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Best service for Morocco! · Morocco - Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2019

Traveler: Alison L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Daniel P. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

Omar my driver... read more

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Rachel

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

Traveler: Rachel N. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rachel!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Rita,

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

Best regards,
Abdellah
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Selene

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

Traveler: Selene C. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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

Traveler: Margi S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Keep in touch!
Sharon

Fil-Am Girls in Morocco! · Morocco - Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2019

Traveler: Kathleen M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Sania M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Anuj D. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Keep in touch!'
Sharon

Pj

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

Traveler: Pj W. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Janine

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

Traveler: Janine M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Julie S. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

charles

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Charles,

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

Respectfully,
Abdellah
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Albert

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

Traveler: Albert B. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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

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

All in all a really nice side trip.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Joanne,

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

All the best,
Abdellah.
Original Travels

Andrew

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

Traveler: Andrew H. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Bob S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Johanna

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

Traveler: Johanna I. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

Our accommodations were spectacular and activities well planned.

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Emily,

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

All the best,
Abdellah.

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

Traveler: Helen D. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salam Diane,

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

Chokran and best wishes!
Abdellah.

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

Traveler: Kimberly C. - Local specialist: Evan Pugh

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

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

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Evan Pugh, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the wonderful response, Kimberly!

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

Evan Pugh

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

Traveler: Aaron J. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Aaron,

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

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

Best regards,
Sharon

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

Traveler: Varsha R. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Varsha!

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

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

Susan

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

Traveler: Susan B. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Deb Y. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Deb!

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

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

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

Traveler: Alexandra C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alexandra!

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

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

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

Traveler: Laura M. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

Definitely will use this company again.

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Laura!

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

Amber

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

Traveler: Amber S. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Christine M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Christine,

I hope you are doing very well.

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

Salam Christine,

I hope you are doing very well.

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

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Jennifer K. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Maleeha I. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Maleeha,

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

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

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

Traveler: Nadiah A. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Leah,

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

I wish you all the best!
Abdellah.

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

Traveler: March J. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Mark & Sheila Kenney

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mark and Sheila,

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

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

Hello Mark and Sheila,

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

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

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

Warm regards,
Yassine

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

Traveler: Graham R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Graham,

Thank you very much for your feedback.

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

I am wishing you all the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Abigail C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Abby!

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

Thanks again,
Sharon

Hannah

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

Traveler: Hannah F. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Hannah,

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

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

Best,
Hakim

Torben

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

Traveler: Torben C. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Torben,

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

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

Traveler: George N. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam George,

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Steve W. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Steve,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Susan L. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Susan,

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

Salam Susan,

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

All the best,
Brahim

Robin

Morocco · Morocco - Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Robin B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Robin,

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

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

Best,
Hakim on behalf of Brahim

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Karla,

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

Best wishes!
Abdellah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abdellah.

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

Traveler: Caitlin E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Caitlin,

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

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

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

Salam Caitlin,

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

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

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

Please keep in touch!

Shukran Bezaaf :)

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

Traveler: Nicole D. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best regards,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Todd F. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Todd,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Alan F. - Local specialist: Ghizlane Safsaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best to you and Shailesh,
Abdellah

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

Traveler: Kerrie H. - Local specialist: Larbi Anzal

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

Janelle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Nicole B. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Nicole,

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

Hello Nicole,

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

Regards,
Yassine

Siva Kumar

Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days · Morocco - Sep 6 - Sep 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Hats Off to... read more

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Brahim.

Salam!
Siva

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Siva,

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

Shukran Bzaaf!

All the best,
Brahim

Nathan

Some problems with Riads · Morocco - Sep 6 - Sep 11, 2019

Traveler: Nathan D. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

It's unfortunate that we didn't know that riads are not accessible by car. That is to some extent because I didn't do enough research, but it really should have been pointed out somewhere along the way. I had told Hajar explicitly that we were four elderly people aged 77 to 83 who were not up to extensive walking, but both our riads required a bit of a walk from where we unloaded our luggage. To make matters worse, the Palais Amani walk was through very unpleasant, not to say trashy,... read more

It's unfortunate that we didn't know that riads are not accessible by car. That is to some extent because I didn't do enough research, but it really should have been pointed out somewhere along the way. I had told Hajar explicitly that we were four elderly people aged 77 to 83 who were not up to extensive walking, but both our riads required a bit of a walk from where we unloaded our luggage. To make matters worse, the Palais Amani walk was through very unpleasant, not to say trashy, surroundings. and we were told not to go outside the riad on our own. This was far from what we were expecting!!!

