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Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
Accomodation in comfortable camping tents
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
Highlights

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Trail ride in desert in United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Mean 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm ('barasti') huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi and the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi desert ride offer for Arabian horse lovers the One thousand nights rides between tradition and modernity, it is a dynamic ride crossing Al Watbha desert to Al Ain desert on Wilfried Thessinger foot steps.
 

Itinerary
Programme intro

ABU DHABI TRAIL RIDE
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *


Day 1: Evening flight departure from Europe

Day 2:  Early arrival at Abu Dhabi airport, transfer to your hotel, breakfast and relaxing morning. Afternoon visit of Abu Dhabi city. Abu Dhabi literally means "father of the gazelle". Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE; is a majestic island renowned for its colossal infra-structural development. Abu Dhabi is unique portrayal of modern architecture retaining the country’s. Islamic identity as its inspiration. The Abu Dhabi City tour takes you around the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is located on an island connected to the mainland by three bridges. In the capital, you will find it filled with skyscrapers, even with all of the modern developments in the city, tourists will still find a lot of fascinating unique and peculiar heritage attractions. This tour will bring you closer to the traditional markets where you have the chance to taste and buy dates, see the fishermen and their catch of the day. We will take a walk along the corniche promenade, with almost 8km, the longest in the U.A.E.

PLACES TO VISIT: GRAND MOSQUE, HERITAGE VILLAGE, IRANIAN MARKET, DATES MARKET, FISHING HARBOUR,YAS ISLAND, SADIYAAT ISLAND.

Hotel nights ****

Day 3/4/5/6: After a nice breakfast, transfer to our stable and meet horses and guide. Our horses are Pure Arabians and Anglo Arabians, all well trained and easy to ride. Most of them are geldings and ex endurance horses. You will not start your ride before a local tea called “karak”. A perfect karak tea needs a strong black tea with camel milk. You will start to ride on the beautifull horse tracks of Abu Dhabi endurance village, 120 Kimometers of desert tracks ! "The style of architecture is part of the rich heritage. The village is built like an old fort with seven towers. But the instruments, equipment and facilities are the latest in their field, whether it be the veterinary clinic, the media centre or other services. It combines the heritage of the past with technology of tomorrow. The 'Emirates International Endurance Village' is a gift from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's Office and Board Chairman of the International Petroleum Investment Company, to the sport of endurance not only in the UAE, but also to all the competitors from the Arab countries and the world.

You will ride South and enter Al Watbha white sand desert, sand there is extremely fine, crossing some salt lakes and camel farms. For 4 days camping nights, you are crossing immaculate desert and salty areas, sand dunes with changing colors, if you're lucky, you will meet some desert gazals. Each 35 Km, our desert team will prepare desert camps. A nice desert confort is offered, with big tents to enjoy evenings, portable shower tents and igloo single tents. Our Cook will prepare local dinners and lunches. Each day you will enjoy dynamic ride, early morning rides, and late evening, according to weather and temperature.

You will ride in direction of Oman border, to reach Al Ain Oasis which is one of the world's oldest permanently inhabited settlements, and a UNESCO world heritage site. The city abounds in picturesque forts. One of the UAE’s most historic buildings, Al Jahili Fort, was erected in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves. It is home for a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.  The redeveloped Al Qattara fort is now home to a brilliant arts centre and gallery, offering hundreds of modern exhibits within its walls and with spaces for a variety of workshop, from pottery and painting to music and calligraphy.

You will finish your beautifull ride and say bye bye to your horse and team. Transfer to your hotel al Ain city.

Hotel night**** al Ain

Day 7: After a nice late breakfast, you will start Al Ain visits. Al Ain, meaning the eye or the source. Al Ain is an oasis city and the second largest in the Abu Dhabi emirate. Having a history dating back to the 4th millennium BC, Al Ain is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and is also a university town. Al Ain is famous for its date plantations.

The Al Ain palace museum opens up its gates to show you how the Sheikhs used to live as compared to their live today.

The picturesque Al Jahili Fort is one of the UAE’s most historic buildings. It was erected in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves. The former headquarters of the Oman Trucial Scouts, the force that protected the mountain passes and kept inter-tribal peace, it also served as a residence for the local governor. It is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, and visitors are encouraged to explore it.

An Al Ain landmark, the fort has been carefully restored and now houses a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger (whom the locals affectionately refer to as ‘Mubarak Bin London’) and it's 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.

The neat and well kept roundabouts, the bridges running over dry river beds are seen all over the city.The visit of the camel market is a must. Then we shall find our way to the foot of Jebel Hafit, part of the Hajar Mountain range, where the hot springs can be found. It is now a recreation and relaxation place for families.

Transfer to Abu Dhabi end of the day

Hotel night**** HB Basis

 

* indicative itinerary that may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

RENDEZ-VOUS:
A l'aéroport d'Abu Dhabi.

SEPARATION:
A l'aéroport d'Abu Dhabi.
 

Riding

CAVALERIE:
Pur-sang Arabes, et anglo-arabes, provenant des Emirats et Oman, principalement des hongres. Ces races particulièrement réputées pour leur endurance et leur résistance aux fortes chaleurs sauront se faire apprécier lors de vos longues journées à cheval. 


SELLERIE:
Selles de type anglaises (Wintec ou selles en cuir). Les brides sont des brides d'endurance en synthétique.

