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Hakim Alibouche

Hello dear travelers,

My name is Hakim ALIBOUCHE, your local Travel Specialist in Morocco and your future “Dream Tour” designer.

My parents are originally from Midelt, one of the smallest towns in the Middle Atlas, known by the production of apple. I am living in Agadir, the city where I was born and grew up too, which is located on the Atlantic Ocean. With its large beaches, Agadir is considered as one of the main coastal cities in Morocco, especially for the Surfers.

Travelling is an art, it’s a way of life but most of all, it’s an achievement for every single traveler. My duty here is to assist you before, during & after your visit to my beautiful country. I will be very happy to share every single information about Morocco and of course help you design & tailor made your trip to make it "memorable".

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I am organizing tailor made tours around Morocco. The main activities are related to:

* History & Culture
* Trekking & Adventure
* Beach & Relaxation
* Sustainable Tourism "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Tourism was always one of the sectors that attracts my attention a long time ago. As a first step, after my baccalaureate, I decided to involve my English skills and there was no better choice than applying to the English Studies department at the University where I had the chance to get a Bachelor degree in Literature. Just by earning diploma, I applied to a Specialized Institute where I decided to study about Travel Agencies and Tourisme before I applied to the Higher Institute of Tourism in Tangier where I got my professional Bachelor Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing. Now, with over 2 years of experience in this field of Tourism, I could already say that it influenced me in both my personal and professional life."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One of the experiences I'll never forget is the 2 days trekking activity I participated in on 2018 trough the High Atlas Mountain and especially in its second day where I reached the Sommet. It was such a great adventure, standing in the top of the mountain near the sky and the cloud. Additionally, the night at the gite with the locals were also remarkable in my life. I'm definitely sure that I'll do this activity for twice & trice in the nearest future."

Hakim is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
Green oasis in the Dades Valley
A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 8 days

This eight-day loop from Casablanca to Marrakech offers a perfect mix of imperial cities, smaller towns, and unforgettable desert adventures. You will start in the north with Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes before venturing into the desert for a camel ride and night under the stars at a desert camp as well as exploring old caravan routes, oases, and fortified kasbahs. You will then cross the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech to wander souks and experience lively Jemma el-Fna square.

Essaouira's Skala de Kasbah and old fishing port
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 12 Days

Discover imperial cities and desert adventures with this 12-day circuit from Tangier in the north to Essaouira in the south.  Experience culture and history of  Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech as you navigate narrow and winding streets in ancient medinas, shop artisanal wares in animated souks, and admire the intricate tile work of historic mosques. Explore the desert as you ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, delve into mud-brick fortressed cities, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Casablanca, Morocco
Exploring Morocco's Imperial Cities and Natural Landscapes - 11 Days

This all-encompassing tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities like Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Fes, to natural exploration in desert landscapes. You'll discover Roman ruins, hike in the wild north of Morocco, ride a camel in the Sahara for sunset, visit old kasbahs, and experience a traditional Hammam treatment. End the trip by driving over the magnificent Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the High Atlas Mountains and explore the bustling city of Marrakech.

Jemaa el-Fnaa square and market place at dusk.
Explore Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, and Essaouira - 6 Days

A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 6-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, including hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine, and share a meal with a local Berber family. Explore centuries-old seafront fortifications and visit an argan tree cooperative where you can learn all about the oil extraction while watching the goats graze up in the branches.

Recent trip reviews for Hakim

Morocco trip · Morocco - Mar 7 - Mar 14, 2020

Traveler: Gautam D. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Kimkim (through Hakim) provided excellent overall service, coordination of the total trip in Morocco and in their choice of Riads (hotels) in Fes and Marrakech. Hakim was particularly helpful and kept us informed at each step of the planning phase, working with us through several iterations

Local drivers arranged by Hakim were on time and courteous. Guides were also very good and informative. One minor delay was resolved promptly by Kimkim and Hakim.

