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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : MAR 22"-DEC 24
Djerba
Djerba
Min Age : 16
Max People : 12

Spend a full week discovering the splendor of southern Tunisia practicing daily Yoga exercises and meditation through endless dunes of fine ocher sand with breathtaking views in the Tunisian Sahara Deseret over the Dhahar Mountains.

Explor exuberant oasis with thousands of palm groves, discover authentic Berber villages, and admire stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Experience unusual accommodation in typical Boutique hotel, troglodytes and Eco-lodges with overnight in an amazing and comfortable Desert camp.

Enjoy delicious meals of local Tunisian culinary repertory.

You will leave Tunisia feeling completely renewed and stronger than ever with incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

Details of the Yoga Retreat Tour

Departure & Return Location

Djerba Zarzis International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

Normally after the Yoga Class and the breakfast (See with the Tour Guide and Yoga Coach)

Price Includes

  • 7 Overnights in the mentioned hotels
  • Professional guide during the Tour
  • Professional Yoga Coach during the tour
  • Air condioned vehicle
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Visits indicated in the program
  • Drinks During the meals

Price Excludes

  • Flight
  • Drinks (Except during the meals)
  • Tip
  • Optional excursions
  • Visits not mentioned in the program

Important

  • The dinner of the first night such as the breakfast of the last day depend on the flight schedule
  • For technical reasons the order of the visits could be reversed
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Healthy meals adapted for Yoga retreat
  • Professional Yoga Coach
  • Visit to the main historical Berber village sin southern Tunisia
  • Overnight in an amazing Saharan Camp

NOTE

This tour is intended for groups and could be tailored to suit your requirements and needs, so feel free to contact us to tailor the itinerary to suit your travel plans, duration and budget.

Itinerary of the Yoga Retreat Tour

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO DJERBA

Arrival at the airport of Djerba, assistance by our team, and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in a Boutique hotel or 4 stars hotel. (No Yoga class and dinner not included).

DAY 2:DISCOVERING BERBER VILLAGES

Yoga class at the pool terrace or on the beach (about 1h30), then a delicious breakfast to begin the day with a lot of energy.  

Departure from Djerba towards Dhahar Mountains crossing the Roman causeway, the road connecting the island to the mainland.

Visit of Ksar Ezzahra, former Berber granary used to store food in its Ghorfas.

Then, drive to Chenini, an ancient Berber village built between two hilltop ridges to protect the village from raiding tribes. The inhabitants still live in those caves. in the mountains.

Visit the village and the legendary mosque of “The Seven Sleepers”.

Typical lunch in Chenini to savor local Berber meals.

In the evening, drive to Douiret, an amazing and abandoned fortified Berber village which is perched high on the spur of a hill above a splendid whitewashed mosque.

Arrive at Douiret and wander tour to visit the old houses, the famous underground mosque, and the traditional oil mill.

Yoga class in Douiret village at the end of the day (about 1h30).

After that, a delicious dinner of local products and overnight in the amazing troglodyte Lodge “Gîte de Douiret”.

DAY 3VISITING THE CAVE DWELLERS

Morning Yoga class at the ruins of the ancient village of Douiret (about 1h30).

Then, you enjoy a tasty and healthy breakfast made of local products. 

Departure to visit Ksar Ouled Soltane, an ancient well-preserved mud-faced fortified and multi-level granary built by Berber tribes in the 17th century and composed of several superimposed Cells called Ghorfas used to store food.

This granary was used as a backdrop in Star Wars as the slave quarters where Anakin and his mother lived.

We continue our trip to Guermessa, a mountain ruined Berber village along the hilltop with visible remains of a fortress above the peaks built to protect the inhabitants from villains.

Explore the village and typical lunch to savor the delights of the Beber culinary art.

After lunch, departure to the visit Ksar Hadada, a former granary used by Nomadic and Berber tribes to store food supplies.

It was a set location for the “Star Wars” movie in the episode “The Phantom Menace”

Drive to Toujane, a Berber village hidden between the Dhahar Mountains offering a stunning landscape.

After a panoramic break, departure to Matmata, an amazing Berber village of unique beauty known for its underground houses and lunar landscape.

Arrive at the amazing troglodyte Lodge “Au Trait d’Union” and Yoga class till the sunset (about 1h30).

Wonderful dinner at the troglodyte restaurant with a special menu.

