Tips & Tricks
Parasailing – parasailing is one of the major beachside activities in Tunisia. Being attached to a parachute by a harness and pulled along by a speedboat, provides participants with a nice view of various beach areas from the air. Beachside resorts at the town of Port el-Kantaoui, Hammamet, and elsewhere offer parasailing sessions.
Hot Air Ballooning – those visiting Tunisia have the option of seeing the country – from its towns to the Sahara Desert from above – in a hot air balloon. Tour outfits offering such a unique experience include: www.discovertunisia.uk; www.incredible-adventures.com; www.ultramagic.com Along with various tour outfits that provide for such excursions, an international hot air […]
Sidi Bou Saïd – reachable on the TGM suburban train line, and overlooking the Gulf of Tunis, is this beautifully preserved cobbled town, named after a 13th-century Sufi saint and has long been a favorite retreat for European artists and intellectuals. Swiss-German artist Paul Klee came to paint there in 1914 and praised the clarity […]
Red Lizard Train — You’ll feel just like Indiana Jones as you step aboard the Red Lizard Train, called the Lézard Rouge in French. That’s because it was used in the Indiana Jones movie The Last Crusade, in which he fights on top of it. This famous historic train offers rides for tourists, running from […]
Ksar Hadada — For those “Star Wars” movie fans out there, a trip on the jeep to Ksar Hadada should not be missed. Located six hours (521 km.) from Tunis, this is the derelict location where scenes of “The Phantom Menace” were filmed and suffice to say, this has made it one of the most […]
Tabarka (snorkeling) — the beautiful town of Tabarka in northern Tunisia is one of the most spectacular diving areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Its coral reef just of the coast is still under explored and you feel like Cousteau discovering the paradise for the first time!! The most beautiful coral reefs can be found in […]