SAHARA DESERT

To make your stay in Algeria pleasant and unforgettable, Triathlon North Africa invites you to a 3 day tour to the Sahara desert.


About the Sahara desert: The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and it is the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic, which are cold deserts. The desert covers large sections of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. Half of the Sahara receives less than an inch of rain per year, and the rest receives up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) per year. Many people imagine the Sahara as dotted with sand dunes, and the desert does have its share of ergs, which are large areas of shifting sand dunes, with some of some of them reaching 590 feet (180 meters). However, most of the Sahara is characterized as rocky hamada, a type of desert landscape that has very little sand and is made up of primarily barren, hard, rocky plateaus.

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About Taghit: Taghit is situated in the far west of the Grand Erg Occidental, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful oases in the entire Sahara.

The desert town of Taghit, just under 95 km south of Bechar, is known for its imposing sand dunes and 11th century ksar. Close by are the rock carvings of Tahtania, which rank as some of the most ancient to be found anywhere in the Sahara, perhaps up to 20,000 years old.

Taghit also forms part of what is known as the “Ksour Route”, a UNESCO project that is designed to combat poverty by protecting the region’s heritage (including the local mud-brick architecture() by means of responsible and sustainable tourism. The Ksour themselves were fortified villages that served as trading and religious centres in the 11th and 12th centuries to meet the needs of caravans crossing the Sahara.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 3-DAY TOUR FROM ORAN TO TAGHIT

Day 1: Oran – Bechar – Taghit

Flight from Oran to Bechar. Transfer from the airport to the town of Taghit. Once we arrive we will have lunch. After the lunch we will explore Taghit and its surroundings with a professional guide. Before the sunset you will climb to the top of the highest sand dune in the world where you can watch the spectaculary sunset with a glass of wine.
After the sunset there will be a welcome dinner (couscous) in our gest house.

Day 2: Taghit, oasis, trekking, camping in the dessert

After the breakfast our guide will take us to the local oasis where you can pick dates from palm trees. The trek will be in the rocky hamada part where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Our lunch will be in the desert. Then we return back to our gest house to take a shower. After a short rest in the guest house we will take a ride to reach our desert camp in the dune where we will stay overnight in a big tent. You will enjoy a traditional Berber dinner and Berber music. After the dinner you will have the possibility to admire millions and millions of stars sprawling in the sky.

Day 3: Taghit – Bechar – Oran

After our night in the dessert you will have a breakfast in the camp. Then we came back to our guest house to take a shower and then we go back to the airport to take our flight to Oran.

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Price

Price according to the number of participants*

4 people

10 people

20 people

239 per person

180 per person

160 per person

*The price will be adjusted according to a specific number of participants.

Included in the tour:

  • Return flight ticket Oran-Bechar / Bechar-Oran
  • Airport transfer Bechar – Taghit / Taghit-Bechar
  • Full board
  • Accommodation (1 night in a guest house, 1 night in a dessert camp)
  • Berber music group
  • Professional guides speaking English, French and Czech

Excluded:

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • What is not included in the itinerary

 

Booking of the tour is possible until March 31 via email: trinorthafrica@gmail.com

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