From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

4.7 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: Ranch De Diabat sarl

From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

Activity provider: Ranch De Diabat sarl

From US$ 19.93 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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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)

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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 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Amazing experience, truly! Guides and drivers fun and polite, horses lovely! The only downside was that they picked us up 20 minutes later than booked so we had to shorten our time riding because we had our transport bsck to Marrakesh booked. So if you want to book, count 2,5 hours for this activity (to include transport there and back to the ranch and a possibke delay)

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January 20, 2023

We had an incredible experience horse riding through the sand dunes, palace ruins and on the beach. We were collected from central Essaouira and driven to the ranch, where we were briefed and assigned horses based on experience. As beginners, our guide was very knowledgeable and helped with our horse riding technique. Overall, the experience was great fun and I would highly recommend.

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December 10, 2022

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

Product ID: 76210