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Megan Lower

I am the director of Wanderlust Voyages and the primary point of contact for travelers. I view travel as a way to expand your world view, learning about different cultures and immersing yourself in the local experience. I'm not a fan of traveling halfway around the world (or even just across the nearest border) just to stay in familiar hotels, eat familiar food, and try to go about the cities/towns the way you would at home. Travel is about enjoying new destinations and experiences to their fullest, which means visiting local restaurants, unique accommodations, and, when possible, talking to local residents.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All of Morocco. From Tangier to the Sahara to Marrakech, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for luxury, adventure, history, or any combination thereof, we can put together the perfect itinerary for you. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am a lawyer-turned-travel-expert, a journey that began with my first trip to the Sahara Desert. I was so enchanted with Morocco, and the desert region in particular, that I wanted to share it with everyone. This started the conversation with my husband, Belghit (who was born in nearby Rissani), about how we could accomplish bringing friends, family, anyone and everyone to explore the wonders of Morocco. Since then, I dove headfirst into the travel business, expanding my knowledge of both the industry and Morocco. I've already been there more times than I can count, and each time I go, I visit more accommodations, try out new activities, and seek to increase my knowledge of the country."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Oh, so many... From transportation adventures to interactions with wild animals to weather failing to cooperate, there are always things that can make travel a unique experience. However, one of the most eye-opening and unique experiences was part of that first trip to the Sahara. I went to visit the home where Belghit grew up. It was a mud-brick house part of an ancient ksar that dates back to the 1700s. Making our way through the winding path inside, cool in the dark away from the bright sun, passing by old mule stalls, a well that once served as their primary source of water, and climbing up the winding steps to bare mud rooms, each opening into a central courtyard. The kitchen still contained a daubed mud oven for baking bread and no running water. It looked like something that you would expect to be from centuries past, not a mere two decades. And yet, that's how Belghit grew up, running down the road to his family's date farm. It was an incredible experience, very eye-opening, and one I will never forget."

Megan is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
The Best of Morocco
Best of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 11 Days

From the blue medina of Chefchoauen to the red dunes of the Sahara, this colorful, 11-day journey through Morocco has it all. The trip begins in Casablanca, home to one of the tallest mosque towers in the world, and then takes you to Fez, with its ancient, well-preserved square and unique tanneries. Enjoy camping under the stars in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, and take in the lively culture in Marrakesh.

Hike through through Morocco's Toubkal National Park
15 Days in Morocco - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 15 days in Morocco, you'll have time to see many different regions and get an authentic taste of what the country offers. Explore Morocco's four imperial cities, relax in a "hammam" (traditional bath), or ride a camel through the Sahara Desert. There's also the opportunity for trekking in the Atlas mountains, hot air balloon rides, and visits to historic sites. Travelers who'd prefer to cool off by the beach can skip the desert and opt for an alternative route along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Camel Caravan near Merzouga
Marrakech to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Fes - 6 Days

This adventure-packed trip showcases Morocco's highlights, including Marrakech, Casablanca, Fes, and the desert. Start in Marrakech for colorful markets and architecture, then head inland to explore kasbahs and sleep under the stars in a desert camp amid the Sahara dunes. Visit Fes' narrow streets and the medieval medina before ending the trip in Casablanca to see the Hassan II Mosque and the world's tallest minaret.

Decorations of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II in Fes
Explore Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Rabat & Casablanca - 7 Days

This seven-day itinerary takes you through the sprawling cities, markets, and gardens of northern Morocco. Start with a wander through the port city of Tangier and the blue streets of Chefchaouen before heading to Fes, Morocco's cultural capital. Take a tour of the historic medina before heading to Rabat to enjoy its signature white architecture. Make your way to Marrakech with an afternoon stop in Casablanca to end your trip amid its humming streets.

Streets of Chefchaouen
Highlights of Morocco from Beach to Desert: Fes, Marrakech, Sahara & More - 7 Days

Take a seven-day spin across the sand with this itinerary that will take you from beach to city to desert to back. Visit the arts scene in Asilah, then put your newfound artist's eye to practice photographing the Blue City of Chefchaouen. Follow a guide through the medina of Fes, then trek into the Sahara on camelback before you make it back to the city amid the brightness of Marrakech.

Recent trip reviews for Megan

Morocco Experience
Morocco | Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2022

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Maria S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

Our trip to Morocco was amazing!!! The itinerary Megan made for us was just what we were looking for. Our driver Mustapha was very friendly and accommodating to our needs (frequent bathroom breaks during the road trip for one). All of the Dars and Riads we stayed were nice, clean and had very friendly staff. Most memorable for me will be our visit to Rissani since this was my first time admiring in person the wonders of a dessert. Megan was very helpful and responsive to any questions we... read more

Our trip to Morocco was amazing!!! The itinerary Megan made for us was just what we were looking for. Our driver Mustapha was very friendly and accommodating to our needs (frequent bathroom breaks during the road trip for one). All of the Dars and Riads we stayed were nice, clean and had very friendly staff. Most memorable for me will be our visit to Rissani since this was my first time admiring in person the wonders of a dessert. Megan was very helpful and responsive to any questions we had prior to our trip. There were some changes regarding our assigned driver upon arrival to Morocco but we were able to contact Megan and got things resolved rather quickly. Shout out to Rahim and Abdul from Dar Victoria, Mohammet from our vineyard visit in Meknes, Brahim from Riad Mourzuga, Mohammet our guide in Marrakech and as previously mentioned Mustapha our driver and Megan of course. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!!

Hotel Reviews
Dar Victoria
Fez

Very nice Dar. Love their terrace. Staff is very friendly. Highly recommend

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Easy access in and out of the Medina
Staff
very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

Very luxurious considering it is in the middle of the dessert. We did the overnight "camping" after camel ride and it was amazing. Shout out to Barak who made our stay very enjoyable and entertaining.

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Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate

This is perhaps the nicest hotel I have ever stayed. Beautiful courtyard. We had heater in our room since we traveled in the winter season. It tailors a lot to tourist (buffet breakfast for example).

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Riad Merzouga
Marrakech

Very friendly staff and nice amenities. Shout out to Brahim who was super friendly and very entertaining with his guitar. Highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy access in and out of the Medina
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Food Tour
Morocco

Food tour was amazing!!! Soo much food and great things to taste. Exploring Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech and their food vendors at night is an experience you must have.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Wine Tasting in Meknes
Morocco

Loved our visit to the vineyard. Mohammet our tour guide was very friendly. Loved the food that was provided and of course the wine!

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Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes

Truly felt like we saw all of Fes by foot lol. It was very informational, our guide was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about all the details that went into building mosques and castles as well as the history of Morocco

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Journey into a Luxury Sahara Camp
Erg Chebbi Dunes

Indeed this is Luxury camping. Talk about having hot shower when camping in the dessert. Staff was amazing. This was my favorite part of our trip to Morocco. Highly recommend

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Food
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Sahara to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorge
Morocco

I was pleasantly surprised about all the amazing views during this road trip. I don't think I would have gotten to experience Morocco the same way had I not done this road trip

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Ait Benhaddou, Tizi-n-Tichka Pass over the High Atlas, Marrakech
Morocco

Gorgeous views. Highly recommend

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Local specialist: Megan Lower

Amazing 9 day trip of this beautiful country
Morocco | Nov 24 - Dec 2, 2022

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Karen H.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

We had an amazing time in Morocco with our guide Aziz , who was always punctual and communicated well, and answered all our questions about local life in Morocco. Spending the night in the Merzouga desert under the sky full of stars was a beautiful memory that will last me a lifetime. I also enjoyed seeing the contrast between landscapes and lifestyles in Marrakesh, Taghazout and the desert. read more

We had an amazing time in Morocco with our guide Aziz , who was always punctual and communicated well, and answered all our questions about local life in Morocco. Spending the night in the Merzouga desert under the sky full of stars was a beautiful memory that will last me a lifetime. I also enjoyed seeing the contrast between landscapes and lifestyles in Marrakesh, Taghazout and the desert.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate
Riad Merzouga
Marrakech

Beautiful courtyard and decor, lovely staff, food was okay but not the best

Authenticity & Character
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A bit far from the main square
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Fantastic tour, could not dream of doing this...
Morocco | Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2022

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Mari D.
Temecula, CA | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Fantastic tour, could not dream of doing this tour without Wonderlust tours. Megan is fantastic , responds promptly & efficiently. Our driver, Aliza is the best! He was professional & caring. He & my husband bonded so great! Our guides, Ali, Kamael Abdo are knowledgeable, fun & very flexible. Special thanks to Zahedan, our Sahara desert camel guide & Paradis staff. They are indeed assets that made our tour truly memorable. read more

Fantastic tour, could not dream of doing this tour without Wonderlust tours. Megan is fantastic , responds promptly & efficiently. Our driver, Aliza is the best! He was professional & caring. He & my husband bonded so great! Our guides, Ali, Kamael Abdo are knowledgeable, fun & very flexible. Special thanks to Zahedan, our Sahara desert camel guide & Paradis staff. They are indeed assets that made our tour truly memorable.

Hotel Review
Barcelo Tanger
Tangier

New hotel, with all the bells & whistles! Front desk manager, Jaraq was helpful & professional.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean & well staff
Local specialist: Megan Lower

A trip to Morocco
Morocco | Nov 11 - Nov 18, 2022

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Deniz A.
Turkey | Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

It was a wonderful trip organised by Mrs. Megan Lower. We really had a memorable experience and would arrange another holiday back in Morocco with Megan as well as the excellent driver Mr. Mohammed. From picking us up from the airport till he dropped us off from the airport, Mr. Mohammed was always curtious and on time; gave us lots of guidance on how, where, when, who questions we had as well as having great knowledge about the geology of the routes we encountered which I was particularly... read more

It was a wonderful trip organised by Mrs. Megan Lower. We really had a memorable experience and would arrange another holiday back in Morocco with Megan as well as the excellent driver Mr. Mohammed. From picking us up from the airport till he dropped us off from the airport, Mr. Mohammed was always curtious and on time; gave us lots of guidance on how, where, when, who questions we had as well as having great knowledge about the geology of the routes we encountered which I was particularly interested in. His english and french were of fluent level which was also important. Because it is a trip that includes lots of road time, I would think of the option of having Land-Rover (ours was a Toyota) to be driven in for some parts of the trip that includes the hills and off road for the next time. Thank you again for creating this holiday for us. Kind regards,
H. Deniz Durukan

Hotel Reviews
Demeures d'Orient
Marrakech

excellent location. lovely grand rooms. good sized hotel. breakfast could have more cheese. excellent manager.

