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Travel Guide for Algeria

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Algeria that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Algeria Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name:democratic popular republic of algeria, Capital: Algiers, Population:32.277.942 hab. Telephone Code:00213 Time Zone:GMT+1 Area: sq 2.382.000 km2 km Language(s):arabic ,french, Ethnic Groups: Highest Mountain:hoggar tahat : 2918 m en plein désert President/Head of State:Abdelaziz Bouteflika Government:Abdelaziz Belkhadem, Currency:Dinar algérien(DA) Exchange Rate: US$1=71,96 Health Risks:nothing special Electricity:220 kws Weights & Measures:kg and meter Country Name in o ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Further places can visited : - la grande mosquée d'Alger - Musee du Bardo - Musee du Moudjahid - Castle of Dey - La Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique - la place de l'émir Abdelkader - la Grande Poste - le jardin d'essai: where the first film of Tarzan with johnny wesmuler was turned. - la citadelle - Roman ruins at Tipaza - Heart of Algiers - le Front de mer - Many Beaches - Maquam Echahid where you can do a shopping and have many entertainment - Casbah of Algiers which built ... more


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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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ALGIERS : there are Three tarain Stations : El-harrach , Agha , Terminus from these stations you can take trains to any place to the east or the west of ALGERIA . Bus : there is a public company on which you can go through Algiers and Private Bus on which you can go around Algiers. There are also many buses that you can use to travel through Algeria. Plane : many companies to go in, out and through Algeria. and planes from algiers airport.


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Many restaurants but its are expensive , the best you can do is to eat in the middle restaurant where one meal can cost 2 US§. You can find them in the heart of Algiers. If you want to eat fishes the best place is Bou haroun which is far of 15 kms from algiers , but it easy to go. There are also many Supermarkets and several retailers where you can do your daily shopping. All algerian food for Asean,european and american is a speciality like a couscous , Thakthoukha, Mtaouem, mechoui of lam ... more

Money and Costs

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1 US § = 71,96 DA , 1 DZD = 0.00993480 EUR 1 EUR = 100.656 DZD Exchanging Money : Only in the bank Credit Cards : yes,Tipping : no , Bargaining:it's necessary and you have to do , Costs:it depends what you want to buy, there are many opportunies specially for remembering things which prices can attract you. Algeria's economy has suffered somewhat from the ravages of war, so getting around can be a bit cumbersome. Travel in Algeria takes place mostly in the form of car and bus an ... more

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Who needs a visa? Algerian state implements the reciprocity rule : if visiting your country needs visa , automaticly you need visa to enter in Algiers. How to get it? by consulate in your country and Algeria has embassies around all the world.

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Communications and Internet of Algeria Communications is a vital part of every country's infrastructure. It is vital to draw people to the country for trade and for development. Tourists make extensive use of communications and Internet access in Algeria when planning their vacations and to keep in contact with people back home. As with most developing countries, Algeria's communications systems are somewhat underdeveloped, but continuous efforts are being made to improve the situatio ... more

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.


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Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Population and People

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Visitors are drawn to Algeria by the natural beauty, rich culture, fascinating history and warm hospitality offered by this North African country, and Algeria is becoming increasingly popular as an international tourist destination. With the knowledge that tourism has the potential to contribute significantly on an ongoing basis to the economy of Algeria, authorities place emphasis on the development of the country’s infrastructure and tourism facilities. Rising oil prices have had a positi ... more


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Government and Politics

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...


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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Algeria (L)

External Links

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is the first professional website created to promote investing in Algeria, will accompany you throught the process of establishing your business and will provide you with the essencial tools to maximise the success of your investement. (L)
website all about algeria.

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