Tunisia is a country to be discovered day by day, allowing yourself to be lulled by the gentle, relaxed atmospheres of the coastal towns, strolling through the labyrinthine alleyways of its fascinating medinas, or the dusty streets of its Berber villages, until you reach the golden dunes of the desert and, enraptured by its majesty, savoring the sense of infinity.
A journey through age-old olive trees, orange groves, flowering almond trees and bougainvilleas, framing the green and fertile lands of the north, with ancient mosques, colourful souks and beautifully preserved archaeological sites. From the palm groves of the mountain oases near the Berber city of Tozeur, to the surreal troglodyte dwellings and fortified granaries with stacked floors in the southwest. From the Chott El-Djerid, a salt lake where evaporation and the sun’s glare on the salt crystals give the landscape spectacular shades of colour, to the driest areas of the interior, which open the way to the desert: the great Eastern Erg, the portion of the Sahara that occupies the southern part of Tunisia.
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 :
The temples of the Roman city of Sufetula and the set of Star Wars in the desert of Mos Espa.
Day 4 :
The mountain oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides, the mud-brick architecture of Tozeur.
Tozeur/Chott el Jerid/Douz/Ksar Ghilane
The mirages of the Chott el-Jedid salt lake, the Great Eastern Erg at Douz and Ksar Ghilane.
Day 6 :
Ksar Ghilane/Chenini/Ksar Ouled soltane/Tataouine
The Berber villages of Chenini and Douiret, and the fortified granaries of Ksar Ouled Soltane.
Day 7 :
The troglodyte houses of Matmata and the Roman amphitheatre of El Jem.
Day 8 :
The mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba in Monastir, the mosaics of the archaeological museum in Sousse.
Day 9 :
Hammamet/Sidi Bou Said/Tunis (TUN)/Return Flight
The picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, overlooking the Mediterranean.