This imaginary city, created with plaster and cardboard, records some of the scenes from star wars. It's quite a small place, but it awakens your curiosity. Cozy and cute, you can visit this place in half an hour ...
Throughout the Medina, there are shops which, at the top, offer a spacious terrace with views overlooking the entire city. From there, you can see the mosques and the most important buildings in the capital.
One of the excursions which is usually offered to the tourist that is wandering around the port of Sousses is the tour of the coast that is almost at the pirate schip. It is also offered in different hotel or at the beach or at the pool at the hotel. This tour usually lasts about three hours and costs about 25 to about 13 per person (of course though it depends on who is offering it and if you are registered or not, because if for example You buy it at the hotel is much more expensive). The tour takes including food which is usually based on fried chicken and fish, fruit and soft drinks Coca-cola type or water. Personally I think it's worth doing because it is also quite fun and you stop the ship at sea to have a swim and the duration of the tour you spend watching the dolphins with whom you're crossing.
Given the sweltering heat and the scorching sun that usually characterizes the desert, all excursions / tours such as camel rides, quads, or buggy are usually scheduled early in the morning or late in the afternoon, so with the tour comes the added appeal of watching the sunrise or sunset in the desert. Our group chose the afternoon, we went to the Great Dune at 16h for the camel ride by the "sea of sand", so we had a chance to see the sunset. Itt is reddish, and is seen between the winding sections of the dunes and the changing color is a beautiful show. The only problem was that there was a horrible sandstorm (apparently in spring they are very common), so it was quite uncomfortable because the whole time we were in the dunes were literally eating sand.
Like any other tourist destination in Tunisia, Monastir hustles with a market and business negotiations. That is, this is not a quiet town, especially because it is the preferred destination for Europeans who want to bask in the sun on the beaches while staying in a cheap hotel. We went during Easter, and although the beaches were not at their best, we could walk along them pretty quietly. You will see posters and interesting expressions, though it is less wild than other small towns in the area, like Sousse.
Located on a small street in Mahdia, you'll find this little fabric shop that specializes in making suits for grooms and brides. Making a wedding dress is a very extensive and detailed task that requires months of work to complete. The sewers do not hesitate to get down to work. We took a souvenir photo of ourselves, as if we had gotten married in Tunisia!
We were offered a kind of excursion combining horseback riding, camel riding and a horse wagon. The horseback ride was quite comfortable as the instructor taught you to ride and lead the horse in a way that was not too fast. It's great fun, the landscape is not the same as the Sahara desert, not so hot. Here you constantly see olive trees since the ranch is located just outside the city of Sousse in an area full of olive trees. I have recommended it to everyone who is visiting Tunisia as it's a good way to ride a horse or camel without going through the full heat of the desert.
The trip I hired from my hotel Abou Nawas boujaafar which took you to a horse ranch was without a doubt one of the funniest. As the tour lasted about 3 or 4 hours, you could do the donkey rides, horse ride or watch the ostrich farm, but the most fun for me was the camel ride. The wagon resembled those in western movies but something more modern, with wheels and pulled by two horses, and it was covered with a canvas to avoid the sun at those time of the year when it began to scorch lol .. .
Of all the many trips that I did during my journey around Tunisia, the one I most learned from was the one that allowed me to see how the old Arab tribes that remain in the wilderness used to live. I arranged the trip through my hotel. Among the many curiosities that I found, the greatest thing that I saw was a [poi = 153481] camel drinking Coca-Cola [/ poi]. One of the most typical activities of the women was making artisan bread in an oven in the land that was shaped like a bowl or vase, but we got to try the bread and it was very good and quite hot by the way lol ... But as we were discovering about their daily lives, we also saw how they used the [poi = 156972] camels to collect water [/ poi].
Another excursion that can be done in the desert from Douz is the carriage ride through the Sahara. The tour leaves from the [poi = 160532] Great Dune Offra [/ poi], about 3 kilometres from the city centre, and lasts approximately one hour ($10/person DNT). It's fun because they dress you up in a robe and a turban, attire typical of the desert Berber tribes. Usually it moves in a kind of caravan. The [poi = 160822] camels [/ poi] go first, and finally the carriages. Well, the "carriage" is actually a covered wagon, pulled by a small horse, the wheels are tires, and the seats are covered with typical striped blankets. They have two rows of seats, with little space between them. The guide sits in the first seat, and the back is for two passengers (it's quite uncomfortable because there's almost no legroom). It's quite a light walk if you don't want to ride a camel.
Within the fort is the Medina of Hammamet. It is small and has very narrow streets with low doors and each one different. There are many shops, their owners always ask you to come in, if only to look. You can also have a glass of tea or a beer at one of the bars.
Because we came out and camel drinks the Coca-Cola and we say wow this fantastic this adorable so that is a great place with a history lovers and the kids the people there are good they are good then the Americans.