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16 days Tour of geological fossil mineral from Casablanca

16 days Tour of geological fossil mineral from Casablanca 16 Days fossils tour

16 days Tour of geological fossil mineral from Casablanca. During this fossil trip you will have chance to explore sites of fossils.

Itinerary

Alongside Morocco, Morocco is one of the most well-known and popular destinations for camel trekking in the world, and with good reason. A tour atop the hump of a camel is the ideal way to explore all of the dramatic natural scenery that Paleo Morocco Tours has to offer – through deep desert valleys, over the peaks of mountains, and occasionally stumbling upon a tranquil, blue-green oasis, contrasting against the orange and yellow hues of the desert sand. An eight day tour also offers a fascinating insight into the customs and cultures of the Bedouin people of the desert, as they share stories over cups of traditional herbal tea. Another highlight of the tour includes a trek up to a spectacular clifftop lookout, with sweeping views right across the Sinai desert, Rising more than 50 metres from the sandy ground, the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara Desert are the perfect landscape for exploring by leisurely camel trek. For those with a lot of energy, there are plenty of opportunities to give the camels a break, and explore the spectacular surroundings on foot. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise, from the height of a deep yellow-orange sand dune, watching the complementary hues and colours as day breaks over the Desert. Camel treks in Morocco can last from anywhere from two days right up to two weeks, and as you camp in the desert you’ll also get a taste for the country – literally – with traditional Bedouin food such as tangine, served freshly cooked from an open desert fire every evening.

Day 1

CASABLANCA

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR STARS FROM CASABLANCA. YOUR TOUR STARTS TODAY AND OUR PALEO MOROCCO TOURS DRIVER WILL PICK UP YOU FROM YOUR HOTEL AND START YOUR 16 DAYS MOROCCO FOSSILS TOUR AND MINERALS. ACCOMMODATION IN HOTEL AND GUIDED TOUR OF CASABLANCA.

Day 2

CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH

WE WILL DRIVER FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH, AFTER 3 HOURS DRIVING FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH. YOU WILL HAVE FREE TIME TO EXPLORE MARRAKECH AFTERNOON.

Day 3

MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE

AFTER YOUR BREAKFAST IN YOUR HOTEL IN MARRAKECH WE WILL DRIVE TO OUARZAZATE VIA ATLAS MOUNTAINS AND AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH

Day 4

OUARZAZATE – BENI ZOLI – SERRADRAR – ALNIF

DEPARTURE AT MORNING FROM OUARZAZATE TO AN ORDOVICIAN AREA ( WHERE YOU WILL SEE TRILOBITES) IN BENI ZOLI, THEN VISIT SILURIAN AREA WHERE BLACK ORTHOCERAS FOUND. OVERNIGHT IN ALNIF.

Day 5

ALNIF – JBEL TIAKAOUINE – BACK TO ALNIF

AT MORNING LEAVE ALNIF AND DRIVE TO CAMBRIAN SITE WHERE YOU WILL SEE YELLOWISH TRILOBITES. AFTERWARD, VISIT ORDOVICIAN AREA IN JBEL TISKAOUINE RICH IN CALYMENES AND FLEXYCALYMENES. THEN BACK TO ALNIF.

Day 6

ALNIF – ISOUMOUR – ATCHANA – MHARCH’S OASIS

DRIVE AT MORNING FROM ALNIF TO VISIT WHERE ALL KINDS OF DEVONIAN TRILOBITES LIVED TOGETHER IN ISSOUMOURE. NEXT DRIVE TO ATCHANA TO SEE ANOTHER SITE OF DEVONIAN TRILOBITES AND THEN HEAD TO LAKRABIS TO GATHER AMMONITES, THEN DRIVE TO HOTEL IN MHARCH’S OASIS.

Day 7

MHARCH’S OASIS – LALLA MIMOUNA AREA – JBEL MDAOUAR – MERZOUGA

AFTER BREAKFAST WE DRIVE TO MESSECI AND VISIT LALLA MIMOUNA AREA WHERE YOU WILL HAVE CHANCE TO COLLECT DEVONIAN TRILOBITES, NEXT DRIVE TO JBEL MDAOUAR AND GATHER DEVONIAN GONIATITES. AFTERWARDS, WE DRIVE TO MERZOUGA AND SPEND NIGHT IN HOTEL NEAR DUNES.

Day 8

MERZOUGA – TAOUZ – BOUTARYT – MIFIS MINE.

