DAY TRIP TO KSAR GHILANE
BERBERS REGION AND DISCOVERY OF THE DESERT
Day trip from Djerba and Zarzis
Day trip to Ksar Ghilane, to discover part of southern Tunisia,
the Berber region of Medenine and the desert gates of Ksar Ghilane.
On the program: Visit the Medenine, ksars, and discover the desert on a day.
Departure in 4x4 for Medenine. Visit the Ghorfas, former granaries with alveolar shapes,
Continue to Ksar Ghilane, oasis surrounded by huge sand dunes (Eastern Erg).
Lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes.
Possibility of camel ride or Quad to the Roman fort of Tisavar, and bathing in the hot spring. (Optional)
Return to Djerba by the Roman way.
AT KSAR GHILANE
Medenine is the prefecture of the region, a governorate, which Djerba also depends on. With its ksours and Ghorfas, these semicylindrical storehouses, whose first constructions date back to the 17th century, Medenine is also the starting point for visiting the region.
The most southern of the Tunisian oases and one of the doors of the desert of the Tunisian Sahara, the oasis is fed by a source of hot water, source from a failed oil drilling in 1953, instead of finding oil, the drillers have found a captive water table, 700 m deep. The water flows to the surface at 32 °, it is very sulfur, you can swim there, it would have thermal virtues.Vous can also do a camel ride or quad.
Ksar Ghilane serves as a refuge for some 50 nomadic families living from the exploitation of date palm and goat and sheep farming, Tunisia.
At 4 km from Ksar Ghilane, Tisavar, a fort dating from the Roman era of the Emperor Commodus.
Tisavar is a rectangular construction, the walls, built in stone to a height of 1.50 m, in smaller rubble above. It served as an advanced post and base camp for their Saharan expeditions. it also allowed to control the caravans that carried their wealth to the coast.
The old building is then occupied in the Middle Ages, before being restored by the French during the Second World War, the fort served in the column Leclerc during the maneuver bypassing the line Mareth.
The Tunisian government has proposed on February 17, 2012 for a future ranking on the list of World Heritage of Unesco
Our private tours include lunch, excluding drinks.
Price per person, based on 3 people minimum: 50 € (*).
Price per person, for two people: 75 €.
(*) 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".