Horse Riding in Morocco, through the Land of the Argan Tree

Morocco | 8 days | Level: Intermediate
Starting from 1,250 €
Next trip: 13/09/2014
Horseback ride | Non riders
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8 days, 7 nights, 6 day horseback ride in Morocco

At the foot of the Atlas Mountains, in a valley of prickly pear and argan trees, this trail on horse back will take you through the mountains and deserts to the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the preserved authenticity of the south of Morocco on a safe and high quality horse trek.

You’ll enjoy:

  • The diversity of the landscapes and the calm of the valley, off the beaten track
  • The quality of the horses, including well-trained Arab-Barb mares and Moroccan breeds, able to sustain long trots and canters
  • A moderate climate with mild temperatures all year round, particularly pleasant in autumn and spring
  • The charm of Morocco combined with the modern comfort of the ranch
  • The welcome and experience of your hosts
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PRICES WITHOUT FLIGHTS UPON REQUEST

PRICE DETAILS

This price includes:

  • Transfers from and to Agadir airport
  • The horse ride as described in the programme
  • Full board
  • Return flight ticket Paris/Agadir

This price does not include:

  • Transfers from or to another airport (Marrakech…)
  • Trip extensions, optional visits and activities
  • Alcoholic drinks & sodas
  • Extra charge for single room (if needed)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Application fee : 15€/person (mandatory)
  • Horse riding travel insurance

* Prices calculated according to currently known rates, subject to availability of flights departing from Paris, limited places available. For departures outside Paris, we can suggest flights, usually at the same rate. At the time of booking, if there is no flight availability at these prices, we will propose an alternative which may incur an adjustment in prices

Caval&go / SARL CHAGRITAS AVENTURES expressly reserves the right to increase or reduce its prices depending on exchange rate and transport cost variations applying to the selected trip, or on inflation of local services (such as prices of entry tickets). See general terms and conditions of purchase.
 

Day 1. Transfer from Agadir - Night at the ranch
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the ranch situated 2 ½ hours away. Visit the estate and meet the horses. Dinner and night at the ranch.

Day 2. Trail riding - 5 hours horse riding - Camp
After a hearty breakfast and a couple of hours horse riding, we will arrive at a small thermal baths for a soak in the 38°C waters. After lunch, we will continue on our ride to arrive at our camp for the first night.

Randonnée équestre dans le désert marocain

Day 3. Trail riding - 5 hours horse riding - Camp
Today’s day ride will take us to the edge of the desert, at an oasis where we will set up camp for the night. Picnic by the oasis’ spring and visit to the museum on Saharan caravan traditions. Dinner outside and night camping under the stars.

Day 4. Trail riding - 5 hours horse riding - Camp
We will leave the oasis to head to the beautiful waterfalls, which will make the perfect spot for our lunch break. In the afternoon, we will reach an ancient fort where we will spend the night.

Chevaux à l'ombre d'une oasis au Maroc

Day 5. Trail riding - 3 hours horse riding - Night at the ranch
A day riding among the argan trees, well-known for the health benefits and beautifying properties of their oil, and whose leaves keep the goats happy. Dinner and night at the ranch.

Day 6. Trail riding - 6 hours horse riding - Camp
We will leave the valley to head to the amazing sandy beaches, where riders will have plenty of space to canter along the Atlantic coast and under the majestic natural stone arches. Camping on the beach.

Randonnée équestre sur les plages du Maroc

Day 7. Trail riding - 2 hours horse riding - Night at the ranch
A nice - and final - half day to enjoy the beach and swim with the horses! Free time in the afternoon to wander around a typical town nearby. Dinner and night at the ranch.

Day 8. Ranch – Agadir airport
Transfers from the ranch to Agadir airport depending on your flight time. Flight back to Paris.

The itinerary can be adapted according to climate/weather conditions, state/shape of the paths, etc...

portrait de cheval au Maroc

HORSES
Besides the traditional Arab-Barb horses, this is quite an unusual stables, made up exclusively of mares, including three tall Moroccan Riding Horses (of French, Belgian and German origins). Perfectly trained and broken-in by our host, these horses have great endurance and are able to sustain long trots and canters.
Maximum weight of rider: 100 kg

RIDING ABILITY & PACE
For confirmed riders comfortable riding outdoors at all paces.
There are no particular difficulties but the daily 5 hour ride requires good physical fitness. Good trots and canters whenever possible.   
Children over 15 years old, accompanied by an adult are welcome on this trip. They must know about horses’ care, maintenance, needs, pace and behaviour. They must be able to control their horse at all paces (walk, trot and canter) outdoors and over various terrains.
We advise occasional riders to get back in the saddle before departure.

cheval au Maroc

TACK
High-quality English and French saddles.

HORSE RIDING GUIDE & SUPERVISION
Horse riding is supervised by the ranch owner. This former instructor has been qualified by the French National Equestrian Federation and has worked in some of France’s best stud farms. Over four years ago, he moved to the region, accompanied by his wife, another highly skilled horse rider.
The owner has designed the itineraries himself, to show you around the region in the best way, and can modify trails according to the weather and the group’s level of ability.
The Moroccan team, in charge of horse care and administration, comes from the region and shares the ranch owner’s passion for horses and for the country.

Ecuries et cheval au Maroc

COUNTRY
Morocco

TRIP LENGTH
8 day, 7 nights, 6 days horse riding

REQUIREMENTS
Passport must be valid 3 months after return date.

