Hit the best spots with Engaging Cultures’ signature cultural authenticity. Explore Tunisia’s rich history through the various UNESCO World Heritage sites, and experience the heart of Arab culture in Tunisia.
Experience the rich history of Carthage, one of the most important ancient cities of the Mediterranean basin. Carthage is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will explore the best of Carthage’s rich history including the Roman baths, the ruins of the ancient citadel on Byrsa Hill, the Phoenician Tophet, and a 4th century Christian basilica.
Spend the afternoon discovering the charm of one of Tunisia’s most picturesque villages, Sidi bou Said, with its colorful shops and bustling cafes. We will pause for an authentic North African mint tea at a favorite spot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
El Jem Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. Continue south to Matmata to visit a Berber underground home, called a Troglodyte dwelling. A local resident will serve traditional bread with homemade tea. This region is perhaps best known as Luke Skywalker’s home in the Star Wars movies. Douz – Called ‘The Gateway to the Sahara,’ is a true desert oasis town where you will take an optional one-hour camel ride through the dunes at sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Sahara Douz Hotel (4 star hotel)
DAY 6: Douz and Tozeur
Find exotic items in the weekly town square market at Douz before crossing Tunisia’s largest salt flat, the Chott el Jerid, on the way to Tozeur. Tozeur is the grandest of all oases in the country containing over 400,000 date palms. Optional afternoon excursions in 4×4 vehicle to Star Wars film site or stunning Chebika mountain oasis.
Sbeitla is the best-preserved Roman city in southern Tunisia. Highlights include standing in ancient temples near the Roman Senate and Christian basilicas famous for their mosaic baptismals. Short visit to Sidi Bou Zid, the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
Return to Tunis from Sousse to prepare for departure and to purchase last-minute items. Celebrate the completion of your classic tour with a memorable meal at a well-known Tunis restaurant in the heart of the old-walled city.
The above itinerary can be tailored to your exact interests and dates. Our private, bespoke tours include all accommodations, transportation, a professional English-speaking tour guide, entrance fees, activities, and above-listed meals.
Prices start at $2390 USD per person, based on a private tour for two persons. Contact us today for a hassle-free estimate.
Above Photo from the Talented Tunisian @its.fathi used by permission.
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