Day Trip from Tunis to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse
Traveling is the best way to experience a country or place. Tunisia is one of the most beautiful and best places to explore in the Mediterranean region. It’s petite size makes it easily accessible for travelers who are looking for an exciting and fun journey. One of the best days trips from Tunis is going on a journey to discover three of the best known North African cities; Kairouan, El Jem, and Sousse.
Why Take a Day Trip From Tunis to Kairouan, El Jem, and Sousse
Kairouan, El Jem, and Sousse are three cities near Tunis that are filled with undiscovered treasures. Many travelers who come to Tunis often miss out on the sheer beauty of these cities. It is a shame as they are filled with unique stories, captivating culture, and exciting activities. Taking a day trip from Tunis to visit the three cities means that you will be able to explore their cobbled streets, sample various types of delicacies and experience the natural beauty that can only be found here.
Making the Most of Your Time in Kairouan, El Jem, and Sousse
Kairouan, El Jem, and Sousse have plenty to offer travelers who are looking for a unique experience in North Africa. One of the first places you should visit in Kairouan is the 13th century Great Mosque of Kairouan. It is said to be one of the oldest standing Muslim structures in North Africa and it is home to many cultural treasures. From the mosque you can visit the nearby Souk de Kairouan, a bustling open market filled with all sorts of goods from fruits and vegetables to spices and leather goods.
After exploring Kairouan you can make your way to El Jem, a beautiful city that is home to one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. Built in 200A.D., El Jem Amphitheater is an impressive structure that stood strong despite two earthquakes. It is considered to be one of the most important tourist attractions in Tunisia and is worth visiting if you have the time.
Finally, you can end your day trip by exploring Sousse. This port city is filled with plenty of exciting things to do. From relaxing on the white sand beaches to taking a tour of the many souks, there’s something for everyone here. If you’re looking for something a bit more daring, you can also check out El-Kantaoui Port where you can take part in various water sports such as windsurfing and jet skiing.
Making Your Day Trip Possible
Visiting all three places in one day can be quite taxing unless you are well prepared. To make sure that you have an enjoyable time during your trip, it would be best to book a guided tour such as this GetYourGuide tour. The tour comes with a private car and driver who will take you to each city where you will have plenty of time to explore them all.
The tour will cover four main attractions in each city. In Kairouan you will visit the Great Mosque, Souk de Kairouan, Khotba Kairaouan and Dar Othman Museum. In El Jem you can visit the impressive Roman Amphitheater along with Musee des Arts et des Traditions Populaires. In Sousse you will have plenty of time to explore the souks and take part in sports activities at El-Kantaoui Port.
The goal of this tour is to provide travelers with a stress-free day trip from Tunis to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse as they can relax and just focus on exploring each city’s unique sights and attractions rather than worrying about logistics such as transport or how much time they have in each place.
My Personal Opinion
I think this day-trip from Tunis to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse is definitely worth taking. Experiencing even these three cities in one day is an amazing feat that you should definitely experience if you come to Tunisia. The culture, stories and atmosphere are all incredibly unique and captivating.
Of course, taking such a trip also requires some planning and preparation but with a guided tour such as this GetYourGuide tour, it’s made easy for travelers who don’t want to spend too much time prepping for their journey.
If you are looking for an exciting and unique way to experience North African culture, then you should definitely consider taking this day-trip from Tunis to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse! Book your tour now here!
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