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Red Lizard Train

Metlaoui, Tunisia
+216 99 384 057
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I love The Red Lizard Train

i visited the Train more then 5 times , i work as photographer , and i made very nice shots , im... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
Gafsa Governorate, Tunisia
Red Lizard train cancelled due to picketing miners

Having spent an hour on the platform (on April 2nd 2015) we were told that the train was cancelled... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2015
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6 Jun 2015
“I love The Red Lizard Train”
6 Apr 2015
“Red Lizard train cancelled due to picketing miners”
Metlaoui, Tunisia
+216 99 384 057
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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 .

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

1  Thank brianwilson
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

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

Thank TheTraveler67
Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank luckylou56
Reviewed 11 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.

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

1  Thank Alice L
Reviewed 16 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

2  Thank Gunner do
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

6  Thank DethStarr
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