A horseback ride in Moroccofor experienced riders who are used to riding on all types of terrain in good physical condition. Many paces are on the program, on average 5 hours of riding per day. Some trails and paths require riders to dismount to help their horse in difficult passages with significant elevation changes. This trail ride includes passages on the beach, their duration as well as the pace used are nevertheless dependent on the tide. You ride trained horses in good physical condition with suitable, high-end equipment. A comfortable ride with a selection of hotels and guesthouses, this ride is an immersion into deep and authentic Morocco, far from the classic tourist routes. Different landscapes every day: Deserts of rocks (reg), sand (erg) and dunes; you cross numerous oases and end in beauty by the sea!
EQUESTRIAN VACATION IN MOROCCO
INDICATIVE PROGRAM *
Day 1: Meeting at Agadir airport and transfer by taxi to the ranch. On arrival, you discover the ranch: oasis of greenery in which you will spend the week. You can enjoy the gardens and terraces between the sea and the mountains. Discovery of the team and the horses around a good Moroccan tea before dinner.
Day 2: Ranch - Laouina. After a good breakfast, you prepare your horse and leave the Ranch for this first day of horseback riding. The day begins with a good trot climb to reach the mountains overlooking the ranch and the ocean. You cross Berber villages and come across shepherds and their flocks. Lunch in the shade of the argan trees. In the afternoon, you leave the mountains with a superb view of the Tiznit plain. Between the crops and the wadi, you take dirt paths which allow you to achieve good pace. In the evening, you are welcomed into a local’s home to discover the Berber culture and way of life.
Day 3: Laouina - Ouijane. Departure from Laouina, you trot to an oasis which brings you shade and freshness, and follow the canals: an ancestral irrigation technique. After crossing the village and stopping at the spring to quench the horses' thirst, you enter an arid stone desert with the mountain as a backdrop. For lunch, you find shade in a village where you can discover the old constructions of typical adobe houses. Then set off again to attack this rocky desert! A few palm trees and crossing the wadis before seeing the village of Ouijane and its forest of century-old olive trees. After a maze of alleys and shaded paths, you arrive at Valérie and Michel's house. You can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool before spending the night in traditional chaima tents (possibility of reserving a Kaïdal tent with private bathrooms, at an additional cost).
Day 4: Ouijane – Assounfou. Departure from the Ouijane oasis via a track overlooking a wadi, giving us good pace. We offer 2 options for this morning: a passage through the mountains which requires a good walk on steep paths, but the breathtaking view is worth it. Otherwise we can walk along the mountain for a morning more accessible to everyone. After the picnic with a view of the argan plantations and rocky cliffs, you leave for an afternoon which crosses the villages clinging to the foot of the mountains. Evening and night in a comfortable hotel lost at the gates of the “little Sahara”.
Day 5: Assounfou – Massa palm grove. Departure for the day by crossing the sand dunes. You then follow the Massa wadi, the largest in the Souss region. Lunch not far from the large farms, then you reach Massa, crossing ancestral cultures by the donkey paths which have shaped the landscape of their work for centuries. Water gives rise to luxuriant life in this delta which contrasts with the arid landscapes crossed previously. You return to your hotel, where you can enjoy the swimming pool for a moment of relaxation before dinner, with a view of the palm grove.
Day 6: Massa palm grove – The Caves. You leave Massa to reach the coast, via tracks which cross desert landscapes and allow good pace. Lunch overlooking the sea at the top of the cliffs. Magnificent galloping tracks allow you to cross a new sandy desert to the lodge run by a Berber family. You spend the evening in troglodyte caves hidden in the cliff overlooking the ocean.
Day 7: Caves – The Ranch. For this last day of hiking, you finish crossing the desert on the heights of the cliffs to the fishing port of Aglou where you stop for lunch. Return towards the Ranch galloping along the beach with 15km of fine sand! On arrival at the Ranch, you participate in the care of the horses, and can enjoy a well-deserved massage (additional charge by appointment). The copious couscous on Friday will end this week in style!
Day 8: End of your trail ride in Morocco after breakfast. Transfer to Agadir airport, with your head full of beautiful memories.
* Indicative itinerary that may be changed reagarding weather conditions ...
Saturday afternoon directly at the ranch. The arriving day may be flexible: contact us.
Saturday morning after breakfast. The departure day may be flexible: contact us.
Agadir airport: 550 dirhams per car and per transfer to pay directly in dirhams
Casablanca airport: 3000 dirhams per car and per transfer to pay directly in dirhams
Marrakech airport: 1500 dirhams per car and per transfer to pay directly in dirhams
From Marrakech: SUPRATOUR or CTM
Our trips do not include flights to Morocco because it is generally more advantageous to book your transport yourself, avoiding agency commissions. We are at your disposal to help you find the best flight deals and possibly offer you a stay including flights: free service.
For riders comfortable at the three paces, walk, brisk trot, gallop while maintaining control of their horse (distance, direction) and having the habit of riding on all types of terrain, in good physical condition. Maximum weight : 85 kg.
You ride on average 5 hours per day.
English and French speaking local guide and the ranch team.
The specificity of the Barb-Arab horse: Whatever his age, he keeps a good mood and an exceptional vitality. Always cheerful! Always ready !
An extremely sure foot, it is perfectly adapted to its environment.
The equestrian center carefully selects the mental and equestrian quality of the horses.
For better cohesion and more calm and security, all males are geldings. The cavalry is also composed of some mares.
Paddocks have been set up, each horse spends at least half a day there daily, allowing interaction, relaxation, freedom and games.
Comfortable trail ride saddles.
In bedrooms for 6 nights, in a tent for 1 night.
Hearty breakfasts. Lunch: picnics are taken in your saddle bags. In the evening: you have dinner together and in complete conviviality and are taken in the accommodation, prepared using local products.
By assistance vehicle.
2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
1380 € in double bedroom
Single bedroom supplement *: 140 €
Agadir airport or bus station transfers: 550 Dirhams ±51 € per transfer and per car to pay locally in Dirhams (1100 Dirhams round trip).
Booking fees: 15 €
* If you book in shared bedroom and if there is no other rider to share bedrooms with you, the single supplement will be applied.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Horse and tack rental, guide/instructor, the ranch team, accommodation, all meals, drinks during meals (mineral water, tea, coffe), luggage transfers, our travel agent bond to guarantee your payments.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, extra drinks (out of meals and not include such as alcool and sodas), visits, optional activities, tips, transfers from/to Agadir airport or bus station, all that is not indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES".
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) are compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Flights to Morocco are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request.
ALL THE YEAR - FLEXIBLE ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DAYS
FLEXIBLE DURATION FROM 4 NIGHTS MINIMUM
THE RATES INDICATED “FROM” ARE FOR STAYS WITH 1/2 DAYS HORSE RIDING ONLY. FOR STAYS WITH FULL DAYS: ADD 100 €
By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !
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If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:
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Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.
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To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks.
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For other country citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
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- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
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Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment.
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.
7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.
8. SALE CONDITIONS:
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