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

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services

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

Activity provider: Depart Travel Services
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Admire the greenery of a desert oasis, swim in a hot water spring, and find out more about the nomadic way of life on this day tour from Djerba. Visit Tunisian villages and have a cup of tea at a local's home. Enjoy included lunch and hotel transfers.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, French, English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Relax in a thermal hot water spring at Ksar Ghilane
  • Hike around the sand dunes in this desert oasis
  • Discover the nomadic way of life
  • Drink tea at a local troglodyte house
  • Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Driver
  • Lunch
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
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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  • Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Our guide (Tarik/Tariq) was an excellent guide. He was very kind and informative. About the trip, I think the swimming and biking part is unnecessary (took so much time) but in total everything was nice. I loved visiting local home and drinking tea at their traditional house. I wish I could also join Tatatouine day trip :/ maybe next time in Djerba…

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July 23, 2022

Journey to the desert very long 5h drive but we do not really feel them because we stop a lot to visit. Arrive at the desert everyone do these activities there is qwad or camel personally I did the qwad and it was really good. The desert is good but these are not large sand dunes 3-4 meters high, they are small dunes. Then you can bathe in the spring which is good but not very attractive, the water smells bad and there are a lot of people after a lot of bathing anyway. The meal at the restaurant is good y taste of all simple but good. Then back in the 4X4 for the return or the journey does not feel because we also stop to visit the stars wars site and the berber house. Activity a bit expensive for what you know, counting that you have to add qwad and camel if you want, but frankly, it was really good to do.

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June 1, 2022

Great day in the company of our guide Aymen and his driver Abdoul A day rich in magnificent and very diverse landscapes (mountains, desert of pebbles, desert of sand, typical villages, meeting a Berber family) They managed to share with us the love of their country A big thank you to both of them for sharing their culture.

October 27, 2020

Product ID: 338901