86336 - 05 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fun Excursion from Marrakesh ”
My husband and I did the Camel and Quad biking Tour from Marrakesh yesterday. We had a great day and we especially liked the quad biking portion. It was so fun to go fast and close to so many villages. The lunch was also delicious. It was very well organized from hotel pick-up to return. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Marrakech.
lauracS2440GG - 17 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome moment ! ”
The camel trip was really nice as typic visit, the tea time really fun and to finish the quad tour with Isham reallyyyyy cool!!!! Thank you to all the team, you are super attentive and super funny! Many « supers » for a super moment!!
H5431IIsoniap - 16 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best Day Ever .............. 😊 ”
Booked for our family of 5, with 3 children ranging from 9 - 21 years !!!!
In the morning we went on our camel ride, initially I was a little hesitant - especially when the camel Ayesha got up however with the guides reassurance we were up and ready to go. My eldest chose not to ride due to a mixture of fear and some strong ethical values, so she walked alongside us chatting to the guides and she got to lead the camels to keep her involved - she absolutely loved it. The camels were happy and healthy and clearly very well looked after. Our little break of Mint tea and pancakes was fantastic and the hospitality was amazing. Then back to base for lunch which was a lovely chicken tagine.
After lunch was the quad biking, our eldest rode with an instructor as felt more confident - this enables her to enjoy the trip to the max !!! We went miles and saw some stunning scenery, the guide ensured we were safe whilst pushing us to have fun. We were out for a good 2 hours - which was just enough !!!!
I would absolutely recommend this company and this trip. All staff were welcoming, friendly, professional and reassuring throughout.
In the words of my 9 year old - best day ever !!!!!!
louiserachelc - 11 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Most Excellent Experience in Morocco! ”
We had an amazing day with Dunes & Desert! We were travelling with my 90 year old mother, and Omar did everything possible for her to have a fantastic (4 km) camel ride. She opted out of the quad, but was able to spend time with two newborn camels, so she was more than happy!
Our 17 year old daughter loved the quad ride, and after nearly 2 hours, would have done it again!
Lunch was terrific; served with care and attention. We were lucky to meet Mimi the housecat, who entertained us all.
Really, the camel riding portion of the day was outstanding. Noordin, our camel driver was hilarious, and we were lucky to have a photographer and manager travel on foot with us. The photographs we purchased were amazing, and really made the day truly memorable. Great value in the high quality photographs - definitely purchase them!
The camels are well treated and healthy - Ayesha and Zuzu were very sweet. The baby camels in the barn with their mothers were the cherry on top of the day!
So glad we booked with Dunes & Desert! This was one of the finest tours we have ever taken, and we are very widely travelled! I wish we could have given 6 stars!!
jaymeevee - 10 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Loved every second! ”
Everything went smoothly and while I was a bit lost in the square where I was being picked up, the receptionist was helpful and very friendly (along with the stranger that let me use his phone. Upon arrival, my guides were so incredibly nice and welcoming! They take time to remember your name and where your friend so that they can make conversation while on the tour. Lunch between camel ride and quad biking was fantastic, as most of the food is here, and the tea and pancakes were good. The locals love you when you pass by (additional plus). I’d recommend and return a thousand times over. Also, the photographer is a mastermind!
893scarletp - 04 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME ”
I did this excursion on March 27th 2019. it was so fun, and so amazing. the camel ride was fun. we witnessed one of the camels giving birth to a baby camel. it was crazy. I posted the vids on my instagram if you wanna take a look: "scarlet pumpernickel" its a total of 5 one minute videos. so after the camel gave birth, we moved on to the camel ride. the mommy camel stayed back at base to rest and to bond with her little baby.
but the other camels were big and healthy and didn't seem to be mistreated or neglected. the ride was great. the staff was great. but the chery on top was the quad bike ride. OH MY GOD I HAVE NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN IN MY LIFE. we rode up into the Atlas Mountains, went down to the river bend, rode through berber villages, IT WAS AMAZINGGGGGGG. i highly recommend this place. I paid $200 dirham to have them email photos to me, and I still have not received the photos as of today :( so that's the only bad thing that I can say about the whole thing. but if you'd like to see vids and pics of the camel ride and the quad bike ride into the mountains, just take a peak at my instagram: "scarlet pumpernickel".....I really enjoyed myself.
SHCumbria - 02 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day! ”
Good company to deal with, rearranged our day trip as I was ill on the planned day. Fantastic, fun guides who made us laugh and feel welcome. Would highly recommend.
Gianna G - 11 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day!!! ”
This tour was perfect. A few of my friends and I booked this tour while in Marrakech. The pick up was very easy and convenient. Upon arriving, we were greeted with tea. We rode the camels first, which was so amazing. Our tour guide was awesome! He kept checking on us to make sure everything was okay and we were sitting comfortably on the camel. We stopped at a little village place where we were served the most delicious "crepes" ever.
We then rode the camels back to the place of origin where we were served a refreshingly delicious Moroccan lunch.
The second half of the day was quad biking which was incredible. The trails were through the desert which went so far back. We even began to climb a rocky mountain on our ATV bikes which was amazing. The views all around were breath taking.
If you have time to include this tour while I'm Marrakech,I highly recommend. It was worth every penny. Absolutely incredible experience!!!! Amazing tour and staff
abbygalew2019 - 05 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Worth every single penny. ”
I seriously cannot recommend this booking enough, it was perfect. They pick you up from your hotel, drive you to their "base" I guess you could call it, and meet you with a smile and fresh mint tea (delicious too). From there they will explain everything to you. The camel ride is about 45 minutes each way, and you stop between to eat delicious crepes and learn how the mint tea is made. They also tie the head-scarf around everyone for the sun (and it just adds to the experience, in my opinion). After the camel ride, you'll hang around and wait for lunch. I've noticed that a lot of included meals on excursions like this cut corners, but Dunes and Deserts certainly doesn't. Our meal was real, and delicious, Moroccan food, starting with salad and bread, then a chicken and veggie tangine (YUM), and finishing with fruit. After a little bit of time to mingle, you'll get ready to quad. They provide a helmet, hairnet, goggles, and windbreaker to keep your clothes from getting dirty. I thought the ride out was a little too slow for me, but that's also because one of my friends has never rode before and we clearly terrified, so I think that's more our fault (they seem to gauge the pace off who is in the group). But, at our break, I hinted that I'd like a little more excitement and they sure delivered on the ride back! Also, its important to mention that pictures are NO problem on this trip. 2 professional photographers follow you around and also take posed pictures for you (very cheap to buy, we paid 250 dh for over 100 pictures, and thats for your group, not per person). Also, you can have the staff take pics and videos on your phone or camera and they are more than happy to! Everything was amazing and I highly HIGHLY recommend this company.
