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From ancient Roman ruins to bustling markets, our curated travel content ensures an authentic experience in this mesmerising North African destination.

About Algeria

Algeria is a fascinating country with a rich history and diverse culture. The best time to visit Algeria is from March to May or September to November, when temperatures are moderate and comfortable for outdoor activities.

Stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean to the sands of the Sahara Desert, Algeria was Africa's second largest country; until the secession of South Sudan from Sudan. It is now the largest.

Countries neighbouring Algeria: Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Tunisia.

Travel Map Mapping Algeria

Map of Algeria

Map of Algeria

Algeria is bordered by Tunisia to the north-east, Libya to the east, Niger to the south-east, Mali and Mauritania to the south-west, Western Sahara to the west, and Morocco to the north-west.

Algiers is the capital city of Algeria.

Algeria's Geography, History, and Culture - Visit Algeria

Algeria Background

Algeria is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the African continent and the tenth largest country in the world, with a population of over 44 million people.

Algeria Geography

Algeria has a diverse landscape, ranging from coastal plains to the Sahara desert, which covers much of the country's southern region.

The country is rich in natural resources, particularly oil and gas, which account for a significant portion of its economy.

Algeria History

Algeria has a long and complex history, having been ruled by various empires and nations throughout its history.

Ever since one of the 20 companions of Hercules founded a trading centre here, Algeria has been rocked by rebellion and warfare.

After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence.

It gained independence from France in 1962 after a long and bloody war of independence.

Since then, Algeria has struggled with political instability and economic challenges, although it has made progress in recent years.

News From Algeria:
Disturbing massacres are full of contradictions. The CNN anchor has a hard time with the Algerian minister, who accuses Amnesty International of inflating the figures and not knowing the full story.

Algeria Language and Culture

Arabic is the official language of Algeria although French is widely spoken. In the Kabylia region Berber is more prominent.

Islam is the predominant religion in Algeria.

The country is known for its rich cultural heritage, including traditional music and dance, handicrafts, and cuisine.

Popular dishes include couscous, tajine, and harira.Algeria Travel

Algeria Travel

Algeria travel may not be an option on many travel agent's itineraries, but people are always curious about the place.

At the end of the 1980's many travellers still enjoyed the Peugeot run to West Africa by way of Algeria, or came across the desert on motorbikes.

Not any more; even the Paris-Dakar has avoided this country in North Africa.

Algeria Traditions and Customs

Algeria is a Muslim country and it's not wise to joke about Islam.

Algiers - Capital City of Algeria

Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis with a mix of French and Islamic architecture.

Map of Algiers

Map of Algiers

Other major cities in Algeira include Oran, Constantine, and Annaba.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Algeria has several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the ancient city of Timgad and the Kasbah of Algiers.

Algeria Regions

Out and About in Algeria

Adventures in Algeria.

For anyone doing a little bit of preparation, or joining a good organized tour, Algeria's treasures are again available to the curious and adventurous.

Main Cities in Algeria

Central Algeria:
Algiers, Bejaia, Blida, Bouire, Boumerdes, Médéa, Tizi Ouzou.

Northeast Algeria:
Annaba, Azazga, Batna, Biskra, Constantine, Dellys, Guelma, Jijel, Oum el Bouacthi, Sétif, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tébessa.

Northwest Algeria:
Ain Temouchent, Arzew, Chlef, Gidi Bel Abbes, Mascara, Mostaganem, Oran, Relizane, Saïda, Sidi Bel Abbès, Tiaret, Tlemcen.

Saharan Algeria:
Chenachene, Djanet, El Golea, Ghardaïa, Illizi, Reggane, Tamanrasset, Timimoun, Tindouf.

Saharan Atlas:
Abadla, Aïn Sefra, Bechar, Beni Ounif, Bou Saâda, Djelfa, El Bayadh, Kenadsa, Laghouat, M'Sila, Naama.

Algeria Tourism

Visit Algeria

Algeria is a fascinating country located in North Africa, bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, and the Mediterranean Sea.

It has a rich history, diverse culture, and breathtaking landscapes that make it a unique destination for travellers.

