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Mohamed El Asely

I was born and raised in a small village in the Atlas mountains, one of the places where we welcome our travellers.
Making trips was my way. Travel is for me the best way to open up to the world, to others. I am delighted to share this incomparable wealth of my dear country Morocco: between the national parks and the smile of children, the beautiful beaches and the typical dishes, not to mention the folk excursions, all travellers come back with nostalgia for Morocco, the kingdom of wonders.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Imperial cities, Atlas Mountains, Sahara desert and Coastal regions.
Outdoor hiking, cultural tours, community projects, Outdoor adventures, Family Vacations, Local life, custom-made trips."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always loved traveling since I was little. Over time I have traveled through several regions of Morocco and I fell in love with them. Unequaled biodiversity, a smiling and welcoming population and the varied landscapes of our kingdom inspired me to project myself into the field of tourism. Today I wish to make discover to all, the splendour of Morocco."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The most memorable trip I have ever had was when I was 20 climbing one of Morocco's highest peaks (M'goun summit 4072m), there i have observed the majesty and fascinating beauty of the Atlas Mountains range, as well as the legendary hospitality of the local populations. I have also witnessed how tourism participates in developing the mountain regions in my area, It was then when I had a great interest in working in tourism, with passion and love! "

Mohamed is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Mohamed

9 day tour - flexibility and adaptability
Morocco | May 4 - May 12, 2024

Jared
Jared R.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on May 19, 2024
My experience booking through KimKim and with our local travel agency Original Travel in Morocco was fantastic!
Having no personal referral to KimKim OR Original Travel, I was admittedly nervous up to the day we arrived - what if the quality was not what we want? What if our driver smokes or our car doesn't have AC?
KimKim proved to be a very easy to use and highly valuable tool in our planning phase for this trip. I knew I didn't have the time to piece together our itinerary, book all... Read more

My experience booking through KimKim and with our local travel agency Original Travel in Morocco was fantastic!
Having no personal referral to KimKim OR Original Travel, I was admittedly nervous up to the day we arrived - what if the quality was not what we want? What if our driver smokes or our car doesn't have AC?

KimKim proved to be a very easy to use and highly valuable tool in our planning phase for this trip. I knew I didn't have the time to piece together our itinerary, book all the tours and lodging, etc. I went through multiple rounds of feedback via chat with Mohamed at Original Travel and 3-4 different itineraries before we landed on the one that had us super excited!

Original Travel showed time and again their immense dedication to service and ensuring we had a great time in Morocco. 2 weeks before the trip they had to rebook all of our reservations to shift them by 1-day. Then on the day we arrived we realized we had too much car travel in our itinerary and we significantly rearrange our plans. Said and Mohamed were super responsive and supportive, helping us to coordinate this change and they were able to do it allowing us to simply extend our stays at our already booked lodging, reserve NEW tours for us in different cities and rearrange scheduled walking tours. Honestly, I was SO pleased and a bit surprised that it worked out so well after an audible on the first day. We even DID have an issue with the car AC at one point - heading into Marrakech when the temps kicked up the AC in our car began to fail. Last 90min of that drive in were very uncomfortable. I said something to Said via WhatsApp chat (how we communicated the entire time) and he coordinated to have the AC fixed before the next time we used the car.

Then there is our driver, Mustapha. First I will say the service level of having a private driver from airport pickup to dropoff throughout our whole trip was off the charts! We felt very spoiled, and yet we recognized at numerous points in our trip just how magical it allowed things to be. It made everything SO easy and relaxing, whereas if we had to navigate ourselves it may have been very different. Wherever we needed him to be to pick us up, take us, wait for us while we shopped... he was there without a question. Mustapha was a superb driver and navigator... drove ALL over the country and into the depths of old cities without a single map reference. He knew places and people along the way. Served as a resource and guide for where to eat, or NOT to eat, where to buy certain goods and where NOT to buy. And he helped us learn about Moroccan culture in a way you only can by befriending a local. He was dependable, and friendly and by the end we were inviting him to come stay with us on a visit to the states. I cannot stress the value and pleasure we got from having Mustapha on our trip.

