TUNISIA

ARCHEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY IMPRESSIONS

NATURE & CULTURE - Group / INDIVIDUAL

TOUR CODE

WT-13-22-N4

DATE

In Planning

DURATION

9 D. - 8 Nts

P.P. PRICE

on request

PAX

10 - 15

TUNISIA - ARCHEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY IMPRESSIONS

NATURE & CULTURE - GROUP OR INDIVIDAL

INTRODUCTION

 

Tunisia is only a two-hour flight from Germany, two hours that take the traveler into a completely different, alien world. The diverse travel destination Tunisia offers more than just a pleasantly sunny climate, miles of pristine sandy beaches and hospitable residents. Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Arabs have left their mark on this land. From Djerba we travel via Tatouine to Douz, the gateway to the Sahara, where the endless desert air can be sniffed on a camel ride. On this trip in Matmata and Tatouine we get an insight into the old Berber culture. Archaeology enthusiasts will get their money’s worth with a visit to Sbeitla, Kerkouane and Carthage on this trip. In Tunis, the world-famous Bardo Museum is on the programme with impressive mosaics from Roman culture. A highlight is the trip on the historic Lezard Rouge railway through picturesque gorges from Metlaui. Kairouan, the religious heart of the country and one of the four most important pilgrimage sites of Islam, should not be missing in the programme. There are 3 nights in Hammamet specially arranged for this trip, so that sun, beach and sea are not neglected. The accommodations are in good, typical 4 * / 5 * hotelsTime difference: CET (UT + 1) (in Germany and Austria CEST)
Temperatures in April / May. – Coast: day / night 22 ° / 18 ° C
Douz and Tozeur: day / night 25 ° / 10-12 ° C

ITINERARY

Arrival in Djerba in the afternoon. (Flights from Berlin-Schönefeld and Frankfurt possible). Dinner together.
1 night with half board in the 5 * Hotel Yadis in Djerba

After breakfast drive over the Roman dam Al Kantara to the picturesque Tataouine, to Medenine, famous for its impressive storage castles. These semi-cylindrical barrel vaults pile up like a honeycomb up to 4 floors on top of each other. On the way visit the Berber cave houses of Matmata, one of the filming locations of “Star Wars”. Drive over one of the most impressive mountain routes in southern Tunisia to Toujane. Continue to Douz – the legendary gateway to the Sahara. Optional camel rides in the sand dune desert of Douz (approx. 20 euros).
1 night with half board in the 4 * Hotel Sahara in Douz

Visit of Douz with its artesian wells. This most advanced Tunisian desert oasis is a true photo oasis with its large sand dunes. Continue across the large salt lake Chott El Jerid to the pretty oasis town of Tozeur. With its unique architecture and over 4000 thousand palm trees on an area of around 1000 hectares, this place is one of the most famous oases in the world. In the afternoon visit to the Dar Cherait Museum.
2 nights / half board in the 5 * Hotel Dar Cherai in Touzeur

In the morning by bus to Metlaoui and train ride on the historic Lezzard Rouge train through the grandiose Seldja Gorge. In the afternoon exploration of the area around Tamerza with the old oasis culture, the 8 m deep waterfall and the impressive palm canyon. Continue with 4-wheel driven jeeps to the date palm oases of Chebika and Mides with the old idyllic villages. We also see the impressive gorge at Mides. Return to the hotel in Touzeur and dinner at the hotel.

After breakfast drive through the huge phosphate area in the district of Gafsa to the Tunisian central steppe to Sbeitla. Sbeitla, the Roman Sufetula, is one of the most beautiful and largest ruins in Tunisia with the best preserved buildings. Then visit of Kairouan and its historic city walls and magnificent mosques, one of the most important Islamic pilgrimage sites in North Africa. Continue to Hammamet. This oldest and most popular seaside resort in Tunisia, built in a Moorish style, is located at the gates of the lovely and fertile landscape of Cap Bon.
3 nights / half board, 5 * Hotel El Hambra, Hammamet

After breakfast drive to Tunis with a visit to the famous Bardo Museum and its valuable mosaics from the Roman era. You will experience Tunis as the capital with its two faces: a modern city with countless Art Nouveau facades from the French colonial era and in the middle of it the old, winding streets of the colorful souks. Since ancient times citrus fruits, vegetables and flowers have flourished here in a particularly mild climate in lavish splendor. We visit the ancient Carthage of the Phoenician times! Walk high above the sea through the Moorish village in blue and white, Sidi Bou Said. In the 19th century it became an artists’ colony and also invited Paul Klee and August Macke to linger on their Tunis trip. The ruins and thermal baths of Carthage are in the immediate vicinity. Return to Hammamet, overnight with dinner.
Enjoy a day off with sun, sand and sea today. An excursion to Nabeul, Kelibia and Kerkouane is optional. A ceramic workshop in Nabeul is visited. In Kerkouane visit the interesting Punic ruins (approx. 50 euros). Return to Hammamet and dinner at the hotel.

After breakfast departure for El Jem, the second largest Roman amphitheatre in the world with a capacity of 35,000 thousand spectators. After the visit we continue to Monastir, where we visit the Bourguiba`s Mausuläum. We continue to Sousse with its picturesque harbour.
1 night in the 5 * Hotel Mövenpick in Sousse

Return flight Berlin / Frankfurt After breakfast until transfer to the airport in Ensida, free time in Sousse. Return flight to Berlin / Schönefeld or Frankfurt / M.

Adventure hike
through the wild canyons of the Hakos Mountains (easy to moderately difficult hike, sturdy hiking shoes recommended.)
Visit to the new HESS research facility
with the four large 15 m Cherenkov telescopes to study cosmic gamma ray events.
Visit to the capital, Windhoek
including a visit to the 30 heavy nickel-iron meteorites exhibited in the city center
Additional tour options:
Farm tour with game viewing:
zebras, oryx, kudu, clip-jumpers, baboons, etc., approx. € 40-
Quiver Tree Forest:
Adventure ride / hike, approx. € 40
Rhinoceros Tour:
Observation trip, approx. € 45
Excursion to the Gamsberg:
This 2,347 m high table mountain was once the location of the southern observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Fantastic view down to Hakos pass and the Namib desert, approx. € 70, – (windbreaker recommended on Table Mountain)

OPTIONAL EXTENSION:
7 Days Torres Del Paine National Park


An 8-day safari to the famous Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia. The “Etosha Pan” is primarily known for its rich fauna, especially the ability to observe large African game (elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, wildbeasts, oryx and kudu etc.).
The itinerary, more details and pictures for this extension tour are available in “You may also like” section below.

Afternoon: Flight along the Andes chain from the 33rd to the 55th parallel south. Transfer from Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan to Puerto Natales on the Argentine border.
3 * hotel in Puerto Natales, 1 night / breakfast

Drive from Puerto Natales to the southern border of the Torres del Paine National Park. On the way visit the impressive Ice Age Milodon Cave.
3 * hotel in the National Park, 3 nights / breakfast

Excursion to the famous Torres del Paine National Park to Lago Gray, the lake of the Gray Glacier. Hike through the unspoilt southern beech forest to a peninsula with a viewpoint of the glacier and the drifting icebergs.
Excursion to the eastern part of the national park: Lago Pehoe, the great Salto Grande waterfall, hike to Lago Nordenskjold at the foot of the impressive Paine massif, the Cascadas de Paine with a view of the Torres. On the way we see many guanacos, which are mainly at home in the eastern part of the national park, maybe also rheas and puma.
Ride in a large, well-motorized rubber dinghy through the wild and romantic nature of Patagonia down the Rio Serano (2 hours). Coffee break at an estancia with a view of the imposing Serrano Glacier. Then cross over the glacier river and hike to the Serrano glacier. Then a boat tour on the Ford Ultima Esperanza (3 hours) to Puerto Natales with lunch at an estancia begins.

Drive to Punta Arenas, the southernmost point of our journey on the Strait of Magellan (53.2 ° S). Free time in Punta Arenas.
3 * hotel in Punta Arenas, 1 night / breakfast

Flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago in the morning and in the evening onward flight from Santiago via Madrid to Germany.
Via Madrid or Sao Paulo arrival in Germany / Frankfurt Main approx. 6:00 p.m.
Picture gallery of Tunisia

HOTEL

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TOUR COST

Tour date:
In Planning 

(Complete tour without international flights on request)

Tour Price:
Coming soon

INCLUDED

 Flight with TunisAir, Frankfurt / Berlin – Djerba, Hammamet – Frankfurt / Berlin (including all airport taxes)
 Luggage transport (20 kg and hand luggage)
 Bus trips as described in the itinerary, including transfers
  8 nights / half board in 4 * / 5 * hotels
✓ Visits and admissions according to the travel programme, with the exception of optional excursions
✓ Local English-speaking tour guide
 Information material, Tunisia brochures

NOT INCLUDED

Other meals, drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Possible fuel price increases

INFORMATION

We recommend that you take travel cancellation insurance (RRV). This should be completed immediately after booking. We strongly recommend that you take international health and ambulance insurance, ideally as a complete insurance that also includes, for example, travel accident, luggage and travel liability insurance. In contrast to the RRV, all of these insurances can be taken out immediately before the start of the journey. We would be happy to book your desired insurance for you.

In Tunis, the summers are short, hot, humid, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 7°C to 35°C and is rarely below 4°C or above 39°C.

EQUIPMENTS

 Binoculars and spotting scope if available, small torch light (red)
Walking shoes for the tours
● Warm clothes for evening observation / photography
● Rain cover / jacket
● Sun protection
● Daypack
● Folding stool (if needed)

(The specified list is not intended to be exhaustive. More details will be shared about 4 weeks before the tour)

GENERAL INFORMATION

● We reserve the right to change the schedule of excursions, sightseeing and observation programmes – even at short notice due to natural events such as volcanic activity.
● The tour can be cancelled by the tour operator, if the minimum number of participants is not met. In this case, Wittmann Travel e.K. can withdraw from the contract 28 days before the start of the journey. As a rule, however, we inform all participants earlier.

PAYMENT MODE

●  20% of the tour price (billing amount) has to be paid at the time of confirmation.
  Balance payment is to be made 28 days prior to departure.

TRAVEL ADVICE

Travel documents: There is no visa requirement for EU citizens. The passport only needs to be valid for six months beyond the return date. Children need their own passport with a photo. Citizens of other nationalities should contact your Foreign Office or the respective embassy for information about the entry regulations that apply to you.

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TUNISIA - NATURE & CULTURE - GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL

ARCHEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY IMPRESSIONS

TOUR CODE

WT-13-22-N4

DATE

In Planning

DURATION

9 D. - 8 Nts

P.P. PRICE

on request

PAX

10 - 15

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TUNISIA - ARCHEO AND NATURAL HISTORY IMPRESSIONS

Current Status

Tour Active

Booking Status

Minimum participants booked

Eligibility

RTPCR test required (24 hours prior to travel) even for vaccinated (Covid19) and recovered participants

Theme Leader

Name of theme leader

Language

English and German

Please Note

Program can be changed without prior notice
Also possible to book half double room