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Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira

The rooms with a view are preferred

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Kasbah Angour
Aghouatim

Excellent location. Wonderful grand rooms. Nice pool. Relaxing atmosphere. Could stay a few days more. Wonderful management.

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The White Camel Lodge
Agafay, Marrakech

Loved the rooms and the location and the views

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Hotel Almas
Marrakech

OK for one night to sleep and go off to the airport the next day.

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Activity Reviews
Agafay Camp and Camel Trek
Agafay

The experience was very good. They are used to people who have not had the camel experience and are calm and manage well the situations and the camels. They take great photos.

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Food
tea
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

Very good guide.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Guided tour of Essaouira
Essaouira

Great guide.

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Local specialist: Megan Lower

Highlights of Morocco
Morocco | Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022

Sarah
Sarah P.
France | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Our driver Mhammed was really great, he was already on time, lots of great chats, learned a lot about Morocco through him and especially loved our time in the Sahara with him, where he is from!

Megan was very quick to respond in messages when planning the trip. Would have appreciated knowing approximately how long driving was going to be on each day to be ready for some travel days being completely in the car. Didn't feel like we needed a driver for the 4 days in Marrakech, we could have... read more

Our driver Mhammed was really great, he was already on time, lots of great chats, learned a lot about Morocco through him and especially loved our time in the Sahara with him, where he is from!

Megan was very quick to respond in messages when planning the trip. Would have appreciated knowing approximately how long driving was going to be on each day to be ready for some travel days being completely in the car. Didn't feel like we needed a driver for the 4 days in Marrakech, we could have organised taxi's separately for these days. Some of the driving routes didn't quite make sense, for example driving 2 hours to get to mountains biking each way and then another 4 hours to get to Ouarzazate was a bit excessive in terms of driving and missed a couple sites because of the sunset.

The activities overall were great, (woodworking, cooking class, tour of Marrakech/Fez, mountain biking, hiking, camel riding, atv in sand dunes). The cooking class has room for improvement.

The accommodation we also very much enjoyed.

Hotel Reviews
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga
Riad Tama
Ouarzazate
Dar Victoria
Fez
Activity Reviews
Cooking Class
Morocco

There is a lot of room for improvement with this particular cooking class. First of all, all of the knives were very dull and made it hard to cut tomatoes or any vegetable. It seemed as if the cook and the translator were both very uninterested in being there, and they were arguing amongst themselves in Arabic. There was zero explanation about spices as mentioned in the class description. Also no explanation about what we were cooking or instruction. Just sort of copy what the chef was doing and hope for the best. We got to eat our meal on the nice terrace afterwards. The setting was very nice at this very posh luxury hotel, however the beautiful setting kind of took away from the authenticity of cooking a meal. I believe there are better more authentic cooking classes in Marrakech for better value.

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Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

We really enjoyed our guide, who was quite funny and very knowledgeable.

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Atlas Mountains Hike
Morocco

This was one of our favorite activities. Continue to see the monkeys in the forest at the top of the waterfalls it is worth it! Also really enjoyed our lunch on the river, even if it was a very touristy kind of place.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Too long driving that day.
Woodworking
Morocco

This was a fun experience in getting to appreciate what goes into the wood carving in the architecture and furniture in Morocco.

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Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco trip from Oct 10 -20 2022
Morocco | Oct 10 - Oct 20, 2022

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Meldy S.
Beaumont, CA | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

My trip to Morocco was once in a lifetime experience. Megan was very helpful in finding us excellent Riads & hotels , she is quick to response if i have questions. There's 3 of us on this trip & were assigned to Hassan as our driver from Casablanca to Marakech. Hassan is very friendly & jolly and a joker at timeshare's like a brother to us, if we need a local food he took us to a place where we can taste local Moroccan food which we enjoyed . All the places that were selected by Megan... read more

My trip to Morocco was once in a lifetime experience. Megan was very helpful in finding us excellent Riads & hotels , she is quick to response if i have questions. There's 3 of us on this trip & were assigned to Hassan as our driver from Casablanca to Marakech. Hassan is very friendly & jolly and a joker at timeshare's like a brother to us, if we need a local food he took us to a place where we can taste local Moroccan food which we enjoyed . All the places that were selected by Megan were all excellent. Kamal our tour guide in Fes is also wonderful, We learn some history of Fes & took us to a beautiful restaurant. Our stay in Sahara desert was also excellent a high end tent with a/c & our own toilet. Our servers & entertainers the 2 Saeds & Mohammad work hard just so we can enjoy our stay and lastly Mohammad our tour guide in Marrakech did an excellent job touring us in the market area. above all we had a great time thanks for everything

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Maison Bleue And Spa
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
very unique & beautiful
Staff
Edriss & Navil very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasbah Mohayut
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

Mohammad, & the 2 Saeds were very helpful they're the cook & entertainers as well

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
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Ksar Sultan Dades
El Hart
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Es Saadi Marrakech Resort - Palace
Marrakech

Merely had her birthday in Marakech the staff came to our room & had a cake for her to blow. We didn't expect that & we say thank you for that wonderful gesture.

Authenticity & Character
the hotel is really nice & beautiful
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Its a must to see this magnificent mosque

Quality of Experience
Transport
Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Transport
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes
Quality of Experience
From Fes to Merzouga via the Atlas Mountains (Ifrane, Azrou and Zayda)
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Journey into a Luxury Sahara Camp
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Quality of Experience
Transport
Erg Chebbi Dunes to Boumalne Dades
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guided Hike in the Dades Valley
Boumalne Dades

We did not hike coz it start to rain

Quality of Experience
Boumalne Dades to Marrakech, via Ouarzazate and Ait BenHaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Thank you thank you THANK YOU, Megan!! Beaut...
Morocco | Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2022

Maribel
Maribel G.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Thank you thank you THANK YOU, Megan!!
Beautiful Moroccan adventure. Everything was even better than expected. Hassan made our long-hours trips very enjoyable. He was very professional, super nice, kind, patient, and funny. He always had our requested water available and cold. He made us feel safe. Our check-ins were easy and smooth. The riads were the best stays, and every single one of our guides was very knowledgeable.
Ever since I came back I've been telling my friends and acquaintances that KIMKIM is the best company.

Maribel Gonzalez

Local specialist: Megan Lower

We absolutely loved our trip to Morocco, it ...
Morocco | Oct 13 - Oct 26, 2022

Pam
Pam C.
South Africa | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

We absolutely loved our trip to Morocco, it was an incredible experience.
Our thanks go to our local specialist, Megan and her Kimkim + Wonderlust team who organized an amazing, memorable 14-day trip for us. From our first inquiry Megan, was professional, taking into consideration our age and interests. She was always prompt and patient in replying to our endless emails, concerns and enquires. Our trip was planned and booked in 2019, due to covid, it was rolled over to 2022 and a few... read more

We absolutely loved our trip to Morocco, it was an incredible experience.
Our thanks go to our local specialist, Megan and her Kimkim + Wonderlust team who organized an amazing, memorable 14-day trip for us. From our first inquiry Megan, was professional, taking into consideration our age and interests. She was always prompt and patient in replying to our endless emails, concerns and enquires. Our trip was planned and booked in 2019, due to covid, it was rolled over to 2022 and a few changes had to be made, which Megan efficiently accomplished.
We can highly recommend Megan she was excellent; Thank you Megan, you gave us outstanding service.
Hmad Oussidi, was our excellent driver, he took care of us with smile, he was considerate, obliging, punctual and happily answered all of our questions. He introduced us to our local guides and the different genres of Moroccan music, plus he was good company. It was wonderful not having to navigate ourselves around the cities etc. He certainly helped to make our trip stress free. Thank you Hmad.
We found having a local guide in each city invaluable, they had different personalities, which made them even more interesting. Thier knowledgeable, insight and passion for their city, was commendable.
Our accommodation was excellent. We enjoyed interacting with the friendly staff and fellow tourists.
Each day of our trip was exciting and held its own special experience, so it's impossible to single out favourite experiences. We visited the four Imperial Cities and their medinas; they all had their own uniqueness and feel. Their history was incredible, so glad UNESCO is invested in helping to preserve various heritage sights. We so enjoyed getting a taste of the Atlas Mountains, the Berber villages and the countryside when traveling from one city to another. We had a great time in the coastal cities of Tangier and Essaouira, their history, medina and seaside atmosphere, was fabulous. The Hassan II Mosque is an architectural marvel with incredible artistry, it was awe inspiring. Chefchauouen, was visually appealing and we loved the relaxed atmosphere. We had a great holiday.
We can highly recommend Kimkim & Wanderlust Voyages.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Farah Tanger
Tangier

Tranquille and peaceful, modern with amazing views of the ocean. It was perfect for our two-night stop-over. The hotel is located quite far from the town centre and you would need a car to commute to restaurant's etc

Authenticity & Character
Location
A reliable shuttle service would help
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad El Amine Fès
Fes

This Riad is absolutely stunning. The architecture is authentically Moroccan, the symmetry, mosaic tiles, traditional carved wooden doors, lamps etc show off the sophisticated artistry of the Moroccan craftsmen. It's richly and beautifully decorated, it felt as though we were staying in a Moroccan palace. It was a very special experience. Unfortunately, it had no welcoming reception area. If you need to speak to a staff member you had to go hunting for them. The staff were very friendly and obliging but in general there was insufficient staff especially at mealtimes. During the breakfast period, we felt very sorry for the two staff members who were trying to serve breakfast, reset tables, plus checkout guests. (The credit card machine wasn't working,) They also had to get the departing guests' suitcases to the parking area. The food was good, but we did find the dinner menu very limiting and would've preferred an al a cart menu. No internet in the bedroom. Renovation was going on all over, so it was quite noisy. The roof top terrace was also closed. Very sad, as this Hotel has great potential, just needs to be managed correctly.

