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Spend seven days in the desert riding on a camel...on purpose!

Lawrence of Arabia-like camel safaris
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Stop! Go watch Lawrence of Arabia. Done? Cool. Now let's talk about how you can be just like Peter O'Toole (minus the Aryan good looks and devilish English accent) by heading to India and taking a rustic, week-long camel safari into the depths of the desert and back, all thanks to The Adventure Travel Agency in Jaisalmer.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

You'll start in India's "Golden City", Jaisalmer. It's in the northwest corner near the Pakistan border, but you won't be there for long, as the desert's calling.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

By day you'll either be walking beside, or riding upon, one of these beasts.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

When you're not riding, there'll be stops at remote villages to see how ladies really do love axe.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

... and fellows with neat mustaches.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

Note: villagers might even pose for your photos.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

'Round about noon-ish, the desert gets downright sweltering, so you'll hunker down in a shady oasis for lunch while the camels canoodle.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

Camels don't drink often, but when they do, they drink a ton! Also, look at that creepy little goat... you'll probably see one like that.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your rate, but after a day full of desert, will you even be hungry for actual meals?

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

The weather almost never changes, so a view like this is what awaits you most sundowns.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari

And you better REALLY love that view, because when they say you sleep under the stars during a camel safari... they mean it. You literally put your army-style cots into the dune, unroll your bed, and get ready to dream of room service, jacuzzi tubs, and criminally expensive minibars.

Adventure Travel Agency's India camel safari
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So, what are you waiting for? Your camel safari awaits, and it promises to make you feel like an O'Toole.