Watch sun set over the Palmeraie on a 3-hour experience that includes mint tea at a traditional Berber house and a 1-hour camel ride through the palm oasis. Enjoy cooler evening temperatures and snap ‘golden hour’ photos of the scenic Palmeraie, with door-to-door transport in an air conditioned minivan.
Begin this tour with pickup at your Marrakech accommodations—if your hotel is in the old city, simply meet the driver at the closest point that’s accessible by vehicle. On your way out of Marrakech, stop at a traditional Berber house for a glass of mint tea, an important symbol of Moroccan hospitality and culture. Continue into the Palmeraie, an oasis that sprawls 54 square miles (140 square km.) from the edge of the city, filled with date palm groves, elegant homes, resorts, and traditional communities. Take in views of spiky palm groves and the low-lying vegetation as the sun goes down, and enjoy the rhythmic, swaying gait of your camel. At the end of a 1-hour ride, say goodbye to your camel and meet the driver for the return trip to your Marrakech accommodations. Note: To ensure that your group is able to ride together, we suggest signing up all members in a single booking.
Overall very nice but it all depends on how clear the sky is. The tour guides we had were nice and sang songs along the way. It took about 2.5-3 hours for the camel ride, tea and back. It's worth it if you have never sat on a camel before.
Have tried other tours with Viator where the balance between price and value were more appropriate. Picked up at hotel 1-hour earlier than informed and 2-3 hours before sunset - and 10min drive to starting point for camel ride. Then 1 hour and a quarter nice and comfortable camel-ride between the palm trees including tea - and return to hotel - where we could view the sunset during the next hour from our terrace. At least we can say we are glad to support the camel owner with the possibility to have double turnover - and at least offer a good experience for customers which happens to be there during the sunset.
This was a great trip to be fair. We were picked up in a small van from our hotel 2 hours before sunset, drove to palm grove and then we meet with others who booked the trip. We then waited 10mins and were dressed in traditional Moroccan robes and shown to our camels. We then rode through a large patch of sand / palm trees, stopped for tea in a Berber and then made our way back as the sun was setting. This was great and for the price of 25 each pp - it was worth it.
Very helpful and polite guides.
Camel ride is a must I guess for tourists.
You get to wear local clothes and turban provided by the guides.
I would change the village visit a bit.
Its a bit dirty and there is no meeting with locals personally I wouldnt blame them with all these tourists!
Generally good experience
We had already done a small camel ride the day before which was quite uncomfortable so were apprehensive. However the camels on this trip were a lot more comfortable and were in better condition. We were able to get fantastic photos and the scenery was great. The sunset was timed well and some baby camels followed us as one of my friends was on the mother camel. It was great to see them come running every time the mother called.
Our family of 5 adults ages 62 - 28 thoroughly enjoyed the sunset camel ride. The evening temperatures were perfect and the stop for mint tea in the picturesque village was fun. We got lots of great pictures and had some laughs with the two guides who went with our camel train. We did see someone fall off a camel and I would caution you to be careful taking photos and make sure you hang on at all times. The guides are willing to take photos for you. The scenery is not spectacular but we saw dates ripening on trees and heard some interesting bird calls. I would recommend not taking backpacks or any large bags with you and there's no need to take water. This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Marrakech.
This was an interesting experience. We drove past numerous stopping points where camels were waiting for rides and finally came across ours. The drive was approx 20-25mins and we were dropped off and dressed up in Turbans/ Kaftans straight away for a photo. We waited only for about 5-10mins for our camels Olivia and Shakira who were both pregnant. It was lovely watching the babies walk freely alongside their mothers. We got on board and headed out into the Palm Groves with our guide, it was lovely just being my friend and I. Unfortunately it was very over cast so no sunset. I was not expecting to feel so saddle sore after 20- 30minutes of riding a camel! We then stopped in a little berber village and was given Moroccan Tea with cookies! we then got back on our camels and headed back to the start where our drivers waited for us. Excursion done in 2 hours!! An enjoyable experience and definitely worth doing once.