STAR WARS TOUR FROM ZARZIS
FOUR DAY TOUR
You want to relive life-size scenes from Star Wars movies, then this circuit 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 of Star Wars, the planet Tatooine.
Tataouine has not served as a filming location for the first trilogy
and very little used for the trilogy of the 2000s. The shooting of the films was spread over different places in the south of Tunisia. Around Tozeur, around Tataouine and even on the island of Djerba.
The Ksar Medenine and Ksar Ouled Soltane authentic settings
for the filming of "Star Wars" films
The Ksar Medenine is located in the city, and like the Ksar Hadada,
it served as a decor for the slave quarters of Mos Espa.
Two scenes were filmed there: The arrival at Anakin 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 Tatooine slave district . This ksar is one of the best preserved in the country and is still not very touristy.
This ksar also served as a backdrop for the slave district,
the scene where Qui-Gon Jinn contacted Obi-Wan was filmed here
to ask him to analyze the level of midichloriens in the blood taken from Anakin, as well as the scene where Shmi talks about his son
confessing that he has no father.
Matmata: Uncle Owen's house.
Matmata is a village renowned for its cave dwellings.
They are extremely rudimentary and at the same time particularly magnificent dwellings. It can be underground habitats
or dug into the mountainside. This type of construction
the rock allows you to live in a cool space despite the outside heat. In Matmata, the Sidi Driss Hotel served as decor for Uncle Owen's house, in 1976 and in 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 of the dining room has been restored for the shooting of episode II (14 years after the shooting of episode IV!) And is still in perfect condition: It looks like it is in the film!
This canyon was mainly used as decoration for the desert of Jundland It is there that Luke and C3PO find R2D2 before being attacked by the men of sands, the Tuskens, and rescued by uncle Ben.
In episode I, it is from the cliffs of this canyon that the Tuskens ambushed during the pod race.
The Canyon is really beautiful, just as a natural landscape, it is well worth the detour
Chott el-Gharsa, with this whole district of Mos Espa, village
of Tatooine where Anakin works in episode I.
The decor was entirely created for the saga, in the middle of the sandy desert. In episode I, we see Qui-Gon Jinn, Padme and Jar Jar walking in the streets and Jar Jar being tempted with the tip of the tongue by stalls of food from the market of Mos Espa.
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 (Ben's House - 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)
Hotel Sidi Driss, Matmata (Farm of Lars - Episodes II and IV)
Nefta, Chott el-Jerid (Farm of Lars - Episodes II, III and IV)
Great Dune (Sea of Sands - Episode IV)
Chott el-Gharsa (Various locations - Episodes I and II)
Sidi Bouhlel ("Star Wars Canyon" - Episodes I and IV)
Star Wars scenery tour from Zarzis
Visit of all filming locations
movies from the Star Wars saga
Pick-up from your place of stay in Zarzis
Departure at 7 am towards Tozeur.
Many photo stops and lunch in a restaurant in Tozeur.
Departure for tours of the oases of Tamerza, Chebika and the canyon
by Mides, (Natural decor from StarWars).
Visit of Ong Jmal, and Mos Espa (Star Wars decor).
Back to Tozeur, dinner and night in a cottage hotel.
Departure for Chott El Jerid, (Farm of Lars - Episodes II, III and IV)
Visit the Sidi-Bouhel canyon (Star Wars Episode I and IV).
Road to Douz.
Visit the petrified dunes and the irrigation system of the palm grove.
Lunch in Douz.
One hour of camel ride in the white dunes.
Departure for Matmata.
Visit the troglodyte houses, and the Sidi Idriss hotel, (Farm of Lars Episodes II and IV).
Dinner and overnight in a cottage troglodyte in Matmata.
Day 3 :
Visit of Ksar Hadada, (Mos Espa - Episode I)
Visit of Chenini. (Scenes from exterior landscapes of Star Wars)
Visit of Ksar Guermassa and lunch
Visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane, (Mos Espa - Episode I)
Visit of the Ksar Medenine (Mos Espa - Episode I)
Return to Djerba by the Roman road
Drop off at your place of stay in Zarzis
Day 4: 1/2 day
Pick-up from your place of stay in Zarzis
Departure Djerba and Ajim, (Mos Eisley - Episode IV, Ben's House
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 the Cantina de Chalmun.
It is in the latter that we find Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, the group of musicians.
Guellala potters village tour and lunch in a fish restaurant.
Return to your place of stay in Zarzis or Djerba airport.
Our tours include meals and accommodation
either at the hotel, in cottages, or in camps.
Price per person, based on 4 people: 305 €
Price per person, based on 3 people: 375 €
Price per person, based on 2 people: 415 €
The price includes:
Transport by 4X4 car based on 2 people
minimum per car, the services of an ONTT certified guide,
accommodation, camel ride, full board
from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day.
Except accommodation and dinner
of the third day and breakfast of the fourth day
The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.
All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes".