Expedition Algeria Overview

Visit Algeria and wander through incredible Roman ruins, mighty desert landscapes and the elegant boulevards of Algiers.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,680
      CAD $3,730
      AUD $3,875
      EUR €2,695
      GBP £2,320
      NZD $4,595
      ZAR R35,270
      CHF FR3,325
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover one of Africa's foremost unsung jewels on a journey through Algeria

Relatively unexplored by fellow travellers, Algeria is one of the highlights of North Africa. Discover the ancient wonders, exhilarating hotspots and intriguing beauty of this fascinating country. Delve into the winding alleys and grand boulevards of Algiers' famous kasbah, admire stunning Roman mosaics and ancient amphitheatres, be amazed by the endless expanses of the Sahara and enjoy leisurely strolls through local marketplaces. When it comes to Algeria, a new treasure awaits at every twist and turn.

  • Check out the Monument of Martyrs in Algeria’s atmospheric capital
  • Explore the incredible Roman ruins of Tipaza and Timgad
  • Wind down through the High Atlas Mountains
  • Stroll about the small oasis town of Taghit

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Algiers, Algeria
  • Finish:

    Algiers, Algeria
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Plane, Van
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. 3. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,680
    CAD $3,730
    AUD $3,875
    EUR €2,695
    GBP £2,320
    NZD $4,595
    ZAR R35,270
    CHF FR3,325
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $245
    CAD $248
    AUD $258
    EUR €179
    GBP £154
    NZD $306
    ZAR R2,351
    CHF FR221
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About Algeria

Expedition Algeria Summary

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Day 1 Algiers

Welcome to Algiers, one of the Mediterranean's unsung jewels. Wander the city's wide stately boulevards, admire shimmering ocean views and explore the winding narrow alleys of the kasbah – an Ottoman citadel so atmospheric the French decided to leave it standing.

Days 2-3 Tipaza/Algiers

Stroll further back through history on a visit to Tipaza, a site of ancient Roman ruins complete with an amphitheatre and basilica.

Day 4 Setif

Drive on to Setif, stopping off en route at the World Heritage site of Beni Hammad. Admire the exquisite Roman mosaic of Dionysos, one of the most impressive mosaics in the world, which adorns the floor of the central court.

Days 5-6 Constantine

Dramatically perched high above the Oued Rhumal gorge and linked by a network of dizzying bridges, Constantine is a city perfectly suited to exploration on foot. Wander through the local kasbah, looking out for the embroidered goods for which the city is renowned, and finish the day taking in the sunset from any number of the cafe terraces boasting spectacular views.

Day 7 Batna

Stop off at the Mausoleum of Medracen and the timeworn Roman ruins of Timgad on the way to Batna. Weave through stunning Atlas Mountain landscapes and isolated palm-lined villages to Balcon Rhoufi, where Berber dwellings are hewn into the canyon escarpments.

Days 8-9 Ghardaia

Travel to Ghardaia and watch as the green, mountainous landscape changes to the dry, desolate plains of the Saharan fringe. A sprawling complex of narrow laneways and striking Berber architecture, the town's inhabitants belong to a very conservative Muslim sect; many of the women will be garbed in traditional burqas.

Days 10-11 Timimoun

Navigate the attractive red mud-brick walls and residences of Timimoun, head for its local market to browse the goods on offer and take in a striking horizon of sand dunes ringed around a motionless salt lake.

Days 12-13 Taghit

Meander about the small-town sights of Taghit, one of Algeria's most attractive towns. Perhaps make for the ancient rock carvings that adorn the escarpment just outside of town or ascend the sand dunes at dusk to catch a memorable sunset.

Days 14-15 Fly Bechar to Algiers

Board a flight back to Algiers. Time-permitting, stop off at the Martyr's Monument – a bold testament to those who lost their lives during the country's battle for independence. As this is the final night, why not stake out a terrace restaurant and watch daylight dim on a city often referred to as 'Algiers the White'.
    • 15
    • XLKG
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,680
      CAD $3,730
      AUD $3,875
      EUR €2,695
      GBP £2,320
      NZD $4,595
      ZAR R35,270
      CHF FR3,325
      *
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    • Explorer
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