3. Journey into the Tunisian Desert: A 4-Day Tour from Djerba
Day 1 :
Hit the road and head to the ancient Roman road towards Tataouine. Get ready to travel back in time as we take in the stunning natural scenery of the salt lake of Chahbania. Next, we'll head to the local market in Tataouine where you can taste the delicious local pastry, cornes de gazelle, and explore the different stalls. But that's not all, we'll also visit two iconic Star Wars shooting locations - Ksar Ouled Soltane and Ksar Hadada - and take in the stunning architecture and scenery. Then, we'll explore the charming Berber village of Chenini with a Berber autochthonous local guide who will take us through the village to discover its different components like the mosque and cottage. Finally, we'll have dinner and sleep at an 18th-century Berber cottage that has been converted into a hotel. Get ready to do, travel and explore with us on this exciting adventure
Day 2 :
wake up to a wonderful panoramic view of Dhaher mountains as you enjoy your breakfast. Get ready for an exciting day ahead as we head towards Ksar Ghilane, the oasis in the middle of the desert that is famous for its hot water spray. Take the time to swim and refresh yourself. For those who want to add a bit more adventure, there's a possibility to make a quad tour (extra). After our dip, we'll head to Douz where we'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Our journey continues to the sandy village of Sabria, where we'll settle in our tents for the night. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the desert as we have free time to watch the sunset over the sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. There's the possibility of a camel ride during the sunset. You'll also have the chance to witness a demonstration of sand bread preparation, which involves baking bread under the sand and embers.
As the night falls, we'll have dinner and enjoy an evening around the campfire with local music to create a truly authentic experience. Then, retire to your cozy tent for a good night's rest in the middle of the desert. Get ready for an adventure-packed day tomorrow!
Day 3 :
After a hearty breakfast amidst the serenity of the camp, you will set off towards the stunning oasis city of Tozeur. As you journey through the awe-inspiring landscape, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in Northern Africa.
Embark on a guided tour of Chebika and Hike through the mountains to discover the enchanting oasis that has captivated the hearts of visitors for generations. Be awe-struck by the lush greenery of the palm groves and the ocher tones of the mountains, and marvel at the splendor of the cascading waterfall that springs from the rocks.
Explore the Tamerza waterfall and the Mides canyons, marveling at their awe-inspiring beauty. Treat your taste buds to a mid-day feast at a local restaurant, and soak in the ambiance of the Tunisian desert.
Cross the Chott El Gharsa salt lake, feeling the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you drive through the rugged terrain and enormous sand dunes. Discover the otherworldly landscapes of Ong Jmal and Mos Espa, two iconic Star Wars filming locations that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away.
Photo opportunity at the Basket of Nefta before returning to your luxurious 4-star hotel.
Day 4 :
On the fourth and final day of your desert adventure, start your morning with a visit to the enchanting old medina of Tozeur, where the winding alleys and traditional architecture will transport you to another time. From there, head to the unique and fascinating troglodyte village of Matmata, where locals have carved their homes into the soft rock for centuries. En route, stop at the picturesque Berber village of Tamazret for a photo opportunity.
One of the highlights of the day is a visit to a local Berber family in their troglodyte home, where you will be warmly welcomed with fragrant rosemary tea, honey, olive oil, and homemade bread. This authentic experience offers a rare glimpse into the daily life of the Berber people and their customs.
Next, continue your adventure to Sidi Idriss Hotel, a filming location for the iconic Star Wars movie series. Marvel at the unique architecture and imagine the movie scenes that were filmed there. Before returning to your starting point, make a final stop at the charming Berber village of Toujane for a photo opportunity and a chance to appreciate the beauty of this remarkable region.
As your 4-day desert adventure comes to an end, you will have created unforgettable memories of the stunning landscapes, fascinating history, and warm hospitality of Tunisia.