The wonders of the South
The Wonders of the South is an 8-day tour from Djerba.
Book your tour in southern Tunisia and set off for 8 days of change of scenery and adventure to discover the wonders of southern Tunisia at your own pace.
The discovery begins with Tataouine, its ksours and its Berber villages with a night in a lodge, then Ksar Ghilane, the oasis and its thermal spring, where you will spend the night in a tent in the middle of the desert.
The adventure continues through Douz, the gateway to the desert, and Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa, to reach Tozeur, the city of palm groves par excellence.
You will visit the old medina, the mountain oases and cross the old Dakar rally route and the ropes of the dunes to admire a unique sunset in front of Mos Espa. You will visit a cave in Matmata and get a closer look at how the Berbers live today. You will also taste their tea and their homemade pancakes and sevies with great hospitality and a big smile.
You have the option of riding a camel or quad in the dunes and are particularly far from tourist complexes and mass tourism, but you will prefer a local adventure, off the beaten track and away from the crowds.
About the tour The wonders of the south :
- Duration : 8 days
- Departure time : 8:30 am
- Support : All of Tunisia (our team picks you up where you are)
- Confirmation : immediate
- Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
- Type of transport : Air-conditioned tourist vehicle
- Tour approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
- Cancellation: free up to 7 days before the date of the excursion
- Take advantage of pick-up at your address where you are in Tunisia.
- Enjoy a tunisian desert discovery tour
- Discover a large part of southern Tunisia.
- Walk in the footsteps of dromedaries at the great oriental Erg.
- Bathe in a natural hot spring in the heart of the desert at Ksar Ghilane.
- Spend nights under the stars in the middle of the great Tunisian desert.
- Walk in the sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see.
- Cross Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa.
- Explore the palm groves and mountain oases of Tozeur.
- Visit Mos Espa, the largest Star Wars site in Tunisia.
- Discover the 3 types of desert in Tunisia (Le Chott, Reg et Erg)
- Visit a cave dwelling in Matmata and eat with the locals.
- Discover Chebika, Tamerza and Mides.
- Explore local life and eat Tunisian.
- Discover Tataouine, its Ksours and its Berber villages.
Day 1: Welcome to Tunisia
Arrival in Djerba, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Installation and free day according to flight schedules.
Get some reste and get prepared to your tour in the Tunisian desert !
Route: According to arrival airport
Stages: Arrival and idleness
Accommodation: 4 **** Hotel
Day 2: The wonders of the south: Tataouine and Chenini, between the Ksours and the Berber villages
After breakfast, departure via the Roman Road to Tataouine. Visit of the city then continuation towards Ksar Ouled Soltane, filming location of some scenes from the film “Star Wars” and one of the best Ksours in southern Tunisia. Departure for Chenini, a small village embedded in the mountain, renowned for its ksours and its houses dug in the walls of the mountains and visit (about 40 min on foot) with a local guide who will be happy to share with you the history of its village and its traditions.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
After the meal, hike with a local guide between the village of Chenini and the village of Douiret where you will spend the night (about 3 hours). This hike is optional
Arrival in Douiret and free time to stroll around the village.
Dinner and overnight at the locals..
Walking time: around 3 hours
Stages: Tataouine Chenini – Douiret – Beni Kedache
Accommodation: Night at Ksar Jouamaa, an 18th century attic, at the top of the mountain of Béni Khédache
Day 3: A night in a tent !
After breakfast, departure to the Berber village of Guermessa, a deserted village where you will have an appointment with a walk to discover its different components. Continue to Ksar Ghilane, a small exotic oasis in the Sahara, famous for its natural source of thermal water, where you can swim. Arrival and free time to enjoy a swim in the hot spring.
Lunch and possibility of a quad getaway (extra) or excursion on camel to visit the old fort “Tisavar” located in the middle of the desert then departure to Zmela the camp where we will spend the night (approximately 20Km).
Arrival and free time to enjoy the sunset. Dinner and Saharan vigil.
Night in Berber tent.
Day 4: Tozeur: Chott Djerid and the old medina
Wake up gently and breakfast, then departure for Tozeur via the city of Douz.
Lunch and continuation.
Crossing of Chott El Djérid, lake of antiquity, sea of chimeras and enchanting magic by its mirages where, according to legend, whole armies disappeared forever. Arrival and installation at the hotel.
Afternoon visit to the ancient city of Tozeur (The old medina) and possibility of a carriage ride in the marvelous palm grove of Tozeur (Extra) or to visit the magnificent museum of traditional arts Dar Chéraït (Extra). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Walking time: about 1 hour
Stages: Jérid Tozeur – The Medina – The Palmeraie
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Ksar Rouge 4 * or similar
Day 5: Getaway in the mountain oases
After breakfast, departure to visit the superb mountain oases Chébika, a veritable suspended paradise, which has become for years the favorite place of the greatest filmmakers (known especially for its Berber village and its springs of water which spring from the side of the mountain ), Tamerza (famous for its waterfall) and Midès (for its Canyons).
Lunch in a typical homestay restaurant to enjoy a typical Tunisian menu.
In the afternoon, you can leave civilization behind and go on an adventure in the dunes of Ong Djemel by the Rally track to discover the scenery of Star Wars and the village of Mos Espa. On the way to our hotel, we will pass to the basket of Nefta where a visit will be made.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Walking time: about 1 hour
Stages: Chebika – Tamerza – Midès
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Ksar Rouge 4 **** or similar
Day 6: In the house underground
Arrival in Douz and free time for a walk in its colorful market.
Departure to Matmata, the troglodyte village. Our first stop will be at the Berber village of Tamazret. Coffee break and free time for a stroll in the village.
Continue to Matmata and visit the inhabitant where we will be greeted by a good Roman tea, bread prepared by your host, accompanied by olive oil and honey.
Departure from the hotel and lunch.
In the afternoon, departure for a visit to the famous Sidi Idriss hotel (filming location for some scenes from Star Wars) then a visit to the Berber village of Toujane famous for the manufacture of handmade “MARGOUM” carpets as well as for its honey. Rosemary-based.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight (hotel with semi-troglodyte structure and architecture)
Stages: Tozeur – Douz – Matmata
Accommodation: Overnight in Diar El Barbar or similar
Day 7: Return to Djerba
Breakfast, Departure to the island of Djerba via the Bac.
Visit of Guellela the pottery village and possibility of doing business in the shops before leaving the next day. Continue to the alleys of Djerba Hood and free time to admire the street arts.
Departure to Houmt souk and free time in the souks.
Installation at the hotel and free time (waterfront hotel).
Stages: Matmata – Djerba
Accommodation: Overnight at Dar Bhar hotel or similar
Day 8: End of our services
Free day and transfer to the airport according to flight schedules.
The prices below correspond to the proposal in the circuit. This rate may change depending on our email exchanges and the modifications you wish to make to the program. We are there to personalize the circuits according to your desires
This price includes
- Reception and airport transfers
- Accommodation in a double room in 4 * category hotels, tent, gîte or guest house according to the details in the program
- Full board during the whole tour
- The provision of a privatized 4×4 during the entire circuit
- The services of a guide approved by the Tourist Office
- The services of a driver approved by the Tourist Office
- Our 24 hour assistance
This rate does not include
- Cancellation and repatriation insurance
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Optional activities and walks
- The bins for guides and drivers