Morocco is a hot destination. It has a very strong tradition in arts, trades and culture. The natural scenery is very varied from rough dried terrains to the silky soft sand of the Sahara Desert. The landscape of proudly standing mountains Atlas, Sarhro, Riff Mountains presents many hidden beautiful Berber villages where life continues unchanged by our civilized world. There are many green oasis and deep gorges that offer great trekking trips. And lets not forget the great coast that is lay with perfect beaches for windsurfing or even swimming with blue sea color of the Mediterranean.
Can Morocco be explored solo, without any tour operator? Sure, it can. The country is very modern with great road system and safe. However, note that traveling independently might offer some advantages, but traveling Morocco by a tailored tour offers many more pros.
Major Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Marrakech and Tangier are connected by a railroad system that runs frequently, is safe, clean and affordable. The bus system can be little trickier, especially when traveling to the magical South of Morocco. You will not be able to find direct buses from Marrakech to Merzouga (to visit the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi). It can be quite tiresome if you would like to stop and visit as many places, markets and hidden treasures. It can be also time consuming to work on the bus schedule and bit inconvenient to get you to your riads/hotels.
Renting car is another possibility how to explore Morocco. The roads in Morocco are paved; the signs are in Arabic and French. However, please note that the roads crossing the High Atlas Mountains are curvy. Especially if you are planning to travel via the Tizi and Test, please be cautious as there are no ramps along the deep mountains and the road is very narrow. Some parts of the country you will require to have GPS or guide especially if you are planning to venture to the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga.
Also driving in the cities especially in Marrakech is extremely challenging. You share the road with donkeys, cyclist, mopeds and pedestrians. This is not driving for amateur. Renting car in Morocco can be quite expensive too.
Therefore even if you like to travel independently booking a private Morocco tour with local operator is a good and wise idea. The tours to the Sahara Desert with camel trekking are a lot of fun and offer authentic and great adventures. While traveling Morocco on a tour you are accompanied by a local Moroccan driver that adds little spice to your tour, as you are able to learn somewhat about the culture, history and lifestyle of Morocco. Many of our clients are still in touch with their drivers and fond of each other.
On your tour of Morocco you do not have to worry about navigation and GPS. Your driver will know the roads and therefore you will be able to enjoy the scenery and not worry which way to go. You will be able to benefit from some of the beautiful off road driving in your 4×4 WD that gives very authentic and unique voyage of Morocco. Not to mentioned you will be very safe.
Lets not forget the expertise tour operator company can offer to you. They can give you advice for local travel, accommodations, customs and traditions. Morocco tour to the Sahara Desert is the way to go.