New to Morocco and only in Marrakech Splash White Water Rafting, based in Perthshire, Scotland, have recently opened an office and operation based out of Marrakech and known as Splash Morocco. Their flagship product, white water rafting, is presently underway on the Ourika River in the High Atlas and will soon be followed by canyoning and river bugging, two products that have proven successful for Splash in Scotland. These water based products will also operate in the Ourika Valley and will be followed by land based adventures over the next 12 months which will include sphereing, abseiling and paintball.
Rafting on the Ourika River will offer participants an exciting and fun filled ride due to the continuous nature of this alpine style river. The back-to-back class 3 rapids are interspersed with a handful of class 4 rapids as well as the occasional and somewhat rare quiet section. Be sure to take a good look at the scenery before you get on the river! The minimum age is 16 and rafters are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to swim. All the necessary equipment is supplied.
Splash will start their canyoning adventures before the end of May. Canyoning involves participants entering tight gorges clad in wetsuits, life jackets and helmets where they will abseil through waterfalls, jump off high cliffs and slip down natural water slides. Again the minimum age is 16 and participants are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to swim. All equipment is supplied.
Half day rafting or canyoning is €60 per person with pick-ups in Marrakech at either 08H30 or 12H00. Full day trips are also available. One which includes a camel ride, visit to a Berber house and lunch as well as the half day raft or canyon trip for €90pp, the other includes a guided hike to the Cascades d’Ourika, lunch and the rafting or canyoning, also for €90pp. Pick up time in Marrakech for both of these trips is 08H30.