Kimkim Trip Reviews for Morocco

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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!

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!

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.

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.

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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!!

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

Reading this review made my day!

The whole team here at OTVoyages is thrilled to hear such great feedback, and we are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note and share with us these lovely pictures, It was a pleasure for us showing you around our beautiful country.
We invest a significant amount of time and energy into sourcing and maintaining the quality of our service from our local suppliers, and we are glad that our driver Said did a great job, as well as... read more

Reading this review made my day!

The whole team here at OTVoyages is thrilled to hear such great feedback, and we are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note and share with us these lovely pictures, It was a pleasure for us showing you around our beautiful country.
We invest a significant amount of time and energy into sourcing and maintaining the quality of our service from our local suppliers, and we are glad that our driver Said did a great job, as well as our local guides and accommodation partners. Our company aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are happy that we were able to exceed your expectations.

Thank you again for such a nice feedback, It means the world to us!
We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country in the future.

Sincerely,
Abdellah

Whitney

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Mar 4 - Mar 8, 2019

Traveler: Whitney M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Said, our driver, was lovely. Getting the chance to know him was one of our favorite parts. He knows people all over the country and so we were welcomed everywhere we went and got to see so many facets of the country.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Whitney,

I am very happy to receive your feedback. Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with me and with my future travelers. I have already forwarded it to Said's boss too. They are going to be all very glad. We all work as a team to offer my travelers superb travel experiences accompanied by one of my local English speaking drivers or better say, my local brothers because they really do take care of every traveler of mine as a member of our family :)

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

All the best,
Brahim

Morocco for photographers, Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 11, 2019

Traveler: Lucy K. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

This trip was like a dream, everything went just perfect and as planned. Yassine was incredibly patient and accommodating, he listened to us, responded to every question we had and made sure we would be happy with our finalized itinerary. Our trip started in Casablanca, our flight was more than four hours delayed due to bad weather in Montreal, our driver Mohammed was patiently waiting for us and it was a relief to see him there and greeting us with a smile, we immediately felt welcomed and... read more

This trip was like a dream, everything went just perfect and as planned. Yassine was incredibly patient and accommodating, he listened to us, responded to every question we had and made sure we would be happy with our finalized itinerary. Our trip started in Casablanca, our flight was more than four hours delayed due to bad weather in Montreal, our driver Mohammed was patiently waiting for us and it was a relief to see him there and greeting us with a smile, we immediately felt welcomed and safe. He drove us all the way to Fes with a quick stop at Rabat. We spent two nights in Fes, our guide Hakim was super knowledgeable and funny, we had a great day of learning and exploring the medina. We then drove all the way to Marrakesh via Casablanca. One tip for next time, I would avoid Casablanca all together, we just spent a few hours there but with traffic in the city it was more than needed and not worth it. In Marrakesh we spent three nights but only two full days, we had an amazing time and our guide Ali was super fun to be with, he was also very accommodating with our last minute itinerary changes and just adapted to our pace. On our second day we went to Agafay desert in the afternoon, this was definitely a highlight of our trip, if you have the chance, don't miss it! From Marrakesh we drove to Essaouira, we only spent one night there and I wish we had more time, it was one of my favorite places of all. One tip is, buy all your souvenirs there, its way cheaper than any other place and they have everything. Definitely don't miss Essaouria. On our last day we drove back to Casablanca and had dinner at a fancy restaurant our driver Mohammed suggested, we had an amazing time and the food was delightful! Well, food was amazing every single day, from the most cheap to more pricey places!
All of our accommodations were unbelievable nice and charming, it was definitely a huge part of our whole experience, we mostly stayed at riads, which were the perfect selection for us. We were provided with a small cel phone for anything that we needed at any time. Our driver Mohammed was incredibly helpful and friendly, and most importantly, drove us with professionalism and great skills all around Morocco, which involved a lot of driving!
I will definitely will be using kimkim services again and would recommend to anyone planning their next adventure!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Lucy,

Thank you so much for your kind words! It delights me that you had such an amazing time and that your trip was exactly what you wanted it to be. I appreciate your feedback on Mohammed, Hakim and Ali. I will be sure to pass your praise on to them! Thank you for the tip about bypassing Casablanca on the trip from Fez to Marrakesh; I think this will be a recommendation moving forward. It was surely my pleasure to plan and host you, Anda, Ute and Jamie! I hope that you come to... read more

Hello Lucy,

Thank you so much for your kind words! It delights me that you had such an amazing time and that your trip was exactly what you wanted it to be. I appreciate your feedback on Mohammed, Hakim and Ali. I will be sure to pass your praise on to them! Thank you for the tip about bypassing Casablanca on the trip from Fez to Marrakesh; I think this will be a recommendation moving forward. It was surely my pleasure to plan and host you, Anda, Ute and Jamie! I hope that you come to Morocco again, and we can show you the northern part of the country and more into the majestic Atlas and Rif Mountains! Take care and keep in touch.

