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Mos Espa - Star Wars - Tozeur Tunisie

STAR WARS TUNISIA TOUR DEPARTING FROM DJERBA

VISITS : MATMATA - ONG JMEL - MOS ESPA - CHENINI - KSAR HADDADA - KSAR OULED SOLTANE - AJIM - SIDI BOUHLEL ...

 Ksar Médenine - Circuit Star Wars Tunisie

TUNISIA STAR WARS 4 DAYS ON TATOOINE
DEPARTING FROM DJERBA

You want to relive life-size scenes from the Star Wars movies, then this tour is for you!

Tataouine and the surrounding ksour strongly inspired George Lucas for his films. Even the name of the city, Tataouine served as inspiration for the name of the desert planet from Star Wars, the planet Tatooine.

Tataouine was not used as a filming location for the first trilogy and very little used for the 2000s trilogy.

The filming of the films was spread over different locations in southern Tunisia. Around Tozeur, around Tataouine and even on the island of Djerba. 

The Ksar Medenine and Ksar Ouled Soltane authentic decorations for filming the "Star Wars" movies.

The Ksar Medenine is located in the city, and like the Ksar Hadadait served as the setting for the slave quarters of Mos Espa.

Two scenes were filmed there:
 

The arrival at Anakin's house in the storm and Anakin's departure with Qui-Gon and his farewell to Shmi.

Ksar Ouled Soltane
This fortified Berber village was transformed by Georges Lucas into the slave quarters of Tatooine. This ksar is one of the best preserved in the country and is still not very touristy.

Ksar Hadada
This ksar also served as a setting for the slave quarters, this is where
the scene where Qui-Gon Jinn contacts Obi-Wan was filmed to ask him to analyze the level of midichlorians in the blood taken from Anakin, as well as the scene where Shmi talks about his son admitting that he has no father.​

Matmata: Uncle Owen's house.
Matmata is a village renowned for its troglodyte dwellings.
They are extremely rudimentary dwellings and at the same time particularly magnificent. This can be underground habitats or dug into the mountainside. 

 

This type of construction in the rock allows you to live in a cool space despite the heat outside. 

In Matmata,  the Hotel Sidi Driss served as the setting for Uncle Owen's house in 1976 and 2000. the hotel, Sidi Driss welcomes fans for a simple visit The hotel is divided into 5 courtyards, the fifth bearing the evocative name of “Star Wars courtyard”: this is where the Lars' dining room and the main courtyard of the house were filmed.

The painted ceiling in the dining room was restored for the filming of Episode II (14 years after the filming of Episode IV!) and is still in perfect condition:

 

It really feels like being in the movie!

Djerba à Matmata Star Wars Tunisie. Maison de l'oncle Owen
R2D2  se fait attaquer par les hommes des sables, les Tuskens dans le canyon de Sidi Bouhlel

Sidi Bouhlel
This canyon mainly served as the backdrop for the Jundland Desert.
This is where Luke and C3PO find R2D2 before they get attacked. by the sandmen, the Tuskens, and rescued by Uncle Ben.
In episode I, it is from the cliffs of this canyon that the Tuskens fire from ambush during the pod race.
The Canyon is really beautiful, just as a natural landscape, it is well worth the detour 
 
Chott El-Gharsa
Chott el-Gharsa, with this entire neighborhood of Mos Espa, village of Tatooine where Anakin works in Episode I.
The setting was entirely created for the saga, in the middle of the desert sand. In the episode I'we see Qui-Gon Jinn, Padme and Jar Jar Binks wandering the streets and jar jar sipping the tip of your tongue at the food stalls of the Mos Espa market. In Episode II, we find these decorations during Anakin's visit to Watoo.

The main Star Wars filming sites in Tunisia:

  • Ajim (Mos Eisley - Episode IV)

  • Ajim (House of Ben - Episode IV)

  • Sidi Jemour (Anchorhead, Mos Eisley - Episode IV)

  • Ksar Hadada (Mos Espa - Episode I)

  • Ksar Medenine (Mos Espa - Episode I)

  • Ksar Ouled Soltane (Mos Espa - Episode I)

  • Hôtel Sidi Driss, Matmata (Ferme des Lars - Episodes II and IV)

  • Nefta, Chott el-Jerid (Lars Farm - Episodes II, III and IV)

  • Great Dune (Sea of Sands - Episode IV)

  • Chott el-Gharsa (Various places - Episodes I and II)

  • Sidi Bouhlel ("Star Wars Canyon" - Episodes I and IV)

STAR WARS TOUR PROGRAM

  Day 1:

  • Pick-up at 6:30 a.m. in front of your place of stay in Djerba

  • Departure by ferry towards Tozeur.

  • Crossing the Chott El Jerid, the salt lake.

  • Many photo stops on the way.

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Tozeur.

  • Departure for visits to the oases of Tamerza, Chebika and Midès canyon, (Natural scenery from Star Wars).

  • Visit of Ong Jmal, and Mos Espa (Star Wars sets).

  • Return to Tozeur.

  • Dinner and night in 4* hotel or bed and breakfast.

 
Day 2:

  • Departure for Chott El Jerid, (Lars Farm - Episodes II, III and IV)

  • Visit of the Sidi-Bouhel canyon (Star Wars Episode I and IV).

  • Road to Douz.

  • Visit of the petrified dunes and the irrigation system of the palm grove.

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Douz.

  • One-hour camel ride in the white dunes.

  • Departure for Matmata.

  • Visit of the troglodyte houses, and the hotel Sidi Idriss, (Lars Farm, Episodes II and IV).

  • Dinner and night in the troglodyte lodging of Star Wars the ksar Hadada.

Mos Espa Star Wars Tunisie
l'igloo de Luke Skywalker - Tozeur Tunisie

 Day 3:

  • Visit of Ksar Hadada,(Mos Espa - Episode I) 

  • Visit Chenini. (Star Wars Exterior Scenery Scenes)

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Guermassa

  • Visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane, (Mos Espa - Episode I)

  • Visit  Ksar Medenine (Mos Espa - Episode I)

  • Return to Djerba by the Roman road

  • Drop off at your place of stay in Djerba

 

Day 4: 1/2 day

  • Pick-up at 7:30 a.m. from your place of stay in Djerba

  • Departure for Ajim, (Mos Eisley - Episode IV, House of Ben 

  • Visit of Sidi Jmour, (Anchorhead, Mos Eisley - Episode IV) Mos Eisley, Ajim on the island of Djerba, where Luke and Obi-Wan meet Han Solo and Chewbacca. The exterior of Obi-Wan's house, is a mosque, and Chalmun's Cantina, its domed roof can still be seen. It is in the latter that we find Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, the group of musicians.

  • Visit of the pottery village of Guellala  and lunch in a fish restaurant.

  • Drop Off to your place of stay in the early afternoon.

TOUR PRICES

STAR WARS TOUR OVER 3 1/2 DAYS

For 5 people, price per person
€530
For 4 people, price per person
€575
For 3 people, price per person
€685
For 2 people, price per person
€940

3-DAY STAR WARS TOUR

WITHOUT THE SITES OF DJERBA

For 5 people, price per person
€425
For 4 people, price per person
€480
For 3 people, price per person
€570
For 2 people, price per person
€760

The price includes:
Transport by private 4WD car.
the services of an ONTT certified guide, accommodation, camel ride,
full board first day lunch at lunch on the last day. 

Except accommodation and dinner of the third day

and breakfast of the fourth day.
 

Excluded from the rate: National or international flights - The drinks 

Optional extra activities - Tips and personal purchases.


We also offer a Star Wars day trip

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