Our first visit to Morocco and into the sands of the Sahara truly altered the way we see ourselves and others. The desert has a way of revealing the truth of what you are seeking, the true why of your journey. It strips you of the barriers and defenses we all put up and shows you the beauty of what is deep within yourself. In Morocco your opportunities to connect deeply with the land and the culture will be constant, all that is required is that you open yourself to those chances. Morocco, for us, is a story as old as time itself, one that is being written each day by those who venture into her heart. Once you go there your story will become part of that tale, forever intertwined with the arch of humanity and the footsteps in the sand.
Our trips seek to be a balance of adventure, connection, and time to enjoy the beauty and vibrancy of this amazing country. From city sites in Marrakech and Casablanca, to nights under more stars than you can imagine in the soft sands of the Sahara, this experience will be like none other you have had. Your journey begins today. Are you ready?
In Morocco there are few people with the skill and experience in the desert that our partner, Hicham El Haddar, possesses. His lineage is of generations of Caravan People who have made their homes in the Sahara for thousands of years. For more than 30 years he has been moving trough the desert and is an officially authorized International Sahara Guide and Expedition Organizer.
From the time your arrive in the country Hicham will ensure that not only are you taken care of, but that every opportunity to connect deeply with the people and the land is given. A grand story teller and expert guide, Hicham has an unmatched way of letting the sand teach each person what they have come to learn and open up your eyes and heart to receive the gifts of immersive, transformational experience.
Your accommodation in Marrakech is Riad Beldi. This is a traditional Moroccan lodging in the “old family house” style that has been completely renovated in the Berber tradition. It is ideally located in one of the oldest districts of the medina of Marrakech. This beautiful place an authentic guest house in Marrakech to enjoy the magic of the Red City. Not far from the Jemaa Lafna square, and the main palmeraie, this riad in Marrakech offers comfort, quiet and a friendly atmosphere.
Your lodging in the desert village of Merzougha will be Riad Azawad. This traditional style guest house is ideally situated near the massive sand dunes of the Erg Chebi and boasts a beautiful garden in the center of the riad. With a panoramic view to the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Riad Azawad’s rooms & suites are an ideal place to enjoy the spirit of the Sahara before and after your caravan.
“The Desert Room”
During your caravan you will be participating in the traditional Berber camp as you make your way across the desert. Our guide, Hicham, has over 30 years of experience guiding in the desert and has developed a very special camping method that is not only comfortable, but taps into the true spirit of the nomad. You will have space to enjoy the company of your new and old friends, as well as immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the desert. Hicham says the camp is home, “We love the Sahara Desert! This is our peaceful place where we feel at home. This is the home of the nomads. This is the place where we explore the history of humanity and the place where the caravans have been crossing for hundreds of years.” Now your story is part of that history.