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Horse Riding Retreat in Egypt

Relax in a green oasis, explore the pyramids, and improve your horse riding skills. Welcome to the Horses and Pyramids Retreat in Giza / Cairo. Nestled in a green oasis hotel near the iconic pyramids of Giza, the retreat provides an idyllic setting for relaxation during your Easter break. This experience seamlessly blends equestrian pursuits with the exploration of key sites in the surrounding area.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: Various heights, suitable for children and adults
  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Arabian horses

Meet the instructors

Thomas
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Highlights

  • 8 hours of horse riding / lessons offering an immersive equestrian experience
  • Enchanting horseback ride alongside the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Exclusive exploration of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Journey to the picturesque Fayoum Oasis, a tranquil retreat surrounded by natural beauty
  • Sound and light show as the ancient pyramids serve as the backdrop
  • Explore Cairo's main museums, delving into the rich history and culture of this vibrant city
  • 7 nights premium accommodation + meals
  • Pyramids Park lunch amidst the breathtaking panorama of the pyramids plateau

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: 4-12 participants
Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Sphinx International Airport[1]
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking

The chosen green oasis hotel stands as a splendid oasis, seamlessly blending luxury accommodation with recreational delights, making it an ideal haven for those seeking relaxation and adventure. The club's pristine surroundings provide a serene escape from the bustling urban life, offering a tranquil atmosphere that complements the awe-inspiring nearby historical sites. The inviting pool area beckons guests to unwind in style, offering a refreshing respite under the Egyptian sun.

For enthusiasts of equestrian pursuits, the club's horse riding facilities provide a unique and thrilling experience, allowing guests to explore the picturesque landscapes surrounding Giza and Saqqara.

With its harmonious fusion of comfortable accommodations, a tranquil poolside ambiance, and the thrill of horseback riding in the shadow of ancient wonders, the chosen hotel immersed in a greenery emerges as not just a place to stay but a destination where relaxation and adventure seamlessly coalesce.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Your arrival in Cairo sets the stage for a seamless transition to your hotel, nestled inside a beautiful green oasis
  • Welcome dinner and introductions

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Morning: Familiarize yourself with the horses and engage in a horse riding lesson in the paddock (1 hour)
  • Relax by the hotel pool

Day 3

  • Morning: Private visit to the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, followed by a scenic horse riding session by the Pyramids (1 hour)
  • Lunch at 9 Pyramids Lounge
  • Afternoon: Another horse riding lesson in the paddock (1 hour)

Day 4

  • Morning: Explore the Pyramids of Saqqara in a private visit
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a horse riding lesson in the paddock (1 hour) and later visit the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. Followed by a late lunch
  • Evening: Immerse yourself in the sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza

Day 5

  • All day: Embark on a full-day trip to the Fayoum Oasis, indulging in a delightful horse riding experience by the lake in the middle of the desert (2 hours)

Day 6

  • Morning: Engage in a horse riding lesson in the paddock (1 hour)
  • Afternoon: Explore the Egyptian Museum in the Center of Cairo, featuring a special exhibition on Tutankhamun's funerary artifacts

Day 7

  • Morning: Conclude your horse riding adventure with a final lesson in the paddock (1 hour)

Day 8

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport, marking the end of your captivating journey

Skill levels

Embarking on a horse riding holiday is a captivating journey tailored for riders of all levels, catering to both eager beginners and seasoned equestrians seeking skill refinement. These retreats present a comprehensive training program thoughtfully crafted to accommodate various levels of expertise. For novices, patient and experienced instructors offer fundamental lessons, emphasizing horsemanship, grooming, and introductory riding techniques to ensure a confident initiation into the world of equestrianism. Intermediate riders, on the other hand, delve deeper into honing their riding posture, mastering diverse gaits, and bolstering their confidence in horse handling.

Included excursions

  • The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Pyramids of Saqqara
  • Grand Egyptian museum in Giza
  • Sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza
  • Fayoum Oasis
  • Egyptian Museum in the center of Cairo

Instructors

Thomas La Dolce Vita Connoiseur

Location

Giza, typically renowned for its awe-inspiring pyramids and ancient wonders, transforms into an unexpected haven for a peaceful retreat. Beyond the bustling tourist sites, the outskirts of Giza offer a serene escape, creating a tranquil environment ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the area surrounding Giza provides a secluded retreat, far removed from the city's hustle and bustle.

Imagine unwinding in a peaceful oasis hotel, where the harmonious sounds of nature replace the clamor of the city, and a refreshing swimming pool offers a respite from the Egyptian sun. Here, visitors can find solace in the shadow of the pyramids, their grandeur casting a calming influence over the landscape.

Giza, often associated with ancient mysteries, also conceals pockets of serenity, inviting travelers to experience a peaceful and rejuvenating escape in the heart of historical marvels.

Food

Delicious middle eastern food on full board basis is provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Morning meditation classes: 100 USD

What's included

  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful hotel with a garden and swimming pool, own room unless sharing
  • All meals, full board in the hotel and during trips out
  • 8 hours of horse riding / lessons (private or small groups)
  • Entry tickets to the museums and sites
  • Professional, English speaking guide, expert in the Ancient Egypt
  • Guided visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Guided visit to the Pyramid of Saqqara
  • Trip to Fayoum Oasis
  • Guided visit to the Egyptian Museum in the Center of Cairo, featuring a special exhibition on Tutankhamun's funerary artifacts
  • Visit to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in the Giza
  • Sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza
  • Transportation to the trips and tours

What's not included

  • Entry visa to Egypt (25 USD) - purchased at the airport upon arrival
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Health and travel insurance - obligatory
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional tours
  • Additional classes at 30 USD each

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Sphinx International Airport[1] Airport transfer included: Sphinx International Airport[1] No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
Early bird Discount
This listing has a early bird discount of 10% if you book 60 days before the selected arrival date.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday March 22, 2025
Departure: Saturday March 29, 2025

Pricing information

Children of 8 - 14 years old pay 300 USD less. Please enquire.

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