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Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your central Marrakech hotel or the closest point accessible to vehicles.
    Please note: Extra fees may apply if your hotel is situated more than 5km out of Marrakech.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Safety briefing
    • Use of buggy, helmet, gloves and goggles
    • Bottled water
    • Tea and snack
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • The buggy tour itself lasts for two hours
    • Please note: Two people per buggy
    • Minimum age is 5
    • Minimum age to drive a buggy is 18 years
    • Children under 18 can only ride as a passengers, with the release form signed by a parent only
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Closed-toed shoes and long pants are recommended. No shorts or skirts. Jackets are recommended in winter.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I got to drive a dune buggy for a few hours over rugged terrain following my guide who drove an ATV. They provided safety gear and chilled water plus a nice tea and pancakes break near the end. My guide Zakaria was wonderful and made...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Joan S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We done the half day buggy tour which was brilliant from start to finish. Picked up at our hotel on time and was brought out to begin our day. Very warm welcome from everyone and after a quick briefing and test drive we were on...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jamie S
    Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Jamie S, thank you for this nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you had a very pleasant day with us, sharing the 2.30 hours ride with you to see the maximum of beautiful views around Marrakech (Small Mountains, villages, dry rivers, palms...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We liked the private tour. So we can go as fast as we want. We booked a buggytour and changed with the guide to ride the quad as well. Very kind organisation!More

    Thank Yvonne D
    Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Yvonne, thank you for taking time to write to us on TripAdvisor. It’s quite a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your private buggy experience with us, being alone with one of our super guides is a privilege only the ones who have tried...More

    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    This was reccommend by a social media influencer I follow and it did not disappoint. Buggy was easy to handle and easy to pickup speed. It seems much more like the desert than I expected and it was a beautiful surroundings looking at the mountains....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Beth A
    Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Hello Beth A, thank you for writing to us on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that the quality of our services has reached your expectations, being the best experience is exactly what we aim for, thank you for letting us know that we succeeded. Our...More

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    We absolutely loved our Buggy tour in Palm Grove, no thanks to Simon who made it the best experience! Best day of our whole trip 👍🏼More

    Thank X7359PRdanc
    Dunes et Desert E, Responsable relations clients at Dunes & Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

    Hi X7359PRdanc, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on Tripadvisor. You are right, Simon is one of our best guides, he love to chat with other people, sharing information and knows how to make you smile =D We invite you...More

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    19 September 2019|
    Response from Paula F | Reviewed this property |
    The ones we had were auto :)
    1 July 2019|
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    Response from sepia78 | Reviewed this property |
    Not needed, this is offroad (and great fun). You get to practise before the tour starts
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