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Tunisian Sahara

Tunisia
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Ranked #53 of 158 attractions in Tunisia
Type: Deserts
Activities: Four-wheeling, Camping
Owner description: The largest desert in the world, extending between 800 and 1,200 miles and at least 3,000 miles from east to west, covers one-fourth the area of... more » Owner description: The largest desert in the world, extending between 800 and 1,200 miles and at least 3,000 miles from east to west, covers one-fourth the area of Africa including the lands of Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. « less
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Waterford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The 2 day trip from your hotel to the Sahara and back is full of bum numbing bus journeys, very early mornings and monotony. But if you don’t do it, you may never know the feel of Saharan sand on your skin or even in your mouth – it’s as fine as air and sneaks in everywhere like a thief.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This tour was a disappointment. We booked it mainly because of our interest in history, we thought it would be great to see Carthage, one of the most famous cities in antiquity. Unfortunately, Carthage has been pretty much erased by luxury homes occupying the space now. We saw a well preserved Roman aqueduct, but the rest of the tour was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Thomas Cook 2 day trip Colt556 has summed this up for me the guide was only interested in cash as I was a single traveler you have to pay extra to stay at the overnight hotel there was a young girl on her own and she did not have enough money to pay the guide was not interested in helping... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It was Thomas Cook 2 day Sahara tour & didn't include the Star Wars film locations, which was disappointing to a lot on the tour. A cheesy camel ride 30 mins in the Sahara & you have to pay extra for. But the tour guide was/is the reason I'm writing this...a smartass, money hungry guide that hardly even explain the... More

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UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Get out of your hotel and go there! Unforgettable couple of days - take kids if over 5. Go on camel over sand-dunes at sunset. Walk up mountains at 54 degree heat! Watch corrupt local police stop your convoy at every village and demand money / cigarettes! Tip: if travelling with kids late morning stop them looking at goats being... More

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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The government of Tunisia refused to allow Israeli nationals the right to disembark Norwegian Jade in the Port of La Goulette, Tunis on Sunday, March 9, 2014. In response to this discriminatory act, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has cancelled all remaining calls to Tunisia and will not return. “We want to send a strong message to Tunisia... More

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South UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a two Day trip and very long days at that. a lot off the time is spent on the coach traveling between venues, luckily we had a great guide who volunteered information social and political without being over the top. At the venues he was also very hands on and around to help and guide. The First Stop... More

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Sahara Explorer, run by Tunisia Travel (not sure about Thomas Cook input), takes 2 days with an early start. To see all that's on the itinery obviously involves a lot of bus travel time. Anyone who thinks or expects otherwise clearly does not know what the distances to be covered are. A lot of worthwhile sights, plenty of "rest"... More

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Highs - El Jem, camel trip, sunrise over the salt flats, the swim in the hot spring at the hotel Lows - 12 hours a day sitting on a bus looking at a never ending landscape (ok sorry, 5 types of desert), being miss-sold the trip - it didnt go to the Star Wars set as we had been assured... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a cruise which stopped at Tunisia. Believe me don't bother there is nothing worth seeing. I know Hannibal came from there but he is long gone and any remnant of history also gone. Don't bother with day trips from cruise ship those that went said time wasted. If you want independent travel... More

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