Kairouan

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  • Founded in 670 AD by the Umayyads
  • Important center for Sunni Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Amphitheatre of El Jem

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  • Built in 238 AD and stands as one of the best preserved Roman stone ruins in the world
  • One of the biggest amphitheaters in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Dougga

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  • TunisiaArchaeological site and well preserved Roman small town in North Africa
  • The site lies in the countryside, protected from modern urbanization
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Sahara

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  • Largest hot desert in the world
  • Approximately the size of China or the United States
  • Mainly stone plateaus with sand seas only a minor part
  • Region has sand dunes over 590 ft in height, formed by wind or rare rainfall

 

Bardo National Museum (Tunis)

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  • One of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region
  • Museum traces the history of Tunisia through a wide variety of archaeological pieces
  • Established in 1888

 

El Djem Archaeological Museum

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  • Museum contains Roman period art, including mythological personages, abstract elements, and plants

 

Chenini

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  • Berber village located on a hilltop to help protect it from raiding parties
  • Was a fortified granary
  • Dates back to the 12th century

 

Centro Storico (Sidi Bou Said)

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  • Viewpoint with a view of Sidi Bou Said on the Mediterranean

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,494

food $6/day x 12 days = $72

hotel $55/day x 10 days = $550

tickets (all attractions) $370

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,486