Kimkim Trip Reviews for Morocco

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Trip of a lifetime
Morocco | Sep 2 - Sep 18, 2022

Jennifer
Jennifer O.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Overall we had an amazing experience planning and participating in our trip to Morocco where we visited Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca. From start to finish KimKim and it’s affiliate Original Travels accommodated our wishes and succeeded in meeting our expectations.

This was the first time that we used a travel agency to plan a trip and relinquished the planning process to another. It was really nice to not worry about anything.... read more

Overall we had an amazing experience planning and participating in our trip to Morocco where we visited Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca. From start to finish KimKim and it’s affiliate Original Travels accommodated our wishes and succeeded in meeting our expectations.

This was the first time that we used a travel agency to plan a trip and relinquished the planning process to another. It was really nice to not worry about anything. Our trip was 16 days long, with 8 different accommodations, 6 different tour guides, 8 different major stops (not including all the wonderful places in between), 1 amazing driver (Karim), and an impromptu neighborhood get together. Each place was completely different and exciting. Having never been to Morocco, we were blown away with the kindness of the people and the beauty of the country.

Our accommodations were 5 star hotels, luxury tent, guest houses, or riads with delicious breakfasts that met or exceeded our assumptions with one exception. Riad Perle D'Eau in Essaouira was clean and the rooms were large but overall the hotel is aging and was not on par with the rest of our accommodations. Once you’ve stayed in amazing places you definitely can feel the difference. The breakfast was mediocre too. It would have gone a long way if our rooms overlooked the ocean instead of a staircase and another room.

In Fes we stayed in a beautiful Riad where the shear beauty of the open air lobby meets you at the door. The stage is definitely set when you arrive to a traditional tea service. Upon showing us to our room we were overjoyed with my sisters room and were told that the hotel had “upgraded” us to an upper floor. There was no comparison to how much nicer her room was. If we had not seen her room we would have been happy in our accommodations but her experience was definitely different. We asked to be moved and they were unable to accommodate us. When traveling with others, you want the rooms to be the same not glaringly different.

We signed up for many workshops and truly loved learning how to make the many exports Morocco is known for. We walked away from each experience appreciating the amount of time, effort, and skill put into each piece of pottery, leather goods, food, brass and copper, blanket, and rug.

The only one that did not meet our expectations was the babouche shoe workshop in Marrakech. We were supposed to fully make a pair of shoes to take with us. Even though we learned the steps to making a puff puff and shoes, we were unable to make our own. At least 3 hours need to be set aside to accommodate this class. Originally we were scheduled to do this in the morning followed by a food tour. Both the food tour and the workshop were rushed and therefore not as we had anticipated.

I would not recommend the winery tour outside of Essaouira. (we were scheduled to tour the facility, wine taste and luncheon there). We chose to continue on to Essaouira and Original Travels took us to a wonderful restaurant on the beach where we enjoyed a glass of wine and a delicious seafood meal.

We rode a camel, sand surfed, took a kite surfing class and a cooking class, had a message, a facial, 2 Hammams, hiked in the Atlas Mountains, and participated in a balloon ascension over Marrakech. These activities enhanced our overall experience.

Each stop we made, each place we visited, each person we met left us with a true appreciation for Morocco. Thank you KimKim and Original Travels for an exceptional once in a lifetime experience.

Hotel Reviews
The View Hotel
Rabat

Wonderful first stop. Enjoyed the treats awaiting our arrival from the airport. Breakfast was delicious!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful new hotel
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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

My favorite! Enjoyed the 1946 hotel steeped in history. If it’s good enough for Winston Churchill it’s definitely good enough for me. Afternoon tea and cookies is a wonderful way to end your day.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful hotel and delicious food
Location
The neighborhood was a little run down but a quick walk to the square.
Staff
Remembered our name every time and was genuinely happy to see us each afternoon
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Riad was perfectly located. Simple accommodations with a very helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious. Tried our first Hammam here and the private pool. The Hammam is not a luxurious spa like experience but definitely an eye opener and my skin never looked better.

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Palais Amani
Fès

Upon checking in the staff showed us to our rooms. My sister’s room was on the main floor with a beautiful open floor plan overlooking the Riad’s open space. We were told that we were upgraded to another room. Unfortunately this room didn’t feel like an upgrade but of a switch to accommodate another. Our room felt dark where the bathroom was separated between the bathing area and facilities right between the seating area making the room feel cramped. To be fair we probably would have been happy with the accommodations if we hadn’t seen the other beautiful room.

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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Loved visiting the Sahara Desert. I would recommend visiting for only one day since there isn’t enough to do for 2 days. I would not take guests to a pool that isn’t up to the same standard as the camp. The pool where we were dropped off at was still under construction and shouldn’t be used.

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Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi

Loved our stay here. The hospitality and food was superb.

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Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira

The rooms were large and clean, unfortunately they looked into someone else’s room and a stairway. The Riad is dated with a mediocre breakfast.

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Rooms do not have airconditioning so having to close the drapes to preserve our privacy made the rooms uncomfortable.
Hôtel & Spa Le Doge
Casablanca

The Art Deco hotel takes a minute to get used to. My sister’s room was so outlandish that they moved her to a different room where she was very comfortable. The staff was fabulous and the breakfast was delicious.

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Activity Reviews
Marrakech to Essaouira - Argan Oil
Morocco

Enjoyed the demonstration and walked away with a better understanding on how the oil is made. More of a stop to purchase quality products.

Quality of Experience
Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour in Rabat
Rabat
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Sightseeing in Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informative
Transport
Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco

Loved all of our stops and really enjoyed our stop at Volubilis.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Karim did a great job getting making stops and adding adventure throughout the day.
Hike and lunch with a local family in Dades Valley
Morocco

Loved spending time with our guide and his lovely wife. They were incredibly welcoming!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Taxi was definitely an adventure on its own.
Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco

The dinner was delicious! Unfortunately, the wife was so tired that we felt like we were an inconvenience.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Pottery & Mosaïc workshop
Morocco

We loved this activity! We really gained an appreciation for all the work that goes into the art of mosaics and pottery.

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Traditional Henna party
Morocco

The artist was extremely talented in her craft.

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Brass Etching Workshop in Fes
Fes

We didn’t have a workshop but we did take a tour of the brass making area and saw the experts at work.

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Fes to Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride via Midelt & Erfoud
Morocco

Wonderful day! Lamb lunch was an adventure and loved meeting the monkeys! Riding a camel was an experience in itself. Two hours with rain, wind and sand felt like authentic once in a lifetime ride.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Ensemble Artisanal (Handicraft Centre) in Marrakech
Marrakech

Highly recommend a visit. Quality merchandise priced reasonably without the stress of bargaining!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Full-Day Guided Sightseeing in Fes
Fes

Loved our guide Hafid! We felt like we were in great hands from start to finish. When bargaining let him help you. We overpaid at the leather store because we tried to do it ourselves. We learned a valuable lesson and got much better as our trip progressed. He spent two full days with us and we enjoyed it immensely.

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Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco

I loved all of our stops… it’s a long day!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Guided Desert Adventures in Erg Chebbi
Morocco
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Desert adventures, exploring Nomadic life
Morocco
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Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir & Todra Gorge
Morocco
Guided tour of the secret gardens
Marrakech

We ate lunch her which was a beautiful spot to take a break!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Full-Day private tour of Marrakech
Marrakech

Great job acclimating us to the city and giving us wonderful history information.

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride over Marrakech
Marrakech

What a wonderful way to see Morocco! This was my sister’s first ascension and our 3rd.

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Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
Marrakech

Great class start to finish! My husband that doesn’t cook loved it as well. We ate the food that we prepared and it was delicious.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Food Tour in Marrakech
Marrakech

Unfortunately this was at the end of the day and we felt rushed. We did enjoy the main meal but could have gone with Karim and had the same experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Create your family's 'Babouche
Morocco

We only had 40 minutes to have a small demonstration about puffs and Babouche shoes. While informative, it was not what we expected.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Traditional carpet weaving with Berber women
Morocco

Demonstration and 5 mins each weaving.

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Hammam La Mamounia
Marrakech

Excellent!

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Wine Tasting at Domaine Val d'Argan
Essaouira

They didn’t know we were coming so we moved on to Essaouira where we had a lovely lunch on the beach.

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Private Kitesurfing Lesson
Essaouira

Our instructor was thorough and knowledgeable. We ended our lesson with a better understanding of the sport and a desire to continue with lessons.

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Essaouira to Casablanca via Eljadida Coastal Route
Morocco

Uneventful drive. Seeing a sheep on top of a car being transported and a camel along the road was our highlight.

Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Beautiful Mosque and a must see since it’s the only one in the country that you can go in.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely

Perfect trip to an amazing country
Morocco | Sep 15 - Sep 25, 2022

Susan
Susan Y.
North Adams, MA | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

MHammed was an excellent driver and provided delightful conversation and interesting information about Morocco's culture, people, and places to see. He was flexible with changes in itinerary and available whenever needed. Every day was a highlight so it is impossible to choose! Kamal, our guide in Fez was a fount of history, culture, and insight. The kindness in Merzouga when I became sick was remarkable and the flexibility to stay an additional night allowed me time to recover. The... read more

MHammed was an excellent driver and provided delightful conversation and interesting information about Morocco's culture, people, and places to see. He was flexible with changes in itinerary and available whenever needed. Every day was a highlight so it is impossible to choose! Kamal, our guide in Fez was a fount of history, culture, and insight. The kindness in Merzouga when I became sick was remarkable and the flexibility to stay an additional night allowed me time to recover. The moments of a lifetime were the night in the Sahara dunes, a camel ride, walking up the dunes, and dinner under the stars. We enjoyed driving through the Atlas mountains and seeing the mountain cities. Mustafa was our guide in Marrakech and he expertly navigated the historic inner city and provided insight and information. We made new friends and fell in love with Morocco!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Maison Bleue And Spa
Fes

Beautiful hotel, excellent staff, delicious food, perfect location, need I say more?

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Kasbah Mohayut
Merzouga

Comfortable and easy going. Walking distance to the dunes with great views of the Sahara from the upper balcony. The staff is great. They were very helpful when I was having a medical issue and graciously arranged our ability to stay an extra day to recover.

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Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

A modern and comfortable tent at the edge of the dunes with running water, bathroom, and shower. Dinner was excellent and drumming after dinner was great fun.

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Riad Ksar Ighnda
Asfalou

The Riad is nestled in a smaller town in the Atlas mountains. The room, food, and staff were all excellent.

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Almaha Marrakech
Marrakech

The hotel is luxurious and is located within the Medina, walking distance from the central marketplace. With help from our guide we learned how to navigate the winding walkways to the market ourselves. Breakfast on the upper terrace is elegant and the food is excellent.

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Activity Reviews
Cooking Class
Morocco

I loved having a personal opportunity to cook Moroccan Tangine with a chef. It was great fun and enjoyed eating the results of my cooking! I came home with recipes that I plan to use.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes

Kamal was an excellent guide. He provided a wide array of knowledge of the history, culture, architecture, and artisans of Fez. Our time with him was a highlight of the trip and we learned a great deal. I wouldn't have missed having the expertise of a guide like Kamal.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakech

Mustafa was an excellent guide with knowledge of the city, culture and history. He provided insight into the city, culture and history that was invaluable.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hi Susan,

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! Our goal is to have people fall in love with the country just as I did when I first went! I'm very sorry you were unwell for part of it, but I'm so glad we were able to get things changed for you!

Our trip was great. We had some luggage snags...
Morocco | Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2022

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Angie R.
Fitchburg, WI | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Our trip was great. We had some luggage snags and they were so helpful and rearranged the itinerary. Our guides in each area were so good. Great English. Lots of history and interesting information shared. Taking us to great places. Navigating everything.
Karim was a fabulous driver. His English is phenomenal. He is personable and easy to be with. We really enjoyed him.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely

highly recommend!
Morocco | Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2022

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Carmen S.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

We had a wonderful time in Morocco, and really loved the itinerary that kimkim put together for our two week tour. Soufiane, our driver, was definitely the hero of the trip. He was so friendly and accommodating, and really went out of his way to make us feel like his guests. We had excellent experiences with all of our guides: Mustapha in Chefchaouen, Hasan in Fes, Hamid in Sefrou, Said in Marrakesh, and Hussein in Ourika valley. Would definitely recommend our experience to friends and family!

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Amazing anniversary trip to Morocco
Morocco | Sep 7 - Sep 19, 2022

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Paul K.
Tucson, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Sharon, just saying thank you for the extraordinary job you did planning our 50th anniversary trip is simply not enough. You really listened. The cities, monuments, riads, and guides were exactly what we envisioned.
Most importantly our guide, Hicham, was central to our entire trip. He was always on time, prepared, kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable.
Without making this review too lengthy, we must remark on our last stay at Ksar Anika in Marakesh. When Hicham pulled up the riad was... read more

Sharon, just saying thank you for the extraordinary job you did planning our 50th anniversary trip is simply not enough. You really listened. The cities, monuments, riads, and guides were exactly what we envisioned.
Most importantly our guide, Hicham, was central to our entire trip. He was always on time, prepared, kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable.
Without making this review too lengthy, we must remark on our last stay at Ksar Anika in Marakesh. When Hicham pulled up the riad was hidden behind two unremarkable large doors. Upon entering, it was an amazing palace too beautiful to describe. Abu, and his staff were just as special. I must say a special heartfelt thank you to Siham, who took a personal interest in us and ensured we had a wonderful time. She truly is a jewel and an asset. It was our favorite riad and we would definitely recommend staying there.

Hotel Review
Ksar Anika
Marrakech

Amazing riad in the heart of the medina. Have you ever stayed in a palace? No? Well then this is your chance. Outstanding staff, especially Siham, spectacular decor.

Authenticity & Character
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None better!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Hi Paul!