ibtesem - 04 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ These people treat you like family!!! Awesome time! ”
So my brother and I were traveling all through Morocco doing city tours in Fes, Rabat, and Marrakesh. We wanted to ride camels but not stay over night in the desert. We also wanted to have some fun off road. Cant beat this price ! A nice driver picked us up at a close and safe meeting point, we picked up the rest of our group and was at our location outside the city within an hour. We arrived to tea and greetings. The quads took about 2.5 hours which was a cool amount of time to play in the desert on a bike. We also stopped for a small rock climb which i liked. WEAR the jacket they supply bc you will get very very dirty haha (although they do hose you down after ) The camel ride was also about the same amount of time. If you are planning on going soon , there is a new baby camel there about a month old. She was adorable skipping around our group and playing while we rode. All the guides are fun and always checking if all is good. I made a lot of new friends at this place both travelers and workers. Good times!!! do this ! you wont regret it! They also have a photographer taking pics that are great for cheap. No need for your phone!! Cheers!
Dominika G - 28 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ highlight of our trip to marrakech ”
Everything about the day was excellent and well organised. The pickup was on time and very close to our riad. We got to the camel station and were given health and safety interactions after we were greeted with moroccan tea. The camel ride was good fun, with a stop at a Berber village for some pancakes. The camels were well looked after. View from the camels on to the Atlas mountains was a big plus. The lunch was excellent, all locally sourced food, the best tagine and bread we had in Marrakech. Our favourite part was the quad bike in the afternoon with Zak. He was an excellent leader and made sure all of us were enjoying ourselves. The route we took was scenic but challenging which added the extra fun. Zak told us a lot about the Berber life and farming in the area, thank you for such a fantastic experience. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND
WendyM3243 - 18 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out. Bit of traditional Morocco with a bit of modern ”
Really enjoyed our day camel trekking and quad biking. Very well looked after throughout the day. Prompt and comfortable transport to location. Good communication with multiple languages spoken by staff. Plenty of local information and safety briefing for the quad biking. Long duration on both activities so you felt like you got your moneys worth. Veggie lunch provided also.
PrisG - 12 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Speed, excitement and delicious food ”
If you are looking to get a bit of the taste of Morocco and their friendly people, this shall be a great start.
I went today with my teenager son and he had a blast. The camel ride was a lot more then I expected. People always checked you felt safe and were enjoying it.
The tea and pancakes break was delicious and nicely explained how they prepare a try Moroccan tea.
Then lunch with a very well done meal and of course the quad. I’m no I love with bikes but I can truly say I had a blast!!
southie64lw - 27 jan 2019, TripAvisor
“ Half day out ”
Quads out, camels back! Had a great ride on both! However the time of year lent a winter wind chill on an overcast day in the desert to the outbound journey on the quads. This didn't affect my enjoyment but those who feel the cold and are touring here in the winter should bring a pair of gloves. Everything was provided by the company but gloves didn't keep out the cold. Fabulous hospitality from our hosts and sufficient training for the novice (that's me) whether motor or mammal power underneath you! Great morning out despite the weather not being too good.!
Vix844 - 22 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ You can not miss this ”
Absolutely loved this today - transport reliable, good safe company, treated camels ok and were funny, charismatic and considerate. I can’t rate them highly enough - the guide even went on quad with my son as I was new and not confident enough. The lunch was something else, really nice, good quality and authentic morroccan dish cooked well. Got to scoot around the mountainous areas and definately saw more of Marrakech. My 10 year old says - ‘there is a variety of languages and the adults are good with the camels x
BMS235 - 17 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience- would recommend to anyone ”
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Marrakech. It is so well organisied and the people are lovely. The camels were fun but the Quadbike tour was really amazing! You get a lot of freedom and it feels like you get to explore all over! I would recommenf Dunes and Desert to anyone thinking of doing an excursion like this.
BMS235 - 17 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience- would recommend to anyone ”
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Marrakech. It is so well organisied and the people are lovely. The camels were fun but the Quadbike tour was really amazing! You get a lot of freedom and it feels like you get to explore all over! I would recommenf Dunes and Desert to anyone thinking of doing an excursion like this.
rizzelb - 14 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ AMAZING!!!! ”
What an amazing trip. Dunes & Desert are brilliant. We book through Trip Advisor and everything was perfect. We first had a camel ride, had tea and pancakes and took lots of pictures. We had lunch which was yummy... then had a quad ride through the desert. Zak was awesome, very knowledgeable and kind. I would recommend this day out to anyone who is going to Marrakech. Thank you. Oh and it was my husbands and I anniversary which made it very special too.
ebuzz233 - 07 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Exceeded our expectations, excellent crew! ”
Our camel ride was a one of a kind experience. The camels are noticeably well treated and have a way of showcasing their unique personalities. :-) The fabulous crew took photographs/videos throughout the tour so we could focus on having fun. Halfway through the camel ride, we stopped for a tea and Moroccan pancake break in a village where Jamal prepared delicious "Moroccan whiskey" and kept us laughing. :-) After the entertaining camel ride and a very pleasant lunch, we climbed aboard quads for an all terrain tour around a village, over rocks and near a small body of water at the base of a small mountain. Facilities were clean and organised. And the crew is excellent!! And by "excellent", we mean 1)Prompt hotel pick up with a text to ensure we had located transfer vehicle; 2)Warm welcome upon arrival for the tour; 3)Riding instructions clearly communicated in English and French for a safe enjoyable tour; and 4)Personality and attention to detail made us feel relaxed and kept us laughing and smiling the entire time. Many thanks to Jamal, Karim, Nourdine, Jurrine and Yasine for a truly enjoyable day!!! We had so much fun. Because of you, we will return to Dunes & Desert.
Tutonehuff - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ ATVs and camels! ”
My teens and I loved the quad bikes and camel ride. A definitely highlight of our trip to Morocco. Friendly staff. Ask for Zakaria, he speaks great English and takes good pictures!
Linda O - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of my Moroccan trip ”
My friends and I booked the camel & quad tour and we weren't disappointed. My camel, Shakira, was an angel and quad biking was exhilarating. It was my first time doing both and it was without a doubt my favorite activity on the trip. Also, the Moroccan tea and snacks were delicious!
