How much money to take to Tunisia
Planning a travel budget is always difficult. On trips there are unforeseen expenses, the prices in the country of rest appear to be higher than expected, and a lot of other surprises. Probably, this is one of the reasons why the All Inclusive rest system is so popular.
Most tourists go to Tunisia on hotels with All Inclusive, so let's start with the most important topic in this case - the prices for excursions and entertainment.
Prices for excursions in Tunisia
Excursions in Tunisia are conditionally divided into "local", "medium" and "distant".
Local excursions take place half a day and include visits to nearby attractions. For example, on the island of Djerba it is a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Guellala Museum and the El Griba synagogue , or a "Djerba Explore" excursion with a visit to the eponymous park and crocodile farm , or a sightseeing tour on the Cap Bon Bon Peninsula with a stop at Kerkuan and pottery workshops of Nabeul .
Local tours cost from 20 to 30 US dollars.
"Medium" excursions include sightseeing, remote at a distance of up to 150 kilometers (up to 2 hours by bus). For example, a trip to the Phrygia Zoo, or an excursion " Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - Tunisia", or a trip to El Jem .
"Medium" tours cost from 40 to 60 dollars.
Long excursions mean trips longer than 3 hours, take a full day or even two. For example, an excursion to the Sahara or to excavations of the city of Dugga .
Long excursions cost from 60 dollars and above. Separately it is necessary to say about a two-day excursion to the Sahara, the price for which starts from $ 100, depending on the resort of tourists stay.
It's cheaper to visit the sights yourself, but for this you need to get to them first.
Prices of transport in Tunisia
The fastest and most comfortable way of traveling in Tunisia is a taxi, the prices are low. Transport by taxi in Tunisia costs 0.5 Tunisian dinar , plus up to 1 dinar per landing.
Local (plying within a resort or city) buses and buses to tourists are not suitable, because the inscriptions on them only in Arabic, you can only ask the driver where he is going. The fare is 1 dinar.
Intercity buses are a convenient way to travel, but you need to know where the bus station is. Prices available, for example, by bus from Hammamet to Tunisia costs 3.5-4 dinars (about 75 kilometers and an hour on the way). Read more in our article " Moving Tunisia by bus ".
Trains in Tunisia are less convenient for tourists because of the complex schedule. However, the serious advantages of Tunisian trains are low travel prices and an extensive network. Read our great article " Moving Tunisia on trains ".
Ticket prices for attractions
A number of interesting places in Tunisia are free. For example, pictures of the street-art project DjerbaHood or the Guellala Museum . You can go for free on the Tunisian Champs Elysées and see the local Big Ben . Entrance to all medina of Tunisia is free.
Entry to museums costs 5-15 dinars. For example, the Kasbah of Hammamet or the museum in Zarzis - 7 dinars, the villa of Sebastian - 5 dinars, the Bardo museum - 11 dinars, the El Jem amphitheater or the excavations of Carthage - 10 dinars, Djerba Explore - 15 dinars.
Water parks and amusement parks
In Tunisia, there are not many entertaining objects to bring some average figures. We will indicate specific prices.
Aquapark Flipper in Hammamet - 15 dinars, aqua park Acqua Palace in the port of El Kantaoui - 30 dinars. The amusement park Carthage Land in Hammamet (pictured right) - 20 dinars. AquaSplash water park in Sousse - 45 dinars.
If there is no All Inclusive
A snack in the eatery costs 4-5 dinars, this cost includes a soda and a slice of pizza, a sandwich or a breeze . Lunch in an average restaurant will cost 15 dinars per person.
If you buy food in stores, then food will be cheaper, especially if you can cook. We will not talk about the prices for food in the stores, read our large and detailed article " Prices for food in Tunisia ."
If you are accustomed to taking alcohol or alcoholic drinks in the All Inclusive system on vacation, then you can find one of the shops "Generals" and buy there. Recall that alcohol in Tunisia is not sold freely, only in restaurants with a license or shops of the network "Generals". A bottle or a bank of local beer costs 2.5-3 dinars, a bottle of wine - 8-12 dinars.
If you smoke, then you better take a stock of cigarettes with you. We strongly recommend reading our article " Smoking and cigarettes in Tunisia " in order to avoid potential trouble. If there are no cigarettes, then a pack of 20 locally produced cigarettes (MARS in the photo on the left or Cristal) will cost 3-4 dinars.
Separately it is necessary to tell about bribes in hotels. In Tunisia, a common phenomenon, when a tourist is settled in a known bad number, and then demonstrate the opportunity to move into a good room for an additional payment to the hotel employee in his pocket.
In this case, there are three options for action. The first is to take a bad number and live in it. The second is to require resettlement for free. The third is to give a bribe. In the latter case, the price of the issue is 10 or 20 dollars.
In all hotels beach towels are issued for a deposit of 5 to 20 dollars or the equivalent in Tunisian dinars.
Medical expenses, purely theoretically, must be covered by insurance. But tourist insurance in Tunisia has features - it's a lot of non-insured events (sunburn, injuries to sea animals, injuries in water activities) and a franchise. We recommend having $ 50 in reserve for such situations.
Gifts and souvenirs are bought by almost all tourists. Now we will not talk about prices, since this part of the expenses is absolutely unnecessary. Read our article " What to bring from Tunisia ", there we told in detail about the most popular purchases and prices.
Tipping in Tunisia is not necessary. The hotel staff does not beg for them, although they are happy with the reward. If you still decide to thank someone from the waiters or bartenders at the end of the holiday, then a coin of 5 dinars will be enough.
Thalassotherapy is one of the tourist "business cards" of the country. If you want to undergo procedures, then count on $ 100 for a short course of several procedures or 300 for an intensive course. Read our review " Thalassotherapy in Tunisia ", where we talked about this in detail.
Connection with the Motherland
In terms of prices for calls and the Internet, Tunisia is a difficult country for Russians. Tariffs for services in roaming are very high, special options for roaming do not work, the operator Tele2 roaming in Tunisia does not exist. Communication with relatives and friends in Russia can "fly in a pretty penny."
Carefully read our article " How to make cheap calls from Tunisia ", where we gave all possible solutions to this problem.
How much money to take to Tunisia?
Even if you are not going on an excursion, but just want to lie on the beach, it is highly recommended to have $ 100 for unforeseen expenses. It's okay if you do not spend it and bring it back home.
For a 7-day rest, we recommend a program from one local and one "medium" excursion, plus a trip to any local entertainment center. Focus on the cost of such a program - $ 100 per person.
If you are not traveling to All Inclusive, then focus on the cost of food - 25-30 dollars per person per day, you will not be shiky, but you will not remain hungry either. For this money you can try all the most famous dishes of Tunisian cuisine.
The remaining costs should be based on the figures given in this article.
All the details about the popular sights of Tunisia and the most current tips for tourists can be found in the articles on our website JJ-Tours.ru ( list of links below ).
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