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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
Visit southern Morocco's Youssef Ibn Tachfin reservoir and dam
Mysteries of Southern Morocco: A Journey From City to Desert - 13 Days

This 13-day guided tour takes you deep into the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco. Start in historic Marrakesh, where you'll barter for goods at traditional souks and walk through the greenery of the Marjorelle Gardens. Then, it's off to the beaches of Essaouira and Agadir for some sun and surf. Hike to the old fortress of Agadir Tasguent, ride camels under desert skies and brush up on your nomadic skills in Erg Chigaga, and tour real-life movie sets in Ouarzazate.

Explore one of Morocco's oldest cities: Tétouan
Ultimate Morocco: Imperial Cities, Mountains, Deserts & Coast - 13 Days

Experience the best of Morocco on this well-rounded, 13-day journey that loops from the coast to the desert and back again. Be enchanted by Chefchaouen's blue-washed walls before visiting the preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis. Get lost in the intricate alleyways and souks of Fes, then travel through the Middle Atlas mountains before traversing the Sahara by camel. Soak up the rhythms of vibrant Marrakesh and finish your trip on the coast in laid-back Essaouira.

Brilliant colors in the markets of Marrakech
Summer in Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech & Essaouira - 12 Days

With dry heat and lots of sunshine, the summer months are the perfect time to embark on this 12-day Moroccan adventure. Arrive in Casablanca and hit the ground running with a visit to the country's largest mosque, then head to Tangier for seafront views and a tour of the Kasbah. Explore the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, wander the spice markets of Fes, dive into the sights and sounds of Marrakech, and end your trip in the seaside town of Essaouira for windsurfing and sunset horseback rides along the beach.

 Cross the dramatic dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel
Luxury Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech via the Desert - 8 Days

This all-encompassing 8-day tour introduces you to the treasures of Morocco in grand style. Starting in Casablanca, you'll loop your way through ancient cities, arid deserts, and high mountain passes, exploring countless cultural highlights and hidden gems in between. Get lost in the magical blue alleys of Chefchaeoun, spend a night amid the sand dunes in a luxury desert camp, and discover the vibrant flavors of Marrakech on a street food tour.

Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate
Morocco's Cities, Coast, Mountains & the Desert - 14 Days

From Casablanca to Essaouira and all the imperial cities, Roman ruins, and Sahara excursions in between, this two-week adventure offers an excellent introduction to Morocco. You'll explore—and get lost!—in historic medinas, ride camels to a desert camp, hike in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and visit with locals to learn their customs. In Marrakech, learn to cook like a Mar'rakshis, cool off in the impressive Todra Gorge, and try kiteboarding in hippie Essaouria.

Ride camels in the Sahara Desert with your family
Morocco for Families: Fes, Marrakech & Essaouira - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary offers a blend of fun activities and relaxation, perfect for families. Take photos in the "blue city" of Chefchaouen, taste traditional food with a cooking workshop in Fes, see Barbary apes in the Atlas Mountains, and ride camels in the Sahara Desert. Go shopping in the bustling markets of Marrakech and relax in a traditional hammam before hanging out with the kids on the beaches near Essaouira.

Recent trip reviews for Mohamed

Review of Morocco trip: Imperial Cities + Desert; 7 nights
Morocco | Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2022

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sam a.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Overall, we had a great time in Morocco covering the imperial cities and the desert. Details below:

Online planning - Said and Abdel from Original Travels made it effortless to put together a schedule covering places and activities that we were looking for. They were very responsive and provided the right balance of options and flexibility in choosing places, hotels, activities, etc. This was our first time booking a packaged tour online, and we were very happy with the process. Said and... read more

Overall, we had a great time in Morocco covering the imperial cities and the desert. Details below:

Online planning - Said and Abdel from Original Travels made it effortless to put together a schedule covering places and activities that we were looking for. They were very responsive and provided the right balance of options and flexibility in choosing places, hotels, activities, etc. This was our first time booking a packaged tour online, and we were very happy with the process. Said and Abdel put together an itinerary that allowed us to cover a lot of places and still give us sufficient time to explore places by ourselves.

The trip - The trip was amazing, covering the imperial cities with stopover in the desert and Atlas mountains. The itinerary and hotels/Riads selected by Original Travels were great - particularly the camp in the desert and the Riad in Marrakech. The local guides from Hafid in Fes to Hannan in Marrakech were knowledgeable, friendly, and ensured that we learned about the history and culture of the great cities. We were able to cover quite a bit of ground thanks to their encyclopedic knowledge of the amazingly complex Medinas.

But if we had to single out one individual who made our trip a success, it would be Faissal - a tour de force combination of driver, fashion icon, food critic, guide, and overall great guy! First and foremost, he provided safe and comfortable transportation getting us to places on time. But he was so much more than just that. He provided us with a lot of information about each place we drove through, picked out amazing places for meals, and would always point us to the best places for views and pictures. He kept us engaged and entertained, and was focussed on ensuring a great experience for us. He even saved the day by managing to retrieve my iPods that I had left behind in a hotel a hundred miles away. We highly highly recommend him!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transfer to Marrakech via Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
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Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh
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Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh
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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Salam Aleikum Sam,

Thank you for devoting some time to write this amazing review!

We are really glad to hear that you had an amazing experience with Original Travels and that you were satisfied with our services. Our entire team is committed to providing high-quality services for our guests and making their trips unforgettable, and I will make sure everyone from the team reads this review and thank them for the great work they have done so far!

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

Maa Salama,
Mohamed

I loved my trip around the country of Morocco...
Morocco | Nov 10 - Nov 24, 2022

Kent
Kent W.
Santa Clara, CA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I loved my trip around the country of Morocco. KimKim proved to be a wise choice when I was thinking of traveling independently, yet wanted backup coordination. Through them I connected with Original Travels based in Morocco. Mohamad was excellent and his choices of accommodations were perfect. The entire team there at Original Travels were always so helpful in answering any question I might have. Very responsive.

While I enjoyed much of Morocco, my time in the desert at the Azalai... read more

I loved my trip around the country of Morocco. KimKim proved to be a wise choice when I was thinking of traveling independently, yet wanted backup coordination. Through them I connected with Original Travels based in Morocco. Mohamad was excellent and his choices of accommodations were perfect. The entire team there at Original Travels were always so helpful in answering any question I might have. Very responsive.

While I enjoyed much of Morocco, my time in the desert at the Azalai Desert Camp was amazing! Just what I needed. Ayaub was so wonderful. He cooked and attended me as if I were family. A very thoughtful and kind man. All three guys overseeing the camp were great, but a special thanks to Ayaub!

Azalai Desert camp is something very special, very cool. Loved it.

My absolute favorite of all things about my trip was my most amazing, kind and capable driver Soufian. It was such a joy to see him every day. He is a natural, capable driver and I could not have asked for a better match. He and I. I loved his company and he totally took care of whatever need I had. Soufian arrived each morning with a smile and always right on time. He is the best! A perfect driver and a special man. A special new friend for sure. He MADE my trip amazing. Thank you so so so much Soufian!

