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Original Travels

A family-owned agency first created by Abdellah, a former tour leader, and travel designer since 2006; The agency is a childhood dream that takes shape after many years spent in several European and local travel agencies and a career rich in meetings, travels, experiences, and discoveries ...

Traveling with us is an opportunity to meet a Millenium culture, enrich oneself with a multitude of discoveries, taste culinary specialties, discover a traditional art of living, explore an unknown flora, listen to the sounds of a new language, attend a traditional festival, etc.

Original Travels is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

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

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

Stay at Morocco's first ecolodge near Agadir
Morocco with Purpose: Marrakesh, Agadir & Essaouira - 9 Days

This nine-day tour of Morocco promotes a more sustainable style of travel, immersing you in your surroundings while limiting your environmental footprint. Start in energetic Marrakesh to see the city via bicycle and visit a nonprofit that serves underprivileged women. Then, it's off to the beach town of Agadir for a stay at the country's first ecolodge. End on the coast of Essaouira, with nights under the stars in Berber tents and a chance to help local organizations that support youth and women.

Essaouira
Magic in Morocco: Casablanca, Marrakesh, Agafay & Essaouira - 15 Days

Whether you're an adventurer, foodie, or just looking for some relaxation, this fifteen-day tour of Morocco offers something for everyone. Begin in Casablanca, where you'll walk the streets of the medina and the lively Boulevard de la Corniche. Then, it's off to Marrakesh, with day trips to the stunning Ouzoud waterfalls and treks through the Atlas mountains. Head into the Agafay Desert for camel rides and a night under the stars, then end your adventure on the coast among the sweeping beaches of Essaouira.

A Berber woman in the mountains of Morocco
Volunteering in Morocco: Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains - 6 Days

On this brisk six-day excursion through Morocco, you'll not only visit highlights like the bazaars of Marrakesh and the villages of the Atlas mountains, but you'll do so while volunteering. Working with NGOs and non-profits throughout this trip is a great way to give back while also enjoying the adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's most exotic, diverse, and culturally distinct countries.

Morocco
Morocco Eco-Tour: Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert - 12 Days

On this sustainable 12-day eco-tour through Morocco, you'll travel the country while staying in locally-owned riads in Marrakesh and eco-camps in the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Besides visiting incredible locales, you'll also participate in cultural exchanges, craft workshops, and partner with local NGOs focusing on everything from women's education to community development.

Spend the night in a desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Morocco North to South Adventure - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure takes you through the heart of Morocco as you wind your way from its northern to southern shores. See the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen, discover the imperial city of Rabat, get lost in the souks of Fes, and sleep in Bedouin tents under the stars of the Erg Chebbi desert. After crossing the oases and rose fields of the Dadès Valley, take a food tour in vibrant Marrakesh before ending your trip with water sports and beach time in the surf town of Essaouira.

Recent Trip Reviews for Original Travels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salam Aleikum Sam,

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

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

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

Maa Salama,
Mohamed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you all.

Kent Wood. Santa Rosa, California.

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

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

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

Hi Kent,

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

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

Looking forward to serving you again in our Moroccan Kingdom.

Best,
Mohamed

Moroccan Bliss!
Morocco | Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2022

Vandana
Vandana N.
Tysons Corner, VA | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

We first started dealing with Ali in the planning phase of our trip. We communicated our desires in terms of budget, accommodations and itinerary. Ali came back with a great plan and then handed us over to a local contact Said and our driver for the week Sukhaina. From the minute we stepped off the plane we were attended to personally. Sukhaina was beyond wonderful! She is professional, well informed, attentive and so very personable! We felt so comfortable and pampered with her the whole... read more

We first started dealing with Ali in the planning phase of our trip. We communicated our desires in terms of budget, accommodations and itinerary. Ali came back with a great plan and then handed us over to a local contact Said and our driver for the week Sukhaina. From the minute we stepped off the plane we were attended to personally. Sukhaina was beyond wonderful! She is professional, well informed, attentive and so very personable! We felt so comfortable and pampered with her the whole week as we explored Morocco by car. I would say Sukhaina was one of the highlights of the trip! Can’t say enough!
I highly recommend a road trip method of exploring the country as you see the beautiful countryside and towns and can stop anytime for comfort or photo ops. Morocco has stunning natural beauty and it well exceeded our expectations. The accommodations in each town were superb and exactly what we like. The food was delicious everywhere.
I would highly recommend KimKim travels and I fact we will be using them again for our next adventure!

Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Hi Vandana,

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

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

Hi Vandana,

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you again in Morocco.

Best,
Ali

Amazing trip to Morocco
Morocco | Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2022

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Avi K.
Melville, NY | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

We just came back for amazing trip in morocco. We had a great and wonderful time in morocco. We visited all the important and key cities in areas. We had Karim our guide and Driver for the entire trip. We also had local excellent guides in the different cities. Working with Abdel and Karim was Absolutely amazing and easy communication via email or WhatsApp. Karim Our guide for the trip was absolutely amazing great communication an excellent English. The Mercedes van we had was very... read more

We just came back for amazing trip in morocco. We had a great and wonderful time in morocco. We visited all the important and key cities in areas. We had Karim our guide and Driver for the entire trip. We also had local excellent guides in the different cities. Working with Abdel and Karim was Absolutely amazing and easy communication via email or WhatsApp. Karim Our guide for the trip was absolutely amazing great communication an excellent English. The Mercedes van we had was very comfortable and was clean daily. Thanks Karim

Hotel Review
Kasbah Titrit
Ait Ben Haddou

Run down hotel. No outdoors. No one speak English. Needs major renovation

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Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Hi Avi,

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating, it's highly appreciated.

We are thrilled that you had an amazing time in the magic kingdom of Morocco and found our service to be remarkable, accommodating, and friendly. It really makes our day to hear such valuable feedback from you and learn that your journey was a memorable one with your driver Karim. Our team will be happy to hear such a great and positive review.

Looking forward to having you again in our country:)

Best Wishes,
Abdel

Exceptional week in Morocco—Original Travel, Karim, Tiziri, Hanan and Palais Sebban
Morocco | Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2022

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David D.
Minnetonka, MN | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Ali and Said from Original Travel were very responsive in answering questions and adjusting our itinerary to match our preferences.

Our weeklong guide Karim was outstanding and really improved our experience. His spoken English is excellent. More than just a driver, he added a lot of local knowledge about the places we went, and also frequently pulled over at scenic vistas or interesting spots and took pictures of us, as well. Cheerful and outgoing, he seemed to know others at all the... read more

Ali and Said from Original Travel were very responsive in answering questions and adjusting our itinerary to match our preferences.

Our weeklong guide Karim was outstanding and really improved our experience. His spoken English is excellent. More than just a driver, he added a lot of local knowledge about the places we went, and also frequently pulled over at scenic vistas or interesting spots and took pictures of us, as well. Cheerful and outgoing, he seemed to know others at all the stops, and also helped us with calling local places for reservations. He also introduced us to a great guide at Volubilis, and advised at which stops a guide was a good idea versus those where we could go without.

Speaking of local guides, Hanan Edaali was our guide for a walking tour of Marrakech. She was delightful, and showed us some details in the medina that we would have never experienced on our own. We didn’t see hardly any other female guides during our visit—she is worth seeking out.

One of the highlights of the trip was Tiziri camp in Merzouga for our Sahara desert experience. Ahmed the proprietor went beyond the expected experience to offer campfire q&a about Berber culture and Moroccan history. We were so glad we chose to stay two nights there, which allowed us to have a day tour around the region to learn more about local history, culture and geography.

One final highlight was the Palais Sebban riad in Marrakech—what a wonderful lodging experience. Beautiful decorations and furnishings, great location, friendly staff—highly highly recommended.

Hotel Reviews
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Ahmed and his team were incredible. Beyond the hospitality (food, wine, music, accommodations), he offered so much local knowledge and passion. Also we made the wonderful decision to stay two nights, which allowed us to have an outstanding day tour on the region. It also allowed us to pass by a lot of the dozens of other camps in the area. Tiziri is superior with just six tents and some space and dunes between it and the next one. Nearby were larger camps lined up one next to the other—Tiziri’s set-up is so much better.

Authenticity & Character
Beyond just the music by the fire, there was active solicitation of questions about the culture of the region, Ahmed and his team are interested in teaching and providing understanding for their guests who appreciate it.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

The location was fine but not great. The food offerings appeared limited (we went out to eat, though breakfast was good). Their bar literally ran out of wine and a local brand of beer while we were there. The staff was very helpful, however.

Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Beware where your room is located. The Salam Fes is one of evidently at least 3 co-owned neighboring properties. For reasons never explained to us, we were instead initially put in one across the street with subpar lodging, a faulty toilet and a lower posted online price than Salam Fes. After complaining (including great support from Original Travel) we were moved to another Riad on the block called Scherezade, which was fantastic.

Palais Sebban
Marrakech

Great location and gorgeous, opulent decorations and outdoor spaces including terraces.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Transfer to Marrakech via Dades Valley, Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Karim was wonderful for this and all the other parts of our tour.
Transport
Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco
Erg Chebbi Desert adventure
Morocco

Absolutely worth staying a second night not only to enjoy Tiziri, but to experience this tour with Ahmed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ahmed from Tiziri made this experience fantastic.
Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Karim was very helpful on this and every other excursion
Transport
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

It is 100% worth having a guide, at least if it is Hanan Alaadi. You will learn so much more.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hanan is worth getting—you should ask for her, including to get a woman’s perspective.
Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit
Marrakesh

Go with a guide if you can—guides get to skip the long ticket line and go straight in.

Local specialist: Ali Moujane
Ali
Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Hi David,

Thank you for devoting some time to writing such an awesome review and sharing your recent journey with us.

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

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

Best,
Ali

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Michelle,

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

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

Hi Michelle,

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

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

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

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Riad les Sources Berbères
Marrakech

Fantastic!!

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

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

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

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

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

Hi William,

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you again in Morocco:)

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Memorable Morocco
Morocco | Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2022

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

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

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

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

Hi Marianne,

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

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

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

Best,
Mohamed

A dream trip indeed
Morocco | Oct 23 - Oct 31, 2022

Júlia
Júlia V.
Jordan | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

The trip was wonderful, I have nothing bad to say! All the hotels and activities were booked accordingly and the itinerary was perfect. Our driver, Karim, was absolutely lovely, he picked us up from the airport and was with is the entire trip. He was knowledgeable and was beyond friendly. All guides and hotel staff were friendly and understanding. I would recommend kimkim, Abdellah and Karim in a heartbeat for anyone read more

The trip was wonderful, I have nothing bad to say! All the hotels and activities were booked accordingly and the itinerary was perfect. Our driver, Karim, was absolutely lovely, he picked us up from the airport and was with is the entire trip. He was knowledgeable and was beyond friendly. All guides and hotel staff were friendly and understanding. I would recommend kimkim, Abdellah and Karim in a heartbeat for anyone

Hotel Review
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

This was the most amazing thing experience I could have asked for. We did a camel ride tour and then we were surprised by the most amazing camp setting. The tents are big, clean, organized and have all amenities necessary!

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Activity Review
Private Tour of Marrakech, the "Red City"
Marrakesh

Hanan was such a good guide. She was super friendly and took us to so many good places. She was super knowledgeable and gave so many good pieces of information

Quality of Experience
Food
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Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Hi Júlia,

Thank you for devoting some time to write about your recent journey with us.

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

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

Best,
Abdel

Wonderful 11 Days in Morocco
Morocco | Oct 11 - Oct 21, 2022

Janet
Janet H.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Our trip to Morocco was amazing from beginning to end. Our driver/guide, Karim, was fantastic -- knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, funny. We felt so lucky to have had him as our guide. He seemed to know someone at every stop, which meant that our trip was smooth sailing.

We especially enjoyed Karim's expertise with the mountains and the lives of nomads and appreciated his willingness to share his own experiences. We loved our hike with Mohammad in the Atlas Mountains (Monkey... read more

Our trip to Morocco was amazing from beginning to end. Our driver/guide, Karim, was fantastic -- knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, funny. We felt so lucky to have had him as our guide. He seemed to know someone at every stop, which meant that our trip was smooth sailing.

We especially enjoyed Karim's expertise with the mountains and the lives of nomads and appreciated his willingness to share his own experiences. We loved our hike with Mohammad in the Atlas Mountains (Monkey Fingers hike) and the lunch afterward with him and his wife and Karim. All of the local guides were knowledgeable and friendly.

Even though we opted for accommodations that were more moderate in cost, the accommodations were comfortable and delightful at every stop. We especially enjoyed the Tiziri Luxury Camp in the desert near Merzouga and our last stop in Essouira at Riad Mimouna, which was just lovely. Our room was right over the ocean, with views and ocean wave sounds from both sides. We wished we had another day there.

Before the trip, Abdellah and Said were great at communicating, answering questions, and responding to requests for changes. I appreciated that Abdel stayed in contact (without being pushy) throughout the period from March 2020 to October 2022, when we had to reschedule and then reschedule again.

