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Tozeur and the mountain oases

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2 Days

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Discover the wonders of southern Tunisia with our captivating Tozeur and mountain oases excursion. This unique journey offers a deep dive into the region’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Our adventure begins in Tozeur, often referred to as the city of palm groves. Explore the lush gardens and witness the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity that defines this oasis city.

Marvels of Chebika and Tamerza

Next, we’ll take you to Chebika, a place where nature’s beauty takes center stage. Marvel at the picturesque oasis and the mesmerizing waterfall that flows gracefully from the mountainside.

Prepare to be enchanted by Tamerza, home to a breathtaking waterfall that will leave you in awe. As the water cascades from the cliffs, you’ll experience nature’s grandeur up close.

Exploring Midès Canyons and Star War Sites

Our journey continues with a visit to the magnificent canyons of Midès. These geological wonders stand as a testament to the Earth’s remarkable transformations over time.

For Star Wars enthusiasts, our excursion includes a visit to Mos Espa, a famous filming location from the beloved franchise. Step into the cinematic world and relive iconic moments.

Camel Trekking and Troglodyte Life

Experience the desert like an adventurer with a camel trek through the dunes of Douz. Later, gain insight into the troglodyte way of life in Matmata, complete with a traditional rosemary tea.

Chott Djerid’s Enigmatic Landscape

Leaving the mountain oases behind, we’ll venture across Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa. Explore the secrets hidden within this surreal landscape of salt flats.

Savor a delectable lunch with the locals, an opportunity to taste the flavors of Tunisia and share in the warmth of the community.

A Tapestry of Discoveries

Our excursion promises a tapestry of discoveries, from natural wonders to cultural treasures. Join us as we unravel the unique charm of southern Tunisia in a journey that will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for this captivating region.

NB : This tour is based on at least 4 people.

About the Tour To The mountain oases in Tozeur

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departure Time : 6:00 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 excursion is approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation : See Terms and conditions

Good to Know

  • Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit and towel.
  • 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
  • Do not hesitate to leave a tip to the family you will visit in Matmata
  • The price of drinks on site is about 3 dinars per drink (about 1 euro)

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  • Take advantage of pick-up at your address in Djerba or Zarzis
  • Visit a troglodyte house with locals in Matmata
  • Take a camel or quad ride in the Douz desert.
  • Cross Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in North Africa.
  • Visit Tozeur, its old medina and its vast palm groves.
  • Visit the Berber village of Chebika and admire its waterfall.
  • Discover the great waterfall of Tamerza and the great canyons of Mides
  • Cross the old track of the Dakar Rally in a 4*4 and live a 100% adrenaline experience.
  • Conquer the sand dunes towards Ong Jmal and Mos Espa
  • Enjoy a good rosemary tea and admire the basket of Nefta
  • Visit a homestay cave house
  • Visit the Sidi Idriss Troglodyte Hotel and discover the Star Wars sets
  • Enjoy a panoramic view overlooking the Berber village of Toujane
  • Go on an excursion to Tozeur and its mountain oases.


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Day 1
Day 1

In the morning, our team will pick you up at your accommodation to take you on an excursion to discover Tozeur and its mountain oases. You will leave the island via the ferry (Ferry).
A first stop in a café will be the occasion for a presentation of the program by your guide, then you will continue towards the village of Matmata.
Arrival in Matmata, visit of a troglodyte house with a Berber family.
Continuation to Douz, visit of the souk and possibility of camel trekking through the sand dunes (optional and payable locally 10 euros per person).
Crossing the Chott El Djérid (large salt lake famous for its mirages and color effects) with a photo stop.
Then, continue to Tamerza where you will enjoy a good meal at the locals!
Take the time to visit the mountain aosis and discover Chebika and its waterfall, Tamerza and its large waterfall and Midès and its large canyons.
At the end of the afternoon, your driver will take you on a 100% adrenaline adventure. You will cross the old track of the Dakar Rally and the salt lake Chott El Gharsa to stop at the female site of Ong Jmal.
Conquer the great sand dunes to finally land in Mos Espa, the site considered to be the largest Star Wars setting in Tunisia. Take the time to discover, and above all, do not miss the sunset over the surrounding dunes.
The last visit of the day will be devoted to the basket of Nefta which you will admire around a good mint tea!

Return to the hotel, installation, dinner and night.

Day 2
Day 2

In the morning, when you wake up, enjoy a good breakfast then set off to explore the old medina of Tozeur.
Unique with its architecture and its local bricks, take the time to visit and get lost in the labyrinthine alleys while listening to the explanations of your guide.
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 filming location of some scenes from the famous Star Wars Saga 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!


  • The provision of a private vehicle for 2 days
  • The services of a guide approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office for 2 days
  • 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
  • Personal expenses
  • Access to museums and sites
  • Optional walks
  • Tips for the guide and the driver


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