Morocco Experiance Overland Tour.

 

  • Start Date:- 6th - 27th April 2019
  • Location:- Morocco - North Africa
  • Start Point:- Portsmouth, UK
  • Finish Point:- Portsmouth, UK
  • Duration:- 17 days inc Transit Days

 

Important Notes.

1. Brittany Ferries will be releasing their dates for booking in July/August.

2. There is no Wild Camping planned but may happen if we have problems or get delayed.

3. This is a overland tour not a full offroad tour, some roads will be rocky tracks, others will be new tarmaced roads.
4. Although we aim to be at camp at a reasonable time we may be late if issues or late leaving in the morning.

5. We will travel through Spain at approximatly 60mph, it is a motorways with curently only 1 toll in 2018 being 7.20 euros
6. We travel as a group, in the event of a Vehicle breakdown we do not leave people stranded.
7. Please remenber we are travelling to Africa, this is different and campsites are not the same as campsites in Europe. Some campsites will be basic.
8. Its important you read all the emails we send, as without the correct paperwork we can not guarantee you will be allowed entry.

On this tour we will spend 11 days in Morocco with the remainder of days travelling.

Please read the Description to ensure this tour is what you are looking for, this is not a full offroad tour, there is offroad days but this tour is aimed at being a Moroccan Experiance, giving everybody a chance to experiance the different areas, from Meeting the wild monkeys in the Cedar Forest to driving the Sahara desert and walking around the Souks (Bazzare's, Markets).

What is included in the cost?

The Cost of this trip is to join LWA on Moroccan Experiance Overland tour using the routes we have from our 2 Scouting tours we have made a route that we believe will allow to to see the different areas of Morocco. All other costs are to be met by the client.

What is not included in the cost ?

Any Campsites, Fuel, Food, Ferry's etc all these costs need to be made by the client.

We price our tours for our customer to pay their own fee's as we only charge per vehicle, regardless of number of passengers giving greater flexibilty to you, at some campsites you may wish to upgrade to a room for example, this is normally possible.

Approximate costs from 2018 - to be met by client to give an idea.

Approx cost of Hotels- £65 double room, inc dinner and Breakfast, £55 single room.
Camping:- £6 per night (2 people, 1 tent, 1 car)

Fuel:- diesel:- 0.80p per litre

Total Miles Covered in 2018 (Portsmouth to Portsmouth) :- 2750.

Tolls in Spain :- 7.20 euros (each way)

Ferry UK to Spain:- £650 (including cabin)

Ferry to Morocco:- 250 euros. (Tangier Med, this is slightly more expensive but by far the easiest)

Car Insurance at Border - 62 Euro's (10 days) if you don't have a green card from your insurance company.

Tolls on the motorway in Morocco:- 170 Diram approx (£14.00)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday 6th April
Arriving at Portsmouth for the 8.45 Ferry to Santander Spain.

Day 2 - Sunday 7th April
Arriving in Santander Spain at 14.15.
Heading to Salamanca in Central Spain for an overnight stay

Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 19.00hrs

Approximate Distance - 230 miles

Day 3 - Monday 8th April
Leaving Salamanca at 09.00hrs we continue our journey south to our next campsite in Southern Spain.

Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 19.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 440 miles

Day 4 - Tuesday 9th April - depart campsite 09.30hrs
Leaving the campsite we first travel to a supermarket to allow stocking up of supplies before heading to Algeciras Ferry port for the 12:00 Ferry to Tangier Med in Morocco.
After arriving and clearing customs we head to the town of Chefchaouen on the edge of the Rif mountains.

This evening we can walk down into the old town and through the painted streets of the old medina strolling through the souks, maybe sitting in the main square taking it all in before heading back to camp, by local taxi. .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 65 miles

Day 5 - Wednesday 10th April - depart campsite 09.00hrs
From our Campsite we head the Roman remains of Volubilis for lunchtime, we stop for a couple of hours to allow a look around before continuing our Journey South through the city of Meknes and into the Cedar Forest where we will make a break and see the native monkeys before heading off to our next Camp near Midelt .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 230 miles

Day 6 - Thursday 11th April - depart campsite 09.30hrs
Again we continue to head south to our destination town of Merzouga and the towering Sahara Dune's of the Erg Chebbi. Along the way we pass through the Tafilalt Oasis Towns of Erfoud and Rissani, an amazing sight .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 17.30hrs
Approximate Distance - 180 miles

Day 7 Friday 12th April - depart campsite 09.00hrs
Today's route is an adventurous and challenging desert safari drive. Involving a full hard day of off-road driving across wild desert pistes and salt flats.