Warm regards,
Yassine

Holly

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 31 - Feb 10, 2019

Traveler: Holly D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

My father and I spent 11 days traveling around Morocco with kimkim and had an absolutely incredible time. Right from the start, our local specialist, Brahim, was attentive to our questions and priorities, responsive and very patient as we put together our itinerary. Our trip was planned last minute-- we only had about 3 weeks between the time we contacted kimkim to when we landed in Casablanca, and kimkim was able to cater to our spontaneity, customizing the perfect trip for us. Brahim... read more

My father and I spent 11 days traveling around Morocco with kimkim and had an absolutely incredible time. Right from the start, our local specialist, Brahim, was attentive to our questions and priorities, responsive and very patient as we put together our itinerary. Our trip was planned last minute-- we only had about 3 weeks between the time we contacted kimkim to when we landed in Casablanca, and kimkim was able to cater to our spontaneity, customizing the perfect trip for us. Brahim checked in with us several times throughout our trip to make sure things were going well and we always felt looked after.

Our driver, Amine, was polite, always on time, and flexible if we wanted to change plans or linger in one place. It wasn't long before he felt like a trusted friend. Most importantly-- he was a VERY safe driver-- particularly in Marrakech we were impressed with his driving skills, where the roads are chaotic. Getting to know Amine was one of the highlights of our trip.

Our tour guide in Fes, Hafid, blew us away. He was knowledgeable, charming, and spoke English very well. He was also very flexible with how long the tour lasted-- we didn't feel rushed and he kept asking if there were other things we'd like to see. We couldn't have enjoyed the Medina nearly as much without his local insight.

We chose 3* accommodations and found them perfectly adequate for a father/daughter duo. Always central to wherever we were staying, sparkling clean, with friendly staff and a delicious, fresh breakfast. The riads in Rabat (Dar Alia) and Fes (Perle de la Medina) were breath taking.

It's difficult to pick a most memorable place-- but I think I enjoyed Fes the most. We stumbled upon Cafe Clock; we actually went there twice for dinner because we enjoyed the vibe so much.

Speaking of restaurants-- the only negative about the overall experience I can think of was the surprising lack of diversity in cuisine. It seemed like almost everywhere we were taken to, tagine was the main offering, and after the first 1-2 times of tagine I craved something different, but did not find much variation. We didn't often pick where we ate for lunch (and we would have no resources to know where to go anyway), so I don't if it's just the way moroccan food is, or if it was because of the specific places we were taken to. So unless you know you love tagine, try to make sure your meals have some variation, even if that means eating non-Moroccan food at times. I think we liked cafe clock so much (we went 4 times! 2x in Fes and 2x in Marrakech) because their menu had interesting things to offer besides tagine, and you could tell it had a youthful, cultural community vibe.

Overall a 10/10 for kimkim and all our guides and the people who made our trip unforgettable! Thank you so much!

Holly

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Holly,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great chance to either of us to read about your personal experience and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country. I'll make sure each one of my providers is informed which will make them also very happy.

Please note that I'll always be here for you, your friends and of course your family to design new adventures. Each time I design a trip, it's my chance to learn more about my country and make new precious relationships :)

All the best,
Brahim

Anda

Morocco for photographers, Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 11, 2019

Traveler: Anda P. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

From beginning to end, we were extremely well taken care of. From our first communication, Yassine patiently helped us prepare an itinerary that was perfect for our group. Once we arrived in Morocco, everything was seamless and well organized. Our driver Mohamed was polite, helpful and charming. He helped make the long drives between cities enjoyable, and assured that we were always comfortable. We were quite pleased with the selection of riads; all three were beautiful and special, each in... read more

From beginning to end, we were extremely well taken care of. From our first communication, Yassine patiently helped us prepare an itinerary that was perfect for our group. Once we arrived in Morocco, everything was seamless and well organized. Our driver Mohamed was polite, helpful and charming. He helped make the long drives between cities enjoyable, and assured that we were always comfortable. We were quite pleased with the selection of riads; all three were beautiful and special, each in their own way. Guides were polite and well-informed. Ali in Marrakech did a great job choosing restaurants for us, and we had a few memorable and delicious dining experiences thanks to him.

All in all, we had an excellent trip, and were extremely satisfied with the level of service from KimKim. We would do it all over again if we could.

Thank you for an wonderful experience!!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Anda,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review about your trip. I'm glad to hear you had a good time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your accommodations. Your pictures are fabulous. Thank you sharing them with us. I see that you were able to catch some goats in Argan tree too!

I appreciate your feedback on Mohamed and your guides. This is very helpful for me and I will make sure to share your kind words with them. Also, I'm glad to hear that the dinning... read more

Hello Anda,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review about your trip. I'm glad to hear you had a good time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your accommodations. Your pictures are fabulous. Thank you sharing them with us. I see that you were able to catch some goats in Argan tree too!

I appreciate your feedback on Mohamed and your guides. This is very helpful for me and I will make sure to share your kind words with them. Also, I'm glad to hear that the dinning recommendations worked so well for you. I'm very happy that we were able to take you on this trip and I hope to be able to plan future Moroccan adventures with you!
Warm regards!
Yassine

Ariel

A morrocan getaway , Morocco - Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2019

Traveler: Ariel M. - Local specialist: Radia Tehitahe

Where do we begin?!