Thank you all.

Kent Wood. Santa Rosa, California.

Hotel Review
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Erg Chebbi Desert adventure
Morocco

Very very cool. Beautiful. Sunrises, sunsets. The stars, bonfires after sundown. Wonderful meals. Peaceful. Comfortable. Magical. Perfectly attended by Ayoub.

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Transfer to Fes, Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco
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Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes
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Private Transfer from Agdz to Erg Chegaga via Zagora & M'hamid El Ghizlane
Morocco
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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Hi Kent,

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

It really means a lot to us that you had a great experience with our company, and we made you feel welcome in our beautiful country. It fills us with pride when we get such compliments from our guests and know that they are satisfied with the service we provide. All the members of our team will be happy to read your kind words :)

Looking forward to serving you again in our Moroccan Kingdom.

Best,
Mohamed

Fantastic trip around Morocco
Morocco | Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2022

Michelle
Michelle S.
San Fernando, CA | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

We only had a week to explore Morocco and we wish we had more time there. We started in Marrakesh and absolutely loved the city. We had Samir, our driver, with us the whole time. Mohammed was our guide in and around the city and he was so knowledgeable. He brought us to hidden shops and was so patient when we got off course to shop and explore. Our only complaint is that we did not have enough time there!
Before we headed to the Agafay dessert for 2 nights, we did a hot air balloon... read more

We only had a week to explore Morocco and we wish we had more time there. We started in Marrakesh and absolutely loved the city. We had Samir, our driver, with us the whole time. Mohammed was our guide in and around the city and he was so knowledgeable. He brought us to hidden shops and was so patient when we got off course to shop and explore. Our only complaint is that we did not have enough time there!
Before we headed to the Agafay dessert for 2 nights, we did a hot air balloon ride just on the outskirts of the city. That is definitely something you do not want to miss.
Next up- we stayed at the Inara Camp in Agafay. The camp was gorgeous and the service was impeccable. Seeing the sunrise on camel back is an experience I will never forget.
Finally- we made our way to the Atlas Mountains and stayed at Kasbah Tamadot. The hotel is one of the nicest ones I have ever stayed in. The grounds are breathtaking, the service was top notch and the people were so nice. They attended to our every need. We had a local guide, Jose take us around the villages with mules. We ate lunch with a local Berber family and were welcomed into their home. It was so wonderful to meet the local people and see into their day to day lives.

Honestly, this vacation was one of the best that we have ever taken. Our driver, Samir, was with us the entire time and he was incredible. Our tour coordinator, Said- made adjustments for us on the fly and was always only a call or text away. We will definitely be going back and we will definitely use this company, Original Travels, again.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with our company.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Morocco is known for its hospitality and generosity and it always opens its doors to... read more

Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with our company.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Morocco is known for its hospitality and generosity and it always opens its doors to guests like you to explore its scenic beauty and embrace its cultures. Your driver Samir and all the members of our company will be more than thankful to hear such valuable feedback.

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

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

A trip like no other
Morocco | Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2022

William
William E.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

The overall trip I had was fantastic. I was paired up with one of the best drivers/translators, Soufian. During the trip he made every possible effort to accommodate me during the trip, and was one of the most kindhearted people I got to know. The sightseeing, the activities, the tour guides that I had encountered were engaging and exciting. I couldn’t recommend this trip enough and strongly encourage you to embark on it. read more

The overall trip I had was fantastic. I was paired up with one of the best drivers/translators, Soufian. During the trip he made every possible effort to accommodate me during the trip, and was one of the most kindhearted people I got to know. The sightseeing, the activities, the tour guides that I had encountered were engaging and exciting. I couldn’t recommend this trip enough and strongly encourage you to embark on it.

Hotel Reviews
Riad les Sources Berbères
Marrakech

Fantastic!!

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Akabar luxury desert camp
Merdane
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Oum Palace Hotel & SPA
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Ghita
Fes
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
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Activity Reviews
Explore Casablanca with your driver-guide
Morocco

Absolutely fantastic, Soufian was very knowledgeable and engaging. Could not have had a better experience!!!

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Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Momo was excellent!! Would highly recommend for another tour!

Quality of Experience
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Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Enjoy Horse Riding Adventure in the Sahara Desert
Merzouga
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Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transfer to Marrakech via Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
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Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh
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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Hi William,

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you again in Morocco:)

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Memorable Morocco
Morocco | Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2022

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Marianne S.
Bowling Green, FL | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Traveling through Morocco with our driver Samir was amazing! This gentleman was extremely knowledgeable about the area and accommodating. He advised us well on the culture of the locals in the area and was most pleasant at all times. Mohammed was our personal guide through the markets and well needed. Truly we would have lost our way if not for him. Mohammed recommended stores and restaurants that were worthy of visiting.
Overall, the entire experience was incredible. If I could do this... read more

Traveling through Morocco with our driver Samir was amazing! This gentleman was extremely knowledgeable about the area and accommodating. He advised us well on the culture of the locals in the area and was most pleasant at all times. Mohammed was our personal guide through the markets and well needed. Truly we would have lost our way if not for him. Mohammed recommended stores and restaurants that were worthy of visiting.
Overall, the entire experience was incredible. If I could do this visit again, I would do only one night of glamping and stay an extra day in Marakesh and three nights in the resort. I will add that Morocco is not only a beautiful place to explore and enjoy, but an area with an extraordinary cuisine that is delicious and healthy!

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Hi Marianne,

Thank you for devoting some time to write about your recent journey with our company, it's highly appreciated.

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

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

Best,
Mohamed

Working with Mohamed and Said through kimkim ...
Morocco | Oct 17 - Oct 27, 2022

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Lisa K.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Working with Mohamed and Said through kimkim to plan our trip to Morocco was seamless. They answered our (many) questions promptly and went out of their way to accommodate all of our itinerary changes and special requests - both before we left and once we landed.

We travelled to Morocco for 12 days and covered a lot of ground! The highlights were definitely seeing the sand dunes in Merzouga as well as the beautiful cities of Chefchaouen, Fez, and Marrakesh. At each of our locations,... read more

Working with Mohamed and Said through kimkim to plan our trip to Morocco was seamless. They answered our (many) questions promptly and went out of their way to accommodate all of our itinerary changes and special requests - both before we left and once we landed.

We travelled to Morocco for 12 days and covered a lot of ground! The highlights were definitely seeing the sand dunes in Merzouga as well as the beautiful cities of Chefchaouen, Fez, and Marrakesh. At each of our locations, Mohamed and Said arranged for us to stay in spectacular riads, specifically in Chefchaouen and Skoura and the amazing Hotel de Arabe in Marrakech whose hamam was beyond!

Most importantly, our trip would not have been the same if not for our AMAZING driver Ilyace. Throughout our 12 days together he was an absolute pleasure; quite apart from being the world’s smoothest driver he is kind, engaging, informative, has a huge heart and a great sense of humour.
He shared a lot of interesting information about the country, answered our countless questions about all things Morocco and was incredibly accommodating and flexible when we wanted to make impromptu stops, spend more or less time at different places.

