The Southern Star (8 days)

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Active and very original circuit that will allow you to discover authentic Tunisia, that of typical villages, the Saharan south and oases

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Active and very original circuit that will allow you to discover authentic Tunisia, that of typical villages, the southern Sahara and oases… Between desert steppes and salt depressions, you will discover a cocktail of Berber villages, green oases , Chotts and sand dunes as far as the eye can see… You will stay in very comfortable hotels, guest houses with striking charm, Gîtes located in idyllic places, or even at the Inhabitant’s for a total immersion in the life of the Berbers and an enriching exchange with the locals! On bicycles, quads, 4x4s, on foot or on the back of camels, you will live unique experiences, and make memorable encounters, far from the hordes of tourists… More than a circuit, this program is an experience to live!

Program

Day 1Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Djerba
Arrival at Djerba International Airport, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and Night.

Day 2Day 2

Day 2: Berber Villages
Breakfast and departure by air-conditioned 4×4 car directly from Medenine, visit of its Ghorfas and continuation to the village of Zraoua, an old abandoned Berber village, and a place of exceptional wild beauty, in which some ancient ruins remain, and where still lives a family of shepherds.
This magnificent village with its authentic architectural character was used as a film set for the International TV movie “Le sacre de l’homme”, by French director Jacques Malaterre.

Continuation to the picturesque village of Tamezret and Matmata. Lunch in a typical restaurant, or a real troglodyte house in Matmata.
In the afternoon, discovery of this village, where the Berber population left the ground for the basement, continuing to live in troglodyte houses! Visit of the filming site of the famous film “Star Wars”.Accommodation at the Hotel Golden Yasmin Sun Palm Douz or similar
Facility. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3Day 3

Day 3: One-day mehrée
Breakfast and departure for a timeless experience: a day of Méharée in the immense desert of golden sand! Transfer by 4×4 in the middle of immense dunes of golden sand…
Meeting with the dromedaries in the middle of nowhere, where only the magic of the desert has taken up residence, and departure of the camel trek. You will take Cape Plein Sud, to enter this world of beauty, silence and discoveries… Helped by our nomads, you will stroll according to the ancestral rhythm of the caravans.
The footsteps of the animals, the bewitching silence, the dunes as far as the eye can see, the simple gestures, none of which are superfluous, will be enough to drown you in an intoxicating calm, far from the stress of everyday life…
Picnic lunch in the desert, then change of course! You will reach the meeting place with the 4×4, thus breaking with the magic of the desert.
Accommodation at the Golden Yasmin Sun Palm Douz Hotel or similar

Day 4Day 4

Day 4: Mountain Oases
Breakfast and departure for Tozeur by crossing the Chott El Djerid, salt lake between sea and desert, where you may be able to see a mirage…

Arrival in the capital of Djerid! Visit of its traditional brickyard, its immense Oasis scattered in the middle of the sand dunes, now counting more than 200,000 palm trees and 200 water sources.

– Optional: Short carriage rides in the Oasis! Visit of the Dar Chraiet museum, and the harsh and silent Medina of Tozeur. Installation at the Hotel Ras el Ain in Tozeur or similar and lunch.

Afternoon, departure for the discovery of the exceptional Oasis of mountains: Chebika, Tamerza, Midès, true suspended paradise, become for years, place of predilection of the greatest filmmakers!

You will enjoy discovering this landscape located at the intersection of 2 mountain advances that open onto the desert.

Visit of the waterfalls and discovery of the surroundings of the palm grove and Midés. Discovery of its canyons and the old village.

Accommodation at Hotel Golden Yasmin Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar

Return to Tozeur – Relaxation, Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.

Day 5Day 5

Day 5: Under the palm trees, coasting
Escape, Roll, pedal, live privileged moments in harmony with nature, the skin caressed sometimes by the heat of the sun, sometimes by the freshness of the oases.

This outing will allow you to discover new places and meet colorful characters. Equipped with quality equipment, it is with your guide that you will leave early in the morning in the direction of the Oasis of Tozeur.

You will ride under the palm trees, crossing small wadis (easy level) and crisscrossing the inextricable labyrinths of the oasis of Tozeur to the edge of the chott El Djerid.

You will follow the border between the Chott and the Palmeraie: impressive landscape, between the green of the palm trees and the mirage of the Chott… Return to Tozeur crossing the old town.

Arrival at your hotel around 12:00 p.m. Relaxation and Lunch, Afternoon, departure in 4×4 to discover the magnificent dunes of ONG jmal; as well as the set of the famous Star Wars movie.

On the way back, you can enjoy a magnificent sunset over the dunes: a moment out of time, to appreciate the silence and grandeur of the Sahara, and to make your getaway in this enormous expanse of sand unforgettable.

Day 6Day 6

Day 6: Departure for Djerba
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Djerba via Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Djerba via Kebili and Gabès.

Stop at the spice market of El Hamma. Visit and Free time for Shopping! Lunch in Gabes. Entry to the island of Djerba by ferry or Roman road.

Installation at the hotel. Free time for relaxation after your journey in the desert.

Optional: possibility of taking advantage of the magnificent Radisson Blu Ulysse Thalasso & Spa center (optional and payable locally).

Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso Djerba or similar

Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7Day 7

Day 7: If Djerba was told to me….
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the discovery of Djerba.

“Small village, big story”… A village full of meaning, where Muslims, Jews and Catholics live peacefully.
We invite you to live an Out of Time experience, imagined, designed, and guided by an illustrious Painter from Djerba, to allow you to discover, through his artist’s gaze, the treasures never revealed, and the stories never told of this wonderful island sung by Homer in his Odyssey.

Zied, your guide and companion in this discovery, is a Painter who exhibits permanently at the Fine Art Gallery in Djerba, as well as in Tunis. He will tell you the story of Djerba with his sensitivity as an Artist, passing through the small and large craftsmen, the known and unknown artists of the island, its inhabitants and their way of life, its traditional districts, its beautiful architecture, its spices, and its ancestral recipes. You will discover the Ghriba through the artistic gaze of Zied, and admire the Djerbahood: magnificent graphs in the Erriadh district, made by a hundred artists invited from all over the world to honor Djerba (Street Art).

Lunch will take place in an old Caravanserai “Laaricha” in Houmt Souk-A travel diary will be given to you at the start, in which you can collect with the help of Zied, all kinds of memories: scents, colors, photos, sketches … Who will remind you of this original walk on your return…

Return to the hotel in the early afternoon – Free time – Dinner and Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8Day 8

Day 8: Djerba – end of stay
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Djerba airport according to flight schedules. Assistance with registration formalities.

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