11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
2
Ouadane
— 2 nights
3
Chinguetti
— 2 nights
4
Trarza Region
— 2 nights

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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: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Khaimas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott tour itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Nouakchott is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Nouakchott. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Nouakchott to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are much hotter, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ouadane trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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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. On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chinguetti trip planner.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Chinguetti, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

Plan my Trarza Region trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chinguetti to Trarza Region. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara