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

1. 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.

Djerba: Camel Ride Island Tour

2. Djerba: Camel Ride Island Tour

Take a guided island tour on the back of a camel in Djerba, Tunisia. Experience Djerba’s wild coast, sandy paths, palm trees, lagoons, and other natural features alongside a professional guide. This experience can be customized for both beginner and experienced riders. On the day of the tour, get picked up from your accommodation before starting your adventure. Then, head out from the ranch with your guide on the back of your new animal friend. Ride along the sandy tracks and discover the wild coast of the island. Admire fields of olive trees and palm trees. Meet the locals and see herds of goats. Then, see examples of Djerbian architecture before arriving at Djerba’s Blue Lagoon. Take a moment to take photos to remember your experience. Afterwards, return to the ranch knowing your fond memories were captured. At the end of the tour, enjoy a drop-off service back to your hotel.

Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

3. Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

Get picked up from your hotel at 7:00 AM and head toward Tataouine on the Roman road. Stop first in Khalfallah to visit an oil mill during the olive harvest season, or at the sand dunes of the Chahbania. Continue to Tataouine and take some time exploring the market and downtown. Proceed to Cenini, a village topped by a rocky ridge and home to an old mosque. Come mid-day, enjoy lunch at the Kenza Chenini or a similar restaurant before embarking on a guided tour of the Berber village. Depart to Ksar El Ferch or Ksar Hdadda for a fascinating tour of the grounds. Head back to Djerba via the Roman road, arriving at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. Throughout the full-day experience, pick up insights from your expert guide, who has been approved by the National Office of Tunisian Tourism.

Djerba: Visit to Midoun Market by Carriage

4. Djerba: Visit to Midoun Market by Carriage

Explore the most famous market in Djerba after taking a picturesque carriage ride through the countryside. Immerse yourself in local culture and hone your haggling skills on this 4-hour excursion.   After hotel pickup in the morning, you’ll be taken to the ranch for a carriage ride to the souk (market) of Midoun, one of the main attractions of the island of Djerba. Head out of the city, far away from populated places. Cross agricultural fields, fields of olive trees and palm trees, and pass peasants and herds of goats and sheeps before arriving in Midoun.   When you arrive, your host will accompany you to the market and give you time to walk around quietly, to discover, negotiate, and do good business. The market is full of artisanal products, including wool, other textiles, carpets, jewelry, leatherworks, pottery, and much more. Your host will give you a precise hour to meet him for the trip back. He’ll take you by carriage back to the ranch, where you’ll be taken back to your hotel in the city.

Djerba: Pottery Village and Heritage Museum Tour

5. Djerba: Pottery Village and Heritage Museum Tour

Get picked up from your hotel at 9 AM, and meet your driver/guide who will accompany you on a full-day tour to discover local Djerbian life. First, visit a local workshop and a museum which summarizes the traditions of this island. Spend time at a local pottery workshop and watch demonstrations on how different products are made through various steps. Continue on to the Djerba Heritage and Traditions Museum to learn more about the island and its customs. Discover exhibitions relating to weddings, costumes, and the local way of life. At the end of the tour, your driver/guide will transfer you back to your hotel where the experience concludes.

Djerba-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

6. Djerba-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Djerba or Zarzis in a private jeep, then heads out across the old Roman roads towards Tatouine. As you travel, admire the remarkable changes in the landscape that range from luscious green fields of olives to dry salt deserts. Along the way, stop for a photo opportunity of the scenery and listen to your guide share stories about the locals before arriving at the first stop of the day, Tataouine market. At the market, wander around the bustling walkways and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of the locals going about their day. Haggle for a bargain at a souvenir stall then continue the tour onto the next stop. Arrive at Chenini, and old Berber village that dominates the surrounding mountain region. Amble through Chenini’s labyrinth of lane ways and follow your guide on a cultural and historical adventure. Discover Chenini’s fascinating troglodyte dwellings, learning about the legends of the people who lived here and worshiped at the seven onsite mosques. After about an hour of exploring the site, enjoy a traditional local meal to recharge from the walk. Finally, visit the nearby Ksar Hadada, one of the best-preserved ksours of the city and the shooting location of scenes from the recent Star Wars movies.

Djerba: Half-Day Island Tour

7. Djerba: Half-Day Island Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation on Djerba and head first to an ancient Roman roadway that connects the island to the mainland. Enjoy the sea view and listen as your guide explains the tour program and some interesting anecdotes about Djerba, the largest island in Northern Africa.  Continue to Guellala, a small village known for its incredible artisanal pottery. Visit the famous heritage museum that documents Djerbian life and traditions. Then attend a pottery product manufacturing demonstration and learn the secrets of creating these incredible pieces. Get acquainted with the religious history of the island with a visit to the famous synagogue of Djerba, built by Jews seeking refuge after the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. Head to the nearby village of Djerba Hood to Admire the street art along atmospheric alleyways. Finally, head to Houmt Souk, the capital of the island where you will have free time to walk the narrow streets and explore the colorful market.

