Red Lizard Train Start (Metlaoui)

Commonly voted as one of the must-do things before you die is  the 'Red Lizard train', a passenger train from the 19th century that runs along old mining tracks from Metlaoui to Redeyef (which is about a 45 min journey) throug...

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Commonly voted as one of the must-do things before you die is  the 'Red Lizard train', a passenger train from the 19th century that runs along old mining tracks from Metlaoui to Redeyef (which is about a 45 min journey) through the red and pink rocks, split by canyons of the Saharan Atlas mountains in central Tunisia.

The train and track were built in 1910 by the Tunisian Govenor. The 'Lizard' also used to serve the phosphate mines from Metaloui, but now it is only a tourist attraction. Today, this is the only way to visit the gorges of Selja. Each day the Red Lizard Train leaves around 10am from the station of Meltaoui, about 40km (25 miles) from Tozeur.

Passing through wonderful scenary this old fashioned train will take you on a journey through stony desert landscapes, mountains tunnels, steel bridges, water springs, deep gorges, finally coming to a stop in a green oasis. A fantastic adventure.

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Red Lizard Train Start (Metlaoui)

Red Lizard Train End (Redeyef)

Commonly voted as one of the must-do things before you die is the 'Red Lizard Train', a passenger train from the 19th century that runs along old mining tracks from Metlaoui to Redeyef (which is about a 45 min journey) through ...

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Commonly voted as one of the must-do things before you die is the 'Red Lizard Train', a passenger train from the 19th century that runs along old mining tracks from Metlaoui to Redeyef (which is about a 45 min journey) through the red and pink rocks, split by canyons of the Saharan Atlas mountains in central Tunisia.

The train and track were built in 1910 by the Tunisian Govenor. The 'Lizard' also used to serve the phosphate mines from Metaloui, but now it is only a tourist attraction. Today, this is the only way to visit the gorges of Selja. Each day the Red Lizard Train leaves around 10am from the station of Meltaoui, about 40km (25 miles) from Tozeur.

Passing through wonderful scenary this old fashioned train will take you on a journey through stony desert landscapes, mountains tunnels, steel bridges, water springs, deep gorges, finally coming to a stop in a green oasis. A fantastic adventure.

To see more images on flckr, click here

Red Lizard Train Start (Metlaoui)

Sabria Randonnées

In order to share our love of the desert and of Sabria, a little village in the dunes situated 40km (25 miles) west of Douz (which is two hours by car from Tozeur Airport), we have created an association: Sabria Randonnées.

We ...

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In order to share our love of the desert and of Sabria, a little village in the dunes situated 40km (25 miles) west of Douz (which is two hours by car from Tozeur Airport), we have created an association: Sabria Randonnées.

We organise and accompany your trek and stay in the desert. You can choose your own

Visit Tunisia

Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their w...

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Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their website here

www.visit-tunisia.com

Visit Tunisia

Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their w...

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Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their website here

www.visit-tunisia.com

Visit Tunisia

Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their w...

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Visit Tunisia offers a wide range of tours, catered to meet almost any needs and criteria. This includes mountain biking, 4x4 adventures, archaeological tours and hiking or walking tours.

To find out more, you can visit their website here

www.visit-tunisia.com

Aeroasis

A hot-air balloon flight over the Sahara just as the sun is rising is one spectacle no one should miss. Aeroasis flies from both Douz and Tozeur. One-hour flights: Tozeur £60; Douz £70.

To contact, please call  (00216) 64 52 577.

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A hot-air balloon flight over the Sahara just as the sun is rising is one spectacle no one should miss. Aeroasis flies from both Douz and Tozeur. One-hour flights: Tozeur £60; Douz £70.

To contact, please call  (00216) 64 52 577.

Siroko Travel

Trekking is the ideal way to discover its enchanting heritage which harmoniously confines fragments of history with the treasures of a changing natural environment.


Trekking enthusiasts can only appreciate this very special de...

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Trekking is the ideal way to discover its enchanting heritage which harmoniously confines fragments of history with the treasures of a changing natural environment.


Trekking enthusiasts can only appreciate this very special destination. A microcosm of Africa, Tunisia first reveals the charm and allure of the Mediterranean sea, ascending to the Atlas mountains beyond which lie the vast Sahel prairies, the gateway to the desert, and spread all over the country the amazing Roman ruins lay scattered in the Tunisian soil.

Trekking tours in the north offer an opportunity to explore the unique and the most fascinating sites of the Mediterranean basin: Dougga, Bulla Regia, Makthar, Sbeitla, Haidra and Thuburbo Majus, so many more unexpected fabulous landscapes hanging on to ancient memories.

A perfect marriage between the sea and desert, and rich in contrasts and history, Tunisia offers a huge potential for ecotourism. The wild beaches of the northern coast coupled with the mountain forests, as well as the huge Sahara desert in the south, give the nature lovers and ramblers immense satisfaction.

Siroko travel, a leader and specialist in trekking, will give you the opportunity to witness for yourself the other side of Tunisia.

 

To find out more, you can visit their website here.

www.sirokotravel.com

Pegase of Douz

Surrounded by fascinating oases, and better known as ‘the gateway to the Sahara’, Pegase of Douz is located in the extreme south of Tunisia. It’s strategic position as the ‘last outpost’, but near places of interest such as Lak...

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Surrounded by fascinating oases, and better known as ‘the gateway to the Sahara’, Pegase of Douz is located in the extreme south of Tunisia. It’s strategic position as the ‘last outpost’, but near places of interest such as Lake Chott El Jerid, the troglodyte village of Matmata, the Ksar Ghilane dune, the mountain oasis Chebika, and the great oasis at Tozeur make Pegase the perfect place to start your Tunisian adventure.

The oasis at Douz, up until not long ago,  was an important passage for the desert caravan trains that passed through here, and, despite the GPS system that has now replaced the ancient navigation-by-starlight used by the desert nomads, Douz has not lost its charm. It holds one of the largest oases in Tunisia, as well as almost all of the country’s date production (a major Tunisian export) which the area is now famous for.

The exceptional food, the warmth of the people, the exceptional year-round climate makes Douz, and its surrounding region, a favourite destination for any traveller who seeks the exotic. Pegase offers, nestled in amongst the camel treks and camping excursions, a 'baptism of the air' - a 15-minute flight in a microlight that gives you a bird's eye view of palm trees and camel trains for £18, or, for the speed-freaks, they hire out quad bikes for £40 an hour. No one with a mental age of 16 can pass up this opportunity to go bouncing and hurtling over the dunes. Quad bikes travel in packs with an experienced leader.

To find out more, you can visit their website here

www.pegasesahara.com

Tunisia Nomades Agence de Voyages

Tunisia Nomades Agence de Voyages offers a variety of one-day excursions and longer expeditions. The three-day 'Au Sud du Sud' - bouncing over the dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental in four-wheel drives and spending a night in Ber...

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Tunisia Nomades Agence de Voyages offers a variety of one-day excursions and longer expeditions. The three-day 'Au Sud du Sud' - bouncing over the dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental in four-wheel drives and spending a night in Berber tents - is the longest expedition on offer, at approximately £220 per person.

 

To contact, please call (00216) 64 53 423.

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