Thank you, Simon and Karim, for the experience!
Jessy-Inès D - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Excursion quad + camel ”
Discover by chance this company on internet.
Very professional from the beginning.
Answering quickly to their emails.
Each guide were super kind, nice, smiling & funny !!
I will definitely recommend it!
Food very good and filling your belly !
Special thank you to Karim & Hicham! Taking pictures for us, chatting with us & can speak English very well !
amjm7 - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of our Marrakesh trip ”
The camel and quad biking was excellent.
Both the camel ride and quad biking around the North African desert/mountains were once in a lifetime type experiences - which we thoroughly enjoyed!
The hosts were friendly and happy to take pictures on our phones for us.
Halacheva T - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Day, With Friendly Team! ”
Its was a Perfect Day In Marracesh!
We booked The Camel & Qaud Day! And everything was been perfect. The people are very friendly! The all team are super!
I huge THANK YOU to our guides- Hicham and Yassine. So all I can say its the people who wants to go to Marracesh, have to book they camel or quad day with you!!!
Thankssssssssss :) :) :)
nessav87 - 23 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible day/Wonderful people! ”
Where to begin?! Had an absolutely INCREDIBLE day that we will always remember. Upon arrival we were greeted by two herds of camels, what a joy! We were then introduced to our camels by name (we were on the glamorous Shakira and feisty Zizoo). The guides, Karim and co, were attentive, friendly, fun, and entertaining. They instantly made us feel comfortable. They camel trek lead to a remote village where we were greeted by locals and served traditional pancakes and mint tea. A great cultural experience! After a short rest, we returned to camp where we were served a fabulous tagine lunch. Cuddles with the adorable kitten Mimi were an unexpected bonus! After lunch we were geared up and prepped for the quads. We then spent two plus amazing hours speeding across rocky deserts, riverbeds, and mountainsides. What a rush! We passed through many remote Berber villages getting another great taste of the culture and the views throughout were spectacular. Our guide Nourdine was fantastic, he certainly knows his way through the desert! A professional photographer was taking pictures throughout the day that we were given the opportunity to purchase for a small fee. Is nice to be given this option as a day like this is truly a rare and memorable experience. All in all, if you're looking for an adventure like this, Desert and Dunes are the guys you're looking for! Thank you so much for such a wonderful day!
Lisandro M - 17 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Experience with Camels and ATV ”
OMG!!! This was an amazing experience. Where to start? The tea and lunch provided was delicious. The camel ride was awesome. We took some amazing pictures with the baby camel, it was so cute and cuddly. Yassine was an awesome guide with alot of knowledge, very entertaining and knows how to speak multiple languages "too cool". He made the experience feel very welcoming "Thanks for the awesome video". Paco was our guide for the ATV's and man what a thrill. We were racing through and enjoying the dessert. Dude thanks for everything.
If you want an awesome time and adrenaline rush, this is the tour for you!!
Matthew M - 16 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great day ”
Highly recommend this trip. The quad biking part of the trip is amazing 10 out of 10. I found the camel riding quite boring after having such a great morning quad biking but It was a great exlerience none the less. I would recommend this experience for everyone.
701iainm - 30 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible Experience ”
Wow what a day!
We were contacted by phone in the morning at the hotel that our bus was on the way. Collected promptly in a nice minibus and taken out to the desert to meet the camels.
After the usual paperwork and disclaimers, we were wrapped up in desert head gear and escorted to our camels.
We were walked out into the desert for 45 minutes. During that time the guides amused us, took photos and videos on our phones. Chatted to us about the camels.
When we arrived at the plantation we sat down and had a demo in making authentic herb/mint tea. We had some tea and were taken back to our original meeting point. This was a great experience with really nice guides.
In the afternoon we went on the quad experience. We were assured due to the joint experience level of the riders we wouldn't be blasting through the desert. We rode back out to where we were in the morning and treated to a traditional 3 course meal in the desert. Food was very nice and served to us by some young lads from a local family. They were hard working and polite and thoroughly looked after us for an hour or so.
We then mounted the quads again and off we went for a 2 hour ride. We started slowly so the competency levels could be determined, then split into two groups with a guide each. It was at this point that the realisation of a gentle ride through the desert had been a myth and we were off in a cloud of dust at brake neck speed. It was a blast!
We were guided off up into the mountains. We had a couple of breaks for water and photo opportunities. The scenery was breath taking. We met some locals who appeared happy to see us and welcoming. The off road riding was effortless on the well maintained quads we used. Once we were out of the mountains it was a full speed sprint back to base. Our guide was very safety conscious, indicating when to slow down, making sure we were together when near the roads and showing respect to the locals through the villages and up the mountain.
I try to be as objective as possible when writing reviews. The negatives are as follows
1) My inner thighs were sore having ridden the camel, which I think you will agree is not a negative in the slightest. My camel “Mike” was really friendly.
2) We were provided open face helmet and goggles for the quads. I was at the back of queue and consumed a vast quantity of desert. Again this is to be expected and did not detract from the experience!
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the team for one of the most memorable experiences I have ever done. I drove buddy’s in the desert in Vegas and this experience was by far much better. Both myself and my partner had the best day and we are still talking about it. The staff were amazing and made our holiday. If you’re in Marrakech this experience is an absolute must!
Lucy S - 27 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic trip. ”
3 girls on a adventurous trip. Dunes and dessert picked us up promptly from near our hotel. They provided lots of contact prior to arrival.
We were kindly welcomed by all of the staff with a complementary tea. We then got offered to wear a traditional head scarf for the camel ride which we all wanted. There were lockers available for personal belongings or you can bring your bag. The camel ride was about 40 minute then we stopped for breakfast with a local family. They served tea and crispy crepe with honey and sesame seeds....delicious! Our guide Hic Ram was very attentive and took lots of pictures for us on our journey. There was also a professional photographer. After breakfast we rode the camel back to the starting point . I absolutely loved this trip.
We then got geared up for the quad bike. Wear trousers of you can burn your leg. We were provided with hoods and helmets. We were given a practice run and we then set off. We went up the mountain and drove though the dessert terrain. We stopped for lunch with the same family. The children that helped were lovely and the food was amazing! They served traditional tagine and fruit dessert. Drinks were provided throughout.
I would recommend topping up sun cream at this point.
