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Zwei Stunden Unvergesslicher Ausritt bei Sonnenuntergang
I'll be happy to arrange for a pick up from the Medina, just ask me. We ride through the eucalyptus and mimosa forest and further down through the dunes. From there you have a splendid view on the ocean. Especially during sunset one of the best spots! (If you like we take some pictures and videos) This will be a once in a lifetime experience! Other things to note: If you prefer to start at a different time, feel free to let me know. I will do everything to make it possible. I can also provide trekking of several days for experienced riders. Don't hesitate to ask. I welcome guests from all over the world. Some have never ridden a horse before, some are experienced riders an others are horse owners themselves. Individuals, groups, families with children - they all had a great time. Some come for a single ride, some want a special photo shooting with my horses, others come for multi-day treks. I carefully choose the right horse for each guest/level and respect all wishes, whether galloping or relaxed going. My team and I will do everything to make your dream of an unforgettable ride on the beach come true.
Amazing surf lesson with local surfer
Essaouira is one of the best surf destinations in morocco to learn and practice Surf. waves for every level all year round. Free hotel pick up to the beach with the best daily conditions according to the daily weather and waves forecast. You´ll have a Moroccan tea before starting the 2 hour surfing lesson with a true local and certified instructor. The surfboard and the wetsuit are included. Lessons for all levels from beginners to advanced people. Ratio never passes 4 people per 1 instructor. Other things to note Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Excursion en Quad à Essaouira forêts plages et dunes
Après la confirmation ferme de votre réservation, bénéficiez d'une prise en charge depuis votre résidence jusqu'au petit village de Diabat : le point de départ de votre escapade de 2 heures. Votre guide, vous donnera des instructions et vous fournira les équipements requis pour commencer votre aventure sereinement. Laissez-vous séduire par les paysages changeants : forêt d'eucalyptus, de mimosa ; ruines de monuments historiques comme (Dar Sultan, le Borj portugais) ; des plages sauvages étendues. Pendant ce périple, vous aller faire des rencontres avec les habitants locaux, et vous apprendrez beaucoup sur leurs traditions et sur leur mode de vie. Vous pouvez vous arrêter pour prendre quelques photos pour immortaliser le merveilleux moment que vous vivez. Détendez-vous lors d’une petite pause face à l'océan atlantique loin de l'agitation de la ville. Vous reviendrez ensuite à la rencontre de votre chauffeur qui vous conduira à votre hôtel. Other things to note N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour plus d'informations.
Dromedary ride sunset
I join my clients at the meeting point of their choice, to drop them near hiking trails, A briefing is organized before each ride to prepare them better. A chiche and a djellaba will be provided to protect them from the wind or the sand stirred by the legs of the dromedaries, several information concerning this faithful companion of the Man since the night of the times, will be revealed to them throughout the course which will last three hours. A picnic break is planned after 1 hour to refuel, and savor this beautiful moment, on the menu: (a Royal Tea + homemade bread + argan oil + homemade cakes). Resumption of the walk between wild beaches, forests, dunes and historical ruins. Back to attend a most wonderful show: a sun suspended at the doors of the sunset between sky and sea. Other things to note There is nothing better than a camel ride, along the shore or across the sand dunes. A great not to be missed. Reason to cover this iconic animal care it deserves.
Discover the hidden gems of Essaouira
We'll meet in the medina and we'll immediately start to walk and chat! We'll invite you to Moroccan treats during the tour! We'll discover local hidden gems, from street food to handcrafts, including info about Gnaoua music and its traditional instruments: you'll taste local deliciousness while discovering Essaouira's treasures off the beaten path. You'll learn a lot about Moroccan traditions and you'll see great artisans at work. A special ending for real tea lovers! Don't miss the opportunity to live in Essaouira as a local! Other things to note Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French. Please respect Morocco's uses and habits. Let us know in advance if you need an accommodation or extra services such as henné, tajine cooking class, or transfer. Kindly consider that even if we give a lot of insights into history, handicrafts, and local habits in Morocco, this is not a 'historically focused tour'.

