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Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

  • 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
Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour
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Morning TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 8:45am
Afternoon Tour
Tour departs at 2pm
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.
What to Expect
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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Quad biking

We did the quad biking as a group of 10 and it was great. The guides were super friendly and when anyone had a problem they were more than happy to help. Our main guide was Momo and he was awesome. Would definitely recommend this...More

1  Thank Madeline S
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Madeline, Thank you fro sharing your experience and for choosing us to organize the quad biking experience for your party of 10 people yesterday! All our guides are professional and in love with their job, security, intention and assistance are very important to make...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Great fun, great scenery, happy days!

This was our best day in Marrakech! We went out on quad bikes with our guide Casaoui across the desert/palm grove for a good couple of hours. The scenery was just stunning, with the flats of the desert and the mountainous backdrop of the Atlas...More

Thank missmandymonkey
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for this beautiful comment. We are glad to know taht you enjoyed your quad ride with Casaoui who is a wonderful guide & a good teacher. Safety is very important to us, we certainly want you to have fun but in good conditions....More

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Great experience, H&S-relaxed guide (Zakaria) with loads of dust

From all quad bike tours this was probably one of the most exciting ones. So exciting that I had to write a review. Our guide, Zakaria, was a true lad. If he noticed you could handle a quad, then there was hardly any limits. On...More

Thank Michal S
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Hello, Thank you for this beautiful review on TRIPADVISOR. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the quad experience with your guide Zakaria, he is a nice guy who loves what he is doing! Small breaks are planned during the ride so you can...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Very fun and enjoyable for anyone

A very fun experience with professional guide. We got a safetybriefing before jumping on the quads. The trip was very thrilling and exciting. Our guide was very patient and he checked on us to see if we were comfortable with the pace. Thank you Nourdin...More

Thank Arion G
Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Hello Arion. Thank you for your coming and your message on TripAdvisor. We work every day to give you the must in order to have a beautiful day. Reservation service, transfer, guides, animation … 20 people for you, every day. Arion; for the next time,...More

Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

These guys were so professional. Completely safe but also able to blast the quad bikes. Have done a few quad bike tours in different places and this was the best! Lovely guide, great bikes. Can't fault it!

Thank demonpip
Dunes et Desert E, Guest Relations Manager at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Hello, Greatings from Marrakech! Thank you so much for your feedback! You should try the full day quad biking in the Agafay Desert next time! Amazing views, amazing people, amazing experience! Positive Regards

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Jackie R
July 30, 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I thinks it's around 1.30 or so. They are very good with timings and always have a car ready to take you back as soon as you're finished
Jackie R
July 30, 2018|
Response from Madeline S | Reviewed this property |
We were back to Marrakech by 1pm
July 8, 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Not that far, 15-20 mins by car from Jemma el fna