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About 'White Water Rafting Morocco'

You wouldn’t normally think about White Water Rafting in Morocco. But now you will.

There’s more to Morocco than sand, souks and camel rides, you know. A hell of a lot more. 

Head to Morocco’s very own Grand Canyon for a few days’ adventure on the whitest of waters, in the midst of the beautiful burnt orange gorges of the High Atlas Mountains. 

No matter how much experience you’ve got, you’ll have the time of your life on the Ahansal River in Central Morocco. Between paddling through the crystal-clear azure waters and holding on for dear life as you thunder through the rocks, you’ll experience the perfect mix peace and pulse-raisers on this rafting adventure.

So long as you’re 16+ years old, there’s nothing stopping you finding out what adventure travel’s all about and joining us on the ultimate white water rafting holiday in Morocco.

If you want to tackle some truly world-class rapids, get to grips with some powerful paddling and drink in some spectacular landscapes while you’re at it, you’ve just found your perfect trip.

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This incredible white water rafting trip is set in Morocco’s very own version of the Grand Canyon. Hidden away in the High Atlas Mountains lies Morocco’s mecca for adrenaline junkies and rafting addicts: the Ahansal River. 

Running through the towering, bronzed gorges at the base of the High Atlas Mountains, the Ahansal offers adventure nuts like you a tourist-free, pulse-raising experience to remember. 

This hidden gem is still relatively quiet when it comes to tourism and you’re much more likely to see a wild monkey waving at you from a Berber village on the river’s edge than to bump into another raft as you go.

During the warmer months, when our trips take place, the High Atlas Mountains lean over the most beautiful and pristine river wilderness that you’re ever likely to see. Over the course of the rafting route, the azure waters churn into class 3 and 4 rapids that’ll get you flying down the river at breath-taking speeds.

Come winter and it’s a very different story. 

That’s because the Ahansal is a melt-water river which means it’s formed from the snow that falls upon the High Atlas Mountains. So if there’s been no snow all winter? There’s no rafting. 

Don’t worry though, since there’s usually enough water to get the Ahansal flowing from March to late May, and even into June when the mountains have had more than their usual dusting during the winter. 

You’ll get your fill of adventure during this spectacular trip, and see some truly incredible sights along the way. But it’s only when you reach the end of each day and stop for a moment of calm beneath the stars – with a fresh mint tea (or a cold beer) in hand – that you’ll really appreciate the beauty of this extraordinary journey. 

The White Water Rafting Morocco Itinerary

  • 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 a tasty tagine.

  • 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 class 3 rapids all day. 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 surroundings, 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 (class 3/4) 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 rest and relaxation in the spa or local hammam.

  • Day 6

    RETURN FLIGHT TO UK

    Depart and fly back to the UK.

Food and Accomodation for White Water Rafting Morocco

  • Day 1

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Flight
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Reviews about the White Water Rafting Morocco trip

Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

“Just returned from Morroco, where we hit the dizzy heights of Mt. Toubkal. This being my first solo trip, I was pretty nervous, but it was an amazing experience from start to finish with a great group of people. Everything was organised so well – it felt like we moved seamlessly from one environment to the next. I can’t recommend these guys enough, and I know I will certainly be taking more trips with them in the future.”

Stu Blake Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“I recent went on the Sahara Trek and it was one of the best times of my life. That sounds so cliche but it’s the easiest way for me to describe it.

The Bucket List Company made the whole experience stress free. I highly recommend what these guys are doing!”

Michael Chudley Sahara trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Absolutely fantastic from beginning till end highly recommend this company staff were perfect in every way couldn’t of made it without them I will be booking up in future again and met new friends for life.”

Adrian Farr The Bucket List Company Reviews

“What a fantastic experience of a lifetime made even better by the wonderful people from The Bucket List Company. As a first time trekker and travelling on my own I was a little nervous about what to expect. I needn’t have worried. From the moment I booked the trip everything was taken care of and communication from the company was excellent.

Once on the trip our guides Keith and Dave from the UK and Mo & Mohammed our local guides were brilliant. Encouraging and supportive and ensuring that you had the best time while achieving the goal of reaching the summit of Mt Toubkal. 

Brilliant… I’ll certainly be booking another trip with The Bucket List Company and would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Jon Ramm Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“This is the first time I have been on a trip with The Bucket List Company, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. This was my first time away from England trekking, with our fantastic guides (Gareth and big Dave).

The guides in Morocco were truly outstanding and professional at all times, the food and accommodation was great, and I lost weight! I made some great future walking friends. I will be definitely be going away again with this company.”

Mark Snowden Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“I’ve just got back from the most amazing trip to Mt. Toubkal, Morocco. The trip was very well planned, the places we stayed were really nice, the food was great – as were the people on our trip – and of course our guide Gareth was absolutely brilliant. I am already looking to book my next trip. A great company – I would highly recommend. Thank you.”

Ceri Howells Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

While white water enthusiasts have been riding the cataracts of the Atlas Mountains for decades, white water rafting in Morocco is only just beginning to enter the wider public consciousness. And it really is a top choice for rafting and white water kayaking travel.

By day, you’ll be cascading down gushing routes and past impressive landmarks and by night, you’ll find yourself sat by a cosy campfire with nothing but a hot cup of Moroccan mint tea to distract you from the incredible starry sky.

This adventure will both raise your pulse and give you the perfect backdrop to relax in too. And if you really want to stretch it out into the holiday of a lifetime? Why not tack on a hot air balloon flight too? 

As if the rapids weren’t exhilarating enough, you will – of course – get your opportunity to barter with the souks in Marrakech. You’ll spend a free day in the city at the end of the trip, see. 

This adventure really is an incredible way to awaken every one of your senses.

So if you want to discover what it feels like to surge down sensational blue rapids and feel the fresh, cold spray of the white water spanking you right in the face…

If you want to see what Berber life is like, get up close and personal with some seriously audacious monkeys and lay eyes on the almost-unbelievable Cathedral Rock…

And if you want to do it all under the watchful eye of Morocco’s magnificent High Atlas Mountains, with a cold beer or a mint tea waiting for you at the end of each day…

This is the trip for you. 

Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. 

If you don’t do it now, will you ever? 

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  • 20/03/2023 14 Spaces available
    £900
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    £128.57 x 7

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

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  • 25/03/2024 16 Spaces available
    £925
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    £48.68 x 19

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