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Yassine Echcherki

I'm originally from Sefrou, Morocco, which is located in the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains, Southeast of Fez. In 2010, I started working with Morocco Off the Beaten Track with the vision of bringing local Moroccans together with the rest of the world to encourage understanding and give the gift of worldly experience to all involved. My goal is to always provide a uniquely Moroccan experience, where my travelers can see, feel and taste what makes the Kingdom of Morocco special.

I have worked for the U.S. Peace Corps as an Arabic language instructor and culture trainer, as well as worked with different travel companies in Morocco facilitating and organizing cultural tours and programs. I have also conducted cross-cultural educational programs for several American organizations and taught French and Arabic at a primary school in Citta Del Castelo, Italy. In addition to speaking my native Arabic language, I'm also fluent in French and English.

At Central Washington University in Washington State, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Master's degree in Data Analytics at the same university. I also have volunteered and taught English to Syrian refugees in the greater Seattle area while providing them with localization and life coach services. I strongly believe that cross-cultural education and international learning opportunities are the keys to promoting peace and building long-lasting friendships.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"MOBT Global operates all over Morocco. We want to give our travelers the opportunity to experience the real Morocco far from the touristy places and can plan trips to the larger and Imperial Cities (Marrakesh, Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, etc.). On our tours, we visit villages, meet artisans and farmers, and share food with local people. Our activities include historical and cultural tours, hikes and treks, cooking classes, surfing instruction, 4x4 and camel desert trips, skiing and snowboarding, rafting, rock climbing, and much more."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My goal with MOBT Global is to provide opportunities for travelers to learn about Morocco and to support local Moroccan communities by providing jobs and giving them the experience of interacting with people from other countries. The catalyst for my interest in this was my experience with the US Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). I was selected to participate in the MEPI Student Leaders Program at Montana State University because of the quality of my leadership experience and community involvement. This prestigious program brings young leaders from North Africa and the Middle East to learn leadership skills and to study democracy, human rights, and conflict resolution. During my time in the USA, I realized how little Americans knew about Morocco and how many misconceptions there were of the Arab world. I decided to work for a travel company that could bridge the gap in understanding Morocco and the US. I had experience working with travel companies in Morocco and had traveled throughout the country myself, so I knew what it would take to be successful with this company and how to create and facilitate outstanding programs for our travelers."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget the time I went with my friend to the desert dunes of Merzouga in Morocco. Prior to traveling there, I had not known that Morocco had deserts like this. It was endless rolling dunes of reddish sand, and it took us two hours by camel to reach the oasis we were staying at. At the oasis, I learned different ways to bake bread by the local Berber nomads and got to try their unique foods. Their hospitality was outstanding and was one of the more special things about the trip. In the evening we went to the largest dune in the area and got to see the silver shine of the desert in the moonlight. It was a breathtaking view and something I will never forget."

Yassine is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents, Morocco Luxury Travel Agents
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Favorite experiences

Food Tour in Marrakech

Explore the flavors of Marrakech with a food tour through the city's Medina (old town). Bustling Marrakech is filled with picturesque alleyways and vibrant squares. It's the perfect city to get lost in as you follow your nose and taste bites from one snack to the next.This food tour guides you on...

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Essaouira

Embrace the tranquility of Essaouira with a serene horseback riding excursion on the beach. After meeting with your guide, you'll learn a few basic techniques and get acquainted with your animal. Then, as you trot along Essaouira's long stretch of sand, enjoy the ocean breeze and smell of the...

Jewish Heritage Tour in Fes Medina

Learn all about Morocco's Jewish heritage by touring the Fes' medina. As you walk through the twisting streets, you'll listen to your guide share the ancient stories of the Jewish Mellah (old Jewish neighborhood) and explore historic synagogues, cemeteries, and museums. Fes is teeming with Jewish...

Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride & Desert Overnight

One of the most quintessential Moroccan experiences is a sunset camel ride through Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, combined with an overnight in the desert. Most visitors enjoy this experience when traveling to the Sahara from one of the country's imperial cities, such as between Merzouga and Marrakech...

Explore the "Blue City" Chefchaouen

Discover the sites, streets, and monuments of Morocco's famed "Blue City," Chefchaouen, or simply “chaoeun,” as the locals call it. Its name translates to “two horns,” referencing the town's two mountain peaks. Despite its popularity with tourists, Chefchaouen retains a much more relaxed...

Hike the Berber Villages in Toubkal National Park

Just outside of Marrakech is a serene natural environment within Toubkal National Park, an excellent escape from the busy city. Enjoy zipping south over gorges and high passes of the region's upper mountain valleys while enjoying views of flat plains, verdant hills, and rocky peaks.Your entry...

