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Perfect tour to visit Tunisia from the North to the South, a real authentic discovery of tunisian heritage. Discover the main archaeological sites Carthage, Dougga and Sbeitla, stroll around the narrow streets in the Medina of Tunis, Sousse and Kairouan, enjoy the splendor of the oasis Tozeur, Chebika and Tamerza, admire breathtaking views in the salt lake and the Sahara desert in Douz, explore ancient troglodyte Berebr villages Matmata, Chenini and the Berber Ksars, enjoy the charm of the island Djerba with stunning landscapes.

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Departure & Return Location

Tunis-Carthage  International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

At 08:00 am on the second day after your arrival.

Price Includes

  • 14 Overnights in the mentioned hotels or in similars in the same location
  • Meals mentioned in the program.
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional local guide during the tour.
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Local taxes
  • Airport Transfer IN/OUT

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • The optional excursions or visits
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement
  • Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner supplement.

Important

  • The breakfast on the departure day, will depend on flight schedule
  • The itinerary could be made in two directions
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Comprehensive with a program you cannot find elsewhere
  • Complete tour to discover all Tunisia in two weeks
  • Tour adapted for groups and individuals

NOTE

The tour could start from any other international airport in Tunisia and the itinerary could be modified and adapted to fit your needs. 

Itinerary

DAY 1:ARRIVAL TO TUNISIA

Arrival at Tunis airport, assistance by the tour guide and transfer to Tunsi city. Overnight at Royal Victoria 4* hotel or similar.

DAY 2: TUNIS AND MONUMENTS

After breakfast, visit to the National Bardo Museum, a former residence for the ottoman monarchs, this actually houses the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Drive to the Medina of Tunis declared world heritage, visit of the traditional souks. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, visit to the Carthage ruins, the ancient capital of the Punic Empire: the Tophet an ancient Punic sanctuary dedicate to Tanit and Baal Hamon the most worshipped Gods. Visit to ancient Punic harbours which housed the commercial and military fleet of Carthage. Visit to the ancient roman baths of Anthony. Drive to the visit of Sidi Bou Saïd, the Moorish village with its beautiful houses painted in blue and white with their balconies typically decorated with arabesque. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight at Royal Victoria 4* hotel or similar. 

DAY 3:THE NORTHERN COAST OF TUNIISA

After breakfast, departure to Bizerta city in northern Tunisia with a rich historical past, visit to the ancient arc-shaped harbor directly connected to the ramparts of the ancien Medina. We continue the trip through the green lands of northern Tunisia to Sejnene, a small town known for its beautiful traditional pottery whose form and designs were borrowed from primitive art. Break to visit some women artisans who exhibit their typical pottery products. Drive to Tabarka for lunch, then we visit the city center, Tabarka’s fishing port and the famous needles sculpted by the waves of the Medterraean. Dinner and overnight at Dar Ismail Tabarka Hotel 5*.

DAY 4: A CULTURAL DAY AMONG THE BEST ROMAN SITES

Early departure after breakfast to Ain Drahem with its huge forest that covers the peaks of Kroumirie and its beautiful houses with red tile roofs that offer a beautiful landscape, brief visit to the city. We continue towards Bulla Regia, visit to the historical city of Roman origin known for its underground houses which still preserve on the ground, beautiful original Roman mosaics. After the visit, drive to Dougga for lunch. In the afternoon, visit to the ruins of Dougga most famous Roman archaeological site in Tunisia considered World Heritage. Visit to the well-preserved monuments of the site such as theater, capitol, the Forum, the Wind’s Rose Square, the Lubico-Punic mausoleum, winter and summer baths…etc. Departure to Kairouan, the fourth holy city of Islam and first Arab-Muslim city in Tunisia declared world heritage. Diner and overnight at Kasbah Hotel 5*.

