8 Days Tunisia Essential Discovery Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Tunisia. A variety of landscapes and sights, from Mediterranean beaches to the Sahara desert, from ancient souks to Star Wars film sets.

A real opportunity to experience Tunisia culture both ancient and modern, discover the mysterious troglodyte houses of the Berbers, the most important archaeological sites in Tunisia, The great Sahara Desert and more…

Highlights

Discover Tunisia’s best sites on this comprehensive 8-day tour with a private guide
Relax as your food, transport, and accommodation is catered for
See the desert movie set where they filmed Star Wars
Camp in the desert in a luxury campsite and spend the evening by a bonfire under the stars
Enjoy a quad biking trip and a camel ride through the desert sand dunes

Itinerary

1st day (Arrival to Tunis)
Salam! Welcome to Tunis, capital of Tunisia. The city has two main sections – the 19th-century Ville nouvelle grid (created by French colonialists) and the eighth-century medina where all alleyways lead to the Great Mosque. You’ll explore both tomorrow. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you have spare time before the welcome meeting, maybe head out to sample some specialties like lablabi (chickpea soup), tajine (different from the Moroccan version), or, if you have a sweet tooth, bambalouni (deep-fried doughnut).

Check-in for 1 night in Tunis (**** 4 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the Hotel

2nd day (Tunis - Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - Bardo Museum - Tunis Medina)
BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure to Carthage, spot some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, taking in ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Learn about how Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls.

After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, whose exhibits display Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts.

Make the final stop of the day in the Tunis Medina, the city’s UNESCO-listed old city. Follow your guide through the narrow streets to the Zitouna Mosque, a traditional cap-makers market, and Tunis colorful perfume market. This tour concludes with drop-off at the hotel in Tunis.

Check-in for 1 night in Tunis (**** 4 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the Hotel

3rd day (Tunis - Dougga - Kairouan)
BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure to Dougga and visit the pinnacle of the Roman presence in Tunisia. the visit to Dougga invariably begins with the Theatre, whose splendor is unchallenged by its nearness to the car park. Built-in 168 AD by one of the town’s wealthier occupants, Marcus Quadratus, the Theatre can seat up to 3,500 people.

It is from here that you find the residential quarter, Temples, and extensive Licinian Baths, and there are some choice spots down here to photograph the Capitol.
LUNCH in Dougga then Hit the road for a final stretch to Kairouan, your destination for the evening.
Check-in for 1 night in Kairouan (**** 5 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the Hotel

4th day (Kairouan - Tozeur)
BREAKFAST at the hotel then head out to explore Kairouan, the fourth holiest site in Islam (after Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem). Discover more about the city with a visit to the ninth-century Great Mosque of Oqba Ibn Nafi, an important example of Islamic architecture. Many of the columns throughout the complex were taken from the ruins of cities like Carthage. On a walk through the serpentine streets of the local medina, pass the souqs and get a tasty sample of makroudh (a traditional local pastry stuffed with dates) and learn about the traditional trade of local women – rug making. Lunch in Kairouan then Continue to Tozeur for the evening.
Check-in for 1 night in Tozeur (**** 4 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the hotel

5th day (Tozeur - Tamerza - Chebika - Mides Canyons)
BREAKFAST at the hotel then departure to Visit Chebika Waterfalls
Visit Tamerza
Visit Mides (Canyons)
Continue to Tozeur for LUNCH then Horse-drawn Carriage tour in the Palm Groves
Visit of Ong jemel Star Wars desert set
Check-in for 1 night in Tozeur (**** 4 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the hotel

6th day (Tozeur - Douz - Sahara Desert)
BREAKFAST at the Hotel then departure to Douz with a stop at the (Salt Lake) (Chott el Djerid)
Your adventure starts with an amazing view, changing from lands of green palms to dunes of golden sand
Arrive in Douz
Visit Douz Souk and enjoy a Camel or Quad Tour
Continue through the huge charming dunes
LUNCH in the middle of the desert
Continue through the sand dunes
Arrive at Sahara Camping
Check-in for 1 night in the Camping (SAHARANSKY Luxury Camp)
Having a delicious DINNER at the camping and enjoying the night drumming around the campfire

7th day (Douz - Matmata- Tataouine - Djerba)
BREAKFAST at the camping then departure to Matmata for Underground Troglodyte Visit then LUNCH in a Berber underground house
Continue to Ksar Hadada to visit the old castle
Continue to Chenini to visit the 7th asleep mosque and museum
Check-in for 1 night in Djerba (**** 4 Stars Hotel)
DINNER at the hotel

8th day (Djerba - Eljem - Tunis)
BREAKFAST at the hotel then Departure to Eljem
LUNCH in Eljem
Visit El Jem (Thysdrus) the Roman amphitheater, the third biggest & the best-preserved one in the Roman world.
Transfer to Tunis
Drop off at the selected hotel or location in Tunis.

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Price Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation (6 Nights Hotel Accommodation + 1 Night Luxury Sahara Camping Accommodation)
  • Entrance fees (Carthage, Bardo Museum, Dougga, Kairouan, El-Jem Amphitheater and Museum, Tataouine, Matmata)
  • All activities (Horse-drawn Carriage tour in Tozeur, 1-Hour Quad Biking in Douz, 1-Hour Camel Ride in Douz)
  • Professional Driver
  • Professional Licensed Guide
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals (7 B=breakfast, 7 L=lunch, 7 D=dinner)
  • Complimentary Bottled Water during all the tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Insurance (optional)