A curious mixture of cultures and influences, Algeria has something interesting to see in just about every city. The country is also the second largest on the African continent – so you can be sure that there are plenty of towns and cities to visit. Granted, tourism in the country has slowed down somewhat since the beginning of political conflicts within the country, but with a trustworthy tour guide and some good advice, anyone can visit a large number of Algeria’s destinations.
Ain Sefra is often called ‘the gateway to the Sahara’. The town itself may not be much to look at but it is a noteworthy destination because it is one of the best places from which to gain access to the desert. Algiers, Algeria’s largest and most important city, is definitely not a destination to be missed. This bustling metropolis will allow you the opportunity to sample Algerian city life, provide you with a refreshing glimpse of the Mediterranean and keep you busy for days as you tour all the interesting old and new buildings which abound here. Algiers is one of the best places to learn more about the French-Arab cultural distinctions in the country. Annaba is another great destination. A fairly large city that is similar in many ways to Algiers, Annaba offers good food, transportation and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. Batna offers the opportunity to see ancient roman ruins while a visit to the old side of Ghardaia will transport you back in time.
There are many other fine destinations in Algeria that are well worth taking the time to see. Most visitors to the country may experience a sort of culture shock for the first few days since not many Algerians experience the luxuries that many Europeans and Americans do. Still, the people are often friendly and they have an interesting culture, great architecture, a fascinating history and a beautiful country – what more could you want from a destination? Visit Algeria today!