Need help with a Tunisia custom tour? Choose from this curated list of Tunisia custom travel planners and specialists to help design your private tour. Tunisia is rich in historical and archaeological heritage, with its numerous historic monuments and relics of Carthage (Carthaginian Empire), the Roman Empire (Roman Empire) as well as Islamic history. Consult with a custom travel planner to make the most of your vacation time and for insights into this the varied and special culture of this country.
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Tunisia Custom Travel Planner: Jerry Sorkin: TunisUSASorkin, who is conversant in Arabic, spends much of the year in Tunis (where his company has an office. His trips link sightseeing—walks around Roman ruins and normally off-limits excavations, visits to beaches and mountain villages, shopping in city souks, drives through the Sahara—with human connections between travelers and everyday Tunisians.
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Top Ten for Tunisia: Ideas for working with your Tunisia Custom Tour Planner
1 – Wander the medina of Tunis, the historic heart of Tunis, considered as one of the best preserved Arab-Muslim cities, and has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage since 1979.
2 – Sunbathe on the Mediterranean beaches of Hammamet or Sousse.
3 – Drop into movie history with a visit to Luke Skywalker’s planet; Matmata, with its cave-like architecture and many buildings tucked underground gives visitors the feeling of stepping back in time by centuries.
4 – Go on a camel-ride and under-the-stars sleepover in the Sahara.
5 – Experience the architecture of the small village of Sidi Bou Said.
6 – Visit the Bardo Museum to see some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world.
7 – Photograph the Mausoleum of Ateban in Dougga, deep in rural Tunisia.
8 – Visit the amphitheater and the ruins of Carthage at El Djem.
9 – Go hiking in the Mountain Oasis of Chebika and learn about the typical lives of Berber tribes.
10 – Travel to Kairouan to see one of the oldest mosques in the country, the Great Mosque of Obka,
Tunisia Tourism Website
Tunisia: Free to Live it All
Other than the fact that a lot of the English website has French text, this is a relatively useful website, with the usual mix of local information, videos, and virtual visits.
From the website, regarding Ksours and mountain villages:
“The landscape of the Tataouine region is mind-boggling, with its lunar surface as far as the eye can see, and where Camelids graze calmly, without a care in the world.
If you are discovering this area in the summer time, you could be forgiven for thinking you were the first person to ever set foot on this planet. The mineral landscapes seem unaffected by time, considering that the first traces of life here date back over 250 million years. Tataouine recently became a governorate, it covers a third of Tunisian territory and dinosaurs roamed these parts in the secondary and tertiary era.”