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South of Tunisia

Douz, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Douz
Type: Deserts, Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are staying in one of the major resorts of Sousse or Monastir, one of the excursions you are offered are the 2 or 3 day desert safaris. I highly recommend doing this trip so you get out to see the real Tunisia. You cover a lot of ground. Passing El Jem Amphitheatre first, a short stop in Matmata,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Not too far from the dunes of Douz are yardangs. I'd seen dunes many times before but never yardangs, so this place provided a very delightful 'first'. These large compressed sand formations (made by wind) can form a very weird - and unique - landscape. I really enjoyed them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our first experience of a desert. It's very touristy but worthwhile. We did a camel ride which was the most memorable experience. This was part of our week tour around Tunisia based starting/ending from Hammamet.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We are a couple holidaying In Tunisia, we had an extremely bad experience. We did the bus tour to see the country, however after our camel ride in Douz, we blockaded from leaving the town. At first we thought it was a kidnap attempt. Locals blocked the main roads, set off fireworks, lit fires, shouting and chanting, throwing rocks etx.... More

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