Kimkim Trip Reviews for Morocco

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A truly memorable family trip to Morocco
Morocco | Apr 7 - Apr 13, 2024

Kirsten Bak
Kirsten Bak N.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024
This is the first time we booked a vacation via KimKim and we mainly did it, for peace of mind when traveling with small kids. It was also our first trip to Morocco and we were all very excited about the fact that we were planning to visit more than one city, knowing everything was taken care of. We had the same guide/driver, Hisham, throughout the trip and he made sure we were comfortable throughout the entire journey, as we went to Fes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech. There were many... Read more

This is the first time we booked a vacation via KimKim and we mainly did it, for peace of mind when traveling with small kids. It was also our first trip to Morocco and we were all very excited about the fact that we were planning to visit more than one city, knowing everything was taken care of.

We had the same guide/driver, Hisham, throughout the trip and he made sure we were comfortable throughout the entire journey, as we went to Fes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech.

There were many highlights, however I would very much like to name a few..
1. I loved the Riads in Fes and Marrakech... especially Riad Farouzi with its wonderful staff
2. The local guides in Fes and Casablanca... both very knowledgeable and interesting
3. The old Roman city in Volubilis, so very much different to rest of the Morocco we saw
4. But most of all I would like to highlight the fact that we were traveling during the last few days of the holy month Ramandan and the Eid al-Fitr and still we got the best tourguides that we could have asked for

Hotel Reviews
Riad Farouzi Fes
Fes

Everything about this Riad is great. Especially the kind staff, the amazing food, the mood, beautiful room and location near the medina. We were very happy whit the choice of accommodation.

Authenticity & Character
Charming and beautiful
Location
Near the Medina
Staff
Loved the staff and their happy spirits. Especially with our youngest son
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable rooms
Riad La Croix Berbère Luxe
Marrakech

Very nice Riad, with kind staff, however a bit noisy

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful rooms and charming interior
Location
Fairly close to the medina but inconvenient with parking and luggage
Staff
The staff was very helpful and tentative
Cleanliness & Comfort
I liked the roof top for breakfast the experience
Atlas Sky Airport
Nouaseur

Close to the airport, super friendly portier. However it was very noisy and the shower didn't work.

Authenticity & Character
The showe did not work and we were missing a few things like towels, toilet paper etc. and we had to remind the reception several times to get it.
Location
Very convenient for the last night, close to the airport
Staff
Very kind staff and helpful with the luggage.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Noisy
Hotel des Oudaias
Rabat

It was a good location, but the rooms were dirty and the beds uncomfortable

Authenticity & Character
Not charming and a bit more French style than Moroccan.
Location
Fairly close to the shore and nice restaurants
Staff
Not much contact so not many commends about the staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The veds very very hard and uncomfortable and the rooms were quit dirty. We only had a single night at the hotel and hence we did not mind that much. However I would not be able to spend a week in the rooms
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes
Guided Tour of Fes
Fes

We loved our local guide in Fes, who were our favorite. He knew a lot about the history and we learned about the history, the monarchy, politics, architecture and culture of Morocco. Especially the Jewish Quarter was very exicting. He was very kind to the kids and patient.

Quality of Experience
The information level and knowledge was very high. I also liked the personal stories and opinions.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very kind and family friendly local guide. He were great at talking to the kids and engaging them
Transport
It was a long walk, but we had our driver waiting for us to take us home
Fes to Rabat via Volubilis and Meknes
Fes to Rabat via Volubilis and Meknes
Morocco

Volubilis was very exciting. We love history and this was just down our alley

Quality of Experience
The ruins were amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Kind local guide, but not very knowledgable. I knew more about the flowers than the ruins
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakech
Guided Tour of Marrakech
Marrakesh

The guidede tour was very nice. I liked the red thread through out all of the Imperial Cities with the walls surrounding the medinas, the Jewish quarter, the king palaces etc. With the help from our guide I found some lovely carpets and we were invited to see places that we otherwise would not have found ourselves. Compared to Fes, we found Marrakech a bit overcrowded and touristic. However it was Eid and happy days.

Quality of Experience
The guide and the feeling of life in the medina
Guides, Drivers and Staff
I liked walking around with our tourguide. In Fes and Casablanca we met with local guides and I appreciated some time in Marrakesh with our guide and drivers for the tour.
Transport
A bit of walking but very interesting. The motorbikes in the medina however made it difficult to walk around with the kids
Free Morning in Marrakech
Free Morning in Marrakech
Marrakesh

It was very lovely to have some time for ourselves, enjoying the city and plan the day in our own speed. I had under estimated the program with three minors and they were very tired by the end of our vacation. So for my next trip I would arrange more days like these and then skip some cities. However I regret nothing about our plan.

Quality of Experience
Nice and quit morning.
Food
We found some lovely restaurants and cafes
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We had good time to just enjoy an icecream and lunch on a rooftop restaurant
Transport
No need for transport. Just walking around Marrakesh
Driving Tour of Casablanca
Driving Tour of Casablanca
Casablanca

I love Casablanca and our local guide who took the time even though it was eid. He was very passionated and tought us much about Morocco, the culture and history.

Quality of Experience
It was nice to see the old town and the amazing architecture in the city
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very pleasant experience with the guide, who was also good with our youngest son
Transport
I liked that we were driving from place to place. It was a nice mix of walking and driving
Afternoon Guided Tour of Rabat
Afternoon Guided Tour of Rabat
Rabat

We were so tired and ready to relax when reached Rabat, but I am so happy that our guide insisted on showing us the Hassan Mosque and Mohammed V Mausoleum.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Not too much walking
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Trip through Morocco
Morocco | Apr 12 - Apr 18, 2024

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Kirk S.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Our driver, Reda, did a fantastic job navigating and preparing us each day. He was great with conversation and with listening to what we wanted. We would recommend him to anyone.

The KimKim team put together a great custom itinerary for us. They adapted to our time table and the things we wanted to see and put together a good balance given we had limited time.

Our last day wrapped up with Oussama taking us to the airport and explaining many of the sites and history along the way.

Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Apr 20, 2024

Hi Kirk,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! I'm thrilled to hear that Reda provided such excellent service, making your journey both enjoyable and informative. It's wonderful to know that he went above and beyond to cater to your needs and preferences.

We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to assist you with your future travels. Safe journeys ahead!

Best Wishes,
Abdel

Mohamed was Amazing: Patient and Informative!
Morocco | Mar 28 - Apr 7, 2024

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Jennifer A.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Mohamed was patient as I was full of questions regarding Ramadan and the changes during that time. He had excellent recommendations, put my mind at ease about safety and transportation. I had an idea of many sites I wanted to see and he incorporated it in his recommended itinerary with ease. Great hotels and tours, I will definitely use Kim Kim again. If ever in Morocco, Mohamed will be the first person I contact.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! It was truly a pleasure assisting you during Ramadan and ensuring that all your questions were answered. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the recommendations and felt reassured about safety and transportation.

It would be an absolute pleasure to assist you again in the future, whether in Morocco or any other destination. Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever you're ready for your next adventure.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Everything was wonderful!!
Morocco | Apr 8 - Apr 17, 2024

Taylor
Taylor S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024
Everything was wonderful!! From start to finish, the trip was well planned. Our driver Moha, was AMAZING! His knowledge, and kind nature made our trip one of a kind. The Riads chosen were beautiful and a nice variety. The excursions were awesome. Riding camel’s throughout the desert to our campsite was a favorite! The food everywhere was spectacular. It was great having tour guides throughout the trip that were from the areas we were visiting. Thank you to all who made our... Read more

Everything was wonderful!! From start to finish, the trip was well planned. Our driver Moha, was AMAZING! His knowledge, and kind nature made our trip one of a kind. The Riads chosen were beautiful and a nice variety. The excursions were awesome. Riding camel’s throughout the desert to our campsite was a favorite! The food everywhere was spectacular. It was great having tour guides throughout the trip that were from the areas we were visiting. Thank you to all who made our trip what it was! We had a beautiful experience visiting Morocco!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Staff were wonderful from start to finish! Such a beautiful place to stay! The breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend staying here.

Authenticity & Character
Absolutely beautiful
Location
Staff
So friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

The staff was awesome. Staying in the desert like this was a one of a kind experience! The tents were spacious and beautiful. The meal provided was excellent! It was a nice treat to hear drums and traditional Berber music by the fire and the end of the day. We loved our time at this camp!

Authenticity & Character
One of a kind!
Location
Camping in the Sahara desert! What an experience!
Staff
Everyone was very kind and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Aït Ouffi

Quiet, nice place! The BEST food! Staff was wonderful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Elegancia Riad Boutique & SPA
Marrakech

Great spot! Close to everything! Nice welcome from staff. Great staff!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Everyone was so helpful and kind!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen

Awesome stay! Close to everything! Clean and spacious rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Explore the Blue City
Explore the Blue City
Chefchaouen

Moha was super knowledgeable. We got a great taste and views of the city. Loved the panoramic View on top of the hill.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Moha was awesome! Knowledgeable, and so willing to share what he knew, places he liked, etc.
Transport
We didn’t have to worry about a thing! Moha handled everything so well. The most relaxing way for us to travel and get around. Felt very safe and taken care of.
  Hammam  Spa  in Marrakech 5 pm Session before back home
Hammam Spa in Marrakech 5 pm Session before back home
Marrakesh

Our favorite spa experience while in Morocco! Asia did a great job! Beautiful spa. All the services were top notch

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner with a local Family in Fes
Dinner with a local Family in Fes
Fes

So fun to enjoy a meal with a local family from Fes! Such kind and welcoming people. Food and conversation were great!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fes to Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride via Midelt & Erfoud
Fes to Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride via Midelt & Erfoud
Morocco

Amazing! Loved all of it start to finish.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marrakech Food Tour
Marrakech Food Tour
Marrakesh

Such a fun experience to try the local foods!! Our guide was great about taking us to several and different spots!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Marrakesh

Great way to start the day!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Majid Mrabti
Majid
Majid Mrabti
Local specialist in Morocco & France | Replied on Apr 19, 2024
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're overjoyed to hear that your trip to Morocco was a resounding success! Moha, your driver, is indeed a gem, and we're lucky to have him on our team. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the carefully curated Riads, excursions, and culinary experiences. The camel ride to the campsite is a highlight for many of our travelers, and we're glad you loved it too! Our local guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and culture, and we're happy to... Read more

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're overjoyed to hear that your trip to Morocco was a resounding success! Moha, your driver, is indeed a gem, and we're lucky to have him on our team. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the carefully curated Riads, excursions, and culinary experiences. The camel ride to the campsite is a highlight for many of our travelers, and we're glad you loved it too! Our local guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and culture, and we're happy to hear they made a positive impact on your journey. Thank you for your heartfelt thanks - we're honored to have been a part of your unforgettable Moroccan adventure!"
Best wishes,
Majid

Trip to Morocco 2024
Morocco | Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2024

Michael
Michael H.
Lansdale, PA | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024
KimKim did an excellent job working with my wife to incorporate the places she wanted to visit in Morocco. The selected locations and overnight accommodations were perfect for our trip. The hospitality at each was top-notch, with a special shout-out to Badar at Riad Dar Farouzi. During our travels, we had several terrific guided tours, with Syed's tour of Fes as an exceptional standout. Our driver and guide, Sallam was excellent and he wore so many hats along the way. With great knowledge of... Read more

KimKim did an excellent job working with my wife to incorporate the places she wanted to visit in Morocco. The selected locations and overnight accommodations were perfect for our trip. The hospitality at each was top-notch, with a special shout-out to Badar at Riad Dar Farouzi. During our travels, we had several terrific guided tours, with Syed's tour of Fes as an exceptional standout. Our driver and guide, Sallam was excellent and he wore so many hats along the way. With great knowledge of each city and town, we drove through, he knew the scenic stops, good places for lunch, answers to our many questions, a good sense of humor, and not to mention a bit of a celebrity.

Hotel Review
Riad Farouzi Fes
Fes

The hotel is a beautiful example of traditional decor, with textures and colors that are a feast for the eyes. The hotel staff was very accommodating, helping us with transportation to locations out of walking distance, and also walking us to the local places within the Medina.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Within the Medina, the hotel was within walking distance of many points of interest
Staff
The staff was extremely helpful. A special shout out to Badar who set up a beautiful breakfast every morning
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

What an amazing experience we had in Morocco....
Morocco | Apr 6 - Apr 15, 2024

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C V.
Knoxville, TN | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
What an amazing experience we had in Morocco. Original Travels made the process easy and enjoyable. Said organized the trip according to our needs and was available even after hours. Oussama our driver complemented very well our wonderful visit to Morocco. Beautiful country, beautiful people. Hope to be back Read more

What an amazing experience we had in Morocco. Original Travels made the process easy and enjoyable. Said organized the trip according to our needs and was available even after hours. Oussama our driver complemented very well our wonderful visit to Morocco. Beautiful country, beautiful people. Hope to be back

Hotel Reviews
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioner had trouble cooling room
Kasbah Bab Ourika
Imlil
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

The team goes beyond expectations to make your experience amazing..thank you guys

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful decoration throughout the Riad
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Barcelo Tanger
Tangier
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Hi CV,

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your journey through Morocco with Original Travels was nothing short of amazing. It warms our hearts to know that Said's dedication and personalized touch made your trip smooth and enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another adventure in this captivating country!

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Morocco in early April during Ramadan...
Morocco | Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2024

Paul
Paul K.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
Toured Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubulis, Fes and Meknes. There was a lot of driving on this itinerary; typically 4 hours per day. I would avoid that in the future. Our driver, Younes, was accommodating. The van was comfortable, but note that two people must ride backwards as there are two bench seats that face each other behind the front seats. This arrangement can result in some people getting motion sickness from facing backwards. The people in Morocco were very friendly. The... Read more

Toured Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubulis, Fes and Meknes. There was a lot of driving on this itinerary; typically 4 hours per day. I would avoid that in the future. Our driver, Younes, was accommodating. The van was comfortable, but note that two people must ride backwards as there are two bench seats that face each other behind the front seats. This arrangement can result in some people getting motion sickness from facing backwards. The people in Morocco were very friendly. The hotel in Casablanca was very good and the staff was very friendly and accommodating: Barcelo Anfa. The breakfast at the hotel was amazing. The riads were just okay. Very nice looking, but not very well insulated from outside noises on the street and we were awoken each early morning (about 2:30 am and 5 am) by the call to prayer as it was Ramadan. Breakfasts at the riads were just okay; mostly a lot of different breads with yogurt and some fruit. Tour of Fes medina was very interesting. Other medinas were nice but very repetitive. The cooking class was very long; approximately 4 hours. The instructor was very nice, but it was too long. Would have preferred a food tour, but that was not available due to Ramadan. Tour of Volubulis was very interesting. Would have liked to spend more than 1 hour. We would not do the hammam again. We were sent in without a change of under garments or swimsuits, no one spoke English inside the hammam and it was bit awkward trying to figure out what to do and when it was finally complete.

Hotel Reviews
Barceló Anfa Casablanca
Casablanca

Very modern, with one of the best breakfast buffets we have ever seen. Staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make us happy.

Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

Nicely appointed. Outside street noise was noticeable when trying to sleep. Location was good relative to local attractions.

Dar Meziana
Chefchaouene

Nicely appointed. Outside street noise was noticeable when trying to sleep. One of the better riad breakfasts. Easy access to the medina.

Riad Sayeda Alhora
Fes

The nicest riad of the trip in terms of ambiance and room size, but no closets. Street noise very noticeable at night.

Activity Reviews
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Morocco

Better description provided ahead of the hammam as no one spoke English. Also it would have been better to have a change of clothes or a swim suit.

Evening Food Tour in Fez
Evening Food Tour in Fez
Fes

We had to do the cooking class instead of the food tour because it was Ramadan. The instructor was very nice but the class was simply too long; over 4 hours.

Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

Tour guide was good. Seeing how products were made was interesting. Dealing with vendors was sometimes annoying.

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Apr 21, 2024
Hello Paul, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent trip to Morocco. I appreciate the opportunity to address your comments. I’m glad to hear that you felt your driver Younes was accommodating to your family. I certainly hope that none of you felt sick in the vehicle due to the seating arrangement. We make sure to have newer, spacious vehicles for all of our trips, and the facing seating arrangement is designed to encourage a social atmosphere on the trip. We have never heard any... Read more

Hello Paul,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent trip to Morocco. I appreciate the opportunity to address your comments.

I’m glad to hear that you felt your driver Younes was accommodating to your family. I certainly hope that none of you felt sick in the vehicle due to the seating arrangement. We make sure to have newer, spacious vehicles for all of our trips, and the facing seating arrangement is designed to encourage a social atmosphere on the trip. We have never heard any complaints about it in the past, but I appreciate you bringing it up. In regard to the amount of driving, on the trip plan that is shared with you during the planning process and the final trip plan that you confirm, the estimated drive time is listed on each day to give you an indication of how the trip will go.

I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the hotel in Casablanca and that you felt they had a good breakfast. I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time in the traditional riads. These accommodations are historical buildings located in the medinas, which are the busiest and most energetic areas of the cities. Due to the condensed nature of these areas, they can be noisier than more remote hotels outside of the historical areas. This is the first time we have had anyone mention being awoken by to the call to prayer though, so we are quite surprised.

Riads also serve traditional Moroccan breakfasts which consist of numerous freshly made breads, along with yogurt, fresh fruit, and olive oil. These are typically the best, homemade breakfasts you can have in Morocco aside from enjoying a meal at a local’s home, so we are quite surprised that you didn’t enjoy them. The riads can typically accommodate additional options when asked, so I wish we would have known that you were not pleased with the breakfasts during the trip so we could have made adjustments in the moment.

It’s so good to hear that your private guided Fes Medina tour was interesting. You mentioned that the other medinas were repetitive. It is common in most cities where locals live that there are similarities between them as the basic necessities are all there. I hope that despite the similarities you enjoyed experiencing the uniqueness of each location and learned more about Moroccan culture.

My apologies for not explaining that the cooking class would take that long for you to prepare your meals from scratch. I do appreciate your flexibility in doing this substitute activity instead of the guided food tour.

I’m sad to hear that you didn’t enjoy your hammam visit. In our final email to you with the final trip documents, we did go over your need to bring a change of clothes. This is usually a highlight of trips for our travelers, and, unfortunately, you didn’t enjoy the experience.

Speaking of the final email that we sent, we also included some information about the luggage porters that could help you get your luggage from the gates of the medina to your accommodations and how much they cost. We were displeased to hear that you insisted on only paying the porter who assisted you 50 cents and that your driver had to cover the difference with his own money because the porter was so insulted.

While I wish that you would have enjoyed your trip more, I do appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We always work hard to provide all the information that we can to our travelers before their trips and make sure that everything within our control is planned in detail. There are always areas we can improve, and I will share your feedback with my team. I hope that overall, your Moroccan experience was great for your family, and I appreciate you choosing us to plan your trip.

Sharon took memories I had as a kid and created a trip I will always treasure.
Morocco | Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2024

Claudia
Claudia M.
Sunnyvale, CA | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2024
Sharon took memories I had as a kid living in Morocco and created a 7-day trip that was beautiful. She was helpful at every turn and a pleasure always to communicate with. 45 years is a long time to be away so this reunion trip was a big deal. The trip went off without a hitch.
Sallam picked up me and my husband and my brother and sister-in-law in Asilah and took us off highway through gorgeous countryside, shared a lot of history with us which I loved, and provided an amazing soundtrack. We...
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Sharon took memories I had as a kid living in Morocco and created a 7-day trip that was beautiful. She was helpful at every turn and a pleasure always to communicate with. 45 years is a long time to be away so this reunion trip was a big deal. The trip went off without a hitch.
Sallam picked up me and my husband and my brother and sister-in-law in Asilah and took us off highway through gorgeous countryside, shared a lot of history with us which I loved, and provided an amazing soundtrack. We made some great stops along the way to Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades and Marrakesh, fed monkeys apple and peanuts, visited an underground waterway, dressed up in traditional costume, took a walk in an oasis, visited cooperatives, and had an incredible tours in Fes with Said and Sallam in Marrakech.

It was a special trip for me with my husband and family. A memory trip, both old and new. Thank you!

Activity Review
Guided Tour of Fes
Guided Tour of Fes
Fes

Said gave a brilliant tour! Incredibly interesting and complete. Learned so much walking through the medina, visiting cooperatives, places of interest. Said also took us to a lovely spot for a bite to eat. I definitely recommend this tour. Fes is an a city with an incredible history and spirit.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Wonderful trip!
Morocco | Apr 6 - Apr 13, 2024

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Simone R.
Spain | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2024
Ayoub was our wonderful guide and driver. He loves his country and being of service. We were is great hands during the entire trip. At one point my glasses broke and he found a shop to try and fix them. He really was amazing and thought of everything! Read more

Ayoub was our wonderful guide and driver. He loves his country and being of service. We were is great hands during the entire trip. At one point my glasses broke and he found a shop to try and fix them. He really was amazing and thought of everything!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Mokhtar Tanger
Tangier
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen

Wonderful, the roof top terrace was amazing! The breakfast, staff....all amazing. Highly recommend this Ryad!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The staff made reservations for us at a restaurant and we had a beautiful table.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

The is Ryad is simply beautiful. We stayed for 4 night and were treated like queens.

