The authentic Cap Bon
Discover Cap Bon, one of the most beautiful regions in Tunisia, and stay in charming accommodation combining tradition and modern comforts
From Nabeul, a city of potters, to the escarpment cliffs of El Haouaria at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula and the mysteries of the Medina of Tunis, this trip, which offers city and nature, tours, sports activities and relaxation, offers a fine insight into the wealth of Tunisia.
Private transfer upon arrival at the airport and stay 3 nights in the Medina of Nabeul in the “Dar Sabri” guest house. This guest house nestling in the heart of the Medina of Nabeul is a haven of peace, coolness and calmness for the passing visitor. The pool, the solarium and the hammam exude an aura of relaxation while the evening continues delightfully on the central patio amid the dancing shadows given off by the candles.
Dinner at “Dar Sabri”.
During this day of discovery, your guide-historian will teach you a lot about the town of Nabeul and the coexistence of its Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities. Meanwhile, the archaeological site of Néapolis, situated along the coast, and the archaeological museum of Nabeul testify to the Roman past.
Explore Nabeul and its region at your own pace then enjoy a hammam and relaxing massage at “Dar Sabri”.
Not to be missed: the pottery, embroidery, work with natural fibres and other crafts to be found in Nabeul; visiting Hammamet.
Depart for El Haouaria, at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula, and stay 2 nights at “Dar Enesma” guest house. “Dar Enesma” is the fulfilment of a dream for its hosts: simplicity, generosity and sharing. It is the cultural identity of El Haouaria: the wind, the sea, the mountaintops and the creeks, and the entire Mediterranean way of life, the weather, the gentleness of the sun and the flavours.
Hike in the mountain overlooking the sea, at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula. Your day begins with a breakfast where you can try out some regional products before trekking along the paths of the El Haouaria mountain. Your nature guide will tell you about the ecological importance of the region. The thyme and rosemary smell wonderful and, depending on the season, you can observe the migrations of numerous species of birds.
Lunch takes place in a hut that is mostly open to the surrounding countryside. And the day ends delightfully with an exploration of a forest of centuries-old olive trees.
Depart for Tunis and stay 3 nights at the charming hotel “Dar el Marsa”.
Tour of Tunis with our enthusiastic historian, author and urban architect to explore the secret establishments in the medina and also modern Tunis and its Art Nouveau. Enter the doors of 17th century palaces, roam the narrow, winding streets, discover the Tunis of days gone by and take the pulse of the modern Tunis in the Central Market, a series of covered halls where all the locals come together to do their shopping amid the joyful shouts of the greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, and other traders.
Explore Tunis and its surrounding area at your own pace.
Not to be missed: the Bardo national museum and its collection of antique mosaics which is the largest in the world; the archaeological site of Carthage; the hill-top village of Sidi Bou Saïd; go on a boat trip out to sea and play at Robinson Crusoe (à la carte); spend the day in Bizerte and Ichkeul (à la carte).
Private transfer to the airport and return flight.
- 9days/8nights – flights not included
- Private transfer to/from airport by Land Rover.
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in a double room at “Dar Sabri”.
- Day-long nature hike at El Haouaria.
- Accompanied tour of the Medina of Tunis with our guide, an author and urban architect.
- Accompanied tour of the Medina of Nabeul.
- The Cap Bon region;
- Our charming accommodation combining tradition and modernity
- The Medina of Tunis with its colourful atmosphere, and much more.
Tunisian cookery lesson
Tunisian cuisine contains the blend of peoples that constitute its history: from Berber semolina to Jewish tagines, Andalusian pastries delicately flavoured with flower water and subtly spiced Spanish stews. We invite you to explore this cuisine and create an entire menu before tasting it in a charming residence in the heart of the Medina of Tunis.
Lunch meeting with a Tunisian personality
As the initiator of the “Arab spring”, Tunisia was the impetus for the revolutions in the region. The country has always differentiated itself through its openness and its aspiration for democracy. In this exceptional politico-historical context, we can organise for you a lunch or dinner with Tunisians who are at the heart of the current changes: artists, intellectuals, campaigners, business leaders or mere employees who also happen to be players in civil society. You will have an amazing opportunity to exchange views with them and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing Tunisian society, away from the clichés and closer to the facts. This meeting will also allow you to find out more about the traditions, the cuisine and the local culture.
Boat trip, Tunisia from the sea
The Tunisian beaches are often very busy in summer so why not escape for a while! An unspoilt creek at the foot of Korbous mountain, a short hike and a table laid just for you beside the beach. Everything is laid on for an amazing day: a swim in the crystal waters, a mud bath in the local hot springs and, of course, a rustic seafood banquet. Even the return journey to the port of Sidi Bou Saïd at sunset extends this magical experience.
National park of Ichkeul
In winter and spring the national park of Ichkeul, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a paradise for nature-lovers and particularly birdwatchers. Each year, this reserve, which is one of the most important in North Africa, is home to nearly 180 species of birds which can be seen on the site and in the site’s ecomuseum. Depending on the season, greylag geese, wild ducks, storks and pink flamingos can be seen, and also water buffalo, otters, foxes, wild boar and turtles.
A Tunisia specialist
Your tailor-made trip
A concierge service
Advisers ready to help you
Five languages spoken
An enduring experience