It was very hot and I have never sweated as much in my life but I loved every minute
The trip is such good value for money. Would definitely recommend
Connector217960 - 27 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great camel riding experience in Marrakech ”
I recently visited Marrakech with my husband and 10-year-old nephew and wanted to go on a camel ride. We hooked up with Dunes & Desert through our hotel, Le Meridien. We were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive. They made my nephew feel special. One of the guides, Yassine, took pictures for us, which was a nice touch. Even the tea ceremony was fun! Definitely would recommend this experience and this company!
Stefan L - 20 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic time and great guides! ”
We booked through trip advisor which was easy and received an email confirming pick up times.
My wife and I did a morning camel riding and the afternoon on quad biked.
The whole day was smooth and total entertainment and value for money. Highly recommend this. The only thing that was (slightly) dissapointing was that it says air conditioned vehicles for pick up and drop off but both times it was not used.
Other than that all great. Special thanks to our guides Jamal, Hicham and Yassine. Genuinely friendly and entertaining people!
Kenneth K - 13 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Quadbike and Camel ride ”
Very skilled guide's @micham and a special day to remember! I would not necessary recomend quad for young children but the camel ride is a perfect family event!
Mahnoor - 06 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing people and amazing experience! ”
Our third day in Marrakech and this experience completely made us fall in love with Morocco.
The driver picked us up from our hotel, we met up with the staff and then had some water. We then got on the camels, rode to the place where we had breakfast (pancakes and Moroccan tea). We had breakfast with a Colombian family who were lovely and was good to get to know them. Then we rode back to the starting point and had a break. After, they showed us how to use the quad bikes and we drove to the area again to have our lunch (had a break midpoint) and we had bread, vegetables, lamb tagine and then fruit at the end, it was delicious! We then drove to near the mountains, had a break and drove back. We then got back to the staring point, freshened up and collected our pictures that they took which were beautiful.
The thing that made this experience so good was the hospitality of the staff. They were so caring, respectful and they went that extra mile for us. They looked after my grandma who was unable to take part and my mum who has Multiple Sclerosis and my younger sister who were really struggling towards the end but they took care of them and did everything then can to make sure they were okay. We haven’t had a good experience with the staff in our hotel so we appreciated everything they did for us even more. We have lots of respect for the staff and we miss them and we would love to go back.
MrsMJT2013 - 06 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out ”
We booked online before we left for camel and quad bike tour. Everything was very well organised, and everyone was really helpful, friendly and good fun. I couldn’t fault the whole day. Plenty of delicious food at tea and lunch, photos, Yassine was good fun and did a great mint tea making demonstration! The camels looked well looked after. Zaharia was great on the quad bikes, and very patient with me while I got the hang of it!
I would definitely recommend this for a family with teens.
Thank you for such a great day.
V7927XScarolyn - 06 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ The highlight of our European holiday! ”
After flying into Barcelona & then across to Portugal (where we hired a car and saw a lot of that country), we ended our holiday with four nights in Marrakech, with the camel and quad biking tour booked in for our second-last day. It was a real highlight, not only for us, but also for our 15 year-old son!
We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the base, where we were met by our lovely Yassine, who was to be our camel guide for the morning. He spoke very good English, and is from the Atlas Mountains. He was very knowledgeable and informative. We loved the camel riding, each on our own camel, tied to the camel in front of them (my camel Aisha was in the lead) - Yassine and the other four guides walked along beside us and were all great fun!
After riding on the camels for an hour, we stopped for morning tea of "pancakes" (more like puff pastry - super delicious with melted honey on the top!) and tea. This was a great opportunity for us to get to know the other tourists on our dozen camels, from various parts of the world. Then we rode the hour on the camels back to our base, where we farewelled Yassine and readied ourselves for the quad biking.
Our guide for quad biking was Zakaria. We all drove back in convoy to the same place we'd had our morning tea - this time for a hot traditional Moroccan lunch. Again, it was great to relax with our fellow tourists and chat to our wonderful guides. After lunch, the quad bikes were separated into small groups - my husband, son & I were with Zakaria. He was fantastic! We followed him at a great pace, zooming around the roads and desert, stopping for a refreshing cold water break near a dam, before zooming back to base at the end of the day.
When there we were given the opportunity to look at the photos taken by the professional photographer (Zac) - we bought all his digital prints (of the camel riding as well as quad biking) at an extremely reasonable price.
One thing I must warn you about is the DUST! We were all absolutely filthy at the end of the day, despite being dusted off with the air compressors. I was very pleased we had that evening to rinse out all our clothes back at our hotel so they could be dry before having to pack our suitcases for our long flights back to Australia!
rconnors45 - 20 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Tourist Trap Galore, No Dunes ”
If you want to do the most touristy thing possible with more show than substance, this is the place for you. The camel ride is boring and brings you across a highway and along power lines for most the walk. The quads are powerful but you must follow your guide single file and slowly the whole way....and at no time are you on any dunes. Just desert. So pretty much flat sandy dirt. The best part hands down was the lunch and tea and snacks with the Berber family but that’s not what you’re there for if you read the title of this “adventure”. Maybe there are dunes and free ride quads elsewhere
MnJSua - 09 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great time ”
We did this is December and it was great. The temperature was perfect but our clothes were covered in dust. However, it was totally worth it. The tea with a family was really a nice touch.
StephandPete201 - 23 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great fun ”
We did a full day with camel riding in the morning and quad biking in the afternoon. We were picked up on time and arrived on time. Very friendly and well organised. A good range of language skills with the leaders. Had a lovely lunch. Were provided with plenty of fresh water. Attention to safety of participants was good. Really enjoyable.
MrsGlo6 - 22 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Dunes & Desert - Excellent ”
We spent the first half of the day camel riding and the second half quad biking. My husband and I had great experience and our guides on the day were Yassine and Nouredin for Camel ride and Hicham for Quad Bike. Brilliant experience, unforgettable and the lunch provided was great !! We bought a professional picture which was 50 DMs and this was emailed to us by the team. Thank you Dunes and Desert !!
Leila P - 22 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ they made the best with what they had! ”
The food, the drinks, the service was amazing, they were awesome people and I would definitely come back if I'm ever in Morocco again.
They picked us up from our hotel. We were late but they called us and ensured us they would wait. The van was clean and the driver was very accommodating. When we arrived at the location we were instantly given a seat and warm tea. They briefly explain how would our day go and what to expect. They gave us protective gear on because of the rain, they were clean and they made sure they suited us and my hairstyle.
