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Get off the beaten track and escape the city during this 4-hour all-terrain buggy excursion into the desert outside Marrakech. This fun-filled ride by quad bike offers a great mix of adventure, beautiful natural scenery, relaxed pace and a chance discover Morocco’s ancient Berber culture.

Start your trip with a pickup at either 9am (for the morning tour option) or 2pm (for the afternoon tour) from your hotel. In some cases, you may need to make a short walk to reach your ride, as not all areas of the Medina are accessible by car. From there you’ll proceed out into the wide-open expanse of the desert, a collection of snow-capped peaks visible in the distance.

Reach the base camp for your excursion and listen to a short safety briefing on the proper handling of your quad bike. After you’ve also put on your necessary protective gear, join your guide for your ride on the rocky dirt trails that of this desert wilderness. Follow the path along desiccated riverbeds and groves of palm trees, observing the unique landscape formed many millions of years ago by volcanic activity. As you ride, your guide will keep track of the pace and comfort of all riders, ensuring you enjoy a fun, safe trip.

As the day progresses, take a break by stopping by a Berber village to experience some local hospitality from a friendly family. Enjoy a snack of warm pancakes accompanied by Moroccan tea and plenty of lively conversation, both key staples of any proper desert gathering. Then say goodbye to your hosts as you continue your ride back to base camp, watching as the changing sky and desert landscape turns a soft shade of crimson and ocher. Finish you day with a drop-off back at your Marrakech hotel.

Please note: Children aged 6 to 15 can participate as passengers. Drivers must be aged 16 and older.

Please note: Two people per buggy
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Dunes & Desert
Explore Morocco’s rugged desert landscapes by all-terrain quad bike as you escape Marrakech on this 4-hour adventure excursion. Trade the busy markets and crowded Medina of the city for the solitude and beauty of the desert, motoring with your guide along dusty trails under the shadow of soaring mountain peaks. During your ride you’ll enjoy vistas of arid riverbeds, natural palm groves and primordial volcanic terrain, plus take a break for Moroccan tea and snack with a local family in a Berber village. Your excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport, safety briefing, a buggy with helmet, gloves and goggles and bottled water.

Please note: Two people per buggy
  • 4-hour quad bike tour in the desert outside Marrakech
  • Explore desert valleys and traditional Berber villages with an expert guide
  • Cross dry river beds to ancient palm groves
  • Marvel at snow-capped mountains and volcanic landscapes
  • Enjoy a refreshing pot of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family
  • Tour includes all safety equipment and round-trip transport from your Marrakech hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time today using one of the buggies, we had photos taken and had tea and pancakes with a very welcoming family, we must say our guide Hicham was brilliant, I would highly recommend booking !!More

Thank Robert O
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Robert, It is nice to read your beautiful comment. We are quiet sure Hicham enjoyed your company as much as you did and the local family was happy to welcome you in their house for a delicious mint tea & pancakes. Thank you so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Insane!! Buggy in the desert.

We went for a ride with buggies in the desert and it was so much fun and so beautiful! We booked the private tour so we could get a bit more of freedom and we do not regret it!!! The buggies are brand new and...More

Thank Kim N
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are glad to read such a beautiful comment. The full day buggy tour at Agafay Desert you have booked in private is a great experience, it allows you to visit a lot of places, admire more sceneries, adjust the ride to your level...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not what expected

The picture is not at all what you get. You have to drive slow on a flat area with very little to see. However we got some cool photoMore

Thank 227AnneM
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that some aspects didn't meet your expectations. Our professional guides adjust the circuit of the ride taking into consideration the level of participants to avoid unpleasant surprises, safety is very important for...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Great time on the dune buggy tour!

Had a great time on the dune buggy tour, they were easy to handle and the staff/guides were great explaining everything (special shout out to Zakaria, our guide - he was great!). Great scenery, fun time driving all over the place and stopped for a...More

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Dunes et Desert E, Guest Relations Manager at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your kind feedback on Tripadvisor! Everybody without execption receives security instructions before departure because the excusion takes place "out of civilization" and it is important to know how to drive safe! We hope to welcome you back very soon for more...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our buggy tour everything from the pick up through to check in and then the tour itself with our guide were amazing. Lovely to stop for our Berber breakfast and mint tea to chill out during the trip. Highly recommend this trip and...More

Thank bowenqs
Dunes et Desert E, Guest Relations Manager at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hello, Greatings from the Jbilets Mountains! Thank you very much for your message on Tripadvisor! The half day SSV Buggy tour is something special and the Jbilets are an amazing playground to try. Thank you for recommending Dunes & Désert and do not hesitate to...More

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