On a Horse in the Moroccan Desert

On a Horse in the Moroccan Desert

Experience the authentic Tuareg lifestyle and spend 8 days horseback riding on a scenic trail through the dunes and rocks of the Saharan desert, the old Moroccon ancient castles, its small villages and plam groves. The ride is divided into two main stages: the first one starts from the city of Tamegroute in the Draa river valley where you can admire endless palm grooves; the scond passes through the Sahara desert with a changing landscpa of sand dunes and rocks.


♦ The stunning scenery of the Sahara Desert
♦ The ancient castles of Morocco
Large palm grooves


Day 1. Arrival 
Arrival at Ouarzazate airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel for overnight.-/-/-

Day 2-5. Horseback riding
Early morning departure from Ouarzazate by car to Zagora, where you will find the horses ready for departure. During the ride in the desert you will cross the last mountain range that separates you from the Sahara. With small bends you continue to reach the top, where you will discover a magnificent panorama. The descent leads to an oasis, on desert plateaus where only a few acacias resist drought. As you advance towards the south, the first dunes approach, whose size progressively increases. Continuing through vast fields of dunes with tamarisk trees in the direction of the Draa valley, you will find houses, palm groves, ksar (fortified villages), you will enter the Draa valley, passing through the dunes, plateaus, and gorges, up to the heart of palm groves. and oasis. Every evening you can enjoy the Tuareg way of life by returning to your bivouac. Dinner and overnight in the bivouac. B/L/D

Day 6. Horseback riding
Dinner and overnight in a campsite in the middle of the desert, with every kind of comfort.B/L/D

Day 7. Visit the city of Zagora. Transfer to Ouarzazate.
Today we continue northwards on trails that wind through the ksars, cultivated fields with palm groves where impressive dunes threaten to cover up the houses and crops. Our last stop is the town of Zagora. This stage lasts half a day, so we are scheduled to arrive in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent visiting the town of Zagora. Transfer to Ouarzazate, where we have dinner and overnight at the hotel. B/L/D

Day 8. Departure
Transfer to Ouarzazate airport for departure. B/-/-

Logistic note: This type of trekking goes into very rural areas, where water is a very precious and rare commodity, our staff will do everything possible to ensure you a daily supply for the shower, but we count on your sense of responsibility to avoid waste and maximum understanding if water is not found in the wells.

Equestrian Level: In order to participate in our treks, 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, if you wish, it is possible to come to us a few days before the trek to benefit from lessons and to know your level., The different equestrian levels will be managed with more guides in order to guarantee the fun for every rider both beginner and with a good equestrian level.

Recomended equipment:

♦ Soft and non-rigid suitcase
♦ Take t-shirts, cotton clothes, long sleeve shirt against the sun, fleece against the wind, two / three riding pants, waterproof poncho
♦ Hiking boots or shoes, gaiters or leggings, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.
♦ Don't forget your sleeping bag, night light, tissues, underwear and medication to prevent intestinal infections.
♦ Each horse is equipped with a trekking saddle and bags that will allow you to carry your lunch and the personal effects necessary for your day on horseback. Sensitive people are advised to wear sheepskin as protection over the saddle, which is readily available in horse riding shops in Morocco and abroad.
♦ Don't forget the water bottle.
♦ Regarding the charging of your mobile phones and cameras, we recommend that you have a good Power Bank with a lot of battery, because electric charging via the truck will not be available every day.

Price Includes:
accommodation (2 nights in standart hotels and 5 nights in Berber tents for 6-7 persons,)
transportation as per program
transfers from/to Ouarzazate airport
meals as per program
English-speaking guide
horses equipped for trails
equestrian guides

Not Included:
international flights
personal expenses
Travel insurance (required)


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