Generally, I do not travel in groups but recognize that by reason of the location, etc. it was necessary here. I think you guys did an excellent job in a place that is not really ready for tourists. In our case it was the group that made the trip as Algeria, apart from the Roman ruins, does not compare favorably to Morocco or Tunisia in terms of amenities, food, hotels, or even visual experience. The fact that we needed so much police protection says it all. Our group leaders, travel guides, and the sites we saw, however, made for a unique and wonderful experience that it is unlikely to be duplicated by the average tourist.