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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 (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 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 a city tour to a number of sites such as the Notre Dame d’Afrique, the historic Grand poste, and the Palais des Rais.

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

    Day 2Algiers / Tipaza / Cherchell / Algiers

    After breakfast, you will depart for the Roman sites of Tipaza.  Here you will visit the museum and the archeological site.  The 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.

    Travel to Cherchell to explore the two archaeological museums. When you are ready return back to Algeria and on the way stop to see the Tomb of the Christian (royal mausoleum of Mauritania), which is a large pyramid-like structure.

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

    Day 3Algiers / Annaba

    In the morning, you will visit the Bardo Musuem which is set in a beautiful neo-Moorish villa, and the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art. You will also spend time today winding your way through the Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage site, with its narrow streets about learn about its unique history.

    Travel to the Algiers airport in the later afternoon and depart for Annaba. Upon arrival to Annaba, transfer to the hotel.

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

    Day 4Annaba / Constantine

    In the morning, explore the museum and site of Hippo Regius and the Cathedral of St. Augustine.  The museum at Hippo Regius hosts large mosaics found in the region. Be sure to visit the ruins of the ‘Basilica of Peace’ where St. Augustine was bishop in the 5th century. The Cathedral of St. Augustine was built between 1881 and 1900. In the afternoon travel 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 / Timgad / Lambaesis / Batna

    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.

    Continue to Lambaesis, where you will explore the large ancient Roman legionary base. Continue to Batna for night.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hazem Batna 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.

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

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ 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. 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 9Full Day in M’Zab Valley: El Attefu / Bou 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 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 Merinid Sultan Abou Hassan, Cathedral de Sacre Coeur, and the Ahmed Zabana National Museum.

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from mountainside site of the Cathedral of Sacre Coeur.

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

    Day 12Oran / Tlemcen / Oran

    After breakfast, take an early morning departure 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, Great Mosque, and the 13th century ruins of ancient Mansourah. Return to Oran for 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). Transfer to the hotel in Taghit.

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

    Day 14Taghit

    Taghit is the beginning of 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.