A Camel Safari in the sand dunes is one of the main attraction in Jaisalmer. I decided to do it the day after holi festival. I availed the Mystic Camel Safari Tour for 1500 INR through Mystic Jaisalmer where I am staying.
There was a total of 11 people in the group including myself. Each of us were given a bottle of water before we left the guesthouse at 2:30PM using a jeep and a car. We stopped to see couple villages.
Then there was our camel waiting for us. Each person gets one camel guided by young happy camel drivers. 🙂
It took just a little over an hour then we reached the desert camp. The beautiful ride reminded me of the book I read, “The Alchemist”.
As we soon as we arrived, they served us tea. We then watched the beautiful sunset.
We gathered around bonfire, had snacks while they prepare our dinner.
They served us rajasthani veg dinner and you can eat as much as you want.
After dinner, we spent some time chatting, some of the boys were singing, some people were dancing, some were just chillin’ like me. I spent most of my time stargazing.
I requested for my sleeping mat (no tent) to be set up just before 10pm. I’m sure it did not take long for me to fall asleep. Watching the moon and the stars over my head was just too relaxing. The weather was not too cold so I slept very well.
I found this poor dog sleeping at the foot of the mat when I woke up around 6:45AM. I was the first one to wake up in our group.
The sun looks like a moon so we did not see a beautiful sunrise but for everyone, it was still a beautiful morning.
We gathered for breakfast. (tea, toast, maggie noodles, fruits.)
We were given enough time to play in the sand before we leave the desert.
Then our camels arrived to pick us up.
With my camel driver. 🙂
We got back in the guesthouse around 10:30AM. The tour was well organized. The guides did an amazing job. They all seemed to be happy with what they do.
Camel Safari Tour is definitely one of the most amazing and unforgettable experience in my backpacking life.