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Tunis Airport
Tunis Airport
Tour Details

Pay a visit to Tunisia and have an excellent opportunity to visit the various historical attractions, including Carthage’s archeological site, among others

Tunisia Special Tour 10 Days

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Duration: 10 days

Start: Tunis

End: Tunis

Countries visited: Tunisia

Category: Mini- Adventure

Operating days: On Request

Departure time: 0830 hours

Duration: 10 days

Age Limit: 5 years and above 

Departure point:   Accommodation / ariport pick-up

Arrival point:  Airport drop-off

Special instructions: please contact across Africa tours & travel to confirm your departure details at least one week before your first day of the visit.

Departure & Return Location

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel the 1st day
  • Private A/C vehicle during 9 days and according to the program
  • Services of an English speaking driver/travel guide (same person)
  • Accommodation at the desert camp in half board the 6th day
  • Mid-day lunches during the whole tour in local restaurants
  • Fuel, parking and highway fees
  • Our services and assistance 24/7

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance
  • Accommodation (except for the desert night)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to all archeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • Optional activities booked on site (quad – camel, etc.)
  • Tips

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Pay a visit to Tunisia and have an excellent opportunity to visit the various historical attractions, including Carthage’s archeological site, among others

  • Discover Tunis
  • Visit Dougga and Kairouan
  • Visit the island of Djerba
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Tunisia

Upon arrival in Tunisia, you will meet with Across Africa Tours representative who will help you clear any formalities or customs and tranfer your to your hotel (booked by your expenxe)

Accommodation: self-booked hotel (I recommend Belvedere Fourati Hotel)

Day 2Discover Tunis

After breakfast, head to the old medina of Tunis (A cultural tour, not a shopping one). Stroll in its narrow alleys and
admire its architecture. Learn more about the old medina with your travel guide and visit its must-see: Zitouna mosquée / medresas /Kasbah boulevard…etc.Head to the military museum and visit to learn more about Tunisian history. Continue to Lagoulette and enjoy a grilled fish meal. At 2h30 Pm, head to Carthage, the Roman city, and visit its different components (Byrsa hill, Antonine baths, Punic sanctuary…etc.).Enjoy a free time to stroll in Sidi Bousaid, the blue and white village dominating the bay of Tunis and offering a unique view. Back to your hotel

Accommodation: self-booked hotel(I recommend Belvedere Fourati Hotel)

Day 3Dougga and Kairouan

After breakfast start your day to a drive in the northwest of Tunisia. Make a stop to visit the archeological site of Utica. This site is considered as one of the oldest cities in the west of the Mediterranean basin. It was founded by the Phoenicians in 1101 BC. Next stop will be in the Andalusian town of Testour. Stroll through the alleys and admire the Andalusian architecture.Then discover the minaret of the Great Mosque of Testour. This mosquée is equipped with a unique clock in the world. Its hands rotate counterclockwise, and the numbers are also placed upside down. After 300 years of its installation by the Andalusians, Testour’s counterclockwise clock, which suffered a longbreakdown, has come back to life since December 2014. Continue to Dougga, the most prestigious archaeological site in Tunisia that was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Mid-day Lunch at 3* hotel (you pick your menu, but it is famous for its wild boar).After the meal, head to Kairouan, the holy city. Arrive and visit it old medina (UNESCO world heritage).Dinner at the hotel

Accommodation: self-booked hotel (I recommend Kasbah Kairouan in a half board)

Day 4Kairouan and Tozeur

Spend the day with a visit to great mosquee of Kairouan and Barber Maisoleum (Sidi Sahbi). Our knowlegable guide will tell you more stories behind the construction of the two sites you will be visiting. Head to Tozeur through Gafsa and mid-day lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Arrive in Tozeur and visit its old medina. Depending on the day, their will be a Possibility of a carriage tour to visit the city’s oldest palm groove (extra). In the evening bck your booked hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel

Accommodation: self-booked hotel (I recommend Palm Beach Tozeur or Diar Abou Habibi or Anantara)

