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 southeast of Marrakech. Agafay is a stony desert with splendid views of sand dunes-like hills, which will allow you to 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 nomads 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

  • Marrakech → Agafay Desert

    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 fantastic 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 sunset on the horizon.
    Before it gets dark, join your driver back to Marrakech for a drop-off at your hotel/riad or a location in the city center.

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€


  • 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 any sand dunes in Agafay Desert?

Agafay Desert is a plain rock desert with dunes-like hills; there are no sand dunes in Agafay desert

Is riding a camel is comfortable?

You may feel uncomfortable if you ride the camel for the first time, but it is not that difficult to learn. You will pick up the skill pretty quickly.

How many persons can ride a camel at a time?

Usually, one adult and a child can ride a camel comfortably. BUT, on rare occasions, two adults can ride a camel at a time, depending on their gross weight. An average adult camel can carry 150Kg (330lbs) comfortably.

Is there any time limit of riding a Camel?

There is no time limit to riding a camel. Camels can travel all day carrying heavy weight. The camel ride is mainly bumpy, and an average person would resist up to an hour camel ride. Above that, it will be a little painful.

Is there any dress code for riding a Camel in Marrakech?

During your Marrakech camel ride, dress comfortably; shorts and skirts are not recommended to avoid skin contact with the camel skin and saddles. In hot temperatures, sunscreen, sunglasses, and bottles of fresh water are highly advisable. Your camel operator will offer you traditional Touareg clothes to wear during your camel ride (Blue scarf and robes).

How far is Agafay desert from Marrakech?

Agafay Desert is 40km from Marrakech Via R 212.It can take up to 40 minutes to reach.

What to do in Agafay Desert?

In Agafay desert, you can enjoy the sunset, do quad biking and Camel riding, see the Berber villages and experience their lifestyle firsthand.

What is the Difference between Agafay and Sahara Desert?

It is often considered an alternative to the Sahara Desert because you can explore the Agafay Desert in One day, but you need a minimum of 3 days for the Sahara. Also, Agafay is not Sandy-like Sahara. Instead, it is Rockier and more barren, but you may find white Sand dunes-like hills which may remind you of the Sahara Desert.

How long is Agafay desert sunset camel ride?

You can spend up to an hour riding your camel in Agafay desert while enjoying the sunset.

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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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