Now is the time to visit this recently reopened destination! Marvel at the fascinating Roman, Greek and Byzantine sites then experience the contrast of the mighty Sahara desert. Join us in September for the group departure, or travel anytime at your convenience on a customized itinerary. Extensions to Tobruk and the World War 2 sites, or a longer time in the desert are possible enquire for details.
DAY 01: Depart USA by international flight.
DAY 02: On arrival in Tripoli you will be met and transferred to the hotel BAB-ALJADED or similar. Time permitting you have an introductory tour of the city on the way.
DAY 03: TRIPOLI - SABRATHA Morning drive to the World Heritage site of Sabratha to view the magnificent remains there including the Roman Theatre and splendid mosaics from the Byzantine period. Also the Mausoleum of Bes and other ruins.
DAY 04: QASER LIBYA–ALBAYDA Morning transfer to the airport for the short flight to Benghazi. Met on arrival and driven onwards to Albayda with a stop at Qaser Libya on the way. Qaser Libya was known in ancient times as Olbia. Here you will marvel at the stunningly well preserved mosaics, including one showing the Pharos Lighthouse, that were discovered in the remains of the Basilica at this site. Overnight hotel KASR LIBYA or similar.
DAY 05: ALBYDA–CYRENE–POLLONIA Today is spent visiting the World Heritage sites of Cyrene and Apollonia with their impressive ruins and history after which return to Benghazi for overnight at the TOURIST VILLAGE hotel.
DAY 06: TRIPOLI–SEBHA After a quick tour of Benghazi you will fly to Tripoli. Here you will have an excursion around the city visiting the old town and souk as well as the impressive National Museum. In the evening fly south from Tripoli to Sebha. On arrival you will be met and taken to the hotel Al-KALLA or similar.
DAY 07: SEBHA, SARAHA DESERT Wake up in one of the main towns of this very different part of the country. Today you will drive through the desert seeing mighty sand dunes on an excursion to the oasis of Ubari Lakes afterwards returning to Sebah.
DAY 08: SEBHA, TRIPOLI The return to Tripoli today is by road to give you a chance to see some of the countryside. On arrival check-in to hotel BABALJADED.
DAY 09: LEPTIS MAGNA Today you will be taken for a full day tour to another World Heritage site, Leptis. Magna, one of the best preserved cities of antiquity. It was founded by Phoenician merchants and greatly developed by the Emperor Severus in the second century AD. After this return to the hotel.
DAY 10: TRIPOLI Free time for shopping or looking around on your own till the transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
TOUR COST: $2,115 Per person, based on twin sharing. Plus international airfare at current applicable rate
TOUR INCLUDES: Hotels with taxes and breakfast daily, domestic air tickets as detailed in itinerary, sightseeing with English speaking guides, entrance fees to museums and sites, security person in some areas if deemed appropriate by the local supplier, Libya visa support invitation, transfers on arrival and departure in each city.
NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, airport or other departure taxes, visa fees, meals not mentioned as being included, drinks with meals, tips/gratuities to drivers & guides, items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls etc. or any other items not specifically mentioned as being included.