All in, i would do it again in a heartbeat. I would recommend using KimKim as a travel booking tool. And I would recommend Original Travel and all of our contacts there to any of my friends or family traveling to Morocco.

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen

A super charming small hotel in Chaouen. We only stayed one night but the service at the desk was personal and super helpful. Our room had windows facing the inside light shaft of the building, so there wasn't a ton of natural light, but that design seems to be pretty typical in the Morocco old cities. The breakfast was AMAZING! We thought it was the best we had the whole trip. Rather than a buffet like other places, they brought everything out to our table fresh and hot and setup a beautiful spread!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Heart of the medina. Streets nearby were super touristy, but convenient for us for one night.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux
Fès

Off the charts. One of the most beautiful accommodations I've ever stayed in. The Riad is an amazing display of all the Andalucian-influenced architecture and design of Northern Morocco. Honestly I thought the tile and wood and overall design of this hotel rivaled many of the historical sites we visited specifically to see this work. The courtyard where we dined for breakfast everyday was the most beautiful and peaceful place. We ate dinner at the restaurant one night and the food was delicious. Service in our room was precisely as you would want - multiple services per day but we didn't notice or encounter them in our room or even in the hallways once during our entire 3-night stay! We also used the spa, which was small - 1 practitioner working on the days we were there - but the facility was beautiful and the massage I had was one of the best I've EVER had. And the value of the spa treatments is incredible compared to what you would pay in the US.

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

This hotel was lovely. The staff were very kind and helpful both at the restaurant for breakfast and at the front desk. 3/5 stars for a couple reasons: - the place felt a bit rundown to me. Furniture and finishes were a little beat-up and the quality felt like it took a hit because of that. - the rooftop bar/restaurant was terrible! We ate there one night when we had had a long day and wanted the convenience. The prices were exceptionally high relative to the rest of our time at much better places, and the food was sub-par. It was the worst tagine I ate the entire trip.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location was close to the edge of the Medina, which allowed our driver to easily drop us off and pick us up. But it was a rather far walk from the central parts of the Medina where we wanted to spend our time and at times not the most pleasant
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco

One of the best Roman ruins outside of Rome that I've visited!! My wife taught me how to really enjoy this place - walking the town and orienting to the inside of the homes as though we were actually living there 2000 years ago. We really enjoyed this visit. We did not take a tour guide and so relied heavily on internet searches and the info from our Lonely Planet book. If I did it again, I would take a guide - of which there are many sitting at the front waiting to be hired.

Quality of Experience
Food
Amazing restaurant nearby with a beautiful backyard garden with peacocks and ducks and their babies walking all around.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver Mustapha brought us here
Transport
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Marrakesh

Our tour guide Hanan was incredible. She spent nearly 8hrs with us taking us through the Souk, showing us all the best stalls and making sure we got to see and buy what we wanted her. At one point I asked when she had to leave and she insisted she was staying with us to ensure we had seen everything we wanted to see and then she walked us all the way back to our riad. I would recommend her 100x over to anyone visiting Morocco.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hanan was the BEST!
Transport
Mustapha drove us for a bit in the beginning outside the Medina.
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 23, 2024

Hi Jared,

Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We’re delighted to hear that Said, and Mustapha went above and beyond to ensure your trip was smooth and enjoyable. It's great to know that despite the unexpected changes, everything was handled to your satisfaction.

We truly appreciate your kind words and recommendations, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable journey with Original Travels.

Best,
Mohamed

Trip of a Lifetime!
Morocco | May 4 - May 12, 2024

Mikell
Mikell R.
Rockville, MD | Reviewed on May 19, 2024
We had the most wonderful trip to Morocco. Our driver, Mustapha, was a true pleasure to spend our week with! He was so helpful and friendly and really helped pass the time in the car! We loved our guides Hanan and Fatima as well. It felt so luxurious to have our own driver and guides and we hope to be able to travel this way again! We had a great first experience with KimKim and Original Travels and will definitely use them again! Read more

We had the most wonderful trip to Morocco. Our driver, Mustapha, was a true pleasure to spend our week with! He was so helpful and friendly and really helped pass the time in the car! We loved our guides Hanan and Fatima as well. It felt so luxurious to have our own driver and guides and we hope to be able to travel this way again! We had a great first experience with KimKim and Original Travels and will definitely use them again!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux
Fès

Truly one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in, from the staff to the room itself, it was beyond impressive!

