Chose Palma Quad as it was well rated on here; it turned out to be a brilliant choice for our family of 6 to experience riding quads though the dunes and across the beaches south of Essaouira. The trip was well organised from the beginning, with a reassuring focus on safety. First, we were dressed in helmets, gloves, jackets and scarves (to protect from the dust) all of which were either freshly laundered or new. We had two guides who took us carefully through gaining initial control, briefly but thoroughly and then quickly onto the road out of town. It all began to seem a bit tame until we headed across the sand into the real adventure. Once the guides had given us a bit more training on the beach - in a fun and light hearted way - they adjusted the speed restriction on the quads and we headed off south. With a guide at the front and one at the back I felt happy that we were safely taken out over the beach and into the dunes, passing camels, donkey carts and beach shanties. The guides were fantastic at judging our competence and confidence, stopping to give advice and support, particularly to my youngest son who was the least confident initially. We tackled some hairy slopes, again all managed very safely and the whole trip was captured from many angles on the guides cameras. We were provided with water and chocolate half way through which also gave us a fabulous opportunity to stop and take in the scenery. The journey home was a speedy race across the flat sand, when my children were allowed to go as fast as they dared, which was a great adrenaline rush. We were offered a CD of the photos at the end, at no extra cost, with as many copies as we required, which kind of summed up the professionalism and eye for detail you get from this company. The owner was also able to arrange a camel ride for us the next day, which took us north of Essaouira, so that we could see a different part of the city and beach. I would highly recommend this company.
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