8 Days Tunisia Essential Discovery Private Tour

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8 Days

Note: For bookings departing between 01 June and 14 September, the overnight camp stay will be in the area of "Zmela", a camp stay in the real Sahara dunes area is guaranteed.

Tour Detail

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…


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


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 - 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 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 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 an optional 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 (Sahara 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 Seven Sleepers mosque
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.


Price Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation (6 Nights Hotel Accommodation + 1 Night Sahara Desert Camping Accommodation)
  • Entrance fees (Carthage, Dougga, Kairouan, El-Jem Amphitheater and Museum, Tataouine, Matmata)
  • 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
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Insurance (optional)
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chun l

Solo Traveller

Was such an honour to be shown around the beautiful Tunisia by Mohamed. What an exceptional guide with incredible knowledge and love for his culture and country. He is an asset to his country and I would recommend Mohamed and this tour to anyone. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend a week. Thankyou Mohamed and thankyou saharansky !!!

July 7, 2023

alexandra a

Solo Traveller

Wonderful experience! The ruins were gorgeus. Jamel, our guide, was fantastic. We saw many sites everytime, Despite was my first time camping, I slept perfect, tents are very comfortable and the camping sites were very clean (showers with hot water). I had a wonderful time!

June 29, 2023

filippa v

Couple Traveller

If you’re thinking about this tour, DO IT! I have left with some amazing new friends and our tour guide was awesome. Between the spectacular views and the stories our guide shared about the history, you cannot miss out on this tour. Swimming in Djerba, dancing and incredible short hikes are a few of the activites you can get up to. 11/10, would recommend!

June 21, 2023

Navin R

Family Traveller

Saharansky was outstanding. We are a family of four who travelled to Tunisia for the first time from the United States. We booked the 8 Days Tunisia Essential Discovery Private Tour (which is the best way to get all the flavors of Tunisia in a short time, from the Atlas mountains to the Sahara to the Mediterranean coast). Despite arriving two days late to Tunisia (due to weather related delays in the U.S.), Saharansky happily accommodated us by shifting the front part of the tour (near Tunis) to the end at no cost to us. Our guide, Rafik, was excellent – knowledgeable, great with all of the questions our kids had throughout the tour, and generally very accommodating of how we wanted to handle the schedule each day. The team was incredibly responsive before and throughout the tour. The prices were very reasonable and the hotels/dars were very nice across the board. Saharansky gave us a memorable experience! Especially for U.S./U.K. travelers – and those with families – they are the best!

January 9, 2023


Group Traveller

I had a wonderful trip with Hisham (driver) and Boutheyna (guide). They were so friendly and knowledgeable. I visited all the main sites: capital, Al Jem, Jerba, Tozeur, etc all the main archeological sites. I also visited 3 sites where they filmed Star Wars.

The food was great – there is a wide variety even if you are a vegetarian. The hotels were excellent most notably Dar Horchani in Tozeur. It made me feel as if I was living in a palace from 1,001 nights stories. The sites were spectacular and Boutheyna and Hisham were most helpful if I needed anything.

I highly recommend Saharansky and if you go, ask for Hisham and Boutheyna.

January 9, 2023