Enjoy 8 days traveling through Tunisia as you explore its fascinating sites in Carthage, Bardo Museum, Chott El Jerid, Tamerza & more as you head to the Desert for a Tunisia desert tour you won't soon forget.
Tunis | Carthage | Sidi Bou Said | Bardo Museum | Sousse
Sousse | El Jem | Matmata | Douz
Douz | Chott El Jerid | Ong Jemel | Tozeur
Tozeur | Chebika | Tamerza | Mides | Tozeur
Tozeur | Sbeitla | Kairouan | Hammamet
Hammamet | Nabeul | Kelibia | Kerkouane | El Haouaria
Upon your arrival at Tunis airport, you will be welcome by our driver.
Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight in Tunis.
After breakfast, you will explore Carthage (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit Byrsa Hill to see the ruins of Roman buildings, the Carthage Museum, and the Tophet, where urns containing the ashes and children's milk teeth of 8th century BC. Visit Antonine Baths, a huge Roman bath complex on the edge of the Mediterranean, visit the theatre and Punic Port.
Continuation to Sidi Bou Said: stroll through the narrow streets of Sidi Bou Said, a picturesque small town bordered by white-washed houses with blue shutters and doors. Check out the various art galleries and try some mint tea in one of the traditional street cafes while enjoying the superb view of the gulf of Tunisia. Then, spend some leisure time to indulge in shopping.
Lunch at restaurant.
Visit to Bardo Museum, well-known for its beautiful collection of mosaics. The museum is located in an old palace that belongs to the Beys, rulers of Tunisia.
Next, visit Tunis' Medina, where we will see the “old Tunisia” which includes the Medina, the ‘European’ quarter built at the beginning of the 20th century and the new modern suburbs.
We will continue to Sousse. Hotel check in, dinner and overnight in Sousse.
After breakfast, visit the Medina of Sousse, one of the finest, charmed & relaxed places in Tunisia.
Departure to El Jem, enthralled by one of the world’s largest and most spectacular Roman Amphitheatre. Built in 238 AD, it can hold up to 35,000 spectators.
Next, we will go to Matmata. This village, named after the Berber tribe that inhabits the region is the largest of the troglodyte communities and was the setting for the film Star War.
Lunch at restaurant.
Departure to Douz, a small town that appears to be plopped down amidst the dunes, known as the "gateway to the Sahara". In ancient times, it was an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes.
Check-in, dinner and overnight in Douz.
After breakfast, enjoy 1h camel riding on the sand dunes.
Departure to Tozeur via Chott El Jerid, where you will be able to take photos (its sun baked surface, composed of a hard crust of sodium chloride, conceals sources of underground water and the area has a vivid red color due to the high iron content).
Check in at the hotel in Tozeur and lunch buffet.
Departure by 4X4 cars to visit Nefta and Ong Jemel, the famous place where the Star Wars movie was made.
Return to the hotel, followed by dinner.
After breakfast, proceed in 4X4 to visit the Mountain oasis of Chebika/Tamerza/Mides. In Chebika, the refreshing water rushes over an imposing waterfall to form a wadi surrounded by palm trees at the bottom of a gorge.
Tamerza looks barricaded by its mountain range, as if suspended on the side of a vast canyon with commanding views over the vast plains as far as the Chott and the sand hills.
Finally, there is Mides, arguably the most impressive of these oases, which overlooks a breathtakingly high canyon.
Return to the hotel and buffet lunch.
In the afternoon: visit the Medina of Tozeur and Dar Cherait museum.
Dinner with Tunisian show in Eden Palm (minimum 20 Pax) or Douar Hafsi in Tozeur.Overnight in Tozeur.
After breakfast, checkout and departure to visit Sbeïtla, one of the few ancient Roman cities that is famous not only for its strategic role but also its politics and economy have played a major role during antiquity.
Proceed to Kairouan, one of the holiest sites in Islam and the spiritual home of all Tunisians. The city rises like a dream of tawny beige, bearing in its serenity 13 centuries of Islamic culture. Visit the Great Mosque of Uqba Bin Nafi, an important Islamic landmark and architecture which was built in the 9th century.
Lunch at the hotel La Kasbah Kairouan, next visit Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum, which houses the tomb of one of Prophet Mohammed's companions known as the Barber. Visit of the Aghlabids pools.
Continuation to Hammamet followed by check-in, dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast and departure to visit Hammamet and its Medina.
Departure to visit Nabeul, an important handicrafts center most famous for pottery, distilled water from orange flowers, its roses and jasmine plants. It is a great town of trade with many specialties: pottery, matting of rush, embroidery, wrought iron.
Continuation to Kelibia. Visit of a charming fishing port close to a historic vestige and beautiful beaches. This lively fishing port is noteworthy for its 12th century fort overlooking a magnificent panorama of the sea from the top of a hill.
Visit Kerkouane: on this archaeological site on the seafront are the best-preserved remains of the Carthaginian civilization, the ruins of a small city, with houses a temple and ramparts.
Lunch at restaurant and visit to El Haouaria, situated at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula. It is a pretty blue and white village adjacent to imposing mines dating from Antiquity, the Grottes.
Return to the hotel in Hammamet follwed by dinner and accommodation.
After your breakfast, transfer to the International Airport of Carthage for your final departure.