Driving in Morocco can be challenging! Here are just some of the reasons why the best option is to hire a private driver.
Having a private driver is to have your own Cultural Ambassador who will take pleasure in explaining Moroccan etiquette, religion and culture, as well as unlocking some of Morocco’s mysterious traditions.
A private driver is always selected with the language skills to match the client’s needs. Private drivers usually speak English, French, Spanish and both classical and Darija (Moroccan Arabic).
Many drivers are also able to speak one of the Amazigh (Berber) languages.
Traffic in the major cities is often bumper-to-bumper with assertive drivers, different roundabout protocols and motorcycles who weave in and out of lanes.
Outside of the cities, there are many narrow roads with no shoulders, seemingly un-marked roads or signposts written in Arabic.
Hiring a private driver means leaving the tough work to him, while you simply sit back and relax.
While Morocco is considered a safe country, petty crime is possible and having a private driver means your safety and that of your belongings is the driver’s top priority.
Unlike packaged bus tours, a private driver allows you to create your own a tailor-made itinerary according to your needs, taste, schedule and flexibility.
It also gives you the advantage of being able to stop whenever you desire for bathroom breaks, photo opportunities, snacks or simply because you see somewhere you want to explore.
Hiring a private driver or guide to tour Morocco means you can get off the beaten track and avoid the main roads and touristy spots.
You can experience the real and authentic Morocco with visits to everything from Berber nomad’s tents in the Sahara or cave dwelling families in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Last, but not least, is the bond you will form with your driver.
For many visitors to Morocco the relationship with their driver becomes a highlight of their trip.
In our experience hiring a private driver is a wise decision that will make your Moroccan experience something you will treasure for years to come.