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."
Featured trips & expertise
Morocco's Imperial Cities: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 15 Days
Beginning and ending in Casablanca, this fifteen-day tour guides you through Morocco's most storied and spectacular cities. Travel to the blue streets of Chefchaouen, visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, and take in the magnificence of Fes, the country's oldest imperial city. Wind down in Marrakesh, where you'll learn to bake delicious Moroccan breads, soar across the desert in a hot air balloon, and enjoy the ultimate spa experience at a traditional hammam.
Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 14 Days
On this two-week-long adventure, get a full tour of Morocco's highlights while discovering the country's Jewish heritage. Start off in Casablanca, then wander through the picturesque "Blue City" of Chefchaouen and explore Fes' medieval medina. Afterward, head deep into the Sahara Desert, where you'll ride a camel and camp under the stars. Cap off your journey with a visit to Essaouira and several of Morocco's scenic coastal towns before returning to Casablanca.
Treasures of Morocco: Chefchaouen to Marrakech - 13 Days
From the Atlas Mountains to the red deserts of Merzouga, the landscapes of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" come alive on this 13-day Moroccan adventure. Get lost in Chefchaouen's blue streets and enter a sea of colors and scents in Fes's Medina. Take a 4WD jaunt through the desert, then hop on a camel to reach your Sahara camp for a night under the stars. Cool off in the surf at Essaouira, and end your trip watching a sunset over Marrakech's mesmerizing Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.
Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 15 Days
This 15-day itinerary takes you on a journey back in time to discover Morocco's history and its unique Jewish heritage. Visit Casablanca's Museum of Moroccan Judaism and the Bayt Dakira cultural center in Essaouira, the only Jewish museums in the Arab world. Explore Morocco's culture and history as you wander through medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakech, see the country's best-preserved Roman ruins at Volubilis, and take a trip to the historically-Jewish city of Sefrou.
Morocco in Luxury: Casablanca Round Trip - 14 Days
With this itinerary, you'll relax in luxury accommodations and dine at some of Morocco's finest restaurants. Wander through the photogenic "blue city" of Chefchaouen, explore fascinating historic sites, and tour a Moroccan winery before heading on an adventure through the Sahara. Then, travel to Marrakech to enjoy a medina tour, hot air balloon ride, and trip to a traditional hammam (bath) before wrapping up your journey back in Casablanca.
Luxury Tour of Northern Morocco - 5 Days
Take a luxurious round trip around northern Morocco, where you'll dive into bustling marketplaces, unwind in finely-appointed riads, and discover the magic of the kingdom's Imperial Cities. This trip plan is a great option if it's your first visit to Morocco or if you're interested in combining time here with another destination. You'll travel through time with visits to ancient ruins, medieval relics, and contemporary hot spots.
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
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2023
Our driver Yassine was excellent. He was there whenever we needed him or had any questions! Also, our guide in Fez was very knowledgeable and very informative. I highly recommend them both. read more
Dear Dina! Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad to hear that your trip went so well and that you enjoyed everything about it. Please stay in touch and let us know if you ever want to visit us again :)
A perfect Moroccan adventure…
Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
Yassine did a wonderful job putting together our vacation to Morocco. Our driver, Said, who was with us for the duration was warm, friendly, courteous, thoughtful and made our trip so enjoyable and smooth. An awesome guy! Our two local tour guides in Fes and Marrakech (Mustafa and Abdul, respectively) were fantastic and knowledgeable. The riads that Yassine booked us into were magnificent…one more amazing than the next. The overnight luxury camping in the Sahara Desert was perfect and... read more
Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for the review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us and that everything went so great for you both. I'm glad that you connected very well with Said and that you found the tour guides knowledgeable. Merzouga is indeed a very special and unique place so it makes me happy that you overly enjoyed your experience there. Please stay in touch and let us know if you ever decide to return to Morocco :)
Excellent itinerary and driver
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2023
My niece and I took this trip together to Morocco and it was absolutely amazing. Our driver, Hamza, was outstanding and really made the trip extra special. He is a wonderful man, and he made everything so easy. He made us feel very safe. We hope to travel with him again! All the guides were great with excellent English. Mustafa was especially good and made our day in Fes a really enjoyable one. Riads were also wonderful, especially Chez Pierre. read more
Leslie, Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Morocco! Hamza is a great driver and I'm happy that he made the trip extra special. We are very thankful for our drivers and it makes me happy every time we hear great stories from our travelers. Mustafa is another gem and he loves his job as a tour guide. Chez Pierre is a gorgeous place and I'm so happy that you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed working with you and I'm glad that you and Sydney were able to make... read more
Great guides and lots of sights!