Authenticity & Character
Absolutely stunning. Amazing tile work
Location
Fantastic location within walking distance of the Medina
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

We loved staying here! Staff was fabulous - so helpful and friendly. The location was amazing as well! A/C was cool and much appreciated after a long day walking!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 23, 2024

Hi Mikell,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful trip to Morocco and that Mustapha, Hanan, and Fatima made your journey special. It's great to know that having your own driver and guides enhanced your travel experience, making it feel truly luxurious.

We look forward to helping you plan another memorable trip with KimKim and Original Travels. Here’s to many more adventures together!

Warm regards,
Mohamed

Our trip to Morocco is amazing
Morocco | Mar 24 - Mar 29, 2024

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Duyen P.
Singapore | Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Mohamed and his team are amazing. They were very responsive and helpful to arrange a customized itinerary for our group. The driver Abdo has good knowledge of the places he took us too. He was joyful and very helpful. Overall, we enjoyed our trip very much. Thank you for arranging this tour for us.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 23, 2024

Hi Duyen P.

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience! We're delighted to hear that myself, Abdo, and the rest of our team helped make your trip enjoyable and memorable. It’s wonderful to know that the customized itinerary suited your group so well and that Abdo’s knowledge and joyful presence enhanced your journey.

We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to organizing another great tour for you in the future.

Warm regards,
Mohamed

Our tour guide of Marrakesh was excellent. Sh...
Morocco | Apr 29 - May 4, 2024

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John C.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on May 05, 2024

Our tour guide of Marrakesh was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Our driver Ayoub was outstanding. He was friendly and professional, always on time and very pleasant. He shared his love of Morocco with us.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 11, 2024
Hello John, Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Marrakesh with our guide. It's always wonderful to hear when our team members are able to share their knowledge and passion for Morocco with our guests. I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ayoub as well. Our drivers take great pride in providing excellent service, and I'm thrilled to hear that Ayoub's professionalism and friendliness made your experience even more... Read more

Hello John,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Marrakesh with our guide. It's always wonderful to hear when our team members are able to share their knowledge and passion for Morocco with our guests.

I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ayoub as well. Our drivers take great pride in providing excellent service, and I'm thrilled to hear that Ayoub's professionalism and friendliness made your experience even more enjoyable.

If you ever find yourself back in Morocco, we'd love to welcome you for another unforgettable journey!

Warm regards,
Mohamed.

Great culture, Great team, Great tour--- Don't miss it!!
Morocco | Apr 9 - Apr 24, 2024

Joan
Joan W.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on May 03, 2024
From our first inquiry to KImkim about a private tour in Morocco, to when we said Good Bye to our incredible driver, Samir, at the airport in Casablanca, our experience couldn’t have been better.
Mohammed worked on the planning with us to make sure our itinerary was exactly as we wanted it. He was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, answering emails day and night. Thank You Mohammed!
We were greeted at the airport in Casablanca by Samir, who we would be spending the...
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From our first inquiry to KImkim about a private tour in Morocco, to when we said Good Bye to our incredible driver, Samir, at the airport in Casablanca, our experience couldn’t have been better.
Mohammed worked on the planning with us to make sure our itinerary was exactly as we wanted it. He was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, answering emails day and night. Thank You Mohammed!
We were greeted at the airport in Casablanca by Samir, who we would be spending the next 16 days with. From our first handshake to our last hug we became family.
Aside from being our driver Samir was a fountain of information about all things Morocco, including information on every site we passed on a daily basis. He got to know our interests quickly and went out of his way to find things we were looking for. I unfortunately got sick on the 2nd to last day and was hotel bound for 2 days. Samir stepped up and brought us food and medication to ease my symptoms-
Thank You Samir!! Couldn’t have done it without you!
And lastly a shout out to Said who was the “ local contact” who helped us with a minor glitch at one of our hotels and got the problem fixed- Thank You Said.
I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Kimkim again and would encourage anyone to give them a try.
Happy Travelers
Joan and Hugh

