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Depuis Zarzis, Trek dans la région Berbère de Tunisie

ZARZIS - TREK FROM DOUIRET TO CHENINI

TREK IN CHENINI FROM ZARZIS
DINNER AND NIGHT IN A TROGLODYTE COTTAGE
TWO-DAY TOUR

This two-day tour is an immersive adventure through the Berber region, combining a trek through the stunning mountainous region of Douiret with a foray into the spectacular desert of Ksar Ghilane.
 
We will start our trip from your place of stay in Zarzis towards Tataouine, the capital of the Berber region. Along the way, we will visit the Ksar Ouled Soltane, one of the many Berber granaries characteristic of the region.
 
Our discovery continues with Ksar Beni Barka, another iconic fortified granary. After these visits, we will stop for a well deserved lunch at a local restaurant in Guermassa.
 
After lunch we will explore Chenini, a picturesque village perched on a hill and a real gem of the region. From Chenini, we will leave for a 2 hour hike through the Djebel Dahar, bringing us to the village of Douiret.
 
In the evening, you will have dinner and spend the night in a troglodyte lodge, an authentic experience that will immerse you in the heart of Berber culture.
 
On the second day of our trip, we will head to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, a true desert treasure.
On site, you will have the opportunity to visit the oasis and choose a quad or camel ride (optional). After lunch at a local restaurant nestled at the foot of the dunes, we will begin our return journey to Zarzis.
 
It is with memories full of head that we will drop you off in front of your place of stay in Zarzis, marking the end of this unforgettable adventure through the Berber region.

Au départ de Zarzis, Trek à Chenini-Douiret-Ksar Ghilane.
Paysage Berbère de Tunisie.

PROGRAM

 

Day 1

  • Departure from your place of stay in Zarzis towards Tataouine.

  • Visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane, a fortified Berber granary characteristic of the region.

  • Discovery of Ksar Beni Barka, another Berber fortified granary.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Guermassa, a charming Berber village.

  • Guided tour of the perched village of Chenini, a real gem of the region.

  • Hike through the Djebel Dahar, duration about 2 hours, to reach the village of Douiret.

  • Installation in a troglodyte lodge for dinner and the night, an immersive experience in the heart of Berber culture.

 

Day 2

  • Discovery of the village of Douiret, with its troglodyte houses and superb views.

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

  • Free time at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, with the possibility of opting for a quad or camel ride (optional).

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

  • Feedback back to your place of stay in Zarzis, marking the end of this adventure through the Berber region.

Ksar Ouled Soltane.located southeast of Tataouine, is one of the most remarkable ksourfrom Tunisia.

This ksar has the particularity of having a second courtyard, dating

of the 19th century, which extends the first one built around the 15th century.

It thus has a record number of 400 cells for storing food reserves, called ghorfas, which are spread over four

or five levels.

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

Departure for 2 hours of walking through the hills of Djebel Dahar to reach the village of Douiret.

Douiret is divided into two parts: The old village, made up of troglodyte dwellings dug into the hills, and the new village located on the hillside. The old village is made up of small dwellings, called ghiren (plural of ghar meaning cave), which bear the namefamily of their owner.

To the south of these oases the vegetation disappears and the Sahara begins.

As far as the eye can see stretch the dunes of the great eastern erg.

Ksar Ghilane. The southernmost Tunisian oasis and one of the gateways to the Tunisian Sahara Desert, the oasis is fed by a hot spring. 

La source de Ksar Ghilane.

TREKKING IN CHENINI DEPARTING FROM ZARZIS

TWO DAY EXCURSION

EXCURSION PRICES

For 5 people, price per person
€205
For 4 people, price per person
€240
For 3 people, price per person
€290
For 2 people, price per person
€395

The price includes: Transport by private 4x4

The services of an ONTT* approved guide.

Full board,lunchfrom the first day

at lunch on the last day., the guided trek

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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