Camel ride in Tunisia | Trekking Tunisia Travel Guide

Camel ride in Tunisia

Description


The camel ride in Tunisia is a journey through time to discover the spirit of the caravans… With an arrival in Djerba, Tozeur or even Tunis, take advantage, we will provide you with experienced men born with sand in their eyes and having grown up in this endless sea of ​​dunes.

Men who know and perfectly master the laws that govern the desert, its fascinating sides and its dangers too… They will offer you both protection and security while making you live unforgettable moments behind the scenes worthy of those of a film such as The Queen of the desert, under a clear, starry sky where the Milky Way seems close at hand.

No experience is comparable to a camel trek or a camel ride in the heart of the Sahara to the rhythm of the rhythmic steps of our faithful dromedaries.

Just as caravans do not have randomness in the desert, we will have a starting point, an ending point and daily stages to cover. Depending on the distances and the difficulties of the terrain, we will walk together between 4 and 6 hours.

The day will be punctuated mainly by sunrise and sunset, these two absolutely unique moments to live in full consciousness.

About The camel ride in Tunisia

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Departure time: 6:30 a.m.
  • Pickup: All of Tunisia (our team picks you up where you are)
  • Confirmation: Immediate
  • Guide: Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transport: 4 * 4 air-conditioned tourist + dromedaries
  • Excursion approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation: free up to 7 days before the date of the excursion

Highlights

  • Take advantage of a pick-up at your address where you are in Tunisia
  • Discover a large part of southern Tunisia
  • Walk in the footsteps of camels at the Grand Erg Oriental
  • Bathe in a natural hot spring in the heart of the desert
  • Spend nights under the stars in the middle of the great Tunisian desert
  • Walk the sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see
  • Prepare your meals yourself over a wood fire
  • Explore local life and eat Tunisian
  • Stay in the good hands of well-experienced camel drivers

Program

Day 1: Welcome to Tunisia

Rencontre avec les chameliers
Arrival in Djerba, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Djerba. Installation and free day according to flight schedules.

Route: According to arrival airport
Steps: Arrival and Farniente
Accommodation: 4* hotel

Day 2: Meeting with the camel drivers

Rencontre avec les chameliers
Reception and transfer in a privatized 4*4 to Bir El Haj (gateway to the desert).

Arrival, meeting camel drivers and start of the caravan.

Installation of tents in an otherworldly setting… in the middle of nowhere where silence will be king.

Light the wood fire with the team of camel drivers and prepare dinner in a Bedouin atmosphere.

Dinner and night at the campfire.

Route: According to city of arrival
Steps: Bir El Haj
Accommodation Bivouac under the stars

Day 3: Beginning of the caravan

la caravane
Wake up gently with the first rays of sunshine.

Light the fire to prepare the sand bread and have breakfast.

Beginning of the caravan and departure towards our camp point for the second night.

A hike at your own pace for two or 3 hours during which you will enjoy the landscapes in your eyes.

Whenever you feel tired, your faithful friend, the dromedary will lower itself to transport you.

Stop for lunch

Continuation for 2 hours of walking and installation between the dunes before sunset.

Installation of tents and second night of expatriation in the middle of the desert where the only noise you will hear will be the songs of the camel drivers and their stories.

Journey: 4 to 6h
Steps: Hdif El Boom
Accommodation: Bivouac in a Berber tent

Day 4: El Biben, the gateway to the desert

la porte du désert
As soon as the first rays of sun penetrate your tents, you will be awakened with a head already full of memories of the previous evening and a smile drawn on your faces. Faces that will be full of sands too. (lol)

The camel drivers will have already lit the fire and prepared the table for a delicious breakfast.

Our daily program will begin and we will follow the rhythm of our camels….

Light lunch and continuation to our campsite.

Arrival in El Biben, installation of tents and preparation of dinner, activities to which you can contribute… (Finding wood to light the fire and learn to cook, etc…)

Dinner, Saharan vigil and night in peace.

Journey: 4 to 6h
Steps: El Biben
Accommodation: Bivouac in a Berber tent

Day 5: Towards Zmela (The big dune)

Zmela (La grande dune)
With the first rays of the sun caressing you, you will wake up with a smile on your face.

You will have picked up the pace and learned the morning habits of camel drivers: setting up breakfast on the dunes, preparing sand bread and meeting around the fire to eat.

Like every day, a well-defined walking pace in the footsteps of camels, except that today it will be a little faster to finally reach the camp and enjoy a good shower.

Towards sunset you will arrive at the Zmela camp, located in a sublime setting between the fine sand dunes, you will return to your tents, take your showers and your dinner and enjoy a Saharan vigil.

Journey: 6 to 8h
Steps: Zmela
Accommodation: Zmela camp

Day 6: The hot water source and the troglodyte village

La source d’eau chaude
After breakfast, you will leave the camel drivers who will resume their return journey and you will climb into a 4*4.

Our first stop will be at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane to enjoy some free time between the palm trees and a swim in the hot spring.

Possibility of quad ride in the dunes (extra and payable on site).

Continuation to the famous village of Matmata, this troglodyte village par excellence with a photo stop at the Berber village of Tamazret.

Arrival in Matmata and visit to the locals where we will be welcomed by a good rosemary tea, olive oil and honey offered by our host.

Typical lunch at homestay.

After the meal return to the city of departure (Djerba – Tunis and Tozeur)

Route: According to city of return
Steps: Ksar Ghilane – Matmata
Accommodation: 4* hotel

Day 7: The return

Houmt Souk Djerba
Free day and transfer to the airport according to flight schedules

Stages: Departure

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Price

The price below corresponds to the proposal in the circuit. This price may change according to our exchanges of emails and the modifications you wish to make to the program. We are here to customize the circuits according to your desires!

Low Season : 850 euros per person

High Season : 900 euros per person

Low Season : 650 euros per person

High Season : 700 euros per person

Low Season : 550 euros per person

High Season : 600 euros per person

This price will change from 01/01/2023. Any booking made before this date will benefit from the current rate even if it is in 2023

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