Welcome to Algeria

Algeria’s other big draw is its extraordinary Saharan region. Whether it’s a glimpse of the sand seas that surround Timimoun, or the burnt-red mountains of the far south, these are the desert landscapes of legend.

But, for all its peach-coloured dunes and grand ruins, it's perhaps the Algerians themselves, who welcome visitors with warmth and curiosity, that are the real highlight of this nation. For accessible adventure and a complex, enthralling cultural odyssey, head for Algeria.

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$1129.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days 4x4 tour: Authentic Algerian Desert

Day 1 Saturday: Flight France / Algeria, transfer to the national airport of Algiers (200 m) Then Algiers Flight 21 h 50 h arrival at Djanet 23 59 Home to Djanet airport by the Tuareg guide and his team .After the formalities, our team and 4x4 vehicles are waiting to get to the camp nearby, in the largest desert.Day 2 Sunday: Breakfast and immediate departure in 4x4 through Djanet for some necessary formalities to visit the National Park.Short walk in the late afternoon in the erg Admer with dunes to infinity, sunset atop a dune, first camp under the stars.Day 3 Monday: Morning after breakfast transfer by 4x4, walking in the beautiful canyon Essendilène, then the visit of Dider guelta and rock engravings site Tin Taghirt, sleep in bivouac.Day 4 Tuesday: Hike Day to the village of Idaren through the plateau Anaref, arrived in Ihrir through more than five gueltas, picnic under the edge of the water, turning a guelta, we arrive in the village of Ihrir, where you will see Zeriba (round stone House).Day 5 Wednesday: Departure in 4x4 towards Djanet, hiking in the afternoon Tisras with orange dunes mixed with huge rocks in multiple forms, couscous, sleep in bivouac.Day 6 Thursday: early morning hike to the famous plateau of Tassili N'Ajjer, climb the cliff (about 650 vertical meters) and visit some sites of sublime rock paintings Timras bivouac. (This hike can be replaced by an extra day to Ihrir or a day of hiking in a landscape of sand and rocks.Day 7 Friday: Visit of Djanet, its gardens, its old town and the Turkish bath shower, last camp near the "crying cow", famous rock carving.Day 8 Saturday: Transfer to the airport.

$1129.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Circuit Hiking Sahara in Algeria with Flights Included

Jour 1 Saturday : Flight France / Algier, transfer to National Airport of Algier ( 200 m) then flight from Algier at 21 h 50 arrival at Djanet 23 h 59, Greet at Djanet Airport by the guide and its team. Transfer to the bivouac area to spend the rest of the night. Jours 2 Sunday : Transfer in 4X4, toward Djanet to go through some formalities to enter the National Parc of Tassili N’Ajjer (Unesco Heritage) – Transfer to the valley of Essendilèbe (located north of Djanet 100 km), to meet the team with the camels. Visit of the canyon and Gueltas of Essendiléne. Bivouac at Essendilénne. 2h 30 of walk and then sleep in a bivouac. Jour 3 Monday- Hiking day in Ver Ioualalaten – Guelta Touia area between canyons et cliffs, oueds and mountains, we will arrive at Ioualalaten, then Touia. 6 Hours of walk in total and we will spend the night in the bivouac.Jour 4 Tuesday – Tikobawen – Tegleh Ekrer, discover of the Arch Tikobawen and Cathedrals of rocks, dunes and tours of Grès. Installation of the bivouac for the night. 6 hours of walk in total.Jour 5 Wednesday– Geraf Amoud – Tassotarat, depart for the Pyramides of Tiwitatiren, 360° view of the dunes of Erg Admer. Visit of the grotto of Geraf-Amoud ( name of a Touareg Prince.) 5 hours of walk in total. Spend the night at the bivouac. Jour 6 Thursday – Tekat-Entanoren, wonderful, beautiful landscapes : wadis, rocks and splendid view of the plateau n'Ajjer. Bivouac Tekat - Entanoren . 6 hours walking . Overnight camping.Jour 7 Friday – Elakef-Tisras, early depart for a walk to the oasis of Djanet, across the Elakef (forest of stone). Visit of the oasis of Djanet and its museum, then Hammam. Jour 8 Saturday – Transfer to the airport of Djanet around 1am, 03 h 15 flight to Algier, arrival at 05 h 30, transfer to the International airport of Algier for return flight.

