Highlights of Algeria Tour – 16 Days

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16 Days / 15 Nights

Highlights of Algeria Tour – 16 Days

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  • 16 Days / 15 Nights
  • Algeria
  • Pickup: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
  • Drop-off: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
Tour Details

The Highlights of Algeria tour will take you to see many of Algeria’s best historical and cultural attractions. Your Algeria tour will be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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 Highlights of Algeria Tour

  • Explore Ancient Roman Ruins
  • Get Off the Beaten Track in Algeria's Oasis Towns
  • Climb Sahara Sand Dunes
  • Explore Colourful Markets and Medinas
  • Wander Through Numerous Museums and Cultural Sites
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Algiers

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

Depending on your arrival time, you will take an orientation walking tour of downtown Algiers including the Grand post and corniche.

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 / Tipaza / Cherchell / 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 to your next destination, the UNESCO World Heritage Roman site of Tipaza. Tipaza 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).

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 3Algiers / Annaba

In the morning, you will visit the Bardo Museum which is set in a beautiful neo-Moorish villa, and the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art.

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.

Travel to the Algiers airport in the late afternoon and depart on a domestic flight for Annaba. Upon arrival to Annaba, transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 4Annaba / Constantine

Start the day with a trip to the museum and explore the large Roman mosaics and antiques found in the region that are on display at the museum. Next visit the site of Hippo Regius, and the Cathedral of St. Augustine. The archaeological site hosts a large Roman forum and the famous, ‘Basilica of Peace’ where St. Augustine was bishop in the 5th century.

The Catholic Cathedral of St. Augustine built between 1881 and 1900, is located on top of a hill overlooking the site. Visit the Cathedral and pay particular attention to the stained glass windows which retell the story of Augustine’s life.

In the afternoon, travel to Constantine, often called the City of Bridges. Here you will spend the night.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 5Constantine / 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.

Later 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 6Constantine / Timgad / Lambaesis / Batna

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Timgad Trajan 3★

Day 7Batna / Djemila / Setif

Begin the day with a drive 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 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.

(The covered baptistry is not always open to the public)

Travel to Setif for a tour of the archaeological museum, which hosts the grand Roman mosaic ‘Triumph of Dionysos’.

Accommodation: 3★ or 4★ options

Day 8Setif / Algiers / Ghardaia

Today you will transfer to Algiers from Setif (by road or domestic flight) and then transfer to the evening 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: Guesthouse or Hotel options

Day 9Full Day in M’Zab Valley

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 10Ghardaia / Algiers / Oran

You will take a flight to Algiers and then drive or fly to Oran. Depending on the flight schedule you may have additional site visits in Ghardaia or begin exploring the city of Oran.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 11Oran

Today you will enjoy a full day in the historic and modern sites in Oran. You will explore the Bey’s Palace, the 14th-century fort of Marinid Sultan Abou Hassan, and the Ahmed Zabana National Museum.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from the mountainside site of theSacred Heart Cathedral of Oran.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 12Oran / Tlemcen / Oran

After breakfast, take an early morning departure and drive to the historic city of Tlemcen. This city was once an important center for Islam in the region.

Explore the 13th-century Mosque of Sidi Bel Hassan, the Great Mosque, and the 13th-century ruins of ancient Mansourah.

In the later afternoon you will return to Oran for the night.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 13Oran or Algiers / Bechar / Taghit

Today you will take a domestic flight (either from Algiers or Oran) to the Oasis Sahara city of Bechar (limited flight availability).

Upon arrival in Bechar, you will transfer to the hotel in Taghit and take in the local sites of the Sahara and the Oasis.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 14Taghit

Taghit begins a 600km stretch of dunes forming the Great Erg Occidental. This town is said to be one of the most beautiful Oasis in the Sahara region.

Today you will visit the Old Ksar (fort), walk through the old town with the mud-brick houses and narrow alleyways, see the imposing dunes or the Grand Erg, and admire ancient cave paintings (camels, ostriches, mankind).

Accommodation: 3★ or 4★ options

Day 15Taghit / Algiers

Depending on flight times, spend the full day exploring Taghit and region including a visit to the dunes. Flight back to Algiers in the evening.

Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

Day 16Departure from Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport

Your guide will take you to the Algiers International airport for your departure flight, thus ending your Highlights of Algeria tour.

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