Thank you for your great review. We are so happy that we were able to help make your 50th wedding anniversary trip special and equally happy that you enjoyed your time with Hicham. We will pass on your praise to Ksar Anika. I'm sure they will be as happy to read it as we are.

Thanks for trusting us with this important trip and keep in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star revi...
Morocco | Sep 9 - Sep 17, 2022

Linda
Linda B.
Coeur d'Alene, ID | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star review for our 9 day enriching experience!
I can’t say enough about our guide Samir! He was kind, polite, and informative. He gave us a true Moroccan experience completed by a visit with a nomad family where they served us tea and bread, and lunch served by a local family during our road-trip through the country.

Everyone is Morocco was very hospitable and our guide Samir was no exception. He raised the bar for any future guide we may encounter.... read more

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star review for our 9 day enriching experience!
I can’t say enough about our guide Samir! He was kind, polite, and informative. He gave us a true Moroccan experience completed by a visit with a nomad family where they served us tea and bread, and lunch served by a local family during our road-trip through the country.

Everyone is Morocco was very hospitable and our guide Samir was no exception. He raised the bar for any future guide we may encounter.
Thank you Samir, for your kindness and guidance. After our 9 days, we consider you a friend. We are truly grateful for all that he did for us.
Samir exceeded all our expectations and made Morocco a pleasure to visit.

In addition, we were provided with 2 special tour guides, Muhammad for the Medina of Fez and Abdoula for the Medina in Marrakesh. They both assured we were buying local and authentic products, and both of them were extremely knowledgeable. They each spoke fluent English as well!

With kind regards,
Linda

Hotel Reviews
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort Palace
Hivernage Marrakech

This palace was absolutely beautiful and the accommodations and service was over the top!!!

Authenticity & Character
Loved the artwork on the walls, the fountain in the lobby. The garden environment around the pool. Absolutely like a palace
Location
It was so beautiful. Inside and outside!
Staff
They were very kind, friendly and attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless
The white camel Acacia
Merzouga

The accommodations where unbelievable. I can’t believe they pulled that off in the middle of a desert! Glamping is in understatement. The tents were complete with a private bathroom with shower. The chef was on point and they even provided entertainment. Our waiter was amazing. I wished I remembered his name. His presence was absolutely lovely. Thank you so much!

Authenticity & Character
Absolutely everything!
Location
The camel ride, the view of the Sahara, the sunset, and the sun rise!a definite highlight! So fun!
Staff
Their kindness and authenticity!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Exceeded all my expectations!
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hi Linda,

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review you have left us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with our company.

It makes our day to hear that you spent great time with us exploring the scenic beauty of the Moroccan Kingdom and immersing yourselves in its inspirational culture. At Original Travels, we always strive much hard to provide our guests' with a lifetime experience and make their journeys unique and memorable. I will pass on your positive feedback to our team and to... read more

Hi Linda,

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review you have left us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with our company.

It makes our day to hear that you spent great time with us exploring the scenic beauty of the Moroccan Kingdom and immersing yourselves in its inspirational culture. At Original Travels, we always strive much hard to provide our guests' with a lifetime experience and make their journeys unique and memorable. I will pass on your positive feedback to our team and to your driver Samir in particular.

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

All the best,
Abdellah

Worth waiting for!
Morocco | Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2022

Cynthia
Cynthia F.
Morrisville, NC | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

First and foremost in making our 13-days encircling Morocco memorable was our driver Amine! While he demonstrated expert driving skills that made us feel completely safe, he was so much more than a driver. Upon meeting, he quickly ascertained our interests, particularly in the cultural diversity of Moroccan people, and set about fulfilling and exceeding our expectations. Each day was full of unexpected adventure: from our first authentic meal of grilled meats and vegetables en route to... read more

First and foremost in making our 13-days encircling Morocco memorable was our driver Amine! While he demonstrated expert driving skills that made us feel completely safe, he was so much more than a driver. Upon meeting, he quickly ascertained our interests, particularly in the cultural diversity of Moroccan people, and set about fulfilling and exceeding our expectations. Each day was full of unexpected adventure: from our first authentic meal of grilled meats and vegetables en route to Chefchaouen, impromptu walks through local markets where the colors of Morocco are on full display, to spontaneous detours to gaze atop the spectacular Atlas Mountains or to search for specific pottery in Safi. Amine knows his country well especially the unknown places off the beaten track and personifies the personal warmth and hospitable nature of the Moroccan people.

While there are too many memorable moments, experiences, sights, and places to capture here, some of the highlights include:
Palais Faraj in Fez where we spent 2 glorious nights in the meticulously restored Bensouda Palace in the Arab-Andalusian architectural tradition. The tile work (zelliges) with complex geometric mosaics are museum-worthy!
The hour dromedary caravan ride through the sea of sand dunes of Erg Chebbi was a not-to-be missed postcard experience! The awe of complete silence when watching the sun set over the sand dunes was only matched by the awe of sunrise the following morning.
The winding climb to the granary atop the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou provided a glimpse of how southern Moroccans lived since the 17th Century (and where a few families still reside).
No trip to Morocco would be complete without a relaxing visit to a hammam for a full body clay mask application followed by a medicinal Moroccan black soap scrub and shampoo. Total rejuvenation!
Our final meal shared with Amine in El Jadida on the gorgeous Atlantic coast was most remarkable! It first started with lentils and bread, followed by a mound of Moroccan salads garnished with fruit and herbs, and finished with an abundant platter of shrimp, calamari, sole, and marlin made-to-order for only 85 dirham (~$8.50).

Hotel Reviews
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Fès

We upgraded our accommodation in Fez and Marrakech, but all of our accommodations were unique—well selected for comfort, generous meals, and specific location. Palais Faraj exceeded our expectations, however! It truly felt like sleeping in a museum.

Authenticity & Character
The tile work (zelliges)
Location
Situated just outside the Medina overlooking the entire city of Fez.
Staff
Being welcomed with the customary Moroccan mint tea (poured in such a manner to produce the necessary froth) and slices of cake and cookies.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room was actually a suite with small chambers off the bedroom with a gorgeous alcove lined with an abundance of silk cushions.
Barceló Anfa Casablanca
Casablanca

Lovely, modern. The room had a unique design where the vanity divided the sleeping area from the huge shower and dressing area.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Within minutes of the spectacular minaret of Hassan II
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Petite Chefchaouen
Chefchaouene

The location inside the Medina was ideal and the breakfast plentiful. The decor was less authentic. For example, our room was named “Love” and had decorative s plaques in English such as “Love is the best ingredient.”

Authenticity & Character
Remove the English room names and plaques
Location
Inside the Medina, very close to the center square
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga

Unbelievable beauty and serenity.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The Berber staff were knowledgeable and hospitable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The tents had all the amenities except a fan. It was over 80 degrees during the night inside the tent which made it uncomfortable to get restful sleep. Perhaps in the future, it would be helpful to recommend guests bring their own battery-operated fan.
Caravane
Ouarzazate

Unexpectedly boutique. You wouldn’t expect such tasteful African-inspired decor within the plain, adobe dwelling.

Authenticity & Character
African-inspired decor using resources such as rattan, Berber rugs, adobe interior.
Location
Off the beaten track.
Staff
The two men in the reception who also served a delicious 3-course meal.
Cleanliness & Comfort
While we did have an air conditioner, we had difficulty lowering the thermostat, but a ceiling fan kept us cool during these hot summer nights in this Quarzazate region.
72 Riad Living
Marrakech

Tasteful blend of the authentic and the current design trends.

Authenticity & Character
All of the seating areas, the high ceilings, the rooftop terrace and pool, the little design touches like a bull horn used for a towel hook and a miniature brass tagine with macarons left bedside during turn down service
Location
Within the Medina with easy access to all the shopping you could ever desire!
Staff
Particularly the man (“bell hop”) who pushed a wooden cart to transport our luggage through the narrow, winding alleys to the riad.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Moroccan black soap, antique cabinet for apply storage of toiletries, crisp stark sheets on a king size bed, vaulted wood carved ceilings.
Riad Chbanate
Essaouira

Just steps within the Medina, this riad is charming with its terracotta tile floors, tadelakt plaster walls, antique wooden furniture, adobe fireplace, and huge hammam-like bathtub with rose petals carefully throughout our room. You wouldn’t even know the beach of the Atlantic Ocean is just minutes outside the walled old city.

Authenticity & Character
This riad felt like a Moroccan home—more simple and cozy.
Location
Picturesque Essaouira combined the beauty of promenade along the Atlantic Ocean juxtaposed by the winding alleys and souks of the Medina, the Portuguese fortress, and fishermen hauling in their catch of the day.
Staff
The managers were so hospitable. The simple homemade poundcakes served with the customary welcoming mint tea were the best of all.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The spacious bathroom and huge bathtub (for more than 2), the rose petals carefully placed throughout, the clever presentation of a collection of glass bottles filled with bath salts, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.
Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sud
Casablanca

New, modern typical Hilton Garden Inn near the Casablanca airport.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near the airport
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

Walking through the winding alleys of the Medina is a step back in time. Our visit to the tannery where men toil over scraping, cleaning, drying, and dying hides was remarkable. Each souk sells fine artisan crafts including glass, brass, fabric, leather, and ceramics. But, one can purchase all sorts of produce, fruit, grains, spices, and meat (including live chicken).

Quality of Experience
Food
Fresh and plentiful typically starting with a meze of 5-6 types of salad, then a platter of couscous or tagine of beef, lamb, or chicken with seasonal vegetables and/or fruits couscous, finished with mint tea and sweet cakes and cookies. A specialty here is the pastille which is a pastry crust sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon and filled with your choice of meat. Absolutely delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hassan was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Fez’s history, art, and culture.
Transport
Amine professionally navigated the traffic and parking.
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakech

Our guide was quite knowledgeable about Morocco in general, and Marrakech in particular. The recently restored Madrasa and Palace Bahia were impressive for their beauty and traditional craftsmanship. Everything in the Medina is a sight to see!

Quality of Experience
Marrakech was so picturesque—so many photo opportunities.
Food
It’s not only the plentiful food portions of deliciously flavored food, but also the ambience—vaulted wood carved ceilings, tiled fountains and mosaic lined walls, rooftop terraces, guitarist strumming soft music, and the multi-lingual waiters wearing traditional caftans and characteristic Fez (red felt hat with tassel).
Guides, Drivers and Staff
By staying in the Medina, we were able to walk to the many souks to shop. However, Amine provided numerous helpful recommendations and made reservations including our unforgettable hamman treatment plus massage followed by afternoon tea at the exquisite Royal Mansour Hotel where the King maintains a suite.
Transport
Amine, as always, was at our beckon call.
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

Truly unforgettable! A must-do even if you think you can’t get on and off a camel (dromedary actually). While this is definitely something only tourists do, it is well worth experiencing the sand dunes. Dinner was a scrumptious 4-course affair, albeit late in the evening. The Berber staff played instruments and sang by the camp fire under the stars beckoning guests to participate until midnight. The amenities of electricity, hot shower and flushing toilet make the overnight stay comfortable. All I would recommend is the installation of ceiling fans, if generator power permits.

Quality of Experience
Uncomfortably warm to sleep inside the tent. Understandably, it was the desert in mid-September.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Perfect Moroccan Trip
Morocco | Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2022

ashlyn
ashlyn f.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

We had a wonderful trip with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures! When booking, Sharon was quick to respond to all of our questions and help us create the perfect itinerary for our week in Morocco.

From start to finish, everything was perfectly planned and we got to do and see everything we set out to. The local guides in each area (Marrakech, Tinghir, and Kasbah Tamnougalt) were all very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions and patient with picture taking. At each Riad (Riad Nesma... read more

We had a wonderful trip with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures! When booking, Sharon was quick to respond to all of our questions and help us create the perfect itinerary for our week in Morocco.

From start to finish, everything was perfectly planned and we got to do and see everything we set out to. The local guides in each area (Marrakech, Tinghir, and Kasbah Tamnougalt) were all very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions and patient with picture taking. At each Riad (Riad Nesma in Marrakech, Chez Ichou, and Kasbah Itrane Tamnougalt) and the desert camp we were provided with delicious food and attentive service. If you decide to do a desert overnight at the wonderful Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp don’t miss out on leaving camp in the evening to do some star gazing - it can’t be beat! Additionally, on your way out of Ourzazate, visit Taman’Art Space, a unique artist’s collective founded by the incredibly talented local artist, Aissa Joud.

What made the trip special was how wonderful our driver, Mahmoud, was - you truly couldn’t ask for a better person to show you around such a beautiful country. From Marrakech to the Sahara and back, Mahmoud went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, introducing us to fantastic music (we are now gnawa fans for life), and teaching us so much about Moroccan and Amazigh culture. Mahmoud did an amazing job getting us from place to place safely, connecting us with local excursions and making sure my dietary restrictions were understood (i.e., celiac) when we stopped for meals. If you are lucky enough to visit Morocco, you will be twice as lucky if you have Mahmoud as your driver. Not only did we have a fantastic trip, we gained a wonderful friend as well!

It was a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget and we can’t wait to come back!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Nesma Suites & SPA
Medina, Marrakech

The entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful, the Riad itself was stunning and maintained so well and the food is delicious!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

What a beautiful Riad! The food was incredible, every detail in the design of the hotel was flawless and the staff is so kind. The rooftop pool provides a wonderful place to view the stars at night as well.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp
Merzouga

I didn’t know camping could be so glamorous! The beds were comfortable, the food was great and the service was impeccable!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Dades Valley to Merzouga Camel Trek via Todgha Gorge & Tinghir
Morocco

Definitely a tourist activity but don’t miss out! The desert and sunrise and sunset is so gorgeous and the stars at night are unbelievable!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marrakech Immersion (Guided Tour of the Red City)
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Agdz to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Merzouga to Agdz
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hi Ashlyn,

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so happy that you had an amazing experience in Morocco, generally, and with Mahmoud, specifically! I'm also super happy to hear that your dietary restrictions were met! Let us know when you guys are ready to come back to see the North of the country.