Thank you Ilyace, Said and Med for all you did to make this such a great trip!!!

Hotel Reviews
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

Front desk staff was pleasant, the room was clean and bed comfortable but this hotel, that aspires to look modern - is dark and dim. Rooms are spacious but plumbing was poor (sink barely drained) and tbh, in 2022 no hotel room should have carpeted floors. When we arrived in the early evening (after a long day of driving) we were told that we could get something to eat on the rooftop patio. This turned out to be essentially a smokers lounge with a pool - positioned in the middle of the patio - empty of water. Location is central. Hotel lobby and rooms were heavily scented.

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Riad Chbanate
Essaouira

We LOVED this Riad. While we stayed at several beautiful places on our trip, Samina, Greggy and the rest of the staff at Riad Chbanate were beyond wonderful. Personable and kind, they made us feel incredibly welcome - just like family. For breakfast, there is no menu, just the hosts, asking what you would like to eat and accommodating any and all requests and restrictions. Homemade breakfasts made in the kitchen (open for all to see on the main floor - just like home - what could be better?!) To boot, staff made excellent resto suggestions and very generously invited our two adult sons to join us for breakfast ( who were staying at a nearby hostel)! Rooms are spacious, immaculate, beautifully decorated and have fantastic bathrooms with huge tubs and showers. A very special place - and definitely our favourite Riad of the vacation.

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Staff were AMAZING! Samina, thank you again for your kindness.
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Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura

The grounds of this hotel, are like like something out of a magazine. Every imaginable kind of fruit tree grows around a lovely, oversized, pool in the center of the massive garden. Rooms are comfortable, clean and have lovely touches but a little tired. As we only stayed overnight (arriving late in the evening and leaving early in the morning) we were only sorry that we did not have a chance to stay longer, to spend time in the gardens and make use of the Riad’s lovely hamam and pool.

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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Beautiful setting and incredible hospitality by our hosts at Tziri. In the evening we sat around the campfire with our host and had wonderful conversations with him about Berber culture, history and traditions. Breakfast and dinners were delicious and the “glamping” accommodations were lovely. Views of the desert were fantastic - scenery was beyond.

Authenticity & Character
Our host was phenomenal.
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Staff
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Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

This Riad and its grounds were incredibly beautiful. Unlike many other accommodations in the city it is located up on the hill with unreal views of Chefchaouen. No need to go for a hike elsewhere to see the sunset or sunrise! So, if mobility is an issue this is not the place to stay. There are about 150 stairs up to the Riad - but the view is well worth it. Rooms are sumptuously decorated and large and have amazing balconies that look out to the city. Restaurant was delicious.

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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

This was by far my favorite hotel on our trip. The maison is spectacular. Service is top notch and comparable with any five star hotel anywhere. Despite its size, hotel has a very personal, warm approach, and excellent staff who go out of their way for hotel guests. Facilities are beyond beautiful and the breakfast - served in a gorgeous courtyard - was fantastic. Rooms are large and bed was the most comfortable one of our trip (ditto the uber-cushy slippers and robes). I waited until we got to this hotel for my hammam and it was well worth the wait. The hammam is gorgeous, and the treatment heavenly. Yes, I’m gushing, but this hotel is gush-worthy.

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Riad El Yacout
Fès

Average Riad - quite outdated and worn. Staff were fine - not overly friendly. Rooms are spacious, food was average.

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Activity Reviews
Transfer to Fes, Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

The Roman ruins were worth and quick stop. While our time in Meknes was short (as it seems most of the city is “under construction” til 2023) we did see the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
As stated, previously, our driver was consistently fantastic
Transfer to Skoura via Todra Gorge & Rose Valley
Morocco

Once again, our driver was fantastic and made a long day of driving interesting and entertaining. Ultimately this day’s itinerary was packed and way too full. Ultimately we decided to not go the Rose Valley as this would have taken us far out of our way and caused us an even longer day in the car.

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Ilyace was fantastic.
Transport
Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh

Fantastic experience. Staff were kind and sensitive and an excellent hamam experience. Setting is phenomenal - spectacular.

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Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Trip of the Médina was excellent. Our guide was very nice and a great source of information.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Our driver Ilyace was fantastic throughout our trip.
Jewish Heritage Tour of Fez
Morocco

While our guide was quite knowledgeable about Fes and the Médina, his knowledge of Jewish history was very basic information which we could have read about independently.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides should be assigned that have specialized knowledge of Jewish history and Jewish terminology.
Transport
Throughout our trip, our driver Ilyace was fantastic
Transfer to Erg Chebbi desert via the Middle Atlas Mountains
Morocco

This was a very long trip and our driver Ilyace was Phenomenal throughout. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the landscape and history but he regularly pointed out interesting facts about the local people, the landscapes, traditions and locations which made a long day quite wonderful.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Ilyace was Wonderful
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Marrakesh is an amazing city but our guide, Hannan, was not. While she was nice, Hanan lacked enthusiasm and was not engaging. Having her as a guide did not add much value to our day of touring. Disappointing.

Quality of Experience
See above.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
See above.
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

Line ups for tickets are long and tourists should go early. Know that you can get tickets to enter the gardens both at the gardens and at the YSL museum entrance.

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Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

It would have been nice if our guide, Hanan, had asked us for feedback about the food we had eaten since we had arrived, and/or what we were interested in eating, or trying. Essentially, they were a set number of stops in the Medina which she had planned in advance, and much of the food we had during the “tour” we had already eaten during our time in Morocco. There was only one “stop” (of five) that was a unique and tasty experience. One example: our guide stopped at a bakery and selected a number of cookies for us to eat. When I saw what she was doing, I went into the bakery, and asked about some of the items, but at no point did she ask me for input or if I thought there was anything we wanted to try. Similarly, she was aware that we had drank fresh juices earlier in the trip but still ended the tour with a trip to the juice counters - as this was something she had decided in advance we were going to do. It felt very routine and impersonal.

Quality of Experience
Food
See above.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide lacked enthusiasm and most importantly should have asked for input.
Essaouira to Casablanca via Eljadida Coastal Route
Morocco

This was a long day of driving - and while scenic, much longer than the 4.5 hours described. Ultimately, we decided to divert from the scenic coastal route and take the highway to Casablanca to save additional hours of driving. Also, it would have been helpful for Said or Mohamed to have planned a place for us to stop for lunch as Options were very limited in this regard and ended up consuming yet more time. Despite it all, our driver was fantastic throughout.

Quality of Experience
Mohamed and Said should have scopes out a location for lunch in advance as this was very challenging.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
As mentioned throughout these reviews, we loved our driver. This was an incredibly long and stressful day of traveling - and throughout the journey Ilyace was always “on his game” and highly professional.
Transfer to Marrakech via Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco

While the Roman ruins are worth a quick stop, it was the visit to ait benhaddou which was excellent. Inside the kasbah is an excellent museum which should not be missed. This was not outlined in our travel itinerary, and we discovered it on our own.

