On our homepage we aim to project our unique selling point, fully catered 4X4 tours.
More important to the prospective client though, will be the information on this page.
In addition to clients from the UK, we have served clients from China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Norway, France, Slovenia, Malta, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA. See below for their impressions of our service.
Morocco, April 2013
"Overall an amazing trip! The route was fantastic and Barrie led us through some of the most adventurous terrain we have driven yet, from the Cedar Forests to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You could always expect a challenge. Great food and excellent knowledge of the local/surrounding area makes this trip very professional, we would recommend it to anyone. Hoping to travel with Waypoint Tours again in the future."
Richard & Lewis Hamilton
"I recently completed a Waypoint Tours trip to Morocco. Barrie bills these trips as expeditions and that is a fair description. An expedition should not be regarded as a soft option and the Morocco trip is not for the fainthearted. You need a good car and a steady nerve as some of the driving is rather challenging and there is a lot of it! The ages of my fellow travellers ranged from early twenties to creeping into their 70's, so anyone with a 'can do' attitude can join in and have a great time. The reward is a fantastic journey through the wilds of Morocco along some truly outstanding routes. Oh and every night Barrie serves up a superb meal! Barrie promises to 'Lead and Feed' and he certainly does that. I have travelled to many remote parts of the world but this trip to Morocco will always stand out as as very special."
"Here are our comments on a fantastic trip: Two extremes; wild camping in the Cedar Forests and waking to a snow covered winter wonderland, and wild camping in the Sahara Desert with a canopy of millions of stars. And in between those were days of driving remote trails, or even no trails at all, with many wow factors along the way. We had a fantastic trip with a good group of people and Barrie certainly knows his Morocco. Another big plus was having all our meals prepared by Barrie, and he did good! Would we go with Waypoint again? - Yes."
John & Pauline Smith
"This trip was beyond any expectations I had. Waypoint Tours is a great way to really explore parts of a country whilst enjoying great driving with a great bunch of people. It really was a great trip and I will strongly recommend it to any friends or family. Hoping to come on another!"
"Waypoint Tours is the perfect way to explore a country with as much to offer as Morocco. We experienced a fantastic ratio of exciting off-roading and Moroccan culture, topped off by exquisite cooking in the evenings. I'm looking forward to following Barrie on my next tour."
Western Sahara, February 2013
Dr Melvyn Langford has just completed his fifth Waypoint Tour, and has recently booked for a further two. This is what he had to say about it:
"Thanks, great trip, looking forward to Portugal."
...which sums up how Waypoint does business.
"Morocco this February was again a great trip in every respect. We got down to the Western Sahara, did some lengthy and adventurous off roading, being away from the road for days at a time, followed by some spectacular routes in the Anti-Atlas. We had great food every night, and a good balance between wild camping and campsites. It was a great bunch of fellow travellers, and some good friendships made, or reinforced."
Trev and Aly were Waypoint's first ever clients, the relationship stretching back to the summer of 2008. Here are some comments folllowing their most recent trip with us:
"With so many new routes being taken, there was no shortage of excitement and adrenaline rushes. Long stretches of pistes in the Western Sahara, mountain pistes and rock climbs in Morocco, rounded off each day with the most excellent meals. It was possibly one of our best expeditions yet, particularly when you also take into account the friendships that have been forged with the most excellent fellow travellers. We have been on other expeditions before, but this was our 3rd with Waypoint. Alyson and I were Waypoint Tours' first ever clients back in 2008, a fact that we can safely say we are very proud of. It is fantastic to see how experienced Barrie and Waypoint Tours have become over the years. Would we recommend anyone to book with Waypoint Tours? Most definitely, Alyson and I are anxiously waiting for their full 2014 tour schedule to be published."
Trevor Green & Alyson Upton
Morocco, October 2012
"Wow we had an amazing time and viewed parts of Morocco most normal visitors never see. The tracks we took were testing and adventurous. The food was good and we are looking forward to our next trip with you to Portugal."
Lawrie Bowden & Bob Lavender
"Thank you from us both for such a wonderful experience, we have found it hard to put it all into words and have some very jealous family and friends! It was truly a marvellous and exciting expedition. The food was expertly prepared, cooked and presented, from cured meat salads at lunch time to tagines or salmon finished on the BBQ in the evenings. Secondly, with regards to the Botswana & Namibia fly drive safari..."
