60 days in Mauritania Itinerary

60 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Drive to Trarza Region
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Trarza Region
— 13 nights
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Ouadane
— 10 nights
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Chinguetti
— 11 nights
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Atar
— 12 nights
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Nouakchott
— 13 nights
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Trarza Region — 13 nights

Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Trarza Region road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Trarza Region is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Trarza Region. You'll set off for Ouadane on the 5th (Tue).
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Ouadane — 10 nights

Ouadane or Wādān is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti. Ouadane is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ouadane online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trarza Region to Ouadane. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Chinguetti.
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Chinguetti — 11 nights

Chinguetti is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Chinguetti is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chinguetti trip builder app.

You can drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Chinguetti sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 39°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Atar.
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Atar — 12 nights

Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Atar is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis and don't miss a visit to Monolith of Ben Amera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Atar tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 39°C. You will leave for Nouakchott on the 7th (Sun).
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Nouakchott — 13 nights

Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Nouakchott is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott, take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott travel planner.

Getting from Atar to Nouakchott by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Atar in August, expect Nouakchott to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.
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