How to begin this review—there are so many things to say, but probably should start with what every traveler wants to know—How safe is it? Without a doubt Samir Gummaoui is the safest driver I have ever ridden with anywhere, anytime in my life.
Whether on the mountain roads or in the crazy, frenetic chaotic Medinas’ one lane streets barely wide enough for one car let alone pull carts, pedestrians galore, bikes and motorcycles all vying for the same space—he was calm, pleasant, patient and managed it all with only centimeters of space to spare much of the time.
And another aspect of safety was his subtle, unobtrusive, backstage way of keeping an eye on us to make sure we managed the culture and environment safely and got to see all the wonderful things Morocco has to offer.

After safety, as a traveler, it’s the people you meet. And the first Moroccan we met was Samir who greeted us at the airport with a smile and genuine genial demeanor that never changed in three weeks. His opening comment was that he and his car were ‘ours’ and we were now ‘family’. And it seemed that we truly were.
Although there are apparently restrictions on what he can or can’t do as a ‘driver’ (he’s not a ‘guide’) in terms of where he could accompany us, we wished that he could have and would have loved to share dinners with him from time to time to just continue our discussions about so many things relating to Morocco and the world in general.
He is quite knowledgeable and a great conversationalist and along the way pointed out so many things that we would not have been aware of. He was wealth of knowledge about everything Moroccan—people, culture, customs and history. He made a ten hour trip from Fez to Merzouga seem like nothing. And importantly, he knew when to stop for breaks to walk around to enjoy the scenery and move our legs.

Samir went out of his way many times to make sure that we were cared for. When my wife became ill the last two days of our trip, he brought her meals and some medications I’d asked for to our room as she was not able to go to a restaurant. Again, to him, we were ‘family’ and he was looking out for us in every aspect.

I also want to give a lot of credit to Said who worked very hard behind the scene to correct some last minute hotel issues not of KimKim’s making. It being high season, there were very few hotel/Riad options, but they made it work for us in a very suitable way.

KimKim has been, from the start, a very easy company to work with. We planned a ‘non-standard’, longer than usual itinerary and Mohammed patiently worked with us to make it all happen to our liking. Also, would compliment their staff on being very quick to respond to any message we sent to them any time in the planning process.

I would highly recommend KimKim and all their staff and – to be sure, and if there is any way you can arrange for Samir to be your driver (and new family member) do not miss the opportunity!!

Happy Travelers
Hugh and Joan

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

This was a most unique experience. We rode camels for 2 hours to reach the camp, stopping to watch the sunset in the Sahara along the way. An experience of a lifetime. The camp was luxurious, the food amazing and the staff were there to please, pamper and have fun

Authenticity & Character
the uniqueness
Location
the Sahara desert
Staff
everyone
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
 Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Morocco

It was a long road trip that didn't seem that long due to the scenery along the way.Then to end up gazing at the Sahara desert was truly amazing

Quality of Experience
Food
moroccan salads
Guides, Drivers and Staff
everyone was friendly and helpful
Transport
in a word Samir
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 08, 2024
Hi Joan, We are absolutely delighted to read about your incredible journey through Morocco with us! From the initial planning stages to the heartwarming farewell at the airport with Samir, your experience truly embodies the essence of personalized travel. Your words reaffirm our belief in the power of meaningful connections forged through travel. Samir's genuine care for your well-being, from providing insightful commentary to ensuring comfort during illness, exemplifies the level of... Read more

Hi Joan,

We are absolutely delighted to read about your incredible journey through Morocco with us! From the initial planning stages to the heartwarming farewell at the airport with Samir, your experience truly embodies the essence of personalized travel.

Your words reaffirm our belief in the power of meaningful connections forged through travel. Samir's genuine care for your well-being, from providing insightful commentary to ensuring comfort during illness, exemplifies the level of service we strive to deliver.

Thank you for entrusting us with your Moroccan odyssey, and for sharing your glowing feedback. We're honored to have been part of your journey and eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures.