Quality of Experience
See above.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
As stated, previously, our driver was consistently fantastic
Transport
See above
Transfer to Essaouira
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Kk
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
As stated, previously, our driver was consistently fantastic
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for your great 5-star review, it's highly appreciated.

We are so thrilled to learn that you had a great holiday in our fabulous country and we made your journey unique and memorable. Receiving such positive reviews makes our day and pushes us forward to keep providing our guests with top-notch services. I will pass on your awesome feedback to our team and your driver Ilyace in particular.

Thanks again and looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Outstanding first trip to Morocco!
Morocco | Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2022

Brandon
Brandon V.
Dunedin, FL | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Our first time visiting Morocco was an exceptional experience thanks to Kimkim. We were able to describe the type of trip and experiences we wanted, and they were able to tailor or travel and stays to meet our needs. Our local guide in Fes was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We didn't round a corner without seeing someone he knew and were able to meet lots of amazing locals because of that. A special shout out to our driver Samir, who was with us the entire journey across Morocco. He... read more

Our first time visiting Morocco was an exceptional experience thanks to Kimkim. We were able to describe the type of trip and experiences we wanted, and they were able to tailor or travel and stays to meet our needs. Our local guide in Fes was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We didn't round a corner without seeing someone he knew and were able to meet lots of amazing locals because of that. A special shout out to our driver Samir, who was with us the entire journey across Morocco. He was so kind and friendly. He took the time to explain local customs and foods to us so we were able to understand the how's and why's behind the new experiences we were having. I hope we are able to return to Morocco in the future. If you are looking to make some wonderful memories Fes was an ancient city with all the hustle and bustle you would imagine with history around every corner. Chefchaouen is a breathtaking blue gem nestled in the mountains that will simply take your breath away. Tangier was much more modern, but an absolute treat. The coastline and beaches are world class and a great way to relax.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Ghita
Fes

Riad Ghita is tucked away close to the Medina in Fes. The building is stunning and is filled with history and culture. The family running the Riad was so friendly and helpful with everything, including our 0200 am arrival. Breakfast was fresh, and we ate dinner there one night. It was extraordinary. We would 100% stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location, close to the Medina. Nightlife can be a little noisy.
Staff
Extremely friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wonderful rooms. Nice and clean. Very cozy.
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

Right off the main square in Chefchaouen. Friendly staff and clean rooms. Night time is lively and the city is welcoming.

Hotel Farah Tanger
Tangier

Hotel Farah was the only let down of the trip. Supposedly this is a 5 star hotel, the forst 5 star I've ever stayed in, but it was enormously disappointing. The entrance, lobby, and common areas are all stunning and very clean. The staff was not rude, but very indifferent to my wife and I, our questions, and concerns. Our room was absolutely filthy. The carpet was stained in multiple locations. There was some type of crust on the carpet, maybe dried gum of some sort. The bathroom door had some kind of thick gunk or sludge on it. As if someone had smudged caramel or chocolate sauce on it. There were no towels in the bathroom. As we arrived and bellhop helped us with luggage into the room, the door was open and one of the housekeeping staff was using our bathroom. After seeing the state of the room we asked to be moved, and they said there was no where to move us. They offered to have housekeeping come back up and clean the room. After the second cleaning the carpet was still filthy, vacuuming doesn't get out stains, there were still bits of loose dirt and debris under the desk, and the gunk on the door was still there clearly visible. We contacted Said with Kimkim, and sent him photos of the room, who promptly reached out to the hotel to get things fixed. The hotel staff lied and told him everything was taken care of and that they moved us into an upgraded room. They did not. They never even spoke with my wife or myself about changing or upgrading rooms. The bed was clean, and we were tired as this was our last stop on our vacation, so we did not press any further to change rooms or hotels. We cleaned the room ourselves as best we could and spent most if our time in the city, only sleeping in the room. Tangier was amazing, but unfortunately the hotel was not the relaxing experience we wanted prior to our 21hrs of travel to return home. I would 100% visit Tangier again, but I would never stay in this supposed 5 star hotel again. This same review will be posted on trip advisor and I will include the photos.

Authenticity & Character
Much more modern property. They seem to try and mesh the classic Moroccan styles with modern. Common ares looked and felt impressive.
Location
Beautiful location. Not exactly close to the market area or Port. Not many restaurants in walking distance.
Staff
Understanding cultural differences in service and friendliness, hotel still had abysmal hospitality. When the front desk staff makes eye contact with you as you walk in to check in, then leave the front desk, no words, no explanation, and take 5 minutes to return its not a good sign. This happened multiple times. Staff at the restaurant and coffee bar simply sat on their phones and didn't acknowledge us we entered the open, but completely empty eateries.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dirty room, dirty floor, damaged walls and furniture, no towels. Much longer description in overall review of hotel.
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Fes is an ancient city that is absolutely worth visiting. We had a private guided tour all day and I'm glad we did. The medina can be tricky to navigate so having someone knowledgeable is a must. The history of the city is amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis
Morocco

It's a long drive, but the destination was worth it. Unfortunately a lot of the cultural sites in Meknes were being repaired, this is the down season, so weren't really visible. Lunch in Moulay Idriss was amazing and the old Roman city was very cool to walk around in.

Explore Hercules caves
Tangier

The caves were very interesting and the temperature is much cooler than outside. $6 to get in, just be ready for some pushy people trying to get you to pay for taking photos and trinkets. Just be ready to flat out tell them no and explore on your own.

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Hi Brandon,

All the members of our team are thankful for your 5-star review and your positive words which are highly appreciated.

Having guests like you in our beautiful kingdom is an honor for us. we are more than grateful that you enjoyed this wonderful journey in Morocco and discovered its fabulous sceneries and gorgeous sights with our kind driver Samir. Your wonderful review means much to us and pushes us to maintain high-quality service and live up to our guests' expectations.

Thank you again for your feedback, and we look forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Mohamed

Great trip to Morocco with excellent service ...
Morocco | Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2022

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Keith M.
Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Great trip to Morocco with excellent service and many special memories in Marrakech, Fes, and Chefchaouen. The trip was professionally planned based on our specific interests and customized to meet our expectations. The driver (Soufien) was always on time and happy to help with everything along the way, providing safe and comfortable transportation, help checking in/out, and doing everything imaginable to make us comfortable. He was also a lot of fun and made the trip extra enjoyable. Hamsa... read more

Great trip to Morocco with excellent service and many special memories in Marrakech, Fes, and Chefchaouen. The trip was professionally planned based on our specific interests and customized to meet our expectations. The driver (Soufien) was always on time and happy to help with everything along the way, providing safe and comfortable transportation, help checking in/out, and doing everything imaginable to make us comfortable. He was also a lot of fun and made the trip extra enjoyable. Hamsa was a great guide in Marrakech and gave us plenty of time and help with shopping and exploring the local foods. We enjoyed the local insights and shopping tips from Mohammed in Fee who took extra care to know our priorities during our short time there. We also thoroughly enjoyed having dinner with the family of Said, and ambitious young man with a lovely family and mother that cooked our best meal during the entire trip. Everything was very well planned and orchestrated, giving us time to explore Rabat and the amazing ruins at Volubilis. Chefchaouen was a beautiful and cheerful place to end our trip before heading back to Casablanca. I can't say enough good things about the planning, excellent guides, one-on-one specialized treatment, friendliness and extra steps to keep us safe and happy.

