If you’re headed somewhere new, and looking for some things to do there, I highly recommend looking into TripAdvisor. They have thousands of Experiences you can book directly from their site, with safe vendors and honest reviews. I always head there to check out hotel and restaurant recommendations, and now, we book all of our excursions there, too!
Our guide picked us up from our Riad, where we rode with a half dozen Brits into the edge of the desert. Once there, we suited up with helmets and goggles, then hopped on our “quad bikes” and headed into the palm groves.
For about an hour and a half, we ventured through gravel paths, sandy tracks, creek beds, and super fun high banked trenches of sand that made for some exciting play. Eventually we ended up at a Berber home for mint tea (as always!) before setting back out on the ride to the start.
It was at the Berber house that we really met a couple of our companions – Emma and Louby. Louby is from the UK, and Emma from the Netherlands…both young and sweet, and both dressed inappropriately for the adventure! Flip flops and white silk tank tops in a red, sandy desert, to ride 4 wheelers?? They managed, of course – they weren’t the worst prepared of the group!!
We loved meeting them both…as both were travelers like us. Louby even offered advice on Vietnam, and how she taught English there, and how we could, too. It’s something we had both considered, for Thailand, and may still. She just made it seem so possible!
After tea, we spent another half hour or so making our way back to the base, where we began. The team was ready to spray us off – with an air pump! – which worked great! You wouldn’t believe the red sand that went flying off us!
While we wished the tour had taken us to places a bit more remote, and a little faster (our group seemed slow), we really enjoyed the day. It was nice to get out and do something a little different than the norm here in Marrakech!
Once again, a big thank you to TripAdvisor for the tour, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.