Discover deserted ancient ruins, underground homes and seaside medinas
Discover living history, rippling desert landscapes and seaside bliss on this 12-day tour through under-the-radar Tunisia. Wander through waterfront medinas where the scent of jasmine floats on the sea breeze. Explore World Heritage-listed Roman ruins without the crowds they normally attract. Hike over sand dunes and under craggy mountains. Feast on spicy Tunisian cuisine, which blends the staples favoured by the nomadic peoples of North African with Italian and Spanish flavours. From vast stretches of pink-hued salt lakes to turquoise coast and palm-fringed oases – this tour reveals the diverse sides of this little-visited Mediterranean jewel.
Wander the largest medina in North Africa in Tunis, navigating the twisting alleyways to discover tiny stores overflowing with goods, ancient mosques and bustling squares.
Explore the incredible remains of Dougga, a Roman city (built on a Namibian city) with dozens of standing columns, an impressive amphitheatre and a mausoleum built 2200 years ago.
Go underground into the subterranean homes of Matmata, where a central sunken courtyard leads to cave-like rooms carved from sandstone.
Trek through the Sahara Desert with Berber guides, then settle in at a desert camp to watch the sunset over the epic sea of dunes.
Vast salt lakes, the palm-fringed respite of desert oases, rocky coastlines lapped by azure water – Tunisia has a wealth of incredible landscapes.
You will need to be moderately fit to take part in the roughly 3-hour trek across the Sahara Desert. Camels will carry your luggage and it is possible to take turns resting on their backs.
Camping in the Sahara Desert is an amazing experience, but the facilities range from the basic to the non-existent (in the case of toilets).
Be prepared for a bit of good natured bartering when making purchases. Talk to your leader for some handy haggling tips
While you’re probably expecting it to be hot, evening’s in the desert can be surprisingly cool. You’ll need to have clothing that is suitable for potential changes in weather conditions.
Tourism is slowly returning to Tunisia, but the industry is still recovering. Some of the hotels we use may have minor maintenance issues, but rest assured they’ll be clean and comfortable
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1. Single Supplement: a single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes day 7 (Sahara Camping) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Minimum Numbers: this is an Expedition trip and requires a minimum of four passengers to depart. Please do not book any non-refundable flights or services before the trip is guaranteed to depart.
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