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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.

From Djerba: Tataouine, Chenini and Berber Villages Day Trip

3. From Djerba: Tataouine, Chenini and Berber Villages Day Trip

Departure from the hotel by the Roman road towards Tataouine. Arrival at Chahbania and photo break in the famous salt lake. Arrival in Tataouine, made famous by the former French prison, visit of the market and the city center. Continuation towards Chenini, the village surmounted by a rocky ridge at the foot of which rises a very old mosque, passing by the Ksar Ouled Soltan "Collective granary considered the best preserved". Lunch in Chenini at the restaurant Kenza or similar. Guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini. Departure to Ksar Hadada; arrival and visit of the shooting place of some scenes of the famous movie "Star Wars"... . Departure to Djerba via the Roman road. Arrival at the hotel.

From Djerba: Night at the Desert camp Ksar Ghilane

4. 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

Tunisia: 4-Day Private Discovery Tour

5. Tunisia: 4-Day Private Discovery Tour

Day 1: Kairouan to Tozeur.  Be collected from your accommodation in any city in Tunisia to visit Kairouan and the 9th century Aghlabid basins. Next, visit the grand mosque, which is the oldest in North Africa. Continue to the nearby Sidi Sahbi, a companion of prophet Mohamed, with an introduction to some Tunisian traditions. Have lunch in Kairouan Medina. Continue to Tozeur and check-in to your accommodation in Tozeur where you will have dinner.  Day 2: Tozeur to Douz.  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then head out to visit Chebika Waterfalls and Tamerza Waterfalls. Then, explore the Mides canyons. Continue to Tozeur for lunch then Visit the Ong Jemel Star Wars desert set. Depart Tozeur and head to Douz in a 4WD vehicle. Make a stop at the Salt Lake of Chott el Djerid. Your adventure begins with an amazing view of lands of green palms and dunes of golden sand. Continue through the huge charming dunes then arrive at the camp site. Have a delicious dinner and enjoy the night drumming around the campfire. Stay at the SaharanSky luxury desert camp in Douz. Day 3: Douz to Matmata to Tataouine. Have breakfast at the campsite then head to Matmata. Visit the Underground Troglodyte. Then, have lunch in a berber underground house. Continue to Ksar Hadada to visit the old castle on top of a hill. Head to Chenini to visit the 7th asleep mosque and museum. Check-in for the night at your accommodation in Tataouine and enjoy dinner at the hotel.  Day 4: Tataouine to Gabes to El Jem to Tunis.  Have breakfast at the hotel then depart Tataouine for Gabes. Visit Jara Souk, where you can purchase souvenirs and explore the city. Have lunch in Gabes. Continue to El Jem (Thysdrus) to visit the Roman amphitheater, which is the third biggest and the best-preserved one in the Roman world. Take your transfer to your drop-off location to complete your tour. 

From Djerba Midun: 2-Day Desert and Ancient Cottage Tour

6. From Djerba Midun: 2-Day Desert and Ancient Cottage Tour

DAY 1 : Matmata Ksar Ghilane and the night at the cottage At 7 Am our team will pick you up from your location Head to Matmata troglodyte village and start your immersion in the local life Visit Sidi Idriss hotel (Star wars shooting location) Visit a berber family at their local house dug underground Enjoy a mid-day lunch with the locals Visit Tamazret berber village Head to Ksar Ghilane and enjoy a swim in the hot water spray Possibility of camel ride or quad bike in the sand dunes Head to Ksar Jouamaa and settle in your room Dinner and overnight at Ksar Jouamaa Day 2 : Berber villages Breackfast and departure to Tataouine Visit Ksar El Ferch Visit Chenini the berber village with a local guide and discover its different components (mosque / houses dug horizontally in the mountain...etc) Visit the 7 dormant mosque Mid-day lunch at a local restaurant Visit Ksar Ouled Soltane (Star wars Shooting location) Visit the local market of tataouine and taste its local pastry (Cornes de Gazelle) Head to Djerba with a last stop at the salt lake of Chahbania Back to Djerba through the Roman road and end of our services

