“Libya: Archaeology & Culture”

This item appears on page 74 of the June 2008 issue.

15 days/13 nights, Oct. 17-25, 2008 & March 5-14, 2009.

Highlights: In Tripoli, Jamahiriya Museum/Berber village of Ghadames, “The Jewel of the Sahara”/ruins of Qasr al-Ghoul (Castle of the Ghost)/pottery making; troglodyte houses in Gharyan/Roman ruins at Leptis Magna/Byzantine village of Villa Sileen/fly to Benghazi to see the Great Man-Made River/Greek city of Teucheira, dedicated to goddess Cybele/mosaics at Qasr Libya/Hellenistic ruins at Ptolemais/drive through Jebel al-Akhdar (Green Mountains); churches with mosaic floors/mysterious Slonta, Libya’s only known cult shrine/Cyrene with its Sanctuary of Apollo, Great Baths/in Al Baeda, Temple of Aesclepius/medina of Tripoli.

Land cost, $7,295 October, $7,495 March. Single supp., $995.

Far Horizons (San Anselmo, CA; 800/553-4575, www.farhorizons.com).