Essaouira: Private City Tour
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Do something different during your time in Essaouira and spend an hour exploring the beautiful countryside on horse back. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, if located outside the medina, and then make your way to the Ranch de Diabat, approximately 3 kilometers south of the city center. Benefit from a horse ride that can be adapted to your equestrian skills and ride at a gentle pace if your are a beginner, or gallop on the endless beaches if your are more advanced. First, head towards the river with your faithful companion and discover the ruins of the old palace of the sultan Mohammed III, who revived the fortunes of the city when he invited Jews and the English to trade there. Continue along the sandy beach and get stunning views of the Portuguese castle on Mogador island in the Atlantic Ocean. Return to the ranch through the forest for the end of the services.
They were great! We brought our 5 year old and they helped her feel comfortable and happy on the horse. We really enjoyed this place and even came back for their fishing trip, which was also great. Both guides were professional and kind. I would highly recommend this company!
This full-day activity is suitable for horse riders of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. Starting from the Ranch de Diabat, your guide will take you on a route that first runs along the river. Stop to see the ruins of the Black Sultan’s palace before riding along a sandy beach. Admire the views of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador. Riders of intermediate or advanced ability will have the option of a longer tour, heading a bit inland. After a picnic lunch at noon, you’ll ride along the sand dunes, past fishermen’s cottages, and to a fresh water spring. The tour continues through a forest and then returns to the ranch. The pace of the tour will be adapted according to your preference and ability.
The horses at the stables are all stallions but were well behaved and my small berber x arab horse was lovely. Well kept stables, choice of hats, good guide and lovely scenery to ride around Essaouira. Would recommend and go again. Staff emailed about my pick up quickly and were very helpful and flexible.
Take a full-day private trip to Essaouira, one of Morocco’s most attractive coastal towns. Admire its undeniable charm, with whitewashed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats, all enclosed by ancient red walls. Your private tour starts with pickup at your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Depart Marrakech, driving through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees, and working farms. Stop at Chichaoua for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki. Continue past your first Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic, and medicinal properties. A relic species from the Tertiary Period, it is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco and, while now endangered, under the protection of UNESCO. Arrive in Essaouira and wander the ancient streets, ...
Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more. Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.
Depart the Ranch de Diabat on a peaceful dromedary camel. Discover the charming nature of these large animals while exploring the surrounding. This tour is ideal for groups and families with small children as the dromedary has a gentle nature. Enjoy a ride just a few minutes from Essaouira. Walking a large beach with soft sand. Relax in the ocean breeze and see the famous island of Mogador. Pass by dunes and see the tucked away, former home of the Black Sultan. Finally cross the forest of wild Mimosas and Thuya on your return.
We were unsure about a camel ride at all, as we didn’t want to see any animals being mistreated or badly kept. But we were reassured by reviews and decided to go for a one-hour ride. It was an excellent choice and we had a great time. We didn’t see any evidence at all of bad treatment. As it was only an hour trip, the scenery wasn’t very inspiring, but we did get down to the beach. The guide was good at taking photos and we were offered mint tea back at the stables.
The dromedary rides are an ideal offer for groups or families with young children. While on the animal, you can explore the area of Ranch de Diabat calmly. Just minutes from Essaouira, the ride starts at the Ranch de Diabat, followed by the dunes, where the Old Palace of the Black Sultan is hidden. Roam the long beach, with views of the Portuguese castle on the Island of Mogador. Climb the dunes and pass by fishing huts, located near a source of fresh water, where the free animals can refresh during the day. Take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch. The way back to the Ranch de Diabat over a small path in the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a quiet animal, friendly to anyone and is going to offer a pleasant time with family or friends.
Ride a camel across Essaouira’s beaches, dunes and forests on a 2-hour guided ride. Take in the rhythmic sway of the camel’s gait from a traditional saddle, and absorb stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Scramble up the sides of steep sandy dunes, explore shady forests and get a camel’s-eye view of Essaouira’s tranquil countryside. You will be picked up from your hotel and head to the beaches of Essaouira. This 2-hour camel ride allows you to gain insight into the Moroccan way of life through contact with Moroccans, and experience the unspoilt beauty and nature of the country. This strange animal will rapidly charm you with his intelligence and softness! Once the activity is finished, the driver guide will take you back to your city center hotel.
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The trip with our guide Ibrahim and driver Mohammed was entertaining, Ibrahim spoke great German and showed us everything we wanted to see, the Toyota SUV was really comfortable. If you want to be looked after flexibly and personally during the excursion and are keen to learn a local's insider knowledge and to be in direct contact, this tour is perfect for you. In the future we will only book tours in the appropriate constellation. It doesn't get any better. Special praise goes to Ibrahim. He did his job perfectly, we still talk about him every day Essaouira per se was not that good for us, but that's very subjective. It was too cold, too windy and raining for us ... not good conditions for us sun-hungry North Germans
To understand a country, such a tour is of course only recommended. The German speaking guide gave us a very clear understanding of the culture. If you just want to see the beautiful world, the cheap tours with the big bus are definitely recommended. If you're looking for something special, you've come to the right place ...
Awesome tour guide and driver. It is worth spending a little more and booking a private tour with a guide. Tour guide showed us everything, answered every question, responded to our requests, stops according to our requests.
It was a great day! And everything went smoothly! Our driver Hassan, was exemplary and has brought us country and people close. Likewise, his tips were terrific. We would do this tour again at any time!
Thank you for your explanations I got to know the city much better thanks to you I recommend this guide