Horse riding holiday

Atlantic Coast, Essaouira, Morocco

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About the location

The ancient fortified town of Essaouira offers an exciting and fascinating holiday destination rich in history with a unique mixture of culture and Atlantic sailing conditions.

This charming whitewashed town has been a thriving port with fisherman coming back at sunset in their brightly painted boats each evening for over fifteen centuries.

Essaouira is now a world renowned water sports destination and is a great spot for kiting and surfing for all levels of riders looking to improve their skills or just have fun in a new place. It's also a great spot for exploring on horse back and some say its the only way to experience the beaches and sand dunes!

Your hosts' passion for the sea and adventure will ensure you come away with great memories of Moroccan culture and the stunning Atlantic Ocean. The surf and kitesurf school has been teaching their knowledge of kiteboarding and surfing in small and safe groups for many years and all instructors are IKO and VDWS qualified.

The nearby horse riding stables are based around 3km away and your instructor has over 25 years experience riding and guiding to help you discover the best of the local area on horseback.

Your adventure holiday accommodation is located in a stunning luxury Moroccan Riad. The Riad Zelaka is a cosy and welcoming accommodation set in the heart of the beautiful old town of Medina. If the Riad is fully booked, you will stay in The Maison du Sud. It has been superbly renovated into a boutique hotel in its original Moorish style and is carefully selected, offering a wonderful location and fantastic Moroccan hospitality.

Essaouira is the perfect setting to explore the outstanding surf and kiting opportunities on hand and find all the hidden treasures that this captivating area of Morocco has to offer.

- Accommodation has an ideal central location just minutes from the beach
- Return transfers from Essaouira Airport are included in the price and take a 10-15 minute drive
- Transfers from Marrakech or Agadir airports take around 2.5 hours each way and can be booked for an extra charge
- A safe and friendly city with a small town feel
- Sunny roof terrace
- Friendly and qualified instructors
- Top of the range equipment updated every year
- Central location with WiFi, restaurant and incredible hospitality
- Many facilities nearby including the outdoor markets, restaurants, cafes