Discover the treasures of Tunisia with family in tow

Boasting stunning beaches, sprawling deserts, resplendent souks, timeless Roman ruins and plenty more besides, Tunisia stands as a prime North African holiday option for the full family. Spend your time alternating between soaking up the rays on Sousse's striking sands and getting delightfully lost in its centuries-old medina. See where gladiators used to battle for their lives in the Amphitheatre of El Djem and take in the Saharan landscape from the hump of a camel. Sleep the night curled up in a Matmata cave and sample traditional Bedouin culture and cuisine during a night camped in the desert. If it's a country suffused with the exotic you seek, Tunisia's calling.

Sousse, Tunisia
Sousse, Tunisia
Explorer, Family
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 Max 16
Carbon offset
138kg pp per trip


  • Wander through the exotic spice stalls of Sousse
  • See where the gladiators used to rumble in the amphitheatre of El Djem
  • Spend a night in the caves of Matmata
  • Lope across the Sahara by camel
  • Tuck into a Bedouin banquet under desert skies
  • Tree climb 'til your heart's content at the Sahara Lounge Palmeraie


Start this family adventure in a coastal resort brimming with character. After a guided tour learning about Sousse’s place in the history books, take the opportunity to explore the Old Town’s maze of alleyways and stock up on exotic spices at its market stalls. With plenty of free time built in, maybe even enjoy a few hours of beachside bliss on the glorious Mediterranean coastline.
Travel to the amphitheatre of El Djem and recreate life as a gladiator in this incredible Roman setting. Crouch in the dark tunnels alongside ghosts of the past who used to wait here before being released into the arena to entertain thousands of spectators. Leaving the desert behind, head for the hills of Matmata where some Berbers still continue to call the local caves their home. Explore the village best known as being the home of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker and spend an unforgettable night sleeping underground in a troglodyte hotel.
Stop in at a troglodyte dwelling en route to Kebili, where we'll be meeting the camel drivers for our trek into the Sahara. Experience the world's largest sand desert the traditional way – from the hump of a 'ship of the desert'. Returning to camp, enjoy a Bedouin-style feast under the stars, then be entertained by the camel drivers playing traditional music around the campfire.
Head for the hills of Matmata where some Berbers still continue to call the local caves their home. Explore the village best known as the home of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker and spend an unforgettable night sleeping underground in a troglodyte hotel.
Head to the beautiful Sahara Lounge Palmeraie, an ecofriendly activity park, to go tree climbing and zip lining between date palms under the shade – a truly memorable experience! The afternoon is entirely free to explore the town and its oasis by yourself. You may go for a horse-drawn carriage experience across the Palmeraie, visit the interesting Eden Palm Museum to learn more about palm trees and dates or go for a walk in the market and the Old Medina.
Spend time wandering through one of Islam’s most holy sites, Kairouan; a city so revered that it's said seven visits here are the equivalent to one to Mecca. Head back to enjoy the mesmerising culture of daily life in Sousse. Before heading home, there’s time to snap up some final bargains in its countless bazaars or simply escape the urban whirlwind with a few hours swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Why not treat the family to a final Tunisian meal before bidding farewell to this remarkable holiday.
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7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Camel, Minibus
Hotel (5 nights)
Included activities
  • El Djem or similar
  • Sousse Medina visit
  • Troglodyte visit


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Important notes


Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 5.

Trip notes

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