Morocco Paleotours Geotours Next departure
Itinerary 10 days fossils and minerals collecting tours
1st 10th December . 2017
Plan to arrive to Marrakech 30th November 2017 we collect you 1st December
1st day: 1st December 2017 Leave Marrakech to cross the high atlas visit ait ben haddou old Kasbah 12 th century lunch on the way in the atlas mountains to end in Ouarzazate evening hotel 3 stars in half board .
2nd day 2nd December 2017: Departure from Ouarzazate after breakfast towards Draa valley nice landscapes stop at a unique Precambrian stromatolites then head a long draa valley . pique nique in the desert under acaia afternoon drive further to Serradrar visit Silurian site collect black Orthoceras evening in a small hotel in Alnif. Hotel meteorite .
3rd day 3th December 2017: departure from Alnif to visit the Ordovician site jbel Tiskaouine riche in calymenes and flexycalymenes yellow trilobites . the cross to Devonian beds to collect rolled phacops trilobites . Evening in a small hotel in a lost oasis ine the desert .
4th day 4th December 2017: Departure to collect black pyritesed goniatites at lakrabis then explore Isoumour famous trilobites post paradise. Where all species of Devonian trilobites lived together. Collect rolled phacops. Afternoon drive to merzouga sand dunes evenning riad kem kem .
5 th day 5th December 2017: Departure south towards Taouz visit the famous Kemkem site rich in fish crocodiles and spinosaurus bones and teeth. Then . 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.
6 th day 6th December 2017: Departure north Merzouga. Collect black Devonian pyritised goniatites at Azourz site, 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.
7 th day 7th December 2017: go to hamar laghdada site rich in corals speriferes orthoceras ammonites then visit erfoud main quarie big slabs for ammonites , visite the crinoids mine then go to boutachrafine Devonian mount to collect more fossils .the go back to riad kem kem
8 th day 8th December 2017 . visit Erfoud town have lunch then visit the museum then factory where all blocs are manufactured to decorative items with fossils on evening Kasbah hotel erfoud ..
9 th day 9th December 2017: drive back to ouarzazate . visit todra gorges and dades gorges very lovely scenery , lynch in Dades gorges , evening in ouarzazate hotel in half board .
10 th day 10th December 2017: cross the tichka pass 4 houres lunch at sidi rahal mine quartz amethyst . afternoon off to Marrakech hotel 3 stars .
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