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Lifetime Experience welcomes you to a world of horseback adventures in Morocco. This amazing horseback riding holiday will await all intrepid explorers searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a difference. You will enjoy horse riding in the fertile Soussplane, rocky and deserted hills filled with cactus fields and bushes, the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and many more. The holiday will combine beautiful locations, highly professional guides, and fantastically trained and conditioned horses which are geared towards, offering you the horse riding holiday of your dreams. Discover the hidden beauty of Morrocan nature by horseback!
During this horse riding holiday, you will be accommodated in various accommodations provided by Lifetime Experience. On day one, you will sleep at a hotel in Agadir. On day two and three, you will have a night in Soussplane. On day four, your night will be spent at the shore of the lake Youssef Ibn Tachfine. On day five, you will stay at a hotel in Tiznit. On day six, you will have a camp on the Atlantic Coast. On day seven, you will sleep in Souss.
You will arrive at Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA). Please tell Lifetime Experience your hour of expected arrival so they can get you at the airport. Then, you will have dinner at the hotel and sleep there.
You will meet the horses about 40 kilometers outside Agadir. The ride will start in the fertile Soussplane with many beautiful sandy roads allowing many gallops. In this region, the vegetables are grown in greenhouses to protect them against too big changes in temperature. Like this, you can have tomatoes, potatoes, and courgettes all year round even in winter. Between the greenhouses, there are some open fields where dry bushes are growing that the people here are using to feed their sheep and goats. The camp is outside the last villages. An immense plain goes until the mountains on the horizon.
Long sandy roads that never end will take you from one Berber Village to the next one. Here, made out of red clay, the walls are mostly hidden by cactus bushes but you may see that behind every cactus a pair of curious eyes will look at you wherever you go as horses and riders are a very unusual sight in these regions. Under the hot sun, the farmers here are only capable of growing a few crops but basically they are living most of the time on their livestock of sheep and goats, taken care of by young children or old people.
Today, you will leave the fertile plains of the Souss to descend into the rocky and deserted hills filled with cactus fields and bushes. The Berber people in this region live basically on the production of oil from the nuts of the local Argan trees and on the sheep that they raise. It's surprising to see the little goats being able to climb in the bushes here to get the few leaves that are still left. Since some years, the Argan oil is booming. The oil is even sold all over the world for cosmetics. The stop at noon will be at the side of the lake located between the mountains. In the afternoon, you will continue your way between the hills under the pleasant chanting of birds. You will spend the night at the shore of the lake Youssef Ibn Tachafine.
Today, you will climb over the hills of Tachilla that will give you one more view of the blue waters of the lake before you will head for the region of Tiznit. The landscape will vary between dry sand dunes, big rocky plains, and a deep canions that you have to cross. You will leave the horses in a small village and a car will take you to the city of Tiznit. Tiznit was built in 1882 by Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I of the Alaouiten Dynasty. Tiznit was a fort for the Arab people against the Berber tribes. Tiznit is very famous for his silver works. In the afternoon, you willl visit the Medina of Tiznit and you will have time to look at the Silver work. Thereafter, you will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Tiznit.
You will return to the horses who spent the night outside Tiznit. In the morning, you will cross the stony plane towards the Atlantic. After the first hour, you will reach a wood of succulents and cactuses. This wild part is very impressive and often you have to search for the way. Finally, you will come to the last hill. A fresh wind blows over from the Atlantic. Long gallops over the sandy plane will bring you to the Atlantic. You will follow sometimes on sandy ways sometimes on the beach and enjoy the waves. Pick nick is beside the Atlantic on top of the coast. In the afternoon, many long gallops will bring you to the camp on the Atlantic Coast.
In the entire morning, you will follow the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, going once in a while into the dunes and low hills nearby. The morning ride will end on an enormous deserted beach where you will have the chance for a real race. Only the cries of the seagulls and the sound of the waves break the silence in this area. Waves of birds, seagulls, and pink flamingos will make way as the horses are racing neck by neck.
Before lunch, you will reach the Souss that is also a big bird reservation and their chants will accompany you for a long time. Pick-nick will be in the middle of a big eucalyptus forest. Slowly, you will come back to civilization. After an emotional goodbye with the horses, you will be driven back towards the hotel where you will share the last meal and sleep for the night.
Today will be an individual return from the hotel.
You should be able to ride from five to seven hours a day and you need some experience in outside riding. As stallions and mares goes on the ride, you should follow the instructions of your leader. Stallions are well with mares, but need distance to other stallions.
Horses are small but very sure footed Arabian-Berber horses. Mare and stallions go together on the ride. You should always ride attentive and taking care of distance between the stallions.
You will have a visit to the Medina of Tiznit.
The horse riding holiday will take place in Souss-Massa, Morocco, covering several places such as Agadir, Soussplane, the shore of the lake Youssef Ibn Tachfin, Tiznit, and Atlantic Coast.
Al Massira Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA). Transfer from the airport is included. Lifetime Experience will pick you up from the airport.