Palm Beach Palace Tozeur
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This day was another filled with spectacular sights, sounds and people. We left the tropical island of Djerba by bus across the high desert of southern Tunisia through Matmata once again, then toward Douz, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara." Here we were thrilled to a camel ride into the desert, adorned us all with Caftans and headress. And a …
Today we trek out to the Sahara desert via 4-wheel drive Jeeps. We are in a desolate part of the desert where the nearest town is 40 miles away. Bedoins are the only residents; they live in tents and tend to their camels and goats. We visit the original set of the planet Tatoine in the movie "Star Wars." We enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the pool at the hotel.
We get an early start from the hotel in order to be at the famous La Ghriba Synagogue at the 9am opening. Of course, the man with the keys is 10 minutes late, but we walk through the village and talk with some school children on their way to classes.
Continuing to Douz, we experience one of the highlights of the tour – riding camels …
... small streams and water flow and salt formations. It is really an
eerie place but definitely well worth the visit. While there we saw our first live fennec, or desert fox. Unfortunately it was tied up for tourists to pay to snap pictures of. We also learned that scenes from the first Star Wars were filmed in and around the lake bed.
Following the Chott El Jerid we stopped and visited, ...
... was the shop of a Berber who had a pet desert fox, which he let me hold!
As soon as the group returns from the jeep trip we go to lunch, followed by a carriage ride through the lovely and peaceful palm gardens of Tozeur. At the midpoint of the ride, we stop for a walk among the palms while our guide explains the pollination process and a man climbs up one of the trees in his bare feet to demonstrate ...
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