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Book your 2 days tour with a night in the desert and enjoy an adventure and a journey through time …. You leave the tourist places to attack the desert, the spirit of the caravans and dive into the local life.
During this adventure, you will discover Tataouine, with these ksours and its Berber villages! You will explore the sand dunes of Ksar Ghilane which extend as far as the eye can see. Bath in a natural hot spring nestled in the heart of the oasis. Admire the greenery of the palm grove that embraces the ocher color of the sand! Witness a unique sunset over the dunes and sleep in a tent in the middle of the desert!
Visit a cave dwelling and you get a closer look at the local life of the inhabitants of Matmata. After this, taste a good rosemary tea prepared by your host.
After this, explore Sidi Idriss, in the footsteps of George Lucas and Star Wars and you will follow in the footsteps of a local guide in the middle of the Berber village.
The Ksar Ghilane 2 days desert tour with a night in the desert, from Djerba, is actually more than an excursion! It is a unique experience that each of you must try at least once.
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At 7:30 am, our team will pick you up from your hotel to take you on an adventure! Leave the island via the Roman road, the bridge that connects the island to the mainland, cross the fields of olive trees that stretch as far as the eye can see and head towards Tataouine.
On the way, by the side of the road, take the time to take photos and discover the first type of deserts in Tunisia “Le Chott” or the salt desert (a salt lake). Continue to Tataouine and take the time to stroll around the local market. I recommend that you taste the famous gazelle horns! A local pastry made with honey and peanuts.
Then head to Chenini, one of the most beautiful Berber villages in Tunisia that you will discover with a local guide. This gentleman will be happy to accompany you for about 1 hour to discover the different components of the village! You will visit the houses dug in the walls of the mountain, the granaries and even the mosque which dominates it! You will learn a lot about these Berber tribes and their traditions. At the end of the visit do not hesitate to thank your guide with a ticket, that’s what these young people live on.
After 1 hour of walking, you will be rewarded with a good local meal! And yes, a couscous accompanied by a soup, an egg brick and a dessert.
Around 2 p.m., we will take the road again for about 1h30 during which you will cross the second type of desert “the Reg” or the rock desert! You will come across tribes of sheep, goats and even dromedaries in their wild state.
On site at the oasis, take the time to bathe in the hot spring and admire this unique landscape where the greenery of palm trees embraces the ocher color of the fine sand dunes stretched as far as the eye can see.
You will also have the possibility of taking a camel ride or quad ride in the middle of the desert! These are optional activities and payable locally with local providers.
In the early afternoon, head to your campsite to settle in and do not miss the moment when the sun timidly sets behind the dunes.
Around 7 p.m., you will have an appointment to attend a demonstration of the preparation of the famous sand bread (bread prepared under the sand and embers) after which you will enjoy a good Tunisian meal.
Take advantage of your evening afterwards to admire the clear, starry sky where the Milky Way seems close at hand then spend a night under a tent in the desert.
Day 2 :
In the morning, when you wake up, enjoy a good breakfast overlooking the dunes then fasten your belts for the second part of the adventure!
Head to Tamazret, a Berber village and then to Matmata where you will have a homestay visit. In a cave house dug underground, your host will be happy to serve you a good rosemary tea, accompanied by honey and olive oil.
Take the time to visit the house, to admire its unique architecture, its simplicity and the modesy of its inhabitants!
Then head to Sidi Idriss, the place to shoot some scenes from the famous Star Wars Saga before taking the time to have lunch!
After the meal, head to Toujane, an ocher-colored Berber village, nestled between two mountains. Admire the panoramic view, then visit the village up close. This village is famous for making Berber carpets and honey!
Take the road back to the island of Djerba with your head full of good memories!