10 Days Tunisia

Code: RN3-10QR
2019: 12/4, 26/4, 17/5, 31/5, 14/6, 20/9, 25/10
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Carthage 
Visit the remains of Punic Villa and AnthoniusThermes Roman cemetery
Holy city of Kairouan Roman Aquaducts
Kairouan
Oqba Grand Mosque Aghlabite Basin
Exotic Medina (old town) of Kairouan Sufetula ruins
Sahara Desert Plains
Nefta (Filming site of “Star Wars”)
Salt Lake of Chott El Jerid
Matmata
Jewish Synagogue La Ghriba of Erriadh
El Djem Ancient Roman Amphitheatre
Sousse Visit the oldest monument in the city – the Ribat
Tunis SidiBou Said

 

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Day 1: Singapore – Doha – Tunis

Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Tunisia via Doha on Qatar Airways.

Note: Passengers will depart in the early morning of Day 2. 

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Day 2: Tunis -Carthage – Kairouan (L/D)

SIN/DOH                 QR945                0205/0525

DOH/TUN                 QR1399             0840/1315

Upon arrival at Tunis, an exciting and exotic holiday in the Sahara awaits you. After a warm welcome by your guide, you will be off to the suburbs of Carthage.  Visit the remains of Punic Villa and AnthoniusThermes, the 3rd largest public bath in the Roman World. Then onto Tophet, a Roman cemetery considered as the sacrificing place of Pheonicians. Continue to holy city of Kairouan, enroute a scenic stop to see the Roman Aquaducts.

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Day 3: Kairouan – Sbeitla – Tozeur (B/L/D)

The city of Kairouan is the 4th holiest city in the Islamic World. Visit Oqba Grand Mosque, (or another interesting attraction in case non-muslim are not allowed to enter) the oldest in North Africa.  See the two main reservoirs of Aghlabite Basin.  And lastly, visit the exotic Medina (old town) of Kairouan where there are many interesting shops selling all kinds of souvenirs. Depart for Sbeitla. After lunch, visit the Sufetula ruins, the first Byzantine-Roman city conquered by the Arabs. Continue on to Tozeur via Gafsa.

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Day 4: Tozeur– Chebika – Tamerza – Mides (Mountain Oasis) – Tozeur (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer by deluxe air-conditioned 4-wheel-drive from Tozeur.  After which, travel along the Sahara desert plains to the 3 scenic Mountain Oasis of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides which is near the Algerian border. You will see waterfalls, canyons and streams. Enjoy the cool comfort under the palms trees. We will continue our journey to Nefta. Nefta is the site chosen by Hollywood moviemakers for films such as “Star Wars” & “The English Patient”. Here, the panoramic views of the great sand dunes, vast desert and breathtaking sunset will leave you in awe.

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Day 5: Tozeur – Chott El Jerid (Salt Lake) – Douz – Matmata (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue to Douz across the renowned Salt Lake of Chott El Jerid, the largest in Tunisia. This dry Salt Lake is approximately ten times the size of Singapore. The mineral filled scattered pools of water along the Salt Lake are by itself an attraction – with varying pools of pink, blue or green colors. At the other end of the Salt Lake stands the city of Douz, the last frontier oasis. Once again set foot on the sand dunes for a camel ride. Have fun dressing up in their local costumes complete with headdresses. Do not miss this opportunity to take a picture of your lifetime. After which, we will proceed to the unique village of Matmata where the landscape gives you the impression that you are on the moon, perfect for an overnight stay.

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Day 6: Matmata- Jerba (B/L/D)

As most buildings in Matmata are underground, it does not look much of a town as Matmata is a village of troglodyte habitations (underground dwellings). A visit to a troglodyte home will be arranged. See how the courtyard, the bedrooms, the living room and the kitchen are carved out from the hilly slopes. Lunch will be served in one of the unique troglodyte hotels in which one was used in the filming of “Star Wars”. After lunch, continue to the resort island of Jerba.

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Day 7: Jerba – Mahres – Sousse   (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit the pottery shops of Guellala. Here you can purchase attractive potteries and painted tiles. Another attraction not to be missed is the Jewish Synagogue La Ghriba of Erriadh, reputed to be one of the oldest in the world. Proceed to Mahres for lunch. Mahres is a coastal city of Tunisia; it covers 28 Kilometers from the Mediterranean coast. Afterwards, continue your journey to El Djem to visit the Ancient Roman Amphitheatre. Continue journey to Sousse, Tunisia‘s third largest town.  It’s an unusual combination of beach resort, industrial port and ancient Islamic city.

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Day 8: Sousse – Tunis (B/L/D)

This morning, set off the day to visit the Medina – Sousse‘s crenellated 9th century walls, they remain intact today and stood right on the shore. Proceed to visit the oldest monument in the city – the Ribat which was built on old byzantine foundations and was a fortress of the Almoravid era. Within the premises of this impressive monument, is a large prayer hall, where the smaller rooms are the cells of the fighting monks who were garrisoned there. After lunch, continue to Tunis.

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Day 9: Tunis – Doha – Singapore (B/L)

TUN/DOH                             QR1400                         1605/2305

After breakfast, city tour of Tunis visiting SidiBou Said, the most picturesque Andalous village in Tunisia. Enjoy the contrast between the white walls and the blue windows of the village houses in Tunisia and many more.  After an early lunch, transfer to airport for return flight to Singapore via Doha.

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Day 10: Arrive Singapore

DOH/SIN                             QR946                         0155/1455

Arrive in Singapore in the afternoon with fond memories of a wonderful tour to Tunisia.

Tours Info

Airline Qatar Airways (QR)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore / Doha – 7 hours 55 minutes
Doha – Tunis – 6 hours 35 minutes
Time Difference Tunisia is 7 hours behind Singapore time.
Passport Travellers must hold an international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure from each country is required.
VISAS For Singapore & Malaysia passport holders, VISA is not required for entry to Tunisia. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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