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  • Writer's pictureVanessa Valenti

How to plan a road trip in Morocco in a few simple steps

Morocco is a sensational destination: it offers a myriad of different landscapes, from the sea to the mountains, ending with the red Sahara desert. We simply loved it. Its culture, the incredibly elaborate 'Arabian Nights' architecture, the tasty and spicy cuisine, the scent of mint that wafts in the Souks... I really wouldn't know what to choose if I had to say what is my favorite thing about this road trip. From North to South, Morocco is an incredible country! Considered the Gateway to Africa, it offers an endless variety of activities and attractions, you just have to choose what you want to do, plan your itinerary and start planning your perfect trip to Morocco.

In this post we will see step by step how to plan a road trip to Morocco, and many useful tips that will help you make the most of this country. We will talk about:

- budget and costs

- money, currency exchange and payments

- entry visa and health insurance

- flights to Morocco

- how to rent a car in Morocco and many useful tips on driving

- where to stay in Morocco

- Moroccan climate and advice on when to go

- what to pack for a trip to Morocco

- telephony, Moroccan SIM cards and wifi

- travel guides for Morocco

Mausoleo di Mohammed V - Rabat
Mausoleo di Mohammed V - Rabat

Budget for a 9-day road trip to Morocco

Morocco is a relatively cheap destination and, with a little attention and a few precautions, it will allow you to do many things without giving up anything!

Logically everything depends on the demands one has... we didn't miss anything and we practically always stayed in very nice Riads, ate in great places and did everything we had planned to do and managed to stay within the budget of 1000 € per head that I had estimated. If you want, you can easily spend even less!

To be clear: we stayed in Morocco for exactly 8 full days + 2 travel days and 9 nights, and in total we spent €880 each (it was me and Enrico) - I included everything in it: flights, car rental and petrol, various fines and motorways, accommodations, food, excursions, activities and souvenirs.

To get a better idea of ​​the PER HEAD prices:

Flights with insurance ∓ €210 each

Accommodation ∓ €220 each for 9 nights

Car rental €200-250 for 9 days

Fuel - petrol €1.40 per litre

Activities: many free, those with a fee ranging from €2 to €10 each on average

Extras e.g.: Cooking lesson €32 - Hammam + massage €62

Meals - breakfast ∓ €5, lunch on the go ∓ €2-3, dinner ∓ €10 (Marrakech ∓ €15-20)

As we analyze the various phases of planning this trip and the various stages, I will report the exact costs of everything we did to give you more precise ideas and I will insert direct links to all the places we saw!


On the Road in Marocco

Currency, exchange and payments in Morocco

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD): 1 MAD = €0.092 (updated in February 2024)

In all larger or tourist cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, Fès and Marrakech, there are many exchange offices that do not ask for any exchange rate.

Useful tips:

  • as usual, I suggest you not to change money at the airport: if you really need it for the taxi then change the bare minimum, it's super inconvenient; surprisingly we found the best change in Marrakech at Jema el-Fnaa Square, probably the most touristy place in all of Morocco;

  • many hotels and riads do not accept credit card payments but only cash, the same goes for taxis, many restaurants and almost all the stalls in the souks. Cash is essential;

  • we had brought €300 each and it was more than enough despite the fact that we had to pay for many accommodations in cash without having budgeted for it (I suggest you check the payment methods before departure in order to organize yourself properly);

  • bring a credit card in case you need to withdraw money: you can find automatic teller machines (ATMs) everywhere and they accept the main circuits (Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, etc) but remember to have activated the "WORLD" option on your card before leaving to be able to withdraw cash abroad; consider that almost everywhere they also accept Euros - obviously with an unfavorable exchange rate - but if you find yourself in difficulty, know that there is also this option;

  • in the Souks and before buying anything BARGAIN!! : you'll be able to grab whatever you want to buy at around half the original price.


Visa for Morocco

You DO NOT need a tourist visa to visit Morocco if you are from: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria. Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Netherlands, New Zeland, Niger, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA.

If you are from Hungary, Hong Kong, Malaysia your stay is limited to 90 days. 


If you are from one of these countries, to enter Morocco the only requirement is therefore a passport with at least 6 months of residual validity.

For safety or in case you do not have a valid passport, I always suggest you check the documentation necessary for entry into a foreign country, in this case, Morocco. 

The iVisa.com agency has always been very useful to me for this: enter the country of origin and destination and in a second you will have an updated list of the necessary documentation.

