From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

4.7 / 5

38 reviews

From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

From $21.95 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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Free cancellation
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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.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Essaouira, if located outside the medina
  • Guide
  • Horse rental
  • Drinks and snacks

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    Meeting point

    If you are staying in the medina, meet your driver on Place Moulay Hassan, close to the harbor.

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    Important information

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    • Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All equipment and transfer vehicles are thoroughly disinfected several times a day. Hand sanitizer is provided at numerous locations.
    • 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 38 reviews

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    Riding was awesome, on the beach and through the dunes. My brown stallion (Latis) was well cared for and well brought up. I was allowed to trot and gallop and my trainer took good care of me. For 20 euros 1 hour riding with a private trainer - absolutely great. Next time I would definitely book 2 hours - and don't forget to tip in the end!

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    January 5, 2020

    We booked a one-hour ride, if you want more beach time, you should better book two hours directly, since the way to the beach definitely takes 20 minutes, but leads through the dunes. In advance, the time will be clarified by email and asked about the riding skills to find the right horse. There is equipment (cap including hygiene hood). The facility and the horses are very well maintained, care is taken to ensure that they have enough rest, overall everything made a very good impression on me!

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    December 4, 2019

    A wonderful experience

    The trip was very well organized our driver picked us from a place near our riad and brought us back. The ranch was quite lovely, they has a lot of horses and equipment. We enjoyed a nice walk through the sand dunes and near the ocean our guide took o lot of photos of us. Really a five star experience.

    October 4, 2019

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