your expectations.

I certainly agree that your itinerary was very diverse and that the historical part was a big asset.
It was a pleasure to plan your trip and I hope to see you in the future.

Best,
Hakim

Amazing family adventure in Morocco · Morocco - Apr 16 - Apr 22, 2022

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

Our family of 5 took the A Taste of Morocco: Northern cities, desert experience, Atlas Mountains & Marrakech. What an unforgettable trip! Morocco was a perfect destination, reasonable flight time from the east coast, exotic yet approachable, and safe - we felt at ease with our kids (6, 9 and 12).

Our driver Ilyas was a big part of the success of the trip - so friendly and personable, great with our kids, and always made sure we were set at the hotel/restaurant/tour. There were a couple... read more

Our family of 5 took the A Taste of Morocco: Northern cities, desert experience, Atlas Mountains & Marrakech. What an unforgettable trip! Morocco was a perfect destination, reasonable flight time from the east coast, exotic yet approachable, and safe - we felt at ease with our kids (6, 9 and 12).

Our driver Ilyas was a big part of the success of the trip - so friendly and personable, great with our kids, and always made sure we were set at the hotel/restaurant/tour. There were a couple of long driving days to get to the Sahara and back, he was unflappable, even when the kids got raucous in the back.

Our kids were looking forward to our time in the Sahara, and it didn't disappoint. The camel ride at sunset, glamping in "tents", berber music after dark around the campfire, sandboarding on the dunes, and dune bashing in the landcruiser. When we had a hot afternoon, the camp host arranged for us to cool off at a hotel pool in Merzouga!

Two of my favorite highlights were food related. The "Food Tour in Marrakech" - Hanan our local tour guide took our taste buds on an adventure through the market, sampling olives, berber pizza, pastries, fresh fruit juice... and even snails.
We also had a wonderful time in Fes at the "Dinner with a Local Family in Fes". Said and his wife emerged with dish after dish of food. The chicken tagine was probably the best tagine we had in Morocco. I only wish I knew how much food we were in for, I would have tried to save some more space early on for the later courses. While it was set up as a dinner they truly invited us into their home. There were a few generations present, and the youngest had fun playing with our kids even though they didn't share a common language.

The pre-trip organization from Abdellah went so smoothly. We booked the trip only about a month in advance, he was always quick to reply to any followup questions and requests, and the hotels they put us in were top notch.

I can't recommend highly enough the entire team at Original Travels.

Hotel Review

Riad Salam Fes

Fes

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This Riad had so much character. Rooms were luxurious and comfortable. Stained glass windows in our room lit up the ceiling with color in the morning. A rooftop patio to watch the sunset over the medina.

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Private Food Tour in Marrakech

Marrakech

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

Hi Jason,

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with our company.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Morocco is known for its hospitality and generosity and it always opens its doors to... read more

Hi Jason,

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with our company.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Morocco is known for its hospitality and generosity and it always opens its doors to guests like you to explore its scenic beauty and embrace its cultures. Your driver Ilyas and all the members of our company will be more than thankful to hear such valuable feedback.

Looking forward to having you again in our gorgeous country.

Birgid

LOOK NO FURTHER! This is the best TOUR of Morocco · Morocco - May 9 - May 18, 2022

Traveler: Birgid M. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I've been eager to write this post - and I usually don't review anything at length (if at all!) BUT, this experience requires it - and I hope it helps you decide.
If you do this trip with Morocco Immersion thru KimKim, WITH SHARON - you will have NO disappointments!
PEOPLE: 1. from the first contact I had with Sharon, I was hooked.
I messaged Sharon with some quick, random questions and she was quick to reply. She replied to everything I asked - promptly, generously and... read more

I've been eager to write this post - and I usually don't review anything at length (if at all!) BUT, this experience requires it - and I hope it helps you decide.
If you do this trip with Morocco Immersion thru KimKim, WITH SHARON - you will have NO disappointments!
PEOPLE: 1. from the first contact I had with Sharon, I was hooked.
I messaged Sharon with some quick, random questions and she was quick to reply. She replied to everything I asked - promptly, generously and courteously. She was patient and answered the smallest concerns I had. She focussed on designing the trip I wanted and was hoping for. (The trip with Morocco Immersion is not a "pre-planned, 8 other people we didn't know with varying agendas" joining us.
It was designed for us.) And it was reasonably priced which made me skeptical at first!
SHARON totally knows what she's doing!
2. Our driver: SALLAM - He was THE BEST. Really. He's young - yet knew his country, its history, the places we were going, and was proud of his own culture while being super respectful of ours. Sallam was welcoming and always attentive to our questions and needs. He was an excellent driver over some 2500km in 10 days - and was always stopping at all the best look-outs before I even asked! He met with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed and knew what was coming up next. He was friendly, humourous, and engaged. Great guide! Highly recommended!
3. Our tour guides: in Marrakech, The Sahara and Taroudant knew their landscape, the history and the best places to get authentic food, pottery, jewelry, leather-wear, carptes, argon oil, saffron - you name it. They worked hard at being welcoming and informative. STELLAR guides.
FOOD: My husband and I are foodies. The experience of drinking daily mint tea (poured properly with bubbles ;-)), eating tagines and even street food from vendors, was awesome. We tried lots of different things, including fresh fish in Essaouiria - bought by us and then grilled in the fish market right before our eyes. We often had fresh squeezed, "any kind of fruit juice" right in the markets we visited.
Our ACCOMODATIONS were a mix of luxury to 'comfortable with other types of conveniences'. Our rooms were always clean, with private washrooms and tiled floors and walls. The riads were both historically interesting and visually appealing. We drank it all in! The luxury accomodations we had, sometimes with dinner included, were worth writing home about. The bedding was always crisp and clean. Lovely. (We did the luxury Sahara camp on our trip - it was one of the highlights of our trip for reasons that would be apparent if you go.)
OVER-ALL - I know this is a long review, but I totally recommend Sharon, Sallam and 'Morroco Immersion' even to people who have had no previous interest in going to Morocco!
It was a trip of a lifetime - and worth every penny we spent.

Hotel Reviews

Riad al Rimal

Marrakech

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The room, though a little small, was visually appealing. The furniture was exotic ... the layout was interesting, the food delicious and the maze of hallways and corners to sit, read, nap and drink tea on the roof-top, were very luxurious. It was a quiet, safe, lovely riad. (They have a small pool which we cooled off in every day. I saw someone complain about the water being cold. ??? It was. And it was perfect after a long, hot day on the walking tour and in the souks.)

Tips for future travelers

Enjoy the perks of this exotic riad. Take time to cozy up in a corner to drink tea or linger over a converstaion. It has great places to 'be'.

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LOVED the clean, crisp sheets.
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Sometimes we knocked at the wrong door or found ourselves on the wrong floor. Staff was always smiling and ready to help.
Authenticity & Character

Lots of corners to sit, hide, read, nap and drink tea. Beautiful exotic deco.
Location

Hidden in a maze of alleys and yet incredibly beautiful and safe.

Chez Ichou

Dades Gorge

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Hotel Review

We arrived at what looked like a riad out on the main road along our journey. The inside was stellar! The decor was clean, with green plants everywhere and lovely, private decks out back overlooking the ravine. The dining room was intimate and welcoming. The rooms were large and the bedding crisp and clean. It was a beautiful two night stop. (Food was amazing!0

Tips for future travelers

Make sure to have a meal at this locale. Linger on the terrace before dinner with a mint tea (or glass of wine.) Don't rush. It is a wonderful, restful riad.

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The waiters were super friendly, smiling and eager to please. Just a joy to meet and be taken care of by.
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It's kinda in the middle of nowhere - but close to a bunch of attractions if you have a driver or are on a tour.

Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp

Merzouga

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From the moment you arrive you are served hot mint tea and are treated to pampering and care by the staff. The camp is visually appealing - with colour, lighting and outdoor seating areas. The inside is comfortable and clean. It's in the desert - yet had a private toilet and shower! (What?) It was a little warm inside, but did NOT feel like camping! It was luxury in the desert.

Tips for future travelers

Stay up late to watch the sun go down and stars come out. Get up before sunrise and climb a dune to watch sun up. It's spectacular. Wear sandals - not shoes. The sand is cool in the morning. Have a shower when you get there and dress up a little for dinner. It feels like you're in a great, romantic movie. <3

Cleanliness & Comfort

Because it was in the desert - the accomodation deserve a 5 star - but it isn't quite the same as being in a riad with tiled floors and walls. It was more than great - but also not a 'building'. It's a fabulous tent!
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Authenticity & Character

You travel over an hour by camel to get the camp. While there are other camps nearby, the way the camps are set up allows you to feel private once you arrive. The attention to detail: the lighting, evening fire and music, the dinner (3 courses+), and the welcoming tea and cookies was really inviting.
Location

The list of what I liked is too long. It was pretty perfect.

Kasbah Itrane Tamnougalt

Tamnougalt

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This stop was probably my favourite. (Other than the Sahara camp ... Also my favourite!) The kasbah was old, clean and inviting (with oranges right on the trees in the courtyard). We had a traditional band playing the night we were there. The building is historic and exotic. The outdoor dining area over-looks a palm grove. The indoor dining area is beautifully romantic, and the pool overlooks the mountains. What's not to like? The rooms were very large, with working wifi and airconditioning. The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean and crisp. Perfect stop.

Tips for future travelers

Be sure to tour the near-by kasbah if you have time. It has a rich history and is still inhabited by locals. Also - take time and don't rush. Enjoy the views from outdoor dining area and share a drink or meal in the late afternoon when things are slowing down.

Cleanliness & Comfort

This kasbah was historically and visually rich. It was a lovely stop on a sunny afternoon with a warm breeze. Would gladly go again!
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Location

There are mountains to the north and a palm grove to the south. The building itself requires time to stare at and explore.

Riad Taroudant

Taroudant

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Hotel Review

So - the upstairs terrace was really lovely. The rooms were dated and a little uncomfortable - but clean! We had a fellow guest's dog - unleashed - nip the back of my husband's leg while we were there so I think that kinda threw us off of our experience of this riad. (It was 'fine' - clean and safe... but not overly appealing otherwise.)

Cleanliness & Comfort

This riad was inside the old city, easy to access and in a safe neighbourhoood. It was more than enough for a one night stay. Breakfast was great. The view from the roof of the Atlas Mountains was lovely.
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Riad Maison Du Sud

Essaouira

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This riad is right in the hub of the old, inner city, nestled in the maze of souks and cafes. It has two or three sitting/dining areas that are exotic and well deocorated with artwork - modern and historic. The plants and lighting create a romantic, intimate mood to have a drink, a tea or cozy up for a good conversation.

Cleanliness & Comfort

The breaker in our room blew a couple of times but someone promptly attended to it. The wenting in the bathroom was poor.
Staff

Polite and helpful - not as super friendly as other places we stayed.
Authenticity & Character

Beautifully decorated - a combination of modern art and historic deco.
Location

Perfect inner city location without much noise.
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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Birgid, for such an amazing review! We are so glad that you had such a great trip! It sounds to me that you left with a little bit of Morocco imprinted on your soul like I did the first time that I visited and that makes us all so happy. And of course, we now consider you part of the family, so we hope that you keep in touch with us!

Thanks again for the review and for trusting us to show you the magic of Morocco!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

We had the most wonderful time in Morocco! · Morocco - Apr 24 - May 3, 2022

Traveler: Ali E. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was our first time traveling since the pandemic started. We reached out to KimKim and very shortly after heard from Yassine from Morocco Off The Beaten Track, who immediately began with assisting us in planning our trip. We appreciate his prompt responses and helpful advice; it was invaluable! Yassine helped plan our overall trip itinerary, daily activities, accommodation and provided other recommendations also. He was very professional, courteous and insightful. He made it easy for us... read more

This was our first time traveling since the pandemic started. We reached out to KimKim and very shortly after heard from Yassine from Morocco Off The Beaten Track, who immediately began with assisting us in planning our trip. We appreciate his prompt responses and helpful advice; it was invaluable! Yassine helped plan our overall trip itinerary, daily activities, accommodation and provided other recommendations also. He was very professional, courteous and insightful. He made it easy for us to change sections of itinerary as we needed and understood what sort of trip we were looking for. Once we had booked everything he provided us with detailed itinerary of our upcoming trip, including our travel guide, accommodations, activities, and local attractions and food spots based on the cities we were in. He also ensured we understood and met with the travel requirements for entry into Morocco.

Once we landed in Morocco, everything was handled by our local guide, Amine. In my wife and I's opinion, Amine truly made our trip what it was. He was exceptionally helpful, professional, friendly throughout our entire time. He made us feel safe as we toured Morocco and continually provided insight into its peoples, places and customs. By the end of the trip he truly became our friend and we strongly recommend his services to anyone looking to tour Morocco.

Our trip involved stays in Casablanca, Fes, Merzouga (desert night camping), Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Along the way between cities Amine showed us several other small towns, historical sites and beautiful scenery. Our accommodations met our expectations and we are grateful to Yassine for arranging it all. The experience staying at Riad Fes in the city of Fes was certainly one of our most enjoyable and relaxing moments. We highly recommend future travellers to consider staying at local riads when visiting Morocco.

For Fes and Marrakech, we had a local tour guide (arranged by Yassine) who gave us an in-depth tour of the old cities of each respective place. These guides were knowledgable, friendly and very accommodating. This was an amazing experience overall!

Yassine, at our request, also arranged for a Moroccan hammam massage experience as well as a hot air balloon tour over the city of Marrakech. Both these experiences very terrific and we would highly recommend them to future travellers.

Overall, we had an amazing vacation experience in Morocco. It's unique cities, beautiful scenery, warm and hospitable people are something that should be enjoyed by everyone. We owe our thanks to Yassine for organizing and arranging everything for us as it allowed us to be very hands off during the trip and just enjoy things as they come. Once again, we also cannot thank Amine enough for all his help throughout the trip. We truly feel our visit would not have been the same if we did not have Amine as our guide. We highly highly recommend his services and consider him as our friend now. For those travellers thinking about a visit to Morocco, I would strongly recommend they reach out to Yassine and request Amine as their guide!

Hotel Review

Le Casablanca Hotel

Casablanca

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Great hotel, very luxurious, amazing food and service. Rooms were clean, well-equipped and featured amenities you would expect in a hotel of this caliber. Would highly recommend this place to others visiting Casablanca!

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Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez

Fes

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An amazing and eye-opening experience! Our guide, Hassan through Morocco Off The Beaten Track, was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly, and we would highly recommend his services. We visited historic madrassas in the old city, a local leather tannery, ceramic shops, unique carpet and antique showrooms. We felt safe throughout the tour and local residents were very friendly and accommodating. This tour is a must for anyone visiting Fes!

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Thank You for an Amazing Trip to Morocco!! · Morocco - Apr 27 - May 6, 2022

Traveler: Girish S. - Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely

I would like to thank Mohamed, Abdellah, and the team at KimKim and Original Travels for their effort in organizing the entire nine day trip my parents and I took in Morocco (we are from California, USA). Faisal, our driver and guide, was especially excellent and went out of his way to take care of my parents and I and catered each leg of the journey towards our preferences and needs. All the day tour guides, including Mohamed, Hanan, and Hashim, were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as... read more

I would like to thank Mohamed, Abdellah, and the team at KimKim and Original Travels for their effort in organizing the entire nine day trip my parents and I took in Morocco (we are from California, USA). Faisal, our driver and guide, was especially excellent and went out of his way to take care of my parents and I and catered each leg of the journey towards our preferences and needs. All the day tour guides, including Mohamed, Hanan, and Hashim, were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as well. The itinerary was written in detail for us prior to the trip, and the team ensured that we covered whatever essentials of Morocco we could within the timeframe we had. Camping in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga and Fes were our favorite parts! The only downside we experienced was our hotel in Fes which did not have hot water and a lack of advance communication about having to walk far into the medina with quite a few suitcases for one or two of the hotels. This was conveyed to the company, and they went out of their way to make alternative accommodations for us and were prompt in integrating our feedback. They were extremely friendly to interact with, almost like family, with excellent and timely service. I would definitely recommend to all my friends and family. Morocco is a beautiful country with warm, loving people, and we will be back at some point!

Hotel Reviews

Riad Ghita

Fes

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Riad Ghita, the people were friendly and breakfast was well-arranged. However, there was no hot water in the room, and we had to go upstairs to shower to receive hot water, which was not a problem for me, but my parents who are older could not climb the stairs and were forced to take cold showers. The faucet and flush were also broken, which is completely unprofessional.

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Tiziri Luxury Camp

Merzouga

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Ahmed and staff were absolutely amazing, the tent was extremely comfortable with fantastic amenities! The food was great too! Staying here is a must do for any Morocco trip, I can't wait to be back!

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I liked it, but our camel ride was two hours (expected one hour), so would have appreciated to have known that. Otherwise great!

Odyssee Center Hotel

Casablanca

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Dar Rihana Dades

Aït Idaïr

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Beautiful view and hotel! Staff was very nice and they went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and made food according to our dietary restrictions. 100% recommend!

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Hotel Dar Mounir

Chefchaouen

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We didn't know that the hotel was far from the street, but otherwise the food was excellent and amenities were sufficient!

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Great experience, higher up the stairs so may be harder for older travelers
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina

Fes

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Mohamed was an excellent guide, very informative tour with plenty of knowledge about Moroccan history.

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Moroccan Desert ATV/Quad Adventure in Merzouga

Merzouga

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So much fun!! Must do!

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Dinner with a Local Family in Fes

Fes

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The host family was so sweet, treating us as if we were part of their family. They made so much food, that I wish we had the stomach to fit everything! The Moroccan clothing with music and dance was a lot of fun!

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Fes to Erg Chebbi via the Middle Atlas Mountains & Camel ride

Morocco

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Fantastic experience! The only thing was the camel ride was two hours nonstop, which was difficult for my mom who is older and we were under the impression that it was one hour. Would have appreciated communication on that but otherwise it was the experience of a lifetime and highly recommend that anybody coming to Morocco does not miss this!

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Sights and Colours of Marrakech - Guided Private Tour

Marrakech

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Hanan was amazing, she was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Marrakech and the riad, and helped us in depth as we navigated bargaining in the souks. Highly recommend her for your Marrakech tour!

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

Hi Girish,

Thank you for devoting some time to leave us such a valuable feedback.

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your trip in Morocco and had unforgettable moments with your family. Our country always opens its arms to guests like you to explore its hidden gems and uncover its fabulous sceneries.

Sorry for the inconvenience in your accommodation in Fes; we recommended this hotel for many years and it's the first time to have a negative comment on it. We will take a close look... read more

Hi Girish,

Thank you for devoting some time to leave us such a valuable feedback.

