Discover the spectacular sights and intriguing culture of Tunisia

Journey through Tunisia, an incredibly diverse wedge of northern Africa. Combining Arabic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and French influences into every aspect of local life, take the opportunity to explore modern cities and ancient ruins while tasting mouth-watering food and sipping tooth-tingling sweet mint tea. Experience unique cultures, stunning sights and warm local hospitality while exploring the far corners of this underrated nation.

Start
Tunis, Tunisia
Finish
Tunis, Tunisia
Countries
Tunisia
Themes
Code
XLKA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
541kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take in Kairouan, one of Islam's holiest cities

Itinerary

Set the senses on fire with a journey to the medina of Tunis, before strolling through the lively souqs to bargain for souvenirs. Head to Carthage, a World Heritage site where ancient monuments including the Antonine baths, a Roman amphitheatre and the Punic ports are waiting to be explored. Journey to the village of Sidi Bou Said for a stroll through narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and decorative blue doors.
Better understand this bubbly slice of Africa with a visit to the Bardo Museum, where archaeological finds reign supreme. Leave the city behind and proceed to the archaeological site of Dougga, arguably the best Roman ruins in Africa. Walk among incredibly well-preserved temples, political centres, baths and markets to fully experience this bygone civilisation. Continue on to Kairouan, the holiest city in Tunisia. Head out on a walking tour and visit the Great Mosque of Oqba Ibn Nafi to appreciate the impressive ninth-century Islamic architecture, then refuel with a bite of makroudh (pastry stuffed with dates).
Travel to the oasis town of Tozeur and catch some shade beneath one of the 200,000 palm trees popping out of this unique desert landscape.
It can be very hot in the middle of the desert (surprise, surprise!) so head to Matmata where troglodytes - underground houses - are built to protect the Berber locals from the heat. The moon-like landscape is totally surreal, and has been used as a set in Starwars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Today we travel to Sousse, Tunisia’s 3rd largest city. On the way we stop at El Jem to take in the World Heritage listed amphitheatre, a structure that dates from 238 AD and is the second largest of its kind in the world after the Colosseum in Rome.
Charge the camera batteries and prepare to be wowed by the incredible Roman amphitheatre in El-Jem. Dating back to AD238, this sight staged gladiator shows, chariot races and was even used in scenes of Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. On the drive back to Tunis, take one last glance at the epic surrounding scenery, then enjoy a final group meal of merguez sausage, fragrant couscous and spicy Ojja stew.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts9 dinners
Accommodation
Hotel (8 nights)

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Notes

1. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip
3. A complimentary arrival transfer is included

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Highlights of Tunisia trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.

Highlights of Tunisia , April 2015

Highlights of Tunisia , April 2015