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip!
Keep in touch,
Sharon, Mahmoud, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Why must this trip be over? Morocco I love you!
Morocco | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

Regina
Regina M.
Wichita, KS | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

What an amazing trip. We were cared for in the most expeditious and courteous manner. We opted for the 10 day Luxury trip from Casablanca to Marrakech and back to Casablanca with a private driver. Faysel was our driver for 9 of the 10 days. He was fun! He stopped as we needed rest room breaks, kept us informed regarding all the places we were heading to, had a clean and comfortable vehicle. He played Moroccan modern music for us but also was kind enough to let us play our plethora of... read more

What an amazing trip. We were cared for in the most expeditious and courteous manner. We opted for the 10 day Luxury trip from Casablanca to Marrakech and back to Casablanca with a private driver. Faysel was our driver for 9 of the 10 days. He was fun! He stopped as we needed rest room breaks, kept us informed regarding all the places we were heading to, had a clean and comfortable vehicle. He played Moroccan modern music for us but also was kind enough to let us play our plethora of tunes and listen to our less than perfect singing the entire trip. He never let us touch our luggage. He loaded it and unloaded it. He was a very skilled driver, able to adapt as needed to the often times busy and crazy road conditions, but also smooth enough that we fell asleep several times on our longer drives. He was very well connected and had a really good rapport with the local guides that directed our tours. It was evident from Day 1 that he loves his country and loves what he does and that type of attitude was infectious. What did we love about Morocco? Everything. The food, the cooking class, The Blue City, Fes, Meknes, The desert luxury camp, Sahara Desert camel ride, Atlas Mountains, Casablanca, Marrakech, medinas, souks, all of the massages that they scheduled for us, the personal tours, bypassing the long queues, treated like queens... Waters whenever we were thirsty, punctuality. The tour guides were top notch. We learned so much! The textiles you can buy in Morocco, OMG the quality is so good. Definitely exercise your bargaining skills and bring home beautiful heirlooms. Our second driver was Samir. He took gentle care of us. By our last few days we had several HEAVY purchases that needed to be loaded and unloaded into the car. We needed tape, and packing materials. He retrieved those for us. He also was a careful driver. Oh and let's not forget Mohamed that helped me to plan this trip and squeeze in every little whim and fancy. His hotel recommendations were above par. I needed more time but alas my work schedule wouldn't allow for more time but I definitely will be back and I will try my hardest to get Faysel as my driver again. Many thanks to Hanan my tour guide in Marrakech that made sure my custom made purchases made it to me before my departure. I loved Morocco and the friendships I formed here. Thank you Kim Kim for this ah-mazing experience.

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Top notch camp. I ran into a lot of people in Morocco that said they stayed at a noisy "luxury camp" with no a/c. Believe me, they are not speaking of this camp. This camp was air conditioned, spacious, clean white linens with adequate lighting and electrical outlets. It also had a POOL! We had evening entertainment, singing, dancing and playing drums with the Imazighen people. Dinner and breakfast was really good too. Where they are in the dunes is incredible. 90% of my photos have zero filters. Do not miss the opportunity to take amazing Sunset and Sunrise photos. This camp is a good 30 minutes out from the main road where all is quiet and you can see the stars and simply relax and take in the beautiful view.

Authenticity & Character
the staff, the activities
Location
beautiful, quiet, amazing sunrise and sunset
Staff
courteous, entertaining, accomodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
clean white linens, air conditioning, toilets and showers in room (tent), privacy oh...and a pool!!
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

This hotel is beautiful with beautiful views. I devoted an entire post to the beauty of this hotel. Beware, there are a lot of steps to the top but it's well worth it! Don't worry, they've got your bags, you just need to do you! The food was excellent and it's in a blocked off area so very little noise. The rooms are large and decorated in Moroccan mid century style (I think I just made that up but the best way I can describe it!) I would consider this a luxury boutique style hotel and I would definitely stay there again. :-)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Sahrai
Fès

Gorgeous. Modern. Chic. Also had a massage while I was there. Several restaurant options. The room was super spacious. It was atop a hill with amazing views. Breakfast was delicious. Security guard on site so it is quiet and decadent and feels more exclusive. Pool is beautiful too.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

Booked this hotel as an option to catch a shower and quick nap before my 1:30am departure from Casablanca airport after a day in the heat visiting the Hassan II Mosque. The staff is very kind. The bed was actually very comfortable too with nice clean and soft linens. My only issue with the hotel was that it is older so in the shower there were black mold spots on the tiles. The toilet brush is also mounted on the wall near the toilet and the top of the bristles are exposed. I booked a luxury trip with Kim Kim and I would not consider this portion of the trip luxury. It is conveniently located next to restaurants and the medina though, so that is a plus. This is a modern business style hotel. It seemed busy enough, like a lot of travel/tour groups funnel thru it. I would recommend a Riad or the Hilton Garden Inn instead (as long as you have a driver accessible)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Remove mold from bathroom tiles and toilet cleaner on wall near back of toilet.
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne

Great and unique stop on our 10 day trek. This hotel has an amazing pool with some really good views. Dinner was delicious and it was a nice stop on our way to Marrakech from Merzouga. The hotel is decorated in an African style vs Moroccan. It was a welcome change. Wifi was strong, the shower was nice and hot. The ac was very nice too.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Regina,

We really appreciate the time you devote to leave such a detailed 5 star review to our company.

It means the world to us to learn that you spent a unique and a lifetime experience in Morocco enjoying its fabulous sceneries, historical monuments and immersing yourselves in the Moroccan inspirational culture. We pride ourselves in hearing that our staff have taken good care of you, and our service fit in with your expectations. Original travels always tries to design wonderful... read more

Hi Regina,

We really appreciate the time you devote to leave such a detailed 5 star review to our company.

It means the world to us to learn that you spent a unique and a lifetime experience in Morocco enjoying its fabulous sceneries, historical monuments and immersing yourselves in the Moroccan inspirational culture. We pride ourselves in hearing that our staff have taken good care of you, and our service fit in with your expectations. Original travels always tries to design wonderful trips for the guests and welcome them warmly, so we are so grateful that this applied to you. Your driver Faysal is really a very kind person, he always does his best to meet our guests' needs. Your upcoming trip in Morocco for sure will be with Faysal, and you will discover together other spectacular sights that are worth visiting.

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

Yassine is the best !
Morocco | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

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Londa A.
Valrico, FL | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

I do not typically write reviews but in this case I wanted to give this review due to the excellent attention and friendship we have established with Mohamed “Yassine “ Taiebine. Yassine was always prompt, thinking ahead of our needs and provided daily insight to his Moroccan culture. Yassine’s car was roomy for our group of four and he kept it impeccably clean. He went over and above when there was a need to deviate from our plan and always without hesitation. Cannot imagine anyone... read more

I do not typically write reviews but in this case I wanted to give this review due to the excellent attention and friendship we have established with Mohamed “Yassine “ Taiebine. Yassine was always prompt, thinking ahead of our needs and provided daily insight to his Moroccan culture. Yassine’s car was roomy for our group of four and he kept it impeccably clean. He went over and above when there was a need to deviate from our plan and always without hesitation. Cannot imagine anyone better to take us around (4 older women) and felt safe the entire time especially with his driving abilities. He even took the time to teach us and “test” us on Arabic words in a fun way.

In addition to our friendship with Yassine we also had a wonderful guide, Hassin “Sassa” . His sense of humor made our experience with him in Marrakesh and Fes not only educational but fun ! Sassa’s historical knowledge was wonderful and he helped us understand the changes in the Moroccan culture over time. Together Yassine and Sassa made a great team!!

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Activity Reviews
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

The camel ride to our Sahara camp was the highlight of our trip. It was fun evening in the desert and very glad I was able to experience it .The tents were very comfortable and each with their own bathroom . Just a heads up the stray dogs in the middle of the desert are friendly and not there to harm you and bring a little battery operated fan rather than a jacket during the summer months.

Quality of Experience
Camel ride
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our camel herder was great and shared his experience of being raised as a beber.
Transport
Hammam Visit
Morocco

A true experience !

Quality of Experience
Traditional Cooking Class
Morocco

We made the best tasting lemon and olive chicken tagine we had on our entire trip in our class. Looking forward to receiving the recipes so I can bring a bit of Morocco to my US home. The tea service was very informative and opened my eyes about the use of different herbs and spices to make great tea. Staff was great !

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was great !
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco...
Morocco | Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2022

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Barbara B.
Seaside, CA | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. Everything from the itinerary, to our driver to all the guides was perfect. We are well traveled and had high expectations for our trip and were not disappointed. I especially like that we were able to customize our experience. Will be using kimkim again.

Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Hakim
Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Local specialist in Agadir | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Dear Barbara & Said,

Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful and motivating feedback!

I would like to say that the pleasure was mine working with you and designing your trip. You have been such great people to talk with and the exchange with you was just amazing from the very first message.

Mohammed, your driver, and the local guides will be very happy to read your feedback too and this will just give them more motivation and energy to deliver more and more.

Again, it was a truly great pleasure e-meeting you! Hopefully, we can work again in the future!

Best,
Hakim

We had a spectacular 10 day visit to Morocco!...
Morocco | Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2022

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John O.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

We had a spectacular 10 day visit to Morocco! Highly recommend visiting this diverse and beautiful country. Yassine did an outstanding job creating an itinerary that met our needs and the information he shared on travelling in Morocco was very useful. He is very responsive and very knowledgable. We were set up with Soufiane as our driver and guide. He was wonderful! Very friendly, flexible and a great travelling companion. Felt more like travelling with a friend who is really concerned with ensuring you have a good time. Highly recommend!

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Great experience
Morocco | Sep 4 - Sep 11, 2022

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Suzanne S.
Hagerstown, MD | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

We had limited time and Morocco Immersion helped us make the most of it. Sharon's recommendations were wonderful and our driver, Sallam, made all the difference. The Moroccan people are kind and welcoming. Overall, it was a memorable trip! read more

We had limited time and Morocco Immersion helped us make the most of it. Sharon's recommendations were wonderful and our driver, Sallam, made all the difference. The Moroccan people are kind and welcoming. Overall, it was a memorable trip!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Al Makan
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camps - Royal Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad al Rimal
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fes Immersion
Fes

Hassan was a wonderful guide in terms of his cultural, historical and religious knowledge. He created a great backdrop for our tour through the medina.

Quality of Experience
We would have liked to have been asked about visiting all the souks before we went. Instead, we were told that we were going to this one and that one to meet someone the guide knew but were of course "under no obligation to buy anything but this work supports our people." Some of the locations were for products we had no interest in. And the shopkeeper's disappointment was very evident in any place where we did not purchase anything. The tannery, in particular, was disappointing, as the man giving us the tour spoke no English and could not explain the tanning process, for which we had many questions. After a quick climb to the roof for a picture, he took us immediately to a showroom and wanted us to try on some jackets.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We wish Hassan had asked us at the start what souks we were interested in visiting and given us the option of choosing where to go. Also, we were shown to a very touristy restaurant for lunch, with a fixed menu, and not asked about what type of meal we would like.
Transport
Fes to Merzouga Camel Trek
Morocco

Great trek from Fes to the desert, with lots to see along the way. Sallam is a wonderful driver and guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our camel guide insisted on us climbing a dune to see the sunset despite the approaching storm. We quit before we reached the summit due to blowing, stinging sand and limited visability. I think he was intent on completing the task he was assigned to do, but we would have been happier skipping this part and proceeding on to the camp ahead of the storm. Sallam went out of his way to take us to find a bottle of wine that we could enjoy with our dinner.
Transport
Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Dades Gorge, Tinghir and Todgha Gorge
Morocco

Another beautiful day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for the review. We are happy to hear that overall you had a good time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your time with Sallam as your tour manager. Thanks, also, for your feedback regarding the tour in Fes. We have shared your comments with him and the rest of the team in an effort to ensure that all of the services that our guests receive meet our high standards. As I'm sure you can imagine, this is a constant and ongoing effort.

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

Morroco Summer Trip
Morocco | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Bowie N.
Port Chester, NY | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Abdellah was great. Said was fantastic - helping us doing all the last minute dinner reservations and changing itinerary to add visit to Cave of Hercules or staying longer in Rabat.

The desert and Chefchaouen definitely were the highlight of our trip! read more

Abdellah was great. Said was fantastic - helping us doing all the last minute dinner reservations and changing itinerary to add visit to Cave of Hercules or staying longer in Rabat.

The desert and Chefchaouen definitely were the highlight of our trip!

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

It was amazing, love the camel ride, sand boarding, great service and have air conditioning!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Beautiful city, hotel and location. Great services and private session for pool! Highly recommended

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Beautiful hotel but a bit dated (bathroom smell) ...... but staff and services were great

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It's clean but probably need some pipe cleaning /renovation
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne
Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Kalaa
Rabat
Activity Reviews
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

Ok experience, expect the private guide to provide a bit more info/ color on sites. Also visited too many shops that were not necessary.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Boumalne Dades to Merzouga via Erfoud, Rissani & Sunset Camel Ride
Morocco

Love love the desert experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

The private guide was great

Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis
Morocco

Beautiful blue city, wish we have time to stay longer

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Hi Bowie,

Thank you so much for devoting some time to write such a great review.

We are so thrilled to hear that you had a unique and lifetime experience with our company and you enjoyed your trip to the fullest. At Original Travels, we always endeavor to cater to our guests' satisfaction and make their journey with us a memorable one. I will pass on your positive feedback to the staff to push them to keep providing the amazing work and high quality services.

Looking forward to seeing you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Abdel

Morocco seven amazing days !!!
Morocco | Aug 31 - Sep 17, 2022

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Hermand M.
Puerto Rico | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Our driver, Nouraddine was awesome and strongly recommend.
Also, the tour guides in Chefchouen (Yusef), Fez ( do not remember name), Volobilis ( do not remember name), and Marrakesh were anazing. Very knowledgeable of everything and very accommodating to our needs and special requests. Even the person giving us the camel ride was exemplary. Everyone very friendly.

Also, all of the Riads that we stayed were way beyond our expectations. Really impressive facilities and friendly staff.... read more

Our driver, Nouraddine was awesome and strongly recommend.
Also, the tour guides in Chefchouen (Yusef), Fez ( do not remember name), Volobilis ( do not remember name), and Marrakesh were anazing. Very knowledgeable of everything and very accommodating to our needs and special requests. Even the person giving us the camel ride was exemplary. Everyone very friendly.

Also, all of the Riads that we stayed were way beyond our expectations. Really impressive facilities and friendly staff. Staying in Riads rather than hotels really elevated our experience.

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Everything was perfect
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Mokhtar Tanger
Tangier
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arrive at Tangier Med Harbor , Transfer to Chefchaouen
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Sightseeing in Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Fes via the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

Everything was good, but too many places of interest were closed for renovations

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Transfer from Fes to Marrakech
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Were not able to get guided tour. Were sold out.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Hi Hermand,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re really glad to hear that you loved the experience with us and enjoyed your trip in Morocco to the fullest. Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we are so grateful that we made this journey a success and catered to your interests. Such compliments push us forward to keep our exceptional work and meet our guests' wishes.

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

Best,
Mohamed

Moroccan bliss
Morocco | Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2022

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Annabelle M.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

My daughter and I spend 6 wonderful days crossing Morocco and could not have been more pleased with our driver Nouri and our local guides. From private cooking classes and sunrise balloon rides to market tours and our beautiful accommodations, we were given the red carpet treatment everywhere we went. They were even able to handle some last minute itinerary changes as well as minor medical issues in stride.

We will absolutely use KimKin in the future and would not hesitate to recommend... read more

My daughter and I spend 6 wonderful days crossing Morocco and could not have been more pleased with our driver Nouri and our local guides. From private cooking classes and sunrise balloon rides to market tours and our beautiful accommodations, we were given the red carpet treatment everywhere we went. They were even able to handle some last minute itinerary changes as well as minor medical issues in stride.

We will absolutely use KimKin in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a first class concierge while traveling.

Hotel Review
Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux
Fès

A beautiful, classic space in the old city where the quality of the stay (staff, food) more than matched the surroundings.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Annabelle,

Thank you so much for the kind words and owesome feedback which highly appreciated.

We’re so glad to learn that you had a wonderful experience with your daughter and passed a great time together in our gorgeous country. An excellent experience is obviously what we set as our goal for every guest who comes to enjoy our fabulous country, and discover its beauty. We take a lot of pride in our work and we are so grateful that we made your trip a success.

Looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Abdel

Trip of a lifetime to Morocco
Morocco | Jun 9 - Jun 29, 2022

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Lam N.
Missoula, MT | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

We, like so many people, had a lot of wanderlust built up from the pandemic years. We also had a few family milestones come up this year. So we wanted a really special trip and we let our graduating high school senior pick the destination -- Morocco. That was the full extent of our ability to plan. We didn't want to be on a big all-inclusive tour, but neither could we manage a fully independently-planned itinerary.

Kimkim came to the rescue!

Our local specialist team planned a... read more

We, like so many people, had a lot of wanderlust built up from the pandemic years. We also had a few family milestones come up this year. So we wanted a really special trip and we let our graduating high school senior pick the destination -- Morocco. That was the full extent of our ability to plan. We didn't want to be on a big all-inclusive tour, but neither could we manage a fully independently-planned itinerary.

Kimkim came to the rescue!

Our local specialist team planned a fantastic and varied itinerary (Sea, Rif Mountains, Imperial Cities, Sahara, Atlas Mountains) for us, complete with private van transportation between places. I so appreciated that they took the initiative to mock up a plan, including accommodations, based on some initial feedback about our traveling style and objectives, and then were able to adjust and fine tune (that's too fancy! not enough time here, too much history/serious stuff, more camels! etc.) to craft us a trip that everybody was excited about (we have 4 boys 11-19) and which made good use of our time there to see a little bit of everything. It was so nice to be able to just relax into the rhythm of the trip once we got on the plane, vs scrambling to arrange the next place, transportation, etc.

Mike Tyson famously said, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." The plan was fantastic. Our punch in the mouth came when a member of our group became ill in Fes one week into our trip. With four boys in tow and myself being the only person who could communicate in a language other than English, we would have been completely overwhelmed had we not had the amazing support from Abdellah and his local team. They rearranged the remainder of our trip, helped secure medical care, made sure the boys were still amused during our extended stay in one of our stops, in short, did all the heavy lifting needed so that we could continue on safely and with a minimum of stress, and maintained all the must-keeps (camels, camels and camels) from our itinerary despite the changes.

Abdellah and his team made us feel truly cared for and the guides they arranged, especially in Chefchaouen and Essaouira, seemed personally invested in showcasing the best and most interesting parts of their cities.

We went to Morocco knowing that it would be the trip of a lifetime but assuming that we would keep exploring new places after that; we now know there is so much more to explore there and plan to return!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Madu
Merzouga

This hotel on the edge of the Sahara desert was a totally magical experience. We'd had a long day on the road to get there and arrived in the early evening. The temperature was around 110. The boys rolled out of the car and the hotel staff, knowing exactly what they needed, showed them directly to the pool. The pool deck was supervised by a very charismatic sheepdog whom the boys immediately fell in love with. Everything about the hotel is beautiful and the dinner was excellent.

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Riad Chbanate
Essaouira

The accommodations were beautiful and the hotel was very conveniently located. But our stay was made especially memorable because of the really fantastic hotel manager. He and his staff made us feel really cared for.

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Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi Lam,

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

We're happy that you spent a wonderful time in Morocco enjoying its scenic sights, imperial cities, historical monuments and inspirational cultures. It means the world to us to hear that our staff have taken good care of you especially when a member of your group got sick, and that we did our best to make sure everything was going well. Our guests' safety is our priority and we... read more

Hi Lam,

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

We're happy that you spent a wonderful time in Morocco enjoying its scenic sights, imperial cities, historical monuments and inspirational cultures. It means the world to us to hear that our staff have taken good care of you especially when a member of your group got sick, and that we did our best to make sure everything was going well. Our guests' safety is our priority and we always strive much hard to make them feel truly cared for throughout the whole trip. Your valuable comments are what helps us to improve our business, and push us forward to even greater progress. Original travels designs wonderful trips for guests and welcome them warmly as members of family not as outsiders or strangers, and we are so grateful to know that we delivered this commitment to you.

Wish to serve you again in the future and design another great trip for you exploring other parts of the country and dig more deeply into its magical beauty.

Best,
Abdel

Our driver Ilyas was an absolute pleasure. We...
Morocco | Aug 8 - Aug 16, 2022

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Aaron J.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Our driver Ilyas was an absolute pleasure. We spent over a week driving around with him exploring Morocco. He was the perfect mix of a great guide as well as a fun and interesting person to hang out with. The bookings made by Mohamed and the Kimkim team made our journey easy and maximized our time. Thoroughly recommend this entire process for those looking to explore the kingdom of Morocco.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
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Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Hi Aaron,

Thank you so much for your kind words which are highly appreciated.

We’re so glad to hear that you had a wonderful journey and passed a great time in our gorgeous country with Ilyas, one of the best drivers we have in our company. An excellent experience is obviously what we set as our goal for every guest who comes to enjoy Moroccan kingdom, and discover its beauty. We take a lot of pride in our work and we are so grateful that we made your trip a success.

Looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Mohamed

Hi - I totally recommend KimKim in Morocco ; Kudos to the team!
Morocco | Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2022

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Roel S.
Rye, NY | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi - I totally recommend KimKim in Morocco for organizing your next trip. Our experience has been fantastic! The planning process - ahead of the trip - was a smooth ride. I continued to make quite a lot of changes to the itinerary, but Abdel and Said (with whom I communicated online via the kimkim website) remained calm and patient, and provided speedy and thoughtful answers to all my requests and questions.
Then, during the trip itself, we remained in touch with Said (via Whatsapp) to... read more

Hi - I totally recommend KimKim in Morocco for organizing your next trip. Our experience has been fantastic! The planning process - ahead of the trip - was a smooth ride. I continued to make quite a lot of changes to the itinerary, but Abdel and Said (with whom I communicated online via the kimkim website) remained calm and patient, and provided speedy and thoughtful answers to all my requests and questions.
Then, during the trip itself, we remained in touch with Said (via Whatsapp) to make small tweaks along the way. And also during that time Said was amazingly responsive and action-oriented.
The trip itself was glorious, because Morocco has a lot to offer. We are a family with 4 teenage kids (i.e.: sometimes hard to please!), and they all loved the surprising activities, beautiful hotels, impressive landscapes, the mix of cultures, and the great Moroccon food.
Also, the Kimkim team and I ensured we had sufficient variety in the program, and that we also had some downtime - during which we couldn't still anyway and organized a few optional activities ourselves (e.g. hammams, cooking class). :-)
Also a shoutout to Samir, our driver from Original Travels.!
In conclusion: What an amazing trip it was!
Will definitely use KimKim for a possible following trip in another country.

Hotel Review
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Everything about this hotel is amazing: the history, the entourage, the service. But I do want to call out Mohammed and his team, who always welcomed us with a smile and with kind words. That made us really feel home at this glorious hotel.

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Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi Roel,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and leaving us an amazing five star review.

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

Hi Roel,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and leaving us an amazing five star review.

It was a pleasure to have you in our beautiful country and make your journey an unforgettable one. We really love to learn that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we have crafted for you and the hospitality provided by the members of our team. We always value our guests' feedback and take it into consideration so as to improve the guest's experience and enhance their satisfaction. Your awesome comments have been shared with our team to let them know that their hard work was so much valued.

So happy that your visit to Morocco was memorable and we look forward to having you again in our beautiful country.

Best,
Abdel

A superb trip through Morocco organized by Original Travel!
Morocco | Jul 23 - Aug 13, 2022

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Aarti G.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

28 Aug 2022

Original Travels is a fantastic travel agency for Morocco that we highly recommend.

We travelled through Morocco for three weeks in July-August 2022, as a family of three. The entire trip was organized by Abdel of Original Travels and his team, via KimKim. Based on information we provided regarding our interests and places we wanted to visit, Abdel proposed a fantastic and comprehensive 21-day agenda for us, which we were able to fine-tune and refine until we were fully... read more

28 Aug 2022

Original Travels is a fantastic travel agency for Morocco that we highly recommend.

We travelled through Morocco for three weeks in July-August 2022, as a family of three. The entire trip was organized by Abdel of Original Travels and his team, via KimKim. Based on information we provided regarding our interests and places we wanted to visit, Abdel proposed a fantastic and comprehensive 21-day agenda for us, which we were able to fine-tune and refine until we were fully satisfied with all aspects of it. Abdel then organized all practicalities of our trip, including booking all hotels/riads, local guides, and a private car with driver. The planning of our trip prior to our departure was therefore extremely easy and smooth.

Once we arrived in Morocco, our entire journey unfolded exactly as stated in our programme, down to all the lovely details. The hotels/riads and guides that Abdel had chosen for us were all wonderful in their own unique way. Everything was ready for us when we arrived at each new destination, smoothly executed, and superbly organized.

A special highlight of our trip was our driver-guide, Karim, who quickly became a friend of our family. We travelled three weeks with Karim. He was a wonderful holiday companion! Karim is an extremely friendly person, always with a joyful smile. He is also highly flexible, very easy-going, always punctual, and absolutely professional in all ways. Karim comes from an Amazigh (Berber) family, which makes travel with him in the mountains and desert especially insightful and exciting. Karim is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Tamazight. He is an experienced driver and guide for all of Morocco and personally knows many of the local contacts and hotel/riad staff, which makes travel especially smooth and safe. Karim is also an excellent driver, who carefully and safely navigates Moroccan highways, mountain roads and the small alleys of the medinas. We would highly recommend Karim as your driver if you are planning a holiday with Original Travels. We have experienced first-hand how he can add immeasurably to the holiday experience.

In terms of hotels, we stayed in riads that Abdel of Original Travels had suggested within the medinas of Rabat, Tangier, Fes, Chefchaouen, Marrakech and Essaouira, and we highly enjoyed each one. There was something to love about each riad, whether it was the ambience, the location, the friendliness of the staff, the comfort level, or the delicious breakfasts. We have written reviews for all riads that we stayed in on both TripAdvisor and on their respective sites.
We are experienced travellers, thus chose to explore all cities that we visited on our own, except for Fes and Marrakesh, where we had local guides suggested by Abdel. All guides provided by Abdul were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing us around and added a lot to our experience and understanding of the respective cities and sites.

In terms of practicalities, we transferred the entire payment for our trip (for hotels, local guides, car, driver, etc.) in advance to Original Travels. Everything worked out exactly as promised and planned, and we did not experience any problems throughout our trip.

Abdul and Said from Original Travels, and our driver Karim, were also very flexible and helpful when our return flight was cancelled, and we had to stay two days longer.

In short, we highly recommend Original Travels and Abdel and Said without any reservation, with special mention of Karim as our excellent driver-guide. We did extensive research before we decided to plan our holiday with Abdel and his team, and the various arrangements and services by Original Travels exceeded our high expectations.

Given this wonderful experience in Morocco, we will also definitely look to KimKim, who put us in touch with Original Travels, to help us plan trips to future destinations as well.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

We loved this riad. It is one of the smaller and more intimate riads, with each room carefully furnished according to a specific theme. The staff was exceedingly friendly and the whole ambience was charming; a true oasis in the middle of the bustling medina (within easy distance to the riverfront as well).

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully decorated and charming
Location
In the medina, easy location from which to explore everything!
Staff
Very friendly, very accommodating. My daughter mentioned she loved watermelon, and they especially went out and brought some for her!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable space for the three of us
Riad Mokhtar Tanger
Tangier

We really enjoyed this riad. It is a bit larger than others and a bit more modern, sporting even an elevator, but the charm of a riad is unchanged. The location is great, the breakfast/dining area very charming. We particularly loved watching the sunrise and sunset from the beautiful roof terrace.

