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Tunisia


Description

Located in North Africa, Tunisia is the smallest state in the Maghreb. This country is the perfect destination for all types of tourism. A trip to Tunisia promises an excellent mix of experiences, vacation and adventure. Whether you dream of taking a camel ride in the desert, learning more about the history of the Tunisian people or simply relaxing in the warm sun of Sousse, Tunisia will take you out of your comfort zone. Beautiful encounters await you!


Map


What to do in Tunisia


Sahara Desert

A trip to Tunisia cannot be done without having set foot in the famous Sahara Desert. Tunisia has 40,000 square kilometers of sand desert. Why not make the most of it and spend a night under the stars? Following a night in a tent, leave very early in the morning and enjoy a camel ride across part of the Sahara. Take a break and climb the huge dunes. Sit back and enjoy this great feeling of freedom while watching the beautiful sunrise. You will be totally amazed! A very special moment in such a magic place...


Sidi Bou Saïd 

Nicknamed "the balcony of the Mediterranean", Sidi Bou Saïd is a charming small tourist village located about 20 km northeast of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, this place is a favorite spot for travelers and residents. The small traditional white houses with blue doors bear a certain resemblance to the architecture found on the Greek islands. Walk through its narrow streets and enjoy the small boutiques, art galleries and famous cafes. Be charmed by this must-see cliff-top village!


Carthage

Tunisia includes several locations recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the archaeological site of Carthage, listed in 1979. This place, located on the seaside, offers a magnificent view of the mountains and the Gulf of Tunis. This city was founded around 814 BC and its construction allowed Africa to make history. Following several moments of glory, but also several wars, it disappeared in 146 BC. The present city was rebuilt by the Romans on the ruins of the ancient city. Discover an important moment of history while contemplating the exceptional landscape!


Medina of Tunis

This authentic place, with its surprising architecture, is in the heart of the historic center of Tunisia and is one of the most important cultural, historical and economic centers of Africa. This ancient part of Tunis became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Immerse yourself in this culture so different from ours. There is so much to discover! The Medina contains more than 700 monuments, including mosques, palaces, souks, and many others. Stroll through the souks and shop for typical Tunisian souvenirs, such as fabrics, perfumes and jewelry. Live a unique experience!


Sousse

This port city is located in the east of Tunisia. Sousse is a popular tourist destination for Europeans who come for its beaches. Called "the pearl of the Sahel", Sousse is the largest city of the country. The Sahel, which includes Sousse, Monastir, Mahdia and El Jem, is the most populated region of Tunisia. This seaside town is a lively and friendly resort with many lounge bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Enjoy a getaway in this beautiful part of North Africa and sample the local cuisine with dishes such as couscous and tagine.

Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

18

5

37

Feb.

20

5

28

Mar.

25

8

27

Apr.

31

12

29

May

35

17

19

Jun.

39

21

12

Jul.

41

25

9

Aug.

40

25

14

Sep.

37

21

31

Oct.

31

16

34

Nov.

24

10

34

Dec.

19

6

38


Currency

The country's official currency is the Tunisian Dinar (TND). It is important to know that according to Tunisian law, it is forbidden to import and export Tunisian dinars. It is therefore advisable to declare the currency you have in your possession when you arrive in the country. You must keep the declaration and your conversion receipts. Automated banking machines are readily available in tourist areas as well as in major centres. Many establishments in urban and tourist areas accept credit cards. Do not forget to communicate the dates of your stay in Tunisia to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards at your destination.

Convertor

CAD
to
TND

Official language

Arabic is the official language in Tunisia. Other frequently spoken languages include Tunisian Arabic, Chelha, and French. Before you go, learn a few words and phrases in the local language to wow the locals!

Voltage

You will need a power adapter and maybe a converter. Electrical outlets used in Tunisia are not the same as in Canada. Voltage is 220V and frequency is 50Hz. Make sure your devices mention “INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz”. If not, you will need a converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.