Morocco: Touring - Driving holiday

North Africa's Arabian Arcadia

Morocco Touring - Driving holiday

Morocco has many places to visit that will intrigue and captivate you . One way of doing this is by road, provided that you are able to cope with the habits of some Moroccan drivers. In fact, in many places, Moroccan roads are kept in excellent condition and it has one of the best developed road networks in Africa. All of the main Moroccan towns are linked by tarmac roads, and you will drive though some wonderful and diverse landscapes. If you exclude mules, horse-drawn carts and bicycles, the traffic is usually light in rural areas. Petrol is available in all but the smallest of villages and costs about the same as in England. A driving licence is all you need (International licence is not required). There are many fly-drive holidays available, in Morocco, where you can travel on a pre-booked itinerary through numerous fascinating destinations. The cars you can hire range from small cars to luxury of an air-conditioned saloons and 4 x 4s for self-driving holidays. You can even hire a car with a driver. Your travel company will often delivered and collected the vehicle at any place of your choice too. All of this comes at a price, of course, and a typical driving holiday on a pre-planned self-drive route from Taroudant to Marrakesh, taking in Mirleft, Essaouria and the Anti-Atlas for 14 nights half-board, will cost you £1,600 in low season, based on two people sharing. The price does however include flights and taxes. Morocco is a great location for a driving holiday.