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Location
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Very friendly and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loved our airy and light rooms!
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

This was a wonderful riad in the blue city, very beautifully renovated with a charming and friendly staff, and an excellent location, perfect to explore this marvelous city and wander around. We particularly enjoyed the indoor pool that could be used privately (by one group only at a time). It needed to be booked a day or a few hours in advance but that worked out smoothly. We also loved the massage service. The massage here was one of the best I have ever had!

Authenticity & Character
Lovely building, wonderful ambiance.
Location
Great location in the heart of the old medina
Staff
Very friendly and accommodating, making sure all our requests about use of indoor pool, massage etc., could be accommodated.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was lovely, thoughtfully laid out and very comfortable
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

A truly impressive Riad building. It comes over as a fairy-tale palace, with large ground-floor guest areas all luxuriously decorated with ornamental tiles, plants, and lavish furnishings. We had a very comfortable stay here. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful in all ways. There was also a huge roof terrace that we did not use, however, because of the mid-summer climate. Dinner at the Riad was also delicious.

Authenticity & Character
An amazing entrance and ground floor, you feel you have entered another world.
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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

We loved this camp and would highly recommend it. Perfect tents, wonderful staff, great food, and some lovely late-night folk singing in the middle of the desert – and do not miss the sunrise in the dunes. The camel safari that preceded our arrival here, and the 4-wheel drive ride back to our vehicle by camp staff through the dunes, were all very memorable! The management of the camp builds on ecological principles as much as possible, seeking to keep the environmental impact of the camp as minimal as possible. We loved our stay here!

Authenticity & Character
It was a magical experience to be at the camp for one lovely night!
Location
Staff
We loved the dinner and the breakfast, the music and singing in the evening and all the care and attention devoted to our comfort.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The tents were lovely and comfortable, while giving an authentic desert feel!
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi

This is a lovely small and personal riad, run by three very friendly brothers, with excellent rooms and a wonderful view over the valley. Their restaurant offers the best food we had on our entire three-week Morocco trip, with a highly innovative fusion of Moroccan and other cuisines. This included the beautifully laid out breakfast but also both dinners, which we chose to eat there as well. There seems to be another riad with a similar name in the area, so carefully check for the name (ours was the Dar Rihana Dades, not the Riad Rihana Dades!). As for our local guide in the Dades valley, you must ask for Mohammed; he was one of the highlights of our entire Morocco trip.

Authenticity & Character
We loved the ambience, the room layout, the manner in which the riad was decorated throughout. Very tastefully done!
Location
Perfect location
Staff
The staff were lovely, the owner-brothers were a pleasure to talk to. We loved to hear their story about how they started and what they aimed to achieve, also with the superb cuisine offered.
Cleanliness & Comfort
All lovely and absolutely comfortable!
Riad Passali
Marrakech

The Riad Passali is a wonderful accommodation with large open guest areas and pool, and lots of artwork in every corner. We loved our very comfortable rooms as well. The staff is amazingly friendly, and the location ideal for exploring the old medina. Highly recommended!

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Riad Maison Du Sud
Essaouira

The riad is beautiful restored and has a very relaxing ambience. Very friendly staff and great breakfast. The location is ideal for exploring and relaxing in the media and the waterfront; it is not a beach hotel close to the sand beach.

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Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

An absolutely beautiful mosque and our guide was very knowledgeable and with a lovely sense of humor!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Fes via the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

This was definitely very worthwhile, we loved our Volubilis stop over. Our local guide at Volubilis (who our driver, Karim, organized for us) was excellent.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

We loved our guided tour of Fes! Our guide, Hamid, was very knowledgeable and managed to pack everything we would have wanted to see into the time that we had together. He went the extra mile to make sure that we would get a very good idea of all that the wonderful medina of Fes had to offer, so that we could continue to explore by ourselves the next day. We would very much recommend him and a guided tour, generally!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco

We loved the food, it was amazing!

Food
Transfer to Erg Chebbi via the Middle Atlas Mountains & Camel Ride
Morocco

The camel ride was one of the absolute highlights of our Morocco trip, highly recommended!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hike and lunch with a local family in Dades Valley
Morocco

We absolutely loved our hike in the Dades valley with Mohammed! This was one of the highlights of our trip. Mohammed was very knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic and friendly, sharing with us stories of his life in the valley and many 'Berber wisdoms' that we greatly appreciated! It was lovely to end the hike by having lunch with him in his warm and welcoming home and to meet his lovely family.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Hammam & SPA Experience
Marrakech

We loved our traditional hammam and massage experience, highly recommended!

Quality of Experience
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

Our guide in Marrakech was a wonderful lady, Hanan Elaadi. Hanan was a very knowledgeable, and an extremely competent and professional guide, showing us in a calm, unhurried and comprehensive manner all the key sites of the Marrakech medina. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to her explanations and enjoying the Medina highlights with her. We also loved the opportunity to get to know more about her, including how she came to be a guide. It was a fascinating day for us. Hanan was also very flexible, accommodating our desire to go for lunch to a specific restaurant and focusing on parts of the medina that we were particularly interested in. We recommend her very highly!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Hi Aarti,

Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed feedback and for recommending our company to other travellers which highly appreciated.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always strive much hard to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Having you in our gorgeous... read more

Hi Aarti,

Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed feedback and for recommending our company to other travellers which highly appreciated.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always strive much hard to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Having you in our gorgeous country means the world to us and we take pride in the amazing service we supply. Morocco is known for its hospitality and generosity and it always opens its doors to guests like you to explore its scenic beauty and embrace its inspirational cultures. Your driver Karim is very professional and he always does his best to provide our guests with an outstanding experience. He shares everything with them and considers them as members of his family not as outsiders. All the staff of our company and Karim in particular will be more than thankful to hear such valuable compliments.

Looking forward to having you once again in our gorgeous country and we will make sure to have Karim again as your driver.

Best wishes,
Abdel

AMAZING TRIP! Huge thanks to the Kim Kim team !
Morocco | Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2022

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Mishael S.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

I am so glad to have booked my trip with the KimKim team. From the start the communication in planning the trip was exceptional. The trip was organized exactly how we envisioned. We got to visit 4 cities in just one week and the way the trip was organized it allowed us to explore each city in a day and still get the full experience. Our accommodations (hotels/riads) were beautiful and the service was amazing by the hotel staff. Our local tour guides Mohammad and Mustafa did an amazing job in... read more

I am so glad to have booked my trip with the KimKim team. From the start the communication in planning the trip was exceptional. The trip was organized exactly how we envisioned. We got to visit 4 cities in just one week and the way the trip was organized it allowed us to explore each city in a day and still get the full experience. Our accommodations (hotels/riads) were beautiful and the service was amazing by the hotel staff. Our local tour guides Mohammad and Mustafa did an amazing job in letting us explore Fes and Marrakech by providing us their expertise of the area.
I can’t write this review without saying a special THANK-YOU to our driver Karim without whom the trip wouldn’t have been the same. From the start by picking us at the airport Karim made sure we had a safe transfer to our first city. Karim always came with an amazing attitude each day and really showed us what Moroccan hospitality is all about. He went out of his way to help us with anything we needed. Another added mention is how he would always share with us his own cultural background stories of his home Berber. He would also provide us with extra facts along our journey which just made the whole experience even more enjoyable. I know I will definitely be requesting Karim as our driver when I come back to Morocco with my family.
Thank you to the KimKim team! And Karim for a wonderful memories filled trip.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Amazing Riad ! And Amaing Staff !! Special tanks to Ayub! Loved his cheerful personality. We really appreciated the time he took to explain the history of the riad and always greeted us with a smile. It definitely elevated our experience at the already beautiful riad.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Amazing Staff!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Dar Dar
Rabat

Good welcome tea and breakfast !

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

Loved the location - so close the main attraction of blue city

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

Very beautiful riad

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Oum Palace Hotel & SPA
Casablanca

Loved the service - nice staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

Absolutely loved Mostafa's company! Will definitely ask for him on our next trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Hi Mishael,

Thank you so much for your valuable and prcious words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your memorable journey and leave us 5-star review.

It was an honor for us to learn that you had a great experience with us and we live up to your expectations. We really pride ourselves on receiving your kind feedback and we are thrilled that we had the chance to be part of this beautiful experience for you in our gorgeous country. Our team is always trying to make sure our... read more

Hi Mishael,

Thank you so much for your valuable and prcious words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your memorable journey and leave us 5-star review.

It was an honor for us to learn that you had a great experience with us and we live up to your expectations. We really pride ourselves on receiving your kind feedback and we are thrilled that we had the chance to be part of this beautiful experience for you in our gorgeous country. Our team is always trying to make sure our guests have a great time and outstanding experience with us and cater to their wishes. I will pass on your compliments to the whole team, especially to Karim who will be delighted to read your valuable comments.

Thank you again and looking forward to having you again in the Moroccan Kingdom.

Best regards,
Mohamed

The MOST incredible experience!
Morocco | Aug 15 - Aug 22, 2022

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Jordan A.
Vancouver, WA | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

My fiancé and I recently booked an incredible trip to Morocco through Kim Kim and Wanderlust and we could not have been more happy! This was our very first time to Africa and every step of the process from start to finish was seamless and comfortable. For a very risk averse person such as myself, this prevented many a sleepless night worrying about accommodations, itinerary options and transportation, all of which can become a bit of a nuisance when trying to make the most of money and time.... read more

My fiancé and I recently booked an incredible trip to Morocco through Kim Kim and Wanderlust and we could not have been more happy! This was our very first time to Africa and every step of the process from start to finish was seamless and comfortable. For a very risk averse person such as myself, this prevented many a sleepless night worrying about accommodations, itinerary options and transportation, all of which can become a bit of a nuisance when trying to make the most of money and time.

Once we expressed interest in our destination, we were matched with Megan, an incredible advisor who was honestly a saint. I had so, so many questions, from recommendations on tipping to Roman ruin sites and much more. She was so prompt in responding through instant messenger and after we chatted for a bit, she sent me a fully formed itinerary that we could customize. The BEST! Payment through the online portal was simple and straightforward and adjustments in planning sites to see can be made even after the initial trip is finalized. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Now, for the really brilliant part. We totally lucked out with our guide, Hassan Amraoui. I can honestly say I've never met a person like him. Both my fiancé and I wholly believe the BEST part of our trip were the hours in between destinations simply talking with him. To be able to look back on a trip to AFRICA, with all its beauty and splendor, and think, "Wow, those hours spent in the car talking with our friend were the best part," is something I could have never predicted. He is a kind, engaging, considerate and a 100% genuine human being. He cared so much for our experience and wellbeing and we felt totally safe in his care. He shared his family history, his love of languages, cultures and people and made our trip the experience it was. I cannot begin to describe the relief and joy when, after getting off the plane in a new land after a 14 hour flight, you're met by a person such as Hassan, with the big smile and heart he has. I honestly consider him my good friend. If you are lucky enough to work with Hassan, this alone will make your trip outstanding.

All in all, this was truly a trip of a lifetime. My fiancé (then girlfriend) and I were engaged in Chefchaouen on this trip and Morocco will always hold a special place in our hearts. I will absolutely be using Kim Kim/ Wanderlust in the future and I give them my fullest recommendations. This is a truly stellar company. Hassan is a truly stellar human being. Much love to them all.

Hotel Review
Riad Kalaa
Rabat

Absolutely beautiful! The dining was phenomenal and the topside pool was so refreshing after a hot day in Rabat!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Thank you so much, Jordan! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time, and I always appreciate hearing wonderful things about our drivers!

Amazing Moroccan Family Adventure
Morocco | Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2022

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Bryanna D.
Vestal, NY | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

It is impossible to sum up in just a few words how AMAZING our trip was to Morocco!!! From the very beginning of planning Sharon was so easy to work with and planned an absolutely wonderful trip. Once we arrive in Morocco our guide Yassine made sure that our trip was everything we wanted and more. We immediately felt comfortable with Yassine and knew he would be a great guide. Traveling with young kids (5 and 6) can be challenging at times but Yassine has the patience of a saint and a... read more

It is impossible to sum up in just a few words how AMAZING our trip was to Morocco!!! From the very beginning of planning Sharon was so easy to work with and planned an absolutely wonderful trip. Once we arrive in Morocco our guide Yassine made sure that our trip was everything we wanted and more. We immediately felt comfortable with Yassine and knew he would be a great guide. Traveling with young kids (5 and 6) can be challenging at times but Yassine has the patience of a saint and a true love for children. By the end of our trip we were all sad to have to say good bye and my kids ask daily, when are we going back to Morocco to see Yassine!

Activity Review
Marrakech Immersion (Guided Tour of the Red City)
Marrakech

The guide was great and showed us the beautiful Bahia Palace. He was wonderful with the kids when they got too hot and needed to take a break.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hey Bryanna,

We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time (twice) while visiting Morocco! There is still more to see, so next time you head our way, just let us know!

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip. Take care and keep in touch!
Sharon, Yassine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Morocco 8 Day Tour - 5 stars!
Morocco | Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2022

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Eoin D.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

We had a fantastic 8 days in Morocco in July 2022!

Sharon was great to work with during the planning process. She was extremely helpful and planned an amazing trip to Morocco for us, listening to our preferences and tailoring the trip for us. She was professional and knowledgeable and was always quick to respond to our emails, texts and phonecalls. Thank you Sharon!

Our Tour Guide for the 8 days was Sallam and he was absolutely brilliant. From the very start he was nice, helpful,... read more

We had a fantastic 8 days in Morocco in July 2022!

Sharon was great to work with during the planning process. She was extremely helpful and planned an amazing trip to Morocco for us, listening to our preferences and tailoring the trip for us. She was professional and knowledgeable and was always quick to respond to our emails, texts and phonecalls. Thank you Sharon!

