Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Grove of Marrakech

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Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Grove of Marrakech
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Discover Marrakech’s verdant oasis from the top of a camel on this sunset camel ride through the Palmeraie, a huge palm grove a short drive from the city. After being picked up at your Marrakech hotel, you will head to the Palmeraie for your scenic camel ride experience, then you’ll visit a Berber house and have snack and mint tea.
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In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All necessary equipment included
Get inside tips from a local
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Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind and get picked up from your hotel or meeting point (if you are staying in the medina) to go on a sunset camel ride adventure.

Head to the Palmeraie, a picturesque palm grove on the fringes of the city, for your scenic camel ride experience, be shown to your camel and learn how these hardy desert animals have been used for transport in Morocco for centuries thanks to their ability to travel long distances without water.

After a safety briefing, wear your Nomad dress with the shesh (turban) and climb into the saddle on the back of a camel and relax as you enjoy a ride through the verdant palms, after 30 min ride you will stop to visit a berber house to discover the real life of local people, this is where you can enjoy snack and mint tea with the family, after that you will take your camel again to continue the ride, take your camera out to snap some photos of the beautiful sunset as the sky changes colors through the trees. When your ride is complete, you will travel back to your accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD
  • English speaking guide
  • Camel Ride tour
  • Use of a touareg dress and cheich (touareg scarf to protect the face from the sun)
  • Visit of a berber house
  • Snack with Moroccan mint tea are included
  • All taxes
  • Fuel included

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

2 hours before the sunset

Departure Point

Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech
If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles (this may involve a short walk).

