Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Todgha Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
3 days Geological Morocco tour will start from Marrakech when we pick you up from your hotel. we depart Marrakech to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through the Tizi Ntichka pass. First, visiting the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a spectacular fortified village (Ksar). Lunch will be in a traditional restaurant in Ait Benhaddou.
Likewise, we continue to Ouarzazate, visit Kasbah Taourirte and the cinema studios of Atlas & CLA Studios where many movies were produced thus being called The Hollywood of Africa like Lawrence of Arabia, Sahara …
In the afternoon, we drive to Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses is known for the extensive harvest of roses, used in the production of perfume. More than, rose water and cosmetic products. Before we reach small Berber village dades.
Then we drive along the road of 1000 Kasbahs you will discover many Berber villages scattered along the way.
Then arrive at Todgha Gorges is a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. After that Jorf Here you will stop to visit the old Canal of Irrigation. equally important, Erfoud is a town in southern Morocco where you will have a stop to visit the workers of fossils and the Market of Dates. we head directly to Merzouga your hotel for accommodation and dinner.
Day 2: Boutchrafine sites – A big site of fossils – museum fossils
Get up at 9 AM in the morning enjoy a Moroccan breakfast before taking the road to ELKHAMLIYA the black village is famous for Gnawa music. We will stop for a drink of mint tea, after taking the road to the CRINOIDS QUARRY. The Crinoids 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. It’s 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. Also, 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. More than your accommodations this evening will be camping in a Nomad Berber Tent.
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 at Ouarzazate in the afternoon for a short break and then continue on to Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will be dropped off at your hotel and this will complete your 3 days Geological Morocco tour and end our services.
- 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C)
- 2 Hotel overnight stays
- breakfast & dinner
- Camel Ride
- a Night in the Desert Camp
- Museum visits
- Visit the Studio of Cinema
- Visit to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- Local specialists of fossils in Erfoud and Taouz will be with us
- Scarf – present of our agency
Tour does not include:
- All that is not mentioned above