Morocco Desert Stargazing.
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IN DESERT , MERZOUGA
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 day 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 -
We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech. Our professional driver will drive across Tizi n Tichka pass in Atlas mountains. We visit Aait Benhaddou ,old Unesco Kasbah. We explore also Ouarzazate ,and we continue driving to Skoura, and valley of Roses. We spend the evening at Dades valey in riad/ hotel with half board.
DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY -
Today we departure from Dades valley towards TAFILALET OASIS. We pass Jorf , and we explore ERFOUD as fossil town. We drive to Merzouga sand dunes where we enjoy a camel ride for 1 hour to reach desert camp. We enjoy beautiful desert sunset, we stay overnight in desert tents. After dinner we enjoy astronomy session and sky observation with our 200 mm telescope.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA DESERT -
Today we drive to Devonian beds to collect goniatites ,trilobites and pyritised ammonites. In the afternoon we continue with Ordovician trilobites. In the evening we stay at hotel meteorite Alnif .
DAY 4 : ALNIF -
Today after breakfast we collect orthoceras cones Ordovician at serradrar quarry. Then we drive along Draa valley stop to collect Precambrian Stromatolites ,then haed to ouarzazate , Moroccan Hollywood . evening at Kasbah les jardins de ouarzazate 3 stars in half board .
DAY 5 : OUARZAZATE -
Today we drive to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas mountains ,passing Tichka pass. End of Merzouga astronomy tour.
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 :