From the moment we were greeted by Mohammed, our driver, at the airport, our driver/guide throughout the trip made us feel extremely comfortable from the start. Mohammed was on-time and ready to go as we left the airport and took us to our transportation which was as described by our local specialist Radia - a spacious and modern Mercedes van. The vehicle was fully supplied with fresh snacks, cold water and charging ports for our phones. The wifi was extremely helpful... read more

Where do we begin?!

From the moment we were greeted by Mohammed, our driver, at the airport, our driver/guide throughout the trip made us feel extremely comfortable from the start. Mohammed was on-time and ready to go as we left the airport and took us to our transportation which was as described by our local specialist Radia - a spacious and modern Mercedes van. The vehicle was fully supplied with fresh snacks, cold water and charging ports for our phones. The wifi was extremely helpful and worked throughout our entire trip! Mohammed made sure our ride to the hotel was smooth and along the way began talking to us about Morocco and its rich history, culture and surrounding areas. For the entire trip, Mohammed was ready and always EARLY for all of our trips. We visited 4 cities - Marrakech, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Tangier. Mohammed was accommodating throughout the entire trip.

All the accommodations that were selected and booked met or exceeded our expectations and we were delighted to stay in locations that were central to where we wanted to be, yet distant enough from the hustle and bustle of the cities. We were impressed by the seamless check-in/check-out processes at each stay, the friendly hotel staff and their willingness to accommodate all requests. At the local Riad's we enjoyed amazing teas and Moroccan desserts. All the rooms selected met our needs and was spacious and clean.

Our various tour guides were all amazing. Ahmed, in the city of Marrakesh, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and eager to share his knowledge and history of Morocco and its amazing historical sites. Lotfi, our tour guide in Chefchaouen, was an amazing person, super friendly, personable and did an amazing job of photographing our time in the 'Blue City'. Lotfi was accommodating to all of our requests, was extremely well known throughout the city and clearly had a passion for showing us all that the Blue City has to offer. We spent about 5 hours with him and he did a great job.

The food in Morocco is truly amazing. All the selections made by Radia that were included in the package were well selected and did not disappoint. The selections for the lunch and/or dinners were perfect for each occasion. Both Rick's Café & Rhizlane were truly amazing for us. While we enjoyed all of the locations, these two stood out the most for it's quality of food and locations. We truly couldn't have picked better places to eat and enjoy local Moroccan cuisine.

Overall, we highly recommend utilizing KimKim for this or any other trip. We can't wait to not only come back to Morocco but also using KimKim for other future adventures. It was our first time using the site and while hesitant at first, we truly do not regret using the service and only wish now we could have found it sooner to have booked our other vacations in the past! This was truly an unforgettable experience as we went to celebrate my birthday! We truly encourage anyone to consider KimKim for taking care of it all and just sit back and relax and know that your interests and needs will be fully taken care of and far exceed your expectations on your trip!

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Radia Tehitahe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ariel,
Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your feedback and your amazing photos. We really appreciate your insights and we're glad that you were able to have such a great time with us on your trip! We aim to give our travelers unique experiences and a different-insider view of our country - so I'm glad that you got a chance to experience that!
On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you again for trusting us with your trip, it was our pleasure to show you a memorable time across our country :)
Warm regards,
-Radia

Robert

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 31 - Feb 10, 2019

Traveler: Robert D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

The whole trip with my daughter was fantastic!
Brahim was very good in working with us to find the best trip. Our driver Amine, was always on time and talked to us about his country.
In the end we felt like family. He even invited both myself and my daughter to his home to have dinner. It was quite the experience.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Robert,

It has been a great honor to be in charge of your special trip with Holly. I am very happy to hear that you loved your experience exploring everything Morocco offers to its guests. My driver Amine has also been informed about your feedback and will be super happy as well. I can imagine how special is being with his family having dinner together: this is the real soul of Morocco we offer :)

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

Darlene

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Dec 24 - Jan 15, 2019

Traveler: Darlene C. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

What a great trip. Morocco is a beautiful country and our fabulous driver Mohammed made us feel comfortable, safe, and right at home. Our first stop at the beautiful Hassan II Mosque was really incredible. We had not had a chance to change our money and Mohommed, without hesitation, gaves us some money and said not to worry until we get to a bank. That was above and beyond and we really appreciated it. We travelled to 8 cities in 18 days. Mohammed was always close by and always offered his... read more

What a great trip. Morocco is a beautiful country and our fabulous driver Mohammed made us feel comfortable, safe, and right at home. Our first stop at the beautiful Hassan II Mosque was really incredible. We had not had a chance to change our money and Mohommed, without hesitation, gaves us some money and said not to worry until we get to a bank. That was above and beyond and we really appreciated it. We travelled to 8 cities in 18 days. Mohammed was always close by and always offered his services in the evening if we needed him. The local guides in each city were very good and I highly recommend you do them to get the lay of the land and go to special places you otherwise may not have seen. The riads we stayed in were really nice. Our favourites were Casa Lila in Essaouira, Riad La Clé De Fès in Fes, La Petite Chefchaouen, and our favourite Riad Kalaa 2 in Rabat. The Sahara dessert camel ride and overnight through Hotel Yasmina in Merzouga was excellent. Our cooking class in Marrakech was so much fun. The people in Morocco are very friendly, kind, and always helpful. We ate in some fantastic restaurants and the experience in Marrackech's central square was crazy fun and very memorable. Our home is now adhorned by wool carpets, ceramics, jewellery and hand made wooden items. All in all our trip was fantastic and highly recommend Brahim and his team to provide you with an unforgettable trip to Morocco!

