On this trip you will have the opportunity not just to experience the vastness and beauty of the Moroccan desert but to learn how to cook all the traditional Berber dishes – instructed by Berber men and women in the uniquely peaceful atmosphere of the Sahara desert. You will be able to dive deep into the desert’s traditional Berber culture and experience a short and very unique stay in the North African Sahara desert.
You will embark from Merzouga in southern Morocco onto a desert trip quite unlike anything you have ever experienced. Once you arrived you will find everything ready and prepared to start your desert trip.
On our trek through the sand desert, passing through a sea of dunes of up to 150m in height, you will be accompanied by experienced local guides. Pack camels will carry our equipment and provisions, making for a safer and more comfortable hike. Climbing a giant dune will allow you to understand why Erg Chebbi is called the “Sea of Sands”. At nightfall, a well-equipped lonesome desert camp (consisting of three comfortable Berber tents with mattresses, linen, toilets, a restaurant, and a kitchen) awaits us after watching the sun set over golden dunes.
With each dinner and lunch being prepared, you will have the opportunity to join the crew and help them with cooking.
We will enjoy our dinners under the most amazing night sky. Evening fades with some stories about the Berber culture seated around the camp fire before you fall asleep in the calming silence of the desert.
After seeing the sun rise and having a lovely prepared breakfast being surrounded only by huge dunes and the sunny sky, you can enjoy yourself before getting ready for preparing lunch with a Berber woman from the village joining us for cooking.
After lunch we will take you to encounter a nomad family meeting friendly and hospitable people that will grant you an authentic insight into Berber and nomad culture and lifestyle while enjoying a glas of Berber Whiskey with them.
Once returned back to the camp you should enjoy the sunset before starting the dinner preparartions. Sitting around the camp fire listening to the myths and stories about the history and culture of the desert you will be able to see stars and planets in a breathtaking star show that few places on earth can hope to match.
After experiencing the sunrise the next morning and another glas of Berber Whiskey you will be back in the hotel. You can take a shower there and enjoy a fortifying breakfast overlooking the desert one last time before making yourself ready to depart for any of your chosen ongoing adventure.
You will be guided by experienced local guides and your luggage and equipment will be taken care of any time. You will be free to experience what you came for: the wilderness of the desert, its unique beauty and tranquility and an unique insight into its extraordinary culture and delicacies what will make your Morocco trip an unforgettable journey.
NOSADE is guaranteeing a unique experience and great fun within the most breathtaking environment you can imagine for being taught to cook delicious, traditional Berber meals.
We are organizing transportation from all cities in Morocco to the desert no matter if you wish to be picked up from Marrakech, from Fes, from Casablanca or from Tangier – if requested. If you wish to be accommodated by NOSADE, please check the accommodation options we offer together with our partners.
Join us for a very unique 3 Days Desert Trip & Cooking Class and send us your individual booking request!