6 Days Adventure and Cooking Holidays in Morocco

  • Marrakech, Morocco

Overview

Rafting and Cooking Holidays Morocco

Embark on an exotic adventure and discover the red city, Marrakech. It’s your dream holiday adventure break that takes you into an amazing journey like no other into a mix of cultures with Arabic, African, French, and European influences. For the adventure traveler, it’s a full-packed action trip, exciting you to escape into the wild deserts and mountains, engage with friendly Berber people, and discover local taste to share with friends and family back home.

Highlights

  • 1 cooking session with local family
  • White-water rafting at the foot of Atlas Mountain
  • Guided adventures with equipment and safety gear
  • Cultural immersion such as haggling with shop-keepers and more
  • Airport transfers and transport service during trips
  • Experienced English speaking guides
  • Lunch during full-day adventure
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will spend five nights in a riad in the Medina and the souks on a bed and breakfast type of accommodation. Riad means garden in Arabic. It is a traditional Moroccan multi-story house with an interior garden or courtyard. It is usually three to four stories high with each room opening onto the central open space. There are a lounge and eating areas, a couple of bedrooms and a kitchen. The roof top terrace is like a little piece of heaven on earth where you can relax.

Day 1 - Arrival

Today is the start of your holiday. Following your arrival at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), your airport transfer service will take you to Riad accommodation. The Riad manager or staff will welcome you and show you to your room. They will also give you a short brief about the local area and the culture of Marrakech.

The rest of the day is yours to explore the souks and the sights of Marrakech. You can spy on those exciting bargains that you may want to snap up later. In the evening, you must visit the Jamaa El Fna Plaza and sample the fantastic local food that will be prepared in front of you. You will feel that the plaza has a life all of its own at night, unlike anywhere else in the world.

Day 2 - White-water rafting adventure

Splash Morocco will pick you up at the plaza and your guide will escort you to the coach. It will be a short, one-hour transfer out to the Ourika Valley where you will experience your first wild adventure trip with white-water rafting. Have fun and enjoy the breathtaking backdrop at the foot of the Atlas Mountain. After the trip, you will be taken back to Marrakech to freely explore some more.

Day 3 - Free day

Today will be an optional day of relaxing tour to the stunning Ouzoud Cascades or desert quad biking.

Day 4 - Valley rafting adventure

It is going to be a day for remote Atlas Mountain valley rafting. It is very different from the river rafting experience you had on day two. As you drift down the river, you will have the chance to glimpse at how local village people live. Lunch will be served while you are in an awe-inspiring location. When the activities are concluded for the day, you will be taken back to Marrakech by the transport service.

Day 5 - Cooking crash course

Today, you will spend the morning learning how to cook a traditional Moroccan tajine. For this cooking course, you will join a family as they show you how to shop for ingredients, haggle with shop-keepers in Arabic and then put all of this together to create Morocco’s most famous dish, the chicken tajine. Afterwards, savor the flavor of your new creation and take your new-found skills home to impress friends and family.

You will be presented with a range of activity options. But you can also choose to stay in Marrakech and have your very own adventure in the souks, getting all those bargains to take home with you.

Day 6 - Departure

Splash Morocco will arrange your airport transfer for your departure, wishing you could have stayed longer and hoping you are already thinking about planning your next adventure.

Two rafting sessions at Atlas Mountains are included in this holiday.

This adventure holiday will take place in Morocco. Marrakech is often referred to as the red city or the spice city. The combinations of the red and pinks in the buildings and the exotic spices you see in the souks would perhaps tell you why it has been referred to as such. It is like no other city in the world and without any doubt, the most exotic.

The city is a blend of old and modern culture. You will find trappings of European city such as familiar shops, hotels, and café culture. The strong French influence is reflected in many new villas and apartments that are occupied mostly by Moroccans.

The Medina is the old part of the city that will take you into a different world. The Berber people lived here for many years and their unique culture is an interesting experience to explore.

Nearby places

  • Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) - 15 minutes
  • Ourika Valley - 1 hour
Activities
  • Camel riding / rental
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing
General
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River nearby
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

Lunch will be served during full day adventure trips. You will also taste the traditional Morrocan chicken tajine during your cooking crash course.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Whole food
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 4×4 tour of the high Atlas Mountains (75 GBP)
  • Canyon tour (80 GBP for half day)
  • Desert quad biking (60 GBP for half day and 110 GBP for full day)
  • Dune buggies (100 GBP)
  • Hot air ballooning (180 GBP, September to June only)
  • Kitesurfing Essaouira (price can be adjusted to meet budgets with accommodation)
  • Marrakech city tours (55 GBP)
  • Morocco trekking (150 GBP)
  • Mountain biking (50 GBP)
  • Ouzoud Cascades tour (70 GBP)
  • Ourika Valley tour (65 GBP)
  • Paintball (50 GBP)
  • River tubes (90 GBP)
  • Shopping and Hammam trip (45 GBP)
  • Windsurfing Essaouira (price can be adjusted to meet budgets with accommodation)

You can also opt to explore the souks and the sights of Marrakech to spy for bargains. In the evenings, visit the Jamaa El Fna Plaza and taste the fantastic local food prepared in front of you.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and on departure day
  • All safety gear used in activities to European standards
  • Driver and qualified multi-lingual tour guide with experience
  • Guided adventure trips with serious amount of fun
  • Lunch on full day trips
  • Operations and safety support in Marrakech from local Splash Morocco crew
  • Transport from Marrakech to your adventure venue and back
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Meals (except lunch on full day adventure trips)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Splash Morocco will pick you up from the airport.

  • Review by Connie L. from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    "This was my first time in Morocco and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our guide Marcie was also incredibly sweet and helpful. All the other great reviews pretty much cover my entire experience (from the tour of the city, museums, camel rides, great food, etc) and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!"

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  • Review by Alexa M. from Staten Island, New York, USA

    "I traveled to Morocco in October 2014 and Splash Morocco made our trip well worth it! Marcie was our guide for the trip. She had some great ideas on places to take us, but always gave us options to really make the trip our own! She took us to some great restaurants, gave us insights into the history of the city, and knew her way around the Souk like no other! We also went on camel rides and ATV rides with the company, both worth the price into the Ourika Valley. Marcie also took us to meet a traditional berber family and showed us many aspects of the culture. I would definitely return to Morocco and use Splash Morocco to make it happen!"

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  • Review by J Berget from Canada

    "My trip to Morocco was a complete blast, thanks to the Splash team. They took us for a hike through the mountains, on a camel ride, to amazing restaurants where there was plenty to eat for cheap, to a traditional Moroccan family's home for a meal and henna, and all around the market areas. I felt very taken care of the whole time and had an absolute blast with our guide Marcie. I joined this tour by myself and she made sure that I never felt alone and did a great job of getting our whole tour group to mingle with one another. I would highly recommend Splash Morocco for anyone who wants to experience a multitude of activities in beautiful Morocco!"

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  • Review by Robert G. from New York City, New York, USA

    "I was in Morocco for only three days, and Marcie had set us up with the best of everything to do. She was great in communicating with us, watching out for us, and extremely helpful in every way. My quick three-day trip to Marrakech blew me away! Splash did a great job. I highly recommend them."

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Marrakech, Morocco

Splash Morocco provides adventure activity holidays for tourists wanting to get into the heart of action travel in Marrakech.

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