Tunisia is a fascinating, African country with plenty to see and do. If you’re staying in the fantastic town of Monastir, you’ve got some of the most exciting Tunisian excursions waiting right on your doorstep.
History and Bargains in Sousse
The historic town of Sousse is just 26km from Monastir and can be reached by taxi, train, or bus. This ancient town is perfect for a day of exploring with a UNESCO-protected medina and a Medieval Kasbah to admire.
Explore the chaotic and colourful souks of the medina where you can haggle for some traditionally Tunisian souvenirs, and visit the beautiful holy mosque for some perfect holiday snaps. There’s a variety of charming cafés and bars where you can unwind and take in this stunning 3,000 year old town.
Go-karts and Waterparks in Skanes
If you’re in Monastir with the kids, take the tiny train to Skanes, just 10Km from Monastir. The endless beaches are perfect for paddling and sunbathing and the nearby go-karting track and waterpark will keep the little ones happy for at least the afternoon.
Situated just outside the hotel Sahara, the go-karting track is an affordable and fun activity for all ages. The One Resort Aqua Park & Spa features giant waterslides and swimming pools for the little ones and a relaxing day spa for the adults to let down their hair – the perfect family combination.
Roman Amphitheatre at El Djem
El Djem, located just over 60km from Monasir, offers some most impressive Roman sites in Africa. The number one place to visit in El Djem would be the 3rd century UNESCO-listed Roman amphitheatre. This incredible site is one of the most well-preserved Roman sites in the world and is the largest coliseum in North Africa.
Scale the tops of this magnificent amphitheatre for some breath-taking views of Tunisia or climb down to the spooky dungeons where gladiators and lions rested before battle.
Camel Riding in the Sahara
Trek across the incredible Sahara Desert on the back of a camel for an unforgettable Tunisian adventure. One of the top activities in Tunisia, you’ll find plenty of places to ride camels, but take to the Sahara for one of the best experiences.
It may be hot but this is one adventure not to be missed. Book an excursion through your hotel or from one of the many tour operators in Monastir then take to the sands of the world’s largest subtropical desert, just don’t forget your camera, the Sahara may be huge but it’s perfectly picturesque