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On departure there is the opportunity to do some shopping. Fill the refrigerator and (kitchen) cabinets with your favorite ingredients, snacks and supplies for on the go. You travel completely self-sufficient, so also provide food yourself. When the situation allows, you can order take-away or dine in restaurants that we may find underway. Please not this is an rarity, as we really go into the nature, and will be self reliant most of the nights

With a driver’s license for a vehicle up to a maximum weight of 7,500 kg, you can drive a Bliss Mobil rental expedition truck. In Europe this is equivalent to a C1 driving license. If you have a non-European driving license, we advise you to contact us. Then we will verify your driving license with regards to driving the expedition truck.

Anyone with the correct driving license can participate in the expeditions. Off-road experience is not a must. Our tour guide trains, guides and helps you when necessary to fully enjoy the adventure. During the trip you will automatically gain experience with recovery, off-road driving, adjusting tire pressure and taking difficult passages.

Yes! You are the driver and drive the expeditions truck yourself every day. Even during the difficult passages. The greater the victory when you have faced difficult terrain. Support and help is always close by. It goes without saying that we train, help and assist where necessary.

Our expedition trucks are Mercedes Ategos 1018 4×4 with a Bliss Mobil living unit.  With the military-quality truck you can overcome harsh conditions and difficult off-road passages. The unit offers you the necessary luxury and comfort. Think of it as your home away from home. The expedition trucks are equipped with everything you need for your off-road adventure: from equipment to a comfortable unit with shower, toilet, bed and much more.

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Not yet at this time.

We start each expedition with extensive training for truck and unit. On the way, our experienced tour guides are always nearby for additional information and any help.

Self drive rental of an expedition truck is unique in itself, no other companies offer this. The combination with a journey which fits the capabilities and abilities of the truck is even more special. The Bliss Mobil unit offers you the true “Freedom of Independence”.

During our expeditions we leave the beaten track and you experience the ultimate freedom that comes with self-sufficient travel. You’ll discover what real off-road driving means and you’ll visit locations that you can’t visit on your own. We enter the highlands of Iceland with meters deep river crossings, brave the high sand dunes of Morocco and Namibia and drive over miles of deserted beaches. Just to name a few examples. In short; our expeditions take you on a real adventure, with the comfort of home. Thanks to the fully equipped Bliss Mobil unit, this expedition combines luxury and adventure.

Pack your suitcase as you would do for an adventurous holiday, in terms of clothing. We have thought of all the rest! From outdoor equipment, a fully equipped kitchen, bed linen and towels to navigation equipment and spare parts; the truck and unit are fully equipped and ready to go. We only expect you to enjoy the journey. After booking you will receive a packing list to help you pack for the expedition.

During the expedition we will have to drive as a convoy several times. Think of departure, arrival and just before border crossings, but also on difficult terrain. That is exactly why we do these expeditions in small groups. In this way we can help each other with challenging passages and recovery (if necessary). That makes it possible to get to beautiful places where you cannot go alone.
In many cases you can decide for yourself whether you want to travel independently (based on coordinates) or go with us/the other adventurers. At the end of each day you will meet for the night at the bivouac/campsite. Of course you also meet regularly on the way. Support and help is always close by.

  • Professional organization: you don’t have to worry about anything
  • Rental of the Bliss Mobil expedition truck and equipment
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Transport of the vehicle to the starting location
  • All overnight stays in the Bliss Mobil unit (at unique locations)
  • Breakfast and dinner at selected locations (if the situation allows)
  • 24/7 travel guidance, backup and support
  • Memorable excursions
  • An extensive adventurous road book
  • Permits and guidance
  • Numerous unforgettable adventures
  • Flight to/from destination
  • Fuel and toll
  • Damage, use of spare parts and tires
  • Meals (except breakfast and dinner at selected locations)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Third travel companion

The additional costs for a 3rd person is € 1000. In the cabin (and the unit) there is room for max 3 persons.

During the trip the fuel consumption of the truck varies between 25 liter / 100 km to 50 liter / 100 km in off-road situations. The fuel tanks are around 450 liters, and we normally use 1,5 fillings. So around 675 liter fuel use is to be expected.

Fuel prices vary greatly, but if we calculate with € 1,70,- per liter it comes in around +- € 1.250,- as an estimate for fuel cost.

On departure there is the opportunity to do some shopping. Fill the refrigerator and (kitchen) cabinets with your favorite ingredients, snacks and supplies for on the go. You travel completely self-sufficient, so also provide food yourself. When the situation allows, you can order take-away or dine in restaurants.

Certainly! All confirmed destinations can be found in the travel agenda. Destinations in Africa are planned for 2022. South America, the USA and Asia are on our list for the years thereafter. We continue to expand the travel offer continuously. The duration of all expeditions is between 10 and 21 days.

We advise you to fly in one day before the start and enjoy Reykjavik or Marrakech by yourself. The first day will be used for training, shopping etc. If you are not able to fly in the day before, it is no problem, you can fly in the morning on the first day and you will just have a busy first day ! After subscription, you will receive detailed information from Overland Travel, who is operating the expeditions about the meeting point and how to get there, from the airport or the hotel. 