Dom Faiers & Mandy Brereton
Pyrenees, September 2012
Pyrenees, May 2012
"A truly excellent journey, escaping into the wilds of the Pyrenees. I would recommend this trip to both the novice off-roader and to the more experienced driver, as there is something for everyone. All day, every day, we were travelling off-road routes that the normal tourist would not know even existed; traversing mountain tracks through stunning scenery that puts to shame anything the UK has to offer. This, coupled with not having to worry about shopping for food, cooking etc, made the whole expedition a memorable experience. Would I travel with Barrie again? I have already booked my next trip."
"We really enjoyed our second trip to the Pyrenees with Waypoint. The scenery was brilliant and the tracks chosen were varied, with some more challenging sections. Barrie's mastery of the barbeque made for excellent evening meals, very relaxing after a day's drive. It was a pleasure to be in your company once more Barrie and we will certainly travel with you again in the future. We would definitely recommend a holiday with Waypoint Tours."
John & Claire Wardle
"Just returned from Pyrenees trip, what an excellent holiday. We read about the scenery prior to departure, but when you see the views for real from the many beautiful passes, it is stunning, definitely very much a trip to remember. Along different tracks every day, some not used by anyone for ages, the offroading is varied and suitable for all levels of experience; and when it does get tricky, Barrie will be there to help everyone through. We had a couple of places with deeply washed out track where you needed a spotter, but Barrie got us all through with no drama or damage. Standard 4x4's can manage this trip really well so long as the guidance about preparation is followed. You cannot comment on one of Barrie's tours without mentioning the catering. There is no middle ground here, the food is always excellent, really tasty and ready for you when you are ready in the evening, which is such a positive part of the experience. With the rest of the group around the braai in the evening, slurping some locally purchased vino, which although cheap, is also very good quality, this part of the day is also something to remember! After some consideration, we decided the Barnsley chops only marginally beat the Spaghetti Bolognaise, but the other dishes, such as the Salmon, were also number one contenders. We took along our German Shepherd, Ziva, who also enjoyed the trip! One feature of this holiday is that most of the camping is in full camp sites, to be compliant with the rules about camping in the national parks. We saw that Barrie is extremely careful to follow the local laws, not stepping or driving anywhere not permitted. On the plus side, this means full facilities each evening, so for anyone concerned about comfort, this trip scores top in that department as well. Would we go again? We are working out dates, so yes, definitely. Would we do this with other tour companies? Almost certainly not, why have to make all that other preparation like fridges, food, and so on – Barrie takes care of all that, leaving you just to enjoy yourself! Be seeing you on a future trip!"
Mike & Maureen Arthur
Morocco, April 2012
"A fabulous expedition with great offroading, great company, and great food. An added benefit was the great educational experience for my son, who really enjoyed the company and experience of seeing the reality of life in Morocco. Highly recommended."
"This was our first trip with Waypoint Tours and it won't be our last. Barrie's knowledge of Morocco was first class, his food was excellent and his easy going nature made this our trip of a
lifetime! Anyone planning a trip should make Waypoint Tours their first choice. Thanks Barrie, we will be travelling with you again."
"We have just returned from our second trip with Waypoint Tours and yet again we had a great time. Barrie's knowledge of the roads, tracks, local customs and local towns is invaluable. On both trips, Morocco and Western Sahara, we experienced a wide variety of driving conditions including sand, mountains, river beds and hill tracks. After an exciting day of driving , we could relax while Barrie would cook one of his super meals!"
"This was my second overland trip to Morocco with Barrie. After my first trip I knew it was going to be a proper adventure and I was not disappointed. Barrie certainly ensures you reach the more remote, less travelled parts that other operators fail to find! The wet weather in Morocco before we travelled meant the conditions were suitably challenging and exciting, testing the vehicles and the recovery equipment. Barrie's relaxed leadership style brought the team together quickly. The catering was, as I remembered, excellent, with the evening meals providing a welcome end to each day's adventuring. My second trip has left me already planning my third overland trip with Waypoint Tours, and I have only been back for a few days."
"If you are looking for an adventure and a temporary escape from the daily grind of work and everyday life, an expedition with Waypoint Tours will get the adrenaline flowing again, and make you realise what we have all been missing! Book a trip, get out there and go with the flow. The Morocco tour was brilliant. Barrie's leadership was subtle and relaxed, we all contributed to the team spirit and felt like we knew what we were doing, but really only Barrie knew! We pulled up in the middle of nowhere and set up camp, hit sandstorms in the desert, snow ploughs in the mountains, spend a few nights in rustic campsites. Lots of waving and smiley faces along the way from villagers, topped off by grinning, occasionally manic, Waypoint Tourers! Excellent time and people, thank you. Portugal (2013) here we come!"
