5 DAYS ASTRONOMY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH TO FEZ

Merzouga desert stargazing trip

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 :

Lunches

Drinks

CONTACT US

For reservation

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 - OUARZAZATE

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 - N'KOB - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA DESERT

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.

Morocco Desert Stargazing.

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