Recent trip reviews for Yassine

Overall, my experience in Morocco was an adve...
Morocco | Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2024

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Susan E.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024
Overall, my experience in Morocco was an adventurous blend of culture, food, and nature. My driver, Brahim, was exceptional and went out of his way to ensure our comfort. The tours to the Imperial City and Medina of Fez, and the old souk and Old City Medina in Marrakesh were filled with fascinating insights, thanks to our knowledgeable guides. The evening food tour in Marrakesh was a culinary delight, and the day trip to Ourika Valley with a waterfall hike was a refreshing experience, despite... Read more

Overall, my experience in Morocco was an adventurous blend of culture, food, and nature. My driver, Brahim, was exceptional and went out of his way to ensure our comfort. The tours to the Imperial City and Medina of Fez, and the old souk and Old City Medina in Marrakesh were filled with fascinating insights, thanks to our knowledgeable guides. The evening food tour in Marrakesh was a culinary delight, and the day trip to Ourika Valley with a waterfall hike was a refreshing experience, despite the drive being longer than expected. Regarding accommodations, Dar Meziana in Chefchaouen was my favourite, providing a true cultural experience. However, stays at The View Hotel and Pestana CR7 left a lot to be desired due to poor customer service. Despite a few hiccups, I enjoyed my trip and appreciated the detailed itinerary provided by Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
The View Hotel
Rabat

Unfortunately, our stay at The View Hotel was not pleasant. They did not have our reservations and getting the rooms and keys was a hassle. The hotel didn't live up to its reputation.

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Dar Meziana
Chefchaouene

We loved staying at Dar Meziana in Chefchaouen. The riad was lovely and we truly enjoyed the cultural experience.

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Riad Palais Nazha Fes
Fes

The stay at Riad Palais Nazha in Fes was decent. It wasn't a hotel but still nice.

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Pestana CR7 Marrakech
Marrakesh

Our stay at Pestana CR7 was not good. The customer service was poor. We had issues with room temperature and a non-consensual donation policy at checkout. Despite its beautiful appearance, it wasn't worth the experience.

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Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

I had a great time exploring the Imperial City and the Medina of Fez. The tour guide was very informative and answered all our detailed questions. It was a truly immersive cultural experience.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

The tour guide we had for the old souk and the Old City Medina in Marrakesh was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very engaging and enjoyable

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Food
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Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Marrakesh

The evening food tour in Marrakesh was fantastic. Our tour guide, Achmad, was funny and made the experience enjoyable. The food was delicious and it was one of the best meals of the trip.

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Day Trip to Ourika Valley: Hike to a Waterfall
Day Trip to Ourika Valley: Hike to a Waterfall
Morocco

The day trip to Ourika Valley was great. The waterfall hike was beautiful but the drive was longer than expected. However, the overall experience was enjoyable.

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Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Jan 14, 2024
Dear Susan, Louis has the absolute pleasure of assisting you in planning your Morocco adventure, and he is thrilled to hear that your experience was an adventurous blend of culture, food, and nature. Your kind words about Brahim's exceptional service and the insightful tours provided by our guides truly warm our hearts. I'm delighted that you found the evening food tour in Marrakesh and the day trip to Ourika Valley to be delightful experiences, despite the longer drive. Morocco has so much... Read more

Dear Susan, Louis has the absolute pleasure of assisting you in planning your Morocco adventure, and he is thrilled to hear that your experience was an adventurous blend of culture, food, and nature. Your kind words about Brahim's exceptional service and the insightful tours provided by our guides truly warm our hearts. I'm delighted that you found the evening food tour in Marrakesh and the day trip to Ourika Valley to be delightful experiences, despite the longer drive. Morocco has so much to offer, and I'm glad we could help you explore its diverse facets. Your feedback on accommodations is invaluable, and I'm sorry to hear about the challenges faced at The View Hotel and Pestana CR7. Rest assured, your comments will be shared with our partners to ensure improvements are made. Thank you for entrusting MOBT Global and KimKim with your travel plans, and we sincerely appreciate your detailed review. Should your future adventures bring you back to Morocco or any other destination, we would be honored to assist you once again. Safe travels and best wishes!!

Our overall experience with KimKim was great....
Morocco | Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2023

Jill
Jill T.
Alpine, WY | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2024
Our overall experience with KimKim was great. The places they set for us to see and the accommodations were as we expected. The hotels we splurged on were extraordinary, and Kimkim had everything scheduled quite well. The highlight of our working with Kimkim was our private driver. Said spoke perfect English and was engaging, professional and has actually become a friend. Read more

Our overall experience with KimKim was great. The places they set for us to see and the accommodations were as we expected. The hotels we splurged on were extraordinary, and Kimkim had everything scheduled quite well. The highlight of our working with Kimkim was our private driver. Said spoke perfect English and was engaging, professional and has actually become a friend.

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

Probably one of the finest hotels we’ve ever stayed in. Spectacular in every way: the view, the staff, the food, the rooms, the services offered, proximity to Chefchuan, etc.

