Royal Cities Ride

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 5-7
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 9
    Guests per group
Horseback riding holiday in Morocco

Royal Cities Ride

Ride Overview

This horseback riding tour in Morocco will take you through a rich and beautiful country, to the very historic heart of the country, a heart that is still very much alive and beating. You will see the Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes, the town of the great king, Moulay Ismail, and the walled city of Fez, the medieval capital of Morocco, who’s Medina has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover a Morocco that is fertile and green with rich soil where fruit and olive trees grow in abundance. To ride here is to enter a new and yet unexplored world.

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.” Many streams rush down from the mountains, and wherever water is available oases verdant with olive trees, date palms and terraced wheat fields flourish in sharp contrast to the bleak surrounding desert.

Accommodations

The first and last nights are spent in a 3-star hotel in Rabat, and you will enjoy a beautiful riad in the old Medina of Fez. While on trek, accommodations are in 2 person dome tents. Itineraries with hotel accommodation may be available at certain times.

Meals & Drink

Meals are taken in a large dining tent while on the trek and are a sampling of the Moroccan cuisine. The cook will prepare dishes such as tagines and couscous. Tagines are stewed or steamed dishes traditionally cooked over a small charcoal brazier with olive oil or butter, liquids and spiced meat to which vegetables are added. The picnic lunches feature prepared salads. Breakfast is simple, continental style.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    As is the custom in Morocco, the horses are Arab / Barb mares and stallions, 14.2 - 15.2hh. They are strong, calm and well trained for trekking. The horses are accustomed to traveling together, however, riders must be aware of the stallions and not allow them to come too close to each other. On Day 2, time is spent matching each rider with a suitable mount. English saddles and snaffle bits are used.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Arab / Barb stallions and mares
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

This is not a recommended choice for non-riders.

Meeting Point

Hotel in Rabat.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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