Marrakech is often seen as an urban space, but going on a camel ride in Marrakech totally changes that perception. As you drive into the desert, the city gives way to a breathtaking landscape – a shockingly different change of scenery!
Camels are known to be able to travel far distances for a long time without food and water, making these wonderful creatures an indelible part of the Arabic tradition. This also made them an indispensable form of transport back in the day. One way of experiencing this tradition is to partake in the Camel ride in Marrakech. This unforgettable experience, usually a part of the Marrakech desert safari, takes you then back in time as you ride the Ship of the Desert and experience how the Berber people traveled in the old days.
Relax as you enjoy the camel’s slow gait across the vast expanse of the Agafay desert, and look unto the desert from your elevated perch.
A trip to Marrakech is incomplete without a desert safari, accompanied by a camel ride experience. While the desert safari offers you the thrill of riding in a 4×4 vehicle, a camel ride offers you a completely different exhilarating experience. This activity will dazzle you like no other. Take a journey through the windswept desert on the back of a camel, and enjoy the view.
Camel riding is an activity that isn’t just restricted to adults – even kids can ride these magnificent beasts, and will find it fascinating to be so high off the ground! While most people are of the notion that deserts are completely barren, you might be able to see some locals.
You can experience how the Berbers traveled across the desert in ancient times, and afterward, indulge in traditional activities like henna painting. You also get to have a traditional dinner. With both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, be prepared to go on a gastronomic journey.
Your typical Camel ride in Marrakech consists of a pick up from your hotel in a 4×4 vehicle. You then drive into the desert and commence your desert safari.
Post that, you are taken to a Berber camp, where you can pick from a range of activities to try out. While some of the more adventurous activities include quad-biking and sand surfing, you can also try your hand at a camel safari.
When at the venue, your expert guides will teach you the do’s and don’t’s of camel riding. They will also ensure that your ride is smooth and carefree. There is nothing to fear, as camels are calm animals. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the view.
On this desert safari, you get to start your morning right by taking a camel ride in the middle of the desert. With guides available to ensure your experience goes without a hitch, you will have a lovely experience in the desert.
Pick up and drop back from/ to your hotel or residence
1-hour camel riding session
Safari guide to ensure your experience goes without a hitch
On this desert safari, you get to ride the Ship of the Desert at sunset time. You will also get to visit a Berber camp and experience a wide variety of desert activities such as henna hand painting.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
1-hour camel ride
You will be able to bash in a 4×4 vehicle before you head to the quad biking section. Take the controls of a quad bike. Follow that up with a session of trekking. Head to a traditional Berber camp and experience a wide variety of desert activities such as camel riding, and henna hand painting. Satiate yourself with a delicious buffet meal and soft drinks, water, tea, and coffee.
Desert quad biking, camel riding
Snacks and unlimited water, soft drinks, tea, and coffee
On this safari, you will travel to the beautiful Marrakech Desert Conservation Reserve in a 4×4 vehicle and then a camel farm for a typical camel ride in the desert. Explore then the reserve on your 4×4 to check out the Berber lifestyle in this harsh desert environment. Enjoy a traditional breakfast spread before heading back to the desert at noon
Hotel pick-up and drop-off by 4×4
Admission to the Marrakech Desert Conservation Reserve
Camel ride in the desert