Tamerza Travel Guide

  • Tamerza
    by katalin
  • Tamerza
    by katalin
  • Tamerza
    by katalin

Tamerza Things to Do

  • Tamerza Oasis

    When you go to Tunisia, you have to stop to see the oases. The one in Tamerza is beautiful, although very touristic (which means there are many boutiques set up on the way to the oasis, but oh well). We were in a tour which stopped in Chebika as well, but I found the one in Tamerza nicer.

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  • Mides Mountain Oasis and Canyon.

    This spectular place is the less visited of the three Mountain Oasis near Tozeur, and maybe it´s the most beautiful and the most interesting of them. The reason why? there´s no way to get here unless you have a car or are part of an organized tour (as i was). It´s located few kilometres from Tamerza very close to the Algerian border. It has a huge...

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  • Mides Cascade.

    The Mides Oasis has a small cascade, but it was almost dry (maybe because i went in the summer dry season).

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  • Mides Market. Desert Roses.

    This beautiful stone is a variety of the mineral Gypsium grow in the spaces between sand particles. And is very common to find these crystals in all Tunisian markets.

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  • Mides Market.

    The villagers have installed a small market and a coffee shop near the waterfall, a good way to help the local economy is buying handicrafts or having a tea.

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  • Mides Village.

    The town of Mides is very small with few houses scattered around the barren hill above the canyon. The village was heavily damaged during the 1969 flood (as Tamerza).

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  • Ruins of Old Tamerza.

    Old Tamerza is actually a ghost town, after the floods that destroyed the city, it was move to a new location (1km west) but explore the town ruins is a great experience.

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  • Tamerza waterfalls.

    Tamerza has two waterfalls. There several stalls of handicrafts in the entrance and is a popular spot for local visitors (and was very crowded when i visited the place).

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  • Cascade 1

    After our meal we walked down to see Tamerza's famed waterfall. This lies on the edge of the huge oasis and it's a very popular spot. There is a hotel nearby and the walk down to the waterfall is lined with shops selling typical souvenirs you see in all the shops around the area. There was also a couple of cafes on the route. All of these seemed to...

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  • Oasis of Tamerza

    Tamerza has a nice oasis and canyon, the water come from the mountain in small river and make a falls in some places. it's just a nice place you can walk, relax and refresh :), also you can visit the village and meet the local population and know about their traditions and life style.

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  • Tha waterfall

    In Tamerza, at about 5 kilometers of the ruins, you'll find the larger waterfalls in the neighbourhood.

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  • Tha waterfall

    In Tamerza, at about 5 kilometers of the ruins, you'll find the larger waterfalls in the neighbourhood.

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  • Inside of our room and the sight

    This picture shows a close up on the window and on the landscape. The view from our room. on oued Tamerza and the old village was absolutely breathtaking and we could have stayed long admiring the lights of the sunset if we had not been hungry !

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  • Inside our room

    Inside our room we had a welcome gift. It was sweets packed in a fancy crystal paper. In the background, oued Tamerza and the old village of Tamerza can be seen. The room itself was simple but comfortable and perfectly clean.

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  • A passage in Tamerza Palace

    This picture shows the passage leading to our room, on the right. This passage looks more sober with its white walls but anyway, a carpet covers the whole length of it and low carved tables are scattered along..

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  • A terrace of Tamerza Palace

    This picture shows one of the terraces in Tamerza Palace. This one leads to our room. On the right is the mountain (not shown) and the road that leads to the hotel. On the left is oued Tamerza with the old abandoned village.

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  • Inside Tamerza Palace

    This picture shows a passage inside Tamerza Palace leading from the lobby (not shown) to a terrace. It looks very comfortable, with everywhere carpets covering most of the soil and curtains hanging on the walls.

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  • Arriving at Tamerza Palace

    This picture shows the entrance of Tamerza Palace and the parking. It has a very local look and does not seem to be a new building, though it has been built a few years ago (I have not found the exact date).

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  • Tamerza Palace Hotel

    Tamerza Palace is a hotel but it is also worth a visit.Tamerza Palace is shown her from the valley underneath of Oued Tamerza. Though a large building, it is fully integrated in the countryside : material and color are boroughed from the mountain.

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  • Folk of sheeps

    In oued Tamerza, a flock of sheep try to graze. At first, it seems that there is nothing to graze. If you watch closely, as if you had to feed upon, which the case for sheep, you discover that there are plenty of shrubs worth eating !

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  • Ruined house in old Tamerza

    In old Tamerza, close up on a house devastated both by the rain and by the flood of oued Tamerza. The houses were built with uncooked bricks made with dried clay. When the rain lasts long enough, they do not resist well.

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  • Tamerza, old abandonned village

    Most of the houses of the old abandoned village of Tamerza are remaining, though half destroyed. Thus, Tamerza is looking like some ghost town. There are always children wandering, ready to help you visit and waiting for a tip.

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  • Another terrace

    Another terrace, to go to the restaurant. The connections between the different parts of the hotel are made by mean of terraces, which correspond to the local way of life and as it rains seldom, this is not a problem !

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  • Hiking and biking through the desert and...

    Discover the desert by feet, biking, on a donkey , by 4 x4 or, why not, with a hot air balloon. Go to the three mountain oasis of Tamerza, Chebika and Midès.Tozeur, the Chotts (salt lakes) and Nefta are nearby.The Tamerza-Palace hotel can settle all this for you.

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Tamerza Hotels

Tamerza Restaurants

  • Chedli

    After our visit to Mides we drove back to Tamerza to find somewhere for lunch. We passed the well known Tamerza Palace Hotel, where about half of the 4W drives we had seen that day had pulled up for lunch. It sounded fairly relatively pricey according to the guidebook plus we didn't want to eat in a restaurant full of tourists so we continued on...

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  • Good hotel's restaurant in Tamerza

    Good local dishes, wide choice. They serve wine. When we were there, they served mloukhia (or Molukhyia), a beef stew seasoned with ground dry young leaves of a plant (Corchorus olitorius) that gives it an amazing green blackish color. The fiber of this plant is much used under the name of jute for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings,...

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Tamerza Shopping

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    Shop in Tamerza

    by kbl Written Jan 23, 2005

    At the waterfalls, there is a larger concentration of small shops that are exploited by Tuinisians. These shops only serve tourists (as no locals seems to be visiting these waterfalls) and prices and quality are therefore not guarantueed...

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