DE ZARZIS TREK DANS LE DJEBEL DAHAR
LA RÉGION BERBÈRES DE TATAOUINE
FROM ZARZIS TREK IN THE THE DJEBEL DAHAR
IN THE BERBER REGION OF TATAOUINE
From your place of stay in Zarzis, we offer this tour. Two-day trek, from Chenini to Douiret.
We will leave Zarzis around 6 a.m. via the Roman road in the direction of Douiret via Tataouine.
We will start the Trek for 3h30 of walk, from the very beautiful hilltop village of Douiret in the direction of Chenini.
We will have lunch at Chenini, then we will resume our Trek
2h30 walk, for the return to Douiret via the seven dormants.
At the foot of the Mosque of the Seven Sleepers, there are seven tombs,
the length exceeds 4 meters, they belong according to legend, to seven Berber men who were driven out by the Romans reigning at the time. Captured, they were walled in
underground tombs where they fell into deep sleep for more than four centuries.
After the trek in the Jebel Dahar, dinner and overnight in a troglodyte cottage.
The following day, departure in 4X4 for Chenini and start of the second trek of 3:30 in the direction of Ksar Guermassa.
Lunch in Guermassa and visit of Ksar Guermassa for a
duration of 1h30.
The 4X4 will be waiting for us for the return to Zarzis.
The Berber region of Tataouine shelters natural, patrimonial and human wealths, they are a mine of priceless treasures. Visiting this region is a wonderful journey
by the beauty of its landscapes, the generosity of its inhabitants
and the history of its ancient civilizations
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. The road to Chenini
is incredibly beautiful, in a deep groove, the village appears like a fortified city in ruins, with gigantic caves.
From the village for 2 hours walking through the hills to reach the village Douiret
The Berbers built a ksar on the most impregnable site, they used it to store food, oil, barley, wheat, dried figs and dates, olives, for storage.
Four small ksar had been built, on the mountains which surround Douiret, at the four cardinal points, in advanced surveillance posts.
Douiret is divided into two parts: The old village with its 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 name
family of their owner.
In Guermassa, the population lived in dug out caves
in the soft layers which alternate with the hard rock benches, on two floors the dwellings sink into the mountain.
It will take a 4x4 to reach ksar Guermassa, this Berber village hanging on the hillside. Take the path that leads
Guermassa is a unique experience.
EXCURSION A CHENINI ET DOUIRET AU DEPART DE ZARZIS
NUIT EN GITE TROGLODYTIQUE
TREK TOUR TO CHENINI FROM ZARZIS
NIGHT IN TROGLODYTIC COTTAGE
Departure at 6 am from your place of stay in Zarzis.
Direction the village of Douiret 2h30 drive.
Departure for the day trek in Jebel Dahar.
From Douiret to Chenini. Duration 3h30
Lunch at Chenini.
From Chenini via 7 dormants back to Douiret. Duration 2h30
Dinner and overnight in a cave cottage.
Departure by 4X4 car to Chenini, 45 mins.
Departure from the Chenini trek to ksar Guermassa. Duration 3h30
Lunch at Guermassa.
Visit of Ksar Guermassa. Duration 1h30
Departure for the return to Zarzis in 4X4.
Drop off at your place of stay in Zarzis.
TWO DAY TOUR TREK
Our tours and excursions include meals and accommodation,
either at the hotel or homestay
Price per person, for 4 people 130 €
Price per person, for 3 people 165 €
Price per person, for 2 people 225 €
The price includes:
Transport in a 4x4 car based on a minimum of 2 people
by car. The services of an ONTT licensed 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".