Portrait of Tripolitania
8 days

An introductory tour of Libya including the Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabrata and the oasis town of Ghadames.

Tripoli - Qasr al-Haj - Nalut - Ghadames - Gharyan - Leptis Magna - Sabrata - Tripoli
 

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Day 1 Meet guide on arrival at Tripoli airport and transfer to city centre hotel for two nights.     

Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Tripoli including the excellent National Museum, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the medina with its souks and mosques where lunch will be taken.

Day 3 Visit the centuries-old grain store of Qasr al-Haj and the hilltop store/citadel at Nalut. Continue to Ghadames for two nights. 

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Theatre, Sabrata

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Theatre, Leptis Magna

Day 4 Sightseeing in the enchanting oasis of Ghadames on the edge of the Sahara desert. Visit the old town with its labyrinthine passages and take lunch in a traditional house. Late afternoon excursion to see the sun set over the sand dunes.

Day 5 Drive to Kabaw to see the fascinating fortified grain store. Continue to the abandoned mountaintop village of Tormisa, then to  Gharyan to visit a troglodyte home and overnight.  
 
Day 6
Full day excursion to the magnificent site of Leptis Magna. Also visit Villa Celine, home of a Roman nobleman. Return to Tripoli. 
 

Day 7 Excursion to the grand Roman city of Sabrata and the Janzour tomb museum. Return to Tripoli.

Day 8
At  leisure until transfer to airport for flight home.

 

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