Authenticity & Character
That the architecture and decor were traditionally Moroccan. Stunning!
Location
Staff
More staff members and proper a reception area with a bell.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Radisson Blu Casablanca City Center
Casablanca

We wouldn't recommend the Radisson Blu. When we arrived, we were told, they'd moved us to the Best Western, as they were full. We'd not had any prior notification thereof. (We think, they had a large group of more important guests to accommodate.) Our driver then took us to the Best Western where we spent the night, very pleasant. Radison Blu sent us, a bottle of wine, a tray of nuts and raisins and a note, apologizing for the inconvenience. (We weren't the only couple moved, luckily for us it was a one-night stopover.)

Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa MGallery
Essaouira

We thoroughly enjoyed this excellent hotel, the location was great, the staff are friendly, obliging and helpful. It's situated on the beach front and within easy walking distance of the medina and the harbour. The hotel is designed around a large outdoor pool, which is very pretty and well protected. We enjoyed our excellent breakfasts, outside, next to the pool. The hotel's restaurant and bar are on the beach, it was a good place to relax after a day of walking and exploring. We can recommend a visit to beautiful Essaouira and this well managed hotel.

Authenticity & Character
A combination of Moroccan and beach style decor
Authenticity & Character
A combination of Moroccan and beach style decor
Location
Sitting on our little balcony enjoying the ocean views, sunsets and fishing boats going in and out of the harbour. Within walking distance to everything.
Location
Sitting on our little balcony enjoying the ocean views, sunsets and fishing boats going in and out of the harbour. Within walking distance to everything.
Staff
Service was very good
Staff
Service was very good
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Wow
Marrakech

This hotel really lives up to its name, "Riad Wow." As we walked into the reception, we both said, WOW! We received a very warm welcome and were offered mint tea and biscuits. I couldn't stop my eyes wondering around the reception area, as there were so many interesting decor items. There was definitely a wow factor to the deco, in all of areas of the hotel; bright, bold, colourful with interesting artefacts. It certainly looked and felt Moroccan, with a modern touch. Our room was large, richly decorated and we were welcomed with rose petals everywhere, a lovely romantic touch. The wooden window shutters and doors were exquisite. Loved the huge, golden, tassel tie backs, very majestic. The courtyard had lovely pool and the surrounding area was interesting and colourful. The roof top terrace was where Moroccan breakfasts and dinners were a served, it was also a wonderful place to put your feet up and relax. We spent 4 nights in this special Riad and would do so again, in a heartbeat. We very got very friendly with the staff, nothing was too much trouble for them, they only wanted us to be satisfied and happy. I'm gluten intolerant and at breakfast I said another, wow! as I was presented with a plate of gluten free breads, a crepe and huge slice of breakfast cake, much more than I could consume. They said, I had to have a choice. A big thank you to the chef as our couple of dinners were also delicious. Our evening waiter was very knowledgeable, interesting and we were impressed with his language skills. We certainly had an amazing, memorable experience. We can highly recommend Riad Wow.

Authenticity & Character
It was very different with loads of colour, felt Moroccan
Location
It was accessible by car, near an ATM, within walking distance to the Koutoubia mosque, Jemaa el Fnaa, the souks and restaurants.
Staff
Their service was excellent
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was spotless and our bed comfy
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen

We had a fabulous stay; the atmosphere was great it was attractively decorated; we certainly knew we were in Morocco. The staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Location was perfect, just off the main square, within easy walking distance to lots of restaurants the medina and various attractions. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The Riad Hicham Restaurant, was excellent we enjoyed the breakfast, ate a lunch in pretty little alcove in the courtyard, very romantic. The waiters were chatty and helpful re our menu choices; had a delicious dinner on the terrace. We can certainly recommend staying in Riad Hicham.

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Activity Reviews
Explore Chefchaouen (professionally guided)
Chefchaouen

Our Guide, Abdul Salam, was a very fit elderly gentleman who spoke rather loudly. He was a traditionalist, extremely passionate about Chefchaouen and a very proud Muslim. He was informative and engaging re the history of his city, and he gave us a better understanding of his culture. He also helped us familiarize ourselves with the medina.

Explore Tangier & Asilah
Tangier

We liked our private local guide, Morda, he was chatty, informative and knowledgeable about Tangier's history which was very interesting. We enjoyed exploring the medina with and seeing the art murals of Asilah. It was our first time in Morocco, so we asked a lot of questions which Morda happily answered. We're very glad we had the opportunity to spend time in Tangier, it's charming and definitely worth visiting, and doing a guided tour makes it more meaningful.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver Hmad, introduced us to our guide and drove us safely to all the various the points of interest. The land cruiser was very comfy, and my husband had plenty of room for his long legs.
Transfer to Fes, Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

We found visiting Volubilis, this ancient Roman/Berber, partially excavated settlement fascinating. Our local guide was very knowledgeable, he captivated us with the history and the importance of this archaeological site. He made the ruins come alive for us, explaining just how this settlement worked, with its large merchant homes, water and heating systems etc. We loved his telling of the mythological stories explaining the beautiful mosaic floors etc. Definitely worth visiting. Next stop was the Imperial City of Meknes. Unfortunately, many of the historical sites are being extensively renovated, but our happy, friendly, interesting local guide Rashid, answered all of our questions and we did get an idea of the vastness an importance of these sites. He helped us explore the medina, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail with its magnificent architecture and Dar Jamai, which was beautiful and interesting, gave us a good idea of a residence in 1882.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver Hmad, once again, introduced us to our local guides and drove us safely to our various destinations.
Transport
Very comfortable
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes

Our local guide, Mohammed Agali, gave us a wonderful insight into the amazing Imperial City of Fes. He introduced us to its history, its architecture explaining the significance of the intricate decor elements. He guided us through the maze of lanes and alleyways and told us about life in the medina. We would never have been able see and experience what we did without our local guide. He took us to the best spice souk ever and a hidden gem of a restaurant for lunch. We were interested in the various local crafts, which are a living tradition, but did find some of them to be a bit touristy. Thank you, to Mohammed, for enhancing our experience in Fes.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Hassen II Mosque, is an absolute architectural marvel, it was awe-inspiring, very elaborately decorated and amazing. Our local guide was very good, interesting and entertaining as she was humorous, BUT our group was far too large couldn't always hear. We were supposed to be English speaking group only, but we were joined with an Israeli speaking group, we had to continually wait for everything to be interpreted and we'd be rushed to the next talking spot.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided tour of Essaouira
Essaouira

Our local Essaouira guide introduced us to the harbour which was bustling with fishermen and tourists. While we strolled around the well laid out the medina, he informed us of the 18th century ramparts and the town's interesting history. It has a little bit of a hip vibe and easy to shop and browse, as you don't get hassled. Our guide recommended a lovely, terraced restaurant overlooking the ramparts and the ocean. We so enjoyed visiting this relaxed resort town with its beautiful long beach and promenade.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

Marrakech is a busy city, and we were so thankful we'd organized a guide and driver who help us to experience so much in one day. Our local guide asked us what our interests were, and from then on, he was very informative and engaging re the history, architecture, the Koutoubia Mosque, medina and the various other attractions we explored. We would never have seen and experienced as much as we did without our guide who helped navigate through the buzzing medina, you were continually getting out of the way people, mopeds, and huge carts filled with all manner of goods. We enjoyed the workshop area. What an experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Atlas Mountains Hike
Morocco

We changed our activity to a Berber Village Tour. It was great to get away from the bustle of Marrakech. Our excellent driver, Hmad fetched us, and we wound our way up into the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the beautiful scenic landscapes, and small 16th and 17th Century Berber villages along the way. We stopped at Setti Fatma where we met our young, local guide Mohammed. He led us further up the road to his small village, which was clinging to the side of the hill, all the while informing us of their way of life, their families, homes, culture and terraced farming. We explored the village, met Mohammed's uncle who invited us to have mint tea with him in his little home. We loved the interaction and it felt spontaneous. Mohammed recommended having lunch at a restaurant, alongside the Ourika River, Hmad joined us, the atmosphere was wonderful and the traditional meal delicious. We had an amazing experience, thanks to Mohammed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone was so friendly and obliging.
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower

We highly recommend this company. Everything ...
Morocco | Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2022

Kai
Kai K.
Whitehall Township, PA | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

We highly recommend this company. Everything we arranged for our trip to Morocco with the Kim Kim team went smoothly. We appreciated the flexibility to add our own input.
Our guide Ali Moujan made everything even more perfect. He was a superb guide! We so highly recommend him. Always prompt, always happy and so very knowledgeable about his country. He could not do enough for us, we actually felt like a friendship was formed and we will miss him. read more

We highly recommend this company. Everything we arranged for our trip to Morocco with the Kim Kim team went smoothly. We appreciated the flexibility to add our own input.
Our guide Ali Moujan made everything even more perfect. He was a superb guide! We so highly recommend him. Always prompt, always happy and so very knowledgeable about his country. He could not do enough for us, we actually felt like a friendship was formed and we will miss him.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen

Everything was perfect about this Riad. The location was just what we wanted, in the heart of the Medina. The service could not have been better. The people friendly and helpful.

Authenticity & Character
The breakfasts were typical Moroccan which is what we wanted.
Location
In the heart of the Medina
Staff
We enjoyed talking with the staff who could not do enough to make us happy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Perfectly clean .
Riad El Amine Fès
Fes

This was the most beautiful Riad we stayed in. It looked as though it had once been a Palace. It deserves its 5 stars. Our room was a dream and like an apartment. Our bed could have fit a dozen. The staff were more than helpful and very friendly. We highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
From entering the lobby to our room all was beautiful.
Location
It seemed on the edge but actually was right near the Medina which is where we like to be.
Staff
They were so accommodating. We ate on the rooftop and they were happy to create a vegetarian menu for us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The bed was amazing in size and the sheets were dreamy. The shower had ample hot water and supplies were plentiful . The breakfasts were perfect.
Local specialist: Megan Lower

POSTPONED FROM 2019 BUT WORTH THE WAIT
Morocco | Sep 29 - Oct 11, 2022

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Kay N.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

This trip was booked in 2019 but was postponed until Sep 2022 to ensure we met all Covid requirements. We travelled with another couple and had all of our accommodation, transport, guides and driver included. We arrived by ferry to Tangier to be met by our amazing driver Azis who spoke fluent English and when we didn’t have a guide with us Azis took over the role and filled in the gaps. read more

This trip was booked in 2019 but was postponed until Sep 2022 to ensure we met all Covid requirements. We travelled with another couple and had all of our accommodation, transport, guides and driver included. We arrived by ferry to Tangier to be met by our amazing driver Azis who spoke fluent English and when we didn’t have a guide with us Azis took over the role and filled in the gaps.

Hotel Reviews
Kasbah Mohayut
Merzouga

Tucked away near the Sahara Desert the hotel was unique in its decor, history and welcoming ambience. The grounds are beautiful and rooms quite spacious and colourful following the Moroccan theme. Breakfast was ample but we did see a bit of a shortage of food on the buffet. Possibly due to the presence of a large group of bike riders in house at the time.

Authenticity & Character
Decor
Location
Proximity to the Sahara Desert
Staff
All very accomodating, pleasant and smiling
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

We took a camel ride to the camp. The tents were very quirky with ensuite and comfortable beds. We did have a couple or power outages but soon transferred to the generator. Food was typical Moroccan and finished off with a drumming demo from the cooks, camel owners and drivers.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Borj Dar Lamane
Marrakech

Authentic Moroccan Dar but has its limitations. The rooms were very small. There were no locks on the bedroom doors. The breakfast was served on the top floor which was a challenge for me as I had an injury. Nobody spoke English so a bit hard to communicate. Our friends ran out of toilet paper.

Authenticity & Character
Authenticity & Character
Location
Very central near main square and lots of restaurants
Location
Very central near main square and lots of restaurants
Staff
Better communication
Staff
Better communication
Cleanliness & Comfort
General cleanliness needs improving.
Cleanliness & Comfort
General cleanliness needs improving.
Local specialist: Megan Lower

A perfect trip made even better by the wonderful people of Morocco
Morocco | Sep 26 - Oct 7, 2022

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Robert G.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Guide/Drivers: Hamid. Could not be better. Excellent safe driver, very good English, rich knowledge of places, history, customs. Always available (really, always!). Kept the car impeccably clean. Just perfect. Possibly the best driver/guide we ever had in our may years of world travels.

Guides: only three(Volubilis, Fes, and Marrakesh): all excellent.

Hotels/Riads: generally good to very good. In Rabat the service was poorly organized. The owner Aziz was mostly absent and left... read more

Guide/Drivers: Hamid. Could not be better. Excellent safe driver, very good English, rich knowledge of places, history, customs. Always available (really, always!). Kept the car impeccably clean. Just perfect. Possibly the best driver/guide we ever had in our may years of world travels.

Guides: only three(Volubilis, Fes, and Marrakesh): all excellent.

Hotels/Riads: generally good to very good. In Rabat the service was poorly organized. The owner Aziz was mostly absent and left things in the hands of a very pleasant lady who did her best but did not know much of anything. I would not use it again. In Fes the place was great, but service was non-existent. Ouarzazate had the best combination of a nice place and excellent, attentive service. Marrakesh was also very good (location, facilities, and service). Our hotel in Casablanca was modern and clean, with standard American-like facilities. However, its location was poor and we could not even walk outside because the neighborhood had little or nothing to offer. A place by the ocean would have made our night in Casablanca more preasant.

Visits/excursions: all excellent. Well-chosen, interesting, well-organized visits. Zero negatives here!

Overall: a very satisfactory trip. The country is beautiful, all people we met were exceedingly polite and friendly and we experience no unpleasant events of any kind. We had read some highly critical reviews with alleged cheating, harassment, etc. We walked a lot on our own, day and night, asked for directions, talked to ordinary people (we speak French, which made it easier to reach a wider segment of the population), ate street food, and were always met with great kindness. Even shopping is a nice experience, bargaining is conducted with a light attitude and even if we decided not to buy something after some negotiations, we never experienced the anger or hostility we have seen in other countries.

Megan and Wanderlust were flexible, cooperative, and ready to make some changes when we asked them to do so. We are completely satisfied with the experience!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Almazhar
Rabat

Pleasant structure but managed almost in absentia.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
by being there!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad El Amine Fès
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
There was nobody around. One had to go to the kitchen or other odd places to find a staff member. When we arrived we were received only by a man who turned out to be the baggage carrier.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very pleasant and eager to make us feel comfortable. Genuinely friendly. We had an delightful interaction with all the staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Considering it is a tent in the desert, it was just perfect!
Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Attentive and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Touda
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Radisson Blu Casablanca City Center
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
American-style hotel. Confortable but no "character". Two poor and overpriced restaurants. resta
Location
Nothing nearby. The ocean is 5 km away.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Roman Ruins of Volubilis
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Journey into a Luxury Sahara Camp
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit to Rissani
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sahara to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ait Benhaddou, Tizi-n-Tichka Pass over the High Atlas, Marrakech
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver (the same throughout the tour) Hamid was absolutely perfect in all respects. See general review
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hassan II Mosque
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower

We liked the trip to Morocco arranged by Mega...
Morocco | Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

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Victoria L.
Latvia | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

We liked the trip to Morocco arranged by Megan: the itinerary included Marrakech, Essaouira and one night in desert camp. So, we have been able all sides of Morocco: medinas, an ocean, and a desert. We got a private driver with a minibus for 5 persons, although it was a different guy that was mentioned in our agenda, and we called him Hassan while he was Ibrahim during the first day. We lived in several nice riads, liked the service provided there. We liked a lot our trip to Atlas Mountains,... read more

We liked the trip to Morocco arranged by Megan: the itinerary included Marrakech, Essaouira and one night in desert camp. So, we have been able all sides of Morocco: medinas, an ocean, and a desert. We got a private driver with a minibus for 5 persons, although it was a different guy that was mentioned in our agenda, and we called him Hassan while he was Ibrahim during the first day. We lived in several nice riads, liked the service provided there. We liked a lot our trip to Atlas Mountains, although it was not a hiking, but more climbing), and we loved the family who cooked for us a dinner afterwards, it was a delicious tagine. The best surprise for use became an absolutely new and modern desert camp hotel, fully equipped and served by French chef cook. Essaouira was a very nice old city near the ocean, we spent there 2 nights, in the future I would recommend to have only one night there, as it’s relatively small and you can see the top sights within 3 hours. The best Instagram location with blue boats in reality became a challenge for us - it’s located just in the middle of fish market, and it smells like crazy, you should be very fast and have some band on your face to make some pictures and get away from there. Fortunately, pictures do not provide a smell of it. Overall, it was a perfect trip to an ancient cities, another culture, hot weather for us (+35), and everything was arranged on a very good level. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Wow
Marrakech

Good riad with excellent spa services

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Terre Des Etoiles
Tameslouht

Perfect location and amazing staff! We loved the dinner, everything is so delicious!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort - Hotel
Marrakech

Shabby hotel with quite slow service

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Atlas Mountains Hike
Morocco

Excellent tour guide, he knows how to help all participants while climbing the mountains.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Agafay Desert to Essaouira
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Agafay Camp and Camel Trek
Agafay
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco was one of our most memorable trips! ...
Morocco | Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022

Amy
Amy H.
Woodside, NY | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

Morocco was one of our most memorable trips! The booking process and itinerary suggestions that Megan provided were great. All of the Riads and hotels were really nice. We were able to visit all of our points of interest, plus some additional suggestions that we wouldn't of thought of. A wonderful thing about the trip was having a private driver to take us between destinations securely and private guides in the cities to provide facts and details of Moroccan culture. We enjoyed having... read more

Morocco was one of our most memorable trips! The booking process and itinerary suggestions that Megan provided were great. All of the Riads and hotels were really nice. We were able to visit all of our points of interest, plus some additional suggestions that we wouldn't of thought of. A wonderful thing about the trip was having a private driver to take us between destinations securely and private guides in the cities to provide facts and details of Moroccan culture. We enjoyed having this experience without being in a group tour. Our driver Aziz really looked out for us and made sure our local guides and hotel staff were able to accommodate our schedule. He was able to make the trip worry free. It was a relief to know that all of the travel would be taken care of. We highly recommend Aziz and Megan if you plan on traveling to Morocco. We look forward to booking another trip!

Hotel Review
Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre
Tangier

The sea view room was amazing! We could stare at the sea from bed. The staff were also very kind.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Megan Lower

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

Susan
Susan Y.
North Adams, MA | Reviewed on Sep 27, 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?

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
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.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
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.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Ksar Ighnda
Asfalou

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
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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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
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.

Quality of Experience
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.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

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.

Quality of Experience
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!

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

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Jordan A.
Vancouver, WA | Reviewed on Aug 26, 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!

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

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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

The perfect 10 Day Tour of Morocco
Morocco | Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2022

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Emma C.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

We just completed our bespoke 10 day tour of Morocco

The tour was entirely created by Megan at Kim Kim and we couldn't have been more pleased with the itinerary

The travel time while lengthy was worth the destination. We hit all the hot spots and for the perfect length considering our total length of trip. Before the trip I made some enquiries and suggestions, but Megan assured me of the length of time and she couldn't have been more on point!

Hamid our driver was an absolute... read more

We just completed our bespoke 10 day tour of Morocco

The tour was entirely created by Megan at Kim Kim and we couldn't have been more pleased with the itinerary

The travel time while lengthy was worth the destination. We hit all the hot spots and for the perfect length considering our total length of trip. Before the trip I made some enquiries and suggestions, but Megan assured me of the length of time and she couldn't have been more on point!

Hamid our driver was an absolute pleasure, he took such good care of us and always with a smile. He was accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The trip wouldn't have been the same without him and we are so grateful for his guidance throughout. He made us feel safe on the road and in each location. He had great suggestions for lookout and photo locations. He recommended great restaurants and helped when one of the party was unwell, taking us to the clinic and translating with the Doctor. He went above and beyond, was contactable and happy to help at any hour, no request too small (honey lemon and ginger tea) or to great!

Our guide in Fes, Kamal, was absolutely fantastic - we could not have been more pleased. His knowledge was so extensive in regards to Fes but also Islam as a religion and the Moroccan culture in general.

