Marrakech Camel Ride In The Palm Grove

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1 Hour Marrakech Camel Ride

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

Marrakech Camel Ride experience Highlights:

  • Experience an hour camel trek 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.

Marrakech Palm Grove Camel Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Palmeraie

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.

Camel Riding Marrakech Excursion Fact Sheet:

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

Timetable of your camel ride in Marrakech

  • 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


What is included in this Marrakech camel Ride:

Return transfer from your hotel / Riad to the Palmeraie.

1 hour camel ride in the Palmeraie.

Mint tea and crepes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is riding a camel is comfortable?

    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.

  • What do i wear for the camel ride in Marrakech?

    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.

  • Can children ride camels in the Palmeraie?

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

  • 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. A normal adult camel can carry 150Kg (330lbs) comfortably.

  • Is there any time limit of riding a Camel?

    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.

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

    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)

  • Are camels friendly?

    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.

  • How far can a camels travel in a day?

    Arabian camels can carry up to 120 kilos and travel up to 40 km a day without water or food.


Marrakech camel trek in the Palmeraie

Abrams D – Nov 2021:

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.

Had a great time with riding camels in Marrakech

Jessica A – Sep 2021:

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

Peter A – Sep 2021:

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.

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