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Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack

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    What to Expect
    Climb aboard a camel for an unforgettable ride into the open skies and rugged landscape of the Moroccan desert near Marrakech. During your ride you’ll enjoy fantastic scenery and good old-fashioned hospitality as you stop by the house of a local family for tea and a snack.

    Start your trip with pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad, leaving at either 9am (for the morning tour) or 2pm (for the afternoon option), traveling by minivan to the base where you’ll start your camel adventure. Listen to a short introductory safety briefing on camel riding, and don your included cheich (a scarf designed to protect you from the sun) then climb onto your camel and head into the desert. 

    Follow your guide in the typical caravan formation, making sure to let them know if you are uncomfortable or need to take a break. As you ride you’ll pass through the incredible terrain of the North African desert, admiring palm tree groves and journeying past a traditional Berber village, where you’ll meet some of the locals learn about their daily rituals.

    At the half-way point of your camel adventure, take a break at the home of a friendly family, where you’ll enjoy some desert hospitality accompanied by tea and a snack of warm pancakes. It’s a great opportunity to try Moroccan mint tea, considered one of the country’s most popular drinks. 

    Then say goodbye to your new friends and continue on your camel ride, enjoying more superlative views as you head back to your starting point. Finish your day with a drop-off back at your Marrakech hotel or riad.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Marrakech hotel (or nearest point accessible by car if you are staying in the medina)

    Please note: Extra fees may apply if your hotel is situated more than 5km out of Marrakech.
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Multilingual guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Camel ride
    • Bottled water
    • Use of a cheich (a nomad scarf to protect from the sun)
    • Tea and pancakes
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 2 years
    • Children under 12 must be accompanied on the camel by an adult
    • Lockers are provided for guests to leave their personal belongings
    • Tour will be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Comfortable clothing recommended.
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Very good coordination beforehand. Where to get picked up vehicle etc. Small group. Very personal and fun staff.
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    Response from Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello Paul, thank you for recommending us . We are happy to hear that you had good fun riding quad with us. we always arrange small groups so you get all the attention you diserve. A tea break at the Berber house is prepared by the locals, pancakes with Moroccan Mint tea are just delicious & freshly baked. the stop also allows you to take a break from the ride. Next time, you should try the full day option, it includes lunch, prepared & served in a local Berber house. Wishing you all the best kind regards
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    We decided to get out of the busy medina for half a day in the palmeraie to enjoy camel riding. It was a great experience. Our tour guide Karim was very friendly and social which made the trip even more enjoyable. We were just a group of 6 people and wondered around in camels,
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    Response from Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hello Berenice M, thank you for taking time to recommend us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy that you had a good time with our charming Karim ;) You are absolutely right to look for getting out of the chaos of the medina, the camel ride itself is quite an experience, very relaxing with breath taking scenery. The delicious meant tea with the locals is just priceless. Please come back and try our walk in the valley of Ait Oucheg, the sensation and landscapes are completely different you'd think you were in a different country :D A very big THANK YOU from the whole Dunes & Desert team
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    My wife and I booked the 1/2 day camel tour with Dunes and Desert. The riad pickup was well coordinated and the staff was very helpful upon arrival. The tour itself was a lot of fun. We got to ride the camels and stopped for Moroccan tea and pancakes halfway through the
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    Response from Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Joe_Pitt, thank you very much for this extremely nice review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you for this camel ride experience. it is always nice to enjoy a camel ride while in Marrakech where the weather is dry and sunny most of the year. We cannot describe how happy we are that you felt our passion and love doing our job, for Dunes & Desert it's much more than just business, it's a life goal ... and the fact that your wife who is not an outdoor fan love the experience with us is just delighting. We have a lot of new products for the end of the year and so many promotions already valid now, please check our web site for more information. Best wishes and see you soon Dunes & Desert
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    This was a birthday experience for me. I turned 60 yrs old and wanted to ride a camel! It was a lot of fun. Our guides were a lot of fun too. The Berber house we stopped at for Moroccan Tea and crepes was a nice touch and they showed us how to make the tea the proper way. They
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    Response from Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Hello Rona, thank you for sharing this experience with the visitors of TripAdvisor. Happy birthday again! We always love being part of your special occasions, it's such an honour that you chose us for your special day but also a huge responsibility because we want it to be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Our guides and the locals are very friendly and welcoming, they were very happy to "celebrate" with you this occasion, we are very glad that you had a lot of fun and so did we. We wish you a life full of beautiful memories and please come and visit us if you are in Marrakech again. Best wishes from Dunes & Desert
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    What an amazing event! nice people, well organized camel ride into 2 fases with a small lunch at the middle. Very genuine and pretty interesting experience with Berber and Morocan culture. Concerning the Camels, once respected the advices and recommendations from the guides,
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    Response from Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack
    Responded 3 Sep 2019
    Hello Hugo, thank you for taking time to recommend us on TripAdvisor. It’s such a pleasure to know that you had and amazing time riding camels with us. Camel riding experience is a must do while in Marrakech, a relaxing discovery and a chance to meet the locals and exchange knowledge and cultures. This activity is completely risk free, the camels are very friendly and charming, the baby camels ... a blessing we also organise a premium camel ride ( totally private) in the Agafay desert , including a transfer in brand new Toyota Land cruiser, tea brake with a beautiful view, and a lifetime camel ride on the foot of the Atlas mountains , the view on the snow covered mountains in winter is priceless. Please check our web site to know about our new products for the end of the year, a lot of surprises are being prepared. Kind regards Dunes & Desert
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