Tunisia is a country that combines the quiet harmony of the Mediterranean with the intriguing charm of the Arab world. From coastal towns where the white and blue of the houses create fascinating plays of light, to labyrinthine medinas and kaleidoscopic souks.
For decades a popular destination for seaside tourism, Tunisia has recently seen a sharp turnaround in the demands and types of visitors. No longer just beach and sea, but also, and above all, culture, nature and tradition. And so, wandering through its ancient medinas, it is becoming increasingly common to come across Maison d’Hotes and Dar, stately homes transformed into elegant accommodation facilities, which are offered as a corollary to an exciting travel experience, in which even the overnight stay becomes a pleasant opportunity to immerse oneself even more deeply in the fascinating local reality.
Day 1 :
Outbound flight/Tunis (TUN)
The medina of Tunis, the Zitouna mosque, the mederse and the animated souks.
Day 2 :
The holy city of Kairouan, which houses the oldest mosque in Africa.
Day 3 :
A horse-drawn carriage ride through the palm grove of Tozeur.
Day 4 :
The mountain oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides, the mud brick architecture of Ouled el-Hadef.
Tozeur/Chott el Jerid/Douz/Tamezret
The mirages of the Chott el-Jerid salt lake, and riding a dromedary on the dunes of the Eastern Erg.
Day 6 :
Tamezret/Matmata/Chenini/Ksar Ouled soltane/Tataouine
The troglodyte houses of Matmata, the Berber village of Chenini and the fortified granaries.
Day 7 :
The Ghirba synagogue and the Erriadh murals.
Day 8 :
The pottery markets of Houmt Souk, the Fadhloun mosque and the underground oil mill.
Day 9 :
The Roman amphitheatre of El Jem.
Day 10 :
Monastir/Sousse/Sidi Bou Said
The mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba in Monastir, the mosaics of the archaeological museum in Sousse.
Day 11 :
Sidi Bou Said/Tunis (TUN)/Return flight
The picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said.