Authenticity & Character
It doesn't get more Authentic than this!
Location
Staff
the staff at this Ryad was outstanding! A big shout out to Lina and the wonderful gentleman that served us breakfast each morning.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour - A Stroll Through the Azure Dreams
Guided Tour - A Stroll Through the Azure Dreams
Chefchaouen

Very informative, we especially enjoyed seeing the community ovens and the public Haman.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Unlock the Secrets of Fes: A Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Experience
Unlock the Secrets of Fes: A Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Experience
Fes

Our guide was Charif and he was amazing. Charif is Moroccan and is well traveled, he has lived in several placed in Europe. This made him a very unique guide. He was able to explain the history of Morocco, the politics and religions and compare it to other cultures. it was such a pleasure to send the day with him. Not only is he a very kind man, we learned so much!!! He was disappointed that we were did not have time to see everything he wanted to show us (our fault as we took a lot of time buying a carpet) so he really wanted to take us the next day as well to see how they make the Argan oil, very generous. We spend a wonderful day with him.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Cooking Class in Fes
Private Cooking Class in Fes
Fes

This was a wonderful experience. First we went with Lina to the market to collect all the food. After that we returned to the Ryad Salam to prepare it by the pool with the amazing Chef Amina, and Lina. And after that we ate more food then we would like to admit. Admittedly, after the market experience we were pretty tired but I am glad we all cooked together. I can't really say enough about the joyful experience we had with Lina and Amina. Amina gave us both Moroccan names and she was just delightful. Lina taught us all about the Moroccan food and the customs. She worked tirelessly to ensure we had a good experience and we did!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A Journey of Well-being: Immerse Yourself in the Hammam Spa of Fes
A Journey of Well-being: Immerse Yourself in the Hammam Spa of Fes
Fes

We both had great massages and hammers that were wonderful.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day Trip to the Ahinajen Berber Village for Livestock Herding in the Atlas Mountains
Day Trip to the Ahinajen Berber Village for Livestock Herding in the Atlas Mountains
Morocco

This was a very special day for us. We drove up to a berber village about an hour from Fes. We had snacks and then a long walk and lunch with a family. They could not have been more welcoming and warm. They were so happy we were there and we were very honored to be there. It was a total love fest! Ayoub, our driver said many people do not stay in Fes long enough to do this activity but if you have time it is a very powerful experience.

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Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Apr 14, 2024

Hi Simone,

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that Ayoub made your trip truly memorable with his dedication and attention to detail. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Ayoub, as they will undoubtedly brighten his day. We hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure soon!

Best Wishes,
Abdel

I have traveled a lot but…..
Morocco | Apr 6 - Apr 13, 2024

Deborah
Deborah S.
Spain | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2024

I have traveled a lot but this was the first time I used a service like this, I loved it!! Our driver Ayoub was awesome!! He was always on time or early, he wouldn’t let us lift a finger and offered many services abound and beyond. We could text him day or night and he would respond immediately. In fact the entire KimKim team responded immediately through the whole process including planning the trip. I would highly recommend KimKim and the Morocco experiences they provide. Thanks Ayoub!

Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Apr 14, 2024
Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first time using our service was such a success. Ayoub and the entire KimKim team take great pride in providing exceptional service and ensuring that every aspect of your trip is seamless and enjoyable. It's wonderful to hear that Ayoub went above and beyond to make sure you had a fantastic experience, from being punctual to offering additional services and being available around the clock. We... Read more

Hi Deborah,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first time using our service was such a success. Ayoub and the entire KimKim team take great pride in providing exceptional service and ensuring that every aspect of your trip is seamless and enjoyable. It's wonderful to hear that Ayoub went above and beyond to make sure you had a fantastic experience, from being punctual to offering additional services and being available around the clock. We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences in Morocco!

Best Wishes,
Abdel

First Trip to Morocco
Morocco | Mar 31 - Apr 9, 2024

Brian
Brian J.
Arnold, MD | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024
This was our first trip for my wife and I to Morocco, and it was amazing. Our driver Faisal was fantastic! He was pleasant throughout despite the long drives, was able to communicate easily in English, had a great sense of humor, and good knowledge base throughout the journey. Faisal even helped us out with some bargaining for purchases! We started in Marrakech, then travelled to Eit Ben Haddou, the Merzouga desert, Fes, Chefchauen, Rabat, and home via Casablanca. Highlights of the trip... Read more

This was our first trip for my wife and I to Morocco, and it was amazing. Our driver Faisal was fantastic! He was pleasant throughout despite the long drives, was able to communicate easily in English, had a great sense of humor, and good knowledge base throughout the journey. Faisal even helped us out with some bargaining for purchases! We started in Marrakech, then travelled to Eit Ben Haddou, the Merzouga desert, Fes, Chefchauen, Rabat, and home via Casablanca. Highlights of the trip included knowledgable guides in Marrakech, Fes and Rabat for the souks and landmarks; a most memorable Tagine cooking class in Marrakech; an amazing 4-hour sunset camel ride in the Sahara desert, pottery making and tile tour in Fes; and so much more…. The accommodations in Riads, as well as in a tent in Merzouga were quite nice overall. Will definitely be using KimKim in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Pachavana
Marrakech

Far from the souk. Leak in the ceiling in the bathroom.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Too far from the Souk
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ceiling leaked, shower terrible, shredded old towels
Riad Ksar Ighnda
Ait Benhaddou

Quiet and peaceful, clean, great buffet dinner

Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Given the fact that it is in the middle of the Sahara desert, this was a wonderful way to spend two nights. Nightly local musicians, great food.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Beautiful Riad - close to everything. Great food

Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen

In the Medina - close to everything. Great views from the terrace

Riad Kalaa
Rabat

Noisy location, AC did not work well

Activity Reviews
Indulge in a Three-Hour Cooking Experience at La Maison Arabe
Indulge in a Three-Hour Cooking Experience at La Maison Arabe
Marrakesh

Fun, friendly staff, let you do all the cooking in a Tagine. Food was excellent!

Unique Journey from Ait Benhaddou to the Enchanting Merzouga Desert
Unique Journey from Ait Benhaddou to the Enchanting Merzouga Desert
Morocco

A must! Highlight of our trip

Quality of Experience
Food
Look
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Apr 16, 2024

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience! We're thrilled to hear that your first trip to Morocco was nothing short of amazing, and we're especially glad that Faisal, your driver, played such a significant role in making it memorable.

Thank you for choosing KimKim for your adventure, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future!

Best Wishes,
Abdel

Effortless Trip to Morocco
Morocco | Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2024

Susan
Susan L.
Leominster, MA | Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Great tour of Morocco’s varied landscapes and cities. Sallam was an excellent driver, guide and in house historian. He made an extra effort to help us understand and appreciate Berber history and culture and Islamic traditions and practices. Morocco is a very welcoming country for Americans but Sallam is well known in his own right and everyone was happy to see him and this was extended to us. Thanks to Saede for his fabulous tour of Fez and the Medina. Plan on bringing an empty suitcase because it hard to resist all of the wonderful handmade crafts, rugs and leather goods!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Amazing Morocco
Morocco | Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2024

Damarys
Damarys T.
Miami, FL | Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024
Morocco was always a country I wanted to visit but, didn’t know where to start planning for a trip to a country so full of amazing places to see. I didn’t want to do the same things most tourist do, and I didn’t want to go with all the tourist info. expecting to see every single thing others see. I wanted to have this feeling of visiting a country I knew nothing about and be amazed with everything I see. Ali from Original Travels helped me get exactly that. He designed a trip where I was able... Read more

Morocco was always a country I wanted to visit but, didn’t know where to start planning for a trip to a country so full of amazing places to see. I didn’t want to do the same things most tourist do, and I didn’t want to go with all the tourist info. expecting to see every single thing others see. I wanted to have this feeling of visiting a country I knew nothing about and be amazed with everything I see. Ali from Original Travels helped me get exactly that. He designed a trip where I was able to experience a bit of many places and I can not be more grateful to him. Everything flowed so well, and our guide/driver Ayoub just made it perfect. He was knowledgeable, attentive and on time. I didn’t have many extra requests but he always reminded me to let him know if I needed to stop at a certain place or if I needed extra time to explore. He became a friend and will miss the jokes and the interesting conversations about his country and culture. Our accommodations were incredible and the food at family restaurants while traveling from one city to another was just so good! Every place I visited had an impression on me I will never forget. People in Morocco are one of the nicest and respectful people I’ve know and I will be back. Hope Original Travels is still around when it happens because my trip with them was simply perfect. Thank you Ali, Ayoub, city guides and everyone in every Riad, tourist site, rest., cafe that welcomed us so kindly to Morocco. See you guys soon!❤️

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

This place is the reason why I will be back to Morocco, it was simply so beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Fun, humble, and very attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 11, 2024

Hi Damarys,

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We truly appreciate your awesome review.

We're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful trip and that our team was able to contribute positively to your experience. Your words mean a lot to us, and they serve as a reminder of why we love what we do.

Take care,
Ali and the Team

Stellar family trip of five (then seven)
Morocco | Mar 17 - Mar 30, 2024

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Eri K.
Japan | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024
Extremely well-organized trip for our family of five (which later became seven after our elderly parents joined us in the last third of the trip). KimKim (through Original Travels) organized a fabulous two week itinerary for us and arranged our transport and lodging. At several locations, KimKim also set up local English-speaking guides, most of whom were amazing and provided a chance to chat with locals. The family's highlight was visiting the desert. The kids loved sandboarding... Read more

Extremely well-organized trip for our family of five (which later became seven after our elderly parents joined us in the last third of the trip). KimKim (through Original Travels) organized a fabulous two week itinerary for us and arranged our transport and lodging. At several locations, KimKim also set up local English-speaking guides, most of whom were amazing and provided a chance to chat with locals.

