5 Reasons to join the SAHARA TRIP
The food is fresh and tasty, the weather is sunny more than 300 days in the year, the people are open minded and know how to have a good time… There’s only one thing Malaga and, in fact Andalusia,is missing: a desert!
If you are staying in Malaga longer, it is a shame if you don’t take the chance and go for a weekend trip to Morocco and Sahara desert. In case you need some convincing, here are our top reasons to join a trip to Sahara desert:
- FEZ – Take a walk back in time
Fez is by far one of the most intriguing cities you can visit. Besides the fact that it is often lying in the shadow of its more popular “neighbours” – Chefchaouen, Casablanca or Marakech, Fez feels like frozen in time. Peacefully nestled in the north parts of Morocco, Fez is the most appropriate first stop on our Sahara trip.
Lying in the foot of Atlas Mountains, Fez can tell you its story since it first became a city in 8th-9th century. The medina was designated as world heritage sight by UNESCO in 1981. It is one of the most important parts of the city where you can still see in display various traditional handicraft industries and mesmerizing architecture with detailed carvings and design influenced by many cultures. The medina of Fez is also one of the largest urban car-free zones letting you walk undisturbed by modernity in this walk back in time.
On the way to Sahara desert experience, there is one more thing in Fez that is worth learning about – the leather tanneries. The centuries-old manual process for producing leather is one of the most iconic sights in the city. Numerous men work hard in the stone vessels filled with dyes and liquids to produce bags, shoes, coats or other leather products. Needless to say, the picture will stay in your mind even without shooting with your camera.
- Feel authentic Morocco
The trip to Sahara starts from our beautiful Malaga and passes through one of the most interesting countries in Africa – Morocco. We say interesting because there are many ways in which Moroccan culture can fascinate you.
First, the delicious food made with rich flavors and fresh products. Then, the sweet Moroccan tea which is not only a drink but part of the culture and represents the hospitality of the locals. Third, getting to know the Moroccan people will open your eyes for a culture that makes you feel welcomed everywhere you go. And all of that is as authentic and unspoiled as it can be.
- Sahara sand dunes and camel ride
The first thing you picture when you imagine Sahara desert is probably the same as ours – sand dunes and camels. And we bring both to you. The iconic animals have always been an important part of the every life in the desert. Camels have been used to transport products and people through the desert for centuries. You can get close to them or even hop on a camel for a short, unharmful ride. Don’t forget to be respectful and treat the animals with care and calmness.
- Take a ride on a 4×4 jeep in the middle of nowhere
Another unforgettable experience to have on your trip to Sahara desert is full-speed ride with a 4×4 jeeps across the sand dunes. Feeling the wind in your hair, the dryness of the air and the adrenaline rushing through your body can’t be compared to any other ride.
- Sleep in the Sahara desert
Sleeping in a tent, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but the desert, is a once in a lifetime experience. It is an experience you’ll get if you are brave enough to join the trip to Sahara. Spending the night also in the middle of nowhere, with other people as curious as you can be a special experience. Add music, games, laughs and many new friendships and there are plenty of reasons to make you want to join the trip.
During the trip to Sahara you can also stumble upon many berbers and their desert camps. Berbers are an ethnic group indigenous for North Africa. Seeing and experiencing their way of life can’t be missed.
So if you are brave and ready to take the journey, join MSE Malaga team for the next trip to Sahara desert. See more photos from the last trip: Sahara experience March 2018.
( Article written by Maria )