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your trip in Morocco and had unforgettable moments with your family. Our country always opens its arms to guests like you to explore its hidden gems and uncover its fabulous sceneries.

Sorry for the inconvenience in your accommodation in Fes; we recommended this hotel for many years and it's the first time to have a negative comment on it. We will take a close look to know the reason behind this inconvenience and avoid any similar situation in the future. We really value your comments as they help us continue to improve on the aspects that matter most to our guests.

Thank you again for your review and looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Mohamed

Wonderful Morocco Trip! · Morocco - May 5 - May 14, 2022

Traveler: Ali L. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

I had a wonderful trip to Morocco with my mom and dad. Arranging the trip was easy and painless, and Hakim listened thoughtfully to our needs and special requests. Our driver, Mohamad, was wonderful! He was a great guide and lovely company for our drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen, Fez, Meknes, and Marrakech. Mohamad provided helpful recommendations and was very conscientious of our needs during the trip. Overall, I would definitely recommend! read more

I had a wonderful trip to Morocco with my mom and dad. Arranging the trip was easy and painless, and Hakim listened thoughtfully to our needs and special requests. Our driver, Mohamad, was wonderful! He was a great guide and lovely company for our drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen, Fez, Meknes, and Marrakech. Mohamad provided helpful recommendations and was very conscientious of our needs during the trip. Overall, I would definitely recommend!

Hotel Reviews

La Mamounia

Marrakech

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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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We thoroughly enjoyed this Riad and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco.

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Riad El Yacout

Fès

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This was a lovely riad and the service there was very good. We enjoyed the location and the ease of coming and going from the riad. The meals we had at this riad were among the best we had on our entire trip. The staff was courteous and attentive to our needs.

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Very good dining service
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The decor and the historical feel of the place
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Easy access to our car when arriving and departing
Activity Reviews

Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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We had 2 different guides for Volubilis and Meknes. We especially enjoyed our female guide in Meknes.

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Day Trip to Meknes & the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Fes

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Our guide at Volubilis was so informative and gave us such a good historical perspective of the site and the settlements of Morocco

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Our guide was very well informed and gave us good insight into the lives of those settled in the town.
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The ruins were very interesting and unique
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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ali,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your precious feedback. I am more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with your parents. I totally agree that working on your trip and setting up the itinerary was very smooth. I would like to first thank you for your patience and flexibility. Mohamed is one of our top drivers. He also shared with me that he appreciated the time spent with you and how amazing you were during the trip.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and again, thank you so much for your great feedback.

Stay safe.
Hakim

Wonderful trip to Morocco! Oct 2021 · Morocco - Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2021

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

Thank you, Abdel, for organizing a trip of a lifetime! We are a well-traveled, adventurous couple seeking the perfect mix of culture and hiking. Abdel worked with us over email to arrange that perfect trip, which spanned 10 days and four locations - Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, and Casablanca. The trip planning process couldn’t have been easier. Abdel was always very responsive and able to tailor the trip to exactly what we were looking for. Our wonderful driver, Mohamed, expertly... read more

Thank you, Abdel, for organizing a trip of a lifetime! We are a well-traveled, adventurous couple seeking the perfect mix of culture and hiking. Abdel worked with us over email to arrange that perfect trip, which spanned 10 days and four locations - Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, and Casablanca. The trip planning process couldn’t have been easier. Abdel was always very responsive and able to tailor the trip to exactly what we were looking for. Our wonderful driver, Mohamed, expertly transported us from place to place and also served as an excellent DJ for the longer drives between cities. Our Marrakech tour guide, Hassan, was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and its history and went out of his way to make sure we hit all the highlights. He even stayed with us as we negotiated the purchase of some beautiful rugs for our home. During our hikes in the Atlas Mountains with our guide, Ismail, we stopped for lunch in local villages and experienced the beauty of the mountains at our own pace. Our driver and guides spoke English well, so we had no trouble communicating and felt very secure the whole time. The hotels were also absolutely lovely. We highly recommend Abdel for trips to Morocco and plan to use KimKim for future travels abroad.

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La Maison Arabe Hotel

Marrakech

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Private Tour of Marrakech, the "Red City"

Marrakech

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Hassan is the best! Extremely knowledgeable, flawless English, and also a really delightful person.

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

Hi Kristina,

Thank you for finding the time to share the details of your recent visit.

We are delighted to learn that you found our company to be remarkable and our guest service to be accommodating and friendly. Our team strives to provide a full-value experience for our valued guests, so happy to know that we have delivered this commitment to you. It sounds like you had such a fantastic trip because of the unparalleled services we provide to our guests.

We wish to serve you again in the future and design another great trip for you in our beautiful country.

Best,
Abdel

Amazing Moroccan Experience! · Morocco - May 7 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Scott J. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had an amazing time in Morocco! Megan helped us plan a custom trip based on our schedule that took us from Tangier through Chefchaouen, Fes and Casablanca. The whole team was amazing. The Hotels and Riads were beautiful. The local city guides were very knowledge and helped show us the best side of the places we visited. We also had the best driver/ guide, Aziz Karaoui, (ASK FOR HIM!) he was always on time, kind, knowledgeable and patient with two Americans who had lots of questions. I had... read more

We had an amazing time in Morocco! Megan helped us plan a custom trip based on our schedule that took us from Tangier through Chefchaouen, Fes and Casablanca. The whole team was amazing. The Hotels and Riads were beautiful. The local city guides were very knowledge and helped show us the best side of the places we visited. We also had the best driver/ guide, Aziz Karaoui, (ASK FOR HIM!) he was always on time, kind, knowledgeable and patient with two Americans who had lots of questions. I had a birthday on the trip and he went out of his way to help plan an amazing dinner with a birthday cake that I will never forget! This is the best way to see Morocco and they make it so easy for first timers like us. My wife and I are already talking about our next trip. If you are considering a trip to Morocco, look no further. This is who you want to book with. You will fall in love with this country and it's people, just like we did.

A GREAT family trip! · Morocco - Apr 29 - May 7, 2022

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

We had such a wonderful trip! Abdellah and Said were our trip planners. They took into account the ages of our children (2, 9, 10) when helping us plan and were very willing to make change after change until we found it to be the right fit.

Ilyas was our driver and he was such a great fit for our family! He was professional, but fun, serious, but laid back. He was great with our kids and we really enjoyed traveling around with him. We were so thankful for his great English and his... read more

We had such a wonderful trip! Abdellah and Said were our trip planners. They took into account the ages of our children (2, 9, 10) when helping us plan and were very willing to make change after change until we found it to be the right fit.

Ilyas was our driver and he was such a great fit for our family! He was professional, but fun, serious, but laid back. He was great with our kids and we really enjoyed traveling around with him. We were so thankful for his great English and his knowledge about Morocco. He quickly became a friend!

Muhammed was our guide in Fes. He was very knowledgeable and we were grateful he agreed to work on Eid.

The trip to the Tiziri dessert camp was absolutely fantastic! The crew that we met upon arrival were so attentive to detail. It was a once in a lifetime experience!

Hamman was our guide in Marrakech. She was fantastic! We were pretty tired by this day and she was so accommodating. She was very sweet with our children and understanding when they weren't interested in doing or seeing things. She was extremely knowledgable and her English was great! The Food Tour was an incredible experience with her, as well. You could tell she really likes what she does and she is good at it!

All of the riads and hotels were wonderful! We especially loved Lina Riad in Chefchaoen. We wish we had a few more days there. It was a lovely town. The least liked hotel was the one in Boumalne Dades. The only reason being that all the meals were buffet style and they were one star meals compared to everywhere else we ate.

We have recommended this to so many friends already and we only hope that we can get back to Morocco again to enjoy your beautiful country.

Thank you!

Hotel Review

Tiziri Luxury Camp

Merzouga

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I can't say enough good things about this place! The attention to detail was fantastic! How is it possible in the middle of the desert that we had some of the best meals of our trip!? We had a private concert by their lovely crew and they even showed us how to sandboard the nearby dunes. I wish we had had more time here, hopefully we can go back someday!

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Sights and Colours of Marrakech - Guided Private Tour

Marrakech

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Hamman is a fantastic guide! She is great for families. So happy we were with her for our incredible tour!

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

Hi Andrea,

Happy customers make us happy so this is fantastic to read!!

We are so thankful that you shared your experience with our service and gave us such a great review. Glad to hear that we designed a wonderful trip for you and have memorable moments in our beautiful country. We pride ourselves on the professional service we provide, and we will make sure to keep satisfying our guests to the fullest. Such valuable feedback helps us to continue improving on the aspects that matter most to our guests.

Thanks again and I hope to have you again in Morocco.

Best,
Abdel

Caprice

We loved exploring Morocco with Megan at our virtual side · Morocco - Apr 25 - May 4, 2022

Traveler: Caprice Y. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Honestly, I cannot imagine exploring Morocco without WanderLust Voyages which we found through KimKim. Our own private guide with a comfy van outfitted with wifi picked us up in Fez and took us everywhere on our itinerary over the next 10 days. Without a personal guide and driver, there is no way we would have seen as much. Leading up to the trip, we had to change our dates and plans over and over again due to COVID and work and Megan just rolled with it. We even ended up having an extra two... read more

Honestly, I cannot imagine exploring Morocco without WanderLust Voyages which we found through KimKim. Our own private guide with a comfy van outfitted with wifi picked us up in Fez and took us everywhere on our itinerary over the next 10 days. Without a personal guide and driver, there is no way we would have seen as much. Leading up to the trip, we had to change our dates and plans over and over again due to COVID and work and Megan just rolled with it. We even ended up having an extra two days and Megan was able to extend our trip easily without changing the budget. We stayed in gorgeous Riads, which are boutique hotels with spas and authentic Moroccan decor. Each one was special and perfectly located inside the old Medina areas with excellent service, luxurious rooms, wifi, and truly phenomenal meals. I would never have known which one to pick without Megan making the selections. On our own, we probably would have used frequent flyer miles in generic hotels in tourist areas. The activities to which we were directed weren't the tourist traps many of the tours take you to. They were genuinely memorable lifetime experiences. In several cities, Megan arranged for highly knowledgeable guides to explain the history and interesting stories about the places we visited. We could ask all our questions and veer off the scheduled route when something curious arose. The whole trip was like a treasure box with each day full of unique delightful surprises.

We didn't have time to go to Marrakech because we chose Fez, the desert, and Tangier--- I would not recommend missing either the desert or Tangier. We took an hour-long ride on a dromedary ("one hump camel") in the dunes at sunset which was silent and sacred. After the meal in our tent, the local teenagers taught us how to play Berber drums. In Tangier, we looked across the Straights of Gibralter to Spain. If you are a foodie and fan of irreverent Beatnick history, definitely watch the Anthony Bourdain special on Tangier before you go. Learning the thousands of years of history of this international zone really rocked my worldview-- crazy to compare a place that holds onto 200,000 years of history in its current context with Los Angeles which has managed to erase anything before the last 200. Actually, if you are coming from Spain, I highly recommend the ferry across the Straights as your starting point. We spent one night near Meknes in a winery/spa/boutique hotel that was phenomenal! I only wish we had booked two nights. We were thinking it was just a stopover during a long drive, but it was worth a longer stay to truly enjoy the classical herb garden, 750 hectares of vineyards, winery, spa, pools, and food--- very decadent.

Nevertheless-- everyone said, "What! You're not going to Marrakech!?" next time...

Our local guide and driver was Ibrahim-- request him!! Kamal was our expert in Fez-- request him too!

Megan is great. She planned and replanned the trip keeping everything within budget so there was no stress or surprises, and check up on us through Ibrahim all along the way.

If you want something special or different-- Megan can guide you. Stay as long as you can.

Loved it!

Hotel Review

Riad El Amine Fès

Fes

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This place is a total shock to the uninitiated. It is located in the old Medina and, if you arrive as we did, your van pulls into this overcrowded dirt parking lot next to a public park, packs of stray dogs, and a cluster of what seem like dingy ancient 4 story plaster buildings with no windows and with graffiti proclaiming "Never Fall in Love" scrawled on a wall. Some people were playing cards and smoking in a pharmacy of one building. Our guide took us walking with our bags among winding passageways to a fancy door that we decided must be the door to the TARDIS because the inside was definitely bigger than the outside! It opened into the gorgeous courtyard and elegant rooms with intricate mosaics covering the walls. Inside, everything was immaculate and luxurious. The staff was always present and helpful. The meals were delicious-- and always more food than we could possibly eat. The swimming pool was beautiful but freezing. One night a band came in to entertain everyone with traditional music. Our room was great-- one thing, though, if you are used to a king-sized bed with your spouse that is made up for two people to be under one cover, you will be surprised. A king-sized bed here is two twins pushed together-- easily remedied, though. The Riad served as a great jumping off point to explore Fez!

Tips for future travelers

Somewhat difficult to walk to things from the hotel. Plan to drive or order a ride.

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We were there during the end (I hope) of the pandemic and felt completely safe.
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Gorgeous mosaics
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Close to the Medina
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Tour Fes with a Private Guide

Fes

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Kamal was a great guide! Not even bread crumbs would save you in the 9,400 streets of the old Medina and having someone along who knows the history and stories makes it so meaningful. He also steered us to a delicious and beautiful spot for lunch-- we would never have known it was there without him. The local craft places were a little bit touristy-- and priced for tourists-- but, hey, we were tourists! The textiles, ceramics, silver, rugs, and leather were fun to see because they were being made the old way right in front of you. We could peek into but not enter the mosques, but what we could see was beautiful. I am so glad that UNESCO is investing in saving this piece of history.

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Wonderful Week in Morocco · Morocco - Apr 29 - May 6, 2022

Traveler: Todd S. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had a very positive experience booking our trip with KimKim (thanks, Megan), and our trip was great too. We had originally booked our trip for March 2020… and ended up cancelling shortly before we were due to leave because of Covid. Fast forward two years, we emailed KimKim/Megan and she still had all our details and was able to rebook our original planned trip for the same price.

Everything about our trip turned out just as planned and worked out really well. Our driver, Aziz, was great... read more

We had a very positive experience booking our trip with KimKim (thanks, Megan), and our trip was great too. We had originally booked our trip for March 2020… and ended up cancelling shortly before we were due to leave because of Covid. Fast forward two years, we emailed KimKim/Megan and she still had all our details and was able to rebook our original planned trip for the same price.

Everything about our trip turned out just as planned and worked out really well. Our driver, Aziz, was great - driving us all over Morocco in his Mercedes van (with WiFi!), doing so safely while also sharing his knowledge about our surroundings. We even had the pleasure of having tea with his family in Erg Chebbi, which was very nice.

Our tour included extensive time with dedicated guides in both Fez and Marrakech - and they were great, showing us around the key sites and the inner mazes of the medinas, providing in depth knowledge of the history and architecture of these places.

The riads where we stayed we’re all nice - centrally located and architectural marvels , especially the ones in Rabat and Fez. The desert camp was a great experience, from the camel ride out across the dunes to having a campfire and Berber songs under the stars.

The above is just about the service provided/arranged by KimKim, Megan, and their local agent, Wanderlust Travel. But Morocco itself was stunning. We’ve traveled extensively, and I’d say Morocco is tops, both for it’s amazing landscapes as well as the incredible experience of going through the medinas.

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Riad Kalaa 2

Rabat

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Beautiful property - very nice room. Good location

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An absolutely amazing experience! Morocco Immersion Tours is more than a tour group, they treat you like family. · Morocco - Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2022

Traveler: Jeanette W. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

When you book with Morocco Immersion Tours, you not only get the expertise of a highly professional tour company, but the warmth and genuine affection of what seems like old friends. From the moment we started contact with Sharon, she listened and tweaked the itinerary to make it exactly what me and my family (two teens) were looking for. Once the itinerary was finalized, we couldn’t wait to start our adventure!
And then we met Sallam, who was our driver and companion between destinations,... read more

When you book with Morocco Immersion Tours, you not only get the expertise of a highly professional tour company, but the warmth and genuine affection of what seems like old friends. From the moment we started contact with Sharon, she listened and tweaked the itinerary to make it exactly what me and my family (two teens) were looking for. Once the itinerary was finalized, we couldn’t wait to start our adventure!
And then we met Sallam, who was our driver and companion between destinations, and he ended up becoming like part of our family. From the moment he met us at the airport, his warm smile assured us that we were in good hands. He shared with us his background and Berber culture, and as we drove along the most scenic landscapes, he played for us the most beautiful Berber music. I loved the music so much that I actually downloaded it to my phone and listen to it at home.
We visited the beautiful blue city of Chefchaoen, walked through the bustling medinas of Fes and Marrakech, but I think the highlight of our trip was the Sahara Desert!! My family will never forget riding camels over the dunes at sunset, sleeping in a luxury desert camp, sand boarding at sunrise, and driving ATV vehicles over the orange sand dunes once more. Memories that will last a lifetime!
I truly want to thank everyone at Morocco Immersion Tours - Sharon, Sallam, Amnay, and everyone else who helped us make this the trip of a lifetime. I honestly feel that traveling helps make friendships across continents, and I will always love you guys. This is by far the best tour company that we have ever used, and I highly recommend them to all future travelers to Morocco!

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Riad Hicham

Chefchaouen

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Perfect location - clean rooms, super-friendly staff, unique rooms with beautiful decor, authentic decor throughout the whole place, delicious food

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jeanette,

Thank you so much for the incredible review and for sharing all of your amazing pictures!!! We are so glad that you all had an amazing time in Morocco and it was our pleasure to work with you. We definitely feel like you all our part of the family now, so we hope that you keep in touch!!

Thanks again!
Sharon, Sallam, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Our experience with Kimkim was beyond perfect · Morocco - Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2022

Traveler: Renelle B. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Our experience with Kimkim was beyond perfect. Communication was fast and efficient. We got the exact tour we wanted and all the accommodations and service were amazing. Our driver made us feel comfortable and safe and took good care of us. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and gave us great tours of the city. We highly recomment booking a tour with Kimkim. We will definitely check with them for our next trips.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Renelle!

We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip and that your were well taken care of by Yasinne! So glad that you all were able to get to Morocco in the end!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Yassine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Our driver, Mohammed was amazing. · Morocco - Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2022

Traveler: Carol L. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

Our driver, Mohammed was amazing. He was patient, friendly, tireless and a great driver. Mohammed was always willing to help us with luggage, open doors and making sure we had access to restroom facilities. I don't think our trip would have been as good with another person. So happy he was chosen for us.
All of the guides we had during the trip were wonderful. They were very well informed about the areas we visited. They took in to account our health needs and paced the tours to... read more

Our driver, Mohammed was amazing. He was patient, friendly, tireless and a great driver. Mohammed was always willing to help us with luggage, open doors and making sure we had access to restroom facilities. I don't think our trip would have been as good with another person. So happy he was chosen for us.
All of the guides we had during the trip were wonderful. They were very well informed about the areas we visited. They took in to account our health needs and paced the tours to accommodate our slower needs. We learned so much from each of them.
Finally, our local specialist, Hakim, did a great job organizing a diverse trip of Morocco for our family. The suggestions he made gave us a small taste of the country.
I would recommend KimKim Travel to anyone who was planning a trip to Morocco.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Chez Aziz

Chefchaouen

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Hotel Review

We were very lucky to have the top floor apartment. Having access to a kitchen and terrace was an unexpected plus. The only difficulty we had was the 5 flights of stairs to get to the rooms. Strictly an issue just for us, perhaps not for other travelers. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. More food than we really needed but appreciated the options.