DAY 5:KAIROUAN THE HOLY CITY

After breakfast, departure to discover the ancient monuments of Kairouan. Visit to the Aghlabid basins, old water reserves that fed the entire city during centuries. Visit to the Abu Zoumaa Al Balaoui Mausoleum called Sid Sahib or the Barber. Visit of the Great Mosque of Okba. Visit to the mausoleum of Sidi Abid El Ghariani. Panoramic visit to the mosque called “Three doors mosque”. Visit to the Medina with its souks and narrow streets. Visit of a carpet weaving workshop (optional). After lunch, departure to Sbeitla, visit to the ruins of the ancient byzantine city Sufeitula with its well-preserved monuments such as the Dioclitien arc, the Baths, the Theater, the basilicas, the Forum, the Capitol, the baptistery…etc. Departure to Tozeur the capital of Bled El Jerid « The land of palms » and visit to the old city with its houses decorated with traditional bricks made of clay and narrow streets covered by palm trunks. Dinner and overnight at Ksar El Djerid 4* hotel or similar. 

DAY 6:WONDERFUL DAY THROUGH THE MAGICAL OASES

After breakfast, departure to discover the mountain oases. Arrival to Chebika oasis and wander tour through the oasis with its stunning mountain landscape in the heart of the Atlas and its natural water springs. Drive to Tamerza oasis and visit of the waterfalls and the old abandoned village. Departure to Mides oasis located right on the Tunisian-Algerian border, visit to the famous Canyon shooting location of the famous movie « The English Patient ». After lunch, departure to Nafta, the second town in « The land of palms » and panoramic visit to the famous oasis called « La Corbeille», the basket to admire the beauty of the oasis of thousands of palm trees. Wander tour through the old city to discover the typical architecture of the houses with their coated-clay-brick facades. Return to Tozeur, dinner and overnight at Ksar El Djerid 4* hotel.

DAY 7:THE SPECTACULAR SALT LAKE

After breakfast, departure to Douz crossing Chott El Jerid, the largest Salt Lake in Tunisia, short break for photos and to admire unusual landscapes of the lake. Arrival to Douz, small city called «the gate of the Sahara», visit to the traditionale market known with local cottage industries such as “Balgha” (traditioanl pants made of camel leather). After lunch drive to the sand dunes and possibility to make a camel ride in the desert by the sunset (optional). Dinner and overnight at Sahara Douz 4* hotel . Possibility of overnight in the desert in Saharan camp (Under request and extra).

DAY 8:THE BERBER CAVE DWELLERS & KSARS

After breakfast, departure to the Berber villages in the mountain range of Dhahar. Panoramic break at Tamezret, a Berber village known for its stone cemeteries. Drive to Matmata famous Berber village of unique beauty known for its dwell cave houses and lunar landscape. Visit to a troglodyte house to discover the way of life among the Berber families. We continue crossing the Dhahar massif with a panoramic stop in Toujane, superb Berber village nestled in a mountainous landscapes and offering breathtaking views. Departure to the visit of Ksar Hadada, former granary used by Berber tribes, and filming location for the episode «The threat of the Ghost» from «Star Wars» movie . Departure to Chenini, the crest village of sublime beauty with its beautiful houses excavated in the rocks. Visit to the village and the famous mosque of the seven sleepers with their giant tombs. Typical lunch in Chenini to savor the local specialities. Departure to Douiret, the second crest village in the heart of Dhahar massif, arrival and wander tour through the village to admire the ancient architecture of the Berbers. Drive to Tataouine, dinner and overnight at Sangho Privilege Tatouine 3* hotel.

DAY 9: THE MAGICAL DJERBA ISLAND & THE LOTUS EATERS

After Breakfast, departure to the visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane, former majestic granary very well preserved with its Ghorfas beautifully superimposed. Drive to the island Djerba via the roman causeway. Arrival to Djerba and visit to Guellela, the famous pottery village with its underground clay quarries. Drive to the village of Erriadh and visit to “La Ghriba”, one of the oldest Hebrew synagogues in the world and a place of pilgrimage of the Jewish community of Djerba (During the religious holidays of the Jewish community of Djerba, the visit of the synagogue will not be possible). Departure to Houmt Souk, the capital of the island for a typical lunch based on seafood to savour the culinary art of the island. In the afternoon, visit to the ancient Spanish fortress, a real testimonial of the bloody conflicts that took place on the island between the Spanish and the Turkish. Visit to Souk Errbaa, old traditional covered Market with many typical goods. Dinner and overnight at Welcome Meridiana 4* hotel.

