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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.

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.

Djerba: Lagoon Camel Ride Experience

3. Djerba: Lagoon Camel Ride Experience

Start your day with pick up from your hotel in Djerba and head to the park, where you'll be welcomed by your staff members and given equipment to start your camel-riding adventure. Begin your incredible camel-riding experience through the Lagoon and Berber villages. Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as you safely ride through the stunning landscapes. The ride can be tailor-made for experienced or beginner riders and your professional guide will make sure you have a comfortable and safe ride. This is a unique experience where noble camels and soothing landscapes come together, and are sure to help you create life-long memories with your friends and family. After the end of your tour, relax with drop-off back at your hotel.  

Djerba Island: 3-Hour Quad Biking Excursion

4. Djerba Island: 3-Hour Quad Biking Excursion

Enjoy a 3-hour quad bike excursion in Djerba Island adapted to your experience level. Drive through the villages before arriving at the beach and Laguna. Travel along small passages winding through a village of eucalyptus and prickly-pears in the heart of wonderful landscapes. All drives are performed with high-quality equipment for optimal security. You will also have a guide with you throughout the tour. Quad biking in Djerba Island guarantees only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions. Make sure to prepare for the most memorable experience of your life.

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

5. 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: Pirate Ship Trip to Flamingo Island

6. Djerba: Pirate Ship Trip to Flamingo Island

After pickup from your hotel, set sail from the marina at 9 AM and head out toward Flamingo Island aboard your pirate ship. Sit back and relax with music and entertainment shows that the crew will propose. Spot some dolphins, if you're lucky, and attend a traditional fishing session. Upon arrival on Flamingo Island, enjoy some time to swim and tan before lunch. At noon, savor a delightful lunch in a lovely setting. The menu includes grilled fish, Tunisian salad, brick Tunisian couscous, cola, mint tea, and fruits of the season. After lunch, spend some more time enjoying the entertainment or return to the shore. Head back to the tourist port of Houmet Souk where your pirate ship will dock at 2 PM. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

7. Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, stop to admire the Roman road that connects the island to the mainland. Continue to the Berber village of Guellala, before visiting an old pottery workshop and a museum of arts and local culture. Next up, you'll cross Berber villages to reach El Ghriba synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Africa. Visit a village made famous for its graffiti after the Djerbahood street art project, before heading in the direction of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba. Wander through a colorful market filled with fresh fish, spices, vegetables, and fruits. Visit a covered souk to appreciate the work of local craftsmen, then continue to a weaving workshop, where you'll enjoy a demonstration along with a cup of green tea. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Djerba: Explore Park and Crocodile Farm with Pickup

8. Djerba: Explore Park and Crocodile Farm with Pickup

Treat yourself to an afternoon at the Djerba Explore Park during your visit to Djerba. The park is divided into five parts: a village composed of charming streets and squares, a leisure area filled with restaurants and shops, and three attraction modules. Of the latter three modules, the first is the Lalla Hadria Museum, a museum of international stature thanks to its high-quality design and first-rate collection of around 1,000 pieces of Tunisian and Arab-Muslim art. The second attraction is the Conservatory of Djerbian Heritage, which consists of reconstructed traditional workshops for weaving, pottery, and oil production, as well as real craftsmen displaying their work.  The crocodile farm is the highlight of the park. Filled with nearly 400 Nile crocodiles from Madagascar, watch as they bask in the sun or wade through the water to cool off in the tropical greenhouse. A guided tour is included with entry, but the main attraction is the crocodile feeding, which takes place several times a week.

Djerba: Visit to Midoun Market by Carriage

9. 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

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 339 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!

We had an extraordinary experience that I really recommend! It was great we really loved everything was super well organized and the group was too nice. It was incredible arriving in Tataouine last stage of civilization and after visiting its spice and craft market, we crossed a desert of salt then pebbles and finally dunes to arrive in an oasis with a basin of water source natural hot water where we bathed. Then we joined the camp in the middle of the desert it was too beautiful and we participated in the baking of bread in the sand it was magnificent! We also rode camels then we visited Berber villages with troglodyte houses, a family welcomed us with extreme kindness by showing us around their home and offering mint tea, it was very touching!

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

Such a lovely crew lots of entertainment during the trip!!!! They never get tired!!!!!Amazing job!!!!