One good way to escape the cold of Europe and North America is to travel to sunnier places. Morocco and the Sahara can be the most magical destinations: The country and its culture are warm and wonderful, a world apart from western culture.
Picking the right tour operator
Some tour operators simply leave it to inexperienced guides to organise the Sahara desert tour Morocco but it pays to choose experienced and reliable tour operators like Sahara Bliss. Company owner Aissam is from a long lineage of Tuareg nomads. He organises the tours in the Sahara from his experience of living the desert nomad life for fifteen years and fifteen years experience as tour guide and tour operator. You get so much more when you join Sahara Bliss desert tours. What does the tour operator offer? Look for an all inclusive arrangement in which the operator arranges the tour guides/driver, transport, accommodation, excursions and food. These travel packages give you the maximum freedom to just sit back, relax and enjoy the magical experience of your personal custom-made desert tour.
Marrakech or Ouarzazate?
You could sign up for a Sahara desert tour starting from Marrakech or from Ouarzazate. The difference is the driving distance and time. Of course, if you start from Marrakech you get to drive across the scenic High Atlas Mountains and then the 3, 4 or 5 day Sahara desert tour Morocco that Sahara Bliss offers would be recommended. Fly into Ouarzazate and you cut down driving time to Zagora and Mhamid since Ouarzazate is located halfway across the route. The big advantage of booking a custom tour is that you can spend more time at interesting places on your way to the desert such as Zagora, Tamegroute and Tagounite before arriving at Mhamid. Another option from Mhamid is to travel deeper into the Sahara to the impressive Erg Chigaga dunes.
Even a fortnight would be too short to visit all the recommended wonderful places. An extended five day tour will give you plenty of time to visit Ait Ben Haddou, the quintessential kasbah, the beautiful Dades Valley and the Rose Valley. Merzouga is from where your camel trek starts to Erg Chigaga. The Erg is where you truly enjoy the Saharan experience. Of course, there are other places to explore like the oasis area around Zagora.. Fes is also a must-see city when visiting Morocco since this imperial city embodies the culture and history of the country. Sahara Bliss offers 3 – 5 day desert tours between Marrakech and Fes. These tours are the perfect opportunity to explore both impressive ancient cities with a stay-over in the Sahara in between.
Things to carry along
- Travel light. With Sahara Bliss there is no need to take along foods and tents.
- Make sure to wear loose fitting full body covering to protect against the sun and sand.
- Do wear protective sunglasses, sunscreen and something to cover your head against the sun.
- Keep a bottle of water at hand along with light refreshments. You could pack in common medications and small tools like a torch.
- Carry a small bag with you for your passport, valuables and camera.
- Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking.
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