FROM TOZEUR TREK TO TATAOUINE - MATMATA AND KSAR GHILANE
TATAOUINE TREK FROM TOZEUR
DINNER AND NIGHT IN TROGLODYTIC COTTAGE
AND IN SAHARAN CAMP
THREE DAY TREK
As soon as you leave Tozeur, we will cross the salt lake, the Chott El Jerid, a geological depression. Direction Matmata via Tamezret
Is famous for its traditional woolen weavings, in particular the traditional bakhnoug woven on vertical looms, then colored and embroidered. The bakhnoug is a long Berber shawl in dark wool decorated with lighter patterns.
An Amazigh museum is set up in the village: the Monji Bouras museum presents Berber traditions and the history of Tamezret.
We have lunch at the inhabitant
Matmata is the name of a Berber tribe which gave its name to the village. This village is renowned for its remarkable cave dwellings which make it one of the high places of Tunisian tourism.
We will start the visits by the village of Chenini.
Very beautiful and most visited site located 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 to reach
the village of Douiret
It is divided into two parts: The old village, consisting of cave dwellings dug in the hills, and the new village located
on the hillside.
In the evening, we settle in a cave hotel or cottage we will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast we will visit the village before leaving for the desert at Ksar Ghilane
the Ksar Ouled Soltane.
Located southeast of Tataouine, is one of the most remarkable ksour
from Tunisia. This ksar offers the particularity of having a second courtyard, dating from the 19th century, which extends the first built in the 15th 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.
We will have lunch in a restaurant in Guermassa before
to join Ksar Ghilane.
The southernmost of the Tunisian oases and one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, the oasis is supplied by a hot spring, a source from a failed oil drilling in 1953,
instead of finding oil, the drillers found a water table 700 m deep. The water flows to the surface at around 32 °, it is very sulfurous, you can bathe in it, it would have
thermal virtues. We will have lunch at the foot of the ocher dunes, you can also take a camel ride or an extra quad.
After the meal, on the road for 18 km of track, through the dunes
of sand to join the Saharan encampment.
After installation under your tents (Large tents under which
you are standing), you can attend the ceremony before dinner
baking bread in the sand. Free time at night is yours.
The night under the starry desert sky is an unforgettable experience!
On the third day, after breakfast and a quiet moment in
the desert, we will leave by the track or the road following the season in the direction of Douz the door of the desert.
We will have lunch in Douz, before visiting the cooling tower
and the palm plantation irrigation system.
Then before crossing the Chott El Jerid again towards
from Tozeur, we will visit the petrified dunes, congregations
of sand having remained in the water during the floods.
After these three full days, we will drop you off at your place of stay in Tozeur
Trek in the Berber region of Tataouine from Tozeur
Dinner and night in a troglodyte cottage, then discovery of the desert
at the oasis of ksar Ghilane and overnight in a Saharan camp
Pick-up at your place of stay in Tozeur.
Departure by Chott El Jerid for Matmata, visit of a cave house at the inhabitant.
Lunch with the locals.
Departure for Chenini,
Guided tour of the village of Chenini and 2 hours of walking in the mountain to reach the village of Douiret.
Installation and dinner in a troglodyte cottage.
Departure towards Tataouine.
Visit of the Ksar Ouled Soltane.
Lunch break in a restaurant in the village of Guermassa.
Departure for Ksar Ghilane by the track or the road according to the season.
Free time for visit and bath in the hot spring.
Quad bike ride or optional camel ride.
Departure by the track for the camp, dinner and accommodation in a private tent in the desert.
Wake up, breakfast and a moment of calm in the dunes
Departure for Douz by track or road depending on the season.
Lunch in Douz
Visit of the palm plantation irrigation system
Visit the petrified dunes
Return to Tozeur by Chott El Jerid and drop off at your place of stay.
TREK A IN THE TATAOUINE REGION
IN THE DJEBEL DAHAR AND MATMATA
NIGHT IN THE DESERT IN KSAR GHILANE
Our tours include meals and accommodation, either at the hotel,
either home-stay or in Saharan encampment
Price per person, based on 4 people: 195 €
Price per person, based on 3 people: 235 €
Price per person, based on 2 people: 315 €
The price includes:
Transport in a 4x4 car based on a minimum of 2 people
by car, the services of an ONTT certified guide,
accommodation, full board
from lunch on the first day to 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".