This short but adrenaline-filled drive takes you up and down the surrounding hills and give you the best panarama view of the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah and the surrounding semi-desert landscape.
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is an ancient fortified city used by the silk road merchants and camel herds from Sahara to Marrakech. Because of the magnificent backdrop, this kasbah had been the set of many famous Hollywood movies, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Mummy, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones etc. since 1960s. In 1987, it is dedicated as a World Heritage Site and became a must-see for everyone traveling from Marrakech to the Sahara or vice versa. If you are passing through Ait Ben Haddou during lunch time and heading onward to the Sahara, this short but exciting guided drive is perfect to break the boring long journey! You may be lucky to see one of your favorite actors or actresses here!
After picking up the quad bikes outside our office, your guide will explain to you briefly how to use different controls. Together you will cross a small stream and pass through typical Berber villages with many clay buildings. You will see a magnificent desert panorama, overlooking beautiful gardens and palm grove, and occasionally yield to a sheppard and his herd of sheep and goat.
Be prepared for a few moments of adrenaline-rush when our guide takes you up and down the relatively steep slopes. Don’t worry. Our quads are automatic, making maneuvering the slopes and turns manageable by anyone who has driving experience. Staying calm but alert and have good judgement on the road is necessary.
Two people are allowed to be in one quad in this tour due to the relatively flat terrain. However, there are a few steep slopes that require extra caution. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.
Price per quad:
1 person in a quad (Driver): € 35
2 people in a quad (Driver & Passenger): € 50
- Helmet & Glove
- English or French speaking local guide