From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

4.7 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Ranch De Diabat sarl

From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

Activity provider: Ranch De Diabat sarl

From US$ 19.27 per person

Experience the laid-back charms of Essaouira's tranquil surroundings on horse back with a 1-hour horse ride that can be adapted to suit your level of experience. Gallop along the endless beaches or ride at a gentle pace.

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Duration 1 hour
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English, French, Arabic
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Ride a beautiful Barb Arabian horse along the beaches of Essaouira
  • Benefit from a horse ride that can be adapted to suit your experience
  • Discover landscapes only accessible on horse back
Full description
Do something different during your time in Essaouira and spend an hour exploring the beautiful countryside on horse back. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, if located outside the medina, and then make your way to the Ranch de Diabat, approximately 3 kilometers south of the city center. Benefit from a horse ride that can be adapted to your equestrian skills and ride at a gentle pace if your are a beginner, or gallop on the endless beaches if your are more advanced. First, head towards the river with your faithful companion and discover the ruins of the old palace of the sultan Mohammed III, who revived the fortunes of the city when he invited Jews and the English to trade there. Continue along the sandy beach and get stunning views of the Portuguese castle on Mogador island in the Atlantic Ocean. Return to the ranch through the forest for the end of the services.
  • Guide
  • Horse rental
  • Drinks and snacks
Not suitable for
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Hotel des Iles, Av. Mohammed V.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The 1-hour horse ride is organized in the vicinity of the ranch every day of the week by appointment
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

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We were picked up punctually from the hotel and after a short briefing we went on the horses. Considerable consideration was given to the corresponding previous knowledge, so the children's horses were always led safely. I've never ridden myself, but I was able to cope with support. All in all a nice, safe experience, would do it again.

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July 28, 2022

The horses certainly looked very healthy and well cared for. I know that differently from other countries. Everything went well with the transfer and the driver was very punctual. Unfortunately we were a very large group, I think we were eight people, which meant that we had to brake again and again to wait for the others. It was also very crowded on the beach. We would have liked a smaller group, four people that would have been absolutely fine, but with eight it was really exhausting. On the way home (we had the tour at sunset) the animals also got very restless and were hungry. My horse was biting all the time and was very nervous and turned over. I found the explanatory video at the beginning great and especially the hoods, which really made a high standard of hygiene possible.

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March 24, 2022

Good, well-groomed horses, nice route. Upon recommendation, we wanted to book the two-hour tour directly. Unfortunately, these are not yet available from GetyourGuide. The subsequent upgrade from 1 to 2 hours was possible, but it took a while. The 2-hour ride at sunset is very recommendable, gladly again and again.

February 21, 2020

Product ID: 76210