Route: Folkestone - Biarritz, France - Madrid, Spain - Málaga, Spain - Tangier, Morocco
1,480 miles, 23 hours and 45 minutes of driving
Breakdown of costs:
- Car - from around £27,000
- Fuel cost - £274.33
- Travel insurance: £12.34
If you fancy something a bit more out there and adventurous, then Morocco is the destination you're looking for. Morocco guarantees to add excitement to your road-trip, and you'll come back with some truly unique stories to tell.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0D, preferably in white, to keep you as cool as possible (like the locals) is the ideal choice if you're driving through a desert; there is no better vehicle for such harsh terrain.
With plenty of room for 7, a fridge to keep your snacks and drinks cool (selected models), air conditioning, and an in-car entertainment system to keep the kids happy, the reliable and affordable Land and is the perfect vehicle for a trip like this.
The drive is long; it will take around 2 days to drive from Calais to Algeciras where you will get your ferry to take you to mainland Morocco. There will be plenty of places to stop along the way and it will definitely be worth the journey when you get to explore the beautiful sandy mountain ranges, sandy deserts, and un-touched seaside coasts of Morocco.
- Getting a car into Morocco can be a hassle and time-consuming, so make sure you have your paperwork ready and prepared for some impatient queuing.
- Spring and autumn are the best times to visit when there's plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures reaching around 23-28°C during the hottest part of the day.
This article was written by Diana Zagorodnya who writes for travel insurance comparison site Confused.com. One day she's hoping to embark the adventure and hit the long and winding roads.
*Small print: The prices are correct as of 16/09/2013 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 5 travelling one way through the listed countries for 2 weeks. Car journeys are calculated based on different models and their engine sizes leaving from Folkestone and travelling to the listed destinations. The fuel cost is calculated using the fuel cost calculator and is based on £1.28/litre.