A road trip in Morocco will be the most epic driving experience of your life. The views are stunningly gorgeous, with the landscape rapidly changing scenes along your entire route. As you turn each corner, you will feel like you have arrived in a completely new world.
On your trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, prepare to be taken aback by the scenery up high in the Atlas Mountains. Give yourself enough time to have a thorough adventure of a lifetime, and it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
Why you should rent a car instead of taking a tour
Multi-day tours of the desert are the most popular method of going on an adventure Morocco. Typically, tours last a few nights and take a predetermined route through Ouarzazate. Prices are reasonable as well.
But although such a tour is convenient, it doesn’t allow any room for spontaneity. You will always feel like you are rushing to the next place and will be stuck with a group of strangers for the duration of your trip. There is a lot of distance to cover if you only give it three days, which means most of your time will be spent on a bus.
Rent your own car so that you can plan your route, spread out and take the time to stop anytime you please. Get to know beautiful Morocco much more intimately by doing it yourself!
Although you won’t ever regret taking your Moroccan road trip, there are several legitimate hazards and general things you need to know before embarking on your journey.
Make sure to get insurance on your rental car. The drive is long and the roads probably aren’t what you’re used to on your typical commute. There are several hairpin turns with limited sight, and so many potholes that drivers tend to want to cruise in the middle of the road rather than their designated lane.
Have the time of your life
Road trips provide unforgettable memories. Make the most of your vacation by planning ahead, but be sure to allow plenty of time for the serendipitous moments that make this Moroccan drive the ride of your life.