Antique Algeria, Oasis And Sahara Circuit 16 days

 
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Start your tour in Algiers and discover the Algeria economic capital then departure for a tour of the main touristic and cultural places of Algeria, including the Great Algerian South, one of the most beautiful deserts in the world. Djanet has become one of the bases of the treks organized by hiking specialists. Meharistes (camel cavalry) and 4X4s cross the Tassili N'Ajjer and the magnificent Tadrart massif from Djanet.

Endless sandy seas, alternating sand dunes and sandstone formations, majestic granite and volcanic mountains, oases of innumerable charms, the Algerian South is without a doubt one of the most beautiful deserts in the world.

Enter in the land of the "blue men", the Tuaregs.

This 16 days circuit offers you the best way to discover the beauty of Algeria in half a month.


Day 1 (Saturday) Algiers.

Arrival at Algiers airport.Reception and assistance at Algiers airport. Transfer to the hotel and diner at the “Brasserie des Facultés”. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 (Sunday) Algiers

Breakfast.

Morning: Visit of the Casbah starting with the Dey Palace which is nicknamed "Dar Essoltane" and the Ketchoua mosque.

Lunch in the fishery district.

Afternoon: City tour in the district of Bab El Oued, the Zighoud Youcef Boulevard, constituting the main part of the Seafront in Algiers’ harbor. Continuation with the Opera, the Emir Abdelkader place, the Grande Poste before visiting the Bardot museum and the antiquities museum. Finally visit of the Basilica Notre Dame d’Afrique located in the heights of Algiers. Diner in one of the Casbah’s palace. Overnight stay.

Day 3 (Monday) Djemila - El Kantara - Batna

Breakfast

Morning: Departure to Djemila (130 km).

Lunch in Djemila.

Afternoon: Visit of the archaeological park of Djemila, classified in the world heritage of UNESCO. Ancient Cuicul, it is one of the most beautiful sets of Roman ruins in the world (Caracala arch, large thermal baths, Christian basilica, the 4th century baptistery and themuseum with its mosaic paintings).

Continuation to Batna (140 km).

Installation at the hotel. Diner and overnight stay.

Day 4 (Tuesday) Timgad - Constantine

Breakfast

Morning: Visit of the city of Timgad. The Roman city that was named Thamugadi in ancient times, founded by Emperor Trajan.

Departure towards Constantine (110 km).

Afternoon: visit of the Bey Palace and built by Ahmed Bey. The construction started in 1825 and lasted 10 years. The palace is an example of the Islamic Art deco architecture. Continuation with the Cirta museum. Installation at the hotel. Diner and overnight stay.

Day 5 (Wednesday) Constantine - Ghardaïa

Breakfast

Morning: Visit of the famous suspended bridges of Constantine above the Rhummel Gorges, the monument to the death and the beautiful Abdelkader mosque. Transfer to the airport at 12 pm.

Lunch snack at Constantine’s airport.

Departure for the flight Constantine 01:35 pm - 04:05 pm Ghardaïa.

Transfer to the guest house located in Beni Izguen’s palm grove.

Visit of the Oasis and traditional diner. Overnight stay.

Day 6 (Thursday) Ghardaïa

Breakfast

Morning: Visit of the traditional Ghardaïa’s market and the Soukh.

Lunch.

Afternoon: Visit of the irrigation system before continuing with the visit of Beni Izguen. Discovery of the market “marché à la criée” and the Boulila Tour.

Diner and overnight stay.

Day 7 (Friday) Ghardaïa - Timimoun

Breakfast

Whole day on the road (08h) with few breaks stops.

Lunch box in the coach.

Arrival at night and installation in the guest house. Diner and overnight stay.

Day 8 (Saturday) Timimoun - Taghit

Breakfast

Morning: visit of the local market and Timimoun’s museum. Transfer to Taghit by road (08h) with few breaks stops.

Lunch box in the coach.

Arrival at night and installation in the guest house. Diner and overnight stay.

Day 9 (Sunday) Taghit

Breakfast

Morning: visit of the old Ksar along the narrow alleys and with its mud houses. Traditional lunch.

Afternoon: Discovery of the imposing dunes or the Grand Erg desert and cave paintings.

Diner and overnight stay.

Day 10 (Monday) Taghit - Bechar - Oran

Breakfast

Free morning before transfer at Bechar’s airport around 10 am.

Lunch: Snack at the airport.

Flight Béchar 1:05 pm - 3:05 pm Oran.