Authenticity & Character
Loved the Moroccan authenticity of this hotel, the art, decor, etc. all was exquisite.
Location
Proximity to Chef Chaon
Staff
Everyone was 5-star
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed was comfy, loves the patio, shower, etc.
L'Ermitage d'Akchour
Akchour

This place is special! The nature, setting, gardens, and staff, plus food were all fantastic.

Authenticity & Character
Teepees with fire place, Swiss chalets to stay in, sitting areas along the river. It was exquisite for travelers who love nature.
Location
Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Rough road getting to it. More for the adventurer traveler.
Staff
Met the owner-she was fabulous. Loved her doggies and the welcome feeling at the hotel/property.
Cleanliness & Comfort
All good!
Hotel Odyssee Center
Casablanca

We unfortunately had a bad room here but the lobby, bar and restaurant were all terrific.

Authenticity & Character
Loved the decor in the common spaces but private room was awful.
Location
Walked to a great restaurant in the city so location was great!
Staff
Friendliness and welcoming.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room had some serious room for improvement.
Riad Kalaa 2
Rabat

Our room Was superb! Very authentic Moroccan. It is a special boutique hotel with friendly people, beautiful decor, delish breakfast, etc.

Authenticity & Character
Loved the Moroccan decor-authentic and well done.
Location
Perfect, it’s a walk through narrow alleyways but very neat and unique.
Staff
We were referred to a local restaurant which was spectacular. A 10 for sure.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cozy bed, great shower and separate sitting area. Loved this hotel. Nice patio on the roof as well.
Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel and Residences
Tangier

High quality Hilton property. Great gym (worked out, had a great sauna and steam room). Best thing about this hotel is the friendly staff. Restaurant and bar were fantastic too!

Authenticity & Character
Felt the most like a high USA hotel.
Location
Centrally located.
Staff
Restaurant staff was exceptionally friendly and fun!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was Terrific.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Fès

The best of the best!! Loved this experience. The hotel upgraded our room at their own will without asking because the highest end suite was available. It was large, well appointed and bar none the most special hotel we’ve ever stayed in. The fact that this was one families private residence that had been converted to a hotel was interesting. We loved reading about the hotel and the renovation process. The Raman was spectacular, the restaurant fancy and the staff a 10!! We spent NYE here and enjoyed every minute of our time here.

Authenticity & Character
Everything from floor to ceiling was special, the open air lobby was fresh, gorgeous pool/fountain central to the lobby, welcomed with authentic tea and cookies, staff at your service at all times. Robes, slippers, towels, everything beautiful and cozy!!
Location
Conveniently located on the Medina.
Staff
Always knew exactly who we were and always anxious to help, serve and please.
Cleanliness & Comfort
A 10!
Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

Loved our tour guide and what we saw, learned, etc. she was a local and was very knowledgeable. Zara was her name. Highly recommend a tour guide.

Quality of Experience
Coach was our guide through the ceramic pottery co-op. He was terrific!!
Food
We give the food throughout our trip an 8-10 consistently.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ask for Coach!
Transport
Our driver Said, who was with us for the entire trip, was the greatest! He is knowledgeable, sensitive to your needs, knows how to park, where to park, what to see, the best bathroom stops, and just an overall friendly man! Highly recommend Said to any Americans coming for a trip! His English is terrific !
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub & Massage
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub & Massage
Morocco

We followed the Hammam service with a couples massage, which was spectacular. Highly recommend that!

Quality of Experience
Special!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff at hotel and Hammam were awesome!
Transport
Said-the best!
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Jan 08, 2024
Dear Jill, We're thrilled to hear that your overall experience with MOBT Global and Kimkim was great! It's wonderful to know that the places we recommended and the accommodations met your expectations. We're especially pleased that the hotels you splurged on turned out to be extraordinary. Your kind words about Said, your private driver, bring us immense joy. We strive to provide not just a service but an experience, and it sounds like Said embodied that spirit perfectly. Building meaningful... Read more

Dear Jill, We're thrilled to hear that your overall experience with MOBT Global and Kimkim was great! It's wonderful to know that the places we recommended and the accommodations met your expectations. We're especially pleased that the hotels you splurged on turned out to be extraordinary. Your kind words about Said, your private driver, bring us immense joy. We strive to provide not just a service but an experience, and it sounds like Said embodied that spirit perfectly. Building meaningful connections is what we aim for, and we're delighted to hear that he has become a friend. Thank you for choosing to travel with us, and we hope to assist you on many more adventures in the future. Safe travels and warm regards!

