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Star Wars of Tunisia

If you are a fan of the Star Wars movies then you will remember the beautiful buildings and planets that made the film such a hit, what many don’t realize is that four of the Star Wars movies were partially filmed in Tunisia, taking advantage of the natural beauty and magnificent historical buildings which are on display for you to explore today.

Tataouine in the movie was Tunisia from Luke Skywalkers home to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s house, Toshi Station to the Star Wars Canyon.

Djerba is a beautiful island off Tunisia and was used for two of the movies locations, Ben’s hermitage is actually used as fishermans storage, but you will remember it as Obi-Wan Kanobi’s house in Star Wars IV and Toshi Station is actually a temple called Sidi Jemour.

Tozeur is a beautiful Tunisian oasis with palm trees and natural beauty surrounded by hot sand, it is also known as it was used at the Lars Homestead in the Star Wars movies, you may remember it from Shmi Skywalkers funeral.

Head to Mors Espa where the props are still in place, visit the gates, the pod racing arena and Watto’s Shop. This area is like walking through a complete film set.

Oung Jmel or camel head rock as it’s better know is the site used when Darth Maul arrives in Tataouine and Tataouine is the Ksar Ouled Soltane where the grain storage was used as the slave quarters in Star Wars I, the area around this beautiful location was also used for most of the movies.

Sidi Bouhel was used nine times and also known as Star Wars Canyon. This area isn’t also famous for the Star Wars movies; it was also used in The English Patient and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Matmata is the firm favorite when it comes to Star Wars, this beautiful Berber village is where the houses are built underground blending in with the natural beauty that surrounds the area, but it’s also the home of Luke Skywalker. His home is now a hotel, but there are plenty of props still in place for you to explore when visiting Tunisia.

Comments

  • Kenan Bozkus

    I’m planning on coming to Tunisia around August, I’m interested in doing this tour, how much will this cost me?

    April 20, 2023 at 2:52 am
    • Ivan

      Hi Kenan,

      Thank you for visiting our site! One of our sales representatives will be in touch to provide the details you are requesting.

      May the force be with you.

      April 20, 2023 at 7:24 am
  • Chris Lese

    Hello, I would like information on this Star Wars tour,

    Thank you,

    Chris Lese

    September 11, 2023 at 5:47 pm
    • Ivan

      Hi Chris, thanks for inquiring. You will hear from one of our sales reps shortly.

      September 11, 2023 at 5:53 pm

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