Algeria small group tour
Description of Algeria small group tour
This small group tour takes you to one of North Africa’s most interesting, beautiful and underrated countries. You’ll travel with a band of fellow travellers and will have expert local guides along the way to help you get the most out of your experience.
Algeria has dramatic desert landscapes, a long Mediterranean coastline and is dotted with ancient Roman ruins and fairytale oasis towns, yet it is not as well known to tourists as neighbouring Morocco, Tunisia or Egypt. In just over two weeks, you’ll get to know some of these highlights, travelling from the far north to the depths of the Sahara Desert.
First off are the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the ancient Roman ruined cities of Timgad and Tipaza. Then there’s the vibrant seaside city of Algiers, where the ancient Casbah blends in with elegant colonial architecture and a vibrant, modern spirit. Heading south into the Sahara you’ll find mudbrick villages and oasis towns such as Timimoun, famous for its red buildings and ancient ksar, and Ghardaia, home to a secretive and conservative Muslim sect known as the Ibadites.
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PlanetBy keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites and ecosystems we visit.
We attempt to reduce plastic bottle use wherever possible by promoting use of reusable and filtered water bottles. Our partnership with Water-To-Go provides a discount on filtered water bottles to our clients. We do not provide water from plastic bottles to our clients in country but always ensure there is regular access to drinking water on our tours.
We are promoting the natural beauty and ancient heritage of Algeria through visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Timgad, Djemila and Tipaza. UNESCO Sites are chosen by the UNESCO committee and must "bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to civilisation", "an important interchange of human values" or be outstanding examples of major stages of Earth's history or ecological and biological processes in evolution. Visiting such sites helps sustain the traditions and natural ecosystems of Algeria through tourism.
PeopleOn each Group tour we use local ground handlers. This means that all operational costs go directly into the local economy and help improve employment opportunities in remote regions. Such support can also be seen in our incorporation of homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of local guides and drivers into our itineraries, which ensures that the money you spend with us goes directly into the local economy and local community.
On Day 10 we will stay in a guesthouse in Taghit for a unique glimpse into the traditions and customs of local life. The homestay/guesthouse market helps them to provide good, clean and interesting accommodation which in term allows them to educate their children, improve their standard of living and look after their ill. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the families financially and us with the wonderful welcome and experience they give us. Wherever possible we stay in locally owned accommodation, eat in locally owned establishments and purchase supplies from the local nomads.
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