Tunisia - Oasis to Roman Ruins across the Sahara

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• Visit the National Bardo Museum
• Travel to Carthage
• See ancient medinas and mosques
• Discover underground Berber homes
• Journey by jeep through the desert to the visit the landscape that inspired George Lucas to film Star Wars here
• Visit the Island of Jerba
• Explore the Roman amphitheater at El Jem

Fact File

• 16 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Tunis
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 1


Despite its small size, Tunisia is a country that has played a significant role in world history. Less than 100 miles from Italy, Tunisia's strategic location on the southern shore of the Mediterranean has inspired the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Ottomans and French to locate here.

The underground dwellings and sun-baked landscapes led movie director George Lucas to film his science fiction epic Star Wars here, and the well-preserved Roman ruins at El Jem are sure to inspire the hidden archaeologist in you.

Tunisia is home to the ancient Phoenician trading city of Carthage and the best collection of Roman ruins on the continent. Gazing at the desert sands beneath the Mediterranean sun, it is hard to believe that anyone could live here, yet humans have been inhabiting the Tozeur oasis for over 10,000 years. Nowhere else can one fully grasp a sense of the country's lengthy history than at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, home to some of the most significant artifacts from the Carthaginian, Roman, Christian and Arabic-Islamic eras.

With its wind-swept landscapes, coastal beaches, immense Roman ruins and desert oases nestled amongst the vast dunes of the Sahara, Tunisia is a land of adventure that offers something magical for every traveler.

FROM: $4895 USD



Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tunis
Day 2: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said
Day 3: Dougga, Bulla Regia, to Tabarka
Day 4: To Ain Draham, Hike in the Kroumirie Mountains or Relax in Tabarka
Day 5: To Kairouan, the Great Mosque
Day 6: To Tozeur via Sbeitla Roman Ruins and Gafsa
Day 7: Jeep Trip to Ong Jmal (Star Wars Set)
Day 8: To Douz via Chott El Jerid Salt Lake
Day 9: Ksours of Tataouine, to Jerba
Day 10: Jerba, Matmata
Day 11: Sfax, Gabes, Mahdia
Day 12: El Jem Amphitheater, Mahdia
Day 13: Monastir Fort, Sousse Medina and Fort
Day 14: Takrouna - Berber Village, Ruins of the Aqueducts, to Tunis
Day 15: National Bardo Museum, City Tour
Day 16: Depart Tunis
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