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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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$117.42 Day Trips & Excursions

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 Private & Custom 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 accommodation2nd 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 hotel3rd 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 hotel5th 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

Day 1 : Arrival/transfer to hotel in Tunis Day2:Bardo museum- Tunis-Carthage -Sidi Bousaid visit the bardo museum and its colorful mosaics  Tunis medina for a walk in its beautiful midieval streets . After lunch ,visit Carthage and walk through main street of Sidi Bousaid . Day 3 : Tunis- Dougga-Hammamet Visit the roman city of Dougga .After lunch ,depart to Hammamet . Installation at your hotel. Day4: Hammamet -El Jem -Matmata-Douz Visit the amphitheatre of El Jem.Coninue to Matmata ,visit a troglodyte and drive to Douz . Installation at hotel   Day5:Douz-Chott El Jerid-Tozeur -Ong Jemal-Tozeur Drive to Chott EL Jerid .continue to Tozeur .walk in old town   After lunch,drive to Ong Jemal and drive back to Tozeur  Day6 Tozeur -Mountain oasis chebika -Kairouan  drive to moutain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza .Continue to Kairouan . Day7 : Kairouan-Tunis Visit the big mosque in Kairouan .Attend an exposition of native Berber rugs(optional). spend the night in Tunis  • End of the tour ,Transfer to airport & Assistance Departure.

$1443.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Three day Desert Experience Tour

Itinerary:Day 1. Resort Hotel/Kairouan/Gabes/Medenine/TataouineEarly morning departure from your resort hotel and travel to the Holy City of Kairouan which wasdeclared a UNESCO World Cultural site in 1988.Visit the Great Mosque, the Mosque of the ThreeDoors in the Medina and the souks. Travel south to the maritime oasis town of Gabes take lunch andvisit the Spice Market. Continue journey via Medenine (the area is dotted with ksars, the local namefor the Berber fortresses, and ghorfas, which once housed the grains of the Berbers) to Tataouine.Dinner and overnight in Tataouine.Day 2. Tataouine/Ksar Oued Soltane/Chenini/Ksar GhilaneAfter breakfast visit the town of Tataouine where its market day. Then travel to Ksar Oued Soltane.Located on a hilltop, it is one of the biggest ksars in the region, and a popular tourist destinationbecause of its well-preserved granary vaults. Some of the slave-quarters scenes in the Star Wars film“The Phantom Menace” were also shot here. Continue your journey through Berber country to themountain village of Chenini. The oldest structures on the hillside date back to the 12th century; someof the buildings are still used to store grain for the villagers living in the valley below. Take lunch inChenini and after travel to another mountain village at Douiret, then its deeper into the desert to KsarGhilane for our night under the stars. Dinner and overnight at your choice (made at time of booking) oftraditional or luxury tented encampment.Day 3. Ksar Ghilane/Matmata/Mahares/Sfax/El Djem/Resort HotelAfter breakfast travel to Matmata where you can visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and the Hotel SidiDriss (which featured as Luke Skywalkers home in the film Star Wars). Travel north to Mahares forlunch. Continue your journey north via Sfax (Tunisia’s second largest city) to the Roman Coliseum atEl Djem. Make a visit of the Roman Amphitheatre and afterwards travel back to your resort hotel.

$1214.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tunisia Holiday Package

Arrival at Tunis Carthage airport, assistance and transfer to hotel in Hammamet.  Day 2: Hammamet - El Jem - Sfax - Matmata - Douz After breakfast, departure to visit El Jem, Continuation to visit the berber village Matmata is the name of a Berber tribe which was later given to the town. Matmata was the setting for the film "Star Wars). This village, named after the Berber tribe that inhabits the region is the largest of the troglodyte communities. Visit a family living in troglodyte house where you will eat Tunisia traditional bread, olive and olive oil with mint tea. Lunch in a troglodyte restaurant. Then departure to Douz, a small town that appears to be plopped down amidst the dunes is known as the "gateway to the Sahara".Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day 3: Douz - Kebili - Tozeur Early rise, to admire the sunrise and the sand dunes. After breakfast, departure to Tozeur via Chott El Jerid is a seasonal lake that is completely dry for most of the year. Its sunbaked surface, composed of a hard crust of sodium chloride.Arrival in Tozeur one of the famous oases in the world which is surrounded by 200 springs.  After lunch, visit of EDEN PALM Museum, it offers 150 different kinds of dates which are exported around the world. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 4: Chebika - Tamerza - Mides - Gafsa - Kairouan - Hammamet After breakfast, departure in 4X4 to visit Chebika it was known as the castle of the sun, visit of the old village and the palm grove, continuation to Tamerza the largest mountain oases of Tunisia , visit of the palm grove, the water-fall, stop in the old village, continuation to Midès the most attractive of the Tunisian’s Mountain oases with a string of gorges stretching over 3km, visit of the canyons.Departure to Gafsa and lunch in a restaurant.Then, departure to Kairouan, visit the Capital of the Muslim Maghreb, stands as one of the most important features of Islam mainly: visit The Great Mosque (from outside), the Medina and other impressive monuments such as the Aghlabiden pools, The Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum & its magnificent ceramics. Later back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Hammamet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - Tunis - Bardo museum After breakfast, check-out and departure to visit Carthage, Visit of the beautiful village of Sidi Bou Said, a lovely blue and white village perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis. visiting the Bardo Museum. This museum was originally a Hafside Palace, Later back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Hammamet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day 6: Final Departure Breakfast in the hotel followed by check-out and transfer to the airport for the final departure. End of our service. Meals: Breakfast.

$116.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Sousse

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.