Algeria, a country less visited than Morocco and Tunisia, is a fascinating and mysterious region that attracts more and more visitors every year, well beyond the Franco-Algerian community. Just look at the incredible success of Yann Arthus Bertrand's documentary, Algeria from the sky, to realize that this is a real phenomenon. Today pacified, this country has many riches as you will discover by following the indications of the tourist guide of Algeria. It is thus endowed with many exceptional Roman archaeological sites, registered with UNESCO, such as the famous ruins of Tipasa that Albert Camus cherished so dearly, or Djemila, incredibly well preserved. Algeria also has magnificent beaches all along the coast, whether in Chenoua, Oran, Algiers or Sidi Fredj or Bejaïa. The most captivating jewel of Algeria is of course the Sahara, which from Ghardaia to Tamanrasset via the Tassili never stops making all the adventurers in the world dream. But Algeria is not resting on its laurels and is constantly working to improve its infrastructure hôtelières and roads. And as far as security is concerned, it is a very safe country, largely guarded by the military. For all these reasons, once you have discovered Algeria, you have only one desire: to rediscover it again and again and come back, despite all the prejudices about this magnificent country

What to visit Algeria?

When to go to Algeria?

To know when to go to Algeria, you have to keep in mind that the country is huge and that everything depends on the regions. In southern Algeria and the Sahara, the high tourist season extends from October to May and it is the best time to stay on the Algerian dunes. Most agencies and guides do not work during the hot season when temperatures are around 50 degrees. On the other hand, on the coast, the high season is from June to September, but because of the large number of tourists from the Algerian diaspora at that time, prices soar during the summer holidays. From October to May, it is the low season on the coast with mild weather except in winter when it sometimes rains a lot. Note: it is better to avoid the Ramadan period when the country is slow and it is very complicated to find restaurants during the day.

How to go to Algeria? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Algeria being still a little tourist destination, you will probably have to turn to tour operators and incoming agencies based in Algeria. It is recommended to use those whose reputation is well established or who are recommended in a tourist guide because many are still unprofessional. But with a good agency, it is possible to make a multitude of thematic trips, in complete safety, including in the Sahara.

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Algeria is a country where you can travel alone without problems as long as the security conditions are good. However, it is advisable not to venture into the mountains alone and to avoid border areas with Tunisia and Libya where terrorist pockets remain. If in doubt, always seek advice from the local authorities or the military. To go to the Sahara, it is recommended to go through an incoming agency because a trip to the desert is not improvised.

Algeria is well served by domestic flights throughout its territory. The bus network is also well developed between major cities with rather comfortable vehicles. Algerian trains are punctual, comfortable and safe but do not allow you to go anywhere. With roads in good condition and cheap petrol, the car is preferred but it is better to hire a driver because driving can be sporty in Algeria. Taxis shared between major cities are also a good solution.

Prepare for your trip Algeria

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

To know when to go to Algeria, you have to keep in mind that the country is huge and that everything depends on the r...
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Weather forecast

In the north, Algeria enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate in summer, cooler without being cold in winter (except at h...
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Budget

Algeria is a rather cheap destination for Europeans thanks to the very advantageous exchange rate between dinar and e...
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Formalities

Any French citizen wishing to visit Algeria must apply for a visa at the consulate of his place of residence or domic...
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Health

In addition to updating the usual vaccines, it is recommended to be vaccinated against hepatitis A, B and typhoid fev...
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How to travel by yourself?

Algeria is a country where you can travel alone without problems as long as the security conditions are good. However...
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How to get organized?

Algeria being still a little tourist destination, you will probably have to turn to tour operators and incoming agenc...
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Getting around

Algeria is well served by domestic flights throughout its territory. The bus network is also well developed between m...
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