Thank you Karim, Abdel and Said!

Hotel Reviews
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

The food here was just amazing -- some of the best we had in Morocco, which is all the more amazing since it's out in the desert. The staff were very friendly and the accommodations were extremely comfortable.

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Kasbah Tizzarouine
Boumalne

The hotel was very comfortable. It had an amazing view. We thought the food was kind of average, but that may have been because it was a buffet designed for bus tours and less intimate and individualized than food we had in other parts of our stay.

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Riad Ghita
Fes

This is a lovely hotel with amazing tile, plaster and wood work. The owner/host was extremely friendly and welcoming and the food was quite good.

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Hotel Dar Mounir
Chefchaouen

This was a lovely little place to stay right off the main square. It featured lovely tile work. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were only there one night, but it was a pleasant one.

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Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

We enjoyed the funky modernity of this hotel. It was a change of pace from the more traditional riads we stayed in the rest of the time. We were only there one night and so our information is limited, but it was a fine place to stay.

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Riad Mimouna
Essaouira

We absolutely loved this place. Our room (310) was just the best, with ocean views and sounds out the windows on two sides. The room was lovely and comfortable. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We only wished we had another night there.

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Activity Reviews
Dades Valley Hike & Lunch with Local Family
Morocco

We really enjoyed our hike with Mohammad and the lunch with him and his wife. It was a great opportunity to learn about the area from a local. The hike was just beautiful and Mohammad has a great sense of humor. We had a lot of fun. Lunch was delicious.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Boumalne Dades to Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride via Tinerhir & Rissani
Morocco

We enjoyed the camel ride. The dunes were beautiful. While the camels are a little scary and bumpy (particularly getting up and down), the guides and staff were very helpful and we were glad we did the ride. The view from the dunes is amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
4WD Dunes Tour & Tea with Nomads
Merzouga

I want to emphasize that we really liked our driver (I think his name was Mohammad) and appreciated the information he imparted at every stop and also about himself and his life. He was wonderful. On balance, however, I think we would have skipped this day and spent another day in Essouira. The tea in the Bedouin tent was not really with the Bedouins and just felt kind of sad. Their lives are so hard and this stop felt somewhat voyeuristic. The other stops -- at the mining area and at the dance place -- were not that interesting to us. Again, not the fault of the driver.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Merzouga to Fes via Rissani, Midelt, & the Atlas Mountains
Morocco

As always, we enjoyed our time with Karim. He was informative at our various stops. The mountain town modeled on a Swiss village was a hoot. We had fun feeding the monkeys. This day was perfectly fine, but really was mostly necessary transit from the desert to Fes, which was broken up by some interesting stops.

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Transport
Full-Day Guided Sightseeing in Fes
Fes

Fes is an amazing place with a lot to see. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco

Getting a chance to meet and spend time with local families is one of the special parts of the trip. We had understood that there might be a chance to help with cooking, which wasn't the case for our particular dinner. We really appreciated that the teenage son was friendly and willing to speak to us (not sure our own kids would have been as accommodating when they were teenagers). The food was delicious.

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Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes & Volubilis
Morocco

The guided tour of Volubilis was really interesting. This was an added bonus as we had not realized it was on the itinerary. Really worthwhile and definitely worthwhile to pay for one of the local guides.

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Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

Hi Janet,

Thank you so much for sharing such detailed feedback and for recommending our company to other travelers.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always strives much hard to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Your driver Karim is very professional and he always... read more

Hi Janet,

Thank you so much for sharing such detailed feedback and for recommending our company to other travelers.

We really love to hear that the trip suited you perfectly and you enjoyed all the destinations and activities we designed for you with your beautiful family. The team at Original travels always strives much hard to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments and experiences in our beautiful kingdom. Your driver Karim is very professional and he always does his best to provide our guests with an outstanding experience. He shares everything with them and considers them as members of his family. All the staff of our company and Karim in particular will be more than thankful to hear such valuable compliments.

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

Best wishes,
Abdel

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

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Lisa K.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Casablanca

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

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Riad Chbanate
Essaouira

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

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

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

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Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

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

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

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

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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

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

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Riad El Yacout
Fès

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

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

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

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

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ilyace was fantastic.
Transport
Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh

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

Quality of Experience
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Transport
Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Lisa,

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

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

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

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Our trip was very busy but so interesting. ...
Morocco | Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2022

Leanne
Leanne R.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Our trip was very busy but so interesting.
We felt taken care of by our local guides and driver. The days flew by and the vast distances we covered were appreciated.
Just a few points:
- several seatbelts did not work in the van.
- one tour guide did spend a bit too much time taking our group to his market sellers who presented a tough sell for their product. It made for a long tour day - mentally. A bit more free time in the market would have been nice.
- having a printed... read more

Our trip was very busy but so interesting.
We felt taken care of by our local guides and driver. The days flew by and the vast distances we covered were appreciated.
Just a few points:
- several seatbelts did not work in the van.
- one tour guide did spend a bit too much time taking our group to his market sellers who presented a tough sell for their product. It made for a long tour day - mentally. A bit more free time in the market would have been nice.
- having a printed copy of each the days activity and a map would have been useful

Hotel Reviews
Kasbah Tizzarouine
Boumalne

It was not that appealing. They need to do a better job of cleaning up after each meal service in the dining room. Tables were dirty and carpet needed attention. A location closer to something to walk over to - bazaar or park would have been nice.

Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness in dining area.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room beds need to be upgraded. Felt unclean.
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

This was a great experience and the local hosts made a great effort to met our needs.

Authenticity & Character
The Berber entertainment was amazing.
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Staff
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Riad Ghita
Fes

This Riad treated us so well. We felt they really cared about our experience.

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Riad Passali
Marrakech

The addition of the Spa was sooooo appreciated! The entire staff were very attentive to our needs. Rooms were nice and comfortable. The various spaces to have private outdoor time was amazing and do nicely set up.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full-Day Guided Sightseeing in Fes
Fes

The guide was ok and did get a lot of things covered; however his decision to keep us to the back area merchants was not what we expected. We would have preferred less pressure to buy and more opportunity to explore the Medina. The tour of the other sites was well done and enjoyable. Unfortunately we had to pay to visit the synagogue in the Jewish quarters.

