Libya Tours

Travel To Libya

The land of silent treasures

Travelling to Libya has become easier with the availability of a new tourist e-visa and increased Libya tours on offer. The country can also boast an increased safety & security situation in recent years.

This vast desert land is now more accessible for all.

Share this page:

Libya has been mired in civil strife since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011. Recently, however, the country is experiencing relative stability and with the introduction of a tourist visa, it’s never been easier to join one of our Libya tours.

Libya has the potential to become one of Africa’s and the Sahara’s great travel
destinations. It possesses some of the best-preserved ancient Roman ruins, picturesque oases, lost Saharan cities and the largest sand dunes in the world.

Join us as we unveil the secrets of Libya, a land where the echoes of ancient civilizations resonate in the wind and the warm hospitality of its people invites you to become part of its rich narrative.

We have two group tours per year to choose from – In April and November. Check them out below and get in touch today.

Where?

Tripoli – Jabel Nafusa – Ghadames – Geryan – Leptis Magna – Sabratha – Tripoli

When?

This tour can be arranged privately on any dates.

We have two group Libya Tours in May and November.

Visa?

We will apply for and send you an invitation letter which allows you to get the visa online or at your local embassy.

Group Libya Tours  2024/2025

LibyaTour

Itinerary November 2024

6 action-packed days visiting the must-sees from Leptis Magna to Ghadames!

LibyaTour

Itinerary February 2025

It’s our Libyan essentials tour with combo add-on options in Mauritania and Syria!

Libya Tour

Itinerary April 2025

Travel from Tripoli to Ghadames in the Sahara and back via famed Roman ruins!

LibyaTour

Itinerary November 2025

It’s our classic Libya tour with an optional Mauritania add-on!!

Libya Tour - Sample Itinerary
Map
Day 1 - Tripoli
  • Morning arrival into Tripoli. Airport transfer to our central city hotel.
  • Tripoli city tour – Visit the 19th-century Ottoman Clock tower.
  • Explore the bustling souks of the old Medina.
  • See the Arch of Marcus Aurelius – built in 163 AD, the triumphal arch of Marcus Aurelius is Tripoli’s most iconic monument. It was the centre point of the old Roman city.
  • Visit Martyrs’ Square – formally known as Independence Square under Colonel Gaddafi. It’s the centre of the newer Italian-built area of the city.
  • See some very well preserved Italian architecture in the form of the former cathedral and post office.
  • Dinner and overnight in Tripoli.
Day 2 - Jabel Nafusa / Ghadames
  • After breakfast, we drive 70 km south of Tripoli to the rocky mountains of Jebel Nafusa. The mountain rises abruptly from the desert plain of Jefara to a height of over 750 meters. The mountains are awe-inspiring. Jebal Nafusa is  the heartland of the Berber people of Libya.
  • Visit the magnificent 12th century fortified granary of Qasr al-Haj.
  • Continue further south into the Sahara until we arrive at Ghadames, one of the oldest towns in the Libyan Desert.
  • Dinner and overnight in Ghadames 
Day 3 - Ghadames
  • Full day exploring the ancient city of Ghadames.
  • This was an important stopping-off point in the trans-Saharan caravan routes between Timbuktu and the Mediterranean coastal cities of Libya.
  • Old Ghadames was surrounded by a semi-circular wall accessed by several gates that were closed each day at sunset. Buildings are constructed of sunbaked clay bricks, clustered around seven main streets.
  • The Old Town, though now deserted, is still very atmospheric with this unique style of Saharan
    architecture. During our walking tour, we hope to visit a traditional house and several interesting
    mosques. Later in the day, we will to take an offroad joyride into the steep dunes close to Ghadames to enjoy a sunset over the mountains of Algeria.
  • Overnight in Ghadames.

Day 4 - Gharyan

  • Leaving the Sahara behind, we begin the journey back towards Tripoli.
  • Our main stop will be in Kabaw for lunch and then drive further to Gharyan city 50 miles south of Tripoli.
  • Gharyan was on the trade routes both south to Fezzan and over the Nafusa Mountains. By 1884 the Ottomans had established a mayor and town council here. It was considered the centre of Libyan resistance against the Italian invasion early in the 20th century.
  • Continue driving to Tripoli.
  • Dinner and overnight in Tripoli.

Day 5 - Leptis Magna

  • Today we will visit Leptis Magna, one of the greatest ancient sites in the world. In its heyday during the reign of Libyan Emperor Septimius Severus, it was second only to Rome and housed over 100,000 people. This vast city remained buried for some 1300 years, and it was not until the 1920s that a major excavation by Italian and Libyan archaeologists revealed the limestone and marble wonders that
    we explore today.
  • Lunch nearby.
  • After extensively exploring the site, we return to Tripoli.
  • Walk the newly opened Tripoli corniche.
  • Dinner, shisha and overnight in Tripoli.

Day 6 - Sabratha

  • Early drive northwest to Sabratha – one of the most important historical sites in Libya. The city dates back to 500BC and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Phoenicians and Romans previously used it as a seaport.
  • Visit the Sabratha Theatre – dating back to 175CE. Explore the amphitheatre where duals took place in front of a crowd of up to 10,000 spectators.
  • Drive back to Tripoli
  • Explore more of Tripoli’s old town and visit sights we might have previously missed.
  • Dinner overlooking the port and overnight in Tripoli

Day 7 - Departure

  • Transfer to the airport
  • End of Libya tour.
What else?
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Accommodation

    Secure standard hotels.

  • Guides

    An expert English speaking local guide, driver and foreign tour leader on group tours.

  • Transport

    All transport to complete the itinerary.

  • Activities

    All activities & entrance fees unless otherwise stated.

  • Visa Invitation

    We will send you an invitation letter which allows you to apply at your local embassy before you travel.

  • Fights

    Flights to and from Libya.

  • Tips

    Tips are expected for your local guides and driver.

  • Travel Insurance

    A must for this trip.

  • Meals

    Most dinners and lunches are not included.

Group Tours
Sample Private Itinerary
Inclusions / Exclusions
FAQs
Book Now

Libya Tours - FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers for our tours to Libya.

We only visit the western government controlled region on this tour. It is currently considered safe but the situation can change at short notice. We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority, however we also advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

The best time to visit is in the Spring and Autumn when the temperatures are comfortable on the coast and in the desert.

There are flights from Cairo, Istanbul and most frequently – Tunis.

EUR & USD cash are both widely accepted.

There are no ATMs and credit cards are not accepted anywhere.

The group size is no more than 12 travellers.

A standard hotel twin share room is included. You can upgrade to a single room if you wish.

Not at all! We can cater to all diets.

Travel insurance is a must. We have teamed up with IATI Travel Insurance because they provide cover for all our destinations. You’ll also automatically receive a 5% discount with them as a Rocky Road Travel customer.

Choose your dates

365 days a year.

Fly into Mitiga, Tripoli

Fly in and out of the Libyan capital.

Choose your itinerary

It's up to you.

Get in Touch

It's that simple.

Get in Touch