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Sharon Louthian

American by birth and Moroccan-Berber by marriage, I first traveled to Morocco as a tourist and fell in love with the country and its people (one in particular). Since my initial visit, I have traveled extensively throughout the country and especially enjoy discovering secret places off of the beaten path. Together with Abderrahman Idrissi, my Moroccan husband who has over 20 years experience in the tourism industry, we enlisted the help of his brothers (who serve as our in-country tour managers) to create Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures. As a family business, we enjoy developing relationships with our guests that continue beyond their trips to Morocco and our goal is for our guests to leave with a little of our love for the country and its people.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"People always ask me what there is to do in Morocco and I always reply that an easier question would be what can't you do there! And we can help you with all of it. Of course, we share the rich history and the important landmarks that any tour to Morocco includes, but we also provide unique opportunities to mix and mingle with the locals that allow our guests to gain insight into day to day life. So if you are looking for an authentic experience (budget or luxury) that takes you off the beaten path, then we are the company for you. And if you want to throw in a little hiking, trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, kite-surfing, mule trekking, horseback riding, or even skiing (yes, I said skiing), we can do that, too!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My path towards a career in travel was a crooked one, but began with a vacation to Morocco in 2012 where I met the most amazing guide, Abderrahman (Abdou for short). He was so amazing, in fact, that after a few more visits we decided to get married. After he had settled into life in the United States, an opportunity presented itself for us to create Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures. And so, after many years of discussion, we "pulled the trigger" and Morocco Immersion was born."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Obviously, my trip to Morocco in 2012 was life changing - talk about transformative travel experiences! Besides meeting my soulmate on that trip, I was mesmerized by the desert and upon my return dreamt about it for 30 nights in a row. Abdou told me that that was the magic of the desert. In subsequent trips, I got to learn more about the culture and meet more of the locals, and that's when I discovered that despite the breathtaking beauty of the landscapes, the true beauty of Morocco is the rich culture and the warmth and generosity of its people. "

Sharon is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
Streets of Chefchaouen
Highlights of Morocco from Beach to Desert: Fes, Marrakech, Sahara & More - 7 Days

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

In port at Essaouira
Highlights of Morocco: Fes, Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley, Marrakech & Essaouira - 14 Days

See some of Morocco's best sights on this two-week itinerary. You'll wander the streets of artsy seaside Asilah, then head to the sandier seas of the Atlas Mountains and Erg Chebi with a camel trek and desert camping. Follow expert guides through the bustling markets of Fes and Marrakech, and wrap up your trip in the bohemian enclave of Essaouira before you depart.

Palm trees line the fortified walls in Taroudant
Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira - 9 Days

This relaxed itinerary takes you on an off-the-beaten-path exploration of Morocco's culture and landscapes. Explore the bustle and history of Marrakech, then travel through the Atlas Mountains. You'll go on an off-road adventure and discover breathtaking scenery at Morocco's tallest waterfalls. Climb aboard a camel to trek out into the desert, where you'll camp for the night. Then find Taroudant, a fortified town with great shopping and souks that are easier to navigate than those in bigger cities. You'll end your trip in Essaouira, a seaside escape where you can relax and tuck into fresh local seafood. 

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

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

Recent trip reviews for Sharon

Perfect Moroccan Trip
Morocco | Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2022

ashlyn
ashlyn f.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

We had a wonderful trip with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures! When booking, Sharon was quick to respond to all of our questions and help us create the perfect itinerary for our week in Morocco.

From start to finish, everything was perfectly planned and we got to do and see everything we set out to. The local guides in each area (Marrakech, Tinghir, and Kasbah Tamnougalt) were all very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions and patient with picture taking. At each Riad (Riad Nesma... read more

We had a wonderful trip with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures! When booking, Sharon was quick to respond to all of our questions and help us create the perfect itinerary for our week in Morocco.

From start to finish, everything was perfectly planned and we got to do and see everything we set out to. The local guides in each area (Marrakech, Tinghir, and Kasbah Tamnougalt) were all very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions and patient with picture taking. At each Riad (Riad Nesma in Marrakech, Chez Ichou, and Kasbah Itrane Tamnougalt) and the desert camp we were provided with delicious food and attentive service. If you decide to do a desert overnight at the wonderful Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp don’t miss out on leaving camp in the evening to do some star gazing - it can’t be beat! Additionally, on your way out of Ourzazate, visit Taman’Art Space, a unique artist’s collective founded by the incredibly talented local artist, Aissa Joud.

What made the trip special was how wonderful our driver, Mahmoud, was - you truly couldn’t ask for a better person to show you around such a beautiful country. From Marrakech to the Sahara and back, Mahmoud went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, introducing us to fantastic music (we are now gnawa fans for life), and teaching us so much about Moroccan and Amazigh culture. Mahmoud did an amazing job getting us from place to place safely, connecting us with local excursions and making sure my dietary restrictions were understood (i.e., celiac) when we stopped for meals. If you are lucky enough to visit Morocco, you will be twice as lucky if you have Mahmoud as your driver. Not only did we have a fantastic trip, we gained a wonderful friend as well!

It was a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget and we can’t wait to come back!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Nesma Suites & SPA
Medina, Marrakech

The entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful, the Riad itself was stunning and maintained so well and the food is delicious!

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Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

What a beautiful Riad! The food was incredible, every detail in the design of the hotel was flawless and the staff is so kind. The rooftop pool provides a wonderful place to view the stars at night as well.

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Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp
Merzouga

I didn’t know camping could be so glamorous! The beds were comfortable, the food was great and the service was impeccable!

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Activity Reviews
Dades Valley to Merzouga Camel Trek via Todgha Gorge & Tinghir
Morocco

Definitely a tourist activity but don’t miss out! The desert and sunrise and sunset is so gorgeous and the stars at night are unbelievable!

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Marrakech Immersion (Guided Tour of the Red City)
Marrakech
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
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Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
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Agdz to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco
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Guides, drivers and staff
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Merzouga to Agdz
Morocco
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Guides, drivers and staff
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hi Ashlyn,

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so happy that you had an amazing experience in Morocco, generally, and with Mahmoud, specifically! I'm also super happy to hear that your dietary restrictions were met! Let us know when you guys are ready to come back to see the North of the country.

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip!
Keep in touch,
Sharon, Mahmoud, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Great experience
Morocco | Sep 4 - Sep 11, 2022

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Suzanne S.
Hagerstown, MD | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

We had limited time and Morocco Immersion helped us make the most of it. Sharon's recommendations were wonderful and our driver, Sallam, made all the difference. The Moroccan people are kind and welcoming. Overall, it was a memorable trip! read more

We had limited time and Morocco Immersion helped us make the most of it. Sharon's recommendations were wonderful and our driver, Sallam, made all the difference. The Moroccan people are kind and welcoming. Overall, it was a memorable trip!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Al Makan
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camps - Royal Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad al Rimal
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fes Immersion
Fes

Hassan was a wonderful guide in terms of his cultural, historical and religious knowledge. He created a great backdrop for our tour through the medina.

Quality of Experience
We would have liked to have been asked about visiting all the souks before we went. Instead, we were told that we were going to this one and that one to meet someone the guide knew but were of course "under no obligation to buy anything but this work supports our people." Some of the locations were for products we had no interest in. And the shopkeeper's disappointment was very evident in any place where we did not purchase anything. The tannery, in particular, was disappointing, as the man giving us the tour spoke no English and could not explain the tanning process, for which we had many questions. After a quick climb to the roof for a picture, he took us immediately to a showroom and wanted us to try on some jackets.
Guides, drivers and staff
We wish Hassan had asked us at the start what souks we were interested in visiting and given us the option of choosing where to go. Also, we were shown to a very touristy restaurant for lunch, with a fixed menu, and not asked about what type of meal we would like.
Transport
Fes to Merzouga Camel Trek
Morocco

Great trek from Fes to the desert, with lots to see along the way. Sallam is a wonderful driver and guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Our camel guide insisted on us climbing a dune to see the sunset despite the approaching storm. We quit before we reached the summit due to blowing, stinging sand and limited visability. I think he was intent on completing the task he was assigned to do, but we would have been happier skipping this part and proceeding on to the camp ahead of the storm. Sallam went out of his way to take us to find a bottle of wine that we could enjoy with our dinner.
Transport
Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Dades Gorge, Tinghir and Todgha Gorge
Morocco

Another beautiful day.

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for the review. We are happy to hear that overall you had a good time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your time with Sallam as your tour manager. Thanks, also, for your feedback regarding the tour in Fes. We have shared your comments with him and the rest of the team in an effort to ensure that all of the services that our guests receive meet our high standards. As I'm sure you can imagine, this is a constant and ongoing effort.

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Amazing Moroccan Family Adventure
Morocco | Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2022

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Bryanna D.
Vestal, NY | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

It is impossible to sum up in just a few words how AMAZING our trip was to Morocco!!! From the very beginning of planning Sharon was so easy to work with and planned an absolutely wonderful trip. Once we arrive in Morocco our guide Yassine made sure that our trip was everything we wanted and more. We immediately felt comfortable with Yassine and knew he would be a great guide. Traveling with young kids (5 and 6) can be challenging at times but Yassine has the patience of a saint and a... read more

It is impossible to sum up in just a few words how AMAZING our trip was to Morocco!!! From the very beginning of planning Sharon was so easy to work with and planned an absolutely wonderful trip. Once we arrive in Morocco our guide Yassine made sure that our trip was everything we wanted and more. We immediately felt comfortable with Yassine and knew he would be a great guide. Traveling with young kids (5 and 6) can be challenging at times but Yassine has the patience of a saint and a true love for children. By the end of our trip we were all sad to have to say good bye and my kids ask daily, when are we going back to Morocco to see Yassine!

Activity Review
Marrakech Immersion (Guided Tour of the Red City)
Marrakech

The guide was great and showed us the beautiful Bahia Palace. He was wonderful with the kids when they got too hot and needed to take a break.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hey Bryanna,

We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time (twice) while visiting Morocco! There is still more to see, so next time you head our way, just let us know!

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip. Take care and keep in touch!
Sharon, Yassine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Morocco 8 Day Tour - 5 stars!
Morocco | Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2022

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Eoin D.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

We had a fantastic 8 days in Morocco in July 2022!

Sharon was great to work with during the planning process. She was extremely helpful and planned an amazing trip to Morocco for us, listening to our preferences and tailoring the trip for us. She was professional and knowledgeable and was always quick to respond to our emails, texts and phonecalls. Thank you Sharon!

Our Tour Guide for the 8 days was Sallam and he was absolutely brilliant. From the very start he was nice, helpful,... read more

We had a fantastic 8 days in Morocco in July 2022!

Sharon was great to work with during the planning process. She was extremely helpful and planned an amazing trip to Morocco for us, listening to our preferences and tailoring the trip for us. She was professional and knowledgeable and was always quick to respond to our emails, texts and phonecalls. Thank you Sharon!

Our Tour Guide for the 8 days was Sallam and he was absolutely brilliant. From the very start he was nice, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. He made our trip so enjoyable, answering the many questions we had along the way about Morocco and Moroccan culture. He drove us all around the beautiful country, giving many recommendations for places to eat, areas to check out and things to do in each city and town. He made our trip so enjoyable and memorable, and we left good friends! We cannot thank him enough for making our trip to Morocco so special. We would highly recommend Sallam to anyone visiting Morocco.

Andrea & Eoin

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Andrea & Eoin,

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We were so happy to be a part of your honeymoon and we hope that you will look fondly on the memories you made in Morocco for years and years to come!

Congratulations again on your nuptials!
Take care and keep in touch!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Loved Moroccoc and Our Tour Guide!
Morocco | Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2022

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Jennifer B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

My daughter and I typically do a "girls trip" to a different country every year. This year, we decided to visit a Morroco. I travel quite a bit - both professionally and personally. Typically, I research and book all of our travel arrangements - from booking flights, researching cities to visit, things to do, hotels to stay and local transportation options. (I actually enjoy doing it! Seriously.)

However, with this trip, I felt a little out of my "comfort zone" in planning it by myself,... read more

My daughter and I typically do a "girls trip" to a different country every year. This year, we decided to visit a Morroco. I travel quite a bit - both professionally and personally. Typically, I research and book all of our travel arrangements - from booking flights, researching cities to visit, things to do, hotels to stay and local transportation options. (I actually enjoy doing it! Seriously.)