The family's highlight was visiting the desert. The kids loved sandboarding and riding the camels. We on our own would never have been able to comfortably visit such a location with young children. This is where the expertise of a company like KimKim comes into play. We drove from Casablanca to the desert over the course of several days, stopping at Chefchaouen, Volubilis and Fez. Upon our arriving near the desert camp, KimKim arranged for a local guide to show us some of the communities that lived on the edge of the desert.

My personal favorite was our stay at a magnificent riad in Skoura, an oasis town on the south side of the Atlas mountains where we enjoyed the most memorable meal ever. I would have loved to have lingered in this town. So much to see and experience in this vast, beautiful country.

We spent a lot of our two weeks with Tarik our stellar English-speaking driver as we crisscrossed the country. He did a magnificent job transitioning our seven member group from place to place. He was also able to answer our many questions as well as set up dinners, one with music, adding depth to our experience. As an experienced tour driver, Tarik knew where to buy the best dates for example. He bought his own box and we our own and we couldn't agree more--the best dates! Tarik was friendly, flexible and able to adapt quickly to our group's varied needs.

Hotel Reviews
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Essaouira

We were originally supposed to stay at the Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea and Spa near Essaouira's medina. It was on our itinerary but for some reason, maybe error, we were in fact, booked at the sister Sofitel hotel, the Mogador Golf& Spa located ten minutes away. Maybe when our party grew from five to seven at Marrakesh, we no longer all fit at the original lodging and a new reservation was created but this change had not been communicated to me or to Tarik our driver. We drove up to the Thalassa Sea and Spa only to find we had no reservation there. So, we drove to the Sofitel Mogador Golf & Spa. For families who love golf this may be a good place but the Mogador Golf & Spa itself is in need of serious repairs, both structural and general maintenance, and is in need of more staffing. Presumably, the current price is lower to reflect these issues but the resort missed the mark on some basics. When the hotel opened in 2015, I suspect it was truly beautiful. The lobby and grounds have been kept up meticulously, but the water damage in the upper floor where we stayed is frankly, quite bad. The walls and ceilings of our hallway showed extensive cracking and peeling; in fact, there was even water leaking into a bucket outside our room! Stranger still, one of the doors that led to an outdoor bridge which connects two guest wings did not close properly and the door to the opposite side was missing entirely. Our kids were housed in this separate, second wing. Without immediate remediation, the building will suffer from mold and possibly major structural issues. The hotel room itself was nicely designed but also in need of basic maintenance. The multiple sliding doors in our room did not slide smoothly. One sliding door which was intended to act as a privacy screen to the shower area, did not, in fact, move. Upon inspection, it had come off its rails. The hair dryer in our room was broken and the bath tub in our parents' room did not function--though a call to the repair man fixed the issue. The beds were on the hand, super clean. These minor 'glitches' alone were not a problem, but in the aggregate, add up to a not-so-stellar impression. The spa being closed was also an issue, especially for our parents who were looking forward to soaking in a tub. So, in the end, we opened up a bottle of wine and sat on the veranda and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The Mogador Golf & Spa is located in a somewhat desolate area, away from the medina about a ten minute car ride. If we enjoyed golf, or the temperature were warm enough to use the multiple pools, or the spa were open, it is conceivable that a guest would not feel the need to leave. However, with the spa being closed and it not being quite warm enough for us to swim, we would have much preferred to be near the medina. The Mogador Golf & Spa does operate a shuttle bus to the medina, but the last run to the medina ended at 5pm (perhaps because of Ramadan.) The resort's immediate surrounding area does not have restaurants, so guests are stuck eating at the hotel, which sadly did not have the best food. Luckily for us, we had Tarik who graciously drove our group to the medina for dinner and back. To put some of the things into perspective, we stayed during a transition time before peak tourist season. It seemed to me however, that the resort had not adjusted its staffing fast enough to accommodate an increasing flow of guests. The breakfast area for example was disorganized as there were not enough people to set up and clear tables. Compounding the issue were things like non-functioning juice dispensers. Because the juice dispenser would clog, a staff person would need to stand nearby and manually pour out juices to the guests, taking him away from clearing tables and setting up tableware. I suspect this pattern applied to other instances in the hotel's operations. Is any of this the end of the world? Of course not, but I don't recommend putting guests here unless its warm enough to use the outdoor pool or at least to make sure that the spa is working. The resort's far distance from the medina, is simply not worth the other things the hotel presently, can offer.

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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

I loved this hotel, a very close second after my favorte Ksar El Kabbaba Kaspa & Spa. La Maison Arabe has beautifully appointed rooms and good food and music. Wonderful ambiance. Not our best meals in Morroco but very, very good. The heated pool was a super plus for our children. The stairs were a bit hard for our elderly parents but the staff were lovely and helpful with bags etc. We did not take advantage of the sister country club but in warmer weather, it may be a very enticing benefit. I would come back in a heartbeat.

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Karawan Riad
Fès

Beautiful riad and great location. The kids' room was spacious and clean. They appreciate the English books in their room and we found a photo documentary book which was especially good. Our room was appointed in a West-African style. The hotel generally has a quirky design vibe rather than classic "Morrocan" decor. The breakfast was great and dinner was solid. The dining space is intimate and cozy. Felt very much taken care of and at home.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room was on the top floor and had a lot of privacy which was nice. It space felt carved out or repurposed into a guest room which was fun for us but it had a lot of steps which would not be appropriate for older guests or young children.
Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura

We enjoyed the best meals in our entire trip here. The dinner was amazing as was the breakfast. Everything from the pigeon? (chicken) to the yogurt in the breakfast. The dining room was very elegantly appointed with a stately feel with high backed chairs. Staffing was extremely attentive. I would have loved to have had more time to stay here and explore Skoura. The pool is not heated so at end of March, it was a touch too chilly for kids to enjoy though they tried.

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Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Terrific views and the food was very elegantly prepared and tasty. One of our favorite meals, coming in second after our meal at Ksar Kabbaba Kasba in Skoura. This place had the best service striking the balance between being attentive but not hovering. The rooms each has a theme. We were in the Monaco room and the kids in the Istanbul room. Hotel is short fifteen minute walk away from the medina. The hotel is located on a steep slope so there are a lot of stairs before reaching its entrance but there are porters to help.

Authenticity & Character
Welcome tea in garden was quite nice. Our rooms each had a balcony to enjoy the morning and sunset views.
Location
Beautiful views of the village and surrounding mountains but the hotel itself is perched on a steep hill so there are many, many stairs before one even reaches the hotel. The porters carry the bags for you but for older people, the climb would be too hard. Luckily, our parents had not yet joined our trip.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Abdellatif Benaissa
Abdellatif
Abdellatif Benaissa
Local specialist in Marrakesh | Replied on Apr 12, 2024
Hi Eri, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that your family had such a wonderful time exploring Morocco with us through Original Travels. It's heartwarming to know that we could facilitate such cherished memories for your family, especially with the addition of your elderly parents later on in the trip. We're delighted that the desert experience, complete with sandboarding and camel rides, was a highlight for your children. Providing opportunities for... Read more

Hi Eri,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that your family had such a wonderful time exploring Morocco with us through Original Travels. It's heartwarming to know that we could facilitate such cherished memories for your family, especially with the addition of your elderly parents later on in the trip.

We're delighted that the desert experience, complete with sandboarding and camel rides, was a highlight for your children. Providing opportunities for families to comfortably immerse themselves in such unique experiences is exactly what we strive for.

We're especially grateful for your kind words about Tarik, our dedicated driver. It's wonderful to hear that he not only ensured smooth transitions between destinations but also enhanced your journey with his local insights and ability to cater to your group's needs. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to him.

Thank you once again for entrusting us with your travel arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for more unforgettable adventures in the future!

Best Wishes,
Abdel

Our family had a fabulous trip to Morocco. Th...
Morocco | Mar 20 - Apr 1, 2024

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Shelli A.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024
Our family had a fabulous trip to Morocco. The trip was well planned and implemented, and we really enjoyed the variety of settings and places as well as the planned tours and activities. We had a nice balance of planned time and open time. We enjoyed each city that we stayed in and each riad was more beautiful than the one before. The mountain and desert trip was a highlight! Rooms, service, and breakfast were excellent at all of our stays. Our driver (also named Yassine) was the best!... Read more

Our family had a fabulous trip to Morocco. The trip was well planned and implemented, and we really enjoyed the variety of settings and places as well as the planned tours and activities. We had a nice balance of planned time and open time. We enjoyed each city that we stayed in and each riad was more beautiful than the one before. The mountain and desert trip was a highlight! Rooms, service, and breakfast were excellent at all of our stays. Our driver (also named Yassine) was the best! He was fantastic; driving us through all sorts of weather, during Ramadan, and always with a warm smile. He helped organize our in country activities, coordinating with our guides, hammam, and cooking class...showing us to our Riads, etc. He was also helpful with dinner and sighteeing recommendations. He was really our main contact throughtout and he made the trip a memorable one for us. As for planning, the trip was super easy to plan with Yassine! I had done some research and shared my ideas at the start, and Yassine crafted them in to a fabulous itinerary. He was responsive to our changes and many questions and made helpful suggestions. Great experience overall. Will recommend to all of our friends!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

Rias Kalaa2 is a fabulous and conveniently located riad in Rabat. We loved the contemporary decor; the whole place was very charming with a combination of traditional and contemporary decor. We shared a family suite with two bathrooms, and it was very comfortable for three.. The rooftop deck and pool were a treat. Breakfast and tea service were excellent and the food delicious. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
so very charming; old world craft with contemporary accents
Location
good location between souks and gates for easy access to services nd parking outside of the medina
Staff
very polite and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
perfect!
Riad Sayeda Alhora
Fes

Gorgeous and spacious Riad in Fes,. We cannot say enough about the beauty of this place - the tiles, the ceilings, the beautiful doors. incredible. The staff were courteous and helpful. As a convenience, we were able to pay a small amount to have some laundry done. Breakfast was delicious and set up in a stunning salon. The Riad is conveniently located near a gate to meet our driver and about a 12 minute walk to the main commercial area and the blue gate. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Stunning, much original craft work.
Location
convenient!
Staff
very courteous and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
great!
Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga

Wonderful glamping experience! Despite the blowing winds when we arrived, our dinner and stay at the camp was phenomenal. The food was delicious, exceeding all expectations; ,the tents very well appointed and comfortable, and the staff very entertaining. This is a not to miss place during a trip to Morocco!

Authenticity & Character
Location
stunning!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Caravane
Ouarzazate

One of our favorite stays during our two weeks in Morocco. We loved the contemporary esthetic of the place - so many amazing "touches" and accents throughout. The staff were extremely kind, courteous and accommodating. Our room was very charming and comfortable. Location was great, with a 15 min walk through "the garden" tp Ait Ben Haddou. one of the highlights was the three course dinner. one of the best meals during our two weeks. Really excellent overall.

Authenticity & Character
so very charming
Location
15 min walk to ait behaddou
Staff
extremely kind and courteous
Cleanliness & Comfort
perfect!
Riad Atrium & Spa
Marrakesh

Amazingly beautiful and comfortable Riad. The green tiles and complementary textiles are stunning. So many colorful and tasteful touches throughout. It felt very upscale, but welcoming. Breakfast on the terrace was a nice touch. Food was delicious and service was kind, quick, and courteous. It is about a 20 min walk to the main square, which we did not mind as it was good exercise (just be mindful you need to cross some busy streets). But closer to Saadian tombs, Cafe Clock, and other sites. Highly recommend.

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One Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

We stayed here the night before our trip home (early the next morning). Hotel fit our needs and was comfortable. Staff brought us a nice piece of cake to celebrate our stay. Staff were extremely courteous and helpful.

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Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

We had a great time with Zara exploring some of Fes' main sites and the souks. We went to a lot of craft coops but the vendors were not pushy, so we were able to learn about the crafts without feeling a strong obligation to purchase.

Quality of Experience
all day tour, tailored in part to our interests
Food
The recommended restaurant for lunch was very good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver, Yassine, was fantastic and took care of all coordination with the guide.
Transport
perfect!
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Morocco

Good experience, good scrubbing, rejuvenating. We were told by our agency that materials were included but then had to pay for them on site, The protocol was not clear, but we eventually caught on after some awkward moments.

Quality of Experience
Transport
our driver was amazing!
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

Must do if this is your first trip to Morocco. The whole experience was incredible - luxury camping, excellent food, exceptional views, serene camel rides, plus entertainment. A ver memorable 18 hours.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff at the camp were very courteous and helpful. Our driver, Yassine, was amazing, drove us through snow, rain, and blowing sand to get us there safely and on time!
Transport
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

We had a lovely tour in Marrakech seeing most of the important sites, with a nice midday break. Despite winds and rain, we covered a lot in the medina and the Jardin Majorelle. Moulay Rashid very knowledgeable and entertaining and full of energy! We learned so much about Moroccan hisotory and culture... as well as our way around the souks.

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Traditional Cooking Class
Traditional Cooking Class
Morocco

Another wonderful and can't miss experience in Marrakech. After a nice coffee and tea break, we selected our three course menu, shopped with our chef, and started prepping and cooking. Our chef taught us techniques and made suggestions of when to take pics so we would be able to recreate at home. While things were cooking, we enjoyed fresh squeezed juices and a lovely breeze on the terrace. Once ready, we enjoyed our meal. We so very impressed with the meal that we helped create. The prep and cooking was fun, educational and entertaining. We are now inspried to make more Moroccan dishes at home!

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Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Apr 12, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your family had such a fabulous trip to Morocco and that our services exceeded your expectations. It brings us so much joy to know that you enjoyed the variety of settings, tours, and activities we arranged for you, as well as the balance between planned and open time. Morocco truly offers a wealth of experiences, from vibrant cities to serene desert landscapes, and we're delighted... Read more

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your family had such a fabulous trip to Morocco and that our services exceeded your expectations. It brings us so much joy to know that you enjoyed the variety of settings, tours, and activities we arranged for you, as well as the balance between planned and open time. Morocco truly offers a wealth of experiences, from vibrant cities to serene desert landscapes, and we're delighted that you were able to immerse yourselves in its beauty. We're especially glad to hear that your driver left such a positive impression. It's fantastic to know that he went above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction, from navigating diverse weather conditions to providing invaluable recommendations and assistance with organizing activities. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to him. At our core, we strive to make the trip-planning process as seamless as possible, and we're delighted that you found it super easy to plan with us. Your research and ideas provided a great foundation for crafting your itinerary, and we're grateful for the opportunity to bring your vision to life. Thank you once again for choosing us for your Moroccan adventure, and for recommending us to your friends. It was truly a joy to work with you to plan your Morocco adventures! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and creating more memorable experiences together!

Amazing experience and five-star service from...
Morocco | Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2024

Lisa
Lisa A.
Mamaroneck, NY | Reviewed on Apr 08, 2024
Amazing experience and five-star service from start to finish! Both Yassine (our trip planner) and Younes (our driver in Morocco) went above and beyond. Yassine was always available and patient to answer all of my questions - and I often have a lot of questions. He was also super knowledgeable and helpful. This was the first time I used a tour operator to help construct an itinerary as I usually like to do it on my own. I was still able to build my own itinerary as we opted for a private tour... Read more

Amazing experience and five-star service from start to finish! Both Yassine (our trip planner) and Younes (our driver in Morocco) went above and beyond. Yassine was always available and patient to answer all of my questions - and I often have a lot of questions. He was also super knowledgeable and helpful. This was the first time I used a tour operator to help construct an itinerary as I usually like to do it on my own. I was still able to build my own itinerary as we opted for a private tour but having Yassine's knowledge of the country was priceless. And Younes, our driver, was amazing and helped make our trip and experience that much better. He was with us every step of the way and he made us feel more like family than tourists. My kids (ages 7 and 9) still say how they miss him since we've come back home. I would definitely recommend KimKim to help plan your next adventure, and if you can opt for both Yassine and Younes don't hesitate!!

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Amazing views and beautiful grounds. It's a hike to get to but well worth it! We were only there for one night and walked into and out of town four times and would do it again to stay here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Views alone are worth the hike to get here
Staff
Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Ksar Ighnda
Asfalou

Beautiful hotel and grounds - our room was perfect for a family of four and had more than enough space with amazing views!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful hotel and grounds with amazing views of the area.
Location
Staff
Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat
Riad Laaroussa
Fez medina

Another great stay with a two-story room that was spacious enough to relax and hang out all together. The location was great, and the service was excellent, including the option to purchase local Moroccan wine.

Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga
Location
Riad Spice
Marrakech
Activity Reviews
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

A night we will never forget! It's a long drive to get to but WORTH every second! Everything was amazing - riding the camel to our camp during sunset, great dinner prepared for us, comfortable and clean tents with private bathrooms, traditional music by the campfire while staring at the stars, sunrise over the dunes in the morning, and finally sand boarding! Worth the drive and was the highlight of our trip to Morocco!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

This private group tour in Fez was informative and the guide was knowledgeable about the area. The intricate medina can be confusing, but the guide helped navigate us through it. However, there were frequent stops at cooperatives, which felt like pushy sales tactics which we did not like.

Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

This private group tour in Marrakesh was informative and the guide was knowledgeable about the area. The intricate medina can be confusing, but the guide helped navigate us through it. However, there were frequent stops at cooperatives, which felt like pushy sales tactics which we did not like.

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Apr 16, 2024
Lisa, Thank you so much for the review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience during your trip to Morocco, and I'm honored to have been a part of it. It was my pleasure to assist you in planning your adventure and to share my knowledge of Morocco with you. Your kind words about Younes are incredibly heartwarming - he's truly a gem, and I'm delighted that he made your trip even more special. It's wonderful to hear that your kids still talk about him! Thank you so much... Read more

Lisa, Thank you so much for the review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience during your trip to Morocco, and I'm honored to have been a part of it. It was my pleasure to assist you in planning your adventure and to share my knowledge of Morocco with you. Your kind words about Younes are incredibly heartwarming - he's truly a gem, and I'm delighted that he made your trip even more special. It's wonderful to hear that your kids still talk about him! Thank you so much for traveling with us and for recommending both me and Younes. Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever want to return to Morocco, we will be so delighted to host you again!

Fantastic experience! Highly recommended!
Morocco | Mar 30 - Apr 7, 2024

Robyn
Robyn P.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Apr 07, 2024
Chatting with our driver (Samir) was my favorite part of the trip. He’s such a kind, generous, and wonderful person. A fantastic cultural ambassador for Morocco! 🇲🇦 The tour guides in Marrakech (Hennan) and Fes (Hafid) did an excellent job. A fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of two fascinating cities. Read more

Chatting with our driver (Samir) was my favorite part of the trip. He’s such a kind, generous, and wonderful person. A fantastic cultural ambassador for Morocco! 🇲🇦

The tour guides in Marrakech (Hennan) and Fes (Hafid) did an excellent job. A fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of two fascinating cities.

Hotel Review
Orient Desert Camp
Merzouga

Great 2 night stay at the edge of the Sahara. The tents were comfortable, the food was good, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Nice low key atmosphere to meet other travelers. Loved the camel ride and the visit to the nomad tents was interesting. Recommended.

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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 12, 2024

Hi Robyn,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that chatting with Samir, our driver, was a highlight of your trip. He truly embodies the warmth and hospitality that Morocco is known for. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him.

We're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey and hope to welcome you back to Morocco in the future!

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Marvelous Morocco: A Magnificent, Memorable Journey with kimkim!
Morocco | Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2024

Alaina
Alaina S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024
We are an American couple in our late twenties and avid travelers. We do several international trips a year and were enthusiastic about exploring Morocco! We wanted a trip that was adventurous and would give us authentic opportunities to learn about local history, customs, and (most importantly) food, but we didn’t want it to feel like an overly touristy experience. Our preference is for outdoor adventures, guided excursions, and food-centric experiences. This trip checked all of those... Read more

We are an American couple in our late twenties and avid travelers. We do several international trips a year and were enthusiastic about exploring Morocco! We wanted a trip that was adventurous and would give us authentic opportunities to learn about local history, customs, and (most importantly) food, but we didn’t want it to feel like an overly touristy experience. Our preference is for outdoor adventures, guided excursions, and food-centric experiences. This trip checked all of those boxes!

Key highlights of our trip were our two nights at the Tiziri Luxury Camp, the food tour in Marrakech with Hanan, and our time in Dades (especially Dar Rihana and our unexpected trek through the mountains with Ismail)! We’ve left more detailed reviews specific to each hotel and experience.

Kimkim connected us with Abdellah to plan our trip. We were very impressed by how responsive he was to our requests, and by how transparent he was about pricing and availability. We really liked Kimkim’s messenger feature. Whenever we had a question about or during our trip, Kimkim responded within a matter of minutes (even in the middle of the night). It was reassuring to know they were always available had there been an emergency.

