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Atlantic Coast Trail

8 days 7 nights including 6 on horseback
A partire da 800 euro per persona
Atlantic Coast Trail
An eight-day trek, including six on horseback, along the Atlantic coast from Essaouira to the south or vice versa.
During this week you will have the opportunity to meet fishing villages, small wild private beaches, fresh water springs gushing from the beach at low tide. The wonderful view from the top of the cliffs towards the ocean will leave you speechless.

Every day a different landscape, a different terrain, where you can experience the three gaits: step, trot and gallop, together with your faithful travel companion, who during this crossing and day after day will trust you more and more, and with whom you will have the opportunity to establish a special connection relationship.

You can take care of your horse during the lunch break, in the evening upon arrival at the bivouac you will give it water and him's ration of food; it will be a special part of this unique experience.

You will have the opportunity to make beautiful encounters along your path, shepherds grazing with their animals, beekeepers struggling with the hives, farmers working in the fields, some with agricultural vehicles and others helped by mules, donkeys or dromedaries for the plowing of the land.

You will meet fishermen who from the cliffs, or from the rocks, will offer you the fresh catch of the day.
Or ladies washing clothes by the river, who will offer you a cup of tea at their home and fresh homemade bread.

The culinary and food aspect is of great interest, our cook will be able to give you delights and make you taste the typical cuisine of Morocco, offering you a different dish every day, freshly prepared and attentive to your possible food allergies or preferences, which you have communicated to us previously.
Tastes, flavours, smells will accompany you throughout the week and will be part of your travel memories.

This horse trekking on the Atlantic Ocean is not only a unique equestrian and culinary experience, but a way of traveling slowly to rediscover the contact with nature, the ancient and current crafts and repopulate the rural areas of authentic Morocco with responsible tourism. .

All with the logistical support of the Ranch de Diabat, which with all the years of experience behind it, will be able to ensure you a unique stay with attentive people, and with the best Arab Berber horses at your disposal.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech or Essaouira airport, welcome and transfer to Essaouira where you will have a briefing with the head of the equestrian trek. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2-6: The Atlantic Ocean trek takes you through the eucalyptus and mimosa forests, to the beautiful deserted beaches along the southern coast. Narrow paths, small Berber villages, sand dunes and waterfalls are linked together. After climbing the cliffs and passing through fishing villages, we ascend inland to meet isolated villages and plateaus with scattered Argan trees. The Atlantic Coast program is a succession of deserted beaches, cliffs and paths that cross the barren and rocky land inland. Every evening you will live the life of the Berber nomads with the bivouac, to discover the Moroccan meal prepared by our chef, before enjoying a good night's rest in the Berber tent.

Day 7: The excursion ends with a half day on horseback along the coast, crossing a valley of palm trees and a river that irrigates all the vegetation in the area. Here the Atlantic Ocean opens up before your eyes. Arrival is relatively early, so that you have time to drive back to Essaouira, do the last few purchases and shopping before leaving. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Essaouira.

This route can be taken from South to North or vice versa, without changing the direction of the itinerary. The organization will decide before departure where to start.
Terms, conditions and pricing details
Price per person: € 800 all inclusive
• Minimum 3 people
• Maximum 10 people
• Privatized activity possible with payment of a supplement.
• Included:
Transfer from and to the airport of Marrakech or Essaouira to the starting point of the trek, all meals (check if the meal on arrival and departure is possible depending on the arrival and departure times), accommodation in collective Berber tents and several igloo tents, rental of horses equipped for trekking, equestrian guides, cap, transport to and from Essaouira city
Not included: airfare (for those coming from outside Morocco) and personal expenses, hammam and massages at the end of the stay, possible tip to staff
• Please book a flight that arrives at Marrakech airport until 14:00 on the day of arrival so that other participants do not have to wait too long. If your flight arrives after 2pm, you will be charged a small fee for extra transportation to Essaouira, carried out by bus instead of taxi
Equestrian Level: In order to participate in our treks, you must be comfortable in the three gaits and have the habit of being outdoors. It would be better if you had already done a full day on horseback, if you wish, it is possible to come to us a few days before the trek to benefit from lessons and to know your level., The different equestrian levels will be managed with more guides in order to guarantee the fun for every rider both beginner and with a good equestrian level.
Accommodation for the first and last night is in the hotel. In case of single travellers: if we do not find the second person for a double room, we have to ask for a supplement for a single room.
The accommodation during the trek will be in collective tents for 6 people, or if you wish, in a 2-person igloo tent.
What to bring: Your luggage will follow you in the truck, it is therefore necessary not to bring unnecessary clothes and objects and above all to bring a soft and not rigid suitcase. Take some t-shirts, some cotton clothes, a long-sleeved shirt against the sun, a fleece against the wind, two / three riding trousers, a waterproof poncho (it never rains, but you are never too careful). Boots or hiking shoes, gaiters or chaps, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. Don't forget your sleeping bag, nightlight, paper handkerchiefs, underwear and medicines to prevent intestinal infections. Each horse is equipped with a trekking saddle and bags that will allow you to carry your lunch and personal effects necessary for your day on horseback. Sensitive people are advised to wear sheepskin as protection on the saddle, which is readily available in riding shops both in Morocco and abroad. Don't forget the water bottle.
• Your bivouac is equipped with a shower with lukewarm water.
 Meals: Your meals are prepared by our chef who will make you discover the richness of Moroccan cuisine. The menu takes into account the diets or food allergies of the participants, communicated in the registration form
• Regarding the charging of your mobile phones and cameras, we recommend that you bring a good Power Bank with a full battery, because electric charging via the truck will not be available every day.

Terms of sale: Stays are confirmed after receipt of the registration form and payment of a 50% deposit.
The balance is required within one month before departure.
In case of registration less than one month before the departure date, full payment must be made at the time of inscription.
All people who, for a valid reason (force majeure or other), have to interrupt their stay, will be transported as quickly as possible to the nearest city at their own expense.
The stay will not be refunded, except in the case of personal interruption of stay insurance which we advise you to take out
If the climatic conditions require it or due to unforeseen factors, our organization, in the interest of the participants, reserves the right to modify certain sections of the route or certain stages.
Insurance: You need to have a travelling insurance.

TERMS OF PAYMENT:
- Bank transfer to a Moroccan bank (mandatory to send proof of payment by email at least 30 days before the activity)
- International credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express - with Stripe)
Please note: climatic conditions or illnesses are not taken into account by the organizer, but by their travel insurance
CANCELLATION:
For cancellations a fee will be charged on the following basis:
More than 30 days before arrival 350 € per booking
Between 29 and 10 days before arrival: 70% of the total booking amount
Between 9 and 3 days before arrival: 85% of the total reservation
Less than 48 hours before arrival: 100% of the total reservation
CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION ACCORDING TO THE REGULATION
Notes / Booking Instructions
For any particular request, we will be happy to answer your needs via watshap 00212613049107 or via email info@ranchdediabat.com
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