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From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane Hot Spring and Villages

1. From Djerba: Full-Day Ksar Ghilane Hot Spring and Villages

Get off the beaten track and discover the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. Enjoy scenic views as you travel along the Roman road, and keep an eye out for flocks of sheep and even camels. Visit local villages and savor a freshly made tea at a local's home. After pickup at your hotel, leave the island of Djerba and travel to Ksar Ghilane. Upon arrival, take a swim in the thermal spring nestled amid a grove of date palms. Relax completely in water that's warm enough to be utterly soothing yet still offers respite from the desert heat. Next, enjoy some free time to take a walk on the dunes, go for a camel ride, or explore the dunes on a quad tour before sitting down to a local meal around the hot spring. After lunch, return to the jeep and head to the Berber village of Matmata. Stop in the village of Tamazret, a village flooded in 1969 where only a few families still live. Continue to discover a troglodyte home where your Berber host will welcome you with a warming tea of rosemary, olive oil, and honey that he has prepared himself. After this meeting, make your way to Djerba with a final stop at Toujane, a Berber village of ocher color hidden discreetly between two mountains.

From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

2. From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

Be picked up at your accommodation in Tunis and head to Kairouan. Kairouan was established in 670 AD and flourished under the Aghlabid Dynasty. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, the Aglabits Bassins, and Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum. Spend some time exploring the Kairouan Medina and enjoy a typical Kairouan lunch. After lunch, head to the small village of El Jem. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see the El Jem Amphitheater ruins. The Amphitheater is the largest colosseum in North Africa and could hold up to 35,000 people. Your next stop is Sousse. Here you’ll visit the Sousse Old Medina and the Port of El Kantaoui. Head back to Tunis and be dropped off at your accommodation in the city

From Djerba: Flamingo Island by Pirate Ship with Lunch

3. From Djerba: Flamingo Island by Pirate Ship with Lunch

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will transfer to the port of Houmt Souk. There, you will be welcomed onto the boat. At 9 AM, the boat will leave the port with music, dancing, and entertainment provided by the crew. On the open sea, the boat will stop and there will be a demonstration of fishing with nets. After about an hour away from the port, you will arrive at Flamingo Island, a fascinating corner of Djerba still in a wild state. Enjoy the golden sand beach, sunbathing, and swimming in the crystal clear water. Around noon, meet at the hut for lunch. A delicious Tunisian meal. It will be served accompanied by traditional music and entertainment from the crew. After the meal, enjoy free time until 2:30 PM, when it's time to return. On the way back to the mainland, pick up the nets that were cast earlier before arriving back at the port. Your driver will then return you to your hotel.

Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

4. Tataouine and Cheneni: Full-Day Visit from Djerba

Get picked up from your hotel at 7:00 AM and head toward Tataouine on the Roman road. Stop first in Khalfallah to visit an oil mill during the olive harvest season, or at the sand dunes of the Chahbania. Continue to Tataouine and take some time exploring the market and downtown. Proceed to Cenini, a village topped by a rocky ridge and home to an old mosque. Come mid-day, enjoy lunch at the Kenza Chenini or a similar restaurant before embarking on a guided tour of the Berber village. Depart to Ksar El Ferch or Ksar Hdadda for a fascinating tour of the grounds. Head back to Djerba via the Roman road, arriving at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. Throughout the full-day experience, pick up insights from your expert guide, who has been approved by the National Office of Tunisian Tourism.

Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

5. Djerba: 1-Night Desert Tent Safari

Day 1: Your tour will begin as you depart from your hotel to Tataouine. You will then begin by crossing Roman Road, the structure that connects the island to continental Africa. You will then take a break at the salt lake of Chahbania to enjoy the view and to take photos. Following this, you will enjoy a 40-minute stroll in the streets of Tataouine's market to discover the Berber products and spices for sale. You will then head to the village of Chenini, where you will enjoy a walk to discover it with a local guide. At midday, you will taste the flavors of a local meal in a Berber restaurant. Following lunch, you will cross the Erg (or the desert of rocks) and head to Ksar Ghilane. Upon your arrival you can enjoy a swim in its natural water spray, in an area located between the greenery of the oasis and the yellow color of the sand dunes. Whilst at this location there will also be the possibility of taking a camel ride tour or a quad-bike tour of the dunes (not included). By the end of the day, you will go to your camp to enjoy one of the best sunsets of Southern Tunisia. At the camp, you will have a tent, be able to take a shower, and can also experience the preparation of "sand bread" just before dinner. Following dinner, you will enjoy free time to admire the starry sky in the silence of the desert. Day 2: Following breakfast, you will head to Matmata, the troglodyte village. Your first stop will be to the Berber village of Tamazret, where you can taste an "amandes" tea. Following the break, you will visit a Berber family at their underground house, where you will enjoy an authentic local lunch. Following lunch you will head to Sidi Idriss, a troglodyte hotel where some scenes of the Star Wars film had been shot, and where we can still find some film decor. The final visit of the day will be to the Berber village of Toujane, which is hidden between two mountains and famous for handmade carpets and honey. At the end of the day, you will be returned safely to your hotel with a head full of great memories.

