Pure Morocco by 4x4:
Off-road tour to the edge of the Sahara Desert

$2,501 15 days from 6 to 12 participants 4x4 for advanced
 

tour description

Off-road tour through Morocco

 

 


Impressions of past off-road vehicle trips

 

Off to the desert!

An off-road tour through Morocco that is relaxed, strenuous, adventurous, romantic, cold and hot all in one. The start and end of this off-road trip is the ferry port of Tangier Med, north-east of Tangier, although it is generally up to you to decide from where you travel from mainland Europe. The main thing is that you make it to Tangier to drive with us in your 4x4 into the desert. From Tangier we will spend 14 days in the varied landscapes of Morocco. This off-road trip takes us over extremely scenic tracks, over the middle and high Atlas, to the edge of the vast Sahara. Depending on our wishes, we can enjoy this lonely region for two or more days before we reach more touristy paths again, because the large dunes of the Erg Chebbi in the far east and the Erg Chegaga on the border to Algeria are a must and a picture book destination for every Morocco traveller. The advantage of our fully equipped off-road vehicles is their flexibility. Whenever possible, we treat ourselves to a hearty Moroccan lunch, but cooking together with our own supplies is also fun. Except for the first night, there are no fixed hotel nights on the tour, so we will mostly stay outdoors. Due to the rapidly developing infrastructure, there will always be stretches of road on this off-road tour which we will drive on in a new way. It is important for us that this tour is an adventure and not a planned, all-inclusive holiday experience.

 

Marokko Landschaft Panorama mit Offroad Geländewagen AT / MT Bereifung

Whether AT or MT - our off-road vehicles feel at home on Morocco's slopes.


 

Arrival day 1 & 2: Tübingen - Barcelona - Ferry

Each participant can plan their journey individually, but we will be happy to book the ferry for you and help you plan the route. Possible meeting points along the route are at OVERCROSS in Tübingen, at the ferry port in Barcelona or on the Moroccan mainland, more precisely at our first accommodation in Tanger Med. Those who wish can join us directly from Tübingen and travel together with us. On the first day, we will drive to Spain where we will spend the night. The next day we will drive to the ferry port early in the morning so that we don't miss the 10:00 am ferry to Africa. We spend the rest of the day on the ship, which arrives at the ferry port of Tanger Med in Morocco the following day.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Morocco and official tour start

Our ferry arrives on the Moroccan mainland in the late afternoon. From here we drive to our accommodation and meet all the participants who have chosen a different arrival route. Over a first dinner we all get to know each other and discuss the tour ahead before we head south in our off-road vehicles the next day.

 

Die Fähre legt in Marokko im Fährhafen von Tanger Med bei Nacht an

Docking the ferry in the ferry port of Tangier Med in Morocco
 



Day 2: Tanger Med – Chefchaouen

From our accommodation in Tangier, we drive the first off-road kilometres to the blue city of Chefchaouen where we set up our first camp.

 

Panorama der blauen Stadt Chefchaouen im Rif Gebirge in Marokko aufgenommen von der weißen Mosche

Chefchaouen die blaue Stadt im Rif Gebirge ist unser erster Stop auf unserer Geländewagenreise durch Marokko

 

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Fes

Today we travel through the Rif Mountains in the north of Morocco to the royal city of Fes, about 200 km away. There will be enough time to see Fes and to buy some souvenirs in the huge medina. The majority of the route will be on gravel roads, alternating with coarser stony ground.


Offroad Wasserdurchfahrt mit Landrover Defender in Marokko
Through partly rough riverbeds with and without water, our off-road vehicle journey leads through the Rif Mountains
 

Day 4: Fes – Erg Chebbi

On this long stage we drive over the Middle and High Atlas Mountains and reach the Erg Chebbi dune field near the oasis town of Merzouga in the late afternoon. The dune field is a real highlight and those who want can take a refreshing dip in the pool in front of this breathtaking backdrop to get some rest after the exhausting day of driving. 

 

 

Swimmingpool im overlander camp Sahara Garden mit Blick auf die hohen Dünen des Erg Chebbi
Our accommodation has sand and a pool with a view of the Erg Chebbi dunes.




Day 5: Erg Chebbi - Erg Chebbi

Today is at your own disposal. If you wish, you can drive a round in the sand with the off-road vehicle or circle the sea of dunes, or simply lie lazily by the pool or go on a dune hike. In this sandbox near the Algerian border, there is certainly no room for boredom.

 

4x4 Geländewagengruppe vor der Oasenstadt Merzouga in den Dünen des Wüstenstreifens Erg Chebbi

In the dunes of the Erg Chebbi you can gain your first sand experiences with your off-road vehicle.



Day 6: Erg Chebbi – Mhamid (Wild Camp)

Today we leave the dune field Erg Chebbi and drive to the next oasis town Mhamid. Today's routing takes us along deserted sand tracks, lonely off-road stretches and wide plains until we set up our wild camp at a suitable spot far away from civilisation and allow our Land Rovers, Jeeps, Toyotas and co. some well-deserved rest.

 


Kamel trifft auf Geländewagen Landrover Defender 130 Pick Up nahe Ramlia in Marokko

Dromedary meets off-road vehicle Landrover Defender 130 near Ramlia in Morocco


 

Day 7: Mhamid – Erg Chegaga

We leave our camp as we found it and drive on to the second large dune field of the Erg Chegaga. The terrain alternates between stone and sand until we reach the dune area, where we dare to approach somewhat higher dunes with the 4x4. We are allowed to shovel, because one or the other off-road vehicle will surely dig itself into the sand here. Since 10 km can take a few hours here, we look for a suitable place to spend the night and set up camp.

