Fayou Family (Desert Holiday & Camel Trek - Morocco) - The Fayou Family
fayoufamily@msn.com
Guest Reviews
You need to bring...
Where to Find Us
Climate
Holidays & Prices

You choose!  Pick one of the tried and tested treks that gives you a great taste of Berber life OR let us create a unique experience just for you.   Whatever you decide, each experience will be unique.  No holiday with us can ever be repeated.

 

We are very family friendly and have had guests as old as four months and as young as 70 years!  We have hosted solo travellers, families, young couples, friendship groups and larger touring groups.  We are open to all.

 

Accommodation

This is an adventure which delivers a real taste of every day life Berber life.  You will have an authentic desert experience.  We pride ourselfs on providing a five-star service in clean but basic accommodation.   You will eat, sleep and live as we do.  We don't just offer you a holiday, but a life experience that you will cherish forever.

            

You will experience sleeping under stars or in a traditional nomad tent.  Blankets and sleeping mats will be provided, but in the cooler winter months many of our guests like to bring their own sleeping bags for additional comfort.

 
Itineraries

If you would prefer a visual introduction to one of our holidays, click on this link to see independent video footage of our 
Nomad Experience (as detailed below).

Prices shown are inclusive of local transport, food, accommodation & camel hire.  However, it does not cover the cost of your drinking water.  



~ THE SUNSET EXPERIENCE ~

 (1 night) £95 per person all inclusive

 

         

In the morning we will meet you in Rissani before travelling together to our home in the village of Ras-El-Erg.  On arrival at our home you will be greeted warmly with breakfast/refreshments and welcomed to relax and use our washing facilities.

Having recovered from your journey,
you can really experience traditional Berber life:  learn how to cook flatbread, help prepare lunch, feed the animals, go with the girls as they draw water from the well and have your feet and hands decorated with henna.  In the afternoon you might simply want to relax with a book or explore the peaceful village of Ras el Erg before preparing  for your camel trip into the desert (taking an overnight bag is preferable to taking your entire rucksack!)  Mohamed will help you prepare for your trip, making sure that you have enough drinking water.



     


The c
amel ride in  to the Erg Chebi takes about 2 hours and ends at the ‘oasis’ where the family has a large nomad style tent.  Surrounded by massive sand dunes, the fittest of you will be challenged to climb to the top – just to see if you can make it!  For the less energetic there are smaller dunes, which enable you to access views that are just as good.  Take time to sit and relax in the quiet of the desert, or, play in the world’s biggest sandpit!   Fresh tagine will be cooked and served in the dunes.    


  

          



If you are lucky enough to be in the dunes on a night with a bright moon, you absolutely must stand on top of a dune to see the seemingly endless desert bathed in a mysterious blue light. 

In the morning most of our guests like to rise early to watch the sun rise over the dunes before heading back to the family home for breakfast. 

After breakfast Mohamed will accompany you back to Risanni where we will be sad to say our goodbyes.

Note:  This is just a guide of what you are likely to expect.  Exact details may change because of weather conditions or other circumstance.



~ THE BERBER EXPERIENCE ~

 (2 nights) £170 per person all inclusive

 

          

 

The first hours of the Berber Experience are as detailed in the Sunset Experience.  However, instead of heading out to into the Erg Chebi dunes on your first night, you will ride the camels into the lunar landscape of the Black Desert.  Here you will enjoy the hospitality of a local nomad family.  You will share a traditional meal of tagine or couscous and sleep in their humble, but welcoming home.  In the morning you can join in with their daily routine, or simply sit back and relax.  

After lunch you will head out into the majestic dunes of the Erg Chebi.  The fittest of you will be challenged to climb to the top of these towering dunes, just to see if you can make it!  For the less energetic there are smaller dunes, which enable you to access views that are just as good.  Take time to sit and relax in the quiet of the desert, or, play in the world’s biggest sandpit!   

 

You will overnight in the dunes, either under the stars in a traditional nomad tent.  If you are lucky enough to be in the dunes on a night with a bright moon, you absolutely must stand on top of a dune to see the seemingly endless desert bathed in a mysterious blue light.  

 

 

     

 

 

In the morning, many of our guests like to rise early to watch the sunrise over the dunes before riding the camels to the Fayou Family home.   You will be greeted with a generous breakfast and welcomed to use our washing facilities.  After breakfast we will accompany you back to Rissanni where we will be sad to say out goodbyes.  

Note:  This is just a guide of what you are likely to expect.  Exact details may change because of weather conditions or other circumstance.

 

 

      

 

 

~ THE NOMAD EXPERIENCE ~
Approximately £85 per person per day

 

 

    



Your trip will begin as detailed in the Berber Experience, but you have the option of adding extra days to your camel trek.  Perhaps visit local oasis, trek out to remote desert villages and meet some of our finest musicians.  

     

 

~OTHER EXPERIENCES~

 

If you are interested in supporting Berber families elsewhere in Morocco we are pleased to recommend a fellow enterprise that also promotes sustainable tourism.  For information about sustainable home stays in the Atlas Mountains, please visit www.homestaysmorocco.net

HomeThe Fayou FamilyHolidays & PricesSustainable TourismContact Us