Trip Planning FAQs
Is Tunisia Safe to Visit?
Generally speaking, it is safe to visit most places in Tunisia. Most Tunisian people are friendly to foreigners as long as you obey the local customs. When in Tunisia, you are suggested to choose the qualified hotels to stay and take good care of your belongings. Besides, please be cautious to the strangers who approach you and try to avoid walking outside alone at night.
When is the Best Time to Visit Tunisia?
The best time to visit Tunisia is in Spring (late March to June) and Autumn (late September to November), when the weather is very comfortable. The two seasons are suitable to visit all the touristy cities as well as the desert and the sceneries during the time is fascinating.
Are There any Taboos in Tunisia I Should Know about?
Like many African countries, Tunisia is a Muslim country. There are many Islam believers who do not eat or talk about pigs, so remember not to mention pork or pigs in Tunisia.
Do not shake hands with Tunisian people by using your left hand, as they consider it unclean.
Tunisian people like giving gifts to show he/she is friendly and courteous, but it will be offensive if you bring wine or pork as gift. In addition, please do not give gifts when you first meet someone or give gifts to a single lady, which may cause misunderstandings.
Do I Need to Tip in Tunisia?
In Tunisia, tipping is not compulsory. During the trip, when you meet with an inconvenient thing or problem and someone offers help to you, it will be good to tip 1 or 2 Dinars as gratitude. The amount will be based on your preference.
What is the Most Efficient Transportation for Domestic Travel?
There are taxi, louage and train in Tunisia.
If you travel in the downtown areas, you may choose the taxi and the cost is within 10 Dinars. Most taxi drivers do not speak English, so you are suggested to find your destinations in French or Arabic on map in advance.
If you want to travel to the suburbs, you’re suggested to take the train. However, train delays are not unusual in Tunisia, so you may have to wait some time at the station. You need to take this into account when you make your plan.
If you want to travel to other cities or far places, Louage (like small bus) will be the best choice. There are stops in almost every city and the fares are fixed.
Finally, if you want a better experience, you may also consider renting a car with a driver to take you to all the places you like.