Morocco is a land full of contrasts and a destination to awaken the senses. You will get a true sample of the extremes of this land on our Deserts and Rivers adventure. Travel from the heart of the Atlas Mountains by river sampling scenery few people get to experience. Along the way, you’ll have gourmet food in spectacular surroundings. After your river journey, we’ll return to Marrakech to take in all that this fascinating city has to offer. We’ll journey to the Sahara desert through Ait Bennhadou, the scene of so many great movies to the heart of the desert. Here you’ll ride camels and sleep under the stars miles taking in the peace and serenity of this magical place. Morocco will surprise you in so many ways, but its variety of landscapes is illustrated perfectly on this trip.
Arrive in Marrakech and be met by your Trip Leader. You’ll spend the night in a beautiful hotel just outside the old town walls. We’ll explore the vibrant Djeema El Fna after dark to see how it comes alive.
No meals included.
A gorgeous drive through the heart of the Atlas Mountains to the river. On a clear day, you’ll get spectacular views of Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. We camp on the bank of the river beside the spectacular La Cathedrale.
Included: All meals
After a thorough safety talk and paddle instructions, you’ll paddle off down the best river in Morocco. As well as all the fun rapids, you may well see monkeys or turtles from the raft. We stop in a superb lunch spot for a feast of gourmet sandwiches. This afternoon sees more fun rapids including the highlight, “Wee Stinky”
Included: All Meals
As the sun creeps over the hillside, you’ll wake up to hot drinks and a yummy breakfast. We put on the water for some fun filled rapids in the morning before pausing and taking a walk up to a Kasbah, giving us a great outlook over the area. After a lunch of fresh salads, we float down another series of fun rapids camping at “Cheeky Monkey” Rapid in the heart of a spectacular gorge.
Included: All meals
Considering we are in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, each corner brings a new rapid or amazing sight such as one of the many Kasbahs we see today. After lunch we walk up to one of the most spectacular in the area. The afternoon sees us with more rapids and the chance to swim in the lovely clear water before we reach camp in the heart of the stunning gorge.
Included: All meals
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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 (airport code RAK). 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. Please do not book your flights until the trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office.
Please note: A Single Supplement of £595 applies to this trip if requested.
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We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river trip. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. Each guest will get a drybag to use for the river trip distributed at your Pre-departure meeting in Marrakech. A short video on the size of this and how to pack your drybag can be viewed here. An equipment list of what you will require for your Moroccan adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure along with your Water By Nature Travel Bag and other goodies.
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.
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.
Although I am a Water By Nature veteran now, Morocco was my first experience traveling with Hamish and WBN. It was also my first foray into an Arabic country. The trip was amazing from start to finish. The trip is essentially a two for one. Rafting first, then sightseeing through the vast and different desert regions. The accommodations and food were awesome and different everywhere we went. The rafting was great fun. Aside from the river and rapids, the other highlights were visiting and iteracting with the various tribespeople we met along the river. I’ll bet some of those people had never seen such colorful, strange looking travelers in our full-on rafting gear. They has also never seen themselves in a photo or on a phone! We were able to take a short hike to see how the people lived In harmony with the river and their surroundings. The desert portion of the trip was equally rewarding. Each “oasis” was populated by a different peaceful sect completely unique in every way. The finale was spending time on the sand dunes and riding camels through a beautiful star filled night sky. Contrary to what other might say, the camels were very comfy. My only comment is that I would have liked an extra day on the camels and dunes getting deeper into the desert with our Bedouin guides. Will save that for my next trip!
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