Western Sahara, November 2011
Pyrenees, August 2011
"Our first overland trip, and it certainly won't be our last with Barrie. Challenging routes that we would never have found by ourselves, breath-taking views, and excellent catering."
"The food was great and plentiful, the people terrific and the views were stunning! Not to have to worry about food purchase and preparation was a lovely change, and Barrie proved to be
a very good chef on a couple of gas rings!"
"What an amazing tour, as my first overland trip I was a little nervous, but I needn't have worried. Barrie made everything so stress-free and effortless, and he makes the best paella ever!
Fantastic driving, and exploring the mountain scenery was just incredible. All in all it was a brilliant trip, and the only way to really travel."
"The trip was a great success from my point of view, it is a holiday that will stick with me for a long time. It is the first time I have done something like this and I loved every minute. It is
all about the people, and that definitely made the trip. My Dad and I are incredibly grateful to Barrie for setting up this trip, he lead it well and the meals were well prepared. I do hope to be on
one of these trips again."
"I really enjoyed our trip across the Pyrenees, you made us feel very welcome.
It was amazing to see the beautiful scenery, and the wildlife. My favourite was the vultures. Every meal we had was very nice, and filling. The people on this trip were all very welcoming. The overall feel of the trip was brilliant, I would definitely go on another one."
Jordan Lockett 13
"Thank you for being so helpful and flexible, it really was a very good trip, with excellent catering and hospitality. The food, company and views were all amazing! It was a real pleasure to spend
time with you and we look forward to doing it again."
Iain & Mickie Prophet
"Having been involved with 4 wheel drives both social, pleasure and competition for over 20 years I can honestly say that the week spent with Barrie on his Pyrenees tour was a totally great experience. From the mountain tracks and scenery to the superb food expertly prepared, I could not have wished for better. A great tour, with fantastic food all presented by one of the nicest guys I have had the pleasure of meeting."
Morocco, June 2011
"Thanks very much for the best off-roading experience we have ever had in Africa - this was our third trip to North Africa and it was superb that the only tarmac used was that essential in getting
there. The trip was sufficiently challenging to be exciting, without any major incidents, and the countryside was just awe-inspiring, with totally unexpected variety and diversity in the landscape
Honor Gilbert & John Goves
"Barrie managed to pack in as much remote adventuring as he could, while balancing the need to maintain the safety and comfort of the group. Barrie's laid back leadership and easy humour ensured
that a group of diverse strangers quickly became firm friends. Thanks for a totally different and unique experience, we hope to join you again in the future."
Geoff & Glenda Gregory
"Thanks for an awesome trip, it was everything I hoped it would be. Day 2 was amazing - I completed 'My Own Camel Trophy' through the Jaffar Gorge followed by the Cirque Jaffar, plenty of
road-building, boulder-crawling and winching. I often had to remind myself to blink! The food was great; substantial sandwiches for lunch and excellent BBQ's or Tagines for dinner. If it's a lot of
challenging off-road driving you're after - then Barrie is your man."
"My Morocco 4X4 Explorer trip was absolutely fantastic, even though I only went as a passenger with Barrie. The food was great, there was plenty of it and I certainly never went hungry. Barrie is
a great host and guide, he is easy to get along with, he makes everyone feel welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble for him. The route we took was fantastic, very adventurous and nothing like I
have ever imagined or seen before. Once I have my own 4X4, I will definitely be joining Barrie again on another breathtaking adventure."
Scott Farrar, passenger
Morocco, April 2011
"Thanks for a great trip! We really did get off the beaten track - and it was proper exploration. I've been to Morocco several times, but I had no idea the places you took us would be so
fantastic. It was great to have so much real off-road driving too; no-one else runs trips as good as this. What a brilliant tour, I'm already thinking about coming again. Let's hope it's not so windy
"Thank you for a great experience, which despite the weather, I thoroughly enjoyed. It was tough on occasions, but of course it was not meant to be a beach holiday! Once again, many thanks for
your dedication and hard work, it was really appreciated. I will keep a watch on your website for possible future adventures. Kind regards,"
Ian Paul, passenger
Western Sahara, October 2010
"It was an absolute pleasure to travel with you again. Alyson and I enjoyed the Western Sahara very much. As our second expedition with Waypoint Tours, we expected nothing but the best and were
not disappointed. We travelled long distances across desert pistes without seeing anyone else, spent nights under the stars, drove along endless beaches, wet marshland, and through remote places
anyone else would have avoided. This is what it's all about, isn't it? To top it off was the contrast of a drive through the Atlas to Marrakech. Meeting new friends and having the most excellent food
cooked for us every night was the real bonus."
