Welcome to Douz


People here are naturally open and friendly, conscious that the local economy has depended on groups of foreigners turning giddy at the prospect of riding a camel, and that those tourists have been staying away in recent years.

Every Thursday, the souq is home to a colourful weekly market.


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$1550 Cultural & Theme Tours

The best of Tunisia

Day 1 : Arrival/transfer to hotel in Tunis Day2:Bardo museum- Tunis-Carthage -Sidi Bousaid visit the bardo museum and its colorful mosaics  Tunis medina for a walk in its beautiful midieval streets . After lunch ,visit Carthage and walk through main street of Sidi Bousaid . Day 3 : Tunis- Dougga-Hammamet Visit the roman city of Dougga .After lunch ,depart to Hammamet . Installation at your hotel. Day4: Hammamet -El Jem -Matmata-DouzVisit the amphitheatre of El Jem.Coninue to Matmata ,visit a troglodyte and drive to Douz .Installation at hotel   Day5:Douz-Chott El Jerid-Tozeur -Ong Jemal-TozeurDrive to Chott EL Jerid .continue to Tozeur .walk in old town  After lunch,drive to Ong Jemal and drive back to Tozeur Day6 Tozeur -Mountain oasis chebika -Kairouan drive to moutain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza .Continue to Kairouan .Day7 : Kairouan-Tunis Visit the big mosque in Kairouan .Attend an exposition of native Berber rugs(optional). spend the night in Tunis  • End of the tour ,Transfer to airport & Assistance Departure.

$1600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tunisia 7-Day tour

Day 1:A complimentary airport  pickup and transfer to your hotel by an air-conditioned car suitable to 3 adults and 1 child. Day 2:Explore the main sites of Carthage:the Roman baths, the Roman villas and Byrsa Hill.Stroll through the streets of Sidi Bou Said then visit the Bardo Museum.Overnhiht in Tunis Day 3:Head to Dougga ,the best preserved Roman City in Tunisia. Overnight in Hammamet Day 4:This morning you explore the monuments of Kairouan:The Great Mosque, the Mausoleum of The Barber and the Aghlabid Basins . Overnight in Tozeur Day 5:After breakfast you depart towards the southwest to reach the mountain oasis of Mides, Chebika and Tamerza . Enjoy a walk across the Atlas mountain and the natural water springs.  After a brief break at the hotel ,you will explore the Medina of Tozeur  and admire the unique architectural style of this city. From Medina  we drive to  Ong Ej Jemal(the camel's neck) the location filming of Star Wars. (Decorations Tatooine) It is situated between huge sand dunes. Overnight in Tozeur Day 6:Depart for further exploration of the south crossing the impressive salt lake.  Stop in Douz, a small town  known as the gateway to the Sahara . Camel ride in the desert. Continue to the Berber village of Matmata where we will visit a troglodyte dwelling and Sidi Driss, the location filming of Star Wars . Overnight in Matmata Day 7:  Explore the Roman amphitheatre dating back to the 3rd century AD.  Continue to Sousse to visit its nice Medina added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1988, back to Tunis

$1226.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tunisia Holiday Package

Arrival at Tunis Carthage airport, assistance and transfer to hotel in Hammamet. Day 2: Hammamet - El Jem - Sfax - Matmata - DouzAfter breakfast, departure to visit El Jem, Continuation to visit the berber village Matmata is the name of a Berber tribe which was later given to the town. Matmata was the setting for the film "Star Wars). This village, named after the Berber tribe that inhabits the region is the largest of the troglodyte communities. Visit a family living in troglodyte house where you will eat Tunisia traditional bread, olive and olive oil with mint tea. Lunch in a troglodyte restaurant. Then departure to Douz, a small town that appears to be plopped down amidst the dunes is known as the "gateway to the Sahara".Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.Day 3: Douz - Kebili - TozeurEarly rise, to admire the sunrise and the sand dunes. After breakfast, departure to Tozeur via Chott El Jerid is a seasonal lake that is completely dry for most of the year. Its sunbaked surface, composed of a hard crust of sodium chloride.Arrival in Tozeur one of the famous oases in the world which is surrounded by 200 springs.  After lunch, visit of EDEN PALM Museum, it offers 150 different kinds of dates which are exported around the world. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 4: Chebika - Tamerza - Mides - Gafsa - Kairouan - HammametAfter breakfast, departure in 4X4 to visit Chebika it was known as the castle of the sun, visit of the old village and the palm grove, continuation to Tamerza the largest mountain oases of Tunisia , visit of the palm grove, the water-fall, stop in the old village, continuation to Midès the most attractive of the Tunisian’s Mountain oases with a string of gorges stretching over 3km, visit of the canyons.Departure to Gafsa and lunch in a restaurant.Then, departure to Kairouan, visit the Capital of the Muslim Maghreb, stands as one of the most important features of Islam mainly: visit The Great Mosque (from outside), the Medina and other impressive monuments such as the Aghlabiden pools, The Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum & its magnificent ceramics. Later back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Hammamet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 5: Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - Tunis - Bardo museumAfter breakfast, check-out and departure to visit Carthage, Visit of the beautiful village of Sidi Bou Said, a lovely blue and white village perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis. visiting the Bardo Museum. This museum was originally a Hafside Palace, Later back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Hammamet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.Day 6: Final DepartureBreakfast in the hotel followed by check-out and transfer to the airport for the final departure. End of our service. Meals: Breakfast.