Hotel Reviews
Palais Sebban
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh

Great experience, clean facilities with everything provided for a unique and relaxing experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Great experience with opportunity to see all the best places at our own pace with a knowledgeable local expert.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

Beautiful gardens, requiring very little time to see and enjoy.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

Great to have a local person take us to a hidden place where we were able try many different foods and enjoy hearing stories about the food and people of Morocco.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Great local guide with knowledge of all the best shops and places to visit along the way. He spent extra time with us and made sure we didn't miss anything. He was also friendly and attentive to our needs.

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

Very special experience with Said and his lovely family. We felt at home and enjoyed our best meal of the entire trip. The family was very open and welcoming, funny and playful to make us feel at home.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Keith,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

It was a special pleasure meeting you and planning this trip with you. Knowing that you have enjoyed every detail of this journey and that we were part of creating such memorable moments for you means the world to us! Such reviews are what keeps us on progress and pushes us to offer more to our precious travelers. Our company always seeks to satisfy our guests' needs and make them enjoy their journeys to the fullest. All the staff... read more

Hi Keith,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

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

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

This was a wonderfully organized trip. We wo...
Morocco | Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2022

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Colleen T.
Boardman, OR | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

This was a wonderfully organized trip. We would have never seen as much of the country without KimKim and Original Travels help. Our only negative is that the trip cost more than our requested budget but we could have eliminated some items so that is on us.
Our driver, Ilyace, was the heart and soul of our trip. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and it was very fun spending long hours in the car with him. He was an excellent driver and we always felt safe with him, even on... read more

This was a wonderfully organized trip. We would have never seen as much of the country without KimKim and Original Travels help. Our only negative is that the trip cost more than our requested budget but we could have eliminated some items so that is on us.
Our driver, Ilyace, was the heart and soul of our trip. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and it was very fun spending long hours in the car with him. He was an excellent driver and we always felt safe with him, even on the crazy one lane, winding roads.
Our guide for the tour in Fes, Hafid, was fine but we felt the emphasis of the tour was to sell us local crafts, not experience Fes. We felt way too much pressure to make purchases.
Hanan, our guide for the Marrakech half day tour and the food tour, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, kind and we enjoyed spending time with her. She answered many questions about local customs. The food tour was fun as we tried several items we would not have tried otherwise.

Hotel Reviews
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech

This was one of our favorite nights. The Glamping was amazing. We enjoyed the pool, camel ride, fancy (and delicious) dinner in the outdoor tent. The sleeping tent was above and beyond our expectations with shower and bathroom included in the tent and 5 star linens!

Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

This was the smallest Riad we stayed in and we loved it. The location was central to everything although we would not have been able to find it on our own. A porter met us at the drop off location and we walked 5-10 minutes to the riad. The staff was wonderful. Breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed a couples Hammen at the spa and strongly recommend it. (It was a full body scrub with a very stiff loofa).

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

This Riad was spectacular with very impressive design/interiors. Our room was very large with a separate bedroom and living area. (We noticed many rooms were smaller like a normal hotel room.) There was a rooftop area that we discovered the second night and enjoyed spending time under the stars. The breakfast was fine but they brought out trays and baskets of items, many being types of bread, and we could only eat a small fraction of the food. Seemed very wasteful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
10-minute walk to the Medina once we figured out how to get there.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais des Princesses
Marrakech

Very nice Riad but not as impressive as the others. Location was inside the Medina so very convenient for restaurants and central plaza. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Transfer to Fes, Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

This is a long drive so a stop somewhere is needed. However, the Ruins were only so-so interesting as we have seen many Roman Ruins elsewhere.

Transport
Our driver was amazing for the whole trip.
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

As mentioned before, the tour was too focused on trying to sell us 'stuff'. The tile factory and leather tannery were interesting but the sales pitches after were annoying. The carpet showroom was over the top annoying; we didn't actually see anyone working on a rug! It was straight to the salesroom and after saying a dozen times that we weren't interested, they brought out more carpets. I felt so much pressure to buy that I considered a small, 20" x 30" rug until I found out it was $200 US$. I finally got mad and said 'we are done' and we walked out. The rest of the tour was hurrying through the Medina at a fairly fast pace.

Quality of Experience
No sales pressure and a slower pace.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Again.... our driver, Ilyace :-)
Transfer to Marrakech
Morocco

We went off script and asked our driver to stop at a beach a little north of Casa Blanca, which was right off the route to Marrakech. It was the perfect stop to stretch, get some fresh ocean air and a little sun. My husband also viewed the nearby golf course and wants to go back to play golf someday!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

This tour had a nice variety, beautiful mosque, amazing Palace tour and great overview of the Marrakech Medina including the square.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

We had the same guide, Hannan, for this tour as the previous tour so it was nice to see the friendly face again. We enjoyed trying some new foods that we hadn't tried yet.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Marrakech to Agafay Desert with a 'Camel ride' & Berber Lunch in the high Atlas Mountains
Morocco

This was actually two separate trips: hiking in the Atlas Mountains and the Camel ride at the hotel. The hiking with a guide was a fun adventure. It was about an hour and a half and we had some great views of the mountains and a waterfall. We choose not to do the Berber Lunch but in hindsight we should have. The camel ride was just as expected, a little corning but so worth it. Got some great sunset pictures that included the camels.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Colleen,

Thank you so much for sharing this 5-Stars review with us, we really appreciated it, as we love hearing from our customers and we’re always looking for ways to improve our services. Our staff always do their best to provide the best possible service to our guests and live up to their expectations, and we are glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Fes. I have contacted Hafid and he promised that such a... read more

Hi Colleen,

Thank you so much for sharing this 5-Stars review with us, we really appreciated it, as we love hearing from our customers and we’re always looking for ways to improve our services. Our staff always do their best to provide the best possible service to our guests and live up to their expectations, and we are glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Fes. I have contacted Hafid and he promised that such a situation wouldn't take place again. To answer to your note regarding our pricing, kindly note that we certainly value your comments, but we also believe in the value of the service we provide, we invested a lot of time to design a great trip for you, answer your questions, and make the adjustments you have requested any time, efficiently, and quickly. So, we hope you appreciate the value of our service in terms of organizing all the reservations and transportation, providing 24/7 on-the-ground support, and, most importantly, focusing rigorously to provide you with a great overall experience.

Sorry again for any inconvenience and looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Marrakech to Tanger. A very special journey.
Morocco | Sep 20 - Sep 28, 2022

Sean
Sean C.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

We first planned to go to Morocco in 1998 ..... it's taken a while but we've just finished an amazing trip. Starting in Marrakech, over the High Atlas to Boumalne Dades, the desert of Erg Chebbi, across the middle atlas to Fes, the beautiful Blue City of Chefchaouen and flying out of Tanger.