Everyone we met was extremely welcoming and friendly. We’d been warned in advance about potentially aggressive sales tactics, particularly in the souks, but we had no issues! We found the experience to be much more relaxed than in other similar markets we’ve been to (e.g., Istanbul, etc.). We used our heads and had no problems during our trip. We appreciated how respectful everyone was!

We opted for the “luxury” hotel options offered by Kimkim at most destinations. We stayed a total of nine nights in five different hotels, ranging from small riads, to Marriott-style properties, to a luxury desert camp. We liked the variety and were happy with our choices. The staff at all our hotels were very welcoming. We appreciate Kimkim’s help in steering us toward great hotels!

Overall, we felt like nine days gave us enough time to explore several cities, but since the country is large and there were several days of driving, we didn’t want to feel rushed in any of the spots we visited. We were most excited about our stay in the desert and were very glad we opted for two nights there instead of just one.

We absolutely loved our trip and had an amazing vacation. We did a lot of research ahead of time and learned a lot along the way. Our trip to Morocco was a remarkable experience, and we will definitely consider Kimkim for our future travels!

Here are some of the things we wish we’d known in advance. None of this is meant to be negative, just some hopefully helpful tips for fellow travelers:

Money – Withdraw all the cash you’ll need before you leave Marrakech. There aren’t ATMs in Dades or Merzouga. There are some you can use in Ouarzazate if you pass through on your way to/from the desert, but our driver said sometimes they don’t drive through it because of road closures. Most of the hotels let us pay by card for our dinners, but everything else was done in cash (and some hotels have a $75 minimum for cards). We withdrew the equivalent of $400 from an ATM on our first night and that got us through our first two days in Marrakech and our trip through Dades and Merzouga, although we made no major purchases beyond food, drinks, and tips. We tried to pay by card whenever possible. We stopped again at an ATM when we returned to Marrakech. The ATMs dispense large bills, which some merchants won’t make change for. Large hotels and restaurants were able to help with that. Morocco has a closed currency, so you can’t exchange money before arriving. We recommend using an ATM in a city instead of exchanging at the airport.

Included Meals – Kimkim was great about clearly communicating this. All of our breakfasts were included at the hotels Kimkim booked for us. In general, we were responsible for paying for our lunches and dinners, with some exceptions if they were part of an organized activity (Berber lunch, food tour, etc.). All meals at Tiziri Camp were included. There was some confusion when we arrived at our first hotel in Marrakech (Elegencia Riad) because the front desk told us breakfast was not included, but our Kimkim itinerary said it was. We messaged Kimkim, and they quickly contacted the hotel and resolved it. We really appreciated Kimkim’s immediate response and their ability to handle the issue independently!

Food – One of us doesn’t eat red meat, and the other is a pescatarian. We communicated our dietary needs to Kimkim and our driver in advance. Generally, the food at the hotels and in Marrakech was spectacular! Dinners typically comprised three to five courses (prix fixe menu). The only disappointment of our trip was the consistent lack of lunch options along the driving route. Despite our repeated communication to our driver about specific places we wished to eat along the way, we felt consistently directed to tourist spots with very limited set menu options. It would have been nice to have the option to choose, even if we couldn’t go exactly where we wanted. In fairness, we only stopped for three or four meals on the road, so this was a pretty minor issue. We packed lots of snacks for the long car drives, which came in handy. Our driver was always happy to stop if we wanted to purchase a snack, but there weren’t always options in the rural areas.

Bathrooms – We recommend packing your own tissues and hand sanitizing gel. There were few public toilets, so most bathroom stops along driving routes were at cafes, which generally had squat toilets. Sometimes there was an attendant, so plan to have coins for a tip.

Clothing – We took steps to ensure we dressed and behaved appropriately. For women, this included wearing long pants and covering shoulders. We definitely saw tourists wearing more revealing clothing, but we wanted to be appropriate and were glad we made that decision. As far as other items to pack, we’d recommend sunglasses and hats, especially for time in the desert. We wore a lot of layers, as the temperatures did vary a lot, especially when the sun went down. Restaurants were casual!

Shopping – We are not big shoppers and were upfront with our driver about that. Along the driving route, there were stops at an argan oil collective, a rose oil collective, and a carpet merchant. Most of the goods appeared to be mass-produced items, with some locals giving demonstrations. Our driver was aware that we were not planning to buy, so most of these stops lasted about 10 minutes, which we really appreciated! The cultural component of these stops still made them worth it.

Driver – We were very glad to have a driver in Morocco! We would not have felt comfortable driving ourselves on the narrow and often unmarked roads. It was extremely nice to have a private vehicle that we didn’t share with anyone. Our driver was always very punctual and never picked us up late. To be clear, the driver is a driver, not a tour guide, but he always tried to answer questions we had about specific sites or local customs. He definitely seemed more comfortable communicating with males, which may just have been cultural. While this was not significantly bothersome, it did create a slight sense of imbalance in our interactions. He reached out on WhatsApp in advance, which we appreciated, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of rest stops along the way. We arrived on two separate flights, and he volunteered to make two trips to the airport so one of us didn’t have to wait several hours, even though we offered to do so.

Water – Expect to purchase plastic water bottles at all meals and during the driving route. The bottles sold at hotels were generally more expensive, so we'd recommend stopping at local grocery shops along the way.

We loved Morocco and are really glad we went and booked through kimkim! We can’t recommend it highly enough!

Hotel Reviews
Elegancia Riad Boutique & SPA
Marrakech

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights here! It's tucked away down an alley off a moderately busy street. The area felt very safe, even at night, and was about a 15-minute walk from the main square. We had no problem navigating around the neighborhood on our own. Our room was nice, clean, and comfortable. Complimentary water, cookies, and a bottle of wine were provided. We ended up taking the wine with us and were glad we did because it was much more difficult to get alcohol in the rural areas. The woodwork on the door to the room was beautiful. Our only complaint was that there were no outdoor windows, which meant no natural sunlight in the morning. We understand that's a common occurrence at riads in Marrakech and wasn't a major issue. The interior of the riad was beautiful and very clean. It was classically decorated and felt comfortable and well-maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly — we really enjoyed the welcome juices and made friends with the orange cats on the rooftop. On several occasions, the staff helpfully offered to escort us to nearby locations that were hard to find. We didn't eat dinner at this riad, but breakfast was nice. There are several well-reviewed restaurants right down the street. We really enjoyed dinner at M Bacha Restaurant (2 min walk). It's a standalone restaurant with a beautiful interior riad/garden with citrus trees and excellent, affordable food. Breakfast (yogurt, fruit, eggs, smoked salmon, pastries, etc.) was served on the hotel's beautiful rooftop, which has a bar, restaurant, pool, and sitting area. The rooftop was the selling point of the riad for us — it's well-appointed and has a lovely view. There was a nice pool, but it was too chilly for us to swim. We also enjoyed evening mojitos there (120dhm/$12 USD per drink). The riad's larger sister property is worth visiting. It's about a 2-minute walk away and is more of a classic hotel. It has a fun indoor jazz piano bar.

Authenticity & Character
Location
15 minute walk from main square, but not near much else
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Aït Ouffi

We absolutely loved our stay at this guest house and are so glad we included it in our itinerary! It was the smallest riad we stayed at and felt very intimate. The room was beautiful and had a sofa and balcony with sun lounges. Our room had a spectacular view of the mountainside, and we loved stargazing from the balcony at night. The rooms had heating and air conditioning, which helped given the temperature variation. The riad looks very small from the outside, but it is absolutely gorgeous on the inside. We were the only guests on our first night and felt extremely pampered! The brothers who run the guest house were particularly hospitable and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The meals here were the best of our trip! The kitchen serves a mix of African and French-inspired cuisine. The portions were huge at both breakfast and dinner (five courses). We particularly enjoyed the olive sampler that was served at the beginning of dinner and the fresh zucchini and pumpkin soups, which added some delicious variety to the typical rotation of tagines. One of us is pescatarian, and we really appreciated how the kitchen staff went out of their way to prepare salmon for me after we asked for a meal with more protein. FYI, alcohol was not available for purchase at this hotel or any of the stores in Dades, but they’re happy to serve wine you bring with you. Dinner costs about $25/head each night and is well worth it. We appreciated being able to pay for both dinners by credit card at the end of our stay (there are no ATMs in or near Dades). The town of Dades itself is very small, but we enjoyed walking around the fields behind the hotel. There was a lovely outdoor pool, but it was too cold for us to use during our stay in February.

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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Tiziri was definitely the highlight of our trip! Our driver dropped us off at a lodge and reception site to wait for transport into the desert camp. We enjoyed some fresh tea, which was much appreciated after a long drive. About 30 minutes before sunset, we got on our camels. At Tiziri, they seem to offer two camel rides: one longer ride where you are on your camel for about two hours (with a break to see the sunset), and a second option where you ride for 45 minutes, stop for sunset, and then a driver drives you to the camp. Based on the reviews we read ahead of time, we asked for the second (shorter) option and were glad we did. The camel ride was not particularly comfortable, but it was fun and felt like part of the experience. We’d encourage other guests to communicate their preference to their driver a few days in advance so they can let the camp know. They were more than happy to facilitate a shorter trek. We spoke to other guests who did the full two-hour ride and felt like it was too long. The camels are owned by local families and the animals seemed happy and well treated. We’re always hesitant about the ethics of riding animals, but we were very comfortable with this experience (and pleased with all the information made available). Climbing off a camel to watch the sun set over the Sahara was an absolutely incredible experience! It was beautiful to watch and felt like something out of a movie! Tiziri Camp itself is beautiful, luxurious, and situated in a secluded spot in the dunes. We drove past several other camps along the way and definitely felt like ours looked the most upscale and well-maintained. Besides about 6 private guest tents, there is one larger dining room tent. There is also plenty of outdoor seating, including a covered gazebo and a treehouse hidden among the dunes. We didn’t find the treehouse until the last morning, so definitely ask about that earlier! The private tents had large beds and plenty of room for luggage. We didn’t spend much time in the tent, but they felt very luxurious. The private showers in each tent have warm water, but we’d recommend you bring sandals or flip flops as the bottom is raised on wood planks. It's the desert, so there was definitely sand everywhere, something we just got used to during our stay. Most of the camp is lit by candlelight after dark, which made for a magical experience. The staff were friendly and extremely attentive. After arriving at the camp after sunset, we had dinner alongside the other guests. The food was good, particularly for the middle of the desert. If you are vegetarian, I would suggest asking ahead of time for lentils or another source of protein. Breakfast and dinner were included. Wine was available for about $30/bottle. They were also happy to serve a bottle we brought with us. After dinner, all the guests gathered around the fire for traditional Berber music and dancing. This started quite late (around 10:30 pm), which was fine for us but also unexpected as we were tired after a long drive. Several other guests went to sleep instead of going to the fire, but the music was loud, so they likely heard it regardless. We’re glad we rallied and made it to the campfire! The staff all seemed to really enjoy playing music and hanging out with each other, and they told us they do this every night, even when there are no guests at the camp. A key feature of the camp is their focus on environmental sustainability. They made an effort to have very little single-use plastic and were very focused on saving water and producing little waste. The camp will sell water bottles and wine to guests, but it’s definitely cheaper if you can buy before heading to the desert. We highly recommend Tiziri, and our biggest suggestion to other travelers is to stay 2 nights in the desert. The drive to Merzouga is very long, and the desert felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We highly recommend fitting in two nights if you can and opting for less time in one of the city spots. It’s worth it!!!

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Riad Bayti
Marrakech

This riad was right in the heart of the spice market, which made for a unique experience. The staff helped us navigate our luggage through the bustling souk, which was much appreciated given the narrow alleyways. Although we preferred our initial hotel in Marrakech (Elegancia Riad), we opted for this more budget-friendly option for our brief stay at the end of our journey. It was a short walk to the nearby square (Jardin Sidi Hmed El Kamel), which had several good food options (including vegan options) that were well priced. This hotel was better located, but our first riad was more luxurious. The staff were very friendly, but the hotel itself felt somewhat dated and could have been cleaner. Our room overlooked a central riad, offering limited natural light and a slightly dim atmosphere. While it served its purpose for our short stay, we both agreed that there are likely better riad options within the city (though perhaps more expensive). Although we didn't have dinner at the hotel, we found the breakfast to be satisfactory. We definitely had better breakfast meals at our other hotels, but it was fine for being included in the hotel price. An unexpected highlight was meeting the two turtles who reside in the lobby, which added a fun element to our experience!

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Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

This hotel was very modern and upscale, like a Marriott or Hyatt in a typical American or European city. Our room had a large closet, sofa, and kettle. The hotel is massive, so it felt much different from the more personal riads we enjoyed during the rest of our trip. We did not spend much time at the hotel but enjoyed walking around the local park, Arab League Park, which was about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. It was very well-maintained and beautiful to explore during sunset. There were plenty of families out having picnics, and it felt cool to be among locals. There were several well-rated restaurants in the neighborhood too. The hotel breakfast buffet was huge and opened early, which we appreciated before an early morning flight. The food was much more typical of a European hotel, with a latte machine and omlet bar.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Caravane
Ouarzazate

Caravane was a lovely little hotel, tucked away on a modest street behind some construction. This riad was very stylish and extremely modern, and felt like it was the inspiration for an Anthropologie home store! The rooms are very large, impeccably clean, and have lots of natural light. The staff were very welcoming, and the lobby is stocked with ample reading material and games. While the rooftop offers inviting sofas and lounges, our February visit was a bit too windy to fully enjoy it. Both breakfast and dinner were good, with desserts being a particular highlight. Wine was available for $27/bottle with dinner. They served by far the best chicken tagine of the trip, and we tried many! Dinner cost about $25/head. We paid by card at the end of our stay, but be aware they have a $75 minimum for credit card charges. We are very glad we stayed here after our nights in the desert — it's a great place to enjoy a refreshing shower and wash off some of the stubborn sand!

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Activity Reviews
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Marrakesh

The walking tour was a good way to explore the city. We stopped briefly outside the mosque and learned about the religious history of the city. Next, we had a guided walking tour of Bahia Palace. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helped us skip the long queue for tickets ($7 cash each, not included in the tour price). He also knew several great spots for photos. Then, we explored the souks and felt very fortunate to be there with a guide, as the alleyways are very narrow and it felt easy to get lost. We are not big shoppers and did not feel pressured to make any purchases (which actually surprised us given what we’d read online before traveling), but enjoyed hearing about the various crafts. It was clear that our guide had good relationships with several of the merchants, so if you are interested in buying specific goods, he would probably be helpful in finding shops that would offer good prices. Overall, we felt like it was a great way to get familiar with the city, and we felt more confident navigating Marrakech on our own afterwards. It took about 3 hours.

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Food
Did not have any food
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Transport
Tasting Marrakesh: A Private Gastronomic Adventure
Tasting Marrakesh: A Private Gastronomic Adventure
Marrakesh

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! The food tour with Hanan was absolutely our favorite guided activity! She’s a stellar guide and took us to an array of amazing local vendors. It never felt touristy, and she was spectacular at adapting the itinerary based on what we stumbled across or expressed interest in as we walked. Food is always a focus of our travels, and thanks to Hanan, this was one of the best food-based experiences we’ve had (and vegetarian/pescatarian friendly). The first stop was a small cafe where we enjoyed onion-stuffed crepes, soup, and tea. We were the only tourists there, and she had the cafe pull a table outside so we could eat in the alley amid all the hustle and bustle around us. The next stop was an olive stand, where we sampled a variety of olives and tapenades. Hanan and the olive vendor (stall #10) did a great job explaining the different types of olives and products at the stand and let us taste absolutely anything and everything we wanted. There happened to be a prickly pear wagon passing by the olive stand, so Hanan purchased some fresh prickly pears for us to try. Next, we stopped at a street sandwich vendor, where Hanan had them make an all-chicken version of a traditional chicken + beef sandwich filled with vegetables, cheese, and spices, all cooked in front of us on a griddle. Again, this was clearly a stall frequented by locals, not tourists. We walked with the sandwich to our surprise favorite stop — sardine meatballs. We weren’t sure what to expect, but they were absolutely delicious and a must-try item in our opinion. They were so good we sought them out again on our return trip to Marrakech. After the meatballs, we went to a street vendor selling freshly fried donuts. We watched him make ours and then got to dip them in honey and sugar before eating them. The last stop was a bakery, where we tried several fresh fruit smoothies. Hanan also surprised us with a box of local sweets and cookies she’d picked up for us earlier in the tour. All of the food we sampled along the way was included in the price of the tour. Hanan ended the tour by walking us through the public square at night, which was alive with music, dancing, and locals playing games. It’s worth noting that Hanan was the first female tour guide from her hometown and the only female tour guide we saw during our trip. Her English is phenomenal and she was tremendously fun to spend time with. We absolutely loved this experience and would definitely recommend it (and any tour led by Hanan)!

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Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Morocco

This was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of the trip. Our guide, Ismail, was fantastic and spent seven hours with us! He met us at our hotel at 9 am and asked us about our preferences and comfort levels so he could tailor the hike accordingly. We are in our 20s and avid hikers, so we told him we were happy to go wherever he wanted to take us. The day started with a three-hour climb up and down opposite sides of the mountain adjacent to the “Monkey Fingers” rock formation. It was a rigorous (+1,200 ft elevation gain) but gorgeous hike, with sandstone arches and remarkable views of the Monkey Fingers and surrounding canyons. Ismail also brought traditional Berber clothes for us to try on during the hike. The only other people we encountered along the way were a pair of local nomads who stopped to chat with us. For those who prefer a less strenuous hike, there’s a mining road behind the mountain that provides easier access to the overlooks. Ismail flagged down a local minibus taxi to take us back into town (which was a really fun experience) and then showed us some local kasbahs and rock formations. His English is superb, and he shared a lot of really interesting information about local history and customs with us. After exploring the kasbahs, we enjoyed a lovely lunch at his family’s home in the center of Boulmane Dades. We met his father, Mohammed, who used to lead these tours, as well as his mother and brother. The lunch was good (veggie and chicken tagines, bread, fruit, and tea), and they happily accommodated our dietary request (we relayed that information in advance through our driver). It was fun to see the inside of a local home — we were worried this part of the experience might feel too “touristy,” but it didn’t. Lunch was directly across from our hotel (Dar Rihana), so we assumed that would be the end of the day, but we were wrong! We finished lunch at around 2 pm, and then he led us to the top of a nearby mountain for a view of the Tizi n'Tichka Pass. On our way back into town, we ran into several members of his family and stopped to see several local businesses. To be clear, these were not sales stops — Ismail seemed proud of the town and wanted to show us around, which we really appreciated. We cannot say enough good things about Ismail or this experience — he was a stellar tour guide and made our experience incredibly memorable. It’s a small town, and he was clearly known and liked by everyone we encountered. All told, we walked a little over 10 miles in 7 hours, with stops for lunch and sightseeing along the way.

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Discover the Joy of Sandboarding in Morocco's Magnificent Erg Chebbi
Discover the Joy of Sandboarding in Morocco's Magnificent Erg Chebbi
Merzouga

Tiziri has two sandboards available for guests to use on nearby dunes. They’re essentially snowboards but without footholds. This was fun to try for a few minutes, but not an organized activity led by staff.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
This was not guided
Transport
Sands and Adventures: Exciting Desert Activities in Merzouga
Sands and Adventures: Exciting Desert Activities in Merzouga
Merzouga

We were initially a little hesitant to do the 4x4 activity because we were worried it would feel too touristy (and we’d be sick of riding in a car), but we ended up really enjoying it and are glad we did it! Our driver and guide, Yusuf, made the experience a lot of fun. It took about 4 hours and included stops at the Gnawa music house, an abandoned mining village, a nomad family’s campsite, a lunch restaurant, and a local oasis. It’s also worth noting that there’s not much to do at the camp during the day, so it makes sense to fill the time with an excursion. Even with the 4x4 tour, we had plenty of downtime in the morning and afternoon/evening. We enjoyed all the stops and appreciated that there was no pressure to stay for any specific amount of time — Yusuf made the entire experience very relaxed. The Gnawa music house was definitely touristy but worth a visit. There was just live music — no oral history or anything to accompany it — but it was fun to see and listen to. The nomad family was very welcoming and gave us each a slice of delicious homemade “Berber pizza,” which is essentially a flatbread with egg and vegetables baked inside. Yusuf spent part of his childhood as a nomad and was able to provide some really interesting insight into the way of life and features of their camp. Lunch was included at a restaurant called Café Restaurant Chez Ibrahim. It was good — definitely one of the better lunches we had on the road! We stopped for a walk in the oasis and learned about the local economy and camel ownership practices from Yusuf before heading back to camp. After some downtime at camp, he whisked us off to the tallest dune in the area so we could catch the sunset. He took us for some fun off-roading along the way. Highly recommend this experience! Thanks, Yusuf!