Warm regards,
Mohamed

10 days in Morocco.
Morocco | Apr 11 - Apr 20, 2024

Chris
Chris B.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024
We had 10 days in Morocco with two drivers. The hotels selected by KimKim were just right for our price range, beautiful views of the countryside, clean, well appointed rooms and mostly quiet at night. The hotels in Fes and Marrakech in the bustling Medinas were oases of peace in the heart of the city.
Of particular note was Dar Rihana, in Dades, with exquisite dinners.
We had two drivers, Hamada & Ayoub, due to a death in the family, with the handoff being handled seamlessly. Both drivers...
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We had 10 days in Morocco with two drivers. The hotels selected by KimKim were just right for our price range, beautiful views of the countryside, clean, well appointed rooms and mostly quiet at night. The hotels in Fes and Marrakech in the bustling Medinas were oases of peace in the heart of the city.
Of particular note was Dar Rihana, in Dades, with exquisite dinners.
We had two drivers, Hamada & Ayoub, due to a death in the family, with the handoff being handled seamlessly. Both drivers were eloquent and able to describe the culture and background of Morocco.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Amazing views of the the blue city

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Aït Ouffi

Fabulous dinner

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Le Pèlerin
Marrakech

Peaceful oasis in the Medina.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on May 02, 2024

Hi Chris,

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your 10 days in Morocco with us. It's wonderful to know that the hotels we selected for you met your expectations in terms of price, cleanliness, amenities, and ambiance. We take pride in curating accommodations that offer beautiful views and a peaceful retreat, especially in bustling cities like Fes and Marrakech.

Thank you for choosing KimKim for your Moroccan adventure, and we hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future!

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Mohamed was Amazing: Patient and Informative!
Morocco | Mar 28 - Apr 7, 2024

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Jennifer A.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Mohamed was patient as I was full of questions regarding Ramadan and the changes during that time. He had excellent recommendations, put my mind at ease about safety and transportation. I had an idea of many sites I wanted to see and he incorporated it in his recommended itinerary with ease. Great hotels and tours, I will definitely use Kim Kim again. If ever in Morocco, Mohamed will be the first person I contact.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! It was truly a pleasure assisting you during Ramadan and ensuring that all your questions were answered. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the recommendations and felt reassured about safety and transportation.

It would be an absolute pleasure to assist you again in the future, whether in Morocco or any other destination. Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever you're ready for your next adventure.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

What an amazing experience we had in Morocco....
Morocco | Apr 6 - Apr 15, 2024

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C V.
Knoxville, TN | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
What an amazing experience we had in Morocco. Original Travels made the process easy and enjoyable. Said organized the trip according to our needs and was available even after hours. Oussama our driver complemented very well our wonderful visit to Morocco. Beautiful country, beautiful people. Hope to be back Read more

What an amazing experience we had in Morocco. Original Travels made the process easy and enjoyable. Said organized the trip according to our needs and was available even after hours. Oussama our driver complemented very well our wonderful visit to Morocco. Beautiful country, beautiful people. Hope to be back

Hotel Reviews
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioner had trouble cooling room
Kasbah Bab Ourika
Imlil
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

The team goes beyond expectations to make your experience amazing..thank you guys

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful decoration throughout the Riad
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Barcelo Tanger
Tangier
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Hi CV,

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your journey through Morocco with Original Travels was nothing short of amazing. It warms our hearts to know that Said's dedication and personalized touch made your trip smooth and enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another adventure in this captivating country!

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Fantastic experience! Highly recommended!
Morocco | Mar 30 - Apr 7, 2024

Robyn
Robyn P.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Apr 07, 2024
Chatting with our driver (Samir) was my favorite part of the trip. He’s such a kind, generous, and wonderful person. A fantastic cultural ambassador for Morocco! 🇲🇦 The tour guides in Marrakech (Hennan) and Fes (Hafid) did an excellent job. A fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of two fascinating cities. Read more

Chatting with our driver (Samir) was my favorite part of the trip. He’s such a kind, generous, and wonderful person. A fantastic cultural ambassador for Morocco! 🇲🇦

The tour guides in Marrakech (Hennan) and Fes (Hafid) did an excellent job. A fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of two fascinating cities.

