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Douz: Sunset or Sunrise Sahara Desert Camel Ride

1. Douz: Sunset or Sunrise Sahara Desert Camel Ride

Have an authentic Tunisian experience throughout this desert camel safari tour. Escape the city buzz of Douz atop a dromedary (Arabian camel), the traditional Berber mode of travel. Following pickup from your hotel, you'll be whisked off to the stables to meet your "cameleer", who will accompany you throughout your sand dune journey. You can take in all the beauty that Tunisia's Sahara has to offer, as you follow the hand-picked trail. You can climb sand dunes, admiring the ever-changing landscapes as the beauty of nature will is brought out even more by the sun over the dunes. Your camel will be friendly, and the guides will be sure to capture your memories on camera for you. Make the most out of your time in Tunisia with this authentic, once-in-a-lifetime desert experience.

Tozeur: Half-Day Star Wars Film Set Locations Tour

2. Tozeur: Half-Day Star Wars Film Set Locations Tour

Start your visit with the Dune Sea, the Krayt Dragon Ridge and the location of the igloo of Lars Family Homestead exterior on the Chott El Jerid. The location was also used in Attack of the Clones and the final shot of Revenge of the Sith. Continue across Mides and travel to ‘Star Wars canyon’ where 9 scenes were filmed including: when the Jawas were attacked and buried, Jawa Rock, and the scenes of the Tusken Raiders. Return back to Nefta and travel to the Mos Espa film site beautifully located amongst the Sahara dunes. Here, find the Pod-racing arena, the Mos Espa streets, Watto’s shop, market, and Sebulba’s Café. East of the set you will find the Yardangs, where the Jedi fight between Qui-Gon and Darth Maul in Episode I was filmed. It was also the location of the Queen’s Royal Starship. Finish the tour with a look at Ong Jemel ‘the neck of the camel’ where Darth Maul arrives on Tatooine and releases the Sith Probes. After finding Anakin and Qui-Gon, Darth Maul is seen flying over the cliffs.

Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

3. Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

On day 1, following an early pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape which will change as the day progresses. At midday, break for lunch. While the chef prepares a delicious meal, take the opportunity to take photos of the impressive desert. After lunch, continue your journey and ride the camel til sunset. Watch the amazing sight of the sun setting behind the golden dunes. Arrive at the desert camp, and sit down for a traditional Berber dinner with famous flatbread prepared on an open fire. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky, drumming around the fire. In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise as you eat a Berber breakfast. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close. Trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.

Douz: Camp stay with dinner, sunset & sunrise by camel

4. Douz: Camp stay with dinner, sunset & sunrise by camel

Day 1: Douz – Sahara Desert Following a pick-up (03:30PM) from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek, you will enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape at sunset. Arriving at the desert camp, you will have a traditional Berber dinner along the famous flatbread prepared on open fire. Then spend the night under the starry Saharan sky, around the campfire. Day 2: Sahara Desert – Douz In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise camel ride and have a Berber breakfast, then continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close, with a camel trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits. Arrival to Douz around 09/10AM.

From Tunis: 2 Day Sahara Express Experience

5. From Tunis: 2 Day Sahara Express Experience

Day 01 : Pick up from your place of residence and departure to El Jem, visit of its coliseum , measuring 148 meters long, 122 wide and 36 meters high, served during two centuries. Its capacity estimated at 35,000 spectators and its imposing size class unquestionably among the largest amphitheatres in the world. This building dating from the third century, shows the greatness of the Roman Empire. Continuation to Matmata located at 40 km west of Gabes, on a mountainside, it is a Berber village of 1800 inhabitants, at an altitude of 600 meters. The name Matmata came from a Berber tribe originating from Morocco, descendant of the Temzit. Matmata is very well known for its troglodyts houses. Troglodyte homes are homes built into the ground as a way to escape the heat of the summer sun, creating their own natural air conditioning. As you walk around on the surface of the ground, you can peer down into these craters, which are the courtyards of these homes. Some of the courtyards have sheer drops of up to 30 feet deep. These courtyards have rooms cut into the ground where residents live. Typical Tunisian lunch in Matmata Departure after the lunch towards Douz also called the desert gate, discovery of the city, check in at your hotel, dinner and accommodation Day 02 : Early breakfast and departure for Chott El Djerid to experience the sunrise on this beautiful salt lake, located between the Gulf of Gabes and the Algerian border, for nearly 300 km, the desert is covered with Chotts, desert areas covered with salt deposits that rest on a mass of mud. When it rains, the chott is covered with water and becomes a kind of inland sea. The mirages are frequent on this salted plain, of a brilliant whiteness. Departure for chebika via Dgueche, picturesque small village of the Tunisian south. Arrival in Chebika, discovery of this mountain oasis, formerly a Berber village that was washed away. Visit of Ong Jmal, known as the setting for the famous 'Star Wars' saga. But Ong Jmal is above all a magnificent place, completely disconnected from time and space. Visit of "Mos Espa" Proceed to Gafsa where you will have lunch On the way back to Tunis, panoramic visit of Kairouan a fascinating city still anchored in a distant past. One of Islam’s holy cities, it was the first capital of the Maghreb. Designated a Unesco World Heritage site, it conceals several marvels and it is also Known as Capital of traditional hand made Carpets Back to your place of Residence.

