Tour from Marrakech to Fez
5 Day Tour from Fez to Merzouga
Tour from Marrakech to desert
Star gazing is not one of the things that immediately springs to mind when you are visiting Morocco. However, it is an ideal destination because although most of us live in areas with high population density and light pollution which obstruct the natural starry sky, there are areas in Morocco where there are no city lights .Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes is one of the fabulous And unique paradises for stargazing in Morocco. Try Camel trek into the Sahara for an unforgettable night of stargazing at one of the spectacular desert sky . The stars in the Sahara are fantastic , and the sky is dark.
Morocco is one of the best stargazing destinations in the world. Once you get to the desert . the edge of the Sahara , Erfoud and Merzouga region , light pollution drops to almost zero. Combine this with an arid atmosphere and about 300 cloudless nights a year and you’ve got the perfect conditions for observation.
4 Days Morocco Astronomy Tour , stargazing in the Moroccan south skies Exploring Moroccan , skies , Astronomy , mythology beliefs, culture , and more ! Welcome to the unique and exclusive chance to discover the skies of Southern Morocco at night!
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH -
leave Marrakech cross the high atlas pass , lunch in Ouarzazate Moroccan Hollywood , evening in alnif desert . First contact with the stars and sky night in a hotel in the flat black stony desert in half board.
DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE -
during the day visit many fossils quarry’s to collect fossils mainly trilobites, evening in a hotel at Erg Chebbi sand dunes of merzouga . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset, after dinner. We do a fire and a sky lecture and conservation. Night in the camp under stars .
DAY 3 : ASTRONOMY IN MERZOUGA DESERT
We explore south Erg Chebbi fascinating landscapes , visit old mines , cretaceous beds , meet back community whose parents was brought as slaves on the 12th century , share a cup of tea , enjoy Gnaoua music night in the same camp. After dinner presentation regarding astronomy in northwest African culture , Berbers , Bedouin and Touaregs, mythology and believes .
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT
We explore the history og the TAFILALET sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12 th century , explore the souk afternoon back to the camp for a 200 mm telescope and binocular cession of sky observation of the sky planets , galaxy s ,, night in the same desert camp.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA DESERT TO MIDELT AND FEZ
We drive back to fez enjoying the scenery from the opposite angle. With more knowledge and lots of good souvenirs to be in fez around 16 h . at your hotel.
Is Stargazing in Morocco in the edge of the Sahara is your dream ?
If you love astronomy , while you are in Morocco , you should be seeing stars in Merzouga desert. Astronomy in Morocco is not very popular but very interesting especially in the south where the sky meets the desert.
WHAT IS INCLUDED :
Private transfer in A/C vehicle and pick up from Marrakech
Accommodation in hotels/ riads
Dinners and breakfasts during Morocco astronomy tour
Guided astronomy tour in Morocco
Camel ride in desert and night in Erg Chebbi camp
NOT INCLUDED :