Our Tour Guide for the 8 days was Sallam and he was absolutely brilliant. From the very start he was nice, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. He made our trip so enjoyable, answering the many questions we had along the way about Morocco and Moroccan culture. He drove us all around the beautiful country, giving many recommendations for places to eat, areas to check out and things to do in each city and town. He made our trip so enjoyable and memorable, and we left good friends! We cannot thank him enough for making our trip to Morocco so special. We would highly recommend Sallam to anyone visiting Morocco.

Andrea & Eoin

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Andrea & Eoin,

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We were so happy to be a part of your honeymoon and we hope that you will look fondly on the memories you made in Morocco for years and years to come!

Congratulations again on your nuptials!
Take care and keep in touch!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

We had an outstanding family vacation to Moro...
Morocco | Aug 7 - Aug 16, 2022

Danielle
Danielle L.
Collierville, TN | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

We had an outstanding family vacation to Morocco.
Hakim made everything easy to plan, especially when we needed to postpone our 2021 trip until 2022.
Our driver, Mohamed, was the perfect concierge. He made sure we had an excellent week. He was pleasant and humble. He was flexible, and had good ideas.
Our riads were convenient, comfortable, and really cool.
Our local guides and driver were courteous, safe, and reliable.
We enjoyed exploring a magnificent country filled with kindhearted,... read more

We had an outstanding family vacation to Morocco.
Hakim made everything easy to plan, especially when we needed to postpone our 2021 trip until 2022.
Our driver, Mohamed, was the perfect concierge. He made sure we had an excellent week. He was pleasant and humble. He was flexible, and had good ideas.
Our riads were convenient, comfortable, and really cool.
Our local guides and driver were courteous, safe, and reliable.
We enjoyed exploring a magnificent country filled with kindhearted, generous, good people.
Thank you Kimkim for a wonderful vacation! We appreciate you very much!
Sincerely
Danielle & Shu Levine and family
Memphis, TN, USA

Hotel Review
Hotel & Spa Dar Sara
Marrakech

Excellent Riad. Authentic, comfortable, and clean. Outstanding service with kind, hardworking, sincere staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Hakim
Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Local specialist in Agadir | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Dear Danielle,
Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful feedback!
It has been a truly great pleasure for me knowing you and working with you! You and your beautiful family have always been so wonderful since the very first day and all I can say is that it has been an absolute honor for me offering you such a great trip over my beautiful country. I'm glad that everything went as planned and that you enjoyed every single included service from the accommodations, guided tours, to the... read more

Dear Danielle,
Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful feedback!
It has been a truly great pleasure for me knowing you and working with you! You and your beautiful family have always been so wonderful since the very first day and all I can say is that it has been an absolute honor for me offering you such a great trip over my beautiful country. I'm glad that everything went as planned and that you enjoyed every single included service from the accommodations, guided tours, to the outstanding driver, Mohammed! All our suppliers will be very happy to read your valuable review.
I hope this was not the first and last visit. We all hope to welcome you again in Morocco and offer you another unique and unforgettable family experience with new locations to be included in your future trip.
Wishing you and your wonderful family all the very best!
Hakim

Awesome customized trip with something for everyone in the family!
Morocco | Apr 8 - Apr 20, 2022

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Persephene S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Our family really enjoyed our 12 day trip with Hassan all around Morocco. Before we left, Yassine helped us to design a trip that took into consideration a 10 year old boy who was not as interested in architecture and culture as his parents. Once there, Hassan always made sure we got everywhere we wanted to go and was great at finding some non-traditional things -like skipping regular sights to spend a few hours at a park playing basketball with some local kids. We had seen them earlier... read more

Our family really enjoyed our 12 day trip with Hassan all around Morocco. Before we left, Yassine helped us to design a trip that took into consideration a 10 year old boy who was not as interested in architecture and culture as his parents. Once there, Hassan always made sure we got everywhere we wanted to go and was great at finding some non-traditional things -like skipping regular sights to spend a few hours at a park playing basketball with some local kids. We had seen them earlier and Hassan drove back and helped introduce our son to the group and hung out for hours while they played and showed our son around. Hassan also gave us a card with our son’s allergies to show restaurants and invited us to a traditional break fast with him. It was really a special experience getting to travel Morocco with Hassan!

Activity Review
Fez to Merzouga: Over the Middle Atlas to the Desert, Erfoud, Merzouga & the Sahara
Morocco
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco & Cleveland, Ohio | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Persephene, thank you so much for your review! I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco with your family. I'm also glad to hear that you found Hassan very helpful during your visit, he is indeed a great person to be around and he does go above and beyond to make sure our travelers are enjoying their trip. He is also a great driver. It was truly a pleasure planning your Morocco trip and we can't wait until we see you back visiting us again in Morocco with your family.

Trip of a lifetime!
Morocco | Aug 1 - Aug 11, 2022

Maryam
Maryam S.
Albany, CA | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

We had the most amazing time exploring Morocco with our guide (now someone we consider our friend and brother) Faysal! Not only is he so incredibly knowledgeable, but he is one of the warmest, kindest people we have ever met. He connected with every member of our family, and even arranged a special birthday dinner for one of the members of our group—with the band singing happy birthday and waitstaff bringing a cake with sparklers.☺️ We cannot say enough good things about Faysal, truly. ... read more

We had the most amazing time exploring Morocco with our guide (now someone we consider our friend and brother) Faysal! Not only is he so incredibly knowledgeable, but he is one of the warmest, kindest people we have ever met. He connected with every member of our family, and even arranged a special birthday dinner for one of the members of our group—with the band singing happy birthday and waitstaff bringing a cake with sparklers.☺️ We cannot say enough good things about Faysal, truly.

Our city guides, Hafid, Hanan, and Navid (sorry if I spelled his name wrong) were also very knowledgeable and a pleasure to tour with.

Thank you, Original Travel, from the bottom of our hearts, in helping organize a trip of a lifetime in beautiful, magical Morocco. So appreciate how flexible you all were with some of the changes we requested before and during the tour. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Morocco and its people.

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

This is a gorgeous hotel. Highly recommended!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Laaroussa
Fez medina

The service was impeccable ( especially from Anwar) the rooftop was just breathtaking, and it was a perfect location. One of our favorite hotels on this trip!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Hi Maryam,

Thank you so much for such an incredible feedback. We are happy to see that you had a 5-star experience at our company.

On behalf of all the members of our team, we would like to thank you for such precious words which highly valued. It means the world to us that we have designed a great trip for you and lived up to your expectations. Such a rating helps us to maintain an excellent standard of service to our valuable guests like you. We always strive much hard to provide our... read more

Hi Maryam,

Thank you so much for such an incredible feedback. We are happy to see that you had a 5-star experience at our company.

On behalf of all the members of our team, we would like to thank you for such precious words which highly valued. It means the world to us that we have designed a great trip for you and lived up to your expectations. Such a rating helps us to maintain an excellent standard of service to our valuable guests like you. We always strive much hard to provide our guests with memorable journeys and make them enjoy the scenic beauty of our country to the fullest. The intire team at Original Travels really appreciate your owesome review.

Thank you again and looking forward to serving you again in the future.

Best,
Abdel

Abdel, Said with Original Travels we’re so on...
Morocco | Aug 2 - Aug 9, 2022

Tracy
Tracy N.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Abdel, Said with Original Travels we’re so on point with all our bookings and excursions. They assigned us Samir our driver and all around caretaker. He was the best part. Our family of 5 felt perfectly safe and comfortable in his care. We are fast paced travelers and wanted first class care and accommodations. We are also highly focused on activities on our trip. They delivered exceptionally. The company and Samir went above and beyond to make sure all details were taken care of. Everyone... read more

Abdel, Said with Original Travels we’re so on point with all our bookings and excursions. They assigned us Samir our driver and all around caretaker. He was the best part. Our family of 5 felt perfectly safe and comfortable in his care. We are fast paced travelers and wanted first class care and accommodations. We are also highly focused on activities on our trip. They delivered exceptionally. The company and Samir went above and beyond to make sure all details were taken care of. Everyone we dealt with from hotels to excursions were A++. We especially loved The Oberoi for our stay in Marrakech. Would highly recommend this company. Thank you Original Travel for making Morocco so memorable for our family and we will be recommending our friends who will be coming in the near future.
Tracy Nguyen DDS

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Oberoi Marrakech
Morocco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Berbere Palace
Ouarzazate
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Sahrai
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
High Tea at the Royal Mansour Marrakech
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

Our tour guide was nice and extremely knowledgeable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at the Royal Mansour Marrakech
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride over Marrakech
Marrakech

The venue and our pilot were the best! We enjoyed this so much.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ouarzazate to Merzouga via Todra Gorge, Erfoud & Rissani
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sand-boarding in the dunes of Erg Chebbi
Merzouga
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from Merzouga to Fes via Ziz Valley, Midelt and the Middle Atlas
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chefchaouen to Casablanca via Tangier & Hercules Cave
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Moroccan Desert ATV/Quad Adventure in Merzouga
Merzouga

We skipped this.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at 'Dar Yacout' in Marrakech
Marrakech

They were closed and we didn’t go here.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Hi Tracy,

We are really thankful to you for sharing such an awesome rating and recommending our company to other travelers.

We take pride in knowing that you enjoyed your experience and you are satisfied with the services we have provided. We count ourselves lucky that we have crafted for you a trip of a lifetime in the Moroccan Kingdom and met your wishes to the fullest. I will pass on your owesome feedback to the entire staff to let them know about the amazing work they provide; It's really something special to them.

Looking forward to guesting you again in Morocco.

Best,
Abdel

Trip of a lifetime in the beautiful kingdom of Morocco
Morocco | Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2022

Louis
Louis U.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

This was a trip of a life time. Morocco is a beautiful country and the people are friendly.

We could have not planned a better trip on our own, and we’re grateful for Original Travel and KimKim for an excellent itinerary. Over 12 days we visited many cities with nights in Casablanca, Chefchaouen via Rabat, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, and Essaouira.

Our driver, Tarik took care of us the entire trip, and we never felt unsafe. And our booking manager, Said was very... read more

This was a trip of a life time. Morocco is a beautiful country and the people are friendly.

We could have not planned a better trip on our own, and we’re grateful for Original Travel and KimKim for an excellent itinerary. Over 12 days we visited many cities with nights in Casablanca, Chefchaouen via Rabat, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, and Essaouira.

Our driver, Tarik took care of us the entire trip, and we never felt unsafe. And our booking manager, Said was very responsive to our needs and made immediate adjustments to ensure our comfort. Original travels exceeded my expectations.

The highlight of our trip was all our stays at Riads inside the old medinas, our overnight camping in the desert at Erg Chebbi, dune racing on ATVs, and the sunrise camel ride.

Our drive over the Atlas Mountains into Marrakech was memorable.

Pros
- Moroccan hospitality is top notch.
- Rich culture, architecture, and history.
- UNESCO world heritage sites
- Varying geography
- The King. Everyone loves the him.

Things to look out for
- The breakfasts in the Riads are all the same, carb heavy—breads, crepes, pastries, only eggs for protein, no meats, no variety. Hotels offer better breakfast variety.

- Request for vans with functioning seat belts in advance, if important to you. Be specific about the temperature you want at all points during the trip. Depending on when you visit Morocco during the summer, it’s very hot and heat can lead to exhaustion very quickly.

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Camel ride at sunrise was a magic experience.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Location is the not the best.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Lovely riad, and the only one with a pool that was usable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne

Beautiful hotel with unique decor. Great buffet style dining and a pleasant break from the same, boring Riad breakfasts we experienced. The hotel pool is great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Pachavana
Marrakech

Our worst stay in Morocco overall. It was only staffed by a single person. The accommodation was not to standard compared to other Riads. We had to get our room switched. There was a cockroach floating in the pool at the courtyard and the attendant could care less. Bees harassed us at breakfast everyday.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira

Overlooks the ocean. Get an ocean view room and sleep with the windows open at night. Breakfast on roof deck.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Transfer to Erg Chebbi via the Middle Atlas Mountains & Camel Ride
Morocco

Enjoyed the ATV sand dune and camel ride at sunrise.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The SUV ride into the desert camp was very aggressive and I almost hurt myself in the back.
Hammam & SPA Experience
Marrakech

The women working at the Hammam weren’t very friendly and it was not a relaxing experience from that perspective.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech

OMG. This is one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve visited anywhere. The variety of cactus and the setting of the YSL home is picturesque.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Dades valley via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Marrakech via the Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Sightseeing in Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Chefchaouen via Rabat
Morocco

Beautiful views of the Hassan V mosque. Casablanca was our least favorite city.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

We enjoyed this visit overall. It just felt like we were being herded from one shop to the next, so we could get fleeced. To be clear, we were never forced into a purchase, but there are too many planned stops to buy things.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Essaouira to Casablanca via Eljadida Coastal Route
Morocco
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marrakech to Essaouira
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hi Louis,

We would like to thank you for sharing this awesome review!!

We are extremely happy that you had a great experience in our gorgeous country exploring its fabulous sights and enjoying its magical beauty. Your precious words are highly appreciated and push us to maintain an excellent standard of service to our guests and live up to their expectations. We pride ourselves on receiving your kind review and we are thrilled that we had the chance to be part of this beautiful experience... read more

Hi Louis,

We would like to thank you for sharing this awesome review!!

We are extremely happy that you had a great experience in our gorgeous country exploring its fabulous sights and enjoying its magical beauty. Your precious words are highly appreciated and push us to maintain an excellent standard of service to our guests and live up to their expectations. We pride ourselves on receiving your kind review and we are thrilled that we had the chance to be part of this beautiful experience for you in our country.

We count ourselves lucky for customers like you and we look forward to working with you again in the future!

Best,
Ali

We loved Morocco, all thanks to Kimkim
Morocco | Jul 27 - Aug 6, 2022

doug
doug j.
Albion, IN | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

We loved Morocco… and KimKim made it the best it could be.

