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Riding Holidays

We are pleased to invite you to our family home and stables situated in a quiet farming area to the south-west of Cairo, within sight of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Take advantage of our extensive local knowledge built up over fifteen years of living in Egypt, with a passion for horses and riding.

We offer a unique holiday which is a combination of exhilarating desert riding on our own beautifully trained horses, using well cared for equipment, excursions to the cultural attractions of Cairo and its surroundings by private vehicle (when horses are not appropriate!), and total relaxation in our  villa

Happy Horse Holidays offers  holidays of various duration, with a maximum of 6 nights and five days of riding and excursions. Guests can stay at our villa, or if they prefer in a local hotel.

If staying in the villa, breakfast and all dinners at the house are included. Lunch is included on riding days. Meals eaten out and alcoholic drinks on excursions are not included.

A sample itinerary of our 5 day holiday is shown below. Note however that this may change depending upon circumstances



Day 1
After breakfast, we will go for a short ride (2-3 hours) to introduce you to the area and your horse. Lunch will be provided on your return, and the afternoon will be free for you to relax. Dinner at home is included.


Day 2
Ride to Giza pyramids, where you will have time to explore these wonders of the ancient world. You can enter a pyramid, visit a ship originally found buried in the desert and meet the Sphinx. Refreshment will then be found at a local bar, before riding out into the desert for a late picnic lunch. Return through the desert to the villa, where you can relax before driving to downtown Cairo for an evening dinner cruise on the Nile, with belly dancers and whirling dervishes. Riding time—6 hours


Day 3
Ride through the desert to Sakkara, where you will be able to enjoy galloping over the sand dunes and see the Abu Sir pyramids. Lunch will be provided at a local stable . In the afternoon you can visit the museum and pyramids at Sakkara before returning by car to spend the remainder of the afternoon relaxing in a private garden with a pool. Riding Time—6 hours


Day 4
After breakfast, we will ride to Dashur to visit the Red and Bent Pyramids. On the way we will see the famous stepped pyramid of Sakkara. Lunch will be a Bedouin style picnic by the Dashur lake. In the afternoon we will ride back to the villa. Riding Time - 10 hours.


Day 5
Horses and Riders take a rest until evening so after breakfast the day will be spent visiting the Egyptian Museum. Lunch will be provided during a private yacht cruise on the Nile. In the evening we will take a moonlit ride in the desert. Riding Time 1-2 hours.