Riding a camel in the Middle East is a bucket list experience while you are in Israel. The camel rides are definitely a tourist attraction and a must if you’ve never had the experience before. There are some great tours that partner the camel riding in Israel with touring the Bedouin lands for a day trip or overnight. There are several camel ranches in the desert that can be visited. Exploring the Judean desert, also known as the Negev, is another beautiful
Camel Riding Tours in Israel
Camel Land (Negev Camel Ranch)
This camel ranch is near the dead sea and a great stop to add on a trip to the Dead Sea. This location has the largest camel pack in Israel. Book this camel tour here. It’s also a desert resort that costs about $67 USD/night. This is a very budget desert resort here with good reviews. You can book a room in their desert resort here.
Cost: Kids 65 shekels (under 3 free), adults
Length: 1,2,4 hours or longer
Beerotayim Desert Eco Lodge
This is a desert resort on the edge of the Negev. They also do desert camping on via while camel riding creating an authentic
Cost: 40-50 shekels for a 20 minute ride, to 450 shekels for a 24 hour camel caravan, including sleeping out in the desert.
Length: 20 minute rides- overnight camp in the desert
Beerotayim Desert Eco Lodge
The place itself is a bohemian, laidback, artistic desert lodge filled with beautiful places to relax and plenty of creative details.
This place is known for its traditional homemade fresh meals.
Eilat Camel Ranch
This is one of the most well-known camel farms. It’s in a portion of the desert with lots of trails and many different tour options. The farm is closed on Sundays, except when by booked tour only. There
Length: 30 minutes to 4 hours
Winter 08: 30am-7: 00pm
Summer 08: 30am-1: 00pm, 3: 30pm-9: 00pm
Sunset Camel Rides
Tour time: 4pm from the farm , is a 2 hour tour
Cost: 100- 195 NIS
Adults (12+) – 195 NIS
Children (7-12) – 150 NIS
Child under 7 years old with an adult rider – NIS 100
- Cheese meal in the Bedouin tent of a family with traditional hospitality including a selection of cheese, vegetables, pitas, olives, and tea
- A riding track, up Nahal Shlomo and Tzafarot
Day Camel Ride 4 hours
Length: 4 hours
Time: 3pm departure
Children (7-12) – 200 NIS
Child under 7 years old with an adult rider – NIS 130 Adult (12+) – 260 NIS
- Valley ride between acacia trees and cliffs winding to a panoramic view overlooking four countries. You will see the Nahal Shlomo cliffs and a
sky domeof stars with the lack of light pollution. Before beginning the ride back, there is space to eat and rest together with a cheese, pita, and tea meal from the farm. You return in the moonlight from this trek.
Genesis Land Camel Resort
This camel resort is in the Judean desert near the Dead sea. This is a top rated desert experience. Find out more information about the resort and tours here.
The Judean desert is one of the most beautiful and most picturesque real desert experiences in Israel. You can ride the camels to different portions of the
This is an ecological campsite with traditional Jewish hospitality. You will go on a camel trek adventure through the desert leading to a remote desert campsite without light pollution for star gazing. You will be served tea and delicious food on a low set banquet in traditional middle eastern style.
Site Facilities and Information
- A variety of tented accommodation options are available for the whole family, including large traditional Shepherd Tents. Tents include fresh towels, comfortable mattresses, clean sheets or sleeping bags.
- Hot water for showers
- Ecologically friendly and sanitary toilet facilities
- Private campfire facilities
- Variety of hiking trails and attractions in the region
- Dinner and breakfast included
- Sunset tour
- Mattresses, clean sheets
- Sunrise tour
This is one of the coolest glamping spots in Israel that is nice and modern and very bohemian. This is one of the desert resorts that is a bit more pricey and considered one of the luxury desert options. There are high-quality bohemian decorated tents to sleep in. This camel location is on the way to Masada and can be easily added to the itinerary near that site. They include a tour of the Bedouins and their land, as well as Bedouin homes to stay in. There are no prices on their site, but you can see more information here.
Camel Day Trek
This day tour in the desert is a camel trek in the Kana’im Valley, that includes a taste of traditional Bedouin hospitality and a feast. Read more and book the camel trek here.
Length: 30 minutes (ages 5-67)H
- Feast: Guests are treated to a splendid feast of seasoned Arab salad, thick tahini, homemade pickled vegetables, spicy matbucha, fried eggplant with mint, and cabbage salad, all served around the tables. Together with the abundance of salads is a colorful and rich mansaf, made of Kuskus, Kuskus soup, antipasti and stuffed vegetables, accompanied by thin Bedouin pita bread. A rich meat dish is served with the mansaf. For dessert, steaming hot Bedouin tea and Turkish coffee is served alongside sweet baklava and seasonal fruit. Throughout the meal, you can quench your thirst with a refreshing fresh lemon-mint drink.
- Riding in pairs on 2 person saddles
Succah – This is a glamping tent with wood floors. Toilets and showers are close by as well as cooking spaces. The price per person is NIS 200 per adult, NIS 100 per child from 2 years to 12 years old. For booking click here.
– Half board rate (kan zaman dinner, bed and breakfast in Bedouin):
NIS 370 per adult, NIS 210 per child
– Half board, minimum two nights.
– Half board rate for Pesach and Sukkot for one night: NIS 380 per adult, NIS 215 per child.
– Minimum of four participants per Sukkah.
Marquee – This is a large Bedouin tent with carpet covered floors with a toilet, showers and a cooking corner. This is good for groups (sleeps 15 people). The tent is heated in winter and can be divided
Room- The hotel has 42 guest rooms with air conditioning. Cost: NIS 600 for a couple, NIS 100 for a child aged 2 years in the parents’ room. Half-board package (kan zaman dinner, bed and breakfast in Bedouin): NIS 940 per couple, NIS 210 per child in a parents’ room, NIS 270 per adult in the room. Details and booking here.
Camping – This campground is in the heart of the desert where you set up your tent in the village of the Nokdim. There arecooking corners, drinking water stations, loaning mattresses, toilets and showers with hot water. Check here for more information and booking.