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Geological, Mineral and Fossil Tour – 10 Days

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Casablanca
Casablanca
Max People : 48
Tour Details

Duration:  9 Nights / 10 Days
Places of interest: Casablanca, Azrou, Midelt, Errachidia, Erfoud, Rissani, Merzouga Desert, Taouz, Alnif, Tinghir, Todgha Gorge, Imilchil and Ouedzem.
Airport Arrival and Departure: Casablanca Med V (CMN).

Departure & Return Location

Casablanca

Price Includes

  • Private Driver speaker English and Tour Guide
  • Private Comfortable vehicle with air conditioning.
  • Accommodation in hotel / riad
  • Accommodation in Sahara desert camp
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Dromedary ride in the desert
  • Basic Travel Assistance Insurance

Price Excludes

  • The drinks
  • Lunch at noon except the detail
  • Other personal extras such as quads, massages ...
  • The flight
What to Expect

Geological, Mineral and Fossil Tour – 10 Days. Welcome to our geo-tours, with more than twelve years of experience in leading field collecting tours with universities, museums, clubs and particulars from around the world, Such as London university and natural history museum ,we are always ready to guide you, to drive you, and proud to assist you in person if only you choose to be our host.

Itinerary

Day 1CASABLANCA – AZROU – MIDELT

WE DRIVE FROM CASABLANCA TOWARD MIDELT, DURING THIS JOURNEY DAY WE WILL PASS THROUGH AZROU FOREST AND STOP YOU TO MAKE PICTURES WITH MONKEYS (LUNCH IN AZROU) THEN HEAD TO MICHLIFEN A VOLCANO AREA RICH OF OLIVINE AND MAGNA, THEN DRIVE TO TIMHDITE AND VISIT BRACHIOPODS BIVALVES AND SPERIFERES, AFTER DRIVE TO HOTEL IN MIDELT WHERE WE WILL ENJOY OUR NIGHT UNTIL MORNING AND VISIT OLD MINES THERE.

Day 2MIDELT – MIBLADANE’S MINE – AHOULI’S MINE

AFTER BREAKFAST IN MIDELT WE WILL DRIVE TO MIBLADANE MINES WHICH RICH OF BARYTHE CERUSITE, AND ALSO VANADINITES BUT RARE TO FIND, NEXT DRIVE TO AHOULI MINE. AFTER, WE WILL VISIT SIDI AYAD AND GATHER AZURITE MALACHITE AND FLURITE, AND THEN BACK TO HOTEL IN MIDELT.

Day 3MIDELT – ZIZ GORGE – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA

AT MORNING WE WILL LEAVE MIDELT AND CROSS THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAIN THROUGH TIZI N’TALGHOMT AND PASS THROUGH ZIZ GORGE TO COLLECT BRACHIOPODS BIVALVES FROM JURASSIC. THEN PASS THROUGH ZIZ VALLEY AND COLLECT ECHINODERMS CIDARIS MICRASTERES FROM CRETACEOUS CENOMANIAN, NEXT DRIVE TO MERZOUGA WHERE WE WILL HAVE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION.

Day 4MERZOUGA – TAOUZ – KEM KEM SITE – BOUTARIYT SITE – BACK TO MERZOUGA

AFTER BREAKFAST IN HOTEL WE DRIVE TO SOUTH OF MERZOUGA TOWARDS FAMOUS KEM KEM SITE RICH IN FISH CROCODILES AND SPINOSAURUS BONES AND TEETH. THEN WE VISIT THE BOUTARIYT PLACE AND GATHER ECHINODERMS ( LUNCH DEPENDS YOUR OPTION) NEXT WE HEAD TO AN OLD MINE OF FILON 12 WHICH CONTAINS VABADINITES QUARTZ AND GOETHITE. AFTERWARD, WE VISIT MIFIS OLD LAID MINE, AND THEN WE BACK TO THE ACCOMMODATION IN MERZOUGA.

Day 5MERZOUGA – AZOURZ SITE – TISKET SITE – BACK TO MERZOUGA

DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL TO NORTH MERZOUGA, WE DRIVE TO NORTH MERZOUGA AND VISIT AZOURZ SITE WHICH RICH IN BLACK DEVONIAN PYRITISED GONIATITES. THEN VISIT TISKET SITE WHERE TRILOBITES FOUND. MOREOVER, WE WILL VISIT ALSO BRYTHE MINE, THEN PICNIC OVERTHERE IN OASIS. THEN, IN AFTERNOON WE COLLECT SAND ROSES MADE OF GYPSUM AND SAND ….THEN BACK TO HOTEL IN MERZOUGA.

Day 6MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – BOUTCHRAFINE SITE – ALNIF

AFTER YOU HAVE SHOWER AND BREAKFAST IN HOTEL WE WILL DRIVE TO BOUTCHRAFINE SITE AND VISIT WHERE CRINOIDS FOUND AND TRILOBITES, THEN HEAD TO ERFOUD WHERE WE WILL VISIT FACTORIES OF BIG BLOCS CUT AND MANUFACTURED THE TABLES, BOOK ENDS, DISHES…AND DECORATIVE ITEMS. AFTER, WE WILL DRIVE TO ALNIF AND SPEND NIGHT IN HOTEL.

Day 7ALNIF – JBEL TISKAOUINE – BACK TO ALNIF

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

Day 8ALNIF – TODGHA GORGE – MIDELT

AFTER ALNIF WE WILL VISIT TODGHA GORGE AND PASS VIA DIFFERENT BERBER VILLAGES BEFORE ARRIVE HOTEL IN MIDELT.

Day 9MIDELT – OUED ZEM – CASABLANCA

WE WILL LEAVE MIDELT AND DRIVE TO OUED ZEM AND VISIT PHOSPHATE AREA AND THIS AREA FAMOUS BY SHARK TEETH, AND THEN IN EVENING WE WILL ARRIVE CASABLANCA AND REACH YOU TO HOTEL.

Day 10CASABLANCA DEPARTURE

DEPENDS YOUR FLIGHT TIME, OUR CREW WILL TRANSFER YOU TO AIRPORT.

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