Marrakech Sunset Camel Ride In Agafay Desert

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Exclusive Sunset Camel Trek in Agafay Desert

If you can only spare half a day to experience the long talked about sunset camel ride in Marrakech desert, this is the opportunity to seize while in the red city. This experience takes place in Agafay Desert located just 45 minutes drive south east of Marrakech. Agafay is a stony desert with splendid views of sand dunes-like hills, which will allow you enjoy a dramatic sunset view while sipping a cup of mint tea.

Agafay Desert Sunset Camel Ride Experience Highlights:

  • Cross Agafay desert on the back of a camel
  • Dress like Touaregs in a blue facial scarf and robe
  • Climb to a view point to enjoy the sun setting over the horizon
  • Taste a cup of mint tea in an authentic cosy setting
  • Take amazing photos of your party riding camels with sunset as a backdrop

This is the itinerary of the Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert:

  • Day 1: Marrakech - Agafay Desert

    (2 Hours Drive)

    Meet your driver at your hotel / riad and start a 45 minutes southwest of Marrakech across olive and orange farms to Agafay desert.
    Upon arrival, meet your camel caravan, and get dressed like a nomad in a blue robe and a head scarf. After taking some photos with the new outfit, and getting introduced to your camel, start an hour camel ride across the amazing landscapes of the arid terrain which might contain green vegetation during a rainy spring season, but the views of the snow capped Atlas Mountains in the horizon is splendid.
    Just in time for sunset, make your way to a high plateau where you will enjoy a cup of mint tea while watching the color changing sun sets in the horizon.
    Just before it gets dark, join your driver back to Marrakech for a drop off at your hotel / riad, or a location of your choice in the city centre.

A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking river /guide

Pick up from your Marrakaech hotel / Riad

Agafay desert sightseeing

1 hour sunset camel ride

Mint tea in a Bedouin tent watching sunset in Agafay desert

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel / Riad

Know Before You Go:
  • Agafay is not a sand desert, it is a sand stone earth plateau
  • Children under 12 are welcome to ride the camel behind an adult
  • Blue scarf and robe are handed to you during the ride and for photos only, they are not to keep
  • Our camels are well-breaded and taken good care of. They were used to ride throughout history. You should not feel guilty for that.
  • Starting time of the tour depends on sunset time for each season. You will receive a pick up time 2 days prior to the trip.
  • Do not forget your sunglasses, sun screen and good walking shoes
  • Warm clothes are essential during the winter
  • Wearing shorts and skirts is not recommending during the camel ride
  • Should you wish to combine Agafay Desert sunset camel ride with an earlier quad biking activity, that is possible, just let us know in advance.

Marrakech Desert Sunset Camel Ride Prices:

Number of Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8-10 12-14 15-17
Price per person 125€ 75€ 65€ 55€ 49€ 45€ 39€ 35€ 29€
Number of Participants Price per person
1 125€
2 75€
3 65€
4 55€
5 49€
6-7 45€
8-10 39€
12-14 35€
15-17 29€
Frequently Asked Questions
Rachel N – Nov 2021:

Afternoon day trip to Agafay desert with our wonderful guide Brahim, who picked us on time with his Toyota land cruiser. After 45 minutes ride, we arrived in Agafay desert ( Not sand but rocky terrain ). The sunset camel ride was enjoyable, but bumpy. The local guys served us some tea under nomads tents. They also sang for us! It was great afternoon, and highly recommended.

Molly C – Dec 2020:

We had a fantastic time. An amazing setting in Agafay's desert. Everything went as planned, with a particular thanks to Ahmed, our guide, who made the trip even lovelier.

Alan N – Apr 2021:

The camel ride was a lot of fun. The animals are a little agitated, but you relax comfortably and enjoy the dusk light as you journey in the caravan. In the Bedouin tent, there is still tea and music being played towards the conclusion. Everything was in a cheerful mood, and the guides were fantastic. They shot photographs with all of their phones from various angles.

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