Customs & Traditions of Djerba: A Cultural Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

285949


Categories

Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), Spanish (basic), German (fluent), Arabic (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

A Cultural Tour to learn about the unique communities & traditions of the island


A Day Tour for those who have already seen the main attractions of Djerba, and who wish to learn more about the unique & ancient communities, their traditions, lifestyles, architecture, and ancient fishing & agricultural techniques that are still practiced today. A trip to explore the traditional villages of the island, see traditional menzel architecture, ancient olive orchards, a subterranean mosque, an ancient women's sanctuary, a traditional olive oil press, unique Ibadite fortress mosques, a fishing port & weekly market (when available). We will also meet traditional artisans - some of the last of their kind. A visit to the excellent Ethnographic Museum of Houmt Souk is included - with exhibits dedicated to the Berber, Arab, and sub-Saharan communities Djerba.
ADD TO THIS TOUR (please ask me in advance for availability, extra):
Bicycle Tour (2-3 hours) of the villages of the interior
Excursion on a Fisherman's Boat, to learn about the ancient & unique fishing techniques of the islanders (2-3 hours)

Itinerary

Explore the traditional villages of the island, see learn about the architecture of menzel estates & traditional olive oil presses
See the unique Ibadite fortress-mosques of Djerba, including a 10th c. underground mosque
See an ancient women's sanctuary, where women come to write their prayers on the walls in henna, surrounded by some of the most ancient olive trees in Tunisia
Visit a fishing port & weekly market (when available)
Meet traditional artisans - some of the last of their kind.
Visit the excellent Ethnographic Museum of Houmt Souk - dedicated to the customs & traditions of the Berber, Arab, and sub-Saharan communities Djerba.
ADD TO THIS TOUR (please ask me in advance for availability, extra):
Bicycle Tour (2-3 hours) of the villages of the interior (bicycles provided)
Excursion on a Fisherman's Boat (2-3 hours) to learn about the unique fishing techniques, which since antiquity, continue to be practiced by the fishermen of Djerba.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel, residence or the Djerba/Zarzis airport

End location: Drop off at your hotel, residence or the Djerba/Zarzis airport

Duration: 4 hours

Approximately 3 to 4 hours of sightseeing.
Additional time needed to include a bicycle trip or boat excursion.

Transportation

Renault Symbol or similar. Fits comfortably 3 adults or 3 adults + 1 child.

What’s Included

My guiding and driving services for the duration
pick up & drop off at your hotel / residence.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 Tunisian Dinars - Approx. $5 per person for entrance to museum

What’s Extra

Entrance & photo fees for the Museum of Heritage & Traditions
Lunch & beverages
Any personal expenses
Optional Excursions: Bicycle Tour or Excursion on a Fisherman's Boat: please ask me in advance if these are available; these excursions are arranged upon demand / availability. For both excursions, most of the cost is donated directly to community projects.

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Djerba-Cultural-Peoples

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