Algeria: Crossroads Of The Maghreb

Group Tour

Overview

Algeria, the largest country on the African continent boasts incredible geographical diversity, stretching from the Mediterranean Coast to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert, and an incredibly rich cultural heritage that would be the envy of many of its better-known Maghreb neighbours.

Once colonised by the Romans, the Turks and the French, the country has emerged from the troubles of the 1990’s to reveal itself as a destination of unrivalled scope and grandeur. Amongst the ...

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HIGHLIGHTS

At a glance

MEALS

11 x Breakfasts
10 x Lunches
10 x Dinners

TRANSPORT

Minibus, 4WDs and and a domestic flight

GROUP SIZE

Maximum: 12

EXPERT TEAM

The full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides where appropriate

ACCOMMODATION

3 nights x Premium
7 nights x Superior
1 night x Simple

ENTRANCE FEES

All entrance fees for sights mentioned in the itinerary

FITNESS RATING

Low

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 2058 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

As an overall ethos, wherever possible we aim to use characterful accommodation that enhances the overall travel experience, not just offers a bed for the night. This can obviously vary dramatically from country to country and from trip to trip. 

On this trip we will stay at comfortable hotels in all locations although please note that in Touggourt the accommodation is simple and functional. Please also note that service levels in many Algerian hotels are not yet on a par with what would be expeced from comparable hotels in Morocco or Tunisia. Things are improving but please be sure to adjust your expectations accordingly. 

Please note that the accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is intended as a guide only and is always subject to availability.

FITNESS RATING

LOW: You should be comfortable walking around towns and cultural sites. May include some optional walks (typically 1-2hrs).

LOW/MODERATE: May be of a long duration and/or involve numerous border-crossings. May include easy/moderate day walks (up to 2-3hrs/day). You should be relatively fit and lead a generally active lifestyle.

MODERATE: May include several easy/moderate day walks (up to 2-5hrs/day) possibly at altitude. You should be relatively fit and lead a generally active lifestyle. Previous experience of similar trips helpful.

MODERATE/HIGH: May involve several days of moderate hiking (up to 3-6 hrs/day) possibly at altitude. You must be a fit and active traveller with appropriate trekking experience.

HIGH: May involve several days of moderate/strenuous trekking (up to 4-7 hrs/day) possibly at altitude. You must be a very fit and active traveller with appropriate trekking experience.

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

Map & Itinerary

Individual departures may vary so please refer to the information in the tour specific links in the Dates and Prices section below

Algeria: Crossroads Of The Maghreb
EXPAND ALL ITINERARY DAYS
COLLAPSE ALL ITINERARY DAYS

Day 1 Tour Starts In Algiers

Day 1 Tour Starts In Algiers

The tour starts early this evening in the Algerian capital. Overlooking the waters of the Mediterranean, Algiers began life as a Phoenician trading post, but it was the 10th century Berbers under Bologhine ibn Ziri who began the city’s rise to prosperity. Over time it fell to the Almohades, the Ottomans and the French, before a bloody struggle for independence finally saw the Algerians wrestle control from their colonial overlords in the early 1960s. Much of the historic heart of the city dates back to Ottoman times and includes the impressive facade of the Ketchaoua Mosque.

Hotel El Aurassi or similar

Day 2 In Algiers: Casbah, Corsairs and Conflict

Day 2 In Algiers: Casbah, Corsairs and Conflict

By way of an introduction to this fascinating country, we’ll start with a tour of the oldest part of the capital, focussing upon the historic Casbah, one of the most impressive in all of North Africa. This UNESCO World Heritage site was described by Le Corbusier as "a masterpiece of architecture and town planning" as we’ll discover after wandering around its labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, made up of tiny shops, museums and market traders. Later we’ll visit the imposing Maqam Echahid (Martyrs’ Monument) and the National Museum of El Mujahid to learn about the Algerian War of Independence.

