The Troglodytes

Real discovery of dwell cave architecture and Berber culture in the mountains of Matmata and its surroundings, your will appreciate a typical home-made meal and live a real experience that will be etched in your memory forever.


Price: From 65 € / Person


Departure city: Djerba
Duration: 01 Day
Genre: culture and discovery
Period of the year: All year
Departure: Every day




•    Early departure from Djerba to the dwell cave villages through the Ferry.
•    After crossing the Jorf Strait, departure to the Dhahar Massif by crossing the rocky tracks Zrewa to the ancient Zrewa , a small villageof Berber origin abandoned in a beautiful landscape of mountains.
•    Drive to Tamezret, Berber village located on the peak of a mountain that overlooks a vast landscape on the rocky desert to the borders of the Sahara.
•    Walking tour of Tamezret to discover the typical architecture of semi-troglodyte houses to the small white mosque overlooking the village and offering impressive views.
•    Visit of the Berber Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions of Tamezret where you can admire a beautiful collection of typical clothes and Mergoums, typical carpet woven by women with an explanation of symbols and decorative motifs.
•    Drive to Taoujout, another small typical village implanted in a mountainous landscape but of an admirable beauty.
•    Then, on the road to Matmata, we visit the troglodyte complex "Diar Amor" which represents a troglodyte museum and dwell cave guest house.
•    Arrival to Matmata, the famous Berber village known for its still inhabited dewell cave houses forming an impressive lunar landscape.
•    We enjoy Lunch at a Berber family in an authentic troglodyte house and discover the daily life among Berber women.
•    After lunch, visit of the Sidi Driss hotel in Matmata, shooting location of the saga "Star Wars".
•    Continuation of the journey through beautiful breathtaking scenery on the heights of Dhahar to Toujane via the Zriba trail, a picturesque village nestled in the mountains of Dhahar and overlooked by an ancient citadel from which you can admire a superb panorama of the whole village, you enjoy the landscape taking pictures and tasting of a delicious tea with mint and rosemary.
•    Visit of a traditional underground oil mill to discover the ancient traditions of olive oil production in the region.
•    Return to Djerba via the Roman road with a possible stopover at Metameur, an ancient granary built by nomadic tribes.
•    Arrival to Djerba, end of our services.


•    Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
•    Lunch meal
•    Excursions and visits indicated in the program.
•    Professional guide specialized in Berber culture during all visits


•    The drinks.
•    Tips
•    The extras.


•    Complete journey among troglodyte and Berber villages in the north-east side of the Dhahar Massif.
•    Adaptable excursion for small groups and families with children
•    Typical home-made lunch in a real troglodyte house
•    Discovery of Berber arts and popular traditions.


Number of persons
Base of 2 persons
From 3 to 5 persons
6 persons and more
Price per person
              90 €
                75 €
                  65 €


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