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’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 : FES -
We leave fez cross the cedar forest , meet the monkeys at iframe national park , cross the middle atlas , enjoy the change of landscape and scenery ,evening in ERFOUD Hotel 4 stars in half board .
DAY 2 : ERFOUD -
We explore the geology around Erfoud , go on a trip in the distant past , special geological field collecting trip to find your fossil on your own . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset , Night at Erg Chebbi sand dunes in a desert Camp. First sky lecture after dinner, initiation to the stars and the desert night sky ..
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA DESERT / ASTRONOMY NIGHT
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
explore the history of the TAFILALET Sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12th 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 -
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.
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 Fez pick up
Accommodation in hotels/ riads
Dinners and breakfasts
Guided astronomy and geological tour in Morocco
Camel ride in desert / night in Merzouga camp
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