Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In camps and bedrooms
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Horseback trail ride in Morocco. The first part of this horseback ride in Morocco, you will discover the immense palm grove of the Draa Valley. This grove is dotted with small gardens surrounding fortified villages (ksours) built of adobe and generously decorated pink. The second part allows us to cross large areas sometimes covered with dunes (erg), sometimes rocky (reg), premises of the great Sahara. Each day offers a different vision of the desert. The unusual encounters are frequent. Some Tuareg families, surrounded by herds of goats and camels, the tents are only human presence in these arid places. Starry nights are exceptional beauty, like the colors at sunrise and sunset.

Itinerary
Programme intro

horseback riding morrocco desert
HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN MOROCCO
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1 : Flight to Morocco. Arrival in Ouarzazate. And night in Zagora or Ouarzazate in case of late arrival. According to the flights timetable at certain periods, you may spend the first night in a hotel in Ouarzazate instead of in Zagora. In that case, transfer to Zagora in the early morning the day after. Horse trek departure: Zagora southeast of Ouerzazate. 163 km (150 min. drive).

Day 2: Zagora – Beni Ali. First, we are riding across the palm grove of Zagora along the Wadi Draa, then passing a river crossing and several kasbahs. Camp at a wadi near the village of Beni Ali.

Day 3: Beni Ali – Tagounit. Ride in the gorges of Wadi Draa, then on a large arid plateau (reg) which ends in the palm grove of Tagounit. Bivouac among dunes and palm trees, near the village of Blida.

Day 4: Tagounit – Ouled Dris. We are going on our way by the path along the valley to the village of Zaouit Sidi Saleh. Then leaving the valley , we are passing foum Larjam pass, riding past very old – previous to the Arabic presence-  graves of nomadic and Berber soldiers.  From there, we can enjoy the ocean of dunes extending far over M’Hamed. The border to Sahara has just been crossed. Camp in nomadic tent in Ouled Driss (serviced camping place).

Day 5: Ouled Dris- Bir M’Hamed. Day in the desert far from any human settlement except some nomadic tents. Arid and magical landscapes mixing reg and erg. Camp near Bir M’Hamed well.

Day 6: Bir M’Hamed – Faija. The surrounding desert seems to have no limit. Covered by sand (erg) or rocks (reg), the Saharan tracks  run in a network of cross overs preceding  small mountains  which we are about to cross. The colours, especially at sunset, are fabulous. Some umbrella acacias resist the dought. Ride in gorges and over Jnia pass. Spectacular view on the Draa valley and all the surrounding desert areas. Camp at well of d’el Faija.

Day 7: Faija- Zagora. Last riding day. We have to ride first on a sand covered plateau, frequented by some herds of dromedaries, then back to palm groves and the water of wadi Draa. In the end, our trek leads us back to our starting base across the palm grove. After lunch, transfer to Ouarzazate. Dinner and night in hotel.

Day 8 : Zagora. Transfer to Ouarzazate airport and return flight.

* Indicative itinerary that can be changed if necessary.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Sunday afternoon at Ouarzazate airport (free transfer). From Marrakech, you can take a bus to Ouarzazate, 3h30 drive, companies: SUPRATOUR or CTM. We can also book a taxi for you (around 70 € - 4 hours drive).


DEPARTURE: 
Sunday morning after breakfast. Free transfer to Ouarzazate airport. Bus or taxi to Marrakech.


FLIGHTS:
Our trips do not include flights 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.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: Horse riding in Morocco
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ou must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.


horse riding trip in MoroccoHORSES: 
Arabic stalions, well balanced and safe horses.

SADDLES: 
English saddles. 

GUIDE: 
French and some English speaking local guides.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: randonnee a cheval maroc & randonnee a cheval au maroc
First and last night at the hotel. Other nights in camps. Camps: a large mess tent is set up every evening, individual tents and comfortable mattresses are provided, a shower and external toilets are available. A team follows the hride with assistance vehicles, ensuring the camp preparation, transporting luggage, preparing meals. Some dates may be available with hotel accommodation every night.

HOTEL (subject to availability)
Les Jardins de Ouarzazate
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CAMPS

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image-20211213135406-6MEALS:
Evening meals are Moroccan (couscous, tagine chicken with vegetables, meat with vegetables, grilled meats ... desert, soup, mint tea, coffee. The Moroccan cuisine reputation is well established ! Drinks: mineral water, tea, coffee. Alcoholic drinks are not provided but it is possible to buy some before the start of your ride (purchase in stores in town). At noon, picnics are taken in saddlebags, often various Moroccan salads.

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON:
900 €.
Booking fees: 15 

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistants, accommodation, all meals, drinks during meals (mineral water, tea, coffee) luggage transfers, transfer from/to Ouarzazate airport, our travel agent bond to guarantee your payments.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, drinks out of meals and not included (alcohol, sodas), visits, tips, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS :
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 (free service).

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 900€ LAST AVAILABILITIES + Infos
- 900€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

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 !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
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 unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

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.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.