Kimkim Trip Reviews for Morocco

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

Traveler: Abigail C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

Hannah

Marrakech, essaouira & the grand tour of the sahara region, Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2019

Traveler: Hannah F. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Hannah,

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

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

Best,
Hakim

Torben

A taste of morocco: casablanca to marrakech - 7 days, Morocco - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: Torben C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Torben,

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

Imperial cities & desert grand tour - 10 days, Morocco - Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: George N. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

Traveler: Steve W. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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

Grand morocco tour: north to south - 10 days, Morocco - Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2019

Traveler: Susan L. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robin

Morocco, Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Robin B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Robin,

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

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

Best,
Hakim on behalf of Brahim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abdellah.

Casablanca to marrakech: imperial cities, hiking & the desert - 10 days for justin walker, Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Caitlin E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Caitlin,

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

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

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

Salam Caitlin,

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

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

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

Please keep in touch!

Shukran Bezaaf :)

Casablanca to marrakech: imperial cities, hiking & the desert - 10 days for nicole damon, Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Nicole D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best regards,
Brahim

Casablanca to marrakech: imperial cities, hiking & the desert - 10 days for todd fischer, Morocco - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Todd F. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Todd,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Alan F. - Local specialist: Ghizlane Safsaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best to you and Shailesh,
Abdellah

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

Traveler: Kerrie H. - Local specialist: Larbi Anzal

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

Janelle

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2019

Traveler: Janelle R. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Our trip to Morocco was absolutely AMAZING!! All thanks to Abdullah!! He sent me a couple of itineraries to look over and we pick one that suited us. He made sure he was always available to me. If i needed anything he was very quick to respond. He also paired us up with our driver Karim. I honestly can’t say more good things about Karim. He definitely took great care of us and went beyond his duty for us. I will forever be grateful to him ❤️ He showed us his beautiful country and culture. I... read more

Our trip to Morocco was absolutely AMAZING!! All thanks to Abdullah!! He sent me a couple of itineraries to look over and we pick one that suited us. He made sure he was always available to me. If i needed anything he was very quick to respond. He also paired us up with our driver Karim. I honestly can’t say more good things about Karim. He definitely took great care of us and went beyond his duty for us. I will forever be grateful to him ❤️ He showed us his beautiful country and culture. I wished we had more time in this beautiful country. 5 days was not enough. Thanks to KimKim travel I left my heart in Morocco!! 😉 I will definitely come back, and when I do I will be contacting Abdullah and KARIM. Thank you.

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

Salam Janelle,
Thanks for your kind words and for sharing your experience! It was a pleasure to plan this trip for you and Alexander, and I'm so happy to hear that the journey gave you a feeling for real Morocco and its people. I'am pleased to share your review with Karim and we all hope to see you again in our beautiful Morocco :). Maa Salama!

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2019

Traveler: Nicole B. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Yassine and his team planned an absolutely remarkable Morocco experience for us - exceeded all of my expectations! Our driver Mohammed was wonderful - very safe driver and very helpful with recommendations and places to go. We did a lot of car traveling across the country so we really enjoyed our time with him. All of our Riads were fabulous, so ornate and beautiful with the owners beyond attentive to our needs. We felt completely safe and had many dinner recommendations by our Riad hosts... read more

Yassine and his team planned an absolutely remarkable Morocco experience for us - exceeded all of my expectations! Our driver Mohammed was wonderful - very safe driver and very helpful with recommendations and places to go. We did a lot of car traveling across the country so we really enjoyed our time with him. All of our Riads were fabulous, so ornate and beautiful with the owners beyond attentive to our needs. We felt completely safe and had many dinner recommendations by our Riad hosts that were amazing. All tours planned by Yassine and his team were wonderful, tour guides were very informed and funny - we really felt we got a the full experience in a short amount of time. I highly recommend working with Yassine's team!!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Nicole,

Thank you so much for your kind words and comments! I am so glad to hear that your trip exceeded your expectations. Mohammed is a true gem, and we are happy to have him on our team. I will share your feedback with the riads and guides, and I am sure that they will be very happy to hear what you had to say. It can be tough to do a complete trip in under a week, and I am thrilled to hear that our teamwork in planning your trip was so successful. When you are ready to come back to... read more

Hello Nicole,

Thank you so much for your kind words and comments! I am so glad to hear that your trip exceeded your expectations. Mohammed is a true gem, and we are happy to have him on our team. I will share your feedback with the riads and guides, and I am sure that they will be very happy to hear what you had to say. It can be tough to do a complete trip in under a week, and I am thrilled to hear that our teamwork in planning your trip was so successful. When you are ready to come back to Morocco, or know anyone else who wants to go, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. I would be more than happy to plan your next trip! Thank you again and take care.

Regards,
Yassine

Siva Kumar

Grand morocco tour: north to south - 10 days, Morocco - Sep 6 - Sep 15, 2019

Traveler: Siva Kumar P. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We (Siva & Spouse) returned back to India last night after a great trip to Morocco. We are realize that we would have missed a great opportunity, had we not made this visit to Morocco.

The planning and suggestions were SUPERB. Well coordinated. Service support has been excellent.

The vehicle, driver and the accommodation suggestions were simply great.

Overall, we have returned back with lot of satisfaction and great feelings about the country and people of the country.

Hats Off to... read more

We (Siva & Spouse) returned back to India last night after a great trip to Morocco. We are realize that we would have missed a great opportunity, had we not made this visit to Morocco.

The planning and suggestions were SUPERB. Well coordinated. Service support has been excellent.

The vehicle, driver and the accommodation suggestions were simply great.

Overall, we have returned back with lot of satisfaction and great feelings about the country and people of the country.

Hats Off to Mohammad! Great Human Being and We established a fantastic relationship with him.

Thanks Brahim.

Salam!
Siva

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Siva,

Thank you very much for your warm feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honor I had by being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. I'll always be here for you again and for all your family and friends/colleagues. Together we are going to design another lovely dream for you next time you come to visit my country.

Shukran Bzaaf!

All the best,
Brahim

A bit of everything, Morocco - Aug 18 - Aug 26, 2019

Traveler: mirsini t. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Working with Brahim was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I travelled with friends as well as my 9 year old children and he addressed all my concerns. He was attentive and responsive and we got everything we were looking for.. Brahim answered all of our concerns about traveling throughout Morocco and developed an itinerary that catered to our needs taking into account that we were traveling with children. Our 9-day trip was filled with adventure including Morocco’s famous blue... read more

Working with Brahim was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I travelled with friends as well as my 9 year old children and he addressed all my concerns. He was attentive and responsive and we got everything we were looking for.. Brahim answered all of our concerns about traveling throughout Morocco and developed an itinerary that catered to our needs taking into account that we were traveling with children. Our 9-day trip was filled with adventure including Morocco’s famous blue city, Chefchaouen, nestled in the hills, Historical Fez with a great guide who helped us navigate the bustling maze of the Médina, Ifrane the Switzerland of Morocco with inquisitive monkeys who loved taking peanuts out of our hands, a guided tour of the Sahara and sleeping under the milky way, the Todgha Gorge which reminds you of parts of the Grand Canyon and the most scenic drive over the Atlas Mountains! The trip was fantastic - Great hotels, awesome excursions and wonderful taste for local food and culture. Our driver was awesome! One of my kids wanted to stay behind with his family! Our trip to Morocco was a breathtaking adventure from beginning to end and Brahim made this dream a reality!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Mirsini,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country accompanied by your local English speaking driver to whom I will forward this feedback to. Each driver I select for my travelers is very happy to help them learn too much about the local life, people and traditions in addition to being... read more

Salam Mirsini,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country accompanied by your local English speaking driver to whom I will forward this feedback to. Each driver I select for my travelers is very happy to help them learn too much about the local life, people and traditions in addition to being at their disposal to maximize the value of their time in Morocco.

I am very happy you could make many photos which are great memories to share with your family, friends, and colleagues. I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor for me being here as your local travel consultant. Each time we got in touch, I felt like we are traveling together which is a great feeling I appreciate deeply in my heart because as much as I love my country, I love more what it does offer to my travelers.

Until next time :)

All the best,
Brahim

Emily

2 weeks in morocco with family, Morocco - Aug 7 - Aug 24, 2019

Traveler: Emily F. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Everything about this trip including planning it with kimkim and Yassine was great from start to finish.

I liked that kimkim allowed me to peruse multiple 5- to 10- to 15-day itineraries for Morocco prior to engaging with my local specialist, Yassine, so that I could get an idea of what was feasible in what amount of time and familiarize myself with all options which enabled me to better brief Yassine.

Yassine (from Morocco Off the Beaten Track) was wonderful to work with from Day 1 -... read more

Everything about this trip including planning it with kimkim and Yassine was great from start to finish.

I liked that kimkim allowed me to peruse multiple 5- to 10- to 15-day itineraries for Morocco prior to engaging with my local specialist, Yassine, so that I could get an idea of what was feasible in what amount of time and familiarize myself with all options which enabled me to better brief Yassine.

Yassine (from Morocco Off the Beaten Track) was wonderful to work with from Day 1 - prompt, accurate, friendly and patient. Our trip was complicated - we were three parties flying in from separate international locations, we were planning to stay in Morocco during Eid holidays (everything is closed), and we had very strong preferences in the group - the trip he planned exceeded our expectations and went off without a hitch.

Mohammed, our driver throughout the trip, was an indispensable member of our travel crew - he was everything you'd wish for in a driver (prompt, polite, safe, reliable, flexible) but also far and beyond: he was incredibly open to sharing stories and information about life in Morocco, we always laughed together on drives and he made great impromptu recommendations. Plain and simple, we would not have enjoyed our trip nearly as much without Mohammed.

Similarly, all of our guides (we had guides in Rabat, Marrakech, and Imlil) were very knowledgable, enjoyable, showed us hidden gems (where locals buy argan oil, neighborhood bakers, etc.) and gave us great context to the cities we were visiting. Our guide, Hicham, in Rabat kept us busy all day (bring sunscreen!) and kept us laughing with his great story telling skills - we left feeling we had really seen Rabat's history and learned the "fun facts". In Marrakech, we had a Moroccan cooking class, and the ladies of Cafe Clock were extremely friendly, warm and had wonderful knowledge to share on Moroccan food from selecting ingredients, to cooking, to the dishes orgins, etc. Our guide, Ibrahim, in Imlil welcomed us into his home for a meal with his family and guided on us on an unforgettable hike through Toubkal National Park (truly an amazing experience, we'd highly recommend).

All of our Riads were beautiful and different - difficult for me to say which was my favorite, except that I'd recommend staying in a few different ones so you can experience the variety. All were clean, comfortable and had excellent service, though varied in modernity and spaciousness. Same to be said for all our hotels - everything was lovely (all 5-star rated, so not surprising, but neither did they disappoint).

All there is left to say is THANK YOU to Yassine at Morocco off the Beaten Track and kimkim for planning an amazing trip for my family and I!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Emily,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your trip! I am so happy to hear that your trip went as planned and that you all enjoyed it so much. Your feedback is so important for us to constantly improve and ensure that we are working with the best in the industry. Mohammed is a gem, and we are so happy to have him on our team. Having that private driver on your trip is certainly worth it and makes for the trip to be so much more special. I’m glad that you all got along... read more

Hello Emily,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your trip! I am so happy to hear that your trip went as planned and that you all enjoyed it so much. Your feedback is so important for us to constantly improve and ensure that we are working with the best in the industry. Mohammed is a gem, and we are so happy to have him on our team. Having that private driver on your trip is certainly worth it and makes for the trip to be so much more special. I’m glad that you all got along so well and enjoyed your time together.

I will most definitely follow up with Hicham, Ibrahim and Café Clock about your comments. They will be so happy to hear that their expertise and hospitality made your trip so special. The same goes for your accommodations. I couldn’t be happier that you enjoyed your time in each and that they met your expectations. One of my favorite parts of travel is staying in different types of accommodations, and it is good to hear that your selection made the trip interesting and unique.

Again, thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us when you want to travel to Morocco again and see a different part of the country. We could focus on the northern parts next time. Take care, and safe future travels!

Warm regards,
Yassine

Northern morocco's cities: tangier to casablanca - 5 days, Morocco - Aug 16 - Aug 21, 2019

Traveler: Laura d. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had an overall great experience on our Morocco trip. We decided at the last minute (the night before) that we were headed to Spain and then Morocco. Megan listened to what I wanted to do and kept within my budget restraints and helped us plan a fantastic vacation. She continually checked in with us during the week and really helped us feel comfortable.
We arrived in Tangier around noon on the first day and our driver/guide Yassine was waiting for us.
He was personable and kind and... read more

We had an overall great experience on our Morocco trip. We decided at the last minute (the night before) that we were headed to Spain and then Morocco. Megan listened to what I wanted to do and kept within my budget restraints and helped us plan a fantastic vacation. She continually checked in with us during the week and really helped us feel comfortable.
We arrived in Tangier around noon on the first day and our driver/guide Yassine was waiting for us.
He was personable and kind and knowledgable and we visited several sites before heading to our hotel. We had travelled from Atlanta to Madrid to Tangier having left our home at 100pm on Thursday and now in Morocco it was 400pm the next day (or 10;00 pm Atlanta time with the time change) so 33 hours without any solid sleep.
The only blip in our week happened at the hotel in Tangier. (Hotel Kenzi Solazure) At first it really concerned me. We waited over 45 minutes in an overcrowded lobby for a room. When we finally got our key and got to our room, the room was dirty and hadn't been cleaned!. I asked the maids in the hall to clean and they came in and just made the bed! The room was quite hot so we turned on the air to cool the room while we went for dinner. When we came back we realized that there were no towels in the room!. We called every extension from the phone and we received NO ANSWER!!! Eventually after about 10 calls it was answered and we were told it would be "5 minutes" Five minutes came and went and I went to the desk once again "5 minutes" went back to the room , NOTHING. Found maids in the hall and asked for towels, and you guessed it, "5 minutes" . I ended up taking the towels off the cart.
All of this was happening while the air-conditioner didn't work. It was never fixed and it was miserable. Breakfast was included in the morning before we left and it was disastrous. It was dirty, unorganized and a very unpleasant experience in the dining area. I was concerned for the rest of my trip. I advised Yassine to make sure his agency did not place any one else in this hotel.
The rest of our trip was wonderful!
The Riads were amazing! One of my favorite parts of the trip. They were majestic, beautiful and the service was amazing. We felt as if we were visiting someone in their home. Best Riad was was Riad Maialou in Marrakech. The staff was wonderful and the courtyard as well as the rooftop was spectacular. The guides that we had were FABULOUS!!
Our guide in FEZ was Hammel?? I can't spell his name. He was a wealth of knowledge and imparted that knowledge in a wonderful manner. We learned so, so much. I really didn't enjoy the stops n to the pottery shop and carpet shop/factory. If I wanted to buy these things I would have asked. I didnt like the high pressure to purchase something.
In marakesch the guide was Mohamed and he also was very interesting and we explained how we didn't want to be pressured to buy and he adjusted our stops on the day tour. We loved the tours through the Mausoleum and the Medina.
We want to come back in 2020 for a desert tour and want to ask for Yassine again. He was great and should be commended for the wonderful job that he did!!
Thank you Wanderlust for a great time.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so sorry to hear what happened with Solazur - we appreciate knowing. I'm sure you will enjoy the Sahara desert when you return, it is a magical experience!

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jul 24 - Aug 5, 2019

Traveler: Michael S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim was really great to work with. He made planning this trip really easy.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Michael,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your precious feedback with me. It has been a great honor for me, my team and also my providers to welcome you to Morocco and ensure you have had a superb trip.

Please note that I'll always be here for you whenever you decide to come and visit us again!

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2019

Traveler: Marella C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Sharon was excellent - very prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, proactive and was extremely valuable in setting-up our trip plan, how we can make the most value of our limited time and resources without compromising the experience. Equally, Amnay, our tour guide and driver was excellent, particularly at keeping us safe and secure; providing us with excellent restaurant recommendation, enriching our gastronomic experience and accompanying us any time of day and night. The other local guides,... read more

Sharon was excellent - very prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, proactive and was extremely valuable in setting-up our trip plan, how we can make the most value of our limited time and resources without compromising the experience. Equally, Amnay, our tour guide and driver was excellent, particularly at keeping us safe and secure; providing us with excellent restaurant recommendation, enriching our gastronomic experience and accompanying us any time of day and night. The other local guides, specially Mohammed of Fes, were pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible in accommodating and answering our questions. Thanks super Sharon and Amnay for this memorable experience for our family.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Marella! We are so happy that your family had a great and memorable experience in Morocco and we are looking forward to you coming back so that we can show you the south and the desert!! Thanks for the great review and keep in touch!

Warm Regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Laura T. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

We very much enjoyed our trip. The planning process as well as getting around from place to place were all very easy, thanks to the arrangements that were made for us. I love that we were taken to all the places we wanted to go, including high quality restaurants, without having to do the planning ourselves. However, I don't think we were quite prepared for the amount of driving that the trip entailed, which definitely wore us out. It would have been nice if the team were a little more... read more

We very much enjoyed our trip. The planning process as well as getting around from place to place were all very easy, thanks to the arrangements that were made for us. I love that we were taken to all the places we wanted to go, including high quality restaurants, without having to do the planning ourselves. However, I don't think we were quite prepared for the amount of driving that the trip entailed, which definitely wore us out. It would have been nice if the team were a little more upfront about how many hours of driving the trip would involve. Also, we were given the luxury tent in the desert, which was separated from all the other travelers. I wish we would have been given the option of the standard tent instead of the luxury tent. The running water in the tent didn't actually work and we didn't use the outlets since we were there for such a short time. I would have preferred to sleep in the standard tent and save the money, had I been given the option. A tour guide at the kasbah also would have been nice, since we didn't really know much about what we were looking at. I do feel we could have done this trip for less money, although all the arrangements were very nice. It would have been overwhelming without the support of kimkim. Overall, we had a great time on our trip and enjoyed the country very much.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Laura,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such precious feedback. It was my pleasure working and arranging this trip for you and now it's an honor to hear you enjoyed every single moment around the country. I am really proud of what Morocco could offer and do to my dear travelers (friends). This feedback and the feelings you have for my beautiful country are very precious to me and are the reason why my team and I are here at your disposal all the time.

I'll be always here for you especially that there are still more sights to explore and discover!

