2 days camel ride in the desert - Depart Travel Services

2 Days Camel Ride in the Desert

Description of the tour: 

The 2 days camel ride in the desert are a unique experience for lovers of the desert, hiking and silence!
Enjoy days of walking in the middle of the desert at the rhythm of camels, spend a  starry night around a campfire and a 100% local experience!
Look for the fire with the camel riders, help prepare dinner and dance with the rhythm of Bedouin music!

About the tour  :

  • Duration : 2 days
  • Heure du départ : 6h30 Am 
  • Pick up Location : Djerba – Zarzis – Tataouine et Gabès 
  • Confirmation : immediate 
  • Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian 
  • Type of transport : private 4wd
  • Excursion approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office 
  • Cancellation: free up to 48 hours before the date of the excursion

Highlights :

  • Benefit from a pick-up at your address in Djerba or Zarzis
  • Enjoy a local experience and go off the beaten track
  • Leave the island of Djerba via the ferry and return via the Roman roadway to discover the 2 entrances to the island.
  • Enjoy a camel ride of about 2 hours in the dunes of the Sahara.
  • Help find the wood, light the fire and prepare dinner over a wood fire.
  • Watch the sunset in a unique setting in the middle of the desert
  • Spend a night under the stars in a Bedouin tent
  • Enjoy a Bedouin evening with the camel drivers
  • Eat organic and enjoy a dinner prepared over a wood fire
  • Watch a demonstration of the preparation of sand bread (bread baked under the embers)
  • Visit the local market of Douz
  • Visit a Berber family in a cave house and learn about the Berber tribes
  • Explore the Sidi Idriss hotel and the world of Star Wars
  • Discover the Berber village of Toujane nestled between two mountains

Full description :

Day 1 : 

Departure for the city of Matmata by ferry, a crossing of about 20 minutes.

Arrival in Matmata and visit of a troglodyte house at the inhabitant (We will be welcomed with a good Rosemary tea, olive oil and honey) and we will have time to visit the different rooms and to discover the characteristics of these houses dug underground.

Head to the sandy village of Sabria, considered the most important gateway to the desert and the starting point for the greatest number of camel treks.

On arrival, enjoy a good lunch and leave the 4wd to ride a camel for a period of about 3 hours to the camp site where the Bedouin tent will already be set up. (you can either walk or ride the camel) 

Help the camel drivers find the wood, light the campfire and prepare dinner. Learn how to prepare sand bread (bread prepared under the coals). Live these unique moments of Berber life but don’t forget to enjoy this magical view and the unique moment when the sun shyly sets behind the sand dunes!

In the evening, after dinner, you will spend the evening listening to them sing Bedouin music and dancing under a starry sky.

Night in a tent under the stars

 

jour 2 : 

You will be awakened with the first rays of sunshine caressing your faces. Enjoy a breakfast on the dunes and a hot sand loaf (bread baked under the sand and the embers).
After breakfast, follow the camel drivers to return to the starting point where the 4 * 4 will be waiting for you to return.
Departure to Douz and possibility of quad bike ride in the sand dunes (extra). Continue to the town of Matmata and visit the sets from the Star Wars film.

Lunch in a typical restaurant underground.

After the meal we will go to visit the famous Berber village of Toujane (photo break).
Return to Djerba

Good to know :

  • No toilets on site during the night: so plan your toilet bag.
  • The bivouac excursion in the Tunisian desert requires authorization from the Tunisian authorities, we will need a copy of your passport
  • For the camel ride it is preferable to wear pants
  • For walking in the desert it is preferable to bring walking shoes.
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergy.
  • During the winter, the nights are cold, bring warm clothes.
  • The tent, mattresses and blankets are provided by our agency.
  • After the visit to the inhabitant we leave a tip for the family, do not hesitate to take some pocket money.