Wonderful Moroccan Honeymoon
Morocco | Nov 18 - Dec 1, 2023

Evan
Evan S.
Carmel, IN | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023
We had a wonderful honeymoon trip across Morocco where we spent 14 days across many cities and regions. My wife and I joked that we couldn’t handle seeing so many beautiful sights each day and agree that our itinerary was perfect for the trip we wanted. A great mix of relaxation, adventure, and appreciation of a culture different than our own. Our guide and driver throughout the trip was Said, and we couldn’t recommend him enough. He was very informative about all the locations we visited,... Read more

We had a wonderful honeymoon trip across Morocco where we spent 14 days across many cities and regions. My wife and I joked that we couldn’t handle seeing so many beautiful sights each day and agree that our itinerary was perfect for the trip we wanted. A great mix of relaxation, adventure, and appreciation of a culture different than our own. Our guide and driver throughout the trip was Said, and we couldn’t recommend him enough. He was very informative about all the locations we visited, made us feel safe and welcome, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a positive experience in Morocco. We came to Morocco as visitors but luckily after meeting Said, we left with a friend. Would absolutely recommend Kimkim, MOTB and Said to whoever is thinking about taking a trip to Morocco.

Hotel Reviews
Palais Amani
Fès

Absolutely stunning Riad, my wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay.

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Dar Meziana
Chefchaouene

Very nice, intimate setting. A great place to say in the picturesque city of Chefchaouene

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Riad Kalaa
Rabat

Great food and ambiance!

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Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga

Great experience in the desert, staff was fun and friendly!

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Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
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Riad Chbanate
Essaouira
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
72 Riad Living
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Barceló Anfa Casablanca
Casablanca
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day Trip to Ourika Valley: Hike to a Waterfall
Day Trip to Ourika Valley: Hike to a Waterfall
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide went above and beyond to make sure we saw all that we could!
Transport
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Horseback Riding on the Beach of the Atlantic Coast
Horseback Riding on the Beach of the Atlantic Coast
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Evening Food Tour in Fez
Evening Food Tour in Fez
Fes

Our food tour was in Marrakech not Fez, but we had an absolutely wonderful time. Donuts, Harrira, tangia and more! Left full and happy.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Dec 13, 2023
Dear Evan! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience during your honeymoon trip across Morocco! It warms our hearts to hear that the 14 days of exploring various cities and regions were everything you desired. We're thrilled to know that the itinerary provided the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural appreciation. It's fantastic to hear that Said, your guide and driver, played a crucial role in making your journey memorable. We're grateful for your kind words... Read more

Dear Evan! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience during your honeymoon trip across Morocco! It warms our hearts to hear that the 14 days of exploring various cities and regions were everything you desired. We're thrilled to know that the itinerary provided the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural appreciation. It's fantastic to hear that Said, your guide and driver, played a crucial role in making your journey memorable. We're grateful for your kind words about his informative guidance, hospitality, and the extra effort he put into ensuring your positive experience. It's especially heartening to hear that you not only enjoyed Morocco as a visitor but also left with a new friend as Said. Should you ever decide to explore new destinations or return to Morocco, we would be delighted to assist you again. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!
Best regards, Yassine

Fantastic Moroccan experience
Morocco | Oct 25 - Nov 7, 2023

Margaret
Margaret N.
South Valley, NM | Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023
We had such a great experience from start to finish! Yassine was able to help us create a trip that was just exactly what we wanted and nothing we didn't - from where we went, what we did and even the level of luxury of hotels from city to city. Our driver was friendly, attentive and a wonderful ambassador to Morocco, helping us understand the culture and history and people of Morocco. We were so well taken care of throughout that even when I left my new smart watch at the tent camp in the... Read more

We had such a great experience from start to finish! Yassine was able to help us create a trip that was just exactly what we wanted and nothing we didn't - from where we went, what we did and even the level of luxury of hotels from city to city. Our driver was friendly, attentive and a wonderful ambassador to Morocco, helping us understand the culture and history and people of Morocco. We were so well taken care of throughout that even when I left my new smart watch at the tent camp in the Sahara, our driver, Said, was able to arrange for it to be brought to Marrakesh where we were.

We will use kim kim again and we WILL be back to visit Morocco again. Thank you for a memorable and wonderful experience.

Hotel Reviews
La Petite Chefchaouen
Chefchaouene

Rooms are more modern than traditional, the place was very comfortable with nothing lacking. The building is part inside, part outside which was really cool. Food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming.

Authenticity & Character
Location
loved being in the older part of the city
Staff
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Dar Korsan
Rabat

This is a sweet little Riad that had a beautiful view of the river and city below from the terrace. The host was very nice, rooms were comfortable and well equipped. The food was delicious. We loved making our way through the medina to Dar Korsan. Would absolutely stay there again!

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Riad Mazar Fes
Fes

This riad is incredibly beautiful. The owner has created a place that is not only exquisite in appearance but warm and welcoming. We wish we could have stayed longer!

Authenticity & Character
stunning
Location
right on the edge of the medina so you could walk to the medina but be driven up to the front door of the riad
Staff
Very very nice and attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Ksar Ighnda
Asfalou

The setting of the hotel and the grounds are very beautiful. The dining experience feels more like a cafeteria than a dining room. The rooms we had were nice but not as nice at the hotel itself.

Riad Jona
Marrakesh

Loved the beautiful hotel with its amazing terrace, great staff who made us feel welcome and supported, location was fantastic as we were able to walk to most places we wanted to go. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

Riad Chbanate
Essaouira

This place is incredible. The attention to the design in the rooms and common areas is amazing. So beautiful we didn't want to leave our room! The terrace was small but very comfortable. Staff is so warm and friendly. food great. Would absolutely love to come back again and stay here.

Barceló Casablanca
Casablanca

Very modern hotel with all of the comforts needed.

Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga

Lovely tents with full bathrooms in each one. Sunrise and sunsets beyond description.

Location
beautifully situated among the dunes
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Odyssee Center
Casablanca

Clean and modern. Staff are amiable. Location was ok.

Activity Review
Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Marrakesh

This was one of my favorite activities we did in Morocco. We were guided by Rachid, who was not only professional and knowledgeable but a lovely human being. Had we not had to run off to retrieve a lost item, our conversation with him would have continued despite our tour being officially over. Of course there was more food than we could consume. The food was delicious and we revisited some of the places he took us for more of the same later during our stay in Marrakesh. But Rachid was the best part by far!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rachid was the best
Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Nov 28, 2023
Dear Margaret! We're thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience from start to finish! It warms our hearts to know that we were able to help craft a trip that perfectly aligned with your desires, ensuring every detail, from the destinations to the level of luxury in hotels, met your expectations. It's wonderful that your driver, Said, not only provided safe and comfortable transportation but also served as a knowledgeable and friendly ambassador to Morocco. Understanding the culture,... Read more

Dear Margaret! We're thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience from start to finish! It warms our hearts to know that we were able to help craft a trip that perfectly aligned with your desires, ensuring every detail, from the destinations to the level of luxury in hotels, met your expectations.

It's wonderful that your driver, Said, not only provided safe and comfortable transportation but also served as a knowledgeable and friendly ambassador to Morocco. Understanding the culture, history, and people of Morocco is an integral part of any visit, and we're delighted Said could enhance your journey in this way. We're especially pleased to hear about the exceptional service when you accidentally left your smartwatch at the Sahara tent camp.

Thank you for choosing us for your Morocco travel experience. We're honored to have been a part of creating such wonderful memories for you. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure, and we can't wait to welcome you back to Morocco. Please stay in touch!

Six of us went on a private van with a driver...
Morocco | Oct 25 - Nov 7, 2023

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Tamara G.
South Valley, NM | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023
Six of us went on a private van with a driver. KimKim did an excellent job with arranging our experience. Yassine was an excellent trip planner and was in contact with us frequently and responded to all of our questions promptly. Our driver, Said with MOBT, was one of the highlights of our trip. He was so engaging and kind. He went out of his way to make sure our Morocco trip was superb. He was available any time night or day once we got to our overnight locations and stopped along... Read more

Six of us went on a private van with a driver. KimKim did an excellent job with arranging our experience.

Yassine was an excellent trip planner and was in contact with us frequently and responded to all of our questions promptly. Our driver, Said with MOBT, was one of the highlights of our trip. He was so engaging and kind. He went out of his way to make sure our Morocco trip was superb. He was available any time night or day once we got to our overnight locations and stopped along the ways to bring us treats, stops for coffee, food. He is a GEM.

The 14 day trip was absolutely spectacular. We started at Casablanca, then went to Rabat, Chefchouen, Fes, the Sahara desert (camel back riding and night in a tent), Ousseriea, to name a few. The Atlas mountains were amazing - we saw Barbary macaques amongst the pine trees! The people of Morocco are so nice and they are used to tourists.

I recommend all of these locations, they were all so different. KimKim was an excellent choice.

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Nov 27, 2023
Dear Tamara, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your 14-day trip through Morocco was nothing short of spectacular, and we're delighted that KimKim played a pivotal role in arranging such a memorable journey for you and your group. It makes me happy to hear that we demonstrated excellence and maintained frequent communication to address all your queries promptly. We're particularly pleased to hear about the outstanding... Read more

Dear Tamara, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your 14-day trip through Morocco was nothing short of spectacular, and we're delighted that KimKim played a pivotal role in arranging such a memorable journey for you and your group. It makes me happy to hear that we demonstrated excellence and maintained frequent communication to address all your queries promptly. We're particularly pleased to hear about the outstanding service provided by your driver, Said. It's heartwarming to learn that he not only ensured your safety and comfort but went above and beyond to make your Morocco trip truly superb. We strive to provide exceptional service and create journeys that leave a lasting impression. It warms our hearts to know that we could contribute to your incredible Moroccan adventure. Thank you once again for choosing to travel with us. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with future travel plans and create more unforgettable memories. Best, Yassine

Loop from Marrakech to Casablanca, via Sahara Desert, Fes & Chefchaouen.
Morocco | Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2023

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Helga V.
Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2023
Our driver/ guide Yassine Taibine was excellent: friendly, calm, informative without being intrusive. He drove with skill and great attention to safety and comfort. We enjoyed his company very much. Read more

Our driver/ guide Yassine Taibine was excellent: friendly, calm, informative without being intrusive. He drove with skill and great attention to safety and comfort. We enjoyed his company very much.

