What you'll do
I'll be happy to arrange for a pick up from the Medina, just ask me. We start (and finish) either in the village of Diabat or at Panoramique Café at the east side of the beach in Essaouira. In 1969 Jimi Hendrix visited Diabat and got inspiration for the song 'castle made of sand'. We visit the remains of this castle during our trip and ride through the eucalyptus and mimosa forest surrounding the castle and further down through the dunes. We'll make a stop at a little cabin on the beach, home of the local fisherman Hassan, who will serve us some home made tea. From there you have a splendid view on the ocean. Especially during sunset one of the best spots! We will be riding barb (or berber) stallions. They are very reliable horses, very well trained and fitted for these trips, for beginners as well as more advanced riders. I will make sure that you get the perfect horse for your level of riding. This will be a once in a lifetime experience!
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My name is Ismail and horses are my passion. And I would love to share a beautiful ride between sky, land and the ocean with my guests. I live in Diabat, a peacefull village that is known for horses, next to essaouira (5-10 minutes drive from essaouira). As a young boy, my love for horses started with Jimmy, my first horse. He is my best friend for more than 15 years and I accompany him on almost every trip. All my horses are very close to my heart and a part of my family. Over the years i've hosted many people from all over the world. People who never rode a horse in their life before and very experienced rider. I carefully choose the right horse for each guest and respect all wishes, whether fast galloping or relaxed going. Kids, couples and large groups - they all had a great time and a unforgettable holiday experience during the trips
pick up and drop off at medina of Essaouira can be arranged
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Where you'll be
The long sandy beach and the amazing dunes are a highlight for many guests. Visit the ruins that inspired Jimi Hendrix to write his song "castle made of sand" and that is still a fascinating place for many hippies today. Drive through the eucalyptus and mimosa forest to the dunes. During a short break in Hassan's original fisherman's hut, you have an unforgettable view at the ocean.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
If you prefer to start at a different time, feel free to let me know. I will do everything to make it possible. I can also provide one hour initiation ride for beginners on the beach or trekking of several days for experienced riders. Don't hesitate to ask.
Unforgettable horse-ride on the beach (3 hours)