Excursion de Gabes à Ksar Ghilane.


La source de Ksar Ghilane.





Is the name of a Berber tribe which is itself descended from the Temzit. Clinging to the side of the mountain, this village is renowned for its remarkable cave dwellings which make it one of the high places of Tunisian tourism.


Ksar Ghilane

The southernmost of the Tunisian oases is one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, the oasis is fueled

by a hot spring, a source from a failed oil drilling

in 1953, instead of finding oil, the drillers found

a captive water table, 700 m deep. Water is flowing

at the surface at around 32 °, it is very sulfur, you can bathe in it,

it would have thermal properties. You can also take a dromedary or quad ride. Ksar Ghilane is a refuge for around fifty families of nomads living on the farm

date palm and goat and sheep farming.


4 km from Ksar Ghilane, Tisavar, a fort dating from Roman times

of the Emperor Commodus.


Tisavar is a rectangular construction, the walls, built

in cut stone over a height of 1.50 m, in smaller stones

above. It served as an outpost and base camp for their Saharan expeditions. It also allowed to control

the caravans which transported their wealth towards the coasts.


The old building was then occupied in the Middle Ages, before being restored by the French during the Second World War,

the fort was used by the Leclerc column during the bypass maneuver on the Mareth line.




  • Departure by 4x4 from your places of stay in Gabes towards Matmata.

  • Visit of the cave houses of Matmata

  • Then drive to Ksar Ghilane, oasis surrounded by immense dunes

        ocher sand (Erg oriental).

  • Lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes.

  • Optional, possibility of camel ride or quad ride to the Roman fort of TIsavar.

  • Bathing in the hot spring. (Optional)

  • Return to your place of stay in Gabes


Our private excursions include lunch,

excluding drinks.


Price per person, based on 4 people   70 €

Price per person, based on 3 people   85 €

Price per person, based on 2 people 115 €


The price includes: Transport by 4x4 car on the base

minimum 2 people per car,

lunch. the driver, the services of an ONTT licensed guide.

The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.

All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes"

Excursion Gabes Ksar ghilane. Map.