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3- Days Visit To The Tunisian Sahara Desert
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Mountaineering, Nature, Desert

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Language

    Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Take a wonderful tour in southern Tunisia & visit the famous monuments, revered mosques, ghost towns and desert villages while travelling across the varying landscape. The initial departure starts from Tunis to El Djem, continuing to Kairouan, a purely Arab city filled with outstanding examples of the finest Islamic architecture in Tunisia. The tour includes a visit to the Great Mosque, seeing the impressive pools at Aghlabid Basins, mountain Oases, remote town of Nefta, Chott El Jerid, this flat, dry salt lake being the largest in Tunisia. This region is also well-known for its "Desert Roses", Douz (a typical desert village) at the gate of the Sahara where camel rides are feasible.

Highlights
  • The magnificent amphitheatre
  • The Great Mosque, the oldest place of worship in North Africa
  • Go for a discovery tour to the mountain Oases
  • Travel to the small, remote town of Nefta
  • Explore Douz, a desert village, the gate of the Sahara and camel ride passing through the sand dunes
  • Day 1- Departure from Tunis to El Djem expand_more
    • Departure from Tunis to El Djem, and see the magnificent amphitheatre considered to be one of the most important Roman coliseums in the world after those in Rome and Capua. Its majestic proportions made it possible to host 27,000 spectators.
      Continue to Kairouan, this city remains a purely Arab city filled with outstanding examples of the finest Islamic architecture in Tunisia

    • Visit the Great Mosque, the oldest place of worship in North Africa, and the Zaouia, or tomb complex, of Sidi Sahab, a companion of the Prophet. 

    • See the impressive pools at Aghlabid Basins, built in the 9th century to collect and store winter rainwater. Then free time to stroll into the medina (old town), the ancient marketplace encircled by 11th-century walls.

  • Day 2- An Excursion to Tamerza expand_more
    • In the morning, take an excursion: It's a discovery tour to the mountain Oases, where many of the scenes of -The English Patient- were filmed. 

    • Drive south into some of the country's most spectacular mountain scenery, visit the mountain oasis of Tamerza, along with Midas and Chebika, In ancient days the village of Heike was called Ad speculum after the Roman troops who communicated by the mirror. The towns were flooded in 1969 in freak torrential rains and were later abandoned. The original villages are now "ghost" towns. These villages continue with the old tiered oasis-style of cultivation of crops - vegetables are grown under pomegranate and orange trees which in turn are grown under date palms.

    • Arrive in Tozeur, visit the old town little changed since the 14th century when it was built. This quarter is famous for the unique decorative architecture in brick with exuberant towering facades patterned in bas-relief zigzags.

    • Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. 

    • After dinner, enjoy an optional ($) visit to the museum of Tunisian traditions in the Dar Cherait complex.

  • Day 3- Visit to a Peaceful Oasis expand_more
    • After breakfast, travel to the small, remote town of Nefta. This peaceful oasis, with a crater-like depression planted with palm trees in its center, is crowned with the white domes of numerous Zaouias (holy sanctuaries). 

    • Visit the old quarter with its distinctive architecture and observe, through ancient doorways, the looms, and rugs that provide a living for most of the people. 

    • Continue to cross the Chott El Jerid. This Chott (flat, dry salt lake) is the largest in Tunisia, this region is also well-known for its "Desert Roses". 

    • Arrive in Douz; a typical desert village, the gate of the Sahara,  have the opportunity (optional $) to have a camel ride passing through a deserted landscape and picturesque sand dunes. Departure for the troglodyte village of Matmata where dwellings are built like craters in the middle of the desert. The primitive-looking homes were designed to maintain moderate temperatures throughout the year, cool in summer and warm in winter and were an ingenious hideaway from the enemy.

What's Included
  • Tour on half board basis as per itinerary by an A/C vehicle 3 days/ 2 nights.

  • Hotels during the Tour are 4*.

  • Services of English-speaking local guide.

  • Entrance fees to the sites visited.

  • English speaking guide

What's Excluded
  • Meals and drinks not specified.

  • Items of a personal nature.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Gerald
    Friendly and courteous and very willing to please. Enjoyed his company.
  • Kamenko
    The qualities of Yassine Jerbi as a tour guide are not only in his professional attitude but also in his ability to create the best possible tour within the time, space, and range of possibilities and opportunities. He can negotiate well with the customer and see what would be the best according to the wishes: then he would do his utmost to provide the maximum. He is also friendly, interesting, efficient, and drives a customer safely around.
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USD 358 / adult

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