The Discovery of the Algerian Sahara
13 Days / 12 Nights
The Algerian Sahara
Discover the mythical places of the Algerian capital and its spectacular desserts from Tamanrasset to Djanet, with its rock carvings, dunes, sandstone cliffs and impressive landscapes.
Day 1 Monday : Algiers
Assistance & transfer to the hotel.
With a stop on the heights of the city to discover Makam Echahid.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Tuesday : Algiers
Visit of the Casbah and meeting with a Cabinetmaker.
Lunch in the district of the fishery, where stands the New Mosque (Djamâa el-djedid).
Afther that visit of the Grande Poste, the national theater, the Wilaya (the prefecture of Algiers) and the Galeries de France.
Final visit of the day will be the Basilica of Notre-Dame d’Afrique
Day 3 Wednesday : Flight Algiers / Tamanrasset
Flight from the Algiers to Tamanrasset.
Departure towards the Assekrem refuge, through the Atakor massif with prestigious reliefs.
Visit the magnificent site where Charles de Foucauld lived.
Dinner and overnight stay near his hermitage.
Day 4 Thursday : Hirafok - Atakor - Oued Tellouet
Departure towards Hirafok, a Tuareg village on the edge of the Atakor massif.
Continuation with Ideles, to appreciate the gardens.
Bivouac a little further, at the foot of a small black basalt cliff.
Day 5 Friday : Tellouhet - Afara - Amadror - Tihodaine – Afara
Direction Afara, a vast sandy plain, at the foot of Tassili N’Ajjer.
Then we will cross the great plain of Amadror to the wonderful erg of Tihodaine, a tangle of dunes strewn with Neolithic remains.
From Tihodaine to Afara, along the cliff of Tassili N’Ajjer, through wadis and rocks to beautiful sand dunes to settle the camp for the night.
Day 6 Saturday : Akba - Tamedet - Tassili N'Ajjer - Tasset - Dider - Assar
Via the Akba de Tamedet, direction the Tassili cliff to the wonderful site of Tasset.
Continuation to Dider, a vast plateau where it’s possible to admire the impressive gueltas of Assar and engravings which are among the most beautiful in the Sahara.
Day 7 Sunday : Akba Pass - Tin Teradjeli - Erg Admer – Djanet
Early in the morning, passing by the impressive akba of Tin Teradjeli to reach the plain of Admer, a vast sandy area between the cliff of the plateau and the high dunes of the Erg Admer.
Arrival in the evening in Djanet to spend the night in the guest house.
Day 8 Monday : Tadrart massif - Oued El Beridj
From Djanet, towards the Tadrart massif, frequented throughout the Neolithic period.
We will explore the region of El Beridj, made up of large canyons bordered by dark sandstone cliffs where we have the opportunity to admire our first rock carvings.
Dinner and overnight stay in a bivouac in the Oued El Beridj.
Day 9 Tuesday: Moul N’Aga
Hike and drive in this picturesque universe. Crossing immense creeks carved out of enormous caves and dotted with impressive arcades.
The sand has seeped into the side of the cliff, shades of red and ocher. Along the way discovery of new paintings, mainly from the Bovidian era: great hunters armed with spears, surrounded by their dogs, pursuing a sheep with heavy horns.
Bivouac and overnight
Day 10 Wednesday: In Djaren Canyon - Tin Merzouga
Departure to the immense In Djaren canyon. Its cliffs, sculpted by erosion, are home to numerous frescoes and rock engravings: elephants, giraffes, bovines of various kinds.
Continuation to the pearl of Tadrart: Tin Merzouga. Culminating at 1,300 meters in height with its saffron and red dunes which light up at sunset.
Bivouac in Tin Merzouga.
Day 11 Thursday: L’Oued In Djaren - Tamezguida Cathedral
Today we will go to the wadi In Djaren and its vegetation (acacias, roses of Jericho, henbane which grew during the last flood) until reaching the cathedral of Tamezguida and its immense arches.
Also in the In Djaren canyon, visit of rock engravings and paintings including fish on the walls of the Tadrart and the only seated giraffe of all the Tassilis.
Day 12 Friday: Tegharghart - Djanet
After breakfast visit of Tegharghart engravings of the crying cow, then going back to the town of Djanet.
Afternoon city tour in Djanet, walking and seeing crafts.
Day 13 Saturday: Return flight
Transfer to airport assistance and return flight from Djanet to Algiers.
International airport transfer and return flight.
- The circuit can present some modification depending on the airline schedules.
- This tour in Algeria is confirmed from 08 people, and for maximum 20 people.
- All our tours can be modified and privatized at the request of the customers.
- Possibility to extend your stay in Algiers or to combine it with another tour.
Strengths of this circuit the Discovery of the Algerian Sahara:
Through this tour, you will discover not only the mithic city of Algiers with its cathedral Notre Dame d’Afrique of neo-bysantine architecture, and the ancient fortress Kasbah classified by UNESCO.
You will also explore the Sahara, that covers 85% of the Algerian territory. And it is not at all monotonous. You will appreciate a palette of colors in the desert ranging from yellow to almost red. With landscapes between volcanic (Hoggar massif) and lunar (Tassili N’Ajjer), stone plains and (the Regs) and sandy plains (the Ergs) from which sometimes spring superb oasis.
Prices and notes :
Price per person of this circuit the Discovery of the Algerian Sahara includes:
- Reception and assistance at the airport.
- Assistance + Airport / hotel transfers round trip
- 02 nights in a 3 * hotel in Algiers
- Flight from Algiers to Tamanrasset
- 01 night at Assekrem
- 03 nights in bivouac
- 01 night in a guest house in Djanet
- 04 nights in Bivouac
- 01 night in a guest house in Djanet
- Flight from Djanet to Algiers
- Full board
- 4×4 vehicle + English-speaking driver
- Specialized guides throughout the circuit
- Permanent logistics guides.
- English, French or Spanish speaking guides
- Entries to the sites included
- Algeria DMC will provide you with all the necessary documents for your visa application
Price per person of this circuit the Discovery of the Algerian Sahara does not includes:
- International flight
- Multi-risk cancellation and repatriation insurance
- Drinks, extras and personal expenses Visa fees