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

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 magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

The only possibly showstopping bother with this trip is going through Algeria, which could potentially be dangerous and difficult, but I believe is technically possible now. I've travelled from Greece to Egypt via Turkey, Syria and Jordan, and also visited Tunisia, it's a great patch to travel in.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Morocco to Turkey via North Africa is mental, dangerous and illegal. Illegal because non-citizens cannot enter Algeria from Morocco. Travelling in Algeria is dangerous - there is a certain possibility of foreigners being kidnapped for ransom. It is also illegal to travel in Lybia without a tour guide approved by the Lybian government. Getting the visa for Lybia into a US-passport would be a real nightmare too.

No, if you want to go overland to Turkey from Morocco please go via Europe: Morocco-Spain- France- Italy- Greece-Turkey. From Italy you could ferry it to Tunisia and Malta and then back to Italy. From Turkey it would then be easy to get to Egpyt overland - it is a well-travelled route.

Flying: from Morocco to Egypt the cheapest way would be with a budget flight via the UK. See thomsonfly.com for ideas. You could then travel from Egypt to Turkey overland. Just make sure you avoid Israel (ie take the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba instead of going by bus via Eilat) or you will have to fly over Syria.