Quality of Experience
Food
Always amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tarik was very accommodating.
Transport
Seatbelts not working. But the vehicle was comfortable.
Transfer to Fes, Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

We arrived a day late and they still covered so much of itinerary from both days into one. We appreciated the effort.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Just that seatbelts an issue.
Fes to Merzouga via the Middle Atlas Mountains and Erfoud
Morocco
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Half-Day Guided Sightseeing in Marrakech
Marrakesh

Spent way to much time at the Baha’i Palace. He appeared to not really care to share facts outside of that.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Hi Leanne,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, it's highly appreciated.

We really love hearing from our customers that they enjoyed their trips with us and we’re always looking for ways to improve our services. Our staff always do their best to provide the best possible service to our guests and live up to their expectations, and we are glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Boumalne Dades. We have... read more

Hi Leanne,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, it's highly appreciated.

We really love hearing from our customers that they enjoyed their trips with us and we’re always looking for ways to improve our services. Our staff always do their best to provide the best possible service to our guests and live up to their expectations, and we are glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Boumalne Dades. We have been proposing this accommodation for our guests many years ago and we have never received any negative feedback about it. It's not really convenient that your guide in Fes pushed you to make purchases, it's really strange of him. I have contacted the hotel responsible in Dades valley and your guide in Fes as well and they promised that such situations wouldn't take place again. We have implemented a new communication system for our booking manager to double-check with hotels, transportation suppliers, and tour guides to assure that all the aspects of comfort are provided.

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

Best Wishes,
Abdellah

A Week in Morocco
Morocco | Oct 8 - Oct 15, 2022

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Kyle M.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

A week is not enough… Said did an excellent job with my request to see Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. As a last minute change I requested a night in Essaouira and he readily accommodated.
Our tour guide for Marrakech was Abdul, the food tour was amazing. I’m so glad we did it.
And finally, our driver Faysel was outstanding. Most importantly, he is an excellent driver, we always felt safe driving with him. In addition, he was kind, fun and knew wonderful spots for... read more

A week is not enough… Said did an excellent job with my request to see Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. As a last minute change I requested a night in Essaouira and he readily accommodated.
Our tour guide for Marrakech was Abdul, the food tour was amazing. I’m so glad we did it.
And finally, our driver Faysel was outstanding. Most importantly, he is an excellent driver, we always felt safe driving with him. In addition, he was kind, fun and knew wonderful spots for breaks and views. My teenage sons bonded with him and we all enjoyed his playlist. We cant thank him enough for a wonderful week.

Activity Review
Family Food Tour in Jemaa EL Fna square
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Hi Kyle,

Thanks for devoting some time to leave us such a postive feedback.

We are really thrilled to hear that you had a great trip in the Moroccan Kingdom and we made your experience unique and memorable. All the staff are happy to hear your kind words, that's really means the world to us.

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

Best Wishes،
Abdellah

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Riad Ghita
Fes

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

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

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

Hotel Farah Tanger
Tangier

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

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

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

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

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

Explore Hercules caves
Tangier

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

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

Hi Brandon,

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

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

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

Best,
Mohamed

We had an amazing trip to Morocco!
Morocco | Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2022

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Allie R.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Morocco. I initially booked during 2020 and had to postpone. They were very accommodating and flexible and let me rebook at no cost for 2022.

I traveled with my friend and we felt safe and taken care of the entire time. Our driver was Soufian and he was excellent! He made sure we had everything we needed and made the trips to each destination very easy. He was always on time, took us everywhere we wanted to go, stopped whenever we needed a break on the road,... read more

We had an amazing trip to Morocco. I initially booked during 2020 and had to postpone. They were very accommodating and flexible and let me rebook at no cost for 2022.

I traveled with my friend and we felt safe and taken care of the entire time. Our driver was Soufian and he was excellent! He made sure we had everything we needed and made the trips to each destination very easy. He was always on time, took us everywhere we wanted to go, stopped whenever we needed a break on the road, translated for us, answered all our questions, and was very accommodating. Treated us like family!

Everyone we interacted with was so kind. Our tour guide through Marrakech, Oussama, was great as well! He gave us a great synopsis on the history of the city and helped us navigate the markets.

Big thank you to Kim Kim! It is a trip we will never forget.

Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi Allie,

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

We are so thrilled to learn that you had a great holiday in our fabulous country and you have enjoyed your trip to the fullest. Such compliments make our day and push us forward to keep providing our guests with top-notch services. I will pass on your positive feedback to our team and your driver Soufian in particular.

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

Best Wishes,
Abdellah

Awesome Morocco
Morocco | Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2022

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Michael D.
the U.S. Virgin Islands | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Soufian, our guide, driver and restaurant finder was awesome! He made our trip fantastic and easy. It was our first guided tour in Morocco and we would definitely do it again. We made great friends and memories. read more

Soufian, our guide, driver and restaurant finder was awesome! He made our trip fantastic and easy. It was our first guided tour in Morocco and we would definitely do it again. We made great friends and memories.

Hotel Review
Palais Sebban
Marrakech

We had an issue with our room the first night, and they made up for it with great responses! Highly recommend it.

Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Wow! What an incredible loving and breathing organism the Medina is. It definitely comes more alive and real with a guide. Highly recommend the trip

Transfer to Fes, Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Meknes
Morocco

Volubilis should not be missed! Get a guide to tour you around. Amazing Roman ruins.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Ali Moujane
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Ali Moujane
Local specialist in Atlas Mountains | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi Michael,

Thanks for leaving us your positive review, it's highly appreciated.
We are really glad to hear that you had a great experience in our gorgeous country and we lived up to your expectations.

Looking forward to having you again in our country.

Best Wishes,
Ali

Magical family trip to Morocco!
Morocco | Sep 28 - Oct 7, 2022

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Tyler P.
Foster City, CA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

We had a magical trip to Morocco thanks to KimKim and our amazing driver and local guides!

We traveled with three kids (ages 4-9), my mother-in-law and two parents (my husband and me). We started in Marrakesh, went to Boalne Dades, Merzouga/the desert, Fes and then Casablanca as our flight departed from there.

The desert and Camp Tiziri was a lifetime favorite memory, but the entire trip was amazing. Our driver Samir was so kind and went out of his way to make us comfortable. Our... read more

We had a magical trip to Morocco thanks to KimKim and our amazing driver and local guides!

We traveled with three kids (ages 4-9), my mother-in-law and two parents (my husband and me). We started in Marrakesh, went to Boalne Dades, Merzouga/the desert, Fes and then Casablanca as our flight departed from there.

The desert and Camp Tiziri was a lifetime favorite memory, but the entire trip was amazing. Our driver Samir was so kind and went out of his way to make us comfortable. Our local guides Oosama (Marrakesh) and Adil (Fes) were so friendly and great with the kids as well.