Tips for future travelers

If you have any health issues that would prevent you from climbing lots of stairs, ask for a room on a lower floor.

Location

Centrally located.
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Staff

All the staff were helpful.
Authenticity & Character

We loved the Moroccan décor.

Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp

Merzouga

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Hotel Review

We weren't sure what to expect from a camping experience but were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. There were plenty of towels and blankets in the tent. There was plenty of room in the tent even for 3 people. The food we were served was a great example of Moroccan cuisine.

Tips for future travelers

Be sure to pack a jacket for the evenings as it does get cooler. Be prepared to get sand in everything especially if it's at all windy.

GuestHouse Bagdad Café

Ait Ben Haddou

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Hotel Review

After having rooms on higher floors, we really appreciated having our room on the ground level. The room was smaller but still comfortable. Dinner was very good giving us an opportunity to try new Moroccan dishes.

Riad Dar Khmissa

Marrakech

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

We were able to stay in a lovely 2 room suite in this Riad. There were 2 lounging areas for guests if you didn't want to stay in your room. The terrace area offered a lovely outdoor setting, especially for dinner. Speaking of dinner, we were lucky enough to have dinner with another family during our stay. The couscous the cook prepared was delightful.

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Carol,

I really appreciate the fact that you took some time to share with us your precious feedback.
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. And I couldn't agree more that Mohammed is one of our best drivers and his added valuer is very remarkable.
I am also quite impressed by the fact that our guides as well keep improving with time and manage to reach our clients' expectations. Knowing more about history during your trip is always a remarkable experience.
I would also like... read more

Dear Carol,

I really appreciate the fact that you took some time to share with us your precious feedback.
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. And I couldn't agree more that Mohammed is one of our best drivers and his added valuer is very remarkable.
I am also quite impressed by the fact that our guides as well keep improving with time and manage to reach our clients' expectations. Knowing more about history during your trip is always a remarkable experience.
I would also like to thank you for your time, effort, and patience throughout our exchanges and the time you have dedicated to your trip. Our smooth exchanges made my job very easy and enjoyable to finally meet your expectations.
As for the accommodations, I genuinely appreciate your comments about the upper floors. It is definitely something to consider and I will personally make sure to follow up closely. As for the rooms and overall rating I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Riads and that we reached the authentic unique experience we were seeking.

Best,
Hakim

Morocco March 2022- most amazing trip ever !! · Morocco - Mar 26 - Apr 3, 2022

Traveler: Shahana A. - Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely

We do not have words to express our experience. Amazing, Memorable, Beautiful, Hospitable, Kindness, Great, Picturesque, WOW….

In our travels to others countries before we never used a travel agency but knowing the language barrier and travel restrictions we decided to use a travel agency. After reading reviews about Abdullah and Mohammed from Original Travels on Kim Kim we decided to initiate the conversation and from Day 1 we only received guidance and support without a slight hint or... read more

We do not have words to express our experience. Amazing, Memorable, Beautiful, Hospitable, Kindness, Great, Picturesque, WOW….

In our travels to others countries before we never used a travel agency but knowing the language barrier and travel restrictions we decided to use a travel agency. After reading reviews about Abdullah and Mohammed from Original Travels on Kim Kim we decided to initiate the conversation and from Day 1 we only received guidance and support without a slight hint or push that we need to reserve our booking through them.
Mohammed provided us a detailed Itenary based on our likes, budget and dates. He was very through and quick to make changes as we reviewed and requested.. Most important point was he understood our family ( age group and planned to perfection). He made the planning part look so easy for us that we had no stress and concerns before travel.
Said our supervisor for the trip took over and oh boy!!! he was on call 24/7 from couple of days prior to our travel giving us all the needed information
What we need to pack?
What to expect?
Weather?
Driver?
Important phone numbers.
Any last minute requests we may have or any changes we may need to make to the Itenary or plans.
Every day morning and night we got a call asking if we are doing good and if anything needed that we would like for him to take care of. We felt like ROYALS - It is good knowing we had someone ensuring we are safe and are having fun. We made a request everyday ( Room, Wheel Chair, Reservation at a particular restaurant, and or shopping for particular) and Said ensures it was taken care of according to our needs. Went above and beyond !!!!
Ilyas : Our companion for the trip who stayed with us 24/7 and drove us to all the places. People may prefer to call him a driver but for us he was our companion and friend.Ilyas was in constant touch with Mohammed and Said and made sure they were aware of our needs. Very sweet, Patient, Knowledgeable, Kind, Hardworking and above all someone who cared and wanted us to have the time of our life. He took us to some beautiful places, kept us entertained in the car giving us the history lessons about the places we visited and made sure we enjoyed Morocco and see Morroco for the place it is - Beautiful and Hospitable.
Yousuf -( Tour Guide Chefchaouen ) was professional, full of energy and went above and beyond . A local from Chefchaouen , he gave us great insight on this little piece of heaven on earth.
Mohammed our tour guide in Fes was very experienced, extremely professional and paid attention to what we wanted to see . He navigated through the alleys of Fes’ Medina and took us to some most amazing shops for shopping.
Hanan our tour guide in Marrakech was so much fun to be with! She gave us thorough background on everything we saw , picked out best places to eat and shop . Anything we wanted she made sure we got the best deal!
We miss all these amazing people .
We cannot thank Original Travels enough for making our trip so memorable !

Hotel Review

Inara Desert Camp

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Hotel Review

One cannot call it camping ! It was glamping in the desert at this beautiful camp. Filled with most amazing hospitable people , breathtaking views of snow covered Atlas Mountains, this desert camp was absolutely perfect for our family. Our kids loved the quad rides, camel rides and the local musicians at dinner . At night we gazed at million stars that covered the sky and woke up at dawn to catch sunrise .

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Activity Review

Guided Sightseeing in Chefchaoeun

Chefchaouen

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Activity Review

Chefchaouen is a piece of heaven on earth. Beautifully, charming little town filled with most humble and hospitable folks. Our tour guide Yousuf , a local from Chefchaouen was absolutely amazing. He took us through picturesque spots in the beautiful blue colored town. Showed us amazing architectural features , gave us history of the place . We tasted fresh bread, freshly made cheese and so many deserts ! We would highly recommend him !

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

Hi Shahana,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

It was a pleasure to host you in our beautiful country and make your journey an unforgettable one. We really love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we have designed for you and the hospitality provided by the members of our team. We always value our guests' feedback and take it into consideration so as to improve the guest's experience and enhance... read more

Hi Shahana,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

It was a pleasure to host you in our beautiful country and make your journey an unforgettable one. We really love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we have designed for you and the hospitality provided by the members of our team. We always value our guests' feedback and take it into consideration so as to improve the guest's experience and enhance their satisfaction. Your awesome comments have been shared with our team to let them know that their hard work was not in vain but rewarded.

So glad that your visit to our kingdom was a memorable one and looking forward to having you again in our beautiful country.

Best,
Abdel

Exceptional Morocco Trip! · Morocco - Mar 18 - Apr 2, 2022

Traveler: Natalia D. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

From the first inquiry and a phone conversation with Sharon everything fell into place. She put together our itinerary perfectly. Everything was smooth transition from place to place. Upon arrival we met our driver, Sallam, who instantly became family. Not only is he a safe driver but he is also concerned with any need you might have. He opened his home and family to us where we shared a meal as a family. That experience was priceless. All the tour guides at the different cities... read more

From the first inquiry and a phone conversation with Sharon everything fell into place. She put together our itinerary perfectly. Everything was smooth transition from place to place. Upon arrival we met our driver, Sallam, who instantly became family. Not only is he a safe driver but he is also concerned with any need you might have. He opened his home and family to us where we shared a meal as a family. That experience was priceless. All the tour guides at the different cities were full of knowledge and great. Our Morocco vacation was exceptional because we used them. Highly recommend them!

Hotel Review

Hôtel La Tour Hassan Palace

Rabat

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Natalia!

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in Morocco and with Sallam! I'm so glad that everything worked out in the end at that you were able to travel as planned!

I hope you are both well and look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Thank

Arsalan

Trip of a lifetime · Morocco - Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2022

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

We just returned from a 9 day trip to Morocco. We traveled as a family of four including myself, my wife and our 10 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Planning the trip was easy and straightforward with Abdel. He answered our questions promptly and with lots of detail. He adjusted the trip to meet our specific needs multiple times. Once locked in, he made all the booking for us and kept us in the loop if there were any changes.
Upon arrival, our guide Karim picked us up from the airport... read more

We just returned from a 9 day trip to Morocco. We traveled as a family of four including myself, my wife and our 10 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Planning the trip was easy and straightforward with Abdel. He answered our questions promptly and with lots of detail. He adjusted the trip to meet our specific needs multiple times. Once locked in, he made all the booking for us and kept us in the loop if there were any changes.
Upon arrival, our guide Karim picked us up from the airport and welcomed us like family. He was punctual, professional, courteous and kind to us throughout. He offered himself and his country to us from his heart and by the end, we felt that he became a part of our family.
We have traveled across the world on our own and in retrospect, we could have easily done the tour of Morocco on our own but it would not have been even close to the same as the trip we experienced with Original travel and especially with Karim. His local knowledge and personal touch made all the difference. We traveled during Ramadan when most restaurants esp in the remote areas are closed for lunch but Karim made sure we were taken care of every single day including lunch with a berber friends family (who welcomed us with open arms) in a small town and a unique Moroccan barbeque by the river. He showed us details we would never have found and through a perspective only a trained local tour guide can offer.
I hope to book another trip to Morocco using Original travel and especially with (my brother) Karim in the future. For those considering this journey, Book with confidence and then prepare yourself for a trip of a lifetime where all you will need to do is to keep an open mind.

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

Hi Arsalan,

We really appreciate the time you took to leave such a thoughtful review about our service.

We're happy that you spent a wonderful time in Morocco enjoying its fabulous sceneries, historical monuments and cultural diversities. We pride ourselves in hearing that our staff have taken good care of you, and our service fit in with your expectations. Original travels always tries to design wonderful trips for the guests and welcome them warmly, so we are so grateful that this... read more

Hi Arsalan,

We really appreciate the time you took to leave such a thoughtful review about our service.

We're happy that you spent a wonderful time in Morocco enjoying its fabulous sceneries, historical monuments and cultural diversities. We pride ourselves in hearing that our staff have taken good care of you, and our service fit in with your expectations. Original travels always tries to design wonderful trips for the guests and welcome them warmly, so we are so grateful that this applied to you. Your driver Karim is really a very kind person, the smile never parting his face, and he always does his best to meet our guests' needs. Your upcoming trip in Morocco for sure will be with Karim, and you will discover together other spectacular sights that are worth visiting.

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Abdel

Candice

We waited 2 years to take this trip and it was PERFECT · Morocco - Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2022

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

This past March, my husband and I toured Morocco with Original Travels. Prior to the trip, I corresponded with Abdellah, who managed every detail of our trip through Morocco. Original Travels a Moroccan-owned tour company. Our tour guide was Samir. He was kind, knowledgeable, and easygoing. Samir picked us up at the Casablanca airport and we began our drive through Rabat and arrived at the Lina Riyad in Chefchaouen. The Lina Riyad was the perfect place to land after nearly 24 hours of travel.... read more

This past March, my husband and I toured Morocco with Original Travels. Prior to the trip, I corresponded with Abdellah, who managed every detail of our trip through Morocco. Original Travels a Moroccan-owned tour company. Our tour guide was Samir. He was kind, knowledgeable, and easygoing. Samir picked us up at the Casablanca airport and we began our drive through Rabat and arrived at the Lina Riyad in Chefchaouen. The Lina Riyad was the perfect place to land after nearly 24 hours of travel. It was spacious, quiet, and cozy. The food was utterly delicious. I booked a spa experience that included a hammam, massage, and facial, which erased all of the aches and pains from travel. Samir picked us up in the morning and gave us a walking tour of Chefchaouen, taking photos of us and explaining the local culture. He drove us to Fes and we made some stops along the way. In Fes, we stayed at Riad Salam Fes for 2 nights, which featured great food and gorgeous accommodations. The city of Fes is enchanting. We went on a walking tour of Fes, stopping at the tannery, a ceramics studio, the Qarawiyyin mosque, and several craft shops. The next leg of our tour brought us to the desert. We drove through snowy mountains in the morning and then arrived at the golden desert by late afternoon. We spent 2 nights at Tirizi Camp, which was the absolute highlight of the trip. Samir drove us through the Dades Valley, where we bought some goods from the rose collective. We stayed at Hotel Xaluca Dades. The accommodations were nice, but the food wasn’t very good. Samir picked us up in the morning and we found a guesthouse in the Dades Valley where we had a lovely breakfast and a breathtaking view of the landscape. Samir led us on a trek through the kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou. Along the way to Marrakech, we stopped at an argan collective, where we learned how cosmetics and culinary products are made from argan oil. We arrived at Marrakech and spent 2 nights at Riad Pachavana. It was a beautiful Riad with an extraordinarily hospitable staff. The only strange thing was the the bathroom didn’t have a door. There was an 8-foot long hallway separating the bathroom from the bedroom, which offered very little privacy. For that reason, I’d seek a different Riad for my next trip to Marrakech. Abedellah joined us in our walking tour of Marrakech and we lunched at a local restaurant. He arranged for us to get COVID tests at the hotel, in preparation for the flight back to the US. Samir drove us back to Casablanca, and we stayed at the Odyssee Center Hotel.
All in all, we had a lovely trip. Our driver, Samir became a friend to our family, and we are still in touch with him. If an individual person could embody all of the good that Morocco has to offer, that person is Samir.

Hotel Reviews

Lina Ryad & Spa

Chefchaouene

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Everything. Lina’s food was top notch and the quietness of the Riyad really made it feel like home.
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Lina Ryad & Spa

Chefchaouene

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Hotel Review

This was my favorite riad in Morocco. In fact, when I return to Chefchaouen, I would stay here again. It was quite, spacious, very comfortable. The food was exquisite. Throughout my 10-day trip in Morocco, I compared every other hotel, riad, and dining experience to the Lina Ryad.

Tips for future travelers

Definitely eat at the hotel and do have a hammam and massage.

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Activity Reviews

Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Morocco

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Samir was amazing.
Guides, drivers and staff

Samir was an amazing driver. Very safe and very knowledgeable of his country.
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Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Morocco

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

Hi Candice,

The team of our company is grateful for the lovely review you shared with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your journey and appreciated our friendly staff.

We strive much hard to provide our guests with the best service possible and make them satisfied with the trips we designed for them. We will make sure to pass on your recognition to all the members of our company and your driver Samir in particular. It was a pleasure meeting you in the red city, and discovering the Bahia... read more

Hi Candice,

The team of our company is grateful for the lovely review you shared with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your journey and appreciated our friendly staff.

We strive much hard to provide our guests with the best service possible and make them satisfied with the trips we designed for them. We will make sure to pass on your recognition to all the members of our company and your driver Samir in particular. It was a pleasure meeting you in the red city, and discovering the Bahia palace together. During your whole trip, we kept in touch with Samir to make sure that you are having a great time and every single aspect of comfort is provided.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience with the food. We have recommended this hotel for many years and no client has ever complained about their food service. It is the first time to have such an issue; we will contact them to know the reason behind this inconvenience and avoid any similar situation in the future. Riad Pachavana is also one of the best recommended riads in Marrakech. It sounds strange to have a bedroom without the door, which doesn't really offer the privacy as you mentioned. The safety and privacy of our guests are of the utmost importance to us, so we appologize that your room was not what you expected. We have implemented a new communication system for our booking manager to assure that no room should be booked until we make sure that it equipped with all equipments required.

We are sincerely sorry for the inconveniences and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,
Abdel

Great Tour Company in Morocco! · Morocco - Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2022

Traveler: margaret m. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I cannot say enough great things about this family run company! Sharon responded quickly to all of our messages and questions. She provided us some great tips to help us be successful on our trip.
Abdou was a wonderful driver who shared so much rich information about the culture. I highly recommend this company to tour Morocco! Abdou customized our trip to fit our needs by adding in a stop to the day market specifically because I wanted a picture with a donkey. He also made sure I was... read more

I cannot say enough great things about this family run company! Sharon responded quickly to all of our messages and questions. She provided us some great tips to help us be successful on our trip.
Abdou was a wonderful driver who shared so much rich information about the culture. I highly recommend this company to tour Morocco! Abdou customized our trip to fit our needs by adding in a stop to the day market specifically because I wanted a picture with a donkey. He also made sure I was dressed for the camel trekking! He was so much fun and made us laugh throughout the five days. I enjoyed all the Riads we stayed at and can’t wait to come back.

Hotel Review

Chez Ichou

Dades Gorge

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Chez Ichou is beautiful with the most gorgeous views. The property is amazing and had the best meal!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Margaret and Katie,

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad you had a great time with Abdou. We definitely look forward to you returning to explore the northern region of the country. Just let us know when!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Abdou, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Wonderful Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2022

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

This was my first trip to Morocco and have fallen in love with the culture and the genuineness of the people. Abdel was our trip coordinator and answered all of questions and catered our trip to us. Our driver Karim picked us up at the airport and was with us for our entire trip. He was so knowledgeable and proudly shared information about his Berber culture. He was friendly and kind never hesitated to make us feel welcome!
The riads we stayed in were stunning and the staff were all... read more

This was my first trip to Morocco and have fallen in love with the culture and the genuineness of the people. Abdel was our trip coordinator and answered all of questions and catered our trip to us. Our driver Karim picked us up at the airport and was with us for our entire trip. He was so knowledgeable and proudly shared information about his Berber culture. He was friendly and kind never hesitated to make us feel welcome!
The riads we stayed in were stunning and the staff were all accommodating. We had no issues checking in or out of them.
Our tour of the handcrafters in Fes was remarkable. We were told we were under no obligation to buy however we did feel some pressure to make purchases. We got good value at the Tannery but just know the prices were considerably less at the market in Marrakech.
We had a great time with Said and his family for dinner. The food was delicious and it was fun to meet the family and do a little dancing in traditional Moroccan costumes.
Our tour guide Hannan in Marrakech was top notch. She was knowledgeable, patient, kind and a fabulous photographer for all of your Instagram pictures!
The Inara Camp in Agafay was more than we could hope for! The accommodations were comfortable and the staff went above and beyond to meet our needs.