If any documents are needed, then you can also rely on iVisa.com which deals online with providing entry visas to countries around the world, as well as health declaration forms, embassy documents, passport photos, passport renewals, tourist cards and other travel documents). The site is safe and secure, the service is fast and efficient, and the team is experienced and available 24 hours a day for any need. Click here to directly access the page to request visas and travel documents.


Health Insurance and other health advice

For a trip to Morocco, it is recommended to take out health insurance that covers both medical expenses and any medical repatriation by air.

I strongly advise you to take out a valid one before departure which includes medical expenses resulting also from a COVID infection, and repatriation in case you have any unexpected travel events. We made a medical health plan that included expenses for COVID and any medical needs in general, including repatriation, extension of stay and even travel for a relative if necessary. I also added a refund in case of flight cancellation and luggage loss or theft! 

Fortunately, we never needed it, but traveling outside Europe I highly recommend that you have everything settled, just in case, especially if you intend to move around Morocco by car: car accidents are not such a remote possibility!

If you have problems of any kind, the reference for anything in Morocco is your embassy.

Running tap water is drinkable in big cities but I advise you, especially outside the built-up areas, to drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks. You shouldn't have any particular problems even if we still preferred not to take risks and always brushed our teeth with bottled water.

As far as vaccinations are concerned, there is nothing mandatory but Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended, as well as typhoid. Before leaving, I recommend a visit to the international vaccination clinic at your local local health authority to evaluate together with the competent doctors which vaccines to take or not.


Flying to Morocco

Morocco is now a very popular destination: there are a myriad of flights to choose from all over Europe, even at very advantageous prices.

Usually, the main airports to choose from are tof Fès, Marrakech, Casablanca or Agadir. It all depends on the offers you will find but, above all, on the type of itinerary you have in mind. In any case, the search always starts from Skyscanner in order to evaluate the various options and prices.

Volo per il Marocco - Casablanca

We had a very specific itinerary on the road on our mind, which involved the central-northern part of Morocco and excluded the south and the coastal part... furthermore we wanted to leave from Bologna so the choice was between a direct Ryanair flight to Fès or one of Royal Air Maroc to Casablanca.

We opted for the second option, which guaranteed us a departure on Friday afternoon - therefore making full use of our days off - and checked luggage included in the price.

We booked on Volagratis paying €214 each, and insuring the flight with the FullFlex policy which allowed us to cancel the flight with reimbursement in the event of any unexpected event, even if not medical (we had no total guarantee that we would be granted holidays). The price also included a checked bag of 23kg each (which I absolutely needed for the various purchases I had planned) and also the meal.

This was our flight plan:

Friday 19 May BLQ 17:35 - CMN 19:45

Sunday 28 May CMN 12:35 - BLQ 16:35


Moving around Morocco

Noleggiare un auto in Marocco

Ever since we started dreaming of a trip to Morocco, which I'm talking about at least a few years ago, the idea has always been that of a nice 'On the Road'. It goes without saying that renting a car was practically a given but only after having investigated the traffic conditions, the situation of the roads and the feasibility of such a trip were we convinced and I must say that everything was much simpler than that what we thought! In my opinion, traveling around Morocco independently by car is the best way to explore it freely, without missing anything and within the time dictated by your itinerary!

There is traffic only in the centers of the larger cities but mainly at certain times, but in any case nothing so dangerous or crazy (the traffic in Bali was decidedly worse), the roads are in excellent condition and we never had problems with parking!

How to rent a car in Morocco

Noleggiare un auto in Marocco

If you are planning a road trip in Morocco, then the first thing to do is find a car that's right for you!

We rented our car on RentalCars from Italy a few months earlier, choosing to collect and return the car at the airport in Casablanca. Specifically, the car rental area is located in Terminal 2 of the airport. We collected the car (small model like Fiat 500) upon our arrival, therefore on Friday 19 May, and returned it before departure on Sunday 28 May, paying €239 in total with the extra Full Insurance Coverage.

We don't usually go for full insurance but in Morocco, I was honestly a little doubtful about the state of the roads and traffic in busy centres, just as I was anxious about the car parks. Actually, we didn't have any kind of problem but honestly, I didn't feel like risking it and I would make this choice again.

PETROL

Gasoline and Diesel cost less than in Italy but not as much less as one would expect.

1 liter of petrol costs around €1.40 per liter.

For our itinerary, we traveled about 2000 km but fortunately, our little Kia Picanto consumed very little and we got by with about €100 in fuel in total. A 31-liter full tank cost us around 440 dh (€40) and we did 2 full and one half full.

The petrol stations are well spread throughout the territory, even in the areas towards the desert but remember that many do not have credit card payment.

HIGHWAYS

Moroccan highways are all 2-lane, in excellent condition and generally, there is a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h. They all require a fee (in cash of course) and cost relatively little. These are the routes we traveled with the related costs (updated in May 2023):

  • Casablanca Airport - Casablanca: 6 MAD (0.55€)

  • Casablanca - Rabat: 23 MAD (€2.12)

  • Rabat - Meknes: 34 MAD (€3.14)

  • Marrakech - Casablanca: 80 MAD (€7.38)

PARKING

As far as parking your car during your stay, I can assure you that the issue is much simpler than it may seem.

This topic was one of those that gave me the most anxiety but we always did very well and had to pay (always ridiculous prices) on very few occasions. Many illegal parking attendants will ask you for some change (a few cents, nothing more) to help you park and take a look at the car in your absence.

If it helps you, here are the various car parks that we have tested and that I would recommend:

  • Casablanca center (in front of our Hotel Astrid): in front of the Igloo sign, on the other side of the hotel - free from 8pm to 8am so we only paid €1 for 6 hours of parking in the morning;

  • Rabat (outside the Medina, near the closest door to our Riad Dar Karima): Parking Choada - free and facing the sea;

  • Meknes (in the center, an excellent location for visiting the city): Meknes Parking - free

  • Chefchaouen: opposite the city cemetery - free

  • Akchour Waterfalls - 10 MAD

  • Fès (near our Riad Jamai): Parking Hay Shuhada - 30 MAD per night with guardian and video surveillance

  • Desert near the Erg Chebbi dunes: Hotel Yasmina - free

  • Ait Ben Haddou (outside the Kasbah) - Hotel La Kasbah car park

  • Marrakech (in front of the Koutoubia Mosque): Parking Koutoubia 70 MAD for about 40 hours.


DRIVING LICENSE, SPEED LIMITS AND POLICE

Multe in Marocco

To rent a car in Morocco you must be 23 years and have held your license for 2 years (this may differ depending on the supplier). You must have a full valid license in your country of residence, which is accepted and recognized without any problem.

In urban centers, the speed limit is 40 km/h, near the centers 60 km/h, on extra-urban roads 80 km/h and on motorways 100 km/h.

RESPECT the limits with extreme zeal, don't do risky maneuvers or any other type of thing that could result in an infringement of the highway code because Morocco is packed with police. But seriously... Before and after every town and along many roads, there are patrols and checkpoints that stop you in order to check your documents and almost always measure your speed with small portable speed cameras that you will never notice from afar.

Pay extra attention to the signals of cars coming in the opposite direction: if they flash their high beams at you, then always slow down even beyond the limits because it means that sooner or later there will be a patrol.

Bear in mind that in an 8-day trip we 'earned' 2 fines: in Morocco it is very common for tourists to be "fined for speeding". Fortunately, the fine usually amounts to 400 MAD (€36.90), but if you offer 150 (€13.85) to be paid immediately they will let you go, often without any kind of report. So make sure you always have at least 200 MAD in cash available and if you are stopped by the police, stay calm and calm, show all the documentation, try not to dispute what they say and be willing to pay immediately in exchange for a "discount on your sentence".

Petit Taxi

In the main cities we have always found Petit Taxis: taxis that are at least as official as Grand Taxis but which can carry a maximum of 3 passengers and cannot exceed city limits. If you need a taxi, always opt for the Petit Taxis which cost much less.

We tried them once in Fès and for a ride of about 15 minutes we spent less than €2.


Where to stay during an On the Road in Morocco

In Morocco the, typical accommodation is the Riad: an ancient palace without external windows and with an internal garden. You will find so many Riads, from the very cheap to the very luxurious ones and you will almost always find options that include a hearty typical breakfast.

The most beautiful and interesting are those of Fès and Marrakech, so I advise you not to miss the experience of staying in a Riad at least on one of these two occasions. The choice is extremely varied and it all depends on the type of trip you are looking for, your budget and your itinerary.

As regards our trip to Morocco, we opted for an On the Road where we moved almost every day... so on a few occasions we stayed more than one night in one place and we always tried to keep an eye on the budget but without missing anything... so in some cases, like in Casablanca, we tried to save as much as possible, while on other occasions we used a bit of extras for the experiences.

In all the accommodations we chose (except Casablanca), breakfast, wifi, free towels and toiletries were included: these last two conditions are extremely fundamental for us for organizing our luggages.