All this time we were in the very capable hands of Samir who’s genuine passion for his country and Berber culture was an unexpected bonus to the trip. It was a pleasure to meet him and be able to learn... read more

We first planned to go to Morocco in 1998 ..... it's taken a while but we've just finished an amazing trip. Starting in Marrakech, over the High Atlas to Boumalne Dades, the desert of Erg Chebbi, across the middle atlas to Fes, the beautiful Blue City of Chefchaouen and flying out of Tanger.

All this time we were in the very capable hands of Samir who’s genuine passion for his country and Berber culture was an unexpected bonus to the trip. It was a pleasure to meet him and be able to learn just a little about Morocco and it’s people. I am a nervous traveller yet he managed to make the long drives a relaxing delight with his safe and assured driving.

We had a great experience. High lights would be exploring the desert and wondering the streets of Chefchaouen at sunset. If we had a little more time I would have loved to explore the high Atlas Mountains and see more of the wilderness of Morocco. Maybe next time. Tips for Marrakech and Fes medinas with guides. Do a little homework first so you know exatcly what you want to see, eat and buy. It does feel that the guides ( more so
In Fes ) are really just on a tour of things to buy ( with a commission ) so it's worth knowing what you really want to do and being firm , but sincere about it with the guides. The medinas are somewhere to get lost in but somethings that's half the fun.

Altogether a wonderful albeit 24 years late and a big thank you to Samir.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

We absolutely lives the Riads in Marrakech and Fes but the design is very insular (as it was designed to be ). It was literally a breath of fresh air to stay in the beautifully designed Dar Jasmine. Breathtaking views of Chefchaouen, amazing service and a good work out with all those stairs.

Authenticity & Character
While not historical. It captures the mood perfectly and also has all the trimmings of a 5 star hotel.
Location
Sunset and Sunrise Views
Staff
Friendly, polite and helpful. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

To escape into the desert. The solitude and serenity. The two unexpected takeaways from the desert. The absolute silence when the wind isn’t blowing and how cold the sand feels in the mornings.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Unbeatable. Love the fact that you need a 4X4 to get here.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

My first experience of Morocco. I had wanted to see the courtyard Riad Architecture since I can remember. I was not disappointed. Exquisite detailing and finishes and so comfortable.

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

Quirky hotel in a slight time warp. Glorious terrace for sunset

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Hi Sean,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with such an awesome feedback, it really makes our day.

We are glad to hear that we catered to your wishes and you had a unique and lifetime experience with Original Travels. All the members of our staff always strive much hard to go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of our guests and make sure they have memorable moments in our gorgeous country. Great reviews such yours motivate us to keep the amazing work and provide our... read more

Hi Sean,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with such an awesome feedback, it really makes our day.

We are glad to hear that we catered to your wishes and you had a unique and lifetime experience with Original Travels. All the members of our staff always strive much hard to go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of our guests and make sure they have memorable moments in our gorgeous country. Great reviews such yours motivate us to keep the amazing work and provide our guests with high quality services.

Thank you again and looking forward to crafting together another wonderful journey for you in the future.

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

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

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

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

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hi Angie,

Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with our company.

We are really thrilled to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you during your stay in Morocco. Your driver Karim and all the members of our company will be more than thankful to hear your positive feedback.

Looking forward to having you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

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

Regina
Regina M.
Wichita, KS | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

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

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

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Sahrai
Fès

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

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

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

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

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

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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Regina,

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

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

Hi Regina,

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

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

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

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

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Hermand M.
Puerto Rico | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Hi Hermand,

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

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

Best,
Mohamed

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

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Aaron J.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

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

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

Hi Aaron,

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

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

Looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Mohamed

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

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Mishael S.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

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

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Amazing Staff!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Dar Dar
Rabat

Good welcome tea and breakfast !

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

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

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

Very beautiful riad

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Oum Palace Hotel & SPA
Casablanca

Loved the service - nice staff

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

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

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

Hi Mishael,

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

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

Hi Mishael,

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

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

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

Best regards,
Mohamed

Fabulous trip
Morocco | May 16 - May 25, 2022

Lisa
Lisa M.
Albuquerque, NM | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

What a fabulous trip to Morocco! KimKim was an excellent company to work with. Great advice throughout our experience with KimKim. Perfectly organized trip with lovely accommodations, professional guides and activities! read more

What a fabulous trip to Morocco! KimKim was an excellent company to work with. Great advice throughout our experience with KimKim. Perfectly organized trip with lovely accommodations, professional guides and activities!

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Tiziri Camp is amazing!! I loved everything about our experience at the camp. The fabulous food, outings during the day, music at night! Perfect

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Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Skoura, Pottery factory, Lunch with a Local Family
Morocco

Skoura is a wonderful area! I enjoyed the interaction with the local family that opened their home to us for an amazing lunch.

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Mohamad is so kind! He stopped for me to take photos along the way and gave us interesting information about all of the areas we visited!
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

We loved having a personal guide for this area as there is so much to see and it would be so easy to miss highlights or get lost without a guide.

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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

Hi Lisa,

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

We’re so glad to hear that you had a wonderful journey and passed a great time in our gorgeous country with Mohamed, one of the best drivers we have in our company. An excellent experience is obviously what we set as our goal for every guest who comes to enjoy the Moroccan kingdom and discover its beauty. All the staff of our company is thankful for your positive words, which really motivate us... read more

Hi Lisa,

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

We’re so glad to hear that you had a wonderful journey and passed a great time in our gorgeous country with Mohamed, one of the best drivers we have in our company. An excellent experience is obviously what we set as our goal for every guest who comes to enjoy the Moroccan kingdom and discover its beauty. All the staff of our company is thankful for your positive words, which really motivate us to take qualitative steps forward and serve our clients' wishes.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Best,
Mohamed.

A brilliant first time in Morocco
Morocco | Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2022

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Prasad P.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Let me just start off by saying that this was arguably the most fuss-free, curated tour arrangement I've ever made. The platform was brilliant, and the team was so warm and professional.

Karim who was our driver (and unofficial guide) during car rides was beyond fantastic. He himself has such an inspiring life story, speaks perfect English and coming from a nomadic Berber family himself has wonderful insight into the country.

I had a couple of experiences planned and they were done with... read more

Let me just start off by saying that this was arguably the most fuss-free, curated tour arrangement I've ever made. The platform was brilliant, and the team was so warm and professional.

Karim who was our driver (and unofficial guide) during car rides was beyond fantastic. He himself has such an inspiring life story, speaks perfect English and coming from a nomadic Berber family himself has wonderful insight into the country.

I had a couple of experiences planned and they were done with quality partners. Our guide for exploring Marrakesh, Hanan, was excellent as well.

At no point on the entirely trip were we brought to any tourist traps or made to feel like we had to buy something.