Hotel Review

Riad Salam Fes

Fes

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The hotel was stunning! Gorgeous decor and comfortable accommodations.

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

Hi Marnie,

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and write such a detailed review!

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hospitality provided by our team, and you had a fantastic time in our country. Our staff will be happy to know that their performance met your expectations, and we’ll make sure that they receive your recognition. We’re glad that our driver Karim made you feel welcome during the whole trip and he will be more than thankful to... read more

Hi Marnie,

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and write such a detailed review!

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hospitality provided by our team, and you had a fantastic time in our country. Our staff will be happy to know that their performance met your expectations, and we’ll make sure that they receive your recognition. We’re glad that our driver Karim made you feel welcome during the whole trip and he will be more than thankful to hear your positive comments.

Thanks also for sharing your notes about your experience in Fes. As you may know, Shopping is part of the guided tours and sometimes prices may depend on the quality of the products. The prices in Fes are a little bit higher than Marrakech's because of the high quality Fez's products offer. Our guide in Fes is one of our best guides and has considerable experience providing high quality sightseeing tours and recommending shops with reasonable prices for our guests; it's the first time to have such an issue. I had a discussion with Hafid and he promised me that there will be a fewer shopping tours in the future and he will focus more on cultural visits in this beautiful city of Fez.

Looking forward to hosting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Abdel

Debbie

I'd like to add some notes to my travel partn... · Morocco - Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2022

Traveler: Debbie B. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

I'd like to add some notes to my travel partner's review of our trip to Morocco. I echo her sentiments about how perfectly Hakim, as a representative of kimkim, handled our trip. Which wasn't easy, given the number of delays and changes due to Covid. Also, I agree whole-heartedly that our driver Mohamed (last name to be supplied by Hakim!) really made the trip what it was: he was well-informed, articulate, funny, attentive, and always willing to share his thoughts on culture, politics,... read more

I'd like to add some notes to my travel partner's review of our trip to Morocco. I echo her sentiments about how perfectly Hakim, as a representative of kimkim, handled our trip. Which wasn't easy, given the number of delays and changes due to Covid. Also, I agree whole-heartedly that our driver Mohamed (last name to be supplied by Hakim!) really made the trip what it was: he was well-informed, articulate, funny, attentive, and always willing to share his thoughts on culture, politics, and history. Mohamed made sure we could purchase rugs from a cooperative rather than a tourist trap. When I had a problem with the pottery coop he resolved it for me quickly making that another good experience. While the local guides were, for the most part, engaging and full of info, Mohamed was able to fill in the blanks between guides.

Speaking of guides: all but two were top notch. In one case there was a clear tempo and maybe personality misalignment. We were struggling until Mohamed gave him a secret signal and he began to ask what we wanted and what he could do better, resulting in a good overall experience. (Because Mohamed knew most of the guides he could navigate the rough places for us.) The second guide that was a bad fit was a local young man, new to the business; he may improve with time.

A word about the accomodations: we had such a wonderful variety of places, most unique and charming. And just when we were ready we got a Western style 5 star hotel. But I wouldn't have traded a single place, no matter the quirks. A few stood out, not to be missed: Riad Yacout in Fes was beautiful, although quirky in the electrical and plumbing department. But the people were so warm and accommodating and the food so delicious that everything else fell away. (Note - be prepared for a lot of steep stairs and music into the night!) The Kasbah in Imlil was a personal favorite. Walking up on narrow paths while a donkey carried our baggage was the start. The Kasbah was under the highest mountain in N. Africa and while it was cloudy and snowy for most of our stay, the views were amazing. We had scheduled a full-day hike but the snow put a damper on that. Still, the staff found a jacket and boots for me so I could still go hiking. The group of people working there could not have done more for us, all with smiles. Again, the food was just fab. In Essouria we stayed in Riad Chbanate - a real jewel. Once again the people were so very wonderful, and the room and the view and the part of town just perfect.

Finally, I'd like to commend kimkim and their partner on the itinerary. We went from cities to towns to the desert, then to the mountains. Down to Marrakech and out to the coast. We skipped the touristy things and concentrated on getting to know the real Morocco. We had so much variety, every day a real adventure. I feel like we met and supported a lot of off the main street people. And that leads me to my final comment...

The Moroccan people are warm and generous. Yes, some try to get you to buy their whatevers, but a simple "No thank you" works. They have suffered tremendously during that last two years and we were happy to buy from them, to tip them generously, and to talk and laugh with them. I've traveled in many places around the world - I won't forget this trip.

Hotel Review

Dar Sultan

Tangier

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The women running this riad are so warm and wonderful

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Authenticity & Character

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Debbie,
Reading both reviews, yours as well as Alexis' is truly a highlight for me. I really appreciate the time and the effort that you put into sharing your experience in details during the entire process both before and after your trip.
I would like to thank you as well for your trust in us as an agency and Kimkim as a company throughout the difficulties during Covid and for your patience to make the trip happen eventually.
Thank you so much for your compliments. I can only say the... read more

Dear Debbie,
Reading both reviews, yours as well as Alexis' is truly a highlight for me. I really appreciate the time and the effort that you put into sharing your experience in details during the entire process both before and after your trip.
I would like to thank you as well for your trust in us as an agency and Kimkim as a company throughout the difficulties during Covid and for your patience to make the trip happen eventually.
Thank you so much for your compliments. I can only say the same thing about my experience and exchanges with you. I appreciated how calm, understanding, and very open to suggestions you were. It made my job easier than I could have possibly imagined it.
I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed the company of your driver; Mohamed is definitely one of our best. He always makes sure that his clients are well taken care of.
I also appreciate your comments regarding the guides. I am happy Mohamed was able to save one of the experiences. And I wish you mentioned your experience earlier with me so that I could've made sure to compensate one way or another.
I do believe that accommodation is one of the keys to my client's satisfaction. That is why I always make sure to choose top-notch options no matter what the circumstances are. It is a pleasure to hear that you are happy with the selection of your accommodations.
Overall, I would say mission accomplished. It is heartwarming to hear you fully enjoyed your trip and that you describe it as an unforgettable trip.
It was a pleasure to be your local specialist and reviews like tours and Alexis' make me appreciate and love my job even more than I already do.
Be safe, and I hope to hear from you in the future.

Best,
Hakim

See Morocco with kimkim · Morocco - Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2022

Traveler: Alexis P. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

Kimkim created and executed a Moroccan trip for my travel partner and I that was unforgettable. We first planned the trip in 2019 for March 2020 travel. COVID changed all that but kimkim, Hakim in particular, stuck with us for the next 3 years as we rescheduled several times only to postpone until this past March. Hakim’s service was stellar: informative, responsive, reliable, patient—and whatever other positive adjective could be applied to a travel professional. Hakim and kimkim were also... read more

Kimkim created and executed a Moroccan trip for my travel partner and I that was unforgettable. We first planned the trip in 2019 for March 2020 travel. COVID changed all that but kimkim, Hakim in particular, stuck with us for the next 3 years as we rescheduled several times only to postpone until this past March. Hakim’s service was stellar: informative, responsive, reliable, patient—and whatever other positive adjective could be applied to a travel professional. Hakim and kimkim were also available to us throughout the trip-proactively checking in or responding quickly to any questions we had.

The other notable representative of kimkim’s excellent service was our driver throughout the trip, Mohamed. From start to finish he ensured we were well-looked after. Another set of adjectives: great driver, accommodating, helpful, accessible 24/7, well-informed, friendly; equal parts driver and general guide. We were very fortunate to have had his services.

The itinerary kimkim created was also a treat. I experienced mountains, cities, villages, desert areas that were fun and/or eye-opening. Food was fabulous throughout. The various tagines and pastillas were so special, as were the breakfast spreads.

The guides provided had deep knowledge of each leg of the trip-both historical and cultural. Accommodations ranged from charmingly rustic to very high-end with the Riads being especially wonderful. My only note on the Riad is to expect to climb lots of stairs. My 72-year old legs were a bit challenged by 3 and 4 flights. However the Riad experience is absolutely necessary!

All the stops were terrific, but I’d say a “not-to-be-missed” experience is the medina in Marrakech at night. It comes to high-intensity life with scores of food stalls (pick the meats and veggies for your meal and watch them being cooked right there), musicians, drum circles, snake charmers, dancers, henna tattoers and more all in motion.

It was a truly magical trip!

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Alexis,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your detailed feedback about your trip.
I would also like to thank you for your trust in us during Covid times as well as your patience and will to make the trip happen.
It is great to hear that not only you enjoyed your trip, but you are also happy with all the services throughout the process (communication, your guides, driver...etc).
Please allow me to emphasize as well that your level of communication, patience, and the... read more

Dear Alexis,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your detailed feedback about your trip.
I would also like to thank you for your trust in us during Covid times as well as your patience and will to make the trip happen.
It is great to hear that not only you enjoyed your trip, but you are also happy with all the services throughout the process (communication, your guides, driver...etc).
Please allow me to emphasize as well that your level of communication, patience, and the time you dedicated to your trip were also great assets for me to design your itinerary in a way that matches your expectations as well as in the most efficient way possible. It is a pure joy to hear your satisfaction with your itinerary, I enjoyed every moment during our exchange to come up with a perfect combination of the sights and places that Morocco has to offer.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your guided visits with our local guides. You are most certainly correct. they still amaze me with more information every time I get the chance to chat with them. Pure joy.
It seems like we managed to include Riads for you. I am happy you made the decision to go for the one of most authentic experiences in Morocco. Despite the challenge. I can only admire your courage and willingness to try new adventures.
I gladly share with you the same opinion about Marrakech, the way the Medina and the square come to life evening time, the food stall, and the typical Moroccan street art never gets boring and are always fascinating.
It was an honor to be your local specialist. I enjoyed every single bit of it!
Once more, Thank you so much for your trust and patience with us, and hope to see and hear from you again!
Best,
Hakim

NgocBich

Private tour of Morocco is the only way to go! · Morocco - Mar 22 - Mar 29, 2022

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

We’re a family of 4 with our first trip to Morocco. The entire experience was fantastic, starting and ending with Abdel. He was very patient, trying to customize our trip to meet our expectations and extremely accommodating as our travel plans changed several times due to canceled flights. He took the time to meet us in Marrakech which added a personal touch and felt we were friends meeting for coffee. Samir was our assigned driver. Samir is kind, knowledgeable about the sites and also very... read more

We’re a family of 4 with our first trip to Morocco. The entire experience was fantastic, starting and ending with Abdel. He was very patient, trying to customize our trip to meet our expectations and extremely accommodating as our travel plans changed several times due to canceled flights. He took the time to meet us in Marrakech which added a personal touch and felt we were friends meeting for coffee. Samir was our assigned driver. Samir is kind, knowledgeable about the sites and also very patient fielding our endless questions over 8-days. He continued to check on us post our departure from Morocco to ensure we arrived to our destination safely. Overall, the riads, hotels, restaurants, tour guides, and excursions met our expectations and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Our favorites were the Tiziri Camp riding camels and ATV through dunes of Sahara Desert , the Souks of Fes, and the Tangia in Marrakech cooked by the Chef of former King.

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Riad Salam Fes

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Riad is absolutely breathtaking! As it’s a Riad in the Médina, be prepared for unpleasant sewage odor and hearing the noise from the hotel and Street. But definitely worth it to experience the Riad.

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Cover drains to minimize odor and bring ear plugs.

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Inside Médina is great!
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Very clean but not comfort not comparable to modern hotels
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Full-Day Guided Sightseeing in Fes

Fes

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Mohamed or “Momo” has 30-yrs of experience and understood the history of Fes extremely well. He helped to negotiate prices which was super helpful and hopefully fair for all.

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

Hi NgocBich,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re really glad to hear that you loved the experience with us and enjoyed your trip in Morocco with Samir who is one of our best drivers.

Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we are so grateful that we made this journey a success and catered to your interests. Such compliments push us forward to keep our exceptional work and meet our guests' wishes.

Thanks again for the review and for being such a great costumer.

Best,
Abdel

Great Trips Begin Here! · Morocco - Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2022

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

Working with Original travels was a pleasure. They took great care of us from the airport pickup till the drop off a week later.

During the trip planning process, Abdullah was amazingly accommodating to every single one of our needs and requests. We were traveling with an eighteen month old which made things a bit complicated. Abdullah planned everything beautifully, and we had a crib already placed in every room we stayed at. The hotels and riads he picked were great both from hospitality... read more

Working with Original travels was a pleasure. They took great care of us from the airport pickup till the drop off a week later.

During the trip planning process, Abdullah was amazingly accommodating to every single one of our needs and requests. We were traveling with an eighteen month old which made things a bit complicated. Abdullah planned everything beautifully, and we had a crib already placed in every room we stayed at. The hotels and riads he picked were great both from hospitality as well as value for money standpoint.

Abdullah catered well to our interests in history, culture and most importantly, the sumptuous Moroccan food. Our itinerary was packed specifically with stuff we were interested in. But most importantly, the personal touch, responsiveness and adeptness at trouble shooting is what set these guys apart. We plan to recommend them to all our friends planning a Morocco trip.

Feysel our driver was with us for the whole week. He was punctual, courteous, knowledgeable and very friendly, especially with our infant son. He always went the extra mile, being a personal shopper, interpreter, local banker and most importantly a friend. He truly made us feel at home, and even though we were with him for just a week, he feels like an old friend.

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

Hi Fizza, Little Prince Ali & Hussein,

Our team is truly grateful that you enjoyed your week in Morocco with your family on this great journey that met your expectations, it was such a pleasure meeting you during your tour in Marrakech, and hearing those kinds of words from you has made the day so special for the whole team.
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work, and we are so lucky to have such a friendly... read more

Hi Fizza, Little Prince Ali & Hussein,

Our team is truly grateful that you enjoyed your week in Morocco with your family on this great journey that met your expectations, it was such a pleasure meeting you during your tour in Marrakech, and hearing those kinds of words from you has made the day so special for the whole team.
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work, and we are so lucky to have such a friendly person and a great driver like Faysal with us.

We hope to see you here again in the future, as there are some more magical places that need to be discovered in this great kingdom,

Best Wishes.
Abdel.

First experience with KimKim Travels · Morocco - Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2022

Traveler: Hetal P. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

This was my first experience with KimKim travels and I couldn’t be more happy with the service provided. Hakim was wonderful and helped me plan a detailed itinerary to my wants and needs. Communication was wonderful before and during the trip, Hakim was always available to answer any questions we had. From the airport pick up to all the destinations in between and at the end of the trip, the tour was great!
Our most favorite part was getting to Merzouga to our camp, which was more then... read more

This was my first experience with KimKim travels and I couldn’t be more happy with the service provided. Hakim was wonderful and helped me plan a detailed itinerary to my wants and needs. Communication was wonderful before and during the trip, Hakim was always available to answer any questions we had. From the airport pick up to all the destinations in between and at the end of the trip, the tour was great!
Our most favorite part was getting to Merzouga to our camp, which was more then expected. The staff at the camp were super friendly and the food was amazing! The sunset camel ride was a stunning. Driving through the Atlas Mountains was beautiful. Will be referring KimKim travels to family and friends.
Thanks for making this trip a memorable one!

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Orient Desert Camp

Merzouga

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The Orient Desert camp was exceptional. The food was amazing, we had to request the soup 4 times! The staff was super friendly and the rooms were wonderful. We had hot showers in the middle of the desert which was a great plus!

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Traditional Hammam

Marrakech

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Wonderful experience, the ladies were great! Felt amazing to end the trip with this Hammam.

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Hetal,
Thank you so much for leaving such great and motivating feedback. It has been a great pleasure working with you from the very first day until the end of the trip. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed all the services and that the experience was just as expected. You and the entire group were so lovely and kind.
I'm sure and totally confident you'll choose Kimkim once again for future trips to other destinations. And for sure, another visit to Morocco should be considered as... read more

Dear Hetal,
Thank you so much for leaving such great and motivating feedback. It has been a great pleasure working with you from the very first day until the end of the trip. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed all the services and that the experience was just as expected. You and the entire group were so lovely and kind.
I'm sure and totally confident you'll choose Kimkim once again for future trips to other destinations. And for sure, another visit to Morocco should be considered as well. My country still has a lot to offer. I'll be more than happy to work again with you and to be your travel specialist once again.
Wishing you all the best. Greeting to the entire group!
Best,
Hakim

18 Days in Morocco · Morocco - Mar 6 - Mar 23, 2022

Traveler: Rhonda P. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We did an 18-day private trip with Morocco Immersion for my husband and myself. Hicham was our driver/tour manager. He was very helpful, polite, detailed, punctual, and very easy to get along with. He was an extremely safe driver and he seemed to want to make our trip spectacular from day one. Genuine concern seemed to come from his heart and our well-being and enjoyment really mattered to him.
Sharon at Morocco Immersion did an excellent job planning our trip and Hicham did a wonderful job... read more

We did an 18-day private trip with Morocco Immersion for my husband and myself. Hicham was our driver/tour manager. He was very helpful, polite, detailed, punctual, and very easy to get along with. He was an extremely safe driver and he seemed to want to make our trip spectacular from day one. Genuine concern seemed to come from his heart and our well-being and enjoyment really mattered to him.
Sharon at Morocco Immersion did an excellent job planning our trip and Hicham did a wonderful job executing that plan. The plan that was created was flexible enough to change as needed. All of our accommodations were clean and provided the service rating that we selected (some better, some right at star rating). Breakfast and meals that were included in the plan were put together well. We had two minor events during the trip, but the team immediately made things right. We thoroughly adored exploring the country of Morocco!!

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Palais Zahia

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Beautiful country. Amazing culture. · Morocco - Mar 13 - Mar 19, 2022

Traveler: Ying L. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco is an amazing country to visit. Wanderlust designed our trip to be packed with fun activities and great accommodation. We were very happy with the itinerary. Their knowledge of the country is fantastic. The local driver and guide that accompanied us the whole time were caring and professional. It was a hassle-free way to travel with 5 kids.

The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I wish the local guides that they outsourced to take us on Medina trips would bring us to fewer... read more

Morocco is an amazing country to visit. Wanderlust designed our trip to be packed with fun activities and great accommodation. We were very happy with the itinerary. Their knowledge of the country is fantastic. The local driver and guide that accompanied us the whole time were caring and professional. It was a hassle-free way to travel with 5 kids.

