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Tunisia: Phytotherapy in Djerba

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An initiation trip to traditional herbal medicine in Djerba in Tunisia

Purpose of the trip: for whom and for what?

Stay within everyone’s reach to relearn the simple gestures of transforming flowers by learning how to treat the little ailments of life with plants according to traditional methods .

Know how to identify plants, pick them and extract their active ingredients as well as possible .

Learn about herbal medicine and galenics

Training in the preparation of natural cosmetic products for daily use.

The plus with Atypic Travel:

Discovery of authentic Berber villages on the back of a donkey and night in an authentic troglodyte.

How and where?

A simple and authentic approach in a natural setting in the south of Tunisia in Djerba , in a guest house. In a family and friendly setting, ideally located 250 m from the beach and 6 km from Midoun. A very pleasantly sunny swimming pool and terrace. This setting is conducive to the observation of many local species that evoke Mediterranean and European plants. You learn their use .

PROGRAM initiation to phytotherapy in Djerba in Tunisia:

Reception at Djerba airport by our local correspondent and transfer to a guest house. Installation and discovery of the premises. Dinner and night in the guest house.

  • Breakfast.
  • Presentation of the themes of the stay by our professional speaker, French resident in Djerba, and who is trained in herbal medicine.
  • Theory: Learn how to heal with plants.
  • Lunch in the guest house.
  • Afternoon: Theory: introduction to galenics, aromatherapy and the extraction of active ingredients.
  • Dinner and night at the guest house.
  • Breakfast in the guest house.
  • Morning: you will discover the spice market of Houmt Souk.
  • Return to the guesthouse and lunch.
  • Afternoon: You learn to distill with a traditional copper still. Approach the galenic and you make ointments for therapeutic purposes.
  • Dinner and night at the guest house.
  • Breakfast in the guest house.
  • Morning: you make natural herbal cosmetics.
  • Lunch at the guest house.
  • Afternoon: you discover the local flora.
  • Dinner and night in the guest house.

You leave for 2 days to discover authentic Berber villages and you sleep 1 night in an authentic troglodyte:

  • Breakfast in the guest house.
  • Departure by car and ferry, with your herbal practitioner AND a French-speaking local guide. Arrived at the Berber village of Toujane.
  • Lunch in Toujane.
  • Afternoon: You learn the traditional distillation methods of Toujane.
  • Continuation by car to Matmata and installation in an authentic troglodyte.
  • Dinner and night in the troglodyte.
  • Breakfast in the troglodyte.
  • Departure by car with your guide and your professional phytotherapist to the village of Tamezret.
  • Visit the village and meet another guide and his donkey. Continuation on foot with the donkey and the muleteer, towards the abandoned Berber village of Zraoua l’Ancienne , with your phytotherapist.
  • Road by car to Djerba via the Dahar mountains. Presentation of the endemic medicinal plants of the Dahar mountains.
  • Snack lunch en route.
  • Late afternoon, return to the guest house in Djerba by l Kantara.
  • Dinner and night in the guest house.

Next day you learn the use of Aloe Vera.

  • Breakfast.
  • Morning: aloe vera and its uses with preparation of a cosmetic product.
  • Lunch.
  • Afternoon: Discussions and conclusions of the stay with the knowledge and practices acquired.
  • Relaxation massage (1h00) by a local professional.
  • Dinner and night at the guest house.
  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to Djerba airport according to flight time or possibility of extension à la carte.

DATES: Contact us.



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  • International flights from Brussels or Paris. Ask for your quote for a departure from another city.
  • The program as described.
  • The internship under the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist.
  • All trips.
  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Assistance at airports.
  • Tourist taxes.
  • Mandatory permissions required.


  • The drinks.
  • Personal expenses.