With stunning seashore, exciting culture and rich history, Tunisia is a favorite destination for many holiday makers across the globe. The country is for everybody from honeymoon couples to beach-lovers and adventurers. Many different nations and civilizations came to Tunisia have left their signs. The Ottoman, colonial and Roman era, all have an apparent and clear presence in the country. The great ancient buildings of that era draw huge crowds and mesmerize them with their great architecture. There are many things to see in the country and it is really hard to choose from. But if your finances of the trip are less then many travel agencies offer a wide variety of cheap holiday packages to Tunisia. If you are plan to visit Tunisia anytime soon then we have compiled a list of top 7 tourist attractions for you.
Top 7 Fun and free things to do
1. Set Out in the Sahara Desert
Sahara Desert is one of National Geographic top 50 places of a lifetime. And it’s like shame if you visit Tunisia without getting the taste of the great Sahara Desert which makes up the southern part of the country. You can do desert trekking on camel or on in 4 wheel drive vehicles. Also you can do dune skiing, take a flight over the dunes in a light aircraft and desert go-karting.
2. Bardo Museum
Located in the capital Tunis, this impressive museum houses an unmatched collection of mosaics and a great range of antique findings from all across Tunisia. The museum shows off the great and fascinating history of Tunisia. This place is must visit for the history lovers who want to know about the people who came here and ruled the country.
3. Cap Bon Peninsula
Cap Bon Peninsula has something or the other for everyone. Beach lovers can enjoy the great services and amenities offered by the hotels in Nabuel. Whereas the historians and the people who love to know the culture can explore the Kelibia fort, old ruins of Kerkouane and the old Roman mine at Ghar el-Khabir. Last but not the least everyone would definitely enjoy the El Haouaria beach.
The calm and relaxed island of Djerba is a Mediterranean beauty; the whitewashed villages, covered by palm trees, postage-stamp sized beaches and craft markets, all make it a beautiful and wonderful place to visit. It’s a place to hang out and do little more than just browsing the shops, eat relaxed lunches of super clean seafood and loosen yourself up on the sand.
Dougga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also one of best preserved ancient ruins of North Africa. The history of this site date back to the 6th century BC but most of the current monuments here are from the Roman period. Dougga is also one of the most photogenic sites in Tunisia due to its hilltop position and plenty epic temples and buildings.
6. Lake Ichkeul
Lake Ichkeul is located in the far north of Tunisia; this World Heritage-listed Lake is a favourite place of birdwatchers and of those who love nature. The best time to go to the lake is from the months of December and March when many migratory birds – including flamingos, storks and egrets – fly to the wetlands to spend winter.
Matmata draw hundreds of tourist every year due to its prominent role in the first Star Wars movie. These subterranean dwellings were first dug out by the Berbers over 1000 years ago. The key attraction here is Hotel Sidi Driss which was used as the cantina in the star wars movies, and it still has plenty of Star Wars equipment.