Ride a camel through a palm grove on a 3-hour excursion from Marrakech, and amble alongside the banks of the Oued Tensift river. Relax into the rhythmic sway of your camel’s gait as you explore rural paths past a series of small limekilns, and discover a lush oasis in the desert landscape. Steer your mount back towards Palmeraie Marrakech for traditional Moroccan snack of mint tea and honeyed pancakes.
After getting picked up from your hotel, make your way across the desert sands to the Palmeraie, a serene grove of palm trees just 20 minutes from the bustle of the city. Don a chech (head scarf) and gandora (robe-like garment) to protect your skin from the desert sands and beating sun, and then let a camel driver get you situated comfortably atop a gentle camel.
Relax as you ride beneath the rustling palms from the picturesque Kasbah to the banks of the Oued Tansift, a wadi that forms lush oases during the rainy season. Pass by lime kilns and gaze out at the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains as you meander down desert trails to the rural oases of Oulad Mansour and Oulad Ali.
Soak up the peaceful surroundings as your camel plods along, and loop back to the Kasbah, where your desert adventure concludes with a hot cup of mint tea and a snack of honey-drenched msemens (crispy stuffed crepes) or baghrirs (soft crepes with holes).