Once inside, however, we found the riads very comfortable and lush, except that we were given rooms in La Maison Arabe that had no elevator, requiring two flights of stairs. And in the Palais Amani, our friends the Patels were given a suite in which the bedroom was upstairs but the bathroom was downstairs. Again, after telling Hajar our ages and conditions, I was disappointed that this was not communicated to the riads. The Palais Amani offered the Patels a swap to a single level room, which they accepted, but only on the second day; La Maison Arabe did likewise, again on the second day, which we declined rather than unpack and repack

The itinerary also was not constructed with reference to our elderly status. Our guide, Hammadi, apologized and said he had not been made aware of the problem; he adjusted our itinerary extensively, which we appreciated. Overall, he did a very good job for us, except that he spent far too much time taking us to shops from which I'm sure he was getting a commission. We were taken to one such shop each day, usually without warning that it was going to try to sell us merchandise. (The shop above the tanneries put on one of the hardest of hard sells I ever experienced!). I have been on many land tours and cruise-ship shore excursions but never have I felt so used.

I was also disappointed that Hammadi left us the final night at our hotel, leaving the driver to take us to the airport. The driver was fine, but we felt a bit insecure without our English-speaking guide lest there be some problem at the airport. There wasn't, fortunately, but I still feel he was derelict in leaving us early.

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Nathan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really appreciate your feedback!

Regarding the point you made about the location of the riads. I just wanted to point out that most of the Riads are usually located in the middle of the medina, the properties that I included for you were the most accessible as they only required 2-5 minutes of walking. We also specifically informed all the properties about your condition when making your reservations and... read more

Dear Nathan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really appreciate your feedback!

Regarding the point you made about the location of the riads. I just wanted to point out that most of the Riads are usually located in the middle of the medina, the properties that I included for you were the most accessible as they only required 2-5 minutes of walking. We also specifically informed all the properties about your condition when making your reservations and requested that the rooms should be on the ground floor. We apologize that this wasn't taken care of initially, the front desk didn’t assign the room that was booked for your stay and once we got your complaint, we immediately took action and contacted the riad in order to switch you to a more appropriate room, that you unfortunately declined.

During the planning process, I made sure to split your full day guided tours to half days in addition to clearly indicate to your guide that the tours should only include visits to the highlights and avoid any detours, in order to fit your needs.

As for the shopping issues you encountered, we truly apologize for your bad experience, however the visit to the souks and the medina normally include visits to shops where you would see artisans in action and possibly shop for goods if you're interested.

We thank you however for your feedback and we will make sure to closely supervise this in the future.

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.

Best regards,
-Experience Morocco

a bit of everything · Morocco - Aug 18 - Aug 26, 2019

Traveler: mirsini t. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Mirsini,

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

Salam Mirsini,

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

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

Until next time :)

All the best,
Brahim

Emily

2 weeks in Morocco with Family · Morocco - Aug 7 - Aug 24, 2019

Traveler: Emily F. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Emily,

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

Hello Emily,

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

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

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

Warm regards,
Yassine

Northern Morocco's Cities: Tangier to Casablanca - 5 Days · Morocco - Aug 16 - Aug 21, 2019

Traveler: Laura d. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Michael S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Michael,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Marella C. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Laura T. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Laura,

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

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

All the best,
Hakim

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

Traveler: Sumi S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Catherine V. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Catherine,

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

Salam Catherine,

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

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

I am always at your disposal,
Brahim

Marrakech & Grand Tour of the Sahara Desert - 6 Days · Morocco - Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Elizabeth,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with me.

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

Livia

7 Days in Morocco - 3 Great Itineraries · Morocco - Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2019

Traveler: Livia S. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Huhe thanks to the team and all family members!