All the best,
Hakim

Casablanca to fez and chefcausen, Morocco - Aug 7 - Aug 10, 2019

Traveler: Sumi S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

The agency did a great job of making ensuring my comfort during my time there. My guide mr.hicham was extremely hospitable and courteous. I throughly enjoyed my trip .my only mistake for fly Air Maroc
They delayed my flight and lost baggage and no customer service to help passengers.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sumi! So sorry to hear about your trouble with Royal Air Maroc, but glad that you enjoyed your short trip with us (and Hicham) after you arrived! I hope the rest of your time in Morocco has been equally enjoyable and just let us know if you need anything else!

Thanks, again, from the entire Morocco Immersion team!
Best regards,
Sharon

History and exotic morocco, Morocco - Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2019

Traveler: Catherine V. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

My husband and I were celebrating several special occasions this year, one being our 25th wedding anniversary and so we decided to do something wonderful to celebrate. That’s how we thought of adding a trip to Morocco to our OS holiday. We are so pleased we did as it was an amazing experience!
Brahim went out of his way to produce a comprehensive travel package, suited to our budget and including as many local sites as possible in the allotted time. Adnane, our driver collected us from our... read more

My husband and I were celebrating several special occasions this year, one being our 25th wedding anniversary and so we decided to do something wonderful to celebrate. That’s how we thought of adding a trip to Morocco to our OS holiday. We are so pleased we did as it was an amazing experience!
Brahim went out of his way to produce a comprehensive travel package, suited to our budget and including as many local sites as possible in the allotted time. Adnane, our driver collected us from our Riad in Tanger on time and spoke perfect English so we were instantly relieved and reassured about the trip ahead. We first went to Chefchaouen which was several hours away but as the scenery changed with the climb up the mountains and Adnane provided many interesting commentary the time flew. This turned out to be how the rest of our trip would go as Adnane would not only assure our safe arrival at each destination he also endeavoured to educate, entertain and attend to our comfort/needs at all times. Our guide in Chefchaouen, Abdul, was a local gentleman who walked us through the old Médina pointing out interesting buildings or facts, so we passed a very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon in Chefchaouen. The following day we went to Fes but stopped first at the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Our guide in Fes, Hafid greeted us and showed us the restaurant he had suggested for us to enjoy dinner that evening. It was perfect!
Our tour of the Médina the following day was an extraordinary experience. It would have been impossible to navigate the labyrinthine corridors without the help of Hafid who not only knew his way around but also every second stall owner, or so it seemed!
From Fes we went to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, then the following day to Casablanca and finally Marrakesh. We saw the third largest mosque in the world at Casablanca, the amazing Hussein II and then also what looked to be the worlds largest outdoor swimming pool we’d ever seen!
This was truly an amazing trip and one filled with fantastic memories and we must thank Brahim and Adnane for making it happen for us.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Catherine,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am extremely happy to read about your travel experience and to feel your love to each day, service, and also the warm feelings you get back home with from the local people. Each one of my local providers has been informed right away which is a great step in building a superb relationship together especially that they have a critical role in achieving the best... read more

Salam Catherine,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am extremely happy to read about your travel experience and to feel your love to each day, service, and also the warm feelings you get back home with from the local people. Each one of my local providers has been informed right away which is a great step in building a superb relationship together especially that they have a critical role in achieving the best lifetime experience for my travelers. The employees and their bosses are always super happy to receive feedbacks :)

Last but not least, please allow me to thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart for joining our trusted community and for your priceless recommendations. I am inviting you to think about your next trip to Morocco soon! Together we can plan another unique dream for you :)

I am always at your disposal,
Brahim

Marrakech & grand tour of the sahara desert - 6 days, Morocco - Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

The kimkim Team did such a great job planning our honeymoon trip! Brahim was very much on top of things, super organized and responsive. He sent me all necessary information ahead of time and curated a tour that matched exactly what we wanted. Communication and planning was absolutely flawless.

Our tour guide and driver, Mohammad was such a joy to spend time with, we couldn't have asked for a better guide. We spent about 4 days with him and he was super knowledgeable about everything we... read more

The kimkim Team did such a great job planning our honeymoon trip! Brahim was very much on top of things, super organized and responsive. He sent me all necessary information ahead of time and curated a tour that matched exactly what we wanted. Communication and planning was absolutely flawless.

Our tour guide and driver, Mohammad was such a joy to spend time with, we couldn't have asked for a better guide. We spent about 4 days with him and he was super knowledgeable about everything we visited and knew all the great restaurants to take us. He was very enjoyable to speak with during our trip and extremely accommodating.

Our honeymoon trip could not have been better - we toured museums, we drove through the beautiful Atlas Mountains, we rode camels and slept underneath the Milky Way in the Sahara Desert! Our time in Morocco was a success thanks to the kimkim Team, Brahim and Mohammad!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Elizabeth,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with me.

Please allow me to say that it has been a great honor to be in charge of all your services, and I am very happy to hear that you loved your honeymoon experience in my country. Your driver Mohammed will also be super happy to hear about it. He is a brother to me, and I am always proud of him.

Please never hesitate to keep me informed once you have new plans for my country; there are always new experiences awaiting you.

All the best,
Brahim

Livia

7 days in morocco - 3 great itineraries, Morocco - Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2019

Traveler: Livia S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I actually never thought it was possible to put together such a great and personalized trip in about 24 hours! Huge thanks to the entire team!

From the very first contact to Sharon until the last goodbyes to Amnay - everything was absolutely flawless.

Sharon ensured that every day that I spent in Marocco was well-planned according to my wishes and personal needs, and Amnay - my excellent driver & knowledgeable guide with a warm personality - ensured that all the plans were becoming my... read more

I actually never thought it was possible to put together such a great and personalized trip in about 24 hours! Huge thanks to the entire team!

From the very first contact to Sharon until the last goodbyes to Amnay - everything was absolutely flawless.

Sharon ensured that every day that I spent in Marocco was well-planned according to my wishes and personal needs, and Amnay - my excellent driver & knowledgeable guide with a warm personality - ensured that all the plans were becoming my reality.

Marocco certainly doesn’t lack of natural beauty, and distinctive buildings of mosques, riads, and kasbahs. What makes every place special though is the kindness and friendliness of the people.

I would not only travel with Morocco Immersion again but also recommended it to anyone who aims to get away from the mass, and experience Marocco on a personal level.

Huhe thanks to the team and all family members!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Livia - Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that we were able to show you Morocco and be a part of your journey. We truly hope that this getaway was exactly what you needed and we are looking forward to the day that you return and we are able to share more with you!

Thanks again from the entire Morocco Immersion family. You are welcome any time!

Thanks,
Sharon

History, traditions & golf in marrakech, Morocco - Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2019

Traveler: kevin p. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim was amazing. Everything that we discussed was delivered without problems. Drivers were courteous and punctual. I would have no hesitation in booking with him again. Kevin Pyle

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Kevin, for sharing your priceless feedback with me and my future travelers. It's a great honor to know you loved my services and my country. I'll be here always for you especially that there are still more sights to explore and discover :-)

All the best,
Brahim

Moroccan cities of the north - 5 days, Morocco - Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2019

Traveler: Shah S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

1. Pre-travel - fantastic
2. Arrival - we were conned by the money changer (Global Exchange at the airport) - to purchase a debit card (cost 299 MAD - non-refundable) - for safety reason - the lady try to push us to buy 4 cards (one each) - which luckily we declined but still lost 299 MAD for the useless card.
3. Muhammad Ruzaidi dropped out his wallet from the Airport door to the car.
Casablanca - Meknes- Fes - OK - expensive lunch.
4. 2 nights at Riad Norma - OK
5. Riad Norma itself - the... read more

1. Pre-travel - fantastic
2. Arrival - we were conned by the money changer (Global Exchange at the airport) - to purchase a debit card (cost 299 MAD - non-refundable) - for safety reason - the lady try to push us to buy 4 cards (one each) - which luckily we declined but still lost 299 MAD for the useless card.
3. Muhammad Ruzaidi dropped out his wallet from the Airport door to the car.
Casablanca - Meknes- Fes - OK - expensive lunch.
4. 2 nights at Riad Norma - OK
5. Riad Norma itself - the room is old and musty with stale potpourri smell - would rather have a neutral smell in the room. Mdm Monique and her staff were very attentive though. Overall, very personal experience with super extensive breakfast.
6. Fes day tour - OK expensive lunch.
7. Fes to Chefchaouen - stop by at Volubilis - OK
8. Chefchaouen - optional guided tour - OK
9. Chefchaouen - one night stay at a very nice Riad Cherifa ( even though not as personal as Riad Norma) and nice breakfast.
10. Chefchaouen to Rabat - nice reasonably priced lunch at Mister Rotisserie. Rabat city tour - OK
11. Rabat to Casablanca - Casablanca city tour - OK
12. Stay at Odyssee Center Hotel - nice (relatively small) room - they were nice enough providing us with packed breakfast since we checked out at 6am. The front desk was not able to release the blocked 3000MAD fund from my Visa due to bad internet connection. As a result 3000MAD was deducted from my card - yet to get the reimbursement from them.
12. Casablanca to Airport - OK

Overall:
1. Driver - Muhammad - fantastic - punctual all the time and the van was very comfortable.
2. Overall food is quite pricey
3. Get back the missing wallet at the airport (fantastic - very amanah!)
4. Good support from kimkim

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Shah,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback and precious comments. It has been a great honor to support you before, during and after your trip. I always look forward to receiving reviews from my travelers especially that it's a great occasion to learn a lot from all the experiences.

For the exchange offices, I have sent you two different documents before your arrival; in our travel document "Information package", we have mentioned clearly a section about "Money" on page 5... read more

Salam Shah,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback and precious comments. It has been a great honor to support you before, during and after your trip. I always look forward to receiving reviews from my travelers especially that it's a great occasion to learn a lot from all the experiences.

For the exchange offices, I have sent you two different documents before your arrival; in our travel document "Information package", we have mentioned clearly a section about "Money" on page 5 where we specifically noted the following: It may happen that you are offered a credit card (in dirham) at the currency exchange offices at the airport upon your arrival (extra fees charged). It's NOT mandatory, so we advise you to not take it if you do not want to.

This note has been added after receiving a note from one of my travelers as well. It's always the best to hear from all the travelers and this way we make sure all our notes are very effective. The remarks and comments you mentioned above are all being forwarded to my providers to ensure regular checks and improvements.

Regarding the 3000MAD which was deducted from your card, as I have already mentioned via WhatsApp, the hotel front desk confirmed that the operation was successfully done. The refund may take from 3 to 15 days. We advise you to follow up with your bank consultant as well.

Last but not least, please allow me to say that the food budget is hard to control when it comes to optional lunches or dinners. In Morocco, we really have massive choices and restaurants to choose from in the cities and your driver is at your disposal to stop at any restaurant of your choice.

I hope to have the chance to welcome you again because there are many regions to visit still.

All the best,
Brahim

A moroccan desert adventure - 4 days, Morocco - Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2019

Traveler: Luisela R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our whole trip in Morocco was amazing thanks to Brahim and his team. They made our dreams a reality. Our driver Mohamed was amazing. He always made sure to always be on time and made sure we were safe. They made a good choice in hotels and some of the tour guides were very knowledgeable. Over all our whole experience was amazing and definitely recommend anyone who traveling to Morocco to have Kim Kim plan it.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Luisela,

Welcome back home :)

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am honored to read you loved Morocco, its people, it's culture and for sure the services I arranged for you. I have no doubts that your driver Mohamed is going to be super happy as well to hear from you and the same for his boss. We all work as a team in order to ensure everything is perfectly arranged. We fully understand you have a short time... read more

Salam Luisela,

Welcome back home :)

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am honored to read you loved Morocco, its people, it's culture and for sure the services I arranged for you. I have no doubts that your driver Mohamed is going to be super happy as well to hear from you and the same for his boss. We all work as a team in order to ensure everything is perfectly arranged. We fully understand you have a short time in our beautiful country and we want to make that time unforgettable with lots of beautiful memories. So, stay in touch, we have many other plans for your next trip :)

All the best,
Brahim

Vicky

Morocco in a week , Morocco - Jul 14 - Jul 21, 2019

Traveler: Vicky E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We just returned from our trip to Morocco and could not be happier with the service we received from Brahim and KimKim. Brahim was responsive and helped us plan a holiday that combined our interests and his knowledge of the country. We stayed in wonderful riads with enjoyed fantastic hospitality. Our guides were top notch and we now have a new friend, Rachid, who drove us around and became one of our tribe. We are especially grateful to him for his time and enthusiasm. Morocco is an... read more

We just returned from our trip to Morocco and could not be happier with the service we received from Brahim and KimKim. Brahim was responsive and helped us plan a holiday that combined our interests and his knowledge of the country. We stayed in wonderful riads with enjoyed fantastic hospitality. Our guides were top notch and we now have a new friend, Rachid, who drove us around and became one of our tribe. We are especially grateful to him for his time and enthusiasm. Morocco is an amazing country with warm people and impeccable service. I would recommend a trip there and especially would recommend Brahim to handle all the details. He is the best.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Vicky,

Welcome back home :)

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. I & my team will always be here for you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues whenever you need us. Your driver Rachid is going to be super happy as well!

All the best,
Brahim

July wedding in casablanca, Morocco - Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2019

Traveler: Fiona L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Just returned from a wonderful 4 day trip to Casablanca, specifically to attend a wedding, an amazing experience!
I arranged through Yassine a driver for the 4 days and guides for Rabat and Casablanca. Our driver and guides were truly fantastic throughout. We couldn’t have been happier with their service.
After a great half-day tour of Casablanca, our driver picked us up at 8.30 pm for the wedding and waited willingly and patiently until 3.00 am when we left. Above and beyond! It... read more

Just returned from a wonderful 4 day trip to Casablanca, specifically to attend a wedding, an amazing experience!
I arranged through Yassine a driver for the 4 days and guides for Rabat and Casablanca. Our driver and guides were truly fantastic throughout. We couldn’t have been happier with their service.
After a great half-day tour of Casablanca, our driver picked us up at 8.30 pm for the wedding and waited willingly and patiently until 3.00 am when we left. Above and beyond! It was our good luck that Yassine happened to be in Casablanca during our visit (he lives in Seattle) and he accompanied us on our tours. An added a pleasurable bonus.
Thank you all so much. We won’t hesitate to recommend Kimkim to friends.
Fiona Lohrisch, Sarasota, Florida.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Fiona,

Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Morocco, and that your experience with your guides was so positive. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and accompany you during your trip, and your guides couldn’t have spoken more highly of you once you left. Thank you for your recommendation, and I hope to be able to plan a longer visit to Morocco with you in the near future! Take care.

Warm regards,
Yassine

Mark

5 days in morocco - 4 unique itineraries, Morocco - Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2019

Traveler: Mark G. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

It was my dream to travel to Morocco to see many things, but I did not have time to plan and execute. That is, until I started working with kimkim and Brahim. He helped me plan my trip by asking about my time constraints and preferences. My wife and I went back and forth refining the trip plan and then settled on a six day option where we started in Casablanca and went to Rabat, Chefchaoen, Volubilis, Meknes, and Fez returning to Casablanca. Our reserved stay in boutique hotels was amazing.... read more

It was my dream to travel to Morocco to see many things, but I did not have time to plan and execute. That is, until I started working with kimkim and Brahim. He helped me plan my trip by asking about my time constraints and preferences. My wife and I went back and forth refining the trip plan and then settled on a six day option where we started in Casablanca and went to Rabat, Chefchaoen, Volubilis, Meknes, and Fez returning to Casablanca. Our reserved stay in boutique hotels was amazing. Our driver, Amin, was very helpful and caring, the car was spacious and well airconditioned. All our stays were accompanied by knowledgeable private guides. It was well-spent travel money, the service worth every cent! Thank you very much, Brahim, Amin, and the kimkim team!

Mark and Tina, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Mark and Tina,

Thank you very much for the time you dedicated to write this very priceless feedback. It was a great honour for me to work on and organize your tour; I am happy to hear that you have had a pleasant trip in my beautiful country. All my providers are going to be honoured by receiving your comments which helps them to keep improving their services and guarantee every traveller's satisfaction.

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience... read more

Salam Mark and Tina,

Thank you very much for the time you dedicated to write this very priceless feedback. It was a great honour for me to work on and organize your tour; I am happy to hear that you have had a pleasant trip in my beautiful country. All my providers are going to be honoured by receiving your comments which helps them to keep improving their services and guarantee every traveller's satisfaction.

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience because I still have a lots of ideas for you; we just need to start planning your next trip early :)

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2019

Traveler: Elaine B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our guides, Hafid and Osama, were very professional and knowledgeable and spent extra time showing us around the Medinas in Fes and Marrakech. Brahim was excellent in organising the tour for us and was in contact regularly to ensure all was in order. We loved the city of Chefchaoeun and was so glad that it was included in the itinerary.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Elaine and Mark,

Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience with me and with my travelers. I am very happy you loved being in my country discovering all the highlights of your trip with my local guides. It's already obvious to me that all my providers will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages us to keep our services always on top!

Please keep always in touch!

Cheers,
Brahim

Jennifer

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 25 - Jul 6, 2019

Traveler: Jennifer H. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Thank you Brahim for planning such an amazing trip for us! We had a wonderful time from the moment Mohamed picked us up from the airport until he dropped us again 12 days later. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit with our 3 sons (16, 14, and 10) and we all agree this was one of our best vacations ever. The itinerary had the right balance of tours, driving, and downtime. And it was nice in the evenings for the kids to cool off and swim in the hotel pools. We were lucky to have Mohamed... read more

Thank you Brahim for planning such an amazing trip for us! We had a wonderful time from the moment Mohamed picked us up from the airport until he dropped us again 12 days later. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit with our 3 sons (16, 14, and 10) and we all agree this was one of our best vacations ever. The itinerary had the right balance of tours, driving, and downtime. And it was nice in the evenings for the kids to cool off and swim in the hotel pools. We were lucky to have Mohamed as our driver - he was so thoughtful making sure we always had water, connecting us with the tour guides, and navigating us safely and on time for the whole trip. The highlight was the camel ride in the desert, though we also loved exploring Chefchaouen, the stop in Volubillis, cooking class in Fes, the drive from Merzouga to Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou, and ultimately to Marrakech, and our tour of Marrakech. I’m glad we had the day excursion to Essaouira too. The riads were all very nice, with the riad in Marrakech being our favorite. Morocco is a beautiful place, with lovely people, delicious food, and so much culture to take in!

Since we’ve been back, I have already highly recommended friends and family to visit Morocco with Brahim’s help (and Mohamed as a driver if possible), and we look forward to using Kimkim again ourselves for next summer’s adventure! Thanks again Brahim and Mohamed for creating lasting memories for us.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Jennifer,

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

Salam Jennifer,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

Nora

Highlights of morocco - 10 days, Morocco - Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019

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

Great transfer service on time with very quality cars.
Our specialist Abdellah was always in communication and always checked on quality of service.