We loved our Morocco trip from the... read more

Kimkim (through Hakim) provided excellent overall service, coordination of the total trip in Morocco and in their choice of Riads (hotels) in Fes and Marrakech. Hakim was particularly helpful and kept us informed at each step of the planning phase, working with us through several iterations

Local drivers arranged by Hakim were on time and courteous. Guides were also very good and informative. One minor delay was resolved promptly by Kimkim and Hakim.

We loved our Morocco trip from the mosque at Casablanca to the overnight stay in the desert and the palaces. And the medinas in Fes and Marrakech. Lovely country with a lot of history. Wish we had more days to also visit the rest of the country.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Doc,

First of all, thank you very much for your feedback and your precious words. It's a great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time and each service I arranged for you all over my beautiful country. Our suppliers will be also very happy to hear your feedback and I'll make sure in person to share it with them.

I will be very happy to have you here again in Morocco with a different plan; my country has too many areas and hidden sites to visit and I'll be very glad to arrange a new amazing experience for you!

Keep safe!

Best,
Hakim

Megan

Exploring Morocco's Cities · Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2020

Traveler: Megan G. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Our local specialists Brahim and Hakim were wonderful. We planned our trip very quickly through kimkim and it was seamless. We valued their insight and knowledge of Morocco and recommendations on what was best to do on our short trip. The trip plan was detailed and we had all the vouchers and documents we needed way before departure. Great professional service provided by Orion Trek.

The two guided tours arranged for us in Marrakech and Fes were fantastic. Our guides were very friendly and... read more

Our local specialists Brahim and Hakim were wonderful. We planned our trip very quickly through kimkim and it was seamless. We valued their insight and knowledge of Morocco and recommendations on what was best to do on our short trip. The trip plan was detailed and we had all the vouchers and documents we needed way before departure. Great professional service provided by Orion Trek.

The two guided tours arranged for us in Marrakech and Fes were fantastic. Our guides were very friendly and their eye for detail and knowledge of the places we visited was very impressive. We were asked what we wanted to see by our guide in Marrakech, and we visited the secret garden and Bahia Palace. These were really a highlight! Having a guide is definitely the best way to discover the medinas. You really need someone who knows the streets and history to get the best from your time there. We would have been lost without our guides.
We were blown away by the accommodations selected for us. The Riad's were all beautiful and in great locations so it was super easy to explore the cities after our tours. The staff were all very welcoming and enabled us to feel comfortable. They informed us where to take a taxi and gave us maps and personal recommendations of restaurants. We are both vegetarian and we enjoyed the breakfast provided at each Riad. We wouldn't have found such amazing Riads without the help of a local specialist.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Megan,

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

I hope to see you again in Morocco with a different program and a new experience because I still have lots of ideas for you :)

All the best,
Hakim

Five days in majestic Morocco · Morocco - Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2020

Traveler: Tristan M. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Hakim & Brahim pieced together our trip based on our desired cities and worked it perfectly around the flights we already had booked. Each place we visited was as compelling and engrossing as the next. On the night we arrived, we met at the Riad and it was the most beautiful room I think I've ever stayed in. It had blue marble walls and a shower fir for a king. That evening we ate at a restaurant called Nomad, which had an open upstairs sitting area with really cool views of the city.... read more

Hakim & Brahim pieced together our trip based on our desired cities and worked it perfectly around the flights we already had booked. Each place we visited was as compelling and engrossing as the next. On the night we arrived, we met at the Riad and it was the most beautiful room I think I've ever stayed in. It had blue marble walls and a shower fir for a king. That evening we ate at a restaurant called Nomad, which had an open upstairs sitting area with really cool views of the city. Starting in Marrakech our wonderful guide Hussain led us around the city taking us deep into the cities medina, showing us the beautiful Bahia Palace as well as taking us to the secret gardens. Hussain ended the tour with us at Koutoubia Mosque.

