Sound of Sahara
If you want to escape from the luxury of seaside hotels and live a unique desert adventure, Tacapes Tours offers you a special 2 day-trip to the vast desert of the Great Erg Oriental, a beautiful night in a Saharan camp, under a starry sky and a beautiful evening around campfire, a stunning adventure that will be engraved in your memory forever.
Departure city: Hammamet or Sousse
Duration: 02 Days / 01 Nights (in Saharan camp)
Genre: Saharan adventure
Time of the year: Everyday
DAY 1: SOUSSE OR HAMMAMET-MATMATA-TAMEZRET-ZMELA
• Early departure from your hotel in Sousse or Hammamet towards the south of Tunisia, the Berber villages and the desert of the Great Erg Oriental.
• Arrival to Matmata, famous Berber village of unique beauty known for its cave dwelling houses which form an impressive lunar landscape.
• Visit of an inhabited Berber troglodyte house.
• Visit of which forms an impressive lunar landscape the troglodyte complex “Diar Amor" which represents a troglodyte museum and guest houses excavated to accommodate tourists.
• Typical lunch in Matmata to savor the delights of the Berber culinary art.
• Continuation to the desert of Zmela at the gates of the Great Erg Oriental with its beautiful giant dunes with ocher sand.
• Arrival to the Saharan camp, free time to discover the place and admire a beautiful sunset in the desert.
• Dinner and overnight at Saharian Zmela camp and a wonderful evening around a campfire in the middle of the desert under a wonderfully starry sky.
DAY 2: ZMELA-KSAR-GHILANE-TAMEZRET-MATMATA-SOUSSE OR HAMMAMET
• Breakfast at the camp and departure to Ksar Ghilane, superb Saharan oasis at the beginning of the Grand Erg Oriental with its beautiful ocher sand and its natural source of hot sulphurous water.
• Arrival in Ksra Ghilane, visit of the oasis with possibility of swimming in the natural spring of 34 C° and free time to admire the landscape of the desert.
• Possibility to make a camel ride or Quad drive to the Roman fort of Ksar Ghilane in the desert (optional).
• Continue to Tamezret, Berber village located on the peak of a mountain overlooking a vast landscape on the rocky desert to the borders of the Erg oriental. Visit of the viallge and typical lunch to savor the delights of the Berber food.
• After lunch, visit the hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, location of the famous saga "Star Wars".
• Departure to the north with some stops.
• Arrival to your hotel
• End of our services.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
• Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
• Excursions and visits indicated in the program.
• Professional guide specialized in Berber culture and nomads during the tour
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• The drinks.
• The Tips
• The extras.
• Camel ride and Quad drive
• Real adventure in the heart of the desert
• Adaptable excursion for small groups and families with children
• Typical lunch in a Matmata
• Discovery of Berber arts and popular traditions.
• Superb night in tents in a Saharan camp in the heart of the desert.