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 Morocco Astronomy Tour with exploring Moroccan geology and culture. 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 lecture night in a hotel in the flat black stony desert in half board.
DAY 2 : ALNIF -
during the day visit many fossils quarry’s to collect fossils mainly trilobites , evening in a hotel at Erg Chebbi sand dunes of Merzouga . take half an hour Camel ride for experience to see sunset , after dinner presentation about astronomy in nomadic tribes culture Berbers , Bedouins and Touregs , mythology and beliefs.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA DESERT
explore more geology in the area , meet local peoples , touch with the local culture . Evening after dinner cession of sky observation with a telescope 200 mm . Then back to the desert camp.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA -
We drive back thru the road of thousand Kasbahs , night at roses valley at a guest house , night with a local family ..
DAY 5 : DADES -
Today we drive back to Marrakech via Tichka high atlas pass be in Marrakech around 16h.
Morocco stargazing tours in Morocco in the edge of the Sahara desert :
If you love astronomy you should experience stargazing in Merzouga desert. Astronomy in Morocco is not very popular but very interesting especially in Merzouga where the sky meets the desert.
WHAT IS INCLUDED :
Private transfer in A/C vehicle with Marrakech pick up
Accommodation in hotels/ riads
Dinners and breakfasts during stargazing tour
Guided astronomy and geological tour in Morocco
Camel ride in desert and night in Sahara camp
NOT INCLUDED :