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Djerba & Sahara Tour

Djerba & Sahara Tour Packages
Country: Tunisia
City: Djerba
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Desert Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Djerba & Sahara

1st Day: Arrival

Arrival at Tunis Carthage airport

Take the flight Tunis – Djerba

Installation at the hotel

Dinner & Night in hotel.

2nd Day: Guellala

Departure to Guellala to visit the Heritage Museum (optional extra)

Visit the Synagogue

Continue to Houmt Souk and the famous fish market

Visit the Djerba Explore Park: Crocodile Garden and crocodile feeding assistance (optional extra)

Dinner & Night in hotel.

3rd Day: Matmata

Transfer to Matmata

Visit a Troglodytic house.

Free time

Dinner & Night in the hotel

4th Day: Douz

Transfer to Douz

Sunset on the backs of camels

Dinner & night in a hotel.

5th Day: Tozeur

Transfer to Tozeur.

Break to take pictures at “Chott Jerid”

Installation in hotel

Folk dinner (optional extra)

Return to hotel.

6th Day: Chebika Waterfall

Visit the "CHEBIKA" waterfall

Visit the CHAK-WAK park in the heart of a palm grove which traces the creation of humanity

Transfer to Djerba

Installation at the hotel.

Dinner & night in a hotel.

7th Day : Djerba

Take the flight Djerba – Tunis.

End of service.

Included in the Pack:

♦ All visits and excursions mentioned in the program

♦ Accommodation at the chosen hotel in Half-board

♦ Round up transfer

♦ Flight Tunis – Djerba – Tunis

Explore More About Djerba:

Djerba, an island off the coast of Tunisia, is known for Mediterranean beaches and whitewashed desert towns influenced by Berber, Arab, Jewish and African cultures. Houmt Souk is the main city, known for its handicraft markets, fishing port, and 16th-century fortress, Borj el Kebir. To the south is El Ghriba synagogue, a pilgrimage site for North African Jews.

After being conquered by the Arabs in 655 and made a dependency of Tunis and Kairouan (Al-Qayrawān), it passed back and forth between Sicilian, Norman, and Ḥafṣid control from the 12th to the 15th century. After several unsuccessful attempts by the Spanish to take the island in the 16th century, it passed under Ottoman control until the arrival of the French in the late 19th century. Jerba Island, now a part of Tunisia, is noted for its orchards (especially dates and olives), fishing (sponges and oysters), woolens and blankets, and pottery.

Its fine beaches and international airport have also made it a popular tourist resort. Ḥawmat al-Sūq is the principal town and chief market center, and Ajīm is the main port. The population is mostly Amazigh (Berber) in origin; there also remains a portion of the island’s once significant Jewish community, which was one of the oldest in the world. A small proportion of the population belongs to the Kharijite sect of Islam. Pop. (2004) 139,517.

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