Tassili Desert Adventure, Algeria

Tassili Desert Adventure, Algeria 660 , 7 Days
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Tassili n'Ajjer is a mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert. It is a vast plateau in south-east Algeria covering an area of 72,000 km2. The Tassili N’Ajjer UNESCO world heritage site covers a vast area of desert landscape, stretching from the Niger and Libyan border area, north and east of Djanet, as far as Illizi and Amguid. The Tassili is the biggest museum in open sky in the world, it is UNESCO World heritage, and the Tassili civilization was inhabited 5000 years before Egypt pharaohs.

The region, with Djanet at its heart, is distinguished by its towering dunes of sand, its sheer-sided canyons and its beguiling "forests of rock" - not to mention its old ksars, oases, palm groves, gueltas and natural springs
The Tassili n'Ajjer mountain range gained world fame after the discovery of ancient rock art in the 1930s. Over the years, more than 15000 petroglyphs and paintings were identified, as were a great number of archeological remains. With numerous stone tools and artifacts, ceramics, burial mounds, enclosures and general habitational remains, Tassili n'Ajjer has provided archeologists with a wealth of information about life in the region in Neolithic times. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important sites of prehistoric cave art in the world.

This six-days adventure uncovers the very best that Sahara offers. You'll travel into the heart of the desert where fertile oases contrast with vast sand dunes before flying back to the white capital Algiers and the chilled-out coastal city of Tipaza.

Highlights:
- The 15000 drawings and engravings in Tassili n'Ajjer, dating back to 6000 BC – UNECO world heritage site
- The white city of Algiers and its Casbah (UNECO world heritage site)


Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Djanet. Tin Resou.
Arrive in the desert town of Djanet on the morning flight from Algiers. After having arranged the entrance formalities for Tassili National Park we start our journey to Tin Resou.
On the way with amazing views, we pass by a universe of fantastic shapes in the landscape. Erosion has sculpted a wonderful landscape of columns and palaces, an incredible and diverse world of rock and sand formations. Dinner and overnight in a tent. -/L/D

Day 2: Tin Resou - Imaharhaten - Moul N'Aga
We head to the South entering the Tadrart plateau. Dinner and overnight in tents at the food of the great dune of Moul N'Aga. B/L/D

Day 3: Moul N'Aga - Tehe Tahoussait - Tin Merzouga
Today we will make our way through the dunes of Moul N'Aga to the site of Tehe Tahoussait and its impressive arches. We follow the immense wadi of In Djaren visiting rock engravings and paintings.
Overnight in tents at Tin Merzouga. B/L/D

Day 4: Tin Merzouga - Adjalati
We leave Tin Merzouga and head for Imesnegha and its caves polished by erosion . After lunch, we cross the Wadi In Djaren to Adjalati leaving the Tadrart plateau. Overnight in tents at Adjalati. B/L/D

Day 5: Adjalati -Djanet - Tegharghert
Return to Djanet by the Imaharhaten plateau. Make a stop in Djanet for lunch before continuing to Tegharghert where we stay for the night. B/L/D

Day 6: Tegharghert - Djanet
Today we visit the famous engraving of "the weeping cow" in Tegharghert before retutrning back to Djanet. Hotel in Djanet. B/L/-

Day 7: Departure
Transfer to airport and departure B/-/-

 

Visa: All European and North American citizens need a visa to visit Algeria. Please, contact the local Algerian Embassy in your country for visa application procedure and price. We will provide visa invitation. In order to issue this invitation, please, send to us a scanned coloured copy of your passport when ordering the trip.
Practical information: Bring cash EUR or USD as credit card facilities are almost non-existent. However few ATMs can be found in some of the major cities. Taking pictures of government facilities such as police, military, and government buildings is strictly prohibited. Also avoid taking pictures of people (especially women and including children) unless you have asked for permission. Women tourists should dress modestly.

 


Price Includes:
Five nights camping in individual tents and one night hotel
all meals according to itinerary cook and camping equipment
one bottle of mineral water per day, transportation according to the program in 4x4 vehicles
entrance fees
English speaking local guide
Penguin tour leader at minimum 8 p.

Not Included:
international and domestic flights
insurance
tips and personal expenses
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
visa

Additional Services:
additional night at the hotel in Algier: on request


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Tassili Desert Adventure, Algeria (Rated 4.76 / 5 Based on 363 Reviews.)
Price
660 EUR
Duration
7 Days
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Price
660 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
60 EUR
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Duration
7 Days
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Price
790 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
110 EUR
Status
Open for booking

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Group Size
6 -12
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