Abdel and Said were so patient as we planned and asked questions. Thank you to the entire team for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in beautiful Morocco!

Hotel Reviews
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga

Tiziri Camp is one of our favorite experiences/places to stay EVER! We felt at home as soon as we arrived and the staff was so welcoming at every turn. The tents are so comfortable and even luxurious! The staff prepares delicious meals and was so accommodating for our whole family - they helped our kids sandboard, arranged for us to visit a pool during the day and played Berber music in the evenings. We stayed 2 nights and would definitely recommend! 1 night would have been too short to fully enjoy the experience!

Authenticity & Character
We enjoyed learning about the Berber culture
Location
Beautiful scenery
Staff
Can’t say enough about the friendly and amazing staff!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable accommodations and delicious food
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi

We loved this hotel run by two amazing brothers! It was raining when we arrived, and they came to our van to welcome us and help carry our bags in. We felt at home right away! One of the brothers is the chef and prepares truly amazing meals. We had dinner and then breakfast. Our rooms faced the street (back rooms have a nice view) but we arrived after dark so wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the view anyway. We would have loved to stay here longer! The back terrace and pool looked beautiful. The beautifully furnished rooms, top-notch food and warm hospitality are not to be missed!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful views in the back of the hotel
Staff
The staff were SO kind!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

This hotel was 100% comfortable - just didn’t have the character of our other hotels and airbnbs. No complaints and it was a great place to stay before our early flight.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Staff were very nice and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Our local guide Oosama did a great job showing us around Marrakesh. He patiently answered our questions and was great with our kids (even carrying our 4-year-old!). We loved touring the city with him, and he knew so many people as we walked around - that gave the tour a really authentic feel! Oosama felt like a friend showing us around his city.

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

We loved walking around the gardens! They are incredibly beautiful, and our kids enjoyed the animals as well (koi fish, turtles, frogs). We also really loved the YSL Museum even though we don’t know anything about fashion. The dresses are beautiful, and even our two older kids enjoyed it! This was definitely a highlight and not to be missed. Our driver recommended going early (9am) and we’re thankful for that - the gardens got busier as the morning went on.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hammam & Spa Experience
Marrakesh

This was so relaxing and a fun experience! We started with a wash and scrub in the steam room, then had foot massages, followed by full body massages (the 4-year-old skipped that and ended up napping in the foot massage room).

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff were very accommodating of our kids
Marrakech to Boumalne Dades via Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate
Morocco

We loved walking around Ait Ben Haddou. Our driver Samir arranged a local guide (Aziz). Aziz was awesome! He was very patient with our kids and we learned a lot about the ruins. This was fascinating to see! We didn’t have much time in Ourzazatte so opted to skip the studio tour. I’m sure it would have been fun, but we wanted to get to our hotel in Boulmane Dades before too late in the evening.

Quality of Experience
Such a rich history
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Shout out to Aziz!
Boumalne Dades to Merzouga via Erfoud, Rissani & Sunset Camel Ride
Morocco

Long travel day, but Samir did a great job as always! The views along the way were amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV/Quad Adventure in Merzouga
Merzouga

The sand dunes of the Sahara are such a unique place to do an ATV ride and it was really fun to ride through the dunes.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
4WD Dunes Tour & Tea with Nomads
Merzouga

We enjoyed learning about the nomad lifestyle. Our guide Hassan was very accommodating, but not the best personality match for our group. We didn’t really interact with the nomad family - Hassan served us tea in their tent. I’m not sure if that is the norm or not. Hassan stopped at a pharmacy for some medicine for our daughter, which was much appreciated! We also enjoyed Berber pizza for lunch!

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

The dinner with a local family was an excellent experience for our family. The food was delicious, the family was very welcoming and the son spoke very good English to chat with our kids! The host mother / cook even did Henna for us after dinner to add to our experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Pastilla was delicious
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Food Tour of Marrakesh
Marrakesh

Fun, local experience of the Medina food options. The tangia and yoghurt were particular highlights, we even tried the snails from a Street vendor! The guide, Usama, was excellent.

Quality of Experience
Food
Tangia was delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Usama was awesome and so good with our kids.
Sandboarding Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga

Good fun, and a workout carrying your board back up the sand dunes!

Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

Really a nice tour of the city, particularly the Medina. We really enjoyed the viewpoint from the fort over the old town, the ceramics co-op, the old, beautiful quaranic school and the tanneries.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Adil was a great guide
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Hi Tyler,

Thanks for devoting some time to leave us such an awesome review.

We are really happy to hear that you spent a great time in Morocco and you had a unique and lifetime experience. It really makes our day when we learn that our guests enjoyed their trip and we make their journeys memorable. All the members of our company will be thrilled to hear such compliments; I will make sure to pass your positive feedback on to them.

Thank you again and looking forward to having you once again in our country:)

Best Wishes,
Abdellah

Amazing trip to Morocco
Morocco | Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2022

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Cesar K.
Mexico | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Our trip to Morocco was amazing, we had a great experience with the Original Travels team. Our driver Ilias who was with us for the whole trip it's an amazing guy, super friendly and always looking to make the best of our stay, he took us to several different places for lunch which we had not have known if it wasn't for him; I think that brought us nearer to a local experience, which we appreciate. The whole itinerary was exactly as described and the hotels were surprisingly more beautiful... read more

Our trip to Morocco was amazing, we had a great experience with the Original Travels team. Our driver Ilias who was with us for the whole trip it's an amazing guy, super friendly and always looking to make the best of our stay, he took us to several different places for lunch which we had not have known if it wasn't for him; I think that brought us nearer to a local experience, which we appreciate. The whole itinerary was exactly as described and the hotels were surprisingly more beautiful than in the pictures we saw at the itinerary, which was a very nice surprise. All staff from the hotels and the local tour guides were very friendly and willing to accommodate to any special needs; most of them are fluid in english, french and spanish. We did the whole trip around the country in nine days touching around seven cities, so one thing that I will say is that you should be expecting long transfers by car with the obvious potential changes of itinerary due to traffic, etc. whenever that happened, Ilias our driver, helped us reschedule and rearrange our activities so we did not miss anything, but I do recommend you have an open mind and try to enjoy the most of your road trip. Overall a great experience and I highly recomend the experience with KimKim and Original Travels.

Hotel Reviews
Palais Amani
Fès
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The View Hotel
Rabat
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ksar El Kabbaba
Skoura
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour in Rabat
Rabat
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Merzouga, Bedouin Experience & Camel Rides
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Tour of Marrakech, the "Red City"
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Le Jardin Secret Gardens Tour
Marrakesh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hi Cesar,

Thank you so much for leaving us such an awesome review, it's highly appreciated.