Ilyace was our guide: Extremely professional and truly catered to all of our needs. Whenever we needed something, he would punctually help us. (E.g. going to the pharmacy right away when one of us got slightly ill). Truly cared about us and felt like a good friend.

Our daily guides were amazing! Especially these individuals: Muhammad in Fes, Osama in Marrakech, and Amed in Merzouga Also Mohammed in The Dades Valley was the... read more

We loved Morocco… and KimKim made it the best it could be.

Ilyace was our guide: Extremely professional and truly catered to all of our needs. Whenever we needed something, he would punctually help us. (E.g. going to the pharmacy right away when one of us got slightly ill). Truly cared about us and felt like a good friend.

Our daily guides were amazing! Especially these individuals: Muhammad in Fes, Osama in Marrakech, and Amed in Merzouga Also Mohammed in The Dades Valley was the best. Very funny and really welcomed us into his house for an unforgettable lunch and time with his family.

The visits with the Berbers in two different locations was amazing. Really got to understand the culture and their seemingly difficult life.

Riads: All were extremely beautiful and in great locations with excellent services! The best way we could have experienced Morocco.

Hotel Reviews
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
I’m
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was great here!!!
Palais Sebban
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Didn’t respond to our concerns with poor bedroom A/C and did not get the king bed room we were suppose to get. Also tried to add taxes to our bill at departure that our guide quickly handled. Felt like maybe they were trying to take advantage of us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything besides the A/C issue
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Hi Doug,

We really appreciate you taking time to provide us with such an amazing feedback and let us know about your experience.

We are glad to know that you had a positive experience with our company and you were satisfied with our work. Our entire team is committed to providing top-notch services for our guests and making their trips unforgettable. Our guest's satisfaction means the world to us and pushes us to progress forward and keep the amazing work. I'll make sure to pass on your... read more

Hi Doug,

We really appreciate you taking time to provide us with such an amazing feedback and let us know about your experience.

We are glad to know that you had a positive experience with our company and you were satisfied with our work. Our entire team is committed to providing top-notch services for our guests and making their trips unforgettable. Our guest's satisfaction means the world to us and pushes us to progress forward and keep the amazing work. I'll make sure to pass on your awesome review to my colleagues to motivate them to keep improving on delivering exceptional services to guests like you.

Thanks for your five star review and looking forward to having you again in Morocco.

Best,
Abdel

Karim - Morocco for 9 days
Morocco | Jul 12 - Jul 20, 2022

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Diana N.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Morocco was a trip that I will truly never forget. I was in Morocco for 9 days with my boyfriend and Karim was our personal driver. Not only was he our driver, but he is also very knowledgeable with the rich history and culture of Morocco! Throughout our trip with Karim, he would explain to us interesting facts about Morocco and the Berber life which made this trip a truly unforgettable cultural experience.

Karim is extremely reliable, trustworthy, personable, communicative and also very... read more

Morocco was a trip that I will truly never forget. I was in Morocco for 9 days with my boyfriend and Karim was our personal driver. Not only was he our driver, but he is also very knowledgeable with the rich history and culture of Morocco! Throughout our trip with Karim, he would explain to us interesting facts about Morocco and the Berber life which made this trip a truly unforgettable cultural experience.

Karim is extremely reliable, trustworthy, personable, communicative and also very funny. He speaks perfect English, Arabic and Berber. He was also our personal translator. Karim is also Berber so he shared his knowledge to us about the Berber culture and the language. It was extremely interesting and intriguing to learn about his childhood in the High Atlas Mountains. We felt very lucky to have a driver like Karim.

On the night of our arrival to Casablanca, Karim messaged us to double check our flight times. Despite our flight being delayed and us arriving a little bit later than what we expected, he was already waiting patiently at the airport. We got out of the airport at almost midnight and was greeted by a very friendly and welcoming smile :). This was when we knew that we were going to have a wonderful trip.

Karim is a very experienced driver. His driving is very relaxing and calming (I had a few naps along some of the drives). He also knew a lot of places for great photo opportunities (my boyfriend and I have a gallery full of amazing photos thanks to Karim) and he was also a great personal photographer too!

Whenever we had activities planned that required Karim to pick us up from our hotel, he would always be punctual and wait at least 15 minutes before. Karim is extremely reliable. Whenever we finshed a tour or activity with a private guide, Karim would already be there waiting for us to finish and pick us up for the next activity. He assisted us with all of our hotel check ins, luggage and lunches, dinners, everything!

Thank you so much Karim for making our trip in Morocco an unforgettable experience. We were so lucky to have a driver like Karim, who not only drove us to places but who was also very informative about the Berber life, Moroccan culture and someone who felt like a friend.

Hotel Reviews
Palais Amani
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Chefchaouen via Rabat
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Fes via the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Erg Chebbi via the Middle Atlas Mountains & Camel Ride
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skoura to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Hi Diana,

Thank you for devoting your time to write such an awesome review which really appreciated.

It makes our day to learn that you have enjoyed the journey to the fullest and spent a great time in the Moroccan Kingdom with Karim. At original travels, we have great, professional and knowledgeable drivers in whom we place our greatest trust to serve our guests, share with them the beauty of the magical Morocco, immerse them in the Moroccan inspirational cultures, and make their... read more

Hi Diana,

Thank you for devoting your time to write such an awesome review which really appreciated.

It makes our day to learn that you have enjoyed the journey to the fullest and spent a great time in the Moroccan Kingdom with Karim. At original travels, we have great, professional and knowledgeable drivers in whom we place our greatest trust to serve our guests, share with them the beauty of the magical Morocco, immerse them in the Moroccan inspirational cultures, and make their experience a memorable one. Karim is such a great driver who always does his best to make our guests happy and share with them everything as members of family, not as strangers. We count ourselves lucky to have a driver like him in our company. He will be very thrilled to hear such valuable compliments from you and it really means the world to him and to us as well.

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and looking forward to having you once again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Abdel

Morocco Adventure
Morocco | Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2022

Lynda
Lynda W.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

A huge thank you to all the people involved in our amazing trip to Morocco 🇲🇦!
First let’s start with Yassine who planned the whole trip! Thank you ! You listened to everything we said and made our adventure perfect for us!
Arrive in Casablanca and Amine our driver is there and waiting for us with a big smile on his face which is how he greeted us every day or night! We can not say enough about Amine! He was always available and sssooo very helpful and sweet and kind! His driving was... read more

A huge thank you to all the people involved in our amazing trip to Morocco 🇲🇦!
First let’s start with Yassine who planned the whole trip! Thank you ! You listened to everything we said and made our adventure perfect for us!
Arrive in Casablanca and Amine our driver is there and waiting for us with a big smile on his face which is how he greeted us every day or night! We can not say enough about Amine! He was always available and sssooo very helpful and sweet and kind! His driving was exceptional! We always felt save even in the mountains and the narrow streets in the medinas! He became a part of the family!
We asked Yassine to book us into the Four Seasons in Casablanca and next time I would have let him pick the hotel. It was fine but not up to the Four Seasons standard.
Amine suggested La Sqala for an authentic Moroccan dinner and it was perfect! We had tagines and the food and entertainment were a perfect start to our Moroccan journey!
Amine picked us up the next morning and we were on our way out of Casablanca! Yassine you were right to see the Hassan Mosque but then get out Casablanca! Amine drove us to Rabat with a few highlight stops and then we were on our way to Meknes and we stopped there but our first highlight of the trip was at the Roman ruins in Volubilis!!! Our guide Rashid was incredible!!! He was so knowledgeable and patient with me and how very slow I am at walking! He spent hours with us and we basically closed the place!❤️❤️❤️
Onwards to Fes and our spectacular Riad Fes! Yassine this was a perfect choice! You arrive at a nondescript door in an alley and then you walk into this stunning palace! Loved this Riad so much we canceled our tour of Sefrou so we could just relax by the pool at our Riad! The next day Amine picked us up and introduced us to our guide Hassan! Hassan was amazing! Again he was knowledgeable and took us to the tannery which was an eye opening experience! It was like going back in time 1,000 years! Thank you Hassan!
Our three nights in Fes was the perfect length of time. We explored the Medina with Hassan and then on our own! I can’t say this enough, the people in Morocco are so warm and helpful and kind! Going through the Medina without a guide was not scary and when we got lost anyone we asked was helpful in helping us find our way home! There are miles and miles of alleyways in the Fes medina!
The next day was our long long drive to the Sahara desert 🐪! There’s no way around this but I will say it’s totally worth the drive! This was my favourite part of the entire trip! Because of my hips I was not able to go into the desert on camel but Rob did and he loved it!❤️❤️❤️ I went to our campsite in a 4x4 vehicle and our driver made it so much fun riding over the sand dunes!!! 🤪 The campsite was amazing and the staff were great!!! I climbed up the sand dune and watched the sun set in the Sahara desert!!! The most memorable part of the trip !!
Onto Ouarzazate the Moroccan Hollywood! Poor Amine this was tough and long driving for him but he was always smiling and focused on the road! He is the best!! We enjoyed touring the movie set!
Our Riad was quiet and in the middle of nowhere but the person there was sweet and kind and helpful. The next day we visited Ait Ben Haddou and I think this was the highlight of the trip for Rob! Our guide was a character and as there was a lot of climbing and I had only brought sandals - Amine lent me his running shoes!!! 🥰 God bless him!
We had tea with a Berber family and climbed to the top of the site! It was breathtaking and Rob just wanted to stay at the top all night! ❤️❤️❤️
Now onto Marrakech and the long and winding road!!! Amine is an exceptional driver and he did an amazing job driving through the high Atlas Mountains on those narrow and winding roads!!! 👏🥰
Marrakech is a city like no other in the world! Rob loved the pulse! I loved our Riad Jardines de la Medina! Again a nondescript front door in a very narrow alleyway (poor Amine trying to get this big van down this alleyway!)You walk through this door into an oasis!!! This was my favourite Riad!!! Our room was incredible with two private terraces on two floors!!! Thank you Yassine for booking this treasure!!! I didn’t want to leave!! Our tour of the Medina the next day with Siad was good. It was too long for me but that’s not Siad’s fault! We walked for four hours through the Medina! I took the afternoon and the next day off and sat by the beautiful pool! It felt like a resort at Jardines de la Medina! We did go to La Tanjia for dinner and loved it!!! There was great Moroccan food and entertainment (belly dancers) and we were on the third floor overlooking a busy square! We had Tanjia which is different from Tajines. It was delicious! The hotel recommended this restaurant and I would highly recommend you add it to your list of restaurants in Marrakech!
The next day I had my Moroccan cooking class and this was another highlight for me!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
That night Amine took us to the big market with snake charmers and dancing and singing and stall after stall of everything imaginable. Rob loved it but I was overwhelmed!!! I definitely wanted to see it but it was too much and too crowded for me!
The next day we were back on the road again and headed for Essaouira! Our Riad Chbanate was very rustic and the staff was so sweet and warm and welcoming! I however, was done with markets and alleyways and medinas so I personally would have preferred a large hotel with a pool on the beach! Sorry this is nothing against the Riad Chbanate! I just wanted to go back to Jardines de la Medina! Rob went out exploring and came back for me in the afternoon and we walked for miles on the beach! It is a spectacular beach and the highlight of Essaouira!!! If we had started our journey in Essaouira I would have enjoyed our Riad but at this point I was tired of the markets and alleyways and medinas - sorry 😞. We ate at Il Mare and enjoyed the views of the rugged side of the Atlantic and enjoyed a fresh fish dinner! The beach and boardwalk along the beach was spectacular!
On the road back to Casablanca Amine took us along the coast and it was breathtaking but then we went inland and caught the highway to Safi which is nothing to see unless you need to stop for a bathroom break otherwise I would continue on to El Jadida! Beautiful fortified city and great stop to walk along the ramparts! Our next stop was not necessary and would eliminate it from the itinerary.
Continuing on to Casablanca where we arrived during rush hour and Amine tried to find us a restaurant to eat dinner but it was so busy and traffic was a nightmare and he could not find a place to stop so we simply went to our hotel by the airport and we ate there.
We had to be at the airport for 6:00am so staying at the airport made sense.
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this once in a lifetime adventure to Morocco 🇲🇦!!! Special thanks to Yassine for all the planning and changes !!!
And the biggest hug and thanks goes to our incredible driver and friend -Amine!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
You are a special person and we miss you already!!! Follow your heart and let it guide you!!! You have friends in Canada now!!!🇨🇦🥰❤️

Hotel Reviews
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
P
Cleanliness & Comfort
Les Jardins De La Medina
Marrakech

It was like an oasis in the desert!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
Nouaceur
Authenticity & Character
Location
M
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
I saw cockroaches in the ladies bathroom on the main floor
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco & Cleveland, Ohio | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Hello Lynda!

Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed review! I’m so happy that you two had such an amazing time and have greatly enjoyed sharing your feedback with the team. Amine is certainly a gem, and we are so thankfully to have him as part of our team as one of our amazing drivers! Having your private driver is truly one of the best parts of visiting Morocco and I’m glad that you experienced it to the fullest!

It is also great to hear about some of the restaurants that you... read more

Hello Lynda!

Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed review! I’m so happy that you two had such an amazing time and have greatly enjoyed sharing your feedback with the team. Amine is certainly a gem, and we are so thankfully to have him as part of our team as one of our amazing drivers! Having your private driver is truly one of the best parts of visiting Morocco and I’m glad that you experienced it to the fullest!

It is also great to hear about some of the restaurants that you enjoyed, and we are happy to recommend them to other travelers based on your feedback. Food in Morocco is sacred, and it sounds like you definitely enjoyed it so much!

Thank you for your feedback about your accommodations as well! We love sharing this information, praise and constructive, and it is so beneficial to strengthening our relationships with them. My apologies about the Four Seasons in Casablanca and Onomo. We will be sure to follow up with them with your feedback.

