Olive Harvest with a Tunisian Berber Family

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Djerba
Djerba
Min Age : 6
Max People : 6

You will expect an extraordinary journey with a local Berber family. Indeed, you will participate in the olive harvest in south Tunisia. Enjoy sharing pleasant moments with local people and help them pick up the olives using ancient techniques and then see the golden oil that falls out of the traditional presses in the oil mills. Enjoy an unforgettable authentic experience and return home with a bottle of fresh Bio extra virgin oil extracted from the olives that you collected with your own hands.

Details of the olive harvest tour

Departure & Return Location

Your selected hotel in Djerba island or Zarzis

Departure Time

08:00 am

Price Includes

  • Transport in air conditioned Vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic drinks (alcohol is not recommended)
  • Visit to the oil mill
  • A 1.5L bottle of organic olive oil

Price Excludes

  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meeting with a local Berber family
  • Traditional meal
  • A bottle of organic olive oil extracted from the olives that you picked by your own hands

Itinerary of the olive harvest tour

DAY ITINERARY:DJERBA-OLIVE GROVES-DJERBA

  • Pick up from your hotel to the olive groves in south Tunisia to participate in the olive harvest which generally begins around November until February.
  • The beautiful olive groves offer a stunning landscape. We will meet a Berber family and the harvesters working in the field equipped with double ladders, rakes, or goat horns to pick olives by hands branch by branch.
  • Enjoy sharing memorable moments with local people, listening to their stories, customs, and lifestyle while you collect the olives together.
  • Among the dozens of varieties of olives grown in Tunisia, the «Chemlali» is most appreciated for producing oil, one of the most famous in the world.
  • At lunch break, you will enjoy a delicious typical outdoor meal cooked by the Berber woman and a tasty mint tea made slowly on a woodfire.
  • In the afternoon, after bidding farewell to the family, you will take the olives that you have collected and we drive to a traditional oil mill.
  • The, in a concave stone base, the olives are crushed under a millstone pulled by a camel, then the olive paste is pressed between esparto fibers discs using a counterweight system formed by tree trunks to produce excellent organic oil.
  • In Djerba and in South-West Tunisia, we can find some underground oil mills which have a natural cooling, having a pleasant and constant temperature.
  • At the end, the workers will be happy to mill your olives and then you return home with your own organic oil extracted before your eyes, it’s an experience that will be etched in your memory forever.
  • Drive back to Djerba, drop off in your hotel, and end of or services.
  • If you want to read more about olive harvest in south Tunisia, read our blog Olive harvesting in Berber villages… A mesmerizing experience!

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Olive harvest Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour private?

This Tour is private and adapted to families with children or individuals.

Are drinks availabe during the tour?

Soft drinks and mineral water are available and included during the tour. 

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