Djerba: 1-Day Tour with Camel Ride, Hot Springs, and More

8. Djerba: 1-Day Tour with Camel Ride, Hot Springs, and More

Following a pickup from your accommodation, start the day tour by leaving the island of Djerba through the historic Roman road. The first stop will be at the top of the Ain El Anba mountain that overlooks the plane of the Jeffara to enjoy the panoramic view. Next, travel across the stony tracks towards Ksar Ghilane, an oasis at the edge of the Sahara Desert. It is also a well known for its hot springs and ruins of a Roman fort. Here you’ll enjoy a 1-hour camel ride in the dunes then take time to relax and have a dip in the hot water springs. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a restaurant opposite the dunes before departing for Guermassa, a completely deserted Berber village located at the top of a mountain. Walk with your guide who will share their local knowledge. Visit attractions including the hollow houses in the walls of the mountain, the village mosque, and the granaries. Then you’ll head to Ksar Hadada, one of the best-preserved ksour (North African term for Berber castle) in Tataouine and the memorable location of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. End the day with a comfortable drop-off back at your accommodation.

From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

9. From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

Day 1: Depart the island of Djerba via ferry and travel for about 20 minutes until you reach the mainland. Continue to Matmata and visit a Berber family who will open their doors for you to visit their house. Be welcomed with home-made bread, olive oil and honey, typical of Berber hospitality. Continue to Tozeur crossing the largest salt lake in northern Africa, the famous Chott Djerid. This salt lake covers an area of ​​more than 5000 square kilometers and is known for its phenomenon of mirages. Enjoy a photo stop to capture the vastness of the area. Stop at the mountain oasis of Chebika. A popular destination for many filmmakers, Chebika has a unique charm with its ancient village, palm groves, and its source of water that springs from the side of the mountain. Take a walk for about 40 minutes with a local guide who will help you discover the village and learn of its stories. Travel to Tamerza, enjoy a hearty meal, and visit the famous waterfalls.  In the afternoon, get ready for adventure and adrenaline, as your driver will take you through the old Dakar Rally track, crossing the sand dunes and salt lake of Chott El Gharsa. Visit some of a filming location of the Star Wars original trilogy, the village of Mos Espa on Tattoine. Enjoy a colorful sunset before travelling to the village of Tozeur, where you will spend your first evening. Enjoy tea and dinner, before settling in at the four-star hotel for the night. Day 2: After breakfast, head to the old medina of Tozeur. With your guide, stroll in its alleys and discover its architectural and historical characteristics with some free time to enjoy the palm groves. Depart from Tozeur and travel towards Douz. Enjoy free time to visit its local market and lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, head towards Ksar Ghilane, an oasis where green palm trees grow amongst the dry desert offering a unique setting. Bask in the hot spring and enjoy a 1-hour camel ride in the dunes, if option selected. Head to your overnight camp and enjoy another spectacular desert sunset. Enjoy a typical Berber dinner and a free evening to relax and sleep under the stars. Day 3: Enjoy breakfast at the camp and then travel to the city of Tataouine. Visit the famous Berber village of Chenini, which you will explore with your guide for about 40 minutes. Discover the various landmarks of the village including the mosque, oil mill, granaries, and houses dug in the walls of the mountains. Enjoy some couscous for lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal, visit Ksar Hadada, a shooting location for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After this, return to Djerba to complete your three-day excursion.

Djerba Island: Half-Day Tour with Driver

10. Djerba Island: Half-Day Tour with Driver

Explore two of the most-visited attractions of Djerba with the aid of a local driver. If you’re interested in art and architecture, this tour is a perfect combination of them both. Start your half-day tour with a trip to discover the open-sky graffiti museum of Djerbahood. The town of Erriadh in Djerba has hosted the works of around 100 artists of 30 different nationalities. Erriadh, an authentic and traditional town, has become a major place of expression for artists from diverse cultures. Don’t miss this worldwide panorama of street art and an essential cultural attraction in Tunisia. Continue your tour to the nearby Synagogue of El Ghriba, the most important synagogue in Djerba and the oldest in Tunisia. This 19th- century building is in a white compound 1km south of the medina. Enter the synagogue to see its lovely interior, featuring columns painted in blue, multicolor tiles, stained glass and wooden furniture. The inner sanctuary, with its elevated pulpit, is said to contain one of the oldest Torahs in the world. The tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

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based on 6 reviews

We did the day tour and loved it! There was a lot worth seeing and you got an interesting impression of the culture and history of the Tunisians. Our tour guide Salem and driver Abdoul did a great job! Salem explained many interesting details about the various sights, easily switching from fluent German to French to explain the same to the other fellow travelers. The man even knows Schwitzer-Dütsch. Insanity!! The high temperatures were very bearable due to the dry heat and the long stays in the well air-conditioned jeep. You get a lot for the relatively low price. I 100% recommend this tour!

The best lady guide showed us many places telling us very interestingly, revealing many local customs, she took care of us at every moment. A great alternative to sightseeing in large groups, we were driving 6 people in an off-road car. Great adventure, we visited many local places, we got to know Arabic phrases. You can feel safe with an abdul driver. Juju you are the Best tour guide

superb walk along the beach for 2 hours with superb horses! they are well maintained and are adorable! the bosses respect them well! we were able to gallop on the beach and go in the water thank you it was awesome!!!!

We counted with Nebil, a really expierienced guide who went over every single detail regarding Tunísia history and more. Cheni and the surroundings deserve a visit!

beautiful views and an interesting experience during a horse ride