They taught us the simple basics of quad bikes and gave us enough time to get used to it. We rode to small cities and met locals and beautiful, warm-hearted, excited children! This made my day, we drove only with my friends, not with everyone that booked with us. After we drove to the place where our lunch would be served, they made a small campfire to get us warm and we even danced hahah! We then ate our delicious Moroccan tagine.
Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to ride the camels so we rode our quad bikes back and then they processed our refund and drop us off to our hotel.
5 Stars aren't enough to describe them despite weather ruining our day!
Cornelia V - 16 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent tour ”
Great combination of camel and quad in 1 day, worth the price and the effort :) you will be exhausted at the end of the day, but you will have great memories to share. We want to mention that the lunch was amazing, the kids that assisted us were very nice and polite and the whole staff is going the extra mile to make you feel good. We really recommend paying the extra fee for the professional photos as you will have LOTS of fun taking the pictures, plus the results are very very very nice. Both photographers are professional and easy to talk to. Thank you so much all for having us and see you next time :)
C Stephen S - 13 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ An extraordinary experience ”
OK. When you wife booked the trip I was a bit apprehensive. After spending the morning with MoMo, Mohamed, Hidram, Nordic, and Essama I wanted to stay and spend the rest of my vacation there. Our guides were amazingly gracious and hospitable. The showed a wonderful sense of humor as they led us across a short expanse of desert.
We had a short respite of fabulously prepared Moroccan tea and delicious sesame cakes.
My wife and I would do it again tomorrow. Tip: make reservations ahead of time - it is popular and books up quickly.
tinytim_free - 12 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Everything provided was fantastic ”
My friends and I came to Marrakech for a weekend trip and booked this tour for one of the days, and we could not have had a better time. Every single one of the tour guides was extremely friendly and knowledge about anything and everything. I especially recommend Yassine and the two Zakarias. They were great. The food they provide is delicious and very high quality. The Quad Biking was super fun, and the camels were unforgettable. If you have time, do this tour.
Greg B - 11 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ What a great experience! ”
We were picked up in the morning, right on time about a five minute walk from our riad. We were near Jamaa El Fna Square. It was about a half hour ride from there.
We started off with the camel experience. It was fantastic, my camel was the grandma of the group. FYI the camel’s poop everywhere and your likely to step in some of it. Wear appropriate shoes. Our guides were Nouredin and Yassine, they treated us extremely well.
They toured us on the camels at a walking pace for about an hour and a half, with a break for tea and snacks in the middle. Yassine, our guide was great and spoke so many languages fluently. The camels were great but they are wide and the ride can really get to you by the end.
The ATV’s were even better. We drove around the camel trail to get comfortable and then stopped for lunch at the same place we stopped for break with the camels. Lunch was a delicious beef tagine served with bread and Coca Cola and water.
After lunch, we asked to split up and that’s when the exhilaration began. Zakaria guided two of our group where we cruised through the desert at a speed that put a huge grin on our faces.
Chaiba guided the other two of us. They were more cautious and Chaiba still managed to get them roaring on the quads.
All in all, the team at Desert and Dunes put together a fantastic experience for us all. They took souvenir photos for a an extra charge but everything else was included as mentioned.
If going-and I would recommend this. I would recommend shoes that can step in poop and clothes that you know will get caked in sand when driving your atv.
PARoyalty - 03 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Camel Ride and Buggy Tour ”
We did a camel ride and buggy tour combo so that my friend wouldn't have to drive on her own. The camel ride was first and it was fun, but definitely Yassine made the experience amazing. There were 8 people in our group. We all got a traditional scarf wrapped around our heads before we set off for our camel ride. We trekked to a local village where we had breakfast, Morrocan pancakes and Moroccan Whiskey (mint tea). This was really a highlight of the trip outside of Yassine's engagement with the group. After we finished eating we trekked back to the starting point and got ready for the next part of our day.
After we came back from our camel ride we got fitted for our gear to go ride the buggies. Hicham provided instructions on how to operate the vehicle and then we were off to take pictures and then back to the village, but this time to have lunch. The lunch was great. We had tangine, homeade bread, water, mint tea and fruit for dessert. Then we set off for what really was a breathtaking ride through the mountains and neighborhoods within the mountains. We stopped at a lookout point to take some pictures and drink some water. Then it was back down the mountain we went. It was a great experience. Please note, you will get dirty during this ride. They will airbrush you after the ride to remove as much dirt as possible, but when you go to shower you will find dirt in places you didn't image.
I highly recommend doing a full day tour. For us it was a great way to end our time in Marrakech.
Afroglide - 24 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Camel and ATV Adventure ”
We decided to book a full day vs a half day and so happy with our decision! We received a friendly and welcoming reception once we arrived - the camel ride to the Berber village was great, a lengthy 45-50 minute ride each way led by our awesome guide Nouredin among 3 others. They were extremely friendly, cheerful and made us laugh through the ride. They even made camel shaped charms for us from palm leaves as they walked/guides the camels...3 baby camels followed us the entire time! We arrived at the Berber village for some tea and a light snack, the family was welcoming and friendly. Nouredin and the other guides took pictures whenever we asked and made sure we were comfortable, as the camel ride took a little to get used to.
The 2nd half of our day was on a 2hr+ ATV tour led by Momo, an awesomely friendly guide. We rip through the countryside to the same Berber village and enjoyed a tagine meal, soo good. After a filling meal, Momo led us through the countryside and foothills of a mountain, stopping 2-3 different times to take pictures of us and making sure we stayed hydrated. Momo was great! His English was excellent and fun to hang with and made the ride even more memorable.
G33ner - 21 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Nouredin ”
Camel ride was real nice, food was lovely and Nouredin saved the day! He taught us how to quad and took us round to see the Beber vilages and Palm Grove - it was absolutely beautiful. We had a great time, real glad we came.
Ryan B - 19 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out, worth it, would recommend. ”
Was a good full day of activity. Booked both Camels and Quads. We were picked up from hotel in minibus, all ran smooth, dropped off at the activity centre. There after filling out a form and greeted with Mint tea we were taken over and put upon our Camels. From there it’s a slow but enjoyable trot on the Camels all attached in a line to a Berber house where you have more tea and traditional pancakes.
There is a stop for photos. Two people working for the company have a high quality camera to take photos of you when you stop. These are charged at the end, But it works out to be around £15 for all the photos to be sent to you, so we opted for it.
You then ride the camels back, in all 2 hours on the Camels, so you get your moneys worth.
When back there is a short stop to fit you out for the Quads. Wear something that can get a little wet and dirty.
