Best of Bin El Ouidane

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Bin El Ouidane
Amid the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the deep blue waters of Bin El Ouidane contrast sharply with the rocky landscape surrounding it. Back in the 1950s, a long stretch of the Bin El Ouidane river was transformed into one of Morocco’s largest dams, which provides both hydroelectric energy as well as irrigation for thousands of acres. The lake also offers a wide range of aquatic activities and lies near some vibrant Berber communities that have long welcomed visitors. 

Lakeside adventures range from wakeboarding, jet skiing, or kayaking. You can also head out on rafting trips along the class III rapids of the Ahansal River. An excellent day trip in the area takes you to the so-called “happy valley” of Ait Bougmez. It’s a place of mountain scenery, fertile green fields and mud-brick Berber villages inhabited by the Aït Atta, a people known for their legendary hospitality. Other attractions in the area include fossilized dinosaur footprints and 10,000-year-old rock carvings made by Neolithic people.
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Top Active Experiences in Morocco

Morocco is an ideal destination for active travelers and adventure seekers, offering unique experiences, like kitesurfing in Essaouira, riding horses through the desert, climbing Northern Africa's tallest peak, and carp fishing alongside the locals. With diverse outdoor environments, you'll find nearly every activity in Morocco. From the top of the Atlas Mountains to the bottom of river gorges and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the country is an ideal location for adventures!

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Map of Family Fun in Morocco: Fes to Marrakesh via the Atlas Mountains - 10 Days
Family Fun in Morocco: Fes to Marrakesh via the Atlas Mountains - 10 Days

This 10-day guided tour introduces the whole family to Morocco's cities, deserts, and mountains—with plenty of fun, interactive activities along the way. Start in the historic city of Fes, where you'll learn the art of henna and have a traditional dinner with a local family. Then, it's off to Lake Bin El Ouidane for river rafting and kayak adventures. See the wonders of the "Red City" of Marrakesh on foot or by bike, take in the Atlas mountains via hot air balloon, and ride camels across the dunes of the Agafay Desert.

Meet Chefcahouen residents as you navigate the blue-hued streets with the kids
Map of  Morocco Family Discovery Tour - 14 Days
Morocco Family Discovery Tour - 14 Days

Discover the wonders of Morocco on this two-week family tour. Your journey begins in the port city of Tangier, where you'll ride camels on the beach and explore the mythical caves of Hercules. Then, it's off to historic Fes for cultural tours and traditional crafts workshops. Kayak on Lake Bin El Ouidane, see playful monkeys at the majestic Ouzoud Waterfalls, and finish your adventure with traditional Moroccan cooking classes and a hot-air balloon ride over Marrakesh.

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