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8 Days$2960USD

Activities
  • 4 days rafting
Accommodation
  • 4 nights camping
  • 3 nights hotel
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts
4
Introductory to Moderate
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Raft the Ahansel River in the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the mystical city of Marrakesh

The Kingdom of Morocco is a country rich in beauty and culture, and a civilisation that has remained unchanged for centuries. From the moment you set foot in Morocco you will be transported to a whole new world. This magical country full of myths and legends will captivate you with its rich tapestry of traditions and customs. Our river journey is set in the stunning Middle Atlas mountain range; the clear waters of the Ahansel river coursing through beautiful glades and dramatic gorges. This Morocco rafting adventure was pioneered two decades ago and we are delighted to be able to return year after year to introduce fellow travellers to this unique and fascinating destination. Morocco’s warm African weather is the perfect antidote for those winter blues. Explore the mystical city of Marrakech, and get lost in the beguiling markets and souqs with the diverse aromas of Moroccan spices; Morocco will delight you in so many ways.

Trip Code: MRO

Flights arrive into Marrakech throughout the day. You will be met at the airport by one of the guides who will take you to your hotel and make sure that you get settled in. Then it’s out to explore the local culture, where you’ll experience an authentic, bustling street food meal on the famous Djemaa El-Fna square. Brace for a sensory overload. Overnight: Le Meridien N'fis Hotel or similar

Meals:  D

We enjoy a hearty breakfast at our hotel, and then board our vehicles bound for the Middle Atlas Mountains. We drive northward from Marrakesh with the sun rising over the mountains. We stop for lunch and drive on towards Tilouguite pausing to take in the view as we cross this picturesque mountain range. We cross the ‘Hidden’ River and drive a little further to our campsite for the night. We enjoy riverside dining with the majestic Catedrale rock creating an imposing backdrop. Overnight: camping

Meals:  B,L,D

We take you through a thorough safety briefing so you are fully prepared and we also practise our paddling techniques before tackling our first rapids. We load the gear raft with the rest of our equipment and off we go. Depending on flows this can be a fun, technical river or big volume and bouncy. We paddle through the narrows in Tilouguite with locals watching on the riverbanks, rather bemused at our range of colourful equipment. Some may even jump in and attempt to hitch a lift down the river. After finding our camp, the afternoon is yours to explore the nearby area, write a few thoughts, or have a game of volleyball on the beach. Overnight: camping

Meals:  B,L,D

Today sees more roller coaster rapids as we head down river and discover the majestic beauty of this land. Some great fun but easy waves today. Our day is interspersed with a relaxing lunch, sometimes accompanied by curious locals churning wheat at local waterwheels. We will raft for around 4-5 hours per day, leaving plenty of time to go and explore nearby villages, or just sit around with your fellow rafters and discuss the day while taking in the crystal clear water. Overnight: camping

Meals:  B,L,D

Enjoy a pinch me moment over breakfast as you take in where you are - at the edge of the Sahara tackling the best white-water that Morocco has to offer. What a way to start your day. Rapids come thick and fast today, but what a fantastic place to practise your newly found skills. After lunch, we walk up the valley to a nearby kasbah, to witness traditional Moroccan life. Farmers go about daily chores, tending olive groves and shepherding goats and donkeys. We then raft down to our camp deep within a stunning gorge, a fitting finale to today's rafting. It’s great to sit around the fire watching the glow dance on the canyon walls and recount the day’s tales. Overnight: camping

Meals:  B,L,D

On the last river day we finish off with a few fun rapids and a jaw-dropping gorge so narrow it feels like you can touch each side as you pass through it. We then paddle towards Lake Bin El Ouidane where we will raft all the boats up together and motor across the lake to our waiting vehicle. Here, we’ll get to stay at the gorgeous Widiane Hotel on the banks of the lake, where you can relax in the pool, take a soak in the hot tub, or enjoy a cold beer at the bar. This is a truly stunning hotel in a gorgeous setting. Overnight: Widiane Hotel

Meals:  B,L,D

We drive back to Marrakesh after breakfast. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city, shop the souqs or simply get lost in the old town. View Bahia Palace with its beautiful mosaics and paintings, visit Jardin Majorelle - an instagram-worthy botanic garden, see the ruins of the once magnificent El Badi Palace with panoramic views over the medina, or visit a hamman for a good scrub after a few days on the river. There’s so much to do, you may well want to add on a few days to see it all. Overnight: Le Meridien N'fis Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

Flights normally leave Marrakesh around midday, so a chance for some last minute shopping before a transfer back to the airport.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers (day 1 and 8 only)
  • 4 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • 3 nights in comfortable hotels on a twinshare basis
  • Professional rafting guides
  • All safety and rafting equipment including rafts, life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, spray jacket, waterproof gear bag & dry box (pelicase) for personal gear
  • Group camping and cooking equipment including tent & inflatable sleeping mat (Note - sleeping bag is not provided; sleep kits may be hired)
  • Private transport
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • All necessary permits and licenses

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfers (if not arriving Day 1 or departing Day 8)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks, and bottled mineral water
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities

About Your Leader

Fully qualified, experienced river guides and safety kayakers with IRF or NZRGA or equivalent qualifications. We have a mixture of local and overseas guides who are extremely professional and make up one of the most experienced river teams in the world. They make every effort to make your trip memorable, optimising your fun without compromising on your safety. They all hold advanced first aid qualifications, and will carry a group first aid kit and emergency communication device.


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Priceper person from

$2960USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement 2024USD$620
  • Single Supplement 2025USD$660
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Morocco Rafting Adventure trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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