Then you drive for around 20 minutes, get more staged photos from the photographer. You then eat a home cooked traditional Moroccan lunch at the same house. Served by locals. Plenty of food!
Then drive the Quads on dirt tracks for the rest of the two hours. Great fun, beautiful country side to see and local people along the way waving at you. The lead driver keeps a good pace and you get used to the Quads and tracks.
All in all a great day, would recommend. Great friendly staff.
Sandra P - 18 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Very fun tour! ”
I did the camel and quad biking rides and both were amazing! Our camel tour guide Nouredin was so much fun, he made the ride much more than we had expected! He had great enthusiasm and was always there if we had a question or needed help. Great trip overall.
Alex P - 13 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Super fun day on the camels and quads ”
We had a fantastic time with Dunes & Desert last week. We were picked up from an area close to our riad in the Medina. All of the staff was super friendly and spoke good english. Yassine was one of the guides during the camel trek and was especially knowledgeable and friendly. Riding a camel hurts your butt and legs like you wouldn't believe, but all the pictures we have now and fun experiences made it worth it. The lunch was tajine (as was 80% of the meals we ate in Morocco) so hopefully you like that, they made it very good. The quads were probably my favorite part. They are easy to drive and the tour guide will teach you everything you need to know about it. My girlfriend drove her own quad and she was really scared and nervous about it but once she got going, she liked it. I recommend driving your own quad, otherwise you may get bored because the ride is quite long.
I highly recommend using Dunes & Desert for your camel/quad/buggy tour experience in Marrakesh.
Jessica S - 10 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic! ”
We had an amazing time on this trip, the quad biking was amazing so would recommend that highly! All of the staff and guides are so lovely here.
mtb00 - 07 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience on camel ride and quad bike tour ”
Enjoyable 2 hours with 4 adult family members on the camel ride. It was another way to get a flavor of life in the Moroccan desert and an opportunity for us to memorialize it with some great pictures. Yassine was our guide and was entertaining and informative. His experience interacting with people from around the globe is quickly evident.
We also spent the second part of the day on the quad bikes. We took a long ride across the desert to an enjoyable stop at the foot hills just north of Marrakech. An enjoyable day.
jenradle - 14 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ What a Time to Be Alive ”
The camels were a pretty good way to start the day. Good scenery and Yassine was great for conversation. The quad bikes were the stars of the show though. It was great to blaze through the plains and take in the views. I indicated that my wife and I were experienced with quads and we got to take a ride just us and a guide to REALLY tear through the trails! Highly recommended if you're on the fence about going!
Ho Ho Hosun C - 12 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful authentic day out ”
Thoroughly enjoyed the morning dirt biking across the undulating plains of Marrakesh, and then riding some gentle camels in the afternoon. Our tour guide Casaoui was genuinely friendly and great fun to be with! The staff seemed like they were all enjoying themselves and not simply doing a job, while the food in the villages were homely and authentic. Another positive was that the camels seemed well-taken care of.
Would definitely recommend again.
Marion B - 07 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Sooo worth it! ”
We booked those tours with the help of the concierge at Es Saadi Palace. Each were on separate days but we had so much fun. My 12 year old was petrified at the sight of camels so one of the staff rode with him the entire time, singing songs to make him comfortable. The quad biking was a good 2hr trip (including a 10 mins training) which ended with sore muscles but again a great family outing under great weather.
Mike C - 06 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Such great fun, something different and see more of the country ”
We just did a morning of Quad Biking, being collected at 9am and getting back at 12.30pm. We have been on camels before so decided not to do both. Pick up by a minibus and a 45 minute drive to the Quad Bikes. A quick explanation, although we have been on Quad Bikes as well before, a quick test ride to prove we were ok and off we went. Out into the wilderness, great views, a stop for some water and then off again stopping next at the Berber Village. Welcomed there at a table with Moroccan tea, which was lovely, and a really nice tasing snack. I am nervous about drinking and eating 'on the street' but went for it and it was a really nice snack break. Off again on back to the minibus. A really great fun morning that I would really recommend. Getting out of the city, wonderful fresh air, great views, a bit of exhilaration from the bikes, well looked after by our two guides Calajine and Mahoub, just great fun, I would do it again if I were back in Marrakech.
thecuteone - 04 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Well organised and great fun ”
We had a great time. More fun than was expected. This is a professional and friendly set up with mint tea on arrival, briefing about the quads, then a little practice ride before setting off into yonder. It was a long quad ride (2 hours), prepare to get dusty. We stopped off and had lovely lunch served by the beautiful children in the village. The camel ride was a little scary at first having never done it before, however 5 mins later Simo our guide had us at ease, joking and laughing. The camels are very well looked with a lovely interaction between the guides and them. Will definitely recommend as a must do when in the city.
Marcella D - 19 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Fun day with great guides! ”
This tour is great for a full day of learning the Moroccan countryside. Everything was organized and the staff was great! Yassine was awesome and told us a lot about the culture and made sure we were always having fun. The camels were so sweet and very well taken care of. Lunch and tea time in the berber village was a good break from the sun, food was amazing as was the ATV tour up the Jbilet Mountains. Such a pretty view with the Atlas mountains in the distance. Highly recommend!
David F - 17 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ A mandatory day trip with camels and quads ”
This full day tour is great for first timers in Marrakesh (like our case).
After a pickup at our hotel at around 9h10, we were driven for about 30min outside of the city to the base of operations. After initial briefing, complemented with a small tea, we were given hijab's (properly fitted by the locals) to protect our head from the sun during the camel ride.
The camel ride lasted close to 1h, where we then arrived at a small village for breakfast. This was very good, both in quality as well as the overall presentation and environment. We then rode the camels back to base, which took roughly another hour. One of our guides, Yassine, was an awesome character, and along with the others made the camel ride really interesting and funny.
At base, we were then given a choice of helmets+goggles for the quad ride. The quads were 350cc automatics, very good for beginners. We had an instructor doing safety briefing, and then 5min of first hands-on experience with the quads.
The tour then continued with our guide leading the group and taking us to the same place we had breakfast, but this time for lunch. The meal was plentiful and good and tea and choice of fruit in the end. Before leaving we gave a small tip (money + foreign snacks) to the 4 kids in that village.
The quad ride was then resumed and our guide Isham took us to the mountains for an excellent panoramic view (approx 1h10 ride).
After several photos taken, we headed back to base following another route. This was a slightly faster/straighter route, which with these quads felt a bit "boring", but still gave us very good views of the environment.