Would recommend well.

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

Hi Nora,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It was a pleasure to work with you and to arrange your transfers throughout Morocco, glad that our drivers have been punctual and helpful. Wish you all the best and welcome back any time!
Abdellah.

Morocco, Morocco - Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Lucy M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

My trip to Morocco went well and had great time. Everyone - agent, driver and tour guides are all great and nice. Kimkim is a new agent to me but I'll book with them again if I need it.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Lucy, for taking the time to share your precious feedback with me. It has been a great honor for me, my team and also my providers to welcome you to our country Morocco and ensure you have a superb trip. I'll always be here for you whenever you decide to come and visit us again!

Best regards,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 21 - Jul 3, 2019

Traveler: Susan S. - Local specialist: Ghizlane Safsaf

Thank you so very much for such a fantastic experience in this beautiful country. We were so very impressed by our guide: Youssef. He has complete command of the history, fun facts, and what it means to be a guide for two women traveling in a very different country with a completely different culture. He was extremely thoughtful and had a keen attention to detail. As well was our excellent driver, Hamada. We laughed, learned, and connected immediately with these two professionals. we... read more

Thank you so very much for such a fantastic experience in this beautiful country. We were so very impressed by our guide: Youssef. He has complete command of the history, fun facts, and what it means to be a guide for two women traveling in a very different country with a completely different culture. He was extremely thoughtful and had a keen attention to detail. As well was our excellent driver, Hamada. We laughed, learned, and connected immediately with these two professionals. we felt completely at ease and relaxed. We cannot say enough positive things about Youssef, driver Hamada, and Morocco! The people are so very warm and welcoming..........!

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Ghizlane Safsaf, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for your feedback and I'm so happy to hear that you had such a lovely time in our country :)
I always love to hear that my clients enjoyed their time and had a memorable experience here in Morocco - so thank you for making my day!
Cheers from Casablanca,
Ghizlane

Cynthia

5 days in morocco - 4 unique itineraries, Morocco - May 26 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Cynthia C. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

From our local area specialist, Abdellah, to our driver to our constant guide, Abderrahim, to our local guides in both Fez and Marrakech, our trip could not have been ANY better. A great example of this was, as soon as I notified Abdellah, of some concerns I was reading of our Sahara Desert accommodations (while ON the trip), he immediately investigated and decided to make changes, which were WONDERFUL (I had not wanted to say anything just off reviews, but glad I did, and he agreed, that... read more

From our local area specialist, Abdellah, to our driver to our constant guide, Abderrahim, to our local guides in both Fez and Marrakech, our trip could not have been ANY better. A great example of this was, as soon as I notified Abdellah, of some concerns I was reading of our Sahara Desert accommodations (while ON the trip), he immediately investigated and decided to make changes, which were WONDERFUL (I had not wanted to say anything just off reviews, but glad I did, and he agreed, that changes since we booked had been made to the accommodation, and he was unaware, until I notified him). I NEVER use full service tours such as this, as we are very seasoned travelers, but given our shorter trip (6 days), I did not feel there was any room to leave things to chance, and am SO GLAD we selected both KimKim and Abdellah! Cannot recommend enough! This "seasoned" traveler will be using KimKim for future adventures for sure!

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

Hey Cynthia,

Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. It was a great pleasure to plan the journey together with you and I'm very happy to hear that you had an amazing time in magical Morocco. Our guides enjoyed showing you around and your family was a lot of fun! We would love to welcome you and your family back again!

Kindest Regards,
Abdellah.

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2019

Traveler: Daniel P. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

We had a great experience using Kim Kim for this trip. The process was seamless and Megan was very helpful and easy to communicate with.
Overall we feel the value was good. Our driver (Ismael) was incredible throughout the trip, and really made our experience fantastic!
Our guides were solid (especially Kamal in Fes), and overall the accommodation was of a good standard.
We would certainly recommend and use KimKim again.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Daniel. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! It was a pleasure working with you and Fern, especially being able to get it all organized so quickly!

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2019

Traveler: jay H. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

I DO NOT give reviews for business or services as a general rule. I DO NOT like to use tour planners or groups for my trips all over the world. I DO, HOWEVER, HIGHLY RECOMMEND KIMKIM. They have provided a service tailored to individual interest with trip planning at an affordable price for our trip to Marrakesh. Morocco.

Sharon, my trip advisor, was very attentive and very helpful in not only dealing with my changing plans but adding to my interest in our trip to Morocco, in particular,... read more

I DO NOT give reviews for business or services as a general rule. I DO NOT like to use tour planners or groups for my trips all over the world. I DO, HOWEVER, HIGHLY RECOMMEND KIMKIM. They have provided a service tailored to individual interest with trip planning at an affordable price for our trip to Marrakesh. Morocco.

Sharon, my trip advisor, was very attentive and very helpful in not only dealing with my changing plans but adding to my interest in our trip to Morocco, in particular, Marrakesh. I originally was going for a 5 day trip. I changed it at least 3 times and ended up with a 4 day trip only to Marrakesh. Sharon helped me at every turn and even added a cooking class to our schedule at the last minute.

Richard, our personal driver and guide in Marrakesh was on time, had a smile, and had something interesting to say and add to the days tour. He above all was flexible with our schedule allowing us time to explore more interesting places or people. He is also the best driver I have ever seen. Driving in Marrakesh is beyond crazy-- he was in complete control.

Kalib and his wife conducted our cooking class. It was not at some business address, rather it was at their house in the middle of Marrakesh. They opened their house to us, took us to the local market to buy the food we were going to cook that night. We also met several of their family members as well. We were there for several hours and the food was delicious. The Moroccan spices and cooking style was easy to follow and extremely interesting. This was a truly unique experience to meet and be with a local family at their house, in a local neighborhood and see their lifestyle.

Kimkim found and provided a really unique experience for my time in Marrakech. I will never forget it. Thank You.

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Jay!

Thanks so much for the amazing review and for the great photos! We are so glad that you had a fantastic experience and we hope to help you again when you time allows for a more extensive exploration of Morocco!

Thanks again from the whole Morocco Immersion team!

Kristy

Moroccan towns & imperial cities - 5 days, Morocco - Jun 8 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Kristy T. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I am one of the kimkim staff based in Lima, Peru and just recently got back from a mother/daughter trip to Morocco organized by Brahim and his team and it was amazing! Everything was carefully coordinated by Brahim, just how we wanted. He was always tentative to our needs before, during, and even after our trip was done. He even surprised my mom with a birthday cake on her birthday. He was great! We also had a private driver that we loved, he took us from one region to the next, his name was... read more

I am one of the kimkim staff based in Lima, Peru and just recently got back from a mother/daughter trip to Morocco organized by Brahim and his team and it was amazing! Everything was carefully coordinated by Brahim, just how we wanted. He was always tentative to our needs before, during, and even after our trip was done. He even surprised my mom with a birthday cake on her birthday. He was great! We also had a private driver that we loved, he took us from one region to the next, his name was Rachid, and we could not thank him enough! He was always on time, made sure we had everything we needed along the way during the drives, and even stopped to show us around certain towns along the way. We always felt safe with him and taken care of! The highlight of our trip was definitely the night we spent in the desert, so if you have time to add it, I recommend you do! Our photos speak for themselves. Thanks again Brahim, Rachid, and the rest of the team in Morocco!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Kristy,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stays in my country and your travel experience with your mum, so, thank you very much for your feedback. It's priceless to have the chance to hear about your adventure, and my providers will also be super happy to receive this feedback (Your driver Rachid, the Riads, the Sahara camp provider ...etc) which encourages them all to keep their excellent services, the same it helps me and my future travelers as well to learn and organise more dream trips together.

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

Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Jim M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was the trip of a lifetime! It truly exceeded our expectations!
First time we worked with KimKim, and we definitely recommend them!

Yossef was fabulous to work with not only before our trip, but was in touch with us the entire trip making sure we were comfortable, cared for and enjoying our vacation.

We absolutely loved our driver, Ismail! Not only was he a very safe, cautious driver, but he was such a great companion to have with us. He pointed out various things along the way,... read more

This was the trip of a lifetime! It truly exceeded our expectations!
First time we worked with KimKim, and we definitely recommend them!

Yossef was fabulous to work with not only before our trip, but was in touch with us the entire trip making sure we were comfortable, cared for and enjoying our vacation.

We absolutely loved our driver, Ismail! Not only was he a very safe, cautious driver, but he was such a great companion to have with us. He pointed out various things along the way, made sure we were always comfortable, and on Friday afternoon, he kept his cool in all the crazy Casablanca traffic. He definitely made our driving time enjoyable. I feel like we were leaving a good friend when we said good-bye to him at the airport.

Our guide in Chefchaouen, Yosef, was equally as great. One of the high points of the entire week was sitting alongside the river at lunch with Yosef and Issmail. It was relaxing, super tasty and something we had no idea we would get to enjoy. We were able to engage, learn, and just enjoy the country, the culture and speak freely.

The Hammam! We didn't know what to expect and that made the adventure all the more fun! A definite must do!

The home visit was so much fun. Not only was it relaxing, very tasty, but it was great fun having Yousef and Issmail there with us. Super evening!

The two riads were beautiful, welcoming, relaxing and a comfortable, quiet respite after our days of touring. Hospitality at both was over the top! We felt like royalty.

The ENTIRE experience was more than we could have ever imagined.
Thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary the trip of a lifetime!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jim,

It brings me so much joy that your trip was so amazing for you both, and that the experience exceeded your expectations.

Your driver Ismail is a true treasure, and I am so glad that you connected with him in such a way. It is so good to hear that you were able to enjoy the little personal moments away from the touristy places, where you could really get a sense of the country and culture. I will share your comments with Yosef and your dinner host as I know they will appreciate... read more

Hello Jim,

It brings me so much joy that your trip was so amazing for you both, and that the experience exceeded your expectations.

Your driver Ismail is a true treasure, and I am so glad that you connected with him in such a way. It is so good to hear that you were able to enjoy the little personal moments away from the touristy places, where you could really get a sense of the country and culture. I will share your comments with Yosef and your dinner host as I know they will appreciate your kind words.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and feedback. We strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our travelers, and it looks like your trip was a success. Let me know when you want to come back to Morocco, and we will plan another great trip to different and exciting places. Take care.

Warm regards,
Yassine

Alta

A taste of morocco: fes, sahara desert & marrakech - 5 days, Morocco - Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2019

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

Abdellah arranged an amazing few days for us - from the red city to the mountains to the ocean, giving us a little taste of everything.
The service was excellent from making the booking, the pickup at the airport, and the various tours. And Abdellah constantly checked in with the driver and tour guides to make sure we were having a good experience.
Karim, the driver is a thoughtful young man, who took really good care of us and answered all our questions. He is a really good driver.
Hassan,... read more

Abdellah arranged an amazing few days for us - from the red city to the mountains to the ocean, giving us a little taste of everything.
The service was excellent from making the booking, the pickup at the airport, and the various tours. And Abdellah constantly checked in with the driver and tour guides to make sure we were having a good experience.
Karim, the driver is a thoughtful young man, who took really good care of us and answered all our questions. He is a really good driver.
Hassan, our guide in Marrakech is very knowledgeable and suggested small adjustments to the city tour based on our interests. He patiently answered all our questions.
Lahsen, our guide in Imlil deserves a medallion, as I am not sure how it got me up and down the mountain. The hike was tough for me, and he managed to make it fun and a memorable experience.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed the mountain bike trip Abdellah arranged with Hisham, who went above and beyond what was expected.
Our accommodations were very comfortable with caring hosts.
We had a great time. Thank you Abdellah and team!!!

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

Hi Alta,
Thank you for taking the time to send us this great review, much appreciated!
We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. We work hard to make sure our team operates efficiently and make our guests travel dreams come true—glad to know it’s working! Maa Salama.

Jordan

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jun 8 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: Jordan A. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This was my first time using KimKim and I will definitely use them for travel again. Every part of the experience was amazing - planning, accommodations/experiences, and our driver. The planning process was pleasant and efficient all thanks to Yassine. He was extremely responsive and patient. He worked with me to plan an amazing 5 year anniversary trip that my wife and I loved. I had a rough idea of all the things I wanted to do and he used his expertise of Morocco to help tailor a trip that... read more

This was my first time using KimKim and I will definitely use them for travel again. Every part of the experience was amazing - planning, accommodations/experiences, and our driver. The planning process was pleasant and efficient all thanks to Yassine. He was extremely responsive and patient. He worked with me to plan an amazing 5 year anniversary trip that my wife and I loved. I had a rough idea of all the things I wanted to do and he used his expertise of Morocco to help tailor a trip that would best accommodate it all. Thanks to Yassine, my wife and I traveled worry free as we went from one amazing experience to the next.
We arrived in Marrakesh and were picked up by our Riad (pre-arranged with the help of Yassine). We explored the markets in Marrakesh and the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square. We had dinner in a restaurant that overlooked the square as we watched all the commotion below us. The next morning, we were picked up by our driver, Ishmael, to start our journey to the desert. It was a very long trip to the desert. I am so happy that Yassine recommended we break it up into two days. Day 1, our drive time was about 3-4 hours. Day 2, the drive time was about 5-6. The hotel we stayed in overnight in Ouarzazate was one of the highlights of our trip. It was called Caravane and it was amazing. It was a quaint, French inspired hotel with friendly staff and amazing food. In fact, the best food we had on our trip was at Caravane (their Chef lives in a local Kasbah close by). After Ouarzazate, Ishmael drove us to Merzouga where we started our desert stay with a 1 hr camel ride into the Sahara Desert to our tent in Luxury Camp Chebbi! The whole desert experience was the highlight of our trip. It was extremely romantic and the tents offered a "glamping" appeal as they had showers, toilets, running water, etc. The sunset & sunrise over the Sahara were spectacular and so was the stargazing at night. I can't say enough about our desert experience. After the desert, we returned to Marrakesh for a hot air balloon ride on our actual anniversary day. We then took a train to Casablanca and stayed in a hotel where, shortly after check-in, we were presented with a little surprise anniversary treat - courtesy of Yassine and the rest of the staff. Speaking of staff, I have to give our driver Ishmael a special shout out. He was an amazing travel companion to my wife and I. His driving was perfect. He would stop whenever and wherever we wanted along the way. He talked and conversed with us and let us sleep or played music when we just wanted to relax. He often stopped to get us bottled water and just always knew what we needed before we asked. He was always on time to pick us up in the morning and was extremely patient whenever we ventured off to different activities while he waited on us. Ishmael truly enhanced our experience and we're so glad he was our driver.
Overall, I was very pleased with the entire travel experience and highly recommend Yassine and the team to anyone interested in visiting Morocco. We have traveled a lot in the past 5 years and this trip was right at the top with the best of them. Thanks for a wonderful experience Yassine and team!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jordan,

I am so happy that you and your wife had such a great time in Morocco for your anniversary! I’m glad that my recommendations to you on the timing and length of your days worked so well, and that your desert experience was such a highlight of the trip!

I will be sure to let the owners of Caravane know how much you enjoyed your stay there! I am sure that they will be thrilled to know that their chef is making some of the best food in the country.

Thank you for your feedback on... read more

Hello Jordan,

I am so happy that you and your wife had such a great time in Morocco for your anniversary! I’m glad that my recommendations to you on the timing and length of your days worked so well, and that your desert experience was such a highlight of the trip!

I will be sure to let the owners of Caravane know how much you enjoyed your stay there! I am sure that they will be thrilled to know that their chef is making some of the best food in the country.

Thank you for your feedback on Ismail. It is such a delight to hear how he positively impacted your trip, and I will be sure to share this feedback with him. He really is a gem and we are so happy to share him with our travelers.

I truly appreciate you taking time to provide us with your comments and review of your Moroccan experience. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us again when you decide to come back and visit the northern part of the country. Take care!

Warm regards,
Yassine

Karen

Morocco with camel in desserts, Morocco - Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Karen S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim was very helpful and patient in organizing our trip! He went above and beyond in picking the kindest and most knowledgable guides. The driving agency was top notch, as was every experience we had through Brahim planning. I would love to repeat my trip and would not hesitate to recommend Brahim and the Kimkim team to anyone!!!
Karen slonski

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Karen,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me and all your beautiful photos. I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. It's a great honor to me being here for you to secure your wonderful trip full of priceless surprises. I'll be always here for you whenever you need me.

Cheers,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - May 31 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Maureen D. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

We had a wonderful vacation in Morocco! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Mekenes, Volubilis, Fes, Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains.

Hajar (local specialist) made every effort to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing job planning out the itinerary in detail. I had a mix of phone/email interactions to finalize our plans. Oussama and their operations team made the plan a reality!

Our driver Hafid drove well; he was calm, pleasant and ensured our comfort at all times. ... read more

We had a wonderful vacation in Morocco! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Mekenes, Volubilis, Fes, Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains.

Hajar (local specialist) made every effort to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing job planning out the itinerary in detail. I had a mix of phone/email interactions to finalize our plans. Oussama and their operations team made the plan a reality!

Our driver Hafid drove well; he was calm, pleasant and ensured our comfort at all times.

I cannot say enough good things about Mustafa our guide. He was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable, patient and went out of his way to give us a meaningful experience.

The Fes medina was the most memorable. We have previously travelled a lot and have never seen something like this. We were transported to the 15th century, except that everyone had a cell phone!

Trekking in the High Atlas mountains was a nice way to end our trip. We plucked ripe cherries as we walked along!

Staying in the riads was also very memorable; it felt opulent and grand! The food, tea service, cookies and staff were terrific.

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Maureen, we're so glad to hear that you had an amazing trip across our country :)

A girls bucket list, Morocco - May 1 - May 18, 2019

Traveler: Patricia J. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Loved the desert area ouzazate and the drives from place to place - remarkable scenery and land scape. Everywhere we went was lovely, medinas, especially in Fes so interesting. Guide great, cooking class, great.. Chefchouen, fascinating. Ifrane, hotel beautiful, otherwise a bit disappointing but certainly different to the rest of what we saw. Enjoyed Tangiers and Essouria, lovely seaside places. Great guide in Essouria and Ouzazate. Loved the Yves St Laurent Gardens in Marrakech. ... read more

Loved the desert area ouzazate and the drives from place to place - remarkable scenery and land scape. Everywhere we went was lovely, medinas, especially in Fes so interesting. Guide great, cooking class, great.. Chefchouen, fascinating. Ifrane, hotel beautiful, otherwise a bit disappointing but certainly different to the rest of what we saw. Enjoyed Tangiers and Essouria, lovely seaside places. Great guide in Essouria and Ouzazate. Loved the Yves St Laurent Gardens in Marrakech. Guide here Ok, didn't really do much, showed us the souks in the medina but took us to places where we expected to buy things. There was no pressure and I know they all have to do a bit of this but not to the extent that I thought he did.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Patricia,

Thank you for your thoughtful review! I am so glad to hear about the different parts of the trip that you enjoyed. It’s good to hear that most of your guides were great, and that your cooking class was great as well! I appreciate your comments about your guide in Marrakesh and will follow up to make sure that the focus of our tours match the desires of our travelers.

