Stop at : Utique, northwest of Carthage, Bizerte 7000 Tunisia
Utique is one of the very first Phoenician trading posts established on African soil, probably around 1100 BC.
Older than Carthage, Utica played the role of capital for a long time before being overshadowed by its neighbor, founded at the end of the 9th century BC, but which quickly gained in importance. Associated with the destiny of its neighbor, the city knew good times and bad times. But, at the decisive turning point of the confrontation between Carthage and Rome, it knew how to take the right side, which, in 146 BC, earned it the privilege of becoming the capital of Africa for 130 years.
The archaeological site of Utique, of a very modest surface, is today located at 12 km from the sea because of the deltaic embankment of the mouth of the Medjerda river. It presents some buildings on the surface, in particular this superb “waterfall house”, but also other houses, temples, a forum, thermal baths, traces of theaters, circuses, amphitheatres.
Duration : 40 minutes
Stop at : Ghar El Melh, Ghar El Melh, Governorate of Bizerte
Founded at the beginning of the installation of Phoenicians in Tunisia (1101 B.C.), as Utica, the ancient Rusucmona quickly becomes a renowned counter to be the port of Utica. It later became an important base for the barbarian privateers.
Since ancient times, the population of Ghar El Melh works, almost exclusively, in agriculture and fishing.
Duration : 1 hour
Stop at : Qsiba, Bizerte Tunisia
The Qsiba is in the heart of BIZERTE, it joins the old port and the historical fort of the old Medina.
The medina of BIZERTE ! A great resemblance with the city of Venice but with a typical Arab-Muslim style!
To visit by day and by night without regret!
Duration : 1 hour
Stop at : National Park of Ichkeul, Bizerte 7000 Tunisia
The lake and the marshes of Ichkeul are recognized since a long time (with Donana in Spain, the Camargue in France and El Kala in Algeria) as one of the four principal wetlands of the Western Mediterranean basin. It is one of the few sites in the world listed on three international conventions. It is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1980.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes