We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
secret Sahara masterpiece

If you manage to get into libya.... then cross country t less miles of lawless Saharan wasteland... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2015
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
A step back in time!

The city of Ghadames is diverse as you can step back into the "old" city, which is no longer... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2014
Read all 15 reviews
All photos (48)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 15, 2017
“For the curious of the Tuareg and Barber cultures, it is a city that must be seen.”
Aug 12, 2015
“secret Sahara masterpiece”
Ghadames Governorate, Ghadamis, Libya
Improve This Listing
Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Ghadames, is the Berber Pearl of the Sahara, located at the edge of the Sahara Desert, close to the Libyan-Algerian border. The old city of Ghadames is the oldest habitable medina in the entire Sahara. The oasis being one of the busiest caravan trade centres...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank alkantetik
Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you manage to get into libya.... then cross country t less miles of lawless Saharan wasteland you will see this oasis paradise. As you walk the empty abandoned city you will swear the ghosts of the past are guiding you (it's spooky ok!). What's...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank UnchartedBackpacker
Reviewed April 8, 2014

The city of Ghadames is diverse as you can step back into the "old" city, which is no longer inhabited, or walk through the streets of the "new" city. There is much history to be gleaned in Ghadames! You can explore the lower passageways of...More

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Libyatravelandtours
Reviewed April 24, 2013

A visit to Ghadames promises to be a highlight for anyone travelling in this region. It is thought to be one of the three ancient cities - Damascus, Jericho and Ghadames - and there's history at every turn in this charming place. No other city...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank GDE W
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Arrived late one evening after a difficult journey. the welcome we received was fit for a king! Our privacy is well respected and all the staff are polite and discrete. Security seems very good as well.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank muammar g
Reviewed April 30, 2010

I just got back from a visit to the old city of Ghadames and I think that the place is regaining its charm, beauty and sence of being unique

1  Thank architect78
Reviewed April 20, 2009

We took a three day / two night trip from Tripoli. It is 400 miles each way and so takes the best part of the day but the old city is fascinating. Estimated to be between 2000 and 4000 years old it is now possible...More

6  Thank mrdh
Reviewed March 9, 2008

We visited Ghadames with Arkno Tours a Libyan Travel Company in January 2007. After a two week tour of Libya we have come back to Libya to live and work. Ghadames is only one of many highlights in Libya. The day we visited the old...More

5  Thank justlovenit
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lauren G
June 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lauren G |
Thank you. How should I get there? I’m from the US but I live and work in Tunis
Doris A
January 25, 2018|
Response from AliD3523 |
‫You're cordially invited‬
Google Translation