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Tunisia Tours & Trips

Discover the treasures of Tunisia with its Arab and Islamic heritage and culture. Travel back through history to the ancient Roman Empire, re-living the past as you walk through sacred sites, museums, mosques and amphitheatres. Hardcore ‘Star Wars’ fans can indulge their fantasies whilst touring the many sites used during filming. Camp in traditional Bedouin tents as you camel trek through sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.

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Highlights

  • Explore the wonderful influence of ancient Rome on North African architecture. Marvel at magnificent Roman monuments such as Dougga’s Capitol, El Djem’s well preserved amphitheater and the remains at Carthage.
  • See some of the world’s finest mosaics which convey ancient wordless stories in the museums of Bardo, El Djem and Sousse.
  • Hike through the striking mountain oasis of Chebika, taking in the stunning scenery of rugged date palms, small streams and waterfalls against the backdrop of arid mountains.
  • Watch the sun go down in the desolate Sahara desert outside Douz and set up camp amidst the romantic desert landscape of shifting sand dunes and swaying date palms.
  • Wander through the streets of Kairouan and admire its inspiring Arabesque tombs, mosques and minarets.
  • Get transported to Luke Skywalker’s planet in Matmata where the Star Wars movie was filmed. Explore the labyrinth of ancient ksours by day or spend an exciting night in a troglodyte hotel.
  • Stroll through vibrant, narrow lanes and alleys of Tunis, Kairouan and Sousse and breathe in the atmosphere of these ancient market places.
  • Spend some time olive oil tasting or simply bask under the sun at the white sandy beach resort town of Sousse.

Tips

  • Respect local religious Muslim traditions with regard to consuming alcohol and public drunken behavior can attract police attention.
  • Dress modestly when traveling outdoors and cover your knees and shoulders when visiting religious sites.
  • The capital city of Tunis is more liberal but southern Tunisia is quite conservative.
  • Souks are a good place to pick up souvenirs such as leather goods, wood work, pottery and handicrafts but be prepared to bargain and haggle for a reasonable price.
  • Carpets and rugs are a good buy in the markets of Kairouan.
  • Sample mint tea, kebabs, salads, fruit juice, fresh seafood, French bread and local varieties of wine – all of which are available at reasonable prices.
  • Consider an exclusive photography tour which covers all the photogenic highlights of the country.
  • The import/ export of local currency are prohibited but there’s no restriction on the import of foreign currency.

Tunisia Tours & Trips Reviews

  • "The guide, Montassar Cherni (local agency, Scirocco?) was fantastic -- incredibly well-informed on ALL topics, accommoda..."
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