However, with this trip, I felt a little out of my "comfort zone" in planning it by myself, so I decided to try out KimKim. Without a doubt, working through KimKim and getting connected with local travel specialist, Sharon, from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures, was one of the best travel decisions I've made over the years. Here's why:

From the first "virtual" introductions to the final days before our trip, Sharon was always accessible, professional and knowledgeable. In this particular case, it also helped that she was an American living in Morocco so there was no language barrier. When we arrived, our tour manager, Hicham, was there waiting for us, and the adventure began! I’m so glad we had Hicham throughout out entire trip to drive us place to place, connect us with other tour guides for specific tours, help check us in to our Riads (hotels), and tell us more about the country during our longer drives from the perspective of someone who was born and raised there. (BTW, his English was great!) He went above and beyond any expectations I had – to include stopping by a pharmacy and speaking with the pharmacist to help me get some medicine for an allergic reaction I was having to poison ivy that I contracted BEFORE the trip in my backyard and didn’t know it!

I cannot say enough about Hicham’s the level of professionalism throughout the entire trip and genuine desire for us to have the best vacation possible in his country. Same is true for the other tour guides they connected us with for specific tours. The attention to detail in everything – from our accommodations to our restaurants to the third-party partnerships they have acquired is unequaled! I am so glad we were connected with Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures. I wish they were in more countries! I will definitely use them again when we come back to visit!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are all so happy that you enjoyed your time in Morocco, generally, and with Hicham, specifically! He shared a few pictures with me of you both during your journey and I was happy to see both of your big smiles. You are now and honorary member of the Idrissi family and we will be ready to welcome you "home" whenever you wish to return.

Thanks for trusting us with your trip!
Take care and keep in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family.

We enjoyed our trip and the time with our dri...
Morocco | Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2022

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Peggy L.
Chino Hills, CA | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

We enjoyed our trip and the time with our driver and tour manager, Sallam, who is also apparently a Tik Tok celebrity in Morocco. He was knowledgeable and always willing to answer our questions or converse with us. Sallam did a great job coordinating with the local guides and getting us to our destinations in a timely manner. All parts of the itinerary were followed and the tour gave us a good overview of Morocco which is an amazing country with wonderful people. Sallam was always eager and... read more

We enjoyed our trip and the time with our driver and tour manager, Sallam, who is also apparently a Tik Tok celebrity in Morocco. He was knowledgeable and always willing to answer our questions or converse with us. Sallam did a great job coordinating with the local guides and getting us to our destinations in a timely manner. All parts of the itinerary were followed and the tour gave us a good overview of Morocco which is an amazing country with wonderful people. Sallam was always eager and informative to share his culture and teach us the history of his country and people. Sharon accommodated our request to have A/C in all accommodations, including the desert camp in Merzouga, which was amazing. We were impressed by the riads and hotels we stayed in as well. The local guides were all friendly and gave us a good overview of the cities we were in; we especially appreciated the tour with Muhammed in Marakesh. My suggestions to improve on this tour would be to provide more options for the lunch places our local guides lead us to... the restaurants were all very tourist oriented and the meals were very similar to one another. In the areas that have more options, allowing us to choose among recommended places to eat would have been great. We also felt that the cooperatives many of the local guides took us to ate up much of our tour time and the wares were overpriced. It was also difficult to tell if some of these cooperatives were actually sanctioned by the government. Other than those suggestions, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Morocco.

Activity Review
Marrakech Immersion (Guided Tour of the Red City)
Marrakech
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Peggy,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with our Tik Tok celebrity, Sallam. He truly is one of the best and a great representative of Morocco and it's warm culture and people!

Sorry to hear, though, about your experiences in some of the cooperatives. We truly only include visits to these places as they are important to the culture of the country and neither our local guides nor us receive monetary compensation from any of them and purchase is absolutely not obligatory. We... read more

Hi Peggy,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with our Tik Tok celebrity, Sallam. He truly is one of the best and a great representative of Morocco and it's warm culture and people!

Sorry to hear, though, about your experiences in some of the cooperatives. We truly only include visits to these places as they are important to the culture of the country and neither our local guides nor us receive monetary compensation from any of them and purchase is absolutely not obligatory. We will definitely address this issue with our tour managers at our next training session so that our future guests are aware of the purpose of the visits. So, thank you for the feedback.

Thanks again for trusting us with your trip and we hope that you keep in touch!
Sharon, Sallam, and the Morocco Immersion Family

Unforgettable Experience!!!!
Morocco | Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022

carolina
carolina O.
Pompano Beach, FL | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Sharon planned our trip, I explained to her what I would like to go.
With only 6 days of stay, she did an amazing job to accommodate my schedule.
Hicham was our tour manager, he was very
Attentive and kind.
He gives me a surprise 😮 birthday with all camels 🐫 guys, everything was awesome 👌 from the day 1 until the end, Sharon did an excellent job choosing the accommodation all hotels very clean and great food, unfortunately I didn't have time to go to tangier, but definitely we will come... read more

Sharon planned our trip, I explained to her what I would like to go.
With only 6 days of stay, she did an amazing job to accommodate my schedule.
Hicham was our tour manager, he was very
Attentive and kind.
He gives me a surprise 😮 birthday with all camels 🐫 guys, everything was awesome 👌 from the day 1 until the end, Sharon did an excellent job choosing the accommodation all hotels very clean and great food, unfortunately I didn't have time to go to tangier, but definitely we will come back, I want to thank everyone who took their time to sing me happy birthday 🎂
Hicham was above and beyond thank you so much😉

Hotel Reviews
Riad Nesma Suites & SPA
Medina, Marrakech

The hotel was very clean, but the service if the staff was magically, I been traveling for many years and this welcome here was speechless 🙊 Very helpful, friendly, very nice. All of them , Thank you guys 😊

Authenticity & Character
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Middle of everything
Staff
Everything
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camps - Royal Camp
Merzouga

All of them was beautiful but was one was amazing 👏 My tent ⛺️ have A/C you can imagine A/C in he desert 🏜 ,toilet 🚻 shower 🚿 Everything was magical ✨️

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasbah Itrane Tamnougalt
Tamnougalt
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Merzouga to Agdz
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Dades Valley to Merzouga Camel Trek via Todgha Gorge & Tinghir
Morocco
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Guides, drivers and staff
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Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate
Morocco
Quality of Experience
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Hey Carolina!

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so happy that your birthday trip was a success! We do hope that you will return for another longer visit next time and look forward to welcoming you and your family back anytime!

Thanks for trusting us with your trip and keep in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family!

Trip of a lifetime
Morocco | Jun 2 - Jun 10, 2022

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Sheri E.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Our trip was fantastic. Everything went so smoothly. We saw a lot and learned so much about Morocco. Our driver, Sallam, was awesome. He went above and beyond to make our trip special. He was knowledgeable and very fun! We were travelling with our young adult kids (21 and 24 years old) who really enjoyed travelling with and learning from Sallam. Other local guides (sorry I forgot names) were also excellent and very open to sharing their life experiences with us so we could experience more of... read more

Our trip was fantastic. Everything went so smoothly. We saw a lot and learned so much about Morocco. Our driver, Sallam, was awesome. He went above and beyond to make our trip special. He was knowledgeable and very fun! We were travelling with our young adult kids (21 and 24 years old) who really enjoyed travelling with and learning from Sallam. Other local guides (sorry I forgot names) were also excellent and very open to sharing their life experiences with us so we could experience more of the culture.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa
Rabat
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The tea!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beautiful
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen

They worked so hard to make our stay enjoyable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very central.
Staff
So friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp
Merzouga

Very unique experience. Glamping at its finest.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Brilliant drumming and dancing.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Very beautiful and traditional.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Staff was lovely!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

Beautiful quiet, friendly staff.

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad al Rimal
Marrakech

Great location!! Lovely Riad.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to everything. Close to the square.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Sheri!

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic time on your long awaited trip to Morocco! And, of course, we are also very happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed traveling with Sallam. He is a great guy with so many funny stories!

Thanks for trusting us with your trip! Keep in touch (I've talk to you guys for so long, it is strange not to do so anymore)!

Thanks again,
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Unique Morocco Experience
Morocco | May 28 - Jun 5, 2022

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Mark C.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

This was our first trip to Morocco and we felt we needed the guidance of area experts. When we travel, we like to understand the community in which we are traveling and to experience the culture of the people…all while avoiding tourist traps. From the first communications, we could tell that Sharon would be a great travel partner for us: she is responsive, courteous, and full of helpful ideas. Those traits carried through out our planning and travel process; we never felt like we were on our... read more

This was our first trip to Morocco and we felt we needed the guidance of area experts. When we travel, we like to understand the community in which we are traveling and to experience the culture of the people…all while avoiding tourist traps. From the first communications, we could tell that Sharon would be a great travel partner for us: she is responsive, courteous, and full of helpful ideas. Those traits carried through out our planning and travel process; we never felt like we were on our own. The driver who was assigned to us helped us for our entire nine day trip; he was personable, very thoughtful, and kept our safety top of mind. When we settled in each destination, we found the accommodations selected by Sharon and her team to be quite lovely and very culturally authentic. The guides arranged at each site were all friendly, knowledgeable, and adept at speaking multiple languages. Our first trip to Morocco was most certainly made possible because of Morocco Immersion and it left us confident that we will return to this colorful and vibrant country.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Nesma Suites & SPA
Medina, Marrakech

The hotel was lovely and wonderful situated in Marrakech, near the main market. The rooms were clean and the staff was kind. The only note is there was some trouble accommodating food allergies with the complementary breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Some aspects felt a bit sales focused (like the spa)
Location
Very close to the market
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp
Merzouga

This was our least favorite location of our trip — so many we are holding it to the standards set by the other locations. We understand that we are in the middle of the desert, so accommodations are limited, but this site was just not for us. It was very hot — and there is no ventilation in the tents — windows to open or ways to get air flow. The site says you can sleep under the stars — but they offered no way to do that. When we arrived, there was a group of 14-16 young adults who had, shall we say, a different energy level than us and stayed up all night — aided by a site provided drum circle. The food was ok and there was no accommodation possible for food allergies.

Tips for future travelers

Make sure you bring beverages with you as the options are limited, not cold, and very expensive. Also, depending on the length of your stay, figure out how not to bring all your luggage as there are a lot of bugs and sand gets in everything.

Authenticity & Character
This felt very touristy
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Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

This hotel is very lovely — a bit of a drive to get to, but worth the trip. Though on the major road, it is very quiet and feels hidden with the back of the property set in to the countryside. The food was delicious and the staff was so incredibly kind. There is a beautiful pool on the roof as well — though we didn’t have time to enjoy that, we did use the roof for star gazing. We would most certainly recommend this property.

Authenticity & Character
Location
There is nothing much around!
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasbah Azul
Agdz

We loved this property most of all. The setting was spectacular— there are private flower and vegetable gardens to your, a family donkey who has quite the personality, and a quiet/calm setting that felt so welcoming. The pool and patio are lovely and perfect for unwinding and outdoor dining. The staff was too kind and accommodating— one of the only spots that truly understood a gluten food allergy. The guest rooms were spacious, the common areas allows for guest interactions. Our room even had a walk out patio as we were on the first floor. You can also easily walk to town (~1 mile) where there is a market and local vendors to enjoy. Unfortunately we only had one night here, but we would definitely visit again.

Tips for future travelers

This is a must visit.

Authenticity & Character
The food especially was amazing and authentic
Location
Staff
The team is so kind!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais des Remparts
Essaouira

Our opinion is a bit swayed as we visited during the major music festival in June 2022), but this property upon arrival left a lot to be desired. The team seemed disorganized and could not figure out our room — we wait for nearly an hour only to discover there was no room available. They were able to accommodate us with a room to use temporarily and then while we were out they moved our belongings. Spending only one night, we also needed to leave early the next day, before breakfast would be prepared, and they were not able to accommodate an early start (by 30 minutes). Eventually they agreed to prepare a bagged option — no consideration for food allergies — but this seemed like a big lift. We have traveled to plenty of international properties were some help is offered proactively to travelers leaving early, but such service seemed beyond this hotel. We mention this because this property was definitely the largest property we visited and they seemed the least guest focused.

Tips for future travelers

Essaouria is an energetic city — be prepared for noise throughout the evening.

Authenticity & Character
It felt a bit commercialized
Location
Definitely in the middle of the market!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were very big.
Palais Oumensour
Taroudant

A beautiful property that surprises you the moment you step through the plain and nearly camouflaged front door. The team was incredibly inviting and helpful. There is a beautiful pool in the center of the property with a restaurant and tables around the perimeter. Dinner is offered — it is a bit pricey but very delicious and worth the price. There is an exercise room — you have to ask for access at the front desk. The guest room was spacious and the bathroom was huge. We were very pleased with this property.

Tips for future travelers

Dinner is expensive and a fixed menu; if that is not your preference, suggest finding an option outside of the property.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very central to market and other points of interest.
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

9 Day Morocco with Kimkim Travel
Morocco | Jun 2 - Jun 10, 2022

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Rick E.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

After a 2 year Covid delay we finally made it to Morocco for a 9 day excursion arranged by Kimkim. Everything went perfectly right from the outset, when our driver Sallam met us at Rabat Airport. Sallam was friendly, always smiling, spoke perfect English and had plenty of stories, jokes and local knowledge. Our trip involved a lot of driving and Sallam was exceptional behind the wheel.
Our highlight had to be the camel ride into the Sahara Desert at Merzouga. The tour was authentic... read more

After a 2 year Covid delay we finally made it to Morocco for a 9 day excursion arranged by Kimkim. Everything went perfectly right from the outset, when our driver Sallam met us at Rabat Airport. Sallam was friendly, always smiling, spoke perfect English and had plenty of stories, jokes and local knowledge. Our trip involved a lot of driving and Sallam was exceptional behind the wheel.
Our highlight had to be the camel ride into the Sahara Desert at Merzouga. The tour was authentic Morocco from the beautifully decorated Riads we stayed in to the Medina tours and sales pitches for carpets, leather and local crafts.
Our family would wholeheartedly recommend Kimkim for any Morroco excursion.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Kalaa
Rabat
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen
Riad Al Makan
Fès
Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp
Merzouga
Riad Salam Fes
Fes
Riad al Rimal
Marrakech
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Super trip to Morocco!
Morocco | May 25 - Jun 4, 2022

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Tabassum Z.
Mexico | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2022

Sharon did an absolutely phenomenal job planning the itinerary out for us. Within 11 days, we were able to cover almost all of Morocco in exactly the way we wanted- a bit of adventure, relaxation, and a window into moroccos history, culture and architecture.
Our tour guide, Amnay was with us throughout the trip and he was fantastic- made us feel comfortable and never rushed.
Sharon’s business partner & better half met us in their hometown and we did a couple of great hikes, which has been... read more

Sharon did an absolutely phenomenal job planning the itinerary out for us. Within 11 days, we were able to cover almost all of Morocco in exactly the way we wanted- a bit of adventure, relaxation, and a window into moroccos history, culture and architecture.
Our tour guide, Amnay was with us throughout the trip and he was fantastic- made us feel comfortable and never rushed.
Sharon’s business partner & better half met us in their hometown and we did a couple of great hikes, which has been a highlight of the trip.
While I think the entire trip was beautiful, I’d have to say our time isn’t he desert, Fez and Marrakesh were truly memorable. Thank you Sharon & Morocco immersions for this amazing holiday!

Hotel Reviews
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Fès

Fantastic property!

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La Mamounia
Marrakech

What a beautiful property!

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Hôtel La Tour Hassan Palace
Rabat

Nice hotel however the rooms are in need of repairs and maintenance

Authenticity & Character
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Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Riad Madu Premium Desert Camp
Merzouga

Fantastic, bespoke experience!

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

A truly unique and unforgettable experience
Morocco | May 21 - May 27, 2022

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Tonia R.
Willow Grove, PA | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Planning our trip with Sharon was effortless. She was extremely responsive and took care of our every question and concern. Our driver and guide, Hussein became like family. His excellent driving and language skills aside, he is one of the most compassionate, kind and caring human beings that I have ever met. He made our trip very special. I highly recommend Kimkim and especially Hussein. Moroccan’s are some of the nicest, accommodating people we have met while traveling. The... read more

Planning our trip with Sharon was effortless. She was extremely responsive and took care of our every question and concern. Our driver and guide, Hussein became like family. His excellent driving and language skills aside, he is one of the most compassionate, kind and caring human beings that I have ever met. He made our trip very special. I highly recommend Kimkim and especially Hussein. Moroccan’s are some of the nicest, accommodating people we have met while traveling. The country’s landscape is gorgeous with gorges, valleys and stellar panoramic views. Staying in Riad’s in the Medina’s is extra special. The food is excellent, albeit a bit repetitive. Other cuisines are available in larger cities and Hussein took us somewhere different when we had enough tangines. We did a 6 day immersion from Marrakech (city guide one day and hike/gardens the second - Dades Valley - camel ride and camp in the dessert and up to Fez for 2 days. Be prepared for a couple of LONG driving days. There is much to see and it’s hard to nap because you don’t want to miss anything. I would recommend getting an antibiotic from your doctor prior to your trip as we experienced traveler’s diarrhea although we didn’t drink tap water, we did consume all fruits and vegetables. They were too good to resist. Morocco is a country that bargains when purchasing items. Be prepared. We had separate guides for Marrakech, Dades Valley and Fez. We wished we could have had our Hussein for these excursions as well. Their English was very good and knowledge extensive but they clearly received a commission from specific shops. Some tours included an instructional demonstration of a specific craft which we very much enjoyed but typically lead to a gift shop and sales pitch afterwards. We have found this to be true in other countries and on other tours. This is how they make their money and it’s good to be prepared. It’s important to have a mind set of traveling to experience another culture and be prepared to not to have every creature comfort of home (lack of toiletries, subpar linens/towels, temperamental toilets or lack of toilet paper, no half & half for coffee). My favorite experience was having tea with a Berber family and seeing how they live, their daily routine and the “appliances” they use. The Medina in Fez was also a high point. Taking in the countryside and views during the drive and having conversation with Hussein about himself, the culture and norms from his perspective was also a highlight. Morocco is not to be missed, especially with Hussein and knowing that Sharon is an email away. Go and have a great time!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Hi Tonia and David,

We are so glad that you had a great time in Morocco with Houcine. Although he is not technically related to us, he and Abdou (husband/business partner) go way back and we consider him part of our family, too.

You guys covered quite a bit of ground in your 1 week trip, so I know you had some long driving days, but we are glad that you had time to meet some local people and get a feel for the warmth and hospitality of the Moroccan people! It is a breathtakingly beautiful... read more

Hi Tonia and David,

We are so glad that you had a great time in Morocco with Houcine. Although he is not technically related to us, he and Abdou (husband/business partner) go way back and we consider him part of our family, too.

You guys covered quite a bit of ground in your 1 week trip, so I know you had some long driving days, but we are glad that you had time to meet some local people and get a feel for the warmth and hospitality of the Moroccan people! It is a breathtakingly beautiful country, but the real beauty lies there in the richness of the culture and the warmth of the people!

Thanks for trusting us with your trip!
Sharon, Houcine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family.

Your in good hands w Sharon and her team
Morocco | May 11 - May 24, 2022

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DAniel L.
Canada | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

First time experience with kimkim and Sharon and I’ll come back for customized tours. Sharon was responsive at every point, during the build of the trip in Morocco and when we changed some items on the fly such as when when we were not happy with the quality of a ‘remote’ and rural hotel. The tour guides were all high quality and our driver throughout our 14 day tour Yassine was exceptional. He was a very safe driver traversing the Atlas Mountains, was very friendly and ensured we... read more

First time experience with kimkim and Sharon and I’ll come back for customized tours. Sharon was responsive at every point, during the build of the trip in Morocco and when we changed some items on the fly such as when when we were not happy with the quality of a ‘remote’ and rural hotel. The tour guides were all high quality and our driver throughout our 14 day tour Yassine was exceptional. He was a very safe driver traversing the Atlas Mountains, was very friendly and ensured we were happy at every turn. We felt very safe and relaxed with Yassine at the helm. Look forward to using kimkim again and highly recommend Sharon and her Moroccan team.

Hotel Review
Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp
Merzouga

I must start saying we were the only 2 on our camel trek and their only 6 total at the camp which made for a unique wonderful experience. Our pictures from the early evening and return morning rides were spectacular. The camp itself was in good shape. The tent was warm and beds abit too firm but your in the middle of a beautiful setting. The food served was plentiful and good. You can bring your own wine if you want. There is no communication about waking early to see the sunrise so plan that on your own and you’ll be very happy w the overall experience.

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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Morocco and with Yassine as your tour manager! We know that this was not your first trip to Morocco, so we hope that you were able to experience the country and the culture in a new way this time.

Keep in touch and thanks again!
Sharon, Yassine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Morocco
Morocco | May 5 - May 14, 2022

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Robert M.
Mexico | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Our tour guide and chauffeur, Hicham, was fantastic. He was patient, organized, charming and quick to laugh. His love and knowledge of Morocco was evident. Highly recommend him. The other local guides were also quite good.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Hi Robert!

Thanks for your great review. We are so glad you had a great time with Hicham and enjoyed your time in Morocco.

Thanks for trusting us with your trip!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

LOOK NO FURTHER! This is the best TOUR of Morocco
Morocco | May 9 - May 18, 2022

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Birgid M.
Canada | Reviewed on May 20, 2022

I've been eager to write this post - and I usually don't review anything at length (if at all!) BUT, this experience requires it - and I hope it helps you decide.
If you do this trip with Morocco Immersion thru KimKim, WITH SHARON - you will have NO disappointments!
PEOPLE: 1. from the first contact I had with Sharon, I was hooked.
I messaged Sharon with some quick, random questions and she was quick to reply. She replied to everything I asked - promptly, generously and... read more

I've been eager to write this post - and I usually don't review anything at length (if at all!) BUT, this experience requires it - and I hope it helps you decide.
If you do this trip with Morocco Immersion thru KimKim, WITH SHARON - you will have NO disappointments!
PEOPLE: 1. from the first contact I had with Sharon, I was hooked.
I messaged Sharon with some quick, random questions and she was quick to reply. She replied to everything I asked - promptly, generously and courteously. She was patient and answered the smallest concerns I had. She focussed on designing the trip I wanted and was hoping for. (The trip with Morocco Immersion is not a "pre-planned, 8 other people we didn't know with varying agendas" joining us.
It was designed for us.) And it was reasonably priced which made me skeptical at first!
SHARON totally knows what she's doing!
2. Our driver: SALLAM - He was THE BEST. Really. He's young - yet knew his country, its history, the places we were going, and was proud of his own culture while being super respectful of ours. Sallam was welcoming and always attentive to our questions and needs. He was an excellent driver over some 2500km in 10 days - and was always stopping at all the best look-outs before I even asked! He met with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed and knew what was coming up next. He was friendly, humourous, and engaged. Great guide! Highly recommended!
3. Our tour guides: in Marrakech, The Sahara and Taroudant knew their landscape, the history and the best places to get authentic food, pottery, jewelry, leather-wear, carptes, argon oil, saffron - you name it. They worked hard at being welcoming and informative. STELLAR guides.
FOOD: My husband and I are foodies. The experience of drinking daily mint tea (poured properly with bubbles ;-)), eating tagines and even street food from vendors, was awesome. We tried lots of different things, including fresh fish in Essaouiria - bought by us and then grilled in the fish market right before our eyes. We often had fresh squeezed, "any kind of fruit juice" right in the markets we visited.
Our ACCOMODATIONS were a mix of luxury to 'comfortable with other types of conveniences'. Our rooms were always clean, with private washrooms and tiled floors and walls. The riads were both historically interesting and visually appealing. We drank it all in! The luxury accomodations we had, sometimes with dinner included, were worth writing home about. The bedding was always crisp and clean. Lovely. (We did the luxury Sahara camp on our trip - it was one of the highlights of our trip for reasons that would be apparent if you go.)
OVER-ALL - I know this is a long review, but I totally recommend Sharon, Sallam and 'Morroco Immersion' even to people who have had no previous interest in going to Morocco!
It was a trip of a lifetime - and worth every penny we spent.

