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5 day astronomy and geology field trip from Fes to Marrakech

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Embark on a captivating journey from Fes to Marrakech, immersing yourself in astronomy and geology.

Leave Fes and traverse the cedar forest, encountering monkeys at Ifrane National Park. Cross the Middle Atlas, enjoying the changing scenery, before arriving at the 4-star Erfoud Hotel for a half-board stay.

Explore the geology around Erfoud, embarking on a special field trip to discover fossils. Take a camel ride at Erg Chebbi sand dunes, then enjoy a sky lecture under the stars.

Venture into south Erg Chebbi, visiting old mines and meeting local communities. Enjoy Gnaoua music and learn about astronomy in North African cultures.

Explore the history of Tafilalet Sijilmassa, once a key caravan meeting point. Return to camp for sky observations, then drive back to Marrakech via the Tichka High Atlas Pass.



Day 1

 leave Fes cross the cedar forest , meet the monkeys at iframe national park , cross the middle atlas , enjoy the change of landscape and scenery ,evening in ERFOUD Hotel 4 stars in half board .

Day 2

explore the geology around erfoud , go on a trip in the distant past , special geological field collecting trip to find your fossil on your own . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset , night at Erg Chebbi sand dunes in a desert Camp. First sky lecture after dinner , initiation to the stars and the desert night sky .

Day 3

explore south Erg Chebbi fascinating landscapes , visit old mines , cretaceous beds , meet back community whose parents was brought as slaves on the 12th century , share a cup of tea , enjoy gnaoua music night in the same camp. After dinner presentation regarding astronomy in northwest African culture, Berbers , Bedouin and Touaregs, mythology and believes .

Day 4

 explore the history of the TAFILALET sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12 th century , explore the souk afternoon back to the camp for a 200 mm telescope and binocular cession of sky observation of the sky planets , galaxy s ,, night in the same desert camp

Day 5

 drive back to Marrakech via tichka high atlas pass to be in Marrakech around 16h.

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