Djerba Family Package Tours

7. Djerba Family Package Tours

Embark on an unforgettable family adventure with our Djerba Family Package! Get ready for thrilling experiences that will create lifelong memories. Set sail on our Pirate Boat Excursion, where the entire family can enjoy a swashbuckling journey, complete with pirate-themed activities and stunning coastal views. Discover the ancient charm of Tataouine and Chenini on a full-day excursion. Explore captivating Berber villages, visit fascinating historical sites, and immerse yourselves in the rich local culture. Uncover the beauty of Djerba with a half-day island tour. Witness breathtaking landscapes, picturesque beaches, and iconic landmarks. Marvel at the island's unique blend of Mediterranean and North African influences. Throughout the package, our friendly guides will ensure a safe and engaging experience for all ages. From entertaining storytelling on the pirate boat to insightful commentary during the tours, we cater to the interests of both kids and adults. Enjoy quality family time and create unforgettable memories with our carefully crafted Djerba Family Package. It's an adventure you won't want to miss!

5 Day Star Wars tour

8. 5 Day Star Wars tour

Day 1: Djerba - Star Wars Location - Ksar Medenine - Ksar Jouamaa Start your 5-day Star Wars journey on Djerba Island (Ben's House - Chalmun cantina) . Explore Star Wars filming locations, Ksar Medenine, and Ksar Jouamaa's stunning architecture. Day 2: Tataouine - Chenini - Ksar Ouled Soltane - Ksar Hadada - Ksar Ghilane Deepen your Star Wars experience in Tataouine. Discover the troglodyte village of Chenini and visit granaries in Ksar Ouled Soltane and Ksar Hadada (Both Star Wars shooting locations) . Stay in Ksar Ghilane's desert oasis and spend a night in tent under a starry sky. Day 3: Ksar Ghilane - Douz - Chott Djerid - Star Wars Canyon Experience Ksar Ghilane's springs, Douz, "Gateway to the Sahara," and Chott Djerid's surreal salt flat. Explore the Star Wars Canyon. Day 4: Chebika - Tamerza - Chott El Gharsa - Ong Jmal - Mos Espa - Lars Homestead Visit Chebika's waterfalls, Tamerza's mountain oasis, Chott El Gharsa salt flat, Ong Jmal, Mos Espa's iconic site, and Lars Homestead. Day 5: Tamazret - Matmata - Sidi Idriss - Toujane - Djerba Explore charming villages: Tamazret, Matmata, Sidi Idriss, and Toujane. Return to Djerba's tranquil shores. This immersive tour connects you deeply with the Star Wars galaxy amid Tunisia's stunning landscapes. May the Force be with you!

From Djerba Midun: Tunisia 2-Day Berber Heritage Trip

9. From Djerba Midun: Tunisia 2-Day Berber Heritage Trip

For two days, discover the wonders of southern Tunisia and visit its essentials! Between Tataouine, its Berber villages and its Ksours, the oasis of Ksar Ghilane and its natural hot spring and Matmata with its troglodyte houses During these two days you will spend a night in an 18th century attic and immerse yourself in the heart of local life ! Day : Berber villages, Hot water spring and night in a berber attic - Stop at Chahbania salt lake - Visit tataouine local market - Hike with a local guide and discover chenini berber village - Enjoy a local mid-day lunch - Swim in the hot water spray of Ksar Ghilane - Explore desert sand dunes on a camel back or with quad (optional) - Spend a night at a berber attic Day 2 : The troglodyte village - Visit Toujane berber village - Explore a troglodyte house and meet the local - Discover the berber traditions and way of life - Visit Sidi IDriss hotel (star wars shooting location) - Get dropped off at your hotel

From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

10. 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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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.

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.

A great trip! A top guide and driver, a real experience to be had at least once in your life. The night under the stars was magical. Thanks to yoyo and karim for making us have a great time. I recommend this excursion 2000%. It brings together all the things not to miss.

An excellent tour that gives you many experiences and insight into Southern Tunisia! We enjoyed all the stops, experiences and our wonderful guide Majid and driver Ali! Thank you