Authentic Algeria Tour: 15 Day Tour

Authentic Algeria Tour: 15 Day Tour

  • Explore the historic Algiers Casbah
  • Wander in world famous UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Learn about the vast Roman empire in Algeria
  • Taste delicious Algerian cuisine
  • Step back in time in the M'Zab valley

Day 1: Algiers

Arrive in Algiers and transfer to your hotel for three nights. Depending on your arrival time you can take an afternoon tour of the city. Dinner will be at your hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Safir, Hotel Albert I, ST Hotel
4 options: Hotel El Djazair
5 options: El Aurassi Hotel, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Day 2: Algiers / Tipaza / Cherchell / Algiers

After breakfast you will travel to Tipaza to explore this beautiful Roman site beside the Mediterranean Sea and then visit the museum. You will not want to miss the historic basilica, which is said to be the largest in North Africa. Enjoy fresh fish lunch in Tipaza and travel to Cherchell to visit two museums that host a number of Roman antiquities. On your way back to Algiers you will stop at the pyramid-like structure of the Tomb de le Christian. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Safir, Hotel Albert I, ST Hotel
4 options: Hotel El Djazair
5 options: El Aurassi Hotel, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Day 3: Algiers

Today you will enjoy a full day city tour of the historically rich city of Algiers. Begin the morning with a walk through the Kasbah where your guide will take you through this labyrinth and learn of its vast history. Other sites will include Bastion 23 "Palais des Rais", Notre Dame d'Afrique, and the Grand Poste. After lunch you will wander through the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, and then finish the afternoon off with views over the city at the Monument of the Martyrs. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Safir, Hotel Albert I, ST Hotel
4 options: Hotel El Djazair
5 options: El Aurassi Hotel, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Day 4: Algiers / Annaba

Today you will take an early morning flight to Annaba. Upon arrival you will discover the museum and site of Hippo Regius and the Cathedral of St. Augustine. Be sure to visit the ruins of the 'Basilica of Peace' where St. Augustine was bishop from AD395-430. Enjoy lunch along the coast and take in the beautiful scenery. Afternoon tour of Cape de Garde, historic mosques, and other sites. Dinner at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Rym el Djamil
4 options: Hotel Sabri

Day 5: Annaba / Guelma / Constantine

After breakfast you will be on your way to Guelma where you will visit the best-restored Roman theatre in North Africa. The theatre also hosts two museums where you will find a collection of mosaics and statues. If you have time you will take a short excursion to the Hammam Meskoutine, a natural hotspring, that have left calcium deposits forming a beautiful cascade. After your visit you will travel to the magnificent hillside Roman site of Tiddis. Before supper your group may be interested in a stroll to one of the Constantines's famous suspension bridges. Dinner will be at your hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Ibis, Hotel Cirta
4 options: Hotel Novotel, Hotel Hocine

Day 6: Constantine / Djemila / Setif / Constantine

Begin the day with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Djemila. You will have a guided visit of both the museum and historic site. Explore the forum, basilicas, baptisteries, arch of Caracalla, Temple des Septimes, well-preserved Roman market, and theatre. After your discoveries travel to Setif and enjoy the National Museum of Archaeology which hosts the remarkable and intact mosaic Procession of Bacchus. Return to Constantine for dinner.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Ibis, Hotel Cirta
4 options: Hotel Novotel, Hotel Hocine

Day 7: Constantine / Timgad / Batna

After breakfast visit the museum of Cirta, Palace of Ahmed Bay and then continue on to Timgad. There will be a stop on the way at Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall. At the UNESCO site of Timgad you will discover the library, temples, amphitheater, arch of Trajan, forum, houses, and basilicas. After this on your return to Lambaesis you will stop to visit the large structure of the legionary base. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Option:
3 options: Hotel Salim - Best Option in Batna

Day 8: Batna / Tebessa

Today you will travel to Tebessa, which is located next to the Algeria/Tunisia border, to enjoy these often forgotten Roman sites. Upon arrival in Tebessa you will stop of lunch and check into the hotel. The afternoon visits will include the basilica of St. Crispina, Arch of Caracalla, Temple of Minerva, museums and a small museum hosting many ancient and Christian artifacts and mosaics (This museum is not always open). After your visits return to the hotel for dinner and night.

