Take part in the El Gharbouze dried fig festival in Beni Kheddache

A culinary experience in the Berber community of Dahar

Dried figs are a staple food in Beni Kheddache. For one day, we offer you one of the most authentic experiences in the world. Take part in the Gharbouze dried fig festival and immerse yourself in Berber culture and traditions. Celebrate this special holiday with us and discover this natural health food by taking part in the production of dried figs and tasting their different varieties and variations. The program also includes a tasting of traditional Beni Kheddache dishes and an overnight stay in a beautiful guesthouse.

Period: November1 to 4, 2023

Duration: 2 days

Participants: groups of 8 min and 24 max

Level: all levels

Languages: French, English (other on request)

Location: BEni Kheddache, 36 km from Mednine

Transport: Not included in the experience

Accommodation : One night in a guest house

Your hosts: Houcine Hechmi, members of the association and a family from Beni Kheddache

El Gharbouze Festival

Researcher Houcine Hechmi is a member of the Beni Kheddache association for the protection of the Ksours and heritage conservation.

Highlights of the experience

  • Discovering Dahar and Beni Kheddache;
  • Participation in the dried fig festival;
  • An authentic experience between history and terroir, less than half an hour from Médenine ;
  • Berber atmosphere, joyful and friendly;
  • An experience adaptable to all ages and levels.

Ideal if you’re looking for activities for…

  • Families with children and teenagers;
  • Couple’s getaways ;
  • Cultural researchers ;
  • Solo or group travelers;
  • Enthusiasts of authentic culinary experiences.

The spirit

In a spirit of joy, good humor and sharing, this experience is an ethnological discovery for lovers of encounters and escapades, far from the beaten track. Untouched land and unexplored nature.

In Beni Kheddache, the dried fig festival is an annual celebration during which the tribe welcomes guests from all over, to experience their annual joy and taste the beautiful, tasty dried figs.

An authentic traditional festival and an opportunity to explore Berber culture, music and local food.

We’ve got you covered…

Welcome and presentation of the experience. We talk about the history of the Beni Kheddache tribe, its traditions and its festival.

Then the festivities begin. Experience the opening atmosphere of the festival (folk groups and traditional costumes, equestrian shows, regional customs and traditions).

Visit the exhibition area for local products and traditional industries.

Overnight stay in a guest house.

Experience the preparation of fig millasses and traditional dried fig dishes.


  • On request.
  • Our prices include: organization of the experience, visits, participation in the festival, one night’s accommodation, catering, participation in the Gharbouz workshop.
  • Our prices do not include: transport, insurance.
  • Terms of payment: please consult the host.
  • Reservation and cancellation policy: consult host.

Recommendations for the workshop :

Comfortable shoes and decent clothes, the local population is conservative.

Contact us

  • Email: and/or
  • Telephone / WhatsApp: +216 96628097
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