Hotel Review
Orient Desert Camp
Merzouga

Great 2 night stay at the edge of the Sahara. The tents were comfortable, the food was good, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Nice low key atmosphere to meet other travelers. Loved the camel ride and the visit to the nomad tents was interesting. Recommended.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Apr 12, 2024

Hi Robyn,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that chatting with Samir, our driver, was a highlight of your trip. He truly embodies the warmth and hospitality that Morocco is known for. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him.

We're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey and hope to welcome you back to Morocco in the future!

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

What a dream come true vacation...with our ex...
Morocco | Feb 20 - Mar 6, 2024

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Mary Arlene W.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 08, 2024
What a dream come true vacation...with our excellent driver, Tayeb, we saw an amazing amount of this beautiful country. The trip into the desert at Merzouga, meeting Youstuf and driving through the dunes is a delightful experience. The camel ride at sunset, the black sky with its many stars with the added bonus of a full moon, awesome. The total staff at this camp were helpful, friendly and did everything to ensure our two night stay in a luxury tent was memorable. Moustaffa working with... Read more

What a dream come true vacation...with our excellent driver, Tayeb, we saw an amazing amount of this beautiful country. The trip into the desert at Merzouga, meeting Youstuf and driving through the dunes is a delightful experience. The camel ride at sunset, the black sky with its many stars with the added bonus of a full moon, awesome. The total staff at this camp were helpful, friendly and did everything to ensure our two night stay in a luxury tent was memorable. Moustaffa working with Fatima provided excellent food and service...Marrakesh initially strikes you as a somewhat loud, jumble of people's, cars, motor scooters etc., but thoroughly enjoyed the comforts of the Ryad and especially had fun at La Maison Arabe, with Wafa and Fatiha...top notch marketing. The food tour through the Medina , tasting different local dishes opened up the opportunity for tourists to have the real taste of Morocco...some of our Ryads had many stairs to manoueuve as did the luncheon areas selected by the local guides...to rest up before heading home, Essaouira was perfect...loved the crashing of the waves and the wind whipping through the buildings...small, easy to get around and very laid back....

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Luxury tent with its own bathroom facilities and a king size bed certainly added to our comforts...ground was carpeted and electric blankets available if necessary...the place where dreams are made...

Activity Reviews
Tasting Marrakesh: A Private Gastronomic Adventure
Tasting Marrakesh: A Private Gastronomic Adventure
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
Marrakesh

This is an excellent class with superb skills to ensure each participant enjoyed themselves..would highly recommend even if not normally interested in cooking. Wafa and Fatiha are excellent communicators, patient and quite entertaining...

Harmonies of the Dunes: An Experiential Desert Odyssey in Erg Chebbi
Harmonies of the Dunes: An Experiential Desert Odyssey in Erg Chebbi
Merzouga

Yustaff, a very handsome young Berber enjoyed driving up and around the dunes to everyone's delight...a must for anyone visiting the dunes...

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Serenity Unleashed: Indulge in a Tranquil Hammam & Spa Experience
Serenity Unleashed: Indulge in a Tranquil Hammam & Spa Experience
Morocco

A Hammam in my rahad would be more convenient and comfortable..did not like climbing stairs in slippery flip flops...the massage was wonderful just felt the atmosphere was too busy for me to find the relaxation I needed.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Replied on Mar 08, 2024
Hi Mary, Thank you immensely for sharing your glowing review of your recent vacation experience with us. It brings us immense joy to hear that your journey through our beautiful country was a dream come true, thanks in large part to our excellent driver, Tayeb. We understand that some accommodations and dining areas may have presented challenges with stairs, and we appreciate your understanding in this regard. We're constantly working to improve our facilities to ensure the comfort and... Read more

Hi Mary,

Thank you immensely for sharing your glowing review of your recent vacation experience with us. It brings us immense joy to hear that your journey through our beautiful country was a dream come true, thanks in large part to our excellent driver, Tayeb.

We understand that some accommodations and dining areas may have presented challenges with stairs, and we appreciate your understanding in this regard. We're constantly working to improve our facilities to ensure the comfort and convenience of our guests.

Thank you once again for choosing to explore Morocco with us. We hope to welcome you back soon for another unforgettable adventure.

Warm regards,
Mohamed