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2023
We had an amazing time. I had to arrive late due to unforeseen circumstances but has some was very accommodating to help me come up with a plan to join the tour late. Our driver, Hamza, became our friend throughout the trip and was there whenever we needed him. He also provided great recommendations for food and drink. He really made the trip what it was and represented Morocco so well. We’ve already discussed coming back and having him as our driver again! We also had a private guide,... read more
Sydney, Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad that everything worked out just perfectly and that you were able to make it. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Hamza and that he made your experience a unique one. Thank you so much for your trust to plan this journey and can't until we see you again next time :)
Imperial Cities Tour, Casablanca-Marrakech and the Blur Walled Town.
Jan 26 - Feb 3, 2023
I wanted a very special birthday gift for my wife, Hanan, and I always knew that she is in love with Morocco and Moroccan traditions and culture.
Didn’t quite know where to start with the preparations, but in came Yassine and KimKim to the rescue.
From day one, planning this trip, I felt at ease with Yassine. The process was seemless. I changed my mind several times about the route we are to take and Yassine was very patient with me. More than my business, he wanted my comfort,... read more
Dear Jamal, reading your review truly put a smile on my face so thank you!
It makes me very happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you found the planning process easy and straightforward. I honestly enjoyed working with you to plan your trip so thank you so much for being responsive and also easy to work with. Said is indeed a great driver so I'm happy that you enjoyed his company and driving you around. We always love hearing when our travelers bond with our drivers so I'm glad it went... read more
We had a wonderful time!
Jan 13 - Jan 22, 2023
We had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the various terrain, nature and experience food and culture from different parts of Morocco.
Especial thanks to our driver Amine who is awesome and made the trip exceptional by going the extra mile every step of the way for the entire duration of our trip! He accommodated us when our bags did not make it to Rabat from Paris, made calls to the airline in French and Arabic and made the round trip back to Rabat from Fes just to pick them up! Throughout he... read more
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2022
From the moment we began planning the trip with Yassine and then Louis, we were off to a great start. They tailored our trip to match our interests and tastes. They answered our questions and messages in a timely manner and provided very good customer service.
Upon arrival in Casablanca, we were welcomed by the amazing Amine whose energy and enthusiasm about our pending adventure was infectious. Amine truly made the trip even more special with his warmth and hospitality. His ability... read more
Eliana! Your review simply makes me love what I do so thank you so much! My colleague Louis and I truly enjoyed working with you to plan your Morocco adventure. You were so fun to work with and it frankly made it so easy to put your trip plan together. Amine is indeed a fun person to be around and so glad that you two connected very well. I love hearing that you had a good time with Siham, Aziz, and Mohamed in Fez. I agree that the cooking class is a must, I do recommend it to my travelers... read more
Our Morocco trip made it to the top three fam...
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2023
Our Morocco trip made it to the top three family trips. Amazing!!!
The majority of the planning/foot work was done by Louis and Yassine for us.
I oversaw the hotel choices because it mattered we slept in memorable, comfortable and quiet roads and hotels. They delivered above our expectations 98% of the time. We were very pleased. I am confident to recommend that their word/promise held true. Thank you Louis and Yassine.
The person who made the biggest difference in our trip was Abdr Fateh... read more
Just what I was looking for
Dec 17 - Dec 22, 2022
The planning process with kimkim was very easy. I went with them to organize 5 days in the northern part of Morocco because they offered more flexibility in arranging the itinerary. Every other company I looked at had a trip to the desert as part of the tour, and we didn't want to do that. I never spoke to Yassine, but had two conversations with Louis and he was great. The first conversation was early on fine-tuning the schedule, and the second was when our flights were delayed leaving... read more
Thank you Helen for the review. I know that we didn't interact a lot but you were definitely in good hands with Louis. I'm glad he was able to help you and figure out a solution to your flights being delayed. Being flexible and available for our travelers to make sure that they are well taken care of is one of our priorities so I'm very happy to hear that you felt that way. Salim is a great driver with an amazing personality and I'm very happy that you felt very comfortable with him during... read more
Wonderfully organized and excellent execution!
Dec 18 - Dec 23, 2022
We had such a beautiful trip to Morocco! The riads were amazing and the activities planned were perfect for what we wanted out of our trip. Yassine and Louis truly understood how we prefer to travel and created such a nice itinerary. They built in just the right amount of structured activities and free time to explore the cities we visited. Our driver Mohammad was very friendly and made himself available to any request. He went above and beyond to make sure we saw and experienced as much of... read more
Thank you so much for the review and I'm so happy that you had a fantastic trip in Morocco! Louis & I truly enjoyed working with you and planning the details of your trip. I'm happy to hear that Mohammad made you feel safe and was there to make sure you were enjoying your trip. We love our drivers and we appreciate everything they do to make sure our travelers are enjoying their time in the country. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed all of your accommodations. Our local team does a... read more
Memorable Morocco trip ever!
