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I know quite a few people who take their Motorhomes to Morocco but no-one who has gone towing a caravan. anyone out there done this and, if so, what was the experience like?

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I know quite a few people who take their Motorhomes to Morocco but no-one who has gone towing a caravan. anyone out there done this and, if so, what was the experience like?

This sounds like a brilliant adventure. Have heard from friends who did the journey in a motorhome. Stupendous!and the Atlas mountains were incredible.

Suggest avoiding if you have an Eldis Crusader though.(seriously).

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This sounds like a brilliant adventure. Have heard from friends who did the journey in a motorhome. Stupendous!and the Atlas mountains were incredible.

Suggest avoiding if you have an Eldis Crusader though.(seriously).

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I had an email from Vicarious books earlier today and I think it said something about Morocco but I've deleted it. It was about five new books about campsites so might be worth looking at their website.

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A friend did this a few years ago with his bessecarr caravan - you can read his story on UKCS. This is the link:

 

UKCS/articles/view. asp?id=109

 

He is convinced that they saw more of Morocco because they had a car and could go places where motorhomes couldn't.

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Having done Morocco a couple of times (but not with the caravan), but hiring a 4X4 which allowed us to visit some terrific places. We crossed the Atlas Mountains going from just above sea level to around 8000 feet and back down again using goat tracks and dried up river beds BUT if you do this allow plenty of time for you will come across the unexpected!

 

We crossed a section of the Sahara - with a local guide on board which cost £10. 00 a day in 2001 - we visited villages which Fred Flintstone would have been at home in. Drove through some awe inspiring gorges. A truly great destination, who knows perhaps we might just take our new Airstream next time we visit.

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Great link Jan. Thanks. :D

 

 

Ah shucks my link was no good :lol::rolleyes:

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Having done Morocco a couple of times (but not with the caravan), but hiring a 4X4 which allowed us to visit some terrific places. We crossed the Atlas Mountains going from just above sea level to around 8000 feet and back down again using goat tracks and dried up river beds BUT if you do this allow plenty of time for you will come across the unexpected!

 

We crossed a section of the Sahara - with a local guide on board which cost £10. 00 a day in 2001 - we visited villages which Fred Flintstone would have been at home in. Drove through some awe inspiring gorges. A truly great destination, who knows perhaps we might just take our new Airstream next time we visit.

 

Ted - the friend who did the Morocco trip is also the one who purchased an Airstream last year. He's spending the winter skiing in France and then coming back to UK for the Airstream rally - if you are going on that you may meet him. If you are going on the rally let me know and I will send you a pm with his details.

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Ted - the friend who did the Morocco trip is also the one who purchased an Airstream last year. He's spending the winter skiing in France and then coming back to UK for the Airstream rally - if you are going on that you may meet him. If you are going on the rally let me know and I will send you a pm with his details.

Jan

 

 

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We would just love to meet him and to get his pointers on Morocco - don't know about the rally yet as we are in the planning stages of a 2-3 month tour of Italy! When is this rally? Michael Hold mentioned one but I thought that was in late summer near Andorra.

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Nothing to do with caravans but I read "A Handful of Honey: Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria" by Annie Hawes recently and it's quite humbling how people with very little are so willing to share what they have with strangers. I'd recommend reading it.

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There is only 3 things stopping me going there, time, money & the kids.

 

 

I am sure that is what stops a load of people going. ........... :D We are fortunate enough to have plenty of time (retired) we would have loved kids but it didn't happen - so the wife and I compensated by working our guts out for 35 years so now even the money question ain't too bad - providing we don't go mad (although by buying an Airstream we may be considered bonkers) :huh:

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Having done Morocco a couple of times (but not with the caravan), but hiring a 4X4 which allowed us to visit some terrific places. We crossed the Atlas Mountains going from just above sea level to around 8000 feet and back down again using goat tracks and dried up river beds BUT if you do this allow plenty of time for you will come across the unexpected!

 

We crossed a section of the Sahara - with a local guide on board which cost £10. 00 a day in 2001 - we visited villages which Fred Flintstone would have been at home in. Drove through some awe inspiring gorges. A truly great destination, who knows perhaps we might just take our new Airstream next time we visit.

