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The country of Tunisia has an amazing beauty with numerous canyons and oases interspersed throughout its lands. If you are planning a trip to this area of the world or just want to learn more about it, you will find that these places are truly fascinating and remarkable.



Canyons and Oases of Tozeur

The oasis city of Tozeur is has a long history of being a very important historical site. Many ancient peoples passed through this oasis when making their way through the Sahara desert. In the more populated areas of Tozeur, there are some very beautiful buildings with unique architecture. If you ever happen to visit this area, you will find that it is very welcoming to tourists. There are actually a lot of people who come through this area to visit each year so they can see sheer beauty of this oasis. While you are here you can get around by camel, and the Fata Morgana mirages are truly something spectacular to behold.

If you don’t feel like taking a camel to get to where you need to wherever you need to go in Tozeur, you can also taking a taxi or use the railway that runs through a large part of the area. You will find that the Nefla International Airport isn’t very far away, and those who live in certain parts of Europe can take a flight out there. It’s important to keep in mind that this area is usually busy with tourists in the fall and winter. While you might not want to come during the busy season, you will get to see the Douz Festival, which is quite amazing.

A lot of people who visit Tozeur really enjoy the hiking in this area. One of the best things about this oasis is that while it does have a beautiful barren landscape, there are still places for you to get something to eat when you get hungry. November is the best time of year to visit Tozeur if you want to avoid the crowds, so you will want to keep that in mind. It is really one of the best places in all of Tunisia for hiking as well as camping.



Canyons and Oases of Tamerza

Tamerza is the biggest mountain oasis in Tunisia, and it has an abandoned town that only adds to the charm of this entire area. This town was destroyed by a massive flood back in 1969, and since then it has not been occupied by any residents. This oasis gets its fresh water from the hills that can be found nearby. You will find this remarkable oasis 6km from Mides on the border of Algeria.




The mountain oasis of Mides has a canyon that will absolutely take your breath away when you first see it. Although the beauty of this area is unparalleled, it is quite barren with not much around. This is definitely one of the lesser visited oases in the country, which is partially because wireless communications don’t work very well at all.

Mides has a beautiful landscape, overlooking a small yet still very impressive canyon of some size. The contrast of color and shape with this particular canyon is part of what makes it so unbelievably striking. Unlike Tozeur, you won’t find much at all in the immediate area. There aren’t any hotels or places to get food in the area, so you better pack a lunch if you plan on visiting.

Tamerza is only 6km away though, so you won’t have to travel very far to find restaurants and a place to stay if you need it. If you are thinking about visiting Mides to see its impressively beautiful landscape, you should keep in mind that the only form of transportation in the area is donkey, which tourists who visit the area often take.


Sidi Bouhlel Canyon

Sidi Bouhlel Canyon

Sidi Bouhlel is the name of a fairly large and impressive canyon in Tunisia that many people come to see throughout each year. If you visit Tunisia for any reason, you should definitely try to see this canyon before you leave. This canyon is great for hiking, and you will find some of the best scenery in the entire country.

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Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate. Chef Marsh has traveled the globe from France, Italy, Germany to China, Thailand, India, Tunisia and more.
Olivia lived in Tunisia for almost 10 years now.
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