Discovery of Sidi Kaouki

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A horse riding holiday open from 10 years old for riders and from 12 years old for beginners

Perfect for a first horse trail, suitable for all riders

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The tough and gentle Arab-barb horses

A trek mixing one day in the countryside and one day along the Atlantic coast and its beaches to show you different landscapes

The night in camp in Sidi Kaouki

Swimming with the horse between May and September

Canter on the beach

The high standard level at the camps (pleasant dining tent, shower tent with hot water, chemical loo in a separate tent)

Horse riding holiday alone
2 days in the saddle / 1 night in camp
from €250
Horse riding holiday with return transfers and 2 nights in riad
4 days / 3 nights, including 2 days in the saddle / 1 night in camp
from €370 for Marrakech airport
Possibility to sleep in a guesthouse instead of the camp ask for a quotation
  • Day 1

    Arrival at Essaouira or Marrakesh airport and transfer to your riad in Essaouira for your overnight stay (20 min or 2h45 drive, respectively). Enjoy dinner (not included) with your fellow riders and discuss the trail ahead. Night in riad.

  • Day 2

    Meeting at 9.30 am at the riad and transfer to the stables (15 min). First contact with the staff and horses in Diabat. Departure. You will first ride along a river or oued to reach the village of El Ghazoua that we will cross. Then you will travel through the Moroccan countryside passing on small paths and crossing argan tree forests on your way. Lunch is prepared by our cook and served in a field. After some rest, you will go back in the saddle and take the direction of the small village of Sidi Kaouki. To do so, you will cross several small Berber villages and forests. You will arrive in Sidi Kaouki by the upper side which dominates the sea and the long beach. Arrival at the camp in late afternoon. After a good snack and some mint tea, you may enjoy the beach. Our evening meal will be served in a traditional tent and prepared by our cook. Night in camp.

  • Day 3

    After a generous breakfast taken in front of the ocean, you will go back in the saddle and ride along the beach towards Essaouira. In the second part of Sidi Kaouki, you will see the Marabout. You will then cross huge sand dunes that are unique to the region, enjoying at the same time some gallops. You will cross a small fishing village and then take the direction of a small Berber village on a cliff facing the Atlantic. After a picnic in a small creek where you can swim, you will go towards the lighthouse of Cap Sim. Then, you will take a small sandy path and go down the dunes. You will have the feeling to be in the desert but the sea is just behind them. You will see some very small fishing villages on the beach side. After some gallops on the beach, you will enter in the forest of eucalyptus and mimosas located between the beach and Diabat and see the ruins of the former palace of the Sultan. Arrival at the stables in late afternoon. Transfer to Essaouira and night in the riad. Diner not included.

  • Day 4

    Meeting at the riad and transfer to Essaouira (20 min) or Marrakesh (2h45) airport.

  • Useful information

    On horseback:
    - helmets are provided
    - weight of the riders limited to ~ 85 kg

    For the night in camp:
    - take your sleeping bag
    - a camp authorization from the authorities is required and imposes us to close the bookings 2 weeks before departure. For last minute bookings, it is still possible to sleep in a guest house. Direct flights from London (Ryanair), Paris (Transavia), Brussels (Ryanair), Weeze (Ryanair), Bordeaux (Easyjet), Marseille (Ryanair), Madrid (Ryanair)


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