The hotels we stayed in were all fantastic, with the exception of the hotel in Casablanca which was very business-y. Also the last hotel we stayed in in Marrakech 'had a pool' but it was not usable in my opinion. It was more of a deep fountain/pond with no sunbeds, in the middle of the hotel lobby

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

Really nice, sweet hotel, super traditional

Authenticity & Character
Location
within the madina and close to the main sq with restaurants
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds were REALLY hard
Riad & Spa Bahia Salam
Marrakech

Beautiful traditional feel. Breakfast was fine but nothing to write home about It has a pool which was GREAT

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
so friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
top notch
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

Business hotel, not Moroccan in anyway, could have been in any city Staff were great, particularly Omar Least favourite hotel of the tour

Authenticity & Character
Location
5 min from madina and off busy rd
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The surfaces were dirty
Dar Victoria
Fez
Authenticity & Character
Location
car ride from anything
Staff
super friendly, stayed back late to allow the tailor to come back
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradis Du Sahara
Merzouga

very very glam glamping The toilet was an actual toilet, as was the shower, both with tiled floors Was a really nice experience

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
they were great, knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the traditional music
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate

Beautiful hotel, great pool, food was good and included

Authenticity & Character
Location
not near much, but I dont think there is much to be near
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Touda
Marrakech

Beautiful hotel, lovely staff The pool is not a pool its a deep fountain in the middle of the hotel lobby

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

huge. museum was average

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
we didnt like our guide, he didnt speak very clear which made him hard to understand and he spent the whole time speaking arabic to one of the patrons
Transport
we had a driver
Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat
Morocco

Casablanca was fine, just a very metropolitan city Rabat is beautiful Chef was amaxing - one of the higlights, so many photo ops

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
we had our driver
Transport
we had our driver
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes

Its amazing - we loved it Our guide was amazing

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
best guide
Transport
lovved our driver
Journey into a Luxury Sahara Camp
Erg Chebbi Dunes

Great fun, good experience, good photo ops the guide even let me try sand boarding

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sahara to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorge
Morocco

very nice photo ops and great as it was on the way to the dunes - wouldnt make a special trip for this though

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ait Benhaddou, Tizi-n-Tichka Pass over the High Atlas, Marrakech
Morocco

Beautiful, we saw the from a distance

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

Our guide was average at best LOVE Marrakech though

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cooking Class
Morocco

LOVED, was great fun

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Emma,

Thank you so much, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! I especially love to hear that our drivers get such rave reviews. As for the Casablanca hotel, I'm afraid that's just what is available in Casa - it's a very business-oriented city, so the hotels reflect that, without any traditional riads.

Moroccan adventure with premium service
Morocco | Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2022

Aaron
Aaron C.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2022

First off, having a great guide on the trip made all the difference. Our guide Hassan Amraoui was also our excellent driver in a clean and safe coach for our private tour. We organized a custom itinerary with Megan, who was extremely communicative and helpful in the planning process. We had seven days, exploring Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen. We can't wait to come back and explore Marrakesh and the Sahara one day, inshallah!

Hassan's unique insights into Berber and nomad culture... read more

First off, having a great guide on the trip made all the difference. Our guide Hassan Amraoui was also our excellent driver in a clean and safe coach for our private tour. We organized a custom itinerary with Megan, who was extremely communicative and helpful in the planning process. We had seven days, exploring Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen. We can't wait to come back and explore Marrakesh and the Sahara one day, inshallah!

Hassan's unique insights into Berber and nomad culture gave us an edge in exploring the country. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of Morocco and easily convinced us to return for a future adventure. Courteous, patient, and always timely, we could rely on Hassan the entire trip to take care of any need. On our last day, we regretted not buying saffron when we had a chance so Hassan went to a local market to buy some for us so we wouldn't be disappointed. This kind of service was above and beyond our expectations.

Activity Review
Akchour Falls from Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen

Hidden gem! Make sure to bring a swimsuit

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time in Morocco, and we really love to hear that our drivers are doing well. Hopefully you can visit the Sahara another time, especially in the cooler weather!

Visit Morocco it will change your life
Morocco | May 21 - May 29, 2022

Jason
Jason D.
Southampton, NY | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

From the first communication with Megan on day 1 of planning our Moroccan adventure she was nothing but the best. She responded to every email inquiry, question, suggestion & concerns. She really was one of the best travel advisors we’ve ever worked with. We typically do not do tour groups or full planned itinerary traveling and Megan understood that and helped us build an incredibly independent structured itinerary that allowed us to see so much of Morocco in 10 days. She set us up with one... read more

From the first communication with Megan on day 1 of planning our Moroccan adventure she was nothing but the best. She responded to every email inquiry, question, suggestion & concerns. She really was one of the best travel advisors we’ve ever worked with. We typically do not do tour groups or full planned itinerary traveling and Megan understood that and helped us build an incredibly independent structured itinerary that allowed us to see so much of Morocco in 10 days. She set us up with one of the best drivers ever in Hamid. He became a brother at the end of our trip. We couldn’t have felt more relaxed & safe driving throughout the entire country. It was one of THE best trips we have ever taken and it wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise of Megan & our driver Hamid. Highly recommend Megan & her KimKim team to anyone looking to create a life changing traveling stress free experience that you get to tailor and design with their insight and expertise.

Hotel Reviews
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

Decent hotel for a layover in Casa. Nicely designed on inside, extremely comfortable beds and quiet. Short walk to the Medina and central downtown area.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

Amazing Riad in the heart of the Medina excellent and exceptional staff. Breakfast was amazing in the center courtyard area. Only Riad that I’ve seen w a rooftop pool. Would highly recommend when staying in Rabat. Peaceful and quiet at night.

Tips for future travelers

Enjoy the hospitality of the staff and being in the heart of the Medina

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Gharnata
Chefchaouen

Awesome location on one of the most photographed streets. A bit of a walk from roundabout drop off but that’s Chef for you. Very friendly and helpful staff. Cool rooms make you feel like your in an ancient castle. Good breakfast on the rooftop

Tips for future travelers

Get a porter to help you w your bags at the drop off roundabout. Worth it.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Terre Des Etoiles
Tameslouht

Very unique Glamping experience in the Agafay region. Very cool design and architecture of the camp. Very friendly staff and overall very easy to get to with driver. 🐪 rides on or off site. Some tents don’t have outlets for charging phones or accessories. So bring a solar charger or charging pad.

Tips for future travelers

Don’t think you are staying in Sahara. It’s definitely not the Sahara but still a fun desert like experience

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira

Amazing location in Medina overlooking the ocean along the old city walls. Staff is amazing. Some of the nicest staff I’ve ever experienced in a Riad. Breakfast is very good on the rooftop with the ocean breeze in your face. Rooms are unique and quiet. If you can get an ocean facing view it’s amazing. Ernest the owner is a lot of fun chatting with during breakfast each morning.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Hard to find at first, tucked away in a corner
Staff
Amazing check in, cooking and overall staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless
Riad Wow
Marrakech

Great location 1/2 block from the heart of the Medina, Hassan Tower & Place Jemma el-Fna, banks & Covid testing locations. All Very convenient. A little bit over decorated with gold chairs and toilets 😳. Air freshener smell of orange blossom is a little over powering at first but it airs out eventually. Breakfast is very good on the very nice spacious rooftop. Staff is very friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable beds and spacious rooms
Activity Reviews
Agafay Desert to Essaouira
Morocco

Hamid was the best driver we’ve ever had traveling. He was the ultimate professional and was very concerned about safety and comfort first. He got us to to where we needed to go safely, timely and all while having great conversations and enjoying getting to know us. He became our good friend and brother but the middle of our trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We had the best driver for the entire trip. Hamid is a rockstar.
Tour Marrakech with a private guide
Marrakesh

Very knowledgeable guide but very dry and quiet spoken. Focused too much on small small details of the palace construction and history that could have been abbreviated significantly. He was thorough but a little too thorough for my style of guides. Could have cut the tour down by 2 hours.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver was always amazing.
Transport
Hamid is simply the best there is.
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco Tour
Morocco | May 5 - May 18, 2022

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Kathryn A.
Canada | Reviewed on May 25, 2022

We had a fantastic time in Morocco and felt well looked after by Megan and our driver Ibrahim ( who is a very good driver, by the way). We really appreciated the care taken to match us up with guides who spoke English well and were knowledgeable about the history and culture of Morocco. We definitely recommend Wanderlust. Kathryn read more

We had a fantastic time in Morocco and felt well looked after by Megan and our driver Ibrahim ( who is a very good driver, by the way). We really appreciated the care taken to match us up with guides who spoke English well and were knowledgeable about the history and culture of Morocco. We definitely recommend Wanderlust. Kathryn

Hotel Review
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

I only rate it low because of the noise level….the service was good and rooms very clean. However, there is a night club on the first floor and the booming bass carries up into the rooms. We were on the the second floor the first night and asked to be moved the second night. We were on the fifth floor the second night but you could still faintly hear it. The nightclub goes from midnight till 4am

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to walk to sights
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Our driver, Said, was amazing. He was know...
Morocco | May 3 - May 16, 2022

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Cheryl J.
Corbin, KY | Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Our driver, Said, was amazing. He was knowledgeable and took the time to stop at interesting places as well as inform us about local custom and culture. He was funny, articulate and able to give us an wonderful perspective on his country. Our travels through the mountains, deserts, olive and palm groves was memorable. Riding dromedaries in the Sahara and staying in the luxury tent camp was another highlight. The staff at the riads and hotels were accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed... read more

Our driver, Said, was amazing. He was knowledgeable and took the time to stop at interesting places as well as inform us about local custom and culture. He was funny, articulate and able to give us an wonderful perspective on his country. Our travels through the mountains, deserts, olive and palm groves was memorable. Riding dromedaries in the Sahara and staying in the luxury tent camp was another highlight. The staff at the riads and hotels were accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed this trip immensely.

Hotel Review
Kasbah Mohayut
Merzouga

Amazing Kasbah. The best accommodation we had on our journey. Staff were friendly, helpful and generally created a welcoming atmosphere for guests. The food was delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend this hotel

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful decor. Amazing, large room.
Location
Right on the edge of the Sahara.
Staff
Friendly, helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes via Meknes
Morocco

We did not get to see Meknes. At the last moment, we received a message from our tour coordinator Meagan that Meknes was closed for restoration. I'm sure this could have been known days ahead of time. The Moroccan authorities didn't decide to close Meknes one day and begin restoration the next.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Morocco with Ahmad
Morocco | May 12 - May 21, 2022

Bruce
Bruce B.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on May 22, 2022

Morocco was beautiful with so many interesting places to see with a multitude of things to do. Our driver Ahmad helped to make this trip special. He was terrific and was able to help explain anything we asked and get us everywhere we needed to go. From always having cold water ready to stopping for breaks along the way or providing cord and charger for our phones or blue tooth for music. This trip was excellent.