Hotel Reviews
Ksar Sultan Dades
El Hart

Nicely decorated and clean rooms but poor noise insulation. Could clearly hear neighboring showers in use, and other guests’ children running around. Fortunately things quieted down at bedtime. Hotel is set on a hilltop, reached by a gravel road. Wonderful views. Walking to restaurants in town would have been tough, but dinner (set menu) and breakfast were served onsite.

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Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga
Riad Mazar Fes
Fes
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Meziana
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Odyssee Center
Casablanca

Modern hotel, but past its prime. Built with nice finishes, but not well maintained.

Activity Reviews
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

Seating pavilion next to the camp was not in use, yet brightly lit, detracting from the night sky. Suggest changing this to allow for easier Milky Way viewing.

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Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes
Quality of Experience
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We were steered into a restaurant recommended by our local guide. Food was good, but would have appreciated a few options.
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Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Nov 27, 2023
Dear Helga, I'm delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience with our driver/guide, Yassine. Your feedback is truly appreciated, and it's wonderful to know that Yassine's friendly and informative approach, coupled with his skillful and safe driving, contributed to an enjoyable and comfortable journey for you. At MOBT Global and KimKim, we take pride in providing exceptional service, and your kind words about Yassine's professionalism and demeanor reinforce our commitment to... Read more

Dear Helga, I'm delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience with our driver/guide, Yassine. Your feedback is truly appreciated, and it's wonderful to know that Yassine's friendly and informative approach, coupled with his skillful and safe driving, contributed to an enjoyable and comfortable journey for you.

At MOBT Global and KimKim, we take pride in providing exceptional service, and your kind words about Yassine's professionalism and demeanor reinforce our commitment to customer satisfaction. I will make sure to pass along your compliments to Yassine, as I'm sure he will be thrilled to hear about the positive impact he had on your experience. Thank you for choosing to travel with us. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future and provide another memorable travel experience.

Morocco was Great! A must do trip for anyone ready to explore.
Morocco | Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2023

Kim
Kim D.
Parsippany, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2023
We had a wonderful time touring Morocco with Youness! He made the trip a lot of fun for us. It was nice to have a reliable local driving us; it made it so that we could focus on exploring and site seeing, without having to worry about the logistics. He also introduced us to some great new music and was up for some good laughs along the way. He took us too some hidden gems, including an excellent place to by dates. It really was fantastic to have someone local who could direct us to the... Read more

We had a wonderful time touring Morocco with Youness! He made the trip a lot of fun for us. It was nice to have a reliable local driving us; it made it so that we could focus on exploring and site seeing, without having to worry about the logistics. He also introduced us to some great new music and was up for some good laughs along the way. He took us too some hidden gems, including an excellent place to by dates. It really was fantastic to have someone local who could direct us to the best restaurants, coffee spots, clean bathrooms, etc. I was really impressed how he well he knew all the areas we toured and was always ready to take us to the next cool spot to explore. He showed us how lovely and kind the people of Morocco are, both with our first hand experience with him, and by our interactions with others along the journey. He also made sure we ate the best of what Morocco offers! Olives, dates, warm breads, goat cheese,
so many tagiens and of course couscous Friday. Thank you Youness!

My favorite place on the trip was Fes. The city was beautiful and the blue everywhere was really spectacular, especially from the view at our hotel, Dar Jasmine. I would love to return to both the city and the hotel. We had an excellent day tour with Zarah, who knew the city well and clearly loved where she is from. Having her take us through the Medina was a real treat; she navigated it perfectly and explained the different sections as we explored. She also took us to an excellent place for street food / kabobs where many locals were eating. The Medina in Fes had something for everyone; we were looking for high quality rugs and other gifts and Zarah was able to help us find what we were looking for. We also really enjoyed seeing the pottery made outside of the Medina.... and definitely bought a few beautiful pieces that we will have forever.

The Medina in Marrakech was also a lot of fun; it was much larger, busier and had more energy than Fes, which was part of the experience and the fun. We had another excellent day tour through this Medina with Ahmed, who filled us in on both the history and current happenings, along with helping us navigate the maze and find the types of markets we were looking for.

Thank you Youness and the kimkim team!

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Oct 13, 2023
What a fantastic and detailed review of your trip to Morocco! It's evident that Youness played a significant role in making your experience enjoyable and memorable. Having a reliable local guide certainly adds a special touch to the journey, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the exploration and culture without worrying about logistics. The hidden gems Youness introduced you to, from excellent date places to wonderful local cuisine, showcase the depth of his local knowledge. It's... Read more

What a fantastic and detailed review of your trip to Morocco! It's evident that Youness played a significant role in making your experience enjoyable and memorable. Having a reliable local guide certainly adds a special touch to the journey, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the exploration and culture without worrying about logistics.

