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Camel riding Adventure at Great Oriental Erg 7Days/ 6 Nights

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7 Days
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Hop on 7 days  adveture to discover the spirit of caravans by joining our expericed guides born with sand in their eyes and having grown up in this infinite sea of sahara. They will offer you both protection and security while making you live unforgettable moments behind the scenes worthy of those of a film such The Queen of the Desert, under a clear starry sky where the Milky Way seems close at hand.

Camel Riding Adventure at Great Oriental Erg 7Days/ 6 Nights


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Category: Mini- Adventure

Operating days:Every day in September- May

Blakout Dates: October- April 

Departure time: 0730 hours

Duration: 7 days

Age Limit: 16 years and above 

Departure point: Airport pick-up

Arrival point:  Airport drop- off

Special instructions: please contact across Africa tours & travel to confirm your departure details at least one week before your first day of the visit.

Price Includes

  • Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from Tunis to Bir El Haj in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Tunis at the mentioned hotel in B&B
  • Accommodation in wild bivouac in the desert (in full board)
  • Soft drinks during the camel trekking
  • A communal Bedouin tent
  • One mattress per person
  • Blankets
  • One sleeping bag per person
  • One camel per person + camels for luggage
  • The services of camel drivers during the trek
  • Transfert from Ksar Ghilane to Tunis on day 6
  • Fuel, highway, and parking fees
  • Drop off at the airport the last day
  • Our services and assistance 24h / 24h


Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Cancellation and répartition insurances
  • Extra activities and personal expenses
  • Lunches and dinner in Tunis (day 1 and day 6)
  • Tips

Day 01Arrival

Upon arrival you will meet our driver with a sign bearing your name. Transfer to your hotel for the first night

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere Fourati or similar in B&B

Day 02 Bir El Haj

Transfer in a private vehicle to Bir El-Haj (desert door). Mid da- lunch on the way and arrival around 5 Pm.
– Meet the camel drivers and spend the first night onsite in the middle of nowhere.
– Light the wood fire with the team of camel drivers and prepare dinner in a Bedouin atmosphere.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Route: 585 Km
Main Attraction: Bir El Haj
Bivouac accommodation under the stars

Day 03Start of the Caravan

Wake up gently with the first rays of the sun. Light the fire to prepare the sand loaf and have breakfast. You are beginning the caravan and departure to our campsite for the second night. A hike at your own pace for two or three hours, during which you will enjoy the landscapes. Whenever you feel tired, your faithful friend, the dromedary, will lower itself to transport you.
Stop for lunch in mid-afternoon. Continue for 2 hours of walking between the dunes before sunset. You will set up the tent tents in the middle of the desert, where the only noise you will hear will be the songs of the camel drivers and their stories.

Route: 4 to 6h
Stages: Hdif El Boum
Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent

Day 04 El Biben (Sand dunes)

Once the first rays of the sun penetrate your tents, you will be woken up with a head already full of memories of the previous evening and a smile drawn on your face. (Faces that will be full of sands). The camel drivers would have already lit the fire and prepared the table for a delicious breakfast. Our daily program will start, and we will follow the rhythm of our camels….
Light lunch and continue to El Biben, where you will set up the tents and prepare dinner to which you can contribute by finding the wood to light the fire and learn to cook with a minimum. Dinner, Saharan vigil, and overnight in peace.

Route: 4 to 6h
Main Destination: El Biben
Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent

Day 05 Towards Zmela (Zmela means the big dune)

With the first rays of the sun caressing you, you will wake up with a smile on your face. You will have taken the rhythm and learned the morning habits of the camel drivers: install breakfast on the dunes, prepare the sand bread and meet around the fire to eat. Like every day, a well-defined pace of walking in the footsteps of dromedaries, except that today it will be a little faster to reach the camp and enjoy a good shower finally. Towards sunset, you will arrive at Zmela camp, located in a sublime setting between the delicate dunes; you will return to your tent, take your showers and your dinner and enjoy a Saharan evening.

Route: 6 to 8h
Main Destination: Zmela
Accommodation: Zmela Camp

Day 06The hot spring and the Troglodyte village

After breakfast, you will leave the camel drivers, who will take the road back and get in a private vehicle. Our first stop will be at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane to enjoy the free time between the palm trees and a swim in the hot spring. The quad bike ride in the dunes (extra and paid on-site). Continue to the famous village of Matmata, this troglodyte village par excellence with a photo stop at the Berber village of Tamazret. Arrive in Matmata and visit a homestay where we will be greeted by good rosemary tea, olive oil, and honey offered by our host. Typical midday meal with the locals. After the meal, return to Tunis.

Route: 570 Kms
Main Destinations: Ksar Ghilane – Matmata
Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere Fourati or similar in B&B

Day 07Departure

Free day and transfer to the airport according to flight schedules