North Africa Discovery Overview

Visit North Africa and travel to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Travelling from Cairo to Casablanca, experience North Africa's greatest destinations.

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Travel from Cairo to Casablanca and visit Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

Experience a truly unique and epic adventure crossing North Africa from coast to coast - from Cairo to Casablanca. Follow in the footsteps of great rulers and their mighty civilisations as you forge through Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Discover the rich cultures, dramatic histories and awe-inspiring natural beauty of these five fascinating countries - from modern Arab cities through the majestic Hoggar mountain ranges and the immense and desolate Sahara. Enjoy visits to Berber and Tuareg settlements, and explore ancient ruins. Pack a bold spirit and an open mind as this captivating continent awaits the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Admire the Sahara's austere beauty
  • Bargain for a souvenir in a busy Benghazi souq
  • Experience North Africa's diverse cultures
  • Explore Alexandria's ancient catacombs
  • Learn the Tuareg way of life in Algeria
  • Spend time in a Berber settlement
  • Travel to Egypt and visit chaotic Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit Morocco and relax in cosmopolitan Casablanca

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    32 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cave house (1 nt), Desert camp (6 nts), Dormitory (1 nt), Hotel (29 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Boat, Bus, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Apollonia, Bardo Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Carthage, Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa, Cyrene, El Djem, El Ghriba Synagogue, Ghadames tour, Great Mosque of Kairouan, Kabaw Castle, Kairouan tour, Leptis Magna, Monastir Ribat, Sabratha tour, Sidi Bou Said, Tobruk war cemeteries, Tozeur's Palmerie, Villa Sileen, War cemeteries and museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1269kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Important visa conditions apply to this trip. Please check the visa section of these trip notes

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Day 1 Cairo

Travel to Egypt and visit Cairo. Admire the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Day 2 Alexandria

Explore the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Day 3 Marsa Matruh

Make tracks for the Mediterranean resort town of Marsa Matruh.

Days 4-5 Apollonia

Cross the border into Libya and explore the moving Knightsbridge War Cemetery.

Day 6 Benghazi

Shop in Benghazi's Souq al-Jreed.

Days 7-8 Tripoli

Stroll through the Old City and bustling medina of Tripoli.

Day 9 Gharyan

Visit unique cave dwellings.

Days 10-11 Ghadames

Explore a Berber grain castle. Enjoy a traditional lunch in an oasis city.

Day 12 Sabratha

Drive through the desert and mountain ranges to reach the ancient city of Sabratha.

Days 13-14 Jerba

Cross into Tunisia and visit synagogues in agricultural Jerba.

Day 15 Desert Safari

Travel across towering dunes to feast with Berber locals.

Days 16-17 Mahdia

Visit the set of Star Wars and scale a Roman colosseum.

Day 18 Kairouan

Admire mosques and merchant houses in the holy city of Kairouan.

Days 19-21 Tunis

Wander glamorous Tunis.

Day 22 Ain Draham

Unwind in this hilltop spa village.

Day 23 Le Kef

Discover Le Kef, a hidden Tunisian treasure.

Days 24-25 Tozeur

Cycle around a palm tree plantation.

Day 26 El-Oued

Inspect this oasis town's famous carpets.

Days 27-28 Ghardaia

Shop in Ghardaia's colourful souq.

Day 29 Djanet

Relax in the desert oasis of Djanet.

Day 30 Tadent

Get a taste of Tuareg village life.

Day 31 Tin Agoula

In seemingly barren terrain, try to spot camels and rare leopards.

Day 32 Youfihakit

Camp amid ancient rock engravings and surreal mushroom-shaped boulders in Youfihakit.

Day 33 Tamekrest

Sleep by a waterfall cascading over pink and purple granite.

Day 34 Hoggar Mountains

See where a French priest built his chapel in a forbidding volcanic landscape.

Day 35 Tamanrasset

This red mud-brick city hums with Tuareg herders.

Days 36-37 Algiers

Explore Turkish palaces, medieval courtyards, lush gardens and winding alleys in Algiers.

Days 38-39 Casablanca

Celebrate the end of the North African Discovery in cosmopolitan Casablanca.
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