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 -
We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech and our professional driver will drive across Tizi n'Tichka pass in Atlas mountains. We visit Ait Benhaddou ,old Unesco Kasbah from 12 th century. After lunch here we explore Ouarzazate ,often called as Moroccan Hollywood. We continue a drive along Draa valley. We spend the evening at N'KOB in a small hotel with half board. It will be our first contact with the sky for introduction to the astronomy on deep Morocco .
DAY 2 : N'KOB -
Today we departure from N'KOB towards TAFILALET OASIS. We pass nice arid desert landscapes, we stop at Erfoud for a lunch. Then we continue to Merzouga and its ERG Chebbi sand dunes. We experience a camel ride for one hour and we enjoy beautiful sunset ,as an unique experience. We stay overnight in desert camp where we will have dinner. Then we enjoy astronomy session , sky lecture , presentation , and sky observation with our 200 mm telescope . We sleep in Sahara Berber tents in Merzouga .
DAY 3 : ASTRONOMY IN MERZOUGA DESERT
After breakfast in the desert camp , we explore the famous ERG Chebbi SAND DUNES in Morocco. We visit village of Khamlia, Hassilabiad and Merzouga. Later today we return back to same desert camp or Kasbah depending on the weather. Then we enjoy another astronomy practicing and we exchanging knowledge.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT TO MIDELT AND FEZ
After breakfast we leave Merzouga desert and we drive towards Middle Atlas. We pass Ziz valley, and after lunch in Midelt we reach Fez city where we drop you at your hotel . End of Morocco astronomy tour.
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 :
MOROCCO STARGAZING IN DESERT , MERZOUGA
Morocco Desert Stargazing.
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