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"Tunisia" Tunisia Favorite Tip by Arc86

Tunisia General: 269 reviews and 296 photos

Favorite thing: I visited Tunisia 1.5 years ago. I always felt absolutely safe. There is such a scare tactics at the moment from the press about Islamic terrorism.

In fact most Islamic countries are much more safer to travel than countries in black Africa or Latin America. Especially Tunisia is absolutely safe and the people there are very friendly. You don't have to worry that anything get stolen, or someone is gonna trick or hurt you.

Just a fiew tips:

- Don't go to places like Matamata which are overflooded with tourists (people there are the opposite of the normal Tunisians - extremly bearish!)
- Respect the islamic culture (Women should wear long clothes at least)
- At least speak a little bit French

I would recommend you to go to Tozeur and Douz.
In Tozeur you can visit "chot Djerid" a huge saline like. It is an amazing landscape there and also the city with marked and old town is very interessting. Sadly mass tourism slowly is becoming to reach that place.

Douz is perfect for 2 or 3 day trips into the "Grand Erg Oriental", one of the largest sand dune areas of the Sahara. You can hire a Jeep with driver for about 200 - 400 dollars. It's an unforgettable experience...if you want to see the desert like you imagine it (endless empty landscapes full of huge dunes), this is the perfekt location. I will never forgot this amazing desert moon, rising over the desert!

Sadly your post sounds like you're going to be on an organized trip by a travel agency. Well I just can recommend you to visit by yourself if you're speaking a little french.

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  • Written Mar 14, 2008
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