Tunisia Explorer Cultural Discovery


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Trip Code: AYT
Region: North Africa - Middle East
Countries visited: Tunisia
Activities: Desert, People & Religion, Archaeology, History
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by private minibus.
Meals: All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners included.
Accomodation: 7 nights 2 and 3-star hotels, normally with en suite facilities and 1 night desert camping.
Group: Normally 4 to 16, plus leader.


Holiday price from: to including flights.


Venture beyond the beaches to Roman ruins, medinas and desert


Great Mosque of Kairouan

We traverse this diverse country from the Mediterranean to the Sahara, visiting spectacular Roman sites, all listed by UNESCO, mountainous fortified kasbahs and the shady forests of the north. We visit Kairouan, one of Islam's holiest sites and the area around Matmata, offering a dramatic 'lunar' landscape often used by Hollywood, also home to a number of troglodyte dwellings. Heading south to Douz, the Gateway of the Sahara', we visit its museum to get an introduction to the traditions of the region's nomadic people, followed by an unforgettable experience of a camel trek into the desert. This is a great trip to get a real insight into the history, culture and beautiful landscapes Tunisia has to offer.




Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Tunis.Show detailed information

Day 2: Tour of Tunis medina and Bardo Museum; afternoon to explore UNESCO site of Carthage and pretty Sidi Bou Said.Show detailed information

Day 3: To Kairouan; visit the great mosque and drive to El Jem; visit impressive El Jem amphitheatre; night in Mahrès.Show detailed information

Day 4: Transfer to Matmata and visit to troglodyte houses. To Douz, visit museum and overnight camping in desert.Show detailed information

Day 5: Drive to Tozeur at edge of Sahara; afternoon visit to medina.Show detailed information

Day 6: Visit palm filled oasis and travel on Red Lizard train through spectacular scenery.Show detailed information

Day 7: Drive to Sbeitla; visit Roman site of Makthar and continue to the mountain town of Le Kef.Show detailed information

Day 8: To Roman ruins at Dougga and Andalucian city of Testour; to Tunis for overnight stay.Show detailed information

Day 9: Fly to London.Show detailed information


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