Welcome to Kairouan


The Unesco-listed medina is an interesting and beautiful place to wander, especially in the late afternoon when the sun creates shadows, highlighting the charming and ornate doors, and the blue-and-green window shutters and balconies. Filled with shops, traditional courtyard houses, mosques and zaouias (complexes surrounding the tomb of a saint), it's the city's heart in every sense, and amply rewards those who spend time within its walls.


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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis

Departure to Kairouan from your Tunis accommodation. The visit starts with the last two 9th century Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the middle Ages. The basins are seen from the top of the Tourist Information Building and they form an introduction to the foundation of Kairouan and its glorious age. Proceed to visit the 7th century Great Okba Mosque, the oldest one in North Africa. The clients will appreciate the powerful and beautiful expression of faith inherent in the 9th century building. Proceed to the nearby Sidi Sahbi, to visit the 17th-19th century building with its minaret & beautiful courtyards lined with green-blue tile work & white plaster stucco. Then on to the entrance of the Medina and the guided walk through the main street of the mystic Medina up to "Bir Barrouta". Free time is given for individual discovery & shopping at the Medina. Lunch at a local restaurant.Transfer to El Jem (70 km / 1h 15mn drive). El Jem’s amphitheatre is the main attraction and is one of Tunisia’s most often visited sites. This monumental amphitheatre, built in the mid 3rd century AD (230-240 AD), is the largest Roman monument left in Africa, and ranks 3rd in the Empire after those of Rome and Verona.  Being one of the last large amphitheatres built during the Roman era, its architectural design is an improvement over that of the Coliseum of Rome, though it is not a great deal smaller.

$1815 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days Private Tour of Tunisia

Tour Itinerary: • 1st day (El Jem - Kairouan - Tozeur) Meals (L, D) Tour starts with pickup from any location in Tunisia to visit El Jem (Thysdrus) Roman amphitheater, the third biggest & the best-preserved one in the Roman world. then continue to Kairouan to visit the 9Th century Aghlabid basins and the grand mosque, the oldest in North Africa with an introduction to some Tunisian traditions. LUNCH in Kairouan MedinaContinue to TozeurCheck-in for 1 night in TozeurDINNER at the preferred accommodation • 2nd day (Tozeur - Douz) Meals (B, L, D) BREAKFAST at the hotel then departure to Visit Chebika and Tamerza Waterfalls then Continue to visit Mides CanyonsContinue to Tozeur for LUNCH then Horse-drawn Carriage tour in the Palm GrovesVisit of Ong jemel Star Wars desert setDeparture to Douz with stop at the Salt Lake (Chott el Djerid)Your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sandVisit Douz Souk and enjoy a Camel or Quad TourCheck-in for 1 night in DouzDINNER at the hotel • 3rd day (Douz – Sahara Desert) Meals (B, L, D) BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure to the Sahara desert Continue through the huge charming dunes LUNCH in the middle of the desert then continue through the sand dunes Arrive at the Sahara Camping Check-in for 1 night in SAHARANSKY Luxury Camping  Having a delicious DINNER at the camping and enjoying the night drumming around the campfire • 4th day (Douz – Matmata - Tataouine) Meals (B, L, D) BREAKFAST at the camping then departure to Matmata for Underground Troglodyte visit then LUNCH in a berber underground houseContinue to Ksar Hadada to visit the old castleVisit Chenini to visit the 7th asleep mosque and museumCheck-in for 1 night in TataouineDINNER at the hotel • 5th day (Tataouine – Gabes - Tunis) Meals (B, L) BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure to Gabes Visit of  ‘Jara souk’, where you can purchase souvenirs, and discover the city.LUNCH in GabesTransfer to drop-off locationDrop off at the selected hotel or location.{END OF TOUR}

$1550 Cultural & Theme Tours

The best of Tunisia

ItineraryDay 1: Tunis,TunisiaStop At: Tunisia Airport Transfers, Hammamet, Nabeul Governorate Arrival/transfer to hotel in Tunis Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in Tunis Day 2: Bardo museum,TunisStop At: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunis GovernorateBardo museum- Tunis-Carthage -Sidi Bousaid visit the bardo museum and its colorful mosaics Tunis medina for a walk in its beautiful medieval streets . After lunch ,visit Carthage and walk through main street of Sidi Bousaid . Duration: 7 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in TunisDay 3: Dougga, TunisiaStop At: Dougga, Beja GovernorateTunis- Dougga-Hammamet Visit the roman city of Dougga .After lunch ,depart to Hammamet . Installation at your hotel. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in HammametDay 4: El jemStop At: El Jem Amphitheatre, El-Jem, Mahdia Governorate Hammamet -El Jem -Matmata-DouzVisit the amphitheatre of El Jem.Coninue to Matmata ,visit a troglodyte and drive to Douz .Installation at hotel Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in DouzDay 5: tozeurStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateDouz-Chott El Jerid-Tozeur -Ong Jemal-TozeurDrive to Chott EL Jerid .continue to Tozeur .walk in old town After lunch,drive to Ong Jemal and drive back to Tozeur Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in TozeurDay 6: kairouanStop At: Great Mosque of Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan GovernorateTozeur -Mountain oasis chebika -Kairouan drive to moutain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza .Continue to Kairouan .Duration: 2 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in KairouanDay 7: TunisStop At: Tunis City Hall, Tunis, Tunis GovernorateKairouan-Tunis Visit the big mosque in Kairouan .upon request attend an exposition of native Berber rugs.spend the night in Tunis • End of the tour ,Transfer to airport & Assistance Departure.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$3100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Grand tour of Tunisia

ItineraryDay 1: arrival and check inStop At: Tunisia Airport Transfers, Hammamet, Nabeul Governoratearrival/transferDuration: 1 minuteNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight in TunisDay 2: The Roman theatre of Carthage, Carthage, TunisiaStop At: Carthage Museum, Carthage, Tunis GovernorateByrsa hill,roman villas ,roman baths, lunch breakwhite and blue village Sidi bousaid spend the night in TunisDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: TunisDay 3: Bulla Regia, Jendouba, TunisiaStop At: Bulla Regia, Jendouba, Jendouba Governoratevisit roman city with underground villas.lunch break spend the night in DouggaDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: DouggaDay 4: Dougga, Beja Governorate, TunisiaStop At: Dougga, Beja Governoratevisit most beautiful monuments in roman city of Dougga .lunch break. walk in Al Kantaoui harbor in Sousse spend the night in SousseDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: sousseDay 5: sousse,Stop At: Sousse Archaeological Museum, Sousse, Sousse Governoratevisit the local museum .depart to El Jem to visit the roman amphitheatre .lunch break and visit the local museum of mosaics .3spend the night in Sfax.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: sfaxDay 6: mednine Stop At: Chenini, Tataouine, Tataouine Governoratedepart to Medenine to visit the kasar there .continue to visit the centuries' old village . lunch break .Spend the night in TataouineDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: tataouineDay 7: ksar ouled Stop At: Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tataouine, Tataouine Governorateksar ouled soultane ,ksar hadada and depart to Matmata .2 spend the night in MatmataDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: matmataDay 8: matmataStop At: Escale de Toujane, Matmata, Gabes GovernorateVisit Sstar wars Sidi Driss site and a troglodyte house. free afternoon ask guide for any special activityspend the night in DouzDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: DouzDay 9: TozeurStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur Governoratedepart to Tozeur through salt lake chott el Jerid .walk in old town of Tozeur,the oasis,eden palm museum. spend the night inTozeur.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: tozeurDay 10: ChebikaStop At: Tamerza Canyon, Tozeur, Tozeur Governoratedepart to star war site of Moss espa Ong Jemal . mountain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza. spend the night in GafsaDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: GafsaDay 11: sbeitlaStop At: Sbeitla, Subaytilah, Kasserine Governoratedepart to visit roman city of sbeitla .lunch break.Continue to kairouan. visit the medina and upon request attend an exposition of native Berber rugs . to spend the night there .Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: kairouanDay 12: kairouanStop At: Great Mosque of Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan Governoratevisit the mosque ,the local saint and upon request .lunch time . spend the night in Hammamet .Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: HammametDay 13: HammaetStop At: Medina of Hammamet, Hammamet, Nabeul Governoratevisit the vineyard of Neferis .wine and food tasting with explanation of local guide . spend the night in TunisDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 14: transfer Stop At: Tunisia Airport Transfers, Hammamet, Nabeul Governoratetransfer to your hotel /airportDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Desert tour

ItineraryDay 1: el jemStop At: Amphitheatre of El Jem, El-Jem, Mahdia Governoratedeparture to EL Jem to visit remnants of the ancient roman amphitheatre . Continue to Matmata through Sfax . Arrival to Matmata , visit a troglodyte Berber house with a panoramic view of the village. lunch break , drive to Douz for a camel ride through the desert dunes (optional) .Continue to Tozeur. stop in the lake Chott El Jerid .Arrival in Tozeur installation at a hotel in thereDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: TozeurDay 2: tamerzaStop At: Tamerza Canyon, Tozeur, Tozeur Governoratedepart to the mountain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza . Continue to Kairouan via Gafsa, stop in Gafsa . After lunch, continue to Kairouan . Panorammic view of the big mosque , possibility to attend an exposition of Berber rugs(optional)Continue to hotel in TunisEnd of the tourDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Tunis

$1438.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Three day Desert Experience Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan GovernorateVisit the Great MosqueDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tataouine, Tataouine GovernorateLocated on a hilltop, it is one of the biggest ksars in the region, and a popular tourist destination because of its well-preserved granary vaults. Some of the slave-quarters scenes in the Star Wars film “The Phantom Menace” were also shot here. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chenini, Tataouine, Tataouine GovernorateBerber country to the mountain village of Chenini. The oldest structures on the hillside date back to the 12th century; some of the buildings are still used to store grain for the villagers living in the valley below. Take lunch in Chenini Duration: 2 hoursStop At: El Jem Amphitheatre, El-Jem, Mahdia GovernorateMake a visit of the Roman AmphitheatreDuration: 1 hour