As always, we booked everything on Booking to have the option of free cancellation and no down payment on the reservation.

Here are all the places where we stayed along our Moroccan On the Road!

We spent our first night in Morocco at Hôtel Astrid, where we stayed for just one night, paying €28.33 in total (payment in cash only). The hotel is in the city centre of Casablanca, in an excellent location, with a very convenient car park in front of the structure.

It is an accommodation unpretentious, but with everything you need to spend a quick night in Casablanca: clean, spacious room, bathroom with free products and towels. We stopped as soon as we arrived from Italy and checked out the next morning, leaving our luggage until lunchtime and then on the road directed to Rabat. I'd say it's the right place to make a short stop without spending much!

Riad Dar Karima is located inside the Medina of the Moroccan capital, in an excellent position: in fact it is less than 5 minutes from one of the entrance doors, making it very convenient if you arrive by car.

We spent one night there paying €54 in total, including breakfast. The riad is simply delightful, in a side street of Ave Mohammed V (one of the main streets of the city) and is an oasis of peace in the chaos of the medina. We stayed in the Fairuz room, spacious, with simple but typically Arabic furnishings, just as a riad should be. The only flaw is that the room was a little dark and slightly damp, but this we learned is a constant in riads: the rooms only have windows overlooking the internal garden so there tends to be little light and a bit of a smell. humidity. Very kind staff and excellent breakfast! Super recommended!

The Dar Hannan is a small riad located in the heart of Chefchaouen: here we spent one night paying €28 in total, including breakfast. The structure is in an excellent position for visiting the center of the town and getting lost in the maze of blue streets, but close enough to one of the town's gates and therefore convenient for parking the car. This riad has a closed roof but the splendid terrace makes up for the lack of blue sky in the internal courtyard. Abundant and generous breakfast, small rooms with the usual musty smell, but the value for money is excellent!

The Riad Jamaï, in Fès, was one of the best accommodations we stayed in on this trip: we spent 2 nights there paying €91.80 in total for the Coriandre Suite, including breakfast (payment in cash only).

The Riad is in an excellent location if you are traveling by car: a few minutes walk from an entrance gate to the medina, and with a car park very close by; furthermore it is also a few minutes walk from the famous tanneries! The structure is simply spectacular: in the internal courtyard there is a beautiful swimming pool with tables and sofas around it, a wonderful terrace and our room was splendid, on two floors! From the terrace you have a breathtaking view of the entire medina and the staff is super helpful and attentive! Abundant and typical breakfast... we had to leave early on the last day and they prepared breakfast to take away!

The Saharian Luxury Camp is one of the many tented camps found in the Merzouga area, near the Erg Chebbi dunes. We chose this for value for money and I must say that we were satisfied! We spent a night in the desert paying €88.20 in total including dinner (excluding drinks) and breakfast.

We also arranged the camel excursion at sunset (which lasted about 2 hours) through the camp directly on booking by sending him a private message. The cost is €25 per person. They asked us to arrive between 5-6 pm and made us leave the car near the Hotel Yasmina (to reach it, from the main road, there are about 4 km of dirt road but if you go slowly you can do it without problems). From here they picked us up and we immediately set off on the camel excursion until sunset, while the boys from the camp carried our luggage to our destination.

Tour in cammello nelle dune Erg Chebbi, Marocco

The camel ride was very exciting, one of the absolutely unmissable experiences on a road trip in Morocco. The road to reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi is long but it is definitely worth it. The excursion ended at sunset directly at our tented camp where we then had dinner and attended a show of typical music in front of the fire in the center of the camp.

In the morning to return to our car we paid €13 in total for transportation in a 4x4 Jeep. If you want, the camp also offers other activities such as quad biking (€50 each) for 1 hour or surfing on the dunes. Anyway, the tents are spacious and comfortable, with an en-suite bathroom and dinner is plentiful and delicious!

The dunes can be reached in a few minutes on foot. Abundant and delicious dinner!

Kasbah El Hajja is one of the very few places where you can stay inside the old village of Aït Ben Haddou, a sand fortress. Here we spent a night paying €56.65 in total, including breakfast (payment in cash only). Enri wasn't very convinced of my choice when I booked this place from Italy, but once there he had to change his mind and even chose it as the best accommodation of the whole trip!

It was actually a real dream come true, for one night it felt like being in the film Prince of Persia or Aladdin. An unmissable experience that I wholeheartedly recommend.

