Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

Activity provider:Depart Travel Services

Ksar Ghilane Oasis: Camel Ride, Swim & Sunset on the Dunes

Activity provider:Depart Travel Services

From US$ 171.70 per person

Spend an afternoon on the dunes at Ksar Ghilane oasis. Ride a camel through the sand, drink good wine, and watch the sun set. Go swimming in the hot springs before heading back to town for dinner at a local restaurant.

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Duration 10 hours
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Arabic, French, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from Djerba and Zarzis.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Head off the beaten track into the desert in a 4x4
  • Enjoy a drink on the top of a dune as you admire the sandy landscapes
  • Watch the sun go down in the desert
  • Swim in the hot spring source of the oasis
Full description
Escape the cities and take in the contrasts of Ksar Ghilane oasis on this 10-hour excursion. In the afternoon, leave the island of Djerba and head by 4x4 with your driver to the desert, a trip that will take about 2.5 hours. It will pass quickly though, as you cross the mountain and stony tracks to the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. This place is known for being one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, inhabited by families of nomads and Berbers. Once you’ve arrived, your first activity will be a 1-hour camel ride through the dunes. While you’re enjoying the sandy landscapes from atop these tall, slow animals, your driver will be setting up the table. A bottle of wine, appetizers, and some fruits await you when you return from your camel ride. As you eat, enjoy the sunset and the changing colors of the sky. After your meal, you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the natural hot spring. Ksar Ghilane oasis is fed by a source of hot water that you can swim in and is said to have healing properties. Afterwards, return to Djerba and stop to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned car
  • Driver
  • Appetizers
  • Fruits
  • 1 bottle of wine per person
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • 1-hour camel ride per person
  • Dinner (excluding drinks)
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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the activity on site is really very nice. Thank you Mourad for your happy company. you gave us a great time. the only complaint about this outing is the distance from Djerba. consider completing this outing with a night on site or at the charming hotel restaurant where we dined with a delicious Ksar Jouamaa couscous.

January 3, 2023

Very very well organized by the local agency - Departure Travel Services Overall very satisfied - only downside about the price of this excursion

January 3, 2020

Product ID: 291045