Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

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Camel Safari in Jaisalmer is the most popular tourist attraction in the western region of Rajasthan that enthralls the visitor with an experience that is beyond imagination in the stunning sand dunes. The experience is a complete package of thrills and excitement and lets you capture the best shots of the picturesque desert and enjoy the true flavors of the local lifestyle. The camel safari is indeed an incredible way to explore the Jaisalmer countryside and endure its charismatic elegance.

There are a few distinct packages that allow you to experience a camel ride in Jaisalmer as per your stay and preferences. You can opt for a half-day sunrise/sunset camel safari, an overnight safari, or a three-day safari, whichever suits the best to your likings. The bumpy journey on the back of the trained camel is a one-of-its-kind experience to explore the exclusive areas of the desert. While the overnight package has the added advantage of camping under the starlit sky, the sunset package lets you soak in the beauty of the enchanted skyline with the setting sun.

Even, the sunrise package makes you spellbound with captivating views over the horizon. On all the safaris, you have the chance to savor authentic Indian delicacies and get acquainted with the rustic side of Rajasthan.
The Jaisalmer camel safari price usually starts from an affordable price and depends upon the package chosen. It is the perfect way to explore Jaisalmer and enjoy an everlasting and impeccable experience with your friends or loved ones.
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Where can I do Camel Safari in Jaisalmer?

1. Sam Sand Dunes: These are the most famous in Rajasthan for enjoying enthralling camel ride in Jaisalmer in the golden dunes. With a height ranging between 30 to 60 meters that change into a new shape every day, these let you enjoy a different desert landscape at every visit.

The area is without vegetation and proves to be an idyllic location to enjoy a pleasurable camel safari and stunning sunset views. This destination is also known for its being picturized in many popular Bollywood movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Refugee, Tashan, etc., which add to its charm.

The area also boasts of some of the best resorts and camping sites to mark your stay with a blissful experience. The Sam sand dunes are considered to be Rajasthan's number one region to enjoy a camel safari and are thronged by more than a million tourists every year.

Location: 40 km to the west of Jaisalmer.
- 4:30 am to 6 am for Sunrise Camel Safari.
- 5 pm to 7 pm for Sunset Camel Safari.

Cost: The price depends upon the package chosen and Thrillophilia offers packages for as low as Rs 1000 per person. You can upgrade a simple package to higher ones and enjoy cultural programs and stay as well.

2. Khuri Sand Dunes: Khuri is a small town that offers authentic Rajasthani rustic appeal and the chance to enjoy an unusual experience of visiting traditional houses made up of clay, dung, and thatched roofs. Khuri sand dunes are just 1 Km off from the village and it takes only 10-15 minutes to come to the magnificent location.

These are less crowded as compared to Sam dunes but offer the same elegance and fascination and almost the same size. The views of the yellow dunes at night fill you with delight and are remarkable indeed.

The place is not much commercialized and proves to be a serene retreat to those who love to spend their time away from the crowd. You can enjoy camel/jeep safaris, tent houses, cultural programs, Rajasthani cuisine, etc. to experience the best of Rajasthan.

Location: 50 km to the southwest of Jaisalmer.
- 4:30 am to 6 am for Sunrise Camel Safari.
- 5 pm to 7 pm for Sunset Camel Safari.

Jaisalmer camel safari price depends on the package chosen and is variable.

3. Lodhruva Sand Dunes: Lodhruva is another popular tourist destination in Jaisalmer for its architectural ruins, ancient Jain Temples, and surrounding sand dunes. It is the closest place from Jaisalmer to enjoy a camel safari but its sand dunes are small as compared to the Sam and Khuri Sand Dunes.

Location: 15 kilometers to the northwest of Jaisalmer.
- 4:30 am to 6 am for Sunrise Camel Safari.
- 5 pm to 7 pm for Sunset Camel Safari.

Cost: The Jaisalmer camel safari price depends on the package you chose and is variable.

What should I wear to Jaisalmer camel safari?

For a memorable camel ride in Jaisalmer, it is better to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothes like light pants to cover your legs and a breathable full-sleeves shirt.

Also, make sure to wear proper shoes as loose footwear like flip flops can create problems. If you have chosen a morning safari don't forget to carry sunscreen, a hat or scarf, and sunglasses to keep yourself protected from the scorching sun's heat.

What is the best time to do camel safari in Jaisalmer?

