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1. Posted by rockstar33 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

rockstar33 has indicated that this thread is about Morocco

sooo i am in spain at the moment and a friend and i are planning a trip to treek northen africa, then up to turkey. But we are unsure of the route to take or even if it is possible to cross certain boarders. we looked into flights but opted for the more adventureous option of trains and busses. If anyone has done this before, or has any information that can help us we would be extremely grateful! also, if there are any other crazy souls out there that want to join us , you are more than welsome to tag along!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

It is possible with the help of two flights, from Morocco to Tunisia and Tunisia to Egypt.
As far as I know the border with Algeria from Morocco is still closed, at least to foreigners. If you want to visit Algeria, you can always visit it after you arrived in Tunisia and hop over, the border is open. Also the border with Libya from Tunisia is open but still it is not possible to get a visa as an independent traveller. You need to arrange a trip with a tour operator, for example in Tripoli. Just google a bit, probably it comes up with some organisations. They will arrange visia as well, but do it well in advance. I tried emailing them a few months ago, never got an answer, so better to phone them.
Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt are easy and safe to travel in. From Egypt you can take a boat to Aqaba in southern Jordan and make your way up north via Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, Damascus, Palmyra and Aleppo and cross the Turkish border north of Aleppo (buses to Antakya for example). Also you can travel east towads Deir ez Zor and cross into Turkish Kurdistan near Diyarbakir.

Good luck and have fun! Michael

3. Posted by markwillen (Budding Member 78 posts) 9y

Michael from Utrecht is quite right, the land border between Morocco and Algeria is closed to all (smugglers possibly excepted!). You can fly, though.

4. Posted by rockstar33 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

alright, well thanks for the advice, i guess we will have to just find a low budget flight over to egypt.