Explore ancient Algeria from Algiers through Constantine, Ghardaia and more.

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 amphitheaters, 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.

Start
Algiers, Algeria
Finish
Algiers, Algeria
Countries
Algeria
Themes
Explorer
Code
XLKG
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
812kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Stand in the shadow of the amazing Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Beni Hammad
  • Wander through the oasis town of Taghit
  • Discover the Roman ruins of Tipaza and Djemila
  • Explore the fascinating kasbah of Algiers

Itinerary

The gateway to Algeria, alluring Algiers is nestled between the magical Mediterranean and the awe-inspiring Atlas mountains. Take a tour through the labyrinthine alleys of the Kasbah, discover culinary delights at a traditional restaurant and be entranced by the archaeological wonders of Tipaza - a site of ancient Roman ruins complete with an amphitheatre and basilica.
Stroll further back through history on a visit to Tipaza, a site of ancient Roman ruins complete with an amphitheatre and basilica.
Step back in time as you explore the ruins of Beni Hammad. Known as the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, this World Heritage site was founded more than 1000 years ago. Wander through the ancient fortified city, visit the remains of the impressive mosque and be dazzled by the view from its 30 m-high minaret. Carry on to Setif, where we’ll spend the night.
See the exquisite mosaics at Setif’s Archaeological Museum before journeying out to delightful Djemila. Discover some of the world’s most beautiful Roman ruins, including the Market of Cosinius, the House of Bacchus and the Arch of Caracalla. Continue on to Constantine, the city in the sky.
Discover the ethereal beauty of Constantine as the sun rises. See sheer cliffs rise up from the Rhumel River and feel the rush of a cable car ride over the 175 m gorge. Unearth a vast collection of ancient Roman artefacts at the Cirta Museum and visit the Mellah Slimane Bridge before carrying on to Batna.
Stop off at the timeworn Roman ruins of Timgad on the way to Biskra. Weave through stunning Atlas Mountain landscapes and isolated palm-lined villages to Balcon Rhoufi, where ancient Berber dwellings are hewn into the canyon escarpments.
Travel to Ghardaia and watch as the green Atlas 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.
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.
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.
Board a flight back to Algiers. 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'.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
Plane, Van
Accommodation
Hotel (14 nights)

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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. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

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