Take care, and please reach out if you are ever planning on heading to Morocco again in the future!

Warm Regards,
Yassine

Imperial cities & the desert - 9 days, Morocco - May 23 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Kimi L. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We just got back from our 8-day imperial city tour from Morocco last weekend. I have to say that it was the best planned trip I've ever had, and my husband and I have traveled A LOT! We wanted to plan a special trip for our ten year anniversary but with our work schedules, three weeks before our trip the only thing we had booked were our plane tickets! So in a panic, I started researching online for hotels and sights and felt totally overwhelmed, in the past we've planned our own trips no... read more

We just got back from our 8-day imperial city tour from Morocco last weekend. I have to say that it was the best planned trip I've ever had, and my husband and I have traveled A LOT! We wanted to plan a special trip for our ten year anniversary but with our work schedules, three weeks before our trip the only thing we had booked were our plane tickets! So in a panic, I started researching online for hotels and sights and felt totally overwhelmed, in the past we've planned our own trips no problem but this time we just didn't have the time. I stumbled upon kimkim and it was like magic. Within a couple of days our Morocco travel specialist Sharon, had sent us a complete itinerary with hotels, transportation and tours, it was AMAZING! We felt such a weight off our shoulders and all we had to do was pack our bags and get on the plane. When we arrived, just like Sharon assured us, we had a driver waiting for us at the airport to begin our Moroccan adventure. Our driver Salam was with us for half of the trip and then we had another driver for the second half of the trip. We could not have asked for a better introduction to all things Morocco, we absolutely loved Salam and were very sad to part ways with him half way through our trip but we wanted to be flexible as Morocco Immersion had been very flexible with us, accommodating our last minute requests. Our second driver Abdulah was also great, so we felt very lucky to have two great guides during our time there. We would highly recommend Morocco Immersion, the local travel company we used through kimkim, and would highly recommend booking your trip through kimkim. It was so easy and secured. We were so pleasantly surprised, as this was our first time using this service and now we are spoiled, I don't think we'll ever go back to planning trips on our own. We got so much more from this vacation than any other trip before and the best part it was completely customized to meet our needs. The level of accommodations and the transportation provided by Morocco Immersion were top notch, we were very pleased. We can't say enough good things about this experience!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks, Kimi, for the great review. We are so happy that your experience great! Our goal is for all of our guests to leave Morocco with a piece of it stamped on their soul, or at the very least, with an appreciation for why we love this country so much! And although we normally do not switch drivers halfway through the tour as we know that isn't ideal, we definitely appreciated your understanding and flexibility in this situation. We hope that you'll return to Morocco one day and let us show you more of this amazing place. Thanks again!

Grand morocco tour: north to south - 10 days, Morocco - May 17 - May 26, 2019

Traveler: Carlos A. - Local specialist: Radia Tehitahe

Everything went very well with our trip. Everything was well coordinated and our driver Yassin was really good at coordinating all the guides and site visits and really helping us get the most of our trip. Thank you to Radia and her team!

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Radia Tehitahe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Carlos,
Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience. We were happy to know that you have enjoyed your adventure in our country and that your driver made your trip memorable.
On behalf of our team, I would like to thank you all again for trusting us with your trip!
Warm regards,
-Radia

Trip to morocco, Morocco - May 18 - May 27, 2019

Traveler: Laurie H. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Rachid our driver was great. His English was excellent and he helped coordinate our daily activities.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Laurie,

I am so delighted to receive your precious feedback. It really means a lot to me to hear about your travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Being at your side before and during your trip is a great honor for me the same as for your local driver Rachid. I always trust him and all my local drivers to take the best care of my trusted travelers.

Best regards,
Brahim

Unique morocco, Morocco - May 24 - May 30, 2019

Traveler: Marina P. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our driver Mohamed was great. Really enjoyed our Riad in Chefchouen and our hotel in Fez (Sahrai) as well as the cities themselves. The Dar in Ouazazarte was below expectations (people were really nice though). Our luxury tent in the desert didn't have water in the morning which wasnt so nice. Overall though a great trip with many experiences

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Marina,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and feelings with me about the services I arranged for you during your stay in my beautiful country. It has been a great pleasure designing a great trip combining all needed local experiences from your local driver Mohamed, who is like a brother to me, and the accommodations to the local guides.

Please allow me to check these points you mentioned with my local providers especially that it's the first time a traveler of mine... read more

Salam Marina,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and feelings with me about the services I arranged for you during your stay in my beautiful country. It has been a great pleasure designing a great trip combining all needed local experiences from your local driver Mohamed, who is like a brother to me, and the accommodations to the local guides.

Please allow me to check these points you mentioned with my local providers especially that it's the first time a traveler of mine mentioned them and I'll keep you posted using our conversation. It would have been very helpful if you could let me know right away while you are still in Morocco because it's easier for me to intervene and check them for you and then make sure to compensate you.

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - May 25 - May 31, 2019

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

We had a wonderful week in Morocco. Abdel helped me figure out an itinerary that touched on all we wanted to see. Said was a wonderful driver and guide. We saw many amazing sights including ancient kasbahs, . Our night in the desert was memorable and much nicer than we expected for “camping”. Our riads were centrally located so it was easy to get out and walk the old cities. Fantastic trip!

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

Thanks for the awesome review, Catherine! At original Travels, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. All the very best! Abdel

5 days in morocco - 4 unique itineraries, Morocco - May 21 - May 27, 2019

Traveler: Andrea K. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Great communication and excellent planning. Never had to worry about a transfer, guide, or accommodation- everything was amazing.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Andrea,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. I & my team will always be here for you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues whenever you need us.

All the best,
Brahim

Blue cities and desert camps, Morocco - May 13 - May 20, 2019

Traveler: Amelia R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim helped us plan the trip exactly as we wished! We went to each location that we'd wanted to visit. Our driver, Muhammad, was a great driver, very patient, and always punctual. He was knowledgeable about areas we visited and took us to additional stops as we requested.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Amelia, for taking the time to share your precious feedback with me. It has been a great honor for me, my team and also my providers to welcome you to our country Morocco and ensure you have had a superb trip. I'll always be here for you whenever you decide to come and visit us again!

All the best,
Brahim

Traditional morocco, Morocco - Apr 26 - May 8, 2019

Traveler: Jay R. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Our dream of travelling to Morocco was made possible with the expert assistance of Yassine from Morocco Off the Beaten Track. From the very first email we sent to him, we felt confident that he would put together an itinerary that was exactly what we were wanting- a trip that included culture, arts, food & music.
Our 13 day tour included, Essaouira, Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen & concluded in Tangier.
Our driver Ismail was excellent. We cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a prompt,... read more

Our dream of travelling to Morocco was made possible with the expert assistance of Yassine from Morocco Off the Beaten Track. From the very first email we sent to him, we felt confident that he would put together an itinerary that was exactly what we were wanting- a trip that included culture, arts, food & music.
Our 13 day tour included, Essaouira, Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen & concluded in Tangier.
Our driver Ismail was excellent. We cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a prompt, highly skilled & calm driver. He met us with a smile every morning & was a wonderful resource for us to learn more about Moroccan culture and music, both tradional and current. He was good company for the many hours we spent on the road. His knowledge of local traditional events, enabled us to attend events that are now fond memories of a wonderful, rich & beautiful country.
Throughout our trip we stayed in amazing Riads and had guides that were very well educated thanks to the detailed planning of Yassine & Hassan.
Throughout our trip, Yassine & Hassan were contactable if we needed. We were also given the use of a mobile phone to contact our driver at any time.
A huge thankyou to all who helped plan and make possible  our trip of a life time.
Jay & Andy

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jay,

Thank you so much for your kind words and valuable feedback. I am so pleased that your trip was exactly what you were dreaming of and proud that we were part of making it a reality.

We are very lucky to have Ismail, and I’m glad your time spent with him was so wonderful. Our guides are also so special to us, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed their deep knowledge of the country.

I appreciate all that you said about Morocco and the work that Morocco Off the Beaten Track did... read more

Hello Jay,

Thank you so much for your kind words and valuable feedback. I am so pleased that your trip was exactly what you were dreaming of and proud that we were part of making it a reality.

We are very lucky to have Ismail, and I’m glad your time spent with him was so wonderful. Our guides are also so special to us, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed their deep knowledge of the country.

I appreciate all that you said about Morocco and the work that Morocco Off the Beaten Track did to make sure your visit was an enjoyable one. If you every decide to come back, please reach out. We would love to help plan your further Moroccan adventures!

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 29 - May 13, 2019

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

Memories for a lifetime! We had a wonderful time with Hassan our Marrakech guide, Lamah, Abraham, Mohammed our Imlil hiking guides and especially our driver Hassan who spent 2 weeks with us. Hassan found answers to all our questions and provided great insight to Berber life. We spent 1 day at the beginning and end in Marrakech, 2 days hiking the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Rose and Dades Valley. We were disappointed we missed the Rose festival but the timing just didn’t work out. The... read more

Memories for a lifetime! We had a wonderful time with Hassan our Marrakech guide, Lamah, Abraham, Mohammed our Imlil hiking guides and especially our driver Hassan who spent 2 weeks with us. Hassan found answers to all our questions and provided great insight to Berber life. We spent 1 day at the beginning and end in Marrakech, 2 days hiking the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Rose and Dades Valley. We were disappointed we missed the Rose festival but the timing just didn’t work out. The Tondra Gorge, although very crowded on a Sunday, was an education. We enjoyed watching all the locals dancing, singing and having fun. The camel trecking to the tented camp in the Sahara dunes was definitely a highlight. The Berber staff took such wonderful care of us and made sure we had a smile at all times. On one of our travel days we drove through Taroudant where we stopped for a break and found the best deals on rugs @ Tapas Berbere We spent 3 days in Essaouira inside the media which was an incredible experience. Great restaurants, shopping, local activity just outside our door. We enjoyed a great cooking class @ l’Atelier which included a walk and education at a spice suk.

Having most dinners pre arranged worked well because we were tired and would not have wanted to search for restaurants. We enjoyed all the accommodations, especially the Riads. The only accommodation we would not recommend using again was Les Jardins de Ouarzazate which was not clean and loaded with flys.

A couple of recommendations for improving the experience: at the airport hold a sign with the guests name in order to find the driver. I was told to look for a sign that read OT Voyages, but actually the sign had the name of the Riad which I was not looking for, so took a while. Throughout the trip it was very difficult to change large bills from the ATM, even at hotel reception. If the driver could carry a roll of coins to offer exchange to the guests, it would be very helpful. We wanted to tip staff at hotels... for their great service but couldn’t always get change. A daily information plan would be helpful, ie what time/where a guide would meet us in Marrakech, length of the drive each day, the hiking plan in Imlil (we thought we’d drop our luggage at the hotel first then hike so we weren’t prepared when we pulled over to the trail on the way), and more detail on the desert camp (we didn’t realize we could ride the camels anytime and just needed to give them notice the evening before for sunrise).

Overall, we had a fabulous trip, loved all our guides, enjoyed good restaurants, good accommodations and the Kim Kim staff was very responsive to questions while planning the trip and while on the tour. We highly recommend Kimkim!

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

Dear Maura,

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review and for sharing these great pictures. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote.

We have noted your comments about providing more detailed information to our travellers and we will certainly make sure to do that during our future travels.

Regarding the agency sign at the airport, we have checked with the driver and there was a misunderstanding from his side, we always... read more

Dear Maura,

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review and for sharing these great pictures. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote.

We have noted your comments about providing more detailed information to our travellers and we will certainly make sure to do that during our future travels.

Regarding the agency sign at the airport, we have checked with the driver and there was a misunderstanding from his side, we always welcome our guests with the company name and this was really an exception, we are really sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused you.

We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

A girls bucket list, Morocco - May 1 - May 18, 2019

Traveler: Christine L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Morocco for me will be one of my most memorable trips. Yassine was amazing and was so efficient, professional and friendly in organising our fantastic trip.
We had a wonderful driver Nabil who was so obliging and nothing was too much trouble also not forgetting that he is an excellent driver.
Hakim our guide in Fes was exceptional as was our guide Hassam in Ouarzazate and our guide in Essaouira. They were all so interesting and we loved learning about the history of Morocco.....
Josef in... read more

Morocco for me will be one of my most memorable trips. Yassine was amazing and was so efficient, professional and friendly in organising our fantastic trip.
We had a wonderful driver Nabil who was so obliging and nothing was too much trouble also not forgetting that he is an excellent driver.
Hakim our guide in Fes was exceptional as was our guide Hassam in Ouarzazate and our guide in Essaouira. They were all so interesting and we loved learning about the history of Morocco.....
Josef in Marrakesh was a little disappointing but very nice and friendly .
I personally loved the whole trip but the drive through the Atlas Mountains was spectacular and the night in Camp Chebbi in Merzouga and riad Caravane in Ouarzazate.
Overall all accommodation was excellent and the Moroccans are such lovely, helpful and very friendly people.
Also the cooking class in Fes was fun and the chef an absolute delight.
I would highly recommend Off the beaten track as an excellent well organised company.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Christine,

I am so happy that your time in Morocco was so memorable! Thank you for your feedback about Nabil, Hassam and Josef. I will be sure to follow up with each of them to share your kind words and feedback.

It’s surprising how just a drive through the mountains can be so amazing, but not until you have experienced the beauty of the Atlas Mountains can you truly understand. I’m glad that you enjoyed it and your night in the desert so much.

I appreciate your kind words about... read more

Hello Christine,

I am so happy that your time in Morocco was so memorable! Thank you for your feedback about Nabil, Hassam and Josef. I will be sure to follow up with each of them to share your kind words and feedback.

It’s surprising how just a drive through the mountains can be so amazing, but not until you have experienced the beauty of the Atlas Mountains can you truly understand. I’m glad that you enjoyed it and your night in the desert so much.

I appreciate your kind words about myself and Morocco Off the Beaten Track. Please reach out to us again when you decide to return to Morocco! Take care.

Warmest Regards,
Yassine

Marrakech, grand desert tour & hiking in the atlas mountains - 7 days, Morocco - Apr 29 - May 6, 2019

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

This is the second trip we’ve arranged through kimkim, and it was again excellent. Abdullah was very patient with juggling 3 different groups with a variety of itineraries, interests, and length of travel times so that we could travel together when possible.
We especially enjoyed our time hiking in the Atlas Mountains and exploring the area around Aït Ben haddou. The drivers/guides got us everywhere comfortably and safely. They were available to answer questions but allowed us to absorb our... read more

This is the second trip we’ve arranged through kimkim, and it was again excellent. Abdullah was very patient with juggling 3 different groups with a variety of itineraries, interests, and length of travel times so that we could travel together when possible.
We especially enjoyed our time hiking in the Atlas Mountains and exploring the area around Aït Ben haddou. The drivers/guides got us everywhere comfortably and safely. They were available to answer questions but allowed us to absorb our surroundings quietly when we wanted to. We had a couple of donkeys with us on our Atlas hikes, led by Ibrahim and Ibrahim (I think). They - the Ibrahims - were so sweet and encouraging to one of our hikers who had a problem with her leg and had to hike more slowly. The donkeys can be ridden by tired or injured hikers, but they’re pretty small for us big Americans.
Marrakech was both invorgating and enervating, not to be missed. Riad Pasilla was a gem, quiet and beautiful, and a welcome haven from the frenzy of Marrakech. We didn’t want to leave!
Thanks to Abdullah and company for providing a wonderful experience.

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

Hi Pat,

You are so nice! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am incredibly happy that I was able to plan this trip for you and that I met all your expectations! and I am so happy to hear that you had such a good time!

Welcome back in Morocco any time!

All the best,
Abdellah

Cynthia-Val

Trip to morocco, Morocco - May 7 - May 11, 2019

Traveler: Cynthia-Val C. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

For the novice visitor to Morocco, kimkim Tours is absolutely the best choice. We lost time trying to get recommendations from friends of friends about what to do, where to stay, how to get there. So by the time I reached out to kimkim, we had a little more than a week to go before our vacation was to start.

From the moment our local specialist Brahim contacted me until we were delivered to the airport for our flight home, we had no worries. Brahim listened to what we wanted and tailored a ... read more

For the novice visitor to Morocco, kimkim Tours is absolutely the best choice. We lost time trying to get recommendations from friends of friends about what to do, where to stay, how to get there. So by the time I reached out to kimkim, we had a little more than a week to go before our vacation was to start.

From the moment our local specialist Brahim contacted me until we were delivered to the airport for our flight home, we had no worries. Brahim listened to what we wanted and tailored a package that exceeded our expectations. At the airport, our driver Yassine A. was waiting to take us to our hotel, but we didn't see him. A call to the kimkim after hours phone number got us hooked up, and convinced me that they are serious about resolving any issue, either real or perceived.

We chose the "Comfort" package. And were completely wowed by the kimkim selection for our lodging: Riad Norma. A short hike up the laneway leading to the Riad Norma was rewarded when our hostess, Monique Devaux, greeted us at the door. The Riad Norma is a stunning Moroccan mansion. Lovingly restored by Devaux over a three-year period, the riad felt more like a palace. Words fail me, so I'll let my photos speak for me.

We spent three perfect days in Morocco, one touring Medina Fez and days two and three exploring the ruins at Volubilis, meandering the famed blue laneways of Chefchaouen--aka "Blue City"--and people-watching in the square at Meknes. And at every turn, from our Fez tour guide Hafid B. -- a wedding singer -- to our private driver Yassine, to the gracious staff of Riad Norma and the hip boutique Riad The Petite Chefchaouen, kimkim had us covered. Even when my over-zealous explorer husband got lost in Chefchaouen, Brahim, my local contact, leapt into action, keeping me apprised of their progress and reassuring me that he would be found. , and he was, by our driver, Yassine.