The route will be a new unknown route this year to arrive in the town of Tagounite.
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 150 miles

Day 8 Saturday 13th April - depart campsite 09.30hrs
Today we cross the mountain range of the Jebel Sarhro heading north passing through Tinerhir up into the Todra Gorge, tonight we will stay in a hotel within the gorge .
Approximate time of arrival at hotel is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 160 miles

Day 9 Sunday 14th April - depart Hotel 10.00hrs.
After a leasurely breakfast we will today drive the famous Gorge to Gorge route, which goes from the Troda Gorge to the Dades Gorge, this is a 45km trail along river beds and rocky trails taking approximately 4 hours. The rock formation along this fault line is amazing to see to our next Hotel in the Dades Gorge .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 60 miles

Day 10 Monday 15th April - depart hotel 09.30hrs. Today we continue into the high Atlas along an offroad route to Bou Tharar to discover the Ait Atta Berber nomads who live in Caves on the mountainside, stopping briefly for a refreshment break. We then continue our journey through the Skoura Oasis and pass Lake Mansour Eddahbi and onto Ouarzazate to our campsite.
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 102 miles

Day 11 Tuesday 16th April - depart campsite 09.30hrs
Today we take a leasurly drive following the main N9 route crossing the high atlas to Marrakesh where we will stay for 2 nights .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 16.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 132 miles

Day 12 Wednesday 17th April
A rest day allowing you to visit the city of Marakesh to experiance the amazing Souks or to laze around the campsite and swimming pool.

Day 13 Thursday 18th April - depart campsite 09.30hrs
We have now reached the end of the tour and need to journey back, from here we take the motorway north past Casablanca to our campsite in Moulay Bousselham, this will be a new campsite .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 300 miles (Motorway)

Day 14 - Friday 19th April- depart campsite 09.00hrs
Leaving our Campsite heading back onto the motorway, we still have 120 miles as we head to Tangier Med for 12.00 to catch our 15.00 boat to Spain .
Approximate time of arrival at port 12.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 120 miles

Day 15 - Saturday 20th April - depart campsite 09.00hrs
The Reverse of the outward Journey to Salamenca for an overnight stay .
Approximate time of arrival to campsite is 18.00hrs
Approximate Distance - 440 miles

Day 16 - Sunday 21st April - depart campsite 09.00hrs
From Salamenca back to Santander aiming for 14.30hrs for the 17.15 hrs ferry .
Approximate time of arrival at Port 14.30hrs
Approximate Distance - 230 miles

Day 17 - Monday 22nd April
Arriving in the UK at 20.45 we say our goodbyes and all head home.


Route Photos


Accommodation

Campsites with 2 nights in a traditional Moroccan Hotels.

Vehicle Requirements

This trip is open to any well maintained 4x4 vehicle. AT Tyres recommended as a minimuim.

Each vehicle will require the following in addition to their normal camping equipment etc.

1 full size Spare tire (2 recommended).

1 recovery rope and shackles
Recovery points front and rear

Compressor, tires will need to be deflated to 16 psi for sand dune driving - we also recommend tire deflators.

1 spade.

Food and Drink

Although you will experiance Moroccan Tradiotional food at the hotels it is recommended you have a 12v compessor Fridge and take most food and drinking water from Spain. Most days you will be able to buy bread. Please remember we will be in Africa, buying food is not the same.

It is our recomendation that a normal thermoelectric fridge will not work as the temperture will be too hot in the Desert, these fridges only cool to approx 16 degs below ambiant temperture so if the desert temperture is 35 degs your fridge will be 19 degs.

Trip Price:- £695 Per vehicle - (Deposit of £250 to book, Balance due no later than 2nd February 2019)

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