This 15 day tour offers an amazing overview of the country of Libya. Heading down into the desert, exploring Akukus, Ghadammes, and the other major sites of Libya. Don’t miss Tripoli, Leptis and Sabratha… This is a private tour accompanied by a professional Libyan tour guide starting any day of the year. Sukra Travel is a Libya based travel agent with an office in downtown Tripoli.
Libya Tour Day 1 Tripoli
Arrival: You will be met at Tripoli airport by one of our guides to assist with obtaining your visas, and transporting you to the hotel.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of the city (including Marcus Aurelus Arch, Medina and Souk).
Libya Tour Day 2 Sabratha / Ghadammes
Drive to the Roman ruins of Sabratha (62 Km.). Sabratha boasts one of the finest preserved theatres. Explore with a knowledgeable local guide, and close the tour at the Sabratha museum before continuing on to Ghadammes (600Km.) (via Nalut).
Libya Tour Day 3 Ghadammes
All day touring in Ghadammes. This oasis town, located along the Algerian and Tunisian borders, is famous for its desert architecture. You will visit the old city, a labyrinth small enough to be completely covered on foot. The open squares and occasional overhead skylights that provide the little available light (bring a flashlight!) make the style of the old city unique to this part of the Sahara .
Enjoy lunch in a traditional house.
Afternoon/evening excursion to the sand dunes for enjoying the sunset.
Libya Tour Day 4 Ghadammes / Tripoli
Drive to Tripoli (600 km) (via Gharyan). Flight to Sebha ( 20:00 PM ~ 21:00 PM ). Overnight at hotel.
Libya Tour Day 5 Germa
Drive to Germa (120 Km.) lakes region, driving through the magnificent Sahara sand dunes. Overnight in tents.
Libya Tour Day 6 Sahara Oasis
Touring in the Sahara oasis of Mandra, Um- Al Maa & Gaberoun. Overnight at camp.
Libya Tour Day 7 Matkhandush
Drive to Matkhandush Valley . Overnight at camp.
Libya Tour Day 8 Matkhandush
Tour the valley and discover the spectacular ancient engravings. Overnight in the tents.
Libya Tour Day 9 Idhan Murzuq
Drive to Idhan Murzuq (via Msak). Overnight at Camp.
Libya Tour Day 10-12 Akukus
Day 10 – 11 -1 2 : All day touring in Akukus, where you will see spectacular rock formations, as well as ancient paintings & engravings. Overnight at camp.
Libya Tour Day 13 Ghat / Tripoli
Ghat flight back to Tripoli ( 20:00 P.M. 21:30 P.M. ).
Libya Tour Day 14 Tripoli / Leptis-Magna
Morning: Drive to the magnificent ancient Roman city of Leptis-Magna (120 Km.).
This wonderfully preserved Roman city was originally a Phoenician port, settled during the first millennium BC. Slaves brought gold, ivory, and precious metals to the city. In addition, the rich agricultural land surrounding the city, contributed to its great wealth. The Romans flourished until they were ousted by the Carthaginians, following the third Punic War. Again, the city flourished until the Vandals came through the city in 455AD.
You will again be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, who will fascinate you with the history attached to the many arches, bathes, shrines, basilicas and even courts/ theatres that you will discover in the city. You will also enjoy the Leptis-Magna museum before having lunch at Leptis-Magna.
Afternoon: Continue west along the seashore about 700m. We will visit the circus and ampitheatre, an ancient entertainment complex connected with a maze on tunnels.
The complex includes a chariot-racing track, next to the ampitheatre, which used to host gruesome sports for the entertainment of the people. These gruesome games included throwing slaves in to battle with wild animals, and gladiator fighting. We will also visit the beautifully preserved house Villa Sillin, displaying wonderful mosaics and a stunning ocean view. Return to Tripoli .
Libya Tour Day 15 Tripoli
Morning: Touring old city souk.
Transport to the airport; Departure.