Algeria History and Culture Tour – 9 Days

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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
  • 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 & Dinners
  • Beverages
  • Tips
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 the hotel.

Depending on your arrival time, you will take an orientation walking tour of downtown Algiers including the Grand Post and Corniche (waterfront).

If you have an early morning arrival, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah in the afternoon.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

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

After breakfast, you will depart for Cherchell, which was once the capital of the Numidian kingdoms. Take a guided tour of the museum, before traveling next to the UNESCO World Heritage Roman site of Tipaza, which is arguably one of the most picturesque Roman cities in North Africa. Stroll down the ancient Roman road next to the clear Mediterranean Sea and get a glimpse of what it would have been like to live in this Roman settlement. Here you will visit the museum and the archeological site, which includes the largest basilica in North Africa.

On your way back to Algiers, you will explore the pyramid-like structure of the Tomb of the Christian (Royal Mausoleum of Mauritania).

Accommodations: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 3Algiers / Setif / Djemila / Constantine

Today you will have an early morning departure and wind through the picturesque Kabilye mountain range to the city of Setif. Your first stop will be the National Museum of Archaeology which hosts the remarkable and intact mosaic Procession of Bacchus.

Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage 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 to 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 the night.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

Day 4Constantine / Tiddis / Constantine

After breakfast, travel to the hillside Roman site of Tiddis, which offers excellent views over the surrounding region. You will begin by walking through a triumphal arch to a paved Roman road. Follow the path to visit the Sanctuary of Mithras, the Christian basilica, Roman homes, water tanks, and a small forum.

In the afternoon, return to Constantine for a city tour. Located above the Rhumel Gorge, Constantine has a view that is sure to impress. Some of the sites you will visit may include the Museum of Cirta, the suspension bridges, the Kasbah, and Palace of Ahmed Bey.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

Day 5Constantine / Timgad / Lambaesis / Constantine

You will want to get an early start today to travel south to the historical and archaeological sites of Timgad and Lambaesis. Before you reach Timgad, stop at Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall.

Continue to the UNESCO 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.

Return to Constantine for the night.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

Day 6Constantine / Algiers / Ghardaia

*Direct flight from Ghardaia to Constantine ONLY on Wednesdays*

Take a domestic flight to Ghardaia.

Ghardaïa is in the culturally diverse UNESCO World Heritage region of the M’Zab valley. You will transfer to your hotel. If time permits, you may explore the markets and architecture which is unique to this region.

Accommodation: 3★ Guesthouse Only

Day 7Full Day in M’Zab Valley

Step back in 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: 3★ Guesthouse Only

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 UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah 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.

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