At a glance

Duration
8 days
Cost
$2795
Arrival Airport
Marrakech (RAK)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
22 °C (72 °F)
Water Temp
16 °C (61 °F)
Camping
4 nights
Hotel
3 nights

Overview


Morocco is the perfect destination for a very relaxed, week-long, family-friendly rafting holiday. Set in the magnificent Middle Atlas mountain range, the Ahansel river flows down from the peaks and runs deep through a dramatic river gorge. Rafting in this scenery you’ll feel like you are starring in a movie. The beauty of this river trip, is that all the family can enjoy the experience and have a real adventure together in this remote, intoxicating location. It is the perfect antidote to those winter blues with warm weather and stunning scenery. 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 you may be interested in, are our Deserts & Rivers Adventure.

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Destination Map & Video


What you will be up to


1

Arrive in Marrakech where you will be greeted by a member of our team. Tonight we will dine in the city’s famous square, the Djeema el Fna,  before retiring to your hotel for the night.

Included: Dinner

2

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

3

Wholesome breakfast, thorough safety and paddle briefings from our expert team, then paddle down through some of the gorgeous scenery on this river.

Included: All meals

4

Bouncy technical rapids, like “Wee Stinky” , now that your confidence is growing. You will enjoy chatting about the day’s action in the evening around the campfire. You will nod off with just the sound of the river in the back ground, at our great camp for the evening amongst cedar trees!

Included: All meals

5

With crystal clear water, 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

6

Fun rapids and two stunning gorges before we meet our boat which tows us across lake Bin El Ouidane, where we’ll relax at our luxurious lakeside hotel for the night.

Included: All meals

7

We drive back to town where you can spend a day exploring Marrakech, shopping, sightseeing or trying a range of activities. Truly a great fun place for the whole family. Overnight Hotel.

Included: Breakfast

8

Fly home. Or choose an extension. Speak to our team.

Included: Breakfast

Speak to a WBN Advisor


UK +44 1709 802 203

USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Sunday 14 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 20248 days£1995€2450$2795
Sunday 23 March 2025 - Sunday 30 March 20258 days£2295€2695$2995
Sunday 6 April 2025 - Sunday 13 April 20258 days£2295€2695$2995
Sunday 13 April 2025 - Sunday 20 April 2025FULL£FULL€FULL$FULL
Sunday 20 April 2025 - Sunday 27 April 20258 days£2295€2695$2995

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 (airport code RAK). For U.S. customers, we suggest trying Exito Travel for a competitive quote. 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.

In order to secure your place just pay your deposit USD $750 per person. Your final trip payment is not due until 100 days before your trip. See our Terms and Conditions for full payment terms.

 

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients already have what is needed for a river trip. We have broken down the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. Each guest will get a dry bag 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 dry bag can be viewed here.  We will send you an equipment list of what you will require for your Moroccan adventure prior to your departure along with a link to our app with further information plus a Water By Nature gift.

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Hidden Morocco rafting reviews


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Chores and Challenges - the best way to get stuck into a real adventure with pupils

Rated 5.0 out of 5
12th April 2024

I have recently returned from an incredible school trip with Water by Nature (c/o Hamish McMaster). We had booked a week of rafting down the Ahansal River in the lower Atlas mountains, as well as a little hiking and a cookery class in Marrakech. Seven curious adventurers signed up to come and do something completely different during their Easter break.

Within minutes of setting off with Hamish we were all assigned chores and tasks which engaged and entertained us for the entire week. Each one, however small or challenging, was essential to our adventure unfolding. There was little time to debate or argue and Hamish dusted all his directives with much humour, great stories and loads of positive affirmation. ‘Help me carry the raft frame from the trailer to the river’s edge please and then together we can attach it to the raft you have inflated so brilliantly. I shall show you how to use these tie-downs properly. Can you please make us all sandwhiches for our journey today – everything you need is in the cooler box. If you can, please collect firewood for our fire tonight, go and look downstream and see what you can find. Can you chop us three onions and peel all the potatoes in that bag for dinner. Tents need to go up, could you both crack on with that – doing it pairs always makes the job go quicker and is more fun. I need you to fetch water, filter it through that muslin bag and then put it through the purifier to fill that container – everyone will need fresh water for tonight, so your job is really important’.

There was always a hive of activity. Throughout our adventure, everyone had a chore to do and it was varied, valued and important. In our ‘efficiency’ we left behind the whole box of cutlery at our base way below our start point on the river. Hours later, preparing dinner, we realised what had happened. After a pause, a raised eyebrow and a foot shuffle, one of our pupils broke the silence and said ‘I am off to make myself a fork to eat my dinner’. We had a great time re-creating a finger menu from the food we had packed. Great hilarity washed over dinner as we ate our food with our home-made mishapened wooden forks, served dinner using small bowls and used our one and only chopping knife to dish up hot cholocate into our mugs. Twenty four hours later, while passing through a very remote village, we bought some cheap knives and spoons that only bent and broke thoughout the rest of our trip – prooving to be superfluous anyway. We had the joy of having a ‘forkless’ trip and can proudly say that they are actually an over-rated utensil! We had downtime too – chats around the fire, over the kettle boiling, in between rapids on the river, under the stars as we brushed our teeth. The best downtime was with Mostafa and his family in the remote village of Tilougguite, who invited us all into his home for mint tea and toasted almonds.

I observed our young adventurers busy and active for that entire week. Each person was important and an intrigal part of the team. It provided space to have good chats while doing chores, as well as being able to thank and give gratitude to one another for contributing to our trip unfolding. Even when mistakes were made, everyone quickly became problem solvers. Hamish, and his terrific sense of humour, meant our adventure was not only great fun but also a direct outcome of fantastic, active, continous participation, cooperation and collaboration. All essential skill to any group activity getting done. It was amazing.

Thank you Hamish and Ermin.

Sarah Shoesmith

Ticked off on my BUCKET LIST!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22nd May 2023

March 2023

After delaying my trip for a couple of years due to the pandemic, I finally joined the WbN’s “Hidden Morocco” rafting experience. I LOVED it – WHAT an adventure & “high” this was! Moreover, it was my “first time” rafting AND camping. The rafting was great fun, not a penny in the pocket, remote & intoxicating locations, going back to basics on the camp sites, learning new skills and pushing my own limits. In the end, camping went very well. After 2 days, I was able to build & dismantle my tent all by myself …! Met some lovely and fun fellow travellers and we were safely guided down the river by Lupe & Shaun. What a team these two were: great chefs, professional, helpful & always positive, communicative between themselves and towards us, they looked after us very well – they were great & fun to be around.

At the end of the trip, they asked for our feedback: we just could NOT come up with anything negative about this experience. I personally wished I had joined WbN a decade or so ago; their destinations are so interesting and just all over this planet.

A BIG “thank you” to Lupe & Shaun and the excellent support from the office staff, making this trip to be a forever lasting memory.

Paula Amsterdam

Epic Adventures

Rated 5.0 out of 5
21st April 2022

I cannot speak highly enough of Water By Nature. The perfect mix of epic adventure with home-comfort style camping (think home-made lasagne on the camp-fire, G&T and comfy sleep kits).

The laid back approach belies a five star attitude to safety. I’ve enjoyed trips through Africa, Turkey, Nepal and most recenlty Morocco with Hamish and his team.

WBN have also successfully introduced my 2 teenage daughters to the adventure holiday concept. That alone is worth the gushing review.

Already planning our next river trip with this awesome crew.

Simon Byrne

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