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BOUTCHRAFINE TRIP

15 days fossils and minerals collecting tour from Marrakech


All depends on your arrival time, if late transfert to the hotel if early we start our programme , subject to discussion.

1st day: Leave Marrakech to Sidi Rahal mine rich in quartz chalcedonies, amethyst, agate, picnic with the miner afternoon cross the high atlas to end in Ouarzazate evening hotel 3 stars


2nd day: Departure from Ouarzazate after breakfast towards Draa valley nice landscapes stop at Beni Zoli Ordovician site rich in big parts of huge trilobites. Picnic on the site afternoon drive further to Serradrar visit Silurian site collect black Orthoceras evening in a small hotel in Alnif.


3rd day: departure from Alnif to visit the Cambrian site famous by it s huge yellowish trilobites , Picnic in the Oasis afternoon visit Ordovician site jbel Tiskaouine riche in calymenes and flexycalymenes . Evening back in the same hotel.


4th day: Departure to discover Isoumour famous trilobites post paradise. Where all species of Devonian trilobites lived together. Collect rolled phacops. Picnic on the site and head to Atchana site also Devonian but in flat not a mountain after we will collect red ammonites in Lakrabis evening at Mharch inn nice Oasis in the desert.


5th day: Departure to Mecessi to visit Lalla Mimouna site collect some Devonian trilobites then jbel Mdawar to collect Devonian goniatites. Picnic there and head to Merzouga Erg chebbi magic sand dunes. Evening in a small nice hotel in Merzouga.


6th day: Departure south towards Taouz visit the famous Kemkem site rich in fish crocodiles and spinosaurus bones and teeth. Then collect echinoderms in Boutariyt site. Picnic in the old mine of filon 12 famous by it s vanadinites quartz and goethite. Then visit Mifis old laid mine and back to the hotel in Merzouga.


7th day: Departure north Merzouga. Collect black Devonian pyritised goniatites at Azourz site. Then trilobites at Tisket site. Visit an active Barythe mine, Picnic in the sacred Oasis. Afternoon collect sand roses made of gypsum and sand also bites of bones vertebras evening back to the hotel in Merzouga.


8th day: Departure north Merzouga. Collect black Devonian pyritised goniatites at Azourz site. Then trilobites at Tisket site. Visit an active Barythe mine, Picnic in the sacred Oasis. Afternoon collect sand roses made of gypsum and sand also bites of bones vertebras evening back to the hotel in Merzouga


9th day: Visit Hamarlaghdad site famous Devonian formation riche in corals , bivalves , brachiopods , speripheres , trilobites ,,, then jbel Boutchrafine collect rolled trilobites , Picnic in the site then visit the crinoids site see the extraction , then head to ERFOUD to visit the factory where all big blocs are cut and manufactured to table tops , sinks , book ends , decorative items ; evening Hotel 3 stars in Erfoud city.


10th day: Departure north towards midelt. Stop at Ziz valley to collect echinoderms from cretacious, cidaris, then to Ziz gorges to collect Jurassic brachiopods and bivalves Picnic there and head to Midelt. Evening in a hotel 3 stars.


11th day: Departure to visit Mibladen old mine riche in cerusite barythe and vanadinite even hard to find very deep and dangerous digging.
Visit Ahouli old miner’s village, Picnic there then go to collect azurite and malachite at Sidi Ayad. Evening back to Midelt same hotel.


12th day: The way back Midelt to Ouarzazate.Stop at Todgha gorges and have food at Dades gorges evening at Ouarzazate hotel 3 stars.


13th day: Drive back to Marrakech visit the dinosaur foot prints in Azilal. Evening in a hotel there. Visit Ouzoud falls evening in Marrakech.


14th day: day off in Marrakech..


Day 15 : Transfer to the airport. Depending on your departure time.

 

*Some change are to be expected depending on your arrival time