11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Ouadane
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Atar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Nouakchott

Nouakchott ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ibn Abbas Mosque and Haye Mohamedia Mosque. Explore hidden gems such as Galerie Zeinart and Marche aux Khaimas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott, take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Ould Mbouja.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nouakchott is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for much hotter days in Nouakchott, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

1
night
Ouadane

Ouadane ©
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ouadane trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nouakchott to Ouadane. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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1
night
Chinguetti

Chinguetti ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

Discover how to plan a Chinguetti trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

2
nights
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atar driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Atar are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. You will leave for Trarza Region on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

2
nights
Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trarza Region day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

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