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Le désert à Douz - Tunisie


Le marché aux bestiaux de Douz, Tunisie



Fancy a getaway into the unknown from Zarzis?

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through the mystical landscapes of the Tunisian desert!

Go on an incredible day trip to Douz, the "Gateway to the Desert", and to Matmata, famous for its unique troglodyte houses.


Douz, the gateway to the desert Start your journey in Douz, nicknamedthe "Gateway to the Sahara".


Breathe in the fresh morning air in the vibrant local market and be swept away by the colors, sounds and scents of this magical city.


Be amazed by the Sahara Museum in Douz, where you will immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the region.


Experience a camel ride through rolling sand dunes for an authentic Saharan adventure.

Matmata, land of troglodytes and Star Wars.
After a delicious lunch of local specialties, direction Matmata.
This fascinating town is famous for its cave dwellings,
underground houses that have been dug into the ground.

You may also recognize the landscapes of Matmata, which served as the setting for the Star Wars saga! Discover a traditional cave house and learn more about this unique way of life.

An unforgettable day of discovery Whether you're an adventure traveler, a history buff, or a Star Wars fan, this day trip to Douz and Matmata promises a day of discovery
and wonder.

Admire the spectacular desert landscapes, learn about the local culture, and taste the region's tasty cuisine.

Let yourself be carried away by the charm of the desert and experience an adventure you will never forget.

Excursion à Douz Le village de Zafraane
Excursion Douz et  Matmata. Sidi Idriss. Tunisie.


  • 06h00: Departure from your place of stay in Zarzis.It is best to leave early in the morning to enjoy the day.

  • 10 am: Arrival in Douz, also called the "Gateway to the Sahara". It is an excellent starting point for exploring the Sahara Desert.

  • Coffee break and free time in the souk. The cattle market is on Thursday.

  • For a typical experience, depart for a camel ride in the desert. You will also be able to enjoy an incredible view of the sand dunes.

  • Lunch at the restaurant. You can try the local cuisine which includes dishes like couscous, Tunisian tagine, or "egg brik".

  • After lunch, departure for Matmata. This town is famous for its cave houses. Matmata also served as the setting for the movie "Star Wars".

  • In Matmata, visit a traditional troglodyte house and discover how the locals lived in these unique dwellings.

  • Visit of the Sidi Idriss hotel, a Star Wars setting

  • Return to your place of stay in Zarzis.

Note: Schedules and activities may vary depending on the season. 


This private tour includes lunch.

For 5 people, price per person
For 4 people, price per person
For 3 people, price per person
For 2 people, price per person

The price includes: Transport by private 4x4,

lunch, driver, the services of an ONTT* approved guide

The camel ride,

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

Excursion à Matmata, les maisons troglodytes. Tunisie
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