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Ranch de Diabat

Essaouira, Morocco Verified Listing

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A Family Legacy

In 1995, two brothers, Omar and Mohamed, embarked on a journey that would shape their lives and create a family legacy. Starting with humble beginnings, the older brother offered short horse rides to passing tourists on Essaouira's scenic beach. With the younger brother joining after school, they began building their expertise together.

As time passed, their dedication grew. In 2003, after 8 years of hard work and with their savings, they established a limited company. This pivotal moment was made possible by the support of a dear friend, the late French writer Olivier Le Gendre. They set up their base in Diabat, near the Mosque and their family home, marking the next chapter in their equestrian journey.


Equestrian Escapades in Morocco

Ranch Diabat offers a wide range of horse riding experiences around Essaouira, or in the Atlas, between Berber villages, in the dunes or in the desert. This is a place where you can also experience a full speed gallop on the beach, Fantasia style! You can have a stationary vacation with different rides every day, you can take a few lessons, take a one hour trail ride or go on an amazing multiple day trek over long distances. Don’t forget to visit the fortified Essaouira Medina, a UNESCO heritage site, or the beautiful red city of Marrakech 2.5 hours away.


Barb-Arabian horses

Iconic Rides: The Berber Ride and the Atlantic Trail Ride

Most of our Trail Rides are 8 day 7 night treks (6 days on horseback).

Only the “peals of Essaouira” is a shorter ride of only 6 days (4 days on horseback). Beautiful intense gallops on wet sand at the beaches, the unforgettable view when we’ll reach back to Essaouira, the night skies, our magnificent barb-arab horses and our wonderful guides will provide lifelong memories. Throughout the trail ride, accommodation will be in collective berber tents for 6 to 7 people or in a 2 person igloo tent, whilst the first and last night are at a hotel in Essaouira.

Our Trail Rides consist of a transfer to and from the airport (Marrakech or Essaouira) to the starting point of the trek, all meals, accommodation in Berber tents for 6 to 7 persons or in igloo tents, horses, equipped for trails, guides.

A Timeless Place where Culture and Adventure Meet

Discover Essaouira, a pearl between the ocean and the desert with Ranch de Diabat. Created fifteen years ago in Diabat, a small village located near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about five kilometres south of the city of Essaouira, the passion for horses has been passed on through generations.


Trail Riding



Our address : Ranch de Diabat Douar Diabat 6، Diabat 44000, Essaouira Morocco. The Ranch de Diabat is located in Diabat, 3 km from Essaouira and just under 200 km from Marrakesh For all our services transfer to and from the hotel in Essaouira is included. For our 6 to 8 days trail riding the transfer from ant to Essaouira o Marrakech airport is included. (The roads between Essaouira and Agadir are not in good condition, which is why we do not organize the transfer between Agadir and Essaouira.) We gentile ask to book a flight that arrives at Marrakech airport until 14:00 on the day of arrival so that other participants do not have to wait too long. If your flight arrives after 14:00, you will have to pay an extra charge for extra transport to Essaouira.


Il you will arrive at Essaouira airport, please book a flight that arrives until 18:00. If your flight arrives after 18:00, you will have to pay an extra charge for transport to Essaouira.

Ranch De Diabat


Verified Listing

Essaouira, Morocco

Activities at facility


Desert Horse Trekking - Feb 2024 (8D/7N)

Ranch de Diabat
Essaouira, Morocco
EUR 980.00

Sunset Beach Tea Ritual

Ranch de Diabat
Essaouira, Morocco
EUR 80.00

1 Hour Beach Ride

Ranch de Diabat
Essaouira, Morocco
EUR 15.00