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Saïd Bardam

I'm Said, proudly Moroccan and native from a Berber Valley called ''The Happy Valley'' in central High Atlas Mountains.

I have been working in the tourism industry since 2014 and I cannot imagine going back! I love sharing my knowledge with our guests and helping them create life-time memories through their vacations. It is extremely rewarding when a guest comes back to tell you that they had an amazing time and that you helped them make a dream comes true!

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?

"Being born and grown up in Morocco's ''Happy Valley'', which is known as a paradise for hikers, in the lap of great mountain ranges, allowed me to meet and guide lots of travelers visiting my home valley. This helped me to learn that the most direct way to communicate with people who visit Morocco, learn about their culture, and show them the happiness of my country. Giving the best to those who visit us is more than an experience – it is the desire to make them never want to leave again!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In April 02nd, 2014, I took my fisrt inspection trip to visit some nice riads and hotels for our guests in the coastal town of Essaouira, nicknamed Mogador. I was totally fascinated by the charm of this city as it was the first time in my life I see a costal town and the big waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It's also during this inspection tip that I met the love of my life who will be become my lovely wife after two years, now mother of my little princess " DOUAE". My first travel to Mogador remains as a memorable and unique experience that I will never forget."

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Spend the Day in a Moroccan Hammam

If you're craving a respite from the hustle and bustle of Medinas and souks, or if you want to rejuvenate your body and mind while partaking in a classic Moroccan ritual, spend a day in a local hammam (bathhouse). Although the Romans introduced the public bathhouse in antiquity, the Moroccans...

Agafay Desert Overnight Excursion

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, head to the desert for an unforgettable night under the stars. Your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation in the city, or if you're staying at a riad in the old Medina, you'll meet at a set point. You'll then hit...

Seafood Lunch on the Wharf in Essaouira

If you are a seafood fan, there's no better place in Morocco to enjoy a fresh and locally caught lunch than Essaouira. The city's wharf is always buzzing with energy, from anglers returning from the sea, vendors selling their goods, people enjoying a meal, and seagulls trying to catch the...

Authentic Cooking Class in Marrakech

Discover the incredible and flavorful cuisine of Morocco with a cooking class in Marrakech. Together with a local chef and culinary expert, you'll prepare authentic dishes using traditional recipes beloved by Moroccans. This hands-on experience ends with a delicious lunch and conversation with...

Recent trip reviews for Saïd

Excellent and a Memorable Family Morocco Trip
Morocco | Mar 15 - Mar 25, 2024

Nilesh
Nilesh K.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024
We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 kids and our trip was excellent. Special thanks to our guide Sameer who was so helpful and made us feel very comfortable. We had a clean, spacious, well maintained private van. He almost felt like family and we were sad to leave him at the end of our trip. Very happy with all the Riads we stayed in- Lina Ryad & Spa in Chefchaouen, Riad Salam- Fes, Tiziri Luxury Camp- Merzouga- it is place you will fall in love with and the staff is amazing- Ahmed,... Read more

We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 kids and our trip was excellent. Special thanks to our guide Sameer who was so helpful and made us feel very comfortable. We had a clean, spacious, well maintained private van. He almost felt like family and we were sad to leave him at the end of our trip. Very happy with all the Riads we stayed in- Lina Ryad & Spa in Chefchaouen, Riad Salam- Fes, Tiziri Luxury Camp- Merzouga- it is place you will fall in love with and the staff is amazing- Ahmed, Yusuf and Moustafa, Riad Ksar Ighnda- Ait Ben Houddou, Riad Le Pèlerin- Marakkesh. The staff was very hospitable and genuinely happy to help and serve. Our diet needs of vegan and vegetarian were accommodated well. There is so much culture, art and history that will keep you in a constant awe. From the blue city of Chefcahouen to the Erb Cheggi Sand dunes and to the Medinas of Fes and Medina of Marakkesh you will experience a whole different world. Just as a learning- do not get lured into buying clearly significantly over priced stuff- when you visit the pottery co-operatives, carpet shops. Buy small souvenirs and spices- and bargain ( which many are just not used to doing). Overall a superb trip which has touched our hearts profoundly. Thank You to our trip planners Said and Abdellalif for doing a great job and working seamlessly on a minor glitch. Definitely recommend KimKim and Original Travels. Nilesh and Amishi Khandelwal

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen

Clean, beautiful place with good size rooms. We had soap, shampoo and hair dryer provided. Very helpful and smiling staff. They gave us Vegan and Vegetarian Food as requested. Well versed with English. Proficient in their work.

Authenticity & Character
nicely decorated with cultural art and decor.
Location
walking distance to food places and in the heart of the city.
Staff
happy to serve us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
clean fresh sheets and towels. clean floors
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Clean, beautiful place with good size rooms. We had soap, shampoo and hair dryer provided. Very helpful and smiling staff. They gave us Vegan and Vegetarian Food as requested. Well versed with English. Proficient in their work.

