Douz is located some 240 miles (386 kilometers) from Tunis, the national capital.
When it comes to getting the most out of your holidays, it's good to keep in mind that Douz is merely just the start; Tunisia has been blessed with a treasure-trove of scenic wonders. Kebili, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast, and Matmata, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Douz are worth a visit too.
Experience the region's rich cultural tapestry within Tunisia's fascinating history museums. For a look into the religious side of Douz, be sure to visit the region's mosques.
Why not challenge yourself with a a high-altitude experience during your time in this region. Try hot air ballooning; you'll never forget it.
For many travelers, enjoying a new place is as much about eating as it is about taking photos of tourist attractions so make sure to try out the meals at the region's restaurants. Common ingredients in this part of the world are tomatoes and seafood. Two of the local favorites worth trying are mesfouf (couscous) are tabil (spice mixture). After the main course dishes are cleared away try the mouthwatering asida (sweet gruel pudding). To complement the typical Tunisia flavours, drink some wine from the region, such as Coteaux d’Utique and Coteaux de Carthage. To end your meal like the locals do, ask for some cedratine (lemon liqueur) and sit back after a long day of sightseeing. If you feel like something non-alcoholic, tea is a good option.
For those who plan on traveling by plane, keep in mind that the most convenient major airport is Djerba - Zaris Airport, 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the east of Douz.