What was one of my main goals when visiting Marrakech? To ride a camel… DUH. But let me clarify… I didn’t just want to ride a camel around in circles right off the street… NO. I wanted to have an authentic and cultural camel riding experience! And let me tell you… this experience was hard to find! I researched for quite some time before I found an experience I felt truly passionate and excited about! So, let me tell you about it!
To get the perfect camel excursion, you must book through Dunes & Desert. While they offer so many excursions for the Marrakech area, I was solely focused on a camel excursion. Here are the reasons I 110% recommend booking with this company and going on this specific camel excursion.
-The booking process was made so easy! You book and pay for everything online, and all aspects of the excursion are described in detail. Also… email correspondence with the company was so timely and efficient. Any questions you had, they answered with kindness.
-You are provided with round trip transportation within the Marrakech area. I was with my husband, and we got picked up right by our Airbnb riad. We were transported in a very nice (AND AIR CONDITIONED) Toyota SUV. We were provided with water and a very smooth ride out to the desert. It was actually really interesting riding out to the desert because we got a glimpse of the Moroccan scenery and landscape.
-Our camel excursion took place in the Agafay Desert. This is not your typical desert. This desert is actually a stone/rock desert… so, it’s not your classic sand desert. But it was absolutely breathtaking because in the background of the desert were the Atlas Mountains!! How cool!
-When we arrived to the desert, we got out of the car and was greeted by our camel guide. We had our camel guide (the man who literally walked the camels) and then our tour guide. The tour guide was the one who talked with us (he spoke incredible English) and took photos! But after we got out of the car, we were dressed in traditional Moroccan attire. This is to protect you from the sun and keep you cool. I loved all the pretty colors! And then we were led to our camels!! I was so excited!
-Once we were on our camels, the tour began! It was about an hour of walking around the desert and taking in all the beauty. You literally have to do nothing! You just sit there and enjoy! We were seated on the camels with very supportive and comfortable blankets. It was actually quite a comfy experience!
-After our camel ride, we came back and enjoyed traditional Moroccan tea and snacks. We loved talking with our tour guide because he was truly hilarious!! It’s so nice to genuinely engage with the locals of the culture! One of my favorite aspects of traveling!
-Then we were whisked back to our Airbnb, and that was a wrap! It was such a wonderful day!
So, if you’re looking for a camel excursion experience in Marrakech, that isn’t a scam, this is the one to book! Happy camel riding! Hehe!
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