Authenticity & Character
almost like a palace- beautiful mosaic work on walls and very well decorated.
Location
6-7 minutes walk to eateries.
Staff
always helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
clean rooms, the floors were kind of sticky due to the nature of the tiles and they provided personal slippers which was nice and we got to keep them
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

The best experience- wow! Ahmed and his staff have done a phenomenal job in keeping up the tents in middle of nowhere. Beautiful interiors and exteriors. clean, excellent housekeeping and very tasty food.

Authenticity & Character
Location
sleeping under the stars!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Even in remote desert location, we had comfortable beds, clean rooms- all solar powered, eco friendly soap, reclaimed water- impressed with the eco friendliness and awareness of environment protection.
Riad Ksar Ighnda
Ait Benhaddou
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Le Pèlerin
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Du Ciel Marrakech
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Family Fun in Chefchaouen: Exploring the Enchanting Blue City
Family Fun in Chefchaouen: Exploring the Enchanting Blue City
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Punctual, clean, caring
FEZ Magic: A Family's Adventure in Ancient Wonders
FEZ Magic: A Family's Adventure in Ancient Wonders
Fes

bustling, old time style market, lively and colorful

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Unleash Your Inner Artist: Pottery and Mosaic Workshop
Unleash Your Inner Artist: Pottery and Mosaic Workshop
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
 Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Morocco

Unique experience. Beautiful sand dunes, topography. Heartwarming Berber history, history of slavery, music by the descendants of the former slaves.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Journey of Colours: Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco

Amazing history

Quality of Experience
Food
nice beautiful restaurant right across from the ruins
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Serenades in the Sands: A Memorable Family Desert Journey in Erg Chebbi
Serenades in the Sands: A Memorable Family Desert Journey in Erg Chebbi
Merzouga

The camel ride was great! Ofcourse you get sore because it is not that you ride camels daily, but made me feel so majestic. ATV was fun! kids loved it!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech: A Journey through Time and Nature
Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech: A Journey through Time and Nature
Morocco

Again, fascinating history and wonder at how it all happened.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Mar 30, 2024
Dear Nilesh and Amishi Khandelwal, Thank you immensely for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your family trip was nothing short of excellent and that Sameer, our guide, played such a pivotal role in making your journey comfortable and memorable. We take pride in our team's dedication to providing top-notch service, and it's heartwarming to know that Sameer almost felt like family to you. We extend our gratitude for recommending KimKim and Original... Read more

Dear Nilesh and Amishi Khandelwal,

Thank you immensely for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your family trip was nothing short of excellent and that Sameer, our guide, played such a pivotal role in making your journey comfortable and memorable. We take pride in our team's dedication to providing top-notch service, and it's heartwarming to know that Sameer almost felt like family to you.

We extend our gratitude for recommending KimKim and Original Travels. Hearing that we've touched your hearts profoundly is the greatest reward for us. It was a pleasure assisting you, and we hope to welcome you and your family back for more unforgettable adventures in the future.

Warm regards,
Said

I have had an amazing holiday and experience ...
Morocco | Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2024

jen
jen r.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024
I have had an amazing holiday and experience in Morocco
Meeting Soufian our guide has been so special
He made our whole holiday and journey very comfortable and fun.
Soufian was very caring, respectful and helped with everything we needed.
He explained lots to us so we could understand the country and Moroccan way of life.
We enjoyed every place we visited
Soufian always gave us good information so we felt safe to go out and explore
I hope one day Soufiane visits us in... Read more

I have had an amazing holiday and experience in Morocco
Meeting Soufian our guide has been so special
He made our whole holiday and journey very comfortable and fun.
Soufian was very caring, respectful and helped with everything we needed.
He explained lots to us so we could understand the country and Moroccan way of life.
We enjoyed every place we visited
Soufian always gave us good information so we felt safe to go out and explore

I hope one day Soufiane visits us in Australia and we can share back to him

The guide in Marrakech, Hanan was so lovely as well.
She taught us so much.

I will definitely be recommending these tours to people in Australia.

Excellent and thank you

Hotel Reviews
Riad Bayti
Marrakech

Very welcoming, clean and beautiful Riad. Comfortable bed and yummy food

Authenticity & Character
Colourful and like a home
Location
Right near the centre of everything
Staff
Attentive and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

Big rooms and comfortable

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre
Tangier

Very close to the beach

Authenticity & Character
Modern hotel
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Ghita
Fes

Great place to stay. Very authentic

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

Loved it.

