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TUNISIA IN DEPTH
(Mixed trip: Hiking, discovery, archaeological, walk, tradition)
Region: North, North-east Tunisia 
Category: Mixed trip: visit + hiking
Planned: customized: minimum 6 participants
Duration: 21 days/ 20 nights
Price: ............. Full board
Description: A tour to discover the smell "subtle" in the Deep Tunisia,
extending his feet across the plains and agricultural hills, exploring
unknown cities, a destination with other colors. Unripe wheat fields are
rocked by a fresh breeze. On the way, we meet locals and discover their
lifestyle, traditions and customs. The story does not lack, through the alleys
of the souks of the old medina or between historical beings vestiges you are
invited to live a unique experience
Tour operator : www.tunisiaecotourism.com
Full description: you will receive an email with the full
description
Day 1

Arrival at the Tunis International airport and transfer to the Guest House
Assistance and transfer to Bizerte
Free day according to the happiness of arrival and the preference of the participant, explore the city (Medina, Old harbor, oceanographic museum ...) (the tour of the Medina can be a postponed to the following day in the afternoon)
    
Day 2

Departure  at 8 am from the guest house
Transfer and visit the archaeological site Utica that this is one of the first Phoenician trading posts established on African soil, probably around 1100 BC
Elder than Carthage, Utica long played the role of capital before being eclipsed by its neighbor founded in the late ninth century BC but soon rise. The city experienced good times and dark hours.
Lunch in nature prepared by the local population
After lunch,  transfer to Bizerte to discover the rhythm of the medina, monuments and historical
Dinner at the old Harbor
Night in Bizerte
   
Day 3

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 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 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.
While walking in the swamp, you will be able to see the northwest side of Ichkeul mountain, meet the water buffalo, discover Fauna and Flora park and finally visit the museum.
An adventure in the famous cave Ichkeul, you are invited to an initiative spelunking
Lunch in nature or with one of the residents of the Park.
During our day we will be assisted by a local guide, who will explain their way of life in the park
Transfer
Dinner and night in Bizerte

Day 4

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 fortress.
•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 of Ghar el
•Mileh, a charming and amazing sunset.
•Transfer and night in guest house

Day 5
•Departure in the early morning
•* Fishing day and  traditional boat trip
•Lunch on Boat
•Dinner and night in Dar El Janna ²Guest House

Day6
•Breakfast in the beach
•Transfer towards Sejnene countries Stork
•meeting with members of the association artisans, show and participate in the
•preparation of pottery
•Lunch prepared by artisans
•Visit the ancient sajnene Station, for the observation of storks (seasonal)
•transfer to the location of the camping Cap Negro, a remote corner of the
•world.
•Dinner prepared by the whole group and overnight in camp

Day 7

•After breakfast transfer to Tabarka one of the bases for the Barbary Coast
•Corsairs, small Island, as well as a picturesque landscape of greenery and sea

•Walk to discover the city:  the ”Needles” tower-like rocks, Fort Genoese
•Malloula
•After visiting the monuments of the city, a little trip round about Malloula and
•meeting with locals.
•lunch with the locals and discovery of the local lifestyle
•Dinner and Night in Guest house Tabarka •

Day 8
After breakfast, transfer to the old Andalusian city ”Testour”
Testour is still imbued with the Andalusian charm found in dwellings covered by perfectly aligned tiles and including stables and granaries. Traditional rooms open onto a patio in the center of which stands a sour orange, a symbol of refined taste. Heritage discovery characterized by Hispano-Andalusian influence still living in customs, arts and crafts.
Lunch in local restaurant
Visit the archaeological site Thugga "world heritage", one of the most preserved sites in the world
Dinner and night in Hotel Ain Draham 

Day 9

•An early morning walk through town to experience the rhythm of local,
•Discovering local handcrafts.
• A small hike in the forest of cork to the dam Beni Metir
•Outdoor Lunch
• Visit to the archaeological site Bulla Regia and wander with Amel, local guide
•Diner and Night in the INN Ain Soltan

Day 10

•After a traditional breakfast, trekking (6h) in the national park Feija, the
•Unique Deer reserve in North Africa, accompanied by a local guide
•Lunch outdoor prepared by locals
•Discovery of local products by Hrayer Feija Association
•Diner and Night in Guest House El Kef


Day 11

•After breakfast departure to visit the Kasbah of Kef (consisting of two castles
•built en1601 / 1807). Occupying the original ratchet of the city and closed the
•Archaeological and historical evidence. Visit the museum following the Folk Art
•located in the mausoleum of Sidi Ali Ben Aissa, built in the 18th century, this
•museum contains collections of costumes, jewellery, city pottery and other ancient objects related to the city life & history.
•Visit to Sidi Mansour caves 5 km from Kef, they contain drawings dating back
•to primitive man.
•Lunch in local Restaurant
•Hiking Jugurtha Table southwest of El Kef.
•Dinner and Night in Guest House à Kesra •


Day 12

•Traditional breakfast
•Tour in the highest village in Tunisia, it is equipped with 1200 meters, discover the historic architecture of the city and its natural waterfalls
•Transfer to Ain Boussaidia,
•Hiking in the wild and picturesque massif, with our local guide "Montej"

•Dinner prepared by the local population
•Evening around the fire and traditional songs of the region

Day 13
•Breakfast
•Transfer to El Oueslatia on the way a stop is scheduled to appreciate the
•archaeological vestige Ksar Lemsa
•meeting with the team Weslatia Trip Tours, ecotourism operator in the region.
•A hike of 6 hours at Jbel Oueslat to discover the remains of human occupation
•dating back to the Neolithic
•wilderness lunch
•Our walking tour will take you to a gentle pace for an in-depth discovery of the
•history of the region which has kept the authenticity of a Tunisia.
•Jbel oueslet attracts visitors with its historical and cultural heritage.
•Rock paintings, the remains of Roman civilization, Byzantine oil mills and the
•typical Berber villages monuments.

