Our adventure starts with a spectacular drive from Ouarzazate, passing old kasbahs and Berber villages. We stop at the incredible walled city of Ait Benhaddou before continuing over the High Atlas Mountains to bustling, fascinating Marrakech. We stay in an historic riad, an ornately-decorated traditional Moroccan house set around a courtyard garden. A haven of calm amidst the old city, it offers a perfect place to relax and soak up the sunshine from its rooftop terrace, only a stone’s throw from the bustle of the souks.
The souks are crammed with fascinating sights, and you can haggle for everything from leather goods and shoes to spices and argan oil. Soak up the buzz in the Jma el Fnaa, Marrakech’s huge main square, with its food-stalls, musicians, street-performers and snake-charmers, or just sit back in one of the many cafes and enjoy the cultural flavour. A guided city tour is included to get you started – then explore and shop to your heart’s content!
Donna - November 2023
The whole experience has been amazing, from the moment I signed up to the challenge. Experiencing the Sarah Desert was beautiful, and the team that I did the trip with were so friendly and helpful and made the experience so enjoyable. I would recommend any of the challenges if anyone I knew was interested.
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Lauren - February 2023
I was apprehensive about the challenge, as it was something out of my comfort zone, but my worries were eased as soon as we arrived at the airport and met the group. Vic was an excellent leader; supportive, encouraging and a lot of fun! I can’t fault the experience and I'll be booking the next one ASAP.
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Lynn - February 2023
I had a wonderful time on the Saharan Mini Adventure. The DA leader was great, supportive and full of useful tips. The local crew were brilliant, providing stunning food in very challenging circumstances.
Lucy - February 2023
If you’re looking for a challenge with great exposure to rich culture and beautiful scenery, then this is it! Be prepared for sand and rocks but I had a thoroughly good time with half the desert in my shoes! The group were fantastic and the local guides, as well as the DA leader, were supportive and kind.
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Des - February 2023
This challenge is an excellent way to get started on adventures. Once bitten, there’s no turning back!