8 days / 7 nights

Fortified villages and dunes of the Sahara 2021

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Fortified villages and dunes of the Sahara 2021

“I’ve always liked the desert. You sit on a sand dune. You can not see anything. Nothing is heard. And yet something shines in the silence. ” Thus, in a nutshell, Antoine de Saint-Exupery tells the desert, an emotion that cannot be told but only experienced … We will ride through the Great Eastern Erg, the central part of the Sahara desert, whose surface is covered for more than 70% from an immense sea of sand, 6 million tons. An extreme territory, characterized by cords of high sand dunes created by the complex winds that blow without stopping.

Departure dates on request all year round

PARTICIPANTS: MIN 3 MAX 8

1° day

ITALY / DJERBA / CHENINI (- / - / D)

Arrival at Djerba airport, meeting with our correspondents, ferry to the mainland and transfer to the Chenini oasis in about a couple of hours. Dinner and overnight around the campfire.

2° day

CHENINI (B/L/D)

Breakfast, assignment of horses and departure to Douiret, an ancient village made up of troglodyte dwellings, visit to the fortified village (ksar) and stop for lunch. Returning to the camp, in the afternoon, we will leave the mare to go by car to visit the village of Chenini, also surmounted by its ksar, which once served as a granary and as a refuge in case of attack. Spectacular for its architecture, the village of Chenini is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain villages in Tunisia. Return to the camp in the nearby oasis for dinner and overnight in bivouac under the stars.

3° day

CHENINI / SAHARA DESERT (B / L / D)

We will initially ride through rather mountainous landscapes and then gradually reach more desert areas. Long gallops along the dry river beds and encounters with camels and flocks of sheep. Dinner and overnight in bivouac.

4° day

DESERT OF SAHARA (B / L / D)

Today on the saddle we will arrive at the majestic dunes of the Eastern Grand Erk, which extends its sea of sand for over 600 km in an east / west direction and 200 km in a north / south direction. In the afternoon we will reach the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, where we can dive into the hot springs. Dinner and overnight in a fixed camp, where we will appreciate a shower and some comfort.

5° day

DESERT OF SAHARA (B / L / D)

after having breakfast, we will be on th the saddle for a half day on horseback to an ancient French fort built on Roman ruins overlooking the desert as far as the eye can see. Relaxing afternoon to enjoy the hot springs. Dinner and overnight at the fixed camp in the oasis.

6° day

DESERT OF SAHARA (B / L / D)

Day on the saddle among the magnificent dunes of the Eastern Grand Erk until a stop for lunch at the El Bibane café. In the afternoon we will continue to Jebil where we will have dinner and overnight in bivouac.

7° day

DESERT OF SAHARA / DJERBA (B / L / D)

After having breakfast ,we will reach Jebil National Park, just 8 km away. With a little luck we will spot some gazelles. Return to the camp for lunch. We say goodbye to our travel companions to return to take the ferry to Djerba. If time permits, visit the Houmt souk. Night and dinner at the hotel in Djerba.

8° day

DJERBA / ITALY (B / - / -)

Breakfast and transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Italy or to continue your beach holiday.

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureDouble
From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021€ 1,470

Notes

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°

DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY: °°°° (ADVANCED)

ACCOMMODATION: bivouac + comfort tented camp + hotel

EQUIPMENT: ENGLISH SADDLE, availability of some covers with saddlebags

HORSES: BERBERI, resistant, it is an excellent horse to travel long distances even at desert temperatures.

GAIT: From 5 to 6 H on the saddle approximately The three gaits will be used. The control of the horse in open spaces and a good physical condition are required.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT : 85 KG

MINIMUM AGE : 16 years (accompanied by an adult)

TYPE : itinerant with overnight stays in bivouacs + comfort tented camp

ACCOMMODATION:

MOBILE CAMP: Every evening a simple mobile camp will be set up where you will dine and sleep surrounded by nature. A bit of adaptability is required, there is no electricity or running water. The tents are equipped with mattresses but you must bring your own sleeping bag.

KSAR GHILANE OASIS: set in a large palm grove, this permanent camp offers comfort tents with beds and sheets. Reception and masonry services. From a nearby tower it is possible to admire the dune landscape.

HOTEL IN DJERBA: simple hotel of category 3 ***

Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.


The tariff includes

  • All meals as per program
  • Transfer with the means provided for in the program
  • Means of support and staff who set up the camp
  • 4 nights in bivouac
  • 2 nights in a comfort tented camp
  • 1 night in hotel in Djerba
  • 6 days on horseback (5-6 hours a day)
  • Horses and equipment available
  • Expert guide of the territory speaking English, French
  • Gadgets, luggage tags and various illustrative documentation
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage

The tariff does not include

  • Intercontinental flights to / from Djerba
  • Sleeping bags
  • Personal riding clothing
  • Meals not mentioned, alcohol, airport taxes, beverages, tips, personal extras
  • Anything not highlighted in “the fee includes”
  • Any extensions
  • Supplementary insurance
  • Possible Airport Taxes: To be paid locally
  • Registration fee € 95

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