Hotel Reviews
Riad al Rimal
Marrakech

The room, though a little small, was visually appealing. The furniture was exotic ... the layout was interesting, the food delicious and the maze of hallways and corners to sit, read, nap and drink tea on the roof-top, were very luxurious. It was a quiet, safe, lovely riad. (They have a small pool which we cooled off in every day. I saw someone complain about the water being cold. ??? It was. And it was perfect after a long, hot day on the walking tour and in the souks.)

Tips for future travelers

Enjoy the perks of this exotic riad. Take time to cozy up in a corner to drink tea or linger over a converstaion. It has great places to 'be'.

Authenticity & Character
Lots of corners to sit, hide, read, nap and drink tea. Beautiful exotic deco.
Location
Hidden in a maze of alleys and yet incredibly beautiful and safe.
Staff
Sometimes we knocked at the wrong door or found ourselves on the wrong floor. Staff was always smiling and ready to help.
Cleanliness & Comfort
LOVED the clean, crisp sheets.
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

We arrived at what looked like a riad out on the main road along our journey. The inside was stellar! The decor was clean, with green plants everywhere and lovely, private decks out back overlooking the ravine. The dining room was intimate and welcoming. The rooms were large and the bedding crisp and clean. It was a beautiful two night stop. (Food was amazing!0

Tips for future travelers

Make sure to have a meal at this locale. Linger on the terrace before dinner with a mint tea (or glass of wine.) Don't rush. It is a wonderful, restful riad.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It's kinda in the middle of nowhere - but close to a bunch of attractions if you have a driver or are on a tour.
Staff
The waiters were super friendly, smiling and eager to please. Just a joy to meet and be taken care of by.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais des Dunes Luxury Camp
Merzouga

From the moment you arrive you are served hot mint tea and are treated to pampering and care by the staff. The camp is visually appealing - with colour, lighting and outdoor seating areas. The inside is comfortable and clean. It's in the desert - yet had a private toilet and shower! (What?) It was a little warm inside, but did NOT feel like camping! It was luxury in the desert.

Tips for future travelers

Stay up late to watch the sun go down and stars come out. Get up before sunrise and climb a dune to watch sun up. It's spectacular. Wear sandals - not shoes. The sand is cool in the morning. Have a shower when you get there and dress up a little for dinner. It feels like you're in a great, romantic movie. <3

Authenticity & Character
You travel over an hour by camel to get the camp. While there are other camps nearby, the way the camps are set up allows you to feel private once you arrive. The attention to detail: the lighting, evening fire and music, the dinner (3 courses+), and the welcoming tea and cookies was really inviting.
Location
The list of what I liked is too long. It was pretty perfect.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Because it was in the desert - the accomodation deserve a 5 star - but it isn't quite the same as being in a riad with tiled floors and walls. It was more than great - but also not a 'building'. It's a fabulous tent!
Kasbah Itrane Tamnougalt
Tamnougalt

This stop was probably my favourite. (Other than the Sahara camp ... Also my favourite!) The kasbah was old, clean and inviting (with oranges right on the trees in the courtyard). We had a traditional band playing the night we were there. The building is historic and exotic. The outdoor dining area over-looks a palm grove. The indoor dining area is beautifully romantic, and the pool overlooks the mountains. What's not to like? The rooms were very large, with working wifi and airconditioning. The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean and crisp. Perfect stop.

Tips for future travelers

Be sure to tour the near-by kasbah if you have time. It has a rich history and is still inhabited by locals. Also - take time and don't rush. Enjoy the views from outdoor dining area and share a drink or meal in the late afternoon when things are slowing down.

Authenticity & Character
Location
There are mountains to the north and a palm grove to the south. The building itself requires time to stare at and explore.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
This kasbah was historically and visually rich. It was a lovely stop on a sunny afternoon with a warm breeze. Would gladly go again!
Riad Taroudant
Taroudant

So - the upstairs terrace was really lovely. The rooms were dated and a little uncomfortable - but clean! We had a fellow guest's dog - unleashed - nip the back of my husband's leg while we were there so I think that kinda threw us off of our experience of this riad. (It was 'fine' - clean and safe... but not overly appealing otherwise.)

Authenticity & Character
Location
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This riad was inside the old city, easy to access and in a safe neighbourhoood. It was more than enough for a one night stay. Breakfast was great. The view from the roof of the Atlas Mountains was lovely.
Riad Maison Du Sud
Essaouira

This riad is right in the hub of the old, inner city, nestled in the maze of souks and cafes. It has two or three sitting/dining areas that are exotic and well deocorated with artwork - modern and historic. The plants and lighting create a romantic, intimate mood to have a drink, a tea or cozy up for a good conversation.

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully decorated - a combination of modern art and historic deco.
Location
Perfect inner city location without much noise.
Staff
Polite and helpful - not as super friendly as other places we stayed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The breaker in our room blew a couple of times but someone promptly attended to it. The wenting in the bathroom was poor.
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Thank you, Birgid, for such an amazing review! We are so glad that you had such a great trip! It sounds to me that you left with a little bit of Morocco imprinted on your soul like I did the first time that I visited and that makes us all so happy. And of course, we now consider you part of the family, so we hope that you keep in touch with us!

Thanks again for the review and for trusting us to show you the magic of Morocco!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

An absolutely amazing experience! Morocco Immersion Tours is more than a tour group, they treat you like family.
Morocco | Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2022

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Jeanette W.
Lynbrook, NY | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

When you book with Morocco Immersion Tours, you not only get the expertise of a highly professional tour company, but the warmth and genuine affection of what seems like old friends. From the moment we started contact with Sharon, she listened and tweaked the itinerary to make it exactly what me and my family (two teens) were looking for. Once the itinerary was finalized, we couldn’t wait to start our adventure!
And then we met Sallam, who was our driver and companion between destinations,... read more

When you book with Morocco Immersion Tours, you not only get the expertise of a highly professional tour company, but the warmth and genuine affection of what seems like old friends. From the moment we started contact with Sharon, she listened and tweaked the itinerary to make it exactly what me and my family (two teens) were looking for. Once the itinerary was finalized, we couldn’t wait to start our adventure!
And then we met Sallam, who was our driver and companion between destinations, and he ended up becoming like part of our family. From the moment he met us at the airport, his warm smile assured us that we were in good hands. He shared with us his background and Berber culture, and as we drove along the most scenic landscapes, he played for us the most beautiful Berber music. I loved the music so much that I actually downloaded it to my phone and listen to it at home.
We visited the beautiful blue city of Chefchaoen, walked through the bustling medinas of Fes and Marrakech, but I think the highlight of our trip was the Sahara Desert!! My family will never forget riding camels over the dunes at sunset, sleeping in a luxury desert camp, sand boarding at sunrise, and driving ATV vehicles over the orange sand dunes once more. Memories that will last a lifetime!
I truly want to thank everyone at Morocco Immersion Tours - Sharon, Sallam, Amnay, and everyone else who helped us make this the trip of a lifetime. I honestly feel that traveling helps make friendships across continents, and I will always love you guys. This is by far the best tour company that we have ever used, and I highly recommend them to all future travelers to Morocco!

Hotel Review
Riad Hicham
Chefchaouen

Perfect location - clean rooms, super-friendly staff, unique rooms with beautiful decor, authentic decor throughout the whole place, delicious food

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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Hi Jeanette,

Thank you so much for the incredible review and for sharing all of your amazing pictures!!! We are so glad that you all had an amazing time in Morocco and it was our pleasure to work with you. We definitely feel like you all our part of the family now, so we hope that you keep in touch!!

Thanks again!
Sharon, Sallam, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Our experience with Kimkim was beyond perfect
Morocco | Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2022

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Renelle B.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Our experience with Kimkim was beyond perfect. Communication was fast and efficient. We got the exact tour we wanted and all the accommodations and service were amazing. Our driver made us feel comfortable and safe and took good care of us. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and gave us great tours of the city. We highly recomment booking a tour with Kimkim. We will definitely check with them for our next trips.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Hi Renelle!

We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip and that your were well taken care of by Yasinne! So glad that you all were able to get to Morocco in the end!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Yassine, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Exceptional Morocco Trip!
Morocco | Mar 18 - Apr 2, 2022

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Natalia D.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

From the first inquiry and a phone conversation with Sharon everything fell into place. She put together our itinerary perfectly. Everything was smooth transition from place to place. Upon arrival we met our driver, Sallam, who instantly became family. Not only is he a safe driver but he is also concerned with any need you might have. He opened his home and family to us where we shared a meal as a family. That experience was priceless. All the tour guides at the different cities... read more

From the first inquiry and a phone conversation with Sharon everything fell into place. She put together our itinerary perfectly. Everything was smooth transition from place to place. Upon arrival we met our driver, Sallam, who instantly became family. Not only is he a safe driver but he is also concerned with any need you might have. He opened his home and family to us where we shared a meal as a family. That experience was priceless. All the tour guides at the different cities were full of knowledge and great. Our Morocco vacation was exceptional because we used them. Highly recommend them!

Hotel Review
Hôtel La Tour Hassan Palace
Rabat
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Hi Natalia!

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in Morocco and with Sallam! I'm so glad that everything worked out in the end at that you were able to travel as planned!

I hope you are both well and look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Thank

Great Tour Company in Morocco!
Morocco | Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2022

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margaret m.
Gastonia, NC | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

I cannot say enough great things about this family run company! Sharon responded quickly to all of our messages and questions. She provided us some great tips to help us be successful on our trip.
Abdou was a wonderful driver who shared so much rich information about the culture. I highly recommend this company to tour Morocco! Abdou customized our trip to fit our needs by adding in a stop to the day market specifically because I wanted a picture with a donkey. He also made sure I was... read more

I cannot say enough great things about this family run company! Sharon responded quickly to all of our messages and questions. She provided us some great tips to help us be successful on our trip.
Abdou was a wonderful driver who shared so much rich information about the culture. I highly recommend this company to tour Morocco! Abdou customized our trip to fit our needs by adding in a stop to the day market specifically because I wanted a picture with a donkey. He also made sure I was dressed for the camel trekking! He was so much fun and made us laugh throughout the five days. I enjoyed all the Riads we stayed at and can’t wait to come back.

Hotel Review
Chez Ichou
Dades Gorge

Chez Ichou is beautiful with the most gorgeous views. The property is amazing and had the best meal!

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Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Hi Margaret and Katie,

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad you had a great time with Abdou. We definitely look forward to you returning to explore the northern region of the country. Just let us know when!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Abdou, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

18 Days in Morocco
Morocco | Mar 6 - Mar 23, 2022

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Rhonda P.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

We did an 18-day private trip with Morocco Immersion for my husband and myself. Hicham was our driver/tour manager. He was very helpful, polite, detailed, punctual, and very easy to get along with. He was an extremely safe driver and he seemed to want to make our trip spectacular from day one. Genuine concern seemed to come from his heart and our well-being and enjoyment really mattered to him.
Sharon at Morocco Immersion did an excellent job planning our trip and Hicham did a wonderful job... read more

We did an 18-day private trip with Morocco Immersion for my husband and myself. Hicham was our driver/tour manager. He was very helpful, polite, detailed, punctual, and very easy to get along with. He was an extremely safe driver and he seemed to want to make our trip spectacular from day one. Genuine concern seemed to come from his heart and our well-being and enjoyment really mattered to him.
Sharon at Morocco Immersion did an excellent job planning our trip and Hicham did a wonderful job executing that plan. The plan that was created was flexible enough to change as needed. All of our accommodations were clean and provided the service rating that we selected (some better, some right at star rating). Breakfast and meals that were included in the plan were put together well. We had two minor events during the trip, but the team immediately made things right. We thoroughly adored exploring the country of Morocco!!

