SOUTH TUNISIAN TOUR

TOZEUR - NEFTA-DOUZ - KSAR GHILANE - TATAOUINE

Trip from Djerba - Zarzis - Gabes - Tozeur

Tour in 4X4, the Saharan, towards Tataouine, Douz, Tozeur, Nefta and Ksar Ghilane.
Discovery of the great south of Tunisia.
4 day tour.

THE TUNISIAN DESERT AND THE OASIS OF MOUNTAINS

THE WEATHER AT TOZEUR

Day 1

  • Pick up at your place of residence in Djerba or Zarzis or Djerba airport and departure for Matmata.

  • Visit Matmata star wars sets and visit a troglodyte house at the b and B

  • Tamezret. Initiation to Berber cooking and lunch at the inhabitant.

  • Departure for Douz market visit.

  • Camel trekking between oasis and white sand dunes.

  • Departure for Tozeur

  • Dinner and night at the 3-star hotel in Tozeur.

Day 2

  • Departure for the mountain oases.

  • Visit the oases of Chebika, Tamerza and the Mides Canyon.

  • Lunch at Tamerza

  • Nefta, visit the sets of Star Wars in the desert at Ong Jmal and sunset.

  • Dinner and night at the 3-star hotel in Tozeur.

Day 3

  • Visit of the medina of Tozeur and the museum of Tozeur.

  • Departure for Douz

  • Crossing Chott El Jerid, the salt lake.

  • Visit the irrigation system of the palm grove.

  • Visit the petrified dunes.

  • Lunch in Douz.

  • Departure for Ksar Ghilane by the track.

  • Free time in the oasis and bath in the hot spring (32 °). Optional.

  • Optional: Quad ride 30 € / h per person, camel 15 € / h per person.

  • Departure by the track for the Saharan camp, free time, ceremony of baking bread in the sand, dinner and night  in the desert.

Day 4

  • Free time in the dunes of the Sahara.

  • Departure for the visit of Chenini.

  • Lunch in a restaurant in the village of Guermassa.

  • Visit the citadel of Guermassa.

  • Visit Ksar Ouled Soltane.

  • Visit Ksar Hadada.

  • Return to your place of residence in Djerba or Zarzis. Or at Djerba airport

In case of weather problem or beyond our control, the program may be slightly modified.

Our trip begins with the south-east region. Jebel Dahar, where we discover many Berber villages.
 

The best known as Matmata, Toujane and Chenini, but also beautiful ksour off the tourist routes. All these places bear witness to the rich cultural and historical past of this beautiful Berber region.

 

Our tour continues to the west, at the edge of the Chott El Jerid, they are the largest oasis producing dates "Deglet Nour", then we cross this salt lake to reach Tozeur and its Medina.

 

Even further west, in the mountains, not far from the Algerian border, springs spring and small oases offer their shade, Tamerza and its waterfalls,

Midès and its canyons and finally the beautiful oasis of Chebika.

Our trip continues further south of these oases where the vegetation disappears and gives way to the Sahara.
As far as the eye can see, the dunes of the great Eastern Erg stretch, the sand is white towards Douz and becomes Ocher Safran towards

 

Ksar Ghilane.

During your tour you can sleep in the Sahara either camp or camp.
The night under the starry sky of the desert is an unforgettable experience!

This region is really the ideal place for 4 × 4 tours as many places are not accessible for private cars.

 

Matmata
This village is renowned for its remarkable troglodyte dwellings which make it one of the top places of Tunisian tourism. Scenes from the movie Star Wars were shot there.

 

Douz.
Known as the "door of the Sahara". During Antiquity, it was the most important oasis in the region. Until recently, it was a stopping point for caravans during their travels between the Sahara and northern Tunisia.
In December the International Sahara Festival takes place there.

The Chott El Jerid.
Salt lake, nearly a hundred kilometers from East to West.
Chott El Jerid has no altitude below 15 meters, so it is above sea level, contrary to a widely held belief.

 

Tozeur.
Located northwest of Chott El Jerid, it is one of the oases located at the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Tozeur is a city with an important religious past and known for its scholars.
This city is also a great producer of dates, 35,000 tons, of which 4,000 are from organic farming and two-thirds of the production is the variety Deglet Nour (Finger of God).

 

Tamerza.
It is in this region of mountain oases with waterfalls, that were shot some scenes of the film "The English Patient".

 

Midès.
Hanging on the edge of a canyon where there are fossils and colorful minerals. The new village of Midès is at the heart of the neighboring palm grove which provides dates, oranges and figs.
The site was used for certain scenes of the film "The English Patient and Fort Saganne".

 

Ksar Ghilane.
The southernmost of the Tunisian oases and one of the doors of the desert of the Tunisian Sahara, the oasis is fed by a source of hot water in which one can bathe and which would have thermal virtues.
This oasis serves as a refuge for fifty nomadic families living from the exploitation of date palm, goat and sheep farming.

 

Chenini
Very beautiful site and also the most visited located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. you will discover the troglodyte dwellings, built in the rock. Also a beautiful mosque of the XIII century rising between two ridges is also accessible to the visitor.

 

Guermassa
It will take a 4x4 to reach the old village of Guermessa, Berber village hanging on the hillside, unfortunately less preserved village than others.

 

Ksar Ouled Soltane
Ksar with 4 floors, Ouled Soltane is an Arab Ksar and not Berber, not fortified.
Made up of the most beautiful ghorfas on 4 floors of the region.

 

Ksar Haddada
5 km north of Ghomrassen, consists of 380 Ghorfa on one floor. He served as a backdrop for the movie "Star Wars" in 1999.

NB: This circuit can be done in the opposite direction from Tozeur

Our tours include meals and accommodation, either at the hotel or at the inhabitant.

Price per person based on 4 people minimum: 300 € (*).

For a different number of people, contact us.

Decreasing price according to the number of participants.

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(*) The price includes:

Transport by 4X4 car on the basis of 4 people per car, the services of a licensed ONTT guide, accommodation, boarding-full lunch from the 1st day to lunch on the last day, camel ride.

Are excluded from the price: Beverages of all kinds .. All that is not mentioned in the heading "the price includes".

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Tunisia: +216 53 404 129

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Address: Place des martyrs. Douz, Tunisie

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