Notre Dame D'afrique in Algiers

Splendors of Algeria Tour

11 Days * 10 Nights

Splendors of Algeria Tour

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11 Days ~ 10 Nights
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  • Included
    Accommodations Described in Tour Plan
    Airport Pick-up & Drop-off
    Domestic Flights
    Driver & Private Transportation
    English-Speaking Guide/Manager
    Entrance Fees to Sites
    Letter of Invitation for Visa Application
    Security Escort Where Needed (determined by Tour Manager)
    Water in Vehicle
  • Not Included
    Algerian Visa
    All Lunches and Dinners While in the North of Algeria
    All Meals & Water While in the Southern Sahara Region
    International Flights
    Personal Spending Money
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

Arrival - Algiers
Basilic Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers, Algeria

Basilic Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers, Algeria

Arrive to the historic city of Algiers and transfer to the hotel.

If you have a morning arrival, your guide will take you on a city tour, which may include the historic Notre Dame d’Afrique, Palais des Rais, and a visit to the Bardo museum, which is set in a beautiful Moorish villa.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star
Algiers - Tipaza - Cherchell - Tomb of the Christian - Algiers
After breakfast, you will depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Roman site of Tipaza. This is arguably one of the most picturesque archaeological sites in the country. Located beside the clear Mediterranean Sea and mountains, Tipaza was originally founded by the Phoenicians and later became an important commercial center for the Romans. Explore the archeological site, which includes the largest basilica in North Africa and the Basilica of St Salsa, who was a local martyr in the 4th century.

Continue to Cherchell to visit two archaeological museums. When you are ready, you will travel back to Algiers.

On the way, you will explore the pyramid-like structure, Tomb of the Christian (royal mausoleum of Mauritania).

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star
Algiers - Setif - Djemila - Constantine
Today you will have an early morning departure in order to wind through the beautiful Kabilye mountain range . Stop in Setif to see National Museum of Archaeology which hosts the remarkable and intact mosaic, the Triumph of Dionysos. After the museum, you will travel to Djemila.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Djemila, means ‘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.

Continue to Constantine for night.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star
Constantine - Tiddis - Constantine
Sidi Rachid Bridge in Constantine

Sidi Rachid Bridge in Constantine

After breakfast travel to the hillside Roman site of Tiddis. At the entrance to the site you will walk through the triumphal arch and pass by the sanctuary of Mithras. Your tour guide will point out the Christian basilica and the Roman houses.

Later in the morning, return back 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 Options: 3, 4, 5-star
Constantine - Timgad - Lambaesis - Batna
You will want to get an early start today to travel south to the unforgettable historical and archaeological sites of Timgad and Lambaesis. Before you reach Timgad, you will make a brief stop to explore Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall.

Then travel to the UNESCO site of Timgad, begun by Emperor Trajan in AD100. Your tour guide will take you to the most important sites including 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.

If you have time in the day, visit the large Roman legionary located at Lambaesis.

Accommodation: 3-star Hotel
Batna - Ghoufi - Gorge - Batna
After breakfast, you will travel south through the impressive ‘Grand Canyon’ of Algeria, the Balcons de Ghoufi. Often unvisited by both foreign and local tourists, this circuit through unforgettable natural beauty and historical sites is well worth the visit! Here you will see some of the troglodyte homes built into the side of the mountain. Enjoy the beautiful ravines, palm trees, and traditional villages. Return back to Batna for night.

Accommodation: 3-star Hotel
Batna - Algiers - Ghardaia
Today you will take a flight to Algiers from Batna or Constantine and then transfer to a flight to Ghardaia. If you have time between your arrival to Algiers and departure to Ghardaia you will explore historic sites in Algiers.

Ghardaia is in the 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 Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel
Full Day in M'zab Valley - El Attefu - Bon Noura - Ghardaia
Hillside town of Ghardaia

Hillside town of Ghardaia

Today you will step back in time as you enjoy the local customs and culture while visiting the historic cities and sites in the M’Zab valley. Visit traditional markets, enjoy the lively atmosphere colors, and unique architecture. You will explore important religious monuments and mosques, while admiring this region’s natural beauty.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel
Full Day in M'zab Valley - El Attefu, - Bon Noura - Ghardaia
Spend the day relaxing in the Oasis or go out for more exploring in this culturally rich region.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel
Ghardaia - Algiers
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kasbah in Algiers

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kasbah in Algiers | Paebi [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Today you will have a full day city tour with your guide. You may start the day off exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah and wind your way through the labyrinth of streets and alleys. Enjoy learning about its ancient past as you visit ancient mosques and museums. In the afternoon you will have time to visit the Bardo Museum or the Museum of Archaeology and Islamic Art.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star
Departure - Algiers
Your guide will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

*Itinerary subject to modification according to local conditions.