Oct 28 - Nov 6, 2022
What a wonderful trip with a lifetime full of memories! Starting with Yassine who helped me plan out our trip meticulously to every last detail, keeping in constant touch over the 2 year period of our planning and finally making the trip due to Covid! He was wonderful, patient and very prompt in his responses. Amine our driver stayed with us all 10 days and was a wonderful, energetic and very patient resource with lots of local knowledge. He never rushed us and moved us just from point to... read more
Dear Rajeshwari, Thank you so much for the review! I just can't believe that this trip finally happened after postponing it so many times due to Covid-19. It has been a pleasure working with you to plan your Morocco trip and I want to thank you so much for being so understanding and flexible. I'm glad to hear that you felt so safe with Amine and that he went above and beyond to make sure that you were enjoying your trip. We are so proud of our drivers, they all do an amazing job and we are... read more
Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2022
My hubby wanted to go to Marrakesh for his big birthday. So I was looking for a way to get started on planning our trip, and came by KimKim and read the reviews. I looked up Morocco and found Yasssine. I contacted him, and within 24 hours he responded. He asked me about our interests and what I wanted to accomplish, and between our wishlist and Yassines’s knowledge and expertise, we began to plan our trip. The feedback was easy and progress was måde quickly. Yassine offered up suggestions and... read more
Thank you so much for your review and I'm so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time in Morocco. I really enjoyed working with you on planning your trip. Hamza is indeed a great driver with a great personality, I'm so happy that you enjoyed exploring the country with him and that he was very accommodating and helpful throughout your trip. Thank you again for your trusting us to plan this trip for you and your hubby :)
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2022
We had an absolutely amazing trip, from start to finish! Yassine was wonderful to work with to make our itinerary just perfect for us and what we wanted to do and see. He gave great recommendations and helped us build the perfect trip. Our driver (also Yassine) was fantastic and helped us get everywhere safely and very comfortably in his lovely large van. We really enjoyed our tours (our guide Hassan was wonderful), and the cooking class we took was a highlight. Thank you for helping us plan this once in a lifetime vacation!
It was truly a pleasure planning your trip, Melissa! I'm happy to hear you had a good time in Morocco and that you enjoyed everything we planned for you. Yassine is indeed a great driver and I'm glad you two were able to connect and have a good time. Cooking new food and learning about new ingredients is always fun so I'm delighted to hear that the cooking class was a great one. I always recommend our travelers to participate in a cooking class or something similar because you learn a lot... read more
Morocco is a Must Destination
Sep 29 - Oct 14, 2022
Morocco was our first KimKim destination, and we were helped by Yassine, who put together a beautiful and inclusive tour. We hit many cities and were not disappointed. In fact, we have already mentioned our trip to family and friends.
There were several guides along the way, and all were very capable and friendly. Our favorite part of the trip was having Soufiane Bouraqqadi as our personal driver for the trip. He's a wonderful person, smart, friendly, and helped cut through the red tape... read more
What a joy to work with you, Fred! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed traveling with us and that your driver Soufiane made it more special. He is indeed a great driver and he totally goes above and beyond to make sure our travelers are well taken care of during their visit. Thank you for recommending us to your family and friends, we will be more than happy to help them plan their trip. Please stay in touch and if you ever want to return to Morocco, we will be honored to welcome you again. Take care!
Sep 15 - Sep 30, 2022
We waited 3 years for this trip and the wait was well worth it! Honestly the trip exceeded our expectations- and they were pretty high!!! Yassine was amazing. The trip evolved quite a bit due to Covid- it started out as a 7 day trip paired with Andalusia and ended up being 16 days dedicated just to Morocco. Over the 3 years of planning he worked with me patiently when I made changes and answered all my questions promptly. He really tailored a perfect itinerary for us. We started in the... read more
Stacy, Thank you so much for the review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your trip and that everything went well. It was truly a pleasure working with you and planning your Morocco trip. Hassan is indeed a great driver and I agree that is funny and kind. We are so happy to have him and his work is very much appreciated. Thank you again for your trust in planning your trip, we truly enjoyed having you!
6-night trip to Morocco
Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2022
Pre-arrangements great. Communication clear and timely responses.
Driver, Amine, was particularly good. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend.
Accommodations: Riad in Marrakech and hotel in Casablanca, both very nice.
City guide, Hassan, was knowledgeable. read more
Hello Daryll, It was truly nice working with you and planning your Morocco trip. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and the accommodations. Amine is a lovely person to be around and It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. I agree that Hassan is a knowledgeable tour guide. He has been doing tours for a long time and we are lucky to have him lead our guided tours. Thank you again for everything. We really enjoyed working with you and showing you Morocco :)
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2022
We had a wonderful time in Morocco, and really loved the itinerary that kimkim put together for our two week tour. Soufiane, our driver, was definitely the hero of the trip. He was so friendly and accommodating, and really went out of his way to make us feel like his guests. We had excellent experiences with all of our guides: Mustapha in Chefchaouen, Hasan in Fes, Hamid in Sefrou, Said in Marrakesh, and Hussein in Ourika valley. Would definitely recommend our experience to friends and family!