•Dinner and overnight in a colonial house guest•

Day 14

Traditional breakfast in Kairouan
Kairouan, whose name etymologically means "camp", was founded in the 7th century, it is the first Islamic city in the Maghreb.
Our local guide "Brahim" will lead us to a tour of the medina with its fortified walls, its souks, religious monuments and buildings that attest to the greatness of its prestigious past. And thanks to the historical and architectural value of its monuments, the diversity and abundance of its ruins, its rich historical and cultural heritage, Kairouan was inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage in 1988
lunch in a local restaurant
Dinner and overnight in a guest house

Day 15

•Departure to El Jem.
•Guided visit at El Jem site (UNESCO World Heritage). One of the most
•important heritages of the Roman empire
•Free time in the local souk.
•Free lunch.
•Departure to Chebba: a typical southern Tunisian coastal town.
•Guided visit of Chebba and tour of the coast by sea
•Diner and overnight in Hotel

Day 16

•After breakfast
•Departure kantaoui to live the pace in the morning by the harbor
•explore the city and lunch at a local restaurant
•departure to the old village, Zriba Olia (Zriba High), of Berber origin
•Dinner and overnight in a rural cottage Zaghouane

Day 17

•Rest day in the cottage "Dar Zaghouane": discover traditional cooking, lifestyle ...
•Overnight in a rural cottage Zaghouane

Day 18

•Departure to El Haouria and hiking along one of the most enchanting roads sea.
•Lunch time in an open air restaurant with a splendid view of the Mediterranean sea and of Zembra island.
•Guided Visit to Punic Caves.
•Guided visit to the Club of Hawks in the Centre of Local Culture El Haouria
•(see below), where you will meet the falconers and take part to a show about
•the different species of hawks and how to train them.
•Departure to the “Sidi Daoud” factory where tuna is transformed and assembled.
•Hiking time (4 km, 250mt drop) on the mountain of “Sidi Daoud”.
•Departure to the guest house •


Day 19

Departure from El Haouria to Zembra national Park.
•Guided visit of Zembra -Biosphere reserve. An hiking day inside the park
•to discover the flora and fauna of the archipelago
•wilderness lunch
•Dinner and overnight in guest

Day 20

•Breakfast  and departure to Tunis
•Tunis The Medina walking inside the white and blue Medina, reliving the
•moving first steps of the Arab spring. The souks, the Great Mosque, Dar el
•Bey palace and the Medina that will make you dive into the Arabic traditions
•with many hints for the prior heritage.
•Free Lunch.

A visit to the Bardo museum will immerse you into the Roman tradition. You will discover how the Arab spirit can cross the great Punic and
•Roman cultural tradition

•Dinner Night in guest house •

Day21

•Departure



Recommendations: This trip is not recommended for persons who have physical disability. Not accessible for wheelchairs during the visit of the national park.
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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
* 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 the current regulations, do not leave any trash in nature
* Be careful when crossing paths

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: …TND per person
•The price includes Transportation, lunch, guided visit, hammam and accommodation.
•How to register D
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
•Organizing Tour Operator






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

Trekking Trip (active section only if the itinerary provides a trekking)
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•Difficulty level: Medium Gradient
•Type of trek: Guided trek alternated to private bus travels. Stopping regularly for photos, tea-breaks, conversation with fellows or locals passing the same route.
•Rise in mt. 
•Type of leg : mainly through flat routes


Accommodation
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•Description: TUNISIA ECOTOURISM
•Contact: contact@tunisiaecotourism.com
•Web : www.tunisiaecotourism.com
•Tél : +216 20 58 06 20/ +216 24 44 24 44
•Tél/fax : +216 72 44 40 27

•Guest house  :
Dar El Kasba 
Dar Warda
Dar El Janna
PureNature Tabarka
Ain Draham Trip Tours
Dar Sidi Abdallah
Dar Brahim
Dar Ahmed
Dar Zaineb
Weslatia Trip Tours
Kesra Trip Tours
Dar El Henchir

•Local Guide :
Bassam Akili
Aymen Louhichi
Montej
Brahim
Mouna Abdaoui
Hiba Brinci
Sabri
Wathik

•Hotel :
Hotel des Pins
Descovery

•Association :
Hrayer El Feija
Zahwa Sajnane



•Fishing Boat :
NAbil Janadi
Nabil El Amri
TUNISIA IN DEPTH
(Mixed Trip: Hiking, discovery, archaeological, walk, tradition)
A journey of deep Tunisia, meeting with locals, exploring the lifestyle and traditions, a walk in civilisations between the past and the world heritage, typical accommodation, away from traditional hotels    
Duration: 21 days
Period: Summer/Winter/Spring
Night stay: 20 night accommodation.
Type of trip: mixed hiking and transported
Leg length: 2000 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 mean of transportation.



Daily schedule
 

 

 

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Dougga
Zriba
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