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Exploring the Wonders of Algeria: Top Destinations and Experiences

Algeria is a fascinating country located in North Africa, with a diverse range of destinations and experiences to offer. From the stunning Sahara Desert to the Mediterranean coastline, Algeria is a country with a rich history, culture, and natural beauty. In this travel blog post, we'll explore some of the top destinations and experiences to have in Algeria, including providers where applicable.

Camel Trekking in the Sahara Desert

No visit to Algeria is complete without exploring the stunning Sahara Desert. One of the best ways to do this is on a camel trek, where you can experience the breathtaking beauty of the desert and enjoy traditional meals and music around the campfire. Providers such as Sahara Tours Algeria and Dunes Line offer a variety of camel treks, ranging from short day trips to multi-day adventures. Prices for a 2-day camel trek start from around AUD 290 per person.

Discovering the Charm of Algiers

Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. One of the must-visit places in Algiers is the Casbah, or old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour of the narrow streets and alleys, and visit historic mosques, Ottoman palaces, and traditional markets. You can also explore the modern architecture of Algiers, with notable buildings such as the Great Mosque of Algiers and the Monument of Martyrs. Guided tours of Algiers start from around AUD 60 per person.

Exploring Tlemcen's Rich History and Culture

Located in northwestern Algeria, Tlemcen is a charming city with a rich history and culture. One of the top attractions is the 12th-century Great Mosque of Tlemcen, one of the most important Islamic monuments in Algeria. You can also explore the traditional music and dance of Tlemcen, with many opportunities to experience the local culture through music and performance. Providers such as Algeria Tours and Explore Algeria offer guided tours of Tlemcen and other destinations in Algeria. Prices for a guided tour of Tlemcen start from around AUD 120 per person.

Relaxing on Algeria's Mediterranean Coastline

Algeria's Mediterranean coastline is a stunning stretch of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and picturesque seaside towns. Visit the historic town of Tipaza, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient Roman ruins and beautiful beaches. Providers such as Tipaza Tour and Algerian Tours offer guided tours of Tipaza and other coastal destinations in Algeria. Prices for a guided tour of Tipaza start from around AUD 75 per person. You can also visit the town of Annaba to explore the stunning Basilica of St. Augustine and the historic Casbah district. Prices for a guided tour of Annaba start from around AUD 90 per person.

Savouring the Flavours of Algerian Cuisine

Algerian cuisine is a delicious fusion of Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern flavors. Be sure to try some of the local specialties, such as couscous, tagines, and brik (a savory pastry filled with meat or vegetables). Algeria is also known for its delicious sweets and pastries, such as baklava and makroud. You can experience the flavours of Algerian cuisine on a food tour with providers such as Taste Algeria and Cooking Algerian. Prices for a food tour start from around AUD 75 per person.

Algeria is a country that offers something for everyone, from history buffs to adventure seekers to foodies. With its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and welcoming people, Algeria is a destination that is not to be missed.


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