Tunisia is located in the Atlas region in North Africa, whose landscape has been the backdrop for a number of Hollywood blockbusters. From vast mountain ranges in the north of the country to the Sahara desert to the south, the country's varied landscape offers the opportunity for a wide range of activities whilst on holiday to Tunisia.
travelsupermarket.com advises that “Tunisia's ancient history and culture adds to its exotic appeal” and there is plenty to see and do while you’re there:
Visit Historic Tunis
The Tunisian capital offers tourists a mix of ancient culture and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a number of resorts offering tourists the chance to relax in the sunny North African climate. The city has a number of monuments to explore, as well as the Medina of Tunis – where you can find a variety of traditional souks to explore, but be prepared to haggle if you want to find a bargain.
Relax By The Beach
The coastal resorts of Tunisia are popular with tourists who are looking to escape to the Mediterranean sun, Tunisia holidays
are a popular draw for those who are looking to explore ancient history. There are many resorts along the coast to the north – including many within easy reach of the capital Tunis – which also houses the Lake of Tunis.
Carthage & Dougga
The ruins of the ancient regions of Carthage and Dougga are a popular draw for tourists to the capital Tunis. These UNESCO recognised World Heritage Sites are located on the shore of Lake Tunis, and provides an insight into life during ancient times through a variety of artefacts and relics – many of which can be viewed in a number of museums in the centre of Tunis.
Embark On Desert Tours
The Sahara Desert covers most of the south of the country, and there are a wide range of tours that allow you to explore the Sahara. Whether you want to tour the desert on the back of a camel, or explore the landscape from the safety of a jeep there are plenty of tours to choose from. Some tours will allow you the chance to visit some landmarks and villages that have featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as The English Patient, as well as the world famous Star Wars films.
So whether you’re looking to relax by the beach, explore the Sahara or pay a visit to villages that have been included in Hollywood films, Tunisia is certainly a destination to consider on your trip to North Africa.