15 days in Mauritania Itinerary

15 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Trarza Region
— 4 nights
2
Atar
— 1 night
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
4
Ouadane
— 2 nights
5
Nouakchott
— 3 nights

4
nights
Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Trarza Region journey planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Trarza Region is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Trarza Region is 5 hours. You will leave for Atar on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

1
night
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 14th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atar travel route planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Trarza Region to Atar with the Route module. In November in Atar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

Parks Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chinguetti day trip planner.

Drive from Atar to Chinguetti in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Chinguetti can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

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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. On the 16th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ouadane road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Ouadane takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for Nouakchott on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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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.
Nouakchott is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott day trip site.

Getting from Ouadane to Nouakchott by car takes about 8.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche