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With unending beaches of white sand among the most beautiful of the Mediterranean and more than 300 sunny days per year, Tunisia is a permanent attraction for tourists. But is has other advantages too: its hotels include an incredible number of wellness areas where professional thalassotherapy treatments with well-known properties are offered. And what’s more: 3,000 years of history have left remarkable ruins all over the country, including the archaeological site of Carthage, among others.
This island in the south of Tunisia owes its nickname ‘Djerba la douce’ to the temperate climate it enjoys all year round. It is also often compared to a floating palm grove - not surprising, with nearly a million date palms! Thanks to its wide picture-perfect beaches and its lovely range of wellness services, Djerba is very popular with holidaymakers looking for relaxation. And its excellent hotel infrastructures on the edges of gently-sloping beaches make it an ideal destination for family holidays.
It is considered the region of menzels and irrigated gardens. While Midoun town is more inland, the region's hotels are spread along the coast. The town is home to three different souks and the former oil mill, which is three centuries old. Airport distance: 25 km.
Welcome to the administrative capital of the island of Djerba. Its name means "market district". It is known for its old town, museums, historical monuments and lively and colourful souks, which attract both the inhabitants of the neighbouring villages and tourists. Airport distance: 8 km.
Located on the Tunisian mainland opposite Djerba, the city has become a seaside destination in recent years. The upgrading of its long beaches and its palm groves at the gates of the new neighbourhoods has gradually changed the face of the city. From a tourist point of view, Zarzis is now the extension of Djerba, connected by the Roman Bridge. Airport distance: 50 km.
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
To discover authentic desert landscapes, you will leave Djerba using the Roman road and taking the direction Tamezret, a Berber village. After a photo/coffee break in this idyllic setting, you will go to Douz and Zaafrane, the "gateway to the desert", where you will be able to put yourself in the shoes of Lawrence of Arabia during a camel ride in the dunes of the Sahara. You will have lunch in Douz which you will also have the opportunity to explore before stopping in Matmata to discover its troglodyte dwellings. You will finally return to Djerba via the Roman road through Medenine to explore its Ghorfas, the ancient wheat granaries.
This tour takes you along the Roman road which connects the island to the mainland, and you will head to to Guellala, a mecca for handmade pottery, and its heritage museum devoted to traditional arts, customs and legends. The tour continues with a visit to the village of Erriadh and one of the oldest synagogues in the world, La Ghriba, where pilgrims flock every year in May to pray. This stopover will also be an opportunity to appreciate the work of street artists from all over the world in Djerbahood, a real open-air museum. In Houmt souk, you will wander through the colourful alleys of the souk and visit the fishing port. After lunch (drinks not included), your day will end with a visit to the Djerba Explore Park, the largest Mediterranean crocodile farm.
This two-day excursion will give you the opportunity to discover another authentic facet of the country.
Day 1: You will leave the island of Djerba by the Roman road to the salt lake Chott El Djerid where you will stopover to discover the phenomenon of vaporization before pursuing to Tozeur. You will then check into a hotel in the city (full board) and after lunch, you will board a jeep, heading to Chebika to explore the oasis of Tamerza and admire its waterfalls. The day will end with a visit to the Dar Cherait Museum which honours Tunisian traditions and heritage.
Day 2: After breakfast, head to the old town of Tozeur where you will be able to appreciate the architectural heritage and stroll through the charming and extremely well preserved streets. The experience will continue with a visit to Douz and possibly a camel ride (optional) between the dunes of the Eastern Erg.
You will then head to Matmata, a Berber village where you will have lunch and visit the troglodyte homes. Carved into the side of the mountains, they were designed to maintain coolness during the hot spells that the region experiences. At the end of this visit, you will return to Djerba via the Roman road.
At Houmt Souk harbour, you will board a pirate boat which will take you to the flamingo island approx. 1 hour away, in a lively atmosphere (music and entertainments). During the journey, you will have the opportunity to watch and photograph the dolphins. On the island, you will have free time for a swim or to stretch out on the fine sandy beach. Lunch prepared by the sailors in a very pleasant environment. On return to the port, you will also watch a session of net-fishing.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
- During Ramadan, the Muslim fasting period, some restaurants and bars in the hotels may remain closed and the entertainment programme may be limited.
- In all the hotels, proper attire is required for dinner (long trousers for gentlemen).
For Tunisia, security measures have been introduced by Luxair (in accordance with the instructions issued by the Directorate of Civil Aviation in Luxembourg).
- To facilitate implementation of these measures, we prefer travelers to use hard cases with integrated locks, or cases that allow a padlock or seal to be attached to prevent any illegal object being inserted into the luggage.
- We encourage our guests to use cases that are in good condition on which these seals can be placed, preventing any opening of more than 1 cm. If a guest is taking bags that cannot be fully secured with seals, the passenger must seal his luggage with plastic film before check-in at Djerba, at the passenger’s own expense.
- In order to ensure that these measures are correctly implemented, we ask guests to follow the instructions received at the airport by the staff in charge. We must inform you that any refusal to cooperate with our local partners may result in the transport of luggage being denied.