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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, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Saint John
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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Auckand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is purely a passing through experience as there are no facilities for tourists. There is a local shop and toilets but advise you not to depend on these. They are very kocal

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Literally it is not how the title sounds, this dried lake in the middle of Sahara desert is really breathtaking! Try to go there in dawn, just before the sunrise, I'll give you a hint why - while the sun is rising up, you can make awesome photos illusions...

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