"April Circuit out to kasbahs,gorges,desert 4 days" Top 5 Page for this destination Marrakesh Things to Do Tip by angiebabe

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  Marrakech in the suburbs
by angiebabe
 
 

April is a lovely month to be there doing this - generally the spring months March to May are the loveliest months to see Morocco at its most beautiful with a variety of flowers and blossoms appearing at different times though this period - this is a standard circuit of mustsees when you only have a few days in Morocco - so its a very nice route - if you have a look through my pages you will see a few tips recommending this route and these places - there are other VTers who have good pages with tips and recommendations also - so thats part of the fun of VT roaming around and looking at other peoples travels.

Going by rental car is my ideal - I love doing that - and I have in my tips a good recommendation for rental car company who are good friends of friends of mine I work with in London so they have that expectation to live up to - but I have used them and they proved above other local companies Ive used - one of the most important advantages has been that they happily save time and energy by bringing the car to the airport and meeting you there, doing the payments and paperwork right there so you can then just drive off - a small car is all you need - I usually then drive off to Marjane to fill up on supplies to go driving with - back up food supplies so you dont always have to rely on finding a place to stop and eat at though that is of course one of the things to experience in morocco - red wine in particular is good there

April is a lovely month as its the further end of spring coming into hotter temps such as early summer - usually lots of flowers and colours around - the weather could be lovely every day or you might have rain - its fairly usually warm in the day so you could be down to tshirts and sandal footwear but take layers and a light fleece in case its chilly, especially at night up in the higher areas, up the gorges or in the desert.
Even Marrakech can still be cold at night - even in june midsummer its suddenly hit with freezing temps when normally its warm to hot - so anything can happen.

The roads for driving are pretty good - drive in the daylight and arrive at your destination before dark - though night driving is fine but bothersome with having to take extra care of pedestrians, animals and tranportation that dont illuminate themselves and can meander all over the road even without warning - so you have to learn to drive Moroccan style (or even outback Australian style ie in the middle of the road!)

When you get to Erg Chebbi there are many hotels scattered all around the desert, accessible by signposted gravel or sand roads from off the main roads - I have a few recommended places in my MOrocco and Merzouga pages - and these places all arrange camel trips and 4x4 trips into the desert.

So really Morocco is quite an easy country to travel and enjoy as an independent traveller.

Let me know anytime if you want help with anything.

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  • Updated May 31, 2011
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