Horseback Riding in Essaouira: Explore Diabat, Argana and Sidi Kaouki

5.0 (5)
3 days 2 nights
Morocco
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

Embark on a three-day horseback riding adventure, designed to showcase the splendor of Essaouira and its hidden gems. Starting in the historic village of Diabat, you'll journey through lush argan and eucalyptus forests, experience the majestic beauty of the Atlantic coast, and explore the ancient argan trees of Argana. Each day offers a blend of scenic rides, cultural immersion, and relaxation.

Guests can choose from two accommodation options: cozy guesthouses (auberges) with modern amenities or traditional bivouac setups under the stars. Enjoy home-cooked Moroccan meals, engage with local Berber communities, and participate in cultural workshops. 

from US$ 397
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Diabat, Essaouira, Morocco
Available dates
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Soufiane B. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Soufiane is at the core of organizing activities. He coordinates all operations, from managing itineraries to optimizing customer experiences, ensuring every detail contributes to a flawless and memorable adventure for every visitor.

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Abdou
Abdou, co-founder, brings an intimate knowledge of the region and a deep passion for horses. His familiarity with Essaouira and dedication to horsemanship enrich each ride with a personal and authentic touch, ensuring memorable experiences for all our customers.

Tour highlights

Sleep Under the Starry Sky
Beneath the vast, starry sky, the world feels infinitely peaceful and dreams become boundless.
Experience Unique Landscapes
The Atlantic coast, where dunes, cliffs, and pristine beaches compose a tableau of unparalleled beauty.
Harmony with Nature and Animal Welfare
Every aspect of our trek is designed to be in harmony with the environment and contribute to the preservation of local natural richness.

Route details

Day 1
Journey Through Argan Forests
  • Morning:
    • Depart from Diabat, a village renowned for its historic charm and scenic beauty. Begin your journey through lush argan and eucalyptus forests.
  • Midday:
    • Pause for a picnic lunch under the shade of the eucalyptus trees, taking in the serene atmosphere and the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Afternoon:
    • Continue riding towards Argana, home to the region’s oldest and most imposing argan tree. Participate in an engaging workshop about argan oil production, learning about its cultural and economic significance.
  • Evening:
    • Arrive at your chosen accommodation. Guests can choose between a comfortable guesthouse (auberge) with modern amenities or a traditional bivouac setup under the stars.

 

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Day 2
Coastal Pathways to Sidi Kaouki
Day 3
Return Along the Berber Trail
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Our tours cater to all skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Tent / Guest House
2 nights

Our 3-day horseback riding tour offers two distinct accommodation choices: traditional bivouac and cozy guesthouses (auberges). Both options are designed to enhance your adventure with unique experiences that reflect the cultural richness and natural beauty of Essaouira. 

Whether you prefer the rustic charm of a bivouac or the comfort of a guesthouse, both options ensure a memorable stay during your horseback riding adventure.

2 nights
Bivouac

Our bivouac accommodation offers a unique and immersive experience, allowing you to connect with the natural beauty of Essaouira and its surroundings. This traditional camping setup is designed to provide comfort while ensuring you feel close to nature.

Location: The bivouac sites are strategically chosen to offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast, serene argan forests, and the majestic sand dunes of the region. Each location is selected for its tranquility and natural beauty, providing a perfect backdrop for a memorable camping experience.

Facilities:

  • Sleeping Arrangements: Comfortable sleeping mats and warm blankets are provided to ensure a restful night's sleep under the stars. Each tent is spacious enough to accommodate two to three people.
  • Tents: Traditional Moroccan tents are used, providing both shelter and a cultural touch. These tents are designed to withstand the elements while offering a cozy interior.
  • Amenities: Basic amenities include portable toilets and washing facilities, ensuring hygiene and convenience even in the wilderness.
  • Campfire: A central campfire is set up each evening, where guests can gather to share stories, enjoy traditional Moroccan tea, and savor freshly prepared meals.

Atmosphere: Staying in a bivouac allows you to fully immerse yourself in the serene environment of the Moroccan landscape. The clear night sky, free from light pollution, offers a stunning view of the stars, creating a peaceful and reflective atmosphere. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore or the wind rustling through the trees adds to the unique charm of this accommodation.

Meals: Meals are a highlight of the bivouac experience, with our team preparing traditional Moroccan dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, and delicious dinners cooked over the campfire, offering a taste of authentic Moroccan cuisine.

Safety: Your safety is our top priority. Our experienced guides are always on hand to ensure your well-being, and the campsites are chosen with safety in mind. We also provide all necessary safety equipment, including first aid kits and communication devices.

Another option
2 nights
Auberge

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Group meeting place
Diabat, Essaouira, Morocco
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Included

  • accommodation (bivouac or inn);
  • local transfers;
  • all meals and drinks;
  • sleeping equipment;
  • riding helmet. 

 

You may also bring your own sleeping gear or helmet if you prefer. 

Extras

  • airfare;
  • airport transfers;
  • insurance;
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

What equipment and clothing should I bring?

Please bring riding clothes, suitable shoes, seasonal clothing, sun protection, and your personal toiletrie.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
  • C
    Camper
    25 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    Magnifique balade, très professionnelle, où le respect des chevaux est prioritaire. Je recommande vivement. Merci pour tout.
    25 Jun, 2024
  • C
    Coastal
    23 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    Activité très bien organisée, avec un guide sympathique et professionnel. En résumé, nous avons passé une soirée formidable !
    23 Jun, 2024
  • V
    Venden
    16 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    I don't know where to begin, as my experiences have been so captivating; I've had several, and each one has been incredible. Abdo and Soufiane are excellent guides, attentive to your desires and expectations. They know how to make you feel confident, explaining every detail (regarding the landscapes, villages, horses, etc.). They are very educational, funny, and incredibly kind. The hiking routes are well-designed, very safe, and the landscapes are breathtaking... Thanks to them, I fell in love with the country! Their horses are incredibly gentle, well cared for, and in excellent condition: no injuries, up-to-date farriery, etc. On top of that, you'll have plenty of memories with photos and videos... In summary, I can only recommend 100% minimum! Go there with your eyes closed 🇲🇦❤️
    16 Jun, 2024

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