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Sidi Bousaid, Tunisia
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التو نسية) is the northernmost country in Africa. Tunisia was called Ifrīqiyyah in the early years of Islamic times and late era of the Roman Empire. This name, in turn, comes from the Roman word of Africa given by the Romans to their first African settlement after the victory over the Carthaginians in the so-called Punic Wars of 264-146 BC.
People & Population
The Tunisians are genetically descended mainly from the indigenous Berber peoples of the region. However, Arabs and, before them Phoenicians both contributed to the genetic mixture of the current population. More recently, various peoples of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa shaped even more the genetic composition of Tunisia.
Traditionally, the term “Berber” has been used to refer to the indigenous peoples of North Africa. Whether used by the Romans or ultimately, by the European colonizers, this term had undoubtedly a discriminatory and pejorative connotation.
Based on the latest United Nations data, Tunisia counts a population of around 12 million as of 2021. A vast majority of the Tunisian population (98%) is Muslim. The remainder 2% adhere to other religions like Christianity and Judaism. Islam is thus the official state religion of Tunisia, and the constitution requires that the president be Muslim. Nowadays Tunisia is bounded by Algeria to the west and southwest, by Libya to the southeast, and by the Mediterranean Sea to the east and north.
Tunisia: Culture & Traditions
Tunisian culture is a product of more than three thousand years of history and an extraordinary multi-ethnic influx. Most of the Mediterranean civilizations have been in one time or another in Tunisia. Among these cultures were the Carthaginian and their original native Phoenician civilization. Then after them, the Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, and Greek. Lately, Jewish, Christian, Arab, Islamic, Turkish, European, and French, all popped up in Tunisia.
Most of them left and only few stayed. However, footprints and cultural influences remain along with the indigenous and native Amazigh culture. Tunisians proud to often say:
“We are not Born Tunisian, We Become Tunisian”
That is to say that to be Tunisian is rather a state of mind, a unique way of thinking and behaving rather than a nationality.
Countless Historical Sites to Discover
In addition to its cosmopolitan capital Tunis, Tunisia is home to countless tourist attractions all over the country. If you are passionate about ancient history, we suggest you head to Tunisian numerous well-preserved ancient Roman ruins. Our list includes the following 5 well-known sites, just to name a few; ancient Carthage, the Roman ruin sites of Dougga, Sbeitla and Bulla Regia and the Roman amphitheater of El-Jem.
A bit more recent are the Great Mosque and Aghlabid Basins of Kairouan, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Djerba and the Andalusian style architecture heritage in Tunisia (23 villages and towns), etc.
For those who seek adventure in the grand desert as alternative to the noisy and crowded cities, we suggest the famous oases of Douz and Kebil and, not to forget, the Grand Desert of southern Tunisia.
A new attraction is, undoubtedly, the landscape of Star Wars movie in Tunisia´s southernmost Governorate of Tataouine. Tunia is also renowned for the golden sandy beaches along 1 300 km coastline as well as for the glorious resorts of Hammamet, Monastir and Djerba. According to the New York Times:
“Tunisia is known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxury”
Trip information highlights
Starting point: Tunis Carthage
Ending point: Tunis Carthage
Round-trip flights are included in the trip´s price. We fly to Tunisia with the major airlines, depending on your point of depart. We work more closely with (but not limited to) the following airlines:
- Qatar Airways
- Lufthansa Group
- KLM and/or Air France,
- Emirates Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Malaysia Airlines
- British Airways
- Iberia, etc.
You may also book only flights. Request a free flight quote: Get a Free Flight Quote
In twin or double rooms in Standard 3-Star, Premium 4-Star or Superior 5-Star hotels or resorts, according to your choice. Single rooms are available upon request and subject to a supplementary fee. You may also book only a hotel room. Get a Free Hotel Quote
Private local professional tour guides and for the tours, experienced drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles which size depends on the number of passengers
Breakfast will be both western and Tunisian at the hotel, lunch, and dinner at local Halal restaurants. Meals will be exclusively Halal certified. For any special request related to other than Tunisian cuisine (Arabian, Indonesian, Indian, Pakistani, etc.), please advise us in advance.
Performing Salat/prayer service
In different available prayer room and facilities, local mosques and/or masjids
- Infants until 2 years old: free of charge.
- Child price is applicable for children aged 3-12 years. At the time of booking for child, a minimum of 2 passengers of which one adult is required
- Group price is applicable for minimum 6 passengers and above
- International round-trip flights, depending on your point of depart
- Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast according to your choice
- Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
- Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
- Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
- All admission tickets to sightseeing places and scenery spots
- All government taxes
- Own travel insurance
- Optional tour & insurance
Gratuities or tips to porters, doormen, tour guides and drivers
- Excursions & activities not included in the itinerary
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
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