Experience Algeria Oasis Tour: 11 Day Tour

Experience Algeria Oasis Tour: 11 Day Tour

  • Wander through ancient date groves
  • Visit historic cities and villages
  • Experience the vibrant M'Zab valley
  • Taste fresh dates
  • Enjoy traditional Algerian hospitality

Day 1: Algiers

Welcome to Algeria! Upon your arrival at the Houari Boumedienne airport, you will meet your Algeria Tour Manager and English Speaking Translator. Transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival times we can arrange a walking or driving tour in Algiers. Dinner and night stay in 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 2: Algiers / Bou-Saada / Biskra

In the morning, travel to Bou-Saada 'city of happiness' in Arabic, through the Gorges of Chiffa which mark the boundary between the northern Mediterranean and highland areas and the beginning of the Sahara. In the afternoon you will travel to the beautiful oasis city of Biskra. On the way to Biskra you will visit the Chaib valley. When you reach the town of Biskra you will explore this city that holds as many as 2 million date palms. Take time to taste the the local dates. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Zibans

Day 3: Biskra / El-Oued

Begin the day with an excursion to the beautiful Aures Mountains followed by a visit of the M'Chouneche palm grove and Balcons de Ghoufi (huge twisting canyon that should not be missed). After visiting these beautiful sites return to Biskra for free time in the city center. In the afternoon you will begin your travels to El-Oued, 'the city of 1,000 domes'. On the way you will visit the Chott El Melghir. If time permits we can arrange for a stop to enjoy the beautiful sunset from the dunes on the road to Nekhla. Dinner and night in the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Hotel Grand Souf, Hotel Ritane Palace

Day 4: El Oued / Touggourt

After breakfast visit the museum and the city with its picturesque market. In the afternoon you will depart for Touggourt and as you travel you will be surrounded by a breath-taking sea of sand. Get out and enjoy the dunes. On the way you will stop at Ghout which is a small oasis protected from sand with palms. In the afternoon you will take an excursion to the Zaouia of Tidjani, which dates back to the 13th century in Tamalhat. Return to Touggourt by Témacine where you can find an old Ksar. When you have reached Touggourt you will have free time. Dinner and night in the hotel.

Hotel Options:
3 options: Oasis Hotel

Day 5: Touggourt / Ouragla / Ghardaia

Today you will begin the day by traveling to Ouargla where you will visit the Sahara museum in the old city. You will also have free time in the market, which is famous for desert roses. Further continue to the UNESCO World heritage M'Zab Valley and Ghardaia where you will visit the palms and dam which shares a system of water from the Oued Zab. Visit the traditional city of Beni-Isguen and its market. Dinner and night in the hotel.

Hotel Option:
Traditional Guest House: Residence Des Deux Tours

Day 6: Full Day Tour of M'ZAB valley including El Atteuf, Bou Noura and Ghardaia

Step back into time as you enjoy the local customs and culture while visiting the historic cities and sites in the M'Zab valley. Visit traditional market places and enjoy the lively atmosphere and vibrant colors. Wander though narrow streets, visit important religious monuments and mosques, and local architecture. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel Option:
Traditional Guest House: Residence Des Deux Tours

Day 7: Ghardaia / Laghouat / Bou-Saada

After breakfast you will have free time to explore and then around 10AM you will begin your travels to Laghouat, which was founded in the 17th century. On the way you will visit Djelfa and the small village, El-Hamel. Late in the afternoon you will return to Bou-Saada and have dinner at the hotel.

Hotel Option:
4 options: Hotel Kerdada

Day 8: Bou-Saada / Algiers

In the morning you will return to Algiers. On your way you will travel though the Lakhdaria Gorges (previously named Palestro). Here you will see the Riadh El-Feth. Upon arrival in Algiers you will visit the Sacre Cour, Notre Dame basilica, and 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 9: Algiers

Today you will have a full day city tour of Algiers including museums and sites. Begin the day with a morning tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah. In the afternoon visit museums such as the: Bardo museum, National Musuem of Fine Arts, Museum of the Armed Forces, and the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art.

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

Day 10: Algiers / Tipasa / Cherchell / Algiers

Today will begin your Roman site visits with an excursion to the gorgeous seaside site of Tipasa. At the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tipaza 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. (royal mausoleum of Mauritania). 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 11: Departure

Today your driver and guide will take you to the airport for your departure, thus ending your Oasis Algeria tour.

Tour Includes:

  • Algeria tour manager
  • English-speaking translator
  • Driver and private transportation
  • All entrance fees to historical sites
  • All Accommodations in half-board (dinner and breakfast) – Full board option available
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Security escorts where needed
  • Letter of Invitation required for the tourist visa

Tour Does Not Include:

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

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