A night at Ksar Jouamaa

The night at Ksar Jouamaa is not just an excursion. It’s an adventure and a journey through time. You will leave the tourist places to attack the desert, the spirit of the ksour and the natural water sources, and immerse yourself in the local life of the people of the desert and the mountains.

During this night at Ksar Jouamaa adventure, you will discover ksours and 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 and breathtaking sunset on top of the mountains at Ksar Jouamaa where you will dine and sleep in 17th century Ghorfas, after a beautiful evening in a beautifully decorated outdoor space.

You will also visit a troglodyte dwelling and you will see more closely the local life of the inhabitants of the troglodyte village of Matmata and the Berber village of Toujane.
You will walk in the footsteps of George Lucas and Star Wars in Sidi Idriss and you will follow in the footsteps of a local guide in the heart of a Berber village.
The night at Ksar Jouamaa is considered the most requested and best-selling among the two-day excursions from Djerba. In fact, this excursion is a journey through time. From Djerba the tourist town to the top of the Dhaher mountains.

During this unusual night at Ksar Jouamaa adventure, you will cross the salt lake of Chahbania and the stony tracks of the Tunisian Reg. you will visit the villages of Kirchaou, Smar and Ain Charchara.  You will stop to admire the lunar landscape and take photos.

About the night at Ksar Jouamaa excursion

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departure time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Support: Island of Djerba and Zarzis (our team picks you up where you are)
  • Confirmation: immediate
  • Guide: Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transport: 4*4 air-conditioned
  • Cancellation: free up to 48 hours before the date of the excursion
  • Excursion approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office.

Highlights

  • 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 the Ksours and Berber villages and enjoy panoramic views.
  • Visit the Sidi Idriss Troglodyte Hotel and discover the Star Wars sets
  • Explore local life, visit a Berber family, and enjoy tea at a homestay.
  • Witness a breathtaking sunset at the top of the mountain at Ksar Jouamaa
  • Spend a night in a 17th century ksar and sleep in a beautifully appointed air-conditioned ghorfa.
  • Explore the village of Chenini and discover the granaries, the houses carved into the mountain and the mosque.
  • Discover the salt lake of Chahbania
  • Discover the ksours and in particular the filming locations of Star Wars.

Program of the night at Ksar Jouamaa trip

Day 1

At 7:30 am, our team will pick you up where you are in Djerba or Zarzis to accompany you on a two-day adventure in the Tunisian desert.

Leave the island via the Roman causeway and head to the mainland. In a cafe, between the olive groves, you will have a briefing during which your guide will explain the detailed program of your excursion.

Next, head to the Berber village of Toujane. Take the opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscape, visit a few shops selling Berber items and souvenirs and admire the panoramic view and take photos.

Then depart 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 location where some scenes from the famous Star Wars Saga were filmed, before taking time for lunch!

After the meal, take the road to the hotel restaurant Ksar Jouamaa, a stone fortress that stands at the top of the mountain, where the sun mingles with the infinite expanse.

Between the meshes of its stones and the rays of the sun, in this superb 17th century fortress, you will be welcomed by a team of young and professional people, for dinner, in the restaurant or under the stars depending on the climate, and for one night. in an air-conditioned and nicely appointed ghorfa.

Don’t miss the wonderful sunset from the summit where you are.

Day 2

The next morning, after breakfast at Ksar Jouamaa, you will take the road to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. A unique place where the greenery of the palm grove embraces the color of the dunes… Your guide will show you where to change and you will enjoy a swim in the natural hot spring! This source is also used to irrigate the surrounding palm groves!

A few meters away, you will have quads and camels, so do not hesitate to book your ride to cross the dunes and go to the fort of Tisavar (activities are optional and to be paid on site with local service providers).

Around 1 p.m., you will have an appointment for lunch… Enjoy good Tunisian cuisine in a typical setting! The menu is composed of a starter, a suite and a dessert (usually it is a soup – a Tunisian couscous and the fruit of the season).

Take the time to take pictures then take the road back to Djerba passing by the famous Ksar Hallouf. It is a collective attic that was used to store the harvest of the tribes of southeastern Tunisia and it includes several Ghorfas.

Discover this unique architecture and enjoy the panoramic view it offers of the palm groves all around.

Around 4:30 p.m., you will be back in Djerba with a head full of beautiful memories.

Good to know

Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses
It is better to wear sneakers to walk in the Berber village
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.
Do not hesitate to take pocket money if you want to buy some souvenirs (sand roses, a cheche or others) or give tips
The price of drinks on site and about 3 dinars per drink (about 1 euro)

The night at Ksar Jouamaa in Pictures

The Ksar Jouamaa in Video

Itinerary

Price

This rate is based on at least 4 people