Tunisia Sahara

4 days from $1,692 per person*
  • Travel through sand dunes to the ancient Ksar Ouled Soltane.
  • Visit waterfalls and the canyons of Mides with private guide.
  • Embark on a Jeep ride to Nefta, home to beautiful marabouts.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Fly to the southern picturesque town of Tozeur, a beautiful oasis, and admire its fabulous 14th century medina, surrounded by 200,000 palms groves watered by hundreds of natural springs. Take a leisurely tour of the Nefta oasis, and admire the sunset over the sand dunes. Take a tour to the huge salted lake of Chott El Djerid. Visit Douz, also known as the gateway to the Sahara, and enjoy the lively markets and handicrafts variety. Spend the night in a luxury tented camp. Complete your Sahara experience with a drive through the unique architecture of the south, drive to Djerba to catch your flight back to Tunis.

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tunis to Tozeur
    Tunis to Tozeur
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tunis - Tozeur [Direct] - Economy
    • Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    • 1/2 d Nefta & Desert Sunset - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 2 Tozeur to Douz
    Tozeur to Douz
    • Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    • Sahara Canyons & Oases - Car/Guide(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Douz to Ksar Ghilane
    Douz to Ksar Ghilane
    • Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    • Ksar Ghilane Oasis & Ksar Ouled Soltane
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Ksar Ghilane to Djerba
    Ksar Ghilane to Djerba
    • Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(4)
    • Djerba - Tunis [Direct] - Economy
    • Tatouine Tour & Djerba
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tunis - Tozeur

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.

Take your flight from Tunis to Tozeur today.

Private Vehicle & Guide & Driver.

During this half day tour, explore the desert landscapes, sand dunes, and oases which surround Tozeur.  Begin the tour with a visit to the Dar Charit Museum, followed by a 4x4 Jeep ride to the one-hundred-marabou city of Nefta. The unique city boasts elegantly designed ornamental brickwork in many of the white domed shrines.  Before departing Nefta, take a minute to admire the beautiful bowel shaped oasis.  Continue along exploring the picturesque topography around northern Tozeur whilst en route to admire a desert sunset atop a sand dune.

Accommodation: Sofitel Palm Beach

Nestled in rich gardens and palm groves, the Sofitel Palm Beach in Tozeur is conveniently placed near the Tunisian desert. The 128 guest rooms are decorated with inviting color schemes and solid furniture. Classic French cuisine and service is presented at the Sofitel restaurants, as well as unique fusion specialties using international techniques and ingredients. Treat yourself to a relaxing steam bath or massage from a skilled specialist. Otherwise, get your body into shape at the fitness center.

Tozeur
Tozeur
Sofitel Palm Beach, Tozeur
Sofitel Palm Beach, Tozeur

Day 2: Tozeur - Douz

Private Vehicle & Guide & Driver.

After breakfast, a private vehicle with driver will provide the travel means required for touring through the Sahara canyons and oases.  Begin with a visit to the old mountain perched town of Chebika which hosts a natural spring that supplies water to the oasis.  Next, travel to Tamerza, a once lively town but was abandoned after severe flooding in 1969.  Take a chance to admire the local waterfall before visiting the canyons of Mides, located near the Algerian border.  Upon completion of the days touring a return transfer to Tozeur is provided.

Accommodation: El Mouradi Douz

Not far from the Sahara desert is this splendid example of Moorish architecture and decor, El Mouradi. With luxuriously high sand dunes and vast spaciousness, guests are accommodated in double rooms, junior suites, and a presidential suite. Pools and gardens grace the views from each room. One may choose from an array of specialties at hotel restaurant, El Becha, where a buffet is arranged with sumptuous plates of Mediterranean favorites. Later, sip on a drink at any of the two salon bars or at the Moorish cafe. For the athletic sort, there are two tennis courts. Others prefer the rush of hot air ballooning and horse riding.

Douz
Douz
El Mouradi, Douz
El Mouradi, Douz

Day 3: Douz - Ksar Ghilane

Private Vehicle & Guide & Driver.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, depart towards Ksar Ghilane Oasis.  The warm water spring provides an excellent water temperature, perfect for a soothing bath.  After checking into camp, where a lunch will be provided it off across the dunes to visit the Ksar Ouled Soltane, an ancient Roman fort, seemingly abandoned as if to have been drowned by the sand of the dunes.

Accommodation: Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane

A shimmering mirage awaits you in the Tunisian Sahara - nestled at its own oasis in the midst of the desert, offering its charm and shade, its spring and the whispering waters of its seguias:  Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane welcomes you to this hospitable land of colours and contrasts, spices and scents.

Ksar Ghilane
Ksar Ghilane
Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane
Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane

Day 4: Ksar Ghilane - Djerba

Private Vehicle & Guide & Driver.

Enjoy your flight from Djerba to Tunis today.

After an early breakfast, depart towards Tataouine for some touring.  Upon your arrival into Tataouine, visit the old hilltop Berber village Chenini, one of the remaining Tunisian villages where the Berber dialect is still spoken.  After lunch, hit the road to visit the various surrounding area Ksar, which were ancient Berber granaries used to stockpile crops. Upon completion of the a transfer to Djerba is provided.

Accommodation:
Djerba
Djerba
Ksar Ouled Soltane
Ksar Ouled Soltane
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Sofitel Palm Beach : Tozeur

Nestled in rich gardens and palm groves, the Sofitel Palm Beach in Tozeur is conveniently placed near the Tunisian desert. The 128 guest rooms are decorated with inviting color schemes and solid furniture. Classic French cuisine and service is presented at the Sofitel restaurants, as well as unique fusion specialties using international techniques and ingredients. Treat yourself to a relaxing steam bath or massage from a skilled specialist. Otherwise, get your body into shape at the fitness center.

Sofitel Palm Beach, Tozeur
Sofitel Palm Beach, Tozeur

El Mouradi Douz: Douz

Not far from the Sahara desert is this splendid example of Moorish architecture and decor, El Mouradi. With luxuriously high sand dunes and vast spaciousness, guests are accommodated in double rooms, junior suites, and a presidential suite. Pools and gardens grace the views from each room. One may choose from an array of specialties at hotel restaurant, El Becha, where a buffet is arranged with sumptuous plates of Mediterranean favorites. Later, sip on a drink at any of the two salon bars or at the Moorish cafe. For the athletic sort, there are two tennis courts. Others prefer the rush of hot air ballooning and horse riding.

El Mouradi, Douz
El Mouradi, Douz

Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane: Ksar Ghilane

A shimmering mirage awaits you in the Tunisian Sahara - nestled at its own oasis in the midst of the desert, offering its charm and shade, its spring and the whispering waters of its seguias:  Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane welcomes you to this hospitable land of colours and contrasts, spices and scents.

Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane
Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

  • Belinda Skelton — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    This was one of the most amazing trips that I have ever had. The custom tours and activities exceeded my expectations. I was traveling alone but felt safe and in good hands. The process of booking the trip with Lily Baffour was so easy and personal, especially with the constant communications from her up to my departure. Thank you Kensington Tours for an awesome experience. I will definitely use you for my next adventure!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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