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Nature's Masterpieces: Discovering Todra Gorges and Erfoud on the Road to Merzouga
Nature's Masterpieces: Discovering Todra Gorges and Erfoud on the Road to Merzouga
Morocco

Long drive to the desert, not many stops but appreciated the changing landscapes.

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Food
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Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech: A Journey through Time and Nature
Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech: A Journey through Time and Nature
Morocco

Last drive, left plenty of time to explore Marrakech in the evening

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Marrakesh to  Boumalne Dades: Embracing the Rich Heritage of the Atlas Mountains
Marrakesh to Boumalne Dades: Embracing the Rich Heritage of the Atlas Mountains
Morocco

Long drive, but beautiful scenery.

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Transport
A Picturesque Route: Merzouga to Aït Benhaddou via the Breathtaking Draa Valley
A Picturesque Route: Merzouga to Aït Benhaddou via the Breathtaking Draa Valley
Morocco

Another long drive, not our favorite food stop

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Apr 07, 2024
Hey Alaina, It was such a pleasure to read about your adventures in Morocco! I'm truly delighted to hear that your trip ticked all the boxes for adventure, authenticity, and culinary delights. From your magical nights at the Tiziri Luxury Camp to the fascinating food tour with Hanan, it sounds like you were able to dive deep into the heart of Morocco's rich culture and flavors. I'm really grateful for your kind words about my helpfulness and the convenience of our messaging service.... Read more

Hey Alaina,

It was such a pleasure to read about your adventures in Morocco! I'm truly delighted to hear that your trip ticked all the boxes for adventure, authenticity, and culinary delights. From your magical nights at the Tiziri Luxury Camp to the fascinating food tour with Hanan, it sounds like you were able to dive deep into the heart of Morocco's rich culture and flavors.

I'm really grateful for your kind words about my helpfulness and the convenience of our messaging service. Ensuring you feel supported at every step is what we aim for, and it’s heartwarming to know we were able to be there for you, even in the wee hours!

The warmth and hospitality you encountered on your journey resonate with the experiences we hope for all our travelers. I'm glad our selection of accommodations offered you both luxury and a genuine taste of Moroccan hospitality. Your feedback on the diversity and charm of each place you stayed adds a wonderful layer to our understanding of what makes a trip special.

I also want to thank you for your invaluable tips and insights. It’s through honest and thoughtful feedback like yours that we can refine our advice and recommendations for future travelers. We’ll definitely take your experiences to heart, especially regarding ATMs, dining options, and navigating the souks.

Hearing that you had an amazing vacation and are considering Kimkim for future travels fills me with joy and gratitude. We're here to make each trip unforgettable, and your endorsement means the world to us.

Can't wait to help you explore another corner of our beautiful kingdom when you're ready. Until then, best wishes and many more happy travels!

Warmly,
Abdel

Trip of a lifetime - Tour de Maroc!
Morocco | Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2024

Jackie
Jackie O.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 03, 2024
We couldn’t have been happier with our trip from start to finish! We had flights booked but were getting stuck trying to decide where to go and what to see so about one week prior to departure I investigated KimKim and was immediately impressed with the service we received from their in-country travel professionals.
Ali did a fantastic job putting a credible itinerary into place, and Said nailed it down promptly so we knew exactly what to expect once we arrived.
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We couldn’t have been happier with our trip from start to finish! We had flights booked but were getting stuck trying to decide where to go and what to see so about one week prior to departure I investigated KimKim and was immediately impressed with the service we received from their in-country travel professionals.
Ali did a fantastic job putting a credible itinerary into place, and Said nailed it down promptly so we knew exactly what to expect once we arrived.
I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we had with our driver Oussama, throughout the trip. We always knew we were in safe hands throughout our journey, thanks to his warm, friendly, flexible yet very professional attitude. By the end of our 10 day trip, we considered him to be a loyal friend and were so appreciative of his combined efforts to make sure our trip was a very satisfying adventure!

Hotel Reviews
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Aït Ouffi

We were super impressed with the overall hospitality offered by the amazing three-brother team at Dar Rihana. Guests are welcomed with a delightful homemade orange/ginger/honey tissane that is one for the books ; accompanied by delicate home baked almond biscuits. The youngest brother is a talented chef so every meal is a sheer delight. Decor is modern and inviting. The views are spectacular and the surroundings peaceful. The brothers make every effort to assure guests are satisfied on so many levels. We were super impressed by our stay at Dar Rihana!

Authenticity & Character
Modern, yet authentic Moroccan decor.
Location
Nestled along the towering hills of the Dades Valley, so quiet and peaceful, with amazing views and easy to explore the whole area, right out the back door!
Staff
Abdealatif was a wonderfully kind and attentive host. The entire staff here were just great.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We stayed in a brand new section of the hotel so everything was pristine! Beautiful rugs, lovely linens, nice tableware, cozy outdoor seating areas on the terrasse.
Ksar Anika
Marrakech

The Ksar Anika is in a wonderful location inside the Medina, close to the Bahia Palace in Marrakech. It was truly a calming sanctuary in stark opposition to the craziness of busy city life outside.

Authenticity & Character
We adored the beautiful marble and intricate tile work as well as the tasteful and relaxing lobby furniture in the pool area and the wonderful huge chandelier that hangs in the center of the open garden zone.
Location
Very centrally located in the Medina.
Staff
Very attentive and accommodating. They even packed a free lunch for us, knowing that we were headed back to Casablanca to catch a plane. So very thoughtful overall.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tasteful decor and clean and tidy. We loved the sounds of birdsong as you step outside your room. So peaceful and light and open.
Activity Reviews
Wonders of Fes: Exploring the Medina in Half a Day
Wonders of Fes: Exploring the Medina in Half a Day
Fes

Our guide Azzedine was a wealth of knowledge so it was a fun and extremely informative exploration of the wonderful city of Fes!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Azzedine was smart, friendly and entertaining. He made our day very enjoyable!
Transport
Our flawless driver Oussama made the transport from place to place seamless.
Ramadan Experience - Preparing Iftar with a Moroccan Family
Ramadan Experience - Preparing Iftar with a Moroccan Family
Morocco

It was such a pleasure to be welcomed into the home of a wonderfully friendly family for Iftar. The food was delectable and the company was warm and interactive.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Again we always felt secure in the reliable hands of Oussama as our driver!
Sands and Adventures: Exciting Desert Activities in Merzouga
Sands and Adventures: Exciting Desert Activities in Merzouga
Merzouga

We had a wonderful day with Ali exploring the Sahara and her people!

Quality of Experience
Ali was an excellent guide who certainly knows the desert like the back of his hand!
Food
Delicious and heathy all around!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Land Cruiser Prado was getting a bit tired, passenger side window control was gone. But it got us where we wanted to go in relative comfort.
Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Morocco

This trek was one of the highlights of our trip, thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable guide Ismail. The sun shone brightly over this idyllic landscape. We felt like we were in paradise as we crossed babbling brooks and over bouldered paths. You’d never want to be out there without the guidance of a local guide familiar with the terrain! The lunch that we enjoyed, prepared by Ismail’s mother Toda (sp?) was both hearty and delicious. It’s so commendable how throughout the country, the locals were happy to cook for us and yet refrain from partaking in any of the food due to their fasting commitment during daylight hours as they observed Ramadan. This was a really delightful time that both my son and I really enjoyed. The renown Berber hospitality was second to none!!

Quality of Experience
The beautiful location and the kind hospitality made this a day to cherish.
Food
Delicious food with wonderful hosts!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ismail is a happy soul whose love for his village and surrounding area radiates through him. Communication between him and our trustworthy driver Oussama were always flawless so we were never left waiting as he seemingly magically appeared to shuttle us off to the next wonderful vista.
Transport
Oussama was predictably reliable and flawless!
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Marrakesh

An insightful guided tour through the labyrinth that is the Marrakech Medina! Our guide Said was an absolute treasure chest of knowledge.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Said was very knowledgeable, patient and thanks to his height he was easy to spot over the crowds of people!
Transport
Rise with the Sun: A Majestic Hot Air Balloon Adventure over Marrakech
Rise with the Sun: A Majestic Hot Air Balloon Adventure over Marrakech
Marrakesh

Such a wonderful opportunity to see the sunrise over the Moroccan landscape from 1km in the sky!

Quality of Experience
Food
Even a breakfast was included after the ride!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone from the driver who fetched us from our road at 4:45am, to the staff in the ground at the site to the competent and experienced pilot, were outstanding.
Transport
Reliable and friendly
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 05, 2024
Hi Jackie, Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your delightful experience with us. Reading your review has truly brightened our day! We are absolutely thrilled to learn that your trip, from start to finish, was nothing short of exceptional. Our team at KimKim strives to provide seamless travel experiences, and it brings us immense joy to know that we were able to assist you in crafting a memorable journey. Your kind words serve as a tremendous motivation for our team to... Read more

Hi Jackie,

Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your delightful experience with us. Reading your review has truly brightened our day!

We are absolutely thrilled to learn that your trip, from start to finish, was nothing short of exceptional. Our team at KimKim strives to provide seamless travel experiences, and it brings us immense joy to know that we were able to assist you in crafting a memorable journey.

Your kind words serve as a tremendous motivation for our team to continue delivering exceptional service to all our travelers. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your journey, and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure in the future.

Warm Regards,
Ali

Fascinating Morocco!
Morocco | Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2024

Leonardo
Leonardo G.
Argentina | Reviewed on Apr 03, 2024
The trip was awesome and Morocco is a fascinating and mystical place, but everything was even better thanks to our driver Ayoub. He was always there for us, and I felt that more than a driver I had a friend that was showing us his country. Can’t thank him enough for all he has done for us!
The whole trip was great and the accommodation even better! Thanks to Kimkim and the local agency Original Travels for such a great experience!
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The trip was awesome and Morocco is a fascinating and mystical place, but everything was even better thanks to our driver Ayoub. He was always there for us, and I felt that more than a driver I had a friend that was showing us his country. Can’t thank him enough for all he has done for us!
The whole trip was great and the accommodation even better! Thanks to Kimkim and the local agency Original Travels for such a great experience!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

A fantastic and incredibly beautiful place!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

More than a tend in the dessert it felt like an hotel room but with the enchanted surrounding of the desert, very cousy and peaceful place!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 04, 2024

Hi Leonardo,

Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your trip to Morocco was filled with awe and mystique, and that Ayoub, our dedicated driver, played such a pivotal role in enhancing your journey.

We truly appreciate your kind words and are delighted that our team, along with our partners at Original Travels, could contribute to creating unforgettable memories for you. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your adventure.

Best Wishes,
Ali