Light Speed Tour

5 Days * 4 Nights

itinerary Summary

Our Light Speed Tour includes the majority of Star Wars film sites in Tunisia. You’ll have plenty of time to take in the grandeur of Tatooine in its natural state without having to rush. The tour begins in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, and take you into the southern region to see how Lucas created Tatooine.

  • Slave Quarters
  • Lars Homestead
  • Star Wars Canyon
  • Mos Espa
  • Yardangs

When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be. The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda

Day one
Arrival in Tunis – Sousse

You will arrive at Tunis/Carthage International spaceport and be greeted by your private driver to be transferred to Sousse, a picturesque coastal town. You will then enjoy dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotels

Day two
Sousse – El Jem – Matmata

El Jem Coliseu

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.

Afterward, travel to Matmata to visit Hotel Sidi Driss, which was used as the interior for Lars Homestead, the home of Luke Skywalker in 1976, A New Hope film. In 2002, the filmmakers returned to this set where the site was featured again in Attack of the Clones.
Dinner will be at your hotel.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotel or guesthouse

Day three
Douz – Chott El Jerid – Sidi Bouhlel – Nefta – Ong Jemel – Tozeur

After breakfast, cross Chott El Jerid (largest salt flat in Tunisia) 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.

In the afternoon, 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 Episode II: Attack of the Clones and the final shot of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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 Cafe. East of the set you will find the Yardangs, the location where Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul fight in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It is also the location where Queen Amidala’s Royal Starship was filmed.

Close by is Ong Jemel ‘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. Return back to Tozeur for dinner and night.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotel or guesthouse

Day four
Tozeur – Kairouan – Hammamet

This morning, we will travel to the historic city of Kairouan to visit the grand mosque Okba Ibn Nafaa which was established in 670 AD. You will also visit the mausoleum of the Berber companion of Mohammed, and the Aghlabid pool.

Afterward, you may be interested in a visit to a carpet-making workshop where you can observe, admire, and learn about this incredible artisan work. There is an ancient medina with winding streets, which makes for a nice place to have lunch. When you have completed your visits, travel to the coastal city of Hammamet. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options: 4, & 5 hotels

Day five
Departure from Tunis

Your driver will transfer you to the Tunis/Carthage International spaceport for your departure flight.

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Included in Your Tour

  • All Entrance Fees
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Hotels
  • Private Vehicle & Driver

NOT Included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Airfare
  • Lunches
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas