It’s time for a holiday!
We are aware our artist program is getting the lion share of our attention but we have not forgotten about the creative spirits who want to travel off the beaten track and get back to a time when life was simple and uncluttered…we are here to help.
We can help you from the start with advising on an itinerary that begins from the time you step off your plane or boat. We can hire you cars, suggest places to stay – even if you don;t want to come to us! (but of course we hope you do…). Once you get to Tissardmine you will be sleeping in either an adobe room with private bathroom and shared courtyard or a berber tent that is rather luxurious and also has en-suite bathroom and shared courtyard. The costs for a room are 700Dh per night for 2 people. A Berber tent is 600Dh per night for 2 people. It may seem a bit steep in comparison with others in the region but this price includes breakfast lunch and dinner, fresh linen, towels, soap, shampoo and even a hot water bottle for those chilly winter nights. and don’t forget in includes transfers to us from Erfoud and back on arrival and departure. And of course it includes lots of space, silence, good food and friendly folk. When full we can sleep 18 so it is never really busy! We recommend you stay at least two nights but If you are in a hurry then we can discuss a one night stay and price for just bed and breakfast…we hope you are not in a hurry…
Beyond all this, once you are here, we can offer you excursions travelling by either 4×4 or camel – whichever suits your pace or mood the best. We can take you on day trips around the dune or for an evening walk up Erg Chebbi at sunset, you can help make berber pizza for a picnic lunch, assist in the kitchen and learn how to make a top tagine – or you can just relax reading a book, hunting for fossils. You can go camping for a few days with a camel (and a guide) to take your luggage (not that you will need much…remember the days of travelling light)
At Tissardmine you will be remote – no internet, no telephone signal or stress.
You may fancy a trip to the markets in Rissani (every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) where you can buy all your gifts for the folks back home or just go and wander around the spice, meat and metalwork souks. (and of course here you can check your emails…)
We are able to offer tailor made excursions by camel that can be anything from a short overnight trek into the dune or last an 8 day trek going over the mountains to Zagora. The longer trips are fully supported by 4×4 vehicles and we can offer a budget, hands on experience or a more deluxe fully serviced version – you know your energy levels and comfort requirements best! This does require a degree of physical fitness as you will be either walking or riding for up to six hours a day, but it’s worth it, the food will taste better, the water sweeter and the stars shine more brilliantly.
“So, the highlight of my stay was riding a camel into the dunes… having a delicious meal cooked for us in camp, eating out under the most incredible starry sky I have ever seen, listening to Berber drumming and singing around a camp fire and then being given a drum to join in. Heaven!” Lorna, UK