The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I wish the local guides that they outsourced to take us on Medina trips would bring us to fewer demo/shopping experiences. I have been to many big and inexpensive tours in developing countries, where tour guides heavily rely on kickbacks from these shops, which in turn typically charge multiple times more for those run-of-the-mill souvenirs. I understand that this is the eco-system and as long as I knew, I would never bite. I chose "luxury" (and paid that way) when we booked this trip and was hoping for a much more intimate, exclusive and trustworthy experience. We would have appreciated if they asked us "would you like to shop during your visit?" or warned us "if you do shop, it's very common to bargain in this culture", and said something when we started paying some ridiculous prices. When the airline overbooked our flight and we stayed one more day in Casablanca to explored on our own, we found out we paid 5 times more for the Djellaba that we bought in Fes. We also paid about $120 for some spices and soaps, because the "demo" place said they were a "government shop". These tourist traps were not consistent with the "luxury personalized trip" that I signed up for.

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Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Marrakech

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Amazing property!

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Agafay Camp and Camel Trek

Agafay

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Agafay camp is WONDERFUL! The amenities better than many of the glamp sites we have been to in the US. They also include dinner and breakfast, which are top notched! I couldn't believe we were able to enjoy such great hospitality in the middle of the desert! Camel ride was super fun. The desert is rocky, so pictures are not as nice, but I understand this is not the Sahara.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ying,

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed Morocco. I also appreciate hearing that your guides were not more deferential to whether or not you wished to shop - we stress that in our training and it's important for us to know when they are not following our requirements. We will absolutely be addressing this with the guides. We do have information about shopping and haggling in the travel advice we send out, but we do have expectations that our guides will not allow you to pay the first mentioned price.

Thank you again!

Honestly, the best trip we've ever taken · Morocco - Mar 3 - Mar 14, 2022

Traveler: Colin R. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Thanks to Yassine and Hassan, we experienced things that would have been impossible to find. From visiting a co-op high in the Atlas Mountains learning about Berber culture, to eating delicious meals as very local restaurants, to navigating the medinas, riding camels in the Saraha, everything was perfect! They booked us in incredible riads, made sure we had the best meals, and suggested experiences we would have never thought of. Everything was so well planned there was never a single issue.... read more

Thanks to Yassine and Hassan, we experienced things that would have been impossible to find. From visiting a co-op high in the Atlas Mountains learning about Berber culture, to eating delicious meals as very local restaurants, to navigating the medinas, riding camels in the Saraha, everything was perfect! They booked us in incredible riads, made sure we had the best meals, and suggested experiences we would have never thought of. Everything was so well planned there was never a single issue.

I was a little anxious about booking such a big trip trough a website I didn't know, but I'm very glad we took a chance. I had tried to put something together with a US travel agent and it was 3x the price and very uninventive. Working with Yassine turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made (and best vacations we've taken).

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Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux

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Luxury Camp Chebbi

Merzouga

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The best experience, if you can go you should go.

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Hammam Visit

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Colin,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! It was our pleasure having the opportunity to work with you on your trip, and we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of it. I will be sure to send your comments over to everyone who met with, and I know that they will surely appreciate your kind words.

We would be happy to work with you again on a follow up visit to Morocco, and show you so many other places that you didn't get to experience the first time. Please stay in touch, and I hope the memories you made while in Morocco will last a lifetime!

Warmest regards,
Yassine

People Places Palate & Plan · Morocco - Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022

Traveler: Rangarajan V. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Plan - Yassine was super responsive and developed a plan that worked very well for us. He struck the right balance between being too hectic vs super relaxed, esp for first time visitor. Picked the right places with the ability to go off plan when required.

Place - Morrocco as country was outstanding. In a span of 2 hours the landscape completely changes. Starting with beach/ocean @ casablanca - 2 hours - High Atlas (magical) - 2 hours Ait Ben Hadddo (medieval looking, unimaginable ) - 2... read more

Plan - Yassine was super responsive and developed a plan that worked very well for us. He struck the right balance between being too hectic vs super relaxed, esp for first time visitor. Picked the right places with the ability to go off plan when required.

Place - Morrocco as country was outstanding. In a span of 2 hours the landscape completely changes. Starting with beach/ocean @ casablanca - 2 hours - High Atlas (magical) - 2 hours Ait Ben Hadddo (medieval looking, unimaginable ) - 2 hours Dades Valley (rich green vegetation with breath taking gorges) - 3 hours Merzouga - Sahara!!! - Each experience is different and amazing

Palate - Food, esp, for a vegetarian was fantastic. We went to shack in Ait BenH, the look of the place was very discouraging but the food was amazing. The salad they served there could match most salads offered in facing Parisian restaurants. Orange/Olives were so delicious, you could live on them for the entire trip. I will not forget the harrisa I had in a small restaurant in dades valley - after that I probably will not have the stuff that they peddle as harrisa in the USA.

People - Very courteous and helpful, my wife and kid felt safe even in the remotest of places.

Iddir - He completely transformed the experience, I would give him 10/5 stars. I would specifically ask for him in our next step. He took care of every aspect of the trip. Outstanding!!!

Hassan - Great guide, although we spent about 4 hours with him, he was awesome.

Only one downside - the accommodation on the last day was not great - location, food, service was good. The room didn't have good A/C. I have provided this feedback which they have acknowledged.


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Caravane

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Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Rangarajan,

Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your trip so much. I will be sure to let Iddir and Hassan know you comments and how happy you were with them. They are gems and we are so happy to have them with us.

Thank you for your comments about Morocco in general as well! While I know about the amazing hospitality and friendliness of my people, it is so good to hear that you were able to experience it as well.... read more

Rangarajan,

Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your trip so much. I will be sure to let Iddir and Hassan know you comments and how happy you were with them. They are gems and we are so happy to have them with us.

Thank you for your comments about Morocco in general as well! While I know about the amazing hospitality and friendliness of my people, it is so good to hear that you were able to experience it as well. Morocco is truly a special place full of amazing humans.

The food is the thing I crave the most when away from Morocco, and you are right, the vegetarian options are plentiful and amazing. And you can never go wrong with fresh orange juice all day and olives with bread for every meal!

Let me know the next time you want to visit Morocco and maybe see the northern part of the country. I would be happy to work with you again! Take care.

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Nadia

You Must Book a Trip to Morocco with Original Travels! · Morocco - Mar 12 - Mar 20, 2022

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

Faissal, our driver, and Abdellah from Original Travels made my mother and I's first trip to Morocco exceptional. Faissal is friendly, helpful, and well-informed on the different regions in Morocco. We arrived in Casablanca and went to Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, and departed from Casablanca. All of the cities were unique and different from one another. They are all must sees. I especially loved having dinner at Said's house. His family is the sweetest and the food... read more

Faissal, our driver, and Abdellah from Original Travels made my mother and I's first trip to Morocco exceptional. Faissal is friendly, helpful, and well-informed on the different regions in Morocco. We arrived in Casablanca and went to Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, and departed from Casablanca. All of the cities were unique and different from one another. They are all must sees. I especially loved having dinner at Said's house. His family is the sweetest and the food is exceptionally good. Faissal is very skilled in driving and we felt very safe in his hands. I have been to several other countries, but Morocco is something unique. On our trip in March, we saw snow and rain in the mountains and sun in the Sahara desert in one day. The people are very welcoming, hospitable, and friendly. The artwork and architecture is gorgeous and totally worth the visit. The hotels we stayed at were clean, and had friendly and helpful staff. Moroccan cuisine and the mint tea is delicious too. The trip being as wonderful as it was is due to having Faissal as our driver. He really went above and beyond to make our trip the best we have ever had. I promise if you book you will not regret visiting the beautiful country of Morocco and having Faissal, the friendliest driver ever!

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Dar Rihana Dades

Aït Idaïr

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Boumalne Dades is such a gorgeous city and Dar Rihana Dades is a beautiful hotel. The staff was very hospitable and the food was absolutely delicious. The scenery surrounding the hotel is out of this world. The rooms were very clean, as well. Highly recommend!

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Dinner with a Local Family in Fes

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Said and his family were wonderful. My mother and I felt at home when we visited. They are extremely friendly and hospitable. The food was also very delicious! Highly recommend!

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

Hi Nadia,

All the members of our team are thankful for your 5-star review and your positive words which are highly appreciated.

Having guests like you in our beautiful kingdom is an honor for us. we are more than grateful that you enjoyed this wonderful journey in Morocco and discovered its fabulous sceneries and gorgeous sights with our kind driver Faissal. Your wonderful review means much to us and pushes us to maintain high-quality service and live up to our guests' expectations.

Thank you again for your feedback, and we look forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Abdel

Alvaro

I traveled with my wife to Morocco and found ... · Morocco - Mar 5 - Mar 14, 2022

Traveler: Alvaro F. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

I traveled with my wife to Morocco and found it to be the best vacation I ever had. We did the taste of Morocco which covered Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Volubilis, Moulay Idris Zarhoun, Meknes, Middle Atlas, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga, Tinghir, Todra Gorge, Boulmane Dades, Dades Valley, Ourzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakesh and Casablanca. All the people were amazing. Abdellah from Original Travels hand picked everyone based on what we told him we wanted to experience. He was also kind... read more

I traveled with my wife to Morocco and found it to be the best vacation I ever had. We did the taste of Morocco which covered Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Volubilis, Moulay Idris Zarhoun, Meknes, Middle Atlas, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga, Tinghir, Todra Gorge, Boulmane Dades, Dades Valley, Ourzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakesh and Casablanca. All the people were amazing. Abdellah from Original Travels hand picked everyone based on what we told him we wanted to experience. He was also kind enough to meet with us on our day in Marrakesh. In Fes we had Alami Mohammed. He was amazing and arranged a private tour of the tannery for us. I’m Marrakesh we had Othman Dadda. He taught us a lot of the history in Marrakesh and was always joking and jolly. We learned a lot about the Berber Culture because of our guide, Samir. Samir was an amazing guide. He was always concerned about our well being and it came from a genuine place. We were never cheated in the market place because the guides that were with us were always ensuring we were getting the best prices. All the people that were chosen in those cities had a deep knowledge of the culture. We were able to see the Touareg and they also shared with us their culture. There was never a moment we ever felt unsafe and with Samir we always felt that we were with our brother. The most difficult part of the trip was when we had to part ways with Samir. I felt quite emotional on that day particularly because I felt like I was leaving my brother who I would not see for a long time. But I am sure I will go back and when I do it will be with original Travels. Their service was excellent and I am sure no other place can come close to their professionalism and care for top quality customer service.

I would recommend the same guides we had. They are great. As for the driver, all I have to say is Samir, Samir, Samir !!!!
He was amazing and I really felt like I left family in Morocco.

Hotel Reviews

Lina Ryad & Spa

Chefchaouene

Overall Rating
Location

Everything. Lina’s food was top notch and the quietness of the Riyad really made it feel like home.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Lina Ryad & Spa

Chefchaouene

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

This was my favorite riad in Morocco. In fact, when I return to Chefchaouen, I would stay here again. It was quite, spacious, very comfortable. The food was exquisite. Throughout my 10-day trip in Morocco, I compared every other hotel, riad, and dining experience to the Lina Ryad.

Tips for future travelers

Definitely eat at the hotel and do have a hammam and massage.

Location

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Activity Reviews

Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Morocco

Overall Rating
Transport

Samir was amazing.
Guides, drivers and staff

Samir was an amazing driver. Very safe and very knowledgeable of his country.
Quality of Experience

Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Morocco

Overall Rating
Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Quality of Experience

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

Hi Alvaro,

Thank you so much for your valuable and precious words; we really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us and leave us 5-star review.

It has been an honor for us to organize your trip, and it's such a great pleasure meeting with you in Marrakech and exploring the Medina and the beautiful Bahia palace together. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your journey with your driver Samir, he is one of our best drivers and we are so lucky to have him in our team.

Looking forward to seeing you again in our beautiful kingdom.

Best,
Abdel

Anthony

Awesome experience, would highly recommend! · Morocco - Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2022

Traveler: Anthony L. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I have nothing but great things to say! Sharon from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures worked with me to create an awesome itinerary given I only planned the trip 2 weeks before and only had 5 full days in Morocco, and she was even able to help me make some changes when my airline pushed my flight back by a day while minimizing the price changes. On the ground, Hicham executed the plan flawlessly and was always happy to help me get anything I needed to help make the trip that much more... read more

I have nothing but great things to say! Sharon from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures worked with me to create an awesome itinerary given I only planned the trip 2 weeks before and only had 5 full days in Morocco, and she was even able to help me make some changes when my airline pushed my flight back by a day while minimizing the price changes. On the ground, Hicham executed the plan flawlessly and was always happy to help me get anything I needed to help make the trip that much more comfortable. The hospitality and positive energy from the team as well as the guides/partners they worked with during the trip is something for which I am very grateful and will never forget! Thanks again for such a great experience, and I can’t wait to visit again!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Anthony! Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy that flights resumed in time for you to take your trip and that you had such a great time exploring with Hicham. We look forward to you returning to discover the rest of the country with us!

Thanks for trusting us with your trip and stay in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Hammid was an amazing ... · Morocco - Sep 26 - Oct 9, 2021

Traveler: Lubnaa A. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Where do I even begin. Hammid was an amazing addition to our trip. I think without the addition of this wonderful soul, who provided our transportation throughout Morocco, the trip would not have been the same. The country is beautiful, but it is really these personal connections that make KimKim standout compared to other travel services. Hammid went out of his way to ensure our happiness and safety throughout the trip, and we shared in food, laughter, adventure, and stories. I was very pleased with my experience, and I will of course come back!

Karim made it a Amazing experience and a great tour · Morocco - Nov 19 - Nov 29, 2021

Traveler: Ravi R. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

Amazing experience and a great tour led by Karim. He is the best and was very congenial and supported us every way during the tour. He made sure we saw the attractions and ensured we did not miss any. Even though this is my 2nd trip to Morocco, we had a better and great experience due to Karim. If you ever book a trip to Morocco, make sure Karim is taking you. Though a bit pricey, worth every bit of it.

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ravi,

Thank you so much for your valuable and precious words.

It has been an honor for me to organize your trip. It's such a great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your tour around the country enjoying and discovering all the locations I included for you. This is definitely not the last visit, I'm sure you'll come back in the future because there's still a lot to see and explore.

Always at your disposal, dear Ravi!

Best,
Hakim

Great family owned tour company! · Morocco - Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2021

Traveler: Andreina D. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I connected to their tour company (Morocco Immersion Tours) through KimKim, Sharon was immediately attentive and super accommodating to our travel schedule. It was fun filled and definitely jam packed. Their local tour guides were great and informative about the local towns, we met so many great people and saw some amazing things. The driver, Amnay, was AMAZING!! He was so welcoming, gave us so much information about the sights as we passed through them, and was so patient with us throughout... read more

I connected to their tour company (Morocco Immersion Tours) through KimKim, Sharon was immediately attentive and super accommodating to our travel schedule. It was fun filled and definitely jam packed. Their local tour guides were great and informative about the local towns, we met so many great people and saw some amazing things. The driver, Amnay, was AMAZING!! He was so welcoming, gave us so much information about the sights as we passed through them, and was so patient with us throughout the long journeys by car. Would absolutely recommend for anyone interested in any amazing travel experience.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andreina,

We are so glad that you had a great trip. Next time, you'll have to come back when the roses are blooming and stay a bit longer! So glad that I got the chance to meet you guys. Thanks for the awesome review, and more importantly for trusting us with your trip.

Thanks again,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

14 Days - Honeymoon Adventure · Morocco - Nov 16 - Nov 29, 2021

Traveler: Veronica N. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Words can’t describe the amazing time we spent in Morocco. We are truly thankful with Abdel, who helped us every step of the way to create the perfect trip. We had an amazing driver, Karim, who took us to the hidden gems and magical places in Morocco (we highly recommend him!!!). We had tea with Nomads and ate delicious food with the locals, having experienced that is priceless. I loved every single city and ALL the guides were really knowledgeable and super friendly!
Mohammad, our guide in... read more

Words can’t describe the amazing time we spent in Morocco. We are truly thankful with Abdel, who helped us every step of the way to create the perfect trip. We had an amazing driver, Karim, who took us to the hidden gems and magical places in Morocco (we highly recommend him!!!). We had tea with Nomads and ate delicious food with the locals, having experienced that is priceless. I loved every single city and ALL the guides were really knowledgeable and super friendly!
Mohammad, our guide in Fes took good care of us in the that busy Medina. Hassan in Marrakech showed us everything we needed to see in the red city. I forgot the name of the guide in Dades but will always remember the delicious Tajine his wife made for us and how welcoming he and his family were, made us feel right at home. Thank you Original Travels Team for making this Honeymoon an unforgettable one.
Veronica and Javier

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

Hello Veronika.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this 5-Stars review while you still traveling in Egypt. The team Original travels are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Karim. He is funny and knowledgeable and we really loved that everything was as you expected for your honeymoon trip in our beautiful land of morocco.
Best wishes in your future together and thanks for Letting us share part of you honeymoon with Original Travels family :)”

Best.
Abdellah.
Original travels.

Unforgettable Adventure, Discovering Morocco · Morocco - Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2021

Traveler: Aneta N. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Where do I begin?
My husband and I have never been to Africa and we decided to start in Morocco. From inception we knew this would be an amazing trip. Abdellah did a great job coordinating the perfect trip and was extremely responsive and listened/executed on what we requested.

We landed in Casablanca on Friday Nov 5th, 2021 with plans on hitting up Chefchaouen (Blue City), Fes, Merzouga (Sahara Desert), Boumalne Dades (1,000 Kasbahs), Marrakech and Casablanca. We covered more than 2,000... read more

Where do I begin?
My husband and I have never been to Africa and we decided to start in Morocco. From inception we knew this would be an amazing trip. Abdellah did a great job coordinating the perfect trip and was extremely responsive and listened/executed on what we requested.

We landed in Casablanca on Friday Nov 5th, 2021 with plans on hitting up Chefchaouen (Blue City), Fes, Merzouga (Sahara Desert), Boumalne Dades (1,000 Kasbahs), Marrakech and Casablanca. We covered more than 2,000 kilometers in 9 days and wrapped up on Sunday Nov 14th.

Immediately when we arrived we were greeted with a kind smile from our guide and now good friend Karim. This trip couldn’t have been so great without Karim. His knowledge, love for his culture, country and people was very clear and he took us on this journey that would ultimately change both my husband and I forever.

Karim was always there for us and treated us like his family. He shared details about his family and how he grew up in the Atlas Mountains. His work ethic was also pretty incredible and admirable. He always made sure that we were comfortable and that if we ever needed something he would go out of his way to make sure we were pleased (like I did wanting to pet every cat, lamb, sheep and donkey in Morocco:)).

As the days past we became closer and closer to Karim. He went from guide to host and good friend quickly. This journey with Karim was unique because we were able to experience sipping mint tea with the Amazigh in the Mid-Atlas Mountains, feeding monkeys in the Atlas Mountains, having the best fresh kofta in small villages as we traveled throughout Morocco, relaxing and enjoying a fabulous Moroccan dinner with a true local family, to staring at the stars in the Sahara Desert while a fire kept us warm at night.

