Anything from 300 dirham, depending on the duration, location and travel agent. over a year ago.
Known as ‘Ships of the Desert’, camels have been an important creature in Morocco for hundreds of years. Many tourists look forward to getting up close and personal with the iconic animals on a trip to the kingdom, with people enjoying camel riding experiences all around the country.
The majority of camel rides take place in the Palmeraie or Palm Grove. You can reach there easily via taxi or horse-drawn cart from either Jamaa el-Fna Square or the area of Majorelle (taxis and caleche are located nearest to the Koutabia, or at the end of Rue Yves Saint-Laurent).
For the desert trip , it is best to wear loose-fitting light pants. If you choose shorts, make sure you have long pants for the camel ride . The camel’s fur is scratchy and rough. You will sweat a lot, so take a top that allows your skin to breathe.
In truth, riding a camel is always going to be a little uncomfortable – it comes with the territory. If you have your sights fixed on hoisting yourself up on a camel and blasting out into the sands of the Sahara, arm yourself with these riding tips and you’ll minimise the discomfort .
ADULTS CAN RIDE THE CAMELS DURING PRIVATE TOURS. Please respect our camel ride weight limit of 200 lbs. Please be sure you are physically fit enough to climb aboard, sit up straight, and pull yourself off of the camel and back onto the platform.
Think Loose and Flowy All things lightweight and full coverage is ideal — loose trousers or maxi skirts are perfect. A tunic shirt with leggings or a full kaftan is perfect too. Not only does full coverage allow you to dress conservatively in Morocco , but it will also protect you from the sun.
Even though they appear very slow and laid back, camels are social creatures. They interact well with people and prefer to live in groups of other camels .
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid- March to May ) or fall ( September to October ). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer.
A quintessential Marrakech experience, a sunset camel ride can be combined with other activities to make the most of your time in Morocco.
Moroccans are very loving – in private. It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
Secondly, although it is understandable to confuse the Western Sahara and Sahara Desert , they are very different. The dunes that we usually recommend for our travelers the Erg Chebbi dunes, near Merzouga. They are in Southeastern Morocco and are very safe . There are no “rebels” in the area.
Cultural Guidelines: Moroccan men don’t usually wear shorts . However, as tourists, it will be fine for you to wear shorts . If you want to fit in a little better, then you could consider packing long pants . Weather Guidelines: For most of the year, pants won’t be too hot.