Testimonial: Kat from the USA
“It was an experience I never would have had on my own and throughout which I felt I was in very capable hands, both in terms of the hiking we did and how reassuring and knowledgeable they are!”
Eva and Hassan led my inexperienced self on a hike through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to a desert camp outside Merzouga where we ate a delicious tajine meal and fruit. It was an experience I never would have had on my own and throughout which I felt I was in very capable hands, both in terms of the hiking we did and how reassuring and knowledgeable they are!
The hike itself was a fascinating combination of not hard at all and challenging–I’m entirely new to hiking in a desert and was not aware of sand dune hiking best practices like what shoes to wear or how to hide one’s face and eyes from the sun but they helped me with all that, provided me with a very effective veil-turban and showed me how to walk… barefoot. All worked out well. I didn’t find it physically strenuous so much as mentally challenging – in a good way; the multi-hour hike very much pushed me. A cool new experience.
We also explored the small town of Merzouga and neighboring towns and cooked a huge meal of chicken and vegetable couscous with Eva’s friends in the area (everyone I met in their orbit was awesome). I was given specific and useful advice for my further travels (where to go and how to get there). Good, specific, reliable advice based on experience.
My days in Merzouga felt like the perfect result of rigorous planning and casual comfort. And the cost was very reasonable. I definitely recommend Berber Adventure Tours. Eva and Hassan’s affection and ease with their town is apparent and always made me feel looked after so I had space and freedom to roam.