The best time to indulge in a thrilling camel safari in Jaisalmer is during winters when temperatures are comfortable, and weather conditions are suitable for traveling. November to March are the best months to enjoy a remarkable experience in the desert when the maximum temperature remains under 24 degrees Celsius.

At night, the temperature may drop down to 7 or 8 degrees Celsius in the desert during winters making it ideal to enjoy a winter retreat. However, even during winters, it is better to go for a camel safari either during early morning or around sunset time to have an everlasting experience.

How much weight can a camel carry on its back?

Camels are known as the 'Ship of the Desert' and are strong enough to carry about 170 kg to 270 kg at a time. One or two individuals can easily ride on a camel during a camel safari in Jaisalmer.

How long will we ride the camel for?

The shortest duration for which you would be on the back of a camel is 90 minutes, whereas there are various packages available at different Jaisalmer camel safari prices that offer different camel ride duration. The packages you can choose from a few hours to overnight and even days if you are a true desert enthusiast.

Is an expert available with the riders during the camel safari in Jaisalmer?

The Camel Safari in Jaisalmer is offered by notable operators who make sure to provide you with trained and well-experienced staff and camels. Thrillophilia also features a professional crew team to ensure you have a safe, comfortable, and a once in a  lifetime kind of camel safari experience in Jaisalmer.

Are pregnant women allowed for camel safari in Jaisalmer?

As the camel safari involves traveling through desert terrain, it involves a bumpy journey. It is not recommended for pregnant women or travelers with backache and other physical disabilities.

How can I control the camel in camel safari in Jaisalmer?

The camels used for the safari in Jaisalmer are trained and do not require much effort to get handled. Also, you will be accompanied by camel handlers, so you need not worry.

What are the safety precautions taken during camel safari in Jaisalmer?

Research about the operators and the dunes before starting your Jaisalmer camel safari. Sam sand dunes are often crowded while Khuri offers a secluded experience:

- If you are new to camel riding, opt for the shortest one.

- Don’t have bhang before your camel ride; it may ruin your safari experience.

- Don't forget to wear sunscreen/sunblock, a hat/bandana, and sunglasses.

- Be prepared to face the sun's heat as it gets very hot even in winters.

- Wear loose full sleeves shirts and pants, properly secured sandals/shoes for the ride but take warm clothes, socks for the night as it gets really chilly at night.

What are the things to carry while going for a camel ride in Jaisalmer?

While on a Jaisalmer camel safari, following items must be in your backpack to have a wonderful experience:

- Sunscreen (with a high SPF)
- Sunglasses (with UV protection)
- Hat/Bandana to cover your head and neck
- Insect repellent
- Torch/flashlight
- Toilet paper/Face wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Small amount of cash to buy cold beers and tipping
- Warm clothes for cool nights and mornings
- Waterproof bag for cameras.

From where can we book camel safari packages for Jaisalmer?

Thrillophilia has all the information, vendors, and carefully crafted packages for organizing a camel safari in Jaisalmer. We help you to choose your place for accommodation, travel, food and also have multiple options for you to camp in the desert when you come for camel safari for a complete exotic experience.

The camping options certainly include considerations for the luxuries and amenities that you require during your stay in the desert. Thrillophilia also takes care that you get a wholesome cultural taste of Jaisalmer and what better way to do it than a camel ride in the golden sand dunes.

Can we do this activity even if we don’t know how to ride a camel?

Camel riding is actually fun and can be done by anyone, even if they never rode a camel before. You have to familiarize yourself with the animal. You will be helped by the camel caretaker to climb over the animal while the camel is crouching down.

You have to take hold of the handlebar and climb on the saddle and make yourself as comfortable as you can get. The camel will then rise up, and all you have to do is take ahold of the handlebar tightly. The movement of the camel will make you swing away.

What is unique about a camel safari in Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer is a desert city in Rajasthan that depicts its cultural heritage and legacy in the best possible way. The Jaisalmer camel safari is an experience unlike anything else. The view of the endless expanse of sparkling golden sand while straddling a camel is the true desert experience that would leave you mesmerized.

Added to it, the overnight stay option in the desert in a camp is the cherry on the icing. You can enjoy delicious Rajasthani food under the open night sky. The camps also have several performances that give you an insight into the rich culture and tradition of Jaisalmer. The music, energy and folklore is something you would love to experience while having a camel ride in Jaisalmer.

