I read some good things about youth hostels in Algeria, not the least that they offer very cheap overnight stay.
One question I have: are they all only dormitory accomodation or do they also offer private room?
All the best,
Can somebody give me an idea how much 2 persons can, very roughly, expect to spend each day in Algeria?
We are budget travelers, staying in budget, but not dirt cheap hotels. Going by public transport.
Eating in resaurants, but not fancy.
Just came back from close to a month of independent travelling through Algeria and wanted to share some basic information which helps to smoothen your trip. Roughly I visited the north of the country between Tlemcen and Constantine including Setif for Djemila and Batna for Timgad and Rhoufi plus a short trip to Ghardaia in the south going there by plane and returning by night bus.
The visa was difficult to get in Switzerland and requirements kept changing while nearly 3 weeks…
After four years I have returned to Algeria. Together with my wife and two kids (11 and 14)
we did a tour around Djanet, the Tadrart region and the area north of Djanet (Essendilene canyon) with Zeriba voyages.
The region around Djanet seems to be more secure because there is more border security.
We had to make a booking through a travel agency. We never travelled to Algeria this way. Normally we just book a hotel and arrange a visa. The visa application process for Algeria is…
My boyfriend and I are getting ready for a 1-month visit to Algeria. We are starting out in Oran and then planning along the way. I have a few questions?
How conservative should our clothing be? Can we wear shorts/tops in cities like Oran? Should I bring a headscarf?
Is it possible to get a sim card for internet usage? Any ideas on the costs and good providers?
Which places are must-visits?
We are always looking to make friends. Any travellers…
I'm planning to go on a 2-3 week solo trip to Algeria this autumn; apparently the country is more or less stable/peaceful nowadays (unless you go to Kabylie or remote parts of the Sahara) - however, it still seems to be very much an off the beaten track destination with next to no tourist literature/info available.
So, I'd be grateful for some info on:
- Safety: is this still a major issue, esp. when travelling solo?
- Public Transport: overland buses/trains - recommended, or should I stick…
First of all I understand that one should bring cash to Algeria, then I have the question of what cash.
I presume euro is best, but I happen to have some US cash.
Should I change my US into euro?
That means I do one transaction more than needed and that will cost me a little.
Is euro so much better that it would be wise to do so - change US dollars in euro and then into algerian currency?
My mother and I are both intrepid travelers with one week to spend in Northern Africa. We're deciding between Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. We want to avoid crazy tourist crowds, hate tours, and really value unique/new experiences. We want to spend a few days in a city, then another few days somewhere more regional/desert-y, and wondered if anyone who has traveled Algeria a lot has any advice?
Is Algeria the right country for us to choose? If so, where should we go / not miss?
I'll be travelling to Algeria end of May and would like to visit Tassili N'ajjer as part of my trip. I'm struggling to find tours where I could join a group and I'm not sure if it's possible to head out there (Djanet) and find a guide in country.
Would love to hear from anyone who has travelled there.
Does anyone know the easiest place to get a visa for Algeria ? I'm in London, not sure that's the easiest and fastest option, if anyone has gotten a visa elsewhere would be great to hear the story.