Hotel El Aurassi or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Algiers - Constantine: Discovering UNESCO Djemila

Day 3 Algiers - Constantine: Discovering UNESCO Djemila

Today we drive east out of the hustle and bustle of the capital to the impressive ancient Roman city of Djemila, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the finest in North Africa. The wheel-rutted streets of ancient Cuicul, founded by the Emperor Nerva to house his subjects, are lined with elaborate houses, a forum, basilica, triumphal arches and temples. It is a fascinating example of Roman town planning adapted to suit its mountain location. Equally impressive is Djemila's stunning museum, where every square inch of the immense walls are plastered with mosaics. After wandering around this charming site we’ll continue our journey east to Constantine or ‘Cirta’ with its dramatic setting amongst precipitous cliffs and deep gorges. The French writer Alexandre Dumas called it ‘a fantastic city, something like Gulliver’s flying island’. Founded over 2,000 years ago, a plateau surrounded by deep ravines was a great place to build because the city could be easily defended. Since then Constantine has outgrown the plateau and spilled over into the adjoining areas, connected to the old city by seven high bridges, hence the title ‘City of Bridges’.
Approx 5hrs driving

Novotel Constantine or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 In & around Constantine: Tiddis and the City Of Bridges

Day 4 In & around Constantine: Tiddis and the City Of Bridges

This morning we’ll drive a short distance north to the small Roman ruins at Tiddis. Also known as Castellum Tidditanorum, it’s perhaps Algeria's most impressively located Roman site. Originally believed to be a Berber/Amazigh settlement, Tiddis is an oddity in that it’s made up of winding pathways that climb the hillside to which it clings, as well as paved streets, a temple of Mithras, an impressive arch, cisterns and a small forum. From here we’ll drive back to Constantine for lunch before heading out on a tour of the city. Constantine boasts an excellent museum noted in particular for its Roman mosaics, as well as the delightful Palace of Ahmed Bey, a handful of impressive mosques (including the impressive Abdul Khader mosque, the second largest in the country), a traditional casbah with its local market and of course, the architectural triumph of the city’s bridges for which it’s so well known.

Novotel Constantine or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Constantine – Timgad: The Pompeii of Africa

Day 5 Constantine – Timgad: The Pompeii of Africa

After breakfast we’ll drive south and pay a quick visit to the enigmatic mausoleum of Medracen, the royal temple of the Berber Numidian Kings, before heading for the UNESCO Roman ruins at Timgad. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pompeii of Africa’, this vast site was constructed under Emperor Trajan as a military base to defend against the Berbers. After the Vandal invasion in 430AD, Timgad was destroyed at the end of the 5th century. Centuries later, Timgad still represents the embodiment of Roman urban planning and is considered, along with Djemila, to be one of the Maghreb’s undisputed treasures of antiquity.
Approx 3hrs driving

Trajan Hotel or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Timgad – Touggourt: Across the Saharan Atlas

Day 6 Timgad – Touggourt: Across the Saharan Atlas

Continuing our journey southwards we’ll cross the Saharan Atlas, an extension of the mountain range more typically associated with neighbouring Morocco, and soon find ourselves in a completely different desert world. En route we’ll stop to explore the impressive Ghoufi Canyon with its welcome oasis and troglodyte dwellings before continuing onwards to our overnight stop in the simple oasis town of Touggourt, the starting point back in 1922 of the first motorised crossing of the Sahara.
Approx 6hrs driving

Hotel Tedjani or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Touggourt – Ghardaia: Exploring the UNESCO M’Zab Valley

Day 7 Touggourt – Ghardaia: Exploring the UNESCO M’Zab Valley

A morning’s drive of approximately 4hrs takes us to yet another of Algeria’s UNESCO sites, the M’Zab Valley and its capital Ghardaia. Ghardaia lies in the heart of the traditional homeland of the Ibadi Muslim sect, and is today part of a preserved piece of medieval splendour, made up of five fortified settlements that occupy the highest hills in the valley, each one crowned by a lone towering minaret. A distinctive blend of white and red buildings, these snapshots in time still retain the customs and traditions of a culture that has endured since the Mozabite Berbers of the 11th century, providing us with a unique insight into a way of life that can trace its ancestry back a thousand years. During our time here we will have the chance to explore some of this remarkable valley, paying visits to a number of villages including Beni Isguen and Al Ateuf (the oldest of the fortified settlements), as well as stopping off to wonder through the markets and palm groves of the M’zab Valley. 

