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Excursion de Zarzis à Tataouine et Chenini Tunisie.

EXCURSION FROM ZARZIS TO TATAOUINE

Lac Salé de Zarzis "Sebkhet el Melah"

EXCURSION FROM ZARZIS TO TATAOUINE AND CHENINI
DISCOVERY OF THE BERBER REGION

Day Trip - Discovery of the Ksars and Berber Villages from Zarzis

Departing from Zarzis at 7:30am, this day trip by 4x4 will take you through fields of olive trees and along the salt lake "Sebkhet el Melah" for a photo opportunity.

Arrive at Tataouine for a coffee break and a visit to the market (if open).

Then head to the Ksar Ouled Soltane, an old Berber attic famous for being the setting for Star Wars scenes.


Before lunch, a one-hour guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini is scheduled, one of the most visited sites in the region.
You will have the option to stay longer if you wish.

Then we will have lunch in a typical restaurant in Guermassa.

After lunch, direction Ksar El Ferech for a visit.

Finally, to end this day full of Berber experiences, we will visit the Ksar Hadada, another Star Wars setting.


After a busy day, we will take the road back to Zarzis, passing once again by the salt lake "Sebkhet el Melah". You will be back at your place of stay around 5:30 p.m.

Throughout this private tour, you'll have the freedom to stop for photos at your leisure. Our guide and driver will do their best to make this excursion one of the best memories of your trip to Tunisia.

Chenini

The inhabitants of Chenini have always been Zenata Berbers.

 

From Roman times, the Zenatas occupied the confines of the plateaus from southern Tripolitania to Jebel Amour in Algeria.

When the Hilalians came, they were among the first to entrench themselves in their ksar built at the end of the 12th century (590 of the Hegira).

 

The ksar of Chenini would be only one phase of the evolution of the Zenatas community,what we see (or guess through the ruins) could bethe transformation of a similar institution that would have preceded.

 

This ancient Berber village is a very beautiful site and also the most visited, located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. 

 

You will discover the houses  troglodytes, built in the rock, the village blends into the color of the rock of the mountain.

Guermassa Tataouine - Tunisie
Excursion au Ksar el Ferech. Tataouine - Tunisie

Ksar Hadada
To the south of Tataouine, Ksar Hadada extends its ghorfas, one-storey cereal granaries. The rounded domes of the roofs, the buttresses that support the walls are typical of Berber architecture. Stairs allow you to go from one level to another.

Do not hesitate to go up on the terraces to enjoy the surrounding panorama.
 
This place was also used as a setting for the filming of the film  "Star Wars". This fortified village was used in 1997 as the setting forthe slave quarter of Mos Espa, the mythical village of Anakin  Skywalker, the future Darth Vader, in the movie The Phantom Menace, in 1999. It is located 5 km north of Ghomrassen, it consists of 380 single-storey Ghorfa.

This private tour includes lunch  

PRICES FOR THE TATAOUINE EXCURSION

For 5 people, price per person
€70
For 4 people, price per person
€80
For 3 people, price per person
€105
For 2 people, price per person
€150

The price includes: Transport in a private 4x4,
lunch, driver, services of an ONTT approved guide*
Entrance fees to the visits planned in the program

Excluded from the price: National or international flights - Drinks
Extra optional activities - Tipping and personal purchases.

*Tunisian National Tourism Office

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TATAOUINE AND CHENINI EXCURSION
EXCURSION ON A DAY FROM ZARZIS


 
PROGRAM

  • Departure at 7.30 am in front of your place of stay in Zarzis.

  • Photo stop at Salt Lake, the salt sea of Chabhania.

  • Free time in Tataouine and visit if open.

  • Visit of the Ksar Ouled Soltane the Berber attics, (Star Wars Mos Espa).

  • Guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini.

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Guermassa.

  • Visit of Ksar El Ferch.

  • Visit of the Ksar Hadada sets of Star Wars

  • Return to your place of stay around 5:30 p.m.

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