The Horse Riding Tourist

Al Sorat Farm, Egypt

Horse Riding Holiday in Egypt Al Sorat Farm, Cairo, Egypt

'An inspirational and never to be forgotten trip.'


Part 2 of The Horse Riding Tourist - Near and Far details my fascinating horse riding holiday to Cairo, Egypt at the beginning of November 2012. The horseback riding trip was arranged by Unicorn Trails, who booked the return flights from London to Cairo and provided the appropriate insurance cover for horse trekking holidays. Titled, 'Palms and Pyramids' by Unicorn Trails, the duration of the horse riding holiday is eight days/seven nights with five days of horseback riding. Dates are available on request from November to April. My host for the week was Maryanne Stroud, who welcomed me into her home whole heartily. Maryanne lives at Al Sorat Farm, located in Abu Sir and a short horse ride from the desert.


The Horse Riding Tourist by Rachel Lofthouse Near and Far

For UK citizens, there is foreign travel advice available at From the foreign travel advice pages, there are links to other national sites that detail important before travel health information and vaccination guidance.


There are many websites offering details of the sights and activities available across Egypt. I found the website, http// useful as it provides a brief summary of the main visitor sights and experiences.


Click on the button below to see the snapshots taken on my special trip in the Egypt 2012 album posted on the @TheHorseRidingTourist Facebook page.

Destination Update


In late summer 2018, Maryanne Stroud reported on the Egyptian Authorities ban on horse riding in the desert. At the time of my horse-riding holiday, I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to ride out in the desert and admire the incredible scenery on horseback. I can only hope that the Egyptian Authorities reverse this ban in the future. I can also report that Unicorn Trails no longer advertise riding holidays in Egypt. If you get inspiration from my travel adventure documented in The Horse Riding Tourist – Near and Far, you can contact Maryanne Stroud direct at Al Sorat Farm, who can offer some enjoyable countryside rides in the Nile Valley.



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