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Easy methods to get to Morocco…

To start this highway journey in Morocco, you’ll have to fly into Marrakech. Marrakech has one airport, Marrakech Menara Airport. There are nearly each 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 seek out the perfect deal, I all the time suggest 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 simply 3.5 hrs and prices between £85-£180 relying on the season you select to journey.

The very best time to journey to Morocco is within the shoulder season, from March to Could 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 persist with Spring or Autumn on your Moroccan highway journey.

 

The place to hire a automobile in Morocco…

One of the simplest ways to get round Morocco is by renting a automobile, as public transport could be fairly unreliable and isn’t an efficient technique to freely transfer across the nation, particularly in the event you 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 best way.

The very best place to hire a automobile is from Marrakech, at Menara Airport. You should use web sites comparable to Rentalcars.com or Sixt to search out the perfect offers on automobile leases. We discovered ours through Reserving.com’s Lease a Automotive web site, and we have been more than happy with our expertise! We rented our automobile by way of Choose Lease a Automotive.

After studying fairly a number of critiques 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 automobile we booked. It was in nearly mint situation, with solely a pair thousand miles on the meter and the rental firm was tremendous trustworthy and simple to take care of.

Issues I heard about renting a automobile in Morocco to be aware of:

  • not being given the automobile you really booked and being given a decrease class tier one (one that may not be fitted to the highway journey as it’s suggested to take a 4×4)
  • being given a automobile that’s all banged up and never in good situation
  • scams and tips by omitting info or mistranslating elements of the contract (and blaming it on language boundaries)
  • hidden charges like automobile cleansing charges

All of which ought to have the ability to be prevented in the event you go for the precise rental firm and ask the precise questions!

Suggestions for driving in Morocco

Proper, after really managing to securely and confidently hire a automobile on your highway journey in Morocco, there’s nonetheless the precise driving that must be finished. That is, once more, one thing to be cautious of, and I’d suggest studying the following pointers for driving in Morocco fastidiously.

  1. Rent your automobile with a reliable rental firm and guarantee you understand what’s included within the contract. Ensure this consists of insurance coverage or that yours covers this. Take footage and movies of the within and out of doors of the automobile earlier than hitting the highway.

  2. Plan your route upfront. Like in any overseas 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.

  3. Permit loads of time on your journey, particularly when driving lengthy distances. The roads could also be in good situation, however there may be nonetheless lots of development work occurring and lots of police checkpoints on the highway that may gradual you down. To not point out the slow-paced truck drivers that you just usually encounter on winding roads the place it’s nearly unimaginable to overhaul.

  4. Keep away from driving at night time and contained in the Medina. While 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 principally no driving etiquette by any means, and it’s very straightforward to get misplaced and caught in visitors, so that is an absolute no-go. Driving at night time can also be one thing to be prevented as roads aren’t nicely lit, Moroccan drivers don’t use their lights, and plenty of pedestrians merely stroll on the highway with none concern of being run over.

  5. Hold your eyes on the velocity limits and keep nicely inside them. There are lots of policemen on the roads and several other police checkpoints alongside the foremost highways who’re monitoring the highway profusely. In the event that they catch you dashing or attempting to take over a automobile once you’re not meant to, they are going to advantageous you. It’s not an enormous advantageous, however in the event you accumulate these, it could possibly add as much as an enormous additional expense. There are additionally a number of radars on the highway 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.

  6. Be a cautious driver. As Moroccan highway etiquette isn’t the perfect, you’ll should be additional cautious. Hold a good way between your automobile 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 seem to be driving in Morocco is demanding and never value it, however I promise you, it’s. When you get used to the highway circumstances and the driving type, it’s fairly simple. The following tips for driving in Morocco are right here to coach and allow you to so you’ll be able to drive confidently in your highway journey in Morocco.

Now that each one the vital suggestions, pointers and knowledge have been shared on what you want to know earlier than getting on the highway, 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 highway journey throughout the nation.

So, with out additional ado, let’s dive into this Morrocan highway journey itinerary.