FAM Trips available

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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

TUNISIA - LAND ONLY
2017
8 Days
DAILY
departures

You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

TUNIS / EL JEM / SFAX / GABES / MATMATA /
DJERBA / DOUZ / CHOTT EL JERID / NEFTA /
TOZEUR / CHEBIKA / TAMERZA / MIDES / GAFSA /
SBEITLA / KAIROUAN / BARDO / CARTHAGE /
SIDI BOU SAID / TUNIS

Day 1    Tunis     Arrive Tunis -  WELCOME TO TUNISIA!!!
Upon arrival you will be greeting at the Tunis-Carthage Airport, and transferred to your hotel.
     Overnight HOTEL MAJESTIC, Tunis

 Day 2    Tunis / El Jem / Sfax / Gabes / Matmata
Begin with departure to El Jem. Visit the Roman amphitheatre dating back to the 2nd century and considered as one of the three main amphitheatres in the world after the amphitheatres of Rome and Capoue. 

Continuation to Sfax, second economic capital of Tunisia.

Time at leisure.

Continue to Matmata, troglodyte village (where the film Star War was filmed) inhabited by Berbers who have carved homes in the soft rocks, in protection against invaders, and created a lifestyle corresponding to difficult weather conditions. Discover the lifestyle of the local Berber population famous for their warm hospitality, and taste traditional Tabouna a bread with green tea. 

Check into hotel.
     Overnight HOTEL DIAR EL BARBAR, Matmata

Day 3    Matmata / Djerba / Gabes / Douz
Departure to Djerba via Gabes. Enjoy this beautiful island.  After a tour, free time to walk around DJerba. Visit Hara Sghira and Houmet Essouk where all types of fabric, carpets and jewellery are sold. Visit Guellala, a traditional potters' village.

Depart from Djerba via Gabes to Douz.

Arrive Douz.   Visit the Medina.
     Overnight HOTEL SAHARA DOUZ, Douz

 Day 4    Douz / Chott El Jerid / Nefta / Tozeur
Departure this morning to Tozeur through Chott El Jerid Salt Lake, and time for photo shots.

Proceed to Tozeur, one of the most famous oases in the world sheltering a palm grove of over 1000 palms.  Also surrounded by a beautiful architecture village and yellow stone houses positioned following geometric patterns, copying calligraphy and Arab tapestry art. 

Check in at hotel.

In the afternoon, depart to visit Nefta where multiple sources give life to the hundreds of thousands of the oasis's palm trees. 

or

OPTIONAL visit to “Eden Palm” which is an eco-museum based in an ancient palm groves in Tozeur and exposing the real life in the oasis and the history of palms and dates in Tunisia.
     Overnight HOTEL EL MOURADI, Tozeur

 Day 5    Tozeur / Chebika /  Tamerza / Mides / Gafsa /
                Sbeitla / Kairouan

Departure by jeep to Chebika and Tamerza to visit the canyons and the waterfalls. 

Continue to Mides for a visit.  Depart to Gafsa. See the Roman pools surrounded by high walls of freestone. 

Departure towards Sbeitla, archaeological site of first order in Tunisia.  Visit site and museum (*close Monday). After visiting the site, continuation towards Kairouan.
     Overnight HOTEL LA KASBAH KAIROUAN, Kairouan
       (5* hotel, there are no 4 stars hotels in Kairouan.)

 Day 6   Kairouan / Thuburbo Majus / Tunis
Today visit the Medina of Kairouan. Continue to visit the Great Mosque, the oldest Islamic religious site in the western Islamic world, then the Barber's Mausoleum, the most visited in the country. Finally, visit Aghlabythe Basins and the Medina. 

Afternoon departure to Thuburbo Majus, considered as one of the largest Roman sites in Tunisia, and visit its imposing vestiges.

Return to Tunis.
     Overnight HOTEL MAJESTIC, Tunis

 Day 7    Tunis / Bardo / Carthage /Sidi Bou Said / Tunis
Morning visit of the Medina of Tunis, a real close city, enclosed by ramparts and sheltering the souks which are among the most lively and coloured in North Africa. 

Visit the Bardo Museum (closed Monday) grouping the largest Roman mosaics collection in the world as well as exhibitions of historical precious objects and vestiges.

Afternoon visit Carthage and the roman site. Continue to visit the village of Sidi Bou Said, a balcony on the sea.  Like White pearls suspended over the azure gulf.  From the terrace of a café, discover the magnificent panorama including the small marina and the whole area of Tunis.
     Overnight HOTEL MAJESTIC, Tunis

 Day 8    Tunis / departure
Transfer to the Tunis Carthage Airport for departure.

 INCLUSIVE FEATURES
All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
Breakfast daily
All 4 star hotels (or similar) as per itinerary
        with one 5 * in Kairouan
English speaking guide during the tour
Visit Chebika Tamerza Mides by Jeep
All taxes and service charges

 COSTS PER PERSON - LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Travel agents from       $1300.00 (US)
Companions from         $1400.00 (US)

 Extensions available

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