It’s funny that you saw what I meant by getting out of Casablanca as quickly as you could! Once you see Hassan II Mosque, it’s time to go. Volubilis is also one of my favorite places to tour, and it’s so good to hear that you had such a good time with your guide while there. Same goes for Ait Ben Haddou! I’m glad to hear that Rob enjoyed it so much!

It’s good to hear that the 4x4 drive to the desert camp worked well for you, and that you enjoyed the time in the Sahara Desert so much! Also, so happy that the cooking class went well.

Thank you so much again for all the feedback, and for being such a pleasure to work with to plan your trip! The next time you want to visit Morocco and see some of the other places you didn’t get to like the northern part of the country, I would be more than happy to welcome you again!

Warmest regards,
Yassine

8 day trip around Morocco
Morocco | Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2022

Kelly
Kelly K.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

We really enjoyed our 8 day trip around Morocco! It was extremely helpful to have Abdellah plan our itinerary. He listened to our priorities and made adjustments when we asked him to. I also appreciated that he helped us make some last minute restaurant reservations once we were already on the trip. We also really liked our drive, Soufian, who was really friendly and punctual throughout the trip. All of the guides in each location were knowledgable and made exploring more interesting. ... read more

We really enjoyed our 8 day trip around Morocco! It was extremely helpful to have Abdellah plan our itinerary. He listened to our priorities and made adjustments when we asked him to. I also appreciated that he helped us make some last minute restaurant reservations once we were already on the trip. We also really liked our drive, Soufian, who was really friendly and punctual throughout the trip. All of the guides in each location were knowledgable and made exploring more interesting. We didn't really think we needed a guide for the day hikes, but it actually made the experience much more interesting as we learned a lot about the local villages (we also would have likely gotten lost without them!). Out favorite part of the trip was hiking in the Atlas Mountains!

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

This hotel is absolutely stunning, with boutique style rooms and an amazing view over Chefchaouen. The only thing to consider is that there are a LOT of steps to get up to the hotel and it's pretty exhausting. As a younger couple it was totally with it for the view (plus a hotel staff member carried our luggage), but if you have any issues with steps, it would be a challenge.

Authenticity & Character
Really nice design - a good mix of traditional decor with modern finishes
Location
The view was spectacular, but the steps were a challenge!
Staff
Everyone was really nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Maison Bleue And Spa
Fes

This riad is really great, with totally extravagant decor! The courtyard and restaurant are also both lovely. The only down side was that they only offered two menu items for dinner, which was disappointing as they have a full menu posted online. The food was tasty though!

Authenticity & Character
Lots of authentic decor
Location
Right in the medina, but a quick walk to the car. Cool views over the city wall.
Staff
We really liked the front desk staff - they were really friendly and gave us a tour of the hotel
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ryad Dyor
Marrakech

I adored this riad. It is in a great location in the medina, but feels totally tranquil once you are inside the walls. It is a bit of a walk to the car drop off, but that's part of the fun (and they will carry your bags for you). The rooms were really stunning with clean, earthy style. The rooftop restaurant is gorgeous. We had a private dinner on the roof and they cooked one of the best meals we had on the trip (we opted for a bunch of vegetarian small plates, which were so good and a nice variery from other food we had been served on the trip).

Authenticity & Character
Perfect blend of modern, earthy and moroccan
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tizi N'Ouirgane
Ouirgane

We generally really enjoyed this property, thought there were a few things that could have been improved. On the good side, it' a stunning location with a lovely pool. The staff was so kind and cooked us a delicious meal (though we only had one option of tagine, which luckily was good). We were the only ones staying there, which was a little odd, but we got a lot of attention from the staff which was nice! We felt the room could have had better amenities - the shower flooded and there weren't any bath products supplied. For a lovely hotel, those small details were a bit of a disappointment. All and all it was nice though!

Authenticity & Character
Really cool design on the exterior and lobby, but the rooms didn't have a lot of decor
Location
Very remote, but with gorgeous views of an olive orchard and with a lovely pool
Staff
Really kind and treated us very well
Cleanliness & Comfort
Generally we felt the rooms could have been more comfortable and with better bathroom amenities
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech

The Desert Camp is a really interesting experience. We really enjoyed the glamping tent and were happy to have a private bathroom and A/C. The staff were very kind and they did a traditional music performance at the end of the night, which was fun. The food was also good, though only one dish was offered. Unfortunately the tranquillity of the desert was ruined by a neighboring camp (also owned by Inara), which was hosting a loud dance party until at least 4am. There was also a noisy group playing music in the main area of our own camp until late. I wish there was an expectation of peace and quiet after midnight or so, especially since the whole vibe is very tranquil during the day.

Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous property, great pool
Location
The desert is lovely, but it would have been nice to be further from the party camp...
Staff
Very attentive and kind
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was perfectly clean, but the club music was a real down side to a good night's sleep.
Activity Reviews
Private Transfer from Fes to Marrakech
Morocco

This is a long drive... but it was necessary!

Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

We enjoyed this tour and there was a lot to see! It was nice to be in a private tour (we saw other group tours which looked way less fun). We modified the day a bit to spend less time in the Souks, since it was similar to what we saw earlier in Fes. We really enjoyed the tour of the palace and Madrasa.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech

The gardens were nice, but we did a self tour (the guide had us explore on our own, which was fine!)

Marrakech to Imlil with a Mountain Hike & lunch with a local family
Morocco

We loved this hike and our guide was great. We did get lead into a local rug shop, which was lovely, but as always made us feel some pressure to buy something. We didn't anticipate needing a guide for a hike, but it was really nice to have a local's knowledge of the villages we walked through.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Fes via the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

We enjoyed the Roman ruins - the tour was very in depth! We didn't see much in Meknes as much of the town was under construction.

Quality of Experience
The guide was great
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

We really liked our guide and enjoyed seeing the Medina. The only down side was the pressure to purchase items from the artisans who gave demonstrations. It's easy to feel a bit trapped after they spend a lot of time showing you their work.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Imlil to Agafay Desert via Ourika Valley - Desert camel riding
Morocco

We really enjoyed our hike this day - it was quite different then the hike the day before. The one was a lot steeper, but also really scenic. We also loved having lunch by the river.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech & High Atlas mountains | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Hey Kelly,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

It was an exceptional pleasure planning this trip with you; knowing that you have enjoyed every detail of this journey and that we were part of creating such memorable moments for you means the world to us! Such reviews are what keep us in progress and push us to offer more to our precious travelers. Our company always seeks to satisfy our guests' needs and make them enjoy their journeys to the fullest. All the staff will be... read more

Hey Kelly,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

It was an exceptional pleasure planning this trip with you; knowing that you have enjoyed every detail of this journey and that we were part of creating such memorable moments for you means the world to us! Such reviews are what keep us in progress and push us to offer more to our precious travelers. Our company always seeks to satisfy our guests' needs and make them enjoy their journeys to the fullest. All the staff will be thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and everything went as planned.

Looking forward to guesting you again.

Best,
Abdel

Amazon Morocco tour
Morocco | Jul 8 - Aug 1, 2022

John
John K.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

First let me say that Megan is a true trooper and loves what she does and does it wholeheartedly.
Aziz the guide who started and finished the Morocco tour was a clean cut extremely polite resourcefully amicable above all very clean and honest person. Enjoyed every minute of his company and was rewarded accordingly.
Kamal the guide in Fez was also very experienced and polite person.
Mohammad the guide in Marrakech was nice but a bit on the hasty side still a wonderful friendly person.
I... read more

First let me say that Megan is a true trooper and loves what she does and does it wholeheartedly.
Aziz the guide who started and finished the Morocco tour was a clean cut extremely polite resourcefully amicable above all very clean and honest person. Enjoyed every minute of his company and was rewarded accordingly.
Kamal the guide in Fez was also very experienced and polite person.
Mohammad the guide in Marrakech was nice but a bit on the hasty side still a wonderful friendly person.
I highly recommend kimkim a trust worthy and reliable company this I can tell because in resent years I’ve used a variety of private tour organizers for Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania on 1 tour then Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar & Thailand a tour and many others.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa
Rabat

Great great hotel both in Devore comfort and breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Everything
Location
Architectural decoration
Staff
Very polite
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amazingly clean immaculate
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen

It was a charming place very difficult to describe comparing western architecture

Authenticity & Character
Very authentic
Location
Near the market
Staff
Friendliness
Cleanliness & Comfort
Immaculately
Riad El Amine Fès
Fes

This hotel was not pretty from out side but beautiful inside as they say don’t judge the book by it’s cover.

Authenticity & Character
Very special place to call Hone away from home
Location
Everything
Staff
Very nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

This was outstanding we had great time with the Said ‘s first the camel driver then the camp manager And finally the chef. They entertained until midnight The tent was equipped with air conditioning and it was very clean large tent we slept like a new born baby.

Authenticity & Character
Different unusual but very comfortable
Location
It was in the Sahara desert the worlds largest desert
Staff
3 Said’s and a 4 th young guy were a great team
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Loved Moroccoc and Our Tour Guide!
Morocco | Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2022

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Jennifer B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

My daughter and I typically do a "girls trip" to a different country every year. This year, we decided to visit a Morroco. I travel quite a bit - both professionally and personally. Typically, I research and book all of our travel arrangements - from booking flights, researching cities to visit, things to do, hotels to stay and local transportation options. (I actually enjoy doing it! Seriously.)

However, with this trip, I felt a little out of my "comfort zone" in planning it by myself,... read more

My daughter and I typically do a "girls trip" to a different country every year. This year, we decided to visit a Morroco. I travel quite a bit - both professionally and personally. Typically, I research and book all of our travel arrangements - from booking flights, researching cities to visit, things to do, hotels to stay and local transportation options. (I actually enjoy doing it! Seriously.)

However, with this trip, I felt a little out of my "comfort zone" in planning it by myself, so I decided to try out KimKim. Without a doubt, working through KimKim and getting connected with local travel specialist, Sharon, from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures, was one of the best travel decisions I've made over the years. Here's why:

From the first "virtual" introductions to the final days before our trip, Sharon was always accessible, professional and knowledgeable. In this particular case, it also helped that she was an American living in Morocco so there was no language barrier. When we arrived, our tour manager, Hicham, was there waiting for us, and the adventure began! I’m so glad we had Hicham throughout out entire trip to drive us place to place, connect us with other tour guides for specific tours, help check us in to our Riads (hotels), and tell us more about the country during our longer drives from the perspective of someone who was born and raised there. (BTW, his English was great!) He went above and beyond any expectations I had – to include stopping by a pharmacy and speaking with the pharmacist to help me get some medicine for an allergic reaction I was having to poison ivy that I contracted BEFORE the trip in my backyard and didn’t know it!

I cannot say enough about Hicham’s the level of professionalism throughout the entire trip and genuine desire for us to have the best vacation possible in his country. Same is true for the other tour guides they connected us with for specific tours. The attention to detail in everything – from our accommodations to our restaurants to the third-party partnerships they have acquired is unequaled! I am so glad we were connected with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures. I wish they were in more countries! I will definitely use them again when we come back to visit!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in US and Morocco | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are all so happy that you enjoyed your time in Morocco, generally, and with Hicham, specifically! He shared a few pictures with me of you both during your journey and I was happy to see both of your big smiles. You are now and honorary member of the Idrissi family and we will be ready to welcome you "home" whenever you wish to return.

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

Wonderful Morocco
Morocco | Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2022

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DeAnna D.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

It is hard to put into words how wonderful our trip was. We really feel a special connection to Morocco after this trip and cannot wait to return. We felt very safe and well cared for during the entire trip - even when an incident outside of anyone's control happened, so many people sprang into action to ensure that we were cared for - we truly could not have asked for more. If you are considering visiting Morocco, you should. You will not regret it!! read more

It is hard to put into words how wonderful our trip was. We really feel a special connection to Morocco after this trip and cannot wait to return. We felt very safe and well cared for during the entire trip - even when an incident outside of anyone's control happened, so many people sprang into action to ensure that we were cared for - we truly could not have asked for more. If you are considering visiting Morocco, you should. You will not regret it!!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Madu
Merzouga

Truly a refuge in the dessert. Lovely, dreamy layout, yummy food, beautiful views of the dessert. Wish we had a bit more time here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Maison Bleue And Spa
Fes

Stunning hotel. Loved exploring all the gorgeous nooks and crannies. Its like a fun maze. Great breakfast and staff. Cannot recommend enough.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

Beautiful, fine hotel, The art in this place is amazing! Perfectly located. Great pool for when Marrakech gets too hot.

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

Very cool experience. We visited in the dead of summer so it was really hot. But the staff is wonderful, and took incredible care of us, especially while we posted up in the pool. If you can, stay in the domes! AC only goes on at night, so time your arrival accordingly!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Our tour knew everyone and everything. Fes is such a cool place to explore, and a tour guide is absolutely necessary with these winding streets and alleys.

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

Our guides were just wonderful. The cooking was really fun, and the results delicious. But the star was the location. Truly the most beautiful Riad we visited on our stay in Morocco.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
4WD tour of the dunes and tea with the nomads
Merzouga

Do the ATV tour - it will be hot but you will not regret it!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Marrakech via the Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco

Do the horseback riding through the streets of town. One of the coolest experiences of our trip - it felt like we were back in the 11th century. This was the best place we ate Cous Cous as well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-Guided Visit to the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St Laurant Museum
Marrakech

Very beautiful, peaceful, and cool (temp) when visiting in the morning.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sights & Colors of Marrakech: Guided Private Tour
Marrakech

Hanan was very sweet and knowledgeable. Took us to some very beautiful sights, including an incredible palace within the city.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Enjoy a Private Food Tour in Marrakech
Marrakech

Do this. The food here was better than the fancy restaurants we visited separately. Hanan, again, was very sweet and knowledgeable about where to eat.

Quality of Experience
Food
Tangina!
Guides, Drivers and Staff