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Libya

Hi,

I will be taking a group of about 15 to Morocco in May 2010. On the way back to Australia, I thought we might try to see a little piece of Libya. My questions are:

Would 4 days be sufficient to see anything worthwhile?

What is a 'must see'?

What hotels would you recommend in Tripoli?

Is it a safe destination?

Thank you,

John

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1. Re: Libya

Hello,

4 days are some how sufficient to see something worthwhile..

In my opinion.. Ancient city of Tripoli, Sabratha and Leptis Magna. I'm not sure if you could cover all of them in 4 days if you have no arrangements already.

It is a safe destination.

All the best

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Hi Guys,

If you want more information on Libya and travelling to Libya, there's a new cool dedicated site were you can get info ask questions in their forum and upload your travel pics. Visit LiveLibya.com

http://www.livelibya.com/

Hope that helps

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5. Re: Libya

We are not long back from Morocco Tunisia and 14 days in Libya.

In 4 days, based in Tripoli you could see Leptis Magna, Sabratha, and the country side between. These are the sites of Roman ruins and are mildly interesting although not nearly as good as say sites in the Middle East.

Perhaps a half day visit to the old city for those of your group who may be interested in shopping.The remainer of the time will probably be spent waiting at air ports.

To us the real and very different Libya lies to the south but your time frame would preclude this.

Are you aware that entry into Libya is dependent on having the front page of your passport translated into arabic and a pre approval letter is required before you depart for Libya.

Yes, like most North African and Middle Eastern countries it is a very safe destination and we as an older couple felt very safe walking around at night.

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Hello John,

4 days would suffice to see much of Tripoli, Sabratha and Leptis Magna.

Day 1 would mainly involve clearing customs at the Tunisian border unless you're flying in at Tripol Int'l airport. Transfers to hotel and then spend the remaining time visiting the Green Square and the shops around it and perhaps spend some time at the old Medina.

Day 2 would usually involve a visit to the Jamahirya museum - situated at the Red Castle (near the Green Square), and you would then proceed to Sabratha to spend the remaing afternoon there.

Day 3 would be a full day visit to Leptis Magna and return back to Tripoli in the evening.

Day 4, depending on the flight time, you would spend time in the Souqs and visiting other parts of Tripoli.

Alternatively, you may wish to substitute Leptis Magna visit with a visit to Gharyan on the start of the Jebel Nafusa mountain chain. Here you would see the famous underground dwelling: Dammous.

You will need passports to be translated in Arabic (inside the passports) and no Israeli stamps will be allowed. Furthermore, you must be accompanied by a local guide.

Should you require more information, just ask!!

Best regards,

Tonio Montebello

www.libyavoyager.com

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