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Djerba Tour - Island Of Dreams

Djerba Tour - Island Of Dreams Packages
Country: Tunisia
City: Djerba
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Djerba: The island of Dreams

Day1: Arrival at Tunis Carthage Airport

Take the flight Tunis – Djerba

Installation at the hotel

Dinner & Night in hotel.

Day2: Departure to Guellala to visit the Heritage Museum (optional with extra price)

Visit the Synagogue

Continue to Houmt Souk and the famous fish market

Dinner & Night in hotel.

Day3: Djerba Explore Park

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

Free time

Dinner & Night in the hotel

Day4: Departure

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 full-board

♦ Flight Tunis – Djerba – Tunis

Tourist Attractions in Djerba:

1. Houmt Souk Old Town

With its quaint maze of alleyways lined by picturesque whitewashed houses and shops selling colorful ceramics, the Old Town district of Houmt Souk (Djerba's main town) was made for strolling.

A number of well-preserved fondouks (caravanserais) can be seen amid Houmt Souk's alleyways. For many visitors, this is one of the best places to visit for shopping on the island. The displays of traditional handicrafts in the souk streets here include Berber jewelry, textiles, traditional shoes, brass and silverware, leather goods, and piles upon piles of hand-painted pottery. It's a shopaholic's dream that few resist.

2. Djerba Traditional Heritage Museum

This interesting little museum is where to come if you want to dig a little deeper under Djerba's resort skin.

Although small, the galleries here display an impressive number of exhibits, all focused on Djerba's local heritage and exploring and preserving the island's cultural traditions.

As well to displays focused on the history of the island, there are well-curated exhibits devoted to Djerba's Jewish heritage, and fascinating displays of vibrant, traditional costumes, beautiful old jewelry, antique ceramics, and extravagantly carved wedding chests.

3. Bordj el Kebir

A fort has looked out over Houmt Souk's harbor since the 13th century. The original building was strengthened in the 15th century but later replaced in the 16th century, when the notorious corsair Dragut built the massive Bordj el Kebir fortress here to look out over the bay. Extensive restoration work has been carried out on the building since the 1960s to preserve it.

4. Djerba Explore Park

Djerba Explore Park sits on the island's coastal road, 20 kilometers east of Houmt Souk. The complex combines the Lalla Hadria Museum and the Djerba Explore Crocodile Farm. The purpose-built and contemporary Lalla Hadria Museum is devoted to Islamic cultural heritage and art. It contains an impressive collection of over 1,000 pieces displayed across 15 galleries.

Exhibits of traditional clothing and costumes from the 18th and 19th centuries, Tunisian ceramics, religious artifacts, and antique textiles all display the diversity of Islamic artistry that North African and Middle Eastern nations have produced.

5. Guellala

The village of Guellala is Djerba's main pottery center, and the main street is lined with ceramic workshops displaying their wares to visitors. It's said there are approximately 450 local potters living here, making it well worth visiting at least one workshop to get a feel for this ancient craft.

The traditional Guellala ceramic products are unglazed storage jars, modeled on ancient amphora, but these days there is also a predominance of brightly painted pottery. The clay used by the potters is excavated from shafts up to 80 meters deep, dried out for two or three days, and then broken up and mixed with water (freshwater for red pottery, saltwater for white).

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