$277.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discovery tour of Southern Tunisia

Day 1: Your driver will pick you up from your Tozeur hotel in the morning. From there you will drive  via the stunning Chott el Jerid salt lake before you continue your journey to Douz for lunch. From Douz you will drive to Ksar Ghilane and have your first taste of the endless expanse of desert. Day 2: After a relaxing breakfast at the Campement, you will have the opportunity to go for a swim at the natural hot springs of Ksar Ghilane, or perhaps hire a quad bike or go for a horse ride in the  Sahara. Then you will drive to Matmata, where you may also visit a troglodyte dwelling, and go to the  Hotel Sidi Driss, made famous as Lars’ Homestead in the Star Wars films. After lunch your guide will drive you to Gabés, where you may depart, or back to Tozeur.

$427.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day South of Tunisia Guided Tour from Tunis

First Day : • EL JEM – MATMATA - DOUZ Departure to El Jem, Visit of El Jem Amphitheatre. This monument built in the mid 3rd century AD (230-240 AD), is the largest Roman monument left in Africa and ranks 3rd in the Empire after Rome and Verona. Departure to Matmata via Sfax. Brief stop. Arrival to Matmata, Lunch at hotel Sidi Driss, visit of troglodyte houses, This is where the troglodyte dwellings are located – either sunk into the soft rock of the hillside or in pit-style construction into the ground.   Departure to Douz. (Optional camel rides in the desert. Paid on spot).Dinner & overnight at hotel. • 2nd day :CHOTT EL JERID - TOZEUR: Breakfast at hotel, Crossing Saharan Oasis (Blidet, Nouil, Zaafrane). Brief stop en route to admire the mirage. Arrival to Tozeur. Guests can enjoy the tour of Oasis by carriage, possibility to visit the zoo of the desert. (Optional and paid on spot).   Diner & overnight at hotel (FB basis). After lunch, free time to visit Tozeur medina and discover its ancient district. After dinner, possibility to visit « Dar Cherait » museum & medina « 1001 nuits » The fascinating Dar Cherait museum, housed in a restored mansion, has an extensive collection of pottery, antiques and rooms set up as replicas of scenes from traditional Tunisian life - past and present. Wandering about through these, beautiful scenes richly decorated to show the bedroom of the last bey, a palace scene, a typical kitchen and a Bedouin tent, Guests get a very convincing idea of Tunisia’s past & present (Optional) • 3rd day : • CHEBIKA- TAMERZA- GAFSA - KAIROUAN: Departure from Tozeur towards Saharan Atlas, arrival to Chebika & Tamerza and visit of beautiful exceptional canyons.Departure to Gafsa via Redayef & Metlaoui, lunch at restaurant. Departure to Kairouan, free for leisure. Continuation to Tunis.

$75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Tunisian Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Douz

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located Douz accommodations.Meet at your local host's home in an upscale neighborhood in Douz. After a refreshing drink and getting to know each other, head out to visit the local market. Your guide will help you navigate the market, which can be overwhelming to explore on your own. She will show you where to buy fresh produce, take you to the meat market, and show you the spices that are on offer. Once your market experience is complete you will head back to the local’s home by car to get cooking.During your cooking lesson, you will learn to prepare a Tunisian meal (Couscous or any other meal of your choice). Be ready to roll up your sleeves and help prepare the meal using seasonal ingredients. You will conclude your meal with a dessert such as milk pastilla, oranges with cinnamon or Tunisian cakes.