The richness of a trip lies in the fact that everyone can find what they are looking for. While some are passionate about habits and customs, others indulge in tasting specialties that are as delicious as they are sometimes surprising! While some prefer to meet the people of the host country, there are those who take the plane in an insatiable search for new landscapes. If you belong to this last category, stop for a moment to discover the most beautiful natural sites in Algeria in order to prepare for a possible future trip. One thing is certain, after reading this article, you will have only one desire: to take a one-way ticket to Algeria!


  • 1- The essential Algerian Sahara
  • 2- The Hoggar massif
  • 3- The canyon of Ghoufi
  • 4- The Aiguades of Mount Gouraya
  • 5- The Algerian Atlas

1- The essential Algerian Sahara

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We have all heard of the grandeur of the Sahara Desert. What is less known is that it is largely located on Algerian territory. Indeed, located in the south of the country, it covers nearly 90% of the area of ​​Algeria. Contrary to what one might think, it offers an incredible diversity of landscapes. Between stone plains, dunes and oases, the Sahara will amaze you! Convinced? So let’s go for a Paris Algiers flight ! Moreover, during your next trip, we recommend that you visit the oases of Djanet and that of El-Oued.

2- The Hoggar massif

Hoggar mountain ranges
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When we told you that the desert is full of diverse and varied landscapes, know that the Hoggar mountains are located in the heart of the Sahara. It is a mountainous massif which culminates at no less than 2,918 meters. Among this rocky mass, some have impressive dimensions, these are the Tizouyags. Hiking enthusiasts will not fail to climb to the summit of Assekrem to admire one of the most beautiful sunsets!

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3- The canyon of Ghoufi

The canyon of Ghoufi
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If you have never had the opportunity to visit  the Grand Canyon , here is a miniature version located in northern Algeria! It has nothing to envy to its American counterpart, except its size of course. About four kilometers long and 500 to 1,200 meters deep, those also called the balconies of Ghoufi offer a spectacular view of magnificent oases.

4- The Aiguades of Mount Gouraya

The Aiguades of Mount Gouraya
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In the foothills of Mount Gouraya, the Aïguades are in fact a cove carved out by Mother Nature. By following the path laid out along the cliff or by choosing to take the sea, you will land on a magnificent wild cove. Whether you go there for a swim or simply to discover this magical landscape, you will undoubtedly fall under the spell of the Aïguades.

5- The Algerian Atlas

Atlas mountain ranges
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Extending simultaneously over Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, the Atlas is a mountain range culminating at 4167 meters. Impressive in its size, it is also the place where the Greek myth of Atlas would have taken place. It is besides Atlas which would have given its name to the Atlantic Ocean! With its wide variety of reliefs, the Atlas is the kingdom of nature hiking. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, there is something for everyone.

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