Chott El Jerid, Tozeur

4.6
#1 of 14 in Nature in Tunisia
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
The Sahara's largest saltpan and a film set used in "Star Wars" movies, Chott El Jerid gleams in the intense sunlight, creating mirage images above the horizon. Walk along an elevated path lined with souvenir stalls packed with desert roses, and keep your eyes peeled for crystallizing salt changing colors from pink to green. Occasionally you will run into an isolated art piece, such as a salt camel rider. During summer, the lake is covered by a salt crust and can be crossed on foot. In winter, when the lake fills with water, visitors generally cross it on a boat. To visit Chott El Jerid on your trip to Tozeur, use our Tozeur online road trip planner.
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  • This is a very amazing place. It is a desert but instead of sand you walk on salt! If you have the opportunity to be there at sunrise time the view is even more shocking.  more »
  • Salt Lake dried, with a road passing middle of it. If nothing else this should be taken only for the view and a very good drive. Look for the small water ponds- a closer look will tell you a very...  more »
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