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Image du désert à Ksar Ghilane. Tunisie

DAY TOUR TO KSAR GHILANE  FROM DJERBA

La source de Ksar Ghilane - Tunisie

DAY TOUR TO KSAR GHILANE, THE DESERT OASIS
 

Go on an adventure in the morning in a 4x4 from Djerba, at 6:30 a.m., to fully enjoy your day. Take the Roman road, connecting the mainland to the island of Djerba, which also plays a crucial role in supplying the island with fresh water via a pipeline.

 

On the road leading to Médenine, cross magnificent fields of olive trees,
offering a picturesque view.

In Medenine take a coffee break to refresh yourself before heading to the desert and the oasis of Ksar Ghilane.

 

The road winding between the hills will gradually lead you to more arid and rocky landscapes, until the entrance of Ksar Ghilane where the desert sand will finally be present.

 

Enjoy lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes, offering a unique atmosphere. In the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, you will have free time to relax and even bathe in the hot spring.

 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to take a camel ride (15€/h) or a quad (30€/h) to the Roman fort of Tisavar, adding a touch of adventure to your experience.

 

In the middle of the afternoon, take the road for your return to Djerba, on the way, we will make a stop to visit the Ksar Hallouf, an opportunity to discover another aspect of local architecture and history.

 

We also offer this excursion, over two days, including a magical night in the desert.

 

Take advantage of this option to live an even more immersive experience and spend a magical night in the heart of the Sahara.

A LITTLE HISTORY

Ksar Ghilane, the southernmost of the Tunisian oases, is a gateway to the Tunisian Sahara desert and a popular destination for quad or camel rides.
 

This oasis is fed by a hot spring, which comes from a failed oil drilling in 1953. Instead of finding oil, the drillers discovered a captive water table about 700 meters deep.
 

The water springs to the surface at a temperature of around 32°C and has sulphurous properties. You can swim there and it is renowned for its thermal properties.
 

Ksar Ghilane is home to about fifty nomadic families who live from the exploitation of the date palm tree as well as the breeding of goats and sheep. It is a place where one can discover the traditional way of life of the Saharan nomads.
 

4 kilometers from Ksar Ghilane, in the heart of the desert, is Tisavar, a fort dating back to Roman times, built under the Emperor Commodus. This fort served as an advanced post and base camp for the Saharan expeditions of the Romans.
 

It also made it possible to control the caravans which transported their wealth to the coasts.
 

The old building underwent various periods of occupation in the Middle Ages before being restored by the French. During the Second World War, the fort played a strategic role in the maneuver to circumvent the Mareth line led by the Leclerc column.

Image de dromadaires coucher à Ksar Ghilane dans le désert Tunisien

DAY TOUR TO KSAR GHILANE DEPARTURE FROM DJERBA 

PROGRAM: 

  • Pick-up at 6:30 a.m. from your place of stay in Djerba.

  • Departure in 4x4 towards Medenine.

  • Coffee break in Medenine.

  • Then drive to Ksar Ghilane, oasis surrounded by huge dunes of ocher sand (Erg Oriental). 

  • Lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes.

  • Optional: Camel ride €15/h or quad €30/h to the Roman fort of Tisavar.

  • Bathing in the 32° hot spring. (Optional).

  • Visit of the Ksar Hallouf.

  • Return and drop off in front of your place of stay in Djerba around 5:30 p.m.

Excursion à Ksar Ghilane

Excursion à Ksar Ghilane

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PRICES OF THE EXCURSION TO KSAR GHILANE

​Private excursion , lunch included.  

For 5 people, price per person
€75
For 4 people, price per person
€90
For 3 people, price per person
€135
For 2 people, price per person
€190

The price includes: Transport by private 4WD car
lunch, driver, the services of an ONTT* approved guide
the entrance fees to the visits planned in the program
 
Excluded from the rate: National or international flights - The drinks
Optional extra activities - Tips and personal purchases.

*Tunisian National Tourist Office

FOR LAST MINUTE REQUESTS PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY WITH ONLINE PAYMENT

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