AG1 Algeria Tour
Roman Ruins, Kasbahs & UNESCO Villages
Visit a Saharan town and UNESCO World Heritage Site; Experience the variety of cultures in Algeria; Shop in beautiful colourful souks; Go back hundreds of years as you explore preserved medieval architecture and ancient sites (such as Timgad, pictured on this page)
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- MAP & HOTELS
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Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 31 Mar 2020||Wed 08 Apr 2020||$3740 USD|
|Fri 02 Oct 2020||Sat 10 Oct 2020||$3740 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $438 USD (number of singles limited).
We're pleased to reintroduce spectacular Algeria to our roster after a couple years' hiatus.
Our Algeria tour focuses on the incredible historical sites of northern Algeria, as well as it's beguiling traditional and modern-day cultural attributes. We also experience village life, a fascinating combination of traditional and present-day North Africa.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Space Telemey Hotel
This casual non-smoking hotel near the Mediterranean Sea is 2 km from the Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, ... 3 km from the Casbah of Algiers, a walled citadel dating from the 17th century.
Low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and en suite, shower-only bathrooms; all have in-room safes and desks.
Click here to visit hotel website
Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All accommodation (twin-share), transport, and sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Domestic flights via local scheduled carriers as per the itinerary. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving/late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Your official "Letter of Invitation" to be included with your visa application is also included (see also 'exclusions').
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, and visa fees. Optional single supplement. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on packing, optional meal costs, and visas.
Tourists visas are required for USA and Canadian passport holders. You must acquire your visa in advance, preferably through our preferred visa service. Your should budget about $200-$250 per visa including all fees and taxes. You will have to send your passport away for processing, and your passport cannot show evidence of a prior visit to Israel.
Seasonality and Weather
Our tour occurs entirely in the northern part of the country, a temperate zone that enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate. It lies within approximately the same latitudes as southern California and has somewhat similar climatic conditions. Its broken topography, however, provides sharp local contrasts in both prevailing temperatures and incidence of rainfall.
Our dates in spring and fall will see comfortable mild-to-warm temperatures and the possibility of rain showers at any time. Spring will see green landscape and possibly wildflowers, while our fall date will enjoy the possibility of locally-produced fruits and vegetables.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport will be via private air-conditioned bus. Though we will have some full days of travel and sightseeing, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest. Roads are generally in good condition, though a little winding on some stretches. We have a couple of internal flights via scheduled local airlines.
Though Algeria has stabilized greatly since its civil war ending in 2002, for security reasons we avoid areas near borders with neighbouring countries and restrict our explorations to the well-controlled and secure northern part of the country. At this time we do not currently offer the far south of the country, which is remote and not as well-patrolled. That said, we do get a nice taste of desert life on the edge of the Sahara in Ghardaia.
Though our routes are already well-policed, our local partners may choose to assign a security escort on some stretches if deemed prudent due to prevailing conditions. We encourage all travellers (as we do for any destination) to review online government advisories that provide guidance on, among other things, issues concerning security. We are presently very confident that your journey will be problem-free and want to ensure that you feel likewise before choosing to join this trip.
Our 'Level 2' difficulty rating reflects our comfortable transport and road journeys on good roads that are not terribly long. Heat should also not be a significant factor during our two dates. That said, our program is ambitious with plenty of moving around, some full days, early starts, remote locations, and plenty of time on your feet -- walking tours of towns and cities and at sites, some of which are large.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels and inns throughout; our hotel in Ghardaia, however, is of a simpler standard but is clean and charming with local atmosphere (it does not have a website). All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is usually available (see '˜Inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited in number and possibly smaller than twins.
Please click on the 'Map & Hotels' tab for more information.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, local guide, driver/s throughout.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
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