This is first time we traveled with a driver ...
Morocco | Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2023

Kathleen
Kathleen B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2023

This is first time we traveled with a driver and used guides. We typically travel alone and are very spontaneous . The idea of traveling with a schedule was a bit unsettling, but it ended up working great.
We loved Kimkims digital process for putting together an itinerary. It enabled us to individualize our tour. We made special requests and they were able to accommodate them. We also thought the ongoing service /acccess once we arrived in Morocco from Said was excellent. The Riads they chose were excellent; the level of service the Riads offered was amazing( not to mention beautiful).
The highlight of Kimkims role was their connection with Original travels in Morocco and then original travels driver Tayeb.

Tayeb was not only a great driver(very safe) , but he was a delightful human being with a vast knowledge of many things, which made our driving time a lot of fun. He spoke English beautifully, provided us with historical background on the areas we were driving through, was willing to be flexible for our requests and was willing to have in-depth cultural conversations if we initiated them. All of this added so much to our trip. Much to my surprise and pleasure, the time with Tayeb became a thoughtful and insightful cultural exchange . One we will cherish for years to come.

Hotel Reviews
Riad Dar Dar
Rabat

This Riad was not only beautiful, but provided some of the best food we ate in Morocco ( traditional Moroccan cuisine) and had very comfortable beds.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in Medina.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Fes Nass Zmane
Fes

Loved this gorgeous Riad in the heart of Fes. Staff were excellent, the Riad was stunning, roof top deck has gorgeous view of Fes. Staff served us a delicious dinner on the deck ! Good was excellent

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

Beautiful Dar in small village. The staff was excellent, the food was like dining in 5 star restaurant. The restaurant used traditional Moroccan foods, but then put skittle twist in them. Fusion at its best! I wish this restaurant was closer to me.family owned and run

Authenticity & Character
Location
Located in small village, the location enables you to walk trails, see Moroccon life as it really is
Staff
Very accommodating. They did everything they could to make us comfortable
Cleanliness & Comfort
Riad Yacout
meknes

Wonderful roof deck, beautiful, meals were fine, but not great. Family run and owned

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to restaurants , tourist attractiins
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Elegancia Riad Boutique & SPA
Marrakech

This was by far our favorite Riad ! The Riad itself was gorgeous, the location was perfect, the roof top deck with pool was so relaxing after a day in the Medina, but the staff was Superior! We have never felt so pampered by staff and accommodations. They arranged a Hammam ( in house) and we were able to visit their sister Riad to experience a jazz bar that made you feel like it was 1930. We also appreciated the music played (jazz) on the roof top terrace in our riad

Authenticity & Character
Location
It’s located in quiet residential neighborhood, but within walking distance ti FemaaEl square and activities. It’s also close to a neighborhood shopping area which felt very authentic
Staff
Superior staff! Friendly, extremely helpful! Spoke English
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
A Taste of Tradition: Sharing Stories and Savory Delights at a Moroccan Home
A Taste of Tradition: Sharing Stories and Savory Delights at a Moroccan Home
Morocco

Food was excellent, but we ate with two of the children. The mother was sick, the father came in at the end. The youngest son was delightful

Quality of Experience
Food
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes Unveiled: Unravel the Riches of Morocco's Ancient City
Fes

our guide was very informative

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
 Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Fez to Merzouga Desert - The Road to Serenity
Morocco

Gorgeous drive

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge: Enchanting Valleys, Kasbahs, and Villages
Transfer to Dades Valley via Todra Gorge: Enchanting Valleys, Kasbahs, and Villages
Morocco

Great day because Tyheb took us to special spots he knew we’d like

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

For some reason , we were not given this experience though I believe we paid for it. The guide told us that they haven’t been doing it since COVID. If that is accurate it should be removed from the options.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Trails of Connection: Trekking through Berber Villages and Immersing in Local Hospitality
Morocco

Great walk with Mohammad! He was delightful

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Path of Beauty: Southern Kasbahs to Marrakech via the Majestic Atlas Mountains
The Path of Beauty: Southern Kasbahs to Marrakech via the Majestic Atlas Mountains
Morocco
A Journey of Well-being: Immerse Yourself in the Hammam Spa of Fes
A Journey of Well-being: Immerse Yourself in the Hammam Spa of Fes
Fes
Quality of Experience
Harmonies of the Dunes: An Experiential Desert Odyssey in Erg Chebbi
Harmonies of the Dunes: An Experiential Desert Odyssey in Erg Chebbi
Merzouga
Food
Berber pizza and lunch were excellent
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Yusef was a good guide
Local specialist: Abdellatif Benaissa
Abdellatif
Abdellatif Benaissa
Local specialist in Marrakesh | Replied on Nov 29, 2023
Dear Kathleen, We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your trip with us was a success! It's great to know that our scheduled itinerary worked out so well for you, and that our digital process helped personalize your journey. Your praise for the Riads and our service, especially Said's assistance, means a lot to us. And we're delighted that Tayeb, our driver, added so much to your experience with his knowledge and flexibility. We're truly sorry that the carpet weaving activity wasn't... Read more

Dear Kathleen,

We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your trip with us was a success! It's great to know that our scheduled itinerary worked out so well for you, and that our digital process helped personalize your journey.

Your praise for the Riads and our service, especially Said's assistance, means a lot to us. And we're delighted that Tayeb, our driver, added so much to your experience with his knowledge and flexibility.

We're truly sorry that the carpet weaving activity wasn't available during your trip. Although our guide tried their best to arrange it, unfortunately, it seems that this experience has been unavailable since COVID and unfortunately we haven't been updated by our local supplier in the village. We have now removed this activity from our options to ensure clearer communication with our future travelers.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for choosing us for your adventure. We look forward to creating more memorable trips with you in the future!

Best wishes,
Abdel