Trek through the Sahara desert atop a camel like an early explorer on this 2-day guided trek. With a guide in the lead to show you the ropes of camel-wrangling and provide insightful information on the sights, this ambitious overnight trek will go off without a hitch. Learn about the Bedouin and Berber ways that have kept people alive in the desert for centuries, combined with the modern conveniences of included meals and lodging.
The Coliseum of El Jem is 148 m long, 122 wide and 36 m high and has been used for 2 centuries. Its capacity of 35,000 spectators and its imposing size unquestionably ranks it among the largest amphitheatres in the world. This building dating from the third century, illustrates the greatness of the Roman Empire. It was probably used for gladiatorial shows, chariot races and other circus games.
Golf has been played in Tunisia since Carthage Golf Club opened in 1927, when the country was still a French colony. Today Tunisia is a small but vying Mediterranean golf destination with a dozen courses and a desire to give Euro-golfers their golf fix at any time of the year. Will Tunisia make a comeback on the golf tourism scene in the coming years?
Its fertility, its infinite beaches and its mild climate are not the only assets of Cap Bon, our promontory can be considered as a kind of pocket museum of the Mediterranean ecosystem. Landscapes and hotspots alternate with a myriad of gardens, fields and garden squares spreading a harmony that nature has arranged and the man has sometimes enriched, sometimes transformed so that the whole draws an integrated ecological .
Located in the Tunisian Sahel, the Medina of Sousse constitutes a harmonious archaeological complex that reflects Arabo-Muslim urbanism applied to a coastal town exposed through its history to piracy and dangers from the sea. With the Medina of Monastir, it constitutes the unique prototype of military coastal architecture of the first centuries of Islam that has been passed down to us. everal monuments of the medina bear witness to this robust, ascetic and imposing architecture, notably the Ribat, the Great Mosque, the Bou Ftata Mosque, the Kasbah and the ramparts
Founded at the beginning of the 10th century, under the Fatimid dynasty, and capital of Tunisia at the time, Mahdia is now a quiet port city and a large provincial town with 40 000 inhabitants, renowned for its fishing, silks and olive groves. One of the most beautiful cities in Tunisia, Mahdia is located between Sousse and Sfax and has many interesting historical sites, including the ruins of the ancient Punic city (pre-existing on the site of Mahdia), the Fatimid port, the first mosque Fatimid.
The man knew how to take advantage of it, but alas! He has also decayed some elements. Fortunately, programs to safeguard sensitive areas stop the overexploitation of land through agrarian activities. The fauna and flora are here integrated in a synergy defying the depredation of the man. Although sometimes invaded by galloping urbanism, modernity and economic necessities, the landscape remains intact, since antiquity.
At the southern end of the Gulf of Hammamet, Monastir is a land of dreams where the mild climate, the purity of the sky and the brilliance of the sea are combined with the warm and spontaneous welcome of the inhabitants to guarantee holidays to the relaxed and rich in experiences and emotions. One will be struck by the strength of the historical heritage and the quiet permanence of the traditions in this city of open and modern aspect, which lives under the benevolent protection of its fortress, the Ribat - one of the most impressive monuments of Tunisia.
In the heart of the Mediterranean, the island of Djerba charms with its unique atmosphere in the world, made of luminous simplicity and haunting serenity. At the gateway to the Sahara, it offers dream beaches lined with wild palm trees, a convenient destination thanks to an active international airport, renovated roads and many higher class hotels. With a few years ago, a specialty, thalassotherapy: the region has about fifteen centers, some of which are among the best in the country.
Ksours of Tataouine
Tataouine is the capital of the "southern Berber", thus proving a good base to discover the ksours (plural of Ksar) and the neighboring Berber villages as part of your desert tour Tunisia.
Between the Gulf of Gabes and the Algerian border, for nearly 300 km, the desert is covered with chotts, desert stretches covered with salt deposits that rest on a mass of mud. When it rains, the chott becomes covered with water and becomes a kind of inland sea.
Troglodyte of Matmata
Matmata is a troglodyte village 40 kilometers south-west of Gabès, hanging on the mountainside, 600 meters above sea level, and it is a village renowned for its remarkable troglodyte dwellings that make it one of the most high places of Tunisian tourism,