Please note that depending on availability we may overnight in Ghardaia town or in a more remote guesthouse within the Beni Isguen palm groves.

Hotel M'Zab/Gite Tarist or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 In & around Ghardaia: Palmeraies and Markets

Day 8 In & around Ghardaia: Palmeraies and Markets

With a full day for exploring the pentapolis of the M’Zab Valley, we’ll learn more about the Mozabites and their houses that lie scattered around the hilltops and which seem to almost fuse with the surrounding landscape, with their courtyards and terraces picked out in white against the brilliant blue of the desert sky. Each of the villages follows the same principle, with the houses being built in concentric circles around a central mosque and minaret, which are then in turn protected by high walls and ramparts. Originally, these villages were fed by a unique water distribution system that was devised by the Mozabites themselves to capture rainwater and divert it to the oasis by way of underground tunnels. Despite living very traditional and conservative lives, the Mozabites remain highly innovative and control much of Algeria's commerice today, making them a fascinating ethnic group to meet and learn more about.

Hotel M'Zab/Gite Tarist or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Ghardaia – Timimoun: Deeper into the desert

Day 9 Ghardaia – Timimoun: Deeper into the desert

To the south west of Ghardaia lies the red oasis town of Timimoun, a long day’s journey across the desert. Starting out early our journey today is truly spectacular and lies along the route taken by WF’s founder, Jonny Bealby, when he rode his motorbike around Africa as told in his first book ‘Running With The Moon’. Part of the Grand Erg Occidental, Timimoun is set amongst the sands of the Gourra region and noted for the red orchre colour of its buildings. 
Today we will be covering a distance of approx 620kms, so please be prepared for a long drive day

Hotel Gourara or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 In & Around Timimoun: The Grand Erg Occidental

Day 10 In & Around Timimoun: The Grand Erg Occidental

Today we’ll visit some of the immediate area around Timimoun. Depending upon local conditions (ie weather and the authorities) we plan to visit various sites such as the deep red caves and the abandoned village of Tindjillet, before stoppoing for a picnic lunch in Ouled Aissa. We’ll visit the palmeraie where we’ll learn about the ancient irrigation system used there known as ‘fouggara’ and explore the remains of Berber settlements. We'll also discover the haunting sand dune landscapes of the Grand Erg Occidental, which provide a stunning backdrop for our time here, and have some free time to relax, perhaps taking a walk through the old town with its ancient ksars (fortified dwellings), admiring Sudanese influenced architecture as well as visiting the town’s market and handicraft shops.

Hotel Gourara or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Timimoun – Algiers: Flying back over the dunes

Day 11 Timimoun – Algiers: Flying back over the dunes

As Timimun lies over 1000kms south of Algiers, we’ll take a flight back to the Algerian capital today. Depending on flight times this will either allow us some further free time this morning in Timimoun or this afternoon in Algiers. Tonight we’ll head out into the city for our final dinner of the trip.

Hotel El Aurassi or similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Tour ends in Algiers

Day 12 Tour ends in Algiers

Depending on flight times there may be opportunities for some last minute exploration in & around Algiers before we bid a final farewell to this most intriguing of North African countries.

Breakfast

ACCOMMODATION USED ON THIS TOUR

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation displayed here should be taken as a guide only. *Please refer to the Detailed Itinerary of your individual departure for more information.

PRIVATE HOLIDAYS: DATES DON’T FIT?

All group tours can be taken on a private basis.

Additional Details

Responsible Travel

With local people, culture and eco-systems in mind, responsible travel and sustainable tourism are at the core of Wild Frontiers. We believe that a successful trip not only delivers a unique and unsurpassable journey for our travellers but also benefits the people and places we visit.

When designing our tours, we actively seek out experiences that have a positive impact on the communities and precious environments we visit - from supporting social enterprises; resting our heads in rural homestays; and eating at locally owned restaurants; to helping fund conservation projects that protect wildlife and their habitats. 

Visit the Responsible Travel area of our website to read more, including the work of the Wild Frontiers Foundation through which we fundraise to aid community empowerment and education projects.

Supporting Algeria

With its vast desert sands, Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. It is also one of the least-visited and as such the tourism infrastructure is in its infancy. By visiting Algeria, Wild Frontiers is slowly trying to help to build the tourism market, with all operational costs going directly into the local economy. This in turn generates tourism-related employment and supports the local communities. 

On this tour we use local ground handlers and employ local guides and drivers. Wherever possible we stay in locally-owned accommodation, eat in locally owned restaurants and purchase supplies from markets, meeting people along the away and learning more about day-to-day life, particularly in the remote oasis towns and villages.  The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the communities financially and us with the wonderful welcome and experience they give us.

We are also promoting the ancient heritage of Algeria through visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Djemila and Tipaza Ruins. 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 protect them for future generations to come.

Tree Planting in the Sahara

While in Timimoun, deep in the Algerian Sahara Desert, we have the opportunity to plant date palms as a part of a local oasis agriculture and conservation project. In conjunction with our partners in Algeria, young palms are purchased from the market or local farmers and planted to support the oasis environment and the communities who live there. Date palms are vital to oasis populations, providing fruit, leaves for the making of mats and baskets, and wood for construction.

Reducing Single Use Plastic

We recognise the environmental issues and challenges around single-use plastic in many countries we visit and are actively working with our partners on the ground to reduce plastic waste on our tours and within the hotels and restaurants we visit. You can help to reduce your personal plastic waste by taking a refillable, filtered water bottle with you on your trip. Filtered water bottles can be refilled from water sources including your hotel room and restaurant taps, drinking fountains and refill stations. Every time you refill your bottle without the use of single-use plastic, you will be helping to reduce waste and protect the environment. Filtered Water Bottles | Wild Frontiers (wildfrontierstravel.com)

Supplementary Information

TIPASA, ORAN & TLEMCEN POST TOUR EXTENSION

On this tour there is an option of extending your trip to Oran & Tlemcen in the west of the country. Please note that this tour extension will be with a Local Guide and not necessarily a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader and may be shared with other clients booked on your group tour departure. Please find the details of the additional itinerary below.

Day 1: Algiers – Tipasa – Oran: Leaving Algiers this morning you’ll drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tipasa on the Mediterranean coast. Considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in North Africa, this old Roman port rose to prominence under the emperor Septimus Severus (AD193-211), and provides a remarkable collection of Punic, Roman and Numidian temples and monuments. You’ll also visit the nearby Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania. This imposing tomb is the final resting place of Berber Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II, who were the last king and queen of the ancient Kingdom of Mauretania. Later you’ll continue west towards Oran, Algeria’s second largest city.
Hotel: Royal Hotel or similar (B/L)

Day 2: In Oran: After breakfast you’ll head out on a guided tour of Oran, the original home of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Oran has a significant Spanish flavour to it after more than two centuries of occupation before the French took over in the 19th century. You’ll have time to take in the sights and sounds of this historic city, visiting the major sites such as Place du 1er Novembre, Santa Cruz fort and chapel, La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur and the Bey’s Palace. 
Hotel: Royal Hotel or similar (B/L)

Day 3: Oran – Tlemcen – Oran: Near to the Moroccan border lies the old regional capital of Tlemcen, famed for its Moorish architecture. After a drive that will take around 2 1/2 hours, you’ll discover the impressive historical legacy of Tlemcen including the Mechoaur complex, the 12th century Mosque of Sidi Bel Hassan, the 11th century Grand Mosque of Tlemcen, the 13th-century ruins of ancient Mansourah and the Sidi Boumediene Mausoleum. You’ll then return to Oran.
Hotel: Royal Hotel or similar (B/L)

Day 4: Extension ends in Oran: The extension ends today with a transfer to Oran’s international airport.

For more information and prices please contact us.

Getting There

If you would like us to send you a quote for the suggested tour flights or on any alternative flight that may suit you better, please let us know, noting that for our US clients, we will most likely refer you to one of our preferred partners. For this trip our suggested flights from the UK (subject to change) are shown below.

