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Planning a Morocco White Water Rafting Trip

white water rafting paddlesYou’ve wandered the maze-like souks, trekked the sweeping Atlas Mountains, ridden a dusty camel and gorged on savory tajines. Now you’re ready to round out your Moroccan adventure with something completely unexpected: white water rafting. This guide will help you figure out what you need to know while you plan so that you can make white water rafting a safe, fun and unforgettable highlight of your trip to North Africa.

Where to Go

The Ahasanal River in the Atlas Mountains near Tiloguite is the most popular place for white water rafting and is only a few hours’ drive from Marrakech. Rafting trips are usually available in the spring (beginning in March and lasting until June) when the temperatures warm up and water runoff from the Atlas Mountains makes the river fast with class III and IV rapids. (more…)

Water Sports in Morocco

people on the beach moroccoFor many travelers, the epitome of a fun vacation is engaging in different forms of entertainment, including cultural explorations, local nightlife and even recreational water sports. Morocco is no exception.

This North African country sports two beautiful coasts—one fronting the Atlantic Ocean, the other framing the Mediterranean Sea. There is something particularly appealing to people who hope to escape the heat of this exceptionally warm country by submerging themselves in the cool waters at the beach. In the summer months, Morocco’s coastal beaches are flooded with tourists and locals alike.

Many local tourism agencies already understand that there is a market for water sports in Morocco. Thankfully, the country has plenty of great opportunities to engage in all manner of water activities, particularly non-team sports. (more…)

Secret River: Rafting in Morocco

white water rafting moroccoSpills, chills and thrills … you’ll find it all on a white water rafting trip in Morocco.

When most people picture Morocco, they envision camels wandering through the desert, colorful souks, mountainous trekking and historic medinas. Water sports abound here too, though, and tours in Morocco is no exception. And while white water rafting is known for the adventurous adrenaline rush that accompanies it, many tour companies offer history lessons, unique views of Morocco’s back country, fabulous food and an opportunity to truly get away from it all as well. (more…)