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Tataouine Governorate

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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.

From Djerba: Flamingo Island by Pirate Ship with Lunch

2. From Djerba: Flamingo Island by Pirate Ship with Lunch

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will transfer to the port of Houmt Souk. There, you will be welcomed onto the boat. At 9 AM, the boat will leave the port with music, dancing, and entertainment provided by the crew. On the open sea, the boat will stop and there will be a demonstration of fishing with nets. After about an hour away from the port, you will arrive at Flamingo Island, a fascinating corner of Djerba still in a wild state. Enjoy the golden sand beach, sunbathing, and swimming in the crystal clear water. Around noon, meet at the hut for lunch. A delicious Tunisian meal. It will be served accompanied by traditional music and entertainment from the crew. After the meal, enjoy free time until 2:30 PM, when it's time to return. On the way back to the mainland, pick up the nets that were cast earlier before arriving back at the port. Your driver will then return you to your hotel.

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

3. 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.

Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

4. Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

On day 1, following an early pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape which will change as the day progresses. At midday, break for lunch. While the chef prepares a delicious meal, take the opportunity to take photos of the impressive desert. After lunch, continue your journey and ride the camel til sunset. Watch the amazing sight of the sun setting behind the golden dunes. Arrive at the desert camp, and sit down for a traditional Berber dinner with famous flatbread prepared on an open fire. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky, drumming around the fire. In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise as you eat a Berber breakfast. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close. Trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.

Djerba: Camel Ride Island Tour

5. 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

6. 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: 2-hour Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip

7. Djerba: 2-hour Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip

See dolphins in their natural environment while enjoying a boat trip off the coast of Tunisia. Enjoy convenient pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations in Djerba Midun, Djerba Ajim, Djerba Midoun, or Houmet Souk. Go out to sea and wait to see if the dolphins come toward the sound of the boat engine. Stop in the middle of the open sea for a swim to cool off.

Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

8. 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.

Tunisia: 5-Day Private Discovery Tour

9. Tunisia: 5-Day Private Discovery Tour

Discover the highlights of Tunisia in this comprehensive private 5-day tour. Relax, as your meals and accommodation throughout the tour are catered for including delicious traditional breakfasts and lunches and dinners in various stunning locations.  On the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Tunisia and will visit 'El Jem', a well-preserved Roman amphitheater. You will then head to Kairouan to visit the 9th century Aghlabid basins and then head on to marvel at the spectacular Grand Mosque, the oldest in North Africa. Your expert guide will provide an overview of the history and Tunisian traditions and you will spend the night in Tozeur.  On the second day, you will visit the breathtakingly beautiful Chebika and Tamerza waterfalls before heading to see the natural spectacle of the Mides Canyons. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour in the Palm Groves before heading to the desert, where you can see the movie set where they filmed star wars - perfect for any film fans! Afterward, you will head to Douz with a stop to view the salt lake on the way. At Douz, you can see the famous winding lanes of the souk markets and enjoy either a camel or quad bike tour through the desert sands.  The third day is for heading into the Sahara desert, an incredible arid landscape full of tall dunes. Enjoy lunch looking out over the plains before checking in to the luxury desert campsite. The evening here will be spent enjoying delicious traditional food and listening to drumming as you warm yourself around the campfire.  On the fourth day of the trip, you will head to Matmata to visit the 'Troglodyte' Berber town. Here you can see the famous underground structures where many people still reside today. Continue onwards to  Ksar Hadada to visit the ancient castle there before stopping by Chenini to visit the '7th Asleep' mosque and museum. You will then spend a restful evening in Tataouine.  The last day will involve you indulging in some shopping at the winding Jara Souk where you can purchase some souvenirs from this amazing trip. You will be dropped back at your hotel, satisfied in the knowledge that you have truly discovered the real Tunisia. 

Djerba Island: 3-Hour Quad Biking Excursion

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Tataouine Governorate

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 23 reviews

What can I say? This trip was awesome! Chokri our driver/guide was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. There wasn't an option for an English speaking driver but we managed with my schoolgirl French and google translate. The dune driving was great, very exciting and we felt totally secure in Chokri's experienced hands. We saw filming locations from Star wars, the English Patient and King of Fire. As well as the desert the tour took us through the beautiful oasis date palms as far as the eye can see. If you're in Tozeur or Nefta I highly recommend you don't miss this trip!

Contact with the guide via WhatsApp works without any problems - very friendly. Unfortunately we couldn't see any dolphins on the way to the blue lagoon, but on the way back the organizer took extra time and then we could see dolphins. Anyone who wanted could also jump into the sea and hope to meet a dolphin.

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!

We had a great time! Everything was organized well and all people were super nice! Can recommend this tour!

Such a good trip- thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! Such good entertainment, even if you don’t have kids