At first glance, you might find the desert a bit boring. The place looks plain and the weather’s too hot. But, don’t be fooled by its looks. As it turns out, the desert has a lot more things to offer than it looks. Here are some of them in case you’re traveling to a the desert.
Surf the Sand
Whether you’re a great swimmer or not, you have to try and surf when visiting a place with a desert. Although, the difference is you won’t be surfing on water. Instead, you’ll sandboarding and even if you’re a beginner, you will enjoy this activity.
For starters, it’s a bit like snowboarding. However, you won’t need too much equipment. All you’ll need is a board and some waxes that will help you glide through the sand. As for the speed, though, sandboarding is a bit slower. But, that is what makes it less scary and fun.
Test Off-Roading Skills
For some adrenaline rush that you won’t feel in the city, another activity you can try out is dune bashing. For this activity, you will hop on a luxurious SUV and drive through the dunes with varying speeds that make the surface shift constantly.
In case you’re wondering what it feels like, people compare it to white water rafting. But, of course, you’re moving through the sand.
Because of that, you will need to have good driving skills. But, don’t worry, most tours that offer this have drivers who will drive for you, so you can enjoy the ride more.
If you’re not a fan of extreme activities, don’t worry. You don’t always have to try out heart-pounding activities when you’re in the desert. Sometimes, you can simply lay on your back and look at the stars.
Because the desert has little to no trees, skyscrapers, and other sources of light pollution, you’ll be able to see the sky clearly and enjoy gazing at the stars. So, if you’re tired of the heart-racing activities, you can just take a break and just admire the sky that you will rarely see when you go back to your hometown.
Take a Dip in Springs and Lakes
Yes, some deserts have lakes, and this forms when rainfall or meltwater is caught in the desert’s drainage basins. But, unlike other lakes, these ones are usually shallow and temporary. They’re salty too due to the high concentration of minerals. Because they don’t last long compared to other natural lakes, taking a dip will be a memorable experience. So try it too.
Of course, in this digital age, photos are an important part of a vacation. As they say, “pics or it didn’t happen.” So, take as many photos as you want. Stage a photoshoot if you want to. Besides, you won’t get to see this view again once you go back home.
Contrary to what some people think, deserts aren’t all boring. It can also offer many activities just like other tourist spots. So, why not plan your vacation to a place with a desert now?