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Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

4.8 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services

Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services

From US$ 155.03 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 17 reviews

Review summary

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

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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!

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May 3, 2022

I highly recommend this expedition. The support is professional. The agency is very attentive and sincerely ensures customer satisfaction. The circuit is still much better in real life than what is described or shown in the photos. A condensed version of super good food from southern Tunisia that clearly makes you want to go back. There is a real effort to eat local but different for the meals offered. The camp in the middle of the desert is very comfortable with running water (hot) and electricity available. Provide all the same that drinks (even water) are not supported, tips for local guides (well deserved) and a telephone operator who has a network in the south.

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March 27, 2022

The excursion went very well. The guide and driver were very friendly and interesting. Great meal, Zmela camp in the desert was lost in the middle of nothing, that's exactly what we wanted. The tent was very comfortable and the toilets very clean. The varied visits over the two days. Everything is included except drinks. To do again.

February 13, 2022

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