Local specialist: Megan Lower

Amazing Moroccan Experience!
Morocco | May 7 - May 13, 2022

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Scott J.
Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA | Reviewed on May 14, 2022

We had an amazing time in Morocco! Megan helped us plan a custom trip based on our schedule that took us from Tangier through Chefchaouen, Fes and Casablanca. The whole team was amazing. The Hotels and Riads were beautiful. The local city guides were very knowledge and helped show us the best side of the places we visited. We also had the best driver/ guide, Aziz Karaoui, (ASK FOR HIM!) he was always on time, kind, knowledgeable and patient with two Americans who had lots of questions. I had... read more

We had an amazing time in Morocco! Megan helped us plan a custom trip based on our schedule that took us from Tangier through Chefchaouen, Fes and Casablanca. The whole team was amazing. The Hotels and Riads were beautiful. The local city guides were very knowledge and helped show us the best side of the places we visited. We also had the best driver/ guide, Aziz Karaoui, (ASK FOR HIM!) he was always on time, kind, knowledgeable and patient with two Americans who had lots of questions. I had a birthday on the trip and he went out of his way to help plan an amazing dinner with a birthday cake that I will never forget! This is the best way to see Morocco and they make it so easy for first timers like us. My wife and I are already talking about our next trip. If you are considering a trip to Morocco, look no further. This is who you want to book with. You will fall in love with this country and it's people, just like we did.

Local specialist: Megan Lower

We loved exploring Morocco with Megan at our virtual side
Morocco | Apr 25 - May 4, 2022

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Caprice Y.
San Fernando, CA | Reviewed on May 07, 2022

Honestly, I cannot imagine exploring Morocco without WanderLust Voyages which we found through KimKim. Our own private guide with a comfy van outfitted with wifi picked us up in Fez and took us everywhere on our itinerary over the next 10 days. Without a personal guide and driver, there is no way we would have seen as much. Leading up to the trip, we had to change our dates and plans over and over again due to COVID and work and Megan just rolled with it. We even ended up having an extra two... read more

Honestly, I cannot imagine exploring Morocco without WanderLust Voyages which we found through KimKim. Our own private guide with a comfy van outfitted with wifi picked us up in Fez and took us everywhere on our itinerary over the next 10 days. Without a personal guide and driver, there is no way we would have seen as much. Leading up to the trip, we had to change our dates and plans over and over again due to COVID and work and Megan just rolled with it. We even ended up having an extra two days and Megan was able to extend our trip easily without changing the budget. We stayed in gorgeous Riads, which are boutique hotels with spas and authentic Moroccan decor. Each one was special and perfectly located inside the old Medina areas with excellent service, luxurious rooms, wifi, and truly phenomenal meals. I would never have known which one to pick without Megan making the selections. On our own, we probably would have used frequent flyer miles in generic hotels in tourist areas. The activities to which we were directed weren't the tourist traps many of the tours take you to. They were genuinely memorable lifetime experiences. In several cities, Megan arranged for highly knowledgeable guides to explain the history and interesting stories about the places we visited. We could ask all our questions and veer off the scheduled route when something curious arose. The whole trip was like a treasure box with each day full of unique delightful surprises.

We didn't have time to go to Marrakech because we chose Fez, the desert, and Tangier--- I would not recommend missing either the desert or Tangier. We took an hour-long ride on a dromedary ("one hump camel") in the dunes at sunset which was silent and sacred. After the meal in our tent, the local teenagers taught us how to play Berber drums. In Tangier, we looked across the Straights of Gibralter to Spain. If you are a foodie and fan of irreverent Beatnick history, definitely watch the Anthony Bourdain special on Tangier before you go. Learning the thousands of years of history of this international zone really rocked my worldview-- crazy to compare a place that holds onto 200,000 years of history in its current context with Los Angeles which has managed to erase anything before the last 200. Actually, if you are coming from Spain, I highly recommend the ferry across the Straights as your starting point. We spent one night near Meknes in a winery/spa/boutique hotel that was phenomenal! I only wish we had booked two nights. We were thinking it was just a stopover during a long drive, but it was worth a longer stay to truly enjoy the classical herb garden, 750 hectares of vineyards, winery, spa, pools, and food--- very decadent.

Nevertheless-- everyone said, "What! You're not going to Marrakech!?" next time...

Our local guide and driver was Ibrahim-- request him!! Kamal was our expert in Fez-- request him too!

Megan is great. She planned and replanned the trip keeping everything within budget so there was no stress or surprises, and check up on us through Ibrahim all along the way.

If you want something special or different-- Megan can guide you. Stay as long as you can.

Loved it!

Hotel Review
Riad El Amine Fès
Fes

This place is a total shock to the uninitiated. It is located in the old Medina and, if you arrive as we did, your van pulls into this overcrowded dirt parking lot next to a public park, packs of stray dogs, and a cluster of what seem like dingy ancient 4 story plaster buildings with no windows and with graffiti proclaiming "Never Fall in Love" scrawled on a wall. Some people were playing cards and smoking in a pharmacy of one building. Our guide took us walking with our bags among winding passageways to a fancy door that we decided must be the door to the TARDIS because the inside was definitely bigger than the outside! It opened into the gorgeous courtyard and elegant rooms with intricate mosaics covering the walls. Inside, everything was immaculate and luxurious. The staff was always present and helpful. The meals were delicious-- and always more food than we could possibly eat. The swimming pool was beautiful but freezing. One night a band came in to entertain everyone with traditional music. Our room was great-- one thing, though, if you are used to a king-sized bed with your spouse that is made up for two people to be under one cover, you will be surprised. A king-sized bed here is two twins pushed together-- easily remedied, though. The Riad served as a great jumping off point to explore Fez!

Tips for future travelers

Somewhat difficult to walk to things from the hotel. Plan to drive or order a ride.

Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous mosaics
Location
Close to the Medina
Staff
Very accomodating and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
We were there during the end (I hope) of the pandemic and felt completely safe.
Activity Review
Tour Fes with a Private Guide
Fes

Kamal was a great guide! Not even bread crumbs would save you in the 9,400 streets of the old Medina and having someone along who knows the history and stories makes it so meaningful. He also steered us to a delicious and beautiful spot for lunch-- we would never have known it was there without him. The local craft places were a little bit touristy-- and priced for tourists-- but, hey, we were tourists! The textiles, ceramics, silver, rugs, and leather were fun to see because they were being made the old way right in front of you. We could peek into but not enter the mosques, but what we could see was beautiful. I am so glad that UNESCO is investing in saving this piece of history.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Wonderful Week in Morocco
Morocco | Apr 29 - May 6, 2022

Todd
Todd S.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on May 07, 2022

We had a very positive experience booking our trip with KimKim (thanks, Megan), and our trip was great too. We had originally booked our trip for March 2020… and ended up cancelling shortly before we were due to leave because of Covid. Fast forward two years, we emailed KimKim/Megan and she still had all our details and was able to rebook our original planned trip for the same price.

Everything about our trip turned out just as planned and worked out really well. Our driver, Aziz, was great... read more

We had a very positive experience booking our trip with KimKim (thanks, Megan), and our trip was great too. We had originally booked our trip for March 2020… and ended up cancelling shortly before we were due to leave because of Covid. Fast forward two years, we emailed KimKim/Megan and she still had all our details and was able to rebook our original planned trip for the same price.

Everything about our trip turned out just as planned and worked out really well. Our driver, Aziz, was great - driving us all over Morocco in his Mercedes van (with WiFi!), doing so safely while also sharing his knowledge about our surroundings. We even had the pleasure of having tea with his family in Erg Chebbi, which was very nice.

Our tour included extensive time with dedicated guides in both Fez and Marrakech - and they were great, showing us around the key sites and the inner mazes of the medinas, providing in depth knowledge of the history and architecture of these places.

The riads where we stayed we’re all nice - centrally located and architectural marvels , especially the ones in Rabat and Fez. The desert camp was a great experience, from the camel ride out across the dunes to having a campfire and Berber songs under the stars.

The above is just about the service provided/arranged by KimKim, Megan, and their local agent, Wanderlust Travel. But Morocco itself was stunning. We’ve traveled extensively, and I’d say Morocco is tops, both for it’s amazing landscapes as well as the incredible experience of going through the medinas.

Hotel Review
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

Beautiful property - very nice room. Good location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Central in the old town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Megan Lower

Beautiful country. Amazing culture.
Morocco | Mar 13 - Mar 19, 2022

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Ying L.
Addison, TX | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Morocco is an amazing country to visit. Wanderlust designed our trip to be packed with fun activities and great accommodation. We were very happy with the itinerary. Their knowledge of the country is fantastic. The local driver and guide that accompanied us the whole time were caring and professional. It was a hassle-free way to travel with 5 kids.

The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I wish the local guides that they outsourced to take us on Medina trips would bring us to fewer... read more

Morocco is an amazing country to visit. Wanderlust designed our trip to be packed with fun activities and great accommodation. We were very happy with the itinerary. Their knowledge of the country is fantastic. The local driver and guide that accompanied us the whole time were caring and professional. It was a hassle-free way to travel with 5 kids.

The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I wish the local guides that they outsourced to take us on Medina trips would bring us to fewer demo/shopping experiences. I have been to many big and inexpensive tours in developing countries, where tour guides heavily rely on kickbacks from these shops, which in turn typically charge multiple times more for those run-of-the-mill souvenirs. I understand that this is the eco-system and as long as I knew, I would never bite. I chose "luxury" (and paid that way) when we booked this trip and was hoping for a much more intimate, exclusive and trustworthy experience. We would have appreciated if they asked us "would you like to shop during your visit?" or warned us "if you do shop, it's very common to bargain in this culture", and said something when we started paying some ridiculous prices. When the airline overbooked our flight and we stayed one more day in Casablanca to explored on our own, we found out we paid 5 times more for the Djellaba that we bought in Fes. We also paid about $120 for some spices and soaps, because the "demo" place said they were a "government shop". These tourist traps were not consistent with the "luxury personalized trip" that I signed up for.

