Tunisian Mini Safari (3n/4d)

The Chott El Jerid Salt Lake is known for its Mirages

The Chott El Jerid Salt Lake is known for its Mirages

Day 1: El Djem
Early pick-up from hotels for drive to El Djem to visit one of the best conserved Roman Amphitheatres in the world. Drive to Matmata passing through a sea of olive trees near the city of Sfax to Gabes, a large maritime oasis, before reaching the lunar landscapes of southern Tunisia. Arrive Matmata, where parts of the Star Wars films were made. After lunch we continue over steppes, where Bedouins still live as nomads in their half open tents with their flocks of goats and camels, to visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and visit a Berber family. Drive to Douz, gateway town to the Sahara, for optional camel ride / walk on the dunes in time to watch the sunset over the desert. Dinner and overnight. traditional bedouin camp

Day 2: Douz
After an early breakfast visit the Saharan oases of Douz, and take an optional camel ride for small extra charge. Leave Douz and cross the Chott El Jerid Salt Lake with a short break to admire the mirages. Travel to the oasis town of Tozeur for a visit of the medieval  town and its colourful market , carriage ride into the oasis to contemplate its botanic gardenand sample the date production. Check-in for dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Tozeur.

Day 3: Kairouan
After breakfast, travel to Chebika village and visit the spectacular mountain oasis. Then Visit Tamerza and its waterfalls. Depart for Gafsa via Redaief and Metlaoui, take lunch and then continue the journey to the holy City of Kairouan. Take in the panoramic view of the Grand Mosque of Kairouan and the medina with its souks.

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