 

Geländewagenreise durch die Dünen des Erg Chigaga in Marokko mit Landrover Defender

Loaded with firewood we navigate through the dunes of the Erg Chigaga in search of a suitable place for our bivouac.
 



Day 8: Erg Chegaga - Erg Chegaga

We use today's sandy day to really let off steam in the sand with the 4x4 vehicles before returning to the stony civilisation the next day.


Geländewägen auf den Dünen des Erg Chigaga in Marokko

Our route takes us over the dunes of the Erg Chigaga to the oasis town of Foum Zguid.
 



Day 9: Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid

The sandy adventure continues towards the oasis town of Foum Zguid. After we have fought our way out of the dune field and crossed the dry salt lake - Lac Iriki, the road becomes stonier again. We pass the military post and then drive to the oasis town of Foum Zguid where we set up camp.     

 


Sonnenuntergang mit Geländewagen auf einer Piste in Marokko

With your 4x4 over the slope into the sunset
 



Day 10: Foum Zguid – Boumalne Dadès

Today, we reach the town of Boumalne Dadès via dirt road, from where we have the perfect access to the two gorges Gorge du Dadès and Gorges du Todra, which we want to cycle through the next day. We set up camp and look forward to the next day's adventure.

 

Mit dem Geländewagen Offroad durch die bergigen Landschaften Marokkos

On stony tracks through Morocco's rugged landscapes




Day 11: Boumalne Dadès  – Tinghir

The Todra and Dadès gorges are on the programme today. Both impressive gorges are mostly asphalted, but two off-road connections between the two gorges are not. We drive over a dizzying off-road pass and dry riverbeds from one gorge to the other and reach the town of Tinghir in the evening, where we camp for the night.

 

Landrover Defender und Toyota Landcruiser auf einer Geröllpiste

Off-road over hill and dale, this off-road vehicle tour through Morocco will not leave you bored.


Day 12: Tinghir – Midelt

Via the small town of Agoudal, we reach today's highlight, the Cirque de Jaffar, over which we drive on rough ground and through a long dried-out riverbed to Midelt. Here we set up camp and reflect on the last few days in Morocco, because in two days we will board the ferry that will take us back to Europe.

 

Geländewägen auf dem Agoudal Pass in Marokko

The Agoudal Pass with its bizarre rock formations is a real highlight of this off-road vehicle tour




Day 13: Midelt – Chefchaouen

We drive back to the blue city via the middle and high Atlas. This time there is a little more time to visit the beautiful city in the Rif Mountains. A last dinner together before we say goodbye the next day and leave the African continent behind us.

 

Panorama View Point im Rif Gebirge in Marokko

Offroad erreichen wir das Rif Gebirge und werden mit atemberaubenden Aussichten belohnt
 



Day 14: Chefchaouen – Tanger Med (Ferry port)

After a last breakfast together, we take it easy for the last 100 km to the port, before things get typically hectic again at the port. We say goodbye and start our journey home, which can be booked to Algeciras, Barcelona, Savona or Genoa, depending on the date.  

 

Sonnenuntergang auf der Geländewagenreise in der Sahara in Marokko
Sunset in the desert - Until the next off-road adventure

 
 

 

 

 

 

We see our focus in nature off the beaten track and in the tranquillity and enjoyment of the impressive landscapes - pure Morocco. The exact route can easily be changed on the way, we are off-road, i.e. mostly off the road and deliberately seek the adventurous nature experience on our off-road tour to the edge of the Sahara!

Outdoor, off-road and freedom: the dream of an adventure holiday can come true - with OVERCROSS!

 

You can find our 4x4 rental vehicles HERE!




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 benefits can you expect?

Included in the tour price:

  • Organisation and accompaniment of the entire trip
  • English-speaking tour guide / tour guide in 4x4 vehicle
  • Fees for permits and entrance fees for sightseeing tours 
  • All hotel and camp accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner from the expedition kitchen
  • Provision of Overcross expedition kitchen and cooking utensils
  • Radio during the tour
  • Individual advice on equipment and vehicle technology
  • Provision of recovery material
  • Driving and off-road briefing
  • Technical assistance and support for vehicle repairs
  • Securing the logistics of SUV and 4x4 spare parts
  • Emergency care and medical "supply chain
  • Tour folder with equipment, packing and checklist
  • Holiday pictures of the adventure trip

 

Services not included in the tour price:

  • Fuel costs
  • Ferry costs from Europe to Morocco and back
  • 4x4 transport to Africa
  • Restaurant visits
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Everything that is not listed in the service description

 

Optional / On request:

  • Everything that is not listed in the service description!
  • Ferry passage from and to Morocco which we will gladly book for you
  • Vehicle transport to Spain or Morocco on request
  • 4x4 rental vehicle Land Rover Defender 
 

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  • 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
    Weathering.

    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.

    Gravel desert:

    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:

    Salt desert

    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.

 

Dates

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Mar 18, 2024 Apr 1, 2024
4x4 Offroad Tour Morocco
$2,501 per person at 2-3 persons in the own 4x4 from 6 participants overall
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Nov 4, 2024 Nov 18, 2024
4x4 Offroad Tour Morocco
$2,501 per person at 2-3 persons in the own 4x4 from 6 participants overall
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There are no fix dates for this tour. We are happy to set up dates to your liking.