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We'll send you to the Moroccan desert with your whole family, and if you want to come alone, that's no problem either - you just have to like the rascals. The Moroccan landscape knows how to captivate travellers. When the muezzin calls you to prayer in the morning and the warm African sun rises in Morocco, you realise how far Europe lies behind you. Exciting for all our grown-ups and little ones at the same time. The mountain landscapes alternate from the Rif to the High Atlas to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi - a mixture that never lets you get bored. A Morocco 4x4 off-road adventure with expedition character for big and small children who enjoy discovering, camping and experiencing the North African Sahara. On our 4x4 off-road trip with the family, a certain amount of individualism is welcome. Fun and relaxed adventure should be preferred to a fixed schedule on this holiday, because we are on holiday! The exact route can easily be changed on the way, because we are off-road in Morocco. Hop on board and experience the adventurous nature experience with us!
We start the tour after arriving at the ferry port Tanger Med north-east of Tangier, after the ferry has brought us safely from mainland Europe to Africa. As soon as we have Moroccan soil under our feet, we head into lonely natural landscapes. On crumbling mini-roads and lonely tracks we head south. Woken by the sun, we crawl out of our sleeping bags. The children explore the area and the grown-ups enjoy their first coffee in the picturesque landscape. We will visit Berber families, marvel at active mines and go swimming in river springs. Morocco offers us endless possibilities on our 4x4 off-road vehicle trip with the whole family.
There are places where you wake up and you're really not sure if it's a beautiful dream or reality. On our 4x4 off-road vehicle Family & Friends Tour through Morocco, we will stop at a fantastically beautiful canyon and get to know the surrounding area. This also includes a bat cave, which will not only thrill our children. We trot through a wide river bed, overcome the water masses and dive into an enormous sea of palm trees. Culture, landscape and traditional food are also emphasised on our 4x4 Morocco tour. The children will get plenty of time to explore the surrounding area, build dams or look for scorpions. We visit quaint souks and look at rustic fossil rock production sites. We learn where and under what conditions fossils are mined in Morocco on a short tour through the stone desert. We drive from mine to mine and also go underground. After about a week we reach the huge sea of dunes Erg Chebbi. At the foot of the enormous natural spectacle, we will spend the night in Berber tents and let ourselves be drummed to sleep.
We have enough air on our 4x4 Morocco trip not to have to pack up our tents once or twice. The big ones are allowed to dig in the sand and the small ones watch the spectacle from the dunes. On camels we slowly trot along the dune crest in the evening light and enjoy the silence. We experience the sunset with a traditional meal and fall asleep in the middle of the sea of dunes. Packed with adventurous experiences, we continue towards the Atlas Mountains. Civilisation has us back and welcomes us with the famous Todra and Dades Gorge. We drive through huge rocks in our 4x4 off-road vehicles and have enough time to stop every now and then to capture these beautiful memories with our cameras.
We can plan our drive back north individually and there are many options available to us. Our 4x4 off-road vehicle trip through Morocco takes us through the Atlas Mountains with its incredible landscape and some beautiful mountain lakes. Depending on the weather and the condition of the slopes, we will drive the cross-country track in one of the neighbouring gorges or opt for a pass drive that will take us to idyllic mountain lakes. Our off-road vehicle tour takes us into the cedar forests and it is exciting to observe how northern Morocco is becoming noticeably greener. Surrounded by the lush green of the forests, we set up camp at the monkey lake. Here our kids have plenty of space to run around and let off steam. If we are lucky, we may see monkeys doing the same. Depending on the priority you give to Morocco's big cities, we can either plunge into the hubbub or stay far away from it. If you decide against Meknès or Fès, it's back to the cedar forests. There we can go swimming in springs or visit a waterfall with a freshly squeezed orange juice in hand.
Our tour is coming to an end. We are drawn further into the north-east of the country through a large national park full of cork oaks. The small winding roads wind their way through a fantastic landscape, which is again in complete contrast to the south of the country. Like the desert and the Atlas Mountains, the sea is also part of Morocco. Before our ferry leaves Nador in the evening, we don't miss the opportunity to take another detour to the coast. Lost in thought, we drive along the picturesque coastal road and slowly say goodbye to Morocco. We take the night ferry from Nador back to the European mainland or return to the ferry port of Tanger Med, where we can take the ferry to Genoa or Savona.
Tip: With children, we recommend booking the ferry from Genoa as well.