The hidden gems Youness introduced you to, from excellent date places to wonderful local cuisine, showcase the depth of his local knowledge. It's clear that he ensured you got to savor the best Morocco has to offer, from olives to couscous Friday.

It's wonderful to hear about your favorite place on the trip, Fes, and how the beauty and vibrant blue colors left a lasting impression. Your experience with Zarah's guided tour through the Medina in Fes and the pottery-making outside the Medina sounds like a unique and enriching experience.

Marrakech's bustling Medina also had its charm, and Ahmed's day tour added historical context and helped you navigate the lively maze.

On behalf of Youness and the kimkim team, we're grateful for your kind words and delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful journey. If you ever decide to return or explore new destinations, we're here to assist you. Wishing you more incredible adventures and beautiful memories in the future!

Morocco trip a dream came true
Morocco | Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2023

J
Jorge R.
Carrollton, TX | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2023
The most important is to give thanks to Youness our driver that made our trip so pleasant and safe. No doubt he made us feel always happy
This trip was magical and beyond our expectations.
Our planner adviser did an excellent job.
I can’t believe it all the organizations that it took but it was well done
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The most important is to give thanks to Youness our driver that made our trip so pleasant and safe. No doubt he made us feel always happy
This trip was magical and beyond our expectations.
Our planner adviser did an excellent job.
I can’t believe it all the organizations that it took but it was well done

Hotel Reviews
Kasbah Isfoula
Ait Ben Haddou

The service was excellent, and the food was good. However, they did have a water shortage issue, which was a bit of a surprise. The water only returned around 8 PM. I understand that this is due to the area's dry conditions, but it was still a bit of a inconvenience.

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Les Jardins De La Medina
Marrakech

Les Jardins De La Medina in Marrakesh was a high-end, luxury stay. The hotel was beautiful, clean, and had a great ambiance. The service was top-notch, and the overall experience was relaxing and enjoyable.

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Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa
Tangier

The Hilton Tangier was beautiful, comfortable, and a great location. The room was spacious and well-appointed. The breakfast spread was impressive and delicious. The overall service was excellent.

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Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

The Dar Jasmine in Chefchaouen was a charming place with a nice balcony and clean rooms. The service was excellent, and the staff was kind. The hotel was located high up in the mountains, so be prepared for some climbing.

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Palais Amani
Fès

The Palais Amani in Fes was beyond my expectations. The room was spacious, and the hotel was well-kept and beautiful. The staff was excellent, providing top-notch service. The pictures truly don't do justice to this place.

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Luxury Camp Chebbi
Merzouga

The Luxury Camp Chebbi in Merzouga provided a unique and memorable experience. The service was excellent, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was good, and the overall experience was adventurous.

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Activity Reviews
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Exploring the Imperial City and Medieval Medina of Fez
Fes

A truly enriching experience, the tour of the Imperial City and Medina of Fez was handled by a highly professional and well-educated tour guide. She made the entire experience feel personalized and intimate. I'm truly impressed by her knowledge and capability. The tour was a perfect blend of history, culture, and local life. The city's charm, the people, the historic sites were all explored in-depth.

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Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Overnight in the Sahara Desert
Morocco

The desert stay was a magical experience. The camel ride was a highlight and the stay at the camp was fantastic. The service was excellent, and the staff was friendly, kind, and hardworking. The food was good and the overall experience was unique and adventurous. I did encounter a bit of motion sickness after the camel ride, but that's part of the adventure.

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Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Exploring the Medina and Historical Sites Of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

Another excellent tour with a mindful, respectful, and knowledgeable guide. He took us around the city, showing us the highlights without any rush, ensuring we had a quality time soaking in the history and beauty of Marrakesh. The experience was well-paced and left us with a rich understanding of Marrakesh's history and culture.

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Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Hammam Visit: Traditional Body Scrub
Morocco

The hammam visit was a unique and wonderful experience. The traditional body scrub was invigorating and left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The therapists were professional and delivered excellent service.

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Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Oct 13, 2023
Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! It's heartwarming to hear that Youness, your driver, played such a vital role in making your trip pleasant and safe. Traveling with someone who keeps you happy is truly a valuable experience. We're delighted to know that your trip exceeded your expectations and was nothing short of magical. Your kind words about our planner adviser and the entire organization behind the scenes are greatly appreciated. If you ever decide to explore... Read more

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! It's heartwarming to hear that Youness, your driver, played such a vital role in making your trip pleasant and safe. Traveling with someone who keeps you happy is truly a valuable experience.

We're delighted to know that your trip exceeded your expectations and was nothing short of magical. Your kind words about our planner adviser and the entire organization behind the scenes are greatly appreciated.

If you ever decide to explore more destinations or plan another adventure, we're here to assist you. Wishing you many more incredible and safe journeys in the future!

