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From Djerba and Zarzis : 3 days desert tour

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Duration

3 days 2 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

5 people

Languages

Arabic, English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian

Overview

During 3 days desert tour from Djerba, discover the highlights of the Tunisian desert.

First, discover Tozeur and its mountain oases. Then, cross the largest salt lake in North Africa and explore the desert! Bathe in a natural hot spring and spend the night in a tent in the middle of the desert!
Finally, Visit Chenini and Tataouine and learn more about the Berber villages and the ksours of southern Tunisia

Visits during the tour :

About the 3 days desert tour from Djerba :

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Departure time : 8h30 am
  • Support : Djerba – Zarzis and Tataouine (Other cities may imply additional costs)
  • Confirmation : immédiate
  • Guiding Langages : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transport : Air-conditioned touristic vehicle
  • The tour is approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation: free up to 24h before the date of the tour

Things to take with you during the tour :

  • Walking shoes
  • Bath towel, cream and sunglasses
  • swimsuits for swimming in the hot spring
  • Pocket money: if you want to book walks on site (quad or camel ride)

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cross the salt lake of Chott Djerid
  • Visit the oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides
  • Enjoy two spectacular sunsets over the desert dunes
  • Spend a night in a Berber tent
  • Visit many Star Wars sets
  • Be accompanied on your excursion by a certified professional guide

Itinerary

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Day 1
Day 1

Leave the island of Djerba by ferry and travel approximately 20 minutes to the mainland. Continue to Matmata and visit a Berber family who will open their doors for you to visit their house. Be greeted with homemade bread, olive oil and honey, typical of Berber hospitality. Continue to Tozeur crossing the largest salt lake in North Africa, the famous Chott Djerid. This salt lake covers an area of ​​over 5,000 square kilometers and is known for its mirage phenomenon. Enjoy a photo stop to capture the vastness of the region. Stop at the mountain oasis of Chebika. A popular destination for many filmmakers, Chebika has a unique charm with its ancient village, palm groves and a spring of water that springs from the mountainside. Take a walk of around 40 minutes with a local guide who will help you discover the village and learn more about its stories. Go to Tamerza, enjoy a hearty meal and visit the famous waterfalls.

In the afternoon, get ready for adventure and adrenaline as your driver takes you across the old Dakar rally track, crossing the sand dunes and salt lake of Chott El Gharsa. Visit some filming locations from the original Star Wars trilogy, the village of Mos Espa on Tattoine. Enjoy a colorful sunset before heading to the village of Tozeur, where you will spend your first evening. Enjoy tea or dinner before settling in for the night at a four-star hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

After breakfast, head to the old medina of Tozeur. With your guide, stroll through its alleys and learn about its architectural and historical features with free time to enjoy the palm grove. Departure from Tozeur and direction Douz. Take advantage of your free time to visit its local market and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to Ksar Ghilane, an oasis where green palm trees grow in the arid desert, providing a unique setting. Relax in the hot spring and enjoy a 1-hour camel ride through the dunes, if this option is selected. Head to your overnight camp and enjoy another spectacular desert sunset. Enjoy a typical Berber dinner and a free evening to relax and sleep under the stars.

Day 3
Day 3

Have breakfast at the camp, then proceed to the town of Tataouine. Visit the famous Berber village of Chenini, which you will explore with your guide for approximately 40 minutes. Discover the various landmarks of the village, including the mosque, the oil mill, granaries and houses carved into the mountain walls. Taste couscous for lunch at a local restaurant. After the meal, visit Ksar Hadada, a filming location of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After that, return to Djerba to complete your three-day excursion.

Included/Excluded

  • pick-up and drop-off at the hotel
  • Provision of a 4x4 for 3 days
  • The services of a driver approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • The services of a guide approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • 1 Night in Tozeur in a hotel 4
  • 1 Night in a tent in a camp at Ksar Ghilane
  • Lunches during the tour at local restaurants
  • Afternoon at OngJmal and Mos Espa
  • Our services and assistance 24 hours a day
  • Flights
  • cancellation and repatriation insurance
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Additional activities offered on site: horse-drawn carriage, camel ride, quad ride
  • tips

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