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Car Hire in Morocco

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We offer a selection of small, medium and larger cars with air-conditioning as well as 4-wheel-drive and mini-bus with driver. The prices below include unlimited mileage, CDW, PAI and all local taxes. Delivery and collection is arranged to and from any hotel we featured and is free in most major towns. A charge is made to some of the remoter places when a rental is for less than 7 days (full details below).

Driving in Morocco is safe and offers travellers a lot of fun. The country has an excellent network of good tarmac roads linking all the main towns and cities covering the north, the three main passes over the High Atlas Mountains and much of the Sahara Desert. Road signs are clearly visible and are in French. For covering more than two or three destinations a large-scale road map is essential, and we provide a complimentary one with all our holiday bookings that include car hire.

A full driving license is required for any rental (International license is not needed). If you are just two people travelling, an inexpensive group A car will take you to almost anywhere you will stay in Morocco. Larger cars obviously have more power and greater comfort and the group D has the added benefit of air-conditioning which is preferable from April/May till the end of September/October. Roof racks and child seats are available on request.

4 X 4 cars

A Toyota RAV 4 (4-seater) or Toyota Land Cruiser (6-seater) can obviously add another dimension to your holiday as they will enable you to get off some of the main roads and explore small villages and hamlets, mountain tracks and desert pistes. Both cars are air-conditioned and are great fun to drive, but are really not necessary for getting between e.g. Marrakech and Essaouira.

Car hire with driver

For those who just want to sit back and enjoy the wonderful Moroccoan scenery, we can provide an experienced English speaking driver. He should not be considered as a guide for your stay in Morocco but will of course have a reasonable knowledge of the country.

The driver will make his own sleeping and eating arrangements at each location.

By having a driver, you are still liable for fuel costs.

The additional cost of the driver is approximately £40 per day (subject to change).

The car journey was incredible (mostly due to our driver Rachid) and we stopped for berber omelette in Telouette (? I think the village whose name in Arabic means twin anyway!) and berber whisky (possibly the best meal all holiday!) R.M. Nov 2009
Having a driver was a luxury we have never splurged for before, but it was definitely worth the price. We were able to enjoy the spectacular scenery en route and were lead to some very nice places to eat along the way as well, particularly Riad Lamane in Zagora - Wow! I think I could have survived driving on my own, but having a local driver who knew the route and the various means of informal communication between vehicles for passing on winding one-lane highways and busy city streets made life easier and safer. T.T. Dec 2009

General points

When taking delivery of your car, please check the fuel gauge to ensure that the tank is full, that the tyres are in good condition and that there is a spare tyre and a jack. Please also check that the car is in an acceptable condition BEFORE signing the contract.

Road maps are NOT supplied with the car. We can provide one before departure, at cost.

Please note that no refund is made for the repairs to or replacement of tyres (punctures caused by use on track, nails, glass etc).