 Kasbah El Hajja, Aït  Ben Haddou

At El Hajja we found a structure with great attention to detail, with traditional Berber style furnishings, simply splendid! Spacious and impeccable rooms, as well as the interiors of the structure entirely in stone, all traditional and very charming.

The outdoor terrace overlooking the Ksar offers a sensational view and is the place where you have an excellent hearty breakfast in the morning! We decided to have dinner in the Kasbah restaurant (there are very few places to eat in the village unless you leave the fortified city): dinner requires reservation at a cost of €13 each with three courses: definitely excellent! The structure uses electricity produced by solar panels so there are no electrical sockets in the rooms: however, it is possible to recharge phones in the common area where there is also wi-fi!

Riad Amra was our choice for our stay in Marrakech: here the prices are decidedly higher than in the rest of Morocco so we were able to dare a little less but we were able to find this excellent solution. We stopped for 2 nights paying €126.60 in total, including breakfast.

The location of this riad is excellent, 5 minutes walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square but in a very quiet and peaceful area. Riad Amra has a beautiful central courtyard with a small swimming pool and a space dedicated to breakfast (traditional, plentiful and tasty), plus it has a beautiful roof terrace with solarium. The furnishings are refined and comfortable both in the rooms and in the common areas, despite the rooms being a little small and with the usual musty smell. I suggest you to select a room that has air conditioning otherwise it could be difficult to sleep in the heat and humidity! The staff is very kind and super helpful, they gave us lots of advice and on the last day we had to leave very early and they prepared breakfast for us at the time chosen by us.


Moroccan weather - when is best to go to Morocco

One of the best things of Morocco is that, thanks to its position, it is a perfect destination for almost any time of the year, even if there are some months in which it is more recommended. Given that, the climate of Morocco varies according to the period and the regions but, in general, the temperatures vary considerably from the coastal areas to the desert ones, from the Atlas Mountains to the northern regions.

Spring and autumn, thanks to their temperate climate, are the ideal periods to visit Morocco with perfect temperatures for excursions into the desert, and pleasant for visiting the imperial cities, the Atlas and the coastal areas. The ideal period to go to Morocco therefore consists of the months of April - May and September - October.

The only period that I would really avoid, but which does not depend on a climatic issue, is Ramadan, as during this time of the year it is difficult to find open businesses, restaurants operating before sunset and in some places, travelers are required to follow the strict religious rules. Before planning your trip to Morocco, but this applies to any Muslim country, I always recommend checking when Ramadam falls, as the period varies every year.

Time Zone

The entire territory of Morocco is one hour behind Italy: GMT/UTC.


Packing for a trip to Morocco

Packing for a trip to Morocco is not so simple given the climate which varies quite a bit from destination to destination and since it is a Muslim country.

Generally speaking, Morocco is a fairly modern and not too conservative Islamic country, especially in cities like Casablanca and Marrakech which are now modern and accustomed to tourists. The limitations mainly affect women to whom I recommend dressing in clothing that reaches at least below the knee and that covers the shoulders. As I was saying, in Casablanca and Marrakech I also dared to wear short trousers and some tank tops and I must say that I didn't see people looking at me badly or ladies cursing me (which instead happened on a few occasions when it was really too hot and maybe I stayed in my undershirt). Obviously, there are no written rules and no one scolds you or says anything but the dirty looks you will receive will be eloquent enough. Said this, the climate is more or less mild, with areas where the heat intensifies and areas that are more ventilated... so let's see some fundamental elements for packing a tactical suitcase:

  • Choose a good suitcase: as regards the type of luggage, I generally always recommend a duffel bag rather than a trolley suitcase, specifically we use the 91 liter Duffel Base Camp Large. The options for this type of bag are various, you will also find the 71 liter M version (€140) or even some more spacious ones. The bag is very spacious, ideal for trips from 1 week to 1 month: it is perfect for frequent travel as it also has shoulder straps to carry it as a backpack. Traveling with the national airline we had a 23kg checked bag each: using the Duffel we had around 10kg of luggage each on the outward journey, which allowed us to buy lots of souvenirs!

  • I will never stop to recommend the Fjällräven Kånken Hip Pack: since I discovered it, I never travel without: it is so damn comfortable, spacious and allows me to go around the most crowded places without fear that something might be stolen because I can always have it comfortably underneath 'eye!

  • Track the location of your bags at any time with the Apple AirTag.

