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Morocco camel trekking: unforgettable experience in Morocco

Camels are one of the animals that you see everywhere in Morocco, especially in the Sahara desert. They are used as a means of transport during desert trips. Camel trekking are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Morocco.

All travel agencies in southern Morocco offer camel rides in the desert, as well as the locals themselves. It is also a different way of knowing places far away from major cities and main roads.

Most people have never ridden a camel. The first adventure is to get a few meters from the ground. Camels are trained and therefore docile, so you should not be afraid.

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Camel trekking excursions

There is a wide variety of camel trekking tours in Morocco. For people who wants to just experience camel ride for a few hours, they can go to the Agafay desert in the region of Marrakech. There is also multi-days trekking. Durring this kind of trekking, you explore many hidden berbere villages in the desert and you will discover a their culture and share the life with them.

Here is the best destinations in Morocco to ride a camel:

Camel ride in marrakech

If you are in Marrakech and would like to experience camel trekking in Marrakech, then you have tow possibilities: Camel ride in the Agafay desert or in Marrakech Palmeraie.

Agafay desert

A place where lovers of outdoor activities will find happiness and freedom to practice their favorite sports in large spaces. Quad rides, horse riding, mountain biking, guided camel rides, cooking classes and curious courses of ancient Arabic calligraphy. There is also a short 9-hole golf course designed for the desert and workshops on fencing, yoga, belly dancing, pilates, meditation or advance art booking.

camel trekking agafay desert

Marrakech Palmeraie

Marrakech Palmeraie is another place where there are a lot of camels for rent, for walks and short excursions. This is the ideal place for people who doesn’t wont to leave marrakech.

camel trekking palmerai marrakech

Merzouga camel trekking

One of the most unforgettable experiences you can experience in Morocco is to camel trekking in the impressive dunes of Merzouga.

Merzouga is the most famous village of Erg Chebbi. It’s at 20 kilometers from the border with Algeria and 45 from Erfoud. It is a sub-Saharan region increasingly visited by tourists seeking to experience something authentic on Morocco desert.

Coast camel rides

The beaches are also included in the camel trekking tours in Morocco. There is a lot of trekking lovers that rides camels in the coast areas of Essaouira, Agadir and Saidia, among other beaches, in order to enjoy shorter trips. The camel rides in the desert are, of course, harder.

Morocco camel trek prices

The price of camel trek in Morocco may vary but you should always negotiate it. If you negotiate the price, it is almost certain that you will be able to get a lower price. If you accept the first price they give you, you will always lose.5

Camel rides on the beach can cost from 10 to 15 €. The price of safaris in the desert dunes will depend on many factors. First of all, you have to decide whether you are going for a day trip or whether you are going to spend the night in the desert.

Desert Camel trek advices

If you will spend the night in tents in the desert, you should wear warm clothes, because in the desert, the temperature drops a lot during the night. The experience will be unforgettable! These safaris include a desert night and all meals. They can cost from 30 € to 60 € or 100 €, depending on the comfort of the place where you spend the night.

It is recommended to take light clothing that covers the body to avoid getting burning by the sun. You also should  to bring Solar cream, warm clothes for the night, a lot of water so you do not get dehydrated and a hat and prepare the camera because there are a lot of pictures you want to immortalize.

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Best tourist attractions in Sahara desert of Morocco

Where is the Sahara desert ?

“Sahara Desert” is one of the most best Morocco tourist attractions that every traveler should visit when he is in Morocco. It covers an area of 9.2 million km² it extends to many other countries, such as Algeria, Tunisia, Libya or Egypt. Therefore, in this post, we focus only on some tourist attractive areas of the Moroccan territory. The majority of this areas can be visted during our day trips from Marrakech and Morocco desert tours.

Sahara deset of Morocco

 

Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi

The dunes of the Erg Chebbi, near Merzouga (more than 500 km from Marrakech), are what comes to mind for many people who think of the Sahara desert: spectacular formations of fine sand, hills that sometimes reach 150 meters high. They seem modeled by a supernatural hand, which gives them a liquid, fluid, almost magical appearance. In many of our tours through Morocco, we arrive here on the back of the most characteristic animals of this part of the world: camels. They take us to the night camp of luxurious tents where we can share the life with local inhabitants and sleeping under the fascinating starry sky.

We offer the possility to visit this area during some of our desert tours. For example, durring this 3 days tours.

Agdz and the Draa Valley

Agdz is another interesting place that we should mark in red on the map of the Sahara Desert. This small town located about 250 km from Marrakech is located in the Draa Valley, where you can find amazing oases and breathtaking  palm groves. In this place, you can enjoy some desert activities like camel ride and Quad bike … etc.

For desert travel lovers who would like to reach Agdz and enjoy some desert activities, Come To Morocco travel agency offers you some tours that covers this area. Please look at our 2 days tour or 3 days tour.

Ouarzazate it cinema studios

Many people know the Sahara desert through cinema. In fact, many interesting films have been released in the cinema studio’s of Ouarzazate. And that’s why we call it “The Hollywood of Morocco”.

Ouarzazate is in about 200 km from Marrakech. In fact, in this small town, there are three movie studios and a museum with equipment used in the dishes during the recording of the films. Some of the famous films released in Ouarzazate are Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Asterix and Obelix and Babel … etc

studio cinema in ouarzazate

kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou

It’s one of the place that we cross during the most of our Morocco desert tours.

It is an old fortress that has been classified as World Heritage by Unesco. This Berber village, surrounded by a wall of mud, is a spectacular reflection of the ancient way of life in the desert, which protected the homes and cultures of the population that was inside. To visit its interior, it is necessary to do it with an accredited guide.

kasbah ait ben haddou

Zagoura

Zagora is located at the foot of the Atlas, in the valley of the river Draa. It’s a huge palm tree of 200 km long surrounded by fruit trees lost in the sands of the Sahara.
With an arid and dry climate, the Drâa region experiences violent storms in autumn and in a few minutes, the rains can become devastating floods and cause a great deal of material and human damage.

If you need more information about a lot of other Morocco tourist attractions, please take a look on our blog.