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Zwei Stunden Unvergesslicher Ausritt bei Sonnenuntergang
I'll be happy to arrange for a pick up from the Medina, just ask me. We ride through the eucalyptus and mimosa forest and further down through the dunes. From there you have a splendid view on the ocean. Especially during sunset one of the best spots! (If you like we take some pictures and videos) This will be a once in a lifetime experience! Other things to note: If you prefer to start at a different time, feel free to let me know. I will do everything to make it possible. I can also provide trekking of several days for experienced riders. Don't hesitate to ask. I welcome guests from all over the world. Some have never ridden a horse before, some are experienced riders an others are horse owners themselves. Individuals, groups, families with children - they all had a great time. Some come for a single ride, some want a special photo shooting with my horses, others come for multi-day treks. I carefully choose the right horse for each guest/level and respect all wishes, whether galloping or relaxed going. My team and I will do everything to make your dream of an unforgettable ride on the beach come true.
Amazing surf lesson with local surfer
Essaouira is one of the best surf destinations in morocco to learn and practice Surf. waves for every level all year round. Free hotel pick up to the beach with the best daily conditions according to the daily weather and waves forecast. You´ll have a Moroccan tea before starting the 2 hour surfing lesson with a true local and certified instructor. The surfboard and the wetsuit are included. Lessons for all levels from beginners to advanced people. Ratio never passes 4 people per 1 instructor. Other things to note Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Two hours horse riding in the beach
I will be glad to pick you up too our stable to make your ride an unforgettable experience We start from the village of Diabat for a stroll along the immense wild, we will Discover wonderful nature from beaches, sand dunes, and forests for an unforgettable experience! We will make a stop for the photo session and make some gallop videos in the sunset This ride is open to beginners and experienced riders we will make sure that you get the perfect horse to adapt to your level of riding, our horses are happy and full of life. They are very sweet and well-trained Safe ride with riding cap we do also Rides from 1h ,2h, half-day to all day long on the beach, also tours with a picnic, swimming with horses, photography session. feel to contact us. Feel free if you want start at a different time i can see if it's possible.
HOW TO BE A REAL MOROCCAN CHEF
We will start by shopping in the market where the locals buy the freshest ingredients. We will purchase meat, pastries, vegetables, and spices from my friends at the shops. You can choose your ingredients for the tajine – either beef, lamb, chicken, fish, or vegetarian. *If you would like fish , please let me know beforehand, so I can prepare it. Then we will head to my home, where I will make the traditional Moroccan mint tea and we will prepare the food and cook together. Other things to note if you want book the experience and you did not find it in some date, just text me and we will made it when you want JUST BE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY COCKING EXPLORING LAUGHING BE Happyy
Surf the sand dunes of Essaouira, Sand Surf
Join us to surf the sand dunes of Essaouira. The nature, excitement and fun. We want you to join us for Sandboarding / sand surf just a short drive from Essaouira, where you find beautiful sand dunes. What we offer: Sand surf, surf lesson, transportation, water, photos and videos. A local experience in beautiful nature. We will pick you up at the agreed meeting point, usually outside Medina of Essaouira. The is a short drive through beautiful scenery, before we reach the destination. Due to the wind of Essaouria, the dunes are in constant change and the destination could differ every time. Rachid will have a surf lesson in how to master surfing on the sand. He is a certified instructor, with lifelong experience teaching teaching. Julie usually takes videos and photos to capture the moment. You decide to sit/ stand and how steep/ speed you want. When you want a break it’s just to sit down, relax and enjoy the nature with good company. This activity fit for single, couples, families or group in all age range. We have had customers from 3 years to 65 years. Duration is 2 hours and the time of the day varies based on the weather. We agree the best time one or more days before the activity. We want to share our playground with you by offering something new, special and fun. Smile, have fun, enjoy the nature and create memories for a lifetime.
An exclusive coastal walk towards the sanddunes of Timlaline
Lunch at Fisherman-cabin, a secluded spot in front of the ocean, then we walk along the coast past fascinating ocean cliffs, a small wild hidden beach and if it's low tide we get to see an ocean cave. Also we walk through a small but eye-catching canyon and last but not least sandboarding at the golden sanddunes of Timlaline, ending with a small fire to make tea while waiting for the sun to set.