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Darlene,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stays in my country and your travel experience with your family, 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 Mohamed, 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

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 9 - Jan 16, 2019

Traveler: Andres P. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

booking process was easy, feel fees are a bit high could consider flat fees rather than a percentage of total costs.

Experience Morocco provided a great itinerary and their service was impeccable. Our driver, Amin, was courteous, knowledgeable and spoke very well english.

the local guides were amazing providing a broad range of information as well as local culture and spots.

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your review and we're so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time across our country.

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip!
-Experience Morocco Team

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2019

Traveler: Shawn m. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Trip to morocco was packed with adventure and can’t wait to take more trips with Kim Kim would highly recommend to any traveler

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Shawn, for sharing your priceless feedback with me and my future travelers. I'll be here always for you especially that there are still more sights to explore and discover :-)

All the best,
Brahim

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2019

Traveler: Ashley G. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Our trip was great and well planned by Yassine. Our driver Nabil was wonderful and very responsive. He gave us a little phone that allowed us to easily contact him when we needed. We couldn't have asked for better help in a land that we were unfamiliar with.

Our trip was seven days and packed, we were in Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, Casablanca and Marrakesh. Admittedly, we should have narrowed down the places we went to, to allow for our type of travel which is a little more leisurely.

We... read more

Our trip was great and well planned by Yassine. Our driver Nabil was wonderful and very responsive. He gave us a little phone that allowed us to easily contact him when we needed. We couldn't have asked for better help in a land that we were unfamiliar with.

Our trip was seven days and packed, we were in Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, Casablanca and Marrakesh. Admittedly, we should have narrowed down the places we went to, to allow for our type of travel which is a little more leisurely.

We stayed at 3 star locations and most were great! Riad RK in Marrakesh was great, the fact that they had a Hammam in the location made unwinding much easier. Our Riad in Chefchauouen was also very beautiful and the staff there were very helpful.

On the downside, our riad in Fez (Dar Malika) was nice enough and in a central location but we had a less than ideal situation while there. They are admittedly under transition and do not have a person who works there that stays overnight. This makes it very difficult to talk to someone when the water isn't working (which it didn't for us). The house was very cold outside of the room we stayed in and the second day the groceries went on strike so our breakfast was only a little bread and yogurt. Going to the tannery and not being able to shower was a huge miss. This is the one place I would not stay at again.

The tours that Yassine booked and the guide in Fez was also wonderful. The only downside is that we started to feel like we were only being taken places to spend money instead of simply to admire the culture and choose to buy things if we wanted. We started to feel like the tour was very planned to only go to places that would eagerly show us things only to get us to buy very expensive items. I could do without all the shopping that seemed to be most of the tour, it was very repetitive and didn't allow for much downtime or peace.

There were so many good things and a lot of lessons learned. I will vocalize more about what I'd like in the future and also be sure to know that less is more when booking. Thank you Kimkim, Yassine, Nabil and all of the staff at Morocco off the Beaten Path, you were wonderful!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Ashley,

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. I am so thrilled that you had a great time in Morocco. Your comments and review are so important for my business, and I appreciate your candor in all your communications with me.

I have followed up with the owner of Dar Malika to inquire the situation when you were staying there. They are going to work on adding more heaters in the hallways and make it easier to get in contact with the attendant whom lives next door in... read more

Hello Ashley,

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. I am so thrilled that you had a great time in Morocco. Your comments and review are so important for my business, and I appreciate your candor in all your communications with me.

I have followed up with the owner of Dar Malika to inquire the situation when you were staying there. They are going to work on adding more heaters in the hallways and make it easier to get in contact with the attendant whom lives next door in emergency situations. Unfortunately, some construction in the area caused the water to be shut off for a bit. I have also followed up with your guide in Fez to reiterate our policies and instructions on how our tours should be ran. We have gone over ways to modify a tour to meet their traveler’s needs, whether it be more cultural or more touristy, and how to solicit feedback during the tour.

Again, I am very thankful for your review and the information you have provided me, and to others considering going on a fantastic trip to the Kingdom of Morocco. If you are ever interested in coming back, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and kimkim. Take care.

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Mike

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

Traveler: Mike I. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Communication was great. Every question answered promptly. Everything planned was delivered as promised.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Mike, 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

Hilda

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Jan 12 - Jan 19, 2019

Traveler: Hilda S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

First of all, a big thank you to Yassine and the other members of his team: Hassan, Mohammed & Nabil as well as Chris and Kellie from Kimkim who all worked together to arrange this trip for us. A special thank you to Mohammed, our driver, who drove us all over Morocco, covering great distances. He was an extremely safe and responsible driver who knows the roads and traffic conditions of his country very well.

