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Escape to the desert outside Marrakech for a 2-hour small-group camel ride set among the rugged North African terrain. Don your protective head scarf and jump aboard your camel for a ride amidst natural groves of palm trees and the ever-changing light of the desert sky. Then take a break in a Berber village to enjoy some friendly hospitality, accompanied by Moroccan tea and a pancake snack. This small group trip, limited to just 16 guests, also includes air-conditioned round-trip hotel transport, a multilingual guide, bottled water and a protective head scarf for the sun.

Highlights

  • 2-hour camel ride from Marrakech
  • Explore lush palm groves and rocky desert outside Marrakech on camelback
  • Travel through a traditional Berber village and meet local inhabitants
  • Stop for Moroccan tea and pancakes with a local family
  • Gain insight into life in Morocco outside the busy city of Marrakech

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What You Can Expect

Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack

Explore the Palm Grove of Marrakech while on your camel ride

Climb aboard a camel for an unforgettable ride into the open skies and rugged landscape of the Moroccan desert near Marrakech. During your ride you’ll enjoy fantastic scenery and good old-fashioned hospitality as you stop by the house of a local family for tea and a snack.

Start your trip with pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad, leaving at either 9am (for the morning tour) or 2pm (for the afternoon option), traveling by minivan to the base where you’ll start your camel adventure. Listen to a short introductory safety briefing on camel riding, and don your included cheich (a scarf designed to protect you from the sun) then climb onto your camel and head into the desert. 

Follow your guide in the typical caravan formation, making sure to let them know if you are uncomfortable or need to take a break. As you ride you’ll pass through the incredible terrain of the North African desert, admiring palm tree groves and journeying past a traditional Berber village, where you’ll meet some of the locals learn about their daily rituals.

At the half-way point of your camel adventure, take a break at the home of a friendly family, where you’ll enjoy some desert hospitality accompanied by tea and a snack of warm pancakes. It’s a great opportunity to try Moroccan mint tea, considered one of the country’s most popular drinks. 

Then say goodbye to your new friends and continue on your camel ride, enjoying more superlative views as you head back to your starting point. Finish your day with a drop-off back at your Marrakech hotel or riad.

Customer Reviews

Carley C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great experience! Very quiet and more peaceful than you would think. It was lovely to stop for tea and a snack part way through. Highly recommend this tour.

Tayyab B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Camel ride through the desert was fun. Make sure to dress in light colors as it gets hot. The visit to the village was nice, they served Moroccon tea and crepes Moroccon pancakes. One suggestion, go for the shorter camel ride, it gets tiring after a while.

MA_travel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great time.

Jen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really good fun with fab guides

Birta G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a good trip, nice guys who accompanied the group. Everything was clear and as promised.

leemas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent and totally enjoyable great experience

Amanda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fun, easy going trip for all ages.

Jahedul A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was the first time I did Camel Ridding and it was out of this world. I really enjoyed it. The people out there were superb specially Rashid. I loved their traditional tea. I strongly recommend this amazing excursion to others.
Please don't miss it.

Kara E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really great trip. The tour company was extremely timely in picking me up from the hotel. The camel ride was fun, smooth and easy. The camels seemed to be treated very well. Guides walk alongside you and the camels the entire trip and the stop at home with tea and pancakes was really nice. All in all a very enjoyable trip.

Charlene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A fantastic tour x

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