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Thanks,
Sharon

History, Traditions & Golf In Marrakech · Morocco - Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2019

Traveler: kevin p. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Brahim

Moroccan Cities of the North - 5 Days · Morocco - Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2019

Traveler: Shah S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Shah,

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

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

Salam Shah,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

A Moroccan Desert Adventure - 4 Days · Morocco - Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2019

Traveler: Luisela R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Luisela,

Welcome back home :)

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

Salam Luisela,

Welcome back home :)

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

All the best,
Brahim

Vicky

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

Traveler: Vicky E. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Vicky,

Welcome back home :)

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

All the best,
Brahim

July Wedding in Casablanca · Morocco - Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2019

Traveler: Fiona L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Fiona,

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

Warm regards,
Yassine

Mark

5 Days in Morocco - 4 Unique Itineraries · Morocco - Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2019

Traveler: Mark G. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

Mark and Tina, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Mark and Tina,

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

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

Salam Mark and Tina,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Elaine B. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Elaine and Mark,

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

Please keep always in touch!

Cheers,
Brahim

Jennifer

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

Traveler: Jennifer H. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Jennifer,

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

Salam Jennifer,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

Nora

Highlights of Morocco - 10 Days · Morocco - Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019

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

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

Would recommend well.

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

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

Morocco · Morocco - Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Lucy M. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best regards,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Susan S. - Local specialist: Ghizlane Safsaf

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

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

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Ghizlane Safsaf, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Cynthia

5 Days in Morocco - 4 Unique Itineraries · Morocco - May 26 - May 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

Hey Cynthia,

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

Kindest Regards,
Abdellah.

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

Traveler: Daniel P. - Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

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Megan Lower, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: jay H. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Jay!

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

Thanks again from the whole Morocco Immersion team!

Kristy

Moroccan Towns & Imperial Cities - 5 Days · Morocco - Jun 8 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Kristy T. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Kristy,

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

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

Brahim

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

Traveler: Jim M. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jim,

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

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

Hello Jim,

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

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

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

Warm regards,
Yassine

Alta

A Taste of Morocco: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech - 5 Days · Morocco - Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan

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

Traveler: Jordan A. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jordan,

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

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

Thank you for your feedback on... read more

Hello Jordan,

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

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

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

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

Warm regards,
Yassine

Karen

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

Traveler: Karen S. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Karen,

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

Cheers,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Maureen D. - Local specialist: Hajar Nouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hajar Nouri, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Patricia J. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Patricia,

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

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

Warm Regards,
Yassine

Imperial Cities & the Desert - 9 Days · Morocco - May 23 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Kimi L. - Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

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

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

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Sharon Louthian, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days · Morocco - May 17 - May 26, 2019

Traveler: Carlos A. - Local specialist: Radia Tehitahe

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

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Radia Tehitahe, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Laurie H. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Laurie,

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

Best regards,
Brahim

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

Traveler: Marina P. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Marina,

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

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

Salam Marina,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim

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

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

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

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

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

5 Days in Morocco - 4 Unique Itineraries · Morocco - May 21 - May 27, 2019

Traveler: Andrea K. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Andrea,

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

All the best,
Brahim

Blue Cities and Desert Camps · Morocco - May 13 - May 20, 2019

Traveler: Amelia R. - Local specialist: Brahim Bourrich

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Brahim

traditional morocco · Morocco - Apr 26 - May 8, 2019

Traveler: Jay R. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jay,

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

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

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

Hello Jay,

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

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

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

Warmest regards,
Yassine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Maura,

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

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

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

Dear Maura,

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

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Christine L. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

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

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

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Christine,

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

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

I appreciate your kind words about... read more

Hello Christine,

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

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

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

Warmest Regards,
Yassine

Marrakech, Grand Desert Tour & Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - 7 Days · Morocco - Apr 29 - May 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

Hi Pat,

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

Welcome back in Morocco any time!

All the best,
Abdellah

Cynthia-Val

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brahim Bourrich, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Cynthia-Val,

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

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

Salam Cynthia-Val,

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

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

All the best,
Brahim