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Sahara Splendour

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,001

In Tunisia, ancient cultures, fascinating history, biblical architecture and the mighty Sahara Desert all combine to provide warm and hospitable surroundings that are yours to discover.


Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Sahara, Tunisia is an ancient land full of archaeological treasures, and one of Europe’s favourite beach getaways. Experience both on a 7 day introduction to this beautiful country.

Just outside Tunis, visit the Punic city of Carthage, home of the legendary General Hannibal. When the Romans razed the city in 146BC, it brought an end to a flourishing trade empire. Today’s Carthage is an affluent suburb, and the ruins are a major tourist attraction. A visit here will be the highlight of a day that also includes the Bardo Museum and the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said.

The holy city of Kairouan is considered the fourth most important pilgrimage city in Islam, after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike flock to the Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba, which dates back to 670AD. You’ll also visit the Berber Mausoleum. After your tour, continue on to Tozeur, a large oasis in the desert famous for its date exports.

The gateway to the Sahara, Douz lays across the salt desert of Chott El Jerid. A trip through the dunes here is a quintessential Tunisia experience. You’ll have the option of a camel ride as well. Visit the nearby Berber-speaking community of Matmata. Star Wars fans may recognize its distinctive underground troglodyte structures, used as a location for the film. Some of the locals still call them home today.

Explore the souks of Houmt Suq and the Medina of Sfax. You’ll also stop at Gabes, an oasis known for its spice market. Finally, stop in at the Coliseum of El Jem, Africa’s most impressive Roman ruin, second only in size to its counterpart in Rome.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,001

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Day 1

Arrive Tunis

Upon arrival into Tunis International Airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Tunisia Palace

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    Tunisia Palace



    At the heart of the capital and the gateway to the medina, yet close to the beaches of Sidi Bou Said and ancient Carthage and 20 minutes from Tunis Carthage International Airport, the Tunisia Palace evokes a feeling of nostalgia for the Tunis of the ...

    At the heart of the capital and the gateway to the medina, yet close to the beaches of Sidi Bou Said and ancient Carthage and 20 minutes from Tunis Carthage International Airport, the Tunisia Palace evokes a feeling of nostalgia for the Tunis of the Belle Epoque period.

    The hotel boasts 47 comfortable, elegantly-decorated rooms, a presidential suite and prestige suite. All rooms have a bathroom with bath and toilet, air conditioning, free personal strong box with secret code, heating, satellite television, cable or WiFi Internet access, telephone with direct international dialing, mini bar and hair dryer.

    The Hotel also provides babysitting service, barbecue area, beauty/salon/hairdresser, billiards, business centre, children's facilities, conference facilities, doctor on call, dry cleaning, gift shop, health club, lobby, reception, restaurant, spa service, pool, table tennis and tennis court.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

Today you will visit the ancient Medina of Tunis with its bustling markets and the Bardo Museum, famous for its collection of Roman mosaics. In the afternoon visit Carthage, with its Roman villas and ancient baths. You will also have time to stroll through the charming Moorish village of Sidi Bou Said.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Tunis to Tozeur

After breakfast you will depart for Kairouan where you will visit the Grand Mosque and Berber Mausoleum. After lunch you will travel to Tozeur, with its 250-acre palm grove that produces some of the finest dates in Tunisia. Visit the Medina of Tozeur and the open air museum, Eden Palm where you have the opportunity to learn about the production of dates, meet the artisans and sample some of the local date delicacies.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Mouradi Tozeur

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    El Mouradi Tozeur



    In a natural setting typical of Tozeur's palm grove, close to the town centre and 10 minutes from its international airport, El Mouradi Tozeur enjoys the perfect location for holidays discovering southern Tunisia. Boasting every modern comfort, a fitness centre and meeting room, it is ...

    In a natural setting typical of Tozeur's palm grove, close to the town centre and 10 minutes from its international airport,
    El Mouradi Tozeur enjoys the perfect location for holidays discovering southern Tunisia.

