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Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

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Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby starwars00 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:11 pm

Hi guys
I'm just wondering if any of you lot have ever visited the old Star Wars sets in Tunisia?
If so I'm just wondering what the logistics are like, and is it something you can do on your own or with a specialist tour company.
It's something I would like to do and possible go next year.
Any tips would be much appreciated.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:17 pm

I went in 2006. I was on holiday there for 2 weeks and from what I remember it was part of an excursion trip.
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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby maxf » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:03 pm

I'm not sure you'd want to go there these days unfortunately.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby MarkG » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:05 pm

Carl Waterworth went a few years back..

I'll point him towards this thread.
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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Carl Waterworth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:18 pm

I wenr there in 2013, the tour operator ran a two day excursion which was awesome!

We went to a roman amphitheatre and then headed south to matmata and stopped off at hotel Sidi Dris (Lars Homestead interior) aftet that, we headed Douz which we had a camel ride into the Sahara, after we were put up in a 4* hotel overnight stay.

Next morning up early and crossed the salt flats of Chott - El- Jerid, we did not see or goto the Lars Homestead dome, but crossing was stunning! Our next stop was Touzer, after a tour into an oasis on house and cart, we got in Toyota Landcruisers and across the dunes to thw set of Mos Espa which is awesome, it is all there even moisture vaperatotors, after that it was one more stop ant back to the hotel!

Really loved it and fully recommended, however its alot of time on the road in a coach!

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Carl Waterworth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 pm

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Bootyhunter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:51 pm

I did a similar trip, really enjoyable especially when you are out in the sahara then you go up over a dune to look down onto the set but I won't be rushing back to Tunisia any time soon, nice people bad food...

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:42 pm

I went back in 96 so there were no specific tour guides but we did stop off at the homestead which was made the hairs on my neck stand up!
It's a lot of time on a bus but there's some fantastic sights to see. The amphitheatre rivals the colloseum for wow factor

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby tobedesu » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 pm

It looks awesome, but has anyone been since that article was written by the Guardian?

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby AndyPreston » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:50 pm

I'd love to go, it's definitely on my bucket list, but not a good idea at the moment...

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia
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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby chipsteak » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm

I'm now afflicted with severe mobility problems. My largest regrets are that, pre-illness, I never saw the Pyramids, Pompeii and the Tunisian Star Wars locations.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Dannywhiteley » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 pm

I went in 1994 while at university on a field trip. It wasn't touristy at all, we just made our own way over there and had a look around.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby starwars00 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks for all the response.
Those photos look great!

Maybe next year isn't the best time to go, but with the way things are who knows when it will be a good time to go to Tunisia.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Mini99 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:45 pm

starwars00 wrote:Thanks for all the response.
Those photos look great!

Maybe next year isn't the best time to go, but with the way things are who knows when it will be a good time to go to Tunisia.



I suspect that the safe time to go will be a very long time in comming, the way that part of the world is now.

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Re: Tunisia Star Wars location trip.

Postby Dazza » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:20 pm

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Tunisia": https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia


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