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Overview

This is the ultimate quad journey in southern Morocco. We take you from our famous kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou, to Kalaat M’Gouna, the Rose town, through the magnificent Todra gorge and fossil-filled rocky landscape around Alnif, all this just to start the second half of your adventure (in the Sahara!) From Merzouga, we pass through the oasis of El Mharech, then towards M’hamid and the largest dune, Chigaga. The tranquility at night in the desert and adrenaline drive during the day among the surreal dunes make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

marrakech2Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech

Our guide will pick you up from the airport of Marrakech and take you to a hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to walk around our famous central square, Djema el-Fna, an UNESCO world heritage site. Feel and taste the magic of this city.

 


Ait BenhaddouDay 2: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou (120km 4×4)

We leave Marrakech after breakfast in a 4×4 to our small but beautiful Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou. A short guided tour to our famous kasbah, another UNESCO world heritage site, which had been the setting of many Hollywood movies since the 60s. Take time to rest and soak in our Berber culture in this quiet village. We will stay in our family guest house for the night.


kelaat_Mgouna2Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou – Kalaat M’Gouna – Boumaine Dades (160km Quad)

After breakfast, we will get on our quads and drive towards Kalaat M’Gouna on desert tracks. This town is famous for its Rose Festival to celebrates their harvest every May. Here is where the country’s largest rose water and rose oil manufacturers located. After lunch and a short stop to browse for rose beauty products, we continue to Boumaine Dades and overnight in a guest house.


Alnif-fossilDay 4: Boumaine Dades – Alnif (140 km Quad)

Today we depart Boumaine Dades and drive to Alnif, the Fossil capital of Morocco. The Anti-Atlas Mountains are built of Paleozoic rocks between 245 and 570 million years. When these rocks were deposited, a shallow sea covered the region. When the ancient sea creatures died, their shells were preserved here. You will see workers here working with chisel and basic tools. Feel free to wander and browse for your own piece of fossil this afternoon.


IMG-20151020-WA0023Day 5: Alnif – Rissani – Merzouga (130 km Quad)

We will drive along areas this morning where lots of fossils from Alnif are mined. Passing the small town of Rissani, we head south to the one of the gateway town of the Sahara, Merzouga. We will stay in a guest house or a desert camp for the night. Prepare for the adrenaline-filled adventure driving your quad on the Sahara dunes tomorrow.

 


elmharech-camping-oasis2Day 6: Merzouga – Taouz – El Mharech (90km Quad)

After breakfast, we will continue to head south to Taouz, where the Sahara really begins. We drive in the open sand dunes towards a beautiful oasis of El Mharech close to Lake Maider. Feel the complete freedom of navigating your quad hike up and down the gentle slopes of the dunes and the surreal landscape. Sleep under millions of stars at a desert camp tonight.


Mhamid2Day 7: El Mharech – Tafraoute Sidi Ali – Oumjrane – M’hamid (160km Quad)

Watching Sunrise in the Sahara is an unforgettable experience. After breakfast, we start driving towards M’hamid, a quiet desert town where the road from Marrakesh ends (into the sand!) We will stay in a small family guest house tonight, prepare yourself for the largest Sahara dunes tomorrow.

 


chegaga1Day 8: M’hamid – Dunes Chegaga (60km Quad)

This is the ultimate quad biking experience – to Dune Chigaga (300m), largest one in north Sahara. This surreal landscape make you feel like you are on a different planet. Because of Chigaga’s relatively difficult accessibility, arriving here in your quad is truly memorable. We stay in a desert camp. Enjoy sunset and sunrise in tranquility.


Erg-Chigaga-sand-duneDay 9: Dunes Chegaga – Foum Zguid (90km Quad)

Early riser can climb up the dunes to savor the magnificent sunrise in such tranquility. Enjoy your last morning in the desert. After breakfast, we continue to drive among the massive dunes north west towards the small oasis of Foum Zguid with beautiful palm groves. Overnight in a small guest house.


FoumZguid_guesthouseDay 10: Foum Zguid – Ait Ben Haddou (190km Quad)

Today is our last day on quads. We depart Foum Zguid and drive among palm groves back north. After lunch in Tazenakht, we will drive back to our village, Ait Ben Hhaddou. Take a good shower and congratulate yourself on a long quad journey well-done! We will have our last dinner together and overnight at our family guest house.


Marrakech_soukDay 11: Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech (120km 4×4)

Back in our 4×4, we will take the windy Atlas road through Tishka Pass one more time back to Marrakech. Upon arrival around noon, you can do your last minute shopping before heading to the airport. Airport transfer included. (Dinner not included.)

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* All distance are approximates.

Price per person per quad:

2 – 4 people:  € 1720

5 – 8 people:  € 1462 (15% off!)

8 or more people: Please CONTACT us for quotes.

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Included :
  • Quad bike in working condition
  • Fuel
  • Professional guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Helmets, Googles & gloves
  • Lunch, dinner & mineral water
  • Accommodation
    • Marrakech – 1 night guest house with breakfast
    • Ait Ben haddou- 2 nights in guest house with breakfast
    • Boumaine Dades – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
    • Alnif – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
    • Merzouga – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
    • El Mharech – 1 night in desert camp with breakfast
    • MHamid – 1 night in guest house or desert camp with breakfast
    • Dune Chigaga – 1 night in desert camp with breakfast
    • Foum Zguid – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
Not included:
  • Dinner and accommodation on last day in Marrakech is not included
  • Flight tickets
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Repatriation coverage
  • Extra safety outfit such as boots , jackets etc…
  • All services not mentioned
  • Minimum 2 people is required for this tour
  • Only one person per quad is allowed in the Sahara
PLEASE READ AND SIGN GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITION FOR QUAD BIKING WITH THE DESERT WANDERER BEFORE TOUR DEPARTURE HERE.

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