Worth waiting for!
Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2022
First and foremost in making our 13-days encircling Morocco memorable was our driver Amine! While he demonstrated expert driving skills that made us feel completely safe, he was so much more than a driver. Upon meeting, he quickly ascertained our interests, particularly in the cultural diversity of Moroccan people, and set about fulfilling and exceeding our expectations. Each day was full of unexpected adventure: from our first authentic meal of grilled meats and vegetables en route to... read more
Yassine is the best !
Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022
I do not typically write reviews but in this case I wanted to give this review due to the excellent attention and friendship we have established with Mohamed “Yassine “ Taiebine. Yassine was always prompt, thinking ahead of our needs and provided daily insight to his Moroccan culture. Yassine’s car was roomy for our group of four and he kept it impeccably clean. He went over and above when there was a need to deviate from our plan and always without hesitation. Cannot imagine anyone... read more
We had a spectacular 10 day visit to Morocco!...
Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2022
We had a spectacular 10 day visit to Morocco! Highly recommend visiting this diverse and beautiful country. Yassine did an outstanding job creating an itinerary that met our needs and the information he shared on travelling in Morocco was very useful. He is very responsive and very knowledgable. We were set up with Soufiane as our driver and guide. He was wonderful! Very friendly, flexible and a great travelling companion. Felt more like travelling with a friend who is really concerned with ensuring you have a good time. Highly recommend!
Awesome customized trip with something for everyone in the family!
Apr 8 - Apr 20, 2022
Our family really enjoyed our 12 day trip with Hassan all around Morocco. Before we left, Yassine helped us to design a trip that took into consideration a 10 year old boy who was not as interested in architecture and culture as his parents. Once there, Hassan always made sure we got everywhere we wanted to go and was great at finding some non-traditional things -like skipping regular sights to spend a few hours at a park playing basketball with some local kids. We had seen them earlier... read more
Persephene, thank you so much for your review! I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco with your family. I'm also glad to hear that you found Hassan very helpful during your visit, he is indeed a great person to be around and he does go above and beyond to make sure our travelers are enjoying their trip. He is also a great driver. It was truly a pleasure planning your Morocco trip and we can't wait until we see you back visiting us again in Morocco with your family.
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2022
A huge thank you to all the people involved in our amazing trip to Morocco 🇲🇦!
First let’s start with Yassine who planned the whole trip! Thank you ! You listened to everything we said and made our adventure perfect for us!
Arrive in Casablanca and Amine our driver is there and waiting for us with a big smile on his face which is how he greeted us every day or night! We can not say enough about Amine! He was always available and sssooo very helpful and sweet and kind! His driving was... read more
Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed review! I’m so happy that you two had such an amazing time and have greatly enjoyed sharing your feedback with the team. Amine is certainly a gem, and we are so thankfully to have him as part of our team as one of our amazing drivers! Having your private driver is truly one of the best parts of visiting Morocco and I’m glad that you experienced it to the fullest!
It is also great to hear about some of the restaurants that you... read more
A Magical Month in Morocco
Jun 7 - Jul 3, 2022
My husband and I fulfilled a bucket list wish by booking a month long trip through Morocco with KimKim. It was a month filled with marvels, adventures, and meeting many hospitable, welcoming, kind, and generous people of Morocco. It exceeded all our expectations. The local agency that KimKim contracts with is Morocco Off the Beaten Track. Yassine (from MOBT), Louis (from MOBT, and I laid out the initial plan and went back and forth perfecting it until we were all satisfied. Their advice... read more
Thank you Kathy for your great review, I'm so happy to hear that you had an amazing trip to Morocco. Louis and I really enjoyed working with you since day 1 when you reached out to us and I'm glad we were able to create a trip plan that you and your family will treasure for years. It makes me very happy also to hear that you enjoyed Hassan's company. Hassan continues to rave about how kind and welcoming your family was to him. He definitely feels like he is part of your family now so thank... read more
Trip of a lifetime without much planning
May 27 - Jun 2, 2022
We had a fantastic week-long trip to Morocco. Yassine was very available, not just before the trip but also during our trip. In one of the Riad's, there was a situation of deafening Moroccan wedding music right below our room. Yassine jumped to action, and even sent a local guide to take charge of the situation. Our driver, Mohammad who accompanied us throughout our trip was just fantastic. A sweet human, his gentle manners and careful driving is appreciated. He even went to great efforts in... read more
Hello Gita, It was so lovely to work with you and plan your Morocco trip at the last minute. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the company of your driver Mohammad, he is indeed so much fun to be around. It also makes me happy to hear that you felt supported during your trip, this is so important to us because we never want our travelers to feel stranded or without any help. I'm sorry to hear that your accommodation in Casablanca didn't meet your expectations which is very surprising to me... read more
We had the most wonderful time in Morocco!
