Exclusive 2019 Algeria Vacations

Are you looking for a vacation that is a little different in 2019? Want to do some exploring outside Europe and the States? Then why not try Algeria, Africa's largest country - and one of the world's least visited destinations.

Expert Algeria's 2019 heritage, culture and adventure vacations travel the length and breadth of Algeria from the Mediterranean coast to the Sahara desert.

Expert Algeria can devise customized tours, holidays and itineraries on virtually any subject, from Roman Algeria to Albert Camus, and from the Kingdom of the M'Zab to a long weekend in the Algerian capital, Algiers.

Below you will find a small sample of some of the cultural, historical and adventure vacations run by Expert Algeria.

Nearly all of our Algeria vacations are made-to-measure. In other words, we tailor our Algeria tours to the interests of individual clients or travel operators. Please contact us on our email address info@expertalgeria.com for a specialised quote.

THE BEST OF ALGERIA GUIDED TOUR
Market square in GhardaiaHighlights of this range from Djemila, "one of the world's great historical sights" according to the Lonely Planet, to Algiers, a mesmerising Mediterranean city crowned by a legendary casbah - from where it is a short hop to Albert Camus's Tipasa. In the Saharan settlement of Ghardaia, we will visit Beni Isguen, where the women are clad entirely in white with only one eye showing. Back on the Mediterranean, Oran, the most Spanish of Algeria's cities, await discovery - “One of North Africa’s most beautiful towns” according to the famous French guidebook, Petit Futé. And in Tlemcen we will be honored guests at the Great Mosque, one of North Africa's most outstanding Islamic landmarks.
ANTIQUITIES OF ROMAN ALGERIA TOUR
Djemila temple Algeria's Roman ruins, unheralded and unvisited, delight even the most worldly traveller. Our tour of Roman Algeria begins in Tipasa, overlooking the southern shores of the Mediterranean and once a source of inspiration to Albert Camus. Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine ruins will vie for our attention alongside the nearby Mauritanian mausoleum. South of Constantine, on the northern slopes of the Aures, lies Timgad, the "Pompeii of Africa", constructed under Trajan as a bulwark against the unruly Berbers, Timgad represents the very epitome of Roman urban planning. And then there's Djemila and Tiddis and so much more!
THE ALGERIAN SAHARA: DJANET AND TADRART ESCORTED TOUR
Crossing the Sahara in Algeria The awe-inspiring Tadrart region is to be found in the deep south-east of the Algerian Sahara. Once visited by the Swiss-Algerian explorer Isabelle Eberhardt, the Tadrart is dotted with gueltas, pre-historic rock paintings, strange rock formations and lofty dunes of virgin sand - "here the dunes are a true paradise", according to the Bradt Guide to Algeria, "a great place to explore and play, like a huge open playground".
CROCODILES AND GIRAFFES IN THE ALGERIAN SAHARA
Giraffe engraving in the deep south of the Algerian Sahara Algeria's mountainous Tassili region, bordering Niger to the south, is distinguished by its towering dunes of sand, its sheer-sided canyons and its beguiling "forests of rock". The Tassili - "plateau of the rivers" in Arabic - is an open-air treasure-trove of more than 15,000 rock carvings and cave paintings that depict pre-historic crocodiles, cattle and giraffes.
ALGERIA CIRCUIT: FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE SAHARA
Ruins of Tipasa overlooking the Mediterranean in Algeria This 15-day guided tour ranges across Algeria from the Mediterranean to the northern Sahara. Highlights include the UNESCO-designated casbah of Algiers; the Roman antiquities of Timgad, Djemila and Tipasa; the M'Zab Valley, where the walled town of Beni Isguen is normally closed to foreigners; and El Oued, the Saharan "town of a thousand domes" where we stay in a palace in the desert.
ALGIERS, ORAN, TIMIMOUN, GHARDAIA, HOGGAR
A minaret in Ghardaia set against an azure skyOur itinerary starts on the shores of the Mediterranean in Algiers and Tipasa followed by a trip westwards to Oran before plunging into the Sahara. Taghit is considered to be one of the most beautiful oases in the desert, whilst Assekrem - literally "The End of The World" - located in the heart of the Hoggar, and boasts some of most sensational views in the whole of North Africa.
ESSENDILENE BY CAMEL ESCORTED TOUR
Camels in the Sahara This circuit, beginning and finishing in Djanet, has been devised to embrace the Tassili's captivating range of Saharan landscapes, from its lofty dunes and sculptured rocks to its life-giving gueltas (water-holes and small lakes) lined with pink rose-bays. We will navigate the Tassili - "plateau of the rivers" in Arabic - by camel, spending six nights under the Saharan stars.
DISCOVER MEDITERRANEAN ALGIERS
Central Algiers architectureVirtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Algiers is one of the Mediterranean's most mesmerising cities, a captivating mélange of faded French grandeur and neo-Moorish folly crowned by a legendary casbah. Were "Alger La Blanche" situated on the northern edge of the Mediterranean, it would be one of Europe's most sought after destinations.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ALBERT CAMUS, SON OF ALGERIA
The setting sun over the bay of Algiers Our Albert Camus tour, originally designed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the great philosopher's birth, includes visits to many of the places associated with Camus' life and work, visiting scenes from, inter alia, l'Etranger, The Plague and The First Man. Ed Vallance, writing for the Independent newspaper, recently undertook a tour with Expert Algeria  In the Footsteps of Camus in Algeria - why not take a look at his article Stranger than fiction in Algeria?
ALGERIAN SAHARA: FROM DJANET TO TAM
Tamanarasset in the Algerian SaharaOur tour of Algeria's virgin Sahara starts in the red-walled desert town of Tamanrasset, deep in the Hoggar region, and ends in the Tassili, bordering Niger to the south. A beguiling array of landscapes awaits discovery as we traverse these remote Saharan expanses on foot and by jeep: towering dunes of sand, sheer-sided canyons and dense forests of rock. We will admire the region's palm-groves and wadis, and track down its lonely gueltas, the desert lakes and water-holes that sustain the Sahara's nomads. We will also seek out the tarout, the endemic Saharan cypress trees that are over 2,000 years old.
ROMAN ALGERIA AND THE DEEP SOUTH GUIDED TOUR
Desert oasis full of water in southern AlgeriaThis tour will take you from Algiers and Algeria's triumvirate of Roman UNESCO World Heritage sites - Djemila, Timgad and Tipasa - to the deepest expanses of the Algerian Sahara, where the Tassili region around Djanet, including Tadrart, is known for its lofty dunes, stunning rock formations and ancient paintings and engravings.