The Adventure Company offers over 250 activity holidays to many destinations spanning every continent. We have many perfect destinations for your adventure travel, whatever your needs
Featured private group holidays
Fancy one of our fantastic adventures but only want to travel with people you know? Do it your way as a private group. We make private group trips for everyone, from big families to scouts and cadets.
- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
- Cultural Tours – lost cities & local life
- Wildlife Holidays – global wildlife encounters
- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
- Hands On Trips – conservation & your help
- Collection Trips – added comfort & style
- Astronomy Tours – eclipses & stargazing
- Expedition Cruises – polar experiences
- Photographic Holidays - photos for families
- Charity Holidays - do something amazing
- School Trips - exciting school trips abroad
- Northern Lights Tours - aurora borealis
- Private Groups - Create your own group
Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Transport - Mini bus, on foot, camel
Accommodation - Hotels (7nts), desert camp (1nt)
Meals - 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 7 dinners.
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Fly to Tunisia
Your tour begins at your hotel in Tunis where you overnight. As you have booked a land only tour you must make your own arrangements to transfer to the hotel. Hotel - 1 night
Testour, Dougga, Le Kef
We drive to the Andalucian city of Testour, founded by Andalucian Muslims evicted from Spain in the 1600s. The square is very Spanish in style and the Great Mosque dominates the old town. We continue to the Roman site at Dougga, which was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997. It is the largest in Tunis and considered the most magnificent. We spend the night at the mountain town of Le Kef, which clings to the side of the cliff - 1 night (B,D)
Makthar, Kairouan, Sbeitla
In the morning we visit the Roman site at Makthar; framed by its mountaintop setting. This is followed by a visit to Kairouan. The whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Islam's fourth most holy centre. The Great Mosque is one of the most important in Tunis. From here we continue to Sbeitla, where we spend the night - 1 night (B,D)
We visit the Roman site of Sufetula near to Sbeitla before continuing to Tozeur on the edge of the Sahara. Tozeur has earned a reputation for the lush beauty of its oasis in which 200,000 date palms thrive and is now a popular tourist town - 1 night (B,D)
Metlaoui, Red Lizard train, Tozeur
We depart to Metlaoui for the Red Lizard train excursion (tickets included) through incredible and very diverse scenery. It is an old wooden train given by the French protectorate to the Bey of Tunis (former king of Tunisia). The Red Lizard train runs through the spectacular Selja river canyons. We then visit the lush palm filled oases surrounding the town, plus the oases at Nefta – an old town and oasis in a valley filled with thousands of palms. We then transfer to Tozeur to overnight - 1 night (B,D)
Chott El Djerid, Douz, Camel trek to Matmata, Sfax
We drive across the 2,000 square miles of the Chott El Djerid (salt lake), which appears mirage-like against the sand. Continuing onto Douz, the gateway town to the Sahara we visit the town centre and Sahara Desert museum before meeting with the camel drivers for a trek into the Sahara.
Leaving the desert behind as you drive on into the lunar-like hills to Matmata (approx 1 hour). The Roman historian Herodotus first wrote about its underground houses in the 4th century BC, when he described the Berbers who lived here as troglodytes (cave dwellers). Homes have been excavated out of the softish yellow rock of the rounded hillsides – some are still inhabited although the number is dwindling. The main advantage of living in this kind of dwelling is that it provides a relatively constant environment (much like a wine cellar) in an area which suffers wide extremes of temperature and so it feels warm in winter and cool in summer. There’s not much to the village, and little in the way of agriculture - due to the almost complete absence of water - the principal reason why most people emigrate from here to work in the north. Cinema enthusiasts will immediately recognise the location of Luke Skywalker’s home as featured in Star Wars which we visit the remains of them.
We then drive to Sfax, the most sofisticated city in Tunisia where we spend the night - 1 night (B,L,D)
El Djem, Tunis
After a tour of Sfax with its bustling Medina and souks, we drive to El Jem to visit its extraordinary amphitheatre, considered by many to be finer than Rome’s Colosseum. We continue to Tunis, where we stay for the night - 2 nights (B,D)
Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Tunis
This morning we drive to Tunis renowned medina, listed as a UNESO World Heritage site. Explore the medina and visit the Bardo Museum, which houses one of the greatest collections of Roman Mosaics in the world. It also has many pieces of scuplture and artwork from the places you will visit throughout the rest of the trip.
After lunch we visit Roman Carthage. Legend has it that Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the Phoenician Princess Dido who fled from Tyre (in modern day Lebanon) when her husband was killed by her brother, Pymalion. She arrived here as a refugee but the city she founded grew to be a powerful trading centre – the third largest in the Mediterranean after Rome and Alexandria – and competed for empire. After Hannibal led his ill-fated attempt on Rome, accompanied by an army of 40,000 soldiers and 38 elephants, Carthage was besieged for three years by vengeful Roman armies and finally razed to the ground in 146 BC. Although it rose again from the ashes to become the cultural and intellectual capital of the Roman province of Africa, and its fertile hinterland was known as the ‘bread basket’ of Rome, it eventually lapsed into relative insignificance after successive invasions by the Vandals, Byzantines and the Arabs.
A short way up the coast, the cubist whitewashed houses of the delightful cliff top village of Sidi Bou Said overlook the sea. Long beloved by the bohemian set, it has been the home of many an artist, writer, musician, poet or filmmaker.
Return to Tunis, the political and economic capital of Tunisia. It was founded on a traditional Muslim settlement – still evident in the medina that was constructed some 13 centuries ago. Although its old walls were dismantled by the French, its winding labyrinthe streets are too narrow for cars so inside life goes on pretty much unchanged. This provides welcome relief from the congested boulevards of the new city. Here every house once had its own well, and a shady courtyard offered relief from the heat of the midday sun. The hubbub of street life continues unabated in colourful souks that spill out onto the pavement, where veiled women go about their everyday business - (B,L)
Your tour ends after breakfast. You will need to make your own onward arrangements to transfer to the airport. (B)