From Douz: Sahara Desert 1-Hour Quad Biking Tour

6. From Douz: Sahara Desert 1-Hour Quad Biking Tour

Explore Tunisia's Sahara Desert on the back of a quad bike during this tour. Pilot your own quad bike, which allows you to motor up and down the enormous sand dunes, reaching places that traditional tours can't access. With all equipment provided: helmet, hood, and goggles to protect from flying sand and a tea break at a desert camp, this adventure tour has elements to keep you comfortable as well. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the Sahara before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your rugged desert ride. Conclude your tour back at the base camp.

2 Days Sahara Tour From Hammamet

7. 2 Days Sahara Tour From Hammamet

First a pickup From your hôtel or résidence, then heading to El jem Collisuim (visit), Going to thé south till Matmata where you discover the underground caves. You Will be received by a berber Family. Sée Star Wars site ( Sidi Driss hôtel) Thé last 100km to reach Douz where you go by a track to Sahara ( 25km deep) to spend an Overnight in dunes ( tente sleeping bags bed camp blankets camp WC are available) A Private camp made for you ! A night around campfire - dinner - music Day2 : breakfast in the camp- go to thé Salt Lake - visit the old médina of Tozeur - visit of the Oasis of Chebika- visit of Temegza waterfall Return black North to thé North (Hammamet ; Sousse or Tunis) Meals included Private Jeep

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 Douz: Overnight Safari in Tunisian Sahara Desert

9. From Douz: Overnight Safari in Tunisian Sahara Desert

Day 1 Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Douz in a Land Cruiser. As you drive to the desert, hear your guide’s stories of the Sahara desert’s past and present. Learn about the many customs and traditions that you’ll experience throughout your evening. Explore the Douz Desert Reserve on a wildlife safari. Spot Arabian gazelles, fennecs, and oryx. Afterward, head to the Bedouin-inspired camp on the grounds of a private royal retreat. Walk through the entranceway, past the gentle flickering lights of the campsite and take a seat at your table. Before your meal starts, you’ll take part in a range of cultural activities. Enjoy an Arabic mint tea and sit back and relax. Watch the Bedouin chef prepare a traditional lunch. Take part in a breadmaking demonstration. Gaze at Tunisia’s national bird, the falcon. Return to your table to watch a cooking demonstration and learn how to prepare local flatbread over an open flame. Feast on a 4-course dinner under the stars. Taste a variety of Bedouin specialties. After your meal, sit around the bonfire and gaze up at the stars. When you're ready for bed, make your way to your Arabic tent, complete with a comfortable mattress, pillows, and blanket. Settle in and enjoy sleeping in the heart of the desert. Day 2 Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and the scent of strong Arabic coffee. Watch as your breakfast is prepared. Feast on traditional breakfast bread. After eating, meet your driver and return to Douz.

Tunis: 3-Day Sahara Explorer Guided Tour w/ Meals & Transfer

10. Tunis: 3-Day Sahara Explorer Guided Tour w/ Meals & Transfer

1st day (El Jem – Tozeur) Tour starts with a pickup from Tunis, Hammamet or Sousse to visit El Jem (Thysdrus) to visit the Roman amphitheater, the third biggest & the best-preserved one in the Roman world. Continue to Tozeur Check-in for 1-night accommodation in Tozeur (**** 4 Stars Hotel) DINNER at the hotel 2nd day (Tamerza - Chebika - Mides - Douz - Sahara Desert) BREAKFAST at the hotel then departure to Visit Chebika Waterfalls Visit of Tamerza Waterfalls Visit Mides (Canyons) Visit of Ong jemel Star Wars desert set Continue to Tozeur for LUNCH Departure from Tozeur to Douz by a private 4×4 vehicle with a stop at the (Salt Lake) (Chott el Djerid) Your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sand Continue through the huge charming dunes Having a delicious DINNER at the camping and enjoying the night drumming around the campfire Check-in for 1-night accommodation in Douz (Sahara Desert Camp) 3rd day (Douz - Matmata - Tunis) BREAKFAST at the camping then departure to Matmata for Underground Troglodyte Visit then LUNCH in Matmata Transfer to Tunis, Hammamet or Sousse Drop off at the selected hotel or location. {END OF TOUR}

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Truly amazing!!! As exceptional as I imagined ✨ the organization was very well done and we were able to have transport from our hotel El Mouradi Douz directly. We even got dropped off by camel directly at the hotel at the end. About 6 hours of dromedary in total, 2 hours in the morning, rest at the camp at noon, 2 hours at sunset that is too magnificent and then a small party by the fire. The starry sky and even shooting stars the next morning wake up at 6:30 to admire the sunrise, breakfast and hop another 2 hours of dromedary to the hotel! We even stopped “picking” sand roses! The whole team were very warm, attentive and smiling. A beautiful energy emerges from them ✨ To do absolutely!!! Worth the expense, lifetime memories (and lots of great photos) and one less thing on the bucketlist ✌️

Excellent organization, everyone is very caring and the staff seem to appreciate their work very much and it shows in lots of little details. The camel drivers are particularly charming. The camp is equipped with adequate sanitary facilities, the food is good and the tents are very comfortable. In the evening there was a fire and a trio of musicians playing traditional music. I highly recommend.

Very good in relation to the cost, the camel driver Abdullah very focused on having a good time and the organizer of the camp helped me get transportation to the activity and then to my next destination. Highly recommended.

This was a good tour. We went to all of the areas as described. The driver was very friendly and helpful.

Great tour and great driver that showed us even more places than what was planned