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Sahara Camel Trek Tunisia
5 Things you should not miss in the Tunisian Sahara desert
December 7, 2021
8 Day / 7 Nights
Availability : OCT 20' - DEC 21'
Min Age : 6
Max People : 12

Amazing tour in southern Tunisia to dive into the Berber culture with the oases and the Sahara Desert with original accommodation in troglodyte Lodges and Saharan camp.

Explore the Berber troglodyte villages of Matmata, Chenini, Douiret, and Guermessa, admire the charm of the mountain oases Chebika, Tamerza, and Mides, and discover unusual landscapes of the desert and Salt Lake Chott El Djerid, and enjoy delicious meals of local gastronomy.


Departure & Return Location

Tunis Carthage International Airport

Departure Time

At 07:00 on the second day after the your arrival

Price Includes

  • Airport transfer in / out
  • 03 Overnights at 4 stars hotels
  • 03 Overnight in troglodyte Lodges
  • 01 Overnight in Saharan camp
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional local guide during the tour
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • The airfare
  • Drinks
  • The optional excursions or visits
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement
  • Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner supplement


  • The dinner on the arrival day and the breakfast on the day of the departure will depend on flight schedules
  • The itinerary could be made in two directions
  • Visits to all Berber villages in southern Tunisia
  • Amazing overnight in Saharan camp
  • Delicious meals of local gastronomy
  • Discoveries of unusual landscapes


The tour could start from any other international airport in Tunisia and the itinerary could be modified and adapted to fit your needs. 



Arrival at the airport of Tunis, assistance by our team and transfer to Hammamet. Dinner and overnight at LE SULTAN HAMMAMET 4* Hotel or similar. 


Aftre breakfast, departure to El Jem, visit the famous Roman amphitheater ranked 3rd in the world with a capacity of 35000 spectators. Drive to Gabes, a coastal oasis, visit to “Jara” the ancient spice market and Henna plants (a vegetal tint used by Berber women in the traditional wedding). Departure to Matmata, Berber village unique of its kind known for its underground cave houses and its lunar landscape. Visit to a Berber troglodyte house to discover the amazing Berber architecture and the daily life. Visit to the underground hotel Sidi Driss, set location of Star Wars movie. We continue crossing the beginning of the Dhahar massif till Tamezret, superb Berber Crest village among the very rare villages still inhabited in southern Tunisia, built on a hill at the top of which we find an old mosque and a Moorish cafe meeting place for the old people of the village to play cards and domino. Visit to the small traditional museum of Berber dresses in Tamezret. Drive back to Matmata, delicious typical dinner and overnight at the troglodyte Lodge AU TRAIT D’UNION.


After breakfast, we drive crossing of the Dhahar massif with a panoramic break in Toujane, superb Berber village nestled in the mountains. Departure to the visit of Ksar Hadada, former granary used by Berber tribes, and filming location for the episode “The threat of the Ghost” from the movie “Star Wars”. Visit to Ksar El Mourabitine, one the best Berber granaries in Tataouine region with its Ghorfas superimposed used to store the crop and agricultural products. Drive to Tataouine, the city which housed the foreign legion in the French colonial times; visit to the local market. After lunch Visit to the prehistorical museum of the city of sciences where many bones of Dinosaurs are exposed. Then drive to Ain Charchar to discover the amazing “moon surface” landscape. Drive to Ksar Ouled Soltane, a wonderful granary composed of 4 floors of storing cells called Ghorfas. We continue to Douiret, amazing abandoned crest village in the heart of Dhahar massif with its houses dug in the mountains. Typical tasty dinner and overnight in the troglodyte Lodge GÎTE DE DOUIRET with its wonderful cave rooms.


After a delicious breakfast made of local products, visit to Douiret to discover the ancient Berber architecture of the abandoned houses, the ancient oil mills and the underground mosque. Departure to Chenini with a break at midway to discover the oldest and biggest olive tree of Tunisia called “ZitounetAlakarit”. Arrival to Chenini, a crest village at the top of the mountains with its superb houses carved into the rocks and its Ksar which overlooks the whole village, wander tour to visit the village till the small white mosque which overcomes the panorama, then we invite you to , enjoy a rich meal with a typical menu of local gastronomy. Then, visit to the famous legendary mosque of the “Seven Sleepers” with its giant tombs. We continue to Guermessa, the mystical village with its beautiful architecture that looks a lot like Chenini and Douiret, walking tour to discover this genius of Berber ancestral architecture. Return to Douiret, dinner and overnight at GÎTE DE DOUIRET


After breakfast, departure to Ksar Ghilane, Saharan oasis located at the beginning of the Gran Erg Oriental, huge desert of ocher sand, visit to the oasis where you can enjoy a beautiful swim in the natural spring of sulfuric water at 34 C °. Possibility of a Quad biking or camel riding (optional) to cross the dunes and go to the remains of the ancient Roman fort located a few kilometers from the oasis. After lunch, departure to Douz; small city called “Sahara Gate”, visit to the local market known for the manufacture of slippers, traditional shoes made from camel skin. Transfer by 4X4 vehicle to the Saharan camp crossing the dunes of fine sand, where you will admire stunning landscapes. After a breathtaking sunset, you can enjoy the preparation of the sand bread made by the cook and a delicious dinner which will be served around the campfire. Overnight in a tent at the Saharan camp


After breakfast, drive to Tozeur crossing Chott El Jerid, the largest Salt Lake in Tunisia, short break for photos admiring unusual landscapes of the lake. Arrival to Tozeur, the capital of Bled El Jerid « The land of palms ». Visit to the old city of Tozeur with its house decorated with traditional bricks made of clay and narrow streets covered by palm trunks. 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 of the waterfalls and the old abandoned village with wonderful views. Drive back to Tozeur, dinner and overnight at Ksar El Djerid 4* hotel.


After breakfast, departureto Kairouan, the holly city of Islam and declared World Heritage, arrival and visit to the city and its ancient monuments. Visit to the Aghlabid basins, old water reserves that fed the entire city. Visit to 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, dinner and overnight at Le Sultan 4* Hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel and then departure to the airport for the return flight. End of our services.



Frequently asked questions

Do I need a Visa to visit Tunisia ?

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How can I find you at the arrival airport in Tunisia?

As soon as you pick up your luggage at the airport and pass through the arrivals gate, you will find our assistants waiting for you with  a welcome sign with your name or the name of your agency to accompany you to your hotel and give you all informations you need.

Where can I change money ?

Just at your arrival at any airport in Tunisia, you can change money in the airport banks which are open 24/7 or also at the reception of your hotel.

How can I get a SIM Card in Tunisia ?

At your arrival at the airport you will find the counters of the telephone companies Tunisie Telecom, Oeredoo and Orange to get a Sim card from 10 € paid on the spot for at least one week.

What electrical voltage is used in Tunisia?

The electric current used in Tunisia is 220 V in the whole country including hotels.  The plugs used are double entry and identical to French plugs.

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 Desertn theres no big diffrence between the tempreture 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 un 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