HEALTH
You should be up to date on your vaccinations (DTP)

GROUP SIZE
From 2 to 7 riders

AIRPORT
Agadir (AGA)

LANGUAGE
French / English / German

Voyage au Maroc et acueil au ranch

MEALS & ACCOMMODATION
Nestled in a valley in southwest Morocco, the ranch provides all modern amenities in a refined Moroccan setting. The guests and owner’s bedrooms have traditional Moroccan architecture, surrounding a patio shaded by a majestic orange tree. All four spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms include a private and fully equipped bathroom.
The stables, at a little distance from the guesthouse, are built in the traditional U-shaped style around a courtyard.
During your stay, you will spend 3 nights at the ranch and 4 nights camping, at carefully selected sites. You will be served hot meals everyday, introducing you to the flavours of typical Moroccan cuisine.

WEATHER
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Anti Atlas Mountains, this region enjoys a pleasant and relatively moderate climate all year round. Temperatures are mild, particularly in spring and autumn and hot summers are freshened by the cool ocean breeze (in July and August).
From November to April, temperatures are relatively mild, although it can be quite cold at night. Rainfall generally occurs during the months of October to November and April to May.

Enceinte du ranch au Maroc

ASSISTANCE
You will be taken care of from the moment you arrive at the airport until the moment you leave.
Your host and his wife will welcome you to the ranch where they settled over four years ago.
A former instructor at some great stud farms in France and qualified by the French National Federation, he will accompany you during the whole trek.
His wife, who is a very skilled horse rider as well as an amazing cook, will make sure you feel at home.
The Moroccan team, in charge of horse care and administration, comes from the region and share the owners’ passion for horses and for the country.

EQUIPMENT
All luggage will be transported and waiting for you when you arrive at the end of each day.
During the trek, you will only take along your personal and essential belongings for the day (warm clothes, windcheater jacket, sun cream, water, camera, etc.)
Bring equipment and clothing according to the season, without forgetting the essentials:

  • Jodhpurs, mini-chaps
  • Comfortable shoes for riding and walking
  • Waterproof windcheater jacket: storms can occur even at the end of spring
  • Helmet or riding hat: not obligatory but highly recommended
  • Scarf to protect your face from sand and wind
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Headlamp or pocket torch
  • Toiletries: preferably biodegradable
  • Quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper and lighter to burn it
  • Small trash bags
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flask

For the nights camping at a bivouac, bear in mind the wide temperature range when choosing your sleeping bag. A silk sleeping bag liner is easy to pack and will provide you with extra warmth.
If you are particularly sensitive to the cold, wearing thermal sleepwear (although not particularly flattering!), with a wool hat and a warm pair of socks will allow you to fully enjoy the nights sleeping outdoors under the stars.
You will be provided with foam mattresses and extra blankets if necessary.

palmiers et falaises au Maroc

cheval et parapente au couché du soleil au Maroc

Before and after your stay, you will have the opportunity to extend your trip (one or more days) to discover this interesting and diverse region:

  • Visit to the thermal springs
  • Visit to local producers to discover traditions as well as local arts and crafts, such as the making of argan oil
  • Swimming
  • Surfing lessons
  • Fishing

We can help you to plan a personalised programme. Feel free to contact us!

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Trip comments

  • Denis, Vallières (74)

    April 10, 2013, 11:09 a.m.

    4

    Mars 2013
    Marcheur, j'ai constaté le très bon état physique des chevaux et leur très bon entretien. La visite de la coopérative des femmes aurait mérité un commentaire complet en français.
    Je regrette que le nombre de marcheurs était de un. En conséquent les échanges avec le guide sont restés limités. Les retrouvailles avec les cavaliers le midi et le soir étaient donc très appréciées.

  • Karine, Centre

    July 16, 2012, 1:51 p.m.

    4

    Ravie de l'itinéraire et de l'expérience équestre. Chevaux parfois un vifs, à éviter pour les petits niveaux équestres.

  • Sandrine, 95

    July 16, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

    4

    Notre rando s’est très bien passée. L’hébergement, l’accueil, les chevaux, le rythme de la rando, les paysages et le groupe homogène ont permis un séjour des plus agréables. Un moment en dehors du temps et des touristes : tranquillité, sérénité, et plaisir d’être au milieu de « nul part » avec les chevaux… Que du bonheur !...

  • Emilie, Paris

    July 17, 2012, 4:18 p.m.

    3

    Très bon souvenir – dépaysant – bonne équipe sur place et chevaux bien entretenus.

  • Hélène, Eure-et-Loire

    July 17, 2012, 4:20 p.m.

    4

    Immersion dans un monde rural, loin de notre civilisation, plein de charme et de quiétude, sur des chevaux courageux et aux pieds sûrs, guidés par un vrai homme de cheval. Merci encore de votre accompagnement virtuel mais bien réel.

  • Amélie & Florent, Paris

    July 17, 2012, 4:26 p.m.

    5

    Nous avons mis 5 partout. Si c'était à refaire, nous ferions tout pareil sans rien changer ! C'était vraiment unique, magique. Un accueil vraiment convivial et chaleureux. On est comme à la maison. Des juments géniales, posées, endurantes, confortables. Rien à dire non plus sur l'équipement ! Ca nous changeait bien de nos selles de club !!!! On a vraiment été transportés très loin, chaque élément contribuant de manière parfaite à ce voyage ! A refaire, génial, maintenant on économise pour la Mongolie ! Merci pour votre suivi et votre efficacité aussi !

  • Cécile, Ile de France

    July 17, 2012, 4:35 p.m.

    4

    Très bon séjour, randonnée variée, chevaux courageux et bien dressés.

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