Welcome to Tamerza


The shell of the old walled town is about 1km east of new Tamerza (a characterless modern sprawl). Strung out along a ridge on the southern bank of the Oued Horchane, this is one of the most photogenic old villages in Tunisia, set against the backdrop of the rugged mountain range and with the palmeraie to the west.

Tamerza’s water comes from a spring that rises in the hills south of old Tamerza. The spring supplies water to the old town and then to an extensive palmeraie, which locals claim produces the finest dates in Tunisia.


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$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.

$750 Kid Friendly

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

$1600 Day Trips & Excursions

Tunisia 7-Day tour

ItineraryDay 1: Carthage Airport-TunisPass By: Theatre Municipal de la Ville de Tunis, Tunis, Tunis GovernorateA complimentary airport  pickup and transfer to your hotel by an air-conditioned car suitable to 3 adults. Night in TunisNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Tunis-CarthageStop At: Carthaginian Ruins, Carthage, Tunis GovernorateExplore the Roman BathsDuration: 1 day 6 hoursStop At: Carthaginian Ruins, Carthage, Tunis GovernorateVisit the Roman VillasDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Carthaginian Ruins, Carthage, Tunis GovernorateExplore Byrsa HillDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sidi Bou Said lighthouseExplore the village of Sidi Bou SaidDuration: 1 hourStop At: The National Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunis GovernorateVisit the Bardo MuseumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tunis City Hall, Tunis, Tunis GovernorateStay 1 night Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Dougga-Zaghouan-HammametStop At: Dougga, Beja Governorate Dougga "the best-preserved Roman town in North Africa".Many of its monuments are unique of their type particularly the theatre and the capitolium Zaghoun, A nice little town reputed for its Temple of Water and its Roman Aqueducts.Night in HammametDuration: 2 hoursStop At: L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, Zaghouan, Zaghouan GovernorateVisit the Roman Water TempleDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Hammamet Beach, Hammamet, Nabeul GovernorateStay 1 nightDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Hammamet-Kairouan-TozeurStop At: Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionExplore The Aghlabid BasinsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Medina of Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan GovernorateVisit Sidi SahbiDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Medina of Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan GovernorateVisit The Great MosqueDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateStay 1 nighjtDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Tozeur-Chebika-Tamerza-Ong jemelStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore ChebikaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore TamerzaDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore Ong JemalDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Tozeur -Douz-MatmataStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateDiscover The Salt Lake. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sahara desert TunisiaExplore the desertDuration: 1 hourStop At: Escale de Toujane, Matmata, Gabes GovernorateExplore the Berber TroglodyteDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Escale de Toujane, Matmata, Gabes GovernorateExplore Sidi DrissDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Escale de Toujane, Matmata, Gabes GovernorateStay 1 nightDuration: 12 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Matmata-El Jem-SousseStop At: El Jem Amphitheatre, El-Jem, Mahdia GovernorateVisit the Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem .Duration: 1 hourStop At: Medina of Sousse, Sousse, Sousse GovernorateStroll the Medina of Sousse added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1988, back to Tunis.Night in TunisDuration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Tunis-airportPass By: Tunisia Airport Transfers, Hammamet, Nabeul GovernorateTransfer from your address to the airportNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$1450 Day Trips & Excursions

Tunisia Star Wars locations tour

ItineraryDay 1: Djerba IslandStop At: Djerba Explore, Djerba Island, Medenine GovernorateDjerba. Pick up at the airport. Explore the Toshi power station of Anchorhead and the entrance to Mos Eisley in Episode IVDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Djerba Explore, Djerba Island, Medenine GovernorateExplore Obi-Wan Kenobi’s house exterior on the beachDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Djerba Explore, Djerba Island, Medenine GovernorateExplore the Mos Eisley cantina in AjimDuration: 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Djerba Island Salt Lake-TozeurStop At: Chott El Jerid, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateBreak for picturesDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateStroll the Medina ( old town) and the market for shopping if you want to do anyDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateVisit the local Museum to learn about tradional life.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Tozeur-Chebika-Tamerza-Mides-Oung Jemel-NeftaStop At: Tunisian Sahara, Shabikah, Kairouan GovernorateA walk in the stunning Mountain Oases of ChebikaDuration: 45 minutesPass By: Tamerza Canyon, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateAdmire the the oases of TamerzaStop At: Mides Valley, Tozeur GovernorateExplore the Kanyon of Mides and its oasisDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Tozeur Market, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore Ong Jemel ‘Mos Espa’ in the Star Wars films. There are scenes from both Star Wars The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Attack of the Clones filmed thereDuration: 1 hourStop At: Chott El Jerid, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore the Lars Family Homestead exterior on Tatooine in the Star Wars movies.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Tozeur Sidi Bouhlel-Douz-MatmataStop At: Sidi Bouhlel Canyon, Tozeur, Tozeur GovernorateExplore Star Wars Canyon Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Sahara desert TunisiaCamel ride in the DesertDuration: 1 hourStop At: Old MatmataVisit a troglodyle houseDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Old MatmataVisit Sidi DrissDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Matmata-Tataouine-Djerba IslandStop At: Escale de Toujane, Matmata, Gabes GovernorateStop in Toujane to take some photosDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ksar HadadaVisit Ksar Haddada Mos Espa's Slave Quarters in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tataouine, Tataouine GovernorateExplore Ksar Ouled Soltane; the slave quarters of Mos Espa, where the character Anakin Skywalker lived as a boy.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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