Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech
Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech
Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech / Sunset Camel Trek in the Desert of Marrakech
Marrakech Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert If you can only spare half a day to experience the long-talked-about sunset camel ride in the Marrakech desert, this is the opportunity to seize while in Marrakech. This experience takes place in the Agafay desert; just 45-minute drive southeast of Marrakech. Agafay is a stony desert with splendid views of sand dunes-like hills, which will allow you to enjoy a dramatic sunset view while sipping a cup of mint tea.
Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. It is west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh is 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times. The city was founded in 1070 by Emir Abu Bakr ibn Umar as the imperial capital of the Almoravid Empire. The city was one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Quranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” Ochre City” (Ville ocre). Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading center for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
After a period of decline, the city was surpassed by Fez, but in the early 16th century, Marrakesh again became the capital of the kingdom. The city regained its preeminence under wealthy Saadian sultans Abu Abdallah al-Qaim and Ahmad al-Mansur, who embellished the city with sumptuous palaces such as the El Badi Palace (1578) and restored many ruined monuments. Beginning in the 17th century, the city became popular among Sufi pilgrims for its seven patron saints who are entombed here. In 1912 the French Protectorate in Morocco was established and T’hami El Glaoui became Pasha of Marrakesh and held this position nearly throughout the protectorate until the role was dissolved upon the independence of Morocco and the reestablishment of the monarchy in 1956. In 2009, Marrakesh mayor Fatima Zahra Mansouri became the second woman to be elected mayor in Morocco.
Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls. This medina quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic center and tourist destination. Tourism is strongly advocated by the reigning Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI, with the goal of doubling the number of tourists visiting Morocco to 20 million by 2020. Despite the economic recession, real estate and hotel development in Marrakesh has grown dramatically in the 21st century. Marrakesh is particularly popular with the French, and numerous French celebrities own property in the city. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco, with some 18 souks selling wares ranging from traditional Berber carpets to modern consumer electronics. Crafts employ a significant percentage of the population, who primarily sell their products to tourists.
Marrakesh is served by Ménara International Airport and by Marrakesh railway station which connects the city to Casablanca and northern Morocco. Marrakesh has several universities and schools, including Cadi Ayyad University. A number of Moroccan football clubs are here, including Najm de Marrakech, KAC Marrakech, Mouloudia de Marrakech, and Chez Ali Club de Marrakech. The Marrakesh Street Circuit hosts the World Touring Car Championship, Auto GP, and FIA Formula Two Championship races.
Enjoy Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert from Marrakech
The Agafay desert is located about thirty kilometers south of Marrakech and extends over several hundred hectares. This rocky desert can be compared to a sandy desert. In fact, its population of white dunes and its landscape are similar to the dunes of the Sahara. In the middle of the desert, there is an amazing oasis, a haven of peace and tranquility, where flora and fauna can easily thrive. In this paradise, frogs and turtles live peacefully in the wadis, surrounded by water and rocks. Lost in the dunes there are still some Berber villages that continue to exist in this austere but sublime nature.
Very close to Marrakech, this pebble desert will surprise you and make you forget the intense atmosphere of the center of Marrakech. The desert is discovered:
Here are the Sunset Camel ride in Agafay Desert day trip Highlights
- Cross Agafay desert on the back of a camel
- Dress like Touaregs in a blue facial scarf and robe
- Climb to a viewpoint to enjoy the sun setting over the horizon
- Taste a cup of mint tea in an authentic cozy setting
- Take amazing photos of your party riding camels with the sunset as a backdrop
- Duration: 1 day
- Departure time: 8 / 8:30 am
- Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
- Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
Itinerary Marrakech Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert day trip
Our driver picks up from your hotel 3 hour before sunset, Then, departure to Agafay Desert, After 45min by car, you will reach the Agafay rock desert. While you are there we will be warmly welcomed by our team in the Berber Tent, where we will choose for you the best Camels to ride and you will straight away start your sunset Camel Ride in the Agafay desert for 1 hour.
Enjoy the sunshine and the desert to make some beautiful images! After the Camel Ride in the Desert of Marrakech, you reach the Desert tent again to take an authentic Moroccan Tea.
Agafay desert is a great Photography location to take photos; wedding photography, pre-wedding photoshoot, Bachelor party…
Agafay Desert is an absolute pleasure for professional photographers and Beginners to photograph.
This Agafay sunset camel tour is perfect for friends and family, even the baby enjoyed it!
In conclusion, return to your Marrakech accommodation to conclude your Sunset Camel Ride in the Agafay desert.
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day trip from Marrakech Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Reviews
Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech 1 Day
For the price, it was a great experience. After a one-off pick-up from our hotel in a very comfortable minibus, our driver Mustafa took us to the Agafay desert, an hour’s drive from Marrakech. We then rode a quad through the rocky terrain (we were told not to expect sand dunes as this is a rocky desert). The quad experience was very enjoyable, especially for our teenage children. We then celebrated our friend’s birthday at sunset as the tent and backdrop provided some truly spectacular views and the desert backdrop with camels made the experience even more awe-inspiring.
Highly recommended and thanks again to Wasim for helping us coordinate the trip.
Best sunset Camel trek in Agafay desert
I had one of the MOST AMAZING moments. It’s my first day or a few hours since I’ve been here in Marrakech. My guide went further. From pickup to delivery to my location. It was 5 star throughout. The food was delicious.
Full-day Trip Marrakech to Agafay desert
This was by far one of the best tours we have experienced in Morocco. The guide was very friendly and patient. And the dinner was exceptional and a lot of food.
It was just my friend and I and it was so much food. Everything was super nice and very intimate perfect for couples!
Fantastic Day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert Camel ride
Great guide and wonderful walk and dinner. You will enjoy the sunset in the desert while you relax
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