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The Sahara is a place without worries or hurry, it brings happiness! 6 days for EUR675!

The Sahara is a place without worries or hurry, it brings happiness! 6 days for EUR675!


The Ruins of Leptis Magna are still in tact

The Ruins of Leptis Magna are still in tact


Itinerary

From the vast and beautiful expanse of the Sahara desert to the formidable remains of an almost intact Roman city at Leptis Magna, Africa’s fourth largest country is a land of contrasts. Travellers to Libya will find a friendly and hospitable people, unused to mass tourism. Vast oil reserves have created a wealthy nation and development has managed to progress despite trade sanctions. Travelling by Buraq Air to Sebha and then by 4WD, we traverse a country of natural and cultural diversity, from towering basalt mountains to oceans of shifting sand dunes. To ancient Roman Empire. We travel through the lands of the Tuareg and visit the desert lakes. Due to the immense size of Libya (three times that of France), The tourism infrastructure in Libya is still in its embryonic stages and plenty of patience is required as service can be slow, and conditions basic. Package price is only €675 per person based on a minimum of 2 participants. Booking directly not only ensures you the optimum tour but it also cut travelling costs. Every tour is private, scheduled on dates of your choice; there are no fixed-date scheduled departures. Book now!


1: Arrival Day

On arrival at Tripoli Airport, you will be met by Sherwes Travel representative and transferred to your hotel. This is simply an arrival day so you may arrive at any time. Note that hotel rooms are generally only available after midday. The balance of the day is free to explore your surroundings and our tour leader may make contact in the evening. Enjoy dinner this evening at a fine local restaurant.


Day 2 : Tripoli / Sabratha / Sebha

We spend the morning visiting the Jamahiriya Museum of Tripoli, which contains an impressive collection from all eras of Libyan history, from the Neolithic to the present. Located in a castle built into the southeast corner of the city wall overlooking the harbour, the main complex is Ottoman, with a mosque, harem and many courtyards, though the castle is undoubtedly built on the foundations of earlier fortresses. The intricate network of paths within the castle reflects the style of winding arcaded streets seen in the old city. This afternoon we visit Sabratha, located one hour's drive to the west of Tripoli, spectacularly overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Amongst all the coastal sites, Sabratha stands out as the most beautiful. A World Heritage Site, Sabratha was founded by the Canaanites (6th c. B.C.), ruled by Carthage, Phoenicia, Numedia and then Rome in 46 B.C. The site offers a majestic collection of public buildings, arenas, temples of Liber Peter, Srapis, Isis, and Hercules. Tripoli " Oea" (the bride) of the Mediterranean is the capital of Libya. Evening flight to Sebha. Overnight in Sebha.


Day 3: Sebha - Desert Lakes

Depart by 4WD to Gaberoun, one of the largest of the Saharan lakes and surrounded by reeds and palm trees. Stay overnight in tented accommodation on the banks of Gaberoun Lake under the heavenly stars. (BLD)


Day 4: Desert Lakes - Sebha - Tripoli

The landscape of the Libyan Sahara provides a perfect gallery for viewing one of the finest collections of rock art on earth. Their whimsical beauty reflects almost child-like simplicity in the conception of the natural world. Return to Sebha passing through Germa en route, which is famous for its traditional architecture, museums, classical ruins, and rock engravings. Evening flight to Tripoli. (BLD)


Day 5: Tripoli / Leptis Magna

Today you visit the outstanding site at Leptis Magna, one of the greatest ancient sites in the world. It was originally a Phoenician trading port, and prospered for nearly 1000 years before Vandal invasions and sand storms brought its downfall. In its heyday during the reign of Libyan Emperor Septimus Severus, it was second only to Rome and housed over 100,000 people. This vast city remained buried for some 1300 years, and it wasn’t until the 1920s that a major excavation by Italian and Libyan archaeologists revealed the limestone and marble wonders that we explore today.


Villa Sileen / CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Following lunch, we visit Villa Sileen. Nearby Leptis, is another treasure, but one much less visited. While Leptis is grand and overwhelming, the Villa Sileen is exquisite on a smaller and more personal scale. This was the private home of a wealthy family of Leptis Magna, perched – like a modern-day millionaire’s villa spectacularly on a Mediterranean cliff. Inside the house, every single room is filled with gorgeous, detailed mosaics and frescoes. The artistry in its beauty and quantity must be experienced to be believed. Dinner in Tripoli. (BLD)

Villa Sileen / CLOSED FOR RENOVATION


Day 6 / Tripoli / Departure Day

Morning you are free to enjoy Tripoli before you are transferred to Tripoli International Airport for your departure flight after what will have been a wonder trip to see and experience the wonders of Libya. Breakfast.


SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS

1 - TRIPOLI National Museum
2 - Old Medina
3 - Sabratha
4 - SAHARA DESERT Wonderful scenery of the Libyan Sahara
5 - UBARI SAND SEA Camping in the dunes and visiting the lakes
6 - LEPTIS MAGNA Guided tour of Africa’s most extensive Roman city Gladiator’s Circus


Tour Price Includes:

• Hotel accommodation at 3 star hotel
• Meal throughout the tour
• All sightseeing and transfers
• Entrance Fees to Museums and Sites
• Local English speaking guides


Tour Price Does Not Include:

a. Camera and video entrance fees to the sites and museums.
b. The driver & guide tips
c. Extra services in hotels such as phone calls, laundry and room service...Etc.
d. Visa entry fee £68 or €85.
e. International air tickets


Sherwes Travel Tour Cancellation Policy

You will be subject to cancellation fee for tour booked, paid for, and later cancelled as follows:

• 7-14 days prior to arrival date in
Libya – no penalty.
• Less than 7 days prior to arrival
date in Libya – 25%
• After arrival date to Libya (or without notice) - no refund
• An administration fee of €65 will be applicable to all

Prior to departure, Sherwes Travel reserves the right to cancel a tour, and will provide a full refund of all payments. Sherwes Travel has never cancelled a tour, but would do so at its sole discretion should travelers' safety be of concern. Sherwes Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred by travelers in preparing for a canceled trip.

Once travelers are in-country, Sherwes Travel will provide comparable alternate tour arrangements, if the cancellation of a particular tour is deemed necessary. Should travelers elect not to accept these arrangements, this will constitute voluntary refusal of services, and no refunds will be given. Pro-rata refunds will be made if alternate arrangements are not comparable to the original tour services.
Please note: Domestic flights may be replaced by ground transportation, if the domestic flight schedule renders flights impossible within the constraints of a tour and/or the tour dates; in this case, the missed flights are non-refundable as the ticket price will be used to make alternate land arrangements.

Cancellation by individual members of group tours is handled on a case-by-case basis, as it may require recalculation of the tour price, depending on the number of individuals cancelling (the reduced size of the group may affect the per-person price).

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