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Tunisia: Archeology In Deserts and Oases

Apr 28 - May 10, 2025

13 days | Tunisia | alumni UBC Travel Club


Before it spread to embrace a whole continent, Africa was the name the Romans gave to a province virtually due south of Rome and approximately equivalent to the borders of modern Tunisia. While the coast of Tunisia has turned itself into a major tourist destination with beautiful beaches, inland, where most of the Roman remains are situated, an unchanging way of life continues against landscapes and seascapes of great beauty.

Indeed there is much more to this small country than sand and sun. Over the course of 3000 years, Tunisia, the northernmost country of Africa, has witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. They came as fugitives or adventurers, to conquer or to claim, warriors and missionaries, traders and farmers, each leaving a part of their story in stone or mosaics, on the hills of Carthage and the threshold of the Sahara.

Accommodation is in comfortable hotels and a night of glamping Tunisian-style in the dunes of Sahara.

Our journey takes us from cosmopolitan Tunis to the many significant and spectacular Ancient Roman ruins and south to the sands of the Sahara and its desert oases. Along the way, we are introduced to the customs and cultures of this fascinating country.
alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6395 includes taxes and gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers on tour start and end dates; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as specified in itinerary; ground transportation by private vehicle;
internal flight: Djerba to Tunis; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized guides; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; services of your Study Leader ; fully escorted by our Tunisia Tour Manager. 

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Tunis
2Bardo Museum
3Roman ruins at Carthage, Sidi Bou Said village
4Ancient Roman sites: Dougga and Bulla Regia
5Thuburbo Maius: Forum and Mercury Temple
6El Jem amphitheater and UNESCO-listed Sousse Medina
7Holy city Kairouan
8Drive to Tozeur
9Excursion to Tamerza, Mides, Chebika
10Visit Chott El Jerid, Douz, Matmata
11Explore Djerba
12Fly to Tunis
13Depart Tunis
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Your Tour Leader

Megan Daniels has worked as an archaeologist for over 20 years. She has undertaken archaeological fieldwork in numerous countries, including Canada, Bermuda, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, and Tunisia. She first visited Tunisia on a study tour in 2009, as a graduate student studying ancient North Africa at UBC.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6395 includes taxes and gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers on tour start and end dates; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as specified in itinerary; ground transportation by private vehicle;
internal flight: Djerba to Tunis; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized guides; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; services of your Study Leader ; fully escorted by our Tunisia Tour Manager. 

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