Apr 24 - May 3, 2022
This was our first time traveling since the pandemic started. We reached out to KimKim and very shortly after heard from Yassine from Morocco Off The Beaten Track, who immediately began with assisting us in planning our trip. We appreciate his prompt responses and helpful advice; it was invaluable! Yassine helped plan our overall trip itinerary, daily activities, accommodation and provided other recommendations also. He was very professional, courteous and insightful. He made it easy for us... read more
Honestly, the best trip we've ever taken
Mar 3 - Mar 14, 2022
Thanks to Yassine and Hassan, we experienced things that would have been impossible to find. From visiting a co-op high in the Atlas Mountains learning about Berber culture, to eating delicious meals as very local restaurants, to navigating the medinas, riding camels in the Saraha, everything was perfect! They booked us in incredible riads, made sure we had the best meals, and suggested experiences we would have never thought of. Everything was so well planned there was never a single issue.... read more
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! It was our pleasure having the opportunity to work with you on your trip, and we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of it. I will be sure to send your comments over to everyone who met with, and I know that they will surely appreciate your kind words.
We would be happy to work with you again on a follow up visit to Morocco, and show you so many other places that you didn't get to experience the first time. Please stay in touch, and I hope the memories you made while in Morocco will last a lifetime!
People Places Palate & Plan
Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
Plan - Yassine was super responsive and developed a plan that worked very well for us. He struck the right balance between being too hectic vs super relaxed, esp for first time visitor. Picked the right places with the ability to go off plan when required.
Place - Morrocco as country was outstanding. In a span of 2 hours the landscape completely changes. Starting with beach/ocean @ casablanca - 2 hours - High Atlas (magical) - 2 hours Ait Ben Hadddo (medieval looking, unimaginable ) - 2... read more
Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your trip so much. I will be sure to let Iddir and Hassan know you comments and how happy you were with them. They are gems and we are so happy to have them with us.
Thank you for your comments about Morocco in general as well! While I know about the amazing hospitality and friendliness of my people, it is so good to hear that you were able to experience it as well.... read more
Epic Morocco Trip of a Lifetime
Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2019
We travel all the time and much prefer local curated experiences. We would not have been able to have this once in a lifetime experience without Kimkim, Nabil, and Yassine. Nabil was our designated driver from Marrakech, Ourzzazate, the desert camping adventure and Fes but he was so much more. He looked after us with special care and attention the whole week in Morocco. When we had a special shopping request, he made it happen. When we had questions about local culture, he provided context.... read more
Hello Alexandra and Peter!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments about your trip. I am so happy that you enjoyed it, and that your time spent with Nabil was unforgettable. He is truly a gem and someone who we are very happy to work with. I will share your compliments with him, and with Camp Chebbi. I’m sure that they will appreciate hearing about how much you enjoyed your trip right now. Once you are able to head back to Morocco, make sure to let me know! I would love to... read more
Where do I begin? Just WOW!
Feb 27 - Mar 7, 2020
Where do I begin? Every aspect of this experience was just fantastic! This was a Dad/Daughter adventure and we couldn't have been more pleased with this adventure. Yassine was super responsive and helpful in our planning stages. The communications and advance prep were wonderful for these first time to Morocco/Africa travelers. Our personal driver, Samad, was punctual, attentive, professional ...and fun! We experienced so much more that the large tour group (follow the person with the flag)... read more
Dear Tom, Thank you so much for the glowing review!! I truly enjoyed working with you to plan your Morocco trip. Thank you for sharing all of your amazing photos, I can see how patient you are about travel and learning about different cultures. I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to host you and your daughter. Samad is indeed a great driver and I'm glad to hear that you bonded with him. Being selective for the accommodations we choose for our travelers is very important and it makes... read more
The Grand Tour of Morocco!
Feb 11 - Feb 25, 2020
Our drive for the entire trip was Samad. Though not a full guide he did have a lot of local information and in essence helped make the trip as great as it was. He has a great command of English, He was willing to stop to allow my wife to take roadside photos. His road skills were excellent and we never fear for our life while he was driving. We did have local guide in Fes - Hakim. He took us into the many winding streets and alleys that was a wonder that he didn't get lost. He was very... read more
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! Descriptive reviews like yours help us ensure fantastic trips for our travelers. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with Samad and that he made your time so special! I will be sure to let him know how comfortable you both were with him. I will provide your positive feedback to your guides so they know that they are doing a good job. Also, I will reach out to your accommodations to let them know that you appreciated... read more
Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020
I used kimkim as part of a group of friends and family, I wasn’t the primary planner, but prior to the trip I loved the kimkim website with ability to have an online group conversation about the trip. We could ask questions about accommodations, weather, tipping customs, payments, etc. I thought it was a great communication tool. Once in Morocco, it was great to have a wide variety of amazing and varied accommodations and experiences-the more modern city of Rabat, the ancient Roman ruins... read more
Thank you for your informative review. The kimkim platform is such a valuable tool, and we are so happy to partner with them to provide excellent pre-arrival and post-departure communication and service.
