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10 TOP Cabo ATV Tours To Book in 2024

Planning to squeeze in some Cabo ATV tours in your trip? We support that idea 100%! Los Cabos boasts beautiful nature, and ATVing is one of the best ways to discover some of its hidden gems. Check out the best options! 

Los Cabos is a stunning area in Baja California Sur with gorgeous scenery, nature, and trails. And the best (and only!) way to access some of the most beautiful locations in the peninsula is by ATV or 4WD.

This makes going on an ATV tour pretty much indispensable, besides incredibly fun.

From desert landscapes to beachfront roads, streams, and mountain trails, Cabo ATV tours offer you a unique (and exciting) way to explore the area. It’s undoubtedly one of the best things to do in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

Image of a man in an ATV driving on a sandy road, inserted in a post about the best Cabo ATV Tours.

Keep in mind that in this post, we use the terms Cabo, Los Cabos, and Cabo San Lucas interchangeably. The Los Cabos region actually includes both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, although most tourists tend to stay in Cabo San Lucas. 

All the tours in this post include pick-up from both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Regardless of which town you’re staying in, you’re guaranteed roundtrip transfers. Read on to check out the best tours.

I usually use (and recommend) Viator when booking tours around the world, and I particularly love its free cancellation policy. If for any reason your travel plans change, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

Limited time? These are the best tours 👇

THE BEST TOUR 4×4 ATV Adventure with Tequila tasting and Lunch
BEACH & DESERT ATV TOURCabo Migrino Beach & Desert ATV Tour
ATV AND CAMEL RIDE ATV Tour, Camel Ride, Tequila Tasting
ZIPLINE AND UTV TOUROutdoor Ziplining and UTV Adventure
ATV AND HORSEBACK RIDINGCabo Desert ATV & Beach Horseback Combo

OUR PICK: The Very BEST Cabo ATV Tour

The 4×4 ATV Adventure with Tequila tasting and Mexican buffet lunch is a splendid half-day desert tour.

In merely 3 hours you’ll get to hit mud trails and off-roads on an ATV, driving on sites that would be inaccessible with any other vehicle. Get your blood pumping as you navigate your own 4×4 ATV, and follow your guide to an ecological farm.

You’ll enjoy a very informative tour before sitting down to relish a scrumptious local meal, and finish your lunch with a generous tequila-tasting session. The tour group is capped at 12 participants, making the experience intimate and much more enjoyable.

👉 Why is this the best tour? Besides having over 1,400 5-star reviews (!!) this tour offers everything you could wish for in an ATV adventure. You can opt whether to ride solo or with someone else, and you’ll be provided with a vehicle and protection gear in perfect condition.

Sandy trails, puddles, mud paths, off-roads…you’ll see it all during this trip, putting your ATV to the test in the best possible scenery. Plus, refuel with an authentic and very hearty lunch at the end of the trip.

Read what the reviews say 👇

”The ATV ride itself was a blast. Lots of opportunities to go up and down across the terrain. The view from the top was incredible. We also really appreciated learning about the history and culture of the area. It gave us a greater respect for the land we’re on. The Mexican buffet and tequila tasting were a fun way to end the trip. Having a photographer do our photos was worth it, we bought the package and it comes with tons of photos. Loved this excursion and it was so much fun.”

Samantha_B – Read more reviews

📝 This tour includes: ATV rental, safety equipment, a guide, a tour around the farm, lunch, and tequila tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other GREAT Los Cabos ATV Tours

▶️ This Los Cabos: Margaritas Beach 4×4 UTV Adventure will have you off-roading your UTV in Baja California’s desert. You’ll drive toward the beach, and then continue your tour along the Pacific Ocean and through riverbeds. It doesn’t get more scenic than this!

You’ll get to spot wildlife along the way and learn about this unique region from your fun and knowledgeable guide. The tour lasts 2 hours, and you’ll be provided with bottled water to stay hydrated.

📝 This ATV Cabo San Lucas tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all equipment, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Cabo Migrino Beach & Desert ATV Tour & Tequila Tasting is a phenomenal adventure. It takes you into the desert for an exhilarating off-road riding experience. Then, drive your ATV along meandering mountain trails all the way to the beach.   

Follow your guide through the spectacular scenery, learning about the native flora and marveling at the views. Cap off the tour with a tequila tasting!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, ATV rental, safety gear, a guide, bottled water, and tequila tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

👉 Beginners might feel more comfortable booking the Beginners Cabo Migrino Beach & Desert ATV Tour. It offers the same itinerary but it’s specifically targeted for those with little to no experience.

▶️ With this Cabo Candelaria Village Adventure (Single ATV) you’ll leave Cabo San Lucas behind. Get off the beaten path driving your own ATV through river beds and off-road trails along the desert.

At the end of the journey you’ll reach La Candelaria, a historic village in the mountains which you’ll get to explore. The tour offers trails for every skill level, from the very beginners to advanced. So it’s safe to say that this experience…is for you!

📝 This tour includes: ATV rental, safety gear, a guide, water, and transfers from Cabo. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The ATV Adventure in Rancho San Cristobal Cabo San Lucas is a 3-hour exhilarating tour. Aboard an all-terrain vehicle you’ll drive on rugged terrain around a private property – no need to worry about traffic!