From Marrakech we caught a long train to Fes, it was super easy with no changes and we met some interesting people to share our journey with. In Fes, we caught a taxi to our Riad where we were greeted gracefully with tea and biscuits. The Riad was spectacular and the staff were kind and accommodating. The following morning we started our tour in which the guide took us up to the top of the medina before leading us down to the deepest part at the river basin. Without him we would've been hopeless, the narrow windy streets held many traders and secrets that we would've missed without him. It was unbelievable, I loved it. He led us back up and took us to a cafe for food. In the evening we ate at Cafe Clock which shared some excellent views and delicious food.

From Fes, we caught a bus to Chefchaouen which was full of beautiful views. And then we got to Chefchaouen. I couldn't quite get my head around it at first, it was magnificent. The city is built in the mountains and boasts beautiful blue painted buildings all over the city. We accidentally missed our Riad on the way up through the Medina and found ourselves looking down over the city, not many views quite like it. We met some lovely locals in the evening and found some interesting tourists too! The Riad was super cute too and did a delicious breakfast.

On the final day, our private driver took us to Tangier. The views we had been met with on the way into Chefchaouen, were just as good (perhaps better) on the way out. We passed through Zinat and Tetouan on the way and passed some stunning lakes. On arrival in Tangier, you could immediately tell there was more of European influence on the city with it being so much closer. The sight of the sea was very welcomed for it was the first time we'd seen it while in Morocco. We found our way around the Medina quite easily with it not being too big and found some great places to eat.

My first experience of Morocco has left me desperate for more. A combination of the pure friendliness of the local people, the iconic scenery and superb hospitality has made this my favorite trip. The organization from Hakim & Brahim was so pinpoint that there was never any time for concern, the trip only ever allowed me to enjoy myself. Thank you!

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Tristan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with me. You can't imagine the happiness and joy I feel inside my heart after reading it! Please note that it had been a great honor for us to be your local travel specialists taking the best care of your services day by day. These precious feelings you have for our country are very special to us and are the reason why I and my team are always happy to be at your disposal all the time. I am sure all our... read more

Salam Tristan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with me. You can't imagine the happiness and joy I feel inside my heart after reading it! Please note that it had been a great honor for us to be your local travel specialists taking the best care of your services day by day. These precious feelings you have for our country are very special to us and are the reason why I and my team are always happy to be at your disposal all the time. I am sure all our providers will be very happy to hear about your story which encourages them to keep their services always on top!

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

All the best,
Hakim

Very pleased · Morocco - Dec 28 - Jan 15, 2020

Traveler: Laura J. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

We are so pleased we chose Kimkim to organise our Moroccan adventure. Our driver, our accommodation, our itinerary, our guides - everything was incredibly well executed and communicated. We saw tour buses everywhere and were so glad that our trip was customised and local. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hakim and his team.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Laura,

I am very happy to hear you loved your stays in my country and your travel experience, so, thank you very much for your feedback. It's priceless to have the chance to read your story and my providers will also be super happy to receive this feedback (Your driver, the Riads ...etc) which encourage them all to keep their excellent service the same without missing that your feedback helps us and our future travellers too to learn and design their trips.

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

Stephanie

Wonderful intense 13 Day Morocco Trip over Xmas and New Year · Morocco - Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2020

Traveler: Stephanie W. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

My overall experience was great, and what an adventure it was in Morocco! Hakim organized my trip efficiently as I booked rather last minute in mid Nov for a Xmas holiday. Unfortunately he could not book many of the riads I initially wanted to stay in as they were full, but it all worked out fine. 13 days allowed me enough time to get a good sense of the country as I went from Casblanca to Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate, the Dades and Draa Valleys, Marrakesh, and... read more

My overall experience was great, and what an adventure it was in Morocco! Hakim organized my trip efficiently as I booked rather last minute in mid Nov for a Xmas holiday. Unfortunately he could not book many of the riads I initially wanted to stay in as they were full, but it all worked out fine. 13 days allowed me enough time to get a good sense of the country as I went from Casblanca to Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate, the Dades and Draa Valleys, Marrakesh, and Essaouira. The one thing I did not count on was how many hours we would be on the road. There were 3 days during which we had to travel in the car for 9 hours each day (with breaks included) which is tiring if you are not used to that. However, it was well worth it seeing the amazing and varied landscape. Redouane my driver was outstanding. He was warm, kind and very genuine and helpful, always making sure I was ok. Since I need to eat a lot of fresh vegetables, he even bought some to make a fresh salad for me during the long drives!

