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Bizerte Between Nature and Culture
Region: Bizerte
Category: Trekking 
Planned: customized: minimum 6 participants
Duration: 5 days/4 nights 
Price: 700 euros Full board
Description: Bizerte, the northern city
A tour to discover the lesser known corner,  Ichkeul national park, Ghar El Milh,
hiking in virgin areas and wildlife discovery, local food, traditional fishing and
lifestyle

Tour operator : www.tunisiaecotourism.com
Full description: you will receive an email with the full description
Bizerte Between Nature and Culture
We invite you to discover Bizerte Otherwise, the northern city.
A tour to discover the lesser known corner, hiking and meeting with the local population.
A ride to Ghare Meleh between agriculture and tradition.
The traditional fishing in Cap Serrat and hike the pristine coastline in virgin areas and wildlife discovery, local food,
traditional fishing and lifestyle
Duration: 5 days
Period: Winter/Spring
Night stay: 4 night accommodation.
Type of trip: transported
Leg length: 120 kms
Notes: Telephone, Electricity and internet are available in every town. Even the guest houses are equipped with Wi-Fi network. The roads are paved and access to different facilities is possible with car, bikes or any other way of transportation.


Daily schedule
Sustainable Fishing
Ichkeul Park
Day 1

•Arrival at Tunis-Carthage airport. Assistance and transfer to the city of Bizerte, located on the north coast.
•Discover the city: Medina, Old Port, oceanographic museum (depending on the arrival time and preferences of participants, the visit schedule could change).
•The evening slide show on the Tunisian kind (National Park)
Night in Guest House
Day 2

•Transfer to Ichkeul National Park which is a UNESCO heritage site and considered as one of the most important ornithological reserves in North Africa.
Inscribed in 1980, this Ramsar site is also a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 1977 and a World Heritage since 1979.  It contains the most significant and important natural settlement for the conservation of biological diversity including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from a scientific and conservative point of view."
During this visit, the lunch will be prepared by the local population in the park
Thus, it could be between 200 and 400 000 birds in the winter including rare species such as the purple gallinule, the marbled teal, and common species such as the greylag goose, wild duck, stork or the flamingo.
Wile walking in the swamp, you will be able to see the northwest side of Ickeul mountain, meet the water buffalo, discover Fauna and Flora park and finally visit the museum.
•Lunch in nature or in one of the residents of the Park.

•Diner and night in Guest house

Day 3

•Transfer to the association supports self-development 'ASAD'.
•Presentation of the project: Support to local initiatives for development and environmental protection in the National Ichkeul Park.
•Park visit with assistance of the association "ASAD," project progress and presentation of local achievements.
•Lunch in nature or with one of the residents of the Park.
•Diner and night in Guest house
Day4

   •Transfer to the small town of fishermen Cap Serrat: Learning the traditional fishing and discovering the coastal lifestyle
•lunch in a restaurant at the seaside
•hiking to explore the local area
•Dinner and overnight stay in guest house
Day5
•Departure from Bizerte to the city of GHAR EL MELEH: Founded at the beginning of the installation of the Phoenicians in Tunisia (814 BC.), the ancient Rusucmona quickly became a renowned counter for the outer harbor of Utica.
•  After that, it became an important base for the Barbary corsairs. Following the conquest of Tunisia by Charles V in 1534, the Spaniards tried to fight them and built a fort.
•However, the port and its defenses quickly rebuilt and again become a base for British and Maltese pirates. In 1834, a large arsenal belonging to a Maltese pirate exploded and destroyed part of Ghar al Milh.
•  Ahmed I Bey (1837-1855) decided to end piracy in Tunisia and transform their trading port base. He built new piers and fortresses.
•One of the activities that are involved in the origin is the Maltese smuggling. The origin of this activity is the small community of Maltese descent who lived in Ghar al Milh until the dawn of independence.  But in the late nineteenth century, the introduction of a more stringent customs regime forces smugglers to turn into fishermen and gardeners. By refusing to Tunisian citizenship in 1956, the Maltese had to apply themselves to leave Tunisia.
•       lunch by the beach with ahmed
•       Mini hike to the site of Sidi Ali el Makki
•       At the end of the day, tea with traditional coffee of the old Harbor Ghar el Milh, a sunset has unimaginable charm
Transfer and night in guest house
Day 6•
•Transfer to the Tunis-Carthage airport


Recommendations: This trip merges routes by hiking and by bus which goes along with the group. It is not recommended for persons who have physical disability. Not accessible for wheelchairs.

Equipment
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* Hiking boot (if not basquette not slippery)
* Waterproof
* Remember to protect your head
* A bag comfortable back and not too heavy
* Always stay in groups and follow the instructions of the responsible
* Respect the crops, cattle, private property and local regulations; do not leave any trash in nature
* Be careful when crossing paths
What to bring: Clothes, water and snacks.



Documents and information
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•Passport: Required for check-in
•Sanitary precautions: If you suffer from asthma, blood pressure, you should consider avoiding this trip.
•Climate: warm in summer and windy in winter
•Things to buy: local handicrafts and street food.




Price and registration
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•Price: 700 euros per person
•The price includes Transportation, lunch, guided visit, hammam and accommodation.
•How to register D
•Organizing Tour Operator

Address:  57 Av Hassen Nouri
Bizerte 7000 TUNISIA
Phone:  (+216 ) 20 580 620
  (+216 ) 24 442 444
Fax:  (+216) 72 444 027
Email:  contact@tunisiaecotourism.com
Website:  www.Tunisiaecotourism.com











RIB : 25 035 000 0000246061 67
IBAN : TN59 25 035 000 0000246061 67
Code BIC : BZITTNTTXXX


Accommodation
The accommodation will be in charming little houses such as  in the Medina of Bizerte, in the old port area that offers guest rooms or typical Tunisian restored Riads, characterized by architectural elements and unique decorations  (Dar El Kasba, Dar Warda, Dar El Andalous…)


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