Argan Trail

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ699pp

Morocco ( Best airport: Marrakech / Essaouira)

Delve into the hinterland of the Essaouira region on this 8 day trail through the largest area of โ€‹โ€‹Argan and cedar forest; trees that have created the area’s reputation for craftsmanship. Cross canyons along the Ksob river and ride among the great dunes of Cap Sim, the very long beach that connects Sidi Kaouky to the city of Essaouira, where you can gallop in serenity and experience the feeling of freedom on your faithful Arab Berber steed.

The Riding

The trail is at all paces throughout the week, with plenty of opportunities to canter.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. The riders should be comfortable and confident in all three paces and have previous experience in riding out in the open. Good riding fitness is required as youโ€™ll be spending 5 hours in the saddle each day. The weight limit is 90kg.

Guides and Group Size

You will be accompanied by two local guides while out on trail. Omar and his team are knowledgeable, friendly & calm, with a lifetime experience of riding, training horses and looking after riders.

The group size is 3-10 riders, but will confirm for 2 riders with a small group supplement.

The Horses

The horses used on this trail are local Berber-Arabians. The breed was created as the perfect warhorse nearly a 1000 years ago by crossing refined Arabians and Barb (Berber) bloodlines. It is the ideal breed for the hot desert environment, being tough and robust with the speed of an Arab. The horses stand at approx. 15hh.

Horse Riding Holidays in Morocco

Accommodation and Dining

The first and last night of the trail is spent in a hotel in Essaouira. While out on trail the accommodation will be in bivouac camps, sleeping in collective tents of 6 to 7 people (please bring your own sleeping bag). There is also the option of having your own small dome tent, which is perfect if you are travelling as an individual and want your own space. Your bivouac is equipped with a warm water shower.
You will spend evenings sitting around a campfire and enjoying traditional Moroccan meals prepared by a chef.

Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

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Itinerary

Argan Trail

8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
ยฃ699pp

ยฃ699 pp sharing
ยฃ59 single supplement
ยฃ259 small group supplement

Flights & Transfers

Do NOT book flights until you have received the ‘Booking Confirmation Email’ from saddletravel.com

You can arrive/depart from either Essaouira or Marrakesh airport. Please book a flight that arrives before 2pm on the day of arrival. Transfers can be arranged after this time for a supplement.

Price Includes
  • 6 full days trail riding
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • 5 nights camping
  • Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches on trail
  • All evening meals
  • Airport transfers
  • All arrangements for duration of holiday
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips

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18th June 2022 - 10 Saddles Available - ยฃ699pp
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