Authenticity & Character
Great decor
Location
Very central
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Explore the Grandeur of Hassan II Mosque
Explore the Grandeur of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Such a big mosque Guide could speak every language possible

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A Taste of Tradition: Sharing Stories and Savory Delights at a Moroccan Home
A Taste of Tradition: Sharing Stories and Savory Delights at a Moroccan Home
Morocco

Very interesting experience Very welcoming family Food was yummy

Quality of Experience
Authentic
Food
Very yummy. But I didn’t like knowing I had eaten pigeon
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
 Vibrant Hues and Historic Treasures: A Journey of Colors from Fes to Chefchaouen
Vibrant Hues and Historic Treasures: A Journey of Colors from Fes to Chefchaouen
Morocco

Loved the colours of this city

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A Journey Through History: Casablanca to Fez Passing Through Majestic Rabat
A Journey Through History: Casablanca to Fez Passing Through Majestic Rabat
Morocco

Loved the beach

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tales of Tangier: Unveiling the Charms of Morocco's Gateway City
Tales of Tangier: Unveiling the Charms of Morocco's Gateway City
Tangier
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes

Fascinating city. Very energetic day Amazing Spa and massage

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mohamed was a good guide and knew lots of information but I felt because we visited the place on a Friday we could not go to places to get bargains Only went to the places selected by Mohamed. They were interesting but possibly top cost
Transport
Lots of walking through the Medina
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel
Marrakesh

Very interesting and Hannan was such a good guide with so much knowledge Loved walking around, felt very safe and was so good to be in the market square both during the day and night

Quality of Experience
Full of information
Food
Tasting olives and dates
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Jan 22, 2024
Hi Jen, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing holiday in Morocco and that Soufian, your guide, played such a special role in making it memorable. It's heartening to know that Soufian's care, respect, and assistance made your journey comfortable and enjoyable. We take pride in our guides, and it's clear that Soufian went above and beyond to ensure you had a great understanding of the country and its way of life. We're... Read more

Hi Jen,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing holiday in Morocco and that Soufian, your guide, played such a special role in making it memorable.

It's heartening to know that Soufian's care, respect, and assistance made your journey comfortable and enjoyable. We take pride in our guides, and it's clear that Soufian went above and beyond to ensure you had a great understanding of the country and its way of life. We're delighted that you felt safe to explore with his guidance.

We're also glad to hear that Hanan, the guide in Marrakech, added to your positive experience by sharing her knowledge and making your time in the city enjoyable.

Thank you for choosing our tours, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

Warm regards,
Said

I hope this is the first of many trips to Morocco
Morocco | Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2024

Jerema
Jerema G.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024
It’s my first time to Morroco and I hope it’s not my last.
Our guide Soufian was helpful and went out of his way so we enjoyed our trip. He is extremely friendly, accommodating, and ensured my elderly mum was well cared for and young daughter also enjoyed herself.
It’s hard to say what was the best part-the food, medinas, tours, country side was beautiful.
The local people are friendly and we felt safe.
I love textiles and crafts. It was inspiring seeing to see the intergenerational craft...
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It’s my first time to Morroco and I hope it’s not my last.
Our guide Soufian was helpful and went out of his way so we enjoyed our trip. He is extremely friendly, accommodating, and ensured my elderly mum was well cared for and young daughter also enjoyed herself.
It’s hard to say what was the best part-the food, medinas, tours, country side was beautiful.
The local people are friendly and we felt safe.
I love textiles and crafts. It was inspiring seeing to see the intergenerational craft passed down.

Hotel Review
Riad Bayti
Marrakech

Never stayed at such a beautiful Riad

Authenticity & Character
Location
Central local
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Jan 22, 2024
Dear Jerema, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience in Morocco! We're delighted to hear that it was your first visit, and we sincerely hope it won't be your last. It warms our hearts to know that Soufian, your guide, played a crucial role in making your trip memorable. We take pride in our team's dedication to ensuring every guest has a fantastic experience. It's especially heartening to hear that Soufian was not only helpful but went out of his way to ensure the enjoyment... Read more

Dear Jerema,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience in Morocco! We're delighted to hear that it was your first visit, and we sincerely hope it won't be your last.

It warms our hearts to know that Soufian, your guide, played a crucial role in making your trip memorable. We take pride in our team's dedication to ensuring every guest has a fantastic experience. It's especially heartening to hear that Soufian was not only helpful but went out of his way to ensure the enjoyment of your entire family, taking extra care of your elderly mum and making sure your young daughter had a great time.

Your appreciation for the diverse aspects of Morocco, from the delectable food to the enchanting medinas, and the captivating beauty of the countryside, is truly heartening. We believe that a well-rounded experience is the key to creating lasting memories.

Morocco's local hospitality is indeed one of its unique charms, and we're thrilled that you felt safe and welcomed by the friendly local people. It's reassuring to hear that our guests can explore and enjoy without any concerns.

