The magnificent amphitheatre of El Jem, the elegant Great Mosque of Kairouan, and the magical desert town of Douz, all await you on this fantastic 2-day tour of southern Tunisia.
South Tunisia 2 Day Trip
Day 1: El Jem – Matmata – Douz
After picking you up from your hotel early in the morning, we will head to the magnificent amphitheatre of El Jem. Inside this ancient Roman monument, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find out all about the fierce gladiatorial battles that took place here. Our tour then continues, heading into the interior of the country, to discover the amazing cave-houses of Matmata, which were carved into the rocks by inhabitants to shelter from sand storms.
After enjoying a free hour for lunch in Matmata, we then head into the Douz desert. Here, in these wonderful dune landscapes, you can take an optional camel or quad bike ride. We finish the day in Douz, where you will rest, have dinner, and stay in a local hotel until the next day.
Day 2: Douz – Chott Djerid – Kairouan
Once you have had breakfast in Douz, we will leave for Chott Djerid to visit its salty lake. From here we'll make our way to the mountain oasis, we then head to the holy city of Kairouan to see the magnificent Great Mosque crowned by huge beautiful domes.
You then have around one hour of your own free time and we'll make our way to Gafsa for some lunch. Having finished our fantastic adventure, we then head back to the capital city and drop you at the hotel you have booked for that night.
- Tickets for the museums and monuments visited on this tour must be bought directly at the ticket desk. The total price of all the tickets is around 15€ (US$16.2).
- The ride on camel or quad bike through the dunes is optional. The camel ride lasts one hour and costs 15€ (US$16.2) per person. On the other hand, the quad ride takes 45 minutes at a cost of 20€ (US$21.5) per person.
The trip includes one night's accommodation with dinner at the Sahara Douz Hotel, or similar accommodation in Douz.
This is a private tour organised for you and your partner, friends or family.
The price of the tour depends on the size of the group. To see the exact price you have to fill in the reservation form, selecting the number of people that are going to attend the tour.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide.
Breakfast, dinner and accommodation in a four star hotel in Douz.
Museums and monuments: 15€ (US$16.2) approximately.
Lunches and other food not included: 10€ (US$10.8) per day approximately.
Optional camel or quad ride in the desert: between 15€ (US$16.2) and 20€ (US$21.5) per person.
Drinks in the hotel.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Tunis local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).