    Boasting every modern comfort, a fitness centre and meeting room, it is also ideal for seminars and business trips.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Services
    • Beach Access
    • Beauty Salon
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry Service
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Tozeur to Douz

An abundant natural water supply has made Tozeur a richly inhabited oasis. Enjoy a tour of the town followed by lunch. Stops are made at the Tamerza Canyon waterfall as well as at the mountainous oases of Chebika and Mides. In the afternoon cross the Chott El Jerid salt desert to Douz, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara". An optional highlight is a camel ride at sunset (for your own account).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Sahara Douz Hotel

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    Sahara Douz Hotel



    Built in 1990 and renovated in 2008, the Sahara Douz Hotel is located at the foot the Sahara Desert in Douz. Featuring authentic architecture and décor, this property is erected in the middle of a lush oasis of 300 palm trees making it the perfect ...

    Built in 1990 and renovated in 2008, the Sahara Douz Hotel is located at the foot the Sahara Desert in Douz. Featuring authentic architecture and décor, this property is erected in the middle of a lush oasis of 300 palm trees making it the perfect spot to relax.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 5

Douz to Matmata

Today you will depart for Matmata, the site of several scenes from the "Star Wars" film. See the fascinating underground dwellings of the Berber Troglodytes. Visit a typical local home and meet a Berber family. Continue to Djerba to visit Houmt Suq, with its souks and squares followed by a brief stop at the handicraft village of Guellala.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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SunConnect Djerba Aqua Resort

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    SunConnect Djerba Aqua Resort



    Located in the tourist area of Djerba, in the middle of a large park, about 200 m from the sea, with direct access to the best private sandy beach on the island, through the sand dunes greenery and the palm. The hotel SUNCONNECT DJERBA AQUA ...

    Located in the tourist area of Djerba, in the middle of a large park, about 200 m from the sea, with direct access to the best private sandy beach on the island, through the sand dunes greenery and the palm.

    The hotel SUNCONNECT DJERBA AQUA RESORT, four stars is 25 km from Djerba-Zarzis International Airport.

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Day 6

Djerba to Sfax to Tunis

Today you will depart for Sfax via Gabes. You will stop in Gabes and visit the spice markets. Continue on to Sfax for a short visit, after which you will depart for El Jem to see the imposing Roman amphitheater dating back about 1,700 years and one of the best preserved ruins in the country. Stop in Monastir to visit the Ribat. If time permits, a stop is also made in Sousse. You will then continue along the Mediterranean coast back to Tunis.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Tunisia Palace

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    Tunisia Palace



    At the heart of the capital and the gateway to the medina, yet close to the beaches of Sidi Bou Said and ancient Carthage and 20 minutes from Tunis Carthage International Airport, the Tunisia Palace evokes a feeling of nostalgia for the Tunis of the ...

    At the heart of the capital and the gateway to the medina, yet close to the beaches of Sidi Bou Said and ancient Carthage and 20 minutes from Tunis Carthage International Airport, the Tunisia Palace evokes a feeling of nostalgia for the Tunis of the Belle Epoque period.

    The hotel boasts 47 comfortable, elegantly-decorated rooms, a presidential suite and prestige suite. All rooms have a bathroom with bath and toilet, air conditioning, free personal strong box with secret code, heating, satellite television, cable or WiFi Internet access, telephone with direct international dialing, mini bar and hair dryer.

    The Hotel also provides babysitting service, barbecue area, beauty/salon/hairdresser, billiards, business centre, children's facilities, conference facilities, doctor on call, dry cleaning, gift shop, health club, lobby, reception, restaurant, spa service, pool, table tennis and tennis court.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 7

Depart Tunis

Today you will be transferred to Tunis Airport in time for your onward departure flight.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Arrivael & departure transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation and sightseeing as described by 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of an English speaking professional guide
  • Applicable entrance fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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