The best camel ride in Marrakesh – Day 3 in Morocco
Love waking up in the morning and watch the sunrise. Amazing to see the the wide horizon with the Atlas mountains in the far distance turning red and the cool air warming up.
Exiting day, we are going to experience the camel riding in the desert. Well it’s not the real desert or the well known Sahara desert, but is an arid place with palm trees and a barber settlement just outside of Marrakesh.
Although we would have loved to go to do the Sahara Desert trip, it is about a 6-700 km away. So doing a trip there takes about 2-3 days.
In fact almost all the major cities in Marroc are at a high distance from each-other – 300 to 500 or 600 km away from Marrakech.
This is the reason why we decided to experience the camel ride locally and than explore a bit more the other cities in Maroc.
As soon as we arrived to the desert they gave us the traditional cloths and we felt really cool in it. Getting on the camel was a bit scary, but within no time we were on the go.
Going on the camel is really bumpy and you have to hold tight to stay put on the camel. We were riding across this area for about 1h. Somewhere at half of the journey we reached to the barbar village and we were able to see the school, some houses, the mosque and some kids playing soccer.
1 hour on the camel it was more than enough, so really happy that we opted for this ride instead of the Sahara one.
We arrived back in the afternoon to Marrakech, chilled around the table, tea, coffee, fresh juice, food for about an hour and had a good talk.
We tried some other dishes this time so I order some cus cus salad, with a chicken kebab, Cristina got a B’stilla and Ciprian is always keeping it classic. Beef Tajin.
To be honest i disliked the kebab, it just simply felt not authentic, the cus cus salad is a bit sour with a strong parsley flavored. It was refreshing and pleasant, but a bit too much parsley.
The B’stilla – very interesting – it is a kind of crispy pye filled with fried chicken, cinemon powder and sugar powder. Weird combination, i know, but it actually works. I really enjoyed it. So totally recommend it in trying it out.
Oooh and yes, a must try is the mango juice, i guess we had at least 1 glass of mango juice at every meal we had in a day. DELICIOUS.
After a rich meal we went for a HAMAM, the HAMAM is well known as the Turkish bath, but it is common everywhere in the Islamic culture.
You spend about about half hour or you can do it even longer, in the sauna and apply different kind of solutions an your skin and you scrub away the dead skin.
After the hammam we had a 1 hour relaxing massage which was amazing. Ooh man, i need more massage in my life.
We ended our perfect day walking around the market.