Here in magical Morocco we have the perfect destination for a very relaxed, week long kayaking holiday. Set in the magnificent Middle Atlas mountain range the river Ahansal gushes fresh from the rocks and runs deep through a dramatic river gorge, you'll feel like you are starring in a movie. This remote river journey travels through some stunning scenery and is the perfect antidote to those winter blues. A chance to dust off the cobwebs from your kayak and paddle clear warm waters, beneath blue skies, in a truly intoxicating location. Of course you can also try out one of our up to date playboats which we will be more than happy to provide for you. And after your river adventure we then take you out to the coast to enjoy the surf and relax on a gorgeous stretch of beach near Essaouira. And in addition a chance to explore the mystical city of Marrakech, get lost in the souqs and marvel at the snake charmers. Morocco will delight you in so many ways. Other trips similar to this (for beginner kayakers) is our Morocco Kayak School.

5 nights
4 nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day 1

    Flyingsleeping

    Arrive Marrakech and dine at Djeema el Fna. Hotel for the night.

    Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

    Day 2

    campingdriving

    Gorgeous drive to the heart of the Atlas mountains. Views are stunning and we camp beneath a mountain similar to half dome in Yosemite, USA, and watch the sun set.

    Included: All meals

    Day 3

    campingkayak

    Wholesome breakfast, thorough safety and paddle briefings from our expert team, then paddle down one off the best rivers in North Africa, through some gorgeous scenery.

    Included: All meals

    Day 4

    campingkayak

    Bouncy technical rapids, like "Wee Stinky" and a great camp for the evening amongst cedar trees!

    Included: All meals

  • Day 5

    campingkayak

    With crystal clear water, try your hand at fishing, to see if you can catch tonight supper. The fun rapids are punctuated by a relaxing lunch and then "cheeky little monkey" rapid to end our day on the river!

    Included: All meals

    Day 6

    drivingsleepingkayak

    After a great breakfast we join the river for the last of the fun rapids, before we meet our boat which tows us across Lake Bin El Ouidane, and then drive back to Marrakech and our final nights meal together.

    Included: Breakfast and lunch.

    Day 7

    drivingsleepingkayak

    Drive to Essaouira and head out to the surf in our boats or perhaps try your hand at Kite surfing!

    Included: Breakfast

    Day 8

    sleepingkayak

    Another day playing on the Beach!

    Included: Breakfast

    Day 9

    drivingsleepingkayak

    After a morning on the beach catching the last few waves (or rays) we board our boater bus back to Marrakech where the afternoon is yours to relax or do some shopping.

    Included: Breakfast

  • Day 10

    Flight_Up

    Fly home.

    Included: Breakfast.

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Dates & Prices

Flights To Marrakech, Morocco

We suggest that all of our clients from the UK and Europe check out the best deals on Skyscanner which will list all options from your nearest airport. Many "low cost" airlines such as Easyjet have excellent options from London, Edinburgh and Manchester and Ryanair from other airports in the UK. Scheduled flights can be taken with Royal Air Maroc from North America into Casablanca and then connecting flights through to Marrakech. We have all the gear for your paddling trip, but feel free to bring your own paddle and personal paddling gear except your boat! Please note to fly in on Day 1 as listed below (anytime) and depart on the last day (anytime). We can of course organise extra nights for you if that gives you cheaper flight options. For flights from the UK we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. Please do not book your flights until the trip is CONFIRMED.

In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £400 per person. The remainder isn't due until 90 days before your trip.

 

Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate. The actual rate payable is always GBP only.

Kayaking - Mellow Morocco

Saturday 5 March 2016 - Monday 14 March 2016
10 days
GBP £ 1250
Euro € 1605
USD $ 1805
Saturday 2 April 2016 - Monday 11 April 2016
10 days
GBP £ 1250
Euro € 1605
USD $ 1805

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

River Wear:

  • A pair of Chacos / Keens or similar sandals. (Sandals with a closed toe are ideal) Trainers are also ok.
  • A pair of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • A Swimming costume or bikini for ladies.
  • A set of thermal long sleeved top and bottoms to wear under your personal flotation device. Merino wool polypropylene or capilene is the best, not cotton.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off – can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head – can be purchased on line or from your river crew.
  • 1 Litre Nalgene / Sigg or similar water bottle.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Waterproof camera such as GoPro for the ‘action’ shots
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF30 minimum.

 Around Camp:

  • Neutral coloured long trousers.
  • Tops - long sleeved shirt or t shirts.
  • Fleece jumper / sweatshirt.
  • Light weight down jacket.
  • Shorts.
  • Sarong or long skirt for ladies to cover your  legs whilst in the company of locals.
  • Wide brimmed sun hat. Thin scarf or buff for the Sahara to keep sand off your face.
  • Woolly hat and gloves.
  • Underwear & socks
  • A 3-season sleeping bag (Can be hired in advance)
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Light weight down jacket.
  • Shoes or boots for wearing around camp.
  • Thermal top and bottoms. (Good to sleep in)

You do not need to bring tents or sleeping mats.

We provide personal flotation jackets, leg floats, spray jackets, helmets and wetsuits and booties – but make sure that we have your weight, height and shoe size for wetsuit sizing.

 Personal items:

  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.
  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer.
  • Hand wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare batteries.
  • Any medication you may be taking.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Blister plasters.

Optional:

  • Your favourite book/kindle or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Binoculars.
  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.
  • Spare memory card.
  • Solar or portable charger.
  • Zip lock bags to keep valuables dry and sand free.
  • Rehydration tablets (Phizz, Nuun and O.R.S are easily available)
  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items, gratuities and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.
  • If you wish to pass on a gratuity to your guides we leave this entirely up to you.

At the pre departure meeting you will be given a dry bag. Into which you will pack all you require for the trip, including your sleeping bag and camping mattress. Your travel / duffle bag and valuables will be left securely at our hotel.

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