Hotel Review
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Marrakech

Amazing property!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Agafay Camp and Camel Trek
Agafay

Agafay camp is WONDERFUL! The amenities better than many of the glamp sites we have been to in the US. They also include dinner and breakfast, which are top notched! I couldn't believe we were able to enjoy such great hospitality in the middle of the desert! Camel ride was super fun. The desert is rocky, so pictures are not as nice, but I understand this is not the Sahara.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

Dear Ying,

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed Morocco. I also appreciate hearing that your guides were not more deferential to whether or not you wished to shop - we stress that in our training and it's important for us to know when they are not following our requirements. We will absolutely be addressing this with the guides. We do have information about shopping and haggling in the travel advice we send out, but we do have expectations that our guides will not allow you to pay the first mentioned price.

Thank you again!

Hammid was an amazing ...
Morocco | Sep 26 - Oct 9, 2021

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Lubnaa A.
Weslaco, TX | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Where do I even begin. Hammid was an amazing addition to our trip. I think without the addition of this wonderful soul, who provided our transportation throughout Morocco, the trip would not have been the same. The country is beautiful, but it is really these personal connections that make KimKim standout compared to other travel services. Hammid went out of his way to ensure our happiness and safety throughout the trip, and we shared in food, laughter, adventure, and stories. I was very pleased with my experience, and I will of course come back!

Local specialist: Megan Lower

Experience of a Lifetime!
Morocco | Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2021

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John C.
Lake Wales, FL | Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Wanderlust Voyages exceeded our family's expectations for organizing a family friendly trip to Morocco. Megan created an itinerary that hit all the marks for what we were looking for in a voyage with small children. She was incredibly responsive throughout the process and answered a ton of questions about the trip and make customizations to our liking. All the accommodations she booked for us were major hits with the family!

Secondly, we were incredibly lucky to have Omar help us navigate... read more

Wanderlust Voyages exceeded our family's expectations for organizing a family friendly trip to Morocco. Megan created an itinerary that hit all the marks for what we were looking for in a voyage with small children. She was incredibly responsive throughout the process and answered a ton of questions about the trip and make customizations to our liking. All the accommodations she booked for us were major hits with the family!

Secondly, we were incredibly lucky to have Omar help us navigate the beautiful, complex, and sometimes chaotic streets of Marrakech and the rest of Morocco. You will never find anyone better to experience a new country with than Omar; he was incredibly helpful throughout our trip in getting us to various hotels and activities seamlessly, answered a ton of our questions (the kids were quite inquisitive), and helped navigate any speed bumps we encountered along the way. A+ guy to be around; thanks OMAR!!!!

I would highly recommend going with Wanderlust Voyages for your Morocco travels and will plan to partner with them again for future travels to this beautiful country!

Local specialist: Megan Lower

A 2.5 week trip to Morocco
Morocco | Mar 25 - Apr 10, 2021

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Nate W.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on May 16, 2021

Our trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime experience thanks to Wanderlust Voyages. We spent 2.5 weeks travelling throughout the country, and our driver/guide Ibrahim, as well as Megan and the Wanderlust crew, made sure everything was just how we could have wanted it to be. Ibrahim took care of us as if we were a member of his own family, especially our two year old son - who to this day is talking about getting back "in the bus and going to Morocco".

Even with COVID restrictions,... read more

Our trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime experience thanks to Wanderlust Voyages. We spent 2.5 weeks travelling throughout the country, and our driver/guide Ibrahim, as well as Megan and the Wanderlust crew, made sure everything was just how we could have wanted it to be. Ibrahim took care of us as if we were a member of his own family, especially our two year old son - who to this day is talking about getting back "in the bus and going to Morocco".

Even with COVID restrictions, were able to see quite a few sites around the country. Our guide in Fez, Kamal, was spectacular - we highly recommend him! All the hotels took great care of us, but in Fez, the staff at Palais Sheherazade were welcoming, friendly, and caring for our son during our few days there, as well as for us and our needs. The Es Saddi resort was similarly wonderful. We would very much recommend them again! Thank you so much!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Thank you so much! We are so happy you had a wonderful time, and especially that Thomas did!

Trip to Marrakech and Fes with Omar and Megan
Morocco | Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020

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Home W.
Bayside, NY | Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

This was an absolutely incredible trip! The planning done by our local specialist Megan and the service provided by our guide Omar was phenomenal. They dealt with all the hassle and logistics so that we could focus on enjoying our vacation. Our guide Omar was very knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend Omar and Megan to anyone else visiting Morocco!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time!

AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Morocco | Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020

Mika
Mika T.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

Megan was amazing - she helped us organize our perfect trip! This was incredibly helpful, she made a detailed itinerary, and answered all of our endless questions. She was super understanding of our minimal budget and was very helpful organizing things accordingly. This service is incredible for it's price and I highly recommend it! Megan was outstanding and made all of our wishes come true! Cannot recommend this enough!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm always happy to do whatever we can to work within whatever restrictions a traveler has, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time!

Fantastic Trip Through Morocco!
Morocco | Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2020

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Kaylyn E.
Drexel Hill, PA | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2020

My husband and I did a 10 day Highlights of Morocco tour and it was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken! The booking experience with Megan was quick and easy and she was able to customize the tour to suit our interests and budget. Our driver, Brahim, was absolutely superb! He was a fantastic guide and took care of us from the moment we were picked up at the airport. He was always courteous, timely, and very helpful. During our time in Merzouga, his family had a lovely surprise for us and... read more

My husband and I did a 10 day Highlights of Morocco tour and it was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken! The booking experience with Megan was quick and easy and she was able to customize the tour to suit our interests and budget. Our driver, Brahim, was absolutely superb! He was a fantastic guide and took care of us from the moment we were picked up at the airport. He was always courteous, timely, and very helpful. During our time in Merzouga, his family had a lovely surprise for us and it was one of the absolute highlights of our trip. Our riads were beautiful and the local guides were very informative and showed us quite a bit during our tours. Our favorite spots were the Sahara Desert and the beautiful medinas in Fes. Our private trip with Wanderlust Voyages was the perfect way to explore the country. Morocco is a beautiful place and the people are so kind and welcoming - we’ll be back again!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, and we especially love hearing glowing reviews about our drivers! The desert is absolutely my favorite as well!

Amazing 13-day Trip to Morocco!
Morocco | Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2020

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Simon C.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2020

My wife and I booked a private 13-day Chefchaouen to Sahara and Beyond trip with Wanderlust.  We had the excellent fortune of being assigned Said Attioui as our driver.  Said went up and beyond to make our trip an incredible experience.  He was knowledgable about every location we visited and made our two weeks in Morocco seamlessly comfortable.  Even though it wasn't on the itinerary, Said made time to help us find and visit the grave of my great grandmother in Casablanca.
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My wife and I booked a private 13-day Chefchaouen to Sahara and Beyond trip with Wanderlust.  We had the excellent fortune of being assigned Said Attioui as our driver.  Said went up and beyond to make our trip an incredible experience.  He was knowledgable about every location we visited and made our two weeks in Morocco seamlessly comfortable.  Even though it wasn't on the itinerary, Said made time to help us find and visit the grave of my great grandmother in Casablanca.
Seriously, request Said if you can.  You wont regret it!

Over 13 days, we visited Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and Marrakech.  Trip highlights included hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, staying in a tented camp in the Sahara desert, being guided to incredible handcrafted goods in the medinas of Fes and Marrakech, and having tea with Said's family in Erfoud.  We were able to see and learn so much but never felt rushed or pressed for time.

While planning the trip, we worked with Megan who used our preferences re must-see sites, trip pacing and budget to create our ideal vacation.  We were especially happy with (1) Megan's hotel picks for us and (2) the fact that she was able to put together our vacation in such a short period of time (I think we first contacted her 3 weeks before our departure date).  We also had wonderful experiences with the site-specific guides we met for day tours in Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, the Toudgha Gorge, the Ourika Valley, and Marrakech.

Many thanks to the Wanderlust team (and especially Said) for enabling us to have such a wonderful experience!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! We were more than happy to help! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time, and I always love hearing how welcoming and accommodating our drivers are!

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial citie...
Morocco | Feb 8 - Feb 17, 2020

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George G.
Australia | Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial cities Private tour with our amazing tour guide/ driver/ security officer all-in-one extraordinaire- Ismail. He has thought of everything we could possibly want and need and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. There was such genuine care and concern for our comfort and well-being as travellers and we felt extremely well looked after. We would recommend having Ismail as a guide for anyone wanting to explore the region as new or return... read more

My husband and I did the 8-day Imperial cities Private tour with our amazing tour guide/ driver/ security officer all-in-one extraordinaire- Ismail. He has thought of everything we could possibly want and need and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. There was such genuine care and concern for our comfort and well-being as travellers and we felt extremely well looked after. We would recommend having Ismail as a guide for anyone wanting to explore the region as new or return travellers.

Our tour guides in Fes (Kamal) and Marrakesh (Mohammed) were very knowledgeable but more importantly engaging which made the day trips enjoyable. And we loved the unique experience is each Riad and Dar we stayed in. We loved our cooking class in La Sultana and it finished off what was un unforgettable stay in Morocco. The desert sand was a lovely surprise at the end. Thanks Ismail! We will definitely return!

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Morocco, and we always love to hear glowing reviews of our drivers and guides!

A great week in Morocco.
Morocco | Jan 17 - Jan 25, 2020

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Thomas W.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

A great week in Morocco. Said our driver/guide was excellent very knowledgeable and easy to talk to alongside being a very good driver, my Mum sometimes gets travel sick but had no issues on the trip. Said was always on time or on the one occasion traffic held him up he kept us informed which wasn't a problem anyway. He was always incredibly polite and accomodating, we really couldn't have asked for a better guide.

The trip avoided tourist traps and we really felt we saw the 'real' Morocco... read more

A great week in Morocco. Said our driver/guide was excellent very knowledgeable and easy to talk to alongside being a very good driver, my Mum sometimes gets travel sick but had no issues on the trip. Said was always on time or on the one occasion traffic held him up he kept us informed which wasn't a problem anyway. He was always incredibly polite and accomodating, we really couldn't have asked for a better guide.

