Rafting in Morocco is growing as a great holiday activity, whether you choose a halfday trip onto your holiday or do a multiday rafting trip through the High Atlas, there are plenty of reasons to go whitewater rafting. Here’s our top 11 reasons to go rafting in Morocco.
1. It's only a few hours from Europe
Marrakech is only a few hours from Europe and you are in a different world.
2. Spectacular scenery
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
3. It's for families and adults
Whitewater rafting is the perfect team building activity to do with a group of mates or a family. When your in a raft together taking on river rapids, you are forced to work as a team. It’s also a lot of fun that it’s bound to bring you closer as a family or group of friends. And it’s not just the rafting, spending the evening telling stories around the campfire of the fun you had that day is a great bonding experience. Do something new and exciting with your family.
4. The weather
Most of the time you will find sunshine in Morocco but the best time is in March, April and May. It can be hot but the water will cool you down. No matter the weather, we can raft! There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad equipment.
5. The Berber hospitality
Waking up in a beautiful Bedouin tent with the smell of Berber Whiskey lingering in the air by the river is one of the main reason we love this place. The Berbers are so friendly and helpful that you feel at home all the time.
6. Professional guides
Another great reason to go rafting in Morocco are our guides are great, of course they are otherwise we wouldn’t employ them. All of our guides and safety kayakers hold International Rafting Federation certification. But not only are they fantastic at their jobs, they are a great bunch of people to spend time with and share stories around the campfire.
7. It's fun
We can’t think of a better way to spend our days outside in nature, with a great group of people, getting our hearts pounding with adrenaline as we crash through the waves and ending the day around a camp fire.
8. It's an adventure
Bored of the usual holidays? Looking for something new and exciting? A whitewater rafting holiday in Morocco will see you paddling rapids, exploring canyons similar to the Grand Canyon. Away from technology for a week and just the simplicity of camping and rafting. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new, you won’t regret it.
9. The food
The food is great. After a long day in the raft, you are bound to have a large appetite and we are sure to not let you go hungry. We’ll serve you a traditional Tajine with a fresh salade with vegetables from the local's garden.
10. The Berber whiskey
There's always time for a mint tea. At the end of our multiday rafting trip you just enjoy that moment of breathing pure mountain air and the campfire with your cup of mint tea or a glass of wine.
11. The stars
There’s nothing quite like the night skies from the banks of the rivers in Morocco. With no light pollution it’s an ideal place to stare up and gaze at the spectacle. It’s not uncommon to see the milky way on clear nights. Because sleeping under a tent is optional, you can spend the whole night gazing up at the delights above.
5/16/2018 04:09:10 pm
It sure was nice how you said that April is a hot season making it a good time for rafting since the water will cool the body down. It's May now, but I have to say that it is still fairly hot, especially from where we live. Maybe we can give rafting a try, though in a place closer to us since Morocco is pretty far. Thank you!
5/16/2018 04:12:02 pm
I do like how you said that rafting allows a person to experience an adrenaline rush in the water during the day and relax in front of the campfire at night. That seems like a wonderful way to enjoy a hot summer day! I will give it a try since I am craving for action and relaxation at the same time. Rafting might be the best way to achieve it. Thank you!
12/5/2018 04:14:26 pm
I like what you said about how rafting could be the best team building activity out there since you will be forced to work together. My kids are on their teens now, and they are not as close as they used to. I think it will be a great idea to bring them all to go rafting to foster bonding and strengthen their connection.
1/31/2021 03:10:22 pm
Loved reading this thanks
6/30/2022 05:27:06 am
I agreed when you stated that river rafting is the ideal team-building activity to do with friends. That's probably why my friend is inviting me to go river rafting with him. I should advise him to book a tour for two 'cause I'll be joining him for sure.
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After years of travelling and working abroad, it was time to share his passion in Europe. We take you through the Atlas mountains in a unique way. We do not leave any trace behind in order to respect the local population and nature. Our goal is to share the Amazigh culture by trekking and rafting.