A captivating mysterious jewel in the crown of Africa, Tunisia is fast becoming an extremely popular option for package holidays. A combination of crystalline Mediterranean waters and exotic Saharan markets, Tunisia is great if you’re yearning for something new and exciting.
Flanked by Algeria and Libya, Tunisia is the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa but still packs in so much due to the great 800 miles of coastline and surprisingly lush fertile land thanks to the sea in the north. It encompasses a kaleidoscope of tastes, from the ancient to the modern and intelligently blends exotic wonder with traditional charm.
Holidays in Tunisia
The most striking aspects of Tunisia are the Sahara desert in the south and the Atlas Mountain range in the north west and it’s these places that prove quite popular for travellers who want to steer clear of resorts.
If you’re feeling sprightly, there are several options for walks and hikes up into the mountainous regions. Alternatively, for those who would much rather take the relaxation route for their Tunisian holiday, there are the central desert areas with hot pools and oases for the ultimate rest.
The capital Tunis is popular, with its contrasting business and cosmopolitan attitudes. However, encircled by the pristine effects of the modern age, lies the tiny 'old town' of Medina. This maze of intricately decorated, narrow streets is full to the brim of local products, from brass ornaments and spices, to olive wood, locally weaved rugs and garments
Tunisia’s coastline has the full spectrum of resorts, from luxury 5 star hotels to small boutique propertis. For the best of the best, go to Hammamet where cosy whitewashed houses sit among citrus orchards and salt lakes. Port El Kantaoui, just a few miles south, has a more cosmopolitan feel. Dominated by the yacht-filled marina, you’ll find top quality seafood restaurants and jewellery shops.
For the sandy beaches and relaxed markets, head to Sousse or Skanes where the only alternative to lazy bronzing is to indulge in a round of golf or take the plunge with some water sports. The small island of Djerba has its own airport and is largely undisturbed. Expect secluded beaches lined with palm trees and exotic vegetation.
There are a range of activities you can engage in while on holiday in Tunisia. Go snorkelling or diving off the coast and explore the African side to the Mediterranean Sea. Hop on a camel and ride along the beach front or use your own legs to explore any of the marinas or markets. What’s noticeable about anywhere you go is the genuine hospitality and care of the Tunisian people. Visitors are encouraged to engage in festivities and in turn treated like a member of the family. This welcoming friendliness ensures your holiday is the best it can be while offering you a chance to learn about a fascinating culture.
This destination really is a fresh look at an African holiday, with sun, sea, sand and an essence of indescribable mystery. Book with packyourbags and uncover the mystery for yourself.