Stargazing in the Moroccan south skies while exploring Moroccan geology and culture
- 5 days
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Our five-day package offers you the chance to discover the stunning Moroccan landscape and experience the awe-inspiring night skies which are some of the clearest in the world. Travel through the Atlas Mountains and across stunning valleys to search for fossils and stars. A truly spectacular trip to create a thousand memories.
Depart from Marrakech. Our vehicle is an official licensed taxi with a professional driver who will collect you in front of your hotel at 08.00am.
Leave Marrakech through the High Atlas and visit Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient 12th century Kasbah. Have lunch on the way to the Atlas Mountains. Travel through Ouarzazate, known as the ‘Moroccan Hollywood’. Spend the evening in a half-board hotel in the beautiful Dades valley.
Depart from the Dades Valley after breakfast and head towards the Tafilalet Oasis, and area with very nice landscapes. Stop at Erfoud for lunch then drive to the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes to experience a camel ride for one hour and see the sun set, a truly unique experience. After the sunset head back to the camp to have dinner. Make a campfire then talk astronomy, including a sky lecture, presentation, and sky observation with our 200mm telescope. Once you are tired go to sleep in your Berber tent .
A nice and easy morning. After breakfast in the camp, we drive to some Devonian beds to collect goniatites, trilobites and pyritised ammonites. In the afternoontake paert in a treasure hunt for more Ordovician trilobites. Spend the evening at the cozy hotel Meteorite in Alnif.
After breakfast we go to collect orthoceras cones at the Serradrar quarry then drive along the picturesque Draa valley. Stop to collect Precambrian Stromatolites then head to Ouarzazate, known as the ‘Moroccan Hollywood’ due to the fact it has been used as a shooting location for many films and TV shows. Relax in the evening at Kasbah les Jardins de Ouarzazate, a half-board hotel.
Drive back to Marrakech after breakfast, crossing the High Atlas Mountains through Tichka pass to land in Marrakech by 14.00. Our vehicle will drop you at your hotel.
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