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Overnight Camel Trek Tour to the Sahara Erg Chebbi dunes from Merzouga
"Day 1: Camel trekking to Erg Chebbi dunes and sunset in the middle of the dunes:Camel trek start in the afternoon from the Kasbah Hotel to the Bivouac Camp in the middel of the dunes to experience the desert magic.It takes 1 hour and half to possibility of sand boarding and in the evening enjoy a Moroccan campfire dinner and drum circle before falling asleep under the stars.You will leave your main luggage for free at the Kasbah Hotel and just take a backpack for the overnight journey.Day 2: Sunrise and camel trekking back to the and enjoy breakfast before heading back to the Kasbah Hotel in the village where a room will be provided for a shower... Collection of your main luggage end of tour."
From $85.00
 
Best Of Gozo Private Tour
"Enjoy a complimentary pick up at your hotel before taking a short 30 minute drive to Malta's most northern point. After a short ferry ride to Gozo you will start off your tour with a view from one of the islands highest points and get to view both the Blue Lagoon and mainland of Malta. Your next stop will take us to the worlds oldest free standing temple of Ggantija. After legends of female fertili you will get to see the infamous cave of the alluring Calypso. The Salt pans of Gozo are Europe's best kept secret you will have an opportunity to walk here. You will stop for lunch at the movie location of Angelina and Brad's 'By The Sea' before visiting Gozo's highlight of the Azure Window. The Citadel in Victoria is quite an impressive and you'll have a chance to """As you cruise across the Gozo Channel enjoy the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon. Once on the it island of Gozo
From EUR450.00
 
Mdina Private Walking Tour
"Mdina once the capital city of Malta has had many names throughout its history but its medieval name describes it best - ‘Città Notabile': the noble city. Built on a plateau in the centre of the island its Baroque cathedral and magnificent bastions dominate the skyline. A stroll through its narrow streets which have changed little in the last 1000 years
From EUR89.00

More Things to Do in Matmata

Troglodyte Houses.

After visiting the Sidi Idris Hotel, we were taken to a real Troglodyte Home, we visited the house, and were invited to tea and Tunisian bread (yes, we didn´t have to pay or buy anything) and talked a...
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euzkadi
Nov 21, 2008

The Sidi Idris Hotel.

Once used as a set of the Disco scene in the first Star Wars movie, now is a hotel with 20 rooms, each room is a cave dug from the rock, the hotel also has a bar and a restaurant and lots of visitors....
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euzkadi
Nov 21, 2008

Matmata - Star Wars setting

Matmata's fame comes from the unusual houses – instead of building the houses, they were dug vertically into the ground. Matmata is so great that it is about to become destroyed. The town is a...
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miman
May 28, 2007

Landscape outside Matmata

The land around Matmata is very scenic. We travelled all the way from Houmt Souk in Djerba and passed some great sights along the way. Many people find Matmata too touristy given the number of...
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barryg23
Jul 31, 2006

Berber Museum 2

Our guide seemed very modern, informative, confident and not quite how I imagined a Berber to be. She spoke fairly fast, accented French so I couldn't understand every word though she also had some...
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barryg23
Jun 03, 2006

Berber Museum

The highlight of Matmata was our visit to the Berber Musem nearby where we were given a guided tour of a typical troglydyte house by a local woman whose family have lived there for years. These houses...
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barryg23
Jun 03, 2006
 
 
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Hotel Sidi Driss

Hotel Sidi Driss is one of Matmata's most visited troglydyte houses. The house was used in the original Star Wars film and in the Phantom Menace. I recognised it as Luke's home in the first movie...
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barryg23
Jun 03, 2006

Inside Hotel Sidi Driss

There are 5 rooms below ground connected by small tunnels. The main room has a numebr of dorm style rooms, plus a couple of smaller rooms. There is also a bar and restaurant where the Phantom Menace...
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barryg23
Jun 03, 2006

Troglodyte houses

The extreme heat of the are and the lack of any kind of shelter forced the Berbers to invent an original way to protect themselves: by digging their homes instead of building them! That's why a...
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gmg61
Dec 05, 2005

Actual troglodytic house

In an actual troglodytic house, the human housing has been more carefully built, there is a door, the wall is painted, usually in white. In the center of the "well", what shows is not a well but the...
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JLBG
Jan 03, 2005

An unsophisticated "well house" ?

Some of these "well houses" have actually never been inhabited by people. Caves have been roughly carved in the inner wall of the "well" and the soil has remained mostly rough. They have been used as...
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JLBG
Jan 03, 2005

Out of the tunnel

The tunnel can be only a few meters, but sometimes, when the slope is not very steep, it can have 20 or 30 meters. Beware, it is only light by the sunlight from both ends and the soil can be rough !...
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JLBG
Jan 03, 2005

The entrance

However, if you are not an alpinist, do not worry, you have never to climb down along a rope to get into. The inhabitants build them on slopes. Then at the lower end of the slope, there is a kind of...
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JLBG
Jan 03, 2005

A hole !

Near Matmata, if you leave the road and walk in the dry and desert land, you might see goats, camels, donkeys grazing the miserable crop as this all they can find they can find and suddenly, without...
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JLBG
Jan 03, 2005

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