General

Starting from and returning to Tripoli, this is one of our most fantastic and enriching tours.

Ghadames, an ancient trading post, close to the borders of Tunisia and Algeria, and known as the “Pearl of the Sahara” may be one the most impressive ancient cities to be found anywhere in the Sahara. Known as “The Pearl of the Sahara”, and another UNESCO World Heritage site, this is one of the most remarkable surviving ancient cities of the Sahara. While the city of Ghadames is still thriving, the ancient town is now mostly deserted, and you can explore its labyrinthine, covered whitewashed streets and imagine the time when it was once one of the major trading centers of the northern Sahara. It is highly recommended that anyone visiting Libya for the first time includes Ghadames as part of their travel plans.

To reach Ghadames, we travel through the Berber homeland, where Berber culture and language still thrive. We will visit ancient towns, some abandoned, some occupied, and cross the Nafusa Mountains, one of the most scenic areas in Libya.

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Ghadames

GhadamesThe old city of Ghadames, a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the world’s best preserved oasis towns. Built on the site of previous civilizations, it has changed little in the 800 years since its foundation.  It was one of the most significant Saharan trading oases of its time with camel caravans from throughout Read more

Tarmeisa

TarmeisaTarmeisa near Jadu is said to be 1200 years old, with its ancient stone village, rebuilt in 1205  is in an excellent state of preservation. It is part of the bigger Jadu district and this Jadu is said to be the capital of the Berber villages spread over that Nafusa Mountains or the chief town of Read more

Nalut

NalutThe Qasr of Nalut is (probably) the most significant one amount this type architecture. An English writer has described this type of buildings as: “Crumbling Berber architecture”. The age of such Qasrs dates back to around 800 years ago, they all were surrounded by small ancient houses which became ruins today and only a sigh to how Read more

Kabaw

KabawThe fortified granaries of Kabaw are among the finest examples of Berber architecture in existence. Built in the 12th to 14th centuries, they are all amazingly well preserved and some still are in use.Read more

Qasr Al Haj

Qasr Al HajThe fortified granaries of Qasr Al Haj, Kabaw and Nalut are among the finest examples of Berber architecture in existence. Built in the 12th to 14th centuries, they are all amazingly well preserved and some still are in use.Read more

Yefren

YefrenWe go on to Yefren ( elevation 699 M above sea level), where the old town sits on a crag and offers an immense panoramic view over the coastal plain. This region is one of strong impressions and colors. Attractive villages lie hidden in these mountains; the view from the balcony of Yefren hotel is Read more

Gharyan

GharyanWe take you to Gharyan, famous for its pottery and home to some superb troglodyte dwellings. Built underground, these dwellings were a refuge from cold winters, hot summers and invaders, accommodational system dominated around 300 years ago.Read more

Tripoli

TripoliVisit a city that’s 2,500 years old. Wander amidst the winding streets and whitewashed walls of the ancient medina. Admire some of the greatest treasures of the Mediterranean in the Jamahiriya Museum. Discover shops, restaurants, and the heart of modern LibyaRead more

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