Marrakech Sunset Camel Ride In Agafay Desert

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Exclusive Sunset Camel Trek in Agafay Desert

Embark on an unforgettable half-day adventure with our sunset camel ride in the mesmerizing Agafay Desert, a mere 45-minute drive from the vibrant heart of Marrakech. Renowned for its unique, stony landscape that echoes the allure of sand dunes, Agafay offers a breathtaking backdrop for a picturesque sunset experience. Join us in this enchanting setting to relish the serene beauty of the desert while enjoying a traditional cup of mint tea, making your visit to Marrakech truly memorable.

 

 

 

Agafay Desert Sunset Camel Ride Experience Highlights

  • Traverse the Agafay Desert on camelback.
  • Embrace the nomadic lifestyle with traditional blue scarves and robes.
  • Ascend to a scenic viewpoint for a stunning sunset panorama.
  • Savor authentic mint tea in a cozy, traditional setting.
  • Capture breathtaking photos against the backdrop of a desert sunset.

Agafay Desert Sunset Camel Ride Itinerary

  • Marrakech → Agafay Desert

    Begin your journey with a scenic 45-minute drive from Marrakech, passing through lush olive and orange farms, to reach the captivating Agafay Desert. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle by donning a traditional blue robe and headscarf, perfect for memorable photos with your camel caravan. Embark on an hour-long camel trek, traversing the desert’s unique landscapes which may flourish with greenery in a rainy spring, all under the majestic gaze of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

    As the day wanes, ascend to a high plateau, an ideal spot to indulge in a cup of mint tea while witnessing the mesmerizing, color-changing sunset. Conclude your adventure by returning to Marrakech with your driver, ensuring a safe drop-off at your hotel, riad, or a central city location just as the evening sets in.

    Please note that the departure time for your Agafay Desert sunset camel ride varies with the season, as sunset times change throughout the year. We adjust our schedule accordingly to ensure you experience the most spectacular sunset views.

Marrakech Desert Sunset Camel Ride Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8-11 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€
8-11 39€
12-14 35€
15-17 29€

Included

  • A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking driver/guide.
  • Pick up from your Marrakech hotel or 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.

Tour Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there sand dunes in the Agafay Desert?

No, Agafay Desert is a rocky plain with dunes-like hills, but no actual sand dunes​.

Is it comfortable to ride a camel in Agafay?

Camel riding may feel uncomfortable at first, especially for beginners, but it’s easy to pick up and get comfortable with quickly​.

How many people can ride on a camel?

Typically, a camel can comfortably carry one adult and one child, or two adults depending on their combined weight​.

What's the recommended dress code for a camel ride in Marrakech?

Comfortable clothing is advised; avoid shorts and skirts to prevent chafing. Sun protection and traditional Touareg attire provided by the operator are recommended​.

What is the difference between the Agafay and Sahara Deserts

Agafay Desert is rockier and more barren, offering white, dune-like hills, and can be explored in a day, unlike the sandy Sahara which requires at least three days​.

How far is the Agafay Desert from Marrakech?

The Agafay Desert is approximately 40 kilometers from Marrakech, reachable via Route R212 in about 40 minutes​​.

 

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Anatole Dufresne

Couple Traveller

I highly recommend doing this activity when you’re in Marrakech. The pickup process was seamless, right from our hotel, thanks to our driver Hassan. He was a delightful person who ensured our comfort by providing water, playing music, and keeping the air conditioning on. Once we arrived, we got to wear Moroccan clothing, adding an incredibly authentic touch to the experience. The person who guided us during the camel ride (whose name we didn’t catch) chose a fantastic spot for us to pause, capturing wonderful photos with the sun in the background. On the way back, Hassan shared his knowledge by pointing out a few local attractions, enhancing our journey. This truly was the perfect way to complete our Marrakech trip.

August 28, 2023

Elara Antonopoulos

Family Traveller

Amazing experience at Agafay!! The tour guides were fantastic!! We visited during the peak of summer, and I was quite worried about the heat. However, it turned out to be just right. The trip is brief, making it ideal if you have a packed schedule. Having dinner in the desert is a common practice too!!

August 27, 2023

Seraphina Cortez

Family Traveller

The Agafay desert sunset camel ride was an incredible experience! I’m definitely planning to do it again next time. The tour was well-rounded, and our host was friendly and hospitable.

August 24, 2023

Ezequiel Rojas

Couple Traveller

What an amazing experience! I’ll forever cherish the way Mohamed, our driver, went above and beyond to lead us to this unforgettable adventure. This excursion ranks among the most thrilling and unforgettable things I’ve ever done. I can’t express enough positive sentiments about both the activity and our guides.

August 24, 2023

Isolde Müller

Couple Traveller

An incredible tour with such fantastic individuals. Our guide was truly exceptional. The tea ceremony had a beautiful charm, and the camel ride was made special by the patient and gentle camel handler. Many thanks for this fantastic experience!

August 22, 2023
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