Morocco (Camping) Western Sahara and Atlantic 4×4 tour Coast 6th to 23rd January 2022

06-01-2022 to 23-01-2022 (18 days in total)

The route shown below is for presentation purposes only and may deviate from the actual route taken on the tour.

£1,500.00

Places Available: 7

Please read the tour preparation notes and contact us if there is anything you are uncertain about.

The displayed price is for 1 vehicle and 2 persons. If you need to make arrangements for additional persons, irrespective of age, please contact us.

If paying by deposit option, the balance must be paid before the 09-11-2021.



SKU: 2022-01-06-001

Description

We meet on Thursday evening to catch the 10.15 PM cruise ferry from Portsmouth to Santander and need to be at the check-in for at least 1hr before we sail. Russ will be waiting for you to check you in and to handout 2-way radios. Please fuel up before boarding the ferry, it saves time when we disembark in Santander. We will have a get together on the ferry for a full briefing. On the ferry for 2 nights as it calls in France for provisions. 30 hours.

Thursday

Sail 10.15 PM from Portsmouth to Santander on the Brittany Ferries Cruise ship [not included approx. £750 depending on your vehicle and cabins]. We are on the ferry overnight, so there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the crossing. New ferry Galicia includes breakfast and evening meal.

Friday

On the ferry all day

Saturday

Arrive in Santander 8AM, and regroup when everybody has disembarked the ferry. We hit the road and we will arrange a hotel for the night (cost approximately £60 not included). The adventure can start off the ferry as snowstorms are common at this time of year through the Picos mountains. A long day on empty motorways [no tolls] 9 hrs approx 400 miles, it must be done to break the back of the journey. Overnight Almendralejo

Sunday

It is on the road after a good breakfast towards Algeciras, we don’t rush as there are speed cameras so be aware; fines incurred will be waiting for you when you get back to the UK. On arriving in Algeciras, 4hours approx. 213 miles. We head straight to the port to catch the first possible ferry to Tangers Med, Morocco. On arriving in Tangers Med, we sort out vehicle insurance for those who have not got it and currency for the next few days, It’s a cash country. We fill up with cheap Morocco fuel and hit the road for our first night camping in Morocco, Moulay Bousselham. 3 hrs approx. 102 miles, Motorway and Tolls. Morocco ferry £145 approx. open return., 10 days 3rd party insurance at the port approx. £70

Monday

It is an early start to Marrakesh on the A1, motorway skirting Rabat and Casablanca, Is a fabulous journey in itself as you can see the Atlantic rollers on the beach, and then it all changes in the run into Marrakesh as the Atlas Mountains raise up in front of you. We stay at the world famous La Relais du Marrakesh campsite for the evening giving you time to explore Marrakesh and visit the Medina Jemaa el Fna, 7 hrs to Marrakesh 288 miles Motorway and Tolls.

Tuesday

Now the journey really begins as we head further south, skirting around Agadir and travelling on the Atlantic Highway which goes to South Africa! before leaving Marrakesh we call at the supermarket which sells everything but alcohol which you need to bring with you. This is also the place to buy your sim card if you want one. Camping could be wild beach camping or campsite from now on its flexible

Wednesday

It’s time to start exploring! As we hug the road along the Atlantic coast, passing through Sidi Ifni, on to the Plage Blanche for some beach driving [tide permitting] and wild beach camping.

Thursday

We keep heading south along the wild coastline looking out for the many rusting hulks of ships. We will be heading for Tarfaya / Cap Judy via Tan-Tan gateway to the Western Sahara, and we will be here overnight spending time having a look around and buying food for the next leg to Laayoune, the last major town before the border. We will spend the night at Laayoune campsite.

Friday

Laayoune to how far do we go south? Before running back up alongside the berm, where we will head back up towards Smara through the Sahara Occidental. Wild camping

Saturday

We head towards the Oued Draa riverbed, working along the border where possible. Wild camping is on the cards for the evening.

Sunday

Working our way along the Draa valley towards Assa and maybe beyond to Foum El Hisn.

Monday

Foum El Hisn to Tata making ground on the Sahara Highway, the N12. We will arrive in Tata and have a look around this border town.

Tuesday

Tata to Taroudant via Igherm; we have now turned north and are headed back up country. Taroudant is well worth a visit and is known as the Grandmother of Marrakesh in the Sous Valley, it is enclosed by ramparts with an excellent souk and square; here we will stay in an Auberge for the night (cost included).

Wednesday

It’s time to do some serious mileage by motorway back up the coast to Larache (450 miles and 8 or 9 hours). Stops will depend on how well we are keeping with the schedule.

Thursday

Larache to Tangers Med to catch the ferry back to Algeciras where we will spend the at the Holiday Inn Express £60 approx

Friday

Travel from Algeciras to Salamanca (a 400-mile drive) to the jewel in the crown for our last evening of the holiday, it’s a very special place to end your adventure.

Saturday

We travel from Salamanca to Santander to catch the 3 PM ferry to Portsmouth.

Sunday

It’s time to relax on the Brittany Ferries cruise ship as we sail back home. We should arrive in the UK at about 8.45 PM. In total, you will have travelled approximately 3500 miles.

Vehicles: Suitable for vehicles such as Discovery 3/4/5, Defender, Range Rover, Shogun, Land Cruiser, Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, prepared for off-road & camping

Tyres: All-Terrain such as BFG KO2’s or better including a full-size wheel and tyre and if you have an odd size tyre a 6th spare tyre.

We provide, guide vehicle with support equipment, first aid, recovery equipment, diagnostic, and tools, air jack, 2-way radios for comms, an experienced guide / first aider/ mechanical knowledge.

What you will need.

  • Ferries are NOT included in the price, so you will need to book your own. Please contact us for advice if needed.
  • 1949 IDP (for Spain) & 1968 IDP (for France) international driving licenses.
  • European Assistance (breakdown cover) for your vehicle.
  • Holiday, vehicle and medical insurance to include repatriation. Make sure you obtain proof of insurance from your insurance company (third-party vehicle insurance can be purchased in Morocco at the port).
  • Original V5 & MOT Certificate.
  • If your vehicle is owned by your company, you must have written proof from the company that you are permitted to use it on your holiday.
  • European travel kit.
  • Spares for your vehicle. For example: Universal joints, fuel filter, air filter, drive belt, oils for transmission and differentials, and any known item that is known to be a problem with your vehicle model.
  • If on a camping holiday you must have a good quality roof or ground tent, all-season sleeping bag, all-weather clothing, cooking equipment, fridge or cool-box (please consider power consumption, cool boxes can be high consumption, so your vehicle electrics must be able to cope. Contact us for advice.). We can hire tents, please inquire by using the form provided.
  • Even if on a hotel holiday, we often stop in the mountains for lunch, so table and chairs and warm clothing is recomended.

What we carry.

  • SPOT emergency tracker response rescue unit.
  • Spare fuel and water.
  • Hand-held radios (CB radios are illegal in Morocco, so they must be disconnected and arial removed before customs).
  • Tools and diagnostics for Land Rovers and Jeeps.
  • Recovery equipment.
  • Puncture repair kit and air compressor.

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