The Tunisian countryside with your children
Nature hikes and a picnic for a different way to explore while travelling around Tunisia.
12 Days / 11 Nights
The Tunisian countryside of Cap Bon reveals its secrets gently. On the programme of this amazing journey that will impress the youngest children: walks by the sea and in the mountains, tasting regional products, impromptu swims in still unspoilt creeks and diving into the pool of a farm nestling in the heart of the countryside.
Private transfer upon arrival at the airport and stay 2 nights in the Medina of Tunis in a historic 17th century residence, “Dar Ben Gacem”.
After half a day exploring Tunis, follow our enthusiastic historian, author and urban architect to explore the secret establishments in the Medina and also the Art Nouveau Tunis. Enter the doors of 17th century palaces, roam the narrow, winding streets and discover the Tunis of days gone by. You can also 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 (à la carte).
Depart towards Bizerte for El Alia and stay in the heart of the countryside in the guest house “Henchir Dheb” (The Golden Farm). On the journey, enjoy the landscapes of the Tunisian countryside and visit the archaeological site of Utique (à la carte).
A short nature walk along the crest of the shoreline towards the fishing village of Raf-Raf where your lunch of grilled wild fish awaits you. Swimming and relaxing as a family on one of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia (à la carte). During this day, you can also opt for a nature excursion to the national park of Ichkeul, a UNESCO World Heritage site (à la carte).
In the evening, depart for Sidi Bou Saïd and stay in the charming hotel “Dar Saïd”.
Bring your swimming costumes for a day devoted entirely to the sea and beach fun. From the port of Sidi Bou Saïd, take to the open sea, with the wind in your hair, and enjoy the whole day in a creek worthy of Robinson Crusoe at the foot of Korbous mountain, on the other side of the Gulf of Tunis. Swimming in the crystal waters, a mud bath in the local hot springs and, of course, a seafood banquet (à la carte).
Depart for El Haouaria at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula and stay 2 nights at the “Dar Enesma” guest house. You will travel across one of the most beautiful regions in the country, Cap Bon, with its citrus crops, its sandy beaches and its unspoilt creeks.
A walk in the mountain overlooking the sea, the jbel El Haouaria. 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 scent of thyme, rosemary and heather fill the air 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 Nabeul and stay 2 nights at “Dar Sabri”. 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 swimming pool, the solarium, the hammam and the wonderfully decorated bedrooms exude an aura of relaxation.
During this day of discovery in Nabeul, your guide-historian will teach you a lot about the history of the town 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.
DAY 10 and 11
Depart for Gammarth and stay 2 nights at the “Mövenpick Hotels & Resort”. Explore Gammarth, La Marsa and Sidi Bou Saïd at your own pace.
Must-sees: the mythical archaeological site of Carthage, the hill-top village of Sidi Bou Saïd, the very cosmopolitan city of La Marsa, the Acropolium of Carthage (former Saint Louis Cathedral), and much more.
Private transfer to the airport and return flight.
- 12days/11nights – flights not included
- Transfer for each stage by Land Rover with chauffeur.
- Bed and breakfast accommodation at “Dar Ben Gacem”, “Dar Sabri” and “Mövenpick Hotels & Resort” and half-board at the “Dar Enesma” and “Henchir Dheb” guest houses.
- The family comfort in a private Land Rover Defender
- exploring the Medina of Tunis, its secret establishments and its artisans in the company of your guide
- spending a relaxing day at Cap Bon, with an unspoilt creek, swimming, water fun and seafood picnic.
Explore the Medina of Tunis and the Art Nouveau of the capital
In the company of an urban architect and enthusiastic author, you will explore the capital: the secret establishments in the Medina and also modern Tunis and its Art Nouveau. The Medina has the ability to transport you to a unique world that stimulates all your senses. 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.
Walk and picnic
A short nature walk along the crest of the Tunisian shoreline towards the fishing village of Raf-Raf where a lunch of grilled wild fish awaits you. Swimming and relaxing as a family on one of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia.
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
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Five languages spoken
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