Algeria Tour

North African Mystique.
Led by by historian Mohamed Halouani

Our Algeria tour is an amazing experience of beauty, ancient sites and intrigue.

Algeria is a vast country of breathtaking scenery, well-preserved Roman ruins, pre-historic cave paintings and a strong Berber culture. Our journey will take you from the sweeping shoreline to the majestic mountains, through the huge wilderness of the Sahara desert into the palm-fringed oases.

Stroll the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Casbah, the old walled city and a masterpiece of architecture. The Casbah remains one of the world’s most mythical labyrinths.

Of course the Algeria tour visits the Bardo Museum (housed in Moorish-style villa) containing some of the masterpiece mosaics found in various archaeological sites of Algeria.

Some additional highlights include the Roman ruins of Timgad, the former Roman port of Caesarea, the oases town of Bou Saada and the Kasbah of Algiers. We do not forget the marvelous city of Constantine, the city of gorges and bridges!

This fascinating tour offers the adventurous traveler an alluring blend of art, history, culture and scenery.

Travel to Algeria, soak up the history and meet the diverse people who make this country so exotic.

ALGERIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the marvelous city of Constantine
  • Explore the Kasbah of Algiers
  • Enjoy scenic drives dotted with Berber villages
  • Visit Roman ruins of Timgad & Caesarea

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Algeria

  • 1
    Day 1-2 : Meet in Algiers

    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

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    Day 3: Excursion to Berber land (Kabyle)

    A spectacular drive through the Berber mountains and the scattered towns and villages.

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    Day 4: 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.

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    Day 5: Tlemcen

    A full day visit to Tlemcen, the Islamic capital of culture in 2011.

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    Day 6: Tlemcen-Constantine

    Drive back to Oran and fly to Constantine.

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    Day 7-8: Constantine

    Two full days of excursions. Tiddis, a rarely-visited, Roman town, clinging in terraces to the side of an ochre mountain; the well-preserved Roman town of Timgad (ancient Thamugadi) and deserving to be called “Pompei of Africa;” 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Day 12: Ghardaia

    A full day visit of Ghardaia, one of the five Mozabite towns that occupy the M’Zab Valley.

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    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.

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    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

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    Day 15: Depart 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 where we stroll its amphitheater, 4th century basilica, forum, and museum before returning to Algiers.

Algiers

Constantine, Constantine Province, Algeria

Djemila

Bou Saadar

Algiers

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