22 days in Mauritania Itinerary

22 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritania sightseeing planner

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Fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Drive to Trarza Region
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Trarza Region
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ouadane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinguetti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Atar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nouakchott
— 5 nights
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Trarza Region

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

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region trip itinerary planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Trarza Region is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Trarza Region. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ouadane.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature · Parks
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Ouadane

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouadane trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trarza Region to Ouadane. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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Chinguetti

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chinguetti online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Chinguetti sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Atar

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Atar tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Nouakchott.

Things to do in Atar

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
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Nouakchott

— 5 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 parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atar to Nouakchott in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Atar in February, expect nights in Nouakchott to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches
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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.