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Day 1 Arrival at Djerba Island
Upon arrival at Djerba Airport, you will be met by your private driver/guide and taken to your hotel for check-in. Depending on your time, there are several option for sightseeing today. Djerba offers lot of interesting sights such as; The oldest synagogue of North Africa ‘’El Ghriba Synagogue’’ The building dates back to 586BC, but most of the present building was built in the 20th century. The interior is amazing and spectacular with blue tile work and wooden furniture. Furthermore there is the Guellala Museum that is famous for its exterior infrastructure, because the complete building is made from a famous white stone found in Africa. The museum displays a huge collection of statues, showing sciences of the traditional Djerbian marriage, and also explaining all routine day life in Djerba, in a wonderful architectural design. You can discover how a typical traditional Djerbian house looks like, and how the families lived their lives. Around the museum you can buy great pottery and see caves from wear clay is extracted. Overnight in Djerba.
Day 2 Djerba – Houmt Souk – Free time
After a good breakfast we fist will explore the a truly marvellous picturesque town and capital of Djerba ‘’Houmt Souk’’. Visitors come from all over the world to explore the whitewashed mixture of Greek architecture, Italian Piazzas, and Arabic labyrinthine alleyways of Hamed souq. You can stroll around shopping for all kinds of traditional handcraft products, food, clothing and much more. After the tour we have planned free time. Overnight in Djerba
Day 3 Djerba – Start of 3 day Sahara Tour:
Tataouine – Chenini – Douiret – Ksar Ghilane
Today you sahara adventure will start. We leave Djerba around 8:00am for the berber town of Tataouine, via the Roman Causeway. Tataouine is famous for its name, because in the movie Luke Skywalker grows up on the planet Tatooine, inspired by this real town Tataouine. As we continue enroute to Chenini. In this town residents still speak the Tamazigh langue’s. We will also stop for a visit of an exotic African spice market, and visit the Douiret lodge. After lunch we will continue towards the amazing ksar Ghilane stronghold. This is an ancient Roman fort of Tisavar, once a desert outpost on the Limes Tripolitania defensive line. It was modified and renamed by the local Berber tribes people in the 16th century a vast desert oasis. This is also the place where many scenes from the movie The English Patient were shot. We will overnight in a camping site with Bedouin tents. Activities such as horse or camel riding, or an adventure walk out into the dunes are in place. Enjoy a vast sky full of brilliant stars.
Day 4 Ksar Ghilane – Douz – Tozeur
After breakfast your tour will depart for a visit to a nearby natural hot water spring. Enjoy a swim in the warmth of this naturally heated water source. After a relaxing swim, our next stop is the town of Douz. We visit the local market for a view of the many handcrafts created by talented local craftsmen. Douz is home to the largest Palmeraie in Tunisia, with almost half a million palm trees. The palm forest is a very interesting place to visit, and it produces also a assortment of fruit, vegetables and dates. It’s possible to have a guided camel trip to Tozuer. You will continue through the vast dry salt lake of Chott El Jerid towards the quaint green oasis of Tozeur. We overnight in Tozeur
Day 5 Tozeur – Chebika – Tamerza – Kebili – Matmata – Djerba
After breakfast your tour will depart for the desert oasis’ areas of Chebika and Tamerza. We will also visit the Oasis de Montagnes (Mountains), the large Cascades, and the Canyons of Mides. We will return to Kebili for the lunch. Afterwards, we will continue on to Matmata that is famous for their traditional underground “troglodyte” houses that where used the Star Wars movies. From here your tour will return to Jerba via the ferry at Ajim. You should arrive at your hotel around 18:30. Overnight in Djerba
Day 6 Djerba (free day planned)
Today we have planned a free day in Djerba. You can enjoy a family day by the swimming pool or at the beach. You can also join a half day Pirates Adventure.
