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Djerba-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

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Djerba-Zarzis: Tataouine, Chenini and Ksar Hadada Day Tour

From $234.52 per group up to 2

Take a trip back in time and explore the ancient dwellings and archaeological sites surrounding Djerba and Zarzis. With an expert guide, visit Chenini village, Tataouine market, and Ksar Hadada and learn about the locations' history, culture and legends.

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Free cancellation
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
The meeting point is your hotel lobby in Djerba or Zarzis. A meeting point in another city involves additional fees.
Private group


  • Discover two types of desert in a single day including the salt desert of Chahbania
  • Explore the location of the Star Wars movies with a visit to Ksar Hadada
  • Enjoy a walk through a Berber market and meet the locals
  • Visit the mosques of the 7 dormants at Chenini village and learn about their legends
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Djerba or Zarzis in a private jeep, then heads out across the old Roman roads towards Tatouine. As you travel, admire the remarkable changes in the landscape that range from luscious green fields of olives to dry salt deserts. Along the way, stop for a photo opportunity of the scenery and listen to your guide share stories about the locals before arriving at the first stop of the day, Tataouine market. At the market, wander around the bustling walkways and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of the locals going about their day. Haggle for a bargain at a souvenir stall then continue the tour onto the next stop. Arrive at Chenini, and old Berber village that dominates the surrounding mountain region. Amble through Chenini’s labyrinth of lane ways and follow your guide on a cultural and historical adventure. Discover Chenini’s fascinating troglodyte dwellings, learning about the legends of the people who lived here and worshiped at the seven onsite mosques. After about an hour of exploring the site, enjoy a traditional local meal to recharge from the walk. Finally, visit the nearby Ksar Hadada, one of the best-preserved ksours of the city and the shooting location of scenes from the recent Star Wars movies.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Djerba or Zarzis
  • Travel guide services
  • Driver services
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry fees to Ksar Hadada
  • Tips to local guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You must remove your shoes in the mosques
  •  You will climb many steps to reach the top of the Chenini mountain
  • You will walk for at least 40 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The trip was amazing thanks to our guide and a driver. Both of them were really nice, always telling us new informations and also we stopped at every interesting point to take pictures and meet locals. With this trip you won't be disappointed because you really see some outstanding sceneries and places. i really recommend it. Thanks again for making our stay in Tunisia even better

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September 22, 2019

Very good guide who speaks very good French. Good knowledge of history on Djerba and Tunisia. A very very good family time. Thank you !

August 3, 2019

we loved Chenini.

July 11, 2019

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