Erg Ubari

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8 DAYS DESERT TOUR

 

DAY 1: Europe – Tripoli – Sabha

Arrival at Tripoli Airport and welcome by your English speaking guide.
In the evening flight to Sabha.
Transfer to hotel Waha (3*) at Sabha, dinner and overnight stay.


DAY 2 : Sabha - Acacus

After breakfast you meet your drivers and continue your way with the 4WD vehicle along the southern border of the sand sea, named WADI AL-HAYAT which means the ‘Valley of the Value of Life’.
You make a stop in GERMA, the first capital of the Garamantes and visit the local museum.
After picnic under the acacias, you continue your way to the village of AOUINETTE, and further to the ACACUS. 
Dinner and overnight stay in the Touareg Lodge.


DAY 3 and DAY 4 : Acacus  

During these 2 days you discover the beautiful open air site of the  ACACUS, classified in 1985 by the UNESCO as world heritage.
The Acacus has a large variation of landscapes with  differently coloured sand dunes, arches, gorges, isolated rocks and deep canyons. The other-worldly landscape of the Libyan Sahara provides a perfect gallery for viewing one of the finest collections of rock art on earth, dated from the 3rd and 4th century BC. The paintings and carvings give a wonderful image of daily life during this period.
You will surely enjoy this wonderful landscape.
Picnic under the rocks.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Touareg Lodge


DAY 4: Dunes of Murzuq – Germa – Erg Ubari

After breakfast you leave the dunes of Murzuq and discover the beautiful landscapes around the lacs of ERG UBARI.
Picnic under the acacia’s. In the afternoon you visit the old town of GERMA, the first capital of the Garamantes. You find here the only ruin of the rich civilization of the Garamantes.
You cross the dunes of ERG UBARI and continue your way to the desert lake of UMM AL-MAA, a real blue pearl surrounded by green palms, amid the golden sand.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Touareg Lodge .


DAY 5 : Acacus – Erg Ubari  

After breakfast you will leave Acacus and you discover the beautiful landscapes around the lakes of ERG UBARI.
Picnic under the acacias. In the afternoon you visit the old town of GERMA, where you find the only ruin of the rich civilization of the Garamantes.
You cross the dunes of ERG UBARI and continue your way to the desert lake of
UMM AL-MAA, a real blue pearl surrounded by green palms, amid the golden sand.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Touareg Lodge.


DAY 6: Erg Ubari - Sabha -Tripoli  

Today, you discover the incredibly beautiful landscapes around the lake of MAFHOU and GABROUN ( possibility to have a swim). The existence of the lakes in the middle of ERG UBARI explains the presence of an amazing people in this region, the Daouadas. They survived by arid agriculture and fishing on small shellfish in the lake.
You visit also the dry lake of MANDARA.
Lunch en route.
At the end of the day you return to Sabha, where you have dinner in a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tripoli.
Overnight stay in hotel El Kabir (4*), Bab Al Bhar (4*) or similar.


DAY 7 : Tripoli

Today you visit the capital of Libya. TRIPOLI, called OEA in antiquity, was founded by the Phoenicians around 500 BC and is Libya’s single ancient city that has been continuously occupied since that time.
You start your visit in the Museum of  Tripoli that houses one of the finest collections of classical art in the Mediterranean region.
You have your lunch in a typical restaurant in the town.
After lunch, you have a walk through the ancient village, the Medina, with its most important monument, the Arc of Marcus Aurelius. Visit of the Gurgi Mosque, the Algeria Square and Italian colonial part of the city with its arcades. Here you can enjoy a delicious tea with mint.
Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.


DAY 8: Tripoli - Europe

Early departure to the airport to return to Europe.

Included in the program:

- Visa fees
- Hotel accommodation
- Full board
- Transport with car or minibus / national flights
- English speaking guide
- Sites and museums entry fees


Not included in the program:

- International flight
- Drinks at lunch and dinner, (other than water)
- Personal expenses
- Tips local guide, drivers,…


This is a standard program and can be adapted all time.
Interested ? Please contact us and we will inform you as soon as possible.