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Ali Moujane

I was born and grew up in a small village in the heart of the Atlas mountains, belonging to a family who is passionate about traveling. having worked in the tourism field since 2015 enriches my experience and makes me open up to the world. Traveling is my therapy and exploring incredible travel destinations is my inspiration. I've experienced unforgettable adventure travels in my country and uncovered many fabulous places including the highest peak in Morocco "Toubkal Mountain" at 4167 meters.
My passion is to help our guests to experience new adventures, discover charming places and immerse them in new inspirational cultures. It's a great pleasure for me to share with them the unparalleled beauty of my country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We organize tours in the Atlas Mountains, Deserts, coastal areas, and Imperial cities.

The activities we are specialized in are the following: Mountain biking, Family Vacations, Local life, custom-made trips, and cultural tours.
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How did you get involved in travel?

"My passion for travel started at an early age, especially when I went on my first trip with my familly to explore new places in the High Atlas Mountains, new people, and new adventures. Since then, traveling becomes a sort of inspiration to me and fills me with a sense of enthusiasm to gain essential knowledge about this field. Traveling, for me, is like meditation; it makes my mind relaxed and motivates me to learn and discover new things. Looking at huge mountains, diving into gorgeous sceneries, enjoying glorious food give me a pleasure that is incomparable to any other joy."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The most unforgettable experience I have ever had was climbing the highest peak in North Africa "Mount Toubkal" (4167m).

I was 18 years old when I had such an incredible experience climbing this gorgeous summit with the help of our mountain guide, my brother, who kept encouraging me to keep going until we reached the peak. The hike to the top was very tough but it was so worth it when we got there, observing the beauty of the snow-capped mountain, and enjoying beautiful landscapes. That adventure motivated me to take other trips and discover other places that are worth visiting in Morocco."

Ali is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
Casablanca, Morocco
Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains and the Coast- 11 Days

This tour combines the bustle of vibrant imperial cities with tranquil rural retreats, starting and ending in the coastal city of Casablanca. Travel to the cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech in search of buzzy medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis.

Blue city of Chefchaouen
Highlight Luxury Tour of Morocco - 10 Days

This highlights tour checks off Morocco's top cultural and natural sites. Explore medieval architecture in Rabat, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and see the famous tanneries in Fes. Continue to the Sahara to see the desert city of Ait Benhaddou and spend a peaceful night under the stars, then finish your trip in colorful Marrakech, where vibrant markets, serene gardens, and lively nightlife await.

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah
A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 9 Days

Enjoy cultural experiences and desert adventure on this nine-day circuit of Morocco beginning in modern Casablanca and ending Marrakech. Explore souks, markets, and medieval kasbahs, ride a camel into the Sahara and sleep under the stars.

Grand Moroccan Tour
Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.

Favorite experiences

Explore Marrakech

Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of Marrakech, a lively metropolis founded in the 11th century. Its location helped the city thrive as a trading center for the tribes in the nearby Atlas Mountains. You'll quickly see why, as its souks (markets) are bountiful! Marrakech is known as the "Red...

Explore the "Blue City" Chefchaouen

Discover the sites, streets, and monuments of Morocco's famed "Blue City," Chefchaouen, or simply “chaoeun,” as the locals call it. Its name translates to “two horns,” referencing the town's two mountain peaks. Despite its popularity with tourists, Chefchaouen retains a much more relaxed...

Explore the Medina of Fes

Discover the vibrant and fortified Medina (old town) of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco, with the help of a local. A guide will lead you through the twisting maze of cobbled streets as you pass markets, shops, mosques, and more. You'll explore lively souks, learn about medieval Marinid...

Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride & Desert Overnight

One of the most quintessential Moroccan experiences is a sunset camel ride through Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, combined with an overnight in the desert. Most visitors enjoy this experience when traveling to the Sahara from one of the country's imperial cities, such as between Merzouga and Marrakech...

Explore the Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou Kasbahs

Two of the most popular historic towns in Morocco's southern desert are Ouarzazate and Aït Benhaddou, both known for their stunning kasbahs (old buildings once used for defense) and cinematic significance. Set close to one another, they make for the perfect duo, especially when passing through...

Recent trip reviews for Ali

Moroccan Bliss!
Morocco | Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2022

Vandana
Vandana N.
Tysons Corner, VA | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

We first started dealing with Ali in the planning phase of our trip. We communicated our desires in terms of budget, accommodations and itinerary. Ali came back with a great plan and then handed us over to a local contact Said and our driver for the week Sukhaina. From the minute we stepped off the plane we were attended to personally. Sukhaina was beyond wonderful! She is professional, well informed, attentive and so very personable! We felt so comfortable and pampered with her the whole... read more

We first started dealing with Ali in the planning phase of our trip. We communicated our desires in terms of budget, accommodations and itinerary. Ali came back with a great plan and then handed us over to a local contact Said and our driver for the week Sukhaina. From the minute we stepped off the plane we were attended to personally. Sukhaina was beyond wonderful! She is professional, well informed, attentive and so very personable! We felt so comfortable and pampered with her the whole week as we explored Morocco by car. I would say Sukhaina was one of the highlights of the trip! Can’t say enough!
I highly recommend a road trip method of exploring the country as you see the beautiful countryside and towns and can stop anytime for comfort or photo ops. Morocco has stunning natural beauty and it well exceeded our expectations. The accommodations in each town were superb and exactly what we like. The food was delicious everywhere.
I would highly recommend KimKim travels and I fact we will be using them again for our next adventure!

Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Hi Vandana,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the Moroccan Kingdom.

I’m so glad to hear that our staff were able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed all of the activities and the accommodations we offer. We take pride in the quality of our service and hope to continue delivering the best service possible to our guests and keep on the same track. I have shared your feedback with the team and Soukaina in particular, they are thrilled to... read more

Hi Vandana,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the Moroccan Kingdom.

I’m so glad to hear that our staff were able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed all of the activities and the accommodations we offer. We take pride in the quality of our service and hope to continue delivering the best service possible to our guests and keep on the same track. I have shared your feedback with the team and Soukaina in particular, they are thrilled to learn that you had a great time in our gorgeous country.

Looking forward to seeing you again in Morocco.

Best,
Ali

Exceptional week in Morocco—Original Travel, Karim, Tiziri, Hanan and Palais Sebban
Morocco | Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2022

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David D.
Minnetonka, MN | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Ali and Said from Original Travel were very responsive in answering questions and adjusting our itinerary to match our preferences.

Our weeklong guide Karim was outstanding and really improved our experience. His spoken English is excellent. More than just a driver, he added a lot of local knowledge about the places we went, and also frequently pulled over at scenic vistas or interesting spots and took pictures of us, as well. Cheerful and outgoing, he seemed to know others at all the... read more

Ali and Said from Original Travel were very responsive in answering questions and adjusting our itinerary to match our preferences.

Our weeklong guide Karim was outstanding and really improved our experience. His spoken English is excellent. More than just a driver, he added a lot of local knowledge about the places we went, and also frequently pulled over at scenic vistas or interesting spots and took pictures of us, as well. Cheerful and outgoing, he seemed to know others at all the stops, and also helped us with calling local places for reservations. He also introduced us to a great guide at Volubilis, and advised at which stops a guide was a good idea versus those where we could go without.

Speaking of local guides, Hanan Edaali was our guide for a walking tour of Marrakech. She was delightful, and showed us some details in the medina that we would have never experienced on our own. We didn’t see hardly any other female guides during our visit—she is worth seeking out.

One of the highlights of the trip was Tiziri camp in Merzouga for our Sahara desert experience. Ahmed the proprietor went beyond the expected experience to offer campfire q&a about Berber culture and Moroccan history. We were so glad we chose to stay two nights there, which allowed us to have a day tour around the region to learn more about local history, culture and geography.

One final highlight was the Palais Sebban riad in Marrakech—what a wonderful lodging experience. Beautiful decorations and furnishings, great location, friendly staff—highly highly recommended.

Hotel Reviews
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Ahmed and his team were incredible. Beyond the hospitality (food, wine, music, accommodations), he offered so much local knowledge and passion. Also we made the wonderful decision to stay two nights, which allowed us to have an outstanding day tour on the region. It also allowed us to pass by a lot of the dozens of other camps in the area. Tiziri is superior with just six tents and some space and dunes between it and the next one. Nearby were larger camps lined up one next to the other—Tiziri’s set-up is so much better.