You get an extensive training on the first day of the expedition. On this day, you get explained how the truck and unit works in detail, and you have time to stock up your supplies for the adventure ahead!

On the way, our experienced tour guides are always nearby for additional information and any further support and assistance.

Self-drive rental of an expedition truck is unique in itself, no other companies offer this. The combination with a journey which fits the capabilities and abilities of the truck is even more special. The Bliss Mobil unit offers you the true ‘Freedom of Independence’.

During our expeditions we leave the beaten track and you experience the ultimate freedom that comes with self-sufficient travel. You’ll discover what real off-road driving means and you’ll visit locations that you can’t visit on your own. We enter the highlands of Iceland with meters deep river crossings, brave the high sand dunes of Morocco and drive over miles of deserted beaches. Just to name a few examples. In short; our expeditions take you on a real adventure, with the comfort of home. Thanks to the fully equipped Bliss Mobil unit, this expedition combines luxury and adventure.

Your normal travel and cancellation insurance are advised, as well as medical cost coverage.

Damage to the truck, damage to the interior, flat tires and use of spare parts (excluding wear).

If you follow all instructions the tour guide gives you, the € 15,000 deposit is your maximum damage risk. If instructions are ignored or reckless behavior, the full amount of damage will be charged when it exceeds the deposit.

The deposit is for covering the damage to the truck, like  flat tires use of spare parts, and damage to the unit. The use of spare parts are parts that are not expected to wear out or brake normally, so for example when hitting an object with the bumper, or breaking something in the driveline.(excluding wear).

Also the deposit covers the fuel costs when not fuelling up the truck at the end of the expedition. This applies as well for unpaid bills that may have been advanced during the trip.

Before departure you sign off on the balance, and the  deposit will be reimbursed within 1-2 weeks after the end of the expedition.

We request to have the deposit in our account one week before the start of the expedition. You will get ( the balance) of your deposit back within 1-2 weeks after the end of the expedition.

The deposit is preferably not payable by credit card or paypal, it must be a bank wire transfer in Euros. In case you wish to make the deposit by credit card, we will have to charge an additional 4% transaction costs.  

We have seen over the last few years that we had to charge for things like a flat tyre, broken mirror, broken storage box etc. This came in at around € 2000-3000.  The reason why we ask for the deposit is that we do a unique self drive expedition and drive really off-road which cannot be insured at full risk. Luckily, with the expert guidance of Overland Travel, we limited the damage risk as much as possible. 

The Overland Travel guides are trained in first aid in the event of accidents and they also carry medical supplies for first aid. In addition, they are well prepared to immediately make the right local contacts and actions in the event of an emergency. It goes without saying that you bring your own medicines and specific medical supplies from home

We currently have only expedition vehicles that are suitable for 3 People. So if you have a family of +4 persons, the only way to participate would be to go in 2 trucks.

We are actively researching to add one family unit on every trip, so please contact us and ask for the details.

If you want to organize for your own company, friends or family group an unforgettable expedition, Please send us your specific request. We will be happy to help you create an unforgettable experience with friends, family or colleagues. 

We can also offer companies and groups  an exclusive  incentive or team building program for their employees by means of an unforgettable expedition.

I want to go on a trip, because I want to try out a Bliss Mobil unit, because I plan to buy a Bliss. there are special conditions. When ordering a Bliss Mobil unit within 6 months after the expedition, you get a € 5.000,- return of the Rental Expedition as a discount on your new order.

We do not rent vehicles out without an organized tour and support.. The rental is therefore exclusively organized for expedition trips by Bliss Mobil in collaboration with Overland Travel.

In the fleet we have vehicles under and over 7.5 tons.
So an European driving license with minimum C1 or equivalent is required.

When you live in the US, a standard driving license is sufficient. As our trucks are registered as RV and you can drive the truck with a standard US license (< 12.000 kg).

If you doubt or wish us to check, please send in your driver license for review.

Our rental expeditions are a super experience for kids as well.  It is a great mixture of enjoying being on the road as a family, As we really go inland and off road it’s a kind of exciting-expedition for everyone.

Yes, we mainly do groceries in the large villages / towns. Since there are hardly any inclusive dinners on rental trips, individual diet or allergy needs are not a problem. For that last day we have a dinner in a restaurant, and please let us know, so we can arrange. It is even possible to bring a bag with special food from home.

U.S. citizens may visit Iceland without a visa for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes. The US is listed under the Schengen visa-free countries, and as such, its citizens are exempt from the short-stay visa requirement. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. Iceland is still considered part of the Schengen zone and currently allows for non-EU visitors to enter the country visa-free. However, as of November 2023 most non-EU tourists will need an Icelandic ETIAS to continue to enjoy this visa exemption.

Travellers from many countries do not need a visa to visit Morocco for a period of up to 90 days. Currently, citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK, the EU and Canada, among many others, do not need a visa to travel to Morocco, provided they have a passport of usually six months’ validity and an onward or return ticket (with supporting documents).Make sure that your passport is stamped when you arrive in Morocco, as you may have difficulty leaving the country if your passport does not bear an entry stamp.

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