Timimoun is a vast picturesque red oasis well known for its warm ochre color buildings, located in the middle of the Sahara desert, in central Algeria at the edge of an enormous dune area called the Western Grand Erg, Saharan Berber culture reigns.
Orange sand, red villages, ancient fortresses, green palm groves, the caravan travels within this multicolored region, with very lively traditions. As you walk through the town, you will be struck by a peculiar hive-like construction that served as a roundabout on the main street of Timimoun.
Things to see
After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel's lobby at 9h00.
Then we visit the beautiful 125 meter tall Church of Noter Dame d'Afrique that dominates the long bay above Bab El Oued and it offers a beautiful view with a stunning interior design and has a fine ecclesiastical architecture.
Our next bet will be the old 10th century city known as the Casbah "The Citadelle" where you are going to walk on the cobbled narrow streets and explore the complex houses, palaces and mosques dating back the Ottoman period.
We reach to one of the most preserved Ottoman mosques of the lower Casbah and the first great building many people see, the 17th century Ketchaoua Mosque.
We make our way to the downtown just off the main road of the Martyr's Square where you can see a large modern mosque in vivid yellow color and an ex-colonial church.
We move again to one of the most important, prestigious and historical monument of Algiers, Bastion 23 palace which is located in front of the sea . It is a set of three palaces (17, 18 and 23) and you are going to discover the historical aspect and enjoy roaming through secrets rooms inside it.
We go then to take lunch in a beautiful restaurant.
We head past the mosque of the Fishermen and walk along the Seafront facing the sea. It just remind you instantly of the port of Marseille with colorful small vessels and you will also find set of beautiful European buildings.
We continue up to the Downtown of Algiers past the grand French colonial whitewashed buildings and explore different districts of the town.
We walk past the most colossal building of the downtown, Grand Poste office which is a fine example of French-designed, early 20th-century Moorish architecture.
After finishing up with the busy downtown, we head to one of the most inviting places in Algiers, the Botanical Graden of El Hamma, a large garden dedicated to the collection and preservation of wide range of plants, gigantic trees and a central area with fountains and lawns. It's a great area to escape the heat and relax.
Our next stop will be the landmark and the most imposing 92 meter tall Monument to the Martyrs, situated on a hill and overlooking the whole city and apparent from different angles of Algiers. You will get a pretty great shot from certain vantage point.
Then you will be transferred to your 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