Exotic Tunisia, Mosaic & Civilizations

10 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Explore Tunisia, from the Roman sites of the north to the vast desert of the south and the tranquil island of Djerba.  A comprehensive tour of Tunisia, visiting the famous sights of the north before plunging into the remote Sahara desert and ending on the Mediterranean island of Djerba.

In Tunis, you can explore the UNESCO protected old town and enjoy excursions to Sidi Bou Said and Carthage. Moving west you'll stop at impressive Roman ruins, before heading on to the holy Islamic city of Kairouan, a short distance from the breathtaking amphitheatre at El Jem. After a few days exploring the awesome Sahara, the trip climaxes with some rest and relaxation on the charming island of Jerba.

DAY 1 - TUNIS ARRIVAL

Arrival at Tunis Airport. Transfer to the Golden Tulip Gammarth Hotel where you will stay for the next 4 nights. Remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 2 - TUNIS

Morning walking tour of old Tunis. This afternoon, visit the Bardo Museum, which contains a fine collection of artefacts spanning the history of Tunisia, including Roman and Byzantine mosaics from sites all over the country. (B)

DAY 3 - DOUGGA - BULLA REGIA

Morning drive to Bulla Regia, the site of underground Roman townhouses and some excellent mosaics. Continue to Dougga and visit the dominating temple set on the edge of the Teboursouk Mountains. Return for overnight in Tunis. (B)

DAY 4 - TUNIS - SOUSSE - EL JEM - KAIROUAN

Departure to Sousse, fortified coastal town and visit the city’s medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its interesting entrance gate and fort. Continuation to El Jem. You will visit the ancient Roman amphitheater at El Jem, one of Tunisia’s most surprising sights. This coliseum with its serried mass of arches rising majestically over this otherwise nondescript village is a wonder to behold. You will also visit the small archaeological museum, built on the plan of a Roman villa and houses a fine collection of mosaics. Proceed to Kairouan for overnight. (B)

DAY 5 - KAIROUAN - TOZEUR

Proceed to the ancient Roman ruins at Sbeitla where you tour the ‘ghostly’ ruins of Sufetula with its Great Baths, theater, forum and churches and temples. Continue to Tozeur via Gafsa. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 6 - EXCURSION TO TAMERZA & MIDES

Excursion in the sublime canyons of the Western South called Selja Gorges with the legendary Red Lizard Train. According to the legend, a warrior cut this fault with his sword to create a nuptial bed for his princess. Return to Tozeur. Afternoon, visit the Chebika Canyons, Tamerza Cascades and Berber village of Mides by 4x4. (B)

DAY 7 - TOZEUR TO DOUZ

Visit the “Corbeille” in Nefta, the area formerly flowing springs, the water was channeled into a river which then branched out to water the palm. Nefta has hosted a significant number of filmmakers, such as The English Patient, and Star Wars in the desert not far away. Departure to Douz via Chott El Djerid which is a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia, It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara. Admire the fascination of Mirage. Continuation to Douz, called by “The Gate of Desert, it was an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Experience the Camel Ride in the desert this afternoon. (B)

DAY 8 - DOUZ - MATMATA - TATAOUINE

Depart to visit the Berber village Matmata which is situated in a basin scattered with countless tiny hills, a lunar country age surrounded by bald mountains. These are the Troglodytes houses. Visit of a Troglodyte Cave and a Berber Family. Continue to the Berber Villages of Chenini then Tataouine. Overnight in Tataouine. (B)

DAY 9 - TATAOUINE - DJERBA

This morning drive to Djerba via “la Chaussée Romaine”. An Island tour including a visit to Guellala, the Synagogue and Houmt Souk. Rest of day at leisure. (B)

DAY 10 - DJERBA DEPARTURE

After breakfast, day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

PRICE ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel, the season, the duration of your trip, the level of private guiding and the complexity of the itinerary.

EXOTIC TUNISIA, MOSAIC & CIVILIZATIONS - 10 DAYS
A comprehensive tour of Tunisia, visiting the famous sights of the north before plunging into the remote Sahara desert and ending on the Mediterranean island of Djerba.

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