Hakim and kimkim - Simply Amazing!
Morocco | Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2022

Julie
Julie A.
Pacific Grove, CA | Jul 31, 2022

Our delayed trip to Morocco from 2020 finally materialized in 2022, and was definitely worth the wait! Throughout the entire process, our personal agent, Hakim, was so incredibly responsive and helpful. He answered all of our questions immediately and in friendly and useful manner. He put together an extremely memorable trip for us with amazing sites, hotels and guides. Our driver, Mohammed, was THE BEST. He was so nice and knowledgeable and drove the streets and highways of Morocco so... read more

Our delayed trip to Morocco from 2020 finally materialized in 2022, and was definitely worth the wait! Throughout the entire process, our personal agent, Hakim, was so incredibly responsive and helpful. He answered all of our questions immediately and in friendly and useful manner. He put together an extremely memorable trip for us with amazing sites, hotels and guides. Our driver, Mohammed, was THE BEST. He was so nice and knowledgeable and drove the streets and highways of Morocco so skillfully. I'm often nervous in passing cars on the highway, but he did so with such experience that I never felt stressed or afraid. Our local guides were great as well. Yaseen, Hafid, Yousef, and even our camel guide, Hamid, were all so welcoming and knowledgeable.

We visited Chefchaouen ("The Blue City"), the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the old medina in Fez, the Atlas Mountains where we saw macaques, and nomads with their flocks of sheep, the Sahara Desert where we rode camels to our luxury tent camp (simply amazing!), a wonderful riad in Ait Benhaddou, and the historic sites of Marrakech. Each experience was its own highlight, making it difficult to say which we liked best.

This was definitely one of the best trip experiences we have ever had, thanks to the great work of Hakim and kimkim. We have already recommended them to friends wanting to travel abroad (we were working with kimkim for another trip to Costa Rica also in 2020 and the agents there were quite helpful as well). But we strongly recommend anyone considering a trip to Morocco to choose kimkim and request Hakim as your personal agent. You'll be glad you did!

Hotel Reviews

Lina Ryad & Spa

Chefchaouene

Beautiful, hidden riad with a nice pool and spa services.

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The location, food and pool. Also being able to open our window to look out across town, and view the mountains as well.

Riad El Yacout

Fès

Beautiful riad with friendly staff and nice pool.

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Riad Madu Luxury Desert Camp

Merzouga

Hard to believe that this beautiful room was on the sand in the Sahara. Full amenties including shower, electricity and wifi. After a delicious dinner we engaged with the staff in dancing and drumming. Very authentic Berber experience.

Tips for future travelers

We arrived a little late (the sun set about halfway through our trip to the camp), so we weren't able to enjoy the outdoor space for long enough before dinner. Maybe plan to arrive a bit before sunset.

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The comfort of the room (although the mattress was a little hard)
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Everyone was so helpful and friendly, even through we didn't speak the language.
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Riad Ksar Ighnda

Ait Benhaddou

Lovely, spacious riad with beautiful pool and nice amenities (fitness room, bar, and more)

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Riad Chergui

Marrakech

Charming riad with nice pool area. We were able to relax here with drinks and food after a long day or travel and Marrakech sightseeing.

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Very nice Manager and staff
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Local specialist: Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Hakim
Hakim ALIBOUCHE
Local specialist in | Jun 30, 2022

Dear Julie & Hank,
I hope you are always in good health!
Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful and motivating feedback! I'm truly delighted to have worked with you. It has been always a great pleasure to receive your emails and answer all your questions with passion. You have been amazing too, and your kind understanding made the job easier for me.
It's a great pleasure to hear you liked and enjoyed all the services I included in your trip. From the accommodations and the local... read more

Dear Julie & Hank,
I hope you are always in good health!
Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful and motivating feedback! I'm truly delighted to have worked with you. It has been always a great pleasure to receive your emails and answer all your questions with passion. You have been amazing too, and your kind understanding made the job easier for me.
It's a great pleasure to hear you liked and enjoyed all the services I included in your trip. From the accommodations and the local guides, until the amazing Mo. They will be all very happy to read your feedback, and this must be so motivating for all of them, the same for me too.
I wish you had more than 1 week only. But, I'm pretty sure this is not the first and last visit to Morocco. My country is your second home now, and it will be my pleasure to work again with you in the future, and for sure the next time will be even better and better experience!
Washing you all the very best, dear Julie and Hank!
See you soon!
Hakim