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Discover Algeria

Taghit – Beni Abbes – Timimoun

6 - 9 Days
TYPOLOGIES

Cultural

+ 2
DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

10 Years

650

Taghit, journey to the enchanting oasis

This trip is an escape into the desert, but also a trip back in time. Far from any busy metropolis, and sheltered from the immense desert heat between the pre-historic traces and rock carvings, you’ll find the oasis, which offers extraordinary relaxation. During this trip, we’ll also visit the Sahara people and you’ll discover the culture of these desert people. You’ll experience their habits, customs, clothing, jewellery and enjoy their gastronomic delights.

3 Reasons to Visit Taghit ...

Escape

Between escaping the busy city and absolute relaxation, this desert trip will offer you an array of experiences you won’t forget anytime soon. Enjoying the region on foot, in camel treks in the heart of the endless sandy ocean is just one of the fun thing you can do.

Experience

In Taghit you have the opportunity to choose between different types of accommodation. For luxurious Accommodation, check out the 4 stars hotel with swimming pool belonging to the El-Djazair chain, or blend in with the locals and accommodate in one of the many guest houses to experience live in the style of the Sahara people with a night in bivouac.

Discover

Take a journey in time and visit all the historical sites preserved in the desert and dine at the beautiful star in the Sahara. Taghit is more than just an oasis, it is an experience where modern and ancient come alive every day.

Entrance to the museums

50% discount on all admissions

Travel with children and pets

Possibility to rent the stroller

Travel by bus, car and minivan

Air conditioning guaranteed

Package specifications

Travel cancellation insurance

Breakfast and dinner included

Health care included

Services NOT included

Lunch not included in the package

Baggage protection insurance

TOUR MAP

PROGRAM

Day 1 - Welcome to Sahara!

  • Reception at the airport of Béchar
  • Transfer by bus to TAGHIT 90 km away
  • Visit of the local guest house.
  • Welcome Lunch
  • Evening short hike to the high dune of Taghit to admire a splendid sunset with its 1001 colours,
  • Back to the guest house.
  • Dinner

Day 2 - Prehistory

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for a 3h hike in the middle of the palm grove to discover the local agriculture and then go through the ruins of the Ksar of Berbi.
  • Departure by bus to the picnic site
  • Time to enjoy a good lunch prepared with care and finish with a good tea.
  • Continuation of the circuit by the visit of the Neolithic rock engravings where we will settle after having climbed the top of the plateau to see a beautiful sunset.

Day 3 - The Nomad

  • Breakfast
  • Hiking from 2 to 3 hours to discover the palm groves, date palms, local agriculture and the ruins of the Ksar of Berbi
  • Departure to the place of the picnic: the lake of Zaouïa Tahtania
  • Visit the rock engravings dating from the Neolithic Age (about 2 million years ago) that tell the prehistory of Humanity
  • Sunset from one of Taghit's best spots
  • Back to the guesthouse
  • Dinner and musical evening around a campfire

Day 4 - Taghit's Hights

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of the Taghit ksar (the ancient earthen city) and the local market and handicraft shops;
  • Lunch
  • Evening walk on the heights of Taghit from Djebel El Baroun, a former French military fort!
  • Back to the guesthouse.

Day 5 - Relaxation at the paste of the Sahara

  • Breakfast
  • Free time (buying souvenirs...).
  • Kamel and quad rides
  • Lunch
  • Late afternoon Departure for the discovery of Taghit in panoramic view from the Djebel El Baroune, a former French military fort. Beauty and serenity guaranteed!

Day 6 - Discovery of the Saoura Region

  • Breakfast
  • Departure to Beni Abbes located at 150 km from Taghit
  • Visit of the chapel of Charles de Foucault
  • Then we'll take a hike to the Ksar;
  • Lunch in one of the oldest houses in Ksar Zaouïa
  • Departure on the road to Marhouma in 4*4 to discover an exceptional landscape for the sunset;
  • Back to the guesthouse.
  • Dinner and evening around a campfire

List of necessary items:

10L backpack for hiking / Light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the night / Hiking shoes / Cap or other / Moisturizing cream for face and hands / Lip balm / Sunglasses / Water bottle / Flashlight / Toiletries kit.

Lodging

In Algiers you will be accommodated in a 3 and 4 star hotel.

In the south you will be accommodated in rooms built in clay in a typical, simple decor and with all the necessary desert comforts (electricity, WC and shared showers with hot water) and 4-star hotel with swimming pool.

Catering

Our cuisine is provided only by local families.

Our menu consists of salads, soups (Hrira with wheat) and main course (white couscous, wheat couscous, Mardoud, stews, tagine and other typical dishes of the region).

We try, as much as possible, to use vegetables bought directly from local producers. However, depending on the seasons and availability, our menus vary.

    From the CEO

    Racim Benghanem - CEO

    "Algeriria has recently oppened up to the world. Now is the time to live a unique adventure! Our country has no tourist traps, our food is tasty, and our people are accomodating (Sometime too much).

    Come visit Algeria where beautiful beaches, snowy mountains, and the Sahara desert are only few hours away.

    Remember, we’re always available to answer questions about who we are and what we do!"

    Racim Benghanem - CEO

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