Customisable itinerary: all our tours are 100% customisable: dates, duration and services.
Itinerary Details: for independent travellers and groups:
Itinerary Code: TL29Duration: from 9 days
Fantastic tour to explore
the ancient Phoenician, Greek and Roman ruins of Tripolitania, including visits
to Tripoli's Old Medina and its bustling market life, magnificent Leptis Magna,
and Sabratha and its colossal theater. You will be accompanied by a
local guide during your tour, to make sure everything proceeds according to plan.
This tour gives you an introduction to the many different cultures and landscapes
of Libya, particularly the archaeological sites of Cyrenaica and
Tripolitania. This tour can be modified to include a few days extra to visit
the Sahara's Ubari lakes or any other desired site.
Tripoli: after arrival at
Tripoli airport you will be met by your guide, complete the entry formalities,
and drive to the city centre for the hotel.
Tripoli: morning visit to Assaraya
Alhamra Museum, then the Old City, and the Arch of Marcus Aurelius. Dinner
in a traditional restaurant, free time, then return to the hotel for the
Benghazi - Tokra - Apollonia:
today you will fly to Benghazi, to start your tour of green Cyrenaica - the home
of the Pentapolis: Berenice, Taucheira, Ptolemais, Cyrene and Apollonia. Your
first stop will be Teucheira (Tokrah), before continuing towards Apollonia for
Cyrene: after visiting the archaeological site in Apollonia,
you will drive to Cyrene: the capital city
of the Pentapolis; beautifully set amidst the verdant hills of
the Green Mountain, with spectacular views across the hills. Cyrene was founded
around 630 BC, and within a short span of time became one of the wealthiest cities
in the whole region. The main sites of interest include: the colossal
Temple of Zeus (right), the rock-cut tombs of the city?s necropolis, the Forum,
the Temple of Apollo, the Agora, and Cyrene Sculpture Museum. Return to Apollonia
for the night, or stay in Cyrene's Apollo Resort. (We recommend the 4-star Al-Manara
Hotel in Apollonia.)
Qasr Libya - Benghazi - Tripoli: morning drive to Qasr Libya
to see some of the finest mosaic on display before heading back to Benghazi Airport
for the evening flight to Tripoli, transfer to the hotel.
Qasr Alhaj: today you will drive to Qasr Alhaj,
in Jabal Nafousa, where you will visit the catacomb-like traditional Berber fortified
granary. These castles were built from mud bricks, palm wood (for doors), and
ropes. They usually consist of several floors, built in a circular fashion with
a main door as an entrance to the castle. They were originally built to store
the grains and oil for the families making up the village. Drive up the mountain
towards Yefren, then continue to Gharyan for the night.
Leptis Magna: leaving the mountain, you will drive to
Leptis Magna, the most complete and preserved Roman city in the world - a truly
wonderful place to see and the most sought tourist destination in Libya. This
is the home of the Berber Septimius Severus, who went on to become the first
African Emperor of ancient Rome. There is so much to see here, including the
beautiful Amphitheatre, the Museum, the colonnaded street, the Severn Forum,
decorated with the magical Gorgon heads, and the Hadrian Baths among other places.?Night
in Leptis Magna.
Sabratha: today you will
visit the archaeological city of Sabratha: the home of the stunning 2nd century
colonnaded theatre - the most complete Roman theater in the world, the Mausoleum
of Bes, the Temples of Antoninus and Zeus, the Court of Justice, the Roman Forum,
and Sabratha Museum. Return
to Tripoli for the night.?
Tripoli: more time to explore
the capital city of Libya, shopping in the souks of the Old Medina, then transfer
to the airport for departure & farewell.
How this holiday makes a difference?
We are a Libyan tourism company operating from Libya, we employ local services, and all our camping staff, drivers and desert experts are locals. This means that all operational costs of our tours pour directly into the Libyan economy, and booking your holiday directly with us would make a big difference to all of us in Libya. We provide real experience holidays by arranging for our visitors to meet and mix with the local people, camp and stop anywhere they like, customise their itineraries, attend cultural events and festivals where applicable, and visit local families and try traditional foods. To help preserve and support our local culture and heritage we have provided comprehensive guides and free coverage in our website of local festivals, crafts, industries, rock art galleries, and have created Libya's first online museum of Libyan museums for the world to see and visit, free of charge. Needless to say Libya's archaeological sites are nearly empty most of the time and thus provide a unique and private touring experience.
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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.
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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
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
Personal expenditure & souvenirs
Anything else not specified in the above services list
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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.