Marrakech Desert & Jbilets in Quad | ½ Day
Driver €69, Passenger €30, Child passenger under 12 : €15. Minimum 4 drivers.
Safe & serious fun in the Marrakech Desert
You read that right : Marrakech’s got its own stone desert, valleys and palmgroves! Let us show you all the best spots of the famed, laid-back desert! An introduction to quadding alternating the soft, dried silt plains of the Jbilets desert on the outskirts of Marrakech.
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Safe & serious fun in the Marrakech Desert
- Get out and be in a place you never suspected, only few kilometers away from the center.
- Discover the outskirts of the city of Marrakech and the real way of life of its inhabitants.
- Careful guides ready to share their love of Morocco.
- Unique and up-to-dated facilities to welcome you (free wifi!)
Get out ! Dunes & Desert brings you in the best places of the area : Marrakech’s stone desert, wadis and palmgroves! The valleys of this place called « Jbilets Desert » will suprise you by its light and by the special feeling of being out-of-nowhere. Only 30 minutes from the Center of Marrakech, this trip needs only one of your halfdays.
Once on site, safety first ! Welcome tea, check-in, equipment briefing (Yamaha quads) and initiation to the driving to be all ready for departure to go explore the vast but diminishing remnants of the Marrakech palmeraie and desert. And of course, great views of the High Atlas, the roof of North Africa.
Our reputation is already made : our detailed knowledge of the area, top-notch in-house maintenance, the complete reliability of our equipment and the super team of guides are all making the difference. On the way, a halt is planned in a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality, and if time permitting, our guides will be happy to show experienced riders their favorite tracks & spots.
This family-friendly half day excursion can also be tailored, on demand, to suit you and your parties tastes for exploration and adventure. Discover the Jbilets desert area where the beaten path stops and sometimes even enjoy great views of the High Atlas Mountains. A perfect outing for adventurous travelers looking for Moroccan realness : its inhabitants, its hospitality and its wide open spaces.
This activity, counting several hundred reviews on Trip Advisor, will convince you and your frients and let you leave this wonderful country with unique memories. This is Marrakech : strong moments that we remember for a long time.
Logistics & Details
- Two sessions per day. Available all year round. Exact pick up time confirmed the day before by phone or Whatsapp.
- Each quad can fit 2 people (one driver & 1 passenger).
- Total time about 4 hours includes meet & greet, transfers, arrival, preparation, briefing, initiation, ride & hotel or riad return.
- One passenger maximum per driver. You can’t book only passenger.
- Minors under 16 are allow to participate as passenger and are not allowed to drive a quad.
- Minors 16 and over require parental waiver to pilot a quad bike.
- Children under 12 have to ride as passenger with an adult on the quad bike. They pay only half price.
- A lot of people ask us for dunes, but unfortunately, there are no dunes close to Marrakech.
- We maintain a year-round, locally integrated and fully equipped base at departure site with toilets, lockers and wifi.
- All our quad bikes guides are Croissant Rouge certified (First Aid).
Dunes & Desert takes the sanitary measures necessary for your safety:
- Limited number of people for the transfers.
- Hydro-alcoholic gel and mask available on site.
- Disinfection of shared areas before and after each session.
- Vehicles disinfected before and after each session.
- Wearing of masks by all our drivers, guides and accompanying persons.
- Respect of safety distances between our staff and our visitors.
Good to Know
- Don’t forget to bring your ID (passeport or driving license).
- Have your camera with you for great snapshots or serious photography.
- Photo service available on site in extra, starting from 50 MAD / 5€.
- 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 (If needed, this link may be helpful if your actual insurances don’t cover all activities)
- Pick up from & return transfer to your hotel/riad (or closest parking) if in Marrakech or less than 5km from the center)
- Yamaha Quad Bike (Grizzly 350cc) full automatic for a comfortable driving.
- Guide with gas, goggles, helmet and waterproof jacket (if necessary) and one cheich for the camel tour to protect from the sun.
- Tea break in a typical house : taste the famous mint tea and delicious Moroccan pancakes called msemen.
- Bottled water during the activity.
- Civil Liability Insurance.
- Tips and extras.
- Personal risk insurance.
Because of the service we provide, our flexibility and our reliability. We are the only outdoors company in Marrakech proposing real-time online availability with instant confirmation. Our team of almost 10 people only in our office is at your service. All are English & French speaking.
Because of your safety. All our guides are Croissant Rouge Certified (First Aid) and concerned by your safety.
Because of our facilities. The principal site of the company has moved in 2018 to be able to provide better service and better comfort, and there is now nothing to do with what other companies propose. We have professional installations with free WIFI everywhere, toilets (with paper!), lockers to store your stuff and a real office to help you in case of need. See pictures here. Nothing to compare with anyone in Marrakech.
Yes, a lot of people swap the driving during our buggy tours. Just inform your guide at departure !
No, because we drive on tracks and never on roads.
The buggy is driven with a wheel and pilot & passengers are seated side-by-side, with seats and seat belts They tend to be more comfortable.
Quad bike has handles and each passengers is seated behind the pilot, no seat belts.
All buggies and quad bikes owned by Dunes & Desert are automatic.