From Houmt-Souks port Marina there are departing daily pirate ships towards Ras Armel island also known as the Flamingo Island. It allows you to experience traditional fishing, watching folklore troupes of drummers and musicians, enjoying a lunch on the beach, and swimming before sailing back to Djerba at the evening. Overnight in Djerba
Day 7 El Jem colosseum (UNESCO) – Port El-Kantaoui
After breakfast you will depart to one of the highlights of this tour, the stunning UNESCO colosseum of El Jem that was used for filming some of the scenes from the Academy Award (Oscar) winning film Gladiator. This colosseum is the third largest in the Roman world. It was built between AD 230 and 238, and it could hold up to 35,000 spectators. It illustrates the grandeur and extent of the Rome Empire. Your final destination will be the coastal city of Port El-Kantaoui for the overnight.
Day 8 Port El-Kantaoui – Sousse medina (UNESCO) – Free time
The Moorish-Andalusia style marina of port El Kantaoui is a great option to spend your family holiday in Tunisia. from April to November you can enjoy activities such as: diving, glass bottom boats, have fun on an wooden pirate boat or on a catamaran, water skiing, and fishing trips. It’s a perfect place for your kids to enjoy. Besides the water excursions there are also several golf courses, horse riding, tennis courts, quad biking, and there is also an aqua park with slides and wave pools. After breakfast we will visit the media of Sousse. The city is a popular tourist destination for foreigners, as it is with local Tunisians. De Medina of Sousse is an UNSECO world heritage site, so you can imaging its one of Tunisians finest medina’s, and a relaxing place to wander around. It has a rich mix of amazing historical heritage in a beautiful setting. After lunch you can choose stay in Souse or you can go back to port El Kantaoui. We have nothing more planned, so enjoy you own planning. Overnight in Port El-Kantaoui.
Day 9 Port El-Kantaoui – Kairouan(UNESCO) – Free time
In de morning we will visit the holy city of Kairouan that was founded by the Arabs around 670, who made this the first stronghold in the Maghreb. Kairouan is considered to be the fourth holiest site in Islam, because of the presences of the great Mosque. It has been told that this is the oldest mosque in North Africa, because the first construction works are dating back to 670 CE. Along the way the mosque has been destroyed a couple of times, and rebuild again to the greatness it now is. The great mosques has a lot of special items that are very special and are old such as the minaret that is dating back to 730 with Latin inscriptions. After lunch we go back to port El Kantaoui. We have nothing more planned, so enjoy your own planning. Overnight in Port El-Kantaoui. Overnight in Port El-Kantaoui
Day 10 Port El Kantaoui – Bardo museum – Tunis medina (UNESCO) – Hammamet
Early morning after breakfast we drive back to direction Tunis. First we will visit the internationally well known Bardo museum (link). This fantastic museum is located in one of Tunisia’s finest palaces, and contains splendid mosaics that were found in the Roman villas. The museum is divided into departments, rooms and galleries, which in chronological order are prehistory, and illustrating the various stages of Tunisia’s history. After we visited the museum we take a short walk through the media in Tunis that is listed on the UNESCO sight, that was founded by the Arabs in the 7th century. Overnight in Hammamet.
Day 11 Hammamet – Free planning…
Beside the all the highlights in and around Tunis is has also something to offer for the children. Next to the quick access to the beach you can also do other entertaining stuff in the Berges du Lac district such as the amusement park Dah Dah Happy Land Park or bowling, play billiards at the nearby Golden Bowl. The Tunis Zoo located near the Tunis lake is a splendid place to visit with your kids. The UNESCO sights of Sidi Bou Saïd is a laid back Marina place that reflects the delicacy of its inhabitants due to its architecture. The distinctive architecture is a mix of the Andalusian, Ottoman, and of Spanish Muslims.
You can also choose to visit the spectacular UNESCO ruin of Carthage that is located 15 km north of Tunis. It is one of the best ancient roman cities in North Africa. Overnight in Hammamet.
Day 12 Home
At leisure in your hotel before transfer to Tunis International airport.