TUNISIA - LAND ONLY
also available TUNISIA 7 and 8 days,
TUNISIA combined with any other Mediterranean country
Trips for travel agents and companions
Daily departures until October 31, 2018
TUNIS / EL JEM / SFAX / MATMATA / DOUZ /
CHOTT EL JERID / TOZEUR / CHEBIKA / TAMERZA / GAFSA /
KAIROUAN / CARTHAGE / SIDI BOU SAID / TUNIS
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.
Dinner and overnight.
Overnight HOTEL EL MOURADI AFRICA, Tunis
Day 2 Tunis / El Jem / Matmata / Douz
After breakfast met with your guide and driver at the hotel. Depart directly to EL DJEM. Visit the magnificent amphitheatre considered as one of the three major Roman coliseums in the world after Rome and Capoue.
Continue through the marine oasis of GABES for MATMATA, 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.
Finally, continue on to DOUZ, guardian of the Grand Erg and magnificent green oasis at the gate of the desert. (b,l,d)
OPTIONAL Camel ride trip during sunset time.
Overnight HOTEL SAHARA , Douz
Day 3 Douz / Chott El DJerid / Tozeur
Oasis Mountains (Chebika – Tamerza And Ong Djemel)
After early breakfast, begin crossing of CHOTT EL DJERID towards TOZEUR, with a photos 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.
Lunch in Palm Grove “ Eden Palm” in Tozeur. (b,l,d)
OPTIONAL opportunity to go for a drive in 4x4 through the oasis.
Overnight HOTEL PALM BEACH, Tozeur
Day 4 Tozeur / Gafsa / Kairouan
After breakfast continue on to GAFSA.
Stop for lunch in hotel / restaurant.
Proceed to KAIROUAN, the holy city and first North African Islamic city. 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 Kairouan, visit the Medina, the Raqqada Museum, the Barber Mausoleum or Sidi Sahib, also named the three doors Mosque, and built in XVIIth century in memory of Sidi Sahib, companion of the prophet Mohammed.
Visit Bir Barrouta, and the Aghlabite Pools, built in IXth century.
Continue to visit the Medina souks and the bazaar of famous Kairouan carpets, jewel of Tunisian handicrafts.
Return to the hotel. (b,l,d)
Overnight HOTEL LA KASBAH, Kairouan
Day 5 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 Friday).
Depart to TUNIS.
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 visit CARTHAGE. Visit the ruins of the Phoenician and Roman civilisations both lie open to the sun and wildflowers. 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, where in the 8th century BC, Carthage was founded by the legendary Princess Elissa-Dido, 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, (closed on Monday). It houses the world greatest collection of Roman mosaics. (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 shopping and or coffee break. (b,l)
Opportunity to visit Dar Ennabi (paid on site - an ancient house of a Tunisian Bey showing various habits and wedding costumes, etc.
Overnight HOTEL EL MOURADI Tunis
Day 6 Tunis / departure
Breakfast at hotel. (b)
Transfer from the hotel to the Tunis Carthage airport for your departure flight
All transfers and sightseeing by PRIVATE CAR AND DRIVER as per itinerary
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
All 5 star hotels, one 4 star in Douz as per itinerary (or similar)
English speaking guide during the tour.
All taxes and service charges
Not included; hotel tax to be paid directly to the hotel
COSTS PER PERSON
based on double occupancy
Travel agents from $ 1200.00 (US)
Companions from $ 1300.00 (US)
Single supplement $ 120.00 (US)