It means the world to us that you have enjoyed your journey with our company and we catered to your wishes and needs. Satisfaction of our guests is part and parcel of our job and we always do our best to keep the top-notch service and make our guests' experiences unique and memorable. I will pass on your kind words to our team and your driver Ilias in particular.

Thanks again for your feedback and looking forward to having you once again in our country:)

Best Wishes,
Abdellah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Keith,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

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

Hi Keith,

We are so thankful to have such an awesome review.

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

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

The local company, Original tours, was quick ...
Morocco | Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2022

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David R.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

The local company, Original tours, was quick to reply with any questions, requests or issues along the way. Our driver drove us safely but we would suggest that the vans have working seat belts for passengers. Accommodations were good except for the Kasbah in Bonaire Dades. It was a little lower in standard of both rooms and food. Overall a good experience. It was our choice to cover a lot of territory so the days were long but we got to see and do a lot!! read more

The local company, Original tours, was quick to reply with any questions, requests or issues along the way. Our driver drove us safely but we would suggest that the vans have working seat belts for passengers. Accommodations were good except for the Kasbah in Bonaire Dades. It was a little lower in standard of both rooms and food. Overall a good experience. It was our choice to cover a lot of territory so the days were long but we got to see and do a lot!!

Hotel Reviews
Riad Ghita
Fes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tiziri Luxury Camp
Merzouga
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasbah Tizzarouine
Boumalne
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Passali
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi David,

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

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Boumalne Dades. We have been proposing this accommodation for our... read more

Hi David,

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

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Boumalne Dades. We have been proposing this accommodation for our guests many years ago and we have never received any negative feedback about it. I have contacted them and they promised that such a situation wouldn't take place again.

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

Best Wishes,
Abdellah

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Inara Desert Camp
Marrakech

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

Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Colleen,

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

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

Hi Colleen,

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

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

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

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

Wonderful 9 days in Morocco
Morocco | Sep 16 - Sep 25, 2022

D
D T.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Said
Was great pre trip arranging Itinerary and making suggestions, he was also great with arranging last minute changes due to late flight arrival and moving to a different location during the trip.

Faysel our driver made the trip , great music in the car very safe driver and lots of fun.

Overall a wonderful trip and great experience.

Danny & Emma , Amsterdam read more

Said
Was great pre trip arranging Itinerary and making suggestions, he was also great with arranging last minute changes due to late flight arrival and moving to a different location during the trip.

Faysel our driver made the trip , great music in the car very safe driver and lots of fun.

Overall a wonderful trip and great experience.

Danny & Emma , Amsterdam

Hotel Review
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Wonderful place Room 5 with your own terrace overlooking the town, possible to book the pool for private swims and great breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Dades Valley Hike & Lunch with Local Family
Morocco

Mohamed Amjon, Brilliant guide for of facts and humour. His wife made the best food I tasted in the whole trip. Overall one of the best days.

Quality of Experience
Food
Taste
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Hi Danny and Emma,

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

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

Looking forward to having you again in Morocco.

Best,
Abdellah

Trip of a lifetime
Morocco | Sep 2 - Sep 18, 2022

Jennifer
Jennifer O.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Overall we had an amazing experience planning and participating in our trip to Morocco where we visited Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca. From start to finish KimKim and it’s affiliate Original Travels accommodated our wishes and succeeded in meeting our expectations.

This was the first time that we used a travel agency to plan a trip and relinquished the planning process to another. It was really nice to not worry about anything.... read more

Overall we had an amazing experience planning and participating in our trip to Morocco where we visited Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca. From start to finish KimKim and it’s affiliate Original Travels accommodated our wishes and succeeded in meeting our expectations.

This was the first time that we used a travel agency to plan a trip and relinquished the planning process to another. It was really nice to not worry about anything. Our trip was 16 days long, with 8 different accommodations, 6 different tour guides, 8 different major stops (not including all the wonderful places in between), 1 amazing driver (Karim), and an impromptu neighborhood get together. Each place was completely different and exciting. Having never been to Morocco, we were blown away with the kindness of the people and the beauty of the country.

Our accommodations were 5 star hotels, luxury tent, guest houses, or riads with delicious breakfasts that met or exceeded our assumptions with one exception. Riad Perle D'Eau in Essaouira was clean and the rooms were large but overall the hotel is aging and was not on par with the rest of our accommodations. Once you’ve stayed in amazing places you definitely can feel the difference. The breakfast was mediocre too. It would have gone a long way if our rooms overlooked the ocean instead of a staircase and another room.

In Fes we stayed in a beautiful Riad where the shear beauty of the open air lobby meets you at the door. The stage is definitely set when you arrive to a traditional tea service. Upon showing us to our room we were overjoyed with my sisters room and were told that the hotel had “upgraded” us to an upper floor. There was no comparison to how much nicer her room was. If we had not seen her room we would have been happy in our accommodations but her experience was definitely different. We asked to be moved and they were unable to accommodate us. When traveling with others, you want the rooms to be the same not glaringly different.

We signed up for many workshops and truly loved learning how to make the many exports Morocco is known for. We walked away from each experience appreciating the amount of time, effort, and skill put into each piece of pottery, leather goods, food, brass and copper, blanket, and rug.

The only one that did not meet our expectations was the babouche shoe workshop in Marrakech. We were supposed to fully make a pair of shoes to take with us. Even though we learned the steps to making a puff puff and shoes, we were unable to make our own. At least 3 hours need to be set aside to accommodate this class. Originally we were scheduled to do this in the morning followed by a food tour. Both the food tour and the workshop were rushed and therefore not as we had anticipated.

I would not recommend the winery tour outside of Essaouira. (we were scheduled to tour the facility, wine taste and luncheon there). We chose to continue on to Essaouira and Original Travels took us to a wonderful restaurant on the beach where we enjoyed a glass of wine and a delicious seafood meal.

We rode a camel, sand surfed, took a kite surfing class and a cooking class, had a message, a facial, 2 Hammams, hiked in the Atlas Mountains, and participated in a balloon ascension over Marrakech. These activities enhanced our overall experience.

Each stop we made, each place we visited, each person we met left us with a true appreciation for Morocco. Thank you KimKim and Original Travels for an exceptional once in a lifetime experience.

