Tour itinerary can be seen below.
Arrival in Algiers, meet our guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. If time allows you could take a stroll through the charming neighbourhood or enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
Spend the day touring around Algiers with our expert local guide, including Palais de Rais, National Museum of Fine Arts, Martyrs' Monument and a wander around the ancient passageways of the Kasbah. This city may surprise you with its abundance of grand French-colonial style architecture. Blink and you might even believe you’re in Marseille! Overnight in Algiers.
After breakfast we'll take a tour of Cherchell and Tipaza. Observe the locals relaxing in the Roman forum, much the same as they have done for centuries, before returning to Algiers for dinner and to stay overnight.
Today we visit the stunning Roman ruins in Djemila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing some of the best Roman ruins in North Africa. Enjoying incredible views of the nearby mountains, you’ll have the site almost to yourselves, so you can truly appreciate why the Romans choose this place to build one of their most impressive settlements! Next we will drive to Constantine for dinner and to stay overnight.
In the morning we will take a half day city tour of Constantine, a city built around a series of spectacular gorges. We’ll cross several bridges, old and new, allowing you the best views of the old town and its quaint architecture. In the afternoon we fly south to Bechar. We will then transfer to Taghit, the desert Oasis where we stay overnight.
Breakfast in Taghit, a true Oasis, in the midst of the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert. We'll stop by the abandoned old town before heading in to the desert to enjoy the dunes and scenic views. In the afternoon you can enjoy a stroll around the lively market or enjoy some free time by the hotel pool. We will also head out to see the stunning desert sunset followed by a late dinner on the dunes.
After a final tour around Taghit market and a delicious lunch in a traditional local restaurant, we will return to Algiers, arriving back around 17:00. Here the tour ends and you can depart for your next destination.
For those who are taking the extension, overnight stay in Algiers.
Fly south to Tamanrasset where we'll check into our hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast we depart for Assekrem, following a beautiful winding road through a place of lunar mountainous forms (Akarakar plateau).
Late morning we'll take a break to see the water guelta of Afilal. After lunch we continue to Assekrem arriving in the late afternoon.
Later we can admire the sunset over the entire Hoggar mountain range and soak in the unforgettable view. Overnight at the refuge.
We have the option of waking early in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise. After breakfast, we'll depart for Tanguet.
In the afternoon we pass by the Tamekreste sites; the villages of Touarègues, Indalag, and Tahifet. Overnight in Tamanrasset.
Depending on flight times we may do a city tour in the town of Tamanrasset. Fly back to Algiers, overnight in hotel.
Today the tour ends.