DAY TOUR OF MOUNTAIN OASIS
AND THE CHOTT EL GHARSA
DEPARTURE FROM TOZEUR
Not far from the Algerian border, springs spring up and small oases offer their shade, Tamerza and its waterfalls, Midès and its canyons and finally the very beautiful oasis of Chebika.
Located northwest of Chott El Jerid, It is one of the oases at the gates of the Sahara Desert.
Tozeur is a city with an important religious past and known for its scholars.
This city is also a large producer of dates, 35,000 tonnes, of which 4,000 come from organic farming and two-thirds of the production is the variety Deglet Nour (Light finger).
In the past there was the "Red Lizard", Metlaoui tourist train, located between Tozeur and Gafsa, is a must for visiting the region.
This legendary train crosses the mountains through the tunnels and the Selja gorges, a must see. Unfortunately, a landslide blocked the valley and the rails in 2018 and the way is still not open.
THE MOUNTAIN OASIS
Chebika is, along with Tamerza and Midès, one of the three most famous mountain oases in Tunisia. 1 hour drive northwest
from Tozeur, after crossing the chott (salt lake) el-Gharsa, the oasis
Chebika mountain clings to the side of desolate rocks. Chebika is an oasis located in a deep valley.
If you climb to the mausoleum, you will have a magnificent view
on the chott, the oasis and the mountains.
Located in a small valley on the mountainside, Tamerza stretches
on the south bank of Horchane wadi facing jagged massifs
and offers a splendid lunar landscape. In Tamerza. The wadi springs
rocks, bathing palm trees. It is in this region of oases
mountains with its waterfalls, that certain scenes from the film "The English Patient" were filmed .
Hanging on the edge of a canyon where we find fossils
and colored minerals. The new village of Midès is at the heart
from the neighboring palm grove which provides dates, oranges and figs.
The site was notably used for certain scenes of the shooting
the film "The English Patient and Fort Saganne".
DAY TOUR OF MOUNTAIN OASIS
Departure from Tozeur
Pick-up at your place of stay or at Tozeur airport and departure for the mountain oases.
Visit the oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides.
Lunch at Tamerza.
Visit the decor of Star War "Mos Espa" and Ong Jmel in the desert.
Sunset in the desert.
Return to Tozeur and deposit at your place of stay.
Our tours include meals and accommodation, either at the hotel,
Price per person, based on 4 people: 60 €
Price per person, based on 3 people: 80 €
Price per person, based on 2 people: 120 €
(*) The price includes:
Transport in a 4X4 car based on a minimum of 2 people per car,
the services of an ONTT certified guide, lunch.
The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.
All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes".