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Perfumes of Tunisia

Saturday, October 22, 2022
15 days / 13 nights

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Description

Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.

Stroll between the white houses of Sidi Bou Saïd, pass the gates of the desert in Tozeur and explore the sumptuous landscapes of the sand dunes of the Sahara. A perfect cocktail of perfumes from elsewhere!


Flavors

  • Mint tea tasting in Sidi Bou Saïd
  • Stroll through the Gabès spice market
  • Meals at local restaurants

Experiences

  • Camel ride in the Sahara
  • Walk on the dunes, at sunset or at sunrise
  • 4x4 excursion to the mountain oases of Chebika and Tamerza

Discoveries

  • The medina of Tunis and the famous Bardo museum
  • Cave houses in Matmata
  • Djerba, "the white city", and its synagogue


IMPORTANT:

  • The destination country could require the traveler to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • The availability and price of single occupancy rooms will be confirmed within 48 business hours of booking.


HOTELS

  • Hammamet  | The Sultan 4*
  • Kairouan  | The Kasbah 5*
  • Tozeur  | Golden Yasmine Ras El Ain 4*
  • Douz  | Sentido Sahara Douz 4*
  • Djerba  | Djerba Aqua Resort 4*
  • Port El Kantaoui | Marhaba Palace 5*


Detailed program

Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner Moderate pace
Pace: Moderate

Direct flight from Montreal to Tunis in economy class.

Arrival in Tunis, welcome and transfer to the hotel to settle there. After some free time, lunch in the hotel restaurant. Rest of the day free. You can enjoy the swimming pool and other facilities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

You will start the day with a visit to Tunis and its medina. You will have lunch at a local restaurant in the capital before heading back to Carthage. After the meal, visit of Carthage, its museum and the Antonine Baths. Then, you will discover the charm of Sidi Bou Saïd with its pretty blue and white houses. You can enjoy some free time after your mint tea to shop or stroll through the alleys of this beautiful village. Return to Hammamet, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

First stop of the day: the famous National Bardo Museum. Recognized as the second richest museum on the African continent after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Bardo is renowned for the quality of its mosaics. You will then leave for Dougga, an archaeological site classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, drive to Kairouan with a lunch on the road. Upon arrival, check in, then dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Discover the holy city of Tunisia: Kairouan. The visit will start with the Great Mosque of Kairouan and will continue with the discovery of the Barber Mosque. Finally, you can enjoy a tour in the medina of Kairouan to shop and discover the particular architecture of this place. You will take the road to Sbeïtla and you will have a lunch on the way. On arrival, visit this archaeological site, then head to Tozeur, the last stop of the day. Upon arrival, check in, then dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Free morning to take a dip in the swimming pool and relax or possibility of optional activity below. Lunch at the hotel, then departure for a 4x4 excursion through the charming oases of Chebika and Tamerza. Located in the heart of the pink sandstone mountains, these two oases offer a breathtaking landscape. Then, before reaching the hotel, you can stroll through the medina and the souk of Tozeur to shop with the many artisans in the city. Free evening or possibility of optional activity below. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Optional: Excursion to Ong Jmal, site used as a backdrop for Star Wars (subject to availability). To be reserved and paid on site (around 70 TND per person). Optional: Evening visit and show at the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions Dar Cherait. To be reserved on site (around 15 TND per person).

In the morning, you will leave for the city of Douz crossing the incredible Chott el-Jerid, one of the largest salt lakes in the world, where it is possible to see mirages. On arrival in Douz, check in at the hotel then free time. At the end of the day, an unforgettable experience awaits you: a camel ride, followed by a walk on the dunes at sunset *. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. * Weather permitting. Otherwise, the activity will take place the next day at sunrise.

In the morning, discovery of the village of Matmata, famous for its troglodyte dwellings, which were inhabited by the Berber tribe of Matmata. Lunch in one of these houses, then departure to Djerba. Upon arrival, installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

You will visit the island of Djerba, famous for its beaches and white villas. You will discover the historic city center, the artistic district of Djerbahood, as well as the Ghriba synagogue. For the Jewish community of the world, this synagogue constitutes a religious mecca, bringing together thousands of pilgrims every year. After lunch, drive to Houmt Souk for a short visit. You will be able to enjoy some free time to stroll through the passages and alleys of this souk. Afterwards, drive to the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

After Djerba "the white", road to Gabès and its spice market. On arrival, you can stroll through the heart of its market. All your senses will be awakened by the stalls of turmeric, saffron, cinnamon, etc. You will take the road to Hammamet with a stop on the way for lunch. Upon arrival, check in, then have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Free stay in half-board.

Breakfast, then, transfer to Tunis airport for your return flight to Montreal.


Flight itinerary

TU
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-10-22 16:15
Tunis ( TUN )
2022-10-23 05:30

TU
Tunis ( TUN )
2022-11-05 10:20
Montreal ( YUL )
2022-11-05 14:15

Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.


Occupation

Occ.

Price

Taxes

Total

Regular accommodation simple

$2,499.00

$500.00

$2,999.00

Regular accommodation double

$2,299.00

$500.00

$2,799.00