Tunis: Medina Guided Walking Tour

6. Tunis: Medina Guided Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide at the Hôtel Royal Victoria near the Bab Bhar area of Tunis. From there, you’ll explore the city and experience all the sides of Tunis: the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. Visit Tunis University and learn about Tunisia’s pride in its modern educational system. 30% of the country’s national budget is dedicated to education. Explore the souks, a set of shops and boutiques where trading has taken place since the 13th century. Navigate the labyrinthine streets of the Medina of Tunis and see its many shops, monuments, and mosques. As you explore the city, your guide will elaborate on Tunis’ rich architectural heritage, pointing out examples of Islamic and Roman architecture. Stop by the Tourbet el Bey and see the Tunisian royal mausoleum. Stroll through the fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables at the vibrant Central Market of Tunis. 

Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

7. Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, stop to admire the Roman road that connects the island to the mainland. Continue to the Berber village of Guellala, before visiting an old pottery workshop and a museum of arts and local culture. Next up, you'll cross Berber villages to reach El Ghriba synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Africa. Visit a village made famous for its graffiti after the Djerbahood street art project, before heading in the direction of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba. Wander through a colorful market filled with fresh fish, spices, vegetables, and fruits. Visit a covered souk to appreciate the work of local craftsmen, then continue to a weaving workshop, where you'll enjoy a demonstration along with a cup of green tea. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

8. From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

Explore the history of Tunisia on this half-day tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said from Tunis. First you’ll visit Carthage, founded in 814 B.C. The earliest settlements can still be seen on Byrsa Hill, just below the renowned Carthage National Museum. See the remains of two port basins, evidence of Carthaginian mastery of the sea. Discover the Tophet, a burial ground and a sanctuary of ancient deities.   Continue to Sidi Bou Said, a 5-kilometer drive from Carthage. This picturesque town is perched high on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll through winding cobbled streets, and admire the whitewashed buildings with contrasting blue doors and ornate window grids. Wander around the boutiques and shop for souvenirs, or relax in a Moorish cafe. Afterwards you’ll be dropped off back in Tunis.

Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

9. Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

On day 1, following an early pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape which will change as the day progresses. At midday, break for lunch. While the chef prepares a delicious meal, take the opportunity to take photos of the impressive desert. After lunch, continue your journey and ride the camel til sunset. Watch the amazing sight of the sun setting behind the golden dunes. Arrive at the desert camp, and sit down for a traditional Berber dinner with famous flatbread prepared on an open fire. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky, drumming around the fire. In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise as you eat a Berber breakfast. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close. Trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.

Djerba: 3 Hour Guided Quad Bike Ride with Blue Lagoon Sunset

10. Djerba: 3 Hour Guided Quad Bike Ride with Blue Lagoon Sunset

Discover a more authentic side to Djerba, away from the crowds, on this three hour quad biking tour. The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the quad center. Upon arrival, learn how to drive your quad and listen to your guide’s safety instructions. Once you’re all kitted out, hop on your quad and follow your guide onto the track. As you ride, feel the wind in your hair and soak up the scenic views that surround you including palm trees and traditional houses. Ride through fields of olive trees and along the coastline, then head to the famous Blue Lagoon. Take a break and chill out as you watch an unforgettable sunset over the water. Afterwards, enjoy one final ride back to the quad center then relax on the return journey to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tunisia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 308 reviews

What can I say? This trip was awesome! Chokri our driver/guide was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. There wasn't an option for an English speaking driver but we managed with my schoolgirl French and google translate. The dune driving was great, very exciting and we felt totally secure in Chokri's experienced hands. We saw filming locations from Star wars, the English Patient and King of Fire. As well as the desert the tour took us through the beautiful oasis date palms as far as the eye can see. If you're in Tozeur or Nefta I highly recommend you don't miss this trip!

Souheil is a fantastic tour guide! He showed us all the beauty the medina has to offer and took us to authentic spots.

The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very accommodating. The driver was excellent and considerate of the heat.

We had a great time! Everything was organized well and all people were super nice! Can recommend this tour!

Guide very prepared and available to make us make extra visits, also excellent driver.