A night in the Tent
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
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
Discovering the Berber Villages of Tunisia
At 7:30 a.m., our team will pick you up at your hotel to take you on an adventure! Leave the island via the Roman road, the bridge that connects the island to the mainland, cross the fields of olive trees that stretch as far as the eye can see and head towards Tataouine!
On the way, at the side of the road, take the time to take photos and discover the first type of deserts in Tunisia “Le Chott” or the desert of salt (a salty lake). Continue to Tataouine and take the time to stroll through the local market. I recommend that you taste the famous gazelle horns! A local pastry made with honey and peanuts.
Then head to Chenini, one of the most beautiful Berber villages in Tunisia that you will discover with a local guide. This gentleman will be happy to accompany you for about 1 hour to discover the different components of the village! You will visit the dwellings dug into the walls of the mountain, the attics and even the mosque which dominates it! You will learn a lot about these Berber tribes and their traditions. At the end of the visit, don’t hesitate to thank your guide with a ticket, that’s what these young people live on!
Exploring the Deserts and Oasis of Tunisia
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!
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!
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).
A night in the Tent in pictures
A night in the tent in video
This rate is based on at least 4 people. Other people may join you.
– The provision of a private vehicle for 2 days
– Your tour also includes the services of a guide approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office for 2 days
– As well as the services of a driver approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office for 2 days
– Lunches on the 1st and 2nd day
– Accommodation in tents in a camp in the middle of the desert
– Our assistance during the excursion
Drinks and personal expenses Access to museums and sites Optional walks Tips for the guide and the driver