7:30 - El Jem (Amphitheatre)
Visit at a very well preserved amphitheatre which is put on the UNESCO heritage list. On the way a lot of exotic scenes from the province: traditionally dressed people, camels, donkeys etc.
12:00 - Matmata (Lunch and Cave Houses)
On the way to Matmata coffee break in Mahres. In Matmata visiting cave house, stop at the view point, enjoying „moon landscape” and lunch.
14:00 - Dahar Mountains*
Way through the Dahar Mountains marvelous landscape, many stops at the view points. Passing through many small very exotic looking villages and mountain passes.
15:00 - Ksar Hadada*
Visiting the first Berber structure called “Ksar”. This one is well known from “Star Wars” film.
16:00 - Chenini* (“Hanging Village”)
Chenini is a famous so called „hanging village” stretched on the top of the mountains. Although partly deserted still is a very attractive place to visit.
17:00 - Sahara off Road*
Off road toward Ksar Ghilane oasis which is located almost 100 km deep in the Sahara Desert. Oasis is specific for its red color sand.
19:00 - Ksar Ghilane* (Oasis)
Check in dinner and night under the tenths. Enjoying swimming in a thermal lake is another attraction of this place. Possible trekking to ancient Roman fort remains.
6:00 - Ksar Ghilane (Camel Riding)
One hour camel riding (extra paid) trough Sahara desert during sun rise. Breakfast and departure toward Douz.
8:00 Bir Soltane* (Café in the Middle of Desert)
Coffee break in the „middle of nothing” - Bir Soltan. You can observe process of baking bread in traditional way and taste mint tea.
10:00 - Douz
Douz the desert capital of Tunisia. Time to visit the small local market. Additional attractions include quad/buggy riding and paramotors flight (both extra paid). After the lunch way toward Shott el Jerid.
14:00 - Fatnassa (Yardangs)
Very photogenic yardangs and dunes. You can make photo with live scorpion.
14:45 - Chott El Jerid (Salt Lake)
Shott el Jerid is the biggest salt Lake in Northern Africa. Time to make photos and buy desert roses.
17:00 - Nefta (Oasis)
Visiting oasis by carriage(extra paid). Observing irrigation system and specific for oasis storey vegetation. Short show including climbing palm tree and drinking palm tree juice. At hotel free time at the swimming pool and dinner.
7:00 - "Star Wars"
Excellent decorations in the middle of the desert used in “Star Wars” saga. In film the the scenes from “Mos Espa” and “Mos Eisley” tows were shot there.
7:30 - Riding on the Dunes
Very exciting ride through the dunes, a chance to make incredible pictures.
8:00 - Shott el Gharsa
Off road on the way used in Paris – Dakar rally. Trough the Shott el Gharsa salt lake. An unforgettable experience.
8:15 - Camel Mountain
Climbing on so called “Ong Jmel”, a mountain that looks like sitting camel used in many films e.g. “The English Patient”. Breathtaking views of Shott el Gahrsa salt lake. If the weather is sunny enough you can observe mirage.
9:15 - Chebika Mountain Oasis
One hour free time to visit located in Atlas Mountains believed to be the most beautiful of all Tunisian oasis. You can take a walk through the mountains or and/or visit remains of the destroyed by heavy rain village.
10:30 Tamerza - Mountain Oasis
Tamerza is another mountain oasis famous for its spectacular canyon and waterfall where you can swim.
12:00 - Gafsa (Lunch)
Way back to the north of Tunisia trough Atlas Mountains. On the way lunch in Gafsa and a lot of exotic scene on the way.
17:00 - Kairouan (Great Mosque)
Short break at the Sidi Oqba mosque which is the first mosque built in Northern Africa. Place very symbolic for tunisian Muslims. Possibility to buy souvenirs in near by shops. Return back and arrival to hotels before dinner.
* Points marked with asterisk distinguish the THREE DAY JEEP SAFARI from two day safari.
Note: Approximate time depends on the size of the group, hotel location, sun rise time etc.
Additional (optional) costs per person:
Entrance to el Jem Amphiteatre ;
El Jem photo permission;
Drinks during lunches and dinners;
Tips for different services;
Douz attractions - buggy, paramotors, etc.;
Jeep driver tip.
Necessary Things to Bring with:
- Proper shoes (could be sandals or sneakers but NOT slippers)
- Clothes From April to October. There is no need to take any warm clothes. During other periods warm clothes protecting from wind and rain should be taken.
- Airtight bag to protect camera from sand in case of desert storm.