Ever since I saw the BBC documentary " Sahara" presented by British Actor Michael... read more

First of all, a big thank you to Yassine and the other members of his team: Hassan, Mohammed & Nabil as well as Chris and Kellie from Kimkim who all worked together to arrange this trip for us. A special thank you to Mohammed, our driver, who drove us all over Morocco, covering great distances. He was an extremely safe and responsible driver who knows the roads and traffic conditions of his country very well.

Ever since I saw the BBC documentary " Sahara" presented by British Actor Michael Palin, many years ago, I wanted to visit Morocco and the Sahara desert. And in January 2019, the day finally came. Before our Morocco tour started, my husband and I have been travelling in Southern Spain for a week. On 11 January, we took the FRS ferry from Tarifa in Spain across the Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier. We spent one night in Tangier and our driver, Mohammed, met us the next morning on 12 January to start our Morocco of the Beaten Track tour.

Our first stop on the tour was Chefchaouen. The winding road from Tangier to Chefchaouen through the Rif Mountains was very picturesque and a great way to see the greener countryside of Morocco. People often think of Morocco as mostly a dry desert landscape, but the route from Tangier to Chefchaouen is very green and beautiful. Chefchaouen was one of the highlights of our trip. The accomodation at La petite Chefchaouen in the heart of the old town on the hill was great. This small boutique hotel is run by two young brothers who were always extremely kind and professional. The decorations were modern and stylish and practical, similar to small boutique hotels in Australia and Europe. The breakfast was great and the wifi always reliable. The town itself was lovely and the locals very friendly. We always felt really safe walking around on our own. A shop keeper invited us up to his roof terrace to show us the spectacular view and meet his ginger kitten. It was great that he genuinly just wanted to show us the view and was not trying to sell us something. In Chefchaouen in general, we felt more relaxed and not so hassled by every second person as in Fes or Marrakech. When you walk around the Medinas of Fes and Marrakech, everybody wants to sell you something or be your guide. The Moroccans are great sales people, but not all toursits want to constantly buy things, so it can be quite exhausting to keep saying no. If you do not want to buy something, the 2 most useful phrases to learn and to say firmly but always with a smile are: La Shukran or Non Merci!

From Chefchaouen we drove to Fes, again with spectacular views over the Rif and Middle Atlas Mountains and rows and rows of olive plantations. En route we stopped near Moulay Idriss to see the Roman Ruins of Volubilis. For people with an interest in history and museums and archaeology, these ruins are a must see. The views over the surrounding countryside and Moulay Idriss from the ruins are great. Since the trip involves a lot of time on the road, it can sometimes be hard to find a clean restroom, so even if you are not that much into ancient ruins, I would highly recommend a stop at Volubilis, to stretch your legs and walk among the ruins and it also has very clean toilets. Just make sure you have enough coins to tip the cleaning ladies.

We then stayed in Fes for 2 nights at a beautifully old renovated 300 year old house in the Medina, called Dar Mallika, owned by an Australian writer, Susanna Clarke. In winter it is quite cold in Fes and the house was very cold, but the room had heating and airconditioning and the electric blankets on the beds were great. It was also good to have a choice of different high quality English Breakfast and other Teas as well as several international News Channels in any language of your choice, to stay up to date with what's going on in the world while on holiday. There was also a selection of music to listen to while having breakfast, from classical, jazz to Arabian pop! Si Mohammed, the Riad manager was also a great host, very well organised, helpful and professional. Fes was a fascinating city and a journey back in time. It was great to see the intricate hard work and centuries of tradition at the pottery workshop and handmade carpets. The guided tour of Fes was great, however a bit too long for me. I would have preferred a half day tour, but that depends on the type of traveller you are. I think some people will enjoy having a guide all day and don't feel comfortable exploring on their own and prefer the guide to make restaurants recommendations or shopping recommendations for them. I personally am very independent and like to explore on my own and make my own restaurant choices, so for people like me, a half day tour would be better. Nevertheless, the guide was excellent and we learnt a lot from him about the history of Fes.

The drive to Merzouga from Fes takes about 8 hours, so if you want to do the camel ride around 5pm in order to reach the desert tented camp by sunset, you really need to leave Fes no later than 8 am and it is not practical to have too many stops. We left at 8 am and since it was only my husband and I and our driver, we told Mohammed we don't want to make many stops, we prefer to get to the desert early. But for older travellers who may need more stops and rests, I think it may be a good idea to rather stay 2 days in the desert, first night in the desert hotel, and then do the camel ride the next day without having to rush. We had limited time in Morocco and only 1 night in the desert, so for us, leaving Fes early and driving without many stops worked well. That said, it is important to make a few short stops to give the driver a break. It's such a great distance to travel and the roads are not easy, I think all people doing a tour should be considerate towards the driver, as he has a massive task to drive everyone from point A to B safely and deserves to have lunch and tea breaks too. We had a late lunch in Erfoud at a cafe I would like to recommend. It's not that easy to know which restaurant or cafe to pick on the road in this remote part of Morocco, but we were lucky to find the Cafe Restaurant Dakar Erfoud. The cafe had seating outside on a terrace and inside. It was very clean and the young men who ran the cafe spoke very good French and made us feel at home. We didn't want to have a big sit down meal. Just a quick sandwich or pizza, and since they are a pizza place, they made us a Moroccan flavoured pizza from scratch and within 35 min, we were on our way to the desert. The pizza was delicious and the cafe also had wifi and even features in a French Spy novel (we found out later when we did some research about the cafe). Here is their website, have a look.
https://www.restaurantdakarerfoud.com

