The Argan Ride is an 8 day 7 night trek (6 days on horseback: 4 and a half days in the inlands, 1 and a half day on the beaches). A circular ride that starts in Diabat and ends there. Every day you will cross different landscapes and, above all, you will be able to admire many argan trees and its oil. Beautiful gallops on sand at the beaches, the night skies, our magnificent barb-arab horses and our wonderful guides will provide lifelong memories.
Reception at Marrakech or Essaouira airport, transfer to Essaouira. Briefing on the programme of the trek. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Horse trekking to discover the Essaouira region with 5 hours a day on horseback, during which you will walk, trot and gallop. After leaving the city of the trade winds, head towards the beaches and the dunes, crossing the wadis (rivers), agricultural lands, fields of Argan trees to meet unspoiled and wild landscapes. This ride is a succession of hills, gorges carved by the river, where the water allows the presence of olive trees and oleanders. During the horse trekking, you will have the opportunity to visit the ruins dating back to the Portuguese era, an Argan oil cooperative held by Berber women, and ancient villages built in stone. At the end of each day, you will find yourself privileged in the heart of a nomadic bivouac. The bivouac is a shelter from the wind, where you can enjoy a typical Moroccan meal before spending the night under the Berber tent. Dinner and overnight in the bivouac.
Last day is dedicated to the discovery of the coast: the dunes, fishing villages and some cliffs and headlands to go around.
Lunch at the Ranch and free afternoon dedicated to shopping in the Medina of Essaouira or to a relaxing massage in a hammam (Turkish bath, massages and other treatments are at your expense). Dinner and overnight at the hotel in the city of Essaouira.
Transfer to Marrakech or Essaouira airport.
Rider Weight Limit is 90kgs/200lbs.
- Equestrian Level: You must be comfortable in the three gaits and have the habit of being outdoors. It would be better if you had already done a full day on horseback.
- For Single Rooms, please see Book Accommodation tab.
Accommodation for the first and/or last night is at the hotel. In case of single travelers: you can book for a single room otherwise you may be "paired" up. The accommodation during the trek will be in collective tents. Your bivouac is equipped with a warm water shower.
- Meals : your meals are prepared by our chef, who will make you discover the richness of moroccan cuisine.
- Airport Transfer. Please book a flight that arrives at Marrakech airport until 14:00 on the day of arrival. If your flight arrives after 2pm, you will be charged a small fee for extra transportation to Essaouira, carried out by bus instead of taxi. Pay Host directly.
What is not included:
Airline tickets, personal expenses, and sleeping bag.
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.Go to facility
per person for whole activity