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Classical Libya, 7 Days

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Classical Libya, 7 Days

Libya (Tripoli, Sabratha, Yefrin, Ghadames, Leptis Magna)

As well as getting to know the bustling capital of Tripoli, you will visit the Roman ruins of Sabratha and Leptis Magna. You will then head south-west to the ancient oasis town of Ghadames, a UNESCO World Heritage site, travelling en route through stunning desert scenery and stopping at ancient villages, granaries and even troglodyte cave dwellings.

Day 1 Tripoli, Libya

Arrive Tripoli; meet assist and transfer to Hotel.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Tripoli/ Sabratha/ Yefrin

Morning visit to the excellent national museum of Tripoli. Departure to view the extensive ruins of the Roman site of Sabrata. First settled by the Phoenicians as a trading post, it was transformed in a city by Romans and built during the 1 st. and 2 nd centuries AD. The site offers a majestic collection of public and private buildings, the forum, the temples of Liber Pater, Serapis, Isis, Hercules. Sabratha has severa public baths, temples fountains and mosaics. The most outstanding monument at Sabrata is the beautifully restored theatre. After lunch, continue to Yefrin, a small town in the Nafussa Mountains.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Yefrin or Similar

Day 3 Yefrin/Ghadames

After a morning tour of Yefrin, continue to Ghadames, the jewel of the desert. En-route stop at Gaser Al-Haje and Nalut to view the Granaries. Nalut offers an insight into the traditional living styles of the locals – the prevalent way of life before oil was discovered and Libyans used the oil wealth to provide resources to for concrete structures that replace the caves seen at Nalut. Lunch is at an oasis in the open desert. After a tour of Nalut, we head further south towards the arid Saharan Desert.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ghadames Oasis Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Ghadames

This oasis was settled from prehistoric times and was a major port of call for traders and pilgrims en route to Mecca. Ghadames is a beautiful sleepy desert town that has preserved its original culture. The preserved culture is most visible the architecture with its labyrinthine passages, mud bricked and gaily decorated streets. Our tour will cover both the old ghost town and the mysterious desert. In the evening we will witness the spectacular desert sunset.. Lunch will be in a traditional Ghadames house in the old town.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ghadames Oasis Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Ghadames/ Tripoli

After an interesting experience in the Sahara, we proceed to Kabaw village with the old houses mostly in shambles, and all of the inhabitants living in rather anonymous structures. We will visit the ghurfas, the grain store built by the local Berbers, and located at the very summit of the village. This is followed by a visit to Tormisa to see the incredible, and intact, cave structures. From here we visit the pottery market at Gharian before returning to Tripoli.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel or Similar

Day 6 Tripoli/Leptis Magna/Tripoli

The highlight of any journey to Libya is visiting the renowned World Heritage Site of Leptis Magna located east of Tripoli. From a Berber settlement it became an important community when it was established as a city by the Canaanites and reached its climax under the rule of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus.

We will visit the vast site including the Triumphal Arch, huge Basilica, Forum, Public Baths, Hippodrome, the Amphitheater, the temple of Rome and Augustus, the Arch of Trajan the Arch of Tiberius and the market. Return to Tripoli in the early evening.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel or Similar

Day 7 Tripoli/ Leisure/ Depart

Morning tour of the old medina, the markets and museum. Afternoon at leisure before onward flight or extended tour.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast



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