Having the single private driver is such a game-changer for a trip like this, and I’m glad that you found the value in it as well. Thank you again for traveling with us!
Overall the trip was fantastic and covered a ...
Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020
Overall the trip was fantastic and covered a lot of ground. With that said, there was way to much driving each day. There seemed to be a lot of activities that we were not able to do because we were consistently behind schedule. It didn't appear that the travel times took into effect that we were in a tour bus and were restricted by the laws in Morocco.
The Riad's were great. Perfect locations with all the necessary conveniences.
Mohammed was a great driver, but I kept wanting him... read more
Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020
We had a fantastic trip! We loved every place we stayed - they were all different so we got to experience a variety of designs. Our driver, Mohammed, was fantastic. Very patient and accommodating. The trip generally went very smoothly given the amount of territory we covered. The staff even went out of their way to assist when one person in our group had an unexpected medical issue.
Morocco is a beautiful country - I would definitely go back!
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! I always try and provide a diverse collection of accommodations so you can see all sorts of different designs and styles, and it is very nice to hear that you enjoyed them.
Mohammed is the best, and I’m glad that you were able to connect with him. You had a very packed trip, and it is good to hear that it went smoothly for the most part. Thank you for your beautiful photos as well! Take care.
The trip was amazing!
Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2020
The trip was amazing! We had the most wonderful driver- Mohamed who was very helpful and patient with 8 women for about a week and a half. All the guides at the different cities were great and had many interesting facts to share. The accommodations exceeded all expectations. Everything about the trip fantastic. Yassine did a great job of keeping us informed during the planning process and was very responsive during the trip when we had questions on tipping.
Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Mohammed is one of our best drivers, and it is nice to hear that he assisted you all so much. I will be sure to share your feedback about the guides with them, as well as let your accommodations know that they are doing the right things. I am very glad that you appreciated my promptness with responses and helpfulness in the planning and during your trip. Thank you again for traveling to Morocco with us. Hopefully we will see you there again soon!
Yassine was amazing, whatever he recommended ...
Jan 10 - Jan 22, 2020
Yassine was amazing, whatever he recommended about the time/places to be spent in different cities was totally on the dot. The driver (Mohammed) who was was with was for the full 12 days from our arrival in Casablanca till our departure out of Casablanca, was such a nice human being, I am just flabbergasted. I cannot find a single itsy bitsy tiny fault of Mohammed for the duration of our trip. The restaurants/hotels booked by Yassine were out of this world. No issues with any... read more
I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Morocco! I try my best to prepare our travelers for their trips and let them know how things will go, so I am glad that it all went the right way. Mohammed is fantastic and we are so happy to have him as part of our team! I appreciate all your kind words and wish you the very best. If you are ever planning to visit Morocco again, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would greatly enjoy working with you again in the future. Take care!
Making Friends and Going on Adventures
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2020
Samad was absolutely amazing. He was a very good driver and became a good friend to me. He gave good tips, and was very flexible. He made great suggestions on where to eat, and told me things I never expected. He took pictures, and helped me with my things, and assisted me in other ways besides. Samad definitely helped make my experience even more amazing and I definitely want to go back to Morocco some time. He even taught me a little bit of Arabic at my request! Though I am not all that... read more
Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. Feedback like this really helps us keep doing our best! Samad is a fantastic driver, and someone who is very valued by us all. I’m glad that you two made a personal connection and that his presence really made your trip excellent.
We hand pick all our guides, so it is good to hear that they were able to answer all of your questions, no matter how detailed or specific they were. We pride ourselves in offering the... read more
Best service for Morocco!
Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2019
First of all, the assistance Yassine provided from the day I made contact with him was fantastic. He worked with me to build a trip that would meet all of our needs and the response time was immediate and the details provided were perfect to enable me to make decisions about our trip.
Secondly, our driver in Morocco, Hassan, was so incredibly sweet and basically worked for us 24/7 to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see, made sure we were always well taken care of and was always... read more
Thank you so much for your time in writing such a constructive review, your feedback is invaluable to the work we do! We truly enjoyed having you travel with us and we're so glad that you had a great time in Morocco! Hassan is indeed a great employee and we are so appreciative to have him within our team. I totally agree with you about Dar Roumana and Riad Bellamane, they're actually one of my favorite riads and I usually recommend them to my travelers. You had a great tip of arriving in the... read more
I have to say that this trip was well planned...
Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2019
I have to say that this trip was well planned and organized and Yassine was available to our group for any questions we had. The gem of our trip was our driver, guide, security, translator and now friend Mohammed he made our trip amazing, we had over 22 hours of driving and he made us feel safe and assisted us along the way.
Thank you so much for the review PJ! It makes me happy to hear that the trip went well and that you felt safe with Mohammed. I totally agree with you that he is a gem. His work is very much appreciated and we are thankful to have him on our team. Thank you again and best wishes!
Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2019
Yassine curated an amazing trip for my group of 6. From the very start of the planning he was extremely responsive and helpful in organizing the entire trip. I can safely say that each one of us had a fantastic time on this trip! The trip was better than we all expected and Mohammed, our driver was just amazing. We are all more than happy with the service we received, especially the fast response to any issues that may have occurred. The entire trip went smoothly and the only thing we would... read more
Reading your review makes me continue to love the work I do, so thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that you felt safe with Mohammed and that you enjoyed every aspect of the trip we planned for you! Being available for our travelers to provide them with the support they need is one of our priority and I'm happy to hear that you appreciated that. I see that you really enjoyed your time in Merzouga and I totally agree that spending an extra night there would have been more fun, especially... read more
Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2019
Our driver, Hassan, was excellent. He was a great driver, knowledgeable and an amiable companion for us. All of the hotels and riads were good. The overall organization plan was well conceived and we enjoyed the activities experienced. We especially enjoyed our camel ride and evening in the desert tent camp.
Thank you so much for the review, Bob! It has been a pleasure working with you and our team in the country truly enjoyed having you and your friends! Glad to hear that you enjoyed having Hassan driving you and that you were satisfied with the planning of your trip. The camel ride is indeed a unique experience that I typically recommend to travelers visiting Morocco for the first time. Thank you again for everything and I hope that you will be able to make it again and visit us in Morocco! Yassine
We had a fantastic trip with Yassine's help. ...
Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2019
We had a fantastic trip with Yassine's help. Hassan was an incredible driver and became a close friend. He is funny, smart, honest and has the biggest heart.
Our accommodations were spectacular and activities well planned.
If you want to see real Morocco with amazing people reach out to Yassine!
Thank you so much Johanna for your kind review! I'm glad to hear that you bonded with Hassan and that you enjoyed traveling with him in the country. It's good to know that your planned activities went off without a hitch. We truly enjoyed working with you and having you travel with us, hopefully, we will see you again and get to take you to some of the more off the beaten track places!
This was a well planned memorable trip. There...
Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2019
This was a well planned memorable trip. There were many highlights. Some of them were the trip to the desert , Fez and Marrakesh. If I had to pick the most remarkable part It would be the desert. Beautiful site, fun riding camels and such wonderful hosts. We were very lucky to have Hassan as our driver. The trip would not have been the same without him.
It was such a joy to have you and your friends travel with us to Morocco! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed having Hassan driving and show you around. He indeed a great guy and we are fortunate to have him. Hassan told me that you had so much fun in the desert and it makes me happy to hear that it was one of your remarkable times in the country. Please feel free to reach out to us if you ever decide to come back, we will show you other places that you didn't get the chance to see this time. All the best!!
Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Fes, Rabat & Marrakech - 5 Days
Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2019
First, Yassine, It is a marvel to us how responsive, helpful and really personally concerned you seemed to be for the complete success of our trip. We are hard pressed to think of any better experience we’ve ever had with any service provider in travel. We are deeply grateful for your help kindness and friendship
Our guides were really superb, and an absolutely essential key to what was for us one of the trips of a lifetime.
Yousef really did make Marrakech accessible, immediate and... read more
Hello Mark and Sheila,
Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of your trip. It’s reviews like these that really help us grow and help others considering traveling to Morocco understand what their experience would be like. It makes me so happy that your experience with my team and I was so positive and that the memories of your trip will be something to cherish for the rest of your life.
As far as your guides, I will share your praise and constructive feedback with... read more
Trip to Morocco
Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2019
Yassine and his team planned an absolutely remarkable Morocco experience for us - exceeded all of my expectations! Our driver Mohammed was wonderful - very safe driver and very helpful with recommendations and places to go. We did a lot of car traveling across the country so we really enjoyed our time with him. All of our Riads were fabulous, so ornate and beautiful with the owners beyond attentive to our needs. We felt completely safe and had many dinner recommendations by our Riad hosts... read more
Thank you so much for your kind words and comments! I am so glad to hear that your trip exceeded your expectations. Mohammed is a true gem, and we are happy to have him on our team. I will share your feedback with the riads and guides, and I am sure that they will be very happy to hear what you had to say. It can be tough to do a complete trip in under a week, and I am thrilled to hear that our teamwork in planning your trip was so successful. When you are ready to come back to... read more
2 weeks in Morocco with Family
Aug 7 - Aug 24, 2019
Everything about this trip including planning it with kimkim and Yassine was great from start to finish.
