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Chott El Jerid

Address: Tozeur, Tunisia
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Tozeur
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Sousse, Tunisia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
48 helpful votes 48 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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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turners hill
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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London, UK
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A place beyond the norm...you simply drive throught it and forget where you are! It's a vast salt lake....like a huge sea! You can't see the end of it. You need to drive across it. Just unbelievable!! Make sure though you have plenty of water and the car you are driving must have aircon. You need it...it's very hot! Apart... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Amazing location, drove through on a packed louage from kebili, well worth the journey just to see this fantastic landscape, purple water and salt stretches, mirages and surreal beauty!

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