I would also like to add that the local guides in each city were amazing as well. Many thanks to Ahmed in Tiziri Camp (Sahara Desert) for being such a great host and for the great Tuareg music around the fire pit, Hassan in Marrakech for giving us so much knowledge about the region and it’s history, Hafid in Fes for his passion about Morocco’s culture and medinas, and Majid in Volubilis for giving us such a detailed description of the Roman ruins and the Roman influence in that part of the country.

For those of you looking at this I would HIGHLY recommend working with this company and amazing group of people, especially Karim our dear friend. One day both my husband and I plan on returning to this beautiful country and it’s people, inshallah!!

Anita (NYC)

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

Hello Aneta,

Thank you so much for leaving us this 5-Stars review. The Team Original travels are so happy to hear those wonderful words from you.
We are so happy that your first trip to Africa was as you expected, and we really loved that you have such unforgettable memories with this beautiful country.
Karim and the Original travels team are lucky to design this trip for such a best guest like you. our hope is wishing to welcome you for another adventure for more discovering of our beautiful land of morocco.

Kind regards.
Abdellah.
Original travels.

Mohamed was a wonderful tour guide and he mad... · Morocco - Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2021

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

Mohamed was a wonderful tour guide and he made our trip truly memorable. We visited so much of Morocco during our tour, and he was very knowledgeable and kind. We would not have been able to do everything that we did without his guidance and expertise.

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

Hello Heather,

Thank you so much for leaving us this 5-Stars review. The Team Original travels are so happy to hear those wonderful words from you.
We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your journey with your driver Mohamed, he is one of our best drivers. I'm pleased to share your review with him and we all hope to see you again in our beautiful Morocco :).

Best,

Abdellah.

Ahmed was great at organizing our trip to Mor... · Morocco - Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2021

Traveler: Sameer S. - Local specialist: Ahmed S'HAIT

Ahmed was great at organizing our trip to Morocco on short notice. We only had a week in the country and were travelling with an 8 month old infant but he was great at advising us and working with us on an itinerary that ensured we did everything that we wanted to. From the driver to each tour guide everyone that was organized was very easy to work with and extremely flexible and hospitable. Our driver Simo, from original travels, was excellent and accompanied us everywhere for the entire... read more

Ahmed was great at organizing our trip to Morocco on short notice. We only had a week in the country and were travelling with an 8 month old infant but he was great at advising us and working with us on an itinerary that ensured we did everything that we wanted to. From the driver to each tour guide everyone that was organized was very easy to work with and extremely flexible and hospitable. Our driver Simo, from original travels, was excellent and accompanied us everywhere for the entire trip. The guides that took us around the imperial cities were very knowledgeable and also were friendly and accommodating with our little child. Overall would definitely recommend this company and group to family and friends.

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Ahmed S'HAIT, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salamo aleikom Sameer!

Thank you for your wonderful review!

I'm so happy that you enjoyed your trip and explored my country. And as I told you before I hope to see you again, you and your lovely family.

Thanks again!

Warm regards,
Ahmed

Amazing week in Morocco · Morocco - Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2021

Traveler: Timothy N. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

All of our guides were incredible, most notably our driver, Faisal, who was an absolute joy to be with for the week. Not only was he always on time and incredibly flexible when we were not on time, but he was so much fun to ride with, including great music. He quickly picked up on our travel style and interests and was able to cater our trip well to what we enjoyed most. He went above and beyond time and time again, even looking for more camel milk for us in his free time. We are definitely... read more

All of our guides were incredible, most notably our driver, Faisal, who was an absolute joy to be with for the week. Not only was he always on time and incredibly flexible when we were not on time, but he was so much fun to ride with, including great music. He quickly picked up on our travel style and interests and was able to cater our trip well to what we enjoyed most. He went above and beyond time and time again, even looking for more camel milk for us in his free time. We are definitely looking forward to coming back as soon as possible and will absolutely recommend this trip to our friends and family.

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

Hi Timothy,

Thank You for leaving us this fantastic review. Hearing that you had a great experience is the best thing we could hope for!

It’s so nice to hear that our driver Faysal has helped to make your experience such a positive one. 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 :)!

Best regards,
Abdel.

Unforgettable Adventure, Discovering Morocco · Morocco - Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2021

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

Where do I begin?
My wife and I have never been to Africa and we decided to start in Morocco. From inception we knew this would be an amazing trip. Abdellah did a great job coordinating the perfect trip and was extremely responsive and listened/executed on what we requested.

We landed in Casablanca on Friday Nov 5th, 2021 with plans on hitting up Chefchaouen (Blue City), Fes, Merzouga (Sahara Desert), Boumalne Dades (1,000 Kasbahs), Marrakech and Casablanca. We covered more than 2,000... read more

Where do I begin?
My wife and I have never been to Africa and we decided to start in Morocco. From inception we knew this would be an amazing trip. Abdellah did a great job coordinating the perfect trip and was extremely responsive and listened/executed on what we requested.

We landed in Casablanca on Friday Nov 5th, 2021 with plans on hitting up Chefchaouen (Blue City), Fes, Merzouga (Sahara Desert), Boumalne Dades (1,000 Kasbahs), Marrakech and Casablanca. We covered more than 2,000 kilometers in 9 days and wrapped up on Sunday Nov 14th.

Immediately when we arrived we were greeted with a kind smile from our guide and now good friend Karim. This trip couldn’t have been so great without Karim. His knowledge, love for his culture, country and people was very clear and he took us on this journey that would ultimately change both my wife and I forever.

Karim was always there for us and treated us like his family. He shared details about his family and how he grew up in the Atlas Mountains. His work ethic was also pretty incredible and admirable. He always made sure that we were comfortable and that if we ever needed something he would go out of his way to make sure we were pleased (like my wife wanting to pet every cat, lamb, sheep and donkey in Morocco:)).

As the days past we became closer and closer to Karim. He went from guide to host and good friend quickly. This journey with Karim was unique because we were able to experience sipping mint tea with the Amazigh in the Mid-Atlas Mountains, feeding monkeys in the Atlas Mountains, having the best fresh kofta in small villages as we traveled throughout Morocco, relaxing and enjoying a fabulous Moroccan dinner with a true local family, to staring at the stars in the Sahara Desert while a fire kept us warm at night.

I would also like to add that the local guides in each city were amazing as well. Many thanks to Ahmed in Tiziri Camp (Sahara Desert) for being such a great host and for the great Tuareg music around the fire pit, Hassan in Marrakech for giving us so much knowledge about the region and it’s history, Hafid in Fes for his passion about Morocco’s culture and medinas, and Majid in Volubilis for giving us such a detailed description of the Roman ruins and the Roman influence in that part of the country.

For those of you looking at this I would HIGHLY recommend working with this company and amazing group of people, especially Karim our dear friend. One day both my wife and I plan on returning to this beautiful country and it’s people, inshallah!!

Marcello (NYC)

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

Hello Marcelo.

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing review and lovely pictures from your trip, we appreciate this, as it helps us to grow our small business and make more efforts to provide high-quality services to our guests. It's really great to hear that you had such a good time with our driver-guide Karim and that you felt you were well looked after, and It is great that you shared wonderful memories with him and other people you have met along this beautiful journey.

Thank you... read more

Hello Marcelo.

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing review and lovely pictures from your trip, we appreciate this, as it helps us to grow our small business and make more efforts to provide high-quality services to our guests. It's really great to hear that you had such a good time with our driver-guide Karim and that you felt you were well looked after, and It is great that you shared wonderful memories with him and other people you have met along this beautiful journey.

Thank you again for traveling with us and supporting our local business, and we hope you’ll visit us again in the future!

All the best
Abdel
Original travels.

Cindy

Most Amazing Adventure in Morocco! · Morocco - Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2021

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

Although we have traveled extensively, I felt that Morocco was a destination that would require a driver and guidance from local experts. When I discovered Abdellah and Original Travels on KimKim, it seemed clear that he was more than qualified to plan our trip. I just turned it over to him, and set very few parameters. We wanted to be immersed in local culture, to understand the people and their rich history, the way of life past and present. Abdellah was happy to suggest an itinerary,... read more

Although we have traveled extensively, I felt that Morocco was a destination that would require a driver and guidance from local experts. When I discovered Abdellah and Original Travels on KimKim, it seemed clear that he was more than qualified to plan our trip. I just turned it over to him, and set very few parameters. We wanted to be immersed in local culture, to understand the people and their rich history, the way of life past and present. Abdellah was happy to suggest an itinerary, to help us navigate through Covid challenges in the fall of 2021, and to lay out a detailed trip plan. He was very responsive at every step. When we finally arrived in Casablanca and found that some of our luggage was still in LA, he stepped in and navigated the process of getting it delivered to another airport close to our next destination. For the next 2 weeks we were blessed to have Karim as our driver, our guide, and our friend. Karim was attentive, understanding, and patient with us every step of the way. We were intensely curious about Karim's background as he was raised with a nomadic family in the Atlas mountains. He openly shared his life, his family, and his goals with us, and took us to see people and places we would have never discovered on our own. After two weeks in Morocco, we felt sad to leave Karim, our new friend. We could not have hoped for a better experience in this country so rich in history and tradition. I cannot emphasize enough that you will be in great hands if you turn over your trip planning to Abdellah and Karim. They are absolutely the best. We will be forever grateful to them for sharing their country with us.

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

Hey Cindy,

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review, Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community, much appreciated!

I am really happy to hear that you have enjoyed the trip I designed for you and It is great that you shared wonderful memories with our amazing driver Karim. I agree he is a wonderful driver-guide and we are really lucky to have him on our team :)

I will be more than happy to organize a future trip for you, your friends,... read more

Hey Cindy,

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review, Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community, much appreciated!

I am really happy to hear that you have enjoyed the trip I designed for you and It is great that you shared wonderful memories with our amazing driver Karim. I agree he is a wonderful driver-guide and we are really lucky to have him on our team :)

I will be more than happy to organize a future trip for you, your friends, or your family in Morocco and discover other corners of this beautiful land.

I wish you all the best!

Best regards,
Abdellah
Original Travels

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this tri... · Morocco - Oct 12 - Oct 26, 2021

Traveler: Monique Pancake p. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this trip, covid, and cancelled flights I have to say our 16 days in Morocco was over the top. I think I can speak for the rest of the group that traveling through Morocco was awesome. We saw so much and got a real feel for the country and the people. I love to negotiate as do the Moroccans. But as soon as a deal is done, tea , laughs and hugs are in order.
As an experienced long time traveler, our guide Hicham was fabulous and truthfully he... read more

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this trip, covid, and cancelled flights I have to say our 16 days in Morocco was over the top. I think I can speak for the rest of the group that traveling through Morocco was awesome. We saw so much and got a real feel for the country and the people. I love to negotiate as do the Moroccans. But as soon as a deal is done, tea , laughs and hugs are in order.
As an experienced long time traveler, our guide Hicham was fabulous and truthfully he became our friend. I have invited him and Sharon to visit if they ever make it to CA. Not only was he attentive to all our needs he actually had us over in his apartment for Moroccan Pizza one night.

The 2 cooking classes at Abdouls home and Khadija's was so yummy. The food so delicious, fresh and creative. Love those Tangines. We loved the tourists places to eat along with the locals as well. I have to say during this tumultuous time in our lives dealing with Covid 19, this trip was a piece of cake. Never did we feel uncomfortable throughout Morocco and flying on a different airlines was a piece of cake.

My favorite of course was riding the camels in the Sarah Desert to our camp. The sand and its color and shades made my heart sing. The food so good, the drums and our lodging reminded me so much of safaris in southern Africa. My roomy and me got up to see the sun rise. Our tents were so beautiful and luxurious. I decided not to ride the camel back but 4 wheeled back to the start. Yippee over the dunes. But the sand and the shadows was captivating. I had to ask Mustafa to stop to I could take it all in. I could have stayed another few days.

I could go on and on, but if you are thinking of Morocco, please contact this great company and request Sharon.

Hotel Review

Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp

Merzouga

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

This Desert Camp was over the top. I did not want to leave. The staff, the music, the food, our Camel guide, the tents and dining room were Awesome. As a world traveler, foodie, and not still young, I have to recommend this place higher than a 5 star plus. The colors of the desert are amazing and watching the sun set and sun rise is a special treat. I would go back in a heart beat.

Tips for future travelers

Just go. Id stay 2 nights if i could go back

Location

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Monique!

Thanks for the great review. We are so happy that you finally made it here and that Morocco more than lived up to your expectations! We will definitely let you know the next time we are in California and I look forward to meeting up with you in Annapolis next May (if that all goes as planned).

Keep in touch and thank again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Abdella and Ahmed Made Our Lives EasierI'm b... · Morocco - Oct 23 - Oct 30, 2021

Traveler: Kwan N. - Local specialist: Ahmed S'HAIT

Abdella and Ahmed Made Our Lives Easier
I'm big traveler and have planned most of my trips, but due to a last minute change we picked Morocco with about a week and a half notice. Abdella and co were very helpful and flexible in explaining our options and providing us with a custom itinerary. In hindsight, I'm even more grateful that we booked for Morocco with them, because driving on our own would have been truly hazardous! The accommodations were all excellent, Merzouga and the desert was a... read more

Abdella and Ahmed Made Our Lives Easier
I'm big traveler and have planned most of my trips, but due to a last minute change we picked Morocco with about a week and a half notice. Abdella and co were very helpful and flexible in explaining our options and providing us with a custom itinerary. In hindsight, I'm even more grateful that we booked for Morocco with them, because driving on our own would have been truly hazardous! The accommodations were all excellent, Merzouga and the desert was a particularly legendary highlight, but Fes as well deserves plenty of time as well. Will certainly consider using KimKim in the future!

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Ahmed S'HAIT, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Alaikum Kwan,

Thank you for your amazing review. It was a pleasure to Meet with you in the beautiful Palais Sebban and show you my country. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the trip planned by me and Abdel.

And as I said when we meet, I hope to see you next time for a new adventure and show you other parts of this amazing land, Morocco!.

Choukran again!

Kindest regards,
Ahmed
Original Travels

Not for high-end travellers. · Morocco - Sep 25 - Oct 11, 2021

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

Abdel and his team were efficient and fast, but we got in touch with them by answering an ad that promised “the ultimate in luxury travel in Morocco”, and this, it was definitely not.

Most of the high-end hotels we wound up staying in, we came up with ourselves.

We asked for a guide specialised in Moroccan culture, history, food and art.
The guide that Abdel chose for our 16-day trip throughout Morocco was a wonderful person – warm-hearted, honest, committed and diligent – but his specialty... read more

Abdel and his team were efficient and fast, but we got in touch with them by answering an ad that promised “the ultimate in luxury travel in Morocco”, and this, it was definitely not.

Most of the high-end hotels we wound up staying in, we came up with ourselves.

We asked for a guide specialised in Moroccan culture, history, food and art.
The guide that Abdel chose for our 16-day trip throughout Morocco was a wonderful person – warm-hearted, honest, committed and diligent – but his specialty are trekking expeditions in the Atlas Mountains and “budget travellers” (as he himself admitted). He had no clue about the best restaurants in the towns we visited, and he had never seen most of the hotels we stayed in. Some of the museums we most liked, he had never heard of.

The car that was used for our travel, was comfortable and at all times impeccably clean, but the driver hardly ever spoke a word with us (even when we tried to interact with him) and, importantly, he was not familiar with some of the parts of Morocco we visited, leading to us having to use our own GPS to guide him.

Abdel, the owner, was ultra-fast in the initial stages. His responses became a little slower once we had paid for the trip in full, and he didn’t bother saying hello or asking how we were, until well into the second week of our trip. He and his team requested upgrades for us in two of the hotels we stayed in (the second time at our explicit request), but he falsely claimed that “we will offer you a free upgrade” at one of the locations, when in fact it was the hotel that offered us this upgrade, not Abdel’s company.

We were very disappointed that on the last day, Ahmed, the company representative in charge of taking us to the airport, did not even bother asking us how we felt about the trip or if we had any feedback, even though we volunteered to give this information to him. It seemed more important for Ahmed, an otherwise pleasant and kind man, to give us a present (which we appreciated) and to remind us to “give our company a good review”.

So we really can only recommend Abdel and his team if you’re on a tight or mid-range budget and want efficient service. If you want a more high-end experience, we think you should look elsewhere.

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

Hi Pedro,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your feedback is important and we rely on hearing from our guests to ensure we’re doing a great job. However, we are so sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience, sincere apologizes! While I wish you had a better experience, it‘s a feedback that we learn from to improve our services. I had a meeting with our guide Lahcen and talked to the service suppliers involved to discuss the issue and avoid any similar... read more

Hi Pedro,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your feedback is important and we rely on hearing from our guests to ensure we’re doing a great job. However, we are so sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience, sincere apologizes! While I wish you had a better experience, it‘s a feedback that we learn from to improve our services. I had a meeting with our guide Lahcen and talked to the service suppliers involved to discuss the issue and avoid any similar situations in the future.

I went through our conversations and, throughout the trip planning process, i have answered all your questions very quickly (always within 24h) and the only late response from my side was while checking with the local authorities regarding the PCR test for vaccinated travellers, this took me more time than usual as I wanted to provide accurate information for you to avoid any complications on your arrival. Sorry that it took so long to answer you and for not letting you know that this would take us more time than usual. I didn’t keep in touch with you during the first days of the trip, but I personally was in permanent contact with the guide to ensure everything was running well, I avoided bothering emailing you during the tour as i wanted you to enjoy your time in Morocco to the fullest.

Your guide Lahcen Massri, has been working as a mountain guide for only 2 years, then more than 16 years as a national tour guide, he knows all the historic sites, fauna and flora, history and customs of the country etc. Lahcen has a degree in French literature, he speaks many languages and he knows Morocco as his pocket. I had a meeting with him to discuss your comments and I understood that he got the impression that your interest was maybe more oriented for Jewish heritage culture which unfortunately was not his specialty, if we knew it before you book the trip, we could have arranged another guide with more knowledge on Jewish heritage culture. If that’s not the case, we sincerely apologize that he didn’t meet your expectations in terms of culture and history knowledge.

Your driver Abderrahim has over 25 years of experience as a driver, he knows every corner of the country. I shared your comments with him and he said that he only used the GPS in Tangier as it was the first time he takes guests to Villa Josephine. As you know, there are hundreds of hotels in each town and guides/drivers and even travel agents wouldn’t know them all. Unfortunately Abderrahim doesn’t speak English and we use him only when there is a tour guide with our guests, that’s the reason he didn’t interact with you that much during the trip. We take our guest feedbacks seriously and I assure you that after my call with our transport supplier today, they confirmed that they will only use drivers who speak fluent English starting from January next year, this will allow more interaction and communication between our drivers and guests.

