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From Sousse: Kairouan Holy City & El Jem Colosseum Day Trip

From Sousse: Kairouan Holy City & El Jem Colosseum Day Trip

Embark on a day trip to Kairouan, Tunisia’s holiest city, from Sousse. Explore the Roman amphitheater of El Djem and visit the Great Mosque of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with lunch and entry tickets included. Kick off the tour with a pickup, and head to the walled city of Kairouan. Protected by sandstone walls, the medina offers quiet narrow streets, and whitewashed houses with brightly painted shutters and brick-laid archways, perfect for exploring. See the Great Mosque, considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the region. Along with the splendid interior, admire the large prayer hall, a courtyard, and a minaret. Then, visit the Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum, known for its beautiful tilework and stucco decorations. Stop for lunch before visiting El Djem, the third-largest amphitheater built by the Romans. During its heyday, up to 35,000 spectators would pack its stands to see gladiator fights. Today, you can still view the impressive structure that has endured the test of time and discover its significance.

Tunis : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Tunisia 4G/5G

Tunis : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Tunisia 4G/5G

Dive into Tunisia's mesmerizing beauty and rich historical tapestry without missing a beat with an eSIM. Stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're exploring the ancient ruins of Carthage, wandering through the enchanting medinas of Tunis, or relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches of Djerba. After ensuring your device is eSIM compatible, select the data package that fits your travel plans, then scan and activate the QR code you'll receive after purchase. Once activated, enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Tunisian adventure. Plans range from 1 GB of data for 7 days to 10 GB of data for 30 days. Contribute to the protection of the planet with an eSIM that doesn't need to be disposed of once your plan is up.

From Tunis: Kairouan, El Jem, & Sousse Day Trip with Lunch

From Tunis: Kairouan, El Jem, & Sousse Day Trip with Lunch

After being picked up from your Tunis accommodation, set off for Kairouan. Start your tour with a visit to the last 2 9th-century Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages. Witness the monuments from the top of the Tourist Information Building as you gain an introduction to the foundation of Kairouan and its glorious age. After this, continue the tour with a visit to the 7th-century Great Okba Mosque, the oldest mosque in North Africa. Appreciate the powerful and beautiful expression of faith inherent in the 9th-century architecture. Proceed to the nearby Sidi Sahbi, to visit the 17th-19th century building known for its minaret and beautiful courtyards lined with green-blue tile work and white plaster stucco. Then, arrive at the entrance to the Medina for a guided walk through the main street and up to the mystical "Bir Barrouta". Spend some free time strolling through the Medina and shopping. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.  Up next, climb back into the vehicle and be transferred to the El Jem amphitheater, one of Tunisia's most visited sites.  Discover all about this monument, built in the 3rd century and still the largest Roman monument left in Africa. Marvel at its architecture. Finally, visit the Sousse Old Medina and Head back to Tunis and be dropped off at your accommodation in the city.

From Sousse/Monastir: Tunisian Sahara 2-Day Tour

From Sousse/Monastir: Tunisian Sahara 2-Day Tour

After a pickup from your hotel in Sousse or Monastir, begin your desert adventure at the El Jem Colosseum. This ancient Roman stadium used to seat 35,000 spectators, who came for the gladiatorial fights and chariot races. Next, head to Matmata for lunch. After lunch visit the rock-cut cave homes that featured in the Star Wars films. Finish the day at your very own oasis with an overnight stay in Douz, the Gateway to the Sahara. In the morning, cross Chott el Djerid, a rust-washed salt lake, before hopping into a 4x4 for a ride to Onk Jemal. Explore a film set city built exclusively for Star Wars. After stopping for a Tunisian lunch at Gafsa, enjoy a photo stop in historic Kairouan. Marvel at the richly decorated mosques that give the town an abundance of character. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

From Sousse: Quad Bike Ride in Sousse or Monastir

From Sousse: Quad Bike Ride in Sousse or Monastir

Get picked up from your Sousse hotel and head out into the countryside in either Sousse or Monastir. When you arrive, get a quick safety briefing about your quad bike before hopping on. Leave behind the well-trodden tourist trails and journey deep into the Tunisian countryside. Rev and roar your way along dusty tracks and trails, and feel the exhilaration of sightseeing at a fast pace. As you ride, get stunning views of the countryside and take in the idyllic atmosphere.

Sousse/Monastir: Private Horseback Riding Trip with Transfer

Sousse/Monastir: Private Horseback Riding Trip with Transfer

Our tours are perfect for riders of all levels, whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a first-time rider. Our horses are well-trained, gentle, and responsive, so you can relax and enjoy the ride. And if you're traveling with family or friends, our tours offer a great way to bond and share an unforgettable experience together. At the end of the tour, you'll be returned to your starting point, where you can reflect on your adventure and plan your next one. Book your tour today and experience the thrill of horseback riding in the great outdoors!

From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

Be picked up at your accommodation in Tunis and head to Kairouan. Kairouan was established in 670 AD and flourished under the Aghlabid Dynasty. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, the Aglabits Bassins, and Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum. Spend some time exploring the Kairouan Medina and enjoy a typical Kairouan lunch. After lunch, head to the small village of El Jem. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see the El Jem Amphitheater ruins. The Amphitheater is the largest colosseum in North Africa and could hold up to 35,000 people. Your next stop is Sousse. Here you’ll visit the Sousse Old Medina and the Port of El Kantaoui. Head back to Tunis and be dropped off at your accommodation in the city

Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

Discover Sidi Bousaid beautiful architecture, admire the beauty of one of the highest hills of the region. Walk the narrow streets of Sidi Bousaid and enjoy the best mediterranean view. Arrive at the ruins of carthage and explore three of the greatest roman sites. Explore the ancient Medina of tunis immerse yourself in the cultural and artisanal riches of the ancient city of Tunis.

