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Sahara Desert Trek Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Trek into Tunisia's Sahara Desert and visit Djerba, Douz and Ksar Ghilane
Walk off into a Sahara Desert sunset, camel in tow, to trek over red sands dunes to ancient forts, life-giving wells and mesmerising oases. Set off from Djerba to spend time in the oasis towns of Douz and Ksar Ghilane, see towering sand dunes and walk through the passage of time on this trek through part of the endless and enigmatic Sahara Desert.
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The Tunisian island of Djerba lives in legend as the port where Ulysses was detained on his return from Troy, today it's a peaceful and friendly place to relax.
A gateway to the Sahara, Douz is home to an interesting musuem which provides an introduction to the traditions and customs of the region's nomadic people.
Our journey across the Sahara's epic landscape reveals ancient forts, burial sites and the occasional oasis village, such as Ksar Ghilane with its palm trees and natural pools.
Known as the 'land of the lotus eaters', Djerba is heavily reliant on agriculture - dates, figs, olives and olive oil are the island's main products.
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