Valeria Laguna

The Time I went glamping on the Sahara desert

Valeria Laguna
The Time I went glamping on the Sahara desert

When people ask me about my favorite trip while studying abroad this is definitely the one. Now don’t get me wrong, everything about studying abroad was unforgettable but Marrakech… WOW WOW WOW! Everything about this trip was incredible.

So from the beginning we were a little bit hesitant about this trip for many reasons but Marrakech is extremely modern, beautiful and safe. My roommate’s cousin had done the trip before and recommended it to us 100%. Communication with the tour company was through email and a bit difficult to understand because of the language barrier so we were a bit concerned beforehand but everything ended working out perfectly.

The trip itself was super affordable and included several meals, hotels at the stops we made, a camel ride, sandboarding, glamping on the desert, a walking tour of Marrakech, and other fun little things along the way like getting to dress in traditional clothing. In the beginning, we weren’t really sure what to expect but everything we experienced definitely exceeded our every expectation.

Getting to ride a camel (actually it was a dromedary - fun fact: camels have two lumps and dromedaries have one), sleep on the desert, dance, drink and eat with the people of Marrakech, and have a great time with great company was one of the best experiences of my life. The entire time I was in awe of the beautiful people, culture, and traditions. We got to walk the streets of Marrakech and explore the incredible marketplace in the old town at the heart of the city’s trading past. You guys don’t know how hard it was to not spend all my money on the beautifully detailed shoes, clothing, jewelry, and rugs.

If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure, I 100% recommend this trip. The tour company we used is this one: http://www.viajeenmarruecos.com/en/excursions/ it is super trustworthy and worth every penny.

Looking forward to sharing more story times with you guys!

Valeria Laguna x