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Highlights Of Libya – 8 Days

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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Highlights Of Libya

Take advantage of an eight-day journey to Tripoli, Leptis Magna, Benghazi, and other eastern locations. Enjoy this ancient nation’s history and culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famous medina (old city.
  • Red Castle fortress (museum)
  • Leptis Magna
  • Roman ruins of Sabratha

Itinerary

Day 1 Tripoli, Libya
Day 1 Tripoli, Libya

Arrive in Tripoli; be greeted and taken to the hotel.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Al Kabir Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Tripoli - Sabratha - Tripoli
Day 2 Tripoli - Sabratha - Tripoli

Travel to the Roman remains of Sabratha west of Tripoli after breakfast. Sabratha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established by the Canaanites in the sixth century BC. It was then governed by Carthage, Phoenicia, the Nomadic peoples, and Rome in 46 BC. The Theater, with its three-story background of columns, was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Commodes (161-192 AD) and is the most impressive structure here. Visit the Basilica of Justine the Capitalist, the Temple of Serapes, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Isis, and the Temple of Libber Peter as well. Return to Tripoli in the late afternoon for supper and the night.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Al Kabir Hotel or Similar

Day 3 Tripoli - Leptis Magna – Geryan/Tripoli
Day 3 Tripoli - Leptis Magna – Geryan/Tripoli

Day trip to Leptis Magna and Geryain. The best Roman site in the Mediterranean is Leptis Magna, 125 kilometers to the east and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the first millennium BC, the city was founded as a Phoenician harbor. The wealth it accumulated through slaves, gold, ivory, and precious metals was augmented by the nearby lush agricultural land. After the third Punic War, Roman forces ousted the Carthaginians, and the city prospered until the Vandals made their terrible move in 455. In 533, Roman sovereignty returned to Leptis for a short time, and major repairs were done to the city, but neighboring tribes revolted, and the country eventually reverted to pastoral nomadism dominated by the Berbers. The Arab invasions of 644 destroyed the final remnants of Roman life in the area, and by the 11th century, Leptis Magna had been abandoned to the spreading sand dunes. Excavation did not commence until the twentieth century, and researchers were astounded by how effectively the sands preserved the ruins. The property includes an incredible, huge museum beside the main entrance, but the great treasures await after you enter. Have lunch at a nearby eatery. In the late afternoon, return to Tripoli.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Al Kabir Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Ghadames
Day 4 Ghadames

After breakfast, explore the Saharan Oasis of Ghadames, the Gem of the Libyan Desert. The Nafusa Mountain's medieval village of Kabow will be your first visit. Visit the ancient Gas for a look at everyday Berber life hundreds of years ago. After stopping for lunch in the desert, continue south from Kabow into the wide Sahara. Dinner and overnight in Ghadames

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ghadames Oasis Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Ghadames Oasis
Day 5 Ghadames Oasis

A full-day expedition to the Ghadames Oasis. Ghadames, known as the "Jewel of the Desert," is a magnificent oasis village on the Sahara border, located at the intersection of Tunisia, Algeria, and these three nations. The tranquil town of Ghadames, which historically functioned as the Roman Empire's southernmost limit, features winding lanes lined with mud-brick structures. Visit the cultural museum, the massive mosque, the main plaza, and the traditional residence where lunch will be given to see how Ghadames has retained its cultural purity. Travel to a neighboring desert this evening to witness the beautiful sunset color shift of the sand dunes from golden to flaming crimson.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ghadames Oasis Hotel or Similar

Day 6 Ghadames - Nalut - Tripoli
Day 6 Ghadames - Nalut - Tripoli

You'll stop at Nalut on the way back to Tripoli to visit an incredible Gasr (fortified granary) built by the local Berbers over 800 years ago. The community's reliance on grain is highlighted by its hilltop location, limited access, and cultural significance. Arrive in Tripoli early in the evening so you have time to eat and stay.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Al Kabir Hotel or Similar

Day 7 Tripoli
Day 7 Tripoli

A whole day's worth of sightseeing in Tripoli and its surroundings. While visiting the Red Castle fortress (museum), take a guided walking tour through the famed medina (old city.) On top of the city wall, at the southeast corner, with a view of the harbour, is where Tripoli's castle is located. With a mosque, a harem, and several courtyards, the main complex's current layout is Ottoman. The intricate network of corridors within the castle is evocative of the winding arcaded lanes of the old city. The stronghold is embellished with a variety of architectural styles since each monarch of Tripoli contributed to its fortifications.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Al Kabir Hotel or Similar

Day 8 Tripoli – Depart
Day 8 Tripoli – Depart

With the assistance of your driver and guide decide on your excursions and activities until it is time for your transfer to the airport for the onwards 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
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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