Into the Heart of the Sahara – Algeria

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Our trip to Algeria takes you into the very heart of the Sahara. Experiencing days of travel in some of the world’s most remote landscapes and meeting the people that live there.

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All about the Into the Heart of the Sahara – Algeria.

Our Algeria trip takes you into the very heart of the Sahara. Experiencing days of travel in some of the world’s most remote landscapes and meeting the people that live there.

Start point: Algiers
End point: Algiers
Maximum number of people: 10

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All transport (4×4 when in the desert)
  • Permits
  • Letter of invitation for visa application
  • All accommodation
  • All food in Tadrart Rouge (day 5 -8)
  • Breakfast (day 1- 4)
  • Local guide
  • Local security team (where necessary) & all of their fees/expenses
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 x Domestic flights: Algiers -> Djanet, Djanet – >Algiers

 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Dinner and lunches (days 1-4, 9, 10)
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  1. Day 1 Algiers

    Transfer to Hotel.
    Overnight in hotel in Algiers. ABC Hotel or similar.

  2. Day 2 Algiers

    A full day tour from 0900 – 1700 in Algiers including the labyrinthine Kasbah and a chance to see some of the colonial buildings of Algiers.

    A great intro into the country.

    Overnight in Hotel in Algiers. ABC or similar.

  3. Day 3 Algiers – Djemila Ruins - Constantine

    We leave Algiers for a four-hour drive to the spectacular roman ruins of Djemila, a city well adapted to its mountainous setting. This is one of the greatest sets of roman remains in North Africa.

    We then travel on to Constantine.

    Overnight in Hotel in Constantine. Ibis or similar.

  4. Day 4 Constantine - Algiers

    A day tour of Constantine, a city set on a high plateau split by a dramatic ravine serviced by 7 bridges. The city offers myriad of spectacular views as well as its own history.

    Then return to Algiers.

    Overnight in Hotel in Algiers. ABC or similar.

  5. Day 5 Algiers - Djanet

    Fly to Djanet. Depending on the flight time, we will have a couple of hours to explore the oasis town of Djanet before departing to the Tadrart Rouge desert region.

    Overnight at the desert camp of Tifertasine.

  6. Day 6 Tadrart Rouge

    After breakfast, set out to Tikoubaouine, a stone forest set out in sand with the incredible natural arch the highlight. We will take lunch and and then set out again to El Oued.

    Dinner and camp in the desert.

  7. Day 7 Tadrart Rouge

    Today we visit the Guelta of Essendilene. There are a few serene desert ponds in the region , known as gueltas, which you can explore and were once used by nomads as watering holes. After you will visit some of the famous rock paintings of the region.

    Dinner and camp in the desert.

  8. Day 8 Tadrart Rouge - Djanet

    We will take lunch in the desert near the rock with one of the most famous Algerian ancient rock engraving – “la vache qui pleure” (the crying cow), this 7000-year-old carving is the most famous of the all rock engravings. In the afternoon return to Djanet for a final Tuareg tea ceremony.

    Overnignt in Djanet.

  9. Day 9 Djanet - Algiers

    Fly from Djanet to Algiers.

    The time of flight does vary depending on the schedule at the time.

    Free time in Algiers.

    Overnight in Algiers in ABC or similar.

  10. Day 10 End of Trip

    Transfer to airport.

    End of trip in Algiers

Accommodation

We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. We consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when we make our choices of where to stay.

This trip is based on staying in local hotels and tents when you’re in the desert areas.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included in the price:
  • All transport (4×4 when in the desert)
  • Permits
  • Letter of invitation for visa application
  • All accommodation
  • All food in Tadrart Rouge (day 5 -8)
  • Breakfast (day 1- 4)
  • Local guide
  • Local security team (where necessary) & all of their fees/expenses
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 x Domestic flights: Algiers -> Djanet, Djanet – >Algiers
Not included in the price
  • International flights
  • Dinner and lunches (days 1-4, 9, 10)
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Insurance

There are regular international flights to Algiers. We will issue visa authorisation documents to guests ahead of travel so that they will be able to obtain visas from their local consulate/embassy. Please contact us about which embassy you will apply at as processing times vary greatly.

You will be accompanied by an international guide, in addition to drivers and a local guide. The local guides and drivers speak limited English.

Security escorts are required in some areas of southern Algeria. We must state that the local team have the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons.

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
February 18, 2023 - February 27, 2023
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