‘Thank You’ for organizing such a memorable trip for me.
I only have good things to say about Kamel and Makrem. They were so professional and went out of their way (on many occasions) to fulfill my numerous requests. Kamel, in particular, had loads of initiative adjusting my itinerary to suit my tour preferences where possible.
I enjoyed the ancient sites very much. Especially the fact that they’ve been well-preserved/restored. I was also blessed with clear blue skies on most days. That made for great photos.
The oases towns in the Sahara were stunning and the desert itself was beautiful. My only regret was that I didn’t go deep into the desert for a real desert experience. I decided against the camel ride only because I’ve ridden a camel before. So if future guests decide against camel rides for the same reason, please tell them it’s about the desert and not the ride 😉
For me, witnessing and experiencing local life in Tunisia was important. So my stay in Tunis’s Medina was really good. I’d recommend the El Patio courtyard anytime. I’d also recommend Dar Omi, in Sousse, without hesitation. Madam Rabaa is a fantastic cook!
On the subject of food, Kamel made me try Tunisian street food while on tour 😉 I hung out with him and Makrem for lunch in simple, family-run establishments (no fancy restaurants). I loved it. Then I became fascinated with local produce like Tunisian olive oil, herbs, and cheese. For guests who’d like authentic produce, I’d say get them while on tour (not at duty-free). The North West region (Testour) has the best olive oil and cheese (in my opinion), ie if they’re sold in shops.