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We spent a month in Morocco last winter, sandwiched between time in southern Spain. Everything went smoothly, we found the people very friendly and the scenery was spectacular. We got a Moroccan campsite guide from Vicarious books and the campsites varied but were generally ok. We did use the onboard facilities more than usual! Our only problem was that a month is too short. We will definitely go back. If you are interested, here is a link to our travel blog.

 

http://www. travelpod. co. uk/travel-blog/travellin. light/2/tpod. html

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We spent a month in Morocco last winter, sandwiched between time in southern Spain. Everything went smoothly, we found the people very friendly and the scenery was spectacular. We got a Moroccan campsite guide from Vicarious books and the campsites varied but were generally ok. We did use the onboard facilities more than usual! Our only problem was that a month is too short. We will definitely go back. If you are interested, here is a link to our travel blog.

 

http://www. travelpod. ..ght/2/tpod. html

That looks to have been a fantastic trip. A couple of queries though.

 

1. How did the caravan stand up to the roads (apart from the jockey wheel disaster)

2. Given the poor facilities on some of the sites you used your own shower, loo etc quite a lot. How accessible and clean was the water?

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We have a Bailey Olympus 464 and it stood up well. You will know about the 'ding' issue and we collected two or three but given the distance etc nothing much to complain about.

 

Water was not a problem as, when abroad, we always drink bottled water, which was readily available and cheap. The campsites were pretty much like European sites with toilet blocks and the usual water points and chemical disposal points. I am just a wee bit fussy about showers!

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we did a tour last year with a group organised by Desertdetours - 3 weeks, 2,500 miles & covered a circular route right around the country. looking back on it we wish we had done our own organisation as not necessary to have a "tour leader" etc although it can be a comfort if you get into problems. there were 12 units in our group (10 motorhomes, 2 caravans) and, although some of the hills were interesting going both up and down, we didn't have any issues apart from one puncture on the car.

as has been said in other posts, sites are fairly basic, some not too clean but generally acceptable- for our tour 5/6 weeks would have been better to give us longer to stop over and see the local areas.

Desertdetours run the C & Cc escorted tours which are, i believe, extortionately expensive. HTH

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Hi, i am thinking of taking the van to morocco for the winter any advice??

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JUST DON'T

 

A more corrupt country I have yet to find.

That is if you want to be able to take your caravan and car back to Mainland Europe.

Do yourself a big favour, and stop at the tip of Spain, but don't cross to Morocco

 

Champ

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JUST DON'T

 

A more corrupt country I have yet to find.

That is if you want to be able to take your caravan and car back to Mainland Europe.

Do yourself a big favour, and stop at the tip of Spain, but don't cross to Morocco

 

Champ

That sounds a bit scary. On what do you base that comment? Have you had a bad experience there, or is it just your dislike of burkas.

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JUST DON'T

 

A more corrupt country I have yet to find.

That is if you want to be able to take your caravan and car back to Mainland Europe.

Do yourself a big favour, and stop at the tip of Spain, but don't cross to Morocco

 

Champ

sorry but that is rubbish!! i spent a lot of time in Morocco on business before i retired and can say i have not found anything to justify your remarks.

on our tour with the caravan last year (see earlier post) this happened :- on our first full day in Maroc a couple went to the bank and changed 400€ into dirhams - when they checked their cash later they realised they had only been given dirhams equivalent to 200€ but, as they couldn't prove anything, they had to shrug and write the lost cash off. at about 7. 30pm the manager and cashier from the bank brought them the outstanding cash!! they had found this discrepancy when cashing up, realised who it was, assumed they would be on the campsite and came to find them. would that have happened anywhere else?????

like all (third world?) tourist areas, people will be ripped off and pay too much for tourist tat, but overall corrupt - no.

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