Kairouan on a Private Tour for Mosques, Tombs and Candy-colored Doorways
A private tour of Kairouan will lead you to see Grand Mosques, ornate tombs and candy-colored doorways in the Medina.
Situated in Tunisia’s inland desert towards the north, Kairouan is an important religious pilgrimage site and it is referred to as being the fourth holiest city of Islam after Jerusalem, Medina and Mecca.
This city was founded in 670 and it has so many historical sites, landmarks, Great Mosques and architectural wonders that it is listed under the UNESCO World Heritage organization.
As this city is surrounded by land or desert, Kairouan is a place where you can spend a lot of time going on sightseeing tours due to the number of fascinating places, especially if you are interested in history, religion, architecture and archaeology.
There are beautiful hotel resorts where you can spend time relaxing by the pool, fantastic restaurants with delicious mouth-watering cuisine and enjoyable bars and cafes for somewhere to go in the evening time.
Top 10 Things to Do in Kairouan
Go on a Sightseeing Tour to North Africa's Oldest Islamic Building, the Great Mosque in Kairouan
For history and culture, there are not many cities’s in Tunisia better than Kairouan. You can learn so much on any guided tour here.
On a sightseeing tour of the Great Mosque, for instance, you are visiting the most important Islamic building found in North Africa which also happened to be the oldest.
Other interesting places to visit on a guided tour include the Barber’s Mosque, Aghlabid Basins and the Medina.
The Souks, which is the equivalent of a market or bazaar, is also a must when you are in the city of Kairouan
Travel Tips for Kairouan
The best time to travel to Kairouan in Tunisia is April, May, October and November. The weather temperatures are in the mid 20’s, in Celsius, and this is a much better climate for going on sightseeing tours. Should you like the heat, then June, July, August and September are the best months because the temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius.
In general, Tunisia is a very cheap country to visit on holidays and when you visit Kairouan, you will be surprised at how far your spending money goes. Accommodation for one night in a good hotel starts from US$20 a room. A meal for two people which has three courses can cost as little as US$12. Sightseeing tours vary in price from peak to off season.
Do your research about Tunisia and the city you intend to travel to. When it comes to sightseeing tours, it is advisable to pre-book these in advance especially if you are going in peak season. During the hot months, in Kairouan, be sure to apply sunscreen regularly and drink lots of water and when you go on outdoor sightseeing tours, it is a good idea to wear a hat/cap.
Summer and hot season in Kairouan is June, July, August and September when temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius. The months that are the driest are February, March and May through to September. The wettest month of the year is usually October although there still may be the very odd shower. The coldest month is on average January when the temperatures are around 12 degrees Celsius.