Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert, Tunisia is such an exotic country! From its rich history to its diverse landscapes, this small North African country has so much to offer. Come and discover this charming country in our off-the-beaten path tour!
Your tour starts as soon as you arrive at Tunis-Carthage International airport, where we will welcome you with open arms! We will then head to our accommodation in the beautiful seaside area of Hammamet.
In the afternoon, we will take a leisurely stroll and discover Hammamet as well as Nabeul, renowned for its colorful pottery!
This morning we’ll discover Tunis, the very active capital of Tunisia! We will explore its souks and its medina to get a glimpse of the daily life. We will then jump back in time by exploring the ruins of Carthage. We will end the day at the charming town of Sidi Bou Said, known for its white houses with blue roofs next to the ocean.
In the past, Zaghouan Water Temple channeled mountain water to the entire population of Carthage, the ancient capital, crossing over 132 km! This impressive structure stands in an absolutely enchanting setting, surrounded by the mountains.
We will then discover several Berber villages, including the village of Takrouna, from where we’ll admire the panoramic view offered by this hillside village!
On our way to the desert we’ll stop at Kairouan, where we’ll find one of the main mosques of Tunisia (and the most beautiful one) called the Great Mosque of Kairouan. Discover local crafts in a magnificent carpet factory and take a bite of delicious fresh dates from the region!
We will end the day in Tozeur for a chill evening.
Be ready to see spectacular and totally unique landscapes today! We will first stop at the mountain oasis of Chebika, an absolutely surreal place – and no, it is NOT a mirage! The contrast of the green palm trees with the desert mountains will offer you a memorable view. Then, we will discover the Mides canyon and the Tamerza waterfall, which offer more breathtaking sceneries!
For Star Wars fans, you will have the chance to set foot on one of the filming sites of 4 films in the series! Jump in a 4×4 truck for a bumby ride in the sand dunes to get there! (optional)
This morning, we will explore the charming town of Tozeur, known for its palm groves. Have a good coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice from a local merchant, or choose to take a carriage ride through its oasis (optional $).
In the afternoon, we will cross the salt lake Chott el Jerid where you could find magnificent sand roses! We will end the day in Douz, in the desert.
We have a nice surprise for you this morning! We will take you to a totally unique event that you have probably never experienced in your life! Then, we will take place aboard a 4×4 truck to live the ULTIMATE adventure in the desert! It’s the start of 2 days in the desert, where sand dunes will stretch as far as the eye can see. We will arrive at a Bedouin camp where we’ll spend the night, admiring the sunset over the dunes, feasting on traditional dishes and warming up by the campfire.
This morning, we will wake up with the sun and start the day slowly. We will leave the desert to go to Tataouine and its surroundings, where we will explore Berber villages and discover the particular architecture of their houses carved in stone, which we call “troglodyte houses”.
Then, we will go to Matmata where you can experience the lifestyle of the region, as we will spend the night in a very pretty troglodyte-inspired hotel.
Today, we’ll head back towards the ocean. We will make several stops on our way: the magnificent cities of Gabès and Sfax, then the famous El Jem amphitheatre! This Roman ruin is absolutely spectacular and very well preserved. You will certainly feel in another era! We will end the day in the area of Sousse, right by the sea.
Today you will have the day entirely free! You can choose to relax at the hotel, try a traditional hammam or go explore the surroundings.
In Sousse, you can visit the vibrant medina and taste local specialties. We will recommend you a nice typical house to visit in the Medina!
Near Sousse you will find Port El Kantaoui, a pretty little town whose port is worth seeing!
Another option is to visit Monastir, just 20 minutes by train from Sousse train station, where the famous Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum is located.
We will bring you to the airport to say our goodbyes. See you on the next adventure!
In your free time, you try many activity.
* Optional activities are entirely at your expense *
We carefully select all of our accommodations to ensure your comfort, safety and convenience. We will stay at all times in hotels that meet our criteria and we will spend one night in a luxury desert camp with hot water.
*Minimum of 4 reservations to confirm the trip*
Entry formalities: Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 3 months following the return date.
Canadians do not need a visa for a stay of less than 90 days in Tunisia.
Yulgo Travels is a travel agency in Montreal offering organized trips for everyone: adventure tours, volunteer trips, yoga retreats, filmmaking retreats and ski trips. We also offer a Travel Companion service to accompany people with disabilities on their own trip.
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