We arrived at the Hotel on the edge of the desert around 4:30pm, and reached our tented camp after a 1 and a half hour camel ride on two camels called Aslan & Anlal, lead by their master Yussuf who only spoke Arabic, Berber and a few words in Spanish! Yussuf was great, he knows the camels and the desert very well and he was very friendly and an enthusiastic photographer. He took many photos of us on our camels. We watched the sun set over the dunes and reached the camp just after sunset. The dinner at the camp was nice, although a bit cold. One thing I would say about doing a desert safari in winter, is be aware that it gets very cold in the desert at night. It was -1 degrees celcius. So if you travel in winter, or if you are an older traveller with health issues or not the outdoor camping type, make sure to pack enough warm clothes, the kind of clothes you would pack if you go camping on an alpine mountain hike in cold weather!

We left the desert the next morning on the same camels with Yussuf leading the way. This time we saw the sunrise. We met our driver back at the main desert hotel and started our drive to Ait Ben Haddou through many dusty little mud brick . We stopped to see some fossils as well as stops in the Todra & Dades Gorges. We had a great walk through the Todra Gorge, took some great photo and had lunch in a town on the edge of the Gorge, called Tinghir. This town was really pretty and a great tourist stop with many hotels and good restaurants. Since it is such a long drive, I would suggest especially for older travellers to stop in this town for lunch or even one night, before continuing the journey to Ouarzazate or Ait Ben Haddou as it is a very tourist friendly town, you can take beautiful pictures of the gorge and do some shopping. I saw some great inexpensive rugs and clothes and other souvenirs in this town, much better value that what I saw in Marrakech. We ate at a restaurant called Inass, popular with tourists. The food was good and they also have an indoor and outdoor seating area and very clean toilets. Again, run by a group of young Moroccans. I really enjoyed seeing the young moroccans running B&B's and restaurants. They seem to know what tourists want and these guys could also speak very good English and French.

After a quick stop in Ouarzazate, the film studio town of Morocco, we arrived in Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a famous movie setting: Gladiator, The Mummy, Laurence of Arabia and many more were filmed here. We stayed at the beautiful Riad Caravane, owned by a French artist who bought a ruined Kasbah and after 5 years of renovations and art collected from all over Africa & Asia, turned it into a 1st class small boutique hotel with very professional staff and fine dining. The Riad also has a rooftop and small splash pool with panoramic views over Ait Ben Haddou. Although we only stayed 1 night in Ait Ben Haddou, I think it is a town where one could spend more time, especially after travelling such long distances.

On Day 6 of our trip we left Ait Ben Haddou for Marrakech. Although Marrakech is not really that far from Ouarzazate or Ait Ben Haddou, the journey takes a long time due to unfinished road works on the Atlas Mountains. We saw some spectacular scenery driving through the Atlas mountains, but the road is quite scary and unfortunately the only way to get to Marrakech by road from the desert. However Mohammed did an excellent job always driving slowly and very carefully.

We arrived late in the afternoon in Marrakech and that is where we spent out last 2 nights in Morocco. I liked Marrakech, the red (dark pink) city . The Riad in Marrakech was nice, again very friendly helpful staff. This one was very traditionally decorated and also had a spa & hamman. Marrakech highlights for me were the Marjorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. The Jemma al Fna square was interesting to see and a must see especially on a first visit, but too many people. The Marrakech Medina is good for restaurants and shopping but I found it hard to walk there with vespas and motorcycles coming from all directions and also too many people for me. By this time we also did not want to buy anything else as we’ve already done all our shopping. I think staying in the Medina is interesting and gives you a true feel for the place, but it is also quite exhausting to keep saying no to everyone who wants to sell you something and if you don't like crowds, like me staying outside the medina might be more peaceful.

Our guide in Marrakech, Nabil was great. He has a lot of knowledge about the city and showed us some interesting places. He was also easy going and flexible, so when we were tired, we could take a break. I would definitely visit Marrakech again, 2 nights and 1 and a half day was not enough to properly explore the city and I can see there is a lot more to Marrakech than the historic medina. Now that I know the medina, next time I would prefer to stay in the area near the Marjorelle Gardens outside the medina, where it is a bit calmer, less motorcycles and people and more open spaces. But that is just my personal taste. If you like staying in the buzz of everything, a road in the medina is definitely for you!

Now that I know the country a bit better, I think 7/8 days is not enough to see all the things we wanted to see and next time I would make it at least 10 days and spend more time in the smaller towns like Thingir, Ait Ben Haddou and Chefchaouen and also try to see more of the coast.

All in all it was a great first visit to Morocco and we are very grateful to Yassine and his team for this excellent introduction to Morocco. The tour was very well organised and they always took such good care of us. It was always easy to communicate with Yassine and his team and they were there to help 24/7! I would recommend them to anyone who would like to to visit Morocco! Just be clear about what you want and what you like and they can arrange it for you!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Hilda,

Thank you so much for your detailed review and amazing photographs! I am so happy that your trip was a success and that you enjoyed it so much. It has been wonderful having the chance to go through your photographs and seeing the places that were special to you both.

