Our most recommended things to do in Ksar Ghilane

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.

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

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

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.

excursion d'une journee a Ksar Ghilane en 4x4

3. excursion d'une journee a Ksar Ghilane en 4x4

Discover the wonders of the Tunisian desert on this full-day excursion. Explore the Star Wars filming sites, including the famous Mos Espa and Lars homestead. Relax in the natural hot springs of Ksar Ghilane oasis and enjoy a camel ride through the sand dunes. You will also discover the traditional troglodyte houses of Matmata. Throughout the excursion, a professional guide will be at your disposal to answer all your questions. Itinerary: Pick-up from your hotel or a central meeting point Guided tour of the Star Wars filming sites at Mos Espa and Lars homestead Discover the Ksar Ghilane oasis and swim in the natural hot springs Camel ride through the sand dunes Discover the traditional troglodyte houses of Matmata Return to your hotel or a central meeting point

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

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

5. 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

An Overnight in the Sahara (Private)

6. An Overnight in the Sahara (Private)

This tour offer you a deep discovery of the Sahara, from Djerba to ksar Jouama first the Ksar Ghilan ( oasis ) where you can swim, ride camels or quads, after lunch, you discover off-road driving on the dunes up to your private Camp. Private Camp created for You & Just You !!!! Not a Fixed one !!! Un Campement Privative Crée pour Vous et Seulement Vous (Ce n'est pas un Campement Fixe !!!! ) All is provided : tent-sleeping bags - camp beds - blanket- Lamps You will see your dinner on the fire, spend time around campfire and listen to the nomad sings, flute and music. Second Day ; a breakfast in the camp the heading to Douz through a track ...From Douz you you will discover the 3 berber villages : Matmata - Tamazret and Toujan where you will discover caves and be hosted by a family.

Ksar Ghilan (Oasis) One Day Tour : Starting from Djerba

7. Ksar Ghilan (Oasis) One Day Tour : Starting from Djerba

Get in your Jeep from your location in the island, and let us show you Sahara. from the rockey desert to the sand Sahara. Discover how oasis can resist and grow in a so rude climate.

Wonders of Tunisia - 8 Day tour

8. Wonders of Tunisia - 8 Day tour

Day 1 : Welcome to Tunisia Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel Free Day at a 4* Hotel in Djerba Day 2 : Berber villages and a night at a 17th century berber cottage Visit Chahbania salt lake and Tataouine local market Hike in the berber village of Chenini and taste a unique tunisian Couscous Visit Ksar Hadada (Star wars shooting location) Spend a night in Ksar Jouamaa Day 3 : The night in tent in the desert Breakfast at Ksar Jouamaa Visit Guermessa berber village and head to Ksar Ghilane oasis Swim in the hot water spring nestled in the heart of the oasis Possibility of camel ride or quad tour (extra) Settle in your tent at a desert camp Assist to the preparation of sand bread (bread backed under sand and embers) Dinner and bedouin musical evening around the camp fire Night under a starry sky Day 4: The Djerid Town Start the day with a gentle awakening and breakfast, then head to Tozeur via Douz. Enjoy lunch en route. Cross the Chott El Djérid, a legendary mirage-filled ancient lake where armies vanished. Check into the hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon, explore Tozeur's Old Medina. Opt for a charming horse-drawn carriage ride through the palm grove (Extra) or visit the impressive Dar Chéraït Museum of Traditional Arts (Extra). End the day with dinner and hotel accommodation. Day 5: Mountain Oasis Escape After breakfast, set off for the captivating mountain oases. Chébika, a suspended paradise, loved by filmmakers, Tamerza (known for its waterfall), and Midès (famous for its canyons) await. Enjoy a typical Tunisian lunch at a local's home. In the afternoon, venture into the Ong Djemel dunes via the Rally track to discover Star Wars settings and Mose Espa village. Visit the Nefta basket on the way back. Dine and stay at the hotel. Day 6: The Underground Dwelling After breakfast, depart for Douz. Explore the lively market upon arrival. Continue to Matmata, the troglodyte village, with a stop at Tamazret Berber village. Enjoy coffee and village strolls. Visit a local's home in Matmata for Roman tea, freshly baked bread, olive oil, and honey. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the renowned Sidi Idriss Hotel (Star Wars filming location) and the Berber village of Toujane, known for handmade "MARGOUM" carpets and rosemary honey. Return to the semi-troglodyte hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 7: Homeward Bound to Djerba Enjoy breakfast, then head to Djerba via ferry. Explore Guellela, the pottery village, and shop in boutiques. Explore Djerba Hood's street art. Later, visit Houmt Souk's bustling souks. Check in at your beachfront hotel and enjoy free time. Day 8: Conclusion of Our Journey Your last day is free, with airport transfers based on your flight schedule, marking the end of our journey.

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

Amazigh life on the summits of the Tunisian dhaher and ksour

10. Amazigh life on the summits of the Tunisian dhaher and ksour

Day 1: 08:00 Departure from the hotel by the Roman road then the city of Tataouine. Stop at the spice market and continue towards Cheneni. A majestic berbere village at the top of the mountain. Visit and lunch at the Mabrouk restaurant. Continuation by the tracks to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. Free time for a swim in the thermal spring or a ride on a dromedary or quad on the sand dunes… Continue to Zmela 20 km from the source to the great Erg where we could witness a magnificent sunset through the dunes. Installation at Zmela camp in Half board. 2nd day: Departure from Zmela at 08:30 towards the mountains of Matmata, with a first stop at the villade Tamazret village visit and continuation towards Matmata, visit of the hotel Sidi Driss one of the places of the filming of the movie Star Wars ( The house of uncle Owen ). Lunch with locals in a troglodyte house : lamb couscous. Continue to Toujane and return to Djerba by the ferry.

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based on 36 reviews

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.

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

Super varied and interesting tour. The highlight is bathing in the oasis. Guide and driver were great too.