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Zerrar 6 Days

A longer itinerary for more advanced riders. This trek takes you through a variety of landscapes from picturesque valleys and fields to large Argan forests and mountainous terrain with narrow paths and impressive canyons. Second half of the itinerary returns to the Atlantic coast where we’ll be able to fully enjoy wild gallops on the endless beaches.  

Itinerary

  • 6 Days/ 4 Nights camping/ 1 Night in a guesthouse 

  • €800 all inclusive

  • Departure from Essaouira

  • Departures around the year

  • Intermediate to advanced riders

  • All photos and videos offered, including a complimentary individual galop video filmed from the back of a quad bike

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Day 1

Pick up at 9:30am from your accommodation in Essaouira. Meet the team and horses.

 

Departure from the stables around 10am, riding along the Oued Ksob river towards Ghazoua. We’ll pass by the largest Argan forest of the region reaching from Essaouira to Agadir. Picnic lunch in the shade of Argan trees. After a short break, we continue through forests and in the direction of Ida Ougourd village.

 

The campsite will be set up by the Argan trees, just before the village, and near an old sugar refinery.

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll saddle up and ride through fields and Argan trees. Depending on the season, you may see traditional farmers at work with their donkeys and cows.

After lunch, we’ll head towards Argana riding through mountainous rural landscapes. We’ll have an option to visit an Argan oil co-operative run by local women, sample and buy local products.

 

We arrive at the oldest Argan forest of the region where the team will have set up our campsite for the night.

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Day 3

We’ll ride through a small Berber village, hills and vallyes before it’s time for a break and lunch.  

 

Afternoon will be spent riding through small paths and winding mountainous roads before arriving at an amazing panoramic view of the sand dunes of Iftane and the Atlantic Ocean. The views here are the most beautiful in our team's and many guests' opinion.

 

We’ll reach a small fishing village of Iftane and camp by the ocean.

Day 4

We’ll spend the morning riding through small villages by the ocean, in the direction of the Sidi M’Barek cascades and saltwater ponds of Smimou where we have a lunch break.

Arrival at the campsite by the ocean, possibility to swim in the ocean, Moroccan tea and pastries and dinner will be served by the campfire.

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Day 5

After breakfast, we continue riding along breathtakingly beautiful, deserted beaches and sand dunes. We promise, you’ll remember the feeling of freedom galloping on the endless beaches for a long time.

 

We’ll arrive at our guesthouse for the final night. You’ll appreciate a refreshing swim and proper shower after a few nights of camping.

Day 6

After breakfast, we’ll head back in the Essaouira direction. This route promises more vast wild beaches and massive sand dunes that are typical to the region. We’ll pass by the Cap Sim lighthouse, Berber villages, and small fishing villages on the beach. We’ll have a picnic lunch with beautiful ocean views.

 

We take individual galop videos on the beach before riding back to the stables through Eucalyptus and Mimosa forests, passing by an ancient sultan’s palace.

 

We’ll arrive back at the stables around 5pm and will drive you back to your accommodation in Essaouira.

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Available Dates

See Trek Calendar or Reservation Form for all dates.

*Guaranteed departure from minimum of 7 riders.

Particulars

  • Read more about our campsite accommodation and facilities

  • See our top tips for what to pack for your trek in our FAQ

  • Your bags will be transported by our team and will be ready waiting for you at each camp site/ guest house on our arrival. You'll only carry water and essentials in the saddle bags during the day

  • Let us know special diet requirements

  • We encourage riders to take part in horse care as much as they like. You will be assigned a horse for the duration of the trek, which gives you a marvellous opportunity to bond and take care of your horse.

How to Book

Submit a reservation form with your details and trek dates, and we'll be in touch to confirm availability and send you payment information to reserve your place.

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