Make Your Next Trip Extraordinary

Video: My Stunning Helicopter Ride Over the Sahara

by Wendy Perrin | November 19, 2014

Luxury travel used to mean staying in opulent places. Today it means something different entirely. I’m just back from the greatest luxury of all: Space, silence, and solitude in a place of extreme natural beauty. In a world filled with tourist destinations spoiled by crowds and overbuilding, it seems like the ultimate luxury to have sunrise, sunset, and unobstructed panoramic views all to yourself.

That’s what I had. In the Sahara Desert. I hopped a helicopter from Marrakech to what is probably the most remote part of Morocco. There was nothing but empty sand dunes for as far as the eye could see…and for many miles beyond that. Three friends and I were the only people to land in the desert encampment there and live out our Lawrence of Arabia fantasies for a night. (That’s besides the staff who set up our tents, prepared our meals, and carried our bags but otherwise remained out of sight behind a dune.)

The best way to hire a chopper to land you in a remote part of the Sahara changes from year to year, and some desert camps are a lot more luxurious and atmospheric than others. For up-to-date advice, write to Ask Wendy.

Travel Tips

How to Island-Hop Your Way Around French Polynesia

by Sara Tucker | July 28, 2016

Travel Tips

Your National Parks Calendar: Which Park to Visit Each Month

by Brook Wilkinson | January 2, 2017

let's create an extraordinary trip

Cuba: Plan Your Trip!

by Wendy Perrin | June 7, 2019

WENDY'S “WOW MOMENTS” PROJECT

WOW Moment: Mountaintop Cocktails in Brazil

by Gerry O'Connor | November 19, 2018

Airline Travel

Steps to Reduce Your Health Risk When You Fly

by Billie Cohen | May 30, 2020

Travel Tips

The Best Time to Book Any Trip, By Destination

by Brook Wilkinson | September 5, 2016

Family Travel

Adventurous, Exotic Travel with Young Kids: It Is Possible

by Brook Wilkinson | February 11, 2016

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>