Canyoning Escape to the Middle Atlas

A 5-day adventure canyoning and exploring the green and fertile Middle Atlas Mountains

5 Days (land only)

from Marrakech to Marrakech


from $683


Activity Level

Travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains and explore its rich, fertile prairies and many waterfalls and rivers. Discover a less-known region of Morocco while abseiling, trekking and canyoning in the stunning Ouzoud waterfalls. Enjoy the forest and abundant water in this off-the-beaten-path region, and camp out by one of the biggest lakes in Morocco.

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The adventure begins right off, heading off from the city of Marrakech straight towards the Ouzoud Falls, 150km northeast. These waterfalls are quite an impressive sight, and a popular tourist destination because of their beauty. The area below is surrounded by olive trees, and a dozen ancient windmills can be found at the top of the waterfalls.

When you arrive to Ouzoud, you’ll do a little trekking around the area to get familiar with the environment and fully enjoy the waterfalls the following day.

Trekking: 2 - 3 hours.
Night: Family riad on top of the waterfalls.

The day’s main adventure will be canyoning around the Ouzoud regions. This is an intense experience, accompanied by our certified instructors, which includes a descent of rappels and natural slides down to the base of a range of canyons and waterfalls.

Afterwards, you’ll explore extensively the canyons by doing aquatic trekking and jumping in pools. You will finish your day in the region of La Cathèdrale. This is the area where you will spend the night, in a traditional gîte right by the river, next to an impressive rocky formation.

Canyoning Experience: 6 - 8 hours.
Night: Mountain gîte by the river.

Early in the morning, you will start your day by doing some trekking in the area and having lunch outdoors. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the majestic rocky formations of La Cathèdrale, a massive rock wall that stands tall and prominent, dominating the landscape. It’s common to see Barbary macaques around, the only species of macaque outside of Asia.

From there, you will drive to Bin El Ouidane lake, one of the largest lakes in the region, where you will set up base for the night. After a long and active day, enjoying the lake, swimming and relaxing by its shore will be the perfect end to your adventure.

Trekking: 4 - 5 hours
Night: Camping/bungalows by the lake.

In the morning, you will continue trekking around the Azilal province or over the lake, enjoying the superb nature and stunning mountains of the Middle Atlas.

Around noon, you’ll catch a ride back to Marrakech, a bustling mercantile city that will be the last stop at the end of your adventure. Its iconic Jamaa el Fna square is still busy with storytellers, snake charmers, artisan markets, and all sorts of shopping stalls.

Trekking: 2 - 3 hours.
Night: Traditional Riad in Marrakech.

Breakfast will be served at the riad on this final day of the tour. There will be transfers to the airport arranged according to flight schedules, and plenty to explore in the city if you have time before your departure!

  • Trek for two days through the Middle Atlas Mountains and its rivers and cascades in the Azilal province.
  • Discover the impressive Ouzoud Falls and enjoy a full day canyoning around its beautiful water.
  • Explore Bin El Ouidane, one of the largest lakes in the area.
  • Trek around the lake, meeting the barbary macaques, and towards the amazing rock formations of La Cathèdrale.
  • Witness the magic of Marrakech and wander through its alleys and the famous Jemaa el Fna market.
"Amazing trip, one we will surely remember forever."
"Some things were left as surprises during the tour, which made it even more special."
"Can not put into words how happy we are we came on this. All the staff were amazing and very helpful especially with Arabella's fear of heights. Can not wait to do it again hopefully in the very near future."
"A brilliant tour, I learned a great deal and really got to appreciate the berber culture. The adventures were well organised, the guide was very friendly and respectful and the accommodation was exactly as expected. I'm glad this tour only touched on the more touristy aspects of Morocco and concentrated more on the local culture. The only (small) issue was a miscommunication about where to meet in the airport, but that was partly my fault as I had no mobile service. Other than that the whole trip was amazing and you guys were brilliant. "

What's Included

  • 4 breakfast, 2 lunch, 3 dinners.
  • 1 night Riad in Marrakech, 2 nights in a guesthouse, 1 night mountain gîte.
  • Gear, safety equipment, expert guide and training for all levels on canyoning and aquatic trek.
  • Local guides and tour leader.
  • All transports between destination and from/to activities in a Rug&Rock minibus with air-con.
  • Financial protection in accordance with The Package Travel regulation

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Meals other than stated
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Allow £5-10 for each meal not included.


04 Apr - 08 Apr
07 Nov - 11 Nov
...or check with us for any other dates and tell us about your group size - most of our departures are bespoke!

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