We're also glad to hear that the intergenerational craft traditions resonated with you. Morocco has a rich history of craftsmanship, and it's always inspiring to witness the passing down of these skills from one generation to the next. We appreciate your keen interest in textiles and crafts.

Once again, thank you for choosing us for your Moroccan adventure. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back for another enriching experience.

Best Wishes,
Said

Discover wonders of Morocco
Morocco | Dec 25 - Jan 3, 2024

Lucy
Lucy C.
Portugal | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024
Our 10-day trip to Morocco was full of wonders! From Chefchaouen to Fes, from Rabat, Casablanca to Marrakesh, my husband and I have enjoyed the uniqueness of each city and the crowd of medina. Our Morocco photo album was filled with bright colours, distinctive arts and breathtaking panoramas. At the planning phrase, Abdel was able to provide various proposals based on our requirements. While during the trip, Said was flexible enough to accomodate our last minutes requests and changes. From... Read more

Our 10-day trip to Morocco was full of wonders! From Chefchaouen to Fes, from Rabat, Casablanca to Marrakesh, my husband and I have enjoyed the uniqueness of each city and the crowd of medina. Our Morocco photo album was filled with bright colours, distinctive arts and breathtaking panoramas. At the planning phrase, Abdel was able to provide various proposals based on our requirements. While during the trip, Said was flexible enough to accomodate our last minutes requests and changes. From the moment we arrived, our driver-guide Faissel has provided a much appreciated reliable service. He also offered some valuable insights along the way. Our trip high points started from the moment we arrived at Agafay desert where the camp experience was definitely one of a kind. Marrakesh, our last stop, was definitely the highest point of the entire trip. Hanan, our local guide and a foodie herself, generously shared her knowledge and personal views of the city, the culture, and the food.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Amazing view to the medina of Chefchaouen. Clean room. The only drawback is that there are many steps to climb from the parking/the city, but the hotel staff would help to carry the luggages.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Wonderful view
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rabat Marriott Hotel
Rabat
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casablanca Marriott Hotel
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Sebban
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Abdellatif Benaissa
Abdellatif
Abdellatif Benaissa
Local specialist in Marrakesh | Replied on Jan 10, 2024
Dear Lucy, Thank you immensely for sharing the enriching experience of your 10-day journey through Morocco! It's genuinely heartwarming to read about the wonders and vibrant moments you encountered across Chefchaouen, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakesh. Faissel, your driver-guide, exemplified reliability and offered invaluable insights throughout your journey, enriching your adventure in every way possible. The Agafay desert camp experience sounds truly exceptional, marking a standout... Read more

Dear Lucy,

Thank you immensely for sharing the enriching experience of your 10-day journey through Morocco! It's genuinely heartwarming to read about the wonders and vibrant moments you encountered across Chefchaouen, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakesh.

Faissel, your driver-guide, exemplified reliability and offered invaluable insights throughout your journey, enriching your adventure in every way possible. The Agafay desert camp experience sounds truly exceptional, marking a standout moment in your trip. It's wonderful to hear that Marrakesh, the final destination, served as the pinnacle of your entire adventure, thanks to the insightful guidance of Hanan, your local expert and passionate food enthusiast.

Your vivid descriptions of the cities' uniqueness, bustling medinas, captivating arts, and breathtaking panoramas beautifully encapsulate the essence of Morocco's diverse cultural tapestry. Your photo album must indeed be a treasure trove of vibrant memories!

We deeply appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have been a part of creating these unforgettable memories for you and your husband. We hope that these cherished experiences will linger in your hearts for years to come, and we remain eager to assist you in crafting more incredible adventures in the future.

Warm regards,
Abdel

Our guide and driver Reda was incredible!
Morocco | Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2024

V
Vanessa S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2024

Our guide and driver Reda was incredible! My husband and I had a great experience thanks to him and his expertise. Thank you!

Local specialist: Saïd Berdham
Saïd
Saïd Berdham
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Jan 10, 2024

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an incredible time with our guide and driver, Reda. It's fantastic to know that Reda's expertise added value to your trip and made it memorable for both you and your husband.

We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Reda. Feedback like yours motivates us to continue delivering exceptional service and unforgettable experiences to our guests.

Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future.

