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Tailor made Holidays to Libya

map of LibyaLibya is a country of stark contrasts, offering visitors an opportunity to view not only some of the greatest Roman and Greek cities in the world, but also the stunning vistas of the Sahara Desert. 

On the Mediterranean coastal strip, near to the capital Tripoli, stand the breathtaking Roman cities of Sabrata and Leptis Magna, while further east, in the beautiful area of the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains) are the wonderfully preserved Greek remains of Cyrene and Apollonia. 

For lovers of the desert, the Acacus region of the Libyan Sahara offers an unassailable attraction with its wild, spectacular scenery and prehistoric cave paintings. If you enjoy 4-wheel drive desert travel, this is a region you should not miss. For those interested in World War II history, Tobruk offers visits to Rommel’s headquarters and the Allied and German war cemeteries.


Journey into the beautiful wilderness of the desert and camp under the stars Camp under the stars without another human being in sight. Your evening meal will be cooked for you over the camp fire and then you spend the evening by the fire trading tales and watching shooting stars.

Sleep in a troglodyte cave in Gharyan, a berber village. The rooms are circled around 
a central courtyard 6 - 7 metres below ground.

See the prehistoric rock art in the Acacus Mountains of Southern Libya Trek through a little-visited region where you will find spectacular wadis and impressive prehistoric cave art.

Visit Tobruk, forever linked with the name of the great German commander, Marshall Rommel, who laid siege to and captured the city during World War II. Here you may visit his underground headquarters, also used by Montgomery during British control of the city. There are cannons and tanks on display while, close by, are the remains of the WW2 American plane Lady Be Good which crash landed in the desert - the crew perished in the Sahara after walking immense distances and their bodies were not discovered until the early 1950s.

When planning a journey to Libya, please note that most museums are closed on a Monday.

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Libya Hotel Selection
Libya Brochure download
Foreign office travel advice
Leptis Magna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally a Phoenician trading port and then associated with the Romans from the 2nd century BC
Camel in the Libyian desert

Libya’s Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction, published by University Press of Florida in 1998
Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire, published by Konemann in 1998
South from Barbary: Along the Slave Routes of the , published by Flamingo in 2002
Libya, published by Berlitz pocket guide in 2006
Libya, published by Lonely Planet in 2007
Libya, published by Culture Smart! in 2008

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)




In connection with our tours we offer the option of visa upon arrival. If you have an Israeli visa stampled in your passport, you will not be granted entry into Libya.


The climate in Libya is typically mediterranean in the coastal region with maximum summer temeratures of 32 C mark whilst winter temperatures can vary between 3 C and 21 C with some rain to be expected. Summer in the Sahara is very hot indeed and temeratu  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather

Dec Feast of Sacrifice
Dec/Jan Islamic New Year
Jan Ashoura
Jul/Aug Ascension of the Prophet
Jul-23 Revolution Day
Jun-11 Evacuation Day
Mar/Apr Prophet's Birthday
Mar-02 Jamahiriya Day
Mar-28 British Evacuation Day
Oct-07 Italian Evacuation Day
Ramadan Muslim holy month of fasting varies from year to year. During Ramadan, sites and museums are subject to reduced opening hours
Sep-01 National Day

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