Visiting El Jem Amphitheater, Quad Biking in the Sahara Desert: Journalists Share Their Recent Tunisia Adventure Trip
YEREVAN, JULY 8, ARMENPRESS. Many Armenians are faced with this question before the summer: “Where to spend holidays?” For Armenian tourists, Tunisia is definitely still an unknown destination. At this moment, all the conditions are met for Armenian tourists to spend their holidays in Tunisia, a country rich in history, culture and beautiful sites, without any complications.
Tunisian airline Nouvelair operates charter flights from Monastir, a city on the central coast of Tunisia, to Yerevan and in the opposite direction every week. The Armenian travel agency Anriva Tour not only succeeded in bringing the Tunisian airline to Armenia, but also facilitated the process of obtaining a Tunisian visa for Armenian tourists. In the past, Armenian tourists wishing to visit Tunisia had to obtain a visa in a third country, mainly at the Tunisian Embassy in Moscow, Russia. The visa cost was around 150-200 dollars and the process was very time consuming. But now, thanks to the organized trips offered by Anriva Tour, Armenian citizens can obtain a visa at the Tunisian airport by paying only $25. The duration of the Yerevan-Monastir flight is almost 4 hours.
Anriva Tour recently organized a media tour for a group of Armenian reporters in Tunisia. During the tour, Armenian journalists had the opportunity to visit various sites of Tunisia, to get acquainted with the history and culture of the country.
Words cannot describe the impressions, says the ARMENPRESS reporter, who was also part of the group. Tunisia, without a doubt, is an attractive country for a tourist with various preferences. Fans of passive and active recreation can visit Tunisia, that’s for sure, he adds.
ARMENPRESS reporter shared some beautiful places a tourist MUST visit while traveling in Tunisia.
The amphitheater of El Jem – an unmissable place! Built in 3rd century BC, the amphitheater was the 4e largest by size in the Roman Empire. The amphitheater had hosted gladiatorial games, animal games, as well as shows. It is well preserved. The visit here is truly amazing as you feel the history that goes back centuries.
Are you an adventure lover? If yes, then Quad to Sahara desert is waiting for you. By challenging yourself to drive through a desert, you also enjoy stunning views as tours here are usually conducted at sunset or sunrise. You absolutely have to visit this place to understand what I mean. Words are not enough.
However, the adventures in the desert do not only end with the quad bike because there is also a wonderful off-road car excursion. With their various maneuvers, professional SUV drivers will make you feel that the car is about to roll over, but in the end you will only get indescribable positive emotions. These tours are also organized at sunset so that tourists have the chance to take wonderful photos.
Well, Tunisia is much more than a beach destination. If you ever travel to this country, take a tour of the ancient city of Carthage. Carthage was the capital of the ancient Carthaginian civilization, on the eastern shore of Lake Tunis in present-day Tunisia. During the tour, you will be able to see the ruins of the ancient city which will give you an idea of the buildings that existed here in the past. Excavations are regularly organized in the city. The Antonine Baths or Baths of Carthage, built in the 2nd century BC, are located in this city and again are an amazing place to take beautiful photos.
Sidi Bou Said – Tunisian Santorini. Not visiting this charming city on your Tunisian trip means you haven’t seen Tunisia. Known for its cobbled streets and blue and white houses, this town looks like something out of a fairy tale. You will enjoy a beautiful view from the city to the Mediterranean Sea and the port.
Tunisia is also rich in culture. The Archaeological Museum of Sousse, another place for you to discover more of this country. The museum keeps a collection of ancient Roman mosaics.
Finally, let’s talk about the purchases in Tunisia which is an “art of bargaining”. Almost all cities in Tunisia have markets (medina) where shopping is a real “bargaining art”. You must have good haggling skills when trading in these markets, otherwise you will buy a good at 10 to 20 times its real price. The most interesting part here is that the sellers themselves love it when you start trading. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you visit the medina as you will bring with you unforgettable memories from here.