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!
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...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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