Project Description

Dive into our most culturally interactive Tunisian experience!  Stay overnight with a family, camp in the Sahara and get an insider’s perspective on the real Tunisia.

On this tour you will…

  • Visit the birthplace of the Arab Spring
  • Drink tea with locals in a picturesque village
  • Camel trek and overnight in the Sahara Desert
  • Home stay with local families
  • Duration 9 days / 8 Nights Contact us for availability

Day 1 – Tunisia Arrival

Arrival at Tunis/Carthage International airport.  We will begin with a short walking tour of downtown Tunis, followed by a welcome reception and cultural orientation at your hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Tunis at El Mouradi Gammarth Hotel (5 star hotel)

Day 2 – Carthage & Sidi bou Said with locals

Experience the rich history of Carthage, one of the most important ancient cities of the Mediterranean basin. Enjoy an authentic mint tea with friendly locals in one of Tunisia’s most charming villages, Sidi bou Said.

Dinner and overnight at Mouradi Gammarth (5 star hotel)

Day 3 – Sousse Home Stay

After exploring Sousse’s ancient medina (UNESCO World Heritage site) experience true Tunisian hospitality over an authentic home-cooked meal and overnight stay with local families.

Day 4 – El Jem and time with locals

Morning excursion to El Jem.  El Jem Amphitheatera UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world.  Optional language and cultural experience with local hosts in the afternoon. Evening is free to spend more time in Sousse with local friends.

Overnight at hotel Royal Salem (4 star hotel)

Day 5 – Berber Village of Toujane

Visit the Berber village of Toujane.  Then continue to the edge of the Sahara Desert and saddle up for a one-hour camel trek to your campsite deep in the dunes. Evening meal and campfire under the stars.  Tea and singing with local residents included!

Overnight at campsite in Sahara desert (4 star hotel)

Day 6 – Tozeur Oasis

Tozeur is the grandest of all oases in the country containing over 400,000 date palms.  Free afternoon with optional tours of oasis.

Day 7 – Roman Speitla and Sidi bou Id

Speitla is the best-preserved Roman city in southern Tunisia.  Highlights include standing in ancient temples and Christian basilicas famous for their mosaic baptismals.  Have tea or coffee with a local chef in Sidi bou Zid, the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Dinner and overnight at hotel El Kasbah Hotel (5 star hotel)

Day 8 – Kairouan, the heart of Tunisian culture

Considered by many the heart of Arab culture in Tunisia, Kairouan boasts the oldest mosque in Africa and a classic 9th century medina (both UNESCO World Heritage sites).  Then to Tunis.

Overnight at Mouradi Gammarth (5 star hotel)

Day 9 – Departure

Airport transfers for departure.

The above tour is an all inclusive land package.  The Starting day represents your arrival date in Tunis.  Tour prices include transportation, lodging, most meals and entrance fees.  Prices are based on double occupancy.  Hotel single supplement is $450.  Airport pickups and transfers within Tunisia will be arranged at no charge for clients arriving and departing on the scheduled days.  International airfare to and from Tunisia is additional.  Engaging Cultures Travel will be happy to assist in your air ticketing.
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