Introdution

The Algerian Sahara is one of the richest and most beautiful deserts in the world

It is a fascinating world, an open air museum, a world of tranquility and mystery.

This tour, will take you through an ever-changing landscape varying from fantastic volcanic mountains with sharp rocks to rolling sand dunes, deep canyons, and beautiful green oases and gueltas.

Discover the encient engravings of Tassili of Hoggar. Enjoy the overwhelming and breath-taking sunset from Assekrem (the end of the World) and experience the overnights in the tents and bivouacs, in the heart of Sahara at the absolute quietness.


1st day: TAMANRASSET

Board your flight to Tamanrasset (1395m. of altitude)

Meet on arrival our local staff and transfer to your hotel for dinner and night.



2nd day: TAMANRASSET/ASSEKREM

After Breakfast, formation of the groups and departure to ASSEKREM. Drive on broken and tough track, through impressive volcanic and mysterious massif of ATAKOR. Prestigious panoramas, which peak IHAREN dominates. Stop for our first visit at source TAHABORD, then the guelta of IMLAOULAOUENE made of 5 superimposed basins communicating in cascades, and giant pots of AFILAL, in the middle of luxuriant vegetation, where fish live in clean running water. Possible to bathe. Lunch and continuation towards ASSEKREM one of the highest peaks in the spectacular Atakor Mountains. Dinner and overnight at 2728m of altitude refuge. Walk to Hermitage Charles de Foucault to view the sunset.


3rd day: ASSEKREM/IGHARGHAR

Early in the morning, after breakfast, return to Tamanrasset and continuation toward the Tassilian mountains of the HOGGAR. Day almost all spent on the road. Driving on the sand dunes, ergs or following the oueds, sometimes green, with a chance to meet wild gazelles before you arrive in the end of afternoon. Lunch on route. Settle the camp in IGHARGHAR for dinner and night in bivouac.



4th day: IGHARGHAR/TAGRERA

After breakfast, departure in direction of TAGRERA. Short leg before discovering the fabulous landscape of peaks and needles that are surrounded with the red sands of the Tassili.

Preparation of the camp. After lunch, pedestrian excursions in the prehistoric site, searching for Neolithic vestiges and visit of the rupestral engravings. Dinner and night in Bivouac. TAGRERA



5th day: TAGRERA/YOUF-HAKET

After breakfast and the last necessary checks-up, the vehicles will get back on the trail which will this time, follow the Tassili of TIN-MESKOR. Lunch on the way, close to the TINIFAGH engraved flagstones (Touareg writing). The afternoon will be entirely devoted to the pedestrian visit of the mineral labyrinth of YOUF-HAKET..

Beautiful landscape strewn with dunes sands and rocks, with a surrealist forms.    In end-of-day, installation of the camping, dinner around the campfire and over night in bivouac


6th day: YOUF-HAKET/TAMAKREST

Early in the morning, we take the road again toward the last leg. We leave the Tassili of HOGGAR progressively to find the landscape of plains and ouedis strewn with mountains,, junction between the two Tassilis. Lunch at the edge of the largest oued of the HOGGAR, TIN TARABINE or TADAOUETTE oued. The scenery of green oueds, ergs and boxed canyons continuous, before reaching at the end of the day TAMEKREST cascades, where the water, so rare in these regions, runs on a granite bottom. Dinner and night Bivouac.


7th day: TAMAKREST/TAMANRASSET

In the morning, departure for TAMANRASSET. Arrival at your hotel check-in and lunch.

Afternoon, free time to visit the city of TAMANRASSET, museum, market, bordj of Father Foucault.

Dinner and overnight


8th day: TAMANRASSET

After Breakfast, transfer to airport for your return flight