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From Tunis: Private North to South 3-Day Tour of Tunisia

1. From Tunis: Private North to South 3-Day Tour of Tunisia

Day 1:  Get picked up from your accommodation and head to Kairouan, the holy city. Visit the famous mosque of Okbaa Ibn Nafaa, the mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi, and Aghlabide's Basins before continuing on to the Roman ruins of Sufetula. After touring the archeological site and having lunch, head to Tozeur, known as the oasis paradise. Stroll through the alleys of the old medina before checking in to a 4-star hotel for the night. Day 2 :  Head out in the morning to discover the incredible mountain oases of the area. Make a first stop at the village of Chebika, famous for its water source that springs from the side of the mountain. Afterwards, visit the gorgeous Tamerza Waterfall and the Mides Canyons before enjoying a local lunch at a homestay. In the afternoon, journey over the sand dunes, through the old rally track, and cross the salt lake of Chott El Gharsa to reach the famous village of Mos Espa where much of the Star Wars movies were shot. Take in the intense colors of the sunset and enjoy a walk in the Mos Espa village before getting back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 3 :  Leave Tozeur early in the morning and head to the salt lake of Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in Northern Africa. Stop to admire the sunrise and see the first rays of sunshine land on a layer of salt stretching as far as the eye can see. Continue to Douz, the gateway to the desert where you will have time to take a camel-ride or go on a quad tour in the dunes. Stroll through the Douz souk before heading to Matmata, an ancient troglodyte village. Visit a local host and enjoy a cup of rosemary tea served with olive oil and honey to tide you over until lunch. Stop for lunch on your way to the amphitheater of El Jem, an impressive Roman monument that rivals the Roman Colosseum. After touring the amphitheater, get returned to your hotel.

From Djerba: 2-Day Tour of Tozeur and Mountain Oasis

2. From Djerba: 2-Day Tour of Tozeur and Mountain Oasis

Day 1: Depart early in the morning to leave Djerba via ferry. Cross the city of El Hamma to the salt lake of Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa. Heading to the mountain oasis, your visit will begin with the Berber village of Chebika, famous for its spring water. Then to Mides at the edge of the great canyons, where you can enjoy the peace and serenity. Enjoy local food at a guesthouse before the real adventure begins.  Cross the salt lake of Chott El Gharsa towards Mos Espa the biggest Star Wars set in Tunisia. Fasten your belts as your driver will make you dream with some stunts between the tracks and the sand dunes. At the end of the day and after watching the sunset over the dunes, enjoy a cup of tea with a view of the Basket of Nefta, before heading to bed. Day 2: Following a good breakfast at the hotel, head out for a walk in the alleys of Tozeur’s old medina in the company of your knowledgeable guide.  Enjoy hand made products, and the smell of local vegetables and fruits. Leaving Tozeur behind the adventure continues but this time further south, towards Douz the desert’s gate. Enjoy free time in the market and the opportunity to enjoy a camel or quad bike ride in the dunes before having lunch at a local restaurant. After the meal you will have an hour drive to Tamazret, a traditional Berber village for a brief stop before Matmata. Discover Matmata the troglodyte village with its houses underground, its Berber inhabitants, and its lunar landscapes. See in real life the set from your favourite Star Wars scenes. Visit the village of Toujane for your final stop, this village that has the color of the earth and is hidden timidly between two mountains.

From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Tozeur

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It was really great! We met a lot of Tunisia in just 3 days. Our guide, was the best we had ever had before, spoke perfect Spanish, and was also very cultured, he knew everything. Yazid, hopefully we'll see you again, it was a pleasure to meet you.

About just the right amount of time at all of the three sites plus one viewpoint. Our driver was very professional, calm, and very well-informed about anything we asked. Great experience!