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You can channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia on this tour. You’ll discover the striking scenery of the Sahara Desert on the back of a camel – the most traditional mode of transport in this part of the world. After meeting your humped companion at a nearby camel farm, you’ll climb on its back, and clip-clop out in a caravan – a single-file line of travellers – to soak up Mahdia’s scenery.

This day out takes you to a few of Tunisia’s most popular spots. Monastir is your first stop, where you’ll have some time to yourself. Feel the buzz of the medina, snap photos of the Ribat, or admire the ninth-century Great Mosque. Later, you’ll break for lunch in the historic city of Sousse, before enjoying some more free time. The highlight here is a 1,200-year-old medina – it’s protected by UNESCO, and is home to a Medieval kasbah, or fortress. Finally, you’ll visit Port El Kantaoui, which showcases Tunisia’s modern side. There’ll be time to explore this custom-built resort, where traditional buildings and cobbled streets are juxtaposed against a smart marina, a PGA-standard golf course, and a huge sandy beach.

Sun, sea, swimming and slumber are the order of the day on this trip. It all takes place on a replica pirate ship, which launches from Mahdia’s port and sails along Tunisia’s east coast. Once you’re out on the open ocean, the time is yours to spend how you like. Soak up the sun on the deck, dive in and cool off in the sea when the captain drops anchor, or pull on a snorkel for a closer look at life beneath the waves. The ship’s crew will lead some family-friendly fun and games, and a freshly-grilled lunch will be served onboard.

Today, you’ll go on a 4x4 safari into the Atlas Mountains, making stops at some lesser-explored, traditional Tunisian settlements. After buckling up in your vehicle, you’ll drive into the wilderness towards Takrouna. This stunning Berber village is perched high up on a mountain, and you’ll get some spectacular panoramic views from its whitewashed buildings. Then it’s on to nearby Zriba El Alia – a timewarp village, where locals still lead a traditional life. Later, in Zaghouan, you’ll be treated to a traditional lunch, before visiting the town’s famous Roman water temple to round off the day.