Youness was the best!! He was our driver and...
Morocco | May 25 - Jun 4, 2023

Pam
Pam B.
Nashville, TN | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023

Youness was the best!! He was our driver and took such great care of us! The trip was literally perfect. Every stop was amazing and each hotel was gorgeous. Every restaurant recommendation was incredible, and each tour we had was fantastic. Honestly, I just can't say enough good things about this trip, and how it was planned out and executed. I would recommend this group 100%!!

Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Oct 13, 2023
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience! It's clear that Youness played a significant role in making your trip memorable, and it's great to hear that he took such good care of you. We're thrilled to know that every aspect of your trip, from the stops to the hotels, restaurants, and tours, met or exceeded your expectations. It's our goal to provide exceptional experiences for our travelers, and your positive feedback is truly rewarding. Your recommendation means a lot to us,... Read more

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience! It's clear that Youness played a significant role in making your trip memorable, and it's great to hear that he took such good care of you.

We're thrilled to know that every aspect of your trip, from the stops to the hotels, restaurants, and tours, met or exceeded your expectations. It's our goal to provide exceptional experiences for our travelers, and your positive feedback is truly rewarding.

Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're honored that you would recommend our group 100%. If you ever plan to embark on another adventure or need any assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you more perfect trips in the days ahead!

Loved our first visit to Casablanca and Marrakesh
Morocco | Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2023

Lisa
Lisa P.
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023
We had fantastic guides in both Casablanca and Marrakesh. Our driver, Said, was just exceptional. He really went above and beyond being our driver, giving us interesting information as he drove us from place to place, and even walking along with us during our camel ride, so he could take fantastic pictures of us. We absolutely loved Le Casablanca Hotel. La Maison Arabe was one of the best hotels we’ve ever seen. The one hotel we weren’t really thrilled with was the Sofitel in Casablanca.... Read more

We had fantastic guides in both Casablanca and Marrakesh. Our driver, Said, was just exceptional. He really went above and beyond being our driver, giving us interesting information as he drove us from place to place, and even walking along with us during our camel ride, so he could take fantastic pictures of us. We absolutely loved Le Casablanca Hotel. La Maison Arabe was one of the best hotels we’ve ever seen. The one hotel we weren’t really thrilled with was the Sofitel in Casablanca. Very nice staff, but it’s an old hotel in need of some maintenance, including the air conditioning. Surprising the hotel is rated five star online. Other than that, we had a really wonderful trip to Morocco, and would love to return and see more of this beautiful country.

Hotel Reviews
Le Casablanca Hotel
Casablanca

This was a beautiful hotel in a quiet, residential part of the city. Our rooms were beautiful, and we had absolutely no complaints.

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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

The hotel in Marrakech was exquisite. Our rooms were beautiful, and the location was great. Loved it.

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Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche
Casablanca

We only stayed here for only a night but it wasn't our favorite. The hotel is a bit old compared to the other hotels we stayed in. The air conditioning didn't work well, but the staff was fabulous!

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Activity Reviews
Tour Morocco's Metropolitan City (Half Day)
Tour Morocco's Metropolitan City (Half Day)
Morocco

Our guide in Casablanca was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He used to work for the airlines and suggested some great places to visit. Although we were a bit jet-lagged and our tour was only about five hours, he was willing to spend the whole day with us if we wanted.

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Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Evening Food Tour in Marrakesh
Marrakesh

The evening food tour in Marrakesh was really enjoyable. We did some shopping for spices and oils to bring home as well. Overall, it was a nice experience. We had a wonderful guide for all of our tours in Marrakesh.

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Agafay Desert: Dinner and a Camel Ride
Agafay Desert: Dinner and a Camel Ride
Morocco

Our driver truly went above and beyond for our camel ride in Agafay Desert. He not only drove us there but also walked along with the camels and took some of the best pictures we have from the trip!

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Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki
Yassine
Yassine Echcherki
Local specialist in Morocco | Replied on Oct 13, 2023
I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience during your trip to Morocco! It's wonderful that your guides in Casablanca and Marrakesh made your journey memorable, and it sounds like Said, your driver, provided exceptional service by going the extra mile. Le Casablanca Hotel and La Maison Arabe both seem to have left a positive impression, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay there. I'm sorry to hear that the Sofitel in Casablanca didn't meet your expectations. Your... Read more

I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience during your trip to Morocco! It's wonderful that your guides in Casablanca and Marrakesh made your journey memorable, and it sounds like Said, your driver, provided exceptional service by going the extra mile.

Le Casablanca Hotel and La Maison Arabe both seem to have left a positive impression, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay there.

I'm sorry to hear that the Sofitel in Casablanca didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback about the need for maintenance, including air conditioning, is valuable and will surely help other travelers make informed decisions.

It's fantastic to know that you had a wonderful trip overall and that you're considering returning to explore more of Morocco's beauty. The country has so much to offer, and I'm sure your future adventures will be equally amazing. If you ever plan to return, feel free to reach out for any assistance or recommendations. Safe travels!