Marrakech camel ride in the palm grove



No visit of Marrakech for the first time is complete without a camel ride to experience camel trekking Marrakech has long been known of, especially in the palm grove.

So you’re feeling you need a break from the busy markets and streets of Marrakech? You’re ready for a change in scenery after you’ve visited Marrakech palaces, museums and Souks? Do you want to follow the paths of the old caravan roads? Then this Marrakech camel ride is the best Marrakech excursion for you, your family and friends.

Children and adults find Marrakech camel riding experience adorable. As they feel the sway of the gentle camels and recall the time when this was the main mean of transport for the trading caravans.

Price per person : 29€ Days of operation: Daily Number of participants: 17 Max


  • Experience an hour camel riding in Marrakech palmeraie
  • Ride your camel dressed in blue veils under the shade of palm trees
  • Drive past Berber villages and rugged terrains
  • Enjoy a cup of mint tea served by the locals
  • Return transfer from Marrakech to the Palmeraie camel ride included


Half day :
Marrakech – The Palm grove

Marrakech camel trips last half a day ( either in the morning or in the 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 the 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.


  • Days of operation: Daily
  • Pick up time: 09h00 AM / 14h00 PM
  • Return time: 11h30 PM / 16h30 PM


  • 09h30 / 14h30: Pick up from your hotel / Riad
  • 10h00 / 15h00: Arrival at camel trekking starting
  • zone – Free time for pictures and safety rules brief
  • 10h15 / 15h15: Start your Marrakech camel ride journey
  • 11h45 / 16h45: Return back to the camel’s base
  • 12h00 / 17h00: Depart to your hotel / Riad
  • 12h30 / 17h30: End of your Marrakech camel trek ride half day trip

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Camel riding Marrakech tour

  • - Camel ride experience is not suitable for pregnant women, and people with back pain
  • - Children under 12 are welcome to ride the camel behind an adult
  • - Please do not forget your hat, sun glasses and sunscreen
  • - To enjoy your camel ride experience, please avoid skirts and shorts. Jeans, long shorts and pants are advisable

  • Return transfer from your hotel / Riad to the Palmeraie
  • 1 hour camel ride in the palmeraie

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Women and men alike can ride camels in the palmeraie, just outside Marrakech. However, camel rides are not suitable for pregneant women at all. The camel ride is bumpy and it can cause a serious health issue for pregnant women.

Children can ride camels in the Palmeraie. Children under 12 are highly advised to ride camels with a n adult.

Usually one adult an a child can ride a camel comfortably. BUT, in 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 to up to an hour camel ride. Above that, it will be a little painful.

During your Marrakech camel ride, just dress comfortable, shorts and skirts are not recommended to avoid skin contact with the camel skin and saddles. In hot temperatures, sunscreen, sun glasses 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)

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