Some things to consider when planning a trip to Algeria:

Best Time to Visit

Algeria has a Mediterranean climate, which means that summers can be hot and dry while winters can be mild and rainy.

The best time to visit is from March to May or from September to November, when the temperatures are cooler and more pleasant.

Places to Visit

Algeria has plenty of attractions for tourists, including ancient ruins, historical sites, stunning beaches, and majestic mountains.

Some of the most popular places to visit include Algiers, the capital city; Timgad, a well-preserved Roman city; the Sahara Desert, the world's largest hot desert; and the Tassili n'Ajjer National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its prehistoric rock art.

Local Culture

The culture is a mix of Berber, Arab, and Mediterranean influences, and Algerians are known for their hospitality and friendliness.


While Algeria is generally a safe country, travellers should be aware of the risk of petty crime and terrorism.

It is recommended to avoid traveling to remote areas, especially near the borders with Mali and Libya, and to stay up-to-date with local news and travel advisories.

Getting Around

The best way to travel around Algeria is by private car or taxi, as public transportation can be unreliable.

It is important to negotiate the price before getting in a taxi, as there are no meters.

Official Algeria Tourist Offices and Embassies

British Embassy in Algiers:
3 Chemin Capitaine Hocine Slimane, Algiers, Algeria.

Ministère du Tourisme et de l'Artisanat:
119 rue Didouche Mourad, Alger.

Office National du Tourisme Algerie:
2 rue Ismail Kerrar, boulevard de Che Guevara, Algiers, Algeria.

ONAT - National Tour Operator:
126 Bis A, Rue Didouche Mourad, Alger, Algérie.

US Embassy in Algeria:
05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi, El-Biar 16030, Alger, Algerie.

Algeria Tours

Excursions Around Algeria

Cheche Tours:
Organises 4x4 desert expeditions in the spectacular Hoggar Mountains and to the impressive plateau of the Tassili N'Ajjer. These two National Parks are situated in the south of Algeria, in the very heart of the Sahara desert.

Algeria Transportation

Getting To and Around Algeria

Algeria by Air

Airlines and Airports - Flights.

Flights to Algiers - ALG

The national airline of Algeria is Air Algerie.

Algeria by Road

The easiest way to enter Algeria by road is from Tunisia.

Algeria by Ship

Algerie Ferries:
Sailings to Algeria from Marseilles, Alicante, Valencia and Genoa.

Algeria by Train

The Algerian train company is SNTF. Trains run to Algeria from Tunisia. Change at the border.

Algeria Travel Tips

Algeria Locals and Frequent Visitors Share Their Travel Tips

Travel safely with prior travel planning.

Prepare yourself with our essential travel tips and visitor guides from locals, other travellers, travel guide writers and bloggers.

Where to Stay in Algeria

Popular Hotels in Algiers

Grand Hotel Mercure Alger Aeroport

Grand Hotel Mercure Alger Aeroport: Route de l'universite BP 12 - Cite 5 juillet, Bab Ezzouar, Algiers, Algeria.

Close to Houari Boumediene Airport, a shuttle service is available for those staying at the hotel.

The Grand Hotel Mercure Alger Aeroport is a luxury hotel with a large swimming pool, business centre, and three restaurants.

Sheraton Club des Pins Resort and Towers

Sheraton Club des Pins Resort: Boite Postal 62, Club Des Pins, Algiers, Algeria.

Escape to the Mediterranean Sea at this 5-star Algeria beachfront hotel with indulgent amenities in a prime Algiers setting.

When Sheraton played host to the OAU African Summit, 57 heads of state stayed at the Sheraton Club des Pins resort.

Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden: 172, rue Hassiba Benbouali, Algiers, Algeria.

Overlooking the Mediterranean and the city of Algiers, the hotel is close to the Hamma business centre and the Belcourt quarter.

Formerly home to the novelist Albert Camus, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden adjoins the Jardin d'Essai.

Hotels in Algiers.

Algeria Maps and Travel Guides

North Africa: The Roman Coast (Bradt Travel Guide) Africa, Algeria Tunisia 743 (Maps/Country (Michelin))

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