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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$441.64 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.

$1375 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Tunisia Discovery

Tour Itinerary:1st day  (Kairouan - Tozeur)Tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in any city in Tunisia to visit Kairouan to visit the 9Th century Aghlabid basins.Moving to the grand mosque, the oldest in North Africa, continue to the nearby Sidi Sahbi (a companion of prophet Mohamed) with an introduction to some Tunisian traditions.LUNCH in Kairouan MedinaContinue to TozeurCheck-in for 1 night accommodation in TozeurDINNER at the preferred accommodation2nd day (Tozeur - Douz)BREAKFAST at the hotel then departure to Visit Chebika WaterfallsVisit of Tamerza WaterfallsVisit to Mides (Canyons)Continue to Tozeur for LUNCH then Horse-drawn Carriage tour in the Palm GrovesVisit of Ong jemel Star Wars desert setDeparture from Tozeur to Douz by private 4x4 vehicle with stop at the (Salt Lake) (Chott el Djerid)Your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sandContinue through the huge charming dunesHaving a delicious DINNER at the camping and enjoying the night drumming around the campfireCheck-in for 1 night accommodation in Douz (Sahara desert Camping)3rd day (Douz  – Matmata - Tataouine)BREAKFAST at the camping then departure to Matmata for Underground Troglodyte Visit then LUNCH in a berber underground houseContinue to Ksar Hadada to visit the old castle on top of a hillContinue to Chenini to visit the 7th asleep mosque and museumCheck-in for 1 night accommodation in TataouineDINNER at the hotel4th day(Tataouine – Gabes - El jem - Tunis)BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure from Tataouine to Gabes Visit of  ‘Jara souk’, where you can purchase souvenirs, and discover the city.LUNCH in GabesContinue to El Jem (Thysdrus) to visit the Roman amphitheater, the third biggest & the best-preserved one in the Roman world. Transfer to drop-off locationDrop off at the selected hotel or location.{END OF TOUR}

$109 Outdoor Activities

Quad Biking in Tunisia Sahara Desert

Transfer to the palm grove of Douz or to the Sahara desert of Douz, where instructions and necessary equipment will be provided. Cruise through desert canyons and barren plains, then test the limits of speed over pristine sand dunes that lay just beyond the Douz city limits. Take in 360-degree views of this nation’s stark beauty on this off-road tour.  Quad tour lasting approximately two hours, exploring the palm grove, the sahara desert and other landscapes that make up the outskirts of the city of Douz. In addition, two stops are included during the route: one to take photos and another in a Berber tent, where tea with homemade bread, oil and honey will be offered. Transfer back to the accommodation, depending on whether the excursion has started in the morning or in the afternoon.

$450 Outdoor Activities

Sahara Desert Safari with Overnight Camping from Hammamet

Tour Itinerary: 1st day  (Hammamet - Douz) Tour starts with pickup from your hotel/accomodation in Hammamet to Douz by private 4x4 vehicle with stop at the (Salt Lake) (Chott el Djerid) LUNCH then continue to DouzVisit Douz, also known as the gateway to the Sahara, and enjoy the lively markets and handicrafts variety. Spend an unforgettable night in a luxury tented camp in the desert. Complete your Sahara experience with a drive through the unique architecture of the south.Your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sand Continue through the huge charming dunes Having a delicious DINNER at the camping and enjoying the night drumming around the campfire Check-in for 1 night accommodation in Douz (Sahara desert Camping or Bivouac Camping) 2nd day  (Douz - Hammamet) BREAKFAST at the camping then departure to Matmata for Underground Troglodyte Visit then LUNCH in a berber underground houseTransfer back to Hammamet {END OF TOUR}

$125 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek in Douz

Following an early pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek, you will enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape changing as the day progresses.At midday, you will have the break for lunch, while the chef will prepare a delicious meal, you have the opportunity to take photos of the impressive desert. After lunch, your journey continues, you will ride the camel til sunset and also have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing sunset on top of the golden dunes. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close, with a camel trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.