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Le Train Lézard Rouge in Tunisia

Sit down comfortably and just ride into history

Best time: all year round

Le Train Lézard Rouge
Le Train Lézard Rouge

The historical Tunisian train goes through the picturesque desert from the city of Metlaoui and back. This unique train dates back to 1911 when it was the property of the Bey of Tunis. Now its passengers are mostly tourists. The journey takes you through the beautiful Selja Gorges and lasts 1 hour 45 minutes. If you travel by bicycle, you can also join the ride—there will be enough space for your vehicle.

The trip is available all year round. It departs at 10 am or 10.30 am, the schedule may vary depending on the season or weekdays. It's possible to rent the train for a group tour.

Practical info

What is the history behind Le Train Lézard Rouge?

Dating back to 1911, Le Train Lézard Rouge in Tunisia initially served mining purposes and later became a passenger train owned by the Bey of Tunis. Now, it's primarily a tourist attraction that allows passengers to appreciate Tunisia's history and beauty. Show more

What is the duration of the journey on Le Train Lézard Rouge?

During the one hour forty-five-minute journey on Le Train Lézard Rouge, tourists can enjoy the scenic Selja Gorges. For visitors to Tunisia, the historical train provides a one-of-a-kind experience that showcases the country's beauty. Show more

When is the best time to take a ride on Le Train Lézard Rouge?

Le Train Lézard Rouge runs throughout the year, although seasonal or weekday adjustments to the schedule may occur. To guarantee availability, visitors should pre-check the schedule. With Tunisia's hot weather, it is advisable to choose cooler months to embark on the adventure. Show more

Where does Le Train Lézard Rouge take you on its journey?

Traveling from the city of Metlaoui and back, Le Train Lézard Rouge journeys through the stunning desert. Tourists can appreciate the Selja Gorges throughout the ride, making it an excellent opportunity to discover Tunisia's magnificence if you are interested in railway culture or history. Show more

Is it possible to rent Le Train Lézard Rouge for a group tour?

Renting Le Train Lézard Rouge for group tours is possible; however, the rental cost per person and journey duration may differ. The historical train makes a great option for groups visiting Tunisia and looking to discover the country's richness from the relaxation of a train. It is essential to pre-arrange the rental to ensure availability. Show more

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