For accommodation upgrades, we have offered free upgrades in Tanger (Suite Junior) Ouarzazate, Kasbah Tamadot (Berber tent) and Riad El Fenn (Medium & Large Rooms) in Marrakech, I personally called the manager of El Fenn to ask for an upgrade before you land in Morocco and 2 days before you reach the property (i can share with you by e-mail screenshots of messages exchanged with my operations team on ROCK space regarding this issue). When you phoned me asking about the possibility of changing El Fenn in Marrakech to Villa des Orangers, I was ready to satisfy your needs even if it was too complicated to get a refund from the original riad after your check-in.

Our representative's mission was to thank you for traveling with us and ensure your airport transfer is on time and well arranged for you and get feedback from you about your trip, and I sincerely apologise if he didn't ask for your feedback on the trip, this is a question he should have asked and I will make sure he will act more professionally in the future.

Thank you, again, Pedro, for taking the time to share your review with us and i hope the above helped to address your concerns. Feel free to contact me any time, if you have any questions and i really hope you will give us another chance to serve you better in the future.

Best,
Abdel

An authentic, private tour of Morocco · Morocco - Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2021

Traveler: Vince V. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

If you're looking for a private guided tour around Morocco, this is the one for you.

Morocco Immersion had been very open and engaging about planning our trip ever since we reached out to them about our wants and needs. Basically, we gave them a template of what kind of travelers we were, how long we wanted to travel, what general places we wanted to see, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. Through multiple, quick back-and-forth conversations via chat, Morocco Immersion was... read more

If you're looking for a private guided tour around Morocco, this is the one for you.

Morocco Immersion had been very open and engaging about planning our trip ever since we reached out to them about our wants and needs. Basically, we gave them a template of what kind of travelers we were, how long we wanted to travel, what general places we wanted to see, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. Through multiple, quick back-and-forth conversations via chat, Morocco Immersion was able to hone in on our ideal trip and even gave suggestions and recommendations when we were stuck in our decision-making. At one point, when our flights were completely canceled a week before the start of our trip and we were able to secure new flights but on different dates, Morocco Immersion was very understanding and adjusted our trip willingly and accordingly, without hesitation.

The trip itself was absolutely wonderful. Unlike the huge group tours advertised everywhere, our small group of three travelers felt really comfortable with our personal guide and driver Hicham, who assured us about our safety and comfort. We felt that even though we had a defined itinerary set beforehand, that we could easily deviate from it if we wanted to. That was the huge advantage with booking with Morocco Immersion as a small private group!

The whole tour was up to our expectations. From the tours of Rabat to Meknes and Volubilis to Fez, the Sahara, Dades, and Marrakech, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Each place had its own charm, and when we shared with Hicham that we wanted to try to eat where the locals do, he gladly obliged and took us to authentic, less touristy places to munch on real local eats, and I thought that was just perfect.

And despite one minor hiccup with our accommodation in Marrakech, Morocco Immersion stepped up to the plate and offered to rectify the situation. The team readily made things right by us, and I don't think you'll ever get that kind of service with a much larger, impersonal company or with a really large touring group.

I would highly recommend Morocco Immersion if you're truly considering an authentic experience of Morocco, one that is not just touristy stuff. You will not regret your choice.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vince,

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are so happy that you all enjoyed your authentic experience in Morocco. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to meet you in person, but I'm glad that you got to meet Abdou (my husband/business partner) at your stop in the valley and I enjoyed following your instagram pics & stories.

We hope that you will stay in touch!

Until the next time, thanks again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Yves

A wonderful trip to Morocco thanks to Abdellah and Karim! · Morocco - Sep 25 - Oct 9, 2021

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

If you're ever thinking of taking a trip to Morocco, I would highly recommend using Abdellah and his company. The trip was very well organized and customized to our every need. Our guide, Karim, was absolutely fantastic and I know we will keep in touch. He was super friendly, very accommodating (especially flexible when our luggage did not make it on time, rescheduling and moving things around), and great company!!! We had booked this trip at the last minute and everything was organized... read more

If you're ever thinking of taking a trip to Morocco, I would highly recommend using Abdellah and his company. The trip was very well organized and customized to our every need. Our guide, Karim, was absolutely fantastic and I know we will keep in touch. He was super friendly, very accommodating (especially flexible when our luggage did not make it on time, rescheduling and moving things around), and great company!!! We had booked this trip at the last minute and everything was organized according to plan. Both sights and accommodations were awesome, and we even learned a little bit of Arabic and Berber. We have great memories and lots of beautiful pictures from this wonderful country!

Shukran Abdellah and Karim!

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

Hi Yves,

Thank you for your amazing review. It makes us so happy that you have enjoyed the trip that we organised for you.

We know that we are very lucky to have such wonderful and dedicated people like Karim working with us and it is great that you have had the chance to share an amazing time with them during your trip.

Maa Salama !
Abdel
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Our Amazing Morocco Journey · Morocco - Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2021

Traveler: Terry L. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

From the first minute we contacted KimKim it was an amazing experience.
Sharon our facilitator listened to what we were looking to experience and built a trip tailored just for us.
When we needed to make changes Sharon responded immediately and and made sure those changes worked for us.
Our journey through Morocco with Hicham and Morocco Immersions was an amazing experience. We were transported to a place we could only imagine.
The Ryads and Kasbahs were beautiful to see and wonderful places... read more

From the first minute we contacted KimKim it was an amazing experience.
Sharon our facilitator listened to what we were looking to experience and built a trip tailored just for us.
When we needed to make changes Sharon responded immediately and and made sure those changes worked for us.
Our journey through Morocco with Hicham and Morocco Immersions was an amazing experience. We were transported to a place we could only imagine.
The Ryads and Kasbahs were beautiful to see and wonderful places to lay our heads at nights as we remembered the sights and sounds we had experienced throughout the day.
Our driver Hicham was enthusiastic and so informative.
I had broken my foot a few weeks before our trip and he was so thoughtful and took care to make sure I was comfortable and adjusted the schedule and challenges of some of the excursions to accommodate my limitations.
Our excursion tour guides were very friendly, enthusiastic and very informative.
The Camel trek into the desert was a moment I will remember forever. Seeing the Sunset over the dunes and staying the night in the Luxury camp was truly an experience beyond my expectations.
I cannot express enough how much I appreciate Morocco Immersions dedication to providing such a wonderful tour.
Thank you Sharon and Hicham for your dedication to ensuring that our trip through Morocco was exactly what we were looking for.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Terry,

All of our at Morocco Immersion are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful trip! Our goal is not just to share what we love about Morocco, but to build relationships that will last! And I'm so glad to hear that your broken foot wasn't an impediment to your adventure in Morocco!

Keep in touch and thanks again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the entire Morocco Immersion team

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE · Morocco - Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2021

Traveler: Joyce S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE..

Sharon of KimKim Tours proved to be the most proficient tour organizer I have used to plan a tour. She never missed a beat in making it designed to fit our needs and expectations. We were hooked up with Morocco Immersions for our Moroccan trip. Hicham our private driver was the single most person making the trip unforgettable. He was there for our every need to navigate us through a country that never seemed to surprise us both in food and exploration. I will... read more

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE..

Sharon of KimKim Tours proved to be the most proficient tour organizer I have used to plan a tour. She never missed a beat in making it designed to fit our needs and expectations. We were hooked up with Morocco Immersions for our Moroccan trip. Hicham our private driver was the single most person making the trip unforgettable. He was there for our every need to navigate us through a country that never seemed to surprise us both in food and exploration. I will never forget the Dunes of the Sahara on Camel back at sunset, it was breathtaking, a lifetime memory. Thank you Sharon and Hicham for EVERYTHING!!! I highly recommend visiting Morocco using Kim Kim Tours and I WILL use again. They're not just arranging trips ... they're adventures of a lifetime...

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joyce!

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I would like to thank you for the fabulous review and to tell you that we are so happy that you had a fantastic trip! My only regret is that I wasn't in country at the time of your tour to meet you in person!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the Morocco Immersion family

A Great Time in Morocco · Morocco - Aug 3 - Aug 14, 2021

Traveler: TauVaughn T. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I had a great time in Morocco! Sharon was so helpful and patient in the planning process. My driver, Sallam was the greatest and I was so thankful to have him with me for the entirety of the trip. He went above and beyond to make sure my time in Morocco was safe and enjoyable.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi TauVaughn,

Thanks for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your travels with Sallam.

Thanks again!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Lisa

Impactful, beautiful experience touring Morocco · Morocco - Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2021

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

My 20 year old son and I spent a wonderful week with Karim touring Morocco. Karim's pride in his country and passion for the history, traditions and sharing his knowledge were exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed the week with him: the beautiful scenery, the lovely towns, the traditional food, the regional music, the Berber history, perspective on being from a nomadic family and the overall education we received on matters Moroccan, Arab, Islamic and more. This was truly the... read more

My 20 year old son and I spent a wonderful week with Karim touring Morocco. Karim's pride in his country and passion for the history, traditions and sharing his knowledge were exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed the week with him: the beautiful scenery, the lovely towns, the traditional food, the regional music, the Berber history, perspective on being from a nomadic family and the overall education we received on matters Moroccan, Arab, Islamic and more. This was truly the experience of a lifetime which expanded our world view considerably. Our favorite part of the trip was the visit to Erg Chebbi and the stay at the Tiziri Desert Camp. The ATV ride was a blast and the beauty of the area was beyond compare. This time in the Saharan dunes was impactful and absolutely stunning. We also loved the Riad stays and in particular appreciated the ambiance and location of our Riad Palais Sebban in Marrakesh.

As a whole, this was a fabulous tour with an excellent guide. It is also important to note that Karim made this trip so easy for us ensuring whatever we needed was handled including finding ATMs, Covid testing, etc. We highly recommend using Abdel and his team for arranging your unforgettable trip to Morocco.

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

Hey Lisa,

Thanks for travelling with us and also for the amazing review! that's really great to hear that you had such a good time with your driver-guide Karim and that you felt you were well looked after. It was absolutely our pleasure to organize your Morocco trip, we hope to see you here again, Inchallah :)!

All the best,
Abdel.

Memorable Morocco · Morocco - Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2021

Traveler: Krishna M. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

This was a memorable vacation where our entire family enjoyed every bit. Sharon was able to create a trip that catered to the interests of everyone in my family of four with two older teenagers. The Riads selected were very reputed and they provide great service. Sharon was on top of our vacation while we were traveling and made some timely adjustments.

The trip could not be a success without Hischam, our tour manager, guide and driver. He coordinated all the local guides to be available... read more

This was a memorable vacation where our entire family enjoyed every bit. Sharon was able to create a trip that catered to the interests of everyone in my family of four with two older teenagers. The Riads selected were very reputed and they provide great service. Sharon was on top of our vacation while we were traveling and made some timely adjustments.

The trip could not be a success without Hischam, our tour manager, guide and driver. He coordinated all the local guides to be available based on our arrival and schedule. The local guides at every location where super knowledgeable and spoke excellent english.

Hischam is also an experienced and careful driver. The vehicles provided were in great condition and the ride was super smooth.

Sharon booked us a camel ride from Merzouga into the desert and booked premium desert camp to spend the night. I would highly recommend everyone to include this in your tour. In this COVID time where a PCR test is required to board the return flight, I would recommend you stay two days at your final destination (Marrakesh or Casablanca) so you can take care of that detail.

Thank you Sharon for all your support and thank you Hischam for your help every step of the way.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Krishna, for the great review. And thank you, also, for the helpful feedback that you provided to me directly! We are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience, so we appreciating you taking the time to do so. We are so happy that the whole family (with all of your diverse interests) enjoyed the trip!

Keep in touch and thanks again,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Out of this world!!!!!! · Morocco - Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2021

Traveler: jo f. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Sharon was amazing putting everything together and checking EVERYTHING off my list! When I got to Morocco, Amney was my tour manager and I am so fortunate to have met him! Everything from picking me up at the airport, checking into the hotels, even taking care of scheduling my COVID test was handled even before I could think to ask. I can not recommend Moroccan Imersians highly enough. They customized everything specifically for me and my time there. I will be back, and I WILL be... read more

Sharon was amazing putting everything together and checking EVERYTHING off my list! When I got to Morocco, Amney was my tour manager and I am so fortunate to have met him! Everything from picking me up at the airport, checking into the hotels, even taking care of scheduling my COVID test was handled even before I could think to ask. I can not recommend Moroccan Imersians highly enough. They customized everything specifically for me and my time there. I will be back, and I WILL be booking with them again. Go!!! Go to Morocco! Words can not describe how breathtaking the country is, and everyone I interacted with was so kind. It is a country of people who love people, and want to show you how amazing their country is. Please, do yourself a favor and go. Seriously. GO!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Aww.. thanks, Jo! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and yes… you have to come back to see some more! You are welcome back anytime!

Thanks for the great review!
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Experience of a Lifetime! · Morocco - Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2021

Traveler: John C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Wanderlust Voyages exceeded our family's expectations for organizing a family friendly trip to Morocco. Megan created an itinerary that hit all the marks for what we were looking for in a voyage with small children. She was incredibly responsive throughout the process and answered a ton of questions about the trip and make customizations to our liking. All the accommodations she booked for us were major hits with the family!

Secondly, we were incredibly lucky to have Omar help us navigate... read more

Wanderlust Voyages exceeded our family's expectations for organizing a family friendly trip to Morocco. Megan created an itinerary that hit all the marks for what we were looking for in a voyage with small children. She was incredibly responsive throughout the process and answered a ton of questions about the trip and make customizations to our liking. All the accommodations she booked for us were major hits with the family!

Secondly, we were incredibly lucky to have Omar help us navigate the beautiful, complex, and sometimes chaotic streets of Marrakech and the rest of Morocco. You will never find anyone better to experience a new country with than Omar; he was incredibly helpful throughout our trip in getting us to various hotels and activities seamlessly, answered a ton of our questions (the kids were quite inquisitive), and helped navigate any speed bumps we encountered along the way. A+ guy to be around; thanks OMAR!!!!

I would highly recommend going with Wanderlust Voyages for your Morocco travels and will plan to partner with them again for future travels to this beautiful country!

Care, kindness, and thoughtful attention to detail during our tour of Morocco · Morocco - Jul 1 - Jul 16, 2021

Traveler: Jeffrey H. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

My wife and I just returned from a 16-day tour of central Morocco organized by KimKim's subcontractor, Morocco Immersion Tours. From the moment I began working with Sharon on desires, expectations and arrangements through Amnay's tours of Rabat, Volubilis, Fez, Mergouza, the Valley of Roses, Ourzazate, Marrakech, Essouira, Oualidia, and then drop off at the airport, we felt heard and understood; safe, cared for and considered. It's like waking up to find a previously-unknown Moroccan branch... read more

My wife and I just returned from a 16-day tour of central Morocco organized by KimKim's subcontractor, Morocco Immersion Tours. From the moment I began working with Sharon on desires, expectations and arrangements through Amnay's tours of Rabat, Volubilis, Fez, Mergouza, the Valley of Roses, Ourzazate, Marrakech, Essouira, Oualidia, and then drop off at the airport, we felt heard and understood; safe, cared for and considered. It's like waking up to find a previously-unknown Moroccan branch of your family (that your really like) and they have volunteered to plan and execute for you an in-depth tour of this beautiful, exotic country. We set a high bar- as experienced travelers we wanted liberty to enjoy and explore on our own, but we also did not want to miss anything that might pass without expert assistance. They nailed it. The accommodations were located in just the right spots, luxurious but authentic, each offering high design and surroundings guaranteed to create lasting memories. The touring could have been a burden because there were many hours of driving; instead, thanks to Amnay's pitch perfect personality, combining attentiveness with friendly approachability, the hours flew by as we shared favorite Spotify playlists, talked about Morocco's history and culture, and compared notes on life and family. Even when we weren't with him, he was looking ahead to the next destination to confirm arrangements and make our trip more enjoyable. The whole experience was nothing short of awesome.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks, Jeff, for the amazing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed you and Heather enjoyed your belated honeymoon trip and that you had a great time with Amnay. We love that you felt like you were visiting family and we hope that you keep in touch with us!

Thanks again!
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Vicky

Wonderful trip to Morocco · Morocco - Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2021

Traveler: Vicky Y. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco! Hakim was our trip planner, and everything was well thought of. The riads were all great, and we had a wonderful time at the Orient Desert Camp. Our driver, Mohammed was especially wonderful, and he took care of all details including getting our COVID test to fly back home. Our guide Said in Fez was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Overall, highly recommend a visit to Morocco and using the same team we had for our trip!

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vicky,
Thank you so much for such valuable feedback! It has been a pleasure for me to work with you and arranging such a unique experience, especially in these hard moments. It's a pleasure to hear you liked all the services I offered you during your stay; our suppliers will be also happy to hear so. Of course, this is not the end, I'm confident you'll come back one day to Morocco with a new adventure and different experience. I'll be very happy to be, once again, the travel specialist to arrange your future trip.
Best,
Hakim

Andra

Adventure of a lifetime!! · Morocco - Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2021

Traveler: Andra D. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Our family trip of 2 adults and a 5 year old to Morocco was perfection!!! Sharon has patiently worked with me for over a year to come up with the perfect itinerary that included enough exploration for the adults and plenty of fun activities for our daughter! I could not be more thankful for how smoothly everything went once we arrived and during our entire stay there! Our driver was kind, friendly, informative, knowledgeable always on time, and flexible! He was available to us 24 hours a day!... read more

Our family trip of 2 adults and a 5 year old to Morocco was perfection!!! Sharon has patiently worked with me for over a year to come up with the perfect itinerary that included enough exploration for the adults and plenty of fun activities for our daughter! I could not be more thankful for how smoothly everything went once we arrived and during our entire stay there! Our driver was kind, friendly, informative, knowledgeable always on time, and flexible! He was available to us 24 hours a day! The local guides used by Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures have been amazing, every single one of them and the lodging booked has been exquisite!!! We felt like we were in a fairytale, in addition to being clean and centrally located! We truly felt like royalty, treated in the most reverential way by all those we had encountered and served us, from guides to hotels staff to camel leader. What we learned in the 11 days spent touring this beautiful and mystical country, will stay with us forever, especially the camel trekking in The Sahara, the glamorous camp in the desert, the beautiful blue streets of Chefchaouen, the donkey ride in the medina of Fes and so much more!!! We could not be more grateful to Sharon, Hicham and all those whom Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures contracted to make our experience perfect!! They were all dedicated to our comfort, kind and helpful!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! We cannot wait to take more trips with you!!!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Andra,

We are so happy to hear that both we and Morocco lived up to your expectations after more than a year of dreaming about your trip! Thank you so much for the great review and we most definitely look forward to you traveling with us again sometime soon!

