Pearl of Essaouira

6 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ519pp

Morocco ( Best airport: Marrakech / Essaouira)

This condensed riding trail shows you highlights of Morocco over 6 days, perfect for those who want to get away but are short on time.

The Riding

From the largest Argan tree to beautiful cliffs bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the Essaouira region, the landscape will change and surprise you every day. Ride through large forests, walk the bends of the Ksob river, and pass through small natural canyons created by the flow of water in the rainy seasons.

Enjoy the delicacies of typical Moroccan cuisine, freshly prepared by our cook, at your bivouac camp, and finish your trail with a visit to the Medina of Essaouira for some shopping or a massage.

The riding is at all paces, finishing with a gallop on the beach. The terrain is varied.

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

The ride is 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 customers.

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 in the hot desert environment being tough and robust with the speed of an Arab. The horses stand at approx. 15hh.

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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 (bring your own sleeping bag). There is also the option of having your own small dome tent. Perfect if you are travelling as an individual and want your own space. Your bivouac is equipped with a warm water shower.

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

Pearl of Essaouira

6 days / 5 nights / 4 riding days
ยฃ519pp

ยฃ519 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 Marrakech 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
  • 4 full days trail riding
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 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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5th November 2022 - 10 Saddles Available - ยฃ530pp
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26th November 2022 - 6 Saddles Available - ยฃ530pp
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