If you are attracted by palm trees, white sandy beaches, you like to spend time in shops with exotic souvenirs, you will definitely like Tunisia. This is a small African state washed by the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisia is a country on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Adjacent to Algeria and Libya, Tunisia has absorbed all the flavor of Africa.
According to A2zgov, the hotel and tourism sector is very well developed in Tunisia, and therefore guests are offered a wide variety of types of recreation. Tourists who prefer extreme sports can try their hand at windsurfing or diving, jeep safaris to the oases of the Atlas Mountains, and the most courageous can go on camel trekking in the Sahara Desert. Among divers, Tunisia is especially appreciated, because in addition to beautiful reefs, canyons and rocks, you can look at the ships that sank during the Second World War.
Speaking about the architectural and historical sights of Tunisia, one cannot ignore the historical and architectural complex of Utica, a Phoenician colony founded in 1101 BC.
Having gone to Tunisia, you need to be prepared to spend part of your vacation on interesting excursions. After all, the opportunity to appreciate the legacy of the Western, Roman, Puritan and Arab empires may not fall very soon. The interweaving of these cultures is felt not only in architecture, but probably in every local resident. In addition to the indigenous population of the Arabs, Berbers, French, Italians, Germans and Jews also live in Tunisia.
Going to Tunisia, you need to know that they mostly communicate in Arabic, but French is also common. Of course, at the hotel, you can speak English, but when going on an excursion, it is better to find out in advance which languages the guide speaks.
The advantage of Tunisia is the climate. The weather is very warm almost all year round, but of course the best time to relax is in the summer. The average July temperature is 29 degrees. If, nevertheless, you decide to spend your winter vacation in Tunisia, then while your colleagues are shivering from the cold, you will enjoy fresh fruit.
The most ancient facts of human stay in Tunisia date back more than 200,000 years ago.
As a guest, you must respect and be tolerant of the customs of the country in which you have arrived. Before visiting temples or mosques, find out the rules in this regard. You can get the relevant information from the guide, as well as on the information pages of our catalogs. To avoid unwanted incidents, it is recommended: to be friendly to the local population, to take into account their way of life; be patient, do not be rude, do not raise your voice, do not humiliate the dignity of the local population; to respect local customs and traditions, not to show arrogance and disregard for the local culture, and also not to allow insulting statements in relation to citizens and leaders of the host country;
In Tunisia, there is a restriction on the use of photo and video equipment in relation to government agencies, special. objects, some buildings and large shops, it is also not recommended to photograph local residents without their consent.
In resort areas, you can dress loosely, but in the old city areas or in the working quarters, it is not recommended to walk in too revealing clothes. During the religious holiday of Ramadan, it is advisable to refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking.
The most convenient mode of transport is a taxi. Yellow taxis operate within the city, while Big Taxi serves long-distance trips. The bus and railway network between the cities is well developed.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currency; it is forbidden to export Tunisian dinars from the country.
Rules of conduct
Respecting the feelings of believers, it is better not to walk around the capital and the old Muslim quarters of cities in shorts and too open T-shirts.
In Tunisia, as in other Arab countries, one cannot but bargain when shopping. You need to do this actively, persistently and without fail with a smile, turning the buying process into entertainment for yourself and the seller. The price can be brought down in some cases by 10 times. There is only one limitation: where the cost is indicated on the price tags, for example, in stores, they are not traded. But in the bazaar, even if there is a price tag, you can bargain.
During Ramadan, faithful Tunisian Muslims do not smoke or eat from dawn to dusk. Therefore, it is better for tourists to refrain from smoking, drinking and eating on the streets of cities. In hotels, you can drink and smoke in peace, and you will be politely served by a fasting waiter. If you see a person on his knees praying, calmly go around him. Do not look closely at women in a veil.