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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.

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Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

2. 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.

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Marrakech: Camel Ride in Palm Groves with Tea Break

3. 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.

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Majorelle Garden and Palmeraie Camel Ride Tour

4. 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.

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Marrakech: Dune Buggy Drive in the Palm Groves

5. Marrakech: Dune Buggy Drive in the Palm Groves

Experience the wild desert and palm groves in the countryside surrounding Marrakech from a different perspective on a half-day dune buggy tour. Benefit from the services of a guide who will help you master the controls of your fun buggy. Then, drive to the vast palm groves and see dry riverbeds and ancient volcanic landscapes along the way. Follow in the footsteps of the Berber nomads as you drive along dusty roads, and stop to enjoy a glass of tea with a local family. Be amazed at the rugged beauty of the rocky terrain and wild palm trees, and see the stunning landscapes known as jbilets formed over millions of years by volcanic activity. Relax in the knowledge that your guide will control the speed of your group to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible. Bring your camera to capture the scenery and take souvenir photos of your thrilling adventure!

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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.

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Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride & Quad Bike Experience

7. Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride & Quad Bike Experience

After pick-up 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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From Marrakech: Camel Ride, Quad Bike & Spa Full-Day Trip

8. From Marrakech: Camel Ride, Quad Bike & Spa Full-Day Trip

Escape the bustling souks, streets, and palaces of Marrakech, and explore its stunning surroundings and culture on camelback, at the helm of a quad bike, and at a traditional spa and hammam. Drive out of the city in the comfort of a car before beginning your adventures, learning about local life from your guide. Embark on a 20-minute drive to an oasis of manicured gardens, sweet-scented orange trees, and palm groves that make ideal terrain for a spot of light camel riding and quad biking. Climb onto the back of a camel to ride through the beautiful Palmeraie on the outskirts of the city. Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see houses typical of the region and meet some locals. Stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as a translator, talk to them about their experiences living in Marrakech. Next, enjoy being taken into the heart of the old medina. A gracious welcome awaits you at a traditional spa and hammam, where you can relax and enjoy the quiet and peaceful setting. Experience a sense of wellbeing and enjoy moments of relaxation and rejuvenation through aromatic oils, traditional massage, and other aspects of body care. Enjoy a relaxing massage with argan oil and time in the hammam with a black soap and eucalyptus scrub.

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

9. 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.

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Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off

10. Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off

Visit Marrakech at your own pace in an electric bus. You can get on and off all day long with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city with a comfortable audio system and earphones, in eight different languages. You’ll get a guide map containing all the stops of the route, and discounts for different establishments in the city. These buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain. Moreover, there's always a stewardess on board. There are two routes: Historic and Oasis. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the tour. Historical route takes 1hour 15 minutes and Palm Grove route 1 hour. Historical route stops: Place Abdel Moumen Gueliz, Gueliz, Royal Theatre, Congress Palace, Menara Mall, Menara Gardens, Bv. Mohammed V, Hivernage, Hivernage Place, Bab Nkob, Bab Jdid, La Mamounia, Bab Agnaou, Palais Badi Palais Bahia, Jemma el Fna Square, Hotel de Ville, Place la Liberté and Marrakech Plaza. Palm Grove route stops: Place Abdel Moumen Gueliz, Place des Armes, Bv Abdelkrim Alkhatabi, Marjane, Mohammed VI Museum, Jardins de la Palmeraie, Palmaraie Palace, Camels Tour, Route des Jardins de la Palmeraie, Passage Anakhile, Route de Fes, Wilaya, Jardin Majorelle/ Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

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What people are saying about Palmeraie, Marrakech

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,506 reviews

Ismaeil our driver was amazing! So friendly and taught us so much about his culture. The camel ride was amazing and a must do! We booked the private option and I can’t remember our guides name (I’m sorry) but he was so helpful and took so many photos. So friendly and also talked to us about Moroccon and Berber culture. And told us about the Atlas Mountains where he lives. It was so interesting. Having tea in a traditional Berber home was such an experience. I would 100% recommend this

I was a solo traveller and at first I was apprehensive as there was no other tourists when I arrived. however those guys made me feel at ease! It was my first solo trip and my birthday spent alone! They were so polite and friendly and I had an amazing time. I will return!!

Fantastic! I recommend! The tour is really worth it. The guide Msitifa, is amazing, super well disposed, and always in fun. The driver Abdel Fottah who came to pick me up was punctual, very helpful and friendly

Top ! With the tea break in addition! Very good explanation for beginners and adapts to the level of people! I recommend without hesitation! Support at the top!

Awesome time and great value for money! Make sure to wear simple clothing you don’t mind getting dirty as you will be covered in sand!(but it’s worth it)