Circumnavigating Morocco for two weeks in October
Oct 3 - Oct 17, 2019
We discovered Kimkim while looking for a driver for a 2 week trip to Morocco in October of 2019. I completed the form asking what our interests were, and happily heard from Abdellah, who suggested hotels and an itinerary before we even made a commitment to using the service. Until that point, we had been trying to coordinate all the details on our own (just google riads in Marrakech and you will rapidly see the thousands of choices.) It was so much easier to be guided by an expert in Morocco who really listened to our concerns and helped shape the trip. Abdellah connected us with our driver, Karim, who made even the longest days of travel smooth and comfortable.
We started in Rabat, then went to the blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains, then to Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, through the High Atlas to Marrakech and finally, Essaouira.
We may have tried to squeeze in too much for the length of our trip, not quite understanding that 2 nights in any one location really meant less time there due to travel times, but nonetheless, it was great to cover so much ground and see the mountains, the cities, and most of all the desert.
Abdellah arranged 2 half day tours in Fes and Marrakech, which helped us understand the history of those places. Be forewarned that all stops may involve an opportunity for shopping, so be clear if that is not your interest. The natural beauty of the desert, the mountains, the oases was the highlight of our trip, and I wish we had planned more time for hiking. As it happened, the weather in a Morocco was much hotter than expected, reaching 100 degrees in Marrakech, thanks a lot, climate change.
The Kimkim platform made it easy to communicate at all stages of trip planning, including while on the road. We also used WhatsApp smoothly throughout the trip. Overall, I can highly recommend working with Abdellah and a Kimkim again.