Hotel Review
Palais Zahia
Old Medina, Tangier
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Awesome experience, would highly recommend!
Morocco | Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2022

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Anthony L.
Woodside, NY | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2022

I have nothing but great things to say! Sharon from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures worked with me to create an awesome itinerary given I only planned the trip 2 weeks before and only had 5 full days in Morocco, and she was even able to help me make some changes when my airline pushed my flight back by a day while minimizing the price changes. On the ground, Hicham executed the plan flawlessly and was always happy to help me get anything I needed to help make the trip that much more... read more

I have nothing but great things to say! Sharon from Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures worked with me to create an awesome itinerary given I only planned the trip 2 weeks before and only had 5 full days in Morocco, and she was even able to help me make some changes when my airline pushed my flight back by a day while minimizing the price changes. On the ground, Hicham executed the plan flawlessly and was always happy to help me get anything I needed to help make the trip that much more comfortable. The hospitality and positive energy from the team as well as the guides/partners they worked with during the trip is something for which I am very grateful and will never forget! Thanks again for such a great experience, and I can’t wait to visit again!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2022

Hi Anthony! Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy that flights resumed in time for you to take your trip and that you had such a great time exploring with Hicham. We look forward to you returning to discover the rest of the country with us!

Thanks for trusting us with your trip and stay in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion Family

Great family owned tour company!
Morocco | Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2021

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Andreina D.
| Reviewed on Dec 08, 2021

I connected to their tour company (Morocco Immersion Tours) through KimKim, Sharon was immediately attentive and super accommodating to our travel schedule. It was fun filled and definitely jam packed. Their local tour guides were great and informative about the local towns, we met so many great people and saw some amazing things. The driver, Amnay, was AMAZING!! He was so welcoming, gave us so much information about the sights as we passed through them, and was so patient with us throughout... read more

I connected to their tour company (Morocco Immersion Tours) through KimKim, Sharon was immediately attentive and super accommodating to our travel schedule. It was fun filled and definitely jam packed. Their local tour guides were great and informative about the local towns, we met so many great people and saw some amazing things. The driver, Amnay, was AMAZING!! He was so welcoming, gave us so much information about the sights as we passed through them, and was so patient with us throughout the long journeys by car. Would absolutely recommend for anyone interested in any amazing travel experience.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2021

Hi Andreina,

We are so glad that you had a great trip. Next time, you'll have to come back when the roses are blooming and stay a bit longer! So glad that I got the chance to meet you guys. Thanks for the awesome review, and more importantly for trusting us with your trip.

Thanks again,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this tri...
Morocco | Oct 12 - Oct 26, 2021

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Monique Pancake p.
Redondo Beach, CA | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2021

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this trip, covid, and cancelled flights I have to say our 16 days in Morocco was over the top. I think I can speak for the rest of the group that traveling through Morocco was awesome. We saw so much and got a real feel for the country and the people. I love to negotiate as do the Moroccans. But as soon as a deal is done, tea , laughs and hugs are in order.
As an experienced long time traveler, our guide Hicham was fabulous and truthfully he... read more

Oh my after over 2 years of planning this trip, covid, and cancelled flights I have to say our 16 days in Morocco was over the top. I think I can speak for the rest of the group that traveling through Morocco was awesome. We saw so much and got a real feel for the country and the people. I love to negotiate as do the Moroccans. But as soon as a deal is done, tea , laughs and hugs are in order.
As an experienced long time traveler, our guide Hicham was fabulous and truthfully he became our friend. I have invited him and Sharon to visit if they ever make it to CA. Not only was he attentive to all our needs he actually had us over in his apartment for Moroccan Pizza one night.

The 2 cooking classes at Abdouls home and Khadija's was so yummy. The food so delicious, fresh and creative. Love those Tangines. We loved the tourists places to eat along with the locals as well. I have to say during this tumultuous time in our lives dealing with Covid 19, this trip was a piece of cake. Never did we feel uncomfortable throughout Morocco and flying on a different airlines was a piece of cake.

My favorite of course was riding the camels in the Sarah Desert to our camp. The sand and its color and shades made my heart sing. The food so good, the drums and our lodging reminded me so much of safaris in southern Africa. My roomy and me got up to see the sun rise. Our tents were so beautiful and luxurious. I decided not to ride the camel back but 4 wheeled back to the start. Yippee over the dunes. But the sand and the shadows was captivating. I had to ask Mustafa to stop to I could take it all in. I could have stayed another few days.

I could go on and on, but if you are thinking of Morocco, please contact this great company and request Sharon.

Hotel Review
Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp
Merzouga

This Desert Camp was over the top. I did not want to leave. The staff, the music, the food, our Camel guide, the tents and dining room were Awesome. As a world traveler, foodie, and not still young, I have to recommend this place higher than a 5 star plus. The colors of the desert are amazing and watching the sun set and sun rise is a special treat. I would go back in a heart beat.

Tips for future travelers

Just go. Id stay 2 nights if i could go back

Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2021

Hey Monique!

Thanks for the great review. We are so happy that you finally made it here and that Morocco more than lived up to your expectations! We will definitely let you know the next time we are in California and I look forward to meeting up with you in Annapolis next May (if that all goes as planned).

Keep in touch and thank again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

An authentic, private tour of Morocco
Morocco | Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2021

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Vince V.
Watsonville, CA | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

If you're looking for a private guided tour around Morocco, this is the one for you.

Morocco Immersion had been very open and engaging about planning our trip ever since we reached out to them about our wants and needs. Basically, we gave them a template of what kind of travelers we were, how long we wanted to travel, what general places we wanted to see, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. Through multiple, quick back-and-forth conversations via chat, Morocco Immersion was... read more

If you're looking for a private guided tour around Morocco, this is the one for you.

Morocco Immersion had been very open and engaging about planning our trip ever since we reached out to them about our wants and needs. Basically, we gave them a template of what kind of travelers we were, how long we wanted to travel, what general places we wanted to see, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. Through multiple, quick back-and-forth conversations via chat, Morocco Immersion was able to hone in on our ideal trip and even gave suggestions and recommendations when we were stuck in our decision-making. At one point, when our flights were completely canceled a week before the start of our trip and we were able to secure new flights but on different dates, Morocco Immersion was very understanding and adjusted our trip willingly and accordingly, without hesitation.

The trip itself was absolutely wonderful. Unlike the huge group tours advertised everywhere, our small group of three travelers felt really comfortable with our personal guide and driver Hicham, who assured us about our safety and comfort. We felt that even though we had a defined itinerary set beforehand, that we could easily deviate from it if we wanted to. That was the huge advantage with booking with Morocco Immersion as a small private group!

The whole tour was up to our expectations. From the tours of Rabat to Meknes and Volubilis to Fez, the Sahara, Dades, and Marrakech, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Each place had its own charm, and when we shared with Hicham that we wanted to try to eat where the locals do, he gladly obliged and took us to authentic, less touristy places to munch on real local eats, and I thought that was just perfect.

And despite one minor hiccup with our accommodation in Marrakech, Morocco Immersion stepped up to the plate and offered to rectify the situation. The team readily made things right by us, and I don't think you'll ever get that kind of service with a much larger, impersonal company or with a really large touring group.

I would highly recommend Morocco Immersion if you're truly considering an authentic experience of Morocco, one that is not just touristy stuff. You will not regret your choice.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Hi Vince,

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are so happy that you all enjoyed your authentic experience in Morocco. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to meet you in person, but I'm glad that you got to meet Abdou (my husband/business partner) at your stop in the valley and I enjoyed following your instagram pics & stories.

We hope that you will stay in touch!

Until the next time, thanks again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Our Amazing Morocco Journey
Morocco | Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2021

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Terry L.
Sun City Center, FL | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

From the first minute we contacted KimKim it was an amazing experience.
Sharon our facilitator listened to what we were looking to experience and built a trip tailored just for us.
When we needed to make changes Sharon responded immediately and and made sure those changes worked for us.
Our journey through Morocco with Hicham and Morocco Immersions was an amazing experience. We were transported to a place we could only imagine.
The Ryads and Kasbahs were beautiful to see and wonderful places... read more

From the first minute we contacted KimKim it was an amazing experience.
Sharon our facilitator listened to what we were looking to experience and built a trip tailored just for us.
When we needed to make changes Sharon responded immediately and and made sure those changes worked for us.
Our journey through Morocco with Hicham and Morocco Immersions was an amazing experience. We were transported to a place we could only imagine.
The Ryads and Kasbahs were beautiful to see and wonderful places to lay our heads at nights as we remembered the sights and sounds we had experienced throughout the day.
Our driver Hicham was enthusiastic and so informative.
I had broken my foot a few weeks before our trip and he was so thoughtful and took care to make sure I was comfortable and adjusted the schedule and challenges of some of the excursions to accommodate my limitations.
Our excursion tour guides were very friendly, enthusiastic and very informative.
The Camel trek into the desert was a moment I will remember forever. Seeing the Sunset over the dunes and staying the night in the Luxury camp was truly an experience beyond my expectations.
I cannot express enough how much I appreciate Morocco Immersions dedication to providing such a wonderful tour.
Thank you Sharon and Hicham for your dedication to ensuring that our trip through Morocco was exactly what we were looking for.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Hi Terry,

All of our at Morocco Immersion are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful trip! Our goal is not just to share what we love about Morocco, but to build relationships that will last! And I'm so glad to hear that your broken foot wasn't an impediment to your adventure in Morocco!

Keep in touch and thanks again!
Sharon, Hicham, and the entire Morocco Immersion team

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE
Morocco | Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2021

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Joyce S.
Williamstown, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE..

Sharon of KimKim Tours proved to be the most proficient tour organizer I have used to plan a tour. She never missed a beat in making it designed to fit our needs and expectations. We were hooked up with Morocco Immersions for our Moroccan trip. Hicham our private driver was the single most person making the trip unforgettable. He was there for our every need to navigate us through a country that never seemed to surprise us both in food and exploration. I will... read more

NOT JUST A TRIP...AN ADVENTURE..

Sharon of KimKim Tours proved to be the most proficient tour organizer I have used to plan a tour. She never missed a beat in making it designed to fit our needs and expectations. We were hooked up with Morocco Immersions for our Moroccan trip. Hicham our private driver was the single most person making the trip unforgettable. He was there for our every need to navigate us through a country that never seemed to surprise us both in food and exploration. I will never forget the Dunes of the Sahara on Camel back at sunset, it was breathtaking, a lifetime memory. Thank you Sharon and Hicham for EVERYTHING!!! I highly recommend visiting Morocco using Kim Kim Tours and I WILL use again. They're not just arranging trips ... they're adventures of a lifetime...

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Hi Joyce!

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I would like to thank you for the fabulous review and to tell you that we are so happy that you had a fantastic trip! My only regret is that I wasn't in country at the time of your tour to meet you in person!

Thanks again and keep in touch!
Sharon, Hicham, and the Morocco Immersion family

A Great Time in Morocco
Morocco | Aug 3 - Aug 14, 2021

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TauVaughn T.
Columbus, OH | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I had a great time in Morocco! Sharon was so helpful and patient in the planning process. My driver, Sallam was the greatest and I was so thankful to have him with me for the entirety of the trip. He went above and beyond to make sure my time in Morocco was safe and enjoyable.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Hi TauVaughn,

Thanks for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco and that you enjoyed your travels with Sallam.

Thanks again!
Sharon, Sallam, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Memorable Morocco
Morocco | Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2021

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Krishna M.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

This was a memorable vacation where our entire family enjoyed every bit. Sharon was able to create a trip that catered to the interests of everyone in my family of four with two older teenagers. The Riads selected were very reputed and they provide great service. Sharon was on top of our vacation while we were traveling and made some timely adjustments.

The trip could not be a success without Hischam, our tour manager, guide and driver. He coordinated all the local guides to be available... read more

This was a memorable vacation where our entire family enjoyed every bit. Sharon was able to create a trip that catered to the interests of everyone in my family of four with two older teenagers. The Riads selected were very reputed and they provide great service. Sharon was on top of our vacation while we were traveling and made some timely adjustments.

The trip could not be a success without Hischam, our tour manager, guide and driver. He coordinated all the local guides to be available based on our arrival and schedule. The local guides at every location where super knowledgeable and spoke excellent english.

Hischam is also an experienced and careful driver. The vehicles provided were in great condition and the ride was super smooth.

Sharon booked us a camel ride from Merzouga into the desert and booked premium desert camp to spend the night. I would highly recommend everyone to include this in your tour. In this COVID time where a PCR test is required to board the return flight, I would recommend you stay two days at your final destination (Marrakesh or Casablanca) so you can take care of that detail.

Thank you Sharon for all your support and thank you Hischam for your help every step of the way.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

Thank you, Krishna, for the great review. And thank you, also, for the helpful feedback that you provided to me directly! We are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience, so we appreciating you taking the time to do so. We are so happy that the whole family (with all of your diverse interests) enjoyed the trip!

Keep in touch and thanks again,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Out of this world!!!!!!
Morocco | Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2021

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jo f.
Orem, UT | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

Sharon was amazing putting everything together and checking EVERYTHING off my list! When I got to Morocco, Amney was my tour manager and I am so fortunate to have met him! Everything from picking me up at the airport, checking into the hotels, even taking care of scheduling my COVID test was handled even before I could think to ask. I can not recommend Moroccan Imersians highly enough. They customized everything specifically for me and my time there. I will be back, and I WILL be... read more

Sharon was amazing putting everything together and checking EVERYTHING off my list! When I got to Morocco, Amney was my tour manager and I am so fortunate to have met him! Everything from picking me up at the airport, checking into the hotels, even taking care of scheduling my COVID test was handled even before I could think to ask. I can not recommend Moroccan Imersians highly enough. They customized everything specifically for me and my time there. I will be back, and I WILL be booking with them again. Go!!! Go to Morocco! Words can not describe how breathtaking the country is, and everyone I interacted with was so kind. It is a country of people who love people, and want to show you how amazing their country is. Please, do yourself a favor and go. Seriously. GO!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

Aww.. thanks, Jo! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and yes… you have to come back to see some more! You are welcome back anytime!

Thanks for the great review!
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion family

Care, kindness, and thoughtful attention to detail during our tour of Morocco
Morocco | Jul 1 - Jul 16, 2021

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Jeffrey H.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

My wife and I just returned from a 16-day tour of central Morocco organized by KimKim's subcontractor, Morocco Immersion Tours. From the moment I began working with Sharon on desires, expectations and arrangements through Amnay's tours of Rabat, Volubilis, Fez, Mergouza, the Valley of Roses, Ourzazate, Marrakech, Essouira, Oualidia, and then drop off at the airport, we felt heard and understood; safe, cared for and considered. It's like waking up to find a previously-unknown Moroccan branch... read more

My wife and I just returned from a 16-day tour of central Morocco organized by KimKim's subcontractor, Morocco Immersion Tours. From the moment I began working with Sharon on desires, expectations and arrangements through Amnay's tours of Rabat, Volubilis, Fez, Mergouza, the Valley of Roses, Ourzazate, Marrakech, Essouira, Oualidia, and then drop off at the airport, we felt heard and understood; safe, cared for and considered. It's like waking up to find a previously-unknown Moroccan branch of your family (that your really like) and they have volunteered to plan and execute for you an in-depth tour of this beautiful, exotic country. We set a high bar- as experienced travelers we wanted liberty to enjoy and explore on our own, but we also did not want to miss anything that might pass without expert assistance. They nailed it. The accommodations were located in just the right spots, luxurious but authentic, each offering high design and surroundings guaranteed to create lasting memories. The touring could have been a burden because there were many hours of driving; instead, thanks to Amnay's pitch perfect personality, combining attentiveness with friendly approachability, the hours flew by as we shared favorite Spotify playlists, talked about Morocco's history and culture, and compared notes on life and family. Even when we weren't with him, he was looking ahead to the next destination to confirm arrangements and make our trip more enjoyable. The whole experience was nothing short of awesome.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Thanks, Jeff, for the amazing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed you and Heather enjoyed your belated honeymoon trip and that you had a great time with Amnay. We love that you felt like you were visiting family and we hope that you keep in touch with us!

Thanks again!
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Adventure of a lifetime!!
Morocco | Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2021

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Andra D.
Annawan, IL | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2021

Our family trip of 2 adults and a 5 year old to Morocco was perfection!!! Sharon has patiently worked with me for over a year to come up with the perfect itinerary that included enough exploration for the adults and plenty of fun activities for our daughter! I could not be more thankful for how smoothly everything went once we arrived and during our entire stay there! Our driver was kind, friendly, informative, knowledgeable always on time, and flexible! He was available to us 24 hours a day!... read more

Our family trip of 2 adults and a 5 year old to Morocco was perfection!!! Sharon has patiently worked with me for over a year to come up with the perfect itinerary that included enough exploration for the adults and plenty of fun activities for our daughter! I could not be more thankful for how smoothly everything went once we arrived and during our entire stay there! Our driver was kind, friendly, informative, knowledgeable always on time, and flexible! He was available to us 24 hours a day! The local guides used by Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures have been amazing, every single one of them and the lodging booked has been exquisite!!! We felt like we were in a fairytale, in addition to being clean and centrally located! We truly felt like royalty, treated in the most reverential way by all those we had encountered and served us, from guides to hotels staff to camel leader. What we learned in the 11 days spent touring this beautiful and mystical country, will stay with us forever, especially the camel trekking in The Sahara, the glamorous camp in the desert, the beautiful blue streets of Chefchaouen, the donkey ride in the medina of Fes and so much more!!! We could not be more grateful to Sharon, Hicham and all those whom Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures contracted to make our experience perfect!! They were all dedicated to our comfort, kind and helpful!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! We cannot wait to take more trips with you!!!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2021

Hey Andra,

We are so happy to hear that both we and Morocco lived up to your expectations after more than a year of dreaming about your trip! Thank you so much for the great review and we most definitely look forward to you traveling with us again sometime soon!

Tell Mara and Paul that we said "hi"!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Incredible Guides = Incredible Time in Morocco
Morocco | Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2021

Michael
Michael C.
West Palm Beach, FL | Reviewed on Mar 05, 2021

Morocco is Back !!!

Simply stated, Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures is totally awesome. Through Kimkim I was put in touch with Sharon with Morocco Immersion. I told her what I was interested in doing and she was able to help me accomplish everything I wanted and much more. She is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and understanding. My guide for the trip was Amnay. Besides being fluent in English, he is a helluva great guy, very friendly and strives to give you a 10+ time. ... read more

Morocco is Back !!!

Simply stated, Morocco Immersion Tours & Adventures is totally awesome. Through Kimkim I was put in touch with Sharon with Morocco Immersion. I told her what I was interested in doing and she was able to help me accomplish everything I wanted and much more. She is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and understanding. My guide for the trip was Amnay. Besides being fluent in English, he is a helluva great guy, very friendly and strives to give you a 10+ time. (And if you ask him nicely, he'll even perform an incredible song or two in his native Berber!). From Casablanca to Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, the Dades Valley to the Rose Valley, the Sahara, Fes, Chefchouen and then Rabat, Morocco Immersion repeatedly delivered. Their great relationships with restaurants, local guides and hotels will result in a grand pay off for you.

So what are you waiting for? Decide what you want to do in this incredible country and Morocco Immersion will give you the trip of a lifetime.

Thank you so much Amnay and Sharon (and everyone else with Morocco Immersion)

Michael.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Mar 05, 2021

Thanks, Michael, for the awesome review! We are so glad that you had such an amazing experience. Amnay shared some of the pictures of the trip and we enjoyed looking at them. They reminded me of my very first trip to Morocco many years ago before it was quite so popular. I guess that is definitely a pro of traveling during this time - getting to experience the country without throngs of tourists!

Glad everything went well and keep us posted on your future adventures!
Thanks again,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Morocco Immersion
Morocco | Jan 24 - Feb 7, 2020

Joanne
Joanne M.
Pensacola, FL | Reviewed on Mar 06, 2020

We were four "60 somethings" who have traveled together previously. On fairly short notice, Sharon was able to arrange a schedule that fit our logistical requirements and desires. She accommodated each adjustment and modification easily. Her suggestions no doubt added to the diversity and depth of our experience and made the planning process enjoyable. In Tangier we were met by Hicham, our driver and guide for the next 15 days. In very short order we realized that our trip would be... read more

We were four "60 somethings" who have traveled together previously. On fairly short notice, Sharon was able to arrange a schedule that fit our logistical requirements and desires. She accommodated each adjustment and modification easily. Her suggestions no doubt added to the diversity and depth of our experience and made the planning process enjoyable. In Tangier we were met by Hicham, our driver and guide for the next 15 days. In very short order we realized that our trip would be greatly enhanced with him as manager. He attended to our individual needs and interests and his knowledge of Moroccan history, straight-forward analysis, sense of humor and enthusiasm kept us all focused on learning as much as possible about his people and their culture. All of that, and the many miles of safe, error-free driving, often in tight quarters, added to our enjoyment. From Tangier to Marrakesh we delighted in the many geographical and cultural offerings. Thank you Sharon and Hicham
Joanne, Jim, Mark and Judy

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

First time private itinerary excursion into Morocco
Morocco | Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2020

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kathleen p.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

I booked in July 2019 , for a trip in late January 2020, thru Kim Kim and got referred to Sharon at Moroccan Immersions. She was very attentive and booked me the experience I wanted for my first time to Morocco. I was picked up at Tangier airport by Mubarek, a really personable Berber, who drove me to a bank and ATM and then to see the seaside towns on our way to the blue city of Chefchauen. My accommodations at Riad Hicham were really nice. My only complaint is that there is NO heat in any... read more

I booked in July 2019 , for a trip in late January 2020, thru Kim Kim and got referred to Sharon at Moroccan Immersions. She was very attentive and booked me the experience I wanted for my first time to Morocco. I was picked up at Tangier airport by Mubarek, a really personable Berber, who drove me to a bank and ATM and then to see the seaside towns on our way to the blue city of Chefchauen. My accommodations at Riad Hicham were really nice. My only complaint is that there is NO heat in any public areas, ex: reception, restaurant , courtyards. I wore all my clothing. Would have liked a warning. This is not a fluke, as I encountered it in my riad is Fes. Besides that, once fully wrapped up, I had the best dinner and desert with the best darn service. Breakfast the next morning was just as delicious. After breakfast we headed to Vollolobis , Meknes and Fes. We drove thru the most beautiful agricultural area that reminded me of California, but way more green. The citrus was everywhere and served fresh all over the place. I had a guide in Meknes who was very informative about the history, the buildings and the market. I was taken to Fes and stayed at another great riad, Riad Al-Makan. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Upon arrival I was served mint tea and 2 pieces of cake (Yes!) Had a wonderful chicken tagine dinner with great vegetables, olives, and bread. The next day I had a great tour thru the medina and souk with my guide, Mustafa. I saw the tile making which was a big thing on my list, also the tannery, cactus silk scarves, and carpets. Including All the artisans from copper and brass to wood carving. Warning, the wood is cedar, in case your allergic, which I am. The following day after breakfast, we left for Casablanca. I stayed at Club V’al Danfa hotel, with a great view of the ocean, comfy bed and great breakfast buffet served. I toured Il Hasan Mosque, which was an amazing piece of architecture. The next day Mubarek picked me up at the hotel and drove me to the Casablanca airport.
I really liked Mubarek and all my guides. I felt safe and taken care of and I appreciate how hard everyone worked for my private tour. Thank you.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

Fantastic tour company, reliable, professional and knowledgeable
Morocco | Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2020

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Preeti H.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2020

I visited Morocco for 12 days in December and had a wonderful time, thanks to a large part due to the services provided by Morocco Immersion Tours.
Let’s start with trip planning: I travel a fair bit (had been on the road for weeks) and had left booking this itinerary to November! I had an idea of the places I wanted to visit and was looking for a private car & driver to drive me around the country + expert guidance on the itinerary. That’s exactly what I got with Sharon. She got in touch... read more

I visited Morocco for 12 days in December and had a wonderful time, thanks to a large part due to the services provided by Morocco Immersion Tours.
Let’s start with trip planning: I travel a fair bit (had been on the road for weeks) and had left booking this itinerary to November! I had an idea of the places I wanted to visit and was looking for a private car & driver to drive me around the country + expert guidance on the itinerary. That’s exactly what I got with Sharon. She got in touch with me promptly (within a day or less) and made suggestions and modifications to my proposed itinerary to make the most of my time there. We went back and forth a couple of times and within a couple of days my itinerary was locked & loaded.
Now let’s look at the actual experience. As a solo female traveler, safety is a priority. I was provided an English speaking driver/tour manager, Ali, who was awesome!! The SUV was in great condition and perfect for a 9 day drive around the country (I spent 3 days in Marrakech at the start and then started the roadtrip - overnight pit stop in Rabat on the way to Chefchaouen (1 night), 2 nights in Fes, overnight pit stop in Midelt, 2 nights in Merzouga, 1 night in Dades and back to Marrakech). Ali speaks 4-5 languages including English, is very knowledgeable about the country, politics, culture, etc. We had many interesting conversations and debates on various topics during the drive around the country. He was very professional, courteous and invested in making sure I got the most of my time in Morocco.
I had wanted to spend NYE in the desert but by the time I was ready to book, all the luxury desert camps were fully booked. Sharon managed to find me a tent at a luxury camp and it was fantastic.
There weren’t any issues during the trip but for the one off issue, Ali & Sharon were super diligent and responsive.
Now here’s an example of them going over and beyond. During my second day in Marrakech, during the tour of the Souks, I purchased a bunch of Argan oil from this herbalist that appeared to be legit and was given the ok by my local guide. I should have known better - there are enough and more blogs online warning tourists against buying Argan oil at the souks and videos showing how to distinguish genuine from the fake. I unfortunately figured it out too late. I shared this with Ali and asked him to take me the source (a cooperative) in the high Atlas Mountains on our way back to Marrakech as I definitely wanted to purchase genuine Argan oil before I left the country. I was happy with my purchase. I gave the bad oil to Ali to hand over to anyone in need who could use the oil for cooking purposes. I considered the money I had spent as a loss and forgot about it by the time I got stateside. But Ali and team didn’t let it go. They got in touch with the local guide who had taken me to the store, went to the store, returned the products and asked for a refund. They got the refund and are arranging to return the amount to me. I was not expecting this at all!! This is going over and beyond!
Morocco is a beautiful country and the people are gentle and friendly. I loved my time there and am so happy I booked with Morocco immersion tours!
Thank you Sharon, Ali and Abdoul!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim.
Morocco | Dec 30 - Jan 13, 2020

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Patti s.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim.
Organising the itinerary was easy with Sharon as she was flexible and responsive to our timelines and special interests. We were pleased to see Hicham at the arrivals gate because I had read in reviews that he was a great guide and driver and that turned out to be spot on correct. We may have driven him mad with all our questions (sorry Hicham) but he was at all time super professional and such a great calm driver in the sometimes not so calm traffic. ... read more

We loved our Moroccan trip with KimKim.
Organising the itinerary was easy with Sharon as she was flexible and responsive to our timelines and special interests. We were pleased to see Hicham at the arrivals gate because I had read in reviews that he was a great guide and driver and that turned out to be spot on correct. We may have driven him mad with all our questions (sorry Hicham) but he was at all time super professional and such a great calm driver in the sometimes not so calm traffic. We are usually independent travellers and don't use organised travel like this, but for a variety of reasons this way suited us better this trip. We're not big tour group people so we loved the personal insight into Morocco that travelling this way provided. The guides at the attractions were all great, different and really interesting. Their high level of English helped us understand the history and pride in their family, culture, history and country.
Trekking into the desert on camels and 'freezing our bits off' in the Sahara was an invigorating highlight and we loved it so much. We gained so much respect, knowledge and understanding for the Berber people and their history and culture ( thanks again Hicham and guides). It would have been possible for us to travel through Morocco with a guide book and just read stuff but we are so glad we travelled with KimKim instead. Our trip was rich and rewarding and we have developed a deep affection for Morocco and its gentle people. Thanks everyone who made it happen so seamlessly ( especially the last minute travel/accommodation change so we could meet our flight with more ease).
Best wishes Sharon, Hicham and the KimKim Moroccan team.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Hi Pip!

We are so glad that you had a rich and rewarding experience with us in Morocco and that you have left with a deep affection for the country - that is always our hope - and that you enjoyed your time traveling with Hicham. And don't worry - he enjoys lots of questions!

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion team, we would like to thank you for trusting us with your trip and we hope that you will keep in touch!

Thanks,
Sharon, Hicham, & the Morocco Immersion team

We loved Moracco! The natural beauty, ruins a...
Morocco | Dec 25 - Jan 4, 2020

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Cheryl S.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

We loved Moracco! The natural beauty, ruins and palaces were magnificent. Riding camels and ATVs in the desert, visiting nomads, exploring the kasbahs, the blue city, cooking tagone and couscous...It’s impossible to choose what was the most run or most memorable. Our guide Amnay was fantastic! He was very knowledgable, articulate, entertaining, flexible and accommodating. The local guides at specific sites were also excellent without exception. We covered alot of ground in 11 days and were never bored. Thank you Kim Kim and Moracco Immersion! A++!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Hi Cheryl!

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that your trip to Morocco was a great one and that you left with a little of our love for the country!

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, thank you for traveling with us and keep in touch!

Best regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the team

The only way to do Morocco
Morocco | Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2019

Carmina
Carmina V.
Canada | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Morocco has always been one of the countries that I look forward to visit. It was plainly picture-perfect and as an Asian living in North America, I was looking to travel to feel the culture shock. Through Morocco Immersion, I met Sharon and she was really helpful in tailoring the perfect tour for me and my husband. In the airport, we met our tour guide Amnay, which is btw, also an amazing guitar player and singer. He was friendly and very honest and informative. I have come to learn that it... read more

Morocco has always been one of the countries that I look forward to visit. It was plainly picture-perfect and as an Asian living in North America, I was looking to travel to feel the culture shock. Through Morocco Immersion, I met Sharon and she was really helpful in tailoring the perfect tour for me and my husband. In the airport, we met our tour guide Amnay, which is btw, also an amazing guitar player and singer. He was friendly and very honest and informative. I have come to learn that it is not only picturesque but also rich in history, culture, colours and life. Morocco has landed a special place in our hearts and we are already looking forward to experiencing the desert on our next visit!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Hi Carmina,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us! We are so happy that your had an amazing time with Amnay in Morocco and we are thrilled that Morocco now has a special place in your hearts.

So, on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I wanted to say thank you and that we look forward to your next trip to Morocco!

Keep in touch!
Best Regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the MI team

Once in a Lifetime--Morocco!
Morocco | Dec 25 - Jan 1, 2020

Margaret
Margaret G.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. Before planning the itinerary, I spoke at length with Sharon regarding our travel preferences--likes, dislikes, interests, favorite trips of the past and expectations. She listened and put together an incredible adventure. Mobark, our driver, picked us up at the airport in Marrakesh and was with us the next 8 days. He is a GEM! We were safe, comfortable and cared for as he positively--never without a smile--helped us navigate... read more

My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco. Before planning the itinerary, I spoke at length with Sharon regarding our travel preferences--likes, dislikes, interests, favorite trips of the past and expectations. She listened and put together an incredible adventure. Mobark, our driver, picked us up at the airport in Marrakesh and was with us the next 8 days. He is a GEM! We were safe, comfortable and cared for as he positively--never without a smile--helped us navigate through a country of wonders--from Marrakesh, through the Atlas Mountains to Dades, to the Sahara Desert (for camel riding and camping on the desert under the stars), to Fes, Meknes, many small towns and villages in between and, finally, to Tangier where he deposited us right in front of airport departures! He introduced us to local guides in cities where we learned so much about Moroccan history and culture. Our local guides were kind and genuinely excited to share their knowledge as we walked through miles of markets, palaces and gardens. While in Fes, as we spent an afternoon wandering on our own, our guide from Marrakesh noticed us trying to figure out a map and he embraced us as if we were his long lost relatives--how incredible is that?!

The lodging was truly special as we stayed in top rated riads throughout our stay. The service at each was better than the last!

It is significant to note that, on our tour and understandably given the enormity of the country and the varying terrain, we spent a great deal of time in the SUV each day. This was unavoidable and gave us the opportunity to see as much as possible before departing. Critically, Mobark's driving was impressive. Never once did we feel unsafe as he navigated across some pretty difficult mountain switchbacks.

Finally, we were given the unique opportunity to have lunch with MoBark's family. The day started with shopping in the local market for the vegetables and meats to be included in our lunch. Prepared by his mother, sister and several other women in the family home, we were welcome and given access to a day in the life of a Moroccan family. How will we ever eat American made couscous, olives or tagine again?!

I would certainly recommend Sharon and her team to personally tailor a once in a lifetime adventure in Morocco!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Hi Margaret,

Thank you for taking the time to write such an in depth and wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a fantastic trip in Morocco with Mbark and we hope that this trip will rate high in your memories of your special Christmas trips.

On behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, I would like to say thank you for traveling with you and to keep in touch!

Best Regards,
Sharon, Mbark, and the entire MI team

The tour was very well organised. Our driver ...
Morocco | Dec 14 - Dec 24, 2019

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Fiona T.
Hong Kong | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

The tour was very well organised. Our driver + tour guide, Amnay, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He’s been very punctual and caring of our needs. Most importantly, he’s a very safe driver, which meant a lot to us because we could spend up to 8 hours on the road in a day. We drove through rain, wind, snow and sands, but we always had peace of mind as we had been assigned with a very sturdy and reliable vehicle, and a very professional driver. It was a memorable experience.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

Hi Fiona! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and that you were comfortable with Amnay as your driver. So, on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team, we would just like to thank you for letting us be a part of your trip to Morocco!

Thanks,
Sharon

Wow, we had such a great time on our trip! Sh...
Morocco | Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2019

Jenn
Jenn B.
Redmond, WA | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Wow, we had such a great time on our trip! Sharon was very responsive to any questions and planning items. Our driver, Hicham, is now a friend for life. He took such great care of us and I hope we get to see him again. I loved having the local tour guides as well, as they add a lot more information about the local area and sites.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Hi Jenn,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review for us. We are so happy that you had an amazing time with Hicham in Morocco and we are looking forward to perhaps showing you more of the country at some point in the future.

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion team, I wanted to thank you for traveling with us and tell you to keep in touch!

Best Regards,
Sharon, Hicham, and the rest of the MI team

Wonderful tour of Morocco with knowledgeable guides and unforgettable experiences
Morocco | Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2019

Rachel
Rachel N.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019

My partner and I wanted somewhere warm to visit in November, with good views and lots to see and explore. Morocco certainly delivered and we couldn’t have organised the trip without kimkim and Morocco Immersion.
We’re busy working people and didn’t have enough time to independently research where to go, what to do in Morocco and investigate what’s feasible to achieve in one week. The process of booking the trip through kimkim was smooth and easy. Sharon, our tour organiser, was so helpful... read more

My partner and I wanted somewhere warm to visit in November, with good views and lots to see and explore. Morocco certainly delivered and we couldn’t have organised the trip without kimkim and Morocco Immersion.
We’re busy working people and didn’t have enough time to independently research where to go, what to do in Morocco and investigate what’s feasible to achieve in one week. The process of booking the trip through kimkim was smooth and easy. Sharon, our tour organiser, was so helpful throughout and even when we changed our minds endlessly on what we could achieve in a week of visiting Morocco, she was incredibly patient and accommodating to our changing preferences. Sharon made sure the holiday was tailored to what we wanted and gave great advice on where we should visit and what we should do. Given Sharon was a real expert in the area, her suggestions were invaluable so that we got exactly what we wanted out of the holiday.
We decided on having 1 full day in Marrakech before moving on to explore the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and surrounding areas for 4 days of travelling. The final 2 days of the tour would see us return to Marrakech for some ‘downtime’ so that we could explore the fascinating city in our own time.
We had a private driver for the duration of the trip, Hicham, who went above and beyond to ensure we had the best time possible without having to stress about what we were doing each day. In each location we visited, a local tour guide would greet us and take us on some incredible adventures. The organisation and transition to each individual tour was flawless. We’d arrive in a new location and within 5 minutes, we were whisked off to ride camels, walk through bustling markets, eat dates from palm trees and visit movie sets!
Morocco Immersion who gave us the tour were incredible. Hicham was so kind and considerate - he took us to all the best spots for great photos and was so careful not to impose, ensuring we still had alone time as well. Our favourite part of the tour was the night in the desert, which we travelled to by camel while the sun was setting. The sunrise the next day was simply stunning as well; a moment we’ll never forget admiring the sun rising only surrounded by the Saharan sand.

There was a lot of driving on the trip but it didn’t feel too bad as it was constantly broken up by regular stops and guided tours along the way. Marrakech can feel quite overwhelming as a tourist, however with a guide it’s far better. Through kimkim and Morocco Immersion, we really were provided with a truly immersive experience they promise, enabling us to learn about the culture, the history and fall in love with the beautiful country. Thank you for a brilliant experience, we cannot wait to return!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019

Hi Rachel!