It was my first time in Morocco and I'll certainly be back and arranging something with these guys.

Karim - see you in the real desert soon!

Hotel Reviews
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa MGallery
Essaouira
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Argan Oil Women's Cooperative
Morocco
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Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

Having Hanan there to provide more context and detail was fantastic.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh
Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride over Marrakech
Marrakesh

It'll get cold so dress appropriately. The entire experience was wonderful and quite novel.

Marrakech to Agafay Desert with a 'Camel ride' & Berber Lunch in the high Atlas Mountains
Morocco

Bring comfortable shoes and you'll have a great time. Our guide was brilliant and we had a wonderful lunch in a Berber home in the hillside. Food was absolutely delicious. Waterfalls, mule rides, seeing villagers walk their cattle.. Quite an experience!

Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Prasad,

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

We are thrilled that you had an amazing time in the magic kingdom of Morocco and found our service to be remarkable, accommodating, and friendly. Our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. It really makes our day to hear such valuable feedback from you and learn that your journey was a memorable one with your driver Karim. At Original Travels, we... read more

Hi Prasad,

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

We are thrilled that you had an amazing time in the magic kingdom of Morocco and found our service to be remarkable, accommodating, and friendly. Our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. It really makes our day to hear such valuable feedback from you and learn that your journey was a memorable one with your driver Karim. At Original Travels, we always work hard to craft great trips for our guests and make them feel at home as members of the family, not as strangers or outsiders. We were more than excited to serve you and your brother and we are really unfortunate that your trip didn't overlap with your brother's even if we did our best to do so.

Our entire team and especially Karim would be happy to welcome you back to Morocco :)

Wish you safe travels always!!

Best,
Mohamed.

Family of three loves Morocco!
Morocco | Jun 6 - Jun 10, 2022

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Sheila D.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

We had a fabulous time in Morocco all due to the Kim kim/Original Travels team. They were very reponsive and helped to set up exactly what we were looking for in our first adventure there. First our driver guide Mohammed was the best. He was very flexible, had many great stories and really took care of us well. We learned much about the history and people through him. Our tour guides in Fes and Marrakesh, Mohammed and Hanan were also excellent, different in styles but equally... read more

We had a fabulous time in Morocco all due to the Kim kim/Original Travels team. They were very reponsive and helped to set up exactly what we were looking for in our first adventure there. First our driver guide Mohammed was the best. He was very flexible, had many great stories and really took care of us well. We learned much about the history and people through him. Our tour guides in Fes and Marrakesh, Mohammed and Hanan were also excellent, different in styles but equally knowledgeable. I appreciated that when we walked the streets of Fes, Mohammed seemed to know eveyone. He maneuered the streets of the Medina like a pro and made sure we had a good time. Hanan knew Marakesh like the back of her hand. After 4 days of touring other parts of the country we were a bit tired, so she was able to adjust the tour to our needs - slowing down the pace and finding food for our vegetarian daughter. The planning through their online tool was easy and the team was quick to respond and provide pricing and ideas. I will definitely sign up for another tour with them. Next time the Sahara!. Thank you Kim Kim team.

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Gorgeous rooms! Delicious breakfast.

Tips for future travelers

Make time for the spa.

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Riad Ghita
Fes

Gorgeous rooms! Delicious breakfast. We ate dinner there and were not disappointed with the view and the quality of the meal. A beutiful respite from the Medina.

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Location
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Riad les Sources Berbères
Marrakech

Gorgeous rooms! Delicious breakfast. We loved the accommodations and the staff was super helpful with suggestions of places to eat. They made reservations for dinner for us at places close by. Loved every minute there. Gorgeous hotel.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hanan was a fabulous guide.
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Hi Sheila,

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you again in Morocco.

Best,
Mohamed

We will be back!
Morocco | May 20 - May 27, 2022

Shani
Shani F.
Weston, FL | Reviewed on May 30, 2022

Samir was absolutely amazing. You can feel his pride for his country. He wants to share his culture with his guests. He made us feel so comfortable, like we were guests in his personal home. He took the time to answer all of our questions and culture and even religion. There was a mutual respect and appreciation of our differences. He truly went the extra mile. When we go back to Morocco, we will definitely request Samir.

The experience with KimKim and Original Travels was great. This... read more

Samir was absolutely amazing. You can feel his pride for his country. He wants to share his culture with his guests. He made us feel so comfortable, like we were guests in his personal home. He took the time to answer all of our questions and culture and even religion. There was a mutual respect and appreciation of our differences. He truly went the extra mile. When we go back to Morocco, we will definitely request Samir.

The experience with KimKim and Original Travels was great. This was my first experience with a guided tour. I highly recommend it, as there is so much to see and do. You need the guidance. My only recommendation for other travelers would be to add in downtime to your schedule. It was go, go , go all 8 days. Next time, I will also request two days per city. 1 is just not enough.

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

What an amazing experience. From the camel ride to the best food we ate on the entire trip to the private concert under the stars, Tiziri was a highlight on our trip. Everyone was so welcoming and happy to share their culture with us. Chef Mohammed outdid himself. Dinner was 5 star and a pleasant surprise.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Hi Shani,

Thanks for leaving our business a 5-star rating, it’s truly appreciated!

We’re pleased that we were able to provide you with exceptional service and answer all of your questions and comments. We are always passionate about sharing great moments with our guests and immerse them in our inspirational culture. You have left a smile on the faces of our team with your kind words; it really means the world to us!!!

Looking forward to having you again in Morocco.

Best,
Mohamed.

Thank You for an Amazing Trip to Morocco!!
Morocco | Apr 27 - May 6, 2022

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Girish S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

I would like to thank Mohamed, Abdellah, and the team at KimKim and Original Travels for their effort in organizing the entire nine day trip my parents and I took in Morocco (we are from California, USA). Faisal, our driver and guide, was especially excellent and went out of his way to take care of my parents and I and catered each leg of the journey towards our preferences and needs. All the day tour guides, including Mohamed, Hanan, and Hashim, were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as... read more

I would like to thank Mohamed, Abdellah, and the team at KimKim and Original Travels for their effort in organizing the entire nine day trip my parents and I took in Morocco (we are from California, USA). Faisal, our driver and guide, was especially excellent and went out of his way to take care of my parents and I and catered each leg of the journey towards our preferences and needs. All the day tour guides, including Mohamed, Hanan, and Hashim, were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as well. The itinerary was written in detail for us prior to the trip, and the team ensured that we covered whatever essentials of Morocco we could within the timeframe we had. Camping in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga and Fes were our favorite parts! The only downside we experienced was our hotel in Fes which did not have hot water and a lack of advance communication about having to walk far into the medina with quite a few suitcases for one or two of the hotels. This was conveyed to the company, and they went out of their way to make alternative accommodations for us and were prompt in integrating our feedback. They were extremely friendly to interact with, almost like family, with excellent and timely service. I would definitely recommend to all my friends and family. Morocco is a beautiful country with warm, loving people, and we will be back at some point!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Ghita
Fes

Riad Ghita, the people were friendly and breakfast was well-arranged. However, there was no hot water in the room, and we had to go upstairs to shower to receive hot water, which was not a problem for me, but my parents who are older could not climb the stairs and were forced to take cold showers. The faucet and flush were also broken, which is completely unprofessional.

