Lead by historian Mohamed Halouani
Travel to Tunisia, a kaleidoscope of Cultures and Landscapes! On a Tunisia tour we enjoy the Sahara Desert, Mediterranean Sea, Archaeological Sites, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Berber Culture, Arab and European Architecture…and French speaking people!
On the Tunisia tour we visit Sidi-Bou-Saïd, the best-preserved Moorish village in Tunisia and a MUST for travelers, photographers and writers. We embark on a tour of Carthage, built on a promontory with sea inlets to the north and the south. The city’s location made it master of the Mediterranean’s maritime trade. All ships crossing the sea had to pass between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia, where Carthage was built, affording it great power and influence.
There is an excursion to Bizerte and Utica (Roman-Carthaginian towns) and the most prestigious Roman site in Tunisia, Dougga (UNESCO). Continuing, we go to Kairouan, (UNESCO World Heritage Site), once the Arab capital for all of North Africa and one of Islam’s most sacred cities. Other tour highlights include the old byzantine city of Sufetula, Raqqada, the second royal city of the 9th century, Tozeur. We enjoy a leisurely visit of Ouled el-Hadef, Tozeur’s beautiful 14th century Medina.
The tour group will board 4WD vehicles and explore the golden triangle of mountain oasis, Tamerza, Mides and Chebika.
Later, cross the dry salt lake of Chott el Djerid to reach the quiet, oasis village Douz “gateway to the Sahara.” Then we journey southeast towards the Dahar Mountains to visit the Berber hamlets of Chenini and Douiret where we can explore the Berber granaries and the valleys. Next, visit the village of Guellala, known for or its spectacular pottery.
Also visit 6th century BC El Ghriba Synagogue in the formerly Jewish village of Harah Sghira on Djerba Island.
TUNISIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Discover the cultural diversity of Arabs and Berbers, with a French twist
- Explore the bustling souks
- Enjoy scenic drives across the stunning Atlas Mountains dotted with Berber villages
- Relax in the charming desert towns
Berber Village, Sned Mausoleum