Tell Mara and Paul that we said "hi"!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

27 days in Morroco · Morocco - May 21 - May 27, 2021

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

27 days in Morocco

After 30 years traveling solo, I knew a good driver/guide with a powerful vehicle was all I needed for the Morocco trip.

With Karim, ——the happy flexible guide/driver/assistant/DJ/playmate/dinner-mate all in one, came to my side, I realized that I could instantly enter into the self-indulgent age of innocence. Easy going and charming, Karim was a good sport. His car turned into our magic Moroccan carpet (with music soaring), carried me to the villages/valleys/madinas... read more

27 days in Morocco

After 30 years traveling solo, I knew a good driver/guide with a powerful vehicle was all I needed for the Morocco trip.

With Karim, ——the happy flexible guide/driver/assistant/DJ/playmate/dinner-mate all in one, came to my side, I realized that I could instantly enter into the self-indulgent age of innocence. Easy going and charming, Karim was a good sport. His car turned into our magic Moroccan carpet (with music soaring), carried me to the villages/valleys/madinas /high mountains and clouds… spirits soared; we became just kids, having fun and being silly, everyday and everywhere…. The ultimate joy a traveler could only hope for.

As adults, we all know that none of these wondrous moments could be possible without someone doing the careful preparation and provides solid back office support. I have to praise that Karim’s years of experience and dedication to make me happy, these were keys to create such a successful trip, and all the logistic and safety issues became invisible and he handled them seemingly effortlessly; so was his boss Abdel’s impeccable professionalism which I found truly world class and impressive. Although virtual (the biggest regret of the trip was that we never get to meet), Abdel was personable and could always make one feel understood, cared about and protected; and his support will always be there for you, whenever necessary.

Abdel and Karim, thank you for indulging me. I am grateful for everything you did for me. I wish you the best and my fond memories will be ever lasting.

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

Hey Ann,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am more than happy about your kind words. As a team, we are trying our best so you can make the best memories with us!

I know how much you were looking forward to it, and it was a great pleasure for me to plan it for you! I would love to hear from you again in the future if you ever get the urge to uncover more of our country!

All the best,
Abdel

EXCELLENT service · Morocco - May 21 - Jun 1, 2021

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

I have to say this was one of the best trips. The itinerary completely curated by Abdellah was fabulous and our driver Faysal was the definition of professional with a side of humor! Morocco was made even more beautiful through the kindness of the tour guides and people Abdellah organized for us to meet. I also would like to add that I felt quite safe COVID wise as all the hotels that were picked were very clean (and beautiful). Don’t hesitate and book with this wonderful team!

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

Hi Sheriban,

So nice to hear from you! Thank you very much for your kind words and wonderful review!

It was my pleasure creating this trip for you and your mom and I’m so glad we hit the mark for you !

I hope we will see you returning to our country soon!
Best,
Abdel

We had a fantastic trip to Marrakech thanks to Abdel · Morocco - May 10 - May 15, 2021

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

We had a fantastic trip to Marrakech, very much thanks to our guide Abdel. He planned a great itinerary for us and had really listened to what we were looking for. The recommendation of everything from the Riad (Palais Sebban!) to restaurants and our local guide Hassan were such a good match for what we wanted. The best part of the trip was going with Abdel to the Atlas Mountains for hiking and meeting people in the villages around Imlil.
Thank you Abdel and Original Travels for an amazing trip!! We will be back!

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

Hey Nicole,

Many thanks for the great review! It was really wonderful to both work with and meet you and the other group members. You have been a fantastic group and it was a pleasure meeting you, being your guide and showing you around Marrakech and the beautiful Atlas Mountains.

Again, thank you so much for your kind thoughts, and I hope to be able to help you out again in the future.

Kindest regards,
Abdel

A 2.5 week trip to Morocco · Morocco - Mar 25 - Apr 10, 2021

Traveler: Nate W. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

Our trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime experience thanks to Wanderlust Voyages. We spent 2.5 weeks travelling throughout the country, and our driver/guide Ibrahim, as well as Megan and the Wanderlust crew, made sure everything was just how we could have wanted it to be. Ibrahim took care of us as if we were a member of his own family, especially our two year old son - who to this day is talking about getting back "in the bus and going to Morocco".

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Our trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime experience thanks to Wanderlust Voyages. We spent 2.5 weeks travelling throughout the country, and our driver/guide Ibrahim, as well as Megan and the Wanderlust crew, made sure everything was just how we could have wanted it to be. Ibrahim took care of us as if we were a member of his own family, especially our two year old son - who to this day is talking about getting back "in the bus and going to Morocco".

Even with COVID restrictions, were able to see quite a few sites around the country. Our guide in Fez, Kamal, was spectacular - we highly recommend him! All the hotels took great care of us, but in Fez, the staff at Palais Sheherazade were welcoming, friendly, and caring for our son during our few days there, as well as for us and our needs. The Es Saddi resort was similarly wonderful. We would very much recommend them again! Thank you so much!

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much! We are so happy you had a wonderful time, and especially that Thomas did!

A triumphant return to travel · Morocco - May 10 - May 15, 2021

Traveler: Kelsey W. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our trip to Marrakech and Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, planned and guided by Abdel from Original Travels, was a spectacular (!!) return to travel for a group of vaccinated expats coming from Abu Dhabi.
We started out with a very smooth transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech with our wonderful (and safe!) driver, Samir, then had dinner at our gorgeous riad, Palais Sebban, a solid recommendation from Abdel. Our first morning, we took a super fun and informative cooking class at Maison Al Arabe... read more

Our trip to Marrakech and Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, planned and guided by Abdel from Original Travels, was a spectacular (!!) return to travel for a group of vaccinated expats coming from Abu Dhabi.
We started out with a very smooth transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech with our wonderful (and safe!) driver, Samir, then had dinner at our gorgeous riad, Palais Sebban, a solid recommendation from Abdel. Our first morning, we took a super fun and informative cooking class at Maison Al Arabe then met up with our laid-back and kind local guide Hassan, for a loop through the Medina where we learned a lot about the culture and daily life of Marrakech and shopped for carpets, leather goods and argan oil.
The following day we were driven to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains for unforgettable hiking, visits with local Berber families for lunch and tea and a night of stargazing and some of the best tajine of the trip from Khasbah du Toukbal. Then it was back to Marrakech for our last two nights. We booked hammam treatments at the Royal Mansour, one of the city's prettiest hotels, a stop at the Majorelle Gardens and YSL museum and a final loop through the souq.
Phew!
We are a relatively well-traveled group and I have to say this was a trip of a lifetime, thanks to Abdel. He was so responsive and helpful in planning and leading us, but also patient and sweet when it came to giving us time to relax and do our own thing.
If you're looking to be a tourist, and I mean that in the very best sense of the word of experiencing and learning and feeling awe and gratitude for this big world, Original Travels is how to do it. Thank you, Abdel!

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

Wow, amazing photos Kelsey! Thank you kindly for the wonderful detailed review and for always being a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process. I'm so happy that we were finally able to make this trip happen for you and I'm glad that you did enjoy it, and were also able to make it back home safely.

Wishing you the best,
Abdel

Abdellah and he´s team did a great job showing us around Morocco · Morocco - May 10 - May 15, 2021

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

Amazing and well planed trip. Abdellah did a great job showing us Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Abdellah and he´s colleagues made everything to make our trip perfect!

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

Hi Lucas!

Thank you so much for your comment! I´m glad that you had a great time with us in Morocco.

Keep us in mind if you want to visit Morocco again :)
Take care,
Abdel

Fantastic week in Marrakech! · Morocco - May 10 - May 15, 2021

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

Fantastic week in Marrakech!

Abdellah was incredibly responsive, organized, flexible and fun. Considering the limitations imposed by Covid, we had to make multiple changes to our itinerary. Abdellah was quick to adjust and constructive in helping us pivot our plans. Each day he planned was fun without being too overwhelming. It was a smooth week all-around, and his help in planning our agenda was the difference maker! Anyone looking to enjoy Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains should not hesitate to use his team!

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

Hey Kyle,

Thank you so much for your kind review!

I don't have words to describe the feeling after reading your review, nothing is more rewarding than knowing we got it right and offered our guests a unique and memorable trip!

It was a real pleasure having you in Morocco and being your guide, and I am looking forward to seeing you again next time you decide to visit.

All the best,
Abdel

Our new extended Amazigh family! · Morocco - May 7 - May 14, 2021

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

"One of our first trips since the pandemic and Abdel made great arrangements for us. Karim was our driver and friend throughout the tour. Mohanned was a wiz at weaving us through the medina in Fes and Hamdan had great insights in Marrakech. We had the entire place to ourselves in Skoura and a wonderful view from our terrace in Chefchouen. We'll definitely go back again since we were limited due to Eid Al Fitr. Glad to have had this experience and wish I had more time...."

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

Hi Martin,

Thank you so much for for your nice review! It means everything to our team of local guides, our driver Karim and myself to deliver what we have promised and more. Every single person you mentioned will be happy to read your kind words, for which I sincerely thank you.

I look forward to help you plan your next visit to Morocco 🇲🇦

Best regards,
Abdel

Highly recommend · Morocco - Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2021

Traveler: Lulu Y. - Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE

Hakim has to be the best tour operator we’ve ever worked with. Responsive yet also proactive, he followed up with us regarding our trip throughout the difficult pandemic year and kept the channels of communication going despite the country being under lockdown. This was very reassuring to us. He also kept following up with our progress, and soliciting for feedback during our trip to make sure we were enjoying our time. Who does that? With most operators you have a hard time getting a... read more

Hakim has to be the best tour operator we’ve ever worked with. Responsive yet also proactive, he followed up with us regarding our trip throughout the difficult pandemic year and kept the channels of communication going despite the country being under lockdown. This was very reassuring to us. He also kept following up with our progress, and soliciting for feedback during our trip to make sure we were enjoying our time. Who does that? With most operators you have a hard time getting a hold of once you send in that last payment. We had the good fortune of working with an exceptional driver, Mohamed, who was a great source of information. In fact I have requested that Mohamed work with my sister and BIL when they visit Morocco in a couple of months. We loved the Riad Chergui in Marrakech. Must try their lamb tagine with the apricots, pear, and prunes. What a fabulous combination. There were a few hiccups with the accommodation in Fez, but it was due to lack of communication on the hotel end. Our tour guide Youssef was a trooper. He stuck with us the entire 6 hours for our walking tour of Marrakech. We were all tired, but he was very professional to the very end.

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Hakim ALIBOUCHE, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lulu,

Thank you so much for all these valuable and priceless words. It has been a great honor working with you. I enjoyed every single chat we had during the planning of your trip and it was always my great pleasure planning this trip for you. Riad Chergui, Mohamed, Youssef and all the providers you liked would be very happy and satisfied with your great feedback. For the accommodation in Fes, we're always following up with them and I'll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible... read more

Dear Lulu,

Thank you so much for all these valuable and priceless words. It has been a great honor working with you. I enjoyed every single chat we had during the planning of your trip and it was always my great pleasure planning this trip for you. Riad Chergui, Mohamed, Youssef and all the providers you liked would be very happy and satisfied with your great feedback. For the accommodation in Fes, we're always following up with them and I'll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible with a positive reaction.

Again, thank you so much for choosing Kimkim and, we all hope you travel with us again in the future!

Best,
Hakim

We had an absolute wonderful time using Abdul & karim.. · Morocco - Mar 22 - Mar 29, 2021

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

We had an absolute wonderful time using Abdullah & Karim through Kim Kim Travels. Our trip was last minute and our arraignments were partially done when I found Abdullah. His level of flexibility, expertise and execution for our visit in Morocco are well worth it! We had a beautiful journey that started off in Marrakech and through the Sahara dessert, Fes, Chefchaoun, and lastly, our departure from Casablanca. Our driver Karim was very pleasant and easy going and always willing to be flexible with our decisions of where we were traveling. Would highly recommend to all my friends and family!

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

Salam Amani,

I am so happy you enjoyed the tour with our driver Karim and I really appreciate you taking the time to write us this great review! This is exactly what we strive for here at Original Travels and Kimkim. To be at service for our travelers and make sure they enjoy every moment of their journey through our beautiful country :) !!

Hope to see you back one day in Morocco or in another KimKim destination! Inchallah!

All the Best,
Abdel.

Michael

Incredible Guides = Incredible Time in Morocco · Morocco - Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2021

Traveler: Michael C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Morocco is Back !!!

Simply stated, Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures is totally awesome. Through Kimkim I was put in touch with Sharon with Morocco Immersion. I told her what I was interested in doing and she was able to help me accomplish everything I wanted and much more. She is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and understanding. My guide for the trip was Amnay. Besides being fluent in English, he is a helluva great guy, very friendly and strives to give you a 10+ time. ... read more

Morocco is Back !!!

Simply stated, Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures is totally awesome. Through Kimkim I was put in touch with Sharon with Morocco Immersion. I told her what I was interested in doing and she was able to help me accomplish everything I wanted and much more. She is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and understanding. My guide for the trip was Amnay. Besides being fluent in English, he is a helluva great guy, very friendly and strives to give you a 10+ time. (And if you ask him nicely, he'll even perform an incredible song or two in his native Berber!). From Casablanca to Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, the Dades Valley to the Rose Valley, the Sahara, Fes, Chefchouen and then Rabat, Morocco Immersion repeatedly delivered. Their great relationships with restaurants, local guides and hotels will result in a grand pay off for you.

So what are you waiting for? Decide what you want to do in this incredible country and Morocco Immersion will give you the trip of a lifetime.

Thank you so much Amnay and Sharon (and everyone else with Morocco Immersion)

Michael.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks, Michael, for the awesome review! We are so glad that you had such an amazing experience. Amnay shared some of the pictures of the trip and we enjoyed looking at them. They reminded me of my very first trip to Morocco many years ago before it was quite so popular. I guess that is definitely a pro of traveling during this time - getting to experience the country without throngs of tourists!

Glad everything went well and keep us posted on your future adventures!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Betsy

Unforgettable Morocco 🇲🇦 · Morocco - Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2021

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

We miss Morocco and our amazing guide Abdel and Karim, our always smiling driver! Abdel arranged a magical trip for us, a true experience and not simply a prescribed list of sights. The highlight of our trip was our 2-nights camping in the Sahara at Tiziri Camp. The camp is run by Akmed with his team of friendly helpers/amazing musicians. After delicious dinners we would sit around the fire listening to live music played by Akmed and his crew. Fantastic! We had many memorable discussions... read more

We miss Morocco and our amazing guide Abdel and Karim, our always smiling driver! Abdel arranged a magical trip for us, a true experience and not simply a prescribed list of sights. The highlight of our trip was our 2-nights camping in the Sahara at Tiziri Camp. The camp is run by Akmed with his team of friendly helpers/amazing musicians. After delicious dinners we would sit around the fire listening to live music played by Akmed and his crew. Fantastic! We had many memorable discussions under the starry sky and I happily celebrated an unforgettable birthday there. We also visited a nomad home and rode camels at sunset, heard the music of Mali... thank you Akmed! We have visited Morocco before but this trip taught us a great deal more and deepened the experience immeasurably.

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

Hi Betsy,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I'm overwhelmed by your comments and it was a pleasure to arrange all the services for you and to select unique hotels for your stay to make it more memorable. I will let Karim and Ahmed about your praise and lovely words, they will be glad to hear that you and Richard enjoyed the tour.

I hope you would visit us again, you are always welcome!
Thanks again,
Abdellah

What can I say? Words just don’t do an experi... · Morocco - Nov 17 - Nov 22, 2020

Traveler: Kelly F. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

What can I say? Words just don’t do an experience like we had any justice. It was a breathtaking, sweeping view of a beautiful country rich in religious, cultural, historical and geographical wonders. Abdellah, our guide, and Mohamed, our driver (more importantly our good friends) took us on the trip of a lifetime. With Covid, the flights were a little tricky and we missed the first day of our scheduled tour. They were super flexible and accommodating and fixed our tour without any issues.... read more

What can I say? Words just don’t do an experience like we had any justice. It was a breathtaking, sweeping view of a beautiful country rich in religious, cultural, historical and geographical wonders. Abdellah, our guide, and Mohamed, our driver (more importantly our good friends) took us on the trip of a lifetime. With Covid, the flights were a little tricky and we missed the first day of our scheduled tour. They were super flexible and accommodating and fixed our tour without any issues. When we arrived they were both there to greet us with smiling faces and a nice air conditioned car. We went to Chefchouen, the blue pearl of Morocco, Fes, Skoura Oasis, the Sahara Desert and Marrakech. (We had to skip Casablanca because of our flights.) We drove the whole way to each place. Abdellah and Mohamed pointed out all the details along the way and answered all of our questions. We ate amazing local food and experienced life like it is for the locals. Our Riads (little bed and breakfasts made out of old homes that are like mansions) were amazingly beautiful and unique at each stopping point. If you choose to go to Morocco, you have to go to the Sahara. It’s a must. We stayed at TIZIRI camp and were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. It was magical. Please use Oroginal travels for your plans. A trustworthy company that will make your trip exactly what you want and need. Thank you guys. 🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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

Hey Kelly & Edgar,

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with Original Travels.
Our entire team makes it a point of honor to ensure that the Moroccan experience is for the best, in accordance with the wishes, desires, and expectations of our travelers.

Thank you again for choosing us, and we will be happy to assist you with your future travels to Morocco, Inshalah!

All the best,
Abdellah
Original Travels

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)

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

Hi Babar,

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your Moroccan adventure. We take into account your comments to improve our upcoming trips.

Maybe see you soon for your next trip !
Best regards,
Abdel

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.

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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!

Overall the trip was fantastic and covered a ... · Morocco - Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Overall the trip was fantastic and covered a lot of ground. With that said, there was way to much driving each day. There seemed to be a lot of activities that we were not able to do because we were consistently behind schedule. It didn't appear that the travel times took into effect that we were in a tour bus and were restricted by the laws in Morocco.

The Riad's were great. Perfect locations with all the necessary conveniences.

Mohammed was a great driver, but I kept wanting him... read more

Overall the trip was fantastic and covered a lot of ground. With that said, there was way to much driving each day. There seemed to be a lot of activities that we were not able to do because we were consistently behind schedule. It didn't appear that the travel times took into effect that we were in a tour bus and were restricted by the laws in Morocco.

The Riad's were great. Perfect locations with all the necessary conveniences.

Mohammed was a great driver, but I kept wanting him to be more. With all the time in the tour bus, I felt like it was a great opportunity for the driver to provide some additional information about the landscape, attractions or Morocco in general. Mohammed was fantastic as a driver! I feel the expansion of the driver to be more informative helps the company as a whole, not a reflection on the actual driver.

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!