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7 Days Desert tour itinerary for Djerba & Douz: Join A Camel Caravan Across Sahara Desert

Djerba, Douz

Camping Tour
Desert Tour
Hot Spring Tour

Travel deep into the Tunisian desert by crossing the Bir El-Haj, the door of the desert. Witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the sand dunes, go on camel rides, stop by a troglodyte village, and swim in the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. 

DAY 01

Arrival in Djerba, Tozeur or Tunis and Installation

  • Upon arrival, receive a warm reception at the airport by your Tunisia guide and transfer to the hotel.

  • Free day according to your flight schedule.

Steps: Arrival and rest

Accommodation: Hotel 4*

DAY 02

Djerba to Bir El Haj

  • Reception and transfer in a private  4 * 4 towards Bir El-Haj (the door of the desert). 

  • Cross Matmata the troglodyte village and pay a visit to a Berber family at their homestay. We will be greeted by some tea, olive oil and honey served by our host.

  • Arrive at Bir El-Haj, and meet the camel-team and start the caravan.

  • Installation of tents in the middle of sand dunes. In the middle of nowhere where silence will be king. 

  • Light the fire with the camel team and prepare dinner in a Bedouin atmosphere. 

  • Dinner and overnight at the campfire.

Accommodation: Berber tent under the stars

DAY 03

Beginning of the trek

  • Awake in sweetness with the first rays of the sun.

  • Light the fire to prepare the sand loaf (bread baked under the embers) and have breakfast.

  • Start of the caravan and departure to our campsite for the second night.

  • Go on a hike at your own pace for two or three hours during which you will enjoy landscapes all around. Whenever you feel tired, your faithful friend, the dromedary will lower to carry you.

  • Stop for a light lunch (salade and sand bread). 

  • Continuation for 2 hours of walking and installation between the dunes before the sunset.

  • Installation of the tents and second night of change in the desert where the only noise you will hear will be the songs of the camel team and their stories.

Trek: 4 to 6h

Step: Hdif El Boum

Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent

DAY 04

El Biben (BIG Sand dunes)

  • Once the first rays of the sun penetrate your tents you will be awake with a head already full of memories of the previous evening and a smile drawn on your faces. Faces that may be fully covered with sand.

  • The camel team would have already lit the fire and prepared the table for a delicious breakfast.

  • Our daily program will start and we will follow the rhythm of our dromedaries. Light lunch and continue to our campsite.

  • Arrive at El Biben. Installation of tents and preparation of dinner to which you can contribute.

  • Search the wood to light the fire and learn to cook with a minimum.

  • Enjoy your dinner and the songs of the team and then a peaceful night.

Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent

DAY 05

To Zmela (Zmela means the big dune)

  • With the first light of the sun that will square you, you will wake up with a smile on your face. You will have taken the rhythm and learned the morning habits: install breakfast on the dunes, prepare the bread and meet around the fire to eat.

  • Like every day, a well-defined walking pace in the footsteps of dromedaries, except that today it will be a little more accelerated to finally reach the camp and enjoy a good shower.

  • Towards sunset you will arrive at the camp Zmela, located in a sublime setting between sand dunes, you will return to your tent, take your showers and your dinner and enjoy the night.

Accommodation: Under a tent at Zmela Camp

DAY 06

The hot spring and the village Troglodyte

  • After breakfast, you will leave the camel drivers who will take the road back and you will climb in the Toyota land Cruiser  4 * 4.

  • Stop at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane to enjoy some free time between the palm trees and a swim in the hot spring.

  • Possibility of quad ride in the dunes (optionnal and not inccluded ).

  • Continue to the famous village of Matmata, this troglodyte village know for its houses dug underground, with a photo stop at the Berber village of Tamazret.

  • Arrival in Matmata and visit homestay where we will be greeted by a good tea with rosemary, olive oil and honey offered by our host.
    Typical lunch at homestay.

  • After the meal back to the departure city (Djerba - Tunis or Tozeur)

Journey: Depending on the city of return

Stages: Ksar Ghilane - Matmata

Accommodation: 4* Hotel 

DAY 07

end of our services

  • Free day and transfer to the airport according to the flight schedule.

  • 850 EUR Per Adult
  • 4300 EUR Per Group (* up to 6 persons)
  • Airport reception and transfer to your hotel at arrival. 

  • 1 night at a 4* hotel in Djerba (first night). 

  • Pick up from Djerba to Bir El-Haj second day. 

  • Lunch during the second day (not including drinks).

  • 3 nights under a Berber tent in the desert. 

  • Full board during 3 days of Trek.

  • Tunisia tour guide 

  • 1 night under a tent at Zmela camp. 

  • 1 night at a 4* hotel in Djerba. 

  • Pick up to the airport the last day. 

  • 2 camels per person (1 to ride and one for luggage). 

  • Soft drinks during the camel trek (Water + juice). 

  • The services of a driver for the pick-ups.

  • The services of camel team. 

  • Our services for 7 days.

  • Flights.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Extra activities: quad riding, etc.

  • Tips.

  • With the arrival in Djerba, Tozeur or even Tunis, take a trip back in time to discover the spirit of the caravans. We will put at your disposal experienced men born with sand in the eyes and having grown up in this sea infinite of Sahara. Men who know and master perfectly the laws that govern the desert, its fascinating sides and its dangers too.

  • The day will be punctuated mainly by the sunrise and sunset, these two absolutely unique moments to live in full consciousness.

Djerba, Douz

Camping Tour
Desert Tour
Hot Spring Tour

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