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Chott El Jerid

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Address: Tozeur, Tunisia

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Not to be missed!

A spectacular landscape unlike anything we have ever seen before, the early start gave us the benefit of a truly amazing sunrise!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A spectacular landscape unlike anything we have ever seen before, the early start gave us the benefit of a truly amazing sunrise!

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glasgow scotland
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A very big salt flat. I have never seen one before. Interesting. But not worth a revisit. Due to lack of features.

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Sousse, Tunisia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

i liked drivers and their way to face sand and collins. they have a good knowledge about history of the region.i disliked that there's no invoice for the trip.

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Montreal, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The whole area is completely surreal - there is this sea of salt, and the road is right in the middle. I was really impressed by the grandeur of it. Simply magnifiscent!

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Saint John
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not as white as in Argentinas ( Salinas Grande) but definitely worth a look -a few tourist restaurants along the way but all were closed.

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was amazing. Nothing to see for miles just flat salt lakes. I thought I was on another planet as so fabulous an breath taking to see/

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Most 2 day desert safari tours offered in the main resort hotels include a trip across the Chott El Jerid. It is one of the highlights and most unique attractions in Tunisia. The singular road which crosses it is about 70km long, between Tozeur & Douz. It is pancake flat and on either side of the road are wonderful pools... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Chott El-Jerid is basically a rest stop between Tozeur and Douz. It's the largest salt pan in the Sahara Desert. This lake can fill and empty in a heartbeat. The salt crusts are unstable, so they can be very dangerous to walk on. There are a few souvenir stalls and toilet facilities. Toilets are certainly nothing to write home about,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

arrived at 6.30am for sunrise, amazing to watch. so quiet a few things like boats and huts to take photos with and very basic toilet huts and few stalls.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went through the Chott on the way to Douz, and that's probably the best way to see it -- on the way to another place. There are no facilities to speak of and it's pretty isolated while going through the Chott, but it's definitely worth stopping to walk out on the salt flats, which are actually wet beneath the... More 

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