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

TUNISIA - LAND ONLY
2019
6  days

Trips for travel agents and companions
Please call for a quote for your passengers

 Also available TUNISIA combined with any other Mediterranean country
Daily departures until October 31, 2019   

TUNIS / EL DJEM / MATMATA / DOUZ / CHOTT EL DJERID /
TOZEUR / OASIS MOUNTAINS / GAFSA / KAIROUAN / TUNIS /
CARTHAGE / SIDI BOU SAID

Day 1 Tunis Arrive Tunis
WELCOME TO TUNISIA!!!
After you arrive, clear customs and pick up your luggage you will be met by our representative.  That person will be holding a sign with your name on it.  From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Tunis. 

Afternoon at leisure.
     Overnight HOTEL EL MOURADI AFRICA, Tunis

Day 2 TUNIS / EL DJEM / MATMATA / DOUZ
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your driver at your hotel. 

Depart directly to EL DJEM. Arrival to visit the magnificent amphitheatre considered as one of the three major Roman coliseums in the world after Rome and Capoue, as its majestic proportions enabling it to host 27.000 spectators. 

Proceed through the marine oasis of GABES for MATMATA, a Berber village which exceptional panorama and troglodyte homes lie in a surrealist calm.  

After a Berber lunch at the hotel, visit a home carved in the mountain and have a photo stop.

Continue on to DOUZ, guardian of the Grand Erg and magnificent green oasis at the gate of the desert. 

OPTIONAL Camel ride trip in DOUZ during sunset time. 

Dinner and accommodation. (b,l,d)
     Overnight HOTEL SAHARA DOUZ, Douz  4*
                      (There is no 5* Hotel in DOUZ) 

Day 3 DOUZ / CHOTT EL DJERID / TOZEUR OASIS MOUNTAINS / TOZEUR
Breakfast at hotel.

 Proceed with crossing of CHOTT EL DJERID towards TOZEUR, with a photo stop in this large Salt Lake endlessly extending its legendary mirages, superb alchemy of Sahara elements.  

Upon arrival at TOZEUR, visit of the immense palm grove covering 1000 hectares, and considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. Here, 200,000 date palms produce yearly tonnes of delicious Deglet Nour, the best Tunisian dates which transparency reflects the light of the golden sun.  

Lunch in PALM GROVE “EDEN PALM” in TOZEUR  

OPTIONAL (at extra cost) continue the opportunity to go for a drive in 4x4 through the oasis.

Visit CHEBIKA canyons and TAMERZA waterfalls, and then ONG DJEME where Star Wars was filmed. 

Back to TOZEUR.
Check in, dinner and overnight. (b,l,d)
     Overnight HOTEL PALM BEACH, Tozeur

Day 4 TOZEUR / GAFSA / KAIROUAN
Breakfast at hotel.

Continue on to GAFSA. 

Stop for lunch in hotel / restaurant 

Proceed to KAIROUAN. A short break will enable you to stroll about the colourful Souks of the Medina, where you may at length test your bargaining talents,

Arrival to KAIROUAN. Visit the MEDINA. 

The Museum of Raqqada in Kairouan is currently closed for renovation.  

Visit BIR BARROUTA, visit Aghlabite pools, built in IXth century.  Visit the Medina souks and the bazaar of famous Kairouan carpets, jewel of Tunisian handicrafts.

 Return to the hotel.
Check in, dinner and overnight. (b,l,d)
     Overnight HOTEL PALM BEACH, Tozeur

Day 5 KAIROUAN / TUNIS / CARTHAGE / SIDI BOU SAID / TUNIS
Breakfast at hotel.

Visit the Great Mosque, JAMAA SIDI OQBA, the oldest Islamic religious site in the western Islamic world. (Closed on Friday). 

Depart to TUNIS.  

Arrival and lunch in restaurant in TUNIS in the Medina or in suburbs. 

Visit MOSQUE EZITOUNA (if open, you can enter on it) and visit the ancient MEDINA.   

Depart to CARTHAGE. Visit the ruins of the Phoenician and Roman civilizations. Declared a national monument the town of Carthage and nearby Salammbo abound in vestiges of the Punic and Roman empires, baths, dwellings, mosaics, temples, shrines and the fabulous naval port of the Carthaginians.

Proceed to the hill of Byrsa.  The museum of Byrsa in Carthage is currently closed for renovations.  In the 8th century BC, Carthage was founded by the legendary Princess Elissa-Dido, and is a storehouse of history.

Roman mosaics lie next to the ruins of Phoenician buildings dating from the 8th Century BC.  This beautiful site has been the theatre of great violence, as a Roman historian wrote of the fall of Carthage "the city was razed and burnt to the ground and the accursed land covered with salt to ensure its barrenness."

OR visit BARDO museum, further time of arrival. 

Depart to visit the village of SIDI BOU SAID where you discover the typical Tunisian life style. Have a free time to shopping and to coffee break.

 OPTIONAL (at extra cost) Opportunity to visit DAR ENNABI *an ancient house of a Tunisian Bey showing various habits and wedding costumes.)

After the tour, back to your hotel of stay. Check in, and overnight. (b,l)
     Overnight HOTEL EL MOURADI AFRICA, Tunis

Day 6 TUNIS / TUNIS AIRPORT
Breakfast at hotel. (b)

 Transfer from the hotel to the Tunis Carthage airport for your departure flight.

 INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
All transfers and sightseeing by ENGLISH speaking PRIVATE CAR AND DRIVER
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
All 5-star hotels, one 4 stars in Douz, as per itinerary (or similar) 
All taxes and service charges

 Not included;
Hotel tax to be paid directly to the hotel of approximately 3 Tunisian Dinars ($1.05) per person adult per night in 4- and 5-star hotels.

 COSTS PER PERSON
based on double occupancy
Travel agents from        $1300.00
Companions from         $1400.00

EXTENSIONS are available