Algeria is a mix of the beauty of the ancient past, a charming natural environment and a mesmerizing civilization. It welcomes its visitors with a touch of warmth and infuses a sense of curiosity in the minds of explorers. For a thrilling adventure and a complex fascinating cultural journey, travel here today.
Annaba is your destination to begin with. Its natural port makes for a delightful visit, especially since it has preserved a sense of history and culture. Next, travel to Constantine which is a grand spectacle on its own. With a perfect blend of natural and manmade wonders, it comes as no surprise that you will find a sense of beauty in the attractions here. Travel onwards to Djemila, which was a beautiful and ancient Roman city and now stands as a remnant of its historical rule. The capital city of Algiers is your next stop. Here, you will find a beautiful mix of French buildings, the hidden secrets of the hillside Casbah and artistic labyrinthine streets. Next, travel to Oran. This port city will bewitch you with its exotic liveliness. Finally, finish your journey at Bechar. Explore the streets here and you will be greeted with a variety of mosques. It is also known for its beautiful leather work and jewelry, which should definitely be a part of your shopping expedition.
Due to its rich cultural heritage, there are plenty of attractions to explore and view here. One of the major and popular attractions here is the Tassili n’ Ajjer which means the pleateau of the rivers. Explore this large landmass and you will be greeted with a mix of prehistoric rock art and ancient archaeological sites. The Notre Dame d’ Afrique is another religious structure that you must visit. This catholic basilica, built in the 18th century is best known for its neo – byzantine style. Don’t forget to visit the limestone plateau of M’zab, which is a UNESCO heritage site filled with a collection of various desert like fortress cities, presenting an exotic surrealism to the visitors. Nature lovers must visit the Botanical Garden of Hamma which is also known as the test garden Hamma. It houses over eight thousand different species of plants. Another architectural beauty that is a must visit here is the Beni Hammad Fort. Built in the 11th century, this fort was previously a fortified palatine city which today stands as an archeological site.
Most of the delectable cuisines of Algeria are inspired by its cultural influences. Some of them include the fettate, taguella and couscous which are normally served after the chorba. Don’t forget to try the handmade spaghetti and stew known as rechta. Meat lovers can dig into the famous cuisines of buseluf, dowara, and mechoui. For dessert, a must have is the qalb el louz and baklava. It is best eaten with a glass of homemade wine. Or, you can always try the Mediterranean juices, green tea or coffee that is brewed here.
There are plenty of activities to do here. Touring the local attractions is one such activity which is popular amongst visitors. You can trek on foot or even go on an exciting camel tour in the vast endless beaches. For those looking for an adrenaline rush, you can always go dune skiing in the desert areas. The majestic size of the dunes will definitely offer you an adventure like no other.
While there are plenty of activities to do here and many attractions to explore here, there are certain events that might hamper your trip. While you may not be able to stop these events from occurring, you can be well protected against them with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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