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“Camels were glorious!”
Review of Ranch de Diabat

Ranch de Diabat
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US$83.92*
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3 Hours Quad Trip in Essaouira
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US$47.95*
and up
3-hour Dromedary Ride in Essaouira
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US$47.95*
and up
3 hours horse riding at Essaouira
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: RANCH DE DIABAT is horse and camel stable, organise trekking by horse, camel and foot, along the beach of ESSAOUIRA and in all Morocco, from 1hour to 8 days....In the stable there are boxes for the horses, saddlery for the material, welcome office, toilet and a restaurant with Moroccan food. Our place is relaxing, who can welcome also the non riders, the people who would like to relaxing and drink something looking this beautiful animals. For the riders a lot of funny proposition. Come to visit us, a familiar welcome waiting for you
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Sofitel hotel who organised this trip for us, and was very impressed by the excursion. The Ranch de Diabat driver picked us up from reception in a nice car, and took us straight down to the stables. We were slightly apprehensive at first as the ranch location seemed underwhelming as we had seen other camels on the beach, but luckily first impressions were not reflective of the overall experience. We booked an hours camel ride, and loved every minute! The guide was informative and helpful, and took great care of us. We were taken through varied terrain, through the dunes, and onto the beach. The guide took lots of pictures for us which we will treasure, and we even went on a small canter on the camels (not recommended for the more sensitive male!). The animals all looked well cared for, with the ranch keeping a number of horses, camels and well-mannered, friendly dogs.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were picked up promptly at the prescribed time at Essaouira, and taken to the Ranch for our two hour camel (actually, as it was pointed out - dromedary) ride. After one of those road side 10 minute rides we had had I thought that two hours would be insufferable, but we enjoyed every minute. Unlike many animals we've seen in Morocco, these camels were treated with care and respect, given their inoculations and vitamins, and appeared to be in good health. We rode past ruins of an ancient fort which had served as a backdrop in movies, through the dunes, to the ocean where we stopped by a Phoenician ruin, through a vegetated area of eucalyptus trees and other foliage (the camels loved munching on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree), and back to the ranch. Our guide Mustaffa was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and demonstrated a great affinity for the camels. We saw falcons which nested on the nearby protected Mogador Island, and were lucky enough to spot a flamboyance of flamingos. Mustaffa took numerous photos of us atop our dromedaries with perfect backdrops and composition. Any trip to Morocco would be incomplete without this experience at such a reputable ranch.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I was here on Wednesday 9th July 2014 with my school and I had a really great time. We rode on camels and it was very calm and enjoyable. I cannot wait to go back to Morocco for another fantastic and fun experience! Thank you so much x

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Well-cared for camels & entertaining guide who spoke excellent english. Fab. value at approx.£10/hr ( decreasing for more hours). Rode across sand dunes,along the Atlantic coast & through the shallows.....brilliant experience.

Thank alijclark
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We came! We had reservations (we were riding stallions for heavens sake!) we had to trust! Muhammad and his team were fantastic. We were matched brilliantly to our horses. Hosting, catering and overall welfare of the horses, and us, was amazing. No problem.... Only solution!
Thank you thank you thank you. Definitely See you again.

Thank Hannah B
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