Star Wars 8-Day Private Tour of Tunisia

Follow in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker on the Star Wars 8-Day Private Tour of Tunisia. See where the epic story began on this adventure through Tunisia.

Although it is set in a galaxy far, far away, many of the real-life Star Wars sets were filmed in Tunisia. In fact, George Lucas decided to name the planet Tatooine in honour to the Tunisian city Tataouine. It was here that many of the sandy landscapes of Luke Skywalker’s home planet were shot.

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Highlights

  • Visit unforgettable Star Wars sites throughout Tunisia
  • See the Cantina and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home on Djerba Island
  • Hike in the ‘Star Wars Canyon’
  • Walk through the streets of Mos Espa

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Star Wars Tour of Tunisia

Understanding the significance of Star Wars as a global phenomenon, these sets have been kept completely intact. With the Star Wars 8-Day Private Tour of Tunisia, you will get the chance to explore these famous sites, along with some other iconic locations from the movies.

You can sit at the dinner table in Luke Skywalker’s home and visit the house where Obi-Wan Kenobi lived during his time in exile.

You’ll also explore Medenine, where you’ll find the site of Slave Quarters Row. This is where Anakin and Shmi lived in The Phantom Menace. And of course, no Star Wars tour would be complete without a stop at the famous Cantina from A New Hope.

In Nefta, you will see the film site of Mos Espa from The Phantom Menace. Here you’ll find the locations of the Pod-Racing Arena, Watto’s Shop, and Sebulba’s Café.

On top of the Star Wars filming locations, you will also get the chance to visit some cultural and heritage sites of Tunisia. These include the historic city of Kairouan and the Tunis Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also get the opportunity to visit the famous Zitouna Mosque. And you can really embrace the hustle and bustle of everyday Tunisia by exploring the Tunis spice market and gold souk.

The Star Wars 8-Day Private Tour of Tunisia is the perfect way for any fan of the franchise to explore the world of the Jedi. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in an extraordinary part of the world.

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1. Tunis-Carthage International Airport

Welcome to Tunisia! Arrive to Tunis/Carthage International Airport and you will be met by your driver to be transferred to the beautiful coastal town of Sousse.

2. Sousse

Enjoy a 2-hour drive from the airport to the beautiful coastal city of Sousse, Tunisia’s third largest city and known as the ‘Pearl of the Sahel‘. Approximately 140 km south of Tunis, this city has an extensive history dating back to approximately 800 BC. Sousse is a wonderful base from which to travel to other surrounding cities and sites. The city itself is also worth exploring. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Accommodation Options:
– Royal Salem Sousse 3/4★ Half-Board
– Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse 5★ Half-Board

3. El Jem

Morning departure for El Jem. The Roman Coliseum in this city is one of the best-preserved in the world. It was constructed between 230 AD and 238 AD and is believed to, at one time, have hosted between 30,000 to 45,000 spectators. Take time exploring this enormous structure and do not forget to go down to the rooms where gladiators await their upcoming battle. There is a museum in the town that hosts a plethora of mosaics.

4. Houmt Souk

Once you are ready, we leave El Jem and travel to Houmt Souk, the main town of the island of Djerba for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:
– Hotel Marhala in Houmet Souk Medina
– 3★, 4★, or 5★ Hotels

5. Ajim / Mos Eisley Cantina

Ajim Mos Eisley Cantina
Port Ajim on Jerba, abandoned house...and the iconic Mos Eisley Cantina (Star Wars)

After breakfast, you will begin your Star Wars tour with morning visits to the Star Wars film locations on Djerba Island. Your first visits will be at the coastal town of Ajim. Here you will visit the exterior of the Cantina.

The film location of the Millennium Falcon blasting off from Mos Eisley is located in the area next to the Canitina. Located just outside the Ajim town is a historic mosque which was used for exterior shots of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home where he lived during his exile.

Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Obi Wan Kenobi Hut in Djerba
Obi Wan Kenobi Hut in Djerba

6. Sidi Jmour / Tosche Station

Tosche Station in Sidi Jmour
Jerba coastal mosque and Anchorhead (Star Wars)

Continue along the coastal road until you reach Sidi Jmour, a popular and beautiful beach on Djerba Island. You will see a building which is now used as a fishing shack and is set against the turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

This building was used as the Tosche Station for the Anchorhead. You might not recognize this film location as it was only used in the deleted exterior scenes with Luke and Biggs Darklighter and in the Special Edition for the scene showing Luke’s landspeeder heading towards Mos Eisley with Ben and the droids.

Tosche Station in Sidi Jmou
Tosche Station in Sidi Jmou

7. Guellala and Houmet Souk

El Ghriba Synagogue
El Ghriba Synagogue

In the afternoon, take a tour of Djerba Island visiting the famous pottery town of GuellalaEl Ghriba Synagogue (oldest Synagogue in North Africa), and Houmet Souk. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Accommodation Options:
– Hotel Marhala in Houmet Souk Medina
– 3★, 4★, or 5★ Hotels

8. Ksar of Medenine / Mos Espa Slave Quarter

Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Ksar Medenine
Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Ksar Medenine

Today you will be a full day of site visits and travel so you will have an early start. Begin the day by traveling over the Roman causeway connecting Djerba Island to the mainland. Your first stop will be Medenine, to begin the visits of the Slave Quarters Row, and where Anakin and Shmi lived.

