Algeria History and Culture Tour - 9 Days | Mosaic North Africa
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    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Algeria History and Culture Tour – 9 Days

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    • 9 Days / 8 Nights
    • Algeria
    • Pickup: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
    • Drop-off: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
    Tour Details

    The Algeria History and Culture tour will take you traveling throughout Algeria over 9 days to learn about its rich history and become immersed into its unique culture.

    Departure & Return Location

    Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport

    Included In This Trip

    • Algeria Tour Manager
    • English-Speaking Translator
    • Private Transportation and Driver
    • All Entrance Fees to Historical Sites
    • Bed and Breakfast Meals (Half-Board Meal Options Available)
    • Water In The Vehicle
    • Security Escorts Where Needed (As Determined By Tour Manager)
    • Letter of Invitation Required for the Tourist Visa

    NOT Included In This Trip

    • Visas
    • International Airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal Spending
    • Lunches
    • Drinks (Water is Included in the Vehicle During Transportation)
    • Tips
    • Dinner (Unless on Half-Board Meals)
    What to Expect

    Here are some highlights of what you will see and experience on the Algeria History and Culture Tour

    • Marvel at Palm Groves in Desert Oasis Towns
    • Experience the Variety of Cultures in Algeria
    • Shop in Colourful Souks
    • Go Back Hundreds of Years As You Explore Ancient Sites
    Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Algiers

    Arrive in Algiers and transfer to your hotel for two nights.

    Depending on your arrival time, we can take a city tour which will visit sites such as the Notre Dame d’Afrique, the French colonial architecture, and the Palais des Rais. If you have an early morning arrival, you will visit the Kasbah in the afternoon.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 2Algiers / Tipaza / Tomb of the Christian / Algiers

    After breakfast, you will depart for the Roman sites of Tipaza.  Here you will visit the museum and the archeological site.  Tipaza archeological site holds the largest basilica in North Africa and the Basilica of St. Salsa, who was a local martyr in the 4th century.

    After lunch, depart for the Tomb of the Christian (royal mausoleum of Mauritania), which is a large pyramid-like structure. Return to Algiers for overnight.

    Accommodations: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 3Algiers / Setif / Djemila / Constantine

    Today you will have an early morning departure in order to wind through the Kabilye mountain range and then on to Djemila.  The first stop in Setif is to visit the National Museum of Archaeology which hosts the remarkable and intact mosaic Procession of Bacchus.

    Continue to the site of Djemila, meaning ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic. The site lives up to its name as it is uniquely situated amongst rolling hills. You will have a guided visit of both the museum and the historic site. Explore the forum, basilicas, baptisteries, arch of Caracalla, Temple des Septimes, well-preserved Roman market, and theatre.  Travel to Constantine for night.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 4Constantine / Timgad / Lambaesis / Constantine

    Today you will want to depart early to have sufficient time at all the sites. Begin with a stop at Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall. Then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Timgad, begun by Emperor Trajan in AD100, where you will discover the library, temples, amphitheater, arch of Trajan, forum, houses, and basilicas. There is a fantastic museum at the site with grand mosaics found in the region.

    On your return to Lambaesis, you will stop to visit the large ancient Roman legionary base. Continue to Constantine for night.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 5Constantine / Tiddis / Constantine

    After breakfast, you’ll begin the day with a trip to the archaeological hillside Roman site of Tiddis, which offers excellent views over the region. You will begin by walking through the Arch of Memmius and to the sanctuary of Mithras, Christian basilica, and Roman houses.

    Return to Constantine for a half day tour enjoying this breath-taking city. You will explore the suspension bridges, the Constantine museum, Kasbah, and Palace of Ahmed Bey.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 6Constantine / Algiers / Ghardaia

    Depending on your departure flight to Ghardaia you will either take a domestic flight back to Algiers or drive via the autoroute. In Algiers you will transfer to the evening flight to Ghardaia. Ghardaia is in the culturally diverse UNESCO World Heritage region of the M’Zab valley. You will transfer to your hotel and if time is available explore the markets and architecture which is unique to this region.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse or Hotel Options

    Day 7Full Day in M’Zab Valley: El Attefu, Bon Noura, Ghardaia

    Step back into time as you enjoy the local customs and culture. Visit the historic cities and sites in the M’Zab valley. Your guide will take you through traditional marketplaces, fully rich in culture and unique architecture. Spend the day wandering the narrow streets, visiting important religious monuments and mosques, and enjoying the natural beauty found in this Oasis region.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse or Hotel Options

    Day 8Ghardaia / Algiers

    You will take a flight to Algiers and depending on your arrival time you will take a city tour in Algiers. If you arrive early in the afternoon you will wind your way through the Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage site, with its narrow streets and unique history.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 9Departure from Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport

    Today you will travel to the Algiers International airport, thus ending your Algeria History and Culture tour.