Sahara & Gobi

The pilot of a plane that crashed in a desert was staring at the curves of the endless sandy hills. Then he met a beautiful blond boy who appeared from nowhere. The Sahara, in the eyes of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, was a barren, desolate land, but it had the most beautiful night sky. That was probably why he could not give up hope. The Sahara is called the land of death. However, spending a night in this desert is usually on the itinerary of many travelers. The hub of the tour of the Sahara is Marrakech, Morocco, which is located on the northern foot of the Atlas Mountains to the south of Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco that is also known for a movie that was shot there. Travelers to the Sahara usually go to Casablanca, and take a domestic flight to Marrakech. Their trip to the Sahara begins when they reach Merzouga, which is the gateway to the desert. Since it takes more than 9 hours to go from Marrakech to Merzouga, it takes at least 3 days to enjoy the desert. The Sahara quickly cools at night. You have to be ready for the night as the temperature drops below 0 in the winter from January through March. It will be an unforgettable memory to sit around the campfire to listen to the traditional music of Tunisia, and watch the beautiful sandy hills that sparkle under the moonlight and starlight.

It is never easy to travel around the Gobi. Usually, it is even more difficult to find some free time or to find a washroom. However, Mongolia is often remembered as the most beautiful place where many people want to go back to despite the inconveniences. The Gobi is the largest desert in Asia that spans from Mongolia to China, and the name ‘Gobi’ comes from the Mongolian term, meaning, ‘a rough land where no grass can grow.’ This vast region, which spans 1,600 km from east to west and 1,000 km from north to south, has infinite possibilities and plenty of charm. Filled with many beautiful things to see and exotic experiences to cherish, many travelers who love challenges are coming to the Gobi. The Gobi tour usually starts from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, where a team consisting of a guest house attendant, a driver, and a guide/cook offers you convenience for the duration of the trip. You can ride into the horizon where vast, green plains meet the sky for hours until you reach the base camp. There are many wonders of nature there, including Bayangzag, known as ‘the burning cliff,’ Khongor Els, which is an ideal place for traveling on a camel. Also, spending a night in a ger, the traditional home of Mongolian nomads, is a new type of adventure that you cannot experience anywhere else.