Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Ksar Hadada — For those “Star Wars” movie fans out there, a trip on the jeep to Ksar Hadada should not be missed. Located six hours (521 km.) from Tunis, this is the derelict location where scenes of “The Phantom Menace” were filmed and suffice to say, this has made it one of the most […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
Yasmine Golf Course — in comparison to Citrus Golf Course, there’s no doubt that Yasmine is slightly smaller in size. It boasts just one course, although it would be fair to say that it’s hugely challenging, yet still suited to players of most abilities. Funny enough, it’s another of those attractions in which you’ll also […]