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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Ahmed and staff were absolutely amazing, the tent was extremely comfortable with fantastic amenities! The food was great too! Staying here is a must do for any Morocco trip, I can't wait to be back!

Authenticity & Character
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I liked it, but our camel ride was two hours (expected one hour), so would have appreciated to have known that. Otherwise great!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi

Beautiful view and hotel! Staff was very nice and they went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and made food according to our dietary restrictions. 100% recommend!

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Staff
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Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

We didn't know that the hotel was far from the street, but otherwise the food was excellent and amenities were sufficient!

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Great experience, higher up the stairs so may be harder for older travelers
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Mohamed was an excellent guide, very informative tour with plenty of knowledge about Moroccan history.

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ATV/Quad Adventure in Merzouga
Merzouga

So much fun!! Must do!

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Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco

The host family was so sweet, treating us as if we were part of their family. They made so much food, that I wish we had the stomach to fit everything! The Moroccan clothing with music and dance was a lot of fun!

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Food
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Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco

Fantastic experience! The only thing was the camel ride was two hours nonstop, which was difficult for my mom who is older and we were under the impression that it was one hour. Would have appreciated communication on that but otherwise it was the experience of a lifetime and highly recommend that anybody coming to Morocco does not miss this!

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Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Hanan was amazing, she was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Marrakech and the riad, and helped us in depth as we navigated bargaining in the souks. Highly recommend her for your Marrakech tour!

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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Hi Girish,

Thank you for devoting some time to leave us such a valuable feedback.

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your trip in Morocco and had unforgettable moments with your family. Our country always opens its arms to guests like you to explore its hidden gems and uncover its fabulous sceneries.

Sorry for the inconvenience in your accommodation in Fes; we recommended this hotel for many years and it's the first time to have a negative comment on it. We will take a close look... read more

Hi Girish,

Thank you for devoting some time to leave us such a valuable feedback.

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your trip in Morocco and had unforgettable moments with your family. Our country always opens its arms to guests like you to explore its hidden gems and uncover its fabulous sceneries.

Sorry for the inconvenience in your accommodation in Fes; we recommended this hotel for many years and it's the first time to have a negative comment on it. We will take a close look to know the reason behind this inconvenience and avoid any similar situation in the future. We really value your comments as they help us continue to improve on the aspects that matter most to our guests.

Thank you again for your review and looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best,
Mohamed

Morocco March 2022- most amazing trip ever !!
Morocco | Mar 26 - Apr 3, 2022

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Shahana A.
Lexington, KY | Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

We do not have words to express our experience. Amazing, Memorable, Beautiful, Hospitable, Kindness, Great, Picturesque, WOW….

In our travels to others countries before we never used a travel agency but knowing the language barrier and travel restrictions we decided to use a travel agency. After reading reviews about Abdullah and Mohammed from Original Travels on Kim Kim we decided to initiate the conversation and from Day 1 we only received guidance and support without a slight hint or... read more

We do not have words to express our experience. Amazing, Memorable, Beautiful, Hospitable, Kindness, Great, Picturesque, WOW….

In our travels to others countries before we never used a travel agency but knowing the language barrier and travel restrictions we decided to use a travel agency. After reading reviews about Abdullah and Mohammed from Original Travels on Kim Kim we decided to initiate the conversation and from Day 1 we only received guidance and support without a slight hint or push that we need to reserve our booking through them.
Mohammed provided us a detailed Itenary based on our likes, budget and dates. He was very through and quick to make changes as we reviewed and requested.. Most important point was he understood our family ( age group and planned to perfection). He made the planning part look so easy for us that we had no stress and concerns before travel.
Said our supervisor for the trip took over and oh boy!!! he was on call 24/7 from couple of days prior to our travel giving us all the needed information
What we need to pack?
What to expect?
Weather?
Driver?
Important phone numbers.
Any last minute requests we may have or any changes we may need to make to the Itenary or plans.
Every day morning and night we got a call asking if we are doing good and if anything needed that we would like for him to take care of. We felt like ROYALS - It is good knowing we had someone ensuring we are safe and are having fun. We made a request everyday ( Room, Wheel Chair, Reservation at a particular restaurant, and or shopping for particular) and Said ensures it was taken care of according to our needs. Went above and beyond !!!!
Ilyas : Our companion for the trip who stayed with us 24/7 and drove us to all the places. People may prefer to call him a driver but for us he was our companion and friend.Ilyas was in constant touch with Mohammed and Said and made sure they were aware of our needs. Very sweet, Patient, Knowledgeable, Kind, Hardworking and above all someone who cared and wanted us to have the time of our life. He took us to some beautiful places, kept us entertained in the car giving us the history lessons about the places we visited and made sure we enjoyed Morocco and see Morroco for the place it is - Beautiful and Hospitable.
Yousuf -( Tour Guide Chefchaouen ) was professional, full of energy and went above and beyond . A local from Chefchaouen , he gave us great insight on this little piece of heaven on earth.
Mohammed our tour guide in Fes was very experienced, extremely professional and paid attention to what we wanted to see . He navigated through the alleys of Fes’ Medina and took us to some most amazing shops for shopping.
Hanan our tour guide in Marrakech was so much fun to be with! She gave us thorough background on everything we saw , picked out best places to eat and shop . Anything we wanted she made sure we got the best deal!
We miss all these amazing people .
We cannot thank Original Travels enough for making our trip so memorable !

Hotel Review
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech

One cannot call it camping ! It was glamping in the desert at this beautiful camp. Filled with most amazing hospitable people , breathtaking views of snow covered Atlas Mountains, this desert camp was absolutely perfect for our family. Our kids loved the quad rides, camel rides and the local musicians at dinner . At night we gazed at million stars that covered the sky and woke up at dawn to catch sunrise .

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Guided Tour of Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a piece of heaven on earth. Beautifully, charming little town filled with most humble and hospitable folks. Our tour guide Yousuf , a local from Chefchaouen was absolutely amazing. He took us through picturesque spots in the beautiful blue colored town. Showed us amazing architectural features , gave us history of the place . We tasted fresh bread, freshly made cheese and so many deserts ! We would highly recommend him !

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Local specialist: Mohamed El Asely
Mohamed
Mohamed El Asely
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Hi Shahana,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

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

Hi Shahana,

Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers.

It was a pleasure to host you in our beautiful country and make your journey an unforgettable one. We really love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we have designed for you and the hospitality provided by the members of our team. We always value our guests' feedback and take it into consideration so as to improve the guest's experience and enhance their satisfaction. Your awesome comments have been shared with our team to let them know that their hard work was not in vain but rewarded.

So glad that your visit to our kingdom was a memorable one and looking forward to having you again in our beautiful country.

Best,
Abdel