- Half Day
- Superb1016 Reviews4.8
A visit to Marrakech is not complete without a camel ride through the palm grove—this is an experience that Marrakech has long been known for.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the bustling markets and streets of the Medina, you’re ready for a change in scenery, and you want to follow in the footsteps of the old trading caravan routes, then this half-day Marrakech camel riding adventure is the perfect activity for you, your family, and your friends.
Both children and adults find the Marrakech camel rides a delightful experience. As they feel the gentle sway of the camel, they remember a time when riding camels in Morocco was the primary mode of transport for trading caravans crossing the vast Sahara desert.
|Price per person:||Days of operation:||Number of participants:|
|25 €||Daily||17 Max|
Your Marrakech camel ride experience will last half a day (either in the morning or afternoon). Your driver will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel or riad and head North to the Palmeraie, where you will meet your camel caravan. After some time at leisure to take some photos with the camels, you will choose one to ride for an hour under the palm grove shades. A cup of mint tea will be served under a Bedouin tent while you’re taking a break. Small children under 12 years old are advised to ride a camel with an adult. Your Marrakech camel ride excursion will end with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest point to your riad.
You may feel a bit 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.
Be sure to wear full and loose clothes on your camel ride, especially in the desert. If you want to wear shorts, long shorts are recommended. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are also advised to make your camel ride more comfortable.
Children can ride camels in the Palmeraie. Children under 12 are highly advised to ride camels with an adult.
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. A normal adult camel can carry 150Kg (330lbs) comfortably.
There is no time limit to ride 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.
During your Marrakech camel ride, just 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)
Camels are social and usually do not attack humans. You can ride on it without any fear. But if you force it to do something then it can retaliate and can cause you harm.
Arabian camels can carry up to 120 kilos and travel up to 40 km a day without water or food.
We had a wonderful day after being picked up from our hotel by Brahim in a clean, comfy 8-seater. We were outfitted in local attire when we arrived at the Palmeraie and were assisted on to the camels. We are neither young nor fit, yet we had no trouble climbing on or riding the camels; in fact, being taken through the palm trees was rather a bit relaxing. I really suggest it to both young and old people.
We had a great time on the camel ride, and everyone was friendly and helpful. Ali, our driver, even taught us some fascinating information on our route to the camel ride and back, and also dropped us off in a different location when we requested him to.
Excellent camel ride in the beautiful Palmeraie - excellent value for money for such a good camel ride! Very well organized - the driver arrives on time and there is good information regarding the pick-up location. It was a lovely way to begin our journey in Morocco.