Annaba "ex-Bone" is the fourth largest city of Algeria located on the coastline of the Mediterranean sea. It has an excellent natural port that drew the Phoenicians here some 3000 years ago. The town is most famous for the theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine who was formed in Hippo Regius, one of the most beautiful Roman Ruins of Annaba, just beneath the modern Basilica dedicated to him and his recumbent statue is preserved in a richly decorated shrine. The main centre has some of the most prestigious and elegant French colonial-era architecture. If you go along the edge of the town, there are series of fine beaches for summer fun. Our travel experts will be happy to assist you to plan a memorable moment.
After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel's lobby at 9h00.
We drive up to the hilltop about 400 meters to visit the Fort of Santa Cruz and from this vantage point you can have a magnificent panoramic view of the beautiful bay and the city altogether.
Then we continue our visit to the Ksar of Ghardaia , also called the pearl of the oases and the capital of the M'zab Valley organized around a hill. where yu are going to see a great mosque which is considered to be the central and focal point around which all the other elements of religious and worldly life are articulated.
After the tour we take lunch at a local restaurant where you are going to taste the traditional cuisine in a place decorated with Ghardaian hand-made tapestry.
With the batteries recharged, we are going straight to the fortified city of Beni Isguen, the most enigmatic of all the M'Zab cities, where you can navigate your way through the narrow maze-like streets with numerous wells through archways and passageways to a small whitewashed old building and also visit the extreme watchtower to have a fantastic view of the town.
We finish our tour by visiting the local liveliest market place of Beni Isguen. The market square of Criée is far from the city center and is located on the outskirts of Ksar. It's the best place where you can buy goods and souvenirs. This place opens daily just after the "Asr" prayer except on Fridays.
Return back to the hotel.
What is included ?
Invitation letter and visa assistance.
Professional English speaking guide.
Entrance fees to museums.
Duration : between 7 to 8 hours.
Accommodations: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options
This is not a fixed itinerary tour so depending on your choice. We can adopt a flexible itinerary and we are open to any other suggestions.
Tour subject to change based on local conditions