If you wish to arrange your own flights you are completely free to do so and in this case we can arrange any transfers or supplementary accommodation that you may require. However please note that if you are planning on making your own flight arrangements, we recommend that you first check with us to see if the trip is guaranteed. We then suggest that you purchase flights that are flexible and ideally refundable as due to the nature of adventure travel, itineraries and destination accessibility can change at any time. For more information, please refer to our booking conditions.
 

Flight Code Departing Arriving
BA 2816 London Gatwick (LGW) 16:15 Algiers HB Airport (ALG) 19:05
BA 2817 Algiers HB Airport (ALG) 19:35 London Gatwick (LGW) 22:20

Visas

VISAS
Visas are necessary for many of the destinations we travel to and while we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information, requirements frequently change and as such for the latest advice we advise that you check with the relevant embassies or contact a reputable visa agency. More details can be found here - https://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/visa

For this tour, UK passport holders currently require a visa for Algeria.

Passports should ideally be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the end of your tour.

Non-UK passport holders or non-UK residents should contact the relevant embassies for individual requirements.

Algerian visas require authorisation from the Ministry of Algeria before they can be issued. This can be a little unpredictable in terms of timeframes so we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible (no earlier than 3 months prior to departure) once you receive your visa supporting documents from us. 

NB. It should also be noted that anyone with a passport showing evidence of having been born in or having visited Israel (including having entered or left Jordan/Egypt from posts which are known to border Israel) is likely to be denied a visa for Algeria.


VACCINATIONS & ADDITIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for travellers to Algeria. For any clients transiting for more than 12 hours through an airport/country with a risk of yellow fever transmission you will require a yellow fever certificate.

For all destinations, please make sure you are up-to-date with any standard vaccinations (e.g. MMR, Hepatitis A, Tetanus) as recommended by your local health care provider.

For the most up-to-date information on all vaccination requirements and the most suitable anti-malarial tablets, we strongly suggest that you seek advice from your local travel centre or consult an official travel health website such as www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or www.travelhealthpro.org.uk

Covid Testing: No mandatory testing is currently required for vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers.

If necessary further details will be sent out to you upon booking, however ensuring that correct and valid visas & vaccinations are obtained remains the sole responsibility of the client.


Extensions

If you have more time available, why not arrive early to adjust to a new time zone or just to get a feel for the country before your tour starts? Alternatively, you might choose to allow a few extra days after the tour to relax or to undertake some further exploration.

Please contact the office for more details and to discuss your requirements.

Tipasa, Oran & Tlemcen

Tipasa, Oran & Tlemcen

Why not extend your trip to Algeria's west by visiting the country's second city, Oran with its strikingly located hilltop Spanish-era Santa Cruz fort and nearby Tlemcen, famed for its Moorish architecture. For more details refer to the Supplementary Information section.
Allow 4 days

Governmental Travel Advice

Many governments issue advice which highlights potential hazards their citizens might experience when travelling abroad. We strongly suggest you refer to your country’s particular advisory site before booking and contact us if you have any queries or concerns. Click to follow links to the advice of the British Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or the US State Department.

Non-UK citizens should consult the travel advice of their respective governments.

Key Information

CLIMATE

Algeria can be visted year round but summer temperatures in the desert can be intense (often exceeding 40oC) and winter is likely to see snowfalls in the high mountains. During spring and autumn, daytime temperatures are likely to range from around 20-25oC on the north coast, increasing to between 30-35oC in the desert region. Night-time temperatures will feel cooler, especially in the desert where you’ll notice the change in temperature.

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

It may sound obvious but Wild Frontiers tours are not always for everyone and it is important to us that the tour you choose is the most suitable. All our tours have a fitness rating as a guideline but you should check the day-by-day itinerary carefully. In certain instances we may ask you to complete a travel questionnaire before confirming your booking in order to ensure your suitability. Should you have any concerns about your ability to partake in any aspect of the tour then please contact the office.

KEY ASPECTS TO CONSIDER

Due to the unpredictable timeframe required to obtain the necessary authorisation for Algerian tourist visa applications, we strongly recommend that you do not make any foreign travel plans for at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the tour.

Please note that when driving in Algeria it is often compulsory for tourist groups to be accompanied by a security convoy in places. The guards in the convoy will change over as we cross from one wilaya (province) to the next. This can significantly increase journey times, resulting in a number of quite long drives so please be prepared for this.

