Libya Winter Tour

Nov 30, 2024
Dec 6, 2024
7 days


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*Bookings will close for this tour on October 17th, as this is the amount of time required to get the visa approval.

Tripoli Square
Leptis Magna

If you like the look of this tour but the dates don't work for you, or you'd like to do part of the tour, please get in touch and let us know. All our tours are able to be split into smaller sections, we're always scheduling new tours and your dates might work for one of them, or we can always organise an independent tour.


Visa pre-approval

Accommodation in twin share at roughly 3 star hotels/guesthouses, breakfast included

Transport, beginning and ending in Tripoli

Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

SAIGA guide, local guides, and all required security precautions



Visa fee (paid at the embassy)

Meals other than breakfast

Flights to and from Tripoli

Personal expenses such as souvenirs or any optional activities

Any COVID related expenses or other travel expenses

Libyan food


Explore the city of Tripoli

Explore the Roman ruins of Leptis Magna and Sabratah

Delve into the little known Berber lifestyle , deep in the Libyan desert

*A note about pricing: whilst most of our tours are priced and paid for in USD, EUR is king in Libya, so it makes much more logical sense to price everything in and receive Euros for our Libya tours.

Day 1Sat Nov 30
Arrive in Tripoli
  • We'll take the early morning flight from Tunis to Tripoli, arriving as a group in Tripoli. (It is possible to fly from elsewhere and arrive separately, however, an extra charge will be incurred for a separate arrival.)
  • Checking into the hotel, we'll spend the rest of the day exploring Tripoli.
  • While exploring Tripoli we will visit the Red castle museum, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and the main souq. We will also wander around the streets and get a feel for the unique style of the city with coffee and gelato stops.
  • In the evening we'll go to our favourite takeaway burger shop, famous in Tripoli and always busy. We'll collect our burgers and then go and wander through and sit in a nearby park to soak in some of the evening atmosphere.
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Day 2Sun Dec 1
Sabratah, Tripoli
  • Sabratah Amphitheatre, Libya In the morning we'll leave the city and visit the UNESCO ancient Roman site of Sabratah. Located right on the Mediterranean Sea, with spectacular views throughout the site, Sabratha is famous for the absolutely magnificently preserved and restored amphitheatre.
  • We'll spend several hours exploring this magnificent site, before returning to Tripoli in the afternoon.
  • Overnight in Tripoli
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Day 3Mon Dec 2
Tripoli, Berber Granaries and Villages, Ghadames
  • Leaving Tripoli we'll make our way south towards Ghadames, spending the day stopping at Berder granaries and villages.
  • Overnight in Ghadames.
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Day 4Tue Dec 3
  • Spend the day exploring Ghadames. Old town.
  • Leaving the city itself we'll take 4x4s out into the desert to explore the nearby lakes and see the sunset over the Sahara.
  • We'll try a local speciality of bread cooked in the sand.
  • Overnight in Ghadames.
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Day 5Wed Dec 4
Ghadames, Gharyan, Tripoli
  • Today we will be heading back to Tripoli on another desert road trip.
  • We will stop at Gharyan at the foot of the Nefusa mountains. This location is most famous for being the center of the resistance during the Italian invasion in the early 20th century.
  • Overnight in Tripoli
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Day 6Thu Dec 5
Leptis Magna, Tripoli
  • Today we head to the highlight of every trip to Libya, the UNESCO site of Leptis Magna.
  • We will spend a few hours exploring the ruins of one of the largest Roman ruin sites in the world. Here we will walk down ancient colonnaded streets, see impressive arches, and learn about the uniqueness of this ancient marvel.
  • In the afternoon, we will return to Tripoli to do any last-minute shopping for some souvenirs.
  • Overnight in Tripoli.
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Day 7Fri Dec 6
Tripoli, End of Tour
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