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Rental car from Lisbon to Marrakesh

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Rental car from Lisbon to Marrakesh

We are going to a conference in Marrakesh but as we live in the Azores islands, we need to first take an expensive flight to Lisbon and therefore will not have our own car on the continent.

We are both very experienced travellers and we know that driving to Marrakesh is do-able and our hotel in Marrakesh has parking so a car will be relatively safe sitting unused for most of our conference time when we will not need it.

At the moment, we are close to booking flights from Lisbon to Marrakesh as we don´t have enough time to take buses, train, etc to get to Marrakesh and the price is not that much less by land.

However, if we could rent a car from Lisbon and take it all the way there and back, it would be a better trip and would allow us to make a few extra stops to see friends along the way and a bit more of Morocco. So far, all the companies have told us that they will not let us take a rental car into Morocco... although one told us that many people do this against their rental contracts -- we are not stupid/crazy enough to risk taking the car this way.

Does anyone know of any Portuguese - Lisbon preferably - companies who will rent us a car which we could take to Morocco?



Castril De La Pena...
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1. Re: Rental car from Lisbon to Marrakesh

In order to temporarily import the vehicle into Morocco you would need the company to agree to give you the vehicle registration documents (carte gris).

I've never heard of this happening.

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2. Re: Rental car from Lisbon to Marrakesh

I agree. I have never heard of European rental companies allowing their vehicles to be driven into Morocco.

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3. Re: Rental car from Lisbon to Marrakesh

Could you do the following?

Hire a car in Lisbon and leave it at the ferry port in Spain; take the ferry to Tangier without a car; hire a car in Tangier and leave it in Marrakech.

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