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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.

Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

2. 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: Lagoon Camel Ride Experience

3. 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.  

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

4. 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-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

5. Djerba-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Djerba or Zarzis in a private jeep, then heads out across the old Roman roads towards Tatouine. As you travel, admire the remarkable changes in the landscape that range from luscious green fields of olives to dry salt deserts. Along the way, stop for a photo opportunity of the scenery and listen to your guide share stories about the locals before arriving at the first stop of the day, Tataouine market. At the market, wander around the bustling walkways and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of the locals going about their day. Haggle for a bargain at a souvenir stall then continue the tour onto the next stop. Arrive at Chenini, and old Berber village that dominates the surrounding mountain region. Amble through Chenini’s labyrinth of lane ways and follow your guide on a cultural and historical adventure. Discover Chenini’s fascinating troglodyte dwellings, learning about the legends of the people who lived here and worshiped at the seven onsite mosques. After about an hour of exploring the site, enjoy a traditional local meal to recharge from the walk. Finally, visit the nearby Ksar Hadada, one of the best-preserved ksours of the city and the shooting location of scenes from the recent Star Wars movies.

Djerba: Horse and Camel Combo Caravan Tour

6. Djerba: Horse and Camel Combo Caravan Tour

Perfect for animal lovers, this caravan tour combines a horseback ride and a camel ride in Djerba, Tunisia. Explore Djerba’s sandy paths, olive groves, lagoons, and other natural features alongside a guide. Get picked up from your hotel or meet at the meeting point before starting your adventure. Personalize your experience by choosing what animal you ride first and second. Start on the back of a camel and return on horseback or vice versa. Traveling along sandy paths, cross Djerba’s Blue Lagoon on the back of your new animal friend. Spot clear views of the landscapes and nature of the area. On the ride back, change animals with one of the other participants. There is also the option to return back via carriage. Afterward, get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Djerba: Overnight Sahara Desert Safari by 4x4

7. 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: 2-Day Tour of Tozeur and Mountain Oasis

8. From Djerba: 2-Day Tour of Tozeur and Mountain Oasis

Day 1: Depart early in the morning to leave Djerba via ferry. Cross the city of El Hamma to the salt lake of Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa. Heading to the mountain oasis, your visit will begin with the Berber village of Chebika, famous for its spring water. Then to Mides at the edge of the great canyons, where you can enjoy the peace and serenity. Enjoy local food at a guesthouse before the real adventure begins.  Cross the salt lake of Chott El Gharsa towards Mos Espa the biggest Star Wars set in Tunisia. Fasten your belts as your driver will make you dream with some stunts between the tracks and the sand dunes. At the end of the day and after watching the sunset over the dunes, enjoy a cup of tea with a view of the Basket of Nefta, before heading to bed. Day 2: Following a good breakfast at the hotel, head out for a walk in the alleys of Tozeur’s old medina in the company of your knowledgeable guide.  Enjoy hand made products, and the smell of local vegetables and fruits. Leaving Tozeur behind the adventure continues but this time further south, towards Douz the desert’s gate. Enjoy free time in the market and the opportunity to enjoy a camel or quad bike ride in the dunes before having lunch at a local restaurant. After the meal you will have an hour drive to Tamazret, a traditional Berber village for a brief stop before Matmata. Discover Matmata the troglodyte village with its houses underground, its Berber inhabitants, and its lunar landscapes. See in real life the set from your favourite Star Wars scenes. Visit the village of Toujane for your final stop, this village that has the color of the earth and is hidden timidly between two mountains.

From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

9. From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

Day 1: Depart the island of Djerba via ferry and travel for about 20 minutes until you reach the mainland. Continue to Matmata and visit a Berber family who will open their doors for you to visit their house. Be welcomed with home-made bread, olive oil and honey, typical of Berber hospitality. Continue to Tozeur crossing the largest salt lake in northern Africa, the famous Chott Djerid. This salt lake covers an area of ​​more than 5000 square kilometers and is known for its phenomenon of mirages. Enjoy a photo stop to capture the vastness of the area. Stop at the mountain oasis of Chebika. A popular destination for many filmmakers, Chebika has a unique charm with its ancient village, palm groves, and its source of water that springs from the side of the mountain. Take a walk for about 40 minutes with a local guide who will help you discover the village and learn of its stories. Travel to Tamerza, enjoy a hearty meal, and visit the famous waterfalls.  In the afternoon, get ready for adventure and adrenaline, as your driver will take you through the old Dakar Rally track, crossing the sand dunes and salt lake of Chott El Gharsa. Visit some of a filming location of the Star Wars original trilogy, the village of Mos Espa on Tattoine. Enjoy a colorful sunset before travelling to the village of Tozeur, where you will spend your first evening. Enjoy tea and dinner, before settling in at the four-star hotel for the night. Day 2: After breakfast, head to the old medina of Tozeur. With your guide, stroll in its alleys and discover its architectural and historical characteristics with some free time to enjoy the palm groves. Depart from Tozeur and travel towards Douz. Enjoy free time to visit its local market and lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, head towards Ksar Ghilane, an oasis where green palm trees grow amongst the dry desert offering a unique setting. Bask in the hot spring and enjoy a 1-hour camel ride in the dunes, if option selected. Head to your overnight camp and enjoy another spectacular desert sunset. Enjoy a typical Berber dinner and a free evening to relax and sleep under the stars. Day 3: Enjoy breakfast at the camp and then travel to the city of Tataouine. Visit the famous Berber village of Chenini, which you will explore with your guide for about 40 minutes. Discover the various landmarks of the village including the mosque, oil mill, granaries, and houses dug in the walls of the mountains. Enjoy some couscous for lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal, visit Ksar Hadada, a shooting location for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After this, return to Djerba to complete your three-day excursion.

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What people are saying about Djerba

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

An all-round successful and fascinating tour from the island of Djerba to the mainland of Tunisia. Incredibly informative, you get to know the life of the Berber people with their eventful history up close. The town of Tataouine and its bustling market is very different from the tourist-oriented souks of Medoun and Houmt Souk. The highlight of the tour is the visit to the Berber settlement of Chenini. A great local guide explains the eventful history of these settlements in a very informative and entertaining way with his own charm. Here's a big thank you! An included local lunch completes the visit to Chenini. The return trip led back to the hotel via other historically interesting places! Highly recommended, from processing to implementation. Our first tour via the app from this provider. Any time! That was not the last booking.

I took this tour with my 7-year old son and we had an amazing time. The guide and the driver were extremely nice and very knowledgeable. The places we visited were very beautiful and interesting and the activities exciting (we did quad biking, camel rides and swam in a warm-water source). We felt our trip benefited locals in many ways, notably because the guide took us to visit truly local houses so our tips - always taken gracefully and never imposed - went to people who were out of the tourist route. The night in a tent was very special as was the desert camp more generally, surrounded by beautiful sand dunes. We had such a great time that we will surely be back with the whole family as soon as we can. Many thanks to the team for such a beautiful and special experience!

This experience is definitely worth it and more than enough to see everything other than Djerba if you are on the island! Sleeping in the desert, seeing Tunisian villages, meeting locals... In addition, the guide was very good, and the driver too.

Very nice and recommended excursion in Djerba. Transfer as well as organizations everything worked perfectly. Friendly and very accommodating guides.

Superb 4x4 excursion not to be missed! Our guide Momo was great and very personable. Very good value for money, I recommend.