Tips & Tricks
La Marsa (beach town) – for those staying in Tunis, one can take the TGM suburban train line from the capital to this beach town (the last stop on the TGM)(a.k.a. Al Marsa). There, you will find a town built around a moon-shaped beach. Once a resort for the Husseinite Beys in the 18th century, […]
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 […]
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.
Matmara – located about six hours (471 km) south of Tunis, this part of southern Tunisia has become known for Berber residents who live in traditional troglodyte structures (caves which are carved into mountainsides, or beneath overhanging rocks of a cliff). George Lucas, the filmmaker behind the “Star Wars” films, chose this location to film […]
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 […]
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 […]