Best regards,
Said

Original Tours is a solid 5 stars-Said was al...
Morocco | Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2024

Brad
Brad O.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2024
Original Tours is a solid 5 stars-Said was always available through WhatsApp and he replied quickly -
Make sure you have WhatsApp installed on you phone before you leave your country
Below are my thoughts, not my wife's
Our driver Soukaina was incredible. She stopped whenever we asked to take pictures, or to get honey, or for the view. She was always on time and checked in with us to make sure everything was fine at the Riads we stayed in. Her laugh is infectious, and she alone gets 10...
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Original Tours is a solid 5 stars-Said was always available through WhatsApp and he replied quickly -
Make sure you have WhatsApp installed on you phone before you leave your country
Below are my thoughts, not my wife's
Our driver Soukaina was incredible. She stopped whenever we asked to take pictures, or to get honey, or for the view. She was always on time and checked in with us to make sure everything was fine at the Riads we stayed in. Her laugh is infectious, and she alone gets 10 stars for being the only women driver in Morocco
Hanan- our tour guide in Marrakesh, 5 stars, was informative, friendly and was easy to have discussions about current and past Morocco. Walking thought the Palace she explained in details the family structure at the time of the Palace first resident. We met another group that had her as a guide and they too spoke highly of her
Mahomed, our Fez guide, 0 stars. He took us to a rug dealer, which we did not ask for. after some time there I told him we are done look at the carpets. Instead of him moving on, he said "you don't need to buy, just look", he then proceed to inform us how the shop could ship the carpet home. He took us to places that gave him a cut if we purchase anything. Though out the tour he would point out certain things but not really go into detail, and was not easy to have a discussion with. I could fill a page on this tour guide.

Hotel Dar Mounir - 5 stars - good location everything worked in the room
Riad Ghita - 4 stars, due to a draft coming in though the winder that the heater could not compete with, TV was broken. Host was wonderful, her breakfast and dinners were stunning
Tiziri Luxury Camp-5 stars- host were incredible. only recommendation is drive to the camp, take the camel to the sunset. 2 hours on the camel is 1.5 hours too much.
Riad Ksar Ighnda-3 stars only because it is in the middle of no-where and seemed pricey for what they offered
Palais Sebban 5 stars mostly due to the New Years Eve Party. The host was making sure people were dancing and having fun. The staff were dancing and having as much fun as the guest. I applaud the host that she included everyone at the party, which had a fire dancer, belly dancer, magician and a all women group that got the part going. Not to mention releasing doves at the beginning.

Local specialist: Abdellatif Benaissa
Abdellatif
Abdellatif Benaissa
Local specialist in Marrakesh | Replied on Jan 08, 2024
Hi Brad, Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your comprehensive feedback about your recent adventure with Original Tours. It's truly heartening to hear about your positive experiences and insights during your journey through Morocco. It's wonderful to hear that Soukaina, your driver, went above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the trip. Her flexibility in accommodating your stops and her dedication to making your journey memorable speak volumes... Read more

Hi Brad,

Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your comprehensive feedback about your recent adventure with Original Tours. It's truly heartening to hear about your positive experiences and insights during your journey through Morocco.

It's wonderful to hear that Soukaina, your driver, went above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the trip. Her flexibility in accommodating your stops and her dedication to making your journey memorable speak volumes about our team's commitment to exceptional service. We're incredibly proud to have such a dedicated and skilled professional on our team.

Hanan, your guide in Marrakesh, received high praise for her informative and engaging approach. It's heartening to know that her expertise and passion for sharing insights about Moroccan culture enhanced your visit. We're thrilled that her dedication to providing a memorable experience was reflected in your encounter.

However, we regret to learn about your disappointing experience with Mohammed, your guide in Fez. We deeply apologize for the less-than-ideal tour and the inconvenience caused by his approach. Rest assured, we will take immediate steps to address this matter internally and ensure such occurrences are rectified to maintain our high standards of service.

Regarding your accommodation experiences, we're pleased to note the positive feedback for Hotel Dar Mounir, Riad Ghita, Tiziri Luxury Camp, and Palais Sebban. Your detailed insights into the amenities and experiences at each location are invaluable for us to continue improving our offerings and services.

We appreciate your constructive feedback regarding Riad Ksar Ighnda. We take your comments seriously and will assess ways to enhance the guest experience at this location.

Once again, we express our deepest gratitude for sharing your thoughts with us. Your feedback is immensely valuable in our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for an even more fulfilling adventure in the future.

Warm regards,
Abdel

A wonderful taste of Morocco!
Morocco | Nov 24 - Dec 2, 2023

Abigail
Abigail K.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2023
This was my first time using KimKim and it will not be the last! My friend Howard and I decided to make Morocco our destination. We decided on a date but neither of us really had time to plan a trip. KimKim to the rescue! We looked at the various itineraries. I was impressed with the varied options. Options include how many days you want to visit as well as the kind of trip you want to take. One can choose active, historical and many others. Once we decided on the amount of days and... Read more

This was my first time using KimKim and it will not be the last!

My friend Howard and I decided to make Morocco our destination. We decided on a date but neither of us really had time to plan a trip. KimKim to the rescue!

We looked at the various itineraries. I was impressed with the varied options. Options include how many days you want to visit as well as the kind of trip you want to take. One can choose active, historical and many others.

