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Red Lizard Train
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10 Jul 2018
“2018 update on Red Lizard Train”
6 Jun 2015
“I love The Red Lizard Train”
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Read so much about the Red Lizard train and the beautiful gorge Selja, determined to take a day trip from Tozeur to Metlaoui for the train ride. Took a bus going to Sousse with a stop in Metlaoui from the Tozeur bus station. It took...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank bushman4219
Reviewed 6 June 2015

i visited the Train more then 5 times , i work as photographer , and i made very nice shots , im very happy to be living 40 klm to Metlaoui .

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Safou2451
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Having spent an hour on the platform (on April 2nd 2015) we were told that the train was cancelled due to unemployed phosphate miners picketing the line. The local governor turned up and there was a heavy police presence but the miners wouldn't budge. We...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank DavidWilliamSlater
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We had a real good trip with plenty of vantage sights to take the views of the Atlas Mountains.......we had a stop to stretch our legs and all in.....well worth doing this rail journey. We have done a few stunners around the world and the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Andy K
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The Red Lizard Train is a great trip up the Mines, via some wonderful desert valleys, you stop 2 times along the way and our able to get off the train to take some wonder pictures. The train cars are great as well, will private...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank TheTraveler67
Reviewed 27 August 2014

One of my highlights was the train ride...very old and unique train. The ride up takes an hour and it stops a few times to get off and take pictures of the fabulous scenery thru the gorges and mountains. The ride back is about 45...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank luckylou56
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Train left an hour late. It was picturesque. The canyons were nice. And a bright sparkling stream turned out to be polluted water from a mining area. It was one of the bright spots from the tour - unfortunately.

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank MGMTraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I have taken other tours in the area but this was by far the best. They had a great buy one get one free deal for seniors. The drivers weren't dry and automated like other tours. They were personable and friendly and each driver added...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Alice L
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Red Lizard Train like it's namesake hugs the valley sides and climbs through the town and into the mountains. There are a few stops for spectacular photo shots and then the train stops for repositioning the enging and down you go back to the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Gunnerdo
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Red Lizard Train, Metaloui, Tunisia Formerly the royal train, exclusively for the whim of the ruling Bey, the Red Lizard is a four-coach excursion from the bustling market town of Metaloui into the lower reaches of the Atlas Mountains. For two hours, from a 1000...More

Date of experience: December 2011
6  Thank DethStarr
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Tracey J
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The train is not working since 1 year. May be it come back in 2019. Search "Lézard rouge" in facebook to get updated
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