Easy methods to get to Morocco…
To start this street journey in Morocco, you’ll must fly into Marrakech. Marrakech has one airport, Marrakech Menara Airport. There are virtually 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 search out the perfect deal, I at all times 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 barely 3.5 hrs and prices between £85-£180 relying on the season you select to journey.
The perfect 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 need to have the ability to discover the nation with out having to compromise as a consequence of excessive climate, then follow Spring or Autumn on your Moroccan street journey.
The place to hire a automobile in Morocco…
One of the best ways to get round Morocco is by renting a automobile, as public transport will be fairly unreliable and isn’t an efficient option to freely transfer across the nation, particularly should you don’t have an excessive amount of time.
The roads in Morocco are principally in good situation for this itinerary and are simple to navigate so long as you intend your route and provides your self loads of additional time for any unforeseeable occasions, however principally due to the various ‘cease and take an image’ spots you’ll encounter alongside the best way.
The perfect place to hire a automobile is from Marrakech, at Menara Airport. You should use web sites akin to Rentalcars.com or Sixt to seek out the perfect offers on automobile leases. We discovered ours through Reserving.com’s Hire a Automotive web site, and we have been more than happy with our expertise! We rented our automobile by means of Choose Hire a Automotive.
After studying fairly a number of opinions and weblog horror tales about renting in Morocco, I anticipated our expertise to presumably be difficult, however to a much-delighted shock, it wasn’t!
We got the precise automobile 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 cope with.
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 which may not be fitted to the street 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 methods by omitting data or mistranslating elements of the contract (and blaming it on language boundaries)
- hidden charges like automobile cleansing charges
All of which ought to be capable to be averted should you go for the appropriate rental firm and ask the appropriate questions!
Suggestions for driving in Morocco
Proper, after really managing to securely and confidently hire a automobile on your street journey in Morocco, there’s nonetheless the precise driving that must be executed. That is, once more, one thing to be cautious of, and I’d suggest studying the following tips for driving in Morocco fastidiously.
Rent your automobile with a reliable rental firm and guarantee you already know what’s included within the contract. Ensure this contains insurance coverage or that yours covers this. Take footage and movies of the within and outdoors of the automobile earlier than hitting the street.
Plan your route prematurely. Like in any international nation, it’s greatest 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.
Enable loads of time on your journey, particularly when driving lengthy distances. The roads could also be in good situation, however there may be nonetheless a number of building work happening and a number of police checkpoints on the street that may sluggish you down. To not point out the slow-paced truck drivers that you simply typically encounter on winding roads the place it’s virtually unattainable to overhaul.
Keep away from driving at night time and contained in the Medina. Whenever you arrive within the Medina in Marrakech, it’ll change into 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 simple 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 averted as roads aren’t nicely lit, Moroccan drivers don’t use their lights, and plenty of pedestrians merely stroll on the street with none concern of being run over.
Hold your eyes on the pace limits and keep nicely inside them. There are a number of policemen on the roads and several other police checkpoints alongside the key highways who’re monitoring the street profusely. In the event that they catch you dashing or attempting to take over a automobile once you’re not meant to, they’ll wonderful you. It’s not an enormous wonderful, however should you accumulate these, it could 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, pace 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 must be additional cautious. Hold a long 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 tips for driving in Morocco may look like driving in Morocco is tense and never price it, however I promise you, it’s. When you get used to the street situations and the driving model, it’s fairly easy. The following tips for driving in Morocco are right here to coach and assist you to so you’ll be able to drive confidently in your street journey in Morocco.
Now that every one the vital ideas, pointers and knowledge have been shared on what you should 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.