Once we decided on the amount of days and what kind of trip we wanted, that's when Saīd came into the process. I definitely could not have done this without Saīd and I am very grateful for all his work. Saīd is incredibly patient and thoughtful. He is clearly driven to make sure that each and every traveler has the experience they desire. My questions were often answered immediately or because of the 6 hour time difference, by the next day. As you get closer to the date, Saīd will give you his WhatsApp number so you can contact him for anything.

We were given an excellent driver. Neither of us wanted to deal with driving in Morocco. If you are planning to do your own driving, the main roads and highways are excellent. I live in New York City and I thought the driving in Casablanca and Marrakech seemed very chaotic. We were very happy with the choice to have a driver, and Lahcen was wonderful. His driving is flawless. In addition to his professionalism, he is incredibly kind and thoughtful. We were in great hands!

We had a guide in Chefchaouen, Abdessalam. I enjoyed his tour of the Blue City. I definitely learned quite a bit. You will test your fitness going up and down the steps and hills of Chefchaouen. Our tour included two nights in a Riad there. The Riad was a lovely place. Keep in mind that the “star” system there is a little different than in the States. These Riads are great, one really gets a flavor of the country there. However, the amenities may be a little more rustic than you expected. The rooms have full bathrooms, but towels might be a little scratchy. I found the beds to be very comfortable, and I am usually hard to please on that matter.
Overall, I think Chefchaouen is done in one day, maybe one overnight. I didn’t need to stay two nights.

Off we went on the road to Fes! I had forgotten that we were going to see the ruins at Volubolis. If you like ruins, think Pompeii, then you will love Volubolis. Howard and I had a great time walking around. The weather was picture perfect. Keep in mind that people might come up and offer their services as a guide. We declined.

Meknes is the next stop. First lunch. I wasn’t crazy about the lunch spot. It’s a bit too touristy, but the food was fine, service was fine. If you like dining on terraces Morocco is the place for you! Keep your eyes open for storks! Also, kitty cats are all over the place. Do not be surprised if they come right up and sit in your lap. Cats are not abused, but are not particularly well cared for. Some cats will beg for food.
The mausoleum in Meknes is lovely.

We reached Fes around time for an early dinner. The Riad there was also all that you hope a modest hotel to look like. Gorgeous lights, tiles, table and sofas. November is a little cool in Morocco, so bring your winter jammies! The area where this Riad was situated didn’t feel very welcoming. So we decided to eat dinner at this Riad both nights. The food there was very good and the service was very kind and friendly.
In the morning we met our guide for the Medina in Fes. Sharif was fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, FUNNY and patient. I learned so much from that experience. I don’t know how anyone could go to the Medina without a guide. It is an endless and chaotic maze! As promised in the itinerary, you will see the food stalls, tanneries, copper and brass stalls and so much more!

Next day, off to Marrakech. That was a long driving day. We took the highways. Lahcen always knew the best places to stop. Keep in mind that it is appropriate to tip the bathroom attendant- so hold on to your coins for that! The Riad in Marrakech was my favorite. The staff was particularly friendly. The Riad itself was beautiful. They have a lovely sunken circular sofa, a mini pool (too cold for us to swim in November), breakfast on the terrace and even a little jacuzzi. This Riad is also well located for visiting the old city. Keep in mind that sadly the earthquake in the lower Atlas mountains did have some toll in Marrakech.

We declined the guide in Marrakech because I have a friend who lives there. If we had stayed for an extra day there a guide would have been wonderful. We did visit the Yves St. Laurent museum, which was lovely. If you think you might like it, go!

We had a visit to a Hammam. If you like saunas, enjoy! There are other spa services available as well.

I recommend the restaurant OTTO. It is very close to the Riad where we stayed. This was the most elegant place we ate. Expensive by Moroccan standards, but well worth it.

Next day, a short drive to Essaouria. Finally a sea-side area! This area is an enjoyable change from the other cities. It feels more open. We took a long walk on the beach. If you want there are horses and camels to ride. Do your souvenir shopping here! If this is of interest, Essaouria is one area where you can find alcohol. In fact, it is the area where wine was produced for centuries. Another thing I noted was a lot of cigarette smoking. I am not a smoker and at times I found this to be unpleasant. Two nights there and then off to Casablanca to stay overnight and then leave.
I believe most people will say that from a tourist’s view there is not much of interest in Casablanca. We did see the Hassan ll mosque. It’s lovely and near the ocean. We didn’t do anything else in Casablanca. The hotel we stayed in is called a five star hotel. The rooms are clean and new. Again, there is something that feels a little disheveled about this hotel. Rooftop dining, pool there is even a gym. This hotel made me miss the Riads we stayed in during the trip.

