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Diabat Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Essaouira: Scenic Diabat Horseback Ride with Transfer

1. From Essaouira: Scenic Diabat Horseback Ride with Transfer

Enjoy the untouched nature around Diabat on horseback, isn't it a dream? Endless, wide empty beaches, high sand dunes, the view over the ocean, you will enjoy that during the one-hour ride. On the way back, you will touch the sparse Mimosa and Tuja forest. Trust yourself for two hours to one of our Arabian Berber horses! You will be enthusiastic! These horses are known for their human orientation, reliability, endurance and good character. Our horses are specially selected to be very good with beginners and are regularly ridden by good riders. You will be accompanied by one of our reliable riding instructors. We will ride over the endless sandy beaches, where even a dream canter will be possible for experienced riders. The ride will be adapted to the ability of the participants. Before the start, everyone will get a small introduction to the secrets of riding. Max. riders' weight: 90kg

From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

2. From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

After your welcome at the Ranch you will get first safety instructions for the use of the quad and the right safety helmet will be chosen for you. Then there will be a short test driving to give you safety on the quad. Our quad rides are adapted to the participants, so it is also possible to participate with children. After that we start along the river towards the ocean. In the bushes on the banks of the river there are many different species of birds, which we can observe during a short break. Arrived at the ocean, we head south over the wide, seemingly endless sandy beach. You will pass by fresh water springs where various animals such as cows, donkeys and dromedaries often refresh themselves. We reach the Omar dunes, which are a pleasure to climb by quad bike. The southernmost point we will reach is Cap Sim; we are between 2 seas: Two seas border each other, one made up of high dunes and the other of waves, a real magic. The dunes here seem to be constantly moved by the wind. We will return on a winding road more inland, passing through the mimosa and Tuja Forest.

From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

3. From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

This ride is adapted to the riding level of the participants and is therefore also available for beginners. The easier tour for less experienced riders follows the wide, deserted beach of Diabat towards the south, in order to have lunch (which was carried in the saddle bags) in a shady place after about 3 hours of riding, followed by a rest and then return to the ranch by a different route through the Mimosa and Tuja forest. The route for experienced riders goes inland, along a river, and continues uphill to the village of Ghazoua, from where you descend again towards the ocean. Lunch, carried in the saddlebags, is taken in a shady forest area sheltered from the wind. After the lunch break, we will go back to the ranch along the Infinite Sand Beach, where a dream canter is possible. From the ranch the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

Essaouira: Guided Dromedary Riding Tour

4. Essaouira: Guided Dromedary Riding Tour

Our well-trained dromedaries are led by one of our experienced guides. During the ride, the dromedaries walk in a caravan, one behind the other, according to Berber tradition. To mount, they lie down and the participants can sit on the specially made dromedary saddles. The adventure begins: Leisurely step we leave Diabat to stride towards the sea. After a short while we reach the palace of the black sultan, which was also the background for several movies. Then we reach the ocean, with its wide, endless sandy beach. You can meet fishermen, or cows and donkeys that visit the fresh water springs on the beach. A break to take a souvenir photo and it goes back to Diabat by another way, through the Mimosa and Tuja Forest.

From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

5. From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

Explore the area, nature and landscape around Essaouira on the back of a dromedary. The ride passes relaxed, stress-free and ecological over the endless beaches south of Diabat, by fishermen's huts and by the large dunes; at low tide you can see freshwater springs in the sand where cows and donkeys drink; crossing the mimosa and Tuja forest. A leisure activity for young and old; suitable for children and seniors. Ideal for the whole family. A journey to the rhythm of the quiet step of the dromedaries, with these lovable animals, in a caravan, as the Berber people did for thousands of years. Just a few minutes from Essaouira, the ride begins in Diabat, then you reach the dunes where the ancient palace of the Black Sultan is hidden; you roam the long beach, with a view of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador; you climb up and down the dunes and pass by fishermen. Around noon, a break is taken, in a shady place sheltered from the wind, and there will be picnic lunch, that the dromedaries carried in their saddlebags. The way back to Diabat is through a small path in the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a calm animal, friendly to everyone and will allow a pleasant time with family or friends. From Diabat the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

From Essaouira: 2-Day Quad Biking Adventure & Campfire

6. From Essaouira: 2-Day Quad Biking Adventure & Campfire

After an introduction and a test drive with the quads, we drive south over endless deserted beaches. Every now and then, the dunes invite you to have fun riding up and down on these vehicles. Lunch at Sidi Kauoki, prepared directly on site by our cook. After lunch, we continue our journey, also over cliffs, to viewpoints overlooking the ocean, to our camp for the night, which is situated above the sea. On arrival, typical Moroccan mint tea with sweet pastries. Time to rest before our chef serves a rich traditional menu. The evening ends around the campfire under the stars. The next day we continue by quad bike, also inland, through argan forests, a spring, the wind park of Essaouira. This time, lunch is a picnic on the way, before returning to the starting point: Ranch de Diabat. There you can have a wash and a shower. Then the magical festival begins: everything is furnished with carpets and cushions, torches light up the courtyard. A culinary dinner is served while local musicians show their talent and artists perform their arts. After the feast, our shuttle takes everyone to the nearby Riad Zahra for the night.

Other Sightseeing Options in Diabat Beach

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