8 Days Morocco fossil Tour

Our 8 Days Morocco fossil Tour

8 Days Morocco fossil Tour. Mining for fossils in Morocco is a labor-intense and delicate process. Since fossils, intended to be sold as scientific curiosities, or in cases even as natural works of art, have to be retrieved from the ground undamaged. Typically,  many of  local Berber tribesmen with deep regional roots, work in small trenches and pits with picks, chisels and shovels. Each fossil digger, numbering in the thousands, typically has their own spot, and leaves their equipment there each night. After having been extracted from the earth, locals clean and prepare the fossils for sale.

The most common and famous finds are trilobites and the nautiloid cephalopod Orthoceras. Orthoceras often found in huge numbers in black limestone, and fossils, often polished along with the surrounding stone, are sold either as scientific curiosities, or fashioned into various ornamental shapes. Moroccan Orthoceras limestone is in cases fashioned into furniture, such as ornamental sinks, bathtubs, or coffee tables.

Day 1 : Ouarzazate – Beni Zoli – Serradrar – Alnif

Departure of 8 Days Geological And Mineral Fossil Tours From Ouarzazate will be started at morning to an Ordovician area ( where you will see trilobites) in Beni Zoli, then visit Silurian area where black Orthoceras found. Overnight in Alnif.

Day 2 : Alnif – Jbel Tiskaouine – back to Alnif

At morning leave Alnif and drive to Cambrian site where you will see yellowish trilobites. Afterwards, we will visit Ordovician area in Jbel Tiskaouine rich in Calymenes and Flexycalymenes. Then back to Alnif.

Day 3 : Alnif - Isoumour – Atchana – Oesis of Mharch

After breakfast in Alnif we drive in dry landscape and head to site where all kinds of Devonian trilobites lived together, and lunch on the site and will it be picnic, then drive to Atchana which is contains Devonian trilobites and we pass through Lakrabis and collect red Ammonites. Afterwards, we drive to oasis of Mharch where you will spend night in hotel.

Day 4 : Oesis of Mharch – Lalla Mimouna site – Jbel Mdawar – Merzouga

Departure from Oasis of Mharch toward Mecessi to visit Lalla Mimouna site which contains Dovenian trilobites then we will head to Jbel Mdawar and see the Devonian Goniatites our picnic in Rissani then drive to Merzouga where you will spend night in desert atmosphere in hotel with desert music.

Day 5 : 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 6 : 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 bite of bones vertebras. Evening back to hotel in Merzouga.

Day 7 : Merzouga – Erfoud – Ouarzazate

We leave Merzouga and drive to Ouarzazate pass through Erfoud and visit factories of sculpture fossils and shop of fossils, after Erfoud visit we will head to visit Todgha Gorge and next visit Dades Gorge and then drive to Ouarzazate a Hollywood of Africa where you will enjoy your night.

Day 8 : Transfer you to the airport

We will pick up you to the airport.

9 days tour from casablanca

What is include during the tour:

  • Touring in 4x4 Vihicle / Minibus / Bus
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • official local guides in imperial cities
  • Camel ride in Sahara Desert
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp
  • Fuel of the transportation during the tour
  • Braekfast and dinner in Sahara desert / Boumalane Dades / Ouarzazate


What is not include during the tour:

  • Lunches
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Travel inssurance


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