Sweet Mint Tea Flavoured Sahara
Me and my mom had five days we could spend for vacation. I looked at the map searching for the unique spot that wouldn’t be oceans away from home and then it hit me – the Sahara desert is just 5 hours flight away and is definitely one of the must-see places in the world. I booked the flights to Morocco and contacted Authentic Morocco asking them to organize a desert trip from Fez to Marrakech. I can confidently say – this was one of the most exceptional experiences in my life.
The driver/guide Lahsen picked us up our riad in Fez at the precise time. Over those 3 days trip he became our friend. Not only did he take the best care of us, but he also showed us very authentic places. On our way to and from the desert we visited nomads, had lunch with a Moroccan family, stopped in the High Atlas mountains to admire stunning views, small silver shops to buy some gorgeous jewellery, an argan oil factory and much more. The best part is that during this long ride through the country we were able to ask Lahsen any questions that came to mind and he kindly answered all of them, giving us a chance to better understand Moroccan culture – he made us feel more like we were visiting a friend than having a touristic trip. Also, we were impressed by the hospitality and kindness of Moroccan people – everywhere you stop, you are offered a glass of traditional mint tea with a smile.
The main purpose of the trip, to see Sahara, exceeded all of our expectations. However, this is the most difficult part to describe. The real writer’s talent would never be enough to squeeze all that huge impression into words – it was out-stan-ding. The combination of all the tranquillity, the sound of the wind, the sunset-sky-coloured sand, the never-ending dunes and millions stars in the sky at night creates an unforgettable feeling. I fell in love with Sahara and left a piece of my heart somewhere amongst those dunes. I will definitely be back.
We couldn’t be more thankful to Authentic Morocco, primarily Liz and Lahsen, for this fabulous trip. We felt safe, relaxed and, most importantly, happy during the whole trip. Thank you so much for all the precious memories!