If you want to get close to the edge then this is for you. We (2 adults 50+ and our two daughters 20,17) had the time of our lives rafting down the Ahansel River. We have never rafted before but with the help of our incredible guides Jillian and John we made it through tens of rapids graded at level 1-3a.
On the first day you travel to the mountains via the Cascades d'Ouzoud (amazing waterfall). In the evening you camp out (this is sleeping bags and dug toilets, no pain, no gain). The next morning after open air breakfast you raft for 2+ hours down the river. Really incredible rapids and non-stop activity. You then stop for lunch (quite how we stopped I shall never know. The guides have incredible skill. It is no exaggeration to say that your life is in their hands). The guides have brought everything with them and it was all packed into the two rafts so out comes the kit and we have a fantastic picnic lunch on the rocks. Then it's all loaded back in and off you go again for another 2 exhilarating hours. Somehow we stopped whilst in the middle of another raging torrent so that we could camp for the night. This time we stripped both rafts of all kit and we set up our tents ourselves whilst Jillian and John got on with digging the toilet, starting the camp fire and cooking the tea. Jillian made a fantastic mexican meal which we ate round the fire. There is only one way to get to where we were and that is by raft and as we were the only ones on the river it was just us and nature. In the morning Jillian cooked the breakfast and then we loaded up the rafts (big job, at least an hour) and off we went again. I think John said it was gorge No.4 but it was no wider that two rafts in places and when you are travelling at breakneck speeds it requires great skill to stay the right way up (not our skill, we followed instructions). After another two hours you reach your destination and are towed across the lake to get changed and begin your journey back.
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference then you must do Marrakech for a week and include this. You have got to be prepared to 'rough it' whilst you are on the river. You have got to be prepared to get wet and maybe feel cold if it's cloudy. But the rewards are incredible; the rafting is amazing and the fact is that you are going where very few people have ever been because this is the only way to get there.
Andy at Splash was always on hand pre and during the trip to help out so I can't fault it.
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