Tunisia Sahara

  • 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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Spend the night in a luxury tented camp in the Tunisian Sahara desert, explore oases and waterfalls, and visit the incredible canyons of Mides. This tour brings the dazzling Sahara to life.

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. Discover the magnificent 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 an unforgettable night in a luxury tented camp in the desert. Complete your Sahara experience with a drive through the unique architecture of the south.

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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. Located southeast of Zaafrane, in the southern part of Tunisia, accessible by 4x4 from Djerba (3 hours), Douz and Tozeur (4 hours), the Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane is a refreshing stop after the first waves of the Erg, a place to wonder at the softness of the dunes, the majesty of the mountains,  the transparency of the desert nights, the vivacity of that which is deceptively barren.

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. Located southeast of Zaafrane, in the southern part of Tunisia, accessible by 4x4 from Djerba (3 hours), Douz and Tozeur (4 hours), the Capement Yadis Ksar Ghilane is a refreshing stop after the first waves of the Erg, a place to wonder at the softness of the dunes, the majesty of the mountains,  the transparency of the desert nights, the vivacity of that which is deceptively barren.

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 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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