Morocco Desert Stargazing.
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IN DESERT , MERZOUGA
Morocco’s latitude is also important. At +30 degrees it’s just close enough to the equator to observe southern hemisphere constellations you won’t find in central Europe , Time your journey right and you can see passing meteor showers, the rings of Saturn and distant galaxies like Andromeda, 2.5 million light years away.
5 days private Morocco astronomy Tour , enjoy stargazing in the Moroccan south skies. We expperience Moroccan astronomy , mythology beliefs, culture , and more during our private desert trip. Welcome to the unique and exclusive chance to discover the skies of Southern Morocco at night!
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH -
Today we drive towards cedar forest near Azrou. We may be lucky to meet the monkeys living in forest. After lunch in the Middle atlas town of Midelt we continue along Ziz valley to Erfoud and we reach Merzouga desert at Erg Chebbi. You will enjoy interesting introduction into astronomy in Morocco . We spend the night in hotel in Merzouga.
DAY 2 : CAMEL RIDE MERZOUGA DESERT AND STARGAZING IN DESERT
Today we o explore sand dunes of Erg Chebbi desert, we visit also nearby villages Hassilabiad, Merzouga and Khamlia. Later today we enjoy camel ride to reach desert camp. You will love the desert sunset ,and it will be unique experience. We reach the camp for having a dinner and then we will discuss about astronomy , sky lecture , and sky observation with our 200 mm telescope . We stay overnight in Berber tent in Merzouga.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA DESERT / ASTRONOMY NIGHT
After breakfast in the Sahara camp , we explore the desert area of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. After lunch in the village you will have free time and in the evening we return back to Sahara camp or Kasbah depending on the weather. Then we enjoy another astronomy session in Merzouga and we practice and exchanging our astronomy knowledge .
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT -
Today we drive towards Ouarzazate passing the road of thousand kasbahs. We visit Todra Gorges and Dades valley. We stay overnight in “Moroccan Hollywood” city of Ouarzazate in local Kasbah with half board .
DAY 5 : OUARZAZATE -
On the last day we drive to the Ait Benhaddou, where we visit Unesco site Kasbah. Then we cross the High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakech and we drop you off at your hotel. End of services.
Stargazing in Morocco in the edge of the Sahara as your dream :
While you are in Morocco , we invite you to enjoy stars in astronomy session in Merzouga desert. Astronomy in Morocco is very interesting especially in the south where the sky meets the desert.
WHAT IS INCLUDED :
Private transfer in A/C vehicle with Fes pick up
Accommodation in hotels/ riads
Dinners and breakfasts
Guided astronomy and geological tour in Morocco
Camel ride in desert night in Merzouga camp
NOT INCLUDED :