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Marrakech Agafay Desert, Nkhila Palm Groves & Wadis


  • Enjoy a Malian camel ride

  • A fun, child-friendly activity

  • Experience stone desert

  • Discover Nkhila village

  • Ride through palm groves

  • Tea break at a local home

If you are feeling active and fancy a change of scenery away from the bustling souks, shops, palaces and museums of Marrakech, why not consider a camel ride through the beautiful stone desert and palm groves of Marrakech's Agafay Desert. Kids and adults alike can enjoy camel riding just 45 minutes’ drive from Marrakech.

Camels, known as the ‘ships of the desert’ are remarkable animals and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Marrakech desert. Once you’ve found your balance and got used to the very rhythmic motion a camel makes, you’ll enjoy a break in a little village. Here you can stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality. Discover the millennial mud walls and clever hammams still in use today and how the aridity of the land unravels into a rich tapestry of tastes, flavours and myriad shades of red as the light changes across the landscape.

Experience for a while the magic of the desert caravans that once plied these same paths between the Sahara and the Atlantic. There will be plenty of time for some fun photos and a chance to get to know your camel well! This trip is operated by a specialist and very experienced local company. This family-friendly excursion can be tailored, on demand, to suit you and your parties tastes for exploration and adventure, all within the comfort of Marrakech.


0845  1345   Pick-up. Time may vary by 15 mins depending on pick-up point.

0930  1430   Arrive at camel base. Safety and camel briefing. Cheich fitted.

1000  1500   Depart on camel trek circuit with leader/guide familiar with terrain.

1200  1700   Return to camel base for debrief, photos and transfer to your hotel.

1245  1745   Drop-off and end of tour.

Minimum 2. Maximum weight 100 kg. The camel base operates year-round, is fully equipped and has toilets, cold drinks and Wi-Fi.


To take your camera, closed sports shoes, comfortable clothing, sunscreen & warm clothes (and a windbreaker) for winter sun. Avoid shorts or skirts.

Children under 12 must ride with an adult.

Pick-up/drop-off from your hotel or riad (5 km or less from Marrakech) with transfers to/from camel base; hire of saddled camel; guide; cheich (traditional head scarf), bottled water for the ride; tea & snack break with a local family; limited liability insurance.


There may be a small additional transport charge for pick-up/drop-offs at accommodation outside of Marrakech medina, Hivernage or Gueliz; tips; personal risk insurance; extras not included.

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