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Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services

Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services

From US$ 184.19 per person

Discover a huge part of the Tunisian south. You will explore Tataouine with its ksours, Ksar Ghilane with its fresh water spray, and Matmata with its houses dug underground, before spending the night in a tent under the stars.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, German, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ksours of Tataouine
  • Discover the Berber village of Chenini
  • Swim in the natural water spray between an oasis and the sand dunes
  • Spend a night in a tent in the desert
  • Admire a starry sky in the depth of the desert
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Travel guide for 2 days
  • Overnight under a tent in the camp
  • Dinner and breakfast in the camp
  • Lunch on first and second day
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Extra activities (such as camel riding or a quad tour)
  • Tips to the local guide, driver, and travel guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Very professional service. The guide was very attentive and spoke excellent English. The 4WD car was very comfortable. The various sites included stunning desert landscapes, mud walled villages, hot springs, a troglodyte house, Star Wars sets. The camel ride in the tiny sand dunes wasn't very inspiring though. The tent accommodation with shared bathrooms was reasonable. The meals were all outstanding.

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November 8, 2022

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!

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October 15, 2022

We had an extraordinary experience that I really recommend! It was great we really loved everything was super well organized and the group was too nice. It was incredible arriving in Tataouine last stage of civilization and after visiting its spice and craft market, we crossed a desert of salt then pebbles and finally dunes to arrive in an oasis with a basin of water source natural hot water where we bathed. Then we joined the camp in the middle of the desert it was too beautiful and we participated in the baking of bread in the sand it was magnificent! We also rode camels then we visited Berber villages with troglodyte houses, a family welcomed us with extreme kindness by showing us around their home and offering mint tea, it was very touching!

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October 14, 2022

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