What a fabulous adventure on the Morocco camping tour. The driving was brilliant and gave us a chance to have lots of fun over lots of different terrains. Morocco is a fabulous country and we were able to see the full beauty of the mountains, the dried river beds, stony climbs and beautiful steep winding roads. Russ was a very professional guide and a great tour leader, who provided a fantastic holiday with the right amount of challenge and unpredictability whilst keeping us all safe and organised!
What an amazing day. I did the ladies day experience consisting of a morning of theory and the basics of driving a 4×4. Lunch, then an afternoon of putting what I’ve leant into action. Extremely well organised and delivered. I had such a fun filled day and in all honest I’m already considering my next adventure with Ardent Off Road. Thanks for a great day!
I would like to thank you so much for our two weeks in the Spanish Pyrenees. We stayed in some great places, drove some challenging routes, met some welcoming and wonderful people in Spain, saw some mind-blowing landscapes and views, and enjoyed the natural wonders of the area, all with a fantastic and supportive group of travelers, and an enthusiastic leader.
Thank you so much. The trip challenged us but we managed it with your help.
With best wishes
Sue & John Goldsmith
We would just like to say how much we enjoyed the Morocco Adventure 2017 and appreciated all the thought and planning you had put into the tour, your sense of humour and banter. We would like to pass on some of our thoughts.
Having crossed to Santander and with full tanks and rested, we headed across Spain to the architectural beauty that is Salamancha – meet for tapas where there is a ham in the window! We then wound our way back to our hotel. The next morning off to Algeciras and the crossing to Ceuta; the following day and we were through the border and in Morocco – our first visit to Africa.
We were met byt the ‘buzz’ of the place with life being lived to the full – chatter, bartering, friendliness of the people, guards for our cars a night.
The best part of the ‘adventure’ was the next 10 days, when we wound our way around so much of Morocco, with little use of main roads. The blue city, the Relais de Marrakech and the Souk in the day and a night; the supermarket where the sparrows were helping themselves to the pasta! The UNESCO at Vollubillis.
Parts of the northern cities were more or less European, although this changed as we went south, but most of our time was in the countryside with shepherds everywhere with their sheep like Biblical times and in the mountains and best of all the off-roading up hillsides only donkeys could go up, sheep and mountain goats – and we went up them!! – boulders, river beds, washouts – one straight through the middle of a village! Peaks and troughs and we did them all. Near Tata we saw camels roaming. We stayed in Moroccan Rhiads, some quirky, which all added to the sense of adventure – and Russ and Libby, you had arranged them all. Russ your expertise and intuition knew when to get us out of a river bed when thunder threatened. You picked scenic spots for our daily brew-ups and the scenery on top of the Atlas Mountains looking down on clouds from 23000m was spectacular.
Sharing the ‘adventure’ with 6 great off-roaders (including 2 Simons!) made the trip all the more enjoyable, also the Moroccan people themselves.
An ‘adventure’ it truly was – each day something different and most of all it was great fun.
Alan & Caroline