How many people can ride a camel at a time?

Camels are strong creatures and can generally carry about 170 kg to 270 kg, and it is because of this capacity, they are often called the ship of the desert. A camel can usually give a tour of the desert to one or two individuals. Loading up more people than that would cause unnecessary hardship to the animal and would also be uncomfortable for the riders. It is advisable to adhere to the animal cruelty laws and be careful about the weight being loaded on the camels.

Is there a weight limit to ride a camel?

A camel cannot carry weight beyond 270 kg. It is a strong animal and has a lot of strength and speed on the sand. They have been used for thousands of years as a means of transport by human beings and are called as the ships of the desert a term that perfectly applies to the speed and strength of the animal.

Is Jaisalmer Camel safari safe for kids?

Jaisalmer Camel safari can be an absolutely unforgettable experience for kids as camel riding is fun and very exciting for them. It is advisable though that a child is accompanied by an adult on the camel. The animal’s movement that creates a swinging motion for the rider is extremely fun for kids, and they have a great time. It would certainly be memorable for them and an experience to last a lifetime.

What are the safety precautions taken during camel safari packages?

Camel riding is a strenuous activity as the rider has to sit for hours on the back of the camel. The legs remain astride in a single position and can therefore cause pain. The camel's movement makes the rider swing too much that can result in injuries on the back and in the neck.

So, it is advised that you seek medical attention if you are planning to go for riding a camel. Do not show too much enthusiasm as that can scare the animal. Do not hurt the animal in any way. Remember to relax and comfortably enjoy the ride.

How much does Jaisalmer camel safari cost?

There is a wide range of prices that a camel safari in Jaisalmer can cost. It ranges from about 1000-1800 INR per person. The difference in price is due to the facilities that are available along with the ride. Also, the time spent on the camel is a deciding factor.

What are the best places to stay in Jaisalmer for camel safari?

1. Prince Desert Camp: A luxurious interior and nature at its rawest form on the outside make this one of the most popular camps.

2. Marina Desert Resort: A change of pace from the hustle of the city, this resort provides all the comforts that are needed, but blends in with nature easily. You can experience the cultural shows as well as the camel safaris effortlessly.

3. Desert Springs Resort: Known for the cultural shows that are organized each evening, this resort features the famous Queen Harish who has gained global recognition in dance. Tents with bars and rejuvenating spas will offer you the best amenities while helping you relax. 

4. Pal Rajah Resort: Offering seclusion from other camps and tents, this resort strives to provide warm service and makes sure that you have a pleasant experience. Apart from the camel safari, you can also experience jeep safaris while enjoying the rustic beauty around.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari Reviews

Swapnil Shikhar
Reviewed: 06 Mar 2023
Overall it was a great experience. All rides and safari was great. Camp location was good and setup was beautiful. Dance and music performance was amazing. Staff was very caring. Food was also good.
Swapnil shikhar
Swapnil shikhar
Swapnil shikhar
Swapnil shikhar
Swapnil shikhar
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Himanshu Mahnot
Reviewed: 22 Nov 2022
The whole experience was really good, the safari, the views all of it was very nice.
Himanshu  Mahnot
Himanshu  Mahnot
Himanshu  Mahnot
Himanshu  Mahnot
Simran Mittal
Reviewed: 10 Jan 2023
Great and safe stay for solo travelers.
Simran  Mittal
Simran  Mittal
Simran  Mittal
Rinit Roy
Reviewed: 11 Feb 2023
Camel safari was an amazing experience! Kudos to Pusaram ji for a memorable day.
Diksha Singh
Reviewed: 22 Jan 2019
I took this trip along with my two friends and we had a wonderful experience there. We had an awesome stay in the Swiss Tent where all the required facilities are available or if not on asking they provide do it. The staffs were very friendly and well behaved. I was awestruck by the beauty of golde... Read More
Diksha Singh
Diksha Singh
Diksha Singh
Diksha Singh
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Chandrakin Arora
Reviewed: 13 Dec 2018
Amazing getaway from the main streets of Jaisalmer into the cool desert. Camel safari was very exciting, but my parents were scared. Quite funny, actually. Got to see a lot of the Rajasthani folk culture and traditional dance forms with mouth watering delicacies for lunch and dinner! The sunset from... Read More
Chandrakin Arora
Chandrakin Arora
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