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The monastery of Tibhirine is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Algiers. Head south of Mitidja and cross the Chiffa gorges in the foothills of the Atlas. You can visit the monks' cells and the outbuildings. Since the death of the seven Trappist monks - a community that lived in close symbiosis with the local population - the activity of the monastery has considerably reduced. Lots of land has been sold. In the garden, under the cover of trees, you will discover the tombs of the brothers Christian, Bruno, Paul, Célestin, Luc, Michel and Christophe.


The Kasbah, rebellious, is never easily revealed to foreigners passing through. Yet looks and doors know all the secrets. A son of the Casbah invites you to share them.

"Welcome. Walk through the maze of my alleys, enter the stalls, raise your eyes to the wooded vaults of my houses which clash together, refresh yourself at my fountains, listen to my children's joie de vivre. from an alley, like a gift, the sea in the distance.

My doors will open to my inner life. First a patio, a place of life and exchange for families, then dare to climb the stairs to the top of the house. Under the sun and to the sea then appears another Casbah, which from terraces to terraces offers women and lovers a space of freedom. Then take a moment to taste the hospitality of my inhabitants who will make you discover the tastes and scents of our traditional dishes.

Why hide from you that I had a tumultuous past, the fruit of the rebellious character of my children who often sought refuge within my walls. Give a thought to all those who, at the sacrifice of their lives, also enter into my story.

My secrets are countless. Can you discover them? Perhaps in the memories of an old man met by chance or in the meditation of the Mausoleum of Sidi Abderhamane. Welcome."

Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Casbah is now under threat. Coming to discover it helps not to forget it.

- Departure from the hotel at 9:30 a.m.

- Guided tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Lunch in a traditional house in the heart of the Casbah from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

- Return to the hotel around 4 p.m.


Exceptional testimony to the meeting of the great Mediterranean civilizations, Tipasa is an invitation to stroll through the streets and buildings of a Roman city of the 2nd century. Here the Berber, Phoenician, Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Arab and European civilizations intersect under the olive trees. Albert Camus knew, better than any other, how to celebrate this unique natural and archaeological site.

Short guided walk in the heart of the ancient city of Tipasa. Stroll through its streets to discover the temples, the amphitheater, the fountain, the thermal baths and the Roman villas. Beyond the large basilica overlooking the sea you will discover the moving circular necropolis and the stele in memory of Camus. Here, nothing seems to have changed, in the shade of the Mediterranean vegetation and facing the sea, this city lives.

Departure for lunch in a restaurant facing the sea. Meat and fish grilled in traditional ovens.

Coastal road to Cherchell at the foot of Mount Chenoua offering many panoramic viewpoints. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell (Antique Caesare), with remarkable mosaics and a superb collection of ancient statues.

Continuation to the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania sometimes called "Tomb of the Christian". Surprising and imposing circular pyramid surrounded by Roman columns which dominates, on one side the fertile plain of Mitidja, and on the other the shores of the Mediterranean.

"In the spring, Tipasa is inhabited by the Gods and the Gods speak in the sun and the smell of absinthes, the silver armored sea, the ecru blue sky, the ruins covered with flowers and the light bubbling in the clusters of stones. (…) Millions of eyes, I knew, contemplated this landscape and, for me, it was like the first smile from heaven. He pissed me off in the deepest sense of the word. He assured me that without my love and that beautiful cry of stone, everything was useless. The world is beautiful, and outside of it there is no salvation. The great truth that he patiently taught me is that the mind is nothing, nor the heart itself. »

Albert CAMUS, “Wedding at Tipaza”



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Day 01


Flight to Algiers, which is picturesquely located on the hills.

Day 02


Algiers – excursion to Cherchell and Tipaza.
Departure for Cherchell. Visit of the archaeological park (amphitheatre, ancient theatre, forum, thermal baths...) and of the museum hosting one of the most beautiful collections of ancient sculptures as well as very beautiful mosaics. Continuation to Tipaza. Discovery of the archaeological site by the sea, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: temples, theatre, forum, nymphaeum, baths, basilica whose remains are those of the largest Christian building. A little further, by the sea, over 1,000 m2, lies the Villa des Fresques. Visit of the museum. Road to Algiers and stop at the royal mausoleum also called “tomb of the Christian”.

Day 03


Algiers – excursion to Tibéhirine.
Departure for the monastery of Tibéhirine via the gorges of Chiffa, also called the abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Atlas. Today there is no longer a monastic community. Visit of the monks' place of prayer, gardens and springs. Return to Algiers via the monkey stream.

Day 04


Visits to Bastion 23, the former palace of the Raïs, built in the 18th century. on the sea, and the Ketchaoua mosque, testimony to more than 4 centuries of tormented history. Then, walk on the Place des Martyrs and in the Kasbah, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Culinary workshop with the locals: meat boureks accompanied by a chorba or harira. Continuation of the discoveries of white Algiers, a modern city with its lively streets, its gardens, its hundreds of stairs, its monuments from different periods: the Place du 1er Mai, the Grande Poste (under renovation). Finally, visit the Bardo National Museum, housing a prehistoric collection with Palaeolithic and Neolithic objects and whose centerpiece is the skeleton of Tin Hinan, Queen of the Tuaregs.

Day 05


Visit of the National Museum of Fine Arts presenting a collection of European paintings from the 14th to the 20th century. (Fantin-Latour, Pissarro, Gauguin, Corot, Monet...); sculptures, including works by Rodin, Maillol, Bourdelle and Belmondo. Three rooms are devoted to Orientalism (works by Delacroix, Dehodencq, Chassériau...). Then, walk in the luxurious garden of the Hamma which extends in an amphitheater. Created in 1832, it is considered one of the most important test and acclimatization gardens in the world. Visit of the Notre-Dame d'Afrique cathedral overlooking the city. Then, stroll through the Bab el Oued district, one of the most popular and liveliest in the capital. After dinner, night orientation tour.

Day 06


Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day to enjoy the sights of the city.
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer with assistance to Algiers airport.
Flight to Europe on a scheduled AirAlgeria flight.

Daily departures according to your wishes


  • Price from: €525 including tax per person
  • From Europe (departure from province, contact us)
  • 6days/5nights
  • Meals according to program
  • City break
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Type of accommodation: 4* hotel (local standards)
  • 4 participants minimum
  • 14 participants maximum
  • Best season to experience this trip: all year round (except July and August8


  • Discovery of a mythical city which will reveal to you its fascinating history and its cultural and human riches


  • The secrets of the Kasbah
  • TIPAZA, Marriage of Civilizations
  • Possibility to stay in breakfasts

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