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Morocco Horse Riding Holiday

Discover the region around Essaouira while riding and adore the wonderful Barb-Arabic horses! Enjoy the sun, taste delicious Moroccan food, and have an unforgettable time. This trail ride is a circular ride around Souiri; starting from the village of Diabat, feel the wind along the Atlantic coast and explore the fishing villages and experience true Berber living. Do not pass on this great opportunity to discover the diverse landscapes of the Essaouira region!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 14 to 15 hands
  • Tack Type: Western Tack
  • Horse Breed: Barb-Arabian


  • 4 guided riding days
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Free use of horse tack, helmet, and equipment
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport
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You will spend the first and last nights at a hotel in Essaouira and three nights in the Berber camp under a Berber tent. Your accommodation will be in collective tents for six to seven people or, if you wish, in igloo tents for two people. The camp is equipped with a shower in a shower tent, however, depending on the availability of fresh water, showering may not be possible every day.

Individual travellers: If Ranch de Diabat doesn't find the second person for a double room, there will be a supplement for a single room.


Day 1: Arrive in Essaouira

You will be picked up at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) and transferred to Essaouira. There will be a briefing on the processing of the hike. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2 - 4: Horseback Riding

Have your breakfast and start grooming horses at 8 a.m. and at 10 a.m. the tour will start. During lunchtime, one hour and a half will be allocated for your picnic lunch and rest. At 5 p.m., arrive at the bivouac with Moroccan tea and sweets. Dinner will be held at the bivouac; every evening, you can enjoy a campfire, a traditional Moroccan meal, and camping in a Berber tent.

Everyday, you will go riding for about five hours. The Pearl of Essaouira holiday will take you to discover many different landscapes of the region: sand dunes, deserted beaches, cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and fishing villages. Accompanied by your guide, you will have the opportunity to trot and canter, as well as to cross oueds or rivers, until your arrival at your camp every night.

Day 5: Back to Essaouira

The last day of riding is dedicated to the discovery of the coastline and the city of Souiri. This stage takes half a day, lunch will be served on the way back to the ranch. The afternoon is free, with the option of shopping in the medina of Essaouira, or having a massage and Hammam. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel in Essaouira.

Day 6: Departure

From the hotel in Essaouira, you will be transferred to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) or Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU).

Things to note:

  • You will ride for an average of five hours a day.
  • You will depart camp at around 10 a.m., pause at around 1:30 p.m. to eat and rest, arrive at the camp at about 5 p.m., then eat dinner and sleep at the camp
  • Your luggage will be stored in the support vehicle, which will be stationed at the lunch and dinner campsites. Please bring flexible bags rather than rigid suitcases and do not pack unnecessary items.



Your meals will be prepared by the chef, who will show you the many delights of Moroccan cuisine. The menu will take into account the dietary requirements and allergies of the participants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

During your free time on the fifth day, you may shop around the medina of Essaouira or have a massage and Hammam.

What's included

  • 4 riding days
  • Daily meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Services of trekking guides
  • Use of horse tack, helmet, and equipment

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trek
  • Sleeping bag (available on request)
  • Optional hammam and massage

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport 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 30 days before arrival.

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