Things to do in Djerba

Our most recommended things to do in Djerba

Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

1. Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

Day 1: Your tour will begin as you depart from your hotel to Tataouine. You will then begin by crossing Roman Road, the structure that connects the island to continental Africa. You will then take a break at the salt lake of Chahbania to enjoy the view and to take photos. Following this, you will enjoy a 40-minute stroll in the streets of Tataouine's market to discover the Berber products and spices for sale. You will then head to the village of Chenini, where you will enjoy a walk to discover it with a local guide. At midday, you will taste the flavors of a local meal in a Berber restaurant. Following lunch, you will cross the Erg (or the desert of rocks) and head to Ksar Ghilane. Upon your arrival you can enjoy a swim in its natural water spray, in an area located between the greenery of the oasis and the yellow color of the sand dunes. Whilst at this location there will also be the possibility of taking a camel ride tour or a quad-bike tour of the dunes (not included). By the end of the day, you will go to your camp to enjoy one of the best sunsets of Southern Tunisia. At the camp, you will have a tent, be able to take a shower, and can also experience the preparation of "sand bread" just before dinner. Following dinner, you will enjoy free time to admire the starry sky in the silence of the desert. Day 2: Following breakfast, you will head to Matmata, the troglodyte village. Your first stop will be to the Berber village of Tamazret, where you can taste an "amandes" tea. Following the break, you will visit a Berber family at their underground house, where you will enjoy an authentic local lunch. Following lunch you will head to Sidi Idriss, a troglodyte hotel where some scenes of the Star Wars film had been shot, and where we can still find some film decor. The final visit of the day will be to the Berber village of Toujane, which is hidden between two mountains and famous for handmade carpets and honey. At the end of the day, you will be returned safely to your hotel with a head full of great memories.

From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane Hot Spring and Villages

2. From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane Hot Spring and Villages

Get off the beaten track and discover the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. Enjoy scenic views as you travel along the Roman road, and keep an eye out for flocks of sheep and even camels. Visit local villages and savor a freshly made tea at a local's home. After pickup at your hotel, leave the island of Djerba and travel to Ksar Ghilane. Upon arrival, take a swim in the thermal spring nestled amid a grove of date palms. Relax completely in water that's warm enough to be utterly soothing yet still offers respite from the desert heat. Next, enjoy some free time to take a walk on the dunes, go for a camel ride, or explore the dunes on a quad tour before sitting down to a local meal around the hot spring. After lunch, return to the jeep and head to the Berber village of Matmata. Stop in the village of Tamazret, a village flooded in 1969 where only a few families still live. Continue to discover a troglodyte home where your Berber host will welcome you with a warming tea of rosemary, olive oil, and honey that he has prepared himself. After this meeting, make your way to Djerba with a final stop at Toujane, a Berber village of ocher color hidden discreetly between two mountains.

Djerba: Camel Ride Island Tour

3. Djerba: Camel Ride Island Tour

Take a guided island tour on the back of a camel in Djerba, Tunisia. Experience Djerba’s wild coast, sandy paths, palm trees, lagoons, and other natural features alongside a professional guide. This experience can be customized for both beginner and experienced riders. On the day of the tour, get picked up from your accommodation before starting your adventure. Then, head out from the ranch with your guide on the back of your new animal friend. Ride along the sandy tracks and discover the wild coast of the island. Admire fields of olive trees and palm trees. Meet the locals and see herds of goats. Then, see examples of Djerbian architecture before arriving at Djerba’s Blue Lagoon. Take a moment to take photos to remember your experience. Afterwards, return to the ranch knowing your fond memories were captured. At the end of the tour, enjoy a drop-off service back to your hotel.

Djerba: Pirate Ship Trip to Flamingo Island

4. Djerba: Pirate Ship Trip to Flamingo Island

After pickup from your hotel, set sail from the marina at 9 AM and head out toward Flamingo Island aboard your pirate ship. Sit back and relax with music and entertainment shows that the crew will propose. Spot some dolphins, if you're lucky, and attend a traditional fishing session. Upon arrival on Flamingo Island, enjoy some time to swim and tan before lunch. At noon, savor a delightful lunch in a lovely setting. The menu includes grilled fish, Tunisian salad, brick Tunisian couscous, cola, mint tea, and fruits of the season. After lunch, spend some more time enjoying the entertainment or return to the shore. Head back to the tourist port of Houmet Souk where your pirate ship will dock at 2 PM. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane sahara and Oasis Tour

5. From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane sahara and Oasis Tour

Your tour will begin as you depart for the Roman Road, which is 7 kilometers long and is one of two access points to the continent. You will drive down this road in the direction of the city of Medenine. After a while, you will take your first short break for a coffee partnered with an explanation of your program. You will gradually move away from the big cities and cross some of the smaller villages of Beni kheddach, before the asphalt road eventually ends. The track then starts in the middle of a desert of pebbles, which will provide you with a photo break in the middle of the rocky desert (which provides a view that dominates the plain of Djeffara). Your tour will then continue towards the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, which is located in the middle of the fine sand dunes and is where the great eastern erg begins. After your arrival in Ksar Ghilane, you will have free time to admire the oases around the hot water spring, and can also take a camel ride or swim in the spring itself. Lunch will be at approximately 1:30PM, after which you will depart for the mountains. You will later arrive in Ksar Hallouf, where you will visit a local collective attic. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.

Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

6. Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

Get picked up from your hotel at 7:00 AM and head toward Tataouine on the Roman road. Stop first in Khalfallah to visit an oil mill during the olive harvest season, or at the sand dunes of the Chahbania. Continue to Tataouine and take some time exploring the market and downtown. Proceed to Cenini, a village topped by a rocky ridge and home to an old mosque. Come mid-day, enjoy lunch at the Kenza Chenini or a similar restaurant before embarking on a guided tour of the Berber village. Depart to Ksar El Ferch or Ksar Hdadda for a fascinating tour of the grounds. Head back to Djerba via the Roman road, arriving at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. Throughout the full-day experience, pick up insights from your expert guide, who has been approved by the National Office of Tunisian Tourism.

Djerba Island: 3-Hour Quad Biking Excursion

7. Djerba Island: 3-Hour Quad Biking Excursion

Enjoy a 3-hour quad bike excursion in Djerba Island adapted to your experience level. Drive through the villages before arriving at the beach and Laguna. Travel along small passages winding through a village of eucalyptus and prickly-pears in the heart of wonderful landscapes. All drives are performed with high-quality equipment for optimal security. You will also have a guide with you throughout the tour. Quad biking in Djerba Island guarantees only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions. Make sure to prepare for the most memorable experience of your life.

Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

8. Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, stop to admire the Roman road that connects the island to the mainland. Continue to the Berber village of Guellala, before visiting an old pottery workshop and a museum of arts and local culture. Next up, you'll cross Berber villages to reach El Ghriba synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Africa. Visit a village made famous for its graffiti after the Djerbahood street art project, before heading in the direction of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba. Wander through a colorful market filled with fresh fish, spices, vegetables, and fruits. Visit a covered souk to appreciate the work of local craftsmen, then continue to a weaving workshop, where you'll enjoy a demonstration along with a cup of green tea. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Djerba: Lagoon Camel Ride Experience

9. Djerba: Lagoon Camel Ride Experience

Start your day with pick up from your hotel in Djerba and head to the park, where you'll be welcomed by your staff members and given equipment to start your camel-riding adventure. Begin your incredible camel-riding experience through the Lagoon and Berber villages. Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as you safely ride through the stunning landscapes. The ride can be tailor-made for experienced or beginner riders and your professional guide will make sure you have a comfortable and safe ride. This is a unique experience where noble camels and soothing landscapes come together, and are sure to help you create life-long memories with your friends and family. After the end of your tour, relax with drop-off back at your hotel.  

Djerba: 3 Hour Guided Quad Bike Ride with Blue Lagoon Sunset

10. Djerba: 3 Hour Guided Quad Bike Ride with Blue Lagoon Sunset

Discover a more authentic side to Djerba, away from the crowds, on this three hour quad biking tour. The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the quad center. Upon arrival, learn how to drive your quad and listen to your guide’s safety instructions. Once you’re all kitted out, hop on your quad and follow your guide onto the track. As you ride, feel the wind in your hair and soak up the scenic views that surround you including palm trees and traditional houses. Ride through fields of olive trees and along the coastline, then head to the famous Blue Lagoon. Take a break and chill out as you watch an unforgettable sunset over the water. Afterwards, enjoy one final ride back to the quad center then relax on the return journey to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Djerba

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 334 reviews

This was an absolutely unforgettable experience, I’m so happy I did it!! As an American woman traveling alone, in my 30s with zero knowledge of French/Arabic, I was worried it would be more awkward than fun- I was wrong, it was so fun! Even though the rest of my group was French, our guide Zu always made sure to explain to me in English where we were / what we were seeing / etc.. He was incredibly kind and very thorough, and I never felt lonely or out of place. The tour itself was amazing. The market of Tataouine was busy and colorful and loud, the drives through the desert were breathtaking, the village of Chenini on top of a mountain was so interesting to see and lunch there was tasty. The campsite at night was very structured/clean and thankfully another tour group had some English-speakers for me to bond with as we watched sand bread get made (it was delicious). The next morning we did a camel ride and it was glorious. Cannot say enough good things about this trip!

The experience is much better than is described or portrayed here on the site. It was the pinnacle of our trip. I have heard from other tours of the hotel we stayed at, that this tour allows you to have much more fun and unique experiences. As it is a tour dedicated to small groups, it makes it much more dynamic and special. It´s very well organized and they help us with everything we need. I highly recommend this experience.

The trip was carried out as described and according to the program, contact with the guide on WhatsApp was very good, the boat was tidy and in very good condition. The steersmen tried very hard, looking for dolphins and reacting to any, even false alarms from our side. We made it on the way back from the lagoon, and we admired the dolphins until they had left. I heartily recommend!

Very nice experience, it would definitely be better if a guide was there. Especially for the tour through the exhibition.

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