Overall, this was an excellent trip. I got a taste of many places. Saīd was so helpful. I am sure that if there had been any kind of medical emergency Lahcen and Saīd would have jumped into action. Both Saīd and Lahcen made our trip a huge success and we wouldn’t have met them without KimKim!

Hotel Review
Riad Ghita
Fes

Lovely experience! This Riad is beautifully decorated. The rooms are clean and attractive. The service was lovely! Food was excellent in this Riad. The location is close to the Medina and a little chaotic. Beds were comfortable, bring your warm jammies if you are traveling in November!

Authenticity & Character
Lovely decor
Location
Staff
Very good food, friendly and professional service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Was a little chilly in November
Activity Review
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes

Sharif was an excellent guide. I learned a lot and I could not have enjoyed the Medina without his help.Take your time

Quality of Experience
Food
Food at the Riad was very good
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So knowledgeable, friendly and professional
Transport
Excellent driver!
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Dec 11, 2023
Hello Abigail! Thank you for sharing your detailed and insightful experience of your trip to Morocco arranged through KimKim. It sounds like you had an incredible adventure exploring various cities and regions, each offering unique experiences and cultural treasures. Your itinerary seemed to have provided a seamless journey, allowing you to discover the diverse landscapes, historical sites, and cultural nuances of Morocco. The personalized attention and responsiveness to your questions and... Read more

Hello Abigail!

Thank you for sharing your detailed and insightful experience of your trip to Morocco arranged through KimKim. It sounds like you had an incredible adventure exploring various cities and regions, each offering unique experiences and cultural treasures.

Your itinerary seemed to have provided a seamless journey, allowing you to discover the diverse landscapes, historical sites, and cultural nuances of Morocco. The personalized attention and responsiveness to your questions and needs, especially with the time difference, is commendable.

The decision to have a driver, Lahcen, must have indeed enhanced the experience, offering not only safe transportation but also insightful local knowledge. Chefchaouen's charm and the tour by Abdessalam provided valuable insights into the Blue City's history and picturesque alleys.

The exploration of Volubolis, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech each brought their own distinct flavors, from ancient ruins to bustling medinas. Your guide, Sharif, seemed to have enriched your Medina experience in Fes, navigating the labyrinthine streets and showcasing the vibrant markets and cultural gems.

It's delightful to hear about your favorite Riad in Marrakech and the warmth of its staff. The visit to Essaouria provided a refreshing seaside experience, offering a different ambiance compared to the other cities.

Your insights into the accommodations and various dining experiences, including the Hammam visit and the recommendation of OTTO restaurant, offer valuable tips for future travelers.

Your concluding remarks about the overall success of the trip, highlighting the pivotal roles of Saīd and Lahcen, truly emphasize the dedication and commitment of the KimKim team in ensuring a memorable and well-coordinated travel experience.

Thank you for sharing your journey through Morocco. It's evident that the trip left a lasting impression, providing a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture and heritage. Your detailed account will undoubtedly be beneficial for others planning a similar adventure in this beautiful country!

Best Wishes,
Said

Enjoyable Morocco holiday
Morocco | Nov 5 - Nov 18, 2023

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michael f.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023
Said planned a wondrrful trip for us. Samir was exceptional as a driver and commentator on Morocco. A very enjoyable trip. Read more

Said planned a wondrrful trip for us.

Samir was exceptional as a driver and commentator on Morocco.

A very enjoyable trip.

Hotel Reviews
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Riad Chbanate
Essaouira
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Dec 14, 2023
Hi Michael, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that I helped organize a wonderful trip for you. It's fantastic to know that Samir's exceptional service as a driver and commentator truly enhanced your experience of Morocco. Creating enjoyable and memorable trips is our ultimate goal, and I'm delighted that we were able to contribute positively to your journey. Your kind words serve as great encouragement for us to continue delivering... Read more

Hi Michael,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that I helped organize a wonderful trip for you. It's fantastic to know that Samir's exceptional service as a driver and commentator truly enhanced your experience of Morocco.

Creating enjoyable and memorable trips is our ultimate goal, and I'm delighted that we were able to contribute positively to your journey. Your kind words serve as great encouragement for us to continue delivering exceptional service to all our travelers.

We genuinely appreciate your trust in us and hope to have the pleasure of assisting you with more amazing adventures in the future.

Warm regards,
Said

Said (holiday specialist/coordinator) and Tay...
Morocco | Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2023

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SANJAY S.
India | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2023
Said (holiday specialist/coordinator) and Tayeb (driver/guide) throughout the trip were exceptional. They made our holiday in Morocco a memorable experience. They were extremely courteous and ever obliging. Nothing was a problem for them. A big thank you to both of you.
Our local guides Mouna in Rabat, Charif in Fes and Moushine in Marrakesh were very knowledgable and explained the history extremely well.
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Said (holiday specialist/coordinator) and Tayeb (driver/guide) throughout the trip were exceptional. They made our holiday in Morocco a memorable experience. They were extremely courteous and ever obliging. Nothing was a problem for them. A big thank you to both of you.
Our local guides Mouna in Rabat, Charif in Fes and Moushine in Marrakesh were very knowledgable and explained the history extremely well.