Back at base, we were given a choice to purchase professional photos taken at key parts in both camel and quad rides. As time was a bit tight and the fellow travellers were already getting in the mini-bus, we ended up buying the whole lot (+40) in original/digital format. There are options for selective purchases, though, so if you have some time before leaving, you can choose the best ones.
This tour is totally recommended and I don't think there is any downside to it, just make sure if the day is very sunny and hot, put on sun protector, as the arms will be almost continuously exposed both morning and afternoon.
There were also sport quads at base, but I'm sure belonging to another type of tour. Maybe next time!
Chrissy_and_Kev - 15 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ You have to do this ”
We would highly recommend booking this day trip on camels and quads.
It is well organised, well staffed and great fun.
The camels were well looked after and you could tell how much the guides love them and care for them. They were very attentive, chatted and sang to the camels, and the animals responded accordingly.
The quad bikes were equally entertaining. There were only 4 of us on our tour, and the guide gave us a great ride out into the mountains and a speedy whizz back to base. I suspect the speed you can go depends on the competence levels of the drivers and their abilities, as we didn’t have to stop and slow down as others have suggested. Saying that, it felt completely safe and controlled.
Tea breaks and lunch were wonderful and we enjoyed playing with the baby goats at the halfway house.
All of the staff were polite, friendly, informative and funny. A great day. Book it now!
raoter07 - 14 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Exhilarating way to see the Moroccan countryside and local Berber way of life ”
As first timers to Marrakesh, and first timers on ATVs and camels, this tour was perfect for my wife and I. The operation is run very well and the tour guides were really great. We are from the US and everyone spoke English (as well as French and Arabic) very well. Our ATV tour took us around the countryside for several hours, and our guide brought us to several native Berber villages to meet the locals. Each stop we were served something (water, mint tea, full lunch, etc.), and our guide set a pace on the ATV that was quick enough where it was a fun ride, but never felt unsafe or out of control. If you are looking to jump sand dunes or set land speed records, this is not the tour for you. The camels for the most part were very well behaved, the only slight issue we had was the camel behind my wife tried to nibble on her. After alerting our guide he quickly tightened the slack on the camel's harness and it wasn't a problem anymore. The 45 min on the camel was a relaxing stroll through the countryside, and seemed to be the perfect amount of time.
belal n - 13 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great day-filling trip ”
The guides, photographers and other staff are all very friendly and social, they speak multiple languages fluently. The food at the village was very tasty. The long quad tour was my favourite trip of the whole holiday in Morocco, we passed by beautiful natural area's.
A TripAdvisor Member - 09 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Spectacular trip! ”
Well worth the money. Both the camels and quads were great fun in different ways. The traditional Moroccan food was lovely, and was presented with good hospitality. Our tour guides Abdu and Isham were amazing and very friendly.
armanqureshi07 - 05 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ There a better organised trips out there ”
How can I say this without making it seem like I have a fringe opinion?
I did this trip for enjoyment purposes and mainly the quadbiking.
The very next day after this trip I did quadbiking again with another company and found the experience so much better! We were able to go faster, go through better routes in the palm groves, not be stopped any time we did a slight drift.
So trust me on this, look elsewhere for quadbike trips if you want a proper thrill from it.
As for my day, it started off with the camel trip- as soon as I jumped on my camel, the guides hadn’t tied the pillow on its back on proper so I slipped right off and nearly dragged the camel down with me. Luckily I fell on my feet- their response was to then tighten the pillow and say ‘relax it’s okay now’.
I found that the camel tour was a bit long and wouldn’t recommend the length of it to anyone. 45 minutes is sufficient.
The quadbike tour was constantly interrupted and the guides do not want you to overtake (which is understandable) nor do they want to floor it, nor do they want you to drift at all. It stopped the enjoyment a bit and considering the price of this trip, you’re paying for a great experience.
I just feel that after doing quadbiking with another company, I didn’t get value for money on this trip. On the plus side, it was well put together and it would be a good trip for a family.
dimitrimaisonet - 01 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome experience with awesome guides! ”
I took my nine year-old daughter on a trip to Morocco for her winter recess period, and did the full day camel ride and quad tour. I've done these kinds of tours in other countries before. Without a doubt, this tour, especially during our quad tour with our guide, Casagui, was the best that I have experienced. I thank everyone for helping me make a special lifelong memory with my baby girl, of which we shall never forget! Thanks again!
-Dimitri M. (New York City)
Mike S - 21 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic scenery, great fun, fabulous staff ”
Really good fun - saw some great Berber villages, desert, ruins and got to ride quads. Ate at a Berber house too. We were really unlucky with the weather - freezing driving rain but we had a blast - the guides made it fun with a huge fire. Waterproofs were supplied for us all. Would definitely recommend this
Kirsty W - 14 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great Experience ”
I surprised my boyfriend with a full day experience with both camel riding and quad biking. The weather wasn't great the day we arrived which made the quad biking experience even better!! The camels were well looked after and all of the staff were super friendly. We rode to have traditional Moroccan tea where we were shown how to make it, and then half way through our quad biking we stopped for a lovely meal! Great for all, would highly recommend. Thanks all! Kirsty & Ryan
Sascha M - 12 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Super cool experience ”
We went for quad biking on a rainy day and got all necessary equipment for it (which was in excellent condition). The quad biking was kinda slow for my taste, but that was because others joining us on the tour were going slow so the guide needed to adapt.
Camel riding was a nice experience all-around
Aneta M - 02 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible day! ”
We did the Camel and quad tour from Marrakech and it was amazing. We had a perfect day! An adrenaline rush on the quad! Our guide Youssef was very friendly, funny and told us many interesting things about Morocco, camels etc. The tea and lunch were very tasty. We wanted this tour to last more than 8 hours :)
Anna G - 02 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Must do in Morocco! ”
This tour was a phenomenal experience! Going to Morocco, my friends and I knew we wanted some kind of desert experience, but the actual Sahara was a 6-8 hour drive from Marrakech. We did not have enough time to travel that far. If you are planning to be in Marrakech just for a few days...this tour is for you!
We started off the day being picked up at our Riad in Marrakech. We were then driven an hour or so outside of the city. We were greeted with warm welcomes by the staff. We booked the camel ride and quad biking. The day started off with camel riding for an hour to where we enjoyed some Moroccan tea and bread, then an hour camel ride back. The camels were super obedient and camel keepers were very friendly.
