(Tozeur, Douz, Ksar Ghilane)
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.
A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.
Take your flight from Tunis to Tozeur today.
Private 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Pansea welcomes you to this hospitable land of colours and contrasts, spices and scents.
Private Car and Driver.
Take your flight from Djerba-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.
Depart from Djerba airport- End of itinerary.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport is required. For U.S. and Canadian passport holders, a visa is not necessary for stays of up to 90 days.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of Tunisia for the most up to date visa informationHEALTHHealth insurance is essential. Medical facilities are poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/tunisia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Tunis. Government: Republic since 1959. Gained independence from France in 1956. Language: The official language is Arabic. French is the second language, English, German and Italian are spoken mainly in tourist resorts. Religion: The principal religion is Islam; there are small Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish minorities. Time: GMT + 1. Electricity: 220/110 volts AC, 50Hz. Electric plugs have two round pins (as in continental Europe). Telephone: Country code +216. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements with international mobile phone companies exist. Internet: E-mail can be accessed from Internet cafes in most towns and all resorts.
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