a Father Son Journey
Water and Sand
Rafting and Camel Trek in Morocco
Bin El Ouidane Lake
Rafting down the Ahansal River
Riding the sands of the Sahara
White Water raft down Morocco's Grand Canyon River where the Desert meets the Snow
Camel ride the Sand Dunes of the Erg Chebbi Sahara
Fathers and Sons join for an adventure that bonds them forever.
Day 1 - You and your son arrive Marrakesh Menara airport where you are greeted and driven to your Riad in the historic Medina. Enjoy dinner in the famous Jamaa El Fna Square where you encounter snake charmers, musicians, fortune tellers and chaos dressed in all colors.
Day 2 - Early breakfast and ready to go at 8:00. Heading to the river after experiencing the
whirlwind that is Marrakech is an amazing way to relax. Marvel at the waterfalls and the blueness
of Bin El Ouidane lake as we journey through the mountains to our camp ready for the excitement
of running the best whitewater that Morocco has to offer. On a clear day, we'll have amazing views
towards the Atlas mountains and on occasion, we will also see Mt Toubkhal, North Africas highest
mountain. As we reach the Atlas foothills, we'll turn off to Cascade D'Ouzoud, Morocco's highest and
certainly most impressive waterfall. Here we'll have lunch and relax in the cool mist, all the while
being closely observed by the local monkey population (more correctly, our lunch is being observed!)
From here we'll drive past Bin El Ouidane, the stunning lake we finish on in two days time. Once at
camp, you'll relax and enjoy snacks and a refreshing drink.
Day 3 - You'll wake up to the sound of the river, or perhaps the sun hitting the side of your tent. The
guides bring you a hot drink in bed. After a filling breakfast, we'll pack our equipment into our
drybags, hand out your wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, and helmet and you'll be given a comprehensive
safety talk on rafting and how to paddle. Under the expert guidance of the international team of guides, you paddle off down the Ahansal River. This amazing river has rapids all the way down to tonights camp. Wee Stinky, The Squeeza, Jungle Corridor, The Mill and Fake Right, Go Left are just a few. We'll get a chance to see the amazing scenery on the way down this spectacular valley. After a sumptuous lunch, we tackle the biggest rapid of the trip, Rock the Kasbah. If time allows we can also take a walk up to this amazing piece of history. We'll arrive at camp early afternoon in time to relax.
Day 4 - Berber Camp 2 is a stunning place to wake up in the heart of the Ahansel River Gorge. The
ground crew has prepared breakfast for you before we have a bit of a stretch warm up and get into
the rafts for our trip down to Bin El Ouidane. You'll get some excellent rapids today including Cheeky
Monkey, Ducky Ripper, and Splat Rock. After all the rapids are finished we float into 2 amazing gorges, both around 200 meters straight up and barely over the width of a raft. We emerge into the braid of the river before we get to the lake itself, where we are met by our power boat, which then tows us back across the lake to our waiting vehicles while we enjoy lunch and take in the stunning views. Once changed we take vehicles and continue our journey toward the sands of the Sahara.
Day 5 - we spend most of the day traveling, traversing Todra Gorge via Imilchil to Tinghir and from there on to Erg Chebbi for 3 nights in the Sahara.
Day 6, 7 & 8 - Sahara - (The largest desert in the world, the Sahara ranges from the river Nile running through Egypt and Sudan in the east, to the Atlantic coast from Morocco to Mauritania in the west; stretching from the Atlas Mountains and the shores of the Mediterranean in the north, to the fluid Sahelian fringe that delineates the desert in the south.) We camel ride out into the dunes for a few days of living like Nomads. Those starry nights and the magic of the Sahara.
Day 9 - After an early breakfast we travel to Ouarzazate and stay overnight in Ait Ben Haddou. The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco's biggest studios inviting many international companies to work there. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series Games of Thrones.
Day 10, 11- early morning breakfast and then travel back to Marrakesh for two-night stay. Shop in the Grand Souk, have a Hammam or massage, or maybe dance with the monkeys or snakes.
Day 12- after a nice breakfast we prepare for the journey Home. If you would like to stay longer you can consult with Saida Ahu and she will be happy to arrange things for you.
Monkeys at the Falls
Airport Transfers from Marrakesh Menara Airport
11 Nights of Shared Accommodation (Riads & Tents)
All Breakfasts and Dinners
4 x 4 Vehicle 24/7 with Driver
Saida Ahu and Local Guides
Rafting Trip and all Equipment
Camel Trek into the Dunes
Group Call prior to the trip for Q & A
Lunches, (Unless Specified)
Snacks and Drinks
Last minute changes can occur. Bring your patience and flexibility along.
For the rafting trip:
-Pack a swimsuit, a towel, easy to dry synthetic clothing as well as toiletries and any necessary medication for 3 days.
-We recommend you wear closed shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat & sunscreen.
-Personal repatriation insurance is required for this excursion. (http://www.april-international.com/)