If you’d like to combine Moroccan local culture with a bit of exercise, you can book tours to go sandboarding in the Sahara with a number of tour operators. These excursions generally begin at midday, and even the drive to the dunes, past popular surfing beaches and banana plantations, makes it worthwhile. Depending on the tour operator, you’ll generally make a stop shortly after departure to have lunch with a local Berber family where you’ll be served Tajine, a Moroccan stew, and fresh mint tea. Hot drinks cool the body from the inside, which is a good idea considering that shortly afterwards you’ll be riding across the desert on a board. But don’t worry, you’ll get a crash course in sandboarding before you get started.