Hi Ted - assume that, if you hadn't got your van with you, you stayed in hostels/hotels/guesthouses etc - what were these like and were they readily available?

 

so as not to upset anyone - really great link from Jan & Ted :D

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Hi Ted - assume that, if you hadn't got your van with you, you stayed in hostels/hotels/guesthouses etc - what were these like and were they readily available?

 

so as not to upset anyone - really great link from Jan & Ted :D

 

 

Hi Ivan - yes hotels! 3 star up-wards are brilliant and compared to Europe reasonably priced BUT you do have to go to main towns to find them where they are more than readily available - the only place we found where there could be a problem was Ouarzazat (pronounced WAS A ZAT) which is the filming city of Morocco and if there is a big shoot on the hotels become very full and expensive.

The lower category establishments were a little suspect and we would not use them although we did see Europeans in them.

 

In places like Marrakesh you can stay in Riads - these are old Arabian style courtyard houses converted into small hotels - normally B&B plus evening meal and the price for these varies enormously but they are fantastic places to stay.

 

There are a number of very modern but Arabian style hotels around and again nice places to stay.

 

There are a number of specialist tour operators that offer all types of accommodation - and as a by the way I am referring to the southern central area of Morocco around The Atlas Mountains. Northern and coastal Morocco is well served for all types of hotels.

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I am sure that is what stops a load of people going. ........... :D We are fortunate enough to have plenty of time (retired) we would have loved kids but it didn't happen - so the wife and I compensated by working our guts out for 35 years so now even the money question ain't too bad - providing we don't go mad (although by buying an Airstream we may be considered bonkers) :huh:

Should have said, it's one to try when the kids have flown the nest. :D

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Jan

 

We would just love to meet him and to get his pointers on Morocco - don't know about the rally yet as we are in the planning stages of a 2-3 month tour of Italy! When is this rally? Michael Hold mentioned one but I thought that was in late summer near Andorra.

 

Last week Bill had mentioned that he was coming back in early April to get a couple of things sorted at tebay and then going to some sort of airstream thing for a weekend. If I speak to him this weekend I will ask him if I can give you his email so that you can make contact. BTW it is his airstream in the snow on the latest flyer and on the web site. He is very pleased with the insulation btw.

Jan

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Last week Bill had mentioned that he was coming back in early April to get a couple of things sorted at tebay and then going to some sort of airstream thing for a weekend. If I speak to him this weekend I will ask him if I can give you his email so that you can make contact. BTW it is his airstream in the snow on the latest flyer and on the web site. He is very pleased with the insulation btw.

Jan

 

Thanks Jan - you are starting to make me feel less guilty about spending so much on a caravan ;) Sorry - Travel Trailer :P

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A friend did this a few years ago with his bessecarr caravan - you can read his story on UKCS. This is the link:

 

UKCS/articles/view. asp?id=109

 

He is convinced that they saw more of Morocco because they had a car and could go places where motorhomes couldn't.

Hi Jan - thanks for your PM - replied but think I made a mess of it and it finished up elsewhere :blink: will follow up shortly. thanks again, much appreciated.

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I went on a Moroccan Tour last year with www. desertdetours. com that had both Caravans and Motorhomes in the group.

 

I think they also run caravan only tours. We had a fantastic time and will be going back with them again next year.

 

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I went on a Moroccan Tour last year with www. desertdetours. com that had both Caravans and Motorhomes in the group.

 

I think they also run caravan only tours. We had a fantastic time and will be going back with them again next year.

 

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thanks merc - looks interesting, have asked for more details.

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I went on a Moroccan Tour last year with www. desertdetours. com that had both Caravans and Motorhomes in the group.

 

I think they also run caravan only tours. We had a fantastic time and will be going back with them again next year.

 

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Hi Merc - have taken the plunge and booked for the Classics tour in April next year. will spend 2 months or so in Spain before and then come back to the UK via Portugal all being well. Really looking forward to it. :)

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