I highly recommend renting a car in Morocco . Unless you’re staying in one city, car rental is the most efficient and flexible way to get around the country. However, if you’re just staying in Marrakesh you might just want to take a taxi or a private pre-booked transfer (to avoid haggling upon arrival).
How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Car In Morocco? Renting a car in Morocco is going to cost you around $25-$ 40 USD a day, depending on the type of car you get. Our 4 door sedan was about $30 per day.
Some car hire companies allow their cars to be left in a different country . They usually charge both a cross-border fee and a one -way fee. If your plans are flexible, returning the car in the same country you picked it up from, and crossing any borders within your trip, will probably be cheaper.
Buses are the cheapest and most popular way to get around Morocco , and they have by far the greatest reach. A complex network of private bus companies crisscrosses the country, with many competing lines covering the most popular routes.
You can also drive with a valid International Driving Permit for up to one year of your temporary stay in Morocco . From 28 March 2019, you will need to have a 1968 International Driving Permit ( IDP) to drive in Morocco .
It is safe to drive in Morocco , but be aware about speed controls so don’t drive faster than allowed. Don’t drive in the dark either and as above take it easy through villages. Avoid to drive in big cities if you are not used to crazy traffic. To go by the car is the best way to see and learn about country.
Vehicle Insurance for Morocco The Moroccan authorities won’t ask for your insurance documents at the border. Yet it is a legal requirement and of course, appropriate insurance cover is common sense.
The minimum age to drive is 18 and you should carry your driving licence with you . European citizens don’t need an International Driving Permit for Morocco . Moroccans drive on the right and give way to traffic from the left. Morocco has no drink drive laws but they do have alcohol laws.
Yes you can do it, but 2 caveats. One , crossing the channel with a car is expensive. Most of the big rental companies now allow you to drive a hire car in most EU countries, but non sense in hiring in the UK to go to mainland Europe . Your petrol and ferry costs will probably be more than a flight ticket.
You can drive a car rented in Western Europe from most companies into nearby eastern countries such as the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia without paying extra. If you plan to rent in the west and drive through Eastern Europe , just check with the rental company when you reserve.
11 Things Tourists Should Never Eat or Drink in Morocco Snails. If you aren’t a fan of going out of your comfort zone when it comes to food, you better steer clear of the snails. Cookies from carts. Often when walking down the street in Morocco you’ll spot a nice cart full of traditional cookies. Street food vendors. Fruit and vegetables. Buffets.
A woman traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts and dresses, jeans or pants that cover the knees, draping tunics, polo shirts, and camisoles that can be worn under sweaters and cardigans. It’s not necessary for non-Muslim women to wear a hijab , or a veil that conceals a woman’s hair.
Although you may need a full three weeks if you want to see everything Morocco has to offer, the best Morocco itinerary needs only to be around one week to hit all the best sights and tailor your trip to focus on what you’re interested in, whether that’s history, cuisine, adventure sports or nature.