Rafting in Ahansal River, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Skill Level:
Best Season:
February to June
Marrakesh or Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco and one of the busiest cities in whole Africa. It lies close to the foothills of the impressive Atlas Mountains and a few hours away from the famous Sahara Desert. The climate here is classified as hot semi-arid climate, with mild humid winters and dry summers. Marrakesh is well-known for its hospitality, markets, souks and cuisine.

Ahansal River nestles in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, close to Azilal and it is a popular location for a number of water sports. There is no better way to explore this spectacular region than with a whitewater rafting trip.

The adventure begins in Marrakesh and runs from February to June each year, depending on the amount of snow melt. You are able to raft through a magical setting amid stunning mountain peaks and amazing gorges on the way down this 80 km/49.7 mi trip. The journey can typically last between 2-10 days and it is suitable for both beginner and advanced rafters.

The route has many big waves and hundreds of rapids that increase the excitement and adrenaline rush. Keep in mind that you should bring a change of dry clothes, sport shoes, sunglasses and suns cream. Finally, there are companies operating on the spot that provide instructions and all the necessary equipment, as well as transportation from the airport to enjoy this unique experience.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Marrakesh
163km/101.3mi, 2h 18mins
All the centers provide the transportation from Marrakesh to Ahansal River. From Marrakesh to Azilzl: Ηead south on Avenue Ahmed Ouaqala. Sharp left to stay on Avenue Ahmed Ouaqala. Take the first right turn to Rue Boutouil. Sharp left at Rue Boutouil. Continue to زنقة بوطويل. Turn left onto Rue el Gza. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Turn right onto Avenue 11 Janvier. At the roundabout , take the 1st exit to Route de Fès. Go through one roundabout. Slight left at Route de Fès. Open right turn to stay on Route de Fès. Go through one roundabout. Continue to N8. Slight right to R208. Turn left to R208. Slight right to R208. Go through one roundabout. Slight left to stay on R208. Open right turn to stay on R208. Continue to R304. Turn left to stay on R304. Turn left. Take the 3rd left turn.
Marrakesh-Menara Airport,
169km/105.1mi 2h 28mins drive

ONCF is the national railway operator.


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