You’ll follow your guide along the beach and the mountains, enjoying photo stops along the way, and refuel with some snacks. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, and allows you to choose the departure time.

📝 This tour includes: Transfers, ATV rental, safety gear, a guide, and snacks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

ATV Tour in Cabo with Camel Ride

I think it’s important to introduce this activity by mentioning that camel riding itself is not bad. There’s no reason to believe that, like for horses, transporting people is harmful to the camels.

Therefore, this activity becomes ethical or not based on how the animals are treated in the day to day by the tour operator.

I extensively researched Cabo Adventures, the tour operator that provides the tour below. Previous travelers say that it seems like the animals are well treated and taken care of. As for the operator, it states that they were rescued from a circus in Texas. 

I haven’t personally been on this tour, so I can’t give a personal opinion on whether the activity is ethical as it seems to be. I recommend people to make their own research and decide what is their stance on the matter before booking an activity.

READ ALSO: A Full Guide to Ecotourism in Los Cabos

I have only researched this tour operator below, so I can’t say whether other tour operators that provide this activity treat their animals well. As far as I know, it’s the best ATV tour in Cabo to get to interact with camels responsibly.

▶️ The ATV Tour, Camel Ride, Tequila Tasting & Mexican Buffet lunch is a half-day experience that takes place in Cabo desert. You’ll ride an ATV along rivers and canyons, enjoying the stunning scenery around you.

Then it’s time to meet the camels. With an expert guide by your side, you’ll get to ride a camel for 20 minutes. Afterward, have lunch at an oceanfront restaurant and enjoy a tequila tasting.

📝 This ATV and camel ride in Cabo includes: All activities, equipment, a guide, tequila tasting, lunch, and photo opportunities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Zipline and UTV Tours for Adrenaline Lovers

▶️ Feel like combining two thrilling activities into one single tour? Outdoor Ziplining and UTV Adventure from Los Cabos might be just what you’re looking for.

The experience lasts 6 hours, and you’ll be soaring over desert canyons on a zipline course. You’ll also ride a UTV on thrilling, off-road trails as you take in the stunning scenery of Boca de Sierra National Park. Finally, refuel with a tasty Mexican lunch.

📝 This ATV Los Cabos tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, water, and all activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ With this Los Cabos Adventure Park Pass you’ll be granted a day full of adrenaline and excitement. The Wild Canyon Adventure Park offers a great number of activities, and you get to choose the ones you want to try! 

From UTV or ATVing to ziplining, bungee jumping, and horseback riding, all of them are included.. Make use of the lockers provided, and enjoy roundtrip transfers to the park. It’s one of the best ATV adventures in Cabo for thrill-seekers!

📝 This Cabo UTV tour includes: Transfers, access to the park, all activities, equipment, water stations, and the use of lockers. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cabo ATV and Horseback Riding Combo Tours

▶️ The Cabo Desert ATV & Beach Horseback Combo and Tequila Tasting is one of the best Los Cabos ATV tours. You’ll go ATV riding Cabo San Lucas’ mountain roads, desert, and beach. Each location offers stunning, unspoiled views which heighten the experience.

Then, embark on your horseback riding tour along the Pacific Ocean. No previous experience required, so you’re good to go. Cap off the trip with a tequila-tasting session.

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all activities, equipment, water, and tequila tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ A good alternative is the Combo Horseback Riding & Los Cabos ATV Tour. This 2-hour trip allows you to drive your own ATV through canyons, creeks, the desert, and beaches.

After the adrenaline rush of riding an ATV, you’ll go horseback riding at Margaritas Beach. You’ll be treated to a wonderful – and much more peaceful – experience! 

You’ll have a guide taking you around the best spots, and all the equipment necessary for both activities. It’s one of the best combo Cabo San Lucas ATV tours if you’re short on time. Plus, it allows you to choose a morning or afternoon trip.  

📝 This tour includes: Hotel roundtrip transfers, all activities, equipment, a guide, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cabo ATV Tours FAQs

Can you rent ATVs in Cabo? 

You can get your own ATV by joining a guided tour, such as this fun-filled 4×4 ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting and Lunch.

What are the best ATV tours in Cabo?

In our opinion, these are the best ATV tours Los Cabos: 
Cabo San Lucas – Beach and Desert 4×4 ATV Tour
4×4 ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting and Mexican Buffet Lunch

How old do you have to be to drive an ATV in Cabo?

Drivers need to be at least 16 years old to ride their own ATV. Younger people can still enjoy the tours as a companion. 

What do you wear to Atving in Cabo?

You’ll need to wear closed shoes. I’d also recommend wearing long pants to protect your legs from any scratches. Be aware that you’ll get dusty and dirty – especially if ATVing in the desert – so dress accordingly!

What are the best Cabo ATV rentals? 

Want to go ATV riding in Cabo? I recommend joining one of the fantastic ATV tours in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. These are my top picks:
4×4 ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting and Mexican Buffet Lunch
Los Cabos: Margaritas Beach 4×4 UTV Adventure
Cabo Migrino Beach & Desert ATV Tour & Tequila Tasting

Do you need a valid driver’s license to rent an ATV in Cabo?

As a general rule, most ATV tours require that participants have a valid driver’s license and are 18+ years old, unless they’re riding as passengers.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.