At a glance

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

Overview


Set amongst the middle Atlas, the Ahansal is one of the most scenic spots we have ever been kayaking and it presents a perfect opportunity to learn to kayak. People often see our safety kayakers on trips and think “wow, that looks cool” and think how they too would love to learn how to kayak… but preferably in a warm climate! This is an opportunity to learn a great new skill from some of the best kayakers in the world on a stunning and relaxed river, and with beautiful weather to top it all. Experience the adrenaline rush when you take on your first white water sucessfully… what a buzz. And on your last 2 days through a stunning, steep sided gorge where you will experience a tranquility you’ll never find anywhere else as you look up to the deep blue sky… you and your boat now in perfect unison. And when you reach the lake, Bin El Ouidane, quiet reflection on your personal achievement as you sit back and take in the scenery in all it’s splendour. This is a trip for those wanting something more than just a holiday.

Other trips similar to this you may be interested in, are our Hidden Morocco and Deserts & Rivers rafting based adventures.

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Destination Map


What you will be up to


1

You’ll arrive into Marrakech and be met by your Trip Leader. He’ll take you to your centrally located hotel and enjoy dinner together.

Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

2

Gorgeous drive to the heart of the Atlas mountains. Views are stunning and we camp at Bin El Ouidane, outfit our kayaks, teach you some basic paddle strokes on the flat water and enjoy an evening paddle!

Included: All meals

3

We take to the warm lake for more practice on your basic strokes and learn new ones, and to start on the Eskimo Roll! We drive in the afternoon, into the mountains to our gorgeous first night’s camp beside the river!

Included: All meals

4

We spend the morning on the river practicing support strokes, catching “eddies” and eskimo roll practice. The afternoon is spent at leisure, going for a walk and taking in the amazing scenery!

Included: All meals

5

It will be a short day today as we practice stopping and “eddying out!” Crystal clear water, try your hand at fishing.

Included: All meals

6

We paddle through Tilouguite. A gorgeous village, with local children taking the chance to “hitchhike” down river with us. We camp amongst cedar trees for the evening.

Included: All meals

7

The rapids on this river are not large, but instead are perfect for learning, with small wave trains and lots of rocks and “eddies” to practice stopping in!

Included: All meals

8

Today sees more roller coaster rapids, plus the twists and turns of a stunning gorge. We kayak little more than 4-5 hours per day, leaving plenty of time to go and explore nearby villages, or just sit around with your fellow kayakers and discuss the day! We light a fire tonight and watch the gorgeous glow in the canyon walls.

Included: All meals

9

A few fun rapids until the river opens up into the lake and we get picked up by motor boat and taxied across this beautiful lake. A great chance to sample a beer or 2 and revel in your achievement. We enjoy a night at a gorgeous hotel overlooking Bin El Ouidane where we’ll have a wonderful celebratory meal together.

Included: All meals

10

After breakfast we’ll depart for Marrakech where you’ll have a day exploring Marrakech and exploiting your credit card! Truly a great fun place!

Included: Breakfast

11

Fly home.

Included: Breakfast

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UK +44 1226 740 444

USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Sunday 26 April 2020 - Wednesday 6 May 202011 days£2795€3150$3995

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. 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 check out flights on www.skyscanner.net or www.kayak.com or contact our flight desk at Exito Travel if you are in the USA. Please do not book your flights until the trip is CONFIRMED.

In order to secure your place pay your deposit  of £600 per person (USD$750 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.

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

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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.

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