Anakin Skywalker’s Home in Ksar Medenine
Anakin Skywalker’s Home in Ksar Medenine

Anakin Skywalker saying farewell to Shmi in Ksar Medenine
Anakin Skywalker saying farewell to Shmi in Ksar Medenine

9. Ksar Ouled Soltane / Mos Espa Slave Quarter Row

Continue to Ksar Ouled Soltane, the best-preserved Ksar in southern Tunisia. This was also one of the locations of the Slave Quarters Row in the Phantom Menace, and the guide can direct you to the exact film location. Return back to Tataouine. Although the movie was not filmed in this city, this city’s name was an inspiration for naming a desert planet.

10. Ksar Hadada / Mos Espa Slave Quarter Row

Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Ksar Hedada
Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Ksar Hedada

On the way to Ksar Hedada is another film location of the Slave Quarters Row in Star Wars Episode I. There is a scene inside Ksar Hedada where a balcony was used to film Shmi and Qui-Gon Jin talking about Anakin as he works on his Podracer.

Slave Quarters Row in Ksar Hedada
Slave Quarters Row in Ksar Hedada

When you are ready, travel to Matmata for dinner and night.

Accommodation Options:
– Hotel Sidi Driss: Interior of Lars Homestead
– Basic Traditional Troglodyte Home: Hotel Marhala
– 4★ Troglodyte Option: Trait d’Union Tijma

11. Hotel Sidi Idriss / Lars Homestead Interior

Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Lars Homestead Interior
Star Wars Tour of Tunisia - Lars Homestead Interior

In the morning, take time at the Hotel Sidi Driss, which was used as the interior for Lars Homestead, the home of Luke Skywalker in the 1976, A New Hope film. In 2002, the film makers returned to this set where the site was featured again in Attack of the Clones.

Lars Homestead Interior in Matmata
Lars Homestead Interior in Matmata

Lars Family Dinner Filmed in Matmata
Lars Family Dinner Filmed in Matmata

12. Sidi Bouhlel / Star Wars Canyon

Star Wars Canyon in Sidi Bouhlel
Star Wars Canyon in Sidi Bouhlel

Continue across Chott El Jerid to Sidi Bouhlel and travel to Star Wars canyon where 9 scenes were filmed including: when the Jawas were attacked and buried, Jawa Rock and the scenes of the Tusken Raiders.

R2D2 Kidnap Scene in Sidi Bouhel
R2D2 Kidnap Scene in Sidi Bouhel

R2D2 Kidnap Scene in Sidi Bouhel
R2D2 Kidnap Scene in Sidi Bouhel

Planet Tatooine Filmed in Sidi Bouhlel
Planet Tatooine Filmed in Sidi Bouhlel

Obi-Wan Kenobi in Sidi Bouhlel
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Sidi Bouhlel

When you have completed your visits, continue to Tozeur or Nefta for dinner and night.

Accommodation Options:
– 3★, 4★ or 5★ Hotels
– 5★ Traditional Luxury Options: Diar Habibi or Dar Hi

13. Naftah / Lars Family Homestead Exteriors

Lars Homestead Exterior (02)
Chott el-Jerid, Lars Homestead (Star Wars)

After breakfast, visit the Dune Sea, the Krayt Dragon Ridge and the location of the igloo of Lars Family Homestead exterior on the Chott El Jerid. The location was also used in Attack of the Clones and the final shot of Revenge of the Sith.

Lars Homestead Exterior in Chott El Jerid
Lars Homestead Exterior in Chott El Jerid

14. Naftah / Mos Espa

Mos Espa Set in Ong Jmal
Mos Espa Set in Ong Jmal

Return back to Nefta and travel to the Mos Espa film site beautifully located amongst the Sahara dunes. Here you will find the Pod-racing arena, the Mos Espa streets, Watto’s shop, market, and Sebulba’s Café.

Mos Espa Set in Ong Jmal
Mos Espa Set in Nefta

East of the set you will find the Yardangs, where the Jedi fight between Qui-Gonn and Darth Maul in Episode I was filmed. It was also the location of the Queen’s Royal Starship.

Yardang Field in Nefta
Yardang Field in Nefta

Close by is Ong Jmal “the neck of the camel” where Darth Maul arrives on Tatooine and releases the Sith Probes. After finding Anakin and Qui-Gon, Darth Maul is seen flying over the cliffs.

Darth Maul Lookout in Ong Jmal
Darth Maul Lookout in Ong Jmal

Darth Maul Releasing Sith Probes in Ong Jmal
Darth Maul Releasing Sith Probes in Ong Jmal

Return back to Tozeur for dinner and night.

Accommodation Options:
– 3★, 4★ or 5★ Hotels
– 5★ Traditional Luxury Options: Diar Habibi or Dar Hi

15. Hammamet

Medina of Hammamet, Tunisia
Medina of Hammamet, Tunisia

In the morning, you will travel to Hammamet where you will have a stop in the historic city of Kairouan. Here you will wander through the ancient medina. Continue to Hammamet for night.

Accommodation Options:
– 3★, 4★, or 5★ Hotels

16. Tunis

Depending on your departure flight schedule, you may enjoy a guided tour of the Tunis medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The famous Zitouna Mosquespice market, and the gold souk (market) are sites you don’t want to miss.

Spend time walking around and enjoy learning about the rich history in the Tunis medina before being transferred to the Tunis/Carthage International airport for your departure flight.

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