DAY 10:A BOAT TRIP TO THE FLAMINGO ISLAND

After breakfast, departure to the harbor of Houmt Souk for a full day boat-trip to the Flamingo island with possibility to see some dolphins. Arrival to the island and nice moments to enjoy the wild beaches, folk music and a tasty typical luch. At the end of the evening, drive back to the hotel, dinner and overnight at Welcome Meridiana 4* Hotel or simlar. 

DAY 11:THE GLADIATORS OF THE ROMAN AMPHITHEATER

After breakfast, drive to Gabes via the Ferry. Arrival and visit to “Jara” the old spice market where you can find even pure Henna, a vegetable dye used by women at the Berber wedding. After lunch, drive to El Jem, visit the famous Roman amphitheater ranked 3rd in the world with a capacity of 35000 spectators and considered to be the third-largest ever, after the Colosseum in Rome and the destroyed amphitheater in Capua. Departure to Mahdia, beautiful coastal town, visit to «Skifa Kahla» the entry gate of the ancient Medina. Visit to the punic harbor and the seaside cemetry. Dinner and overnight at Mahdia Palace Mahdia 5* hotel.

Day 12:THE BEAUTIFUL SAHEL COAST

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Monastir, visit of Ribat, ancient fortress from the 8th century. Visit to Habib Bourguiba mausoleum first president and founder of the Tunisian Republic. Drive to Sousse, the capital of Sahel province in central coastal Tunisia, visit to the ancient. Medina declared world heritage. After lunch departure to El Kantaoui and visit of the Marina Port El Kantaoui. Drive to Hammamet, visit of the ancient Medina at the seaside. Dinner and overnight at Le Sultan Hammamet 4* hotel.

DAY 13:THE CAP BON PENINSULA

After breakfast, departure to the discovery of Cap Bon peninsula. Visit of Nabeul city with its workshops of traditional pottery. Drive to Kelibia, visit to majestic byzantine fortress from the fifth century. Departure to Kerkouene hostorical punic city destroyed in the 310 B-C and declared Word Heritage, visit to the ruins with the famous houses at the seaside. Drive to El Haouaria for lunch next to the ancient Punic underground sandstone quarries (The visit inside the quarries is suspended for security reasons for fear of collapse). We continue to Korbus, small village known since the antiquity as a natural spa with high quality. Its sulphurous and chlorinated hot springs are beneficial to treat several skin diseases. Drive back to Hammamet, dinner and overnight at Le Sultan Hammamet 4* hotel.

DAY 14:RELAXING DAY IN HAMMAMET

Free stay on half board at the hotel in Hammamet.

DAY 15:END OF THE TRIP

Brekfast at the hotel and transfer to Tunis airport for the return flight according to the flight schedule. End of our services.

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Frequently asked Questions

Do I need a Visa to visit Tunisia ?

Click Here to know if you need really a Visa to visit Tunisia

How can I find you at the arrival airport in Tunisia?

As soon as you pick up your luggage at the airport and pass through the arrivals gate, you will find our assistants waiting for you with  a welcome sign with your name or the name of your agency to accompany you to your hotel and give you all informations you need.

Where can I change money ?

Just at your arrival at any airport in Tunisia, you can change money in the airport banks which are open 24/7 or also at the reception of your hotel.

How can I get a SIM Card in Tunisia ?

At your arrival at the airport you will find the counters of the telephone companies Tunisie Telecom, Oeredoo and Orange to get a Sim card from 10 € paid on the spot for at least one week.

What electrical voltage is used in Tunisia?

The electric current used in Tunisia is 220 V in the whole country including hotels.  The plugs used are double entry and identical to French plugs.