Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Todgha Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
3 days Geological Morocco tour will starts from Marrakech when we pick you up from your hotel and travel . So we depart Marrakech to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass an elevation of 2260m (6,867 ft.).
Visit 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 that, rose water and cosmetic products . 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.
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 Merzouga your hotel for accommodation and dinner.
Day 2: Boutchrafine sites – A big site of fossils – museum fossils
Get up at 9AM in the morning enjoy a Moroccan breakfast before taking the road to ELKHAMLIYA 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. 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. 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 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.
- 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 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:
- All what is not mentioned above
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