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Address: Douz, Tunisia
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If you visit Tunisia you have to see the Sahara

To see the Sahara and to ride a camel through the dunes is probably on most peoples bucket list and definitely worth the long trip south to do it! There's not much more to say!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Douz was in the yellow zone per the British Foreign Affairs. We were only two tourists at a large resort, a bit uneasy. Gateway to the Sahara is a stretch, it involved a somewhat rip off camel ride that took us less than a km from the entrance and plunked us on the ground so we could be sold photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

To see the Sahara and to ride a camel through the dunes is probably on most peoples bucket list and definitely worth the long trip south to do it! There's not much more to say!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Douz is a neat little town with a central quiet square with some tourism and enough backpacker type/value hotels and restaurants. You have to go 50 kms south to get to the "real desert"

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

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 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

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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