The trip avoided tourist traps and we really felt we saw the 'real' Morocco alongside seeing the history and not missing any highlights. The Riads were fantastic, lovely smal homely places, particularly Riad Zyo in Rabat which was our favourite. The local guides was knowledgeable and friendly showing us the highlights of Fes and Marrakech. Be prepared to barter with the shop keepers to get a good deal!

We hope to return one day and see other parts of the country and would certainly recommend Wonderlust.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much, Thomas! I hope we will be able to show you the rest of Morocco in the future!

Northern Morocco with guide Ismail: Tangier - Akchour Falls - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes - Rabat - Tangier
Morocco | Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2020

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Rebecca S.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Megan put together a jam-packed 4-day itinerary for me as I wanted to fit in as much as possible in the short time I had available. Ismail collected me on day one in Tangier, and I initially had no idea how fortunate I was to have him as my driver and guide. Every day, multiple times a day, I was grateful for his company, his generosity, his knowledge and advice, and his driving. There is no way that I would have seen and experienced all that I did without Ismail at the wheel and by my side.... read more

Megan put together a jam-packed 4-day itinerary for me as I wanted to fit in as much as possible in the short time I had available. Ismail collected me on day one in Tangier, and I initially had no idea how fortunate I was to have him as my driver and guide. Every day, multiple times a day, I was grateful for his company, his generosity, his knowledge and advice, and his driving. There is no way that I would have seen and experienced all that I did without Ismail at the wheel and by my side. I can’t express my gratitude enough, thank you to Megan for booking Ismail, and thank you to my new friend Ismail for a truly amazing holiday.

As for Morocco itself, I am in love! A trip to Morocco has been on my wish list forever and four days has only left me craving more. Akchour falls and the drive through the mountains to Chefchaouen was a spectacular start to my first day. Ismail and I shared Moroccan tea by the falls and lunch in Chefchaouen, and later in the afternoon he accompanied me to the Spanish mosque to watch the sunset - as a solo female traveller Ismail’s company was very much appreciated. I spent a very comfortable night at the homely and welcoming Dar Laman, with a delicious breakfast in the morning.

The following day we travelled to Volubilis, where I spent an hour with a fantastic locally born guide touring the Roman ruins, however I could have easily spent the whole day exploring here. Ismail navigated the traffic and many police cameras onwards to Meknes, where I visited Bab el-Mansour gate and explored the Médina, finishing with lunch on the roof terrace at Restaurant Salma overlooking Prison de Kara. We finished the day with a short drive to Fes to check into the surprisingly luxurious Dar Tresor, my riad for two nights.

Fes...oh what a surprise, no one warned me that Fes would steal my heart! I cry every time I think of my life changing day in Fes with the inspiring city guide Kammal, and Ismail driving us between sights. Fes is an ancient melting pot of spiritual and cultural traditions that I can’t begin to describe, I just know that I will be going back, hopefully one day soon. Kammal also arranged for me to visit the restored Royal Médina Spa for a Hammam and massage, where the service and ambience was impeccable, including a guide to collect and return me to my riad.

On the final day we traveled first to Rabat to see the Hassan Tower and Royal Mausoleum, before heading north again to Tangier. I slept while Ismail drove, and he made a special detour for me to visit the Caves of Hercules and Cap Spartel, before carrying my bag up the hill to my final riad.

Thank you to everyone, especially Ismail - a true gentleman, who helped to make this trip the best experience of my life, I am already planning my next trip to Morroco to visit the south and the deserts.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time, and that you weren't overwhelmed by how much was packed into a short time! We look forward to showing you the desert next time!

Driver Rahim was wonderfulGuide in chefchoue...
Morocco | Jan 9 - Jan 11, 2020

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Jonathan W.
Brooklyn, NY | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Driver Rahim was wonderful
Guide in chefchouen was excellent
Very organized. Easy to book & good value
Will use this organization again

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Jonathan -
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review; we greatly appreciate it! So glad to hear your trip to Morocco was a success, with a wonderful driver & guide!

Essential Morocco
Morocco | Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2020

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jaya c.
Madison, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Had a great time @ Morocco. We had our main tour guide/Chauffeur Yassine driving us all round. He was very professional, friendly and took us to all hidden treasures of Morocco. Recommended places to eat, helped us sample of some the local fruits, cheese, etc. He speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of the local culture. We landed at Casablanca and from there went to Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades and finally to Marrakesh. Our local tour guides were... read more

Had a great time @ Morocco. We had our main tour guide/Chauffeur Yassine driving us all round. He was very professional, friendly and took us to all hidden treasures of Morocco. Recommended places to eat, helped us sample of some the local fruits, cheese, etc. He speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of the local culture. We landed at Casablanca and from there went to Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades and finally to Marrakesh. Our local tour guides were very informative, and we met a few wonderful local guides during our stay at Sahara-Hmad in particular. We explored the Saharan sands cape by Camel and buggy driving. We met Hassan- the camel guy from a nomadic village who is learning Portuguese and Spanish through Google. I noticed that he was very tender and affectionate with his camels, and told us about his dog 'Subbotho' and taught us a few phrases in Berber. We stayed at the 'Dune house' overlooking the golden peaks of Sahara while we were ate Merzouga. Emily Owen was our host and we absolutely fell in love with the space. She created a unique experience for us and cooked us a delicious meal. I can't wait to go back here again. I loved Fez Medina's raw charm appealing while others could find it in a state of perpetual pandemonium and recoil in horror. I particularly enjoyed Kamal's perspective on the cultural lineage and history when we visited the Fez Medina. Finally, I must thank Megan - our tour specialist for putting together an itinerary that all of us could enjoy and available at all times to address our concerns, I would recommend this trip to anyone planning a visit to Morocco. It's a family friendly travel destination.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Hi, Jaya!
I'm really glad to hear you had a great trip to Morocco. Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Yassine and Emily. It was my pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

a wonderful trip to Morocco made perfect by megan and her team. And ismail
Morocco | Dec 6 - Dec 20, 2019

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Mark L.
Australia | Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

We have travelled extensively over 30 year but just returned from our first ever visit to Morocco (its a loooooooong way from Australia).

Without doubt one of the best trips we have ever had. Megans advice was so helpful and her ability to get us some accommodation not generally available to the public was great.

The itinerary is one thing....the execution was on another level. Everything worked like a swiss watch. Simply perfect. From the airport pickup in casablanca to the drop off 2... read more

We have travelled extensively over 30 year but just returned from our first ever visit to Morocco (its a loooooooong way from Australia).

Without doubt one of the best trips we have ever had. Megans advice was so helpful and her ability to get us some accommodation not generally available to the public was great.

The itinerary is one thing....the execution was on another level. Everything worked like a swiss watch. Simply perfect. From the airport pickup in casablanca to the drop off 2 weeks later in Marrakech the trip had no surprises and not a single let down.

The guides she arranged were all fantastic. The tours brilliant. The guides were all so knowledgeable and friendly and gave us real insights into an amazing country.

One of the highlights of our trip was our driver, ismail. His wonderful personality and a maturity beyond his 25 years made him a friend, not just a driver. He gave us real insights into the country, customs and its people. He showed us out of the way places. He knows people everywhere. Literally everywhere and they all greet him with a smile and a laugh.

He saved us a small fortune by organising to get our laundry done outside of the hotels. We will miss him.

The whole kimkim experience was fantastic and megans service and organisation was amazing.

We have no hesitation in recommending megan and kimkim to any traveler

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Hi, Mark -
I'm really glad to hear you had such a fantastic trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Ismail. It was our pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

A Perfect Week in Morocco
Morocco | Dec 14 - Dec 21, 2019

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Priscilla K.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Just returned from my first visit to Morocco with friends and family. From planning and booking to providing service on the ground during our trip, Megan was prompt, flexible, and creative. She worked with me to build a trip plan for us that fit our needs perfectly, and our tour guide Omar made sure the plan was executed flawlessly. Omar was a consummate professional from our first meeting at the airport. He shared with us his knowledge of the history and culture of Morocco and was... read more

Just returned from my first visit to Morocco with friends and family. From planning and booking to providing service on the ground during our trip, Megan was prompt, flexible, and creative. She worked with me to build a trip plan for us that fit our needs perfectly, and our tour guide Omar made sure the plan was executed flawlessly. Omar was a consummate professional from our first meeting at the airport. He shared with us his knowledge of the history and culture of Morocco and was resourceful when the unexpected happened, which we learned is often the case here. A few highlights of our trip were hiking in the Ourika Valley followed by lunch with a local Berber family; a cooking class in Marrakech, where we prepared (and ate!) our own tagine and Moroccan salads; getting a scrub and massage at a traditional hammam; touring a winery outside of Essaouira and tasting fine Moroccan wines; touring the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca; and strolling the medinas in each city we visited. With Omar as our guide, all of our needs for Moroccan coffee, mint tea, and stopping for impromptu photo ops with goats in trees were happily accommodated. He even taught me some basic Darija so I could communicate with my daughter's host family in Rabat.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Hi, Priscilla -
I'm really glad to hear you and your group had such a great trip to Morocco! Thank you so much for leaving a trip review and for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Omar. It was my pleasure to help you create a most memorable trip!

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

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Daniel P.
Rocklin, CA | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019

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

Omar my driver... read more

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Kathleen M.
Italy | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Sania M.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Julie S.
Deerfield, IL | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Hi Julie -
Thank you so much for leaving a trip review for your time spent in Morocco. I'm sorry you got off to a rocky start on day one, but I appreciate you rolling with it and were able to enjoy the rest of your stay (aside from getting sick). I will definitely pass along your appreciation to Mohammed. It was our pleasure to help you create a memorable trip!

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

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Albert B.
Ossining, NY | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

All in all a really nice side trip.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Andrew H.
Arcadia, CA | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Varsha R.
Royal Oak, MI | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

Hi Varsha!

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

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

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

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Deb Y.
Bon Air, VA | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

Hi Deb!

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

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

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

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Alexandra C.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

Hi Alexandra!

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

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

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

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Laura M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

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

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

Definitely will use this company again.

Local specialist: Megan Lower
Megan
Megan Lower
Local specialist in Massachusetts | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Hi Laura!

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