Riding horses under sun and sunset
I will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Diabat, in our stable to equip you and choose a horse adapted to your level. Departure from the stable for a walk along the huge wild beach and through the dunes. You will discover sublime landscapes, at your own pace; peaceful for beginners, free walks for experienced riders. We will have a mint tea and pastry break at the "Fisherman's Cabin" located on top of a dune with a great ocean view. We will go back to Diabat crossing the Eucalyptus forests. This walk is open to beginners and experienced riders, individually or in groups. Our barbes / Arabian horses are suitable for all levels. All the necessary equipment for a comfortable and safe riding practice is provided
Freedom horseback riding in Essaouira
Ever wanted to ride horseback through the beaches, sand dunes and forest supervised by an experienced rider ? I will welcome you in Diabat, a small village only 5 min South of Essaouira, where I will take you to my own stable. We will select your horse depending on your level and start our journey from there. You will discover wild landscapes and walk through the dunes before reaching the beautiful beach. From there you will have the oportunity to experience a nice and free gallop on the sand or just enjoy a chill ride if you're a beginner. Our arabian/Barbes horses are great animals for all levels and they are train to follow my instructions. Along the way I will be taking lots of pictures/videos with your phone if you want to have souvenirs. There are always an interesting collection of birds along the river and we might also run into some goats, donkeys or camels on our way. My dog will also be part of the party as he often joins us for a ride. All equipment are available for your safety and comfort. Please let me know if you have any special request like a group reservations, photo-shooting, sunset ride... I will be pleased to discuss further to arrange your custom needs.
Berber Cooking Class, Argan Oil Cooking
a few meters before arriving at the center of Sidi Kaouki, there is a 40 speed limit sign on your left, there is my sign where Hafida and famliy is written, you just have to follow the arrows to the house. We will start this experience by inviting you to dress in the traditional Berber attire to fully enter our world . *Our Berber cooking workshop includes the following activities: - Tasting of tea and welcome pastries. - Collecting Wood from the forest next to my house. -kneading the bread . -baking the bread in our Wood oven - Participation in the preparation of tagine or Berber couscous with argan oil in the wood fire. - taste our culinary preparations. -Desert : mint tea with bread, honey, argan oil and amlou.
Two hours surf lesson
Essaouira is arguably the best spot on list of the top 3 Beginners surf beaches in Morocco for learning and practice to surf. It’s perfect for those completely new to surf because the beach has soft sand bottom. It also offers waves for all levels the whole year. There is no better than a tide with a light north wind because it creates both left and right peaks that allow you to get a grip of the basics skills. I will pick you up from your accommodations and we will head to the best spot on the beach depending on conditions to make sure we will make the best of it :) . We will start with some ocean awareness and water safety. Then after warm up and some practice drills on the beach we will get into the water and start working on techniques to get you standing up on your board, catching waves and most importantly have fun !
Berber tattoo
Upon your arrival we will start with a quick introduction to Berber tattoos, history, alphabets, symbols, as well as the technique used .... You will then have the opportunity to choose your pattern, if you wish, of course, I will be there to possibly orient your choice. Then we will pass, to the realization of tattoos with the explanation of the different techniques. For those who would like a tattoo larger than that proposed in the experience, discussions will be done directly on site depending on the choice.  In a way, a tattoo session with explanations between cool people in a warm place in the countryside of Essaouira. Other things to note access to the white kasbah is super easy, taxi, or car, .... way to park inside the garden.
