For my last few days in Morocco, I booked a three day group tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert for a camel trek.
A few stops along the way to the desert…
I loved the camels so much! Once in the Sahara Desert, we had a two hour camel trek to our camp for the night.
All in all, the three day Sahara Desert tour was A LOT of driving. The first two days, we stopped at a few cool places along the way to break up the drive, but the third day was a twelve hour drive, with a two hour camel trek before that, so fourteen hours in transit. So much back pain. I went back to Marrakech, but some people went to Fez, which was a much shorter drive, but it’s also the worst place in the world (see Freaky Fez. But, to be fair, it is a necessary evil if you want to go to Chefchaoeun, which is worth it). And all that driving provided very little pay off. We were only in the desert for about twelve hours, and most of that time was spent in transit on camels or sleeping. But this is also coming from someone who had already been to the Sahara Desert and rode a camel in Egypt eight years ago.
Overall, it was a good experience and I met a lot of great people. I certainly don’t regret doing the tour, but I don’t really recommend it either.
Also, at no point in your life should you ever ride a camel for longer than half an hour. Everything will hurt, no matter how young or old you are.