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Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

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Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

Has anyone driven the distance from Marrakech to Ouarzazate without a guide? My boyfriend and I are planning on renting a car and driving the distance ourselves. Any help would be greatly appreciated...such as whether this is a good idea and whether anyone has any good car rental tips!!

Many thanks!!!

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1. Re: Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

The route is 209km.

The route is through the mountains - you need to be comfortable with mountain driving.

Hire from a reputable company.

Check water, oil, tyres, etc. Before leaving Marrakech

Have a plan for the possibility of a breakdown.

Don't drive in the dark.

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2. Re: Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

It's a major communications route on a 'N' national main road, so just follow the road signs.

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3. Re: Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

Bear in mind that there are quite a few curves on that road but its a scenic route of approx. 3 hrs. Take The N 9 and stop at Ait ben Haddou which is along the way. We enjoyed that trip.

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4. Re: Car Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

We did this trip in May and Tim is right it is a major road. You just have to find that road! We rented a car from the airport, and had a difficult time finding the road. We went in circles until until we finally found the road. Then it was no problem. It is a spectacular drive, and the road is much better than we were anticipating.

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