The surroundings of Timimoun are famous for sand dunes, oases and ancient ksars (fortified villages). The best way to explore the area is by car and with a guide. Obviously 4x4 will be best, but just by driving a car with high clearance will also get you around. One possible route is from Timimoun to Arhlad, where the tarmac ends, and back. There are many side trips to viewpoints, caves, and irrigation systems beside the main sights of ruins of ksar and oases.