Journée découverte en quad avec déjeuner
Je viendrai vous chercher à la réception de votre hôtel à Essaouira pour vous conduire jusqu'à mes locaux (environ 15 min). Une fois sur place, vous choisirez votre casque. Après quelques explications pour vous permettre de conduire votre quad en toute sécurité et un petit test de conduite devant les locaux, vous traverserez le petit village de Diabat en direction de la forêt. Vous y rencontrerez des troupeaux de moutons et de chèvre ainsi que des vaches, des ânes et dromadaires qui évoluent en liberté. Vous prendrez ensuite la direction du Cap Sim et de ses superbes dunes. Une journée en quad hors des sentiers battus pour explorer la côte et ses falaises jusqu'au petit village de Sidi Kaouki, situé au Sud d'Essaouira. Vous traverserez tour à tour en quad les dunes de sable, les plages désertes, la forêt d'eucalyptus et de mimosas. Vous ferez la pause déjeuner à Sidi Kaouki dans un petit restaurant typique. Vous dépasserez le village et poursuivrez plus au Sud jusqu'aux cascades de Sidi Embark qui vous offriront un panorama extraordinaire. L'endroit est resté sauvage et préservé et cache une des plus belles dunes de sable de la région. Retour par les falaises et les plages. Une fois la balade terminée, nous vous reconduirons jusqu'à Essaouira en voiture. Autres remarques Les enfants pourront conduire leur propre quad à partir de l'âge de 12 ans. Pour votre confort, prévoir un pantalon long et des chaussures fermées. Une veste ou un pull est recommandé(e) sur la plage en cas de vent. Le déjeuner est inclus dans l'excursion.
How To Cook Moroccan Food With FATIMA
-We will meet again in the old medina, Place de l'Horloge, and will immediately go shopping in the markets of Essaouira. -We will explore all markets and purchase fresh ingredients from the premises to buy food. -Later we will go home, I will receive you with fresh Moroccan mint tea. -After that, we are preparing to cook together, I will show you how to cook our couscous step by step and I will share with you all the recipes I learned from my grandmother. Finally, we appreciate our work, we will savor our preparations with a large Berber mint tea! I will show you the secret of good! Welcome to Essaouira with another kind a different experience of regular cooking classes. My courses : -Moroccan Couscous -Chicken TAGINE -Tagine Kefta Egg -Lamb's TAGINE -Tagine of Fish Beef Tenderloin -Vegetarian TAGINE -Tagine with Sardines Other things to note The Program is Free for travelers under 15 years old who must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Excursion en Quad à Essaouira forêts plages et dunes
Après la confirmation ferme de votre réservation, bénéficiez d'une prise en charge depuis votre résidence jusqu'au petit village de Diabat : le point de départ de votre escapade de 2 heures. Votre guide, vous donnera des instructions et vous fournira les équipements requis pour commencer votre aventure sereinement. Laissez-vous séduire par les paysages changeants : forêt d'eucalyptus, de mimosa ; ruines de monuments historiques comme (Dar Sultan, le Borj portugais) ; des plages sauvages étendues. Pendant ce périple, vous aller faire des rencontres avec les habitants locaux, et vous apprendrez beaucoup sur leurs traditions et sur leur mode de vie. Vous pouvez vous arrêter pour prendre quelques photos pour immortaliser le merveilleux moment que vous vivez. Détendez-vous lors d’une petite pause face à l'océan atlantique loin de l'agitation de la ville. Vous reviendrez ensuite à la rencontre de votre chauffeur qui vous conduira à votre hôtel. Other things to note N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour plus d'informations.
Learn to surf in Imsouane
Come and surf the longest wave of your life in Imsouane's Magic Bay. This activity is designed for small groups and will be tailored to your specific level of surfing, from total beginners to intermediate surfers. All ages are welcome! The session will begin with a fun warm-up on the sand and some surf theory, where I’ll explain basic surf techniques including body positioning on the board, paddling, how and when to stand up on the board and what to do once you’re on the wave. We’ll also go through some safety procedures, ocean awareness and surf etiquette. Once we’re in the water, I’ll be by your side guiding you to the best spot to catch the waves easily. If you’re a beginner, we will be in the white water and I'll give you an extra push to help you get onto the waves. If you’ve surfed before and can catch the waves by yourself, I will paddle out with you and help you catch some green waves, giving you helpful tips where you can improve in your style and technique. During the experience, we will share plenty of waves, laughs and good vibes! By the end of the session you’ll feel energised and inspired by the healing energy of the ocean and the joy of riding waves with new friends :)
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