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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: One Hour Dromedary Ride

3. Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

Depart the Ranch de Diabat on a peaceful dromedary camel. Discover the charming nature of these large animals while exploring the surrounding. This tour is ideal for groups and families with small children as the dromedary has a gentle nature.  Enjoy a ride just a few minutes from Essaouira. Walking a large beach with soft sand. Relax in the ocean breeze and see the famous island of Mogador. Pass by dunes and see the tucked away, former home of the Black Sultan. Finally cross the forest of wild Mimosas and Thuya on your return. 

From Essaouira: Scenic Diabat Horseback Ride with Transfer

4. From Essaouira: Scenic Diabat Horseback Ride with Transfer

Enjoy the untouched nature around Diabat on horseback, isn't it a dream? Endless, wide empty beaches, high sand dunes, the view over the ocean, you will enjoy that during the one-hour ride. On the way back, you will touch the sparse Mimosa and Tuja forest. Trust yourself for two hours to one of our Arabian Berber horses! You will be enthusiastic! These horses are known for their human orientation, reliability, endurance and good character. Our horses are specially selected to be very good with beginners and are regularly ridden by good riders. You will be accompanied by one of our reliable riding instructors. We will ride over the endless sandy beaches, where even a dream canter will be possible for experienced riders. The ride will be adapted to the ability of the participants. Before the start, everyone will get a small introduction to the secrets of riding. Max. riders' weight: 90kg

Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

5. 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: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

6. Essaouira: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

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.

From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

7. From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

After your welcome at the Ranch you will get first safety instructions for the use of the quad and the right safety helmet will be chosen for you. Then there will be a short test driving to give you safety on the quad. Our quad rides are adapted to the participants, so it is also possible to participate with children. After that we start along the river towards the ocean. In the bushes on the banks of the river there are many different species of birds, which we can observe during a short break. Arrived at the ocean, we head south over the wide, seemingly endless sandy beach. You will pass by fresh water springs where various animals such as cows, donkeys and dromedaries often refresh themselves. We reach the Omar dunes, which are a pleasure to climb by quad bike. The southernmost point we will reach is Cap Sim; we are between 2 seas: Two seas border each other, one made up of high dunes and the other of waves, a real magic. The dunes here seem to be constantly moved by the wind. We will return on a winding road more inland, passing through the mimosa and Tuja Forest.

From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

8. 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: 3-Hour Quad Biking Tour

9. From Essaouira: 3-Hour Quad Biking Tour

This 3-hour quad bike excursion nearby Essaouira will be adapted to your experience level. For beginners, you will drive up and down on the dunes before arriving at the natural caves not far from the beach. For more experienced drivers, you will have the possibility of extending the tour towards the beach of Taguenza. This quad biking excursion will take you along small passages winding through a forest of eucalyptus and mimosa in the heart of wonderful landscapes. All drives are performed with high quality equipment for optimal security. You will also have a guide with you throughout the tour. 

Quad Biking: 1-Hour Near Essaouira

10. Quad Biking: 1-Hour Near Essaouira

Recommended for anyone seeking adventure and excitement, an excursion on a quad around Essaouira will allow you to explore the surroundings of Ranch de Diabat, where you can ride happily along the beach and lovely dunes. The 1-hour quad excursion starts from the ranch towards the beach and the small dunes, and arrives at a water source, where the animals come to drink. On the way back, you'll follow a winding track through the forest with mimosas and eucalyptus. Whether you come alone, as a pair or in a group, Ranch de Diabat offers you a terrific quad excursion in the heart of the wild and unspoilt landscape around Essaouira.

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5.0 / 5

based on 36 reviews

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.

It was a beautiful experience. Our first time on a camel. The guide was super good and also took beautiful pictures.

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

It was fabulous! Our guide was kind and funny and knowledgeable It was a real highlight of our trip Thankyou!