Note on the tour dates: The start and end of the tour are based on the ferry times of the shipping company. As experience shows that these are only announced in February, there may be slight changes to the dates. Please take this into account when planning your holiday.
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Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather-, road- or any other condition that OVERCROSS or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.
What is meant by desert and what kinds are there?
Dry deserts do prevent due to their lack of water, the plant growth. At the
Tropics at about 23, 5 degrees, there are so-called tropic deserts like the Sahara.
The high-pressure areas there let the clouds dissolve and there is therefore no precipitate.
These high-pressure areas are established by the intertropical convergence zone. Due to the strong sunlight warms the equatorial region particularly hard, so much water evaporates which prevents the precipitation.
Descending air masses lead to the degradation of the clouds.
The different types of desert we travelare: stone, gravel, salt and the sand desert.
Stone or rock desert:
Also known as Hammada is covered with dense nature of the blocky, angular fine rock or coarser rock material. These Hamada is the result of the physical
Often, this rocky desert are coverde with boulders.Plateaus crossed that even with a well-developed havy duty off roaders barely passable. On our safari jeep, we usually travel on the old caravan routes, which is usually like in other forms of the desert
Alamat acknowledges. Almat are small stone pyramids were usually placed on increases as route of the nomads and caravan leaders. Along the sandy desert, they are usually blown away, and man recognizes the old and new routes in camel carcasses, old tires and the car frame or other veralssenen those who "runs" line. A typical picture is dark colored and the smooth surface of the rocks of a desert rock, due to the smooth shiny surface it is also called desert varnish, results of flexibility accorded by the sun and the creeping permanent audit by the fine desert sand.
In the Western Sahara, they are called Reg, in the central Sahara, they are called Serir. Gravel deserts caused by erosion of stone or rock desert or by the
Deposition of gravel where millions of years ago were still glacial. Another cause is a
physical effect on the surface to collect more and more rocks, since the smaller pebbles or sand grains move down much easier. This process was developed in the desert for thousands of years, because provide moisture, wind and temperature differences for the movement of sand grains. When crossing through this gravel deserts you can still see the tracks after weeks of the knobby tires of motorcycles or the lanes of the SUVs and trucks Expeditions:
Chott el Jerid is probably the biggest and most famous salt lake Chott Tunesien.Der term is also used in Algeria and in the Eastern Sahara, the central salt desert, also known as Sebkha. Salt flats occur mostly in arid endorheic
Sedimentary basins due to strong evaporation. In the Maghreb region of the layer is under-shaped ground conducive to formation of a dei Chotts which Duch promotes its consistency clay to seal the bottom surface. Very many of the deserts lie in the type
Iran and Central Asia. Salt flats and salt-containing damp voallem deserts such as the Chott el Jerid, they are difficult if not impossible to impassable. Depending on the depth of the drying Sonneneinstarahlung the salt crust / upper class bedinkt passable. Often arise in wells of only a few Zentiumeter "swamp fields and ponds," weren which should in any case not drive through or walk through. The salt is formed mostly by down
washed up debris from adjacent elevations / mountains, which often contain plenty of salt in endorheic depressions such as the Qattara Depression accumulates naturally as salt-enriched clay and Lehmflächen. This surface is called Salt Flat and Alkali Flats. After precipitation, which are mostly in the winter months, walked these salt lakes.
The sandy deserts:
The erg in the Western Sahara and in the Libyan Sahara is a desert is called the surface mainly consists of quartz sand. This is caused by soil erosion, sand a gravel desert. Due to the absolute dry conditions in the sandy deserts due to the lack of vegitation are much harder than stone or gravel deserts. Because of the fine grading of the sand deserts in the lower part of the carrying capacity is solidified, the surface is rather finely and due to the strong sunlight and fine dust-like sand of Einwehung less viable.
In the northern Sahara dunes are found frequently occurring as longitudinal dunes or sickle.
In libischen part of the Sahara will find the most beautiful crescent dunes below Seba and the longest sand dunes in Algeria with up to six hundred miles long.
With the motorcycle and 4x4 suv in the solidified dunes levels passable, but difficult or impossible in up to three hundred feet high Mamutdünen how she finds in Algeria and Libya.
The world's largest sand desert in Arabia, where we conduct the tours in Oman and the Rub al Khali Dubai. الربع الخالي ar-Rub ʿ al-Khali is the paradise for every off roader. The turning circle running through the desert of Oman, Yemen, and UAE.