Hotel Review
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

Interesting and unique experience. Not luxurious but comfortable. Bathrooms need major renovations. Not meant for the elderly or physically handicapped.

Authenticity & Character
Architecture, internal decor, tiling and mosaic work.
Location
One can't really change the location of the property.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathrooms. General upkeep
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Nov 24, 2023

Hi Sanjay,

We greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback! It's fantastic to hear that Tayeb, and our local guides, Mouna, Charif, and Moushine, made your holiday in Morocco so memorable. We aim to provide exceptional experiences, and your kind words motivate us to keep exceeding your expectations. We can't wait to assist you on your future adventures.

Warm regards,

Said,
Original Travels!

Ayoub is an amazing driver/guide!
Morocco | Oct 22 - Nov 4, 2023

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Genie B.
Morgan City, LA | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2023
I had the pleasure of traveling with Ayoub as our driver and guide during our journey through Morocco, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience. Ayoub not only took us to all the major Moroccan cities, but he also became a great friend in the process. Ayoub's knowledge of the country was truly impressive. He shared fascinating insights about the history, culture, and local traditions of each place we visited. His recommendations for the best local cuisine and hidden gems were spot... Read more

I had the pleasure of traveling with Ayoub as our driver and guide during our journey through Morocco, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience. Ayoub not only took us to all the major Moroccan cities, but he also became a great friend in the process.

Ayoub's knowledge of the country was truly impressive. He shared fascinating insights about the history, culture, and local traditions of each place we visited. His recommendations for the best local cuisine and hidden gems were spot on, making our trip even more special.

What truly set Ayoub apart was his warm and friendly personality. He went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. We shared stories, laughter, and moments of genuine connection that made this trip more than just a vacation. Ayoub became a cherished friend, and his kindness and hospitality left a lasting impression on us.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Ayoub as a driver and guide for anyone exploring Morocco. He not only knows the country inside out but also has the rare ability to turn a journey into an adventure with a new friend by your side. Thank you, Ayoub, for making our Moroccan adventure so incredible!

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Beautiful riad, but about 300 steps to climb to get to it. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable and the restaurant was also amazing. They did not sell alcohol, but allowed us to bring in our own wine and served it to us with our meals.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

TRULY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! I added a second day at the camp when planning my trip, and wished I had added a third. We had the best sleep and some of the best meals of the entire two week trip at the camp. The staff was friendly and super knowledgable and made us feel right at home. The campfire music each night was so amazing, and the owner was super hospitable to us. We definitely want to make a return trip to the camp!!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

After staying in beautiful riads with so much mosiac work and decorative touches, this place was kind of bland, but the beds were comfortable, the rooms clean, and the bar/restaurant and pool area looked very nice, although we did not use them as we were only there one night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasbah Titrit
Ait Ben Haddou

We were only here for a quick night, arrived late, and left early, but from what we could see, it was beautiful. Our room was on the top floor and took some steps to get to, but it was big, clean, and comfortable. The pool and spa area looked amazing although we did not get a chance to use them. The restaurant was good, we had a birthday party at dinner, and the staff was super friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Saïd Bardam
Saïd
Saïd Bardam
Local specialist in Marrakech | Replied on Nov 28, 2023
Hi Genie, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and heartwarming review. We're thrilled to hear that your journey through Morocco with Ayoub was nothing short of unforgettable. It's clear that Ayoub went above and beyond to make your trip special, and your words truly capture the essence of his exceptional service. Most importantly, we're delighted that Ayoub's warmth and friendly personality left such a profound impact on your journey. It's remarkable how genuine connections can... Read more

Hi Genie,

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and heartwarming review. We're thrilled to hear that your journey through Morocco with Ayoub was nothing short of unforgettable. It's clear that Ayoub went above and beyond to make your trip special, and your words truly capture the essence of his exceptional service.

Most importantly, we're delighted that Ayoub's warmth and friendly personality left such a profound impact on your journey. It's remarkable how genuine connections can transform a vacation into something truly extraordinary, and Ayoub's dedication to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction is truly commendable.

Your feedback serves as a testament to his exceptional hospitality and kindness, which are the cornerstones of the service we strive to provide.

On behalf of Ayoub and the entire team, thank you for choosing us as your travel companion in Morocco. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your incredible adventure.

We hope to welcome you back to Morocco in the future for more unforgettable experiences.

Warm regards,
Said,
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