Authentic Algerian Desert Expedition 8 days

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Eco Aware
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We want through this circuit to make you discover "another desert" which allows you to move away from the main tourist circuits while seeing the main known places in the vicinity of Djanet including Essendilene, the rock carvings of Dider, the Erg d'Admer and its dunes to infinity, the Touareg village of Ihrir. Another discovery of the Algerian desert.

With this 4x4 circuit, combined with a few hikes, you will get to know life in the desert as the Tuaregs live it. You will be in harmony with nature, the rhythm of the sun and the stars.

During the many proposed walks you can admire some paintings or rock carvings at the bend of a path.

The magnificent oases with their unexpected surfaces of crystal clear water: the Gueltas will amaze you, the water is there, always present.

And of course you will have the opportunity to taste an excellent couscous accompanied by the captivating Tuareg music.

NOTE: It is possible to start and end the tour in Djanet.

Day 1 (Saturday) Algiers - Djanet

Arrival to Algiers, transfer to Algiers national airport (200 m). Then Flight Algiers-Djanet 23:00 (Saturday)-1:15 (Sunday).

Welcome at Djanet airport by our Tuareg guide and our team. Transfer to the agency's guest house to spend the night.

Day 2 (Sunday) Djanet

Breakfast and immediate departure in 4x4 passing through Djanet for some formalities necessary for the visit of the national park.

Small walk in the late afternoon in erg Admer with its infinite dunes to admire a sunset at the top of a dune.

First bivouac under the stars.

Day 3 (Monday) Essendilene - Tin Taghirt

In the morning after a small 4x4 transfer, walk in the magnificent canyon of Essendilene to its guelta.

In the afternoon: visit of Dider and discovery of the rock carvings of the Tin Taghirt site.


Day 4 (Tuesday) Idaren - Ihrir

Day hike to the village of Idaren via the Anaref plateau.

Then arrive at Ihrir passing by more than five gueltas, all the more beautiful than the others.

Picnic planned around a guelta. Discovery of zeribas (round stone house).

Day 5 (Wednesday) Tisras

Departure by 4x4 in the direction of Djanet.

Then hike in the afternoon to Tisras with its orange dunes mixed with huge rocks with multiple shapes. Couscous and bivouac.

Day 6 (Thursday) Tassili N'Ajjer - Timras

Very early morning hike to the famous Tassili N'Ajjer plateau, climb the cliff (approximately 650 meters in elevation) and visit some sites of sublime cave paintings, bivouac in Timras. (This hike can be replaced by an additional day in Ihrir or by a day of hiking in a landscape of sand and rocks.)

Day 7 (Friday) Djanet

Discovery of "the crying cow" before arriving in Djanet for a visit of the city, its gardens and its market with its fabrics.

Discovery of the city's blacksmiths, creators of Tuareg jewelry.

Shower in the Moorish bath and transfer to the agency's guest house for one last night.

Day 8 (Saturday) Djanet - Algiera

Transfer to the airport for Djanet flight at 4:15am.

Arrive Algiers at 6:30am, then head to the international airport for a return flight.

What's included

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  • The flight Algiers / Djanet round trip
  • Airport assistance by our team in Djanet
  • 4x4 transfers
  • 1 night guest house in Djanet on arrival
  • 5 nights accommodation in Bivouac
  • 1 night guest house in Djanet on departure
  • Full board
  • 4x4 car + driver
  • Selected langauage guide during the whole tour
  • Permanent logistics guides
  • 1 or 2 places tent included
  • Visa documentation inquiry included


  • The international flight
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks, extras and personal expenses
  • Multi-risk cancellation & repatriation insurance
  • Sleeping bag and pillows


Available in

English, French, Arabic

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Departure & Return

Start city: Algiers , Algeria

Pick up times available: 11:00

Pick up location: Algiers airport

Ends at: Algiers airport

Nearest airport: Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG)

We are Eco Aware:

  • Eco-friendly accommodation
    Eco-friendly accommodation
    Most of accommodation is provided in indigenous or local community or eco-lodge
  • Eco-friendly meals
    Eco-friendly meals
    Meal(s) in restaurant or snack(s) that is produced using locally sourced products, saving energy, recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, saving water resources etc.
  • 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 - 30 days or more before the travel date
30% cancellation fee - between 15-29 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 8-14 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-7 days before the travel date

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from $1855 per person