Libya

Tripoli, Libya

JW
John Ward
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16 reviews
Feb 23 - 28, 2025
Group size: 4 - 15
Libya
Tripoli, Libya

John Ward
  • Email address verified
16 reviews

Feb 23 - 28, 2025
Group size: 4 - 15

About this trip

Join my 2025 Tours to Libya! Libya tourism is safe again, and the visas are possible once more, so let's go and explore one of the least visited countries in the world together in March, 2025! All the info on itinerary, prices, dates, logistics, visas, safety etc is below, so read on if you want to join my tours to Libya.

Why Visit Libya?

Amazing ancient history, and brutal recent history, people want to see a country they've heard about their whole lives. To hear about Gaddafi, and how the country was under him, from Libyans themselves. To see the streets of Tripoli, and the colonial Italian architecture. To step in places where just a handful of foreigners have stepped over the last 15 years. It's a true adventure. And that's what makes life worth living, at least for me anyway. Also, we'll roadtrip across the country to the cusp of the Libyan Sahara, and see how life is there. I CANNOT WAIT.

For me personally...


For me personally, I haven't visited Libya since my journey to every country in the world, way back in 2016, when I took one of the biggest leaps of faith of my life to visit Libya while it was still a failed state. Muad, a lovely lovely guy, managed to 'help' (ahem) with my visa and I visited him and his family in Misrata. Home to the beginning of the uprising against Gadafi. Bullet strewn streets, and endless war paraphernalia littered the streets. Muad took me to one of the best preserved Roman ruins on the planet, in Leptis Magna, so I can't wait to go back 9 years later. 

Also, I never got to visit Tripoli on my last visit. And I feel like a fraud having visited Libya, but not it's capital. So time to go back and explore properly. 

Is it Safe to visit Libya now, in 2025?

It's pretty safe. It's not safe like Thailand or Ireland of course, but it's as safe as it has been in over a decade. Hence the Government now introducing visas for foreigners. 

Furthermore, using a trusted fixer, we will have a Libyan tourist police escort throughout the entire duration of the trip. So we're in good hands. 

Finally, the locations on our itinerary are the safest spots in the country. So don't worry. And besides, what's life without a little danger at least. 

Libya Tour FAQ


Can any nationality join this tour to Libya?

Yes, everyone and anyone is welcome! Normally my groups are 16 people from 10+ countries, come join the party. 

What about the Libyan Visa Process?

It's been off and on for years. I went with no visa dodgily, then people had to go with biz visas. Right now, they've opened up eVisas. Hence me running the trip. I'll support you with the application documents and invitations you need. 


It's been off and on for years. I went with no visa dodgily, then people had to go with biz visas. Right now, they've opened up eVisas. Hence me running the trip. I'll support you with the application documents and invitations you need.


If the eVisa system fails (which it might!), we have a Plan B (we send to my fixer in Libya/Italy and he does it in Rome - about $300 or so) and a Plan C (you go to the Libyan Embassy in your home country with the documents we supply). 

How Do I Get To Libya?

The easiest/best way is with Turkish Air, via Istanbul. You can also fly via Cairo (EgyptAir) or Tunis (Tunis Air). I'll be flying with Turkish Air. 

I'll send you the flight I'm on - it will be the morning flight from Tunis, Cairo or Istanbul on February 23rd - it's best if we're all on the same, or at least landing around the same time on the morning of the February 23rd. 

Can I come a day early/leave a day late?

I'm working on it. Right now, I think it's possible, for an additional $150 on either side (I too want to arrive a day or two early). 

Can I join this trip Solo?

YES! In fact 90% of the people who join my trips come solo. You can either pay a single supplelment to have your own room, or I'll pair you up with another traveler of the same gender. Don't worry!

Can I have my own room or do I have to share?

You will be paired with someone of the same gender, or you can get your own room for an additional fee of $700.

What's the Cancellation Policy?

The deposit is non-refundable. Full payment is due 2 months before the trip starts. You can cancel anytime in the lead-up to full payment. After that, there are no refunds (I'll have done all your permits etc, so it's difficult on the backend). 


If your visa is rejected, I'll refund everything minus $100 visa admin fees. And if the eVisa system changes in the interim, I'll offer full refunds to everyone. 


What’s included

  • All Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • All transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel bragging rights
    FOR LIFE!
  • Local guide throughout
  • Western Guide
    ('Guide' doing a fair bit of heavy lifting here, considering the guide is me! haha!)
  • All entrance fees

What’s not included

  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
    Ranges from $67 to $300+
  • Tips
    Recommended Euro/USD of $100-$150
  • Additional Nights
    If you wish to arrive a day early, or stay a day later.

Available Packages

Trip Price
$2,299
Deposit: $230

Available options

Single Supplement
$700
6 left

The trip is based on per-person sharing. Don't worry though, if you prefer your own private room, this option is for you.

Additional Night the night before
$150

If you want to come a day early, or land at a crazy time in the night on the 26th, and you want to sleep in a bed, book this!



Additional night the night after
$150

If you want to stay an extra night, or your flight is super early on Dec 4th but you want a room to chill in first, book this.

Itinerary

Day 1
Tripoli City tour

Arrive in Tripoli, Libya. We have a tour of Tripoli today, so try to arrive on an early flight. (I'll send you the flight I'm on - it will be the morning flight from Tunis, Cairo or Istanbul - it's best if we're all on the same).


Tripoli Old Town is the main attraction today, as we here about life under Gaddafi, and since he's been gone. As well as visits to Assaraya Al-Hamra red castle, the Ottoman Clock Tower and the Arch of Marcus Aurelius. 


Some snacks in the souq, before we check out 20th century Tripoli and it's Italian architecture. Finishing up with Martyr's Square before dinner. 

Your Organizer


JW
John Ward
16 reviews
Irish blogger @ onestep4ward.com. Every country in the world (yaay!), now onto the Seven Summits!

Reviews

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