WE DRIVE TO TAOUZ AND VISIT THE AREA OF KEM KEM WHICH IS RICH IN FISH CROCODILES AND SPINOSAURUS BONES AND TEETH THEN PASS TO BOUTARIYT AND GATHER ECHINODERMS, NEXT VISIT AN OLD MINE OF FILON 12 WHICH KNOWN BY ITS VANADINITES QUARTZ AND GOETHITE, NEXT VISIT OLD LAID MINE IN MIFIS AND AFTER THAT BACK TO HOTEL IN MERZOUGA AT EVENING.

Day 9

MERZOUGA – NORTH MERZOUGA – AZOURZ SITE – TISKET SITE – BACK TO MERZOUGA

LEAVE MERZOUGA AND DRIVE TO NORTH OF MERZOUGA WHERE WE WILL COLLECT BLACK DEVONIAN PYRITISED GONIATITES IN AZOURZ, THEN VISIT AREA TRILOBITES IN TISKET PLACE, AT AFTERNOON COLLECT SAND ROSES AND ALSO BITES OF BONES VERTEBRAS. EVENING BACK TO HOTEL IN MERZOUGA.

Day 10

MERZOUGA – HAMARLAGHDAD AREA – JBEL BOUTCHRAFINE – ARFOUD

LEAVE MERZOUGA AND DRIVE TO HAMARLAGHDAD AREA WHERE YOU CAN COLLECT DEVONIAN FORMATION RICH IN CORALS, BIVAVES, BRACHIOPODS, SPERIPHERES, TRILOBITES…THEN WE DRIVE AGAIN TO JBEL BOUTCHRAFINE AND GATHER ROLLED TRILOBITES, AND THEN VISIT THE CRINOIDS AREA AND AFTER DRIVE TO ERFOUD AND VISIT FACTORIES WHERE TRILOBITES CLEANING AND ALL BIG BLOCS ARE CUT AND MADE TABLE TOPS, BOOK ENDS AND MANY DECORATIVE ITEMS. OVERNIGHT IN ERFOUD.

Day 11

ERFOUD – ZIZ VALLEY – ZIZ GORGE – MIDELT

WE LEAVE ERFOUD AND DRIVE TO MIDELT BY PASSING THROUGH ZIZ VALLEY AND VISIT ECHINODERMS FROM CRETACIOUS, CIDARIS, THEN WE WILL STOP IN ZIZ GORGE AND COLLECT JURASSIC BRACHIOPODS AND BIVALVES. AFTERWARDS, DRIVE TO MIDELT WHERE WE WILL SPEND NIGHT IN HOTEL.

Day 12

MIDELT – AHOULI’S MINE – MIBLADAN MINE -SIDI AYAD

AFTER BREAKFAST IN HOTEL WE WILL DRIVE TO VISIT AN OLD MINE IN MIBLADAN RICH IN CERUSITE BARYTHE AND VANADINITE BUT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND BECAUSE IT IS VERY DEEP AND DANGEROUS DIGGING. NEXT WE WILL DRIVE AGAIN TO VISIT ANOTHER OLD MINE IN AHOULI AND WE WILL HAVE LUNCH THERE, AFTER GO TO SIDI AYAD AND COLLECT AZURITES AND MALACHITES BEFORE BACK TO HOTEL IN MIDELT CITY.

Day 13

MIDELT – TODGHA GOURGE – DADES GORGE – OUARZAZATE

WE WILL LEAVE MIDELT AFTER BREAKFAST AND DRIVE TO OUARZAZATE BY PASSING THROUGH THE TWO GORGES ( TODGHA GORGE AND DADES GORGE) AND THEN ACCOMMODATION NIGHT IN OUARZAZATE.

Day 14

OUARZAZATE – AZILAL – OUZOUD WATERFALL –BENNI MELLAL

DURING THIS JOURNEY WE WILL VISIT DINOSAUR FOOT PRINTS IN AZILAL AND WE WILL HAVE A BREAK FOR LUNCH THERE THEN VISIT WATERFALLS IN OUZOUD AND AFTER OUZOUD WATERFALL DRIVE TO BENNI MELLAL

Day 15

BENI MELLAL TO CASABLANCA

TRANSFER TO CASABLANCA CITY.

Day 16

Transfer to the airport.

DEPENDS YOUR FLIGHT TIME. WE WILL TRANSFER YOU TO THE AIRPORT

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
  • An air conditioned 4x4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
  • English speaking driver
  • Dinner & breakfast
  • Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent

Price Excludes

  • lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fees

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