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was better than expected. “MarOne” was waiting to greet us at our hotel and was friendly, professional and informative. Hamzi was a great dromedary guide. Great sense of humour, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly. Snacks and tea were a nice touch. Olive and Victoria were very obliging in allowing us to ride on their backs. Beautiful sunset made for some excellent pictures.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We absolutely loved this! The camels were sweet (some even had little ones nearby) and it was the perfect time of the day to go (slightly breezy, less sunny). The palm grove at sunset was magical and I would highly recommend this!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
This trip is a fantastic experience. From getting to know your camel to the lovely mint tea served at the berber Village. But most of all the sunset is breathtaking
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this short and sweet camel ride at sunset. Driver picked me up at nearest possible location in the medina, guide was fabulous and driver returned me and ensured I knew my way back to my riad. A good experience all around, and good value.
• Submitted 23 Apr 2019
Hicham Lamkehouane, our guide was fabulous, we all got onto the camels and laughed and sang. Hicham made us all camel rings. The camels were well cared for and well fed. We loved the Berber House.. the fresh bread and olives were delicious. We all really enjoyed ourselves. One of the girls got frightened and Hicham was so kind to her. It was a fabulous trip and We would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Great driver, great guide, great host for Berber family visit, and perfect sunset. This trip was well worth the time and expense.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
We had a great time! The guides were very knowledgeable, funny, and took GREAT photos. At the end we were invited for tea and snacks in a Berber tent.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2018
MA Tours did a great job. We had fun riding the camels at sunset then tea and bread after. It was really nice and the guides were all friendly and professional! :)
• Submitted 18 Dec 2018
Great experience with wonderful pics of the sunset and moon rising in the background. Our berber guide, Souffian, provided us with a 5 star professional and courteous treatment. Spoke great english, handled the camels very well and stayed behind the six-camel group while the assistant led the group. Other groups that crossed with ours had both handlers in front. Great interaction with a berber family at their home while enjoying mint tea and olive oil. Picked up in a comfortable van at the exact time agreed upon. Definite recommendation; you will enjoy it!!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
The whole experience was wonderful. Someone reached out a couple days in advance via email and WhatsApp to let us know what time they'd be by to pick us up. We were picked up from our hotel promptly at the specified time. The driver was very friendly, referring to us by our names, and very knowledgeable. He filled us in on interesting tidbits about the city during our car ride. The camel ride itself was a lovely experience. I think that one hour is the perfect length of time. The sunset was beautiful and lasted quite a while. The silhouette of palm trees against the painted sky made for plenty of picturesque photos. The guides were witty and conversational and kept the whole tour group laughing nonstop. They also offered to take plenty of photos and videos of us on the camels. Finally, we had mint tea, bread, and olives at a Berber house. Our host was kind, refilling our glasses as soon as they were empty and bringing out a plate piled high with homemade biscuits. Afterwards, we were dropped back to our hotel. Honestly a wonderful little adventure!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2018
Our guide during the pick-up, Jamal, was extremely friendly, conversant, knowledgeable. Our guides while on the camels, Yousif and Ali, gave clear directions for mounting, assisted with photos and made the process extremely easy. Their conversations during the trip was entertaining and the group interaction was fantastic. The night was nicely finished at a Berber home with the comforts of mint tea, bread, olive oil and olives.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Fun experience all around- friendly guides, picturesque sunset, and cool to interact with the camels.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
This excursion was amazing and beautiful, a must do if visiting Marrakech! Visiting the Berber house was a nice added bonus.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
What an amazing and fun experience! Our tour guide, Jamal, was so accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. Hamza, our guide for the camel ride, taught us about the camels and the Berber people. We visited a Berber family to see how they lived. They were so hospitable, kind and generous. This was a fabulous experience and the professionalism and care that we received from Jamal and Hamza made all the difference!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Ten stars! Jamal was a genuine, honest, safe driver and a gentleman. Ismail was an outstanding camel guide and leader, really funny with an infectious smile and personality. Both had terrific sense of humors and were good guys - highly trustworthy. Due to them, Morocco redeemed itself. This experience was one of the best highlights of my life. I highly recommend this adventure, and would request Jamal and Ismail - they made it what it was.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
This was a great time and the 2 guides as well the Berber gentleman that took us into his home was so nice. The guides were entertaining to say the least, at one point they had us singing Hello from Adel! The only negative not their fault is that the Palm Grove had lots of areas where there that appeared to be trash dumps, the photo was slightly miss leading as I thought we were going to actually be closer to the desert, but all in all it was worth the time and money. Loved my camel Victoria
• Submitted 09 Jun 2018
Great experience, friendly guides and fantastic stop and snack at Berber home
• Submitted 10 May 2018
It was an amazing tour. The guys Jamal and i forgot the other's name were so accommodating. The tour was great. the view's the ride and the atmosphere was awesome! The berber home we went to for tea and bread was amazing. It got me immersed in the true culture or morocco. The driver was prompt and on time in the meeting location. Transportation was not an issue and not much of a language barrier.
• Submitted 02 May 2018
Simply amazing! This tour took around 2 hours. . two blissful hours around the oasis, watching the sunset throughout the camel ride. The tour guides were awesome, and very entertaining during the tour. We thanks Jamal, Ismahel and Hemza for there effort to make our time there so memorable!
• Submitted 02 May 2018
This was an amazing tour. The guide was informative, funny and a joy to have. Camels were well cared for and very sweet. It was fun having 2 babies tag along. Would definitely recommend this tour group to anyone coming to Marrakesh.
• Submitted 02 May 2018
Highlights took 4 tours, but these were the best guides great for both adults and kids camels so well behaved, not a single issue insight into local life, visiting a Berber house whilst our guide fielded our chat with a Berber house wife and young child! door to door pick up drop off language wasnt an issue, perfect English spoken great communication to arrange pick up time I took 4 separate tours on my trip but this one had the best guides! Our first guide Jamal picked us up along with the driver at our hotel reception and led us into the beautiful palm groves. He spoke fluent natural English and answered all our questions about Marrakech, Morocco and defenders in the premier league! Then our guide leading the camels was a law student! Again flawless English and was great with the kids, making jokes about what the camels eat McDonalds and pranking by grabbing legs like it was a camel biting. We rode through the palm groves for 45 mins before a mint tea/ pancake break and then 45 mins back to base as the sun set! Picked up at 18:10 and dropped off 9ish
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
Priceless. .. exactly what I wanted to experience in Marrakech.. our guide Mizo Liiñe was so pleasant and took lots of pictures when We asked
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
An excellent adventure. The guides were welcoming and informative, and the visit to a traditional Berber home was a great addition. We took our 5 year old and she absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
It was everything and more! Our guides were incredible, they really make sure we felt comfortable. They would also ask us if we wanted out pictures taken and got amazing pics. Our host at the berber house was so king and the overall experience was excellent. Definetely a must do while in Mrrakech!!
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All necessary equipment included
Get inside tips from a local