Hotel Reviews
The View Hotel
Rabat

Wonderful first stop. Enjoyed the treats awaiting our arrival from the airport. Breakfast was delicious!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful new hotel
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech

My favorite! Enjoyed the 1946 hotel steeped in history. If it’s good enough for Winston Churchill it’s definitely good enough for me. Afternoon tea and cookies is a wonderful way to end your day.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful hotel and delicious food
Location
The neighborhood was a little run down but a quick walk to the square.
Staff
Remembered our name every time and was genuinely happy to see us each afternoon
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Riad was perfectly located. Simple accommodations with a very helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious. Tried our first Hammam here and the private pool. The Hammam is not a luxurious spa like experience but definitely an eye opener and my skin never looked better.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Amani
Fès

Upon checking in the staff showed us to our rooms. My sister’s room was on the main floor with a beautiful open floor plan overlooking the Riad’s open space. We were told that we were upgraded to another room. Unfortunately this room didn’t feel like an upgrade but of a switch to accommodate another. Our room felt dark where the bathroom was separated between the bathing area and facilities right between the seating area making the room feel cramped. To be fair we probably would have been happy with the accommodations if we hadn’t seen the other beautiful room.

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

Loved visiting the Sahara Desert. I would recommend visiting for only one day since there isn’t enough to do for 2 days. I would not take guests to a pool that isn’t up to the same standard as the camp. The pool where we were dropped off at was still under construction and shouldn’t be used.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dar Rihana Dades
Douar Ait Ouffi

Loved our stay here. The hospitality and food was superb.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Perle D'Eau
Essaouira

The rooms were large and clean, unfortunately they looked into someone else’s room and a stairway. The Riad is dated with a mediocre breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms do not have airconditioning so having to close the drapes to preserve our privacy made the rooms uncomfortable.
Hôtel & Spa Le Doge
Casablanca

The Art Deco hotel takes a minute to get used to. My sister’s room was so outlandish that they moved her to a different room where she was very comfortable. The staff was fabulous and the breakfast was delicious.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Transfer to Essaouira & Argan Oil Tour
Morocco

Enjoyed the demonstration and walked away with a better understanding on how the oil is made. More of a stop to purchase quality products.

Quality of Experience
Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour in Rabat
Rabat
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Tour of Chefchaoeun
Chefchaouen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informative
Transport
Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes
Morocco

Loved all of our stops and really enjoyed our stop at Volubilis.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Karim did a great job getting making stops and adding adventure throughout the day.
Dades Valley Hike & Lunch with Local Family
Morocco

Loved spending time with our guide and his lovely wife. They were incredibly welcoming!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Taxi was definitely an adventure on its own.
Dinner with a Local Family
Morocco

The dinner was delicious! Unfortunately, the wife was so tired that we felt like we were an inconvenience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pottery & Mosaïc workshop
Morocco

We loved this activity! We really gained an appreciation for all the work that goes into the art of mosaics and pottery.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Traditional Henna Party
Morocco

The artist was extremely talented in her craft.

Quality of Experience
Transport
Brass Etching Workshop in Fes
Fes

We didn’t have a workshop but we did take a tour of the brass making area and saw the experts at work.

Quality of Experience
Fes to Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride via Midelt & Erfoud
Morocco

Wonderful day! Lamb lunch was an adventure and loved meeting the monkeys! Riding a camel was an experience in itself. Two hours with rain, wind and sand felt like authentic once in a lifetime ride.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ensemble Artisanal (Handicraft Centre) in Marrakech
Marrakesh

Highly recommend a visit. Quality merchandise priced reasonably without the stress of bargaining!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Full-Day Guided Sightseeing in Fes
Fes

Loved our guide Hafid! We felt like we were in great hands from start to finish. When bargaining let him help you. We overpaid at the leather store because we tried to do it ourselves. We learned a valuable lesson and got much better as our trip progressed. He spent two full days with us and we enjoyed it immensely.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Boumalne Dades to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou
Morocco

I loved all of our stops… it’s a long day!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Desert Adventures in Erg Chebbi
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Erg Chebbi Desert adventure
Morocco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Merzouga to Boumalne Dades via Tinghir & Todra Gorge
Morocco
Le Jardin Secret Gardens Tour
Marrakesh

We ate lunch her which was a beautiful spot to take a break!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Marrakech - Full Day Tour
Marrakesh

Great job acclimating us to the city and giving us wonderful history information.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Marrakesh

What a wonderful way to see Morocco! This was my sister’s first ascension and our 3rd.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
Marrakesh

Great class start to finish! My husband that doesn’t cook loved it as well. We ate the food that we prepared and it was delicious.

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

Unfortunately this was at the end of the day and we felt rushed. We did enjoy the main meal but could have gone with Karim and had the same experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Create your family's 'Babouche
Morocco

We only had 40 minutes to have a small demonstration about puffs and Babouche shoes. While informative, it was not what we expected.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carpet Weaving With Berber Women
Morocco

Demonstration and 5 mins each weaving.

Quality of Experience
Hammam La Mamounia
Marrakesh

Excellent!

Quality of Experience
Wine Tasting at Domaine Val d'Argan
Essaouira

They didn’t know we were coming so we moved on to Essaouira where we had a lovely lunch on the beach.

Quality of Experience
Private Kitesurfing Lesson
Essaouira

Our instructor was thorough and knowledgeable. We ended our lesson with a better understanding of the sport and a desire to continue with lessons.

Quality of Experience
Essaouira to Casablanca via Eljadida Coastal Route
Morocco

Uneventful drive. Seeing a sheep on top of a car being transported and a camel along the road was our highlight.

Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Morocco

Beautiful Mosque and a must see since it’s the only one in the country that you can go in.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Off-The-Beaten-Path Casablanca for Early Arrivers
Casablanca

Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without Karim our exceptional driver. From start to finish he was instrumental in getting us from point A to Z with wonderful stops in between.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
It’s amazing how much stuff we got in one car.
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with your detailed feedback. It's really important as it helps us to enhance our guests' experience.

We are glad to hear that we succeeded in meeting your expectations and you had a unique and lifetime experience with our company. All the members of our team always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments in our beautiful kingdom. As you mentioned, Morocco is known for the kindness and... read more

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you very much for making time to provide us with your detailed feedback. It's really important as it helps us to enhance our guests' experience.

We are glad to hear that we succeeded in meeting your expectations and you had a unique and lifetime experience with our company. All the members of our team always endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have memorable moments in our beautiful kingdom. As you mentioned, Morocco is known for the kindness and hospitality of its people and we always treat our guests as members of our family and make them embrace the moroccan inspirational cultures as real Moroccans. Such reviews are what keeps us on progress and pushes us to offer more to our precious travelers.