Transfer at the hotel for installation. Continuation with a city tour visit on foot to see: the City hall, the theater, and the Seafront.

Diner in a local restaurant.

Day 11 (Tuesday) Oran

Breakfast

Morning: visit the Fort of Santa Cruz on the heights of the city. Continuation with the visit of the Chapel of Our Lady of Santa Cruz, built in 1849.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit of the old town: the Sidi el Houari district. Discovery of the Bey Palace and the Pasha Mosque, and its famous octagonal minaret with typically Arab-Andalusian architecture.

Diner in a restaurant and overnight stay.

Day 12 (Wednesday) Oran - Tipaza - Djanet

Breakfast

Morning: heading to Tipaza by road. Lunch fish in Tipaza. Visit of the antique site of Tipaza and its museum. Tipaza is famous for its Roman archaeological remains and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site (theater, circus,thermal baths ...) as well as many other Punic, Roman, Christian and African vestiges which attest to the richness of the history of this region. It was on this site that Albert Camus wrote in 1939. Small detour to visit the Tomb of the Christian Woman, otherwise known as the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania (tomb of Queen Selene wife of Juba II).

Transfer to Algiers airport.

Diner snack at the airport.

Flight Algiers 11:00 pm - 01:15 am Djanet. Transfer to a guest house in Djanet.

Day 13 (Thursday) Tassili

Breakfast

Morning: Departure in 4x4 for the extraordinary landscape of desert mountains, canyons, rock arches, huge sand dunes and cave paintings (around 12000 BC to 100 AD, representing among others cattle, giraffes and human beings).

Continuation to In-Djarena, circuit between wadis and canyons, great lesson in history and rock art with engravings by In Ahahar (giraffes and elephants).

Arrival at the end of the day at Moula Naga at the camp, dinner and Bivouac.

Day 14 (Friday) Tassili

Breakfast. Departure by 4x4 for Oaun Zouatane. Cross the dunes of Moula Naga in an exceptional dune setting in order to reach Ouan Zaouatan.

Installation of the camp. Dinner and overnight stay in a bivouac.

Day 15 (Saturday) Tassili

On the way to Tin Merzouga to discover the magic of the Tadrat, its majestic dunes with changing colors, stranded rocks like vessels in the open sea or castles. Continuation along Oued Eghergher, along the dunes of Erg Admer. You will visit the famous engraving. Returnal to Djanet for a shower, rest and special dinner with a group from the region.

Day 16 (Sunday) Djanet - Algiers

Djanet airport transfer Flight Djanet 2:15 am Algiers 6:35 am. Then return flight.

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Inclusions and exclusions

  • Reception and assistance at Algiers airport by our team
  • Assistance + hotel and airport transfers round trip
  • 2 nights in 3 * hotel St Didouche in Algiers
  • 1 night in 3 * hotel Hazem in Batna
  • 1 night in 3 * hotel El Bey in Constantine
  • Flight Constantine 13:35 PM to Ghardaïa 16:05 PM
  • 2 nights in a Guest house in Ghardaïa
  • 1 night in a Guest house in Timimoun
  • 2 nights in a Guest house in Taghit
  • Béchar flight at 13:05 PM to Oran 15:05 PM
  • 2 nights in hotel II clocks in Oran
  • Algiers flight 23:00 PM to Djanet 01:15 AM
  • 3 nights at bivouac in Djanet
  • Full board (usual restaurants)
  • Comfort bus + driver
  • English, French or Arabic speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Luggage carriers in airports and hotels
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Visa documents
  • International flight
  • Cancellation and multi-risk repatriation insurance
  • Drinks, extras and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplement - see single basis option DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED

Available in

English
(French, English, Japanese, Spanish )


Available for

Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Algiers , Algeria

Pick up times available: 16:00

Pick up location: Airport Algier

Ends at: Airport Algier

Nearest airport: Algiers



Covid-19 measures

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

We are Eco Aware:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $3317 per person

* Minimum of 15 adults are required on this tour

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  • Tasili
  • Algiers
  • Djanet
  • Djemila
  • El Kantara
  • Batna
  • Timgad
  • Constantine
  • Timimoun
  • Taghit
  • Bechar
  • Oran
  • Tipasa
  • Casbah of Algiers
  • Grande Poste of Algiers
  • Dey Palace
  • Dar Essoltane
  • Bab El Qued
  • Ketchoua Mosque
  • Ghardaïa
  • Great Algerian South
  • Tuareg Village