Tatooine Tour

7 Days * 6 Nights

itinerary Summary

Our 7-Day Tatooine Tour is our comprehensive Tunisia Star Wars itinerary taking you to the planet Tatooine. See Anakin’s slave quarters and the desert where he escaped from Darth Maul in Episode I: The Phantom Menace to Luke Skywalker’s childhood home and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s exile house in Episode IV: A New Hope.

  • Slave Quarters
  • Lars Homestead
  • Star Wars Canyon
  • Mos Espa
  • Yardangs
  • Tosche Station
  • Mos Eisley
“Someday I will be the most powerful Jedi ever.” – Anakin

Day one

Arrival in Tunis – Transfer to Kairouan

Welcome to Tunisia! Begin your 7-day Tatooine Tour when you arrive at Tunis/Carthage International Airport. You will be met by your driver and transferred to the city of Kairouan. Dinner will be at the hotel.

* Transfer from Tunis Airport to Kairouan hotel takes between 2 to 2.5 hours. If you are arriving in Tunis in the evening, we recommend adding an extra day to the itinerary. *

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotels

Day Two

Kairouan – Nefta – Ong Jemel – Mos Espa – Igloo House – Tozeur

Sunset at Igloo House in Tatooine

After breakfast, you will depart for Tozeur. Once checked into your hotel, hop into one of our ‘landspeeders’ (4×4 off-road vehicle) to visit Nefta and Ong Jemel, ‘the neck of the camel,’ where Darth Maul arrives on Tatooine and releases the Sith Probes. When Darth Maul finds Anakin and Qui-Gon, he is seen flying over these cliffs.

You will also explore the Mos Espa film site located beautifully among the Sahara dunes. Here you will find the pod-racing arena, the Mos Espa streets, Watto’s shop, the market, and Sebulba’s Café. Located east of the film set is a yardang field where Qui-Gonn and Obi-Wan fight Darth Maul in Episode I. It was also the location where Queen Amidala’s Royal Starship landed.

Afterwards, you will visit the Lars Family Homestead exterior which resembles an igloo house on the Chott el Jerid. The location was also used in Attack of the Clones and the final shot of Revenge of the Sith. Travel to Tozeur for dinner and the night.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotels

Day Three

Tozeur – Sidi Bouhlel – Chott el Jerid – Matmata

Hotel Sidi Idriss - Lars Homestead Interior - Iconic Star Wars Tour

This morning, you will visit Sidi Bouhlel, also known as ‘Star Wars Canyon,’ where 9 scenes were filmed; including where the Jawas were attacked and buried, Jawa Rock, and the scenes of the Tusken Raiders.

Afterwards, you will traverse across Chott El Jerid salt flat until you reach Matmata. Here you will visit Hotel Sidi Idriss, which was used as the interior for the Lars Homestead, the home of Luke Skywalker in the 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 and you will spend the night in Matmata.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotels

Day Four

Matmata – Ksar Hadada – Ksar Ommarsia – Djerba

Ksar Hadada in Tataouine Governate (Tatooine)

In the morning, you will travel to Ksar Hadada, one of two film locations used for Slave Quarters Row in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. There is a scene inside Ksar Hadada where a balcony was used to film Shmi and Qui-Gon Jin talking about Anakin as he works on his podracer.

Your next stop is Ksar Ommarsia (Medenine), the second location utilized as Slave Quarters Row, where Anakin and Shmi called home.

When ready, travel over the Roman causeway which connects the mainland of Tunisia to Djerba island. Dinner will be at the hotel or guesthouse.

Hotel Options: 3, 4, & 5 hotel or traditional guesthouse

Day Five

Djerba Island Star Wars Film Locations

Obi Wan's House - Djerba Island Tour

Begin your Djerba island tour with morning visits to three Star Wars film locations, all from Episode IV: A New Hope. Your first visit will be to the coastal town of Ajim. Here you will visit the exterior of the Mos Eisley Cantina. The film location of the Millennium Falcon blasting off from Mos Eisley is around the corner from the Cantina.

Continue along the coastal road towards Sidi Jamour and stop at Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home. This is where he lived during his exile. Set against the stunning turquoise Sea, the building is now used as a fishing shack. Continue down the road until you reach the picturesque location of Sidi Jamour, which was used to depict Anchorhead and the Tosche Station in deleted scenes. The special edition of A New Hope re-inserted the scene from this location.

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

Hotel Options: 3, 4, & 5 hotel or guesthouse

Day Six

Djerba – El Jem – Sousse

El Jem Coliseum

Today, you will have a morning departure for El Jem to see the Roman Coliseum, one of the best-preserved coliseums in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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 also a museum in the town that hosts a plethora of mosaics.

Once you are ready, travel to the coastal city of Sousse for dinner and your overnight stay.

Hotel Options: 3, 4 & 5 hotel or guesthouse

Day Seven

Sousse – Tunis Departure

Your driver will transfer you to the Tunis-Carthage International Airport for your departure flight ending your 7-day Tatooine Tour with us.

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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