The Eclipse from Tunisia
Price: £TBA / $TBA
Duration: 7 Days from 29th July 2027
Highlights: Sfax, Sahara (Kairouan, Gafsa, Chebika Oasis, Tamerza Canyon and Waterfall, Camel
Mountain, Shott el Gharsa, Dune riding, Star Wars scenery, Nefta Oasis, Chott el Jerid,
Dunes Sanctuary, Douz Camel Riding and Sand Dunes, Matmata, El Djem, Eclipse (Chaffar
Includes: See below Day 7 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (29th July 2027) - Arrival in Sfax
Arrive in Sfax, your base for all nights of the tour except one night at Nefta Oasis. Sfax founded in AD 849 on the ruins of Roman Taparura, is the capital of the Sfax Governorate, and a Mediterranean port. Sfax’s city walls are in a notably good condition, especially considering how much was destroyed by bombing during World War 2. Much of it dates from quite recent centuries, but the oldest surviving parts are from the 9th century. The city walls encompass the medina completely.
Day 2 - Sahara Day One
Today embark on a fascinating two-day tour into the Sahara. Visit places such as Kairouan, Gafsa, Chebika Oasis, Tamerza Canyon and Waterfall, Camel Mountain, Shott el Gharsa Salt Lake and enjoy Dune riding and visiting the scene of Mos Espa from Star Wars. Overnight at Nefta Oasis.
Day 3 - Sahara Day Two
Continue visiting more fascinating places in the Sahara such as Chott El Jerid Salt Lake, Matmata Cave Houses, El Djem Amphitheatre, Dunes Sanctuary and enjoy Douz Camel riding and Sand Dunes. Return to Sfax at the end of the tour.
Day 4 - Day at leisure in Sfax with optional excursions available
A day at leisure in Sfax to explore the city or further afield. Sfax shows an authentic side of Tunisia. Entirely surrounded by ramparts, its Medina retains its traditional atmosphere. Enter through one of the doors: The stalls ring with the work of the small-scale craftsmen. The highlights of the Medina include the Dar Jellouli Museum, a beautiful 17th century house decorated with ceramic tile panels. Take a tour of the picturesque fish market and visit the Kasbah, the former citadel. Outside the ramparts, you will see stunning neo-Moorish buildings dating from the time of the French Protectorate.
Day 5 - Eclipse Day
Today is a very special eclipse day - for some a once in a lifetime experience. You will observe the eclipse from a beach side location looking across the sea south of Sfax. The sun will be at a comfortable height of 58 degrees above the sea and the totality phase will last about 5 mins 40 secs.
Day 6 - Day at leisure in Sfax with optional excursions available
Today spend a further day exploring the fascinating city of Sfax or take an optional excursion and visit the Kerkennah Islands by ferry. These islands offer a step back in time to a simpler day. The gulf is known as the 'nursery of the Mediterranean' because of the underwater meadows of Posidonia seagrass that make it a perfect habitat for fish reproduction.
Day 7 (4th August 2027) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price £TBA / $TBA per person*
*Please note you can reserve a space on this tour by paying a 'Save a Space' deposit (£50/$65 per person) but all itineraries will be costed in early 2025 and prices advised
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to hotel check-out on Day 7.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation, flights, trains, and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £TBA / $TBA.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project TSE2027 FAQ page here.