When you think of a tour of Morocco, you think quickly to the Sahara, camels, sun and exotic scenery. But have you heard of the High Atlas Mountains? In winter it is full of snow and summer are formed from the melt water, few large rivers. This bright, blue, icy winds its whitewater below a temperature of up to 30 degrees way through the red-colored mountains. It is an ideal combination of desert and mountainous landscape.
Going downriver in Morocco is the dream of almost all lovers of rafting. While white-water enthusiasts have been riding the cataracts of the Atlas Mountains for decades, Morocco’s only just beginning to enter the wide public consciousness as a top rafting and kayaking destination.
If you are 16 years of age or over, and are searching for adventure, regardless of previous experience, then our multi day trip “Morocco’s Grand Canyon” on the Ahansal River is where you should be. This trip takes you through some of the most beautiful and pristine river wilderness in Morocco.
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adventure's Itinerary would look like:
Day 1: Explore Marrakech:
Depart UK and arrive in Marrakech, Morocco. You will be transferred to your Riad and then spend the evening shopping and exploring Marrakech.
Day 2: Drive to the Atlas Mountains, visit Cascades d'Ouzoud:
After breakfast we pack up and take a scenic drive to the High Atlas mountains. On the way we stop at Morocco’s most famous waterfalls, the cascades “d’Ouzoud” with monkeys jumping on our table while we are having lunch.
After 6 hours we finally reach our guesthouse with a welcoming tea before the “Tajine”.
Day 3: Raft through gorges and sleep under the stars:
Today is rafting day! We start by the Cathedral rock. After safety instructions we practice and float down rapids all day (class3). The route is dotted with rapids crossing an Aleppo pine forest landscape. In a magnificent setting of beautiful river gorges, the Ahansal River allows you an easy, enjoyable rafting trip.
To help you get the most out of your trip, guides are available to give instructions and guidance on navigation. After the biggest rapid (class 4) we reach our river campsite where our local team are hosting us with a fresh mint tea.
While we are sitting by the fire enjoying the magical surrounding our cooks are preparing a nice meal for the evening. You will sleep under stars like you’ve never seen before.
Day 4: Raft through Morocco's Grand Canyon:
Nothing’s better than waking up with a fresh air and morning sunlight by the river.
Today we’ll paddle a couple of exciting rapids (class3/4) and float down for 3 hours through Morocco’s “Grand Canyon” carving this magnificent red gorge with blue, green magical water (class 2).
We will have lunch on a fishing boat while crossing the spectacular lake El Bin Ouidane. After packing up we drive back to Marrakech.
Day 5: Exploring Marrakech:
This is your well earnt free day to explore all that Marrakech has to offer. Maybe go and enjoy some time in the Spa or Hammam.
Day 6: Return flight to UK:
Depart and fly back to the UK.
No experience is needed, although confidence in water is a must and an ability to be able to swim.
Once you have booked your place on your bucket list trip, you will receive a kit list from us containing all the kit/equipment you will need to complete the adventure successfully. This will ensure you have everything you could possibly need ready for the big adventure.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trip or your suitability for it, please contact us on 01769 309002 or email email@example.com. We will be happy to help.
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- The trip will run.
- It will leave on the date advertised (unless, it is beyond our control, for example, the airline changes something).
- You will not be surcharged.
- It will be fun!
When you book adventure travel, you want to know how much the trip is going to cost you, without hidden, last-minute costs appearing afterwards. Our full-cost prices include international air fares – we do not advertise “prices from”, leaving you to guess what the final flight price might be. Instead, when booking with us, you know the flight is included, and at what price, from the moment you visit our website.
The price of every this adventure trip includes:
- All accommodation
- All Breakfasts and meals on Rafting Expedition
- Any permits
- Entry fees to any regions and sites visited as part of the itinerary.
- Group equipment
- Safety equipment
- Own Expedition Manager
- 24 UK operations and emergency cover whilst you are in the country
This trip does not include:
- Visa fees
- Lunches and Evening Meals in Marrakech
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for local crew
- Personal spending money
It is a booking condition of The Bucket List Company that you have full travel insurance valid for the duration of your tour to cover you for medical emergency and repatriation to your home country. We will ask you for a copy of this before departure for our records. It is also important that you leave a copy of your insurance with the person nominated as your emergency contact.
We can recommend a respected, specialist travel insurance provider for this trip if you wish – simply contact us to find out more.
Why choose us:
Quality and value
We believe that our trips are once in a lifetime experiences and we want you to be talking about them for the next 20 years! Our adventure travel tours have been developed with the best leaders, in-country team, equipment and extra excursions to make sure every customer has an unforgettable experience.
Expertise and support
Our team of trip leaders, in-country teams and office support staff live and breathe adventure travel. We are here to make sure you succeed in ticking off your bucket list goal, whether it’s summiting Kilimanjaro or learning to scuba dive. From the moment you book until you return, we have the all experience necessary to help with every aspect of your trip. If you have any questions, just contact us and one of the team will be on hand, ready to help.
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When you book a trip with us, we take all of the hassle away from you. We will book everything for you, all you need to worry about is getting yourself to the airport and getting yourself home again (however if you want us to organise this too, we can). We have the expertise and experience to ensure every aspect of your trip is planned to perfection, giving you complete peace of mind. All you have to do is book and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Travel in good company
Our Bucket List travellers range from 18 years of age to 60+ years of age, but the special thing about our groups is that everyone gets on. One thing is guaranteed when joining an adventure trip or expedition – you are going to make new friends to last. At The Bucket List Company, we are passionate about building the community around adventure travel – and you could be a part of it.
We know that everyone has different plans, interests and requirements, so with our trips you can bolt on extras. Let the team know what you want to achieve out of your trip and let us plan your dream itinerary.
Adventure travel is priceless – but we all know that paying for that bucket list trip can sometimes be daunting. That’s why we offer monthly payments to allow you to spread the cost of your trip. You’ll barely see the money leaving your account, and each month you’ll know you’re that bit closer to fulfilling your dream!
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Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The Trek Leader and our local agent will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!