Horseback riding in Morocco is like traveling back to the fabled land of the “Thousand and One Nights”. You will see ancient walled cities, Roman ruins, huge markets with a wide variety of exotic wares and towns with elaborate arches and minarets.

This once powerful country launched an attack on southern Europe reaching as far as central France and controlled southern Spain for 8 centuries.  It is the home of some of the world’s finest Arabian and Barb horses which were used with such success by the Moorish cavalry. The varied landscape includes beaches on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the mighty Atlas Mountains, fertile fields with olive groves, fruit trees and wheat fields as well as the austere and beautiful Sahara Desert in the extreme south. Morocco is only a 7-hour flight from the US, and has long been a favorite winter destination for Europeans who revel in its vital and colorful traditions. The spectacular landscape has not escaped the attention of the film industry which has taken advantage of the varied and beautiful terrain to shoot many films here, including “Lawrence of Arabia.”

The rich Moroccan culture includes an elaborate cuisine, highly developed over the centuries, with fresh vegetables, fruits and spices available all year in this temperate climate.  Morocco is particularly well known for its arts and crafts.  The old guild system with apprentices is still very much alive and has been encouraged by the government.  You can find wonderful bargains in the maze like souks where you can find carpets, clothing, jewelry, perfumes, spices, leather goods and countless other items.

These rides are quite fast paced and your Barb and Arabian horses have lots of endurance to make long, fast canters to cover the ground quickly.  Morocco is a comparatively short flight from the East Coast and the rides are some of the most reasonably priced of any in Europe or Africa.

  Peak Season

April, May, September, October

  Quiet Season

March, June, July , August, November, December

  Low Season

January, February

  Timezone in Morocco


  International Airports

Marrakesh Menara Airport, Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Agadir Al-Massira International Airport

Climate in Morocco

Morocco has a subtropical climate that is dry and tempered by oceanic effects resulting in moderate temperatures. In January, these average 16°C (61°F) and 22°C (72°F) in August. Towards the interior, winters are colder and summers warmer. Thus, in Fèz the mean temperature is 10°C (50°F) in January and 27°C (81°F) in August. Some mountain peaks are covered with snow during most of the year. Rain falls mainly during the winter months and is heaviest in the northwest and lightest in the east and south. Weather can be extremely variable and clouds or wind can make the daytime temperatures chilly. Nights can be quite cold with temperatures dropping to the 40’s. Be prepared with clothing for both cool and warm weather. Rain is unlikely, but can occur so you will need to bring a waterproof shell.

  Average Temperature

80 °F » 40s °F


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Royal Cities Ride

Ride through a rich and beautiful country, to the very historic heart, a heart that is still very much alive and beating. You will see the Roman ruins of... Read more

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Morocco Sand Dune Ride

Ride on the edge of the Sahara, from Ourzazate, Morocco. Pass through the sand dunes which lend their name to this ride, as well as farmland. Ride Barb-Arabian stallions... Read more

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Middle Atlas Mountain

Spend 10 days on this ride through the Atlas Mountains, camping beside lakes and rivers, enjoying fast gallops across grassy plains. Share24RedditEmail24 Shares... Read more

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This ride starts from the desert town of Tata in the south of Morocco. You spend a full two weeks exploring this area, riding in a southwestern loop from... Read more

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The riding was expert level, riding a dream horse. Some of the fittest horses I have ever seen, rugged terrain, great for physical fitness and would love to do it again. After six days of riding not a single horse was lame, just fantastic! The horse-rider match was impeccable.

Jose Monsivais, 2010

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