Day 1 : Meet in Algiers
You will be met at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Algiers Sightseeing
Full day tour of Algiers including Place des Martyrs, the 17th century El Djedid Mosque, the Place of Emir Abdelkader, the neo-Moorish Grande Poste, and the Bardo Museum.
Stroll the UNESCO Casbah, the old walled city.
Day 3: Oran-Tlemcen
A short flight to to Oran, a city located on the Mediterranean in the west of Algeria and home of Rai music, Yves Saint Laurent and a strong Spanish population. We visit the Bey's Palace, the 14th century fort of Merinid Sultan Abou Hassan, and some fine colonial architecture such as the majestic train station, the theatre and the Cathedra of Santa Cruz. Afterwards continue to Tlemcen.
Day 4: Tlemcen
A full day visit to Tlemcen, the Islamic capital of culture in 2011.
Day 5: Tlemcen - Oran - Annaba
Drive back to Oran and fly to Annaba. Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Hippone, the museum and the Basilica of Saint Augustine.
Day 6: Annaba - Tiddis -Constantine
Drive to Tiddis, a rarely-visited, Roman town, clinging in terraces to the side of an ochre mountain. It is one of Algeria's most beautiful ancient sites, in spite of its miniature size, boasting all the trappings of a Roman town: paved streets, a temple of Mithras, a wonderful arch, cisterns and a minute forum.
Then, drive to Constantine.
Day 7-8: Constantine
One full day visit of Constantine, called "City of Bridges."
Next day excursion to the late 3rd century royal tomb of Medracen, which houses the remains of the Numidian royalties, then continue the well-preserved Roman town of Timgad (ancient Thamugadi) called “Pompei of Africa.” Spend the day exploring the colonnaded streets, temples,
public buildings, villas and fine museum.
Onward to Lambaesis, a Roman garrison town boasting a Temple of Aesculapius, a fine Capitolium, a set of baths, an Arch of Severus and, the highlight, the Praetorium of the Third Augustan Legion. Return to Constantine.
Day 9: Djemila – Bou Saada
Travel to Djemila, one of North Africa’s most monumental sites with wheel-rutted streets, Byzantine churches and ancient temples and a stunning museum. We continue to Bou Saada.
Day 10: Bou Saada
Visit of the famous Dinet’s Museum, the handicraft center of Bou Saada and the huge religious complex of El Hamel, still a big center for Sufis.
Day 11: Bou Saada-Laghwat-Ghardaia
We travel through the Essaoura steppe via the city oasis of Laghwat, in the Amour Range of the Saharan Atlas. Continue to Ghardaia.
Day 12: Ghardaia
A full day visit of Ghardaia, one of the five Mozabite towns that occupy the M’Zab Valley.
Day 13: Ghardaia-Algiers
A short flight to Algiers. Upon arrival, an orientation drive around Algiers then visit the Jardin D’essai botanical garden and Notre Dame d’Afrique Cathedral.
Day 14: Algiers–Cherchell – Tipaza – Algiers
A full day excursion outside Algiers, first visiting Tombeau de la Chrétienne (Mausoleum of Mauritania), one of North Africa’s most enigmatic archaeological survivals.We continue to the Roman town of Cherchell, the World Heritage site of Tipasa.
Day 15: Depart Algiers
Transfer to airport.