KAIROUAN & EL JEM (8 HOURS)
Full day excursion and recommended for guests staying at the resorts of Tunis and Gammarth, Hammamet and Sousse and Port Kantaoui.
A must whilst in Tunisia: the finest example that can be seen in proof to the grandeur of the Roman Empire in North Africa at El Jem and its amphitheater and the beauty of the Islamic architecture and its simplicity in Ifriquia, Tunisia.
Places to visit:
KAIROUAN, THE HOLY CITY (UNESCO)
The first Muslim city built by Arab Muslims in the mid-7th century and known for the great mosque, the mausoleum of Sidi Essahib, the Aghalabitan water reservoirs, the Medina, the best carpets weavers, the Makroudh cakes from semolina and date paste and famous for being the city of the 100 mosques.
EL JEM AMPHITHEATRE (UNESCO)
The most imposing Roman monument tracing back to the 3rd century still standing in North Africa. The 3rd largest amphitheater in the world and the most preserved one to the point that it’s still in use today for the international festival of classical music and symphonies.
Note: the local museum contains an extremely fine mosaic collection and the largest private rich home fully restored: the house of Africa