11 day small group tour of Algeria traveling overland and by air on a cultural odyssey between Roman ruins, oasis towns and the folds of the Sahara.
Algiers UNESCO city of Djemila Constantine Palace of Ahmed Bey Timimoun Grand Erg Occidental Tindjillet Beni Abbes Taghit Sahara Desert tour Bechar Oran Tipaza
£2875To£2995 excluding flights
Price includes all activities/equipment, tour leaders, local guides and drivers, meals, transport (excluding international flights), accommodation and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary. Optional Single Supplement: £340
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1 Reviews of Algeria vacation
3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 02 May 2017 by Terry Last
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Climbing the sand dune
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
give yourself more time either before or after the tour
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
to a degree, the local people etc benefitted
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
the vacation went pretty much as expected, no surprises(good or bad) so a decent trip.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-structure of the desert is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote.
By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit – particularly important as this trip visits some remote sites that aren’t policed by tourist regulators.
PeopleIn Algeria we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and guides at the sites and our clients are taken to family run restaurants. This means that all the operational costs go directly into their economy.
In each area we employ and develop close relationships with drivers and guides. We feel the interaction between our friends and our clients offers both parties a valuable understanding between cultures.
In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can directly channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities.
We also support several NGOs around the world such as the Hope Foundation, A-Cet and Adopt-A-Minefield, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit.
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