$600 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Days Luxury Tour to Fes from Marrakech with Night in Erg Chebbi

Day 1: Marrakech / Ait Ben Haddou / Ouarzazate /GorgesAfter meeting you at your hotel in Marrakech after breakfast we will go towards the High Atlas through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains.We can to make a stop on the pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where we will arrive in time for lunch. Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, The Legionary, The Sheltering Sky, and many others. will visit the town of Ouarzazate,  the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa.Then we will go through Ouarzazate, the famous Valley of Roses and the Dades valley, reaching the Dades  Gorge in time for sunset where we will stop in a very traditional and romantic hotel for Dinner and Overnight.Accommodation : Hotel Xaluca Dades  or Ksar El Kababa or Similar Day 2: Gorges /Erfoud  /Merzouga “Erg-Chebbi”In the morning, after breakfast, you may take a walk through the Todra Gorges, and then take the car to drive the road of the 1000 Kasbas, go through Tineghier village and the Jewish Kasbah, arriving to rissani  in time for lunch, we will take a walk in rissani to see the big market of the area and a Kasbahs ,then we take the way towards  Merzouga arriving before the time of the  sunset. From here we will leave our car in a hotel and we will start off by Camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an incredible and unforgettable night in a Berber tent where we will have dinner under millions of stars a  overnight in the berber tent .Accommodation : Luxury Desert Camp Day 3: Merzouga/ Rissani / Ziz Oasis / Medilt /  FezThe following day, the camel Guide will wake you up in time to watch the sunrise  300 m high dunes, and take the way  dawn towards the border with Algeria. Then we will return by camel to the hotel after breakfast and shower  depart towards fez we will pass through rissani  the first capital of Alaouite dynasty we countinue through   ziz valley ,you will stop for lunch in apple village in the middle of the way . we continue the way through the mountain and cedars forest we reach fez in the afternoon for the end of the trip .you will have the opportunity to stop in a few panoramic view to take a pictures .

$650 Private & Custom Tours


DAY 1:Leave the city behind and set out across the rugged terrain of the High Atlas mountains, catching glimpses of river valleys and mountainside villages as you cross over the Tizi n’Tichka pass and drop down to Ouarzazate, nicknamed the Door of the Desert. Stop in the old part of the city for lunch at a local restaurant, and then continue on to the Skoura oasis, where palm trees and silvery olive groves cluster around the ruins of ancient kasbahs. Pass through the Valley of the Roses, stopping en route to peruse the beauty products made from these delicate flowers, and spend the night in a typical guesthouse in Dadés Gorge. DAY 2:After breakfast, drive to Todgha Gorge, where you can stretch your legs with a hike through the canyon before continuing on. Pass by the Berber villages of Tinejdad and Erfoud, and spot the vast oasis of Tafilalt, which is famous for its dates. Arrive amid the golden dunes of Merzouga and trade your wheels for a ride on a camel to strut across the sands in this dreamy desert locale. In the evening, settle in at a comfortable nomadic camp for a drum performance, sunset views, and a good night’s sleep in a traditional tent.MERZOUGA:Situated in the vast desert region of the Saharan Morocco, dividing Morocco and Algeria, Erg Chebbi is one of two Moroccan ‘ergs’, which are a sea of dunes. What it lacks in size- compared to the deserts of Algeria, Libya and Namibia- it makes up for in its extraordinarily scenic golden landscape. The dunes of Erg Chebbi span over 30 kilometres and rise up to 160 metres. Merzouga is the tourist centre of Erg Chebbi, where the camel trips into the desert depart from. Visitors can look forward to staying overnight in a desert oasis called a Moroccan bivouac, camel riding or quad biking through the sea of dunes and watching the dunes change colour as the sun sets.DAY 3:Get up early to watch the sunrise over the windswept dunes, and then get back on the road, passing by the pretty town of Tazzarine on your way into the Draa Valley. Have lunch in Nakob, and visit the 16th-century kasbah of Tamnougalte, near Agdz. Arrive in Ouarzazate for the night.DAY 4:Start your day with a visit to the Taourirt Kasbah, a historic site that’s been partially restored by UNESCO. From there, drive to Ait-Ben-Haddou, a massive red ksar of 6 interconnected kasbahs that rises from the desert and has been featured in numerous Hollywood films. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, drive through the Ounila Valley to Telouet, where you can have lunch and visit the ruins of this once-opulent kasbah before the final leg of the drive back to Morocco.