Marrakech Agafay Desert, Nkhila Palm Grove & Wadis
Enjoy a Malian camel ride
A fun, child-friendly activity
Experience Agafay desert
Discover Berber villages
Ride through palm groves
Mint tea break at a local home
If you are short on time why not combine our Camel and Quad excursions to give you an action-packed day out from Marrakech. Also included is a tasty traditional lunch. This trip is operated by a specialist and very experienced local company.
Camels, known as the ‘ships of the desert’ are remarkable animals and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Marrakech desert. Once you’ve found your balance and got used to the very rhythmic motion a camel makes, you’ll enjoy a break in a little village. Here you can stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality. Discover the millennial mud walls and clever hammams still in use today and how the aridity of the land unravels into a rich tapestry of tastes, flavours and myriad shades of red as the light changes across the landscape.
After a traditional tagine or couscous lunch your quad awaits! The afternoon quad-biking excursion takes you into rural Morocco to reveal beautiful lunar and contrasting landscapes of palm groves and Marrakech desert. After a thorough safety and equipment briefing you head off following trails through stone desert, Berber villages, crossing the wadi to explore the vast remoteness of the Agafay Desert. And of course, great views of the High Atlas, the roof of North Africa.
0845 Pick-up. Time may vary by 15 mins depending on pick-up point.
0930 Arrive at quad & camel base. Safety and camel briefing.
1000 Make acquaintance with your camel then ride off into the stone desert.
1200 Lunch followed by time to relax.
1245 Safety briefing, practice, then depart on quad with guide familiar with terrain.
1245 Return to base for debrief, photos and departure transfer to your hotel.
1245 Drop-off and end of tour.
Minors under 16 must ride as passengers on quads. Minors 16 and over require parental waiver to pilot a quad. The quad & camel base operates year-round, is fully equipped and has toilets, cold drinks and Wi-Fi.
To take your camera, closed shoes, comfortable clothing, sunscreen & warm clothes for
winter sun. Avoid shorts or skirts. Minimum 2. Maximum 100 kg on a camel.
PRICES PER PERSON
Pick-up/drop-off from your hotel or riad (5 km or less from Marrakech) with transfers to/from base; hire of quad & camel; guide; fuel; helmet; goggles; gloves & waterproof jacket (if necessary); bottled water for the rides; cheich, tea break with a local family; lunch; limited liability insurance.
There may be a small additional transport charge for pick-up/drop-offs at accommodation outside of Marrakech medina, Hivernage or Gueliz; tips; personal risk insurance; extras not included.
Prices include own camel. Children under 12 must ride camels with an adult.