Thank you for the great review and thanks for letting us be a part of your Morocco adventure! We are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time and we definitely will look forward to your next visit and showing you more of our beautiful country.

Also, it was lovely to get to meet you during your tour of Marrakech (and again in Dades). I will make sure to pass on the review to Hicham and on behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion family, I just want to say thanks once again.

Keep in touch and let us know when you are ready for Morocco Immersion Part II!
Sharon

We left Morocco feeling like we were family!
Morocco | Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2019

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Margi S.
Boise, ID | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2019

Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Sharon was incredibly responsive each time I had a question and made some great suggestions that helped make our trip perfect. In fact, Sharon’s helpful and quick responses are the reason we chose Kim Kim and Morocco Immersions as our tour group. Even though it was our first trip to Morocco, it felt like we were visiting family. Hicham was an informative guide, and went out of his way at every chance to make our trip perfect. He narrated our drive... read more

Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Sharon was incredibly responsive each time I had a question and made some great suggestions that helped make our trip perfect. In fact, Sharon’s helpful and quick responses are the reason we chose Kim Kim and Morocco Immersions as our tour group. Even though it was our first trip to Morocco, it felt like we were visiting family. Hicham was an informative guide, and went out of his way at every chance to make our trip perfect. He narrated our drive to the desert through the High Atlas Mountains with the history of Morocco as it passed by our window. It was the best history lesson ever! The camel excursion was a highlight, and the luxury campsite in the heart of the desert was unbelievable. We had local guides in each of the cities we visited, and all were informative and sweet. Ait-Ben-Haddou was another highlight. Our Riad in Marrakech was beautiful, and right off the Jemma-al-Fenna square. We wandered Marrakech right from our bedroom door. From start to finish, this was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Sharon and her family for everything!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2019

Thanks, Margi, for the fabulous review and for uploading so many gorgeous photos! We are so glad that you had a great time on your trip and super happy that you felt like you were visiting family. I'm so glad that I got to meet you while you were here and we are looking forward to your return to Morocco so that we can show you even more!

On behalf of the whole Morocco Immersion family, thanks for letting us share our love of this beautiful country with you!

Keep in touch!
Sharon

Wonderful Desert Experience
Morocco | Nov 5 - Nov 7, 2019

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Anuj D.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

We had a great time working with Sharon in planning our desert experience in Morocco. We were even more fortunate to have an amazing driver, Sallam, who took us through our trip. We could not have asked for a better driver/guide. Sallam was extremely warm and personable. He was flexible when we wanted to change plans. Sallam did a remarkable job of knowing when to share stories/sights while also knowing when to give us time to relax. He adjusted his driving based on our comfort level. ... read more

We had a great time working with Sharon in planning our desert experience in Morocco. We were even more fortunate to have an amazing driver, Sallam, who took us through our trip. We could not have asked for a better driver/guide. Sallam was extremely warm and personable. He was flexible when we wanted to change plans. Sallam did a remarkable job of knowing when to share stories/sights while also knowing when to give us time to relax. He adjusted his driving based on our comfort level. Sallam was not only a wonderful guide but he is now a friend that we plan to keep in touch with. He made the experience much more enjoyable especially given how long of a drive it was.

Overall, the desert experience was very fun. The camel ride was very nice and the sand dunes were beautiful. The camp was very nice and we were looking forward to enjoying the experience under the stars at night. However, unfortunately the high winds caused us to have to stay inside. The amenities were above expectations with the nice toilet and shower. We were a bit disappointed to not have more time at the camp in the morning. After breakfast, we were quickly pushed to pack up and leave the site. We expected more time in the morning to enjoy the desert in peace.

Overall it was a very nice experience. The driving time was a bit much but the Camp was quite nice. Sallam made the experience so much more enjoyable for us. He was the best driver/guide we could have asked for.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Hi Anuj - Thanks for the great review. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time with Sallam. Sorry to hear that the weather didn't quite cooperate with your overnight stay in the desert, but glad that you enjoyed the camp none-the-less.

I will be sure to share your review with Sallam and just want to say thanks on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team for choosing us to be a part of your Moroccan adventure.

Keep in touch!'
Sharon

We had a fantastic experience and would highl...
Morocco | Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2019

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Aaron J.
Washington, DC | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Morocco Immersion! Sharon was great and super responsive in planning the trip, and our guide on-the-ground Amnay was fantastic.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

Hi Aaron,

So glad to hear that you and Jane had a fantastic experience and thanks for the great review.

And thanks once again on behalf of the entire Morocco Immersion team for letting us be a part of your Moroccan adventure!

Best regards,
Sharon

Trip to Morocco
Morocco | Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2019

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Abigail C.
Reston, VA | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

We had an amazing trip, thanks largely to Moroccan Immersion Tours and Adventures and to the help of Sharon (who helped us plan our 6 day itinerary) and to Abdou, who was our gracious, informed, and unfailingly cheerful guide. We contacted KimKim only about 4 weeks before our trip and were quickly connected with Moroccan Immersion/Sharon. Sharon was extremely helpful -- and patient! -- in recommending options for our 6 day trip, jumping on the phone with me at least a few times for me to... read more

We had an amazing trip, thanks largely to Moroccan Immersion Tours and Adventures and to the help of Sharon (who helped us plan our 6 day itinerary) and to Abdou, who was our gracious, informed, and unfailingly cheerful guide. We contacted KimKim only about 4 weeks before our trip and were quickly connected with Moroccan Immersion/Sharon. Sharon was extremely helpful -- and patient! -- in recommending options for our 6 day trip, jumping on the phone with me at least a few times for me to ask (many) questions, and to flexing on timing/price when we needed to reduce our total costs. The tour itself was wonderful -- a mix of 'typical' experiences (e.g., walks around the souks in Marrakech) coupled with unique and differentiated experiences that Moroccan Immersion helped arrange (e.g., a visit to a women's rug making cooperative followed by lunch with the 3 rug weavers; spending a night in a luxury desert camp coupled with a pre-dawn hike up the mountain to see the sunrise). Abdou was a real pleasure to have as a guide -- his love for and knowledge of his country and his heritage is impressive, and really came across in the tour. Abdou also did a great job of connecting us to local guides (e.g., in Marrakech, in Taroudant), who were equally knowledgeable and friendly. In all, I would highly, highly recommend Moroccan Immersion if you are interested in planning a trip to this remarkable country.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Hi Abby!

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing adventure and we look forward to you returning to Morocco so that we can show you more of the country!

Thanks again,
Sharon

Trip to Morocco
Morocco | Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2019

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Marella C.
Fairfax, VA | Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Sharon was excellent - very prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, proactive and was extremely valuable in setting-up our trip plan, how we can make the most value of our limited time and resources without compromising the experience. Equally, Amnay, our tour guide and driver was excellent, particularly at keeping us safe and secure; providing us with excellent restaurant recommendation, enriching our gastronomic experience and accompanying us any time of day and night. The other local guides,... read more

Sharon was excellent - very prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, proactive and was extremely valuable in setting-up our trip plan, how we can make the most value of our limited time and resources without compromising the experience. Equally, Amnay, our tour guide and driver was excellent, particularly at keeping us safe and secure; providing us with excellent restaurant recommendation, enriching our gastronomic experience and accompanying us any time of day and night. The other local guides, specially Mohammed of Fes, were pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible in accommodating and answering our questions. Thanks super Sharon and Amnay for this memorable experience for our family.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Hi Marella! We are so happy that your family had a great and memorable experience in Morocco and we are looking forward to you coming back so that we can show you the south and the desert!! Thanks for the great review and keep in touch!

Warm Regards,
Sharon, Amnay, and the rest of the Morocco Immersion team

Casablanca to fez and chefcausen
Morocco | Aug 7 - Aug 10, 2019

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Sumi S.
Fairfax, VA | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

The agency did a great job of making ensuring my comfort during my time there. My guide mr.hicham was extremely hospitable and courteous. I throughly enjoyed my trip .my only mistake for fly Air Maroc
They delayed my flight and lost baggage and no customer service to help passengers.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Hi Sumi! So sorry to hear about your trouble with Royal Air Maroc, but glad that you enjoyed your short trip with us (and Hicham) after you arrived! I hope the rest of your time in Morocco has been equally enjoyable and just let us know if you need anything else!

Thanks, again, from the entire Morocco Immersion team!
Best regards,
Sharon

7 Days in Morocco - 3 Great Itineraries
Morocco | Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2019

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Livia S.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

I actually never thought it was possible to put together such a great and personalized trip in about 24 hours! Huge thanks to the entire team!

From the very first contact to Sharon until the last goodbyes to Amnay - everything was absolutely flawless.

Sharon ensured that every day that I spent in Marocco was well-planned according to my wishes and personal needs, and Amnay - my excellent driver & knowledgeable guide with a warm personality - ensured that all the plans were becoming my... read more

I actually never thought it was possible to put together such a great and personalized trip in about 24 hours! Huge thanks to the entire team!

From the very first contact to Sharon until the last goodbyes to Amnay - everything was absolutely flawless.

Sharon ensured that every day that I spent in Marocco was well-planned according to my wishes and personal needs, and Amnay - my excellent driver & knowledgeable guide with a warm personality - ensured that all the plans were becoming my reality.

Marocco certainly doesn’t lack of natural beauty, and distinctive buildings of mosques, riads, and kasbahs. What makes every place special though is the kindness and friendliness of the people.

I would not only travel with Morocco Immersion again but also recommended it to anyone who aims to get away from the mass, and experience Marocco on a personal level.

Huhe thanks to the team and all family members!

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Hey Livia - Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that we were able to show you Morocco and be a part of your journey. We truly hope that this getaway was exactly what you needed and we are looking forward to the day that you return and we are able to share more with you!

Thanks again from the entire Morocco Immersion family. You are welcome any time!

Thanks,
Sharon

Trip to Morocco
Morocco | Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2019

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jay H.
Bakersfield, CA | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2019

I DO NOT give reviews for business or services as a general rule. I DO NOT like to use tour planners or groups for my trips all over the world. I DO, HOWEVER, HIGHLY RECOMMEND KIMKIM. They have provided a service tailored to individual interest with trip planning at an affordable price for our trip to Marrakesh. Morocco.

Sharon, my trip advisor, was very attentive and very helpful in not only dealing with my changing plans but adding to my interest in our trip to Morocco, in particular,... read more

I DO NOT give reviews for business or services as a general rule. I DO NOT like to use tour planners or groups for my trips all over the world. I DO, HOWEVER, HIGHLY RECOMMEND KIMKIM. They have provided a service tailored to individual interest with trip planning at an affordable price for our trip to Marrakesh. Morocco.

Sharon, my trip advisor, was very attentive and very helpful in not only dealing with my changing plans but adding to my interest in our trip to Morocco, in particular, Marrakesh. I originally was going for a 5 day trip. I changed it at least 3 times and ended up with a 4 day trip only to Marrakesh. Sharon helped me at every turn and even added a cooking class to our schedule at the last minute.

Richard, our personal driver and guide in Marrakesh was on time, had a smile, and had something interesting to say and add to the days tour. He above all was flexible with our schedule allowing us time to explore more interesting places or people. He is also the best driver I have ever seen. Driving in Marrakesh is beyond crazy-- he was in complete control.

Kalib and his wife conducted our cooking class. It was not at some business address, rather it was at their house in the middle of Marrakesh. They opened their house to us, took us to the local market to buy the food we were going to cook that night. We also met several of their family members as well. We were there for several hours and the food was delicious. The Moroccan spices and cooking style was easy to follow and extremely interesting. This was a truly unique experience to meet and be with a local family at their house, in a local neighborhood and see their lifestyle.

Kimkim found and provided a really unique experience for my time in Marrakech. I will never forget it. Thank You.

Local specialist: Sharon Louthian
Sharon
Sharon Louthian
Local specialist in Frederick | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2019

Hey Jay!

Thanks so much for the amazing review and for the great photos! We are so glad that you had a fantastic experience and we hope to help you again when you time allows for a more extensive exploration of Morocco!

Thanks again from the whole Morocco Immersion team!