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Customisable itinerary: all our tours are 100% customisable: dates, duration and services.
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Your Own Libya Tour
Some of our listed tours do seem "hectic" and
that is because most visitors prefer to see as much as possible. But
you do not have to take part in any of these tours.
You can tailor your own tour to suit your needs
and budget. You can travel at your own pace, choose your locations
for stops, drive for shorter periods, and have as much time
as you need to absorb the local culture within the duration agreed.
You can decide which sites to visit, when to visit, category
of hotels, and what services you want us to include in the price. To tailor your
tour please contact us, making sure you provide as much details about your request as you can. To be able to reply with our prices, you need to provide all the
required information, like:
- List of sites you would like to visit
- Number of visitors
- Duration of stay
- If transport is required
- If hotel booking is required
- Class of hotels and number and type of rooms (if required)
- If you prefer camping instead of hotels
- If food is required
- If museum & archaeological sites guides & entrance fees are required
Small Group Tours
Unlike most tour companies we have no minimum requirement to take part in
our tours. You can come along by yourself, with a friend, or with a group of
friends. Coming with a friend nearly halves the price of your tour.
You can also take part in a group tour if you prefer group tours and if there
are groups matching your specifications (date, destinations, etc.) which you
If you are just looking for an operator to put
together an itinerary for your private group, then we will be delighted to design
a program to suit your needs.
are optional. They will be included in the price if requested. Independent travellers can pick and choose their hotels as they go.
Hotels in Libya
If 3-star hotels were requested or included in the price then we normally use the
best ones available, like Al Andalus hotel in Tripoli,? Severus hotel in Leptis
Magna, and Dar Germa in Germa.
If 4-star hotels were requested or included in the price then we must inform you that
these hotels can be found only in Tripoli, Benghazi and one in Ghadames. For
example, we can use Alkendi hotel or the Grand Hotel (Alkabir) in Tripoli, or
Almanara hotel in Apollonia; but we can use any hotel of your choice and calculate
the price accordingly.
We are not affiliated with any of these hotels, and we only recommend
those hotels with proven good customer feedback. We also do like the traditional
style and Berber designs employed in the construction of some hotels, like
El-Khan and Zumit hotels in Tripoli and the grand Dar Ghadames hotel in Ghadames
for their traditional styles that reflect the local culture as well as for their
high standards and to allow our visitors to experience something different to
the usual hotels.? However, you are always welcome to suggest any other hotel
you like, and where there are no bookings requested or confirmed?in advance we
do allow our? visitors to pick and choose their hotels as they go, after arrival,
but availability during season cannot be guaranteed without booking in advance.
However, if you are not specific about a particular hotel, then there are plenty
of good hotels to choose from.
Camping Sites in Libya
Camping sites wherever to be found are also locally managed and provide basic services.
Where camping sites cannot be found, your guide can either find a suitable and
safe place for you to camp, or take you to the nearest hotel that provides camping
places for a small fee. Some desert camping sites can be very expensive, up to
250 Libyan Dinar per a tent, and therefore these are often not included in our
budget tours. We do however provide our own tents (small and large)
and other camping equipment like mats, mattresses and blankets (all new) for
free camping; but we do not recommend sharing nor do we provide sleeping bags,
unless on request.
Hostels in Libya
If hostels were requested in the program, then the quality of the service
expected is provided as is. We cannot reserve rooms in hostels as there are no
reservation services. Please refer to our guide to hostels in Libya for more information.
| Prices & Services
Set Your Own Price
Generally speaking we are committed to providing good tours at reasonable price without compromising on quality. In fact our system allows you the freedom to pay for the quality level you require.
There are various factors that can affect the price. For example, some visitors want 4-star hotels, others want 3-star hotels, while there are those who prefer to use hostels or camp in the open beneath the desert's stars. Some tourists want food included in the price, while others prefer to travel light. The time chosen to visit Libya will also influence the costs, as heavy demand on scarce services tends to push the price up of some services like hotels.
Travel companies that offer fixed price tours tend to mandate the same services on the whole group, regardless of personal preferences. We are dedicated to offering quality services based on personal needs. Once you get in touch with us regarding a particular tour or itinerary, we will contact you to discuss the exact services you require and then set a price for your tour based on those preferences.
This means that it is you who decides the price by choosing to pay only for the services you require.
- Libyan visa on arrival
- Airport/border formalities & transfers
- Passport registration
- Guide & his full costs
- Advertised or agreed itinerary
- Private air-conditioned transport
- Desert transport & expert (where applicable)
- Internal flights (where shown in program)
- Accommodation in 3-star and/or 4-star hotels
- Accommodation in hostels
- Camping fees and fixed camping sites charges
- Food (full board or half board. Breakfast is included in all hotel prices)
archaeological sites entrance fees
- Any other request not listed in the above basic required services list
Price does not include any of the following services:
- Vehicle charges & taxes
- Travel insurance
- Photography fees
- Personal expenditure & souvenirs
- Anything else not specified in the above services list
Cash: full payment is required in Euro on arrival, with the option to pay in advance if preferred. If you cannot pay in Euro, then the next preferred currency is US Dollar or British Pound. The amount shown in Libyan Dinars (if any) is the amount to pay on arrival, converted to Euro currency according to the rates of exchange current at the time of paying.
ATM's: if for any reason you cannot bring cash with you, then you can use your credit card to withdraw cash from ATM's, which are found only in the major cities, airports, like Tripoli and Benghazi, and a few other towns.
Bank Transfer: if you prefer to pay in advance,
then we can arrange for you to pay via bank transfer, where you can pay from
your bank account directly into our bank account in Libya.
Travellers cheques are becoming part of the past in Libya
and can be very hard to find a bank that accepts them. However, when you do find
a bank that accepts them, then you need to provide a document showing your name(s)
and the list of the cheques' serial numbers, normally obtained from the bank
that issued the cheques. If you are bringing any travellers cheques with you,
please make sure you obtain this document from your bank.
The amount to pay differs from one case to another. You will be notified via email during negotiations of how much deposit you need to pay, if any. Usually there is no deposit to pay.
No deposit or advance payment is required from independent and private travellers as long as there are no hotel bookings required. Hotels in Libya will not confirm bookings without payment. Hostels in Libya do not accept bookings.
For groups arriving together as part of one group organised by another tour operator or a travel agent, then there will be no deposit to pay. Full payment must be made on arrival by the tour leader. If hotel bookings are required, then a deposit to cover the hotel reservation may be necessary, depending on the category of hotels chosen.
No deposit is required from individuals booking a place in one of our group tours if booking is made three months or more before arrival; but if booking is made within three months of travel, then we require a deposit payment to guarantee the tour for the other members of the group.