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)

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.

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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Destination Sahara Travel

Experience the world’s largest desert with the most experienced tour operator for the Sahara. Discover spectacular landscapes and mysterious cultures on a unique Desert Safari, Camel Trek or Short Brea...

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Destination Sahara Travel

Experience the world’s largest desert with the most experienced tour operator for the Sahara. Discover spectacular landscapes and mysterious cultures on a unique Desert Safari, Camel Trek or Short Break. Spend time with the Berbers, sleep under millions of stars and explore the culture and history of North Africa.

Our scheduled group departures are for guests bringing their own vehicle or wishing to join as a passenger in a support vehicle. For our guests without a 4x4, departures are available on a tailor made basis — choose from suggested itineraries or design your very own Desert Safari, Culture Tour or Short Break. Either way, Saharatravel, as the longest established specialist of the region, is the right partner for exploring fascinating Tunisia.

 

To find out more, you can visit their website here

www.saharatravel.co.uk

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