Welcome to Tozeur, Tunisia! This city was made famous in iconic films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the English Patient. In this vlog, we explore the desert regions featured in these films: Sidi Bouhlel Canyon, Oasis Chebika, and Tamaghza.
Tozeur Travel Vlog:
0:25 - 4:00 Chebika
We travel from Tozeur to Chebika, a mountain oasis in western Tunisia, where we hike through a desolate canyon reminiscent of Arizona. Atop the canyon is a village that was abandoned after a catastrophic flood. As we trek the canyon, the valley becomes more lush and we were surprised to find a hot spring with crystal clear water. Along the way, we discovered a waterfall flowing in the middle of the desert like a mirage.
4:04 - 5:08 Sidi Bouhlel (aka Star Wars Canyon)
Sidi Bouhlel is a canyon located near the oasis city of Tozeur in Southern Tunisia. It is also commonly known as the Star Wars Canyon since it was the film location of the desert planet of Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Star Wars fans may recognize it from the famous pod racing scene as well as the scene where R2D2 gets kidnapped by the Jawas. Other popular films such as Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark and The English Patient were also shot in Sidi Bouhlel.
5:00 Off Roading Adventure and Waterfall!
We gear up for an off roading adventure with our tour Off Season Adventures, where we cross the rocky terrain in a 4x4 jeep. As we drive through the canyon, we cross rivers and valleys until we reach a mountain oasis. Above the canyon, we see a lush palm grove and a waterfall streaming in full force.
8:25 - 9:55 Tunisian feast in the oasis
After the off roading adventure, it is time to eat. One of the best parts about Tunisia is the hospitality and the cuisine. In the middle of Tamaghza, we stop to enjoy the Tunisian food grown and made here in the oasis, including Sharba Frik soup, Mechouia salad, brik which is a savory pastry filled with egg.
This Tunisia Tour is offered with Off Season Adventures:
Custom group tours available with Fresh Traveler
Wondering what it feels like to be at the edge of the world? We traveled to South Africa with Indus Travels and one of the highlights of the trip was the climb to the top of Table Mountain. It's an edge-of-the-earth adventure like no other on top of Africa's southernmost city where two oceans collide.
In this vlog, we travel to the top of Cape Town's highest peak, Table Mountain for epic 360 degree views of the city.
Cape Town Travel Vlog:
We take the cable car, which has rotating floors up to the top of the peak. From the top, we can see Lion's Head and the beaches of Camp's Bay down below. It's a staggering 3,558 feet high!
There's always a National Geographic moment in South Africa. Here we spot the dassies, which are closely related to elephants (no lie!).
Be sure to check the Table Mountain website before embarking on your journey as the cable car runs when weather is permitted.
â¡ Cable Car Tickets: https://tablemountainnationalpark.org/
â¡Our South Africa Tour: https://www.indus.travel/south-africa
If you do one thing in Cape Town, be sure to take the ride to the top of Table Mountain!
Don't forget to pack these essential items before your Africa adventure.
Check out the tour of South Africa with Indus Travels which includes a stop in Cape Town!: https://www.indus.travel/south-africa
Did you know that you can hit the beach, go island hopping, enjoy serene nature, and explore Caribbean-clear waters - all within the U.K? We discovered exactly that with our recent trip to the Isles of Scilly. The Isles are truly a retreat from bustling city life. Located only a 45 minute boat ride from Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are a laidback getaway filled with nature, boating, beaches, and even some of the best action sports.
Here are the top things to see in the Isles of Scilly:
Map of the Isles of Scilly:
To get to the Isles of Scilly, you can either fly or set sail from Penzance harbour in Cornwall. You can ﬂy with Isles of Scilly and enjoy breath-taking aerial views of this beautiful cluster of islands from the comfort of your Skybus plane. Flights from Land’s End take just 15 minutes or half an hour from Newquay, and operate all year round from Monday to Saturday. To book your journey, phone 01736 334220 or visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
Book your ferry journey here:
Bryher Campsite - The most scenic place to stay is the Bryher campsite which includes ready-make camping tents with a scenic view of the ocean.
The Isles of Scilly have one of the most temperate climates in the UK, which make for the perfect beach vacation. Palm trees even grow near the shores and the sand is pure white. Check out the beach at Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly:
Tresco Abbey Gardens: The Isles of Scilly are known for their flower exports and the Tresco Abbey Gardens are beautifully landscaped with exotic plants from around the world, including pine trees and palms.
One of the best activities on the Isles of Scilly is the Otillo Swimrun. The course is a world series hosted in different locations, and draws an international crowd. It is the best way to enjoy the adventure of the island and compete at the same time.
Sign up for the Otillo Race here:
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