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Les oasis de montagne - Chebika - Tozeur - Tunisie

TOUR FROM DJERBA TO TOZEUR AND MOUNTAIN OASIS

TOZEUR AND THE MOUNTAIN OASIS - NEFTA - DOUZ - KSAR GHILANE - TATAOUINE - MATMATA

4 DAYS TRIP FROM DJERBA TO TOZEUR AND THE MOUNTAIN OASIS

This circuit will make you discover the hidden treasuresof the great Tunisian south.
From Djerba to Tozeur, passing through the mountain oases, you will be amazed by the diversity of the landscapes and the richness of the local culture.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through southern Tunisia!

 

Our private circuit begins at 7:30 a.m., with pick-up at your place of stay in Djerba, for a journey rich in discoveries and emotions.

 

Start your journey with the discovery of the Jebel Dahar region, located in the south-east of the country. Here you will be captivated by the many iconic Berber villages like Matmata, Toujane and Tamezret.

 

Away from the traditional tourist circuits, these authentic villages bear witness to the history and cultural richness of this beautiful Berber region.

 

We will then continue our journey to the west, crossing the Chott El Jerid, an impressive salt lake that stretches as far as the eye can see.

 

We will pass through Douz, a city renowned for its immense palm groves producing the delicious "Deglet Nour" dates.

 

After this spectacular crossing, we will arrive in Tozeur to explore its traditional Medina, with narrow streets and ornate brick houses.

 

Maison troglodyte de Matmata - Tunisie
Le chott el Jerid - sud Tunisie

Continuing further west, we will reach the mountain range located near the Algerian border. Here, many springs gush out in the heart of the desert landscape, forming small shady oases.

 

You will be fascinated by the mountain oases, especially Tamerza with its waterfalls, Midès and its deep canyons, as well as the splendid oasis of Chebika.

 

Finally, we'll head south, where the verdant landscape gradually gives way to the awe-inspiring Sahara.

 

The great eastern erg is then revealed to you, with its majestic sand dunes. From bright white in Douz to deep ocher in Ksar Ghilane, the panorama is simply breathtaking.

 

Book now your private tour through the Tunisian South and get ready for a memorable experience, between cultural discoveries and spectacular landscapes. Adventure awaits!

During our tour, you will have the opportunity to spend the night in the heart of the Sahara, in a camp in the desert. Nothing beats the experience of spending a night under the starry desert sky, it's simply unforgettable!

This area is ideal for 4x4 tours, as many places are not accessible to traditional tour vehicles.

Matmata is one of the highlights of our tour.
Famous for its remarkable troglodyte dwellings, this village is a must in Tunisian tourism. It also served as a place locations for scenes from the Star Wars saga, adding a touch of magic to your visit.


Douz, nicknamed the "Gateway to the Sahara", was once the most important oasis in the region.
 

During Antiquity, it was an essential stopover for caravans traveling between the Sahara and northern Tunisia.

Every December, the city hosts the international festival of the Sahara, a major event that highlights the culture and Saharan traditions.

Tozeur Oasis de montagne. Chebika. Tunisie
de Djerba à Tozeur, la médina de Tozeur Circuit sud Tunisien

The Chott El Jerid is a vast salt lake stretching nearly a hundred kilometers from east to west. Contrary to popular belief, the Chott El Jerid is above sea level, with no elevation lower than 15 meters.

Tozeur, located northwest of Chott El Jerid, is one of the oases which marks the entrance to the Sahara Desert.

 

The city has a rich religious history and is renowned for its scholars.

Tozeur is also an important center of date production, with an annual production of 35,000 tons, of which 4,000 come from organic farming.

 

The most cultivated variety is the Deglet Nour, often called "Finger of light".

In the past, the "Lézard Rouge", a tourist train linking Metlaoui to Gafsa, was a must in the region.

It traveled through the mountains through tunnels and gorges, most notably the Selja Gorge.

Unfortunately, in 2018, a landslide blocked the valley and rails, making the track inaccessible.

Currently, the reopening of the route is not yet possible.