I can't say enough for the professionalism of kimkim and their local partner, Orion Trek Voyages. The information packet was thorough and informative, even alerting us to local customs that would make our reception easier, such as guidance on dress codes. I wholeheartedly recommend their services, and will utilize them again on my next trip to Morocco.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Cynthia-Val,

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

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience... read more

Salam Cynthia-Val,

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

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience because I still have a lots of ideas for you; we just need to start planning your next trip early :)

All the best,
Brahim

Desert and mountains, Morocco - Apr 28 - May 2, 2019

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

Our Moroccan adventure began the moment we found kimkim to do our custom built tour that should have been 15 days in 8 days:))
Abdel was informative and available and able to answer all our questions queries settle our concerns.
Our guide was kareem who was able to speak and understand English and was ever willing to be at our side and fit in our eating and shopping schedules as well as the long drives and sight seeing . Kareem accompanied us from Marrakech to merzouga desert fez chefchaouen... read more

Our Moroccan adventure began the moment we found kimkim to do our custom built tour that should have been 15 days in 8 days:))
Abdel was informative and available and able to answer all our questions queries settle our concerns.
Our guide was kareem who was able to speak and understand English and was ever willing to be at our side and fit in our eating and shopping schedules as well as the long drives and sight seeing . Kareem accompanied us from Marrakech to merzouga desert fez chefchaouen and then Casablanca.. everything was timeous and with the long drives on some those scary roads we felt safe . Even when driving in the sandstorm we were safe.
Thank you Kareem and Abdel for an awesome amazing experience.

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

Hey Mayurie, Thank-you for taking the time to send us this great feedback. We really loved designing your Morocco adventure and showing you around. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country in the future.

Sincerely,
Abdellah

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2019

Traveler: Nadia G. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

My husband and I had a phenomenal trip in Morocco organised by Yassine and the Team from MOBT, and I would be delighted to recommend them to anyone looking to travel to Morocco for the first time.

Booking Experience:
One of the great benefits of working with a locally based travel specialist is that you receive reliable guidance and recommendations for a country you may not be familiar with. In planning the trip Yassine thoughtfully made me aware of several logistical considerations, for... read more

My husband and I had a phenomenal trip in Morocco organised by Yassine and the Team from MOBT, and I would be delighted to recommend them to anyone looking to travel to Morocco for the first time.

Booking Experience:
One of the great benefits of working with a locally based travel specialist is that you receive reliable guidance and recommendations for a country you may not be familiar with. In planning the trip Yassine thoughtfully made me aware of several logistical considerations, for example regarding realistic travel times, and also recommended some less well-known regions and destinations to visit. He helped us tailor an itinerary that catered for our interests and maximised our short 7 days in the country.

Yassine was highly professional, always responsive, and knowledgeable. The information provided before the trip was detailed and gave us some great preparation tips.

For anyone traveling from Australia, I can also confirm that coordinating information with Yassine was significantly easier and faster than with a local agent. In addition, he was happy provide us with all the required info for Smart Traveller.

In Country Experience:
We couldn’t be happier and more grateful for the warm welcome and support we received from the MOBT team.

The highlight of any trip is the people you meet along the way, and we truly cherished the opportunity to get to know our driver Ismail. Apart from being a very thoughtful, kind, and warm person – he’s also one heck of a competent driver. It was so sad to say goodbye and we wished we got to have more conversations with Ismail. He was so patient with our questions and taught us both a lot about Morocco.

All the guides we encountered were professional and knowledgeable. Of particular value was their savvy planning of our days in Marrakesh and Fes, since they were able to predict which places would be crowded, so we were always at the right place at the right time, avoiding all the cues.

We were also grateful that Hassan joined us on one of the days, it was a pleasure to meet him, and we really appreciated that MOBT team members checked in with us regularly during the trip.

Finally, the accommodation selected by MOBT could not have been better. Every hotel/riad was comfortable, beautiful, had incredible service, and was easy to find in the medina.

Travelling to Morocco:
If you’ve not been to Morocco before, do not hesitate to plan your visit. I would recommend researching and preparing well, understanding a little about the culture beforehand, and you will have a brilliant trip.

Whatever your interest, you will find something that you will enjoy and find beauty in. For me, as an avid reader and history buff, Morocco was a treasure trove of incredible sights and meaningful discoveries. It was really a transformative experience, and we now understand a little more about the world than we did before – something that you should take away from every new place. It’s hard to name a highlight - the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish - but I think getting up early in the morning to listen to the call to prayer and watch the sunrise for the first time in Marrakesh was one of the most moving memories I have.

Thank you to Yassine, Hassan, of course Ismail, and everyone at MOBT for helping us have an amazing adventure. We will be returning to Morocco, there is so much more to explore!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Nadia,

Thank you for your detailed review. I am so happy to hear that your time in Morocco was so special to you and that you found the history, culture and travel experience so meaningful. I appreciate your insight about booking with us versus some other agents in Australia. I try my best to be responsive and honest, and I am glad that it worked so well for you.

We are so thankful to have such great staff and drivers, and Ismail is one of our best! He truly enjoys meeting people from... read more

Hello Nadia,

Thank you for your detailed review. I am so happy to hear that your time in Morocco was so special to you and that you found the history, culture and travel experience so meaningful. I appreciate your insight about booking with us versus some other agents in Australia. I try my best to be responsive and honest, and I am glad that it worked so well for you.

We are so thankful to have such great staff and drivers, and Ismail is one of our best! He truly enjoys meeting people from around the world, and it shows in his hospitality. Also, it is good to know that your guides were able to navigate you so well through the cities to make your visit more enjoyable. Hassan was also very glad to have met you both.

Again, I am so thankful for your thoughtful review and feedback about your trip. I’m glad to hear that you will be coming back to Morocco again, and hope that we can plan your second visit! Take care.

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Patricia

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 22 - Apr 30, 2019

Traveler: Patricia S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Overall our trip to Morocco was an exciting trip. I believe that the one area that needs to be improved is the following. 1) agency staff should have one staff member who has visited the primary cities and understands how the city functions - e.g. the square in Marrakech does not have any food stall experience before night fall ... when i would speak to Brahim about places - the response ‘i’ve never been there” required me to research even more... 2) guides should have both prior... read more

Overall our trip to Morocco was an exciting trip. I believe that the one area that needs to be improved is the following. 1) agency staff should have one staff member who has visited the primary cities and understands how the city functions - e.g. the square in Marrakech does not have any food stall experience before night fall ... when i would speak to Brahim about places - the response ‘i’ve never been there” required me to research even more... 2) guides should have both prior knowledge of proposed guiding highlights and agency reliance on guides needs to be more than booking a registered guide - there should be some knowledge of the guide skill sets , If the agency cannot provide that service the client should be advised.. I have booked private guide services in many cities and countries and the main guides provided by the agency were not professional.. they were not interested in their work or interested in showing us their city/country, this was not the case with the guides that i booked .... interesting to note that guide services that i booked directly for myself in Casablanca, Essaouria and Marrakech and the one i picked up last minute in Ait Ben Haddou and the one provided by our driver in Meknes were exceptional - the only guide service provided through the agency that provided exceptional guiding were Hafid in Fes and the camel guide and the sunset guide provided by Yasmina Palace in Merzouga
provided good guiding services. all things being relevant
a trip is made exceptional by two components - the driver and the guide services and both were lacking.
better accommodation for the same fee is available in Marakkech,
the Marakkech guide was the worst. he had knowledge but was neither interested in his city or in providing the guide services

most memorable place was FES and the desert experience and Chefchaouen - driver for Chefchaoun was very good

Patricia Stalteri

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Patricia,

Firstly, please allow me to thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your feedback and experience with me and my travelers. I have read it carefully and would like to share my comments with you and clarify some of the points you mentioned above:

1. Should I have deeper knowledge about each city and town of my country: YES, no one would deny that I should and that is my dream to achieve. But, as I have mentioned during our phone calls, I could not yet make... read more

Hello Patricia,

Firstly, please allow me to thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your feedback and experience with me and my travelers. I have read it carefully and would like to share my comments with you and clarify some of the points you mentioned above:

1. Should I have deeper knowledge about each city and town of my country: YES, no one would deny that I should and that is my dream to achieve. But, as I have mentioned during our phone calls, I could not yet make it work and travel to every city because I have other obligations such as studies and family which prevent me from traveling all over Morocco yet. I am always honest with my travelers when they ask me about something I do not know, and I promise them to go and check it for them. The same I did for you. I know you did not like the location of the accommodation in Skoura, but, as you may recall, I never worked with this hotel you selected on your own via Booking.com and I did notify you of it clearly and you asked me to book it for you which left us with checking online feedbacks only and they were all good as you also read.

2. The Square in Marrakech: if you allow me to invite you to get back to the program and check the description; I have mentioned the following "In the evening the square transforms into a huge open-air restaurant with smoke rising from the many food stalls". This means that we only expect the square to have the stalls by the late evening. I never had any complaint from any of my travelers because it's an open space where people may decide to put their stalls starting from the evening time.

3. The local guide being registered: please allow me to confirm that all guides we work and supply to our travelers are registered and have been qualified by the local tourism office. Not sure on which basis you say that they are not registered? Of course, if any guide is not at his expected level of knowledge and professionalism, I would love to be informed because only through your feedbacks and my travelers' I am sure they are on top of their job. Also, I always recommend my travelers inform us through our 24h/7 emergency phone of an unpleasant experience they have during their travel the same as you also did regarding the guide services in Skoura which I immediately approved and refunded to your credit card because after checking and investigating I figured out that indeed the services of your guide were not as expected.

Last but not least, please allow me to say that I am surprised to hear from you that also your driver and all the guide services were not good. The only complained you sent me during your travel was about the guide in Skoura and only for 1 day which you asked me to refund. On my side with my local provider, we decided to refund you 3 days of the guide services as a gesture of good well and because we care about your trip services. Of course, I respect your feedback, but, I personally deserve to be informed while you are in the destination to have the right to intervene and check what's wrong. If I am not informed, I always assume everything is good order, especially that we were in contact via phone and WhatsApp the entire trip which is weird that you did not let me know.

I hope I have clarified some of the points above for you and also for my trusted travelers.

All the best,
Brahim

Morocco in april, Morocco - Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Biren S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim did an excellent job in guiding us while we planned the trip. He coordinated well that we did not need to connect with him during the trip. We had Rachid as our driver and he was excellent.

Our daughter has food alllergjes and the entire trip was arranged so she was safe

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Biren,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your precious feedback with me and my trusted travelers. I am very happy to hear you had an amazing travel experience with your family and to know your daughter had safe travel because it really means a lot to me personally to ensure every participant is enjoying the best of Morocco. I have no doubts your driver Rachid will be super happy as well :)

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2019

Traveler: Muneeb S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco thanks to Brahim, our local specialist. This was our first time using KimKim. He was very responsive to questions and tailored a trip that focused on our interests. The trip was extremely well-organized from start to finish. We landed in Casablanca, spent the first night in Rabat, then traveled to Fes, and finally Marrakesh. Our driver, tour guides, and accommodations in the Riads were all organized by Brahim. All we needed to book on our own was our... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco thanks to Brahim, our local specialist. This was our first time using KimKim. He was very responsive to questions and tailored a trip that focused on our interests. The trip was extremely well-organized from start to finish. We landed in Casablanca, spent the first night in Rabat, then traveled to Fes, and finally Marrakesh. Our driver, tour guides, and accommodations in the Riads were all organized by Brahim. All we needed to book on our own was our flights.

Everyone involved, from our driver to the local tour guides knew exactly where to be and when to be there. Our driver, Yahya, was the most important part of our trip. He was available 24/7 and attentive to our needs. He was friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, and always made sure that we were safe. He also served as a translator from Arabic-to-English and French-to-English. Having a good driver in Morocco is invaluable!

Thanks again to Brahim, Yahya, and the KimKim team for making this the best vacation we've had so far!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Muneeb,

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

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

A taste of morocco: fes, sahara desert & marrakech - 5 days, Morocco - Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2019

Traveler: Bob T. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

First time we used KimKim. Brahim was great and very responsive. All of our accommodations were excellent. Our driver Mohammad was great and made the time go by quickly.

A few things though for travellers to Marrakech. Be prepared people there are looking to take money from you. For us it started with the Global Currency Exchange in the airport. They insisted we need a prepaid credit card despite my many protests they would not relent as they said they had already done the transaction. The... read more

First time we used KimKim. Brahim was great and very responsive. All of our accommodations were excellent. Our driver Mohammad was great and made the time go by quickly.

A few things though for travellers to Marrakech. Be prepared people there are looking to take money from you. For us it started with the Global Currency Exchange in the airport. They insisted we need a prepaid credit card despite my many protests they would not relent as they said they had already done the transaction. The woman kept telling me over and over that I needed one and it was better than cash. Rip off. They charged me $30 Us to issue a $100 Us equivalent card and then most vendors there refused to accept it. Do not go to that currency exchange. It is the second one you see coming out of arrivals. In the Riad a random person showed up as we were off loading our bags from the baggage cart guy. He lifted two bags out of the cart. He then insisted I had to pay him $10 US for his services. In Tangier it was even worse as people followed you everywhere and were very aggressive.

Last thing do not go into a @Berner Home” for a visit unless you are planning to buy a carpet. This was one part of our trip I found very annoying. We were told we were going to see how the Barbers live. Instead it was a carpet warehouse and they pressure you like crazy to buy. And they are relentless and then get mad at you if you do not buy. I auggest in any excursions know exactly what you are getting into. Again we had the same experience in the so called “Spice Market” and Rose Water stop which which are both just high pressured tourist traps. Same thing again in Tangier’s.

All in all the country is beautiful and the people friendly and I get it that people are trying to live by selling but your operators need to be more honest. They get kick backs on all of this stuff and I feel I wasted a lot of my vacation time being pressured to buy stuff I had not interest in.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Bob,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and that you loved the services I arranged for you. Your driver Mohamed will be very happy as well to read your feedback.

Please accept my apology that you had to experience such treatment from some of the local people in Marrakech and during your trip. I wish I have the chance to turn the time back and... read more

Salam Bob,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and that you loved the services I arranged for you. Your driver Mohamed will be very happy as well to read your feedback.

Please accept my apology that you had to experience such treatment from some of the local people in Marrakech and during your trip. I wish I have the chance to turn the time back and assist you in any way with each of these unpleasant situations.

Please never hesitate to reach to me for any future plans.

All the best,
Brahim

Moroccan highlights: fes, the sahara desert, & marrakech - 6 days, Morocco - Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I had a great time on my trip, and have already recommended several people to KimKim to plan their own vacations to Morocco. Everything was well planned, making it easy to move around. If I was on my own I would for sure feel overwhelmed by all of the sights and activity options. Using KimKim made it accessible and fun. What a fabulous time!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Liz,

Thank you very much for your warm feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honor I had by being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. I'll always be here for you again and for all your family and friends/colleagues. Together we are going to design another lovely dream for you next time you come to visit my country.

Shukran Bzaaf!

All the best,
Brahim

Wayne

Morocco, Morocco - Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2019

Traveler: Wayne P. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

I must say we had a wonderful trip. Yassine made sure that we were scheduled to do and see everything that we wanted to. All our guides were great. Well-informed with good English. Particularly good was Hakim, our guide in Fez. Knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. He was helpful in finding quality places to shop, but allowed us to be in charge of what we were interested in looking for. Our driver, Nabil, was always cheerful and helpful. Having a driver really helped us to visit the... read more

I must say we had a wonderful trip. Yassine made sure that we were scheduled to do and see everything that we wanted to. All our guides were great. Well-informed with good English. Particularly good was Hakim, our guide in Fez. Knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. He was helpful in finding quality places to shop, but allowed us to be in charge of what we were interested in looking for. Our driver, Nabil, was always cheerful and helpful. Having a driver really helped us to visit the maximum number of places, with the minimum amount of stress. We also had a good balance of leisure time to educational time. If you are considering a trip to Morocco, don't miss out on camping with the Bedouins, and the camel ride into camp. The scenery is amazing. Your friends will all be jealous. I have only 1 suggestion: it seems that all of the riads that we stayed in put us on the 3rd floor. I'm not sure why. The problem is that I have knee issues. They are not TOO bad, but the steps in Morocco seem to be higher than the steps elsewhere. The first riad in Fez, I had to climb the steps on my hands and knees. (not too dignified) Luckily, they moved us for the second night. So I suggest asking your clients about knee issues, and booking rooms accordingly. BTW, every riad we stayed at was photograph worthy. Good job!!!! Eileen & Wayne & Eileen


Wayne

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Wayne & Eileen

Thank you for your review! It’s detailed reviews like yours that help us celebrate our wins and continue to improve where needed. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip, and that having a driver made you’re your time in Morocco relaxing. That is one of the biggest advantages of having a private driver, and we are very lucky to have such a great driver as Nabil. That is so good to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Sahara Desert! Also, thank you for your... read more

Hello Wayne & Eileen

Thank you for your review! It’s detailed reviews like yours that help us celebrate our wins and continue to improve where needed. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip, and that having a driver made you’re your time in Morocco relaxing. That is one of the biggest advantages of having a private driver, and we are very lucky to have such a great driver as Nabil. That is so good to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Sahara Desert! Also, thank you for your feedback on Hakim. I am happy to hear that he guided you in the medina but did not take control of your shopping experience.

I must apologize about the riads. I am curious as to why you were scheduled on the top floor of every one of them. I will follow up to see how this happened. I am however happy that Dar Roumana was able to accommodate.

Again, I appreciate your thoughtful words and feedback. If you are ever in the market to travel to Morocco again, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would be more than thrilled to plan your next trip with you again. Take care.

Warm Regards,
Yassine

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2019

Traveler: Karyn J. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

My husband, son (16 yrs) and I had a great time in Morocco. The boys had a wonderful surf experience on the coast before we started our kimkim 8 day tour in Marrakech. Brahim from kimkim was fantastic in organising a personalized itinerary for our family with a private driver. He incorporated my wish list of destinations with our departure date in Casablanca and our accommodation was a good mix of traditional Riad experiences and hotels. Our highlight was definitely the sunset camel ride... read more

My husband, son (16 yrs) and I had a great time in Morocco. The boys had a wonderful surf experience on the coast before we started our kimkim 8 day tour in Marrakech. Brahim from kimkim was fantastic in organising a personalized itinerary for our family with a private driver. He incorporated my wish list of destinations with our departure date in Casablanca and our accommodation was a good mix of traditional Riad experiences and hotels. Our highlight was definitely the sunset camel ride and overnight stay in the Sahara. The Dades Valley And Todra Gorge is stunning landscape. The Roman ruins in Volubilis were a must see for me, the mosaics and setting are amazing. Ait Benhaddou and Fez were culturally a must do and I loved having an organised guide in Fez with a personality. The changing landscape in Morocco is amazing and made the car travel not an issue. Our family has done extensive traveling and we always felt safe in Morocco while excercising a normal level of caution that you do anywhere in the world. Our driver Mohammed was always prompt and protective of our security. 🇲🇦🌍🐪

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Karyn,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very impressed by all these wonderful pictures you took! What a fabulous time! Please note that I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. It's a great honor to me being here for you and your family and to secure this beautiful trip for you full of priceless surprises and travel experiences. Therefore, I'll be always here for you whenever you need me, and I will... read more

Salam Karyn,

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback with me. I am very impressed by all these wonderful pictures you took! What a fabulous time! Please note that I am very happy to read how deeply you loved your trip and all the services I arranged for you. It's a great honor to me being here for you and your family and to secure this beautiful trip for you full of priceless surprises and travel experiences. Therefore, I'll be always here for you whenever you need me, and I will make sure my local providers are informed and for sure they will be very happy to receive this feedback as well.

All the best,
Brahim

Mel

Moroccan highlights: fes, the sahara desert, & marrakech - 6 days, Morocco - Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2019

Traveler: Mel E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

This was my first time booking a trip through Kimkim and I am extremely happy with the process and my trip to Morocco. I was first connected to João who took my details and rang me. Once he had an idea of what i wanted and the cost, he but me in touch with Brahim who was the local. Brahim did a fantastic job personalizing this trip to the needs of me and my 3 friends. We all travel a lot and had high expectations for this experience and they were fulfilled. We travelled for 7 days from... read more

This was my first time booking a trip through Kimkim and I am extremely happy with the process and my trip to Morocco. I was first connected to João who took my details and rang me. Once he had an idea of what i wanted and the cost, he but me in touch with Brahim who was the local. Brahim did a fantastic job personalizing this trip to the needs of me and my 3 friends. We all travel a lot and had high expectations for this experience and they were fulfilled. We travelled for 7 days from Casablanca, to Chefchaouen, to Fes and ended in Marrakesh. Our driver was with us the entire time. Tarik was an excellent driver and made fantastic suggestions for local meals and sites to see. He was available 24/7 and helped us with every question. The accommodation Brahim booked was fantastic, and just what we wanted. We had two tours, one in Chefchaouen and the other in Fes; both our guides where friendly, knowledgable and gave us an appropriate amount of information. The car Tarik drove was comfortable, spacious and great for 4 people with luggage.
Overall I am very impressed with Kimkim and the service they provided. I recommend them highly.
Thanks for making my trip to Morocco a fabulous, stress-free, easy and memorable time.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Mel,

Thank you very much for sharing your story with me and with my dear travelers. I would like to take this opportunity to admit that having the chance to be your local agent in Morocco has been a great honor to me because you were always here at my side for any information I asked for, the same as Liz, Nicole, and Kate. Also, with your excitement to come and visit my beautiful country, I had all I need to design a superb dream for you to combine all you have in mind and my local... read more

Salam Mel,

Thank you very much for sharing your story with me and with my dear travelers. I would like to take this opportunity to admit that having the chance to be your local agent in Morocco has been a great honor to me because you were always here at my side for any information I asked for, the same as Liz, Nicole, and Kate. Also, with your excitement to come and visit my beautiful country, I had all I need to design a superb dream for you to combine all you have in mind and my local driver as well was very happy to join our team in making this trip a memory for you all. I am sure, he will be very happy to hear and read your feedback here, the same for his boss as well. I am sharing all the information with my local providers which they also appreciate because, through your feedback, we all learn and improve our services to be always on top!

Please note that I'll always be here for you, your family, your friends and your colleagues as well. Never hesitate to contact me.

Shukran Bzaaf,
Brahim

Sara

Everything :), Morocco - Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2019

Traveler: Sara J. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We had a wonderful time traveling all over Morocco! The entire process from beginning to end was five star. Brahim was so efficient and friendly and helped book us an incredible trip. All of our guides and especially our driver, Hya Hya, were excellent. The only negative on this trip was Riad Andalucia in Fez. The people that run it are very friendly; however it was just way too noisy, the room had a very strange odor to it and the bathroom could use some work. It felt more like a... read more

We had a wonderful time traveling all over Morocco! The entire process from beginning to end was five star. Brahim was so efficient and friendly and helped book us an incredible trip. All of our guides and especially our driver, Hya Hya, were excellent. The only negative on this trip was Riad Andalucia in Fez. The people that run it are very friendly; however it was just way too noisy, the room had a very strange odor to it and the bathroom could use some work. It felt more like a Hostel than it did a Hotel. They never even came to clean our room. We also had a misunderstanding with a tour guide at that hotel which caused a bit of chaos on our first morning which wasn't pleasant. But other than that everything was excellent. The most memorable part of the trip was the camel ride out to the Sahara! What an extraordinary experience. I also loved Rabat - very nice city. Marrakesh is a bit crazy but fun. There is a lot of driving involved but it flew by because the countryside is just beautiful. I would recommend Brahim, Hya Hya and KimKim in a heartbeat. Thank you for everything.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Sara & Mark,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my travelers. Personally, it had been a great honor to have the chance to be your local travel agent and to organize this wonderful trip for you. I totally appreciate your quick responses to all my questions during the preparation process which helped me a lot to come up with a unique trip for you.

Please note that I'll have all my local providers informed about your... read more

Salam Sara & Mark,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my travelers. Personally, it had been a great honor to have the chance to be your local travel agent and to organize this wonderful trip for you. I totally appreciate your quick responses to all my questions during the preparation process which helped me a lot to come up with a unique trip for you.

Please note that I'll have all my local providers informed about your feedback, and I'll make sure any necessary improvements are applied. Your driver"Yahya" will be super happy to read your feedback because we all work from our hearts and want every service of your trip to be excellent. Therefore, please accept my apology that the stay in Fes did not work out as expected. I am not sure if had tried to reach me or my team through our 24h/7days emergency phone about your experience in this Riad which is why we could not help or be aware of it. I will make sure I never book this Riad again. I am always open to learning from you and my trustworthy travelers.

All the best and looking forward to welcoming you again soon,
Brahim

Morocco, Morocco - Apr 7 - Apr 16, 2019

Traveler: Carly S. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

Our honeymoon in Morocco was unreal thanks to kimkim. The planning was seamless and stress free. We simply highlighted the destinations we wanted to visit and the rest was magic. From the hotels, food and guides there was not one complaint. The culture, people and architecture is outstanding.

One highlight of our trip was the outstanding customer service. We received treatment as if we were staying at the Ritz everywhere. Moroccan's are deeply invested in tourism. Our driver,... read more

Our honeymoon in Morocco was unreal thanks to kimkim. The planning was seamless and stress free. We simply highlighted the destinations we wanted to visit and the rest was magic. From the hotels, food and guides there was not one complaint. The culture, people and architecture is outstanding.

One highlight of our trip was the outstanding customer service. We received treatment as if we were staying at the Ritz everywhere. Moroccan's are deeply invested in tourism. Our driver, Hicham was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He kept us safe and on schedule as well as provided great company. He tied the whole trip together and we could not have imagined a better trip leader.

I am recommending kimkim to all of my friends and family. We plan to use their service again in the near future.

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Carly, we're very glad that you had a great honeymoon in our country :)

Cheers,
Hajar

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 3 - Apr 10, 2019

Traveler: Eileen S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Thanks to kimkim and Yassine, who organized a wonderful trip for us to Morocco's imperial cities of Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes, and Fez, along with visits to the coastal city of Essaouira and the commercial hub of Casablanca. Planning our trip was a breeze. Once I told Yassine we were particularly interested in food, history and culture, he recommended places to visit. I did some research and we settled on an itinerary. Although we spent a bit of time driving between destinations, that was an... read more

Thanks to kimkim and Yassine, who organized a wonderful trip for us to Morocco's imperial cities of Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes, and Fez, along with visits to the coastal city of Essaouira and the commercial hub of Casablanca. Planning our trip was a breeze. Once I told Yassine we were particularly interested in food, history and culture, he recommended places to visit. I did some research and we settled on an itinerary. Although we spent a bit of time driving between destinations, that was an interesting experience in itself, seeing the rich farmlands and remote villages. Yassine selected several beautiful riads, bed & breakfasts which are elegantly refurbished homes located in the middle of the old city Medinas. The riads, with their central courtyards and lovely detailed tile work and wood carvings, were a quiet oasis and gave us a genuine feeling for Moroccan history and culture.

We began our journey with a few hiccups, arriving late to our connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakesh. Our driver, Muhammed, coordinated to have us driven instead of waiting 4 and 1/2 hours for the next flight. When we weren't able to retrieve our luggage, we waited two days before it caught up to us. In the meantime, Muhammed was terrific. He was warm, friendly, flexible, and completely reliable. He patiently took us back to the Marrakesh Airport several times until the luggage finally arrived.

Although we enjoyed our entire trip, we particularly loved walking through the Kasbah of Rabat, the bustling Medina of Fez, and visiting the beautiful beaches of Essaouira. Our guides in Marrakesh, Rabat and Fez all gave us wonderful historical background on each of the cities and a sense of present day Morocco.

Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore this beautiful country. We will definitely use kimkim and Yassine to plan our next visit!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Eileen,

I am so happy to hear about your wonderful time in Morocco. Your feedback about your trip is so important to us, and I thank you for being so detailed in your comments. I am glad to hear that Mohammed did such a good job for you and that your unfortunate airline delay ended up working out in the end. I will surely give him your feedback.

I am also glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and their locations in the medinas. This is the best way to experience Morocco and with... read more

Hello Eileen,

I am so happy to hear about your wonderful time in Morocco. Your feedback about your trip is so important to us, and I thank you for being so detailed in your comments. I am glad to hear that Mohammed did such a good job for you and that your unfortunate airline delay ended up working out in the end. I will surely give him your feedback.

I am also glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and their locations in the medinas. This is the best way to experience Morocco and with your comments on how much you enjoyed walking through the cities, I can see that you experienced this.

I am thankfully that you decided to travel with us, and so happy that you enjoyed your trip. When you can come back in the future, please reach out. I would greatly enjoy planning your trip with you again.

Warm regards,
Yassine

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 6 - Apr 13, 2019

Traveler: Danielle S. - Local specialist: Radia Tehitahe

My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Morocco. Radia and team could not be more accommodating. We had just come off of 10 days of hiking the Amalfi Coast. I way over-booked myself for Morocco. But everything was perfect till our last Riad. There was a miscommunication between KimKim and luxury request and what Radia picked. This is mostly my fault for not doing more research. Everything else was perfect. Our driver, Mohammad stayed with us the whole trip was phenomenal. Great car with... read more

My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Morocco. Radia and team could not be more accommodating. We had just come off of 10 days of hiking the Amalfi Coast. I way over-booked myself for Morocco. But everything was perfect till our last Riad. There was a miscommunication between KimKim and luxury request and what Radia picked. This is mostly my fault for not doing more research. Everything else was perfect. Our driver, Mohammad stayed with us the whole trip was phenomenal. Great car with wifi. I highly recommend getting a driver for the week. We had an excellent guide in Fes. Our guide in Marrakech was fine but seemed obliged to tell us things and lacked passion about the city. Radia paid for a final dinner at one of the finest restaurants, The Maison Arabe, in Marrakech based on some disappointment in our final accommodation. The accommodation was actually fine but not what we were expecting. Radia checked in on us through our whole trip. The company, Morocco Experience was excellent. I would highly recommend using them.

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Radia Tehitahe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Danielle,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip as well as the company of your driver.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed your last dinner at La Maison Arabe and we were very that you ended your trip on a high note.
On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you again for sharing your honest feedback and also for trusting us with your trip, it was our pleasure to show you a memorable time across our country.
Warm regards,
-Radia

Imperial cities of morocco - 7 days , Morocco - Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2019

Traveler: Bronwen G. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

The kimkim team handled a rather last minute booking for a private tour efficiently, and met my requests effectively.
The tour was splendid! Accompanied throughout by excellent driver Karim, I visited the four Imperial cities, plus Essaouira, Volubilis, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Amizmiz. Each place offered a new delight, and experience, and, for me, that made them all memorable. The mixture of history, different cultures, arts, and crafts, and scenery, made a kaleidoscopic impression, as... read more

The kimkim team handled a rather last minute booking for a private tour efficiently, and met my requests effectively.
The tour was splendid! Accompanied throughout by excellent driver Karim, I visited the four Imperial cities, plus Essaouira, Volubilis, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Amizmiz. Each place offered a new delight, and experience, and, for me, that made them all memorable. The mixture of history, different cultures, arts, and crafts, and scenery, made a kaleidoscopic impression, as I enjoyed and appreciated man-made, and natural surroundings.
The three guides with whom I had brief contact in different cities, were knowledgeable, and helpful.
It was very good to meet Abdellah in person. He kept in touch during the tour which is reassuring when one is traveling alone.
I am happy to recommend kimkim to others.

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

Hi Bronwen.
Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us, much appreciated! I am very pleased to hear that our guides and driver made your Morocco journey pleasant. It was really nice meeting you and having a coffee together, Karim did a great job and we are really lucky to have him in our drivers team. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit into our beautiful country.

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2019

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

Great experience....a trip of a lifetime...Mohamed was our guide, did an outstanding job, made sure we are always satisfied... he went above and beyond.

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

Thank you for the kind words, Hicham! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note! We’re so happy your Morocco trip went so smoothly and we’d love to continue providing great service to awesome customers like you, Everyone at OTVoyages is happy to hear that this was a lifetime experience, that's really nice to hear. Thanks again!

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2019

Traveler: Aandra C. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

The booking process was smooth and Brahim was very prompt in answering our messages given that we only started planning a month in advance. We spent seven days in Morocco, starting and ending in Marrakech, with a four day trip out to the dessert and back in the middle. He selected excellent accommodations for our family of four, and suggested two activities in Marrakech that we would recommend - a walking tour in the Medina (our guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable although soft spoken and... read more

The booking process was smooth and Brahim was very prompt in answering our messages given that we only started planning a month in advance. We spent seven days in Morocco, starting and ending in Marrakech, with a four day trip out to the dessert and back in the middle. He selected excellent accommodations for our family of four, and suggested two activities in Marrakech that we would recommend - a walking tour in the Medina (our guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable although soft spoken and sometimes hard to understand) and an excellent Moroccan cooking class through the Riad dar Attamjil. Yassim and Zachariah at Dar El Masa in Marrakech were very helpful and welcoming. They kept us on schedule by communicating with our tour providers and giving us advice and directions on how to experience the medina, souks, and parts beyond. Breakfasts were lovely, rooms were comfortable and quiet. Our guide/driver Mohammed was exceptional. His English was very good and he struck a great balance between educating us about Morocco and allowing for downtime. He really made this part of our trip the best it could be. Comfortable, clean van with wifi and plenty of water. Our teenaged children loved the camel rides to/from the desert, it was a highlight for them. La Perle du Dades was a beautiful kasbah near Boumalne Dades, very family friendly with games, a lovely pool and courtyard and fantastic dining. Kasbah Titrit near Ait Benhaddou was also top notch with spectacular rooms, excellent food and service. In every place we met with friendly people, full of pride in their country and incredibly warm and welcoming.
We would recommend KimKim's services to anyone traveling to Morocco - we would never have been able to relax and enjoy our trip this much had we tried to plan it on our own.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Aandra,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am extremely happy to read about your travel experience and to feel your love to each day, service, and also the warm feelings you get back home with from the local people. Each one of my local providers has been informed right away which is a great step in building a superb relationship together especially that they have a critical role in achieving the best... read more

Salam Aandra,

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am extremely happy to read about your travel experience and to feel your love to each day, service, and also the warm feelings you get back home with from the local people. Each one of my local providers has been informed right away which is a great step in building a superb relationship together especially that they have a critical role in achieving the best lifetime experience for my travelers. The employees and their bosses are always super happy to receive feedbacks :)

Last but not least, please allow me to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining our trusted community and for your priceless recommendations. I am inviting you to think about your next trip to Morocco soon! Together we can plan another unique dream :)

I am always at your disposal,
Brahim

Morocco highlights , Morocco - Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2019

Traveler: Zareen A. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our overall experience planning and booking our Moroccan tour with kimkim was very positive, especially because of the efficiency, professionalism and very timely responses from our local specialist, Brahim. While planning the trip, Brahim was very attentive to my special requests and responded to my questions often within minutes. While on the trip, I emailed him twice and on both occasions he responded back promptly with the information I had requested. On our last night, he even called the... read more

Our overall experience planning and booking our Moroccan tour with kimkim was very positive, especially because of the efficiency, professionalism and very timely responses from our local specialist, Brahim. While planning the trip, Brahim was very attentive to my special requests and responded to my questions often within minutes. While on the trip, I emailed him twice and on both occasions he responded back promptly with the information I had requested. On our last night, he even called the Dar where we were staying and spoke to me to check if everything was OK.
Regarding our experiences during the tour, our English-speaking driver Mohammed was very professional and friendly. The car was clean and comfortable and he provided fresh bottled water. He pointed out interesting landmarks on the way and shared historical information. Our assigned guide in Fes was substituted by Said, who was very knowledgeable and informative.
A couple of tips/suggestions for improvement:
1. The rest rooms in the rest areas where we stopped were not equipped with adequate facilities and the only time I had no option but to use one, it was “horrific”. I suggest the driver chooses only those test stops that have proper facilities or that people are warned in advance so they know what to expect.
2. As a Muslim, I was really hoping to pray in some of the famous mosques but unfortunately the mosques are open only during the short time of the congregational prayers and shut at other times. This was personally disappointing and I would not have had raised expectations if I knew this in advance. Similarly, one of my priorities was to visit the library in Fes university, the oldest university in the world, and look at ancient manuscripts of the Holy Koran. Sadly, we were informed that visitors are not allowed inside and could only stand by the closed gates. I know this is outside the scope of tour organizers but prior information would be helpful in managing one’s expectations.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Alaykum Zareen,

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for sharing your trip's feedback with me including the points that we need to look at for improvements. Second, please note that it had been a great honor to welcome you to our trusted community and to have the chance to be in charge of your trip's services. I am extremely happy to know you loved the trip in general and you enjoyed each day of your trip.
Please note also that the precious points you... read more

Salam Alaykum Zareen,

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for sharing your trip's feedback with me including the points that we need to look at for improvements. Second, please note that it had been a great honor to welcome you to our trusted community and to have the chance to be in charge of your trip's services. I am extremely happy to know you loved the trip in general and you enjoyed each day of your trip.
Please note also that the precious points you mentioned are already taking in considerations from me and my team to ensure the right expectations are meet and explained to each traveler.

