The Knights of Essaouira

5.0 (4)
8 days 7 nights
Morocco
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

This 6-day horse riding holiday in Morocco will take you to the heart of the region of Essaouira. It crosses day by day forests of argan trees, small traditional Berber villages, a lake surrounded by cultivations, deep gorges, mountains, fields of dune, wild beaches and cliffs along the Atlantic coast, and small fishing villages. 

A complete immersion in the region of Essaouira that may be organized all year round due to the mild climate in this region (never too hot/never too cold).

US$ 939
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Essaouira
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 14 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Sophie P.
Sophie P. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I discovered Morocco on horseback in 2006 and I never left it since then! I practiced horse riding at club level for 15 years and then started to discover the world on horseback. I also led many horse rides along the bridle paths of France, my home country. I ensure coordination and logistics and accompanies some trails. I manage all booking requests and will help you to organize your stay with us.

Tour highlights

Spend Nights in a Tent at the Atlantic Coast
Enjoy deserted beaches along the Atlantic coast and wake up with the sound of waves
Sidi Embark Waterfalls
Discover Sidi Embark Waterfalls
Enjoy a variety of landscapes - beautiful unspoilt beach and refreshing waterfalls
Desert horseback riding
Cross the Desert on Horseback
Ride of a lifetime surrounded by sent dunes

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival at Essaouira or Marrakesh airport and transfer to your riad in Essaouira for your overnight stay (20 min or 2h45 drive, respectively). 

Enjoy dinner (not included) with your fellow riders and discuss the trail ahead. Night in riad.

Day 2
Along the river Ksob Oued
Day 3
Crossing the mountains
Day 4
In the direction of Argana
Day 5
Towards the sea and village of Ifthane
Day 6
Sidi Embark waterfall and deserted beaches
Day 7
Throught the dunes and forests to Diabat
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

This trail is only open to experienced riders who are used to spend about 6h per day on horseback.

Participants must be able to manage their horses at all peaces (walking, trotting, cantering and galloping).

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
5 nights
2 nights
Riad

On the first and last nights, you will sleep in a charming riad located in the medina of Essaouira.

5 nights
Tents

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Essaouira
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Tour conditions

Included

  • return transfers between Marrakech or Essaouira airport and Essaouira city on Days 1 and 8;
  • 2 nights in a riad on Days 1 7 with breakfast;
  • 6 days on horseback with 5 nights in camp (all meals included);
  • 870 euros per person are based on 2 participants traveling together (shared transfers and rooms).

Extras

  • meals on Day 1; 
  • dinner on Day 7;
  • lunch/dinner on Day 8;
  • flights;
  • tips for the team (much appreciated in Morocco);
  • for single participants, an extra of 100 euros will be asked.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a sleeping bag;
  • a towel and toiletries;
  • a torch;
  • comfortable trousers and a fleece for the evenings and nights;
  • riding pants and suitable shoes (hiking shoes are fine);
  • a spare battery for your mobile phone.
In addition to English, in what other languages is the tour offered?
Do you provide pick-up and/or drop-off in a hotel in Marrakech instead of the airport?
Do you provide helmets?
Can you organize a horse trail apart from the proposed dates?
How long before departure do you close the bookings?
Is it a problem if I weigh more than 85 kg?
Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • M
    Maloje
    22 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was perfect for beginners. Learning to throttle on the beach was a wonderful experience. We felt very safe and had a lot of fun. Thanks for the great experience!
    22 Feb, 2024
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    Sara
    30 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    Just returned from a 3-day ride and it was amazing! The scenery, including sand dunes and gallops on long beaches, was breathtaking. The staff and guides were incredibly helpful, taking great care of us and the horses. The traditional food was delicious, thanks to the cook. Special thanks to guide Khalid and organizer Sophie for their excellent care and organization. The horses were fantastic - beautiful, well-trained stallions. We'll definitely be returning!
    30 Jul, 2023
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    Birdie
    13 Apr, 2023
    about provider
    I couldn't be more impressed with our experience. I'm an experienced rider, but my brother had never been on a horse before. The company ensured our safety and comfort by not mixing groups, allowing us to adjust the pace to our comfort levels. They provided helmets, chaps, and safety measures like a safety line for beginners. The stallions were incredible, responsive, and made us feel comfortable and confident. My brother quickly became a fast learner, even cantering on the beach by himself. The guide was kind, patient, and clearly loves the horses. Highly recommended!
    13 Apr, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Jan – 31 Dec
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  • US$ 939
    3 – 10 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 939
    10 – 17 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 939
    23 – 30 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 939
    4 – 11 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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