THE MOUNTAIN OASIS

Chebika is one of the three most famous mountain oases in Tunisia, alongside Tamerza and Midès.
 

About an hour's drive northwest of Tozeur, after crossing the El-Gharsa (chott) salt lake, the oasis mountain range of Chebika nestles on the sides of desolate rocks.

It is an oasis steeped in a gorge, and if you climb up to the mausoleum, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the salt lake, the oasis and the surrounding mountains.


Tamerza is located in a small valley, backed by the mountains, offering a breathtaking lunar landscape. The wadi (river) gushes from the rocks, bathing the palm trees and creating a picturesque picture.

It is in this mountain oasis region, with its waterfalls, that some scenes from the film "The English Patient" were filmed, adding a touch of cinema to the natural beauty of the place.


Mides, hanging on the edge of a canyon where we find fossils and colored minerals, houses a new village in the heart of the nearby palm grove.

This oasis provides dates, oranges and figs.

 

The site was also used for some scenes from the filming of the films "
 

The English Patient" and "Fort Saganne", showcasing the grandeur
of its landscape.

Le canyon de Mides - oasis de montagne - Tozeur - Tunisie
Vue depuis le desert sur l'oasis de Ksar Ghilane - Tunisie

Ksar Ghilane

The southernmost of the Tunisian oases and one of the gates

of the Tunisian Sahara Desert, the oasis is supplied by a spring, which irrigates the palm grove.

 

This oasis serves as a refuge for around fifty families of nomads living from the exploitation of the date palm, the breeding of goats and sheep.

 

You can optionally take a walk by camel or quad to visit the ancient Roman fort of Tisavar

 

Chenini

Very beautiful site and also the most visited located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. you will discover the cave dwellings, built in the rock.

 

Guermassa

It will take a 4x4 to reach the ancient village of Guermessa, this Berber town clinging to the hillside village preserved unfortunately less than others.

 

Ksar Ouled Soltane

Ksar with 4 floors, Ouled Soltane is an Arab Ksar and not Berber, unfortified. Made of the finest ghorfas 4 floors of the region.

 

Ksar Hadada

5 km north of Ghomrassen, consists of 380 one-storey Ghorfa. It served  as a set for the movie "Star Wars" in 1999.

PROGRAM TOUR FROM DJERBA TO TOZEUR

Day 1 :

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

  • Visit of the Star Wars sets of Matmata and visit of a troglodyte house with the locals.

  • Tamezret. Introduction to Berber cuisine and lunch with the locals.

  • Departure for Tozeur via Douz and Chott El Jerid, the salt lake.

  • Dinner at the restaurant and night in your roomof hosts orhotel in Tozeur.

Day 2:

  • Departure for the mountain oases.

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

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Tamerza.

  • Visits to Ong Jmel and the Star Wars sets in Mos Espa

  • in the desert and sunset.

  • Dinner at the restaurant and night in a guesthouse or hotel in Tozeur.

Day 3:

  • Visit of the medina of Tozeur.

  • Visit of the canyon of Sidi Bouhlel, Star Wars scenery

  • Departure for Douz

  • Crossing the Chott El Jerid, the salt lake.

  • Visit of the irrigation system of the palm grove.

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Douz.

  • Departure for Ksar Ghilane by the track or the road depending on the season.

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

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

  • Departure by the track for the Saharan camp, 20 km of trackInthe desert, installation and free time, cooking ceremonybread in the sand, dinner and accommodation in private tents in the desert.

Day 4:

  • Free time in the dunes of the Eastern Sahara.

  • Guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Guermassa.

  • Visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane, Star Wars scenery

  • Return and drop off in Djerba at the end of the afternoon.

Circuit Tunisie. Chenini, Tunisie.

PRICES FOR THE CIRCUIT FROM DJERBA TO TOZEUR

For 5 people, price per person
€420
For 4 people, price per person
€480
For 3 people, price per person
€580
For 2 people, price per person
€785

The price includes: Transport by private 4WD car

The services of an ONTT* approved guide.

Full board,lunch from the first day to lunch on the last day.

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

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