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Horse Riding

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Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

1. Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

Depart the Ranch de Diabat on a peaceful dromedary camel. Discover the charming nature of these large animals while exploring the surrounding. This tour is ideal for groups and families with small children as the dromedary has a gentle nature.  Enjoy a ride just a few minutes from Essaouira. Walking a large beach with soft sand. Relax in the ocean breeze and see the famous island of Mogador. Pass by dunes and see the tucked away, former home of the Black Sultan. Finally cross the forest of wild Mimosas and Thuya on your return. 

Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

2. Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

3. From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

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.

From Essaouira: Scenic Diabat Horseback Ride with Transfer

4. 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.

Essaouira: 1 heur de Quad

5. Essaouira: 1 heur de Quad

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

6. 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.

Quad Biking: 1-Hour Near Essaouira

7. Quad Biking: 1-Hour Near Essaouira

Recommended for anyone seeking adventure and excitement, an excursion on a quad around Essaouira will allow you to explore the surroundings of Ranch de Diabat, where you can ride happily along the beach and lovely dunes. The 1-hour quad excursion starts from the ranch towards the beach and the small dunes, and arrives at a water source, where the animals come to drink. On the way back, you'll follow a winding track through the forest with mimosas and eucalyptus. Whether you come alone, as a pair or in a group, Ranch de Diabat offers you a terrific quad excursion in the heart of the wild and unspoilt landscape around Essaouira.

From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

8. 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: 3-Hour Quad Biking Tour

9. From Essaouira: 3-Hour Quad Biking Tour

This 3-hour quad bike excursion nearby Essaouira will be adapted to your experience level. For beginners, you will drive up and down on the dunes before arriving at the natural caves not far from the beach. For more experienced drivers, you will have the possibility of extending the tour towards the beach of Taguenza. This quad biking excursion will take you along small passages winding through a forest of eucalyptus and mimosa in the heart of wonderful landscapes. All drives are performed with high quality equipment for optimal security. You will also have a guide with you throughout the tour. 

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Great experience for this horseback ride. The ranch is very beautiful and the horses very well maintained. The proposed route is magnificent and the guide was great (do not hesitate to communicate our expectations to the guide). We therefore recommend this center without any problem.

Excellent time with a warm welcome and extremely nice people. The ride was a real pleasure, adapted to the level of each one. Thank you !

Highly recommended! The monitor was great, he took care of us, took pics and videos of us! It was super fun!

It was fabulous! Our guide was kind and funny and knowledgeable It was a real highlight of our trip Thankyou!

Staff was super friendly like u are a family to them thank you guys and definitely am coming again