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Tripoli & The Sahara

This tour shows you the highlights along the Mediterranean Coast, the capitol Tripoli, the Roman Sites of Leptis Magna and Sabratha and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ghadames, the pearl of the desert. You will also get an impression of the world’s largest desert on an excursion into the Sahara. Local transport is by air conditioned minibus and 4x4 and accommodation is in the 4 star Al Kabir in the centre of Tripoli and the 2 star Fundouq in Ghadames, the best hotel in town. One night camping in the open desert (optional).


Itinerary

Tripoli & The Sahara
Day 1
Scheduled flight to Tripoli and transfer to the hotel Al Kabir in the centre of town. In the afternoon join our walking tour of the centre of Tripoli – familiarise yourself with this fascinating city with its long and changing history. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in the hotel.
Day 2
After breakfast in the hotel visit the National Museum on the Green Square, it houses the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world and gives an interesting insight into Tripolitania’s colourful past. After a light lunch we head for Leptis Magna - one of the most spectacular Roman sites along the Mediterranean coast. Dinner is in a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel Al Kabir in Tripoli.
Day 3
In the morning we are off to Ghadames via Nalut. The old town of Nalut with its Berber granary clings to the edge of a steep hillside and offers superb views over the surrounding mountains and plains. After lunch en route we continue on to Ghadames where we have our overnight stop. Dinner at a local restaurant, overnight at the hotel Fundouq.
Day 4
Explore the old town of Ghadames – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding quality, arguably the finest surviving old town anywhere in the Sahara. See how people used to live in this ancient town on the crossroads of caravans and let your guide explain about the traditions and customs of the locals. Have a traditional lunch in one of the houses with a local family before you head into the Sahara by 4x4 for a true desert experience. Get enticed by the worlds largest desert - watch a fabulous sunset and have dinner in the sanddunes – prepared for you in traditional style on the open fire. If you like, you can stay in the Sahara for a nights camping or get a 4x4 transfer back to the hotel in Ghadames for your overnight stop.
Day 5
You are heading back towards Tripoli via Sabratha – a Roman site with a wonderfully preserved Roman City. Lunch en route and dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel Al Kabir in Tripoli.
Day 6
Join your guide for a walking tour of the medina and let him explain about the different crafts and trades, all located in their individual quarters. Get enticed by the truly oriental charm of this ancient market place. Do your shopping for souvenirs here – quality items can be found at incredible prices. Take a sandwich or a kebab for lunch before having the option to visit the former British and French Consulates, buildings from the 18th and 19th century that have been restored to their former glory and offer a haven of tranquillity in this bustling city. After dinner take a walk along the seafront before retiring to your comfortable room in the hotel Al Kabir.
Day 7
Take it easy in the morning or go back to the markets to look for another bargain to take home with you before being transferred to the airport south of Tripoli for your flight home.
Prices

From 795 pps, including:
  • Internal flights at destination.
  • All transfers at destination.
  • Hotel accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Campsite fees.
  • Attended desert camp (Bivouac – hotel option on same night).
  • Full board throughout.
  • Camping gear rental (hotel option on same night).
  • All entrance fees and charges.
  • All excursions.
  • Visa fees and charges (European Citizens – others POA).
  • Emergency backup by helicopter on desert leg.
  • Comprehensive Infobook.
  • Safety of a licensed and bonded Tour Operator

  • Extras:
  • Flights to destination.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Drinks.



  • Please note that all itineraries are for illustration purposes. We will adhere to them whenever possible, however this being Africa adjustments might have to be made if certain areas are temporarily closed off, weather conditions are adverse or other circumstances dictate changes.

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