Palm Grove & Jbilets Volcanic Desert – 2 Days

Off the beaten paths, take in the full Jbilets experience Discover for yourself the amazing volcanic stone landscape unique to the high Jbilets summits: sharp shards of rock bursting from undulating hills. This area is virtually unknown to oustiders and only reachable on a two day excursion.

Safety first: Equipment briefing (Yamaha quad) and depart:  trails through stony reg desert, Berber villages, cross the wadi to explore the vast but diminishing remnants of the Marrakech palmeraie. Ride in the morning shadows of the High Atlas to top of the Jbilets hills to reach surreal landscapes before heading back downhill into town. Our detailed knowledge of the area, top notch in-house maintenance, the complete reliability of our equipment combined with a two day experience take you deep into the surprising Jbilets

Time permitting, our guides will be happy to show experienced riders their favorite tracks & spots. One picnic lunch and one homestay lunch, soft drinks included, and one homestay night.

Each day, we will halt to stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality. Ride back in time past ages-old villages and ageless landscapes of desert, mountain, wadi and palm.

Includes

  • Automatic transmission Yamaha Quads for an easy and comfortable drive.
  • Pick up from & return transfer to your hotel or riad (5km or less from Marrakech)
  • Guide, fuel, headwear, eyewear, handwear, waterproof jacket (if necessary)
  • Bottled water for the ride.
  • One picnic lunch and one homestay lunch, soft drinks included.
  • One night’s homestay or simple auberge accommodation.
  • English-friendly qualified guide for support & assistance
  • Limited liability insurance.

Logistics & Details

  • Departure on request. Book well in advance for full availability
  • 2 pilots minimum are required for this excursion.
  • Routes and tracks are mentioned for illustration purposes and may be changed without notice due to weather or other conditions
  • For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend against young children joining this excursion
  • For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend no passengers join this excursion, only riders.
  • 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 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 organizationDesert 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

  • Blue.We recommed only responsible teenagers join this otherwise family-friendly excursion. Our guides adjust the pace to your needs.