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December 7, 2021
3 Days / 2 Nights
Availability : JUL 20' - DEC 21'
Tunis or Hammamet or Sousse
Tunis or Hammamet or Sousse
Min Age : 2
Max People : 6

Perfect Mini Tour through Tunisia Sahara Desert and oasis combing with the Roman amphitheater of El Djem and the mosque of Kairouan.

Discover amazing landscapes in the Salt Lake Chott El Djerid and enjoy a wonderful night under a starry sky in the Saharan camp.

Explore the Troglodyte Berber village Matmata and admire the unmatched beauty of the oases Tozeur, chebika and Tamerza with a swim under the waterfall.

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Departure & Return Location

Tunis or Hammamet or Sousse (Google Map)

Departure Time

From Tunis  at 06:00 am

From Hammamet at 06:45 am

From Sousse at 07:30

Price Includes

  • 1 Overnight in 4 stars hotel
  • 1 Overnight in a Saharan Camp
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Local guide during the tour
  • Visits mentioned in the program.
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • The airfare
  • Drinks
  • The optional excursions or visits
  • Tips
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mini Tour which reaches the heart of the desert of Tunisia
  • Adapted tour for small groups and families with children
  • Overnight in Saharan camp
Itinerary

DAY 1: WONDERFUL OVERNIGHT IN TUNISIA SAHARA DESERT

Pick up from your selected hotel and departure to El Jem, visit to the famous Roman amphitheater ranked 3rd in the world with a capacity of 35,000 spectators. Departure to Matmata, Berber village unique of its kind known for its underground cave houses and its lunar landscape. Visit of a Berber troglodyte house to discover the amazing Berber architecture and the daily life. Then you will enjoy a tasty lunch of Berber specialties. After lunch, drive to Ksar Ghilane, Sahara oasis in the beginning of the Erg oriental, a huge desert of ocher sand, arrival to the oasis where you could enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural water spring 34C°. Possibility to make some excursions in the desert by Camel riding or Quad Biking (Optional). Transfer in 4WD vehicle to Zmela desert, to enjoy a breath-taking sunset on the giant sand dunes. After a tasty typical dinner, you could enjoy a wonderful starry sky where the main constellations are visible with the naked eye. Overnight at the Saharan camp under tents.

DAY 2THE SALT LAKE & THE MAGICAL OASES

You begin your day admiring a spectacular sunrise on the sand dunes, then you’ll enjoy a delicious and rich breakfast. Departure to Douz, the city named “The Gate of the Sahara”, visit of the traditional market of Babouche, traditional shoes made of Camel leather. Drive to Chott El Jerid, a huge Salt Lake with unusual landscapes. After a shirt break in the lake, we continue to Tozeur capital of the Bled El Jerid “Land of palmtrees”, visit of the ancient city to discover the beauty of the typical architecture of the houses decorated with coated clay bricks. After lunch, departure to discover the mountain oases on the Atlas mountain range. Arrival to Chebika oasis and wander tour through the oasis with its stunning landscapes and natural water springs. Drive to Tamerza oasis and visit to the waterfalls and the old abandoned village with wonderful views. Drive back to Tozeur, dinner and overnight at Ksar El Djerid 4* hotel.

DAY 3:KAIROUAN THE HOLY CITY

After breakfast, departure to Kairouan, the holly city of Islam and declared World Heritage, arrival and visit to the city and its ancient monuments. Visit of the Aghlabid basins, old water reserves that fed the entire city. Visit of the Abu Zoumaa Al Balaoui Mausoleum called Sid Sahib or the Barber. Visit to the Great Mosque of Okba, that took the name of its founder. Panoramic visit to the ancient mosque called “Three Doors Mosque”. After lunch, visit of the Medina with its souks and narrow streets. Possibility to visit of a carpet weaving workshop. Departure to Hammamet or Tunis, drop off in your selected hotel, end of our services

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Frequently asked questions

How is the Saharan Camp ?

The Saharan camp is located in the middle of the desert surrounded by giant dunes, the tents are individual and comfortable, they are equipped with beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets. Toilets and showers are shared with hot water in winter.

Is it cold at night in the desert ?

In the Tunisian Sahara Desert there’s no big difference between the temperature during the day and that of the night but in winter the temperature  could decrease to 2  degrees. Il would be better to wear a pullover with a Jacket. But in summer time it’s hot  at night.

Are drinks available in the desert ?

At the Saharan camp, you will find fresh soft drinks, beer and Tunisian wine available at the bar or served at the table during dinner.