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Thanks for that Chris, I'll take another look at hiring, although at that price I think we may be looking elsewhere eventually...
We may be coming round to the idea of buying a slightly worn (ebay-spec) vehicle in the UK and ferry/driving down, using it, then selling it on our return. Not sure if the trip would turn into a catastrophic haynes manual familiarisation experience, but would certainly be comparitively cheap if we were to go for upwards of two weeks, which it looks like we might be...
Hello to all (to-be) Moro travelers
Here is my way to explore the Berber country: fly in with Ryanair directly to Marrakech (aprox 100€ pp), arriving there at 8am and pick up the rental car right at the airport…. and reaching the edge of the Sahara at 12am!!
Regarding the car rental we had made good experience with those guys from Moroccar:
The cars are maybe not brand-new, but more than ok for this use. They will pick you up at the airport and you can drop the car at the hotel (where you spend the last two days for relaxing). A “full-sized” 4x4 is about 100€/day, which seems to be reliable if you should travel with five persons. Maybe it will be difficult to find a car equipped with a roof rack but it is worth to give them a call…
We have done it several times that way -even for an extended weekend- because IMHO (especially from Germany) this is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to take a peek deep into Moro!
Buying a van, the transit would cost £2000 + 5 days all up, I'd guess.
Stick with the fly-in plan and among other ideas, strike a deal with Peter at Bikershone 4x4 Centre in Ouarzazate.
He has a crew cab pick up and another jeep (plus nice accom and food). Depending on where you want to go and you want to do he could service your ride.
I've never cycled in Mk but if you're doing a continuous ride or big loop rather than 'clover leaves', consider cheap hotels/auberges rather than (wild) camping.
Less weight, more riding fun/meeting people and proper food and rest.
The Link to Moroccar above has yeilded a good price (best so far) on a LWB Mitsu with a roof rack. I asked Peter in Ouzazazazazate for a quote a while ago, his prices are good for a car+driver, less competitive for just the car alone (one advantage though is I'm pretty sure he keeps his 4x4s in good shape). I was impressed by his knowledge etc and having a driver who knows their way around would be a bonus. His Hikershome looks like it might be a good base too.
Auberges: yep, prob easier than camping etc, although a few nights away from anything else (apart from the odd curious herder) would be good too. I guess there's plenty of auberge location info on here somewhere...
Think we're going off the idea of buying a vehicle for exactly the reasons you state below, the biggest one being the transit time from/to UK. Also the idea of spending two weeks elbows deep in the bowels of a broken landrover isn't all that appealing.
I’ve hired 4x4s from these two agenices and had no problems with either. Most recently (april 2010) I used medloc, when travelling from Marrakech to Ifni. They delivered the car (a lancruiser) to our hotel in marrackech and then collected it from Agadir airport about 5 days later. All very smooth. The car wasn’t exactly show room condition, but thats propably no bad thing.
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