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From Douz: Overnight Safari in Tunisian Sahara Desert

1. 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.

Douz: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, & Camp Dinner

2. Douz: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, & Camp Dinner

Discover the desert outside of Douz on a guided dune riding safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride and dinner with entertainment. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your driver. Then, drive to the Douz desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune riding session with trained drivers. You can also try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Camp for the camel and quad ride with included refreshments. Then continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel.

From Hammamet: Desert Safari with Overnight Camping

3. From Hammamet: Desert Safari with Overnight Camping

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment around the campfire under a canopy of stars on this private desert escape. The tour starts with hotel pickup in Hammamet. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle to Douz, the gateway to the Sahara. Enjoy lunch, shop for handicrafts in the local market, and see the city before venturing into the dunes. Watch the surroundings change from green palms to golden dunes as you near your camp. Once settled, enjoy a delicious dinner at the luxury desert campsite. Unwind while listening to traditional drum music around the campfire. The next day, enjoy breakfast at the campsite before departing for Matmata for the underground Troglodyte visit. Explore the desert site where scenes from Star Wars were filmed and even have lunch in one of the Berber underground houses before the return transfer to Hammamet.

Tozeur: 2-Day Desert Overnight Stay in a Tent & Camel Trek

4. Tozeur: 2-Day Desert Overnight Stay in a Tent & Camel Trek

Day 1: After an early departure from your accommodation, embark on an oasis adventure with an overnight stay in a tent. The first stop will the Chebika Oasis, where you’ll visit an old village, stroll through the mountain landscapes, and discover hidden freshwater sources that spring from the side of the mountain.    Continue to Tamerza and pass by the massive waterfall before wandering through the magnificent canyons of Mides. In the afternoon, savor a local lunch at a homestay. Then, cross the famous salt lake of Chott Djerid towards the town of Douz, also known as the ‘gateway to the Sahara.’ With more than 5000 square kilometers, Chott Djerid is considered to be the largest chott in northern Africa. In Douz, visit the local market before heading to the sandy village of Sabria. Here, experience the dunes on camelback and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic desert night with a campfire and a demonstration of sand bread preparation under the stars. Savor dinner and enjoy an overnight stay in a tent. Day 2: Following breakfast, return to Douz, where you’ll have the possibility to join a quad or ULM ride that you can book onsite with local providers. After some leisure time, depart for Tozeur with a stop in Kebelli where you’ll enjoy a midday meal. Then, drive to Souk Lahad to visit the hot water castle and watch the cooling system for irrigation water that comes out of the ground to irrigate the palm groves of the region. Finally, visit the petrified sand dunes of Debebcha, a unique fossilized landscape shaped in the form of dunes before returning to your hotel in Tozeur, where your driver and guide bids you farewell.

Tunisia: 3-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek from Douz

5. Tunisia: 3-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek from Douz

Day 1.  Following an early pick-up at your accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel with fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape, which changes as the day progresses. At midday, have a break for lunch and while the chef will prepare a delicious meal, you have the opportunity to take photographs of the impressive desert. After lunch, your journey continues to the desert camp for an overnight stay. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky with the sound of drumming around the fire following an impressive Berber dinner. Day 2.  In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise and have a Berber breakfast. Then ride the camel and see some rather beautiful panoramic views. At midday, return to camp so you can watch how to prepare a traditional Bedouin lunch. This style of food is unique. Soon after a tasty lunch, you will ride the camel until sunset and see the amazing sunset on top of the golden dunes. Finish a fine day, with a marvelous dinner near the campfire, under millions of stars.  Day 3. Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a tasty breakfast with the view of an amazing sunrise. Ride the camel to discover the incredible sides of the beautiful desert. At midday, you will have a traditional healthy lunch along the famous flatbread prepared on open fire. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape. 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.

From Djerba: Overnight Sahara Desert Safari by 4x4

6. 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 Douz: 2-Day Sahara Desert Buggy Safari

7. From Douz: 2-Day Sahara Desert Buggy Safari

Your 2-day excursion begins with an early pickup from your hotel in Douz. After a full briefing, your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sand. As you head out into the expanse of the desert, you’ll break for lunch at a traditional bedouin restaurant to begin your experience of cultural immersion. Next, you’ll hop aboard a dune buggy and set out across the dunes on a Sahara safari, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife like the Arabian gazelle, the adorable fennec fox, or the stately oryx. After a day of thrills, you’ll head to your camp, where you’ll start the evening off with a cup of tea while your dinner is prepared over an open fire. Enjoy a 4-course meal of traditional bedouin specialties under the stars before heading to bed in a luxury tent, complete with a mattress, pillows, and blankets. Waking up to the stunning desert sunrise, you’ll enjoy some Arabic coffee and breakfast atop the golden dunes. After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide for another trip through the desert aboard buggies, taking in more stunning vistas on your way back to town. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Douz, filled with memories of the one-of-a-kind expanse of the Sahara desert.

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What people are saying about Douz

Wonderful experience in an extraordinary setting! Everything is done to make you comfortable! A real luxury campsite! Personally I would have liked a little more atmosphere! But the soothing calm of the desert has revived us! I would come back without hesitating

Excelente experiencia y excelente nuestro guía Abdul. Abdul nos fue aconsejando en todo momento y nos indico que hacer. Our enchanted to sleep in el desert and disfrutar del pan that our preparation in el fuego. Shokrun Abdul!

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.