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Discover The World Heritage Sites Of Libya – 12 Days

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Discover The World Heritage Sites Of Libya 

Libya, one of the world’s most interesting tourist destinations, is home to some of the most important Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman artifacts. Our program includes visits to the five Libyan World Heritage Sites, as well as an in-depth analysis of this fascinating country and its storied reign, about which little is known.

 

Highlights

  • Benghazi City Tour
  • World Heritage Site of Cyrene
  • Ptolemais, the former capital of Pentapolis
  • Berber Settlement
  • Sabratha
  • Saharan oasis of Ghadames
  • Kabaw village

Itinerary

Day 1 Tripoli, Libya
Day 1 Tripoli, Libya

Arrive in Tripoli, meet your guide, and proceed to your hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Day 2 Tripoli/ Benghazi
Day 2 Tripoli/ Benghazi

Your journey across Libya continues with a visit to Tripoli, which was founded by the Phoenicians in 1000 B.C. and subsequently ruled by the Romans. The towering citadel, the National Museum, the historic Souk, and the Islamic districts will all be included on your tour of this interesting city.

Later that day, you will be escorted to the airport for a short flight to Benghazi, Libya's second largest and most beautiful city. You will be greeted and taken to the Tibisty Hotel when you arrive in Benghazi. This evening, enjoy a traditional Libyan supper at a nearby restaurant.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Benghazi/ El Beyda
Day 3 Benghazi/ El Beyda

Our day starts with a trip to Benghazi, a picturesque vacation town. The second-largest city in Jamariya features a nicely conserved battle cemetery (Libya played a major role in the North African Corps).


Explore the historic town's nicely built structures and bustling Souk. Benghazi also offers the chance to meet and have tea with Libyans. A picturesque drive down the eastern coast brings you to the little settlement of El Beyda.



El Beyda is not a popular tourist site, but it is an excellent starting point for seeing the famed ruins of Cyrene, Apollonia, and Slonta. It also has several colonial-style buildings and an Islamic university. El Beyda's theological significance may be traced back to the Sanussiyy movement, which had a formative influence on modern Libya.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Cyrene & Apollonia
Day 4 Cyrene & Apollonia

Today's excursion begins with a visit to Cyrene, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first century, the city was part of the five-city state of Pentapolis and was only second in size to Athens. The Greeks established Cyrene in 631 B.C., and it was afterward ruled by the Romans and then the Arabs. You will see the well-known Zeus and Apollo temples. After lunch, go 12 kilometers north to the magnificent Apollonia (Sousa), which served as Cyrene's harbor. Our tour offers a comprehensive look at the magnificent Theatre, Roman baths, and Byzantine palace.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 El Beyda/ Qasr Libya/ Benghazi/ Tripoli
Day 5 El Beyda/ Qasr Libya/ Benghazi/ Tripoli

After a morning drive via Jabel Akhdar, we arrive in Qasr Libya, where we visit an incredible museum with more than 50 mosaic artifact fragments dating back to the sixth century AD. The remnants of palaces, theaters, the Bouleterion, and a bridge from the third century may all be seen at Ptolemais, the former capital of Pentapolis. A brief trip to Tripoli is followed by lunch at a neighboring restaurant. When we arrive in Tripoli, we are welcomed and driven to our hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Leptis Magna
Day 6 Leptis Magna

The highlight of every trip to Libya is a visit to the renowned Leptis Magna World Heritage Site, located east of Tripoli. When Berber Settlement was made into a city by the Canaanites, it grew into an important neighborhood. During the rule of the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus, it reached its zenith in popularity. We'll see the vast complex, which also includes the Forum, the Public Baths, the Hippodrome, and the Amphitheater, in addition to the Triumphal Arch and a sizeable basilica. Before you return to Tripoli, lunch will be served at the on-site restaurant.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Sabratha
Day 7 Sabratha

Sabratha is the most beautiful coastal town of them all. Sabratha, now a World Heritage Site, was founded by the Canaanites in the sixth century B.C. In 46 B.C., Carthage, Phoenicia, Numidia, and Rome all took possession of it. There are several public constructions, stadiums, and temples in the area dedicated to Liber Peter, Srapis, Isis, and Hercules.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Tripoli/ Nalut/ Ghadames
Day 8 Tripoli/ Nalut/ Ghadames

Travel south to the Saharan oasis of Ghadames for a spectacular day. We make a pit break on the route to Nalut, a "ghost settlement" in the Nafusa Mountains. The caverns at Nalut provide insight into the locals' previous living patterns - the common way of life before oil was discovered, and Libyans used the oil money to fund concrete structures that replaced the caves seen at Nalut. Lunch will be provided at an oasis in the middle of nowhere. We travel south after seeing Nalut, into the arid Saharan Desert.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Ghadames
Day 9 Ghadames

When this oasis was populated in antiquity, it was a crucial resting place for traders and pilgrims en route to Mecca. Ghadames is a lovely, serene community in the desert that has been able to preserve its unique culture. The retained culture is best shown by the architecture, which features meandering lanes, mud-brick buildings, and vibrantly painted streets. We'll see the mysterious desert as well as the antiquated ghost town. The evening will bring the magnificent desert sunset. Lunch will be served as is customary in the historic city.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Ghadames/ Tripoli
Day 10 Ghadames/ Tripoli

We arrive at Kabaw hamlet after a spectacular trek over the Sahara, where most of the old buildings are in ruins and the people all live in pretty basic dwellings. We'll go to the ghurfas, a grain storage facility owned by the indigenous Berbers immediately above the settlement.

The next stop is Tormisa, where visitors may observe the beautiful, still-existing cave formations. We pause here before continuing on to the Gharian ceramic market before returning to Tripoli.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Tripoli/ Leisure
Day 11 Tripoli/ Leisure

Decide on your trips and activities today with the help of your driver and guide.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Depart Tripoli
Day 12 Depart Tripoli

Morning at leisure before departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated

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