Trip to morocco, Morocco - Apr 3 - Apr 10, 2019

Traveler: Eileen S. - Local specialist: Yassine Echcherki

Thanks to kimkim and Yassine, who organized a wonderful trip for us to Morocco's imperial cities of Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes, and Fez, along with visits to the coastal city of Essaouira and the commercial hub of Casablanca. Planning our trip was a breeze. Once I told Yassine we were particularly interested in food, history and culture, he recommended places to visit. I did some research and we settled on an itinerary. Although we spent a bit of time driving between destinations, that was an interesting experience in itself, seeing the rich farmlands and remote villages. Yassine selected several beautiful riads, bed & breakfasts which are elegantly refurbished homes located in the middle of the old city Medinas. The riads, with their central courtyards and lovely detailed tile work and wood carvings, were a quiet oasis and gave us a genuine feeling for Moroccan history and culture.

We began our journey with a few hiccups, arriving late to our connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakesh. Our driver, Muhammed, coordinated to have us driven instead of waiting 4 and 1/2 hours for the next flight. When we weren't able to retrieve our luggage, we waited two days before it caught up to us. In the meantime, Muhammed was terrific. He was warm, friendly, flexible, and completely reliable. He patiently took us back to the Marrakesh Airport several times until the luggage finally arrived.

Although we enjoyed our entire trip, we particularly loved walking through the Kasbah of Rabat, the bustling Medina of Fez, and visiting the beautiful beaches of Essaouira. Our guides in Marrakesh, Rabat and Fez all gave us wonderful historical background on each of the cities and a sense of present day Morocco.

Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore this beautiful country. We will definitely use kimkim and Yassine to plan our next visit!

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Yassine Echcherki, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Eileen,

I am so happy to hear about your wonderful time in Morocco. Your feedback about your trip is so important to us, and I thank you for being so detailed in your comments. I am glad to hear that Mohammed did such a good job for you and that your unfortunate airline delay ended up working out in the end. I will surely give him your feedback.

I am also glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and their locations in the medinas. This is the best way to experience Morocco and with... read more

Hello Eileen,

I am so happy to hear about your wonderful time in Morocco. Your feedback about your trip is so important to us, and I thank you for being so detailed in your comments. I am glad to hear that Mohammed did such a good job for you and that your unfortunate airline delay ended up working out in the end. I will surely give him your feedback.

I am also glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and their locations in the medinas. This is the best way to experience Morocco and with your comments on how much you enjoyed walking through the cities, I can see that you experienced this.

I am thankfully that you decided to travel with us, and so happy that you enjoyed your trip. When you can come back in the future, please reach out. I would greatly enjoy planning your trip with you again.

Warm regards,
Yassine