Authenticity & Character
Beyond just the music by the fire, there was active solicitation of questions about the culture of the region, Ahmed and his team are interested in teaching and providing understanding for their guests who appreciate it.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

The location was fine but not great. The food offerings appeared limited (we went out to eat, though breakfast was good). Their bar literally ran out of wine and a local brand of beer while we were there. The staff was very helpful, however.

Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Beware where your room is located. The Salam Fes is one of evidently at least 3 co-owned neighboring properties. For reasons never explained to us, we were instead initially put in one across the street with subpar lodging, a faulty toilet and a lower posted online price than Salam Fes. After complaining (including great support from Original Travel) we were moved to another Riad on the block called Scherezade, which was fantastic.

Palais Sebban
Marrakech

Great location and gorgeous, opulent decorations and outdoor spaces including terraces.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Transfer to Marrakech via Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Karim was wonderful for this and all the other parts of our tour.
Transport
Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco
Erg Chebbi Desert adventure
Morocco

Absolutely worth staying a second night not only to enjoy Tiziri, but to experience this tour with Ahmed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ahmed from Tiziri made this experience fantastic.
Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Karim was very helpful on this and every other excursion
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

It is 100% worth having a guide, at least if it is Hanan Alaadi. You will learn so much more.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hanan is worth getting—you should ask for her, including to get a woman’s perspective.
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

Go with a guide if you can—guides get to skip the long ticket line and go straight in.

Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Hi David,

Thank you for devoting some time to writing such an awesome review and sharing your recent journey with us.

We really delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our company and you were satisfied with our work. Our entire team is committed to providing high-quality services for our guests and making their trips unforgettable. I'll make sure to share your awesome review with my colleagues and Karim, in particular, to ensure we continue to improve on delivering exceptional services.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best,
Ali

Awesome Morocco
Morocco | Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2022

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Michael D.
the U.S. Virgin Islands | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Soufian, our guide, driver and restaurant finder was awesome! He made our trip fantastic and easy. It was our first guided tour in Morocco and we would definitely do it again. We made great friends and memories. read more

Soufian, our guide, driver and restaurant finder was awesome! He made our trip fantastic and easy. It was our first guided tour in Morocco and we would definitely do it again. We made great friends and memories.

Hotel Review
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

We had an issue with our room the first night, and they made up for it with great responses! Highly recommend it.

Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Wow! What an incredible loving and breathing organism the Medina is. It definitely comes more alive and real with a guide. Highly recommend the trip

Transfer to Fes, Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

Volubilis should not be missed! Get a guide to tour you around. Amazing Roman ruins.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi Michael,

Thanks for leaving us your positive review, it's highly appreciated.
We are really glad to hear that you had a great experience in our gorgeous country and we lived up to your expectations.

Looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best Wishes,
Ali

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

Louis
Louis U.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Aug 07, 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 Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
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
Marrakesh

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
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

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 Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of 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
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.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Essaouira to Casablanca via Eljadida Coastal Route
Morocco
Quality of Experience
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Fes, Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer 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

Ali was always available for any last minute ...
Morocco | Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2022

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parvin r.
Fresh Meadows, NY | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Ali was always available for any last minute changes or additions. Our driver Hassan was excellent and always looked after us. Thank you very much for making our mother daughter trip a memorable one

Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Hi Parvin,

Thank you for your awesome review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.

It's was our pleasure to design a great journey for you and your daughter in the magic kingdom of Morocco and make you enjoy it to the fullest. Great customer service and their satisfaction are the things we always strive for at Original Travels and we love hearing from satisfied guests like you. Such a review helps us to improve our guests' experience and provide them with... read more

Hi Parvin,

Thank you for your awesome review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.

It's was our pleasure to design a great journey for you and your daughter in the magic kingdom of Morocco and make you enjoy it to the fullest. Great customer service and their satisfaction are the things we always strive for at Original Travels and we love hearing from satisfied guests like you. Such a review helps us to improve our guests' experience and provide them with high quality services.

Thank you again for your feedback and looking forward to welcoming you back to our country.

Best,
Ali