Please be aware that vegetarians can be catered for quite well but the selection and variety for vegans and especially for gluten-free can be very limited in places. People with specific dietary requirements should consider such limitations carefully and we suggest you discuss your needs with us before booking this tour.

Algeria has minimal tourist infrastructure and receives far fewer visitors than neighbouring countries like Morocco or Tunisia. As such service levels cannot be compared and logistically Algeria remains a ‘challenging’ destination, almost guaranteeing that things are unlikely to always go according to plan! However for us that is half the enjoyment of travelling in Algeria and anyone in a reasonable state of health, with an open mind and a sense of adventure should be perfectly able to cope with this tour, as many of the activities are optional. 

Although there are no major walks involved in this trip, please be aware that some of the Roman sites and city tours can involve a fair amount of walking uphill and downhill over uneven ground and on stairs.

Flexibility and the nature of travel in Algeria: For security reasons it might be necessary to change this itinerary at very short notice, and clients must be flexible enough to deal with this and acknowledge that this is an inherent part of travel to Algeria. While we will always try & visit as much of the itinerary as possible, we reserve the right to omit any destination due to security concerns and offer an alternative in its place. 

THE NATURE OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL

We feel that it’s worth pointing out that while we will always strive to stick as close to the stated itinerary as possible, it may be necessary from time to time to make changes to our itineraries or services (due to weather, political and religious influences etc.) and this can happen with little or no notice. This unpredictability can be one of the most exciting aspects of adventure travel and for many of our clients often leads to unexpected highlights as the tour-leader necessarily adapts the tour to the changing conditions. However we are aware that this lack of assuredness may not suit everyone. As such, with the greatest respect, if you are someone who needs to know that everything will happen exactly as planned, we would kindly suggest that perhaps our tours are not for you. Adventure travel can be infectious and once you’ve caught the bug, it is likely to never leave you, but especially if this is your first such tour we would strongly urge you to give us a call if you have any concerns whatsoever about your suitability for this trip.

TRAVELLING SOLO AND SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

As a company approximately 70% of our clients are solo travellers, so it’s very unlikely you’ll be alone!

Our prices are typically based on twin-share accommodation but single supplements are not compulsory for any Wild Frontiers tour. If you prefer not to pay a single supplement we’ll pair you with someone else of the same sex for you to share with throughout the trip. On this trip, if you do opt to pay for a single supplement then please note that it will cover you for all nights of the tour.  

Please note that paying a single supplement entitles you to lone occupancy of a single room. In many cases these rooms will be of the same size as a double/twin room, but in some cases they may be smaller.

INSURANCE

Insurance that provides cover for emergency repatriation in case of a medical emergency is compulsory for all tours. You should be aware that due to some of the geographical areas visited and some of the activities included on certain of our trips some standard insurance policies may not always provide adequate cover. As such we strongly recommend that you purchase a policy that adequately covers your trip. Please see the Insurance section for more details.

General Information

TOUR PRICE

All our tours are priced on a land-only basis, giving you maximum flexibility when deciding how to get to and from your tour.

DEPOSIT

A 10% deposit is required to confirm your booking.

PROTECTION FOR YOUR MONEY

For further details please see our travelling with peace of mind page

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 2058 Wild Miles

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

We believe in a completely transparent approach to pricing with no hidden extras. As such, please note that the following are not included in the cost of the tour.

Visas & Travel Insurance: Visas will always be tour/nationality dependent but travel insurance is mandatory
Tips: Always optional but some guidance will be given in the pre-departure information documents
International Flights: Please ask us for an obligation-free quote for flights which originate in the UK
Airport Transfers: We include complimentary transfers if arriving/departing on the suggested group flights
Beverages & any costs of a personal nature: This will include items such as laundry and souvenirs

WILD FRONTIERS COMMUNITY

If you’re still not sure if this trip is right or just want to see get some different perspectives, then why not have a look at the wide variety of resources we have on our website? Browse our community section to read our blogs, watch videos and find out about our events. 

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

We are frequently asked what makes Wild Frontiers different from other tour operators. Visit our Why Wild Frontiers page to find out.