TREK IN CHENINI FROM ZARZIS
DINNER AND NIGHT IN TROGLODYTE COTTAGE
TWO DAY TOUR
This two-day tour is a mix of: the trek to Douiret
and the tour, desert to Ksar Ghilane .
The first day we will leave from your place of stay in Zarzis
in the direction of Tataouine the capital of the Berber region.
We will visit the Ksar Ouled Soltane, one of the many Berber granaries, then the ksar Beni Barka, before having lunch in
a restaurant in Guermassa.
Then before doing our little trek to stretch our legs, we will visit the hilltop village of Chenini, an essential village in the region. From Chenini, we will leave for a 2 hour trek in the Djebel Dahar, to reach the village of Douiret.
We will have dinner and spend the night in a troglodyte cottage.
The second day, we will join the desert at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane.
Between the visit of the oasis, a quad or backpacking ride
dromedary, (optional), we will have lunch in a restaurant
at the foot of the dunes.
It will then be time to hit the road in order to return to Zarzis
and drop you off at your place of stay.
Departure for Tataouine from your place of stay in Zarzis
Visit of the Ksar Ouled Soltane.
Visit of Ksar Beni Barka.
Lunch break in a restaurant in the village of Guermassa.
Guided tour of the village of Chenini
Trek: 2 hours of walking in the mountain of Djebel Dahar, to reach the village of Douiret.
Installation and dinner in a cave house.
Visit the village of Douiret.
Departure for Ksar Ghilane by track or road, depending on the season.
Free time in the oasis, possibility of quad biking or a ride
on camel optional.
Lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes
Return to your place of stay in Zarzis
Ksar Ouled Soltane. located southeast of Tataouine, is one of the most remarkable ksour of Tunisia.
This ksar offers the particularity of having a second courtyard, dating
of the XIX century, which extends the first built in the XV century approximately.
It thus has the record number of 400 cells for storing food reserves, called ghorfas, which are distributed over four
or five levels.
Chenini. Very beautiful and most visited site located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. you will discover the cave dwellings, built in the rock.
Departure for 2 hours of walking through the hills of Djebel Dahar to reach the village of Douiret.
Douiret is divided into two parts: The old village, made up of cave dwellings dug in the hills, and the new village located on the hillside. The old village is made up of small dwellings, called ghiren (plural of ghar meaning cave), which bear the family name of their owner.
To the south of these oases the vegetation disappears and the Sahara begins.
As far as the eye can see stretch the dunes of the great oriental erg.
Ksar Ghilane. The most southern Tunisian oasis and one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, the oasis is supplied by a hot spring.
TREK TO CHENINI FROM ZARZIS
TWO DAY TOUR
Our tours include meals and accommodation,
either at the hotel or homestay.
Price per person, for 2 people: 250 €
Price per person, for 3 people: 180 €
Price per person, for 4 people: 150 €
The price includes:
Transport in a 4x4 car based on a minimum of 2 people per car. Services of an ONTT certified guide.
Full board lunch on the first day
at lunch on the last day.
The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.
All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes".