A night in a tent in the desert


A night in the Tent excursion from Djerba is not only an excursion, it is an adventure and a journey through time. You will leave the tourist places to attack the desert, the spirit of the caravans and immerse yourself in local life!

During this adventure, you will discover Tataouine, with its ksours and its Berber villages!

You will explore the sand dunes of Ksar Ghilane which stretch as far as the eye can see and you will bathe in a natural hot spring nestled in the heart of the oasis where the greenery of the palm trees embraces the ocher color of the sand.
You will witness a unique sunset over the dunes and spend the night in a tent in the middle of the desert.
Moreover, you will visit a troglodyte dwelling to observe more closely the local life of the inhabitants of Matmata, and even taste a good rosemary tea prepared by your host.
In addition, you will walk in Sidi Idriss in the footsteps of George Lucas and Star Wars, and follow a local guide into the heart of a Berber village.

The tent night excursion is actually more than an excursion! It is a unique experience that each of you must try at least once!

About the night in the tent

  • Duration : 2 Days
  • Departure Time : 7:30 a.m 
  • Pick up : Island of Djerba (our team picks you up wherever you are in Djerba)
  • Confirmation :  immediate 
  • Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transport : Air-conditioned tourist vehicle
  • This Trip is approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation : Voir nos termes et conditions


  • Take advantage of pick-up from your address in Djerba or Zarzis
  • Discover the 3 types of desert in Tunisia: Chott, Reg and Erg
  • Discover Tataouine, its Ksours and its Berber villages.
  • Explore the village of Chenini with a local guide and discover the granaries, the houses carved into the mountain and the mosque.
  • Bathe in a natural hot spring in the heart of the desert
  • Enjoy a camel or quad ride in the middle of the desert
  • Walk in the sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see and discover the 3rd type of desert “the Erg” or the dune desert.
  • Go off the beaten track and experience nomadic life
  • Watch the sunset over the dunes in the middle of the desert
  • Spend a night in a tent in a camp
  • Explore local life, visit a Berber family, and enjoy tea at a homestay.
  • Visit the Sidi Idriss Troglodyte Hotel and discover the Star Wars sets
  • Enjoy a panoramic view overlooking the Berber village of Toujane

Good to Know

  • Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and your sunglasses.
  • It is better to wear sneakers to walk in the sand
  • Tunisian cuisine is quite spicy, if you don’t eat spicy, please let us know.
  • If you have any food allergies, please let us know.
  • The camel ride in the dunes lasts 1 hour and costs around 10 euros per person
  • The quad ride takes about 40 minutes and costs about 30 euros per person.
  • Do not hesitate to take some pocket money if you want to buy some souvenirs (sand roses, a cheche or others) or give tips
  • On-site, you can enjoy drinks at a reasonable price, around 3 dinars per drink (about 1 euro).

Day 1

Le grand Tour de Tunisie

After 1 hour of walking, you will be rewarded with a good local meal! And yes, a couscous accompanied by a soup, an egg brick and a dessert!

Around 2 p.m., we will hit the road again for about 1h30 during which you will cross the second type of desert “the Reg” or the rock desert! You will come across tribes of sheep, goats and even camels in their wild state!

On site at the oasis, take the time to bathe in the hot spring and admire this unique landscape where the greenery of the palm trees embraces the ocher color of the fine sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see!

You will also have the opportunity to take a camel or quad ride in the middle of the desert! These are optional activities and to be paid on site with local service providers!

In the early afternoon, head to your camp to settle in and don’t miss the moment when the sun sets timidly behind the dunes!

Around 7 p.m., you will have an appointment to attend a demonstration of the preparation of the famous sand bread (bread prepared under sand and embers) after which you will enjoy a good Tunisian meal!

Take advantage of your evening after, to admire this clear and starry sky where the Milky Way seems close at hand!

Day 2

Une nuit sous la tente à Ksar Ghilane

In the morning, when you wake up, enjoy a good breakfast overlooking the dunes then fasten your seatbelts for the second part of the adventure!

Head to Tamazret, a Berber village then to Matmata where you will have a homestay visit. In a troglodyte house dug underground, your host will be happy to serve you a good rosemary tea, accompanied by honey and olive oil.

Take the time to visit the house, admire its unique architecture, its simplicity and the modesty of its inhabitants!

Then, head to Sidi Idriss, the place where some scenes from the famous Star Wars Saga were filmed before taking time for lunch!

After the meal, head to Toujane, an ocher-coloured Berber village, nestled between two mountains. Admire the panoramic view, then visit the village up close. This village is famous for the manufacture of Berber carpets and honey!

Take the road back to the island of Djerba with your head full of good memories!

A night in the Tent in pictures

Une nuit sous la tente à Ksar Ghilane
Une nuit sous la tente à Ksar Ghilane
Une nuit sous la tente à Ksar Ghilane
Une journée à Ksar Ghilane
Au milieu des dunes
Une journée à Ksar Ghilane
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