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.