DAY TRIP TO CHENINI - TATAOUINE
DISCOVERING THE BERBER REGION
Day trip from Djerba - Zarzis
Day trip to the heart of the Berber region in southTunisian Tataouine, at Chenini and the Ksours
On the program visits many ksars, and Stars Wars movie traces, on a day
Departure by the Roman road for the visit of Ksar of Medenine.
Visit Ksar El Hedada, (Star Wars movie sets).
Visit the citadel of Ksar Guermassa.
Lunch break in a typical restaurant in the village of Guermassa.
Guided tour of the hilltop village of Chennini.
Return to your place of residence in Djerba.
Tataouine is the capital of "the Berber region of southern Tunisia", the starting point to discover ksours (plural of Ksar) and the neighboring Berber villages as part of your excursion "On the trail of the Berbers".
These villages are perched on top of the rocky hills. The Berbers fled the plains at the time of the invasions, and transformed the caves of these hills in troglodyte dwellings.
Ksar Hadada 5 km north of Ghomrassen, consists of 380 ghorfa on one floor. He served as a backdrop for the movie "Star Wars" in 1999.
The citadel of Guermassa
It will take a 4x4 to reach the old Guermessa, Berber village hanging on the hillside, unfortunately less preserved village than others. But the panorama is magnificent.
Beautiful and most visited site located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. You will discover the troglodyte dwellings, built in the rock. A beautiful 13th century mosque rising between two peaks is also accessible.
The Ksours of Tunisia are granaries (ksar singular) for the use of one or more tribes. They are mainly concentrated in the south-east of the country, in the area between Matmata and Tataouine, where there are about 150.
These ksour are part of the cultural heritage of this region of Tunisia and testify to its historical and sociological evolution.
The ksar is usually provided with a single entrance, protected by a door, except in the case of plain ksour.
These places are used for social life: To meet, welcome visitors and carry out commercial transactions.
On the courtyard, open ghorfas, four maximum, arranged on the ground floor or floors.
Some ksour have a second court if they have experienced an extension, as is the case of Ksar Ouled Soltane who has 440 ghorfas while the average is between 150 and 200.
The ghorfas are superimposed cells, closed on the outside, presenting the appearance of a compact wall. Small pieces four to five meters deep and two meters high and wide, they are used to store for long periods, food products: cereals in the lower part, possibly in compartments separated by low walls, olives and cheeses clinging to olive wood bars in the upper airy part by two opening holes in the outer and inner walls.
This private day tour includes lunch, excluding drinks.
Price per person, based on 3 people minimum: 45 € (*).
(*) The price includes: Transport by 4x4 car on the basis of 3 people minimum by car, lunch. the driver, the services of a licensed guide ONTT.
Are excluded from the price: Beverages of all kinds .. All that is not mentioned in the heading "the price includes".