The second part of the day was quad biking, which was an adrenaline rush! It was my first time riding a quad bike, and I was clearly nervous, but the staff went out of their way to make sure 200% that I felt comfortable on the bike. Hicham especially was so helpful! I genuinely never saw myself as a quad biker, but this experience made me love it! Quad bike riding through the desert for hours was an incredible way to spend an afternoon. The lunch was very filling and authentic! On the quad bike tour you stop at a local Berber village and have the chance to hang out with the kids....best part of the whole experience!!!
Overall, I was not bored for a second of this excursion. It was the highlight of my stay in Marrakech, and I truly recommend considering this company if you are interested in camel rides/quad biking. The staff is so polite, accommodating, and friendly....wishing you the best with your business and thanks for an incredible day! Thinking of you from NY :-)
Milena S - 01 feb 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day! ”
The company is very professional, after our reservation we received the confirmation together with pick up time and place. They called one hour before picking up time just to be sure that we will be on time. Driver and van were very professional. The team was very kind with us, they explained us the schedule and the activities. The came ride was fantastic! the camels were very nice treated and the tour guide Jusuf was amazing. He told us so many information about Morocco and kept the journey very interesting.
The lunch was very nice also.
But the best part was the quad bike ride. I was afraid to ride the bike on my own and the guide offered to have a ride with him. Ask for Zeki and have a great time!
This is a must!
pariann98 - 31 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience! ”
Everyone was super welcoming and kind, from our taxi driver, to the coordinators, to the family who hosted us for tea and lunch. Great cultural and fun experience. definitely recommend!
2legit2quit21 - 19 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Definitely Include on Your To Do List in Marrakech ”
I booked this excursion online a few weeks before my trip; the process was seamless and the staff was very responsive. The camels were adorable, we received great hospitality at the Berber village we visited, and the quad biking was an amazing experience. Highly recommend.
Flora C - 14 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ A MUST if in Marrakech! ”
I had a friend that told me this camel + quad tour was a highlight of his trip so I looked into it, and I'm truly shocked by how amazing the service was from booking til drop-off. First off, I booked 2 days in advance, which I was nervous about, but the company made it real easy for me. I had no problem contacting them later to figure out a pick-up location and time. My boyfriend and I got picked up outside our riad and once we got there, were greeted kindly and offered tea. They wrapped our heads with a scarf (which I thought really added to the experience) and had a professional photographer, but we were free to, and even encouraged to take our own pics too. The camel ride was longer than expected--which was perfect because the weather was beautiful and our guide was funny and helpful. He even made me a hand-woven camel out of long leaves from a tree on our route! The food we had was amazing (tajine, of course) and I loved that we had the mint tea that Morocco is known for as well. Each person who contributed to this experience was very professional and friendly, and the scenery made it that much more enjoyable. The camel ride was peaceful--I enjoyed it more than the quad ride, but my boyfriend preferred the quad ride over the camels.
We came back to home base and changed into the quad gear (they gave us things to wear over our clothes so they wouldn't get dirty), and my boyfriend was able to put his gopro over his helmet. Our guide for the quad ride was Casaoui and he was very friendly and informative! We rode out for a while--I was shocked by how long we were able to ride! We stopped for lunch between riding, and it didn't disappoint.
Casaoui explained to us that the terrain we were on was used for filming Game of Thrones seasons 7 & 8. So cool. He also helped us plan out more of our trip--many good suggestions.
All in all, EXCELLENT tour that wasn't cheesy or unorganized AT ALL. We got dropped off at our riad at around 5pm and couldn't stop talking about how great this experience was. If you have a full day to spend in Marrakech, I HIGHLY recommend this tour. Absolutely ZERO complaints!
P.s. -- we didn't think we'd buy the professional pics but once we previewed them and found out all 48 pics were only 300 MAD, we bought them without a second thought. The company sent us the link via email for all the pics (camel and quad pics!!) that same day, as promised.
Simone H - 12 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ A great way to get a piece of the Moroccan desert ”
My boyfriend and I wanted to see the desert, but unfortunately, we didn't have time to go to Sahara. Instead we went to a smaller "dessert" outside Marrakech - only 15-20 minutes away from the center of Marrakech. We went on camel ride to begin with, which was really fun. The guides were really nice and took pictures with our own phones. Afterwards we went quad biking in a team consisting of 6-8 persons. The guides were really nice and (luckily) they divided the group into smaller groups depending on level. My boyfriend and I got our own guide, Casaoui, who was AWESOME(!!). He took us to the most amazing places and was very committed!
I highly recommend both Dunes Desert and Casaoui :-)
Ronit Z - 09 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent Day in the Dunes ”
We books our quad adventure a day before leaving Marrakesh, it was fun and exciting experience ( My Daughter's Favorite ) . I had the Buggy . Recommend to anyone who would like to spice a little. Especially Thank you to our guide Casaoui who was very nice and patient . Thank you We will come back .
theurbandetour - 08 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible Time! ”
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the camel ride. It was our first time riding camels and, although we enjoyed it, it was a one time thing for us. My husband's camel was a little stubborn and almost got away from the group. The guides were incredible at calming her down though. And were absolutely incredible the entire ride! Our favorite part was definitely the quad biking tour! Keep in mind when booking this trip. Although an amazing time, it can get tiring! The quad biking was about two and a half hours, as well as the camel riding tour. We were exhausted when we returned to our hotel. But, overall, it was an amazing day!
Santos H - 04 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ A fun and exciting day trip. ”
We thoroughly enjoyed our camel and quad bike trip. We were surprised at how much time we were given for both camels and quads, and our guide Zakariae was excellent in telling us about landmarks we were taken to while on the quads. The food at the village was exceptional and we highly recommend this trip.
emerslund - 01 jan 2018, TripAdvisor
“ OK, so Camels are, indeed, stubborn ”
We had a great time.
The company offers various combinations of excursions, but I'm glad we did this one. We started out with the camels, where I got some extra interesting moments trying to climb onto a camel which was more interested in the females than the work, but the guides did a great job of handling this and making sure I wasn't put off or scared (I had to get back away and the guides had to work a bit with him).
Once we were away the guides, Youssef especially, did an awesome job of trying to teach us somethings about both Morocco, the culture and Islam, making the trip even more enjoyable, while obviously keeping an eye on the moody camels.
2 hours and some crepes and tea later we were on to the quads.
Not that exotic for me personally, but still a good time riding in the desert, though more driving in line and less free-playing than I might have hoped for. That said - a good time and I am glad we did the combo, but if I were to choose between the two - do the camel riding.