Day 5The mountain oasesand the night in tent

After breakfast, departure to visit the superb mountain oases Chebika. A unique suspended paradise, which for years has become the favorite place of the greatest filmmakers (known above all for its Berber village and its water sources which spring from the side of the mountain ).Head to Tamerza and visit its famous waterfall.Discover the great canyons of Mides.Lunch in a typical restaurant with the locals to enjoy a typical Tunisian menu. After lunch head directly to the sandy village of Sabria.Cross the salt lake of Chott Djerid , the largest salt lake in North Africa (photo break).Visit of Debebecha, the petrified sand site.Enjoy sunset over the sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see.Possibility of camel ride to watch the sunset in the heart of the dunes (extra).At 7:30 p.m., attend the demonstration of the preparation of sand bread (bread baked under sand and embers). Today dinner will be at the camp,a musical evening around the campfire, it is included in our package. Overnight in a tent under the stars

Accommodation : Night in tent at a desert camp in Half board

Day 6The troglodyte village and Chenini

Breakfast and departure to matamata, the Berber village. Stop and taste a good rosemary tea. Visit a homestay cave house where you will be greeted with tea, olive oil, and honey served with home-brewed hand. Discover these houses dug underground and this way of life and admire the generosity and modesty of these cave dwellers.Continue to the Berber village of Toujane and enjoy a photo stop. Head to Chenini, the Berber village, and visit its different components (houses dug horizontally in the mountain, mosquée…etc.).Visit the seven dormant mosquée of Chenini and learn about its legend.Go to your accommodation and overnight

Accommodation: self-booked hotel (I recommend Ksar Ouled Debbeb)

Day 7The island of Djerba

After breakfast depart to Djerba. Photo stop at the salt lake of Chahbania, also known as ‘Sabkhet El Melah’.Arrive at Djerba and head to Guellela, the pottery village. Visit the traditions museum of Guellela and learn more about the island traditions and habits. Visit a local workshop and assist in a pottery making demonstration.Stop at the port harbor to see the pirate ship.Mid-day lunch at a local restaurant.Visit « The Gharib », the oldest Jewish synagogue in northern Africa. Stroll in the alleys of Djerba Hood: Djerbahood is an urban art event during which artists worldwide take over the Tunisian village of Erriadh on the island of Djerba to produce 250 works created for the occasion. The Galerie Itinerrance de Paris launched it in June 2014. Continue to Houmt Souk, the city center, and enjoy a free time to stroll in its narrow alleys.Head to your hotel dinner and overnight

Accommodation: self-booked hotel (I recommend Rym Beach Hotel)

Day 8El Jem and Hammamet

Depart to El Jem through the highway. Arrive in El Jem and have a mid-day lunch. After your lunch,Visit the Roman coliseum of El Jem. Visit El Jem museum. Continue to Hammamet and settle at your hotel. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation: self-booked hotel(I recommend Hasdrubal Thalassa & Spa Hammamet)

Day 9CAP BON DISCOVERY

Visit Haouaria : El-Haouaria is the city located most at the tip of Cap Bon: the Ras Adar raises its relief (about 350 meters above sea level) as if to mark the tip: a small road crosses it, at the end of which a beautiful view lies on the Mediterranean, with Sicily offshore, no more than 140 kilometers away. El-Haouaria, a small town of 10,000 inhabitants, has become a master in the art of falconry: it is here a passion shared by many inhabitants. From March, the falconers capture their birds of prey using traps made up of planted nets equipped with bait, in which the birds come to get entangled. The training is a skillful and fast business, the raptors being released after the hunting season in the summer. About 3 kilometers from the center of El-Haouaria are the caves of Ghar el-Kebir: these caves are not formed naturally since they were dug mainly in Roman times when thousands of enslaved people were busy working the rock. At that time, the site served as quarries from which were extracted large blocks of stone used, among other things, for the construction of monuments of Carthage. The caves are partly open to travelers.Visit the Punic caves and Kerkouan, the Punic archeological city. Continue to Korbous,, the balneary station known for its hot water sprays. Possibility of swimming in one of the hot springs or enjoy a Hammam and a cure at one of the stations there. Head directly to the airport and end of our services

Accommodation: self-booked hotel(I recommend Hotel belvedere Fourati Tunis)

Day 10Departure

Mornig at leisure as you prepare to depart to Airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services

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