I liked that kimkim allowed me to peruse multiple 5- to 10- to 15-day itineraries for Morocco prior to engaging with my local specialist, Yassine, so that I could get an idea of what was feasible in what amount of time and familiarize myself with all options which enabled me to better brief Yassine.
Yassine (from Morocco Off the Beaten Track) was wonderful to work with from Day 1 -... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your trip! I am so happy to hear that your trip went as planned and that you all enjoyed it so much. Your feedback is so important for us to constantly improve and ensure that we are working with the best in the industry. Mohammed is a gem, and we are so happy to have him on our team. Having that private driver on your trip is certainly worth it and makes for the trip to be so much more special. I’m glad that you all got along... read more
July Wedding in Casablanca
Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2019
Just returned from a wonderful 4 day trip to Casablanca, specifically to attend a wedding, an amazing experience!
I arranged through Yassine a driver for the 4 days and guides for Rabat and Casablanca. Our driver and guides were truly fantastic throughout. We couldn’t have been happier with their service.
After a great half-day tour of Casablanca, our driver picked us up at 8.30 pm for the wedding and waited willingly and patiently until 3.00 am when we left. Above and beyond! It... read more
Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Morocco, and that your experience with your guides was so positive. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and accompany you during your trip, and your guides couldn’t have spoken more highly of you once you left. Thank you for your recommendation, and I hope to be able to plan a longer visit to Morocco with you in the near future! Take care.
Trip to Morocco
Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2019
This was the trip of a lifetime! It truly exceeded our expectations!
First time we worked with KimKim, and we definitely recommend them!
Yossef was fabulous to work with not only before our trip, but was in touch with us the entire trip making sure we were comfortable, cared for and enjoying our vacation.
We absolutely loved our driver, Ismail! Not only was he a very safe, cautious driver, but he was such a great companion to have with us. He pointed out various things along the way,... read more
It brings me so much joy that your trip was so amazing for you both, and that the experience exceeded your expectations.
Your driver Ismail is a true treasure, and I am so glad that you connected with him in such a way. It is so good to hear that you were able to enjoy the little personal moments away from the touristy places, where you could really get a sense of the country and culture. I will share your comments with Yosef and your dinner host as I know they will appreciate... read more
Trip to Morocco
Jun 8 - Jun 14, 2019
This was my first time using KimKim and I will definitely use them for travel again. Every part of the experience was amazing - planning, accommodations/experiences, and our driver. The planning process was pleasant and efficient all thanks to Yassine. He was extremely responsive and patient. He worked with me to plan an amazing 5 year anniversary trip that my wife and I loved. I had a rough idea of all the things I wanted to do and he used his expertise of Morocco to help tailor a trip that... read more
I am so happy that you and your wife had such a great time in Morocco for your anniversary! I’m glad that my recommendations to you on the timing and length of your days worked so well, and that your desert experience was such a highlight of the trip!
I will be sure to let the owners of Caravane know how much you enjoyed your stay there! I am sure that they will be thrilled to know that their chef is making some of the best food in the country.
Thank you for your feedback on... read more
A girls bucket list
May 1 - May 18, 2019
Loved the desert area ouzazate and the drives from place to place - remarkable scenery and land scape. Everywhere we went was lovely, medinas, especially in Fes so interesting. Guide great, cooking class, great.. Chefchouen, fascinating. Ifrane, hotel beautiful, otherwise a bit disappointing but certainly different to the rest of what we saw. Enjoyed Tangiers and Essouria, lovely seaside places. Great guide in Essouria and Ouzazate. Loved the Yves St Laurent Gardens in Marrakech. ... read more
Thank you for your thoughtful review! I am so glad to hear about the different parts of the trip that you enjoyed. It’s good to hear that most of your guides were great, and that your cooking class was great as well! I appreciate your comments about your guide in Marrakesh and will follow up to make sure that the focus of our tours match the desires of our travelers.
Take care, and please reach out if you are ever planning on heading to Morocco again in the future!
Apr 26 - May 8, 2019
Our dream of travelling to Morocco was made possible with the expert assistance of Yassine from Morocco Off the Beaten Track. From the very first email we sent to him, we felt confident that he would put together an itinerary that was exactly what we were wanting- a trip that included culture, arts, food & music.
Our 13 day tour included, Essaouira, Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen & concluded in Tangier.
Our driver Ismail was excellent. We cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a prompt,... read more
Thank you so much for your kind words and valuable feedback. I am so pleased that your trip was exactly what you were dreaming of and proud that we were part of making it a reality.
We are very lucky to have Ismail, and I’m glad your time spent with him was so wonderful. Our guides are also so special to us, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed their deep knowledge of the country.
I appreciate all that you said about Morocco and the work that Morocco Off the Beaten Track did... read more