Day 1: Marrakech-Atlas Mountains-Ait Benhaddou-Todgha Gorges -Erfoud-Merzouga
Meeting with driver/guide, after breakfast at the hotel where you are staying. Our direction will be the High Atlas through the de Tizi’n Tichka Pass (2260 m.) Along a mountainous road full of small villages and waterfalls. Tiz’n Tichka means in the local language “neck pastures” and the path is particularly impressive, with a landscape that constantly and a succession of colors that makes it even more dramatic changes. A stop for mint tea giving you the opportunity to savor the beauty of the environment, before arriving at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we stop for lunch. This village built entirely of adobe, namely straw and mud, was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. It is also very popular with Hollywood, chosen for filming international movies such as Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more. Then we go back to Ouarzazate where you will visit Taourirt Kasbah and the famous Studio of Cinema, continuing our journey to the valley of a thousand Kasbah, Rose Valley which give you the opportunity to discover the nature of amazing Morocco. After, we continue on to the Dades Valley .
We will then take the car to travel the road of a thousand Kasbah, through the village of Tinghir, with its Jewish quarter, reaching the Todra in time to visit the famous Gorges of Todgha. In Gorges of Todgha you will have the opportunity to take many pictures and see one of the amazing landscapes in Morocco.
After we will taking the direction to Erfoud, the deserts’ door .You will pass through Tinjdad palm groves. Tinjdad, with his old underground irrigation system, and Touroug palm plantations reaching. Then we crossing Jorf. After 20 klm we’ll arrive to Erfoud where you will feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis. This region of Tafilalet is the centre of date fruit and fossils. After we visit the old Market of Dates we head directly to Merzougayour hotel for accommodation and dinner.
Day 2: Visit of Boutchrafine sites-A big site of fossils-workers-museum-fossils market
Get up at 9AM in the morningn enjoy a Moroccan breakfast before taking the road to ELKHAMLIY the black village is famous by gnawa music. We will stop for a drink a mint tea, after taking the road to the CRINOIDS QUARRY. The Crinods Quarry was the first fossils site on the earth for the discovery of the FLOUR OF SEA, over 350 million years ago. Here you will see the workers under earth searching about which gives you the opportunity to contact the workers directly. After we will visit the QUARRY OF FOSSILIZED MARBLE containing Orthossaire, Ammonite, Goniatite and Sea Stars. Its the biggest load in the world. Then to the QUARRY OF DINOSAURS and to other fossilized animal sites.
We will have a typical picnic lunch with a charming geological view before heading to Erfoud to the center of fossils workers of all sorts of fossils where you can buy fossils at an affordable price. Then we will visit two different museums where you find all sorts of fossils, for example shark teeth, crinoids, trilobites, fossilized marbles, ammonites, trilobites…
After you we will travel on to the Merzouga Desert. The camels will be packed with food and blankets, as well as the other necessities needed for this one night stay in the desert. We will trek our way through the sand to a small Oasis in the middle of the dunes. Here is where you will be spending your evening, where the sky is clear and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. Your accommodations this evening will be camping in a Nomad Berber Tent.
Once settled in at camp, a campfire will be lit and our staff will play music with drums in order to share our culture with you. Afterwards you will be severed your dinner under the Saharan skies ‘blanket of stars’ at the campfire or in the restaurant tent at the camp.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
In the morning, after having a sunrise breakfast, we will break camp and ride our camels out of the desert and back to our original point of departure. You will then travel back towards Ouarzazate to Marrakech. We will stop along the route for lunch.
You will arrive to Ouarzazate in afternoon for a short break and then continue on to Marrakech. Once you arrive to Marrakech, you will be dropped off at your hotel and this will complete your 3 days Geological Morocco tour and end our services.
- Tour in 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C)
- Driver/guide, Fuel
- 2 Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel Ride and a Night in the Desert Camp
- Museum visits
- Visit to the Studio of Cinema
- Visit to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- Local specialist of fossils in Erfoud and Taouz will be with us
- Scarf – present of our agency
Tour does not include:
- Flights, Lunches or Beverages
- All what is not mentioned above
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