Tozeur is the gateway to the Sahara desert and an excellent base for exploring the less well-known Tunisia. Its huge date-palm plantations are among the largest and most beautiful in the country. Dates have boosted the local economy for centuries, indeed it is known as the “Land of Dates” (Bled el Jerid). Beyond the date palms is a complete contrast: the barren, desolate region known as the Chott el Jerid. Nefta – Tozeur. Discover our charming B&Bs, charming country houses and charming small hotels in this region.