According to a Tuareg saying, ‘God created the desert so that men could find their souls in it’.
A Saharan dream par excellence, the Algerian south has everything to fascinate even the most experienced traveler, among spectacular sand dunes and sandstone towers eroded in bizarre and spectacular shapes.
An unusual Sahara, of mountains eroded and sedimented for millennia, lava flows and basalt cliffs that nature has shaped into real works of art. Discovering the Hermitage of Father Foucauld in the Hoggar Mountains, the volcanic region on which the Assekrem plateau stands out, “the end of the world” in Tamacheq language. From the sleepy towns of Tamanrasset and Djanet, to the Tadrart, where you can admire the “fairy chimneys” of Moul N’Aga, the red dunes of Tin Merzouga and the exceptional paintings and rock carvings hidden in the ravines of the rocky gorges of the In Djaren Oued. A time-suspended itinerary that will give you unforgettable emotions.
In addition, in this special departure, we will dedicate a few days to discovering the Ibadi pentapolis of Ghardaia and the capital Algiers.
Day 1: Friday, November 10, 2023
Outward flight/Algiers (ALG)
Algiers, with the Monument to the Martyrs and the Jardin d’Essai.
Day 2: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Algiers (ALG)/Flight/Ghardaia (GHA)
The charm of the Algiers kasbah and the French colonial quarter.
Days 3 and 4: Sunday, November 12 to Monday, November 13, 2023
The Ibadite pentapolis of Ghardaia, with its oases, markets and ‘pyramid’ mosques.
Day 5: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Ghardaia (GHA)/Flight/Tamanrasset (TMR)
Markets and historical sites in the famous caravan centre.
Days 6 and 7 : Wednesday, November 15 to Thursday, November 16, 2023
On the Hoggar peaks to admire the Foucauld hermitage and the sunset over the “end of the world”.
Day 8 : Friday, November 17, 2023
Tamanrasset (TMR)/Flight/Djanet (DJA)/Tadrart
Arrival in Djanet and start of the expedition in the Sahara desert towards the sands of the Erg Admer.
Days 9-13: Saturday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 22, 2023
The Tadrart desert, with the ‘fairy chimneys’ of Moul N’Aga and the red dunes of Tin Merzouga.
Day 14 : Thursday, November 23, 2023
Tadrart/Djanet (DJA)/Flight/Algiers (ALG)
The Djanet oasis and arrival in the capital.
Day 15 : Friday, November 24, 2023
Algiers (ALG)/Return flight