Please never hesitate to reach out to me again whether you have any needs. I am always at your disposal.

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 30 - Apr 3, 2019

Traveler: Katie C. - Local specialist: Evan Pugh

Overall, the experience was amazing thanks to KimKim. We felt safe in a country We were unfamiliar with, thanks to our awesome driver, tour guide, and riad staff. My only complaint would be, that the camp in the Afagay desert was empty. My friend and I were the only guests that night, so it was a little boring & creepy. However, the staff treated us like queens. We had an amazing dinner overlooking the desert and mountains, but it was very quiet. The tent we ate dinner in was huge with a... read more

Overall, the experience was amazing thanks to KimKim. We felt safe in a country We were unfamiliar with, thanks to our awesome driver, tour guide, and riad staff. My only complaint would be, that the camp in the Afagay desert was empty. My friend and I were the only guests that night, so it was a little boring & creepy. However, the staff treated us like queens. We had an amazing dinner overlooking the desert and mountains, but it was very quiet. The tent we ate dinner in was huge with a gorgeously decorated interior set up for a DJ, bartender, and more guests, in which there were none. Aside from that our experience in Morocco was unforgettable and totally worth the money!

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Evan Pugh, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the kind review, Katie and Erin. I am glad you had a great trip, despite the camp in the Agafay desert being empty. There is plenty more to see in Morocco if you ever want to return!

Best wishes,
Evan

Andy

How to spend 7 days in morocco, Morocco - Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2019

Traveler: Andy L. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Working with Brahim was very easy. It was clear from the start that he was very knowledgeable and motivated to ensure the trip was just as I wanted, but yet steering me in a direction that in his opinion would make a better trip.
We had a fantastic time in Morocco and were so happy we chose Kim Kim to help plan the trip. The driver provided, Racheed was extremely attentive, and very good with my two kids who accompanied me on the trip. He made sure we were taken care of and kept us... read more

Working with Brahim was very easy. It was clear from the start that he was very knowledgeable and motivated to ensure the trip was just as I wanted, but yet steering me in a direction that in his opinion would make a better trip.
We had a fantastic time in Morocco and were so happy we chose Kim Kim to help plan the trip. The driver provided, Racheed was extremely attentive, and very good with my two kids who accompanied me on the trip. He made sure we were taken care of and kept us safe throughout the entire trip. I had a birthday during the trip, and without my knowing, he arranged for a cake during one of our hotel stays and provided our party with a couple bottles of wine to help celebrate. Completely unexpected but very much appreciated.
We had our first flight to Casablanca cancel, and Brahim and his team were flexible enough to ensure that we didn't lose very much of our trip while we lost a day of our itinerary. They worked hard to ensure we were caught up as quickly as possible with our original itinerary.
There was a small misunderstanding on our desires during one of our days. Once the issue was brought to Racheed and Brahim's attention, they were apologetic and worked to make things right the following day, including buying our group of 8 lunch to make up for the mixup.
The Roads and hotels booked by Brahim and his team were top notch. Every night when we checked in to our accommodations, we couldn't believe our eyes on how nice, clean, and unique each property was. The desert camp near Merzouga was definitely a highlight.
When planning the trip, I was wary that Kim Kim would be price competitive. In fact, they rate offered was lower than I could have done on my own, with more features and the benefit of inside knowledge on the best places to stay throughout our trip.
Bravo to Racheed and Brahim and their team.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Andy,

Please let me thank you first for taking the necessary time to write and share your priceless feedback with me and with my team. I am always very happy when I read the stories my trusted travelers share with about this travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Your local driver (or better say my brother) is going to be super happy to read your feedback which I'll share with him of course. We work as a team and we always appreciate when our travelers share their remarks or... read more

Hello Andy,

Please let me thank you first for taking the necessary time to write and share your priceless feedback with me and with my team. I am always very happy when I read the stories my trusted travelers share with about this travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Your local driver (or better say my brother) is going to be super happy to read your feedback which I'll share with him of course. We work as a team and we always appreciate when our travelers share their remarks or concerns while they are traveling which is of great help to us both to make sure each coming service is as expected. So, I would like to thank you again for being so open to sharing your feedback with us right away. On my side, I do the same as well and share the feedback with my local providers who are open to listen and improve.

Having you in Morocco during your birthday won't have passed without the celebration you deserved as a family. Rachid informed me (High 5 to him) and we tried to together to come up with having you celebrate it in Ait Ben Haddou. Here you can feel how important to listen to each other and that's why I always appreciate working with my local providers because we do complete each other!

Please never hesitate to contact me or any member of your family, friends or colleagues! I'll have the great honor to take care of your & their services.

All the best,
Brahim

How to spend 7 days in morocco, Morocco - Feb 13 - Feb 21, 2019

Traveler: Chris M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We recently had the great pleasure of visiting Morocco. After a few emails back and forth with Brahim, our trip was finalised!
We loved every single minute in this amazing country! The country, the people and the food were all awesome! It is certainly a country we would like to return to as there is still much more to see.
Everything ran like clockwork from the minute we arrived until the minute we left, thanks to Brahim and his team and I can’t thank them enough for organising such an... read more

We recently had the great pleasure of visiting Morocco. After a few emails back and forth with Brahim, our trip was finalised!
We loved every single minute in this amazing country! The country, the people and the food were all awesome! It is certainly a country we would like to return to as there is still much more to see.
Everything ran like clockwork from the minute we arrived until the minute we left, thanks to Brahim and his team and I can’t thank them enough for organising such an amazing tour for us.
Our driver, Mohammed was awesome and went above and beyond to look after us and make sure we were always informed and enjoyed our time as much as possible. He also has a great sense of humour to go with it!
I will certainly recommend Morocco and Kimkim tours to anyone who is looking for a great holiday destination.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Chris,

I hope you are doing great.

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am honored to read you loved Morocco, its people, it's culture and for sure the services I arranged for you. I have no doubts that your driver Mohamed is going to be super happy as well to hear from you and the same for his boss. We all work as a team in order to ensure everything is perfectly arranged. We fully understand you have a... read more

Salam Chris,

I hope you are doing great.

Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to share your trip's feedback with me and with my travelers. I am honored to read you loved Morocco, its people, it's culture and for sure the services I arranged for you. I have no doubts that your driver Mohamed is going to be super happy as well to hear from you and the same for his boss. We all work as a team in order to ensure everything is perfectly arranged. We fully understand you have a short time in our beautiful country and we want to make that time unforgettable with lots of beautiful memories. So, stay in touch, we have many plans for your next trip :)

All the best,
Brahim

Filipinas

5 days in morocco: 4 itinerary options, Morocco - Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2019

Traveler: Filipinas C. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I used kimkim because I heard good reviews about them and when I was connected with Brahim, he proved to be very reliable, answering all my questions promptly. He was willing to work with my sort-of complicated schedule. I’m very impressed at how fast he would get back with me, something that I require when dealing with a travel agent.

My driver, Said, met us at the airport and drove us for six days. I was happy to have him around. Although his English wasn’t completely fluent he still... read more

I used kimkim because I heard good reviews about them and when I was connected with Brahim, he proved to be very reliable, answering all my questions promptly. He was willing to work with my sort-of complicated schedule. I’m very impressed at how fast he would get back with me, something that I require when dealing with a travel agent.

My driver, Said, met us at the airport and drove us for six days. I was happy to have him around. Although his English wasn’t completely fluent he still understood my basic needs and was there to make us comfortable.

The riads Brahim chose for me (as I only requested 4-5 stars) were wonderful! My favorite was in Fes, the Riad Karawan. If I have to go back, I’d definitely go there again. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a hotel in Casablanca at the Sofitel. It was in a great location and the rooms were exquisite. There was just a minor misunderstanding, giving us only one bed (I traveled with my son), when Brahim assured we would get two beds. I explained this to the hotel reception and they kept insisting that it wasn’t pointed out by my travel agent, and that they were full so they can send me a cot. I said no, I’m not sleeping in a cot when I paid for two beds. They eventually gave in and got us a room with two beds.

My only complaints in my trip is that I think I paid a ton of money for only six days. Although we stayed in nice riads, I would suggest that with the price I paid, it should include the entrances for every point of interest we went to. It’s not much but it gets really annoying that I have to pay on top of it then give a tip to the guide. Also, in some places that didn’t require a guide such a volubilis, I had to pay 200 dirhams for one. But this is ok it’s not my biggest problem. My biggest problem is when I’m being brought to a coop and have to waste my time in things I wasn’t interested in. In Fes we went to a ceramic place and was duped into buying a tagine that cost me $260, an outrageous amount even here in the states. I honestly think I should have the freedom to choose to go (or not) to places (especially where they are forcing me into buying things I don’t really need and the problem with that is you’re thinking you’re in Morocco so why not get a tagine or whatever they are selling). This things shouldn’t be part of the tour since I’m not in a big bus with 50 other tourists.

One more thing, if you could tell the guides to ask beforehand where I would like to have lunch because there was definitely a restaurant in Fes I wanted to go to but instead was forced to go to a mediocre restaurant with full of tourists and food was seriously lacking in taste. I’m only in Morocco once and I want the best experience and eat the best foods. Anyway these are only suggestions and hopefully you can rethink of applying it in your future tours.

Speaking of guides, I was happy with Said in Fes. His English was so fluent it felt like home to me. Other than the restaurant he chose for us to go 😂, he was an excellent guide! The one guide in Marrakech (an old gentleman) was okay. His English was good enough to understand but he wasn’t very personable but that’s maybe because he was old. Lol!

Overall, I had the best time in Morocco. The people are friendly (even if I was getting duped by peddlers lol). I really enjoyed working with Brahim and will definitely choose Said again for my driver. You will have to give me a discount next time I go back since I’m a returning customer lol!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Boots,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with me. I deeply appreciate the time you invest in writing and putting together this priceless feedback. Since the first contact we have, I felt we are going to arrive a wonderful experience for you and Joshua. You have been very reactive and I felt like we were sitting together in the same office :) So, please allow me to thank you for being always there for me which made it easy for me to react back on time as well.

This... read more

Salam Boots,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with me. I deeply appreciate the time you invest in writing and putting together this priceless feedback. Since the first contact we have, I felt we are going to arrive a wonderful experience for you and Joshua. You have been very reactive and I felt like we were sitting together in the same office :) So, please allow me to thank you for being always there for me which made it easy for me to react back on time as well.

This feeling I have at this moment is similar to what your driver Said would feel as well. Each driver is doing his best so the travelers that are with him are safe, happy and well educated about the best of Morocco. Therefore, please note that all your remarks have been shared with whom it concerns (local guides, the hotel in Casablanca ..etc) to keep our services on top. I am waiting for their feedback. We are always on the learning process and through these suggestions and remarks of yours and of my other travelers I arrived here to take the best care of each trip with a high level of quality. I wished you could let me know immediately any time you felt uncomfortable because that's the reason why I am at your disposal: to make sure you are comfortable!

Please note that my door is always open and that I'll be very happy to have soon visiting my country again. we are friends now, right :)

All the best,
Brahim

Susan

Northern morocco tour, Morocco - Mar 13 - Mar 21, 2019

Traveler: Susan D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Brahim arranged for us to stay in beautiful little riads in the medinas which was perfect for us. Our driver, Mohammed, looked after us very well and was always prompt and courteous. We had local guides in Chefchaouen, Volubilis and Fez who were extremely knowledgeable about the history and local life of these very different areas of Morocco. The guide we had in Marrakech was probably knowledgeable but he was much more perfunctory in his explanations and seemed a bit tired of the job, but the... read more

Brahim arranged for us to stay in beautiful little riads in the medinas which was perfect for us. Our driver, Mohammed, looked after us very well and was always prompt and courteous. We had local guides in Chefchaouen, Volubilis and Fez who were extremely knowledgeable about the history and local life of these very different areas of Morocco. The guide we had in Marrakech was probably knowledgeable but he was much more perfunctory in his explanations and seemed a bit tired of the job, but the place is fascinating anyway. We took a camel ride into the desert (about one hour) and slept in a rather luxurious “tent” in Merzouga which was quite fun. If we had more time, I would spend it in Chefchaouen and Fez and spend some time on the coast. All in all, we had a terrific time and saw more of Morocco than we could have on our own in the amount of time we were there. We learned a lot about the country’s history and the many cultures that have become part of it over the years. The vendors in the souks were eager to sell their wares but were not really aggressive about it and we felt very safe throughout the trip. Thank you Brahim and Mohammed for a great time.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Susan,

Thank you very much for sharing your precious feedback with me. It really means a lot to me, I am very happy to read your story, and my future travelers will also be more than happy to have your story with them which would really help them to take the right decision in order to have their wonderful trip booked and confirmed including the services they need. Please note that I'll have these remarks shared with my local providers to ensure our services are always on top and our... read more

Salam Susan,

Thank you very much for sharing your precious feedback with me. It really means a lot to me, I am very happy to read your story, and my future travelers will also be more than happy to have your story with them which would really help them to take the right decision in order to have their wonderful trip booked and confirmed including the services they need. Please note that I'll have these remarks shared with my local providers to ensure our services are always on top and our customers meet their expectations.

This trip should only be a start of many trips to come; Morocco has still lots to show you and we (I & your driver) will be very happy to be always at your side.

All the best,
Brahim

Cynthia

5 days in morocco: 4 itinerary options, Morocco - Mar 21 - Mar 28, 2019

Traveler: Cynthia T. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Our driver and guide, Amine, was very friendly, knowledgeable and always on time. Since we spent all of our time with him over 8 days it was important to establish a good relationship. We had complete trust in Amine’s driving and ability to keep us safe.
He was able to explain the history and stories behind all that we saw.
Brahim was always very responsive and invited feedback on our experiences, even if it might be negative. He listened to our complaints about the Sahara camp and refunded... read more

Our driver and guide, Amine, was very friendly, knowledgeable and always on time. Since we spent all of our time with him over 8 days it was important to establish a good relationship. We had complete trust in Amine’s driving and ability to keep us safe.
He was able to explain the history and stories behind all that we saw.
Brahim was always very responsive and invited feedback on our experiences, even if it might be negative. He listened to our complaints about the Sahara camp and refunded our money.
We have already recommended KimKim to several friends.
Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Cynthia and Darrell

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Cynthia and Darrell,

Thank you very much for your precious feedback. Each word means so much to me and to my local providers (same as I) are always very happy to be at your disposal to work as a team to arrive at your satisfaction and offering you services that would exceed your expectations. I'll make sure your local driver Amine is informed the same as for his boss.

Please note that I am always ready to listen to you and to each traveler of mine because through your and their... read more

Salam Cynthia and Darrell,

Thank you very much for your precious feedback. Each word means so much to me and to my local providers (same as I) are always very happy to be at your disposal to work as a team to arrive at your satisfaction and offering you services that would exceed your expectations. I'll make sure your local driver Amine is informed the same as for his boss.

Please note that I am always ready to listen to you and to each traveler of mine because through your and their feedbacks, I arrived at this stage, and I won't look back, but always ahead to design, book, and arrange super dreams for my travelers :)

This feedback is of great value to my future travelers as well. I have no doubts they are going to learn so much as well by reading your story and see your photos here which are very appreciated. You already have your seat in our trusted community and I 'll always be very happy to take care of your next trip to Morocco, same as my colleagues at Kimkim who are ready to arrange other destinations of your choice!

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2019

Traveler: Randall S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Our entire experience with KimKim was effortless. From the initial and follow-up planning with Yassine to the final follow-up was a great experience. We were met at the Marrakesh airport by a young man named Ismael. We could not have asked for a better person to be our driver and to spend the trip with. He was engaging, courteous, helpful and a very cautious and competent driver. Interacting with him was one of the highlights of our trip. We checked into the Riad Melhoun which was... read more

Our entire experience with KimKim was effortless. From the initial and follow-up planning with Yassine to the final follow-up was a great experience. We were met at the Marrakesh airport by a young man named Ismael. We could not have asked for a better person to be our driver and to spend the trip with. He was engaging, courteous, helpful and a very cautious and competent driver. Interacting with him was one of the highlights of our trip. We checked into the Riad Melhoun which was beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. The next morning we were met by our tour guide, Mohammed. He spent the entire day taking thru Marrakesh and showing us the highlights, along with some very local spots such as the community baker and community Tagine oven and caretaker. He also introduced us to local craftsman who made ironwork, leather products etc. He ended the day with us at the main square in Marrakesh awaiting sunset. The next day we headed to Ouarzazate, the drive was very scenic and kept our interest. We stopped for a pleasant lunch and then climbed to the ancient village, Ait Benhaddou. The views were spectacular from this ancient village. We stayed out Le Temple Des Arts which had “themed” suites. Once again, the staff was very kind and accommodating and we had a very nice dinner at the restaurant there. The next morning we were off to Merzouga for our camel trip into the Sahara. Along the way we stopped at Dades Gorge which was very scenic and a nice walking break. We had lunch in the local village just outside the Gorge. We arrived in Merouza around 5:15 to begin our camel ride for our overnight stay in the Sahara. The ride was about two hours and our guide into the desert was personable and he took great photos for all of us. We stopped before reaching camp so we could enjoy the sunset. We arrived at Luxury Camp Chebbi, and everything was set up for us. After a nice sit around a fire, we were ready for dinner. The dinner was amazing, and our favorite was a tomato, eggplant and goat cheese dish cooked in a tagine. We decided we wanted to take the chef, Omar, back to the USA so we could have his delicious food again. The next morning we went back to Merouza via 4 wheel drive since we had a long drive to Fes. We wanted to ride the camels back but the two hours would have made that difficult to arrive at a decent time. Along our journey, we stopped at a local weekly market that had all kinds of produce, fruit, etc. We never knew there were so many different type of dates. It was very interesting to see how the locals come to these weekly markets to get their goods. We later stopped in Ifrane which is a completely different, but was a nice stop for a coffee and a stroll around town. Later in the day we arrived in Fes and went to Dar Roumana to check in. This Dar is absolutely beautiful. Later that evening we were taken to a local restaurant, Dar Hatim. This restaurant served us perhaps the best Moroccan salad and a lamb tagine that was so tender and tasty. The next morning we met our guide, Hakim, to begin our tour of Fes. We first took a drive to see the Medina from above and then went back so we could start walking thru town. We went thru the blue gate and wandered thru the souks and stopped at the tannery (use the mint leaves), then later stopped at a weavers store. The craftsmanship was amazing to see. We later went to a tile shop/school where they make the most beautiful pottery, mosaics, vases, etc. This place was also a school that trained locals to become artisans. Our guide then took us back to Dar Roumana around 6 pm. The staff arranged for a guide to get us the Clock Cafe where they had some local music and a nice dinner on the top terrace. The alleys and streets with the Medina of Fes are overwhelming and easy to lose your way so we appreciated the assistance, otherwise we might still be wondering around Fes. The next morning we departed to head to Chefchaouen. Our first stop was at Meknes to take a look at the ancient stables where they had 12,000 horses. We then motored along to the the Roman ruins, Volubilis and walked around the area for a while looking at the layout. The area was very scenic and had great views. Our next stop was Moulay Idriss. We checked into a very charming place called Dar Mez which was very quaint and colorful and had absolute great views of the city. We then wondered around the beautiful Medina of Chefchaouen till around 10 pm. We the tried to make our way back to the Dar but were hopelessly lost. Our young local man kindly guided us back to the Dar. A tip to him was money well spent! The next day we wondered back thru the Medina and souks. The shop keepers in Chefchaouen are much more laid back then Fes and Marrakesh so that made browsing a bit easier. We had a nice lunch in town before heading back on the road again. We headed to Rabat and once we arrived we checked into Riad Ziena. We walked the area again and then headed out to eat at Dar Nani Medina. We then continued walking the markets and stopped at an outdoor pastry shop for a couple of sweet desserts to celebrate my birthday. This time we actually found our way back to the Riad without assistance. A major victory for us. The next day we headed to Casablanca to visit the Hassan II. The traffic in Casablanca was the worst we experience but as usual Ismael handled it effortlessly. The mosque is absolutely beautiful and spectacularly large. The mosaic work around the mosque was worth of many pictures. We then headed back to our final destination, Marrakesh for another night. We stopped for a nice lunch along the highway before reaching the final accommodation, Palais Khum. We immediately, left to visit the square on more time, get lost in the Souks and enjoy one more meal overlooking the square. We lingered long into the night and reluctantly headed back knowing we would be leaving the next morning. The next morning before Ismael picked us up we wondered the local alleys and shops. Ismael met us at 11:30 am for our ride to the airport. We sadly said our goodbye is Ismael.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Randall,

Thank you so much for your detailed account of your Moroccan adventure! I am so happy to hear that your trip was a success and that your time in Morocco was unforgettable. I see that you enjoyed your accommodations. Thank you for giving me feedback about the staff at each of them so I can follow up with these businesses. I know that they will appreciate your kind words.