I loved the call to prayer everyday rising above the din of the medina. Absolutely love the culture, the history, the people, the food and the fashion. The highlight for me was staying in a tent in the Sahara desert. Nothing like watching the stars and the sunrise from the desert. Since I was traveling alone as a woman I relied on my guides to make sure I could find my way in the winding medinas. I felt safe generally although I did get harrassed slightly by men a few times. In all cases, I simply say 'la shukran' and moved on.

Morocco is a very special place and I would definitely go back again.

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Stephanie,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and feelings with me about the services I arranged for trip in my beautiful country. It has been a great pleasure designing a great travel experience for you linking all needed services from your local English speaking driver Redouane, who is like a brother to me, to the authentic/traditional accommodations and the local guides.

Please never hesitate to let me know once you have new plans because there are always many hidden sights to discover.

All the best,
Hakim

Guide at Fez was good !Guide at Marrakesh wa... · Morocco - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: sunil p. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

Guide at Fez was good !
Guide at Marrakesh was disappointing , was always in a rush , would not give time to take pictures as he said he had another group to take . The trip mentioned was 6 hours , he was gone in less than 4 hours and we had to go on our own to the gardens .
Guide At Essaouira was practically not required , all he did was walk around , said a bit and was keen that we ate at one of the places he recommends and the rest apparently was not good . It was obvious that he had... read more

Guide at Fez was good !
Guide at Marrakesh was disappointing , was always in a rush , would not give time to take pictures as he said he had another group to take . The trip mentioned was 6 hours , he was gone in less than 4 hours and we had to go on our own to the gardens .
Guide At Essaouira was practically not required , all he did was walk around , said a bit and was keen that we ate at one of the places he recommends and the rest apparently was not good . It was obvious that he had vested interests .
The overall experience was positive especially the trip to Merzouga . The driver was excellent too .
The trip was well planned .

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Salam Sunil,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honour I had being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Please allow me to share your precious remarks with my providers and will seriously take necessary actions to offer better experiences for my future travellers when they are in Marrakech and Essaouira. If you allow me also, I would like to say that it would have been very helpful to me... read more

Salam Sunil,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Words are not enough to describe the honour I had being your local agent to take care of your wonderful trip and travel experience in my beautiful Morocco. Please allow me to share your precious remarks with my providers and will seriously take necessary actions to offer better experiences for my future travellers when they are in Marrakech and Essaouira. If you allow me also, I would like to say that it would have been very helpful to me and my team to send us these remarks while you are in Morocco or call our office/emergency phone so I can personally call the guides and intervene right-away. On my side, I have send you a check-in email to be sure everything we booked for you is in the good order, but, I have not heard from you which is why I believed all the services are well executed.

Shukran Bzaaf!

All the best,
Hakim

Selene

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

Traveler: Selene C. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Selene,
Thank you very much for these precious words! It was my pleasure working with you and arranging your trip to my beautiful country and I will be more than happy to have you here again as there are a lot of things to see and to explore. I will make sure to share your feedback and your beautiful words both Said & the employees at Dar Azam; they will be definitely very happy to read them and this will encourage them to continue their excellent work and service.
Thank you again and see you in the nearest future, Selene!
Best,
Hakim

Susan

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

Traveler: Susan B. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Hannah

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

Traveler: Hannah F. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Hannah,

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

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

Best,
Hakim

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

Traveler: Laura T. - Local specialist: Hakim Alibouche

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

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

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Hakim Alibouche, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Laura,

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

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

All the best,
Hakim