• Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy a day of adventure in the desert as you ride among remote Berber villages, groves of palm trees and stark landscapes on this small-group excursion by 4WD quad bike. Join a guide and your group, limited to a maximum of just five guests, on this intimate ride into the rugged deserts just outside Marrakech, enjoying the austere terrain as you zoom through on your all-terrain vehicle. Then take a break as you stop by the home of a local family for Moroccan tea and a snack. This personalized small-group adventure also includes a safety orientation, helmet and goggles, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.

Highlights

  • Quad bike tour of the desert palm groves outside Marrakech
  • Explore the open desert terrain with an expert guide
  • Admire ancient volcanic landscapes and ride through traditional Berber villages
  • Enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour
  • Small-group tour limited to five ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

Experience quad biking through the palm groves around Marrakech

Take an adventure into the desert as you traverse the beautiful arid landscape of the countryside outside Marrakech on the back of a 4WD quad bike. Best of all, this small group ride is limited to no more than five guests, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Start your day at either 8:45am (for the morning tour option) or 2pm (for the afternoon tour) with a pickup by minibus from your Marrakech hotel, keeping in mind that some properties in the Medina will require a short walk to your transport because they are not accessible by car. Then continue into the desert location for the start of your ride.

Meet your guide for the day and enjoy a short safety introduction, during which you’ll also get a lesson in proper handling of your quad bike (sometimes called an ATV). Then zip off into the dusty trails and sublime landscapes of this beautiful area. Follow your guide as they lead you towards the best routes, passing beautiful groves of palm trees, desiccated riverbeds and volcanic geology features called jbilets that formed over millions of years. As you ride, your guide will check in with all participants to make sure everyone is proceeding at a safe and enjoyable speed.

Proceed on your quad bike further into the desert, passing remote Berber villages and admiring the typical houses of the area, stopping to meet locals along the way. It’s a great chance to learn about this culture that retains many of the centuries-old customs and daily rituals of ancient desert life. Soon you’ll stop at the home of a local family for a snack and cup of Moroccan tea. Your guide will serve as translator as you gain new insight into the lives of this friendly and hospitable family.

Continue back through the starkly beautiful terrain on your ATV, eventually returning to the base camp where you began your ride. Finish the day with drop-off back at your Marrakech hotel.

Customer Reviews

Katie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This afternoon was so much fun! you see so much of the unexplored and rural Marrakech that you really do not expect to see on your visit. The introduction is very quick and simple, and you get riding straight away through the dirt tracks and through small berber villages. We stopped after an hour and a half of riding at a very small village where we were given traditional mint tea and Msemen crepe type cake with hone, in a traditional berber house, before riding back for another 45 minutes. It was a really great afternoon, very well organised and a fab alternative to the markets, etc. Would definitely recommend for something different and very fun!

karen c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great 1/2 day tour. We really enjoyed our trip to the desert. The ride was very dusty which was to be expected. The admin was quick when we arrived at Palm Grove. We were given suitable clothing and were quickly on our way. We travelled with our guide in a small group of 5 bikes. The speed was reasonably fast but not too fast. We stopped after about an hour for some locally made pancakes and tea sitting on carpets in the middle of the desert. There were basic but clean toilets here. There was one 100 year old mud house that we were shown around-amazing to think people still live like this. More, and now maybe a little faster driving back to the beginning passing through a small group of sand dunes along the way : scary for me so we drove flat though the middle rather than up the sides and back to the beginning for a quick dust down and return to our hotel. Well worthwhile.

Peter E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Tour was an amazing experience. It was fun, eye-opening, and exhilarating. Our guide was friendly and made sure we were safe. I highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Marrakech.

Marco F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Good experience! Well organized - and a lot of fun and beatiful views included!

Fabienne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Très bonne expérience en Quad avec un paysage sublime pour ne rien gâcher.. je recommande.

Connor A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Without a doubt this was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. It was absolutely exhilarating, yet we felt safe the whole time. Our guide was friendly and ensured we were having a good time. The Moroccan pancakes and tea were delicious and we were welcomed with smiles into a locals home. If you're looking to ride quad bikes, this is the place to go.

Samantha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing experience. From pick up to drop off it was extremely well organised. Everyone was friendly and looked after us well. The scenery is amazing and the tea and pancakes was literally in the middle of the desert. Be warned you do get covered in lots of red dust so wear older clothes. I would 100 recommend this trip!

Lubabah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Best experience ever!
Well worth it, the scenary was breathtaking and the village we visited was very welcoming.
They gave the best pancakes and morrocan tea ever!
Will never forget!

mrs k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy booking made online before our trip. Professional and efficient from start to end. Fantastic 350cc quads and was able to really open them up. Great tour guide and routes over different terrains. Would highly recommend. Great fun morning

Marnie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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