Douz Tours & Vacation Packages
Douz is a town found in the Kebili Governorate in the south of Tunisia, standing on the northern fringe of the Sahara. It is an incredible palm oasis hosting over 500,000 palm trees and is often considered the “Gateway to the Sahara” due to its easy access to the world-famous desert. on a Tunisia vacation.
Douz was once the centre of the nomadic Mrazig tribe who lived first in Egypt, then Libya before settling in Tunisia in the thirteenth century. It became an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan route that used camels to facilitate the trading of gold, ivory, spices and more. The town grew up around the large palm oasis and is surrounded by desert and dry scrubland.
Today Douz is known as an important destination for tourists on a Tunisia vacation who are interested in exploring the Sahara and is a starting point for camel, motorcycle or four-wheel drive safaris. The town is famous for hosting the annual International Festival of the Sahara, a four-day celebration of traditional desert culture. It is also home to the Museum of the Sahara which highlights the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Mrazig people who were some of the original inhabitants of the region.
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Tunisia Explorer: Hammamet & DouzFIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The tour allows you to combine the splendour of the Mediterranean with many excursions offering a unique glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Tunisian people.
- 10 Days
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