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CHARMING DESERT ESCAPE IN TUNISIA

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8 DAYS ITINERARY...

 

DAY 1 & 2: 1st steps in CARTHAGE AND TUNIS

Arrival in Tunis. The center of the city is where most tourists head and home to most of the city's many hotels. The old city area known as the Medina can be reached by Taxi.

One of Tunis' must see attractions is the Bardo Museaum: partly for the collection and partly because it is located in a marvellous 13th century Ottoman palace. The museum covers the entire history of Tunisia.

Another great attraction is the Zitouna Mosque, not only is it Tunisia's largest, it dates from the 8th century

The Souk in Tunis feels a lot less touristy than those in some North African towns and cities: it is vibrant place where people live and work. 

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DAY 4: Visit tozeur and its suroundings

When in Tozeur, cross the salt lake Chott El Djerid and enjoy a brief photo stop.

Visit the sandy region of Ong Djemel to discover the remains of the filming of the cult movie "Star Wars" drowned in the dunes.

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DAY 4: Visit tozeur and its suroundings

Tozeur rises up out of the desert, nestled into a huge oasis that is home to hundreds and thousands of palm trees. This surprising, fascinating place feels a very long way away from Europe, which is in fact just a few hours away.

When in Tozeur, cross the salt lake Chott El Djerid and enjoy a brief photo stop.

Visit the sandy region of Ong Djemel to discover the remains of the filming of the cult movie "Star Wars" drowned in the dunes.

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DAY 5: NEFTA

The small town of Nefta distinguishes itself from its neighbour thanks to its rich Sufi tradition; it is home to countless domes, marking sanctuaries and tombs of saints. It overlooks a palm grove that curls up like a bunch of flowers beyond a basin, called the Corbeille.

DAY 6: 

Visit the Medina of Tozeur and the park Chak Wak, an oasis of 5 hectares that retraces the history of the humanity. Afterwards, take the road to Gafsa, we stop for lunch before continuing your route towards the holy city of Kairouan. On the program, a panoramic visit of the mosque of Okba Ibn Nefaa, the aghlabid basins and the medina. Under the terms of this visit, head for Sousse to spend a night at the Mövenpick Sousse.

DAY 7: 

Discover the Ribat which was originally a small fortress built as a frontier defense line in the early days of the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb, and the mausoleum of "Bourguiba", a lawyer, political activist and first president of the Republic of Tunisia. Then continue towards Tekrouna, a typical Berber village, perched at the top of a hill. Pui, s road to Zaghouan and lunch.

Then visit the water temple which once supplied Carthage with water through an ingenious system of aqueducts. Finally, we take the road towards Hammamet. 

DAY 7: DEPARTURE