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Essaouria: Beach & Big Dunes 2-Hour Quad Biking Tour

1. Essaouria: Beach & Big Dunes 2-Hour Quad Biking Tour

Enjoy an exciting two-hour quad bike tour, with incredible views of Essaouira. To ensure you can safely enjoy the vast beaches of Essaouira and the big dunes of Capsim you will need to go through a safety briefing and be instructed on how to drive a quad bike.  You will get geared up with clean, professional equipment and take a test ride on your quad before you head out on your adventure. After a few minutes on the road, cross the Oued Ksob and the ruins of the Sultan's Palace that lead you to the amazing beach After visiting the beach, navigate the magnificent dune fields, driving on the curvy sandy dunes. Enjoy the amazing views of the desert and have fun on your quad bike. Revive your energy with water and a snack. You will be able to take as many breaks as you want to enjoy the scenery while on your tour. 

Essaouira Sand Dunes: Half Day Quad Bike Tour

2. Essaouira Sand Dunes: Half Day Quad Bike Tour

Enjoy the golden sand dunes of Essaouira by thrilling quad bike transit. After a brief safety information session, and after having adorned yourself in protective gear, you will have a tour test to get used to your quad bike and the safety rules. Once this is completed, your 3 hour quad bike tour will begin. Your tour will begin by crossing Oued Ksob to the ruins of the Sultan's Palace that accompany you to the wild beach of Diabat. Following this you will navigate through the magnificent dune fields, driving on both sandy and rocky paths to overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

3. Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

4. Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

Enjoy an evening in the name of Moroccan food and culture. Visit a local market, where you shop for the ingredients you will cook with later. Cook up a traditional Moroccan feast for dinner at a local family home and discover the authentic flavors of this exciting cuisine.   Meet your guide who will take take you to visit the local market. Learn from him about the local produce you see as well as Moroccan traditions and customs. Feel free to ask your questions and share your culinary experiences.  Upon arrival to your host “Khadija’s Kuzina” in his traditional house, you will be welcomed with open arms and authentic Moroccan hospitality. Over the next few hours, Khadija & Hussein will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Cooking with Khadija is often a unique social experience. She will share stories about food, about her family, and about her life.  Once your culinary masterpieces are ready, you will savor the real taste of Moroccan family cooking, around a meal served with a lot of love.

Essaouira: 1 Night in a Berber Tent by the Sea with Meals

5. Essaouira: 1 Night in a Berber Tent by the Sea with Meals

The participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting for you. Our bivouac is located on the beach, in untouched nature, in a place sheltered from the wind. Those who wish can take a refreshing bath in the ocean. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. We will cater to your preferences and any food intolerances that you inform us of in advance. in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning you will have a rich breakfast with tea, coffee, bred, eggs, marmalade, juice…. before our driver takes the participants back to Essaouira by car. This offer is very suitable for families with children (even small children) or for groups of friends.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Excursion

6. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Excursion

Start with early morning pickup from Marrakesh and begin the 175-kilometer journey to Essaouria.  Make a stop on the way for a cup of tea, and pass by many traditional local villages. See a region that is famous for the production of argan oil. Note the many argan trees throughout the journey, and enjoy a short stop to take some photos.  Upon reaching Essaouria, explore the city at your own pace. Indulge in a lunch of fresh seafood from a typical local restaurant. Explore the fortifications of the city, wander through the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or simply relax and watch the surfers on the ocean. After a full day of exploration, meet with your driver and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to Marrakesh.

From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

7. From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

This ride is adapted to the riding level of the participants and is therefore also available for beginners. The easier tour for less experienced riders follows the wide, deserted beach of Diabat towards the south, in order to have lunch (which was carried in the saddle bags) in a shady place after about 3 hours of riding, followed by a rest and then return to the ranch by a different route through the Mimosa and Tuja forest. The route for experienced riders goes inland, along a river, and continues uphill to the village of Ghazoua, from where you descend again towards the ocean. Lunch, carried in the saddlebags, is taken in a shady forest area sheltered from the wind. After the lunch break, we will go back to the ranch along the Infinite Sand Beach, where a dream canter is possible. From the ranch the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

8. From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

Explore the area, nature and landscape around Essaouira on the back of a dromedary. The ride passes relaxed, stress-free and ecological over the endless beaches south of Diabat, by fishermen's huts and by the large dunes; at low tide you can see freshwater springs in the sand where cows and donkeys drink; crossing the mimosa and Tuja forest. A leisure activity for young and old; suitable for children and seniors. Ideal for the whole family. A journey to the rhythm of the quiet step of the dromedaries, with these lovable animals, in a caravan, as the Berber people did for thousands of years. Just a few minutes from Essaouira, the ride begins in Diabat, then you reach the dunes where the ancient palace of the Black Sultan is hidden; you roam the long beach, with a view of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador; you climb up and down the dunes and pass by fishermen. Around noon, a break is taken, in a shady place sheltered from the wind, and there will be picnic lunch, that the dromedaries carried in their saddlebags. The way back to Diabat is through a small path in the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a calm animal, friendly to everyone and will allow a pleasant time with family or friends. From Diabat the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

From Essaouira: 2-Day Quad Biking Adventure & Campfire

9. From Essaouira: 2-Day Quad Biking Adventure & Campfire

After an introduction and a test drive with the quads, we drive south over endless deserted beaches. Every now and then, the dunes invite you to have fun riding up and down on these vehicles. Lunch at Sidi Kauoki, prepared directly on site by our cook. After lunch, we continue our journey, also over cliffs, to viewpoints overlooking the ocean, to our camp for the night, which is situated above the sea. On arrival, typical Moroccan mint tea with sweet pastries. Time to rest before our chef serves a rich traditional menu. The evening ends around the campfire under the stars. The next day we continue by quad bike, also inland, through argan forests, a spring, the wind park of Essaouira. This time, lunch is a picnic on the way, before returning to the starting point: Ranch de Diabat. There you can have a wash and a shower. Then the magical festival begins: everything is furnished with carpets and cushions, torches light up the courtyard. A culinary dinner is served while local musicians show their talent and artists perform their arts. After the feast, our shuttle takes everyone to the nearby Riad Zahra for the night.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Mon fils (grand ado) a participé à cette activité avec son papi . Ils se sont absolument régalés ! La société est très pro et l accompagnateur très sympa . Il a pris des photos tout au long de l activité et c est un souvenir absolument fabuleux qu ils ont désormais ensemble . J avais offert ce cadeau et je suis plus que ravie ! Bravo aux organisateurs ! C était parfait ! Parfait ! Parfait ! Je recommande a 100 pour cent ! L eau et les barres chocolatées sont un plus et aussi le prêt des vêtements coupe vent !

Great tour, definitely recommended. Very clean gear and well maintained quads. My 11 year old son had loads of fun. Through fantastic landscapes, the two of us went with our very competent guide along the beach into a fascinating sand dune landscape, where everything was elicited from the quad... Thank you for the great afternoon.

An extraordinary experience. Our hosts, Hussein and Khadija were exceptionally kind. Khadija is an excellent cook and we enjoyed ourselves. This activity is really very original. To do absolutely. We highly recommend...

We spent 3 great hours of quad biking thanks to our charming, patient, funny and passionate guide. We recommend them with your eyes closed!!!

Highly recommended! The monitor was great, he took care of us, took pics and videos of us! It was super fun!