ENCADREMENT:
Vous serez encadrés par un guide Anglophone et/ou Francophone spécialiste de la région. L'équipe logistique assure l'intendance de la randonnée, ainsi que vos transferts routiers afin que vous profitiez au maximum de votre voyage.

NIVEAU:
Cavaliers de niveau intermédiaire minimum (à l'aise aux 3 allures) - Débutants non admis. Nous parcourons en moyenne 35 km par jour: soit environ 4 à 6 heures de cheval dans la journée.  Les chevaux de race Arabe sont endurants mais peu porteurs. Ainsi, nous demandons aux cavaliers de plus de 85 kg de nous le préciser à la réservation, afin de valider avec le guide la disponibilité d'un cheval adapté. Des chameaux sont disponibles pour les non cavaliers.

Comfort

HEBERGEMENT:
3 nuits en hôtel ****, 3 nuits en bivouacs en tentes "igloo" individuelles et douches mobiles. 

REPAS:
Les déjeuners, apportés par le véhicule de logistique seront pris en pleine nature. Les dîners sont prévus au restaurant lorsque vous êtes en ville, sinon, ils seront préparés par l'équipe de logistique qui vous fera apprécier les produits du pays. L'eau en bouteille est fournie à table et durant la randonnée. Le cuisinier, personnage très important, vous fera découvrir la cuisine locale et le reste de l'équipe les traditions et la culture du pays.
CLIMAT:
Les températures sont très chaudes l'été,raison pour laquelle nous partons plus tôt le matin et prolongeons la pause de midi. Il peut faire assez froid l'hiver, surtout sur les plateaux. Comme dans tout désert, l'amplitude thermique varie fortement entre le jour et la nuit. Aux intersaisons, il ne fait pas encore trop chaud, mais les nuits sont fraîches et un rafraîchissement ponctuel est toujours possible. Prévoyez un duvet chaud quelle que soit la saison.
 

Rates
Infos tarif

TARIF PAR PERSONNE:
Sur devis pour un minimum de 4 cavaliers.

LE PRIX COMPREND:
La randonnée telle que décrite, les 3 nuits en hotel **** et les 3 nuits en camp,  la visite d'Abu Dhabi, et celle de Al Ain, le transfert à l'arrivée depuis l'aéroport sous réserve que vous arriviez aux mêmes horaires que les autres cavaliers.

LE PRIX NE COMPREND PAS:
Les casques, les sacs de couchage, l'assurance individuelle, les frais de visa, les pourboires, les boissons supplémentaires / alcool, les pourboire, vos dépenses personnelles, le supplément chambre individuelle. D'une façon générale tout ce qui n'est pas indiqué dans "le prix comprend".

VOLS:
Il est plus intéressant de réserver votre billet, un forfait transports compris revient généralement plus cher avec les commissions d'agences. Nous sommes toutefois à votre disposition pour vous aider à trouver les meilleurs tarifs ou vous proposer un voyage transports compris sur demande.

Paiements sécurisés par carte bancaire - Chèques vacances acceptés :
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Paiements garantis par notre caution d'opérateur de voyages.

Dates
Infos calendrier

RIDE OFFERED ONLY FOR GROUPS
FOR INDIVIDUAL RIDERS SEE OUR HORSEBACK OFFER IN THE MIDDLE EAST:
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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.

Useful information

USEFUL INFORMATION


DATES:
On request for minimum 4 riders

DURATION:
 
7 days - 6 night - 4 riding day and 2 tour day from Abhu Dhabi


MEETING: 
Abu Dhabi Airport. 


DEPARTURE: 
Abu Dhabi Airport.


ACCOMMODATION: 
3
 Hotel night**** and Igloo single tents with portable shower tents and big tents to enjoy evenings.

MEALS: 
An assistant prepares local dinner and lunches during the trail.


LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 
An assistant transfers luggage every day. 


HORSES: 
The horses used on the ride are mostly Arabians and Anglo Arabians, Gelding most of them and some mares..strong, brave, fit, perfect for the demands made by this ride. They come from Emirate, Oman,and are well cared  by our lovely team of grooms. Please note that there is usually a weight limit of 13 stone 5 lbs / 85 kgs on these rides.  If you are more let us know.


TACK: 
 
Tack is English style (wintec or leather saddles). Tack suffers a great deal from the desert . Briddles are synthetic endurance Briddles!


GUIDE: 
Local English speaking guide.


RIDING LEVEL: 
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces. 
Horses are schooled horses well educatedand well trained. Our itinary include 5 days riding with around 4 to 6 hours in the saddle, covering up to 35 kms each day. Demanding, for fit, confident intermediate riders and above.

2020 PRICE: 
Quotation on request for minimum 4 riders.



PRICE INCLUDES: 
Horse and tack rental, guide, assistant, accommodation (
3 camping nights and 3 hotel****nights), all meals, transfers, Abu Dhabi visit, Al Ain visit.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
Individual insurance, additionnal drinks / alcool, visits, tips, transports, p
ersonnal expenses, cancellation insurance, helmets, sleeping bags.

DATES:
On request for minimum 4 riders

 

 HOW TO BOOK


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us by mail contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu or phone +33(0)483431234

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://go.horsebackridingvacations.eu/booking


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). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. 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. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, 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 stay 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 with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after receipt of your registration form and payment.

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