Morocco - Horses, Dunes & Nomads

Experience Level
  • Open Oct-Apr
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 2 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ouarzazate
  • Weight limit: 14st (89 kg) (196 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

The day time desert temperatures are perfect for riding and the terrain is great for fast, exciting riding.

On this itinerary you will ride to a different riad each night with plenty of cantering in-between. The landscape is ever changing as you ride through dry and austere mountains, sand dunes and occasional small oasis.




The horses are Barb Arabian and mainly stallions. They are well schooled and behave well on the trail and the only thing you need to remember (as on all trails but of even more importance when riding stallions) is to keep a distance from other horses at all times.

The tack is good quality English-style saddles. Guests normally assist with grooming and tacking up their horse but assistance is on hand at all times.

The riding is a mix of paces to suit the terrain and is fast in places. You need to be confident riding in open spaces and in control at a fast pace. You must also be physically fit as well as riding fit since there is some walking on foot on steeper descents. The trails are not suitable for nervous riders.

In some places it is very rocky and suitable only for walking. In other areas it may be very soft and also not suitable for fast riding. Where possible there are opportunities for trots and canters which may be along hard tracks.


Each night you stay at a comfortable riad or lodge in small communities in the desert. The number of rooms are limited and we can't always guarantee a single room. You should be prepared to share.

The food in Morocco will be a highlight of the holiday - a meal typically begins with hot and cold salads and is followed by a tagine which may be served with couscous.

Alcohol is not provided and not easily purchased during the trail, nor is it always sold at the smaller riads or guesthouses. There are some shops where you can buy alcohol in Marrakesh and Ouarzazate, but the choice is very limited and can be expensive. We recommend that you bring your own alcohol from home or from duty-free if you wish.

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Upcoming Dates

This itinerary is scheduled during the cooler months of the year and will be guaranteed to run with two guests in the group.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Horses, Dunes & Nomads
27 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,212.00 View (.pdf) Book
Horses, Dunes & Nomads
15 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,175.64 View (.pdf) Book
Horses, Dunes & Nomads
22 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019 7 nights 7 ngts £1,212.00 View (.pdf) Book


SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENTS If there are only two people confirmed, there is a supplement of £387.85 per person. This will be removed once there are three or more people confirmed.

INCLUDES Accommodation; full board (from dinner on night of arrival to breakfast on last morning); riding and transfers from Ouarzazate.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT A supplement of £202.00 is payable if you are in a single room. If you are prepared to share this will be refunded once a sharer is found.

Single rooms are subject to availability.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Lunch on arrival or departure day; drinks in hotels; alcoholic beverages; tips.


TRANSFERS Are included from Ouarzazate. It is possible to be transferred from Marrakesh and this is an additional €140 per vehicle each way (payable locally and shared between all those in the vehicle).

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In the south of Morocco near to the Sahara desert.

Weather & Climate

This is a Desert Trail which runs in winter months. Day time temperatures may rise to 20°C, but the nights will feel cold.

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Guest Review

The horses were fun to ride, with loads of personality and energy. The scenery was amazing, with the landscape changing from soft dunes to rocky mountains and dried out lakes. The riding was mostly at walk, but every day offered the opportunity for some fun, fast canters and gallops! I have never experienced the same level of personal service with other agencies. I will definetively use In the saddle again! I have been on many riding holidays, and this was definetively one of my favourites. The trail takes you to through a really remote part of the Sahara desert, were you don´t see any other people. Super loved it!

Lina ,Oslo

4.5 star rating Overall rating: 4/5

Horses, Dunes & Nomads Riding Specialist

Lucy says

Amazing riding in a remote desert environment with a welcome appearing from no-where in a comfortable riad.

My Top Tip

Try to pack as lightly as possible because you will have to carry your bags to and from your bedroom each day.


Lucy Downes
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