2 Days Culture tour itinerary for Tunis & Matmata: Explore Wonders Of Southern Tunisia
Discover the culture and landscapes of southern Tunisia exploring the Berber villages, troglodyte lifestyle, and Saharan culture!
El Djem - Matmata - Chott El Jerid
Early pick-up from hotels for a drive to El Djem to visit one of the best conserved Roman Amphitheater in the world.
Drive to Matmata passing through a sea of olive trees near the city of Sfax to Gabes, a large maritime oasis, before reaching the lunar landscapes of southern Tunisia.
Arrive in Matmata, where parts of the Star Wars films were made. After lunch we continue over steppes, where Bedouins still live as nomads in their half-open tents with their flocks of goats and camels, to visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and to visit a Berber family.
Drive to the oasis town of Tozeur crossing the Chott El Jerid salt lake.
Dinner and overnight at the 4 star Ras el Ain (or similar).
Feel the Heat of Star Wars Films
Visit the town and oasis (optional horse carriage ride) of Tozeur. Then:
Option 1 (Tuesday departures only):
Continue up the Atlas mountains in 4x4 vehicles to visit the mountain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza.
Option 2 (Friday departures only):
Travel into the desert by 4x4 vehicles to Onc el Jemel (a.k.a. Ong Jemel and Oung Jemel) to visit the film set in the desert that featured in the Star Wars films as the set for Mos Espa.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
Overnight accommodation in Tozeur on half board basis.
Horse carriage ride in Tozeur (approx. 20 Tunisian Dinars) per person.
Various activities are possible depending on the tour you choose donkey ride, quad, biking, trekking, and camel trek.
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