Rafting – Ourika River (Dec-May)
Ourika River – December (ish)-May (ish)*
Located in the magical Ourika valley at the foot of the Atlas mountains and just a one hour transfer from the centre of Marrakech city, this river is fantastic fun and a great place for beginner and experienced rafters alike. It is a half day rafting trip so will last for the morning or afternoon. Included are all equipment and collection and return from the centre of Marrakech or directly from your hotel. The Ourika river is grade 2-4 plus depending on the level of the river on the day.
The Ourika Valley is a very popular tourist destination for both visitors and Moroccans. The stunning back drop of the often snow covered Atlas mountains along with the steep sided gorge with the Ourika river running its length make this a must visit destination for those in Marrakech who want to get out of the hustle and the heat. Rafting trips here are a bit of a spectator sport and you will have all the local children and villagers clapping and cheering you as you pass down the river.
Age range from 16 years and up.
Middle Ourika River Rafting Grade 3/4 ( Oulmes to Asgine)
Age profile – 16 plus
Price – £70 per person
For those seeking fun, adventure and a fair bit of adrenalin this is a “must do”part of any trip to Morocco and Marrakech. By far our most popular rafting trip on the Ourika river this trip delivers steep and technical rafting from the start to the finish.
This is not sedate trip down a river looking at the scenery! You will have plenty of time before and after the trip to take in the environment and culture of the Ourika valley. The Splash Crew of international river guides and local tour guides will go out of their way to tell you everything about the area and culture of the region when you are not on the river.
You will pass under many low bridges which will have local children on them cheering you on. The riverside cafes with their customers again clapping and cheering you on will pass by one after another in a bit of a blur. You will know this is going on but your focus will always be on the river and always only the river and the commands coming from your guide. The rapids come one after another on this trip with very little time in between. Each raft will have between for and six clients and a guide. The following words will give you an idea of this outstanding rafting experience:
Fun, Fear, Adrenaline, Rush, Awe, Shock, Rapids, Cold Water, Fast, Teamwork, Bridges, Achievement, Pride
In summary an experience that will be the highlight of your trip and leave you demanding more and feeling a true sense of achievement and pride in what you have just done.
*Depends on river levels and snow conditions
Check out more of our rafting photos at our Photo Gallery.