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Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

1. Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

Escape the cities and take in the contrasts of Ksar Ghilane oasis on this 10-hour excursion. In the afternoon, leave the island of Djerba and head by 4x4 with your driver to the desert, a trip that will take about 2.5 hours. It will pass quickly though, as you cross the mountain and stony tracks to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. This place is known for being one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, inhabited by families of nomads and Berbers. Once you’ve arrived, your first activity will be a 1-hour camel ride through the dunes. While you’re enjoying the sandy landscapes from atop these tall, slow animals, your driver will be setting up the table. A bottle of wine, appetizers, and some fruits await you when you return from your camel ride. As you eat, enjoy the sunset and the changing colors of the sky. After your meal, you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the natural hot spring. Ksar Ghilane oasis is fed by a source of hot water that you can swim in and is said to have healing properties. Afterwards, return to Djerba and stop to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

From Djerba: Overnight Sahara Desert Safari by 4x4

2. 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.

Djerba: Private Airport Transfers

3. Djerba: Private Airport Transfers

Save yourself the time lost in line waiting for a taxi or a coach and book a private transfer from Djerba–Zarzis International Airport to your accommodation in Djerba, or the other way around. Enjoy a comfortable and safe transfer in an air-conditioned and insured vehicle. For arrival transfers, your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name. From there, get driven to your hotel by a driver approved by the Tunisian Tourism Office, which means, not only will you be in good hands, but you can ask him for some tips and information, if you wish. For departure transfers, meet your driver at your accommodation, then sit back and relax on your transfer to the airport in time for your departing flight. Your driver will wait for up to 60 minutes at the airport for arrival transfers, and up to 30 minutes at your accommodation for departure transfers.

Cooking Class in an 18th century berber cottage

4. Cooking Class in an 18th century berber cottage

Get ready for an incredible culinary experience during this unique cooking lesson in Ksar Jouamaa. From the market to your plate, learn how to prepare a salad, an egg brik (a traditional pastry), and a couscous dish using fresh ingredients bought at one of the most renowned souks in town. After pickup from your hotel, the adventure begins with a transfer to Ksar Jouamaa. Arrive and stroll around the market among the vibrant stalls of meat, vegetables, herbs and spices. You’ll learn how these spices have been used throughout the history of Tunisian cooking, and how to use each spice to get a dish just right. Next, during your cooking lesson, learn from your host how to create the best traditional dishes of Tunisian cuisine and enrich your knowledge of the spices and ingredients while making an authentic dish. The most well-known Tunisian dishes include the salad méchouia, ojja, and of course couscous. The best moment of the tour? When you finally feast on your very own masterpiece. Enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch in an authentic local setting before being comfortably returned to your hotel with Tunisian recipe knowledge that will last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Djerba

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 very well organized by the local agency - Departure Travel Services Overall very satisfied - only downside about the price of this excursion