Your guides, driver and our staff all had such nice things to say about you, and all our communication during your trip was so pleasant and understanding. I greatly appreciate you both and have enjoyed the... read more

Hello Hilda,

Thank you so much for your detailed review and amazing photographs! I am so happy that your trip was a success and that you enjoyed it so much. It has been wonderful having the chance to go through your photographs and seeing the places that were special to you both.

Your guides, driver and our staff all had such nice things to say about you, and all our communication during your trip was so pleasant and understanding. I greatly appreciate you both and have enjoyed the opportunity to plan a trip that was the perfect match for you.

Your accounts of the destinations and what it was like to traverse between them is so helpful for me and other travelers. It really gives a sense of what it is like to travel across the diverse landscapes of Morocco. Your feedback about guides and accommodations validate the work that we put in to make sure you have the best time in the best way, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is information like this that encourages me to be the best I can be, and to share my home country with people around the world!

I sincerely am excited to plan your next trip to Morocco so you can spend some time exploring quieter locales and get some time on the beach! Take care and keep in touch.

Warmest regards,
Yassine

Taste of morocco, Morocco - Jan 3 - Jan 10, 2019

Traveler: Michele G. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

Jan 19: Marrakech, Skoura, Merzouga, (with overnight stay in desert via Camel Ride), Ouarzazate.
Thank you so much Kim Kim for assessing my family group needs and linking me with such a wonderful travel consultant: Brahim (from Orion Trek Voyages) who worked closely with me via email/message frequently to ensure we had a plan for our holiday that met the needs for all of our group. He arranged wonderful accommodation in each place we stayed (especially Riad Villa el Arsa in Marrakech medina... read more

Jan 19: Marrakech, Skoura, Merzouga, (with overnight stay in desert via Camel Ride), Ouarzazate.
Thank you so much Kim Kim for assessing my family group needs and linking me with such a wonderful travel consultant: Brahim (from Orion Trek Voyages) who worked closely with me via email/message frequently to ensure we had a plan for our holiday that met the needs for all of our group. He arranged wonderful accommodation in each place we stayed (especially Riad Villa el Arsa in Marrakech medina and Chez Talout in Skoura) and provided us with the best driver (Rashid from EMS - Essaouira Multiservice) who was so much more than a driver. He had completed a degree in tourism and made the 4 day trip out to Erg Chebbi and back such a memorable experience. He went out of his way to show us sites not on our itinerary, took many photos of our group and sent them to us and ensured we were all safe and well cared for whilst travelling and at each stop. Travelling with my grown up children and parents could have been a challenge but Rashid was continually happy, polite and accommodating. It felt as if he was part of the family and it was a sad farewell on return to Marrakech. A truly fantastic holiday, thanks so much to all involved. A very memorable experience. Would highly recommend all mentioned to ensure a wonderful holiday. Michele and John Gambrill (John & Robyn Gambrill, Jade Gambrill & Antony Dickenson)

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Michele, John Gambrill and the rest of the family :) I would like first to thank you for taking the time to share your precious feedback with me which I'll make sure to share with all the providers and no doubts they will be very happy too especially Rachid (your driver) who is like a brother to me. Every feedback I receive is on top of my list to evaluate my providers and apply any necessary improvements to ensure a wonderful holiday for my future travelers. I & my team are aware of... read more

Salam Michele, John Gambrill and the rest of the family :) I would like first to thank you for taking the time to share your precious feedback with me which I'll make sure to share with all the providers and no doubts they will be very happy too especially Rachid (your driver) who is like a brother to me. Every feedback I receive is on top of my list to evaluate my providers and apply any necessary improvements to ensure a wonderful holiday for my future travelers. I & my team are aware of all the necessary time and plans each traveler invest to decide to come and visit my country Morocco. Therefore, it's always a great honor to be here, and I'll make sure I am here for you and your family when you decide to come again and visit more of my homeland. There is still a lot more to see and discover.

Please keep in touch & take care of yourself.

My best regards,
Brahim

Hiking morocco's mount toubkal , Morocco - Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2018

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

We booked Amizmis valley 3 dazs tour and it was verg nice. Great walk through the day, perfect nature, nice people all around. The only thing that was not perfect was accommodation in first house. When they say "simple accommodation" nowdays people think about bed and shower without aditional fascilities. It was without bed, but that was probably our fault for not reading it carefully. At the other house was much better because of the family that has been so nice to us. Fatima and her family... read more

We booked Amizmis valley 3 dazs tour and it was verg nice. Great walk through the day, perfect nature, nice people all around. The only thing that was not perfect was accommodation in first house. When they say "simple accommodation" nowdays people think about bed and shower without aditional fascilities. It was without bed, but that was probably our fault for not reading it carefully. At the other house was much better because of the family that has been so nice to us. Fatima and her family were very welcoming, trying to teach us how to make bread and cuscus. Although they do not speak english they were trying to explain us everything. Our guide Mohamed was perfect. On this trip we made one friend more

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

Hi Ivana,
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments and for taking the time to leave us such a nice review.