Hotel Option:
3 options: Hotel el Amir, Tebessa Beni Ossman

Day 9: Tebessa / El Oued

Leaving some of the Roman sites behind, today you will enjoy a leisurely drive to the Oasis town of El Oued, 'the city of 1,000 domes.' Surrounded by dunes, you will feel like you are off the beaten track and away from any tourist show. Here you will find a picturesque market and museum. Dinner will be at your hotel.

Hotel Option:
3 options: Hotel Grand Souf

Day 10: El Oued / Touggourt / Ouragla / Ghardaia

Begin the day with travels through a 'sea of sand' to the oasis town of Touggourt. Here you will have a stop to explore an old Ksar before heading to Ouargla. This town hosts the Sahara museum and you will have free time to enjoy its market. The town is famous for desert roses. You will finish the day by continuing on to the M'ZAB valley and night in Ghardaia.

Hotel Option:
Traditional Guest House: Residence Des Deux Tours

Day 11: Ghardaia and M'ZAB Valley

Full Day Tour of M'ZAB valley including El Atteuf, Bou Noura and Ghardaia.

Founded around the 12th century the M'Zab valley is a stunning location filled with history and culture unlike other areas in Algeria. You will truly step back in time as you explore this diverse region filled with ancient religious sites, architectural wonders, and beautiful souqs waiting for your discovery.

Hotel Option:
Traditional Guest House: Residence Des Deux Tours

Day 12: Flight to Algiers / Oran

After experiencing Algeria's Oasis region you will be off to adventures in the north. You will take a flight to Algiers and then transfer on another flight to Oran. In Oran some of the sites you will visit are: The Bey's Palace, 14th century fort of Merinid Sultan Abou Hassan, discover the Fort and the Church of Santa Cruz which was built during the second half of the 16th century on the order of the marquis of Santa Cruz, stroll along the corniche overlooking the harbor, walk about in city central to see the unique colonial architecture, see the City Hall which is an impressive building that is served by a majestic staircase and flanked on both side by an imposing bronze lions statues, visit the district of Sidi El Houari, and the Mosque. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Ibis, Hotel Timgad
5 options: Hotel Royal Oran, Hotel Le Meridien

Day 13: Oran / Tlemcen

In the morning you will visit the museum Zabana which hosts numerous artifacts from the Numidian to the Roman periods. When you are finished drive to Tlemcen which is considered an important cultural and religious city in Algeria. Here you will discover historic sites of the Great Mosque, the ancient 13th century ruins of Mansourah, the Mechouar. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Ibis
4 options: Residence Pomaria
5 options: Marriot Renaissance Tlemcen

Day 14: Tlemcen / Algiers

Today you will take a flight to Algiers. Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel and if time permits you will explore more of Algiers. Additional visits include: Museum of Armed forces and the National Jihad museum, Sacre Cour, Great Mosque, Mosque of the Fishermen, and Jardin d'Essai. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Safir, Hotel Albert I, ST Hotel
4 options: Hotel El Djazair
5 options: El Aurassi Hotel, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Day 15: Depart

You will transfer to the Algiers International airport, thus ending your Algeria adventure.

Tour Includes:

  • English speaking Algeria tour manager/guide
  • Driver and private transportation
  • All entrance fees to historical sites
  • Meal options: Half Board (dinner and breakfast) or Full Board including all meals until breakfast on the last day
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Security escorts where needed (determined by Tour Manager)
  • Letter of Invitation required for the tourist visa

Tour Does Not Include:

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Additional Drinks (included is water in the vehicle during transportation)
  • Tips
  • Personal items

*Tour subject to change based on local conditions*

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