Trevor Green & Alyson Upton
"The trip of a life-time that I'd want to do again and again. Spectacular driving followed by delicious food. Already planning the next trip with Waypoint Tours."
"A fantastic trip. We went to some very remote places, camped out, and yet we still ate like kings! The catering was superb, which made for a relaxed trip enabling us to really appreciate the
beauty of Morocco and Western Sahara."
"A fantastic trip with such varied landscape, scenery and driving conditions. We particularly enjoyed wild camping under the stars in the remoteness of Western Sahara. The catering was outstanding
throughout, and contributed to a very relaxing holiday. We are looking forward to travelling with Waypoint Tours again in the future."
Graham & Linda Cooper
Portugal, August 2010
"We were very happy with your organisation and running of the tour in Portugal. As first-timers to this type of travel we were very pleased to have a gourmet meal cooked for us each evening, which
took the load off and gave us time to relax and swap all our experiences of the day. Portugal seems to have everything for the off-roader, with so much to explore. Thanks for your assistance with the
vehicle repairs, we will be more than happy to join you on your next expedition."
Mike & Maureen Arthur
"Elliott and I both had a good time and enjoyed the company of our fellow explorers. High points included your food (well done!) and the good number of tracks we covered. It seems that inland
Portugal has much potential and wild beauty to enjoy. It's worth considering the area in Spring or Autumn as I think the river crossings may be more interesting and the heat a little easier."
Morocco, June 2010
"Barrie's a good man and certainly gets my double thumbs up. You're in for a treat when you sign up for one of his trips. It's no canned tour, it's an adventure!"
"I went on a Waypoint Tour, expecting adventure in the remote parts of Morocco, and I was not disappointed! The truly spectacular scenery could be appreciated, at times driving along some
relatively demanding pistes. Our group was fantastic, really laid back, and we all found Barrie, and each other, easy to get along with. We had the usual vehicle hiccups, and when required to, Barrie
utilised his network of trusted mechanics. My own vehicle, a Discovery 1, was not expensive to purchase or to prepare, and it performed very well. Whatever your vehicle, know it well, as it will be
tested, and you will need to rely on it in remote areas."
"If you are looking for the road less travelled, then Barrie is your man. You get to see the real Morocco, whilst enjoying some decent, and at times, challenging off-road driving. Every day is
topped off with fantastically catered meals, good company, and memories to last a lifetime. Ten out of ten."
Morocco, April 2010
"I've travelled the world in the company of many guides, of one form or another, and I have to say that Waypoint Tours are amongst the very best. Morocco is a tough and demanding country. We
sought an experience that would be a true adventure, and that is exactly what we got. The small size of our group was perfect, no danger of a dozen-vehicle pony trek with these guys! Moreover, our
route was very much off the established tracks, and took us to places that many other operators would fail to reach; from the Cedar Forests of the north, to the High and Anti Atlas mountains, and the
southern deserts beyond. In some parts we were able to chart new routes, following dried-up river beds hidden in breathtakingly beautiful canyons and gorges. On any 15-day trek such as this, you have
to be prepared for the unexpected, after all, that is what real adventure is about. Waypoint handled our changing circumstances and individual needs, both human and mechanical, with an ease
underpinned by their intimate understanding and respect for the host country. If you want to see Morocco in a way that will thrill you, inspire you, and leave you wanting more 4X4 adventures in the
years to come; then these are the people to go with - I'd follow them anywhere!"
"I have nothing but praise for Barrie of Waypoint Tours, from his non-pushy approach in discussing his tours and the sensible, practical advice on vehicle preparation, to his efficient management
of the tour itself, both prior to departure and en route. The small group size was perfect to ensure no lengthy convoys, our group decisions were reached quickly, friendships made easily, with
minimal disruption to the people and places we passed. I had wanted an adventure without the hassle of taking and preparing lots of food; Barrie's unique catered tour was truly wonderful. Having
pitched camp at the end of the day, what better way to relax than with friends over a cooked meal? Barrie prepared some very memorable dishes, from BBQ's to Tagines and, with his aide Max, were very
genial hosts to these meals under the stars. As far as the adventure; we had that in spades, exploring new tracks and pistes, with Barrie avoiding the well worn tourist 4X4 routes, giving the trip a
real expedition feel, through some truly spectacular scenery along some challenging routes."
