Amusement Park Carthage Land
In the center of the resort area of Yasmine Hammamet is a reproduction of the traditional Arab medina (the center of the Arab city, surrounded by a fortress wall). This place is a shopping and entertainment center with shops and amusement parks. The main amusement park is called "Carthage Land" ("The Land of Carthage"), we will tell about it in this article.
To go or not? Cons and pros
The main advantage of the Carthage Land park is the entrance fee, and not for each attraction separately. At the entrance, visitors are marked with a special paint, visible only in the ultraviolet, and you can even leave the park and enter back, showing a hand with a label. During the whole day, you can use all the park's attractions unlimitedly.
On this, the pros run out, the minuses begin. Firstly, this is a very meager set of attractions, there are only 18 of them here. Secondly, there are big queues, because every visitor tries to ride as many times as possible.
Thirdly, these are serious restrictions for children, which from the Russian point of view often seem like a real idiocy. A little later we will talk about these restrictions.
Question: "Do we go or not?" We leave open. Read the article further, see the photo, draw your conclusions and make your decision.
How to get there
If you have a rest in the resort of Hammamet , then take a taxi. Prices for a taxi in Tunisia are low, a trip even from the most distant hotel will cost within 15 Tunisian dinars .
Taxi from the hotels of the resort of Nabeul will cost within 20 dinars, the trip will take no more than 40 minutes. From the hotels of the resorts of El Kantaoui and Sousse, take a taxi for about an hour and a half, the price is not more than 50 dinars.
Visitors to other resorts recommend only organized trips (excursions), it will be much cheaper to get there with the group on the tourist bus.
If you have a rest at the resorts of Gammarth , La Gulette or Sedria, then just forget about Carthage Land Park in Hammamet. It's easier to get to Carthage Land Park in Tunis.
The price of the ticket to the park is 20 dinars for an adult and 16 for a child up to 1.3 meters in height. Children up to 0.95 meters are free. In addition to a simple ticket, there are combined. For a full list of offers, see the photo on the left.
- Park Carthage Land + aqua park Aqua Land - 29 dinars.
- Park Carthage Land + Alladin Park + 5D Cinema - 25 dinars.
- Park Carthage Land + 5D cinema + tour of the medina - 24 dinars.
- Full set: park Carthage Land + water park + park Alladin + 5D cinema + tour on the medine - 40 dinars.
- Full set, but without a water park - 34 dinars.
Let's say at once that the medine tour does not make much sense, since it is not held in Russian, you will not understand the explanations of the guide if you do not know French.
From 10:00 to 19:00. We recommend coming straight to the opening, when the queues are not so big.
How much time to waste
We recommend spending the whole day here. Do not forget that at any time you can leave the park Carthage Land and then go back. Buy a comprehensive ticket and go to the water park, Alladin Park, and for the small park Ali Baba . Medina Yasmine Hammamet itself is very beautiful, although it is not an ancient building, but a modern reconstruction. Around there are many flowers and greenery. See the small photo gallery below.
In addition to the medina itself, there are many interesting places around.
Where to go next to Carthage Land
If you exit from the central entrance (with elephants), turn left, walk 50 meters, then you will be at the crossroads. Nearby there will be a large sign "Carthage Land" with parrots, her photo can be seen at the very beginning of this article. Use this stand as a landmark.
Go straight ahead, after 300 meters on the right you will see the shopping center Costa Mall - the largest in Yasmine Hammamet (see photo ). There are many shops Fix Price (the most convenient place to buy gifts and souvenirs ).
Another 200 meters further on the right you will see the Blue Ice store (pictured on the right), where they sell Tunisian wine and beer . As of 2016, sold, to ensure the availability of this store license at the time of your trip to Tunisia, we can not.
Let's go back to the crossroads at the signboard with the parrots. Turning to the right, go along the El Mouradi Hammamet (it will be on your right), after 200 meters you will get to the embankment and the beach. Although this beach is divided between hotels, you can swim there. According to the laws of Tunisia, the sea and the strip of 3 meters from the shore are public. The beaches of Hammamet are considered the best in Tunisia, do not miss the opportunity to swim here.
There are a lot of restaurants on the beach, where prices are cheaper than in the medina, portions are bigger, dishes are tastier.
Main features of Carthage Land Park
The system of payment for an entrance without restrictions for visiting attractions has its drawbacks. And the main problem is the queue. In June or July, every popular attraction will lose 10-20 minutes.
All rides have restrictions on the visitor's growth. Near each attraction there is a special column for measuring growth (see the photo on the left).
Up to a certain growth, you can not go to the attraction in general - red color, yellow color - only accompanied by parents, and green - you can go by yourself. For example, the attraction is Music Express. Red - 1.3 meters, yellow - from 1.3 to 1.5 meters, green - above 1.5 meters.
These restrictions often look like real idiocy. For example, here there is an attraction, which in Russia is called "Wedding carousel" (see photo ). In Russian parks, children are almost always born there, of course, accompanied by their parents. In the park Carthage Land on this merry-go-round children are allowed from 0.95 meters in height. To children of such growth this roundabout is already uninteresting, and it is no wonder, that on it turn is not present even in peak of a season.
The rules in the park are strictly observed, which is not typical for Tunisia, where they hate to follow the rules or pay taxes. Sometimes it is possible to spend the child on a non-heightened attraction, giving a coin of 2 or 5 dinars, but such cases of successful bribery are rarer than the rule.
Entourage and stylization
Judging by the name, the park's stylization should be dedicated to the ancient Carthage - the most glorious part of the history of Tunisia . In practice, in the design of the park Carthage Land are present: Punic (ancient Carthage), Roman, medieval and purely cartoon styles. This style of design is called: "I blinded him from what was." See the small photo gallery below.
Atmospheres of antiquity and mystery of the ancient Carthage park does not give. On the other hand, all the decor elements look beautiful, children like it.
Before the trip
Immediately decide - go to the water park and the beach? If so, take along swimming trunks and towels. The second tip is to wear children's shoes with a platform higher, the higher the child will be when measuring, the more attractions will be available.
The entrance to the park is easy to learn from the statues of battle elephants (see photo ). Ahead you will see a rider with a sword, probably this is the famous commander Hannibal. Next to the elephants can be photographed, one can even climb for a modest fee 1 dinar ( that's it, photos ). Another attraction at the entrance - photographing with a camel, costs the same - 1 dinar (see photo ).
Go to the cash desks (pictured right) and buy a ticket. We advise you to decide on the type of ticket in advance, as complex tickets give serious savings, but do you want to spend so much time here? The types of tickets we reviewed earlier in this article.
At the entrance to the hand put a seal and look at the bags. The park is not allowed with food, beer and other alcoholic beverages, stabbing and cutting objects. All this is left in the hotel, there is no left-luggage office in the park.
After entering the interior, you will see a large fountain, from here you can start the path through the attractions. The park is built in the form of a circle, go clockwise or counter-clockwise, there is not much difference.
Attractions for kids
On the territory there are several playgrounds with sandboxes, children of any height and age can play here.
There are several family attractions. The first is a small zoo. See the mini gallery below.
The second is a labyrinth, very simple, it's impossible to get lost, but it's fun to go through the whole family. See the mini gallery below.
For kids growing from 0.95 meters there are several attractions. The "mild labyrinth" will last the longest of the child. Still present: carousel, locomotive, spinning elephants, safari in jeeps, riding along rails, and a small "catapult" about 5 meters in height. See the mini gallery below.
Let's notice, that absolutely children's entertainments in Carthage Land are much more, than adults.
For adult visitors
In the park Carthage Land there are only 4 attractions, which can be confidently called "adults".
The first one is called "Music Express", it is somewhat reminiscent of the classic Soviet attraction "shell", but the rotation speed is very high. Entrance to the attraction even with parents is allowed for children from 1.3 to 1.5 meters in height. If the child is below 1.3 meters, they will not be allowed.
The second one is called "Flume Ride" - it's the biggest in the park, it's the "nail of the program". This is a roller coaster, but on the water. Children from 1.1 to 1.4 meters, accompanied by adults, below 1.1 meters entrance is prohibited.
The third one is called "Le Periple D`Hannon". According to the idea of the creators, on this attraction visitors are immersed in the atmosphere of the journey of Gannon - the famous Carthaginian navigator. At the entrance are posted posters telling about the famous trip of Hanno to Africa. The attraction is a fast river, through which visitors swim on special "saucers". Children are allowed to be above 1.1 meters.
The fourth one is called "Bateau Pirate". This is a large swinging boat. Children are allowed to be above 1.2 meters.
On this story about the attractions you can finish, there are only 18 of them, including a zoo, a labyrinth, a soft children's labyrinth.
Tips for tourists
- If you bought a combined ticket to Carthage Land and aqua park Aqua Land, then you can go through them through a special gate, you do not need to go to the main square. These gates are near the "Wedding Carousel."
- In the central square inside the park there is a stage where dancing and physical workouts are arranged (pictured on the left).
- It is not necessary to buy drinks or snacks in the park. Leave the park and walk along the street, you will find dozens of shops with reasonable prices.
- From several Yasmine Hammamet hotels, the Carthage Land Park is within walking distance; these are the hotels: El Mouradi Hammamet, Medina Solaria And Thalasso, Hotel Bravo Hammamet, Eden Yasmine Hotel & Spa, Mehari Hammamet, Zodiac Hotel, Chich Khan Hotel and some others.
- Some slot machines in the Carthage Land park are only for an additional fee, you will recognize them on the coin holes. The price is 1 dinar, very "democratic" if compared with the prices for similar entertainment in Russia.
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