Marrakech Desert & Jbilets in Quad – Half-Day

You read that right! Marrakech’s got its own stone desert, wadis and palmgroves! Let us show you all the best spots of the famed, laid-back Desert! A relaxed introduction to quadding alternating the soft, dried silt plains around the palmgrove with simple river crossing (in case of rain) and winding trails through lunar landscapes on the outskirts of Marrakech.

Safety first: Equipment briefing (Yamaha quad) and… program: trails through stony reg desert, Berber villages, cross the wadi to explore the vast but diminishing remnants of the Marrakech palmeraie. And of course, great views of the High Atlas, the roof of North Africa. Our detailed knowledge of the area, top-notch in-house maintenance and the complete reliability of our equipment means this family-friendly half day excursion can also be tailored, on demand, to suit you and your parties tastes for exploration and adventure, all within the comfort of Marrakech.

Time permitting, our guides will be happy to show experienced riders their favorite tracks & spots. We’ll even take you to the edge of the little known Jbilets desert! On the way, a halt is planned in a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality.Discover the millennial mud walls and clever hammams still in use today and how the apparent aridity of the land unravels into a rich tapestry of tastes, flavors and myriad shades of red as the light changes across the landscape.

Includes

  • Automatic transmission Yamaha Quads for an easy and comfortable ride.
  • Pick up from & return transfer to your hotel or riad (5 km or less from Marrakech)
  • Guide, fuel, headwear, eyewear, handwear, waterproof jacket (if necessary)
  • Bottled water for the ride.
  • Tea & snack break with a local family.
  • Limited liability insurance.

Logistics & Details

  • Departures twice a day, 08:45 AM & 2 PM. Exact pick up time confirmed the day before by phone.
  • Total time about 4 hours includes meet & greet, transfers, arrival, preparation, briefing, initiation, ride, debriefing & hotel or riad return.
  • Minors under 16 must ride as passengers.
  • Minors 16 and over require parental waiver to pilot a quad.
  • Our guides take photos which you can share from our Facebook page. Please let us know if you would rather not appear in our pictures.
  • A lot of people ask us for dunes, but unfortunately, there are no dunes close to Marrakech. If you’d like to cross dunes in buggies or quads for a day or if you’d like to cruise the Moroccan Sahara to vast palmgroves and distant wadis, ksars, kasbahs and ksours, contact us. We’ve got just the ticket.
  • We maintain a year-round, locally integrated and fully equipped base at departure site with toilets, cool drinks and Wifi.

If, like us, you have been genuinely touched by local displays of hospitality, you can help local villages by donating to our charitable organization Desert Solidarity. For each donation, we will also give 1 euro (but you are free to give more!)

Tips and extras are not included.

We do not provide personal risk insurance.

Good to Know

  • Have your camera with you for great snapshots or serious photography.
  • We recommend you wear closed shoes, comfortable clothing, sunscreen and warm clothes for winter sunshine. To best enjoy this experience, we suggest you respect local customs and avoid wearing shorts or skirts
  • For your peace of mind, we recommend you check you have a personal all risk insurance with repatriation option.

Access

  • Green. This family-friendly excursion is accessible to all. Our guides adjust the pace to your needs.