"We cannot express our gratitude enough to Waypoint Tours, not only for delivering the most amazing adventure, but also for making our honeymoon a truly wonderful experience, never to be
forgotten. From the outset, Waypoint's advice on vehicle preparation was exacting. Their reassurance that this would be an adventure, and not a vehicle demolition derby, and that we would see sights
along trails not normally visited, were all taken into account before signing up. We wanted a personalised and relaxed service, so that we could unwind and enjoy each other's company, after the
mayhem of organising our wedding. All of this Waypoint delivered, and more! Being part of a small group ensured that the service provided was excellent and without fault, you could not have asked for
more. From the exceptional meals prepared and cooked by Barrie, to his repair of our puncture in a river bed! Barrie's medical care was put to good use by Lucinda, in the form of acute sunburn, which
he treated quickly and professionally. At no point did we feel that any of our requests were an effort. Waypoint Tours delivered and exceeded every promise made and, what is more, our expectations.
We have no hesitation in recommending them."
Jamie Mash & Lucinda Cross
"We both enjoyed your trip to Morocco. The scenery, the off-road driving and the company were fantastic. It was good to be needing low-range and to be using my winch. I had feared the weather
conditions may be too hot, but in fact the temperatures were just right. It is my intention to join you again, should you be running another trip at the same time next year."
Morocco, October 2009
"This was an excellent trip for the adventurous - the real 'Dakar' experience. Waypoint Tours expeditions are exciting, awesome and a good craic. Barrie Dunbar is an accomplished leader and also
an outstanding 'braai-master' / chef."
Paul Lundstrom & Paul Murphy
"A great drive through the Marrakech medina! A good trip with perfect BBQ's and unforgettable mountain views. Very good for practicing haggling."
Neil Hughes & Anthony Davies
"Barrie Dunbar is a versatile and flexible guide - he will tailor your trip to suit, no matter how testing you might want it. Great wild camping in the wilderness."
James Greenwood & Michael Pope
"A great trip by a very good leader providing lots of challenging off-roading. The food is excellent, there's great fun for all and you are kept entertained."
Mark Aughton & Matthew Slinger
Morocco, April 2009
"Enjoying Waypoint's fantastic cuisine in a backdrop of spectacular wild scenery, who could ask for more?"
"I booked with Waypoint Tours early this year (especially as the tour was fully catered and I hate cooking) after hearing some good things about them. I can confirm that South African, Barrie
Dunbar is a no-nonsense man who knows his stuff (and he's a great cook). I can thoroughly recommend Waypoint Tours, I would confidently follow him anywhere."
"Michele and I would like to thank you for a great trip to Morocco. It has been an adventure, for sure. We have enjoyed every minute, as well as the group with us. The best part was we did not
have to bring or cook food as it was all supplied by you. We have enjoyed your cooking and I am hard to cook for, just ask Michele!"
Morocco, November 2008
"Thanks for the brilliant time. From our part, to cram all types of off-roading into one expedition was absolutely fantastic. From frost and snow to wind, rain and sun. From tarmac to mountain
gorges and sand. From the downright easy to the absolute extreme. All challenges welcome in our book, though some were definitely not for the faint-hearted! (Our winch has never seen so much action
in so short space of time). As for your cooking: very nice indeed. We are now avid Moroccan cuisine fans, thanks to you. Alyson has gone out and bought a Moroccan cook book."
Trevor Green & Alyson Upton
"Many thanks for organising a fantastic tour. For us it was a great introduction to overland touring and an opportunity to experience driving over a wide variety of terrain. In particular I would
like to thank you for not holding back in choosing routes with difficult sections - I learnt a lot about off-road driving, some of it the hard way! I would recommend your tours to anyone who wants to
get a head start in off-road exploration. Your food was great too."
Andy Haxby & Julie Madeley
"This is the best tour I've been on, much better than my last tour in Morocco." overheard on day 1
"We've done more off-roading in two days, than other operators do in two weeks." overheard on day 2