Tunisia (Camping) 4×4 Tour 26th of Jan to 13th of Feb 2025

£2,250.00

Availability: 9 places available (1 place = 1 vehicle with a maximum of 2 occupants. You must contact us before booking if you need to make provision for additional persons. Ferries are NOT included in the price.)

Important Information

If you have never been on one of our tours before and there is anything you are uncertain about, please contact us before booking.

Tour Requirements

What you will need


  • 1949 IDP (for Spain) & 1968 IDP (for France) international driving licenses.
  • European Assistance (breakdown cover) for your vehicle.
  • Holiday, vehicle and medical insurance to include repatriation. Make sure you obtain proof of insurance from your insurance company (third-party vehicle insurance can be purchased in north-africa at the port).
  • Original V5 & MOT Certificate.
  • If your vehicle is owned by your company, you must have written proof from the company that you are permitted to use it on your holiday.
  • European travel kit.
  • Spares for your vehicle. For example: Universal joints, fuel filter, air filter, drive belt, oils for transmission and differentials, and any known item that is known to be a problem with your vehicle model.
  • If on a camping holiday you must have a good quality roof or ground tent, all-season sleeping bag, all-weather clothing, cooking equipment, fridge or cool-box (please consider power consumption, cool boxes can be high consumption, so your vehicle electrics must be able to cope. Contact us for advice). We can hire tents, please inquire by using the form provided.
  • Even if on a hotel holiday, we often stop in the mountains for lunch, so table and chairs and warm clothing is recommended.

Warning


  • CB radios are illegal in some North African countries. If you try to enter a country with a CB radio where the use of a CB radio is illegal, it may be confiscated at customs.
  • Drones are illegal in some North African countries. If you try to enter a country with a drone where the use of a drone is illegal, it may be confiscated at customs.

What we carry


  • SPOT emergency tracker response rescue unit.
  • Defibrillator
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Spare fuel and water.
  • Tools and diagnostics for Land Rovers and Jeeps.
  • Recovery equipment.
  • Puncture repair kit and air compressor.

SKU: 2025-01-26-001-20970

Experience the ultimate adventure with our Tunisia (Camping) 4×4 Tour, designed to immerse you in this enchanting North African country’s diverse landscapes and cultural wonders. Embark on a journey as we explore the captivating Grand Erg Occidental.

The Grand Erg Occidental is a large sand dune desert in southwestern Tunisia. It is part of the greater Sahara Desert and covers an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometres (8,500 square miles). The word “Erg” refers to a vast area of wind-blown sand dunes.

The Grand Erg Occidental is characterized by its vast stretches of sand dunes, some of which can reach heights of up to 250 meters (820 feet). These dunes are constantly shifting and changing shape due to the action of wind, creating a dynamic and ever-changing landscape.

The desert is known for its stunning natural beauty, with rolling sand dunes, golden hues, and stark landscapes. It offers a unique experience for travellers who are interested in desert exploration and adventure.

The desert can be harsh and unforgiving, with extreme temperatures during the day and cold nights.

Itinerary

Sunday, January 26th: Arrival at Ashford International Hotel in Kent, where we will have a meet and greet.

Monday, January 27th: Early departure through the Euro tunnel to France, en route to Beaune. We’ll be staying at a budget hotel.

Tuesday, January 28th: From Beaune, we’ll head to Marseille via Nimes, with opportunities for sightseeing along the way. Our accommodation for the night will be a budget hotel.

Wednesday, January 29th: At 4 PM, we’ll set sail from Marseille to Tunis (approximately £1,400 via Direct Ferries). Upon arrival in Tunis, we will check in at the Hotel Victoria, formerly the British Embassy. We’ll also assist those who need to arrange insurance or withdraw cash from an ATM.

Thursday, January 30th: Our day begins with a visit to the Commonwealth war graves to pay our respects. Afterward, we’ll head south for a night of wild camping.

Friday, January 31st: We’ll continue our journey, heading towards the Ruines de Sbeitla, an incredible Roman city, conveniently located next to a campsite for the night.

Saturday, February 1st: Departing from Sbeitla, we’ll venture further south, passing through Gafsa for a supermarket stop. The landscape will transform, with sand, camels, and mountain passes (Halfaja Pass) as we reach our next wild camping spot amid olive groves.

Sunday, February 2nd: Our route takes us via Kebili for provisions before entering the sand dunes. We’ll spend the night under the stars within the dunes, enjoying wild camping.

Tuesday, February 4th: We’ll exit the dunes and follow a route into the mountains to visit an abandoned village. Then, we’ll travel to Matmata to explore the Star Wars Hotel and Ksar Ouled Soltane, another Star Wars filming location. The day will conclude with starlit wild camping in the dunes of Erg el Mitt.

Wednesday, February 5th: We’ll continue our journey towards Ksar Ghilane, which was home to the British SAS during WW11. Here, we can relax in thermal water holes at around 35 degrees or enjoy cafes at the oasis. We’ll stay at a campsite.

Thursday, February 6th: You have the option to engage in sand dune driving around Ksar Ghilane or simply take the day off. It’s up to your preference. We’ll stay at the campsite.

Friday, February 7th: Leaving Ksar Ghilane, our route will take us across a vast, empty desert. We’ll camp under the starry skies.

Saturday, February 8th: Depart from Douz and head to Lars’ home, with a visit to the Star Wars village near Nefta. Nefta is a great city to explore and shop for locally made products. We’ll stay at a campsite.

Sunday, February 9th: Depart from Tozeur and set out for the Rommel Loop towards Hammamet or Tunis, depending on our progress.

Monday, February 10th: Enjoy a well-deserved day off to visit Carthage, Tunis, or simply relax before your journey home.

Tuesday, February 11th: At 10 AM, we’ll board a ferry from Tunis to Marseille. Although it’s an early start, we’ll cherish the last moments of our African adventure.

Wednesday, February 12th: Upon arriving in Marseille around lunchtime, we’ll head north towards Lyon. Our overnight stop will be flexible, depending on our pace.

Thursday, February 13th: We’ll continue our journey towards the Channel Tunnel and eventually make our way back home. You can take as much time as you’d like for your return journey to Marseille. It’s all up to you.

Not included:

Ferries/Tunnel, hotels in France.

Region


The map below indicates the region we will be travelling to. For more information, please contact us.


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