Palmeraie, Marrakech

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Palmeraie, Marrakech: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

1. Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech in the comfort of an air-conditioned car and into the nearby endless desert. From here, embark on a thrilling tour of Jbilets Desert, known for its attractive lighting, on a quad bike. Slip away as you explore the fascinating history and culture in this unique area with your local guide. Only 30 minutes from the center of Marrakech, experience the real Morocco and get to know the locals. Discover the Jbilets desert area and take in the views of the Atlas Mountains. Visit a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea, and enjoy Berber hospitality. At this point, the guides will be happy to show some of the best tracks and spots in the area. On request, this excursion can also be tailored to suit you and your party’s tastes for exploration and adventure. Opt for program explanations, equipment briefing, and training for driving the quads to ensure maximum safety during trips.

1-Hour Camel Ride and 2-Hour Quad Bike Ride in Marrakech

2. 1-Hour Camel Ride and 2-Hour Quad Bike Ride in Marrakech

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a half-day adventure tour just a few minutes from the city center. Drive out to the desert for a peaceful camel ride followed by a thrilling quad bike ride, learning about local culture and customs from your guide. Experience the desert from the back of a camel. Known as the “Ships of the Desert,” these remarkable animals offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Palmeraie in the palm groves of Marrakech. Once you’ve found your balance and got used to the rhythmic motion a camel makes, break for mint tea refreshments with a Berber family. There will be plenty of time for some fun photos and a chance to get to know your camel better. Then, drive into the Moroccan countryside for a fun-packed quad bike adventure. Follow your guide into the rugged terrain and experience the beauty of the contrasting landscapes around the palm groves from a new perspective.

Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

3. Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

Head away from Marrakech's hustle and bustle by air-conditioned minivan and into the calm desert and palm grove for a thrilling quad bike adventure. Follow your guide through exciting tracks, enjoying a quenching tea with a local family midway through your journey. Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see houses typical of the region, and meet some of the locals to discover their way of life, practically unchanged for more than 200 years. Halfway through your tour, stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as translator, you can take the opportunity to talk to them about their customs and experiences as you share a moment together. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the Sahara before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your rugged desert ride. Conclude your tour back at the base camp. Sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Marrakech: Half-Day Camel Ride in Palm Grove

4. Marrakech: Half-Day Camel Ride in Palm Grove

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind and go on a half-day adventure. According to legend, this area was the site of a military camp, where, in the evenings, soldiers ate dates that had been carried from the pre-Saharan oases. The discarded pits fell into holes left by lances that had been thrust in the ground and so the palm groves of Marrakech were planted. Donning your "cheich" (protective turban veil), you and your new camel friend will trek safely through the palm groves past villas, luxury properties and Berber homes. Sit back with a refreshing glass of mint tea at the home of one of the local Berber families before heading back to the city.

Marrakech: Camel Ride in Palm Groves with Tea Break

5. Marrakech: Camel Ride in Palm Groves with Tea Break

The palm groves of Marrakech are the perfect place to get away from it all and explore the scenic surroundings of the Red City. Enjoy the experience of a 1-hour camel ride through the green groves and the countryside around the site. During this 2-hour adventure your ride will also take you through the nearby villages and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people. Along the way you'll stop for a break with some time to relax and enjoy delicious Moroccan tea and admire the views of this charming setting.

Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride at Sunset

6. Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride at Sunset

Head to the Palmeraie, a dazzling palm grove on the fringes of the city, for your camel ride. Learn about how these robust desert animals have served as a means of transportation for centuries in Morocco due to their ability to travel long distances without water. After a safety briefing, put on your shesh (turban) and climb onto the camel saddle. Relax as you ride through the verdant palms and appreciate views of the desert plateaus. After a 30-minute ride, you will stop to visit a traditional Morrocan Berber house to discover how local life is. Here you can also enjoy snacks and mint tea with the family. Continue riding your camel again. Take out your camera to snap some photos of the beautiful sunset as the cotton candy colors seep through the trees. When your ride is complete, you will be driven back to your accommodation.

Majorelle Garden and Palmeraie Camel Ride Tour

7. Majorelle Garden and Palmeraie Camel Ride Tour

Explore the wonderful history of the famous Majorelle Garden, discover more about the french designer Yves Saint Laurent restored the garden archicture, stroll through the shady streets and learn more about the origins of the fantasy of exotic plants. With both morning and afternoon departures available, this half-day combination tour includes entrance fees and all activities, as well as pickup and drop-off at Marrakech hotels. Meet your chauffeur at your hotel for departure to Majorelle Garden, a landscape garden designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle. Explore the garden paths, fountains, and cactus gardens, listening for the 15 species of birds that live within the 12-acre space. Following your time at Majorelle Garden, continue to the Palmeraie, the ancient palm groves of Marrakech that are now famous for celebrity residents and glamorous homes. Moroccans have long used camels to travel through the desert, and you'll learn to mount and ride before setting out on a laid-back trip through the palms.

Marrakech: Camel Ride in the Oasis Palmeraie

8. Marrakech: Camel Ride in the Oasis Palmeraie

Escape the bustling souks, streets and palaces of Marrakech, and climb on the back of a camel to ride through the beautiful Palmeraie on the outskirts of the city. Although the real desert is too far from the city center, about 20 minutes drive away lies an oasis of manicured gardens, sweet-scented orange trees and palm groves that make ideal terrain for a spot of light camel riding. A driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to meet the camel handlers and their trusty beasts. They will then guide you into the Palmeraie and on through authentic villages and green palm groves. Discover how the locals live outside the city center. And end with a fresh mint tea in a typical nomadic tent.

Palmeraie, Marrakech: 2-Hour Quad Biking with Tea Break

9. Palmeraie, Marrakech: 2-Hour Quad Biking with Tea Break

You’ll be picked up at your Marrakech accommodation and travel by private vehicle to the palm groves area outside Marrakech, where your quad biking adventure begins. When you start out on this 2-hour activity you’ll head toward the lush Palm Grove. Admire the luxury residences, sports club, golf course, and lavish hotels as you zip around the nearly thousand-year-old palm groves. Along the way you’ll discover traditional Berber villages, see houses that are typical of the region, and meet some locals to learn about their way of life, practically unchanged for over 200 years. Midway through the tour, you’ll stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as translator, you’ll be able to learn a bit about their lifestyle as you share a bit of time together.  Enjoy the serenity of the desert before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your rugged desert ride. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride & Quad Bike Experience

10. Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride & Quad Bike Experience

Embark on an action-packed day trip to Palmeraie from Marrakech. Enjoy desert quad biking, a camel ride in the oasis, and visit nearby Berber villages to learn about their way of life and sip on mint tea. After pickup from your hotel or riad, travel to the Palmeraie where you will prepare for your camel ride in the La Palmeraie oasis. Put on a typical traditional dress and scarf like the locals and go for a ride among the palm trees. Enjoy quad biking after a short 20-minute safety briefing. Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see typical houses of the region, and meet some locals to learn more about their way of life, which has remained the same for more than 200 years. Stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and enjoy the silence and serenity before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your desert ride. Conclude your tour at the base camp and relax on the drive back to your Marrakech hotel.

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What people are saying about Palmeraie, Marrakech

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,638 reviews

Fabulous trip - a lot of fun and I would recommend it to anyone. A word of warning though - wear old clothes, preferrably ones that aren't white. The bikes kick up a lot of sand and dust and it stains clothing.

Ismail was so welcoming and would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Marrakech. The visit to the lovely berber lady was enjoyable, she provided us with refreshments there too. 10/10

It was an enjoyable experience! We had a very intimate group, which I preferred. The guides were great and the transport was comfortable and timely!

Very nice experience! Be careful what clothes you wear, because they are full of dust, but they are definitely worth it;)

Our guide hicham was very attentive, funny which made our outing very pleasant. I highly recommend.