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Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

1. Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

Escape the cities and take in the contrasts of Ksar Ghilane oasis on this 10-hour excursion. In the afternoon, leave the island of Djerba and head by 4x4 with your driver to the desert, a trip that will take about 2.5 hours. It will pass quickly though, as you cross the mountain and stony tracks to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. This place is known for being one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, inhabited by families of nomads and Berbers. Once you’ve arrived, your first activity will be a 1-hour camel ride through the dunes. While you’re enjoying the sandy landscapes from atop these tall, slow animals, your driver will be setting up the table. A bottle of wine, appetizers, and some fruits await you when you return from your camel ride. As you eat, enjoy the sunset and the changing colors of the sky. After your meal, you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the natural hot spring. Ksar Ghilane oasis is fed by a source of hot water that you can swim in and is said to have healing properties. Afterwards, return to Djerba and stop to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

From Djerba: Overnight Sahara Desert Safari by 4x4

2. From Djerba: Overnight Sahara Desert Safari by 4x4

Travel into the desert aboard your Land Cruiser. As you travel, listen to your guide’s stories about the Sahara Desert, past and present, as well as the many customs and traditions that you’ll experience throughout the evening. Head through the Douz Desert Reserve on an African-style wildlife safari, looking out for Arabian gazelles, Fennecs, oryx, and then stop in a Bedouin-inspired camp on the grounds of a private royal retreat.  Before your meal starts, experience a range of cultural activities. Enjoy an Arabic Mint Tea and sit back to watch the Bedouin chef prepare your food. After your meal, sit around the bonfire and gaze up at the stars, and then make your way to your Arabic tent complete with comfortable mattress, pillows, and a blanket. The next day, feast on traditional breakfast bread and travel back to Djerba.

From Djerba: Night at the Desert camp Ksar Ghilane

3. From Djerba: Night at the Desert camp Ksar Ghilane

Day 1 Departure from your accommodation via the Roman road, direction Tataouine. Photo break at the famous salt lake of Chahbania and explanation of the program. Continuation towards the city of Tataouine, free time at the very colorful market then direction the mountainous village of Chenini. Passage by the Ksar Ouled Soltan or similar, collective granary used in the past for the storage of provisions Visit of the dwellings dug horizontally in the mountains in the village of Chenini; Berber village encrusted in the side of the mountain which goes back to the 11th century. Typical lunch at the local restaurant In the afternoon we fasten our belts in the 4x4 for a departure by the sandy tracks "the reg" to reach the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, an exotic oasis; magnificent with its camps and its water source. Possibility of a camel or quad ride (optional and payable on site) on the sand dunes "Erg" to watch the sunset and see the old Roman fort. On the way back, visit of the hot water spring with possibility of swimming (don't forget your bathing suit and towels) continuation in 4x4 to the camp located at the foot of the dunes . Arrival; to attend the sunset installation under tent, dinner and Saharan evening. Day 2 Wake up gently, breakfast, then departure for the mountainous Berber village of Tamezret. Small photo stop and continuation for the village of Matmata known for its houses dug under the ground. We admire its superb lunar landscape (Star Wars movie sets) and visit a family in a troglodytic house. Lunch In the afternoon we take the road back to the village of Toujane, from where we have a panoramic view. Return to the hotel

Cooking Class in an 18th century berber cottage

4. Cooking Class in an 18th century berber cottage

Get ready for an incredible culinary experience during this unique cooking lesson in Ksar Jouamaa. From the market to your plate, learn how to prepare a salad, an egg brik (a traditional pastry), and a couscous dish using fresh ingredients bought at one of the most renowned souks in town. After pickup from your hotel, the adventure begins with a transfer to Ksar Jouamaa. Arrive and stroll around the market among the vibrant stalls of meat, vegetables, herbs and spices. You’ll learn how these spices have been used throughout the history of Tunisian cooking, and how to use each spice to get a dish just right. Next, during your cooking lesson, learn from your host how to create the best traditional dishes of Tunisian cuisine and enrich your knowledge of the spices and ingredients while making an authentic dish. The most well-known Tunisian dishes include the salad méchouia, ojja, and of course couscous. The best moment of the tour? When you finally feast on your very own masterpiece. Enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch in an authentic local setting before being comfortably returned to your hotel with Tunisian recipe knowledge that will last a lifetime.

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the activity on site is really very nice. Thank you Mourad for your happy company. you gave us a great time. the only complaint about this outing is the distance from Djerba. consider completing this outing with a night on site or at the charming hotel restaurant where we dined with a delicious Ksar Jouamaa couscous.

Excelente experiencia y excelente nuestro guía Abdul. Abdul nos fue aconsejando en todo momento y nos indico que hacer. Our enchanted to sleep in el desert and disfrutar del pan that our preparation in el fuego. Shokrun Abdul!

Very very well organized by the local agency - Departure Travel Services Overall very satisfied - only downside about the price of this excursion