  • It is a device the size of a coin to be inserted inside the suitcase and to be connected with the Where's app on the iPhone, which allows you to track your suitcase in real time, anywhere. Actually, you can also use it for your keys, wallet or bag in everyday life, but given the recent problems at the airport with suitcases and the numerous stopovers we had to make, I decided to try it in order to be more relaxed. The price of an AirTag is €28 and you can easily insert it into a key ring by hooking it inside the bag;

  • For a trip to Morocco you don't need special visas but it is essential to have your passport with you: I always recommend keeping it in a dedicatedcase that protects it but at the same time is comfortable and easy to handle and allows you to extract it quickly without too many traumas. I recently changed mine (I wasn't happy with it) and I took the opportunity to get it for Enrico too. I chose a rather cheap but compact passport holder with an elastic band to close it, also ideal for storing various cards and cards but above all the SIM... it comes in many colours: obviously we got pink and black!

  • To limit the use of plastic bottles, don't forget a steel water bottle or bottle. We use the Sparrow 1l thermal steel model: both Enrico and I have one and of all the various brands and types we have tried, this is undoubtedly the best;

  • Whatever time of year you are organizing your trip to Morocco it is good to have some sun cream in your backpack, especially if your itinerary involves the central desert areas and Marrakech;

  • Travel essential for a trip to Morocco: sunglasses, hat, light and breathable clothing (preferably in cotton and linen - given the humidity level, clothing made of synthetic materials will make you sweat twice as much);

  • I recommend bringing a pair of comfortable shoes suitable for walking a lot: in 8 days we walked 180 km and I won't even tell you about the blisters I had... this is the reason why I always suggest having a pack of Compeed plasters in your suitcase which always come in handy;

  • The power socket is the same as ours so no type of adapter is needed;

  • Keep a good supply of medications, just in case.


Telephony, data traffic and wifi

If you are planning a road trip in Morocco, it will be essential for you to have access to maps and GPS on your mobile phone to be able to set the navigator and above all for a question of safety: in case of need, being able to make calls and not be disconnected from the world is always a comfort. For trips outside Europe lasting at least a week I always opt for a local SIM: they are generally available at excellent prices and the procedures are always quick and easy.

If your trip includes a few stops, such as just Marrakech and its surroundings, and perhaps lasts only a few days then you can easily rely on the wifi here and there... generally all the Riads have a decent wifi line and also restaurants and clubs in city.

However, if you are considering a local SIM, in Morocco the options include:

  • Maroc Telecom

  • Orange

  • Inwi

I opted for Orange by purchasing the sim and plan in an official store in the center of Casablanca but if you want you can also do it at the airport.

I chose a 20 GB plan for one month at the price of €9.97 including the SIM, but you can also choose more or less economical options based on the amount of GB you need and the duration of the plan you want to purchase.

The connection has always been excellent throughout the territory (with the exception of the Erg Chebbi dunes), fast and efficient. The initial bureaucratic procedure and activation was very quick, I can only recommend this solution with an excellent quality-price ratio.


Travel Guide

As you know by now, for years now I have never left for a destination without my trusty Lonely Planet in my backpack. This time, more than all the others, I really used it a lot, read and reread it, absorbing as much as possible about the history of Morocco, the traditions, the architecture, etc.

The Lonely Planet Morocco is definitely exhaustive and detailed on all the useful aspects and interesting for a traveler, and covers every corner of the country very well. Among other things, this is the latest version, released on November 2023, so you will find very up-to-date and really useful information!

If your trip only includes Marrakech and its surroundings then it is better to opt for the pocket version: Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakech, smaller, lighter and more manageable and also just released in the latest version (November 2023)!


8 days and 9 nights road trip itinerary in Morocco

  • Casablanca

  • Rabat

  • Meknes

  • Chefchaouen

  • Akchour

  • Fès

  • Desert - Erg Chebbi Dunes

  • 1000 Kasbah Route

  • Ait Ben Haddou

  • Marrakech

  • way back to Casablanca


Don't miss all the insights on the various stages of this incredible trip:

part 1 - day ① and ② : Discovering Casablanca, Rabat and Meknes

Morocco is a fascinating and incredibly interesting country, with a lot of breathtaking landscapes to be discovered by car. In our opinion, a car trip to Morocco is the best way to discover and explore this country and I hope you now have all the necessary information so that you can, in turn, organize your perfect road trip to Morocco.

For any questions or further information do not hesitate to write to me either in the comments or in private but above all don't miss the next posts with all the insights on each stage and Moroccan cuisine.

 

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  • more than 100 places to visit including the best souks, madrasas and museums

  • the best photo spots

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  • where to stay overnight and where to park the car

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Have a good trip!

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