Find out how to get to Morocco…
To start this street journey in Morocco, you’ll have to fly into Marrakech. Marrakech has one airport, Marrakech Menara Airport. There are virtually every day flights from London Gatwick or London Heathrow Airport. British Airways, Easyjet and Ryan Air are the one airways that fly instantly from London to Marrakech. To search out the perfect deal, I all the time advocate firstly switching to an incognito tab in your web browser and utilizing sky scanner or google flights to seek for the perfect offers. The flight is just 3.5 hrs and prices between £85-£180 relying on the season you select to journey.
The most effective time to journey to Morocco is within the shoulder season, from March to Might and September to November. That is when the climate is heat however not too excessive. If you’d like to have the ability to discover the nation with out having to compromise resulting from excessive climate, then stick with Spring or Autumn to your Moroccan street journey.
The place to lease a automotive in Morocco…
One of the simplest ways to get round Morocco is by renting a automotive, as public transport will be fairly unreliable and isn’t an efficient approach to freely transfer across the nation, particularly for those who don’t have an excessive amount of time.
The roads in Morocco are largely in good situation for this itinerary and are straightforward to navigate so long as you intend your route and provides your self loads of additional time for any unforeseeable occasions, however largely due to the numerous ‘cease and take an image’ spots you’ll encounter alongside the way in which.
The most effective place to lease a automotive is from Marrakech, at Menara Airport. You should use web sites equivalent to Rentalcars.com or Sixt to seek out the perfect offers on automotive leases. We discovered ours by way of Reserving.com’s Hire a Automotive web site, and we have been more than happy with our expertise! We rented our automotive by way of Choose Hire a Automotive.
After studying fairly a couple of evaluations and weblog horror tales about renting in Morocco, I anticipated our expertise to probably be sophisticated, however to a much-delighted shock, it wasn’t!
We got the precise automotive we booked. It was in virtually mint situation, with solely a pair thousand miles on the meter and the rental firm was tremendous sincere and simple to take care of.
Issues I heard about renting a automotive in Morocco to be conscious of:
- not being given the automotive you really booked and being given a decrease class tier one (one which may not be suited to the street journey as it’s suggested to take a 4×4)
- being given a automotive that’s all banged up and never in good situation
- scams and tips by omitting data or mistranslating components of the contract (and blaming it on language obstacles)
- hidden charges like automotive cleansing charges
All of which ought to be capable to be averted for those who go for the correct rental firm and ask the correct questions!
Ideas for driving in Morocco
Proper, after really managing to securely and confidently lease a automotive to your street journey in Morocco, there’s nonetheless the precise driving that must be accomplished. That is, once more, one thing to be cautious of, and I’d advocate studying the following pointers for driving in Morocco fastidiously.
Rent your automotive with a reliable rental firm and guarantee you already know what’s included within the contract. Be sure that this consists of insurance coverage or that yours covers this. Take footage and movies of the within and out of doors of the automotive earlier than hitting the street.
Plan your route upfront. Like in any international nation, it’s finest to get to know the roads beforehand. Learn up on blogs, create a google map route and reserve it to your cellphone so you’ll be able to entry it simply.
Permit loads of time to your journey, particularly when driving lengthy distances. The roads could also be in good situation, however there may be nonetheless quite a lot of development work happening and quite a lot of police checkpoints on the street that may sluggish you down. To not point out the slow-paced truck drivers that you just typically encounter on winding roads the place it’s virtually unimaginable to overhaul.
Keep away from driving at night time and contained in the Medina. Whenever you arrive within the Medina in Marrakech, it’ll turn out to be very clear very quick why you wish to keep away from driving right here. There may be mainly no driving etiquette in any respect, and it’s very straightforward to get misplaced and caught in site visitors, so that is an absolute no-go. Driving at night time can also be one thing to be averted as roads aren’t effectively lit, Moroccan drivers don’t use their lights, and plenty of pedestrians merely stroll on the street with none worry of being run over.
Preserve your eyes on the velocity limits and keep effectively inside them. There are quite a lot of policemen on the roads and several other police checkpoints alongside the foremost highways who’re monitoring the street profusely. In the event that they catch you dashing or attempting to take over a automotive once you’re not meant to, they’ll nice you. It’s not an enormous nice, however for those who accumulate these, it may possibly add as much as a giant additional expense. There are additionally a number of radars on the street that aren’t signalled, so simply keep throughout the restrict! In case you’re questioning, velocity limits in Morocco are 50km/h in cities and cities, 80km/h on open roads and 100km/h on motorways.
Be a cautious driver. As Moroccan street etiquette isn’t the perfect, you’ll should be additional cautious. Preserve a long way between your automotive and others, preserve your eyes out for any sudden actions, and use your horn on tight bends.
I do know all the following pointers for driving in Morocco may look like driving in Morocco is traumatic and never price it, however I promise you, it’s. When you get used to the street circumstances and the driving fashion, it’s fairly simple. The following pointers for driving in Morocco are right here to coach and enable you to so you’ll be able to drive confidently in your street journey in Morocco.
Now that every one the vital suggestions, pointers and data have been shared on what it’s essential to know earlier than getting on the street, it’s time to get to the juicy stuff. Time to share all the perfect locations to go to in Morocco and the perfect issues to do in Morocco throughout an epic street journey throughout the nation.
So, with out additional ado, let’s dive into this Morrocan street journey itinerary.