Venture beyond the beaches to Roman ruins, medinas and desert
We traverse this diverse country from the Mediterranean to the Sahara, visiting spectacular Roman sites, all listed by UNESCO, mountainous fortified kasbahs and the shady forests of the north. We visit Kairouan, one of Islam's holiest sites and the area around Matmata, offering a dramatic 'lunar' landscape often used by Hollywood, also home to a number of troglodyte dwellings.
Heading south to Douz, the Gateway of the Sahara', we visit its museum to get an introduction to the traditions of the region's nomadic people, followed by an unforgettable experience of a camel trek into the desert.
This is a great trip to get a real insight into the history, culture and beautiful landscapes Tunisia has to offer.
What makes this trip responsible?
Although often associated with sun, sea and sand mass tourism, Tunisia is a versatile country, small in size but huge in natural and cultural wealth. Tunisia has much potential to spread the benefits of responsible tourism, yet little of it is known by the public because of the mass-market image. Our local operator aims to show these different aspects of Tunisia through exploring different areas and through this helping local communities previously bypassed to benefit economically from tourism. He helps to market authentic products hand made by men and women from some of the most deprived areas, who do not have the means to sell their products in the souks and local markets. These products are genuine and made by craftsmen who are continuing their ancestral legacy out of the circle of mass tourism trade. This tour also contributes to the successful existence of new types of accommodation which are starting to appear in Tunisia such as locally owned and run guest houses.
El Jem Roman Amphitheatre