It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed you time with Ismael. We are very lucky to have him on our team and... read more

Hello Randall,

Thank you so much for your detailed account of your Moroccan adventure! I am so happy to hear that your trip was a success and that your time in Morocco was unforgettable. I see that you enjoyed your accommodations. Thank you for giving me feedback about the staff at each of them so I can follow up with these businesses. I know that they will appreciate your kind words.

It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed you time with Ismael. We are very lucky to have him on our team and shining reviews like yours reinforce that fact! These reviews surely help us improve, and it is great to be able to go back to your guides, driver and accommodations to tell them your comments. It is unfortunate that you were not able to sneak Omar back home with you, but I hope that you remember your meal with him for many years to come!

Thank you again for traveling with us, and I hope that our paths cross again in the future. If you are ever looking to travel again to Morocco, please reach out to me! I would be more than pleased to plan your trip again. Take care.

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Alissa

Best things to do in morocco, Morocco - Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2019

Traveler: Alissa H. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Trip was wonderful. The contacts were responsive and super-helpful. Our arrival time changed and it was easy to contact both Yassine and Ali and adjust accordingly.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Alissa,

Thank you for your feedback! I’m glad that your trip went smoothly and that we were able to help you with the changes during your arrival to Morocco. We were very glad to have you travel with us, and so happy that it all worked out well. Take care!

Regards,
Yassine

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2019

Traveler: Mary A. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

The trip was excellentl. The Riads were First rate, The guides were knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Our driver, Mohamed Samouk, was one of the best parts of the trip. He became our friend, part of the family!

We will recommend KimKim and Off the Beaten Path to anyone wishing to explore Morocco.

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mary,

Thank you so much for the kind words! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your accommodations and that our guides were top notch. Mohamed told me about how close he became with you all and he is so happy to have met you. Please let me know if you ever want to visit the Kingdom of Morocco again, and thank you for the shining recommendation!

Warm Regards,
Yassine

Debjani

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: Debjani M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I visited Morocco 2 weeks ago with my 14 year old daughter. We had an amazing experience. We are truly pleased with the services provided by KimKim. The tour was arranged by Brahim. He had always provided timely, courteous responses to my questions and helped me every step of the planning process. We reached Marrakech later than scheduled due to flight delays. I had failed to inform Brahim of the delay. Brahim exhausted every resource available to him trying to make sure we were ok/ safe.... read more

I visited Morocco 2 weeks ago with my 14 year old daughter. We had an amazing experience. We are truly pleased with the services provided by KimKim. The tour was arranged by Brahim. He had always provided timely, courteous responses to my questions and helped me every step of the planning process. We reached Marrakech later than scheduled due to flight delays. I had failed to inform Brahim of the delay. Brahim exhausted every resource available to him trying to make sure we were ok/ safe. He even checked in with us during the trip to make sure we were having a great time.

Our driver Amine was awesome. He was pleasant, safe and very punctual (we were the ones who made him wait :)). He tried to keep us informed in advance about the places we were visiting/ stops en route. It took him a couple of days to warm up to us, but when he did he was a lot of fun. We spent one evening playing cards after dinner, my daughter had a great time learning card tricks/ games from him and teaching him card games. He was very accommodating and stopped any time we requested a stop. He appeared to be quite knowledgeable of the places we visited and took us to some fantastic restaurants for authentic Moroccan lunch. He took us to places (women’s co-operatives and workshops) where we learnt in length about the fossils, argan, rose and carpets. The vendor at the rose products shop was very friendly, not only did he sell us some good quality rose products, but he also taught me how to make tajine and gifted me a bag of spices that he had bought to make his own meal. That was so very generous of him and his tajine smelled so good :)

The arrangements exceeded my expectations most of time. The arrangement at the bivouac in the Sahara desert deserves a special mention. The tent was very comfortable with washroom and shower facilities. Our camel man Sayeed deserves a special thanks for making our experience a memorable one. The food was plenty and the entertainment was fantastic. He helped me up and down the massive dunes and even gave us company while we were star gazing in the dark trying to explain the stars and life in the desert. The Riads were clean and comfortable. The hosts/ riad staff were very friendly and welcoming. Dinner served at the Riads (Dar Sofar, Hotel Amazir and Makhtoub in Ait Ben Haddou) were fresh, delicious and plenty, often too much for us to finish. Moroccan breakfasts are different from what we are used to in North America, but the freshly squeezed orange juice made a huge difference, delicious 

The only thing I would like to mention is that some Riads charge you for bottled water, but they don’t tell you that until when it is time to leave. This I thought was a little inconvenient especially since I had bottled water in the car, and I ended up paying almost 3-4 times the cost unnecessarily. Also, I had exchanged only limited $$ for each day and this resulted in my budget being messed up for tips, etc. Perhaps it would be a good practice to let the guests know in advance that there is a cost for the bottled water, so the guests can make an informed choice.

All in all it was a fantastic experience, I would recommend Brahim and his team in a heartbeat. You can trust them for your travel needs. Thank you Brahim and team!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Debjani,

What an amazing story to spread all over the world!

Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me. It had been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services day by day. I really love what my country do to my dear travelers or I better say friends because we are dear friends now :)

This feedback and feelings you have toward my country are very precious to us and is the reason why I and my team love this job are here at... read more

Salam Debjani,

What an amazing story to spread all over the world!

Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me. It had been a great honor to be your local travel specialist taking the best care of your services day by day. I really love what my country do to my dear travelers or I better say friends because we are dear friends now :)

This feedback and feelings you have toward my country are very precious to us and is the reason why I and my team love this job are here at your disposal all the time. I am sure all my providers including your driver Amine will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages us all to keep our services always on top!

Please keep always in touch!

Shukran Bezaaf :)
Brahim

A taste of morocco: casablanca to marrakech - 9 days, Morocco - Feb 23 - Mar 10, 2019

Traveler: Suren S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

We had a great trip. Brahim did a great job organizing and planning considering it was last minute. He was able to accommodate the things we wanted to do as most standard tours had a different itinerary. Having started in Tangier he really helped plan out an itinerary that worked for us. Tangier-Chefchaouen-Casablanca-Rabat-Meknès-Volubilis-Fes-Ifrane-Merzouga-Todra-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Marrakesh. All in nine days. All of the accommodations were very comfortable and nice. The riads were... read more

We had a great trip. Brahim did a great job organizing and planning considering it was last minute. He was able to accommodate the things we wanted to do as most standard tours had a different itinerary. Having started in Tangier he really helped plan out an itinerary that worked for us. Tangier-Chefchaouen-Casablanca-Rabat-Meknès-Volubilis-Fes-Ifrane-Merzouga-Todra-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Marrakesh. All in nine days. All of the accommodations were very comfortable and nice. The riads were all beautiful and the various staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Amine our driver was good and very safe as an added bonus he new the local areas quite well, thanks to him we enjoyed late night street food in Fes and other foods that we may not have had the opportunity to try. Amine, was very accommodating and he was willingly available for us at night when there were things we wanted to do like going to Rick’s Cafe. It was quite enjoyable having someone that could take us to local spots to watch football (he’s a Barca fan fair warning to Madrid fans). With Amine it was like having another member of the family with us, we were very comfortable, and all three of us would highly recommend his services. He was very pleasant and enjoyable to be with. On a side note Amine really went the extra mile when my mother left her jacket in our hotel in Casablanca, he arranged to have picked up and delivered to her in Marrakesh. We really appreciated everything Amine did for us.

The tour guides we had were all very good and very knowledgeable. In Fes we had Saïd and in Marrakesh we had Mohammad. Overall we had a fantastic and safe time in Morocco.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Suren,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your feedback with me. I am very happy to read through your amazing travel experience visiting Tangier-Chefchaouen-Casablanca-Rabat-Meknès-Volubilis-Fes-Ifrane-Merzouga-Todra-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Marrakesh in wonderful 9 days :)

I can imagine how many memories and stories you have now to tell and share with all friends, family members and also colleagues. So, spread the word about Morocco!

I'll make sure my... read more

Salam Suren,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your feedback with me. I am very happy to read through your amazing travel experience visiting Tangier-Chefchaouen-Casablanca-Rabat-Meknès-Volubilis-Fes-Ifrane-Merzouga-Todra-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Marrakesh in wonderful 9 days :)

I can imagine how many memories and stories you have now to tell and share with all friends, family members and also colleagues. So, spread the word about Morocco!

I'll make sure my local driver Amine and also his boss is informed; they are going to be super happy as well. We all work as a family :)

All the best & until next time,
Brahim

A taste of morocco: fes, sahara desert & marrakech - 5 days, Morocco - Mar 17 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Juan Pablo G. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

We had an amazing trip to Morroco. We are really pleased with the services provided by kimkim. They were fast and reliable before the trip and during the trip. The cities proposed and the accommodations were great. There is a special mention to all the people who helped us have an amazing trip.

Hassam Fes tour guide - He gave us a short but effective tour of the Medina. We were able to see the most important places. During the tour, we visited artisans workshops we felt they were interesting... read more

We had an amazing trip to Morroco. We are really pleased with the services provided by kimkim. They were fast and reliable before the trip and during the trip. The cities proposed and the accommodations were great. There is a special mention to all the people who helped us have an amazing trip.

Hassam Fes tour guide - He gave us a short but effective tour of the Medina. We were able to see the most important places. During the tour, we visited artisans workshops we felt they were interesting but repetitive. Not a lot of information on the history of Fes and the Medina

Samir driver - He was really nice and attentive. He got us safely to each location. Moreover, he was constantly making us aware of the scams to tourists. He was punctual and provided information about the places we were visiting.

Hassan Marrakech tour guide - He gave us a great tour, we saw all the points of interest inside the Medina. He gave clear and interesting explanations. Also, he gave us amazing recommendations on what to do after the tour.

Abdellah trip planner - He was a great trip planner. He was very friendly and extremely effective with our plan, four days before our trip we had to cancel another agency with whom we were planning to make a trip to Morroco. Abdellah rapidly organized us a wonderful trip in 4 days which was fully customized to our preferences and budget. He was also available on the phone at any moment to resolve any issue before and during the trip.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Juan Pablo. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—Thanks for this awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Abdel and OTVoyages team.

João

Morocco trip, Morocco - Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2019

Traveler: João P. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

I had a great experience in Morocco! Brahim did a great job helping me organize my trip. He gave me the best suggestions and was super quick to reply. I really liked the accommodation he booked for me, the riad in Marrakesh was beautiful but the glamping experience in Agafay was definitely the highlight! The tent was very comfortable, the food was the best I had in Morocco and the place itself is magical, you can tell there is attention to every detail.
People in Morocco were welcoming, very... read more

I had a great experience in Morocco! Brahim did a great job helping me organize my trip. He gave me the best suggestions and was super quick to reply. I really liked the accommodation he booked for me, the riad in Marrakesh was beautiful but the glamping experience in Agafay was definitely the highlight! The tent was very comfortable, the food was the best I had in Morocco and the place itself is magical, you can tell there is attention to every detail.
People in Morocco were welcoming, very friendly and always proud to introduce me to their culture.
The diversity in Morocco really surprised me, from the beautiful Sahara desert to the lively city of Marrakesh, impressive waterfalls, beach cities to remote villages in the Atlas mountains. You can find it all!
I definitely recommend everyone to visit this country with such an amazing culture.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam João,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with me and with my travelers. It was great to have you visiting my beautiful country and learn more about its diversity: history, people, nature, culture, and traditions.

Personally, I do agree with you that the Agafay stone desert is one of the best highlights in Morocco especially for travelers who have a short time and want still to enjoy the feeling of being in a desert area spending the night in the... read more

Salam João,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with me and with my travelers. It was great to have you visiting my beautiful country and learn more about its diversity: history, people, nature, culture, and traditions.

Personally, I do agree with you that the Agafay stone desert is one of the best highlights in Morocco especially for travelers who have a short time and want still to enjoy the feeling of being in a desert area spending the night in the comfortable tents and also ride their camel :)

Just make sure you plan your next trip and I'll always be here to help and assist!

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: archana r. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Right from the beginning it was good communication. Never had heard about Kimkim, so was a little hesitant at-first. It turned out to be a great experience. Brahim made sure that he collected all info that we wanted to see/do and made an awesome itinerary. He answered every single question we had and was very informative. Once we landed in the country, he made sure everything was the way we needed. All the contact details, information etc was shared prior to the trip, which made it very... read more

Right from the beginning it was good communication. Never had heard about Kimkim, so was a little hesitant at-first. It turned out to be a great experience. Brahim made sure that he collected all info that we wanted to see/do and made an awesome itinerary. He answered every single question we had and was very informative. Once we landed in the country, he made sure everything was the way we needed. All the contact details, information etc was shared prior to the trip, which made it very convenient.
Our driver Rachid Chaif was excellent. He had a lot of information to share about the culture, history and places. When in need, he loaned us with local currency! Yeah, thats right! He was awesome. We shared a lot of good songs on the road trips. He was very kind and took a lot of pictures of us and shared it through WhatsApp. He even gifted me with a tagine! Big thanks to the team for taking such good care of us. The guide in Fes, Hafid was excellent. He was a tower of knowledge and too us through the Souks and made us feel safe. He had a lot of good advice and suggestions, which is really appreciated.
On the whole it was an excellent trip and I look forward to working with Kimkim again.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Alaykum Archana,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country accompanied by your local English speaking driver Rachid to whom I already forwarded this feedback to. Each driver I select for my travelers is very happy to help them learn too much about the local life, people and traditions in... read more

Salam Alaykum Archana,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country accompanied by your local English speaking driver Rachid to whom I already forwarded this feedback to. Each driver I select for my travelers is very happy to help them learn too much about the local life, people and traditions in addition to being at their disposal to maximize the value of their time in Morocco.

I am very happy you could make many photos which are great memories to share with your family, friends, and colleagues. I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor to me being here as your local travel expert. Each time we got in touch, I felt like we are traveling together which is a great feeling I appreciate deeply in my heart because as much as I love my country, I love more what it does offer to my travelers.

Until next time :)

All the best,
Brahim

Maria

Morocco grand tour: tangier to casablanca via the desert - 10 days, Morocco - Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2019

Traveler: Maria R. - Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

It's been a marvelous trip and highly recommend Abdellah our expert. I wasn't very specific with my travel request he planned it perfectly and more. So thank you! Everyday there was something different. It showed us beauty of Morroco and warmth of its people. We will definitely have to come back!

We love our driver/Tour guide Said. He took great care of us. Took wonderful pictures. He is knowledgeable passionate about his country. We now count him as a friend.

From Said and to our day... read more

It's been a marvelous trip and highly recommend Abdellah our expert. I wasn't very specific with my travel request he planned it perfectly and more. So thank you! Everyday there was something different. It showed us beauty of Morroco and warmth of its people. We will definitely have to come back!

We love our driver/Tour guide Said. He took great care of us. Took wonderful pictures. He is knowledgeable passionate about his country. We now count him as a friend.

From Said and to our day guides who are knowledgeable and proud of their heritage and country and riad owners/managers family atmosphere it was memomarble once in lifetime experience.

Chechouan blue city was something out of a fairytale.

Volubilis brought us to ancient times. Brought to life by our guide Mohammed.

In Fes our guide Hassan showed us scope of city and we learned a lot the different craftsmanships handed down for generations and workmanship. Pottery, Looming, Carpetry, Tanneries.
The drive to Fez to Merzouga though the longest we barely noticed as we had stops on picturesque sights.

We got to interact with Barbary Monkeys. And one day experience four seasons in middle atlas.

Sahara was just magical. If you can manage spend two nights. We are forever changed by meeting family of Nomads. We also learned to play Berber instruments and music.

Souks in Market day, was a great experience.

Makarech has it's own beautiful flavor and flair. A great history 🇲🇦& Makarech lesson early morning with Makarech guide Youssef. But the highlight of Makarech is our cooking class at the Lotus Chef School. We learned to make Two salads and chicken tagine. They also showed breadmaking and thousand holes pancake and art of tea making.

I'm probably missing a lot of great experience in this review.

Friends and family are like is it really that beautiful in Morocco or just pictures. As we always look like we are having fun. I'm like yes it is. Come over!!