We are, however, sorry to hear about your experience in Riad Perle D'eau. We have recommended this Riad for many years and no client has ever complained about it or their food service. It is the first time to have such an issue; we will contact them to know the reason behind this inconvenience and avoid any similar situation in the future.

Palais Amani is also one of the best luxury accommodations in Fes. We have booked the same categories for both of you, It sounds strange that you didn't have the same type of room similar to your sister's. We have implemented a new communication system for our booking manager to double check with hotels to assure that all the rooms booked look the same and have same category.

Thanks also for sharing your notes about your experience in the red city. Initially, the purpose from this activity is to learn the steps of making the babouche choes and end up making your own. That's really inconvenient that you didn't experience that as it's a part and parcel of the activity; I have contacted your guide in Marrakech and she promised that such a situation wouldn't take place again.

We are sincerely sorry for the inconveniences and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Regards,
Abdel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Dar Jasmine
Chefchaouen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Sean,

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

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

Hi Sean,

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

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

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

Best Wishes,
Mohamed

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

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

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

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

Hi Angie,

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

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

Looking forward to having you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star revi...
Morocco | Sep 9 - Sep 17, 2022

Linda
Linda B.
Coeur d'Alene, ID | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star review for our 9 day enriching experience!
I can’t say enough about our guide Samir! He was kind, polite, and informative. He gave us a true Moroccan experience completed by a visit with a nomad family where they served us tea and bread, and lunch served by a local family during our road-trip through the country.

Everyone is Morocco was very hospitable and our guide Samir was no exception. He raised the bar for any future guide we may encounter.... read more

Bravo KimKim! We give you a full 5 star review for our 9 day enriching experience!
I can’t say enough about our guide Samir! He was kind, polite, and informative. He gave us a true Moroccan experience completed by a visit with a nomad family where they served us tea and bread, and lunch served by a local family during our road-trip through the country.

Everyone is Morocco was very hospitable and our guide Samir was no exception. He raised the bar for any future guide we may encounter.
Thank you Samir, for your kindness and guidance. After our 9 days, we consider you a friend. We are truly grateful for all that he did for us.
Samir exceeded all our expectations and made Morocco a pleasure to visit.

In addition, we were provided with 2 special tour guides, Muhammad for the Medina of Fez and Abdoula for the Medina in Marrakesh. They both assured we were buying local and authentic products, and both of them were extremely knowledgeable. They each spoke fluent English as well!

With kind regards,
Linda

Hotel Reviews
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort Palace
Hivernage Marrakech

This palace was absolutely beautiful and the accommodations and service was over the top!!!

Authenticity & Character
Loved the artwork on the walls, the fountain in the lobby. The garden environment around the pool. Absolutely like a palace
Location
It was so beautiful. Inside and outside!
Staff
They were very kind, friendly and attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless
The white camel Acacia
Merzouga

The accommodations where unbelievable. I can’t believe they pulled that off in the middle of a desert! Glamping is in understatement. The tents were complete with a private bathroom with shower. The chef was on point and they even provided entertainment. Our waiter was amazing. I wished I remembered his name. His presence was absolutely lovely. Thank you so much!

Authenticity & Character
Absolutely everything!
Location
The camel ride, the view of the Sahara, the sunset, and the sun rise!a definite highlight! So fun!
Staff
Their kindness and authenticity!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Exceeded all my expectations!
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hi Linda,

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review you have left us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with our company.

It makes our day to hear that you spent great time with us exploring the scenic beauty of the Moroccan Kingdom and immersing yourselves in its inspirational culture. At Original Travels, we always strive much hard to provide our guests' with a lifetime experience and make their journeys unique and memorable. I will pass on your positive feedback to our team and to... read more

Hi Linda,

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review you have left us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with our company.

It makes our day to hear that you spent great time with us exploring the scenic beauty of the Moroccan Kingdom and immersing yourselves in its inspirational culture. At Original Travels, we always strive much hard to provide our guests' with a lifetime experience and make their journeys unique and memorable. I will pass on your positive feedback to our team and to your driver Samir in particular.

Thank you again for choosing to travel with us, and we will be happy to assist you with your future travels to Morocco!

All the best,
Abdellah

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

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

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

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

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Hotel Sahrai
Fès

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

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Odyssee Center Hotel
Casablanca

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

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Remove mold from bathroom tiles and toilet cleaner on wall near back of toilet.
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne

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

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

Hi Regina,

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

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

Hi Regina,

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

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

Looking forward to guesting you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Mohamed

Morroco Summer Trip
Morocco | Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

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Bowie N.
Port Chester, NY | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Abdellah was great. Said was fantastic - helping us doing all the last minute dinner reservations and changing itinerary to add visit to Cave of Hercules or staying longer in Rabat.

The desert and Chefchaouen definitely were the highlight of our trip! read more

Abdellah was great. Said was fantastic - helping us doing all the last minute dinner reservations and changing itinerary to add visit to Cave of Hercules or staying longer in Rabat.

The desert and Chefchaouen definitely were the highlight of our trip!

Hotel Reviews
Desert Luxury Camp
Merzouga

It was amazing, love the camel ride, sand boarding, great service and have air conditioning!

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Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouene

Beautiful city, hotel and location. Great services and private session for pool! Highly recommended

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Staff
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La Maison Arabe Hotel
Marrakech
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Salam Fes
Fes

Beautiful hotel but a bit dated (bathroom smell) ...... but staff and services were great

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It's clean but probably need some pipe cleaning /renovation
Hotel Xaluca Dades
Boumalne
Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Kalaa
Rabat
Activity Reviews
Guided Tour of Marrakesh - Historic Monuments and Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Ok experience, expect the private guide to provide a bit more info/ color on sites. Also visited too many shops that were not necessary.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Boumalne Dades to Merzouga via Erfoud, Rissani & Sunset Camel Ride
Morocco

Love love the desert experience!

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Guided Tour of Fes Medina
Fes

The private guide was great

Fes to Chefchaouen via Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis
Morocco

Beautiful blue city, wish we have time to stay longer

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Abdellah El Asely
Abdellah
Abdellah El Asely
Local specialist in Marrakech | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Hi Bowie,

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

We are so thrilled to hear that you had a unique and lifetime experience with our company and you enjoyed your trip to the fullest. At Original Travels, we always endeavor to cater to our guests' satisfaction and make their journey with us a memorable one. I will pass on your positive feedback to the staff to push them to keep providing the amazing work and high quality services.

Looking forward to seeing you again in our gorgeous country.

Best,
Abdel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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