Overnight in a troglodyte Lodge.

DAY 4:WONDERFUL OVERNIGHT IN THE DESERT UNDER A STARRY SKY

After a quiet and sweet night in the troglodyte Lodge, you enjoy a morning Yoga class at the Lodge main square (about 1h30), then a typical and delicious breakfast to feel more energetic.

Then, leave to explore Matmata village, visit an inhabited Berber cave house to discover the ancestral Berber architecture.

Visit Sidi Driss Troglodyte hotel which has been used as a filming location for some Episodes of Star Wars Saga.

After that, we continue to Tamezret, an amazing mountain village with a wonderful landscape of stone houses beautifully exposed to nature.

Wander tour to the top of the village where you find the ancient mosque, a meeting place for the village elders to play cards and dominoes.

Lunch on the way, then transfer in 4×4 vehicle to the Saharan camp.

Arrive at the camp and time to explore the dunes and admire the landscape.

Then, you enjoy a special Yoga Class till the spectacular sunset (about 1h30). 

Delicious Dinner around a campfire and overnight in Desert camp under a wonderful starry sky, you will be accommodated in Berber tents with comfortable beds equipped with blankets, pillows & sheets.

DAY 5:FROM THE SAHARA DESERT TO THE SALT LAKE

You start the morning with spectacular views of the first daylights on the giant golden dunes of the huge Sahara Desert, and then you’ll have a special Yoga class while admiring a wonderful sunrise on the sand dunes (about 1h30).

After that, you enjoy a tasty and typical breakfast that will be served to you.

In this amazing natural setting, we make a wandering tour on the Sahara dunes of fine ocher sand (about 2h30).
After the lunch break, drive-in 4WD from the Desert camp to Chott El Jerid, the hugest Salt Lake in Tunisia.

Stop for photos and admire the beautiful landscape of the lake.

Drive to Tozeur, a charming city established around a huge oasis famous for millions of palm trees producing the best quality of dates called “Deglet Nour” exported around the world.

At you arrival to the wonderful typical hotel, you’ll end the day with a relaxing Yoga Class  under the palm trees (about 1h30). Overnight a wonderful Boutique Eco-Lodge “Diar Abou Habibi” in the heart of the palm grove of Tozeur.

DAY 6WONDERFUL DAY THROUGH THE MAGICAL MOUNTAIN OASES

Opening your eyes in the morning, you find yourself surrounded by thousands of palm trees breathing pure and fresh air to provide your body with more oxygen.

Then, you begin a special relaxing Yoga Class in the midst of palm groves and trees enjoying the scent of botanic plants (about 1h30).

After a delicious and rich breakfast, we begin the day with energy then departure to discover the mountain oases interspersed through the Atlas Massif.

Arrive at Chebika and wander tour visit to the oasis with its stunning mountainous landscapes till we reach the natural water springs.

We continue to Tamerza, the second oasis with a beautiful waterfall and the ancient abandoned village.

Drive to Mides, the third mountain oasis located right on the Tunisian-Algerian border with its breathtaking landscape overlooking an impressive canyon.

After a wonderful visit to the mountain oasis, drive back to Tozeur and we finish the day with a relaxing Yoga Class at the Eco-Lodge under palm trees (about 1h30).

Overnight in “Diar Abou Habibi” Eco-Lodge.

DAY 7BACK TO THE ISLAND

You start the morning with interesting and relaxing Yoga exercises (about 1h30), we begin the day discovering the ancient Medina of Tozeur.

Visit the “Ouled El Hadef” traditional Quarter in the old city of Tozeur with traditional houses that sport beautiful decorative facades of specific geometric patterns made of local kiln-fired clay bricks.

After that, we visit some traditional workshops where bricks made of natural clay are handmade.

Drive to Gabes for lunch.

In the evening visit Gabes, a coastal oasis city, visit the Spice and Henna market called «Jara».

 Then, a sightseeing tour of the maritime oasis.

Departure to the island of Djerba with the ferry.

Arrive at the hotel and perform the last Yoga Class, and enjoy the last group dinner.

Overnight in a Boutique hotel or 4 stars hotel.

Day 8END OF THE TRIP

After breakfast, departure to the airport for the return flight.

End of our services.

Map of the Yoga Retreat Tour

Photos of the Yoga Retreat Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Visa to visit Tunisia ?

Click Here to know if you need really a Visa to visit Tunisia

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.