3-day Star Wars Tour

Description of the 3-day Star Wars Tour

Embark on an epic adventure with the 3-day Star Wars Tour in Tunisia. Explore the iconic filming locations featured in the Skywalker Saga, from the island of Djerba to Tataouine and Matmata. Immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars as you follow in the footsteps of George Lucas. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the magic of the Star Wars universe. Book your 3-day Star Wars Tour now!

Experience the ultimate Star Wars adventure with a 3-day tour departing from Djerba island. Perfect for fans of the Skywalker Saga, this tour will take you to the filming locations in southern Tunisia, including Tataouine and Matmata. Follow in the footsteps of George Lucas and immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars.

About the 3-day Star Wars Tour

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Departure time : 8h30 am
  • Pick up : Djerba – Zarzis and Tataouine (Other cities incur additional costs)
  • Confirmation : immediate
  • Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transport : Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation : See Terms and Conditions

Highlights

  • Take advantage of your address pick-up where you are in Tunisia
  • Discover a large part of southern Tunisia
  • Discover Tataouine, its Ksours and the troglodyte village of Chenini
  • Visit all the Star Wars filming locations on Djerba Island
  • Visit Ksar Hadada and Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tataouine (Star War film locations)
  • Visit the Sidi Idriss hotel in Matmata (filming location for Star Wars)
  • Visit a cave dwelling and eat with the locals
  • Spend the night in an 18th century cottage at the top of the mountain
  • Discover the 3 types of desert in Tunisia
  • Explore local life and taste Tunisian cuisine

Program of the Tour

Day 1: Mos Eisley and Ben’s House

La maison de Ben à Tataouine

During the first day, you will visit the filming locations of the “Star Wars” Saga in Djerba.

Visits of the day

Ajim (Mos Eisley – Episode IV)

– Control by stormtroopers : Control of Ben and Luke by stormtroopers (“These are not the droids you are looking for.”); the place is very difficult to recognize, due to the modification of the decorations at the time by the film crew.

– Cantina de Chalmun : DAs above, the place is difficult to recognize, especially since the building (an old traditional Berber bakery) is in a state of disrepair more or less advanced. In addition, he is (was?) Also threatened with disappearance to build modern buildings, which had also given rise to an international movement to save it.

– The flight of the Millennium Falcon under the beard of stormtroopers : The alley is a few streets south of the “stormtrooper checkpoint”. It is quite difficult to find, but on the other hand more easily recognizable.

Ajim (Ben’s House – Episode IV)

3 km north of Ajim, on the coastal road leading to Sidi Jemour, is the old fisherman’s house which was used to film, in April 1976, the house of Ben Kenobi during his exile on Tatooine. It has become a high place of “pilgrimage”, and is therefore regularly maintained..

Note that since the Special Edition of the Trilogy in 1997, the original house has been replaced in the film by a shot of a miniature and a digital painting, radically changing its appearance.

Sidi Jemour (Anchorhead, Mos Eisley – Episode IV)

About a dozen kilometers north of Ajim, still by the coastal road, is the marabout (= dome tomb) of Sidi Jemour (or Sidi Jmour). Also considered a mosque, it is a popular place of religious pilgrimage.

2 scenes from Episode IV were filmed there in April 1976 :

A cut scene outside Anchorhead : This cut scene actually consists of 2: that of Toshi station, and that between Luke and Biggs

The arrival scene of Luke and Ben in speeder at Mos Eisley : Note that this scene, like many of Mos Eisley, has undergone many changes over the evolutions of the Trilogy.

Departure to Beni Khedache and night in an 18th century rural lodge

Accommodation: Hotel Restaurant Ksar Jouamaa

Day 2: The planet Tatooine and the slave quarters

Circuit Star Wars Tunisie

After breakfast, take a trip to the city of Tataouine, which inspired George Lucas to name Tatooine, but has not been the location for any specific Star Wars scenes.

The first visit will be to the famous Ksar Hadada, one of three ksours near Tataouine that were used to film Mos Espa‘s slave quarters in Episode I on August 10, 1997. Visitors can explore the site before continuing on to the Berber village of Chenini, where a local guide will lead a hike. After enjoying a typical midday meal in a local restaurant, the tour heads to Ksar Ouled Soltane, a well-preserved, renovated, and frequently visited ksar in Tunisia.

Ksar Ouled Soltane has over 400 ghorfas (storage cells) on 4 or 5 levels and served as a backdrop for Mos Espa’s slave quarters in Episode I, just like the other two ksours. The tour concludes at Ksar Jouamaa, an 18th-century attic where you will spend the night.

Day 3: The Sidi Idriss hotel and the troglodyte village

The village of Matmata : Hôtel Sidi Driss Matmata

After breakfast, head to Sidi Idriss, the troglodyte hotel that includes 5 interior courtyards: 4 of them surrounded by rooms, and the fifth, named “Star Wars courtyard”, serves as the restaurant. This one was used as the setting for the Lars’ dining room and kitchen, as well as the courtyard.

It should be noted that the decoration of the dining room, especially the ceiling fresco, was destroyed after the filming of Episode IV, and had to be remade for the filming of Episode II, 24 years later. It is currently still the same.

The most beautiful surprise is that you will have dinner and spend the night in this same hotel that served as a filming location for Star Wars in Tunisia.

Return to Djerba and end of our services.

The 3-day Star Wars Tour in pictures

Circuit Star Wars Tunisie
Circuit Star Wars Tunisie

The Tour in Video

Itinerary

Price

The prices below correspond to the initial proposal of the Tour. This rate may change depending on our email exchanges of and the changes you would want to make to the program. We are here to customize the Tour according to your wishes !

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