Ride Overview - Moroccan Coastal Ride
The Kingdom of Morocco lies on the border of Europe just 8 miles from the Spanish southern coast, and offers Westerners a fascinating insight into Arab, Berber and Islamic cultures. It is a short flight from the UK and relatively easy to travel around by rail or road. The Atlantic coast has a great climate at any time of year as the temperature varies so little. Your trails leads you through picturesque fishing villages and forest trails of pungent eucalyptus and argan trees; across windswept dunes on vast beaches to impressive cliffs which shadow the emerald Atlantic Ocean. This is a progressive ride where you will stay at two different luxury hotels. In addition you will be treated to the mouth watering Moroccan food served in unique venues including a picnic near a sparkling waterfall. A non-riding tour of the exotic seaside city of Essaouira is also planned.
Ride Itinerary - Moroccan Coastal Ride
Day 1 – Saturday:
You will be met at the Marrakech Airport and transferred to Essaouira. On your arrival at the ranch, you will meet your guide and fellow riders. Then you will check- in to the Hotel Dar Caravane and relax in the gardens or swimming pools and enjoy dinner.
Day 2 – Sunday:
After breakfast, you ride will depart from Diabat through pungent eucalyptus and mimosa forests and sand dunes surrounded with white broom and juniper A picnic lunch will be served near the Lighthouse of Cap Sim which overlooks the Bay of Sidi Kaouki. You will then continue along the sand dune paths through the picturesque fishing villages of the Berbers. Your day ends the the grotto village of Sidi Kaouky. You will be transported back to your hotel for your dinner and evening’s rest.
Day 3 – Monday:
Your trail continues along the vast sandy expanse of the Atlantic shore. You will have lunch at the foot of the natural sparkling Sidi Embark Falls. In the afternoon, you will continue in the hinterland through small traditional villages. You will arrive at the end of the day on a cliff where you will marvel at the spectacular Iftane beach from which you will dominate the marvelous sight of the beach of Iftane with the small village of fishermen. our driver will transport you to your hotel, where you will have the dinner and the night there.
Day 4 – Tuesday:
After the breakfast you will meet the driver at the reception that he will transport you to the horses for start another magnificent day. You take a small path to estrange you from the cliff and you will coast along the river Aghbalou to go up again in the hinterland. Lunch next to the sources and afternoon crossing other small villages isolated Berbers and clearings of trees of Argan. You will finally go down to the beach of Tafedna. Our driver will transport you to your hotel, where you will have the dinner and the night there.
Day 5 – Wednesday:
A day of exceptional views as you continue your ride along the dominate rocky cliffs which shadow the Atlantic ocean below. After the breakfast you will meet the driver at the reception that he will transport you to the horses for start another magnificent day. A picnic lunch is planned where the brilliant Moroccan sun kisses the white sand. At the end of the day, you path will descend windswept beach of Timzguida Ouftes. You will then be returned to your hotel for dinner and lodging.
Day 6 – Thursday:
After the breakfast you will meet the driver at the reception that he will transport you to the horses for start another magnificent day. From the high of the village, you go down from some cliffs, meet some Berber village, having the lunch time. Slowly you go down through a small panoramic path, to Imessouane. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. Our driver will transport you to your hotel, where you will have the dinner and the night there.
Day 7 – Friday:
After the breakfast you will meet the driver at the reception that he will transport you to Essaouira center for a visit of the city and a time free for a shop. You will lunch at the Ranch and in the afternoon you can book a massage and hammam for relax and end this week with a care of your body. Dinner and night in hotel.
Day 8 – Saturday:
Transfer to the airport of Marrakech for the departure, our driver will pick you up from the reception of your hotel. For a early departure a basket of breakfast will provided.
Ride Details - Moroccan Coastal Ride
Dates: Saturday to Saturday, March – September
Meeting Place: Marrakech
Riding days: 5
Daily Riding Hours: 6
Group size: 2 – 8
Weight Restriction: Maximum 198 lbs.
Riding Ability: INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots and canters in open country. Able to tack your own horse.
Saddles: English trekking
Horses: Arab Berber
Hotel/s: 4**** hotel
Non-riding activities: quad bike, dromedaries, hiking, swimming pool
Prices:$3,275.00.00 per person, double occupancy
Camping/B & B option also available: $975.00 per person, double occupancy $800.00 single supplement
Includes: lodging, all meals, horse, tack, guide, transfer to and from airport
Not included: airfare
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Moroccan Coastal Ride
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