Glad that you enjoyed your adventure trip with us, it was a shame about the guesthouse in the first village, we have now changed the trip itinerary, no more staying at Ait Ahmed village, as we have now found a local family in a nearby village which will offer a more comfortable gite with bed and showers.

Your review is highly appreciated and will share it with Mohamed and the rest of the team..

Thanks again and Looking forward to your next visit with us..

Warmest regards,
Abdel

Olivia

Trip to morocco, Morocco - Dec 27 - Jan 6, 2019

Traveler: Olivia H. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

This trip to Morocco was an absolute dream!!! I’m never going back to planning my own trips again. Every detail was thought through, and I was prepared for everything.

Brahim was absolutely incredible, from planning the trip together all the way to when we had an issue getting to our last bus and he sent someone to find us and make sure we made it okay.

We loved every hotel, and the recommendations for restaurants that were given to us were always incredible.

Our driver and tour guide... read more

This trip to Morocco was an absolute dream!!! I’m never going back to planning my own trips again. Every detail was thought through, and I was prepared for everything.

Brahim was absolutely incredible, from planning the trip together all the way to when we had an issue getting to our last bus and he sent someone to find us and make sure we made it okay.

We loved every hotel, and the recommendations for restaurants that were given to us were always incredible.

Our driver and tour guide from Marrakesh to Fez, Rashid, was a god send. He showed us so many things we never would have known to see, and even took us to the place where we ended up buying our rug. He took photos of us the entire time and made us feel safe and taught us so much.

Overall, we can’t stop raving about our trip and about KimKim and about Brahim. We will definitely be using the service again.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Olivia,

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. It's a great honor to me being here for you and Stephen and to secure your wonderful trip full of priceless surprises and travel experiences. I'll be always here for you whenever you need me, and I will make sure my driver Rachid too is informed and for sure he will be very happy to receive this feedback as well.

All the best,
Brahim

Myla

Morocco travel (with mom), Morocco - Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2018

Traveler: Myla W. - Local specialist: Larbi Anzal

My mom and I did a custom 9-day tour of Morocco in December of 2018. Booking the tour, I communicated back and forth with Larbi - he was always very timely in his response and very professional.
Said, was our driver and guide for 6 days (no guide in Marrakesh) and he was wonderful! My mom and I had the best time. Said did above and beyond what he was supposed to do - even took us to some local places to eat and took me to Starbucks in Marrakech. "Thank you, Said. You are the... read more

My mom and I did a custom 9-day tour of Morocco in December of 2018. Booking the tour, I communicated back and forth with Larbi - he was always very timely in his response and very professional.
Said, was our driver and guide for 6 days (no guide in Marrakesh) and he was wonderful! My mom and I had the best time. Said did above and beyond what he was supposed to do - even took us to some local places to eat and took me to Starbucks in Marrakech. "Thank you, Said. You are the best!"
Tour started in Casablanca (Day 1) - we did not really spend a lot of time there since our flight arrived pretty late but we were able to see the mosque the next morning.
Day 2 - Chefchaouen - we loved this place - it was charming! Great place for those eye-catching Instagram photos.
Day 3 - On the way to Fes but stopped off in Meknes - a smaller version of Fes. The shopkeepers were a little more forceful about selling so I did not enjoy this place as much. Volubilis - saw Roman ruins - nice place for photos as well. Arrived in Fes at night.
Day 4 - Fes all day with a different guide. Our guide was El Hadi - he was great too! Explained the different things we were seeing. Guided us through the medina (which was confusing). Got some awesome deals on Argan oil, some scarves and pottery. Opted out of the tanneries - I knew my nose would not be able to hack it. Went to different sights as well - old city, new city, viewpoints from old watchtowers, where you can see great views of the city.
Day 5 - En route to the Desert - stopped by Erfoud (where our guide Said - a resident of the city) - took us where we could purchase trilobites for my brother. Middle Atlas mountain - we stopped by and saw Barbary monkeys on the road - fed them peanuts and gave some stray dogs some of our leftovers from breakfast. At the end of this day - we arrived in the Sahara desert - took a camel ride for an hour (our guide was Mustafa) to our camp. Great place to watch the stars. It was really cold!!! But I would rather be cold than hot, so just be prepared if you are planning on going in the winter.
Day 6 - Breakfast in the camp. Cold morning but got up early to watch the sunrise, then another hour camel ride back to meet our guide Said. Saved some of the apples from dinner and fed it to our camels. We stopped by a local market (Rissani) then went to see Todra Gorge - were able to take nice photos here. We slept in Ouarzazate (nice sleepy town).
Day 7 - Hiked up Ait Benhaddou - great scenery. Stopped off in a few places as well while en route to Marrakech. Arrived in Marrakech late afternoon.
Day 8 and 9 - My mom and I did want we do best - SHOP. We also enjoyed watching the exciting shows in the Jemaa el Fna Square.
We met Larbi in Marrakech - "Thank you for meeting with us, Larbi!"
All in all, it was an awesome "once in a lifetime experience!" - Will we do it again? YES!!! Totally worth it.