Exotic Tunisia Tour (6n/7d)

The town of Sidi Bou Said heavily reflects its Andalusian Heritage

The town of Sidi Bou Said heavily reflects its Andalusian Heritage

Day1: Sea side
Upon your arrival in Tunis, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Gammarth, a seaside suburban area approximately 20-30 minutes from central Tunis. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to rest and/or recover from your flight. Dinner and overnight in Tunis-Gammarth.

Day 2: Andalusian Heritage
Today we will explore the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, whose architecture was largely influenced by Andalusian settlers of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.we will start our visits with the picturesque palace of the baron RODOLPHE DELANGER,  set on a cliff dominating the golf  of Tunis offering  panoramic views over the gardens of Carthage. the house of Ennabi,a notary public and an elite citizen is a rest to the eye with its patios, gardens and spacious rooms. Lunch will be out along the seacoast. Following lunch, you drive through the gardens of tunisia contemplating the atlas mountains and vineyard olive and citrus plantations. You will stop for a visit of a winery and wine tasting .overnight in the pottery  city of nabeul in a DAR , a tastfull guest house in the heart of the Medina.

Day 3: Gardens Of Tunisia
Today is dedicated to visit the cap bon peninsula , a piece of heaven in north eastern tunisia, the lush lands of this peninsula have been planted with vine grapes, olive trees, and vegetables since Punic times. They represent the focus of the writings of the Carthaginian agronomist Magon. We will start visiting a pottery workshop to learn about this old activity. We will then drive north toward the  fishing village of  kelibia. lunch will be along the seacoast . after lunch you will stop to visit kerkouane, the best preserved  punic site in the world. At the northernmost tip of the peninsula lie Haouaria and the underground Roman quarries, which supplied the stone that built Carthage. Retun to your hotel, dinner out in a typical tunisian restaurant.Overnight.

Day 4: Tunisia Faith
We depart early this morning from your resort hotel for our first stop in the Holy City of Kairouan – a UNESCO World heritage site. Walk around the aglabite Pool, Great Mosque, the Mosque of the Three Doors in the Medina and Kairouan’s souks.  Travel south to the maritime oasis town of Gabes for lunch and visit the spice market there. Your journey continues via Medenine (the area is dotted with ksars, the local name for the Berber fortresses, and ghorfas, which once housed the grains of the Berbers) to Tataouine. Dinner and overnight at a 3 star hotel in Tataouine.

Day 5: Berber Heritage
After breakfast we arrive on market day in the authentic Tunisian town of Tataouine. Then travel to Ksar Ouled Soltane. Located on a hilltop, it is one of the biggest ksars (a fortified granary) 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 shot here.  Continue your journey through Berber 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. Lunch is taken in Chenini and then we travel on to a deserted Berber village at Douiret featuring a distinctive white cemetry. We make our way deeper into the desert to Ksar Ghilane for your night under the stars. Choose where you would like your dinner and overnight accomodation at time of booking: Luxury camp or Traditional Bedouin camp

Day 6: Matma & El Djem
After breakfast we travel to Matmata for a visit to a Troglodyte Cave Dwelling and the Hotel Sidi Driss (which featured as Luke Skywalkers home in the film Star Wars). Stop in Mahares for lunch. Your journey continues north via Sfax (Tunisia’s second largest city) to the Roman Coliseum at El Djem. After visiting the Roman Amphitheatre we take you back to your resort hotel.

Day 7: Departure
Relax and leisure, a turkish bath and a relaxation massage. Lunch, dinner and overnight.

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