Deserts & Romans (18n/19d)

Ghadames is known for its unique architecture

Ghadames is known for its unique architecture

Day 1 – Tripoli
Upon arrival at Tripoli airport you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight

Day 2 –Tripoli/ Sabratha
Morning sightseeing in Tripoli, capital city of Libya, including the superb National Museum, Green Square, Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the mosques and souks of the old town where lunch will be taken at an old restaurant. In the afternoon, excursion to the Roman city of Sabratha with its remarkable Colonnaded Theatre.

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

Day 4 – Ghadames
Sightseeing in the enchanting oasis town of Ghadames with its labyrinthine passages and unique architecture. Lunch will be taken in a richly decorated traditional house

Days 5/6/7 – Al-Awainat/ Ghat
Start of the desert adventure, travelling off-road alongside the Algerian border to Al-Awainat and on to Ghat. Wild camping except last night at campsite in Ghat.

Days 8/9/10/11/12 – Acacus Mountain/ Germa
Exploration of the magnificent Acacus with its spectacular scenery and millennia-old rock art. Also visit Wadi Mathendoush with its ancient petroglyphs, and the fringes of the immense Murzuk Sand Sea. Wild camping with last night at hotel in Germa.

Day 13- Germa/ Ubari
In Germa, visit the museum and the remains of the ancient Garamantian warrior civilisation. Enter the Ubari Sand Sea to experience the great dunes and visit the desert lakes. Time to rest and enjoy a cooling swim at Lake Gabraoun. Wild camping among the dunes.

Day 14 – Ubari/ Sebha
Continue exploration of the Ubari Sand Sea and exit to Sebha. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 – Gharyan
Full day’s drive north to Gharyan.

Day 16 – Ghirza/ Zliten
Excursion to the Punic temple tombs of Ghirza. Continue to Zliten for overnight.

Day 17 – Leptis Magna/ Tripoli
Excursion to the magnificent Roman city of Leptis Magna. Continue to Tripoli for two nights.

Day 18 – Island of Farwa/ Tripoli
Excursion to the deserted island of Farwa for a relaxing swim and picnic. Return to Tripoli.

Day 19 – Tripoli/ Back home
Free time at leisure until your departure flight

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