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Portrait of Tripolitania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Libya  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 719 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1079 Euro (EUR)

A very popular introductory tour of the historical sites of Tripolitania including the magnificent Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabrata, the capital city of Tripoli with its excellent National Museum and delightful old town, and the charming oasis of Ghadames.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Tripoli and transfer to city centre hotel. Depending on time of arrival, walking tour of modern Tripoli prior to dinner.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Tripoli including the superb National Museum, Green Square, Algeria Square Mosque (former Cathedral), the 18th century British Consulate, the 17th century French Consulate, historic Karamanli House, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the mosques and souks of the medina where lunch will be taken.

Day 3: Sabrata - Janzour - Tripoli. Excursion to the Roman city of Sabrata with its remarkable 2nd century Colonnaded Theatre and stunning mosaic collection. Also visit the Janzour catacomb museum with its tomb paintings. Return to Tripoli for overnight.

Day 4: Qasr al-Haj - Nalut - Ghadames. Visit the beautiful 12th century Berber granary qasr (castle) of Qasr al-Haj, chosen as one of the World's 80 Greatest Treasure in a recent BBC TV series. Continue to the granary castle of Nalut in a spectacular position atop an escarpment. Continue to the World Heritage site of Ghadames for 2 nights.

Day 5: Sightseeing in the unique and enchanting oasis of Ghadames on the edge of the Sahara desert. Visit the old town with its labyrinthine passages and take lunch in a richly decorated traditional house. Late afternoon excursion to watch the sun set over the sand dunes; on the way, visit the remains of Ras al-Ghoul, allegedly the remains of an old Roman fort

Day 6: Kabaw - Tormisa - Gharyan. Drive to the Berber village of Kabaw to visit another beautiful qasr. Continue through the Jabal Nafusa mountain range to the abandoned clifftop village of Tormisa and then to Gharyan to visit a troglodyte house and the pottery stalls for which the town is famous.

Day 7: Leptis Magna - Villa Celine - Tripoli. Full day excursion to the magnificent Roman city of Leptis Magna. Sites include the imposing Severan Arch, Severan Forum, Hadrianic Baths, market, basilica, theatre, Nymphaeum, circus and huge amphitheater. Return to Tripoli.

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation
- Air conditioned transportation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
- English-speaking guide (other languages available)
- All sightseeing & entrance fees (ex. camera fees)
- Tourist registration.

Note: We also arrange visa on arrival at a small charge.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: May 2007
Client Request Served: 61

Founded in 1997, M16438 offers FIT and group tours based on cultural, archaeological and desert programs and is the Libyan ground agent for many tour companies worldwide including Titan, Classic Traveller, Captain's Choice, Eldertreks, Distant Horizons, Silk Road Tours, Audley Travel, Andante Tours, Silk Steps,...

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