Sousse: Private Trip to Kantaoui, Sousse Medina, and Hergla

Sousse: Private Trip to Kantaoui, Sousse Medina, and Hergla

Embark on a captivating half-day journey through Sousse and immerse yourself in its rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes. This carefully curated excursion offers a comprehensive experience, allowing you to discover the city's main highlights and hidden gems in just a few hours. The adventure begins as you step into the lively streets of Sousse's old town. Prepare to be enchanted by the sensory feast that awaits you. Lose yourself in the narrow alleyways filled with the tantalizing aromas of local spices and the vibrant colors of the bustling market. Allow your senses to be enticed as you explore the stalls brimming with traditional crafts, vibrant textiles, and exotic fruits. As you meander through the maze-like streets, you'll encounter magnificent historical landmarks that bear witness to Sousse's cultural heritage. Marvel at the impressive architectural grandeur of the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where ancient walls and well-preserved fortifications tell tales of centuries gone by. Admire the intricate carvings adorning the Great Mosque, and pause to appreciate the craftsmanship of the Ribat, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Leaving the historical center behind, you'll venture towards the picturesque marina of El Kantaoui. This charming harbor, nestled along the azure coastline, exudes an authentic charm and offers a tranquil respite. Take in the panoramic views of the glistening sea, dotted with colorful fishing boats and luxurious yachts. If you're feeling adventurous, indulge in exciting water activities, from jet skiing to parasailing, or simply relax and soak up the serene atmosphere. Continuing your journey, you'll be whisked away to the enchanting town of Hergla. Known as a hidden gem along the coast, Hergla captures the essence of a traditional Tunisian fishing village. Stroll along its pristine sandy beach, feel the gentle breeze on your face, and bask in the warm Mediterranean sun. Explore the quaint streets adorned with white-washed houses, vibrant flowers, and charming cafés. Engage in conversations with friendly locals, eager to share stories about their way of life and their connection to the sea. As the half-day excursion draws to a close, reflect on the diversity and beauty that you have experienced. Sousse has revealed its vibrant soul, blending history, culture, and natural landscapes seamlessly. From the bustling old town to the serene marina and the tranquil charm of Hergla, this journey has offered a glimpse into the true essence of Tunisia. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or a lover of scenic beauty, this half-day adventure in Sousse promises to leave you captivated and inspired. Don't miss the opportunity to uncover the layers of this fascinating city, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Monastir: Private Half-Day Excursion

Monastir: Private Half-Day Excursion

Begin your tour with a visit to the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through its labyrinthine streets and be transported back in time as you are surrounded by the authentic atmosphere of this ancient Arab town. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy, witness the local life unfold, and discover hidden gems along the way. Venture to the magnificent Ribat, an impressive medieval fortress overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Built in the 8th century, this architectural masterpiece served as a defensive stronghold and a spiritual retreat for the city's inhabitants. Explore its well-preserved walls, climb its towers for breathtaking views, and delve into the intriguing history behind its construction. The journey continues with a visit to the Bourguiba Mosque, a true gem of Islamic architecture. Named after Tunisia's first president, Habib Bourguiba, this mosque showcases an exquisite blend of traditional and modern design elements. Admire its elegant minaret, intricately adorned interiors, and serene prayer halls. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility and spiritual ambiance of this sacred place. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will share fascinating stories, historical insights, and local anecdotes, providing a deeper understanding of Monastir's cultural significance. This private experience allows for a personalized itinerary, ensuring your interests and preferences are catered to. To make your journey even more enjoyable, relax aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for transportation, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing ride between the sites. Stay refreshed with complimentary bottled water during the excursion. As you explore Monastir's remarkable landmarks and immerse yourself in its captivating history, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for this enchanting city. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply seeking a unique travel experience, this private tour promises to leave you with lasting memories.

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This was a wonderful trip.. our guide and driver were fantastic.. the guide (I wish I could remember his name) was brilliant, very informative about the culture and history of Tunisia and did a great job of keeping the party on time and together. The trip itself is one not to be missed when in Tunisia, the experiences we have had over the last couple of days will stay with us forever.. from the camel ride in the Sahara to the 4x4 desert safari, sun rise over the salt lake and the salt lakes themselves.. El Gem Colosseum is also a real highlight, I would highly recommend this trip! The hotel booked for the overnight is wonderful with a pool and great food served for dinner and breakfast. You do spend a lot of time on the coach but you cover so much ground and there are frequent stops at lovely sites and cafes. All in all the cost of this is trip is insanely reasonable given the experiences, overnight accommodation and food!

our guide Mongee(may be spelt wrong) made this trip outstanding, a truly lovely helpful gentleman. every place we visited was excellent and the colosseum was the highlight of the attractions we saw. it was far better than I expected. we stayed overnight in the Sahara with Mohammed. no electricity, toilets or running water in a tent but it was truly amazing. wild camels came up behind our tent which was very unexpected and magical. Muhammed kept us entertained playing music and we enjoyed the peace and tranquility the rest of the time. We paid extra for camel rides and quad biking. we always quad bike on holiday but this was by far the best experince we have had doing so. Everything was excellent thank you so much Mangee and Mohammed for such a memorable two days.

It was a lovely trip, I highly recommend. The amphitheater is mind blowing. The transport is comfortable. The pick up time was just 15 min delay which worked good for us as we managed to have some breakfast.

My guide in Spanish with Karim was excellent, great guide and very knowledgeable, a professional, I recommend him.

Very pleasant walk in the countryside among the olive trees Quiet pace, perfect for beginners👍