Visit the Quaint ‘Riviera ‘of Tunisia on a Private Tour of Hammamet
Referred to as the quaint and beautiful ‘Riviera’ of Tunisia, take a private tour to the city of Hammamet. A city that is nicely sandwiched between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea on the east side of Tunisia.
Hammamet is a very popular tourist destination in Tunisia and this is mainly due to Hammamet having exotic, sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the cove on the Cap Bon Peninsula. It also has great resort facilities and lots of excellent and adventurous water activities for tourists who like to do more than relaxing and lazing on the beaches or beside the pool.
There is also a very well preserved Medina, Old Town, which is the ideal way to get an idea of the traditions and cultures of the local people. Like all other Medina’s in Tunisia, this one is charming, atmospheric and a maze of laneways and narrow alleyways that seem to lead nowhere but go everywhere!
Top 10 Things to Do in Hammamet
Take a Guided Tour to the Excavation Site of Pupput and See the Ruins of a Roman Settlement
There are a few places to on sightseeing tours of in Hammamet, but there are many more tours to go on if you are willing to travel a little bit outside of the city.
One of these is a guided tour to the site where there was an ancient Roman settlement, Pupput. It is an ongoing excavation, but you can still make out what the ruins that remain once were.
El Haouariawhich is a well-known place to spot Falcons in Springtime and it is about an hour way from the city. If you were visiting during the month of May, you can enjoy the Falconry Festival and see the skills of the falcon's taught to them by the village falconers.
Travel Tips for Hammamet
Every month is a good time to visit Hammamet but ideally, any month other than January and February is the best. March, April, October, November and December are perfect months to visit if you intend to do a lot of sightseeing tours and outdoor activities. It does rain a little during these months. For lazing on the beach enjoying the sun then June, July, August and September are the months for you.
No matter where you got in Tunisia, it is very cheap when you are a tourist. Hammamet, even though it is such a popular place is still very cheap. Enjoy a meal in a mid-range restaurant that has three courses for two people for only US$ 12.50. A bottle of imported beer will cost less than one dollar. Accommodation prices vary with the type of hotel you choose, but on average you can get one night B&B in a good hotel for US$20.
When planning to visit Hammamet, you should book flight and accommodation well in advance especially if you are hoping to go during peak season. The same applies for sightseeing tours, guided tours or desert jeep safari tours, you should pre-book these too. Tunisia does not have much crime, but you should still be careful of your possessions and money. It is not recommended to walk alone at night in dark laneways.
The hottest month of the year in Hammamet is August with temperatures averaging 27 degrees Celsius, but there are days when the temperatures go well into the 30’s. The coldest month of the year is January when the temperatures are averaging 12 degrees Celsius. The most sunshine hours in a day is during July and the wettest month is December. It does rain a small bit at some stage every month.