10 days tour in Mauritania

10 Days

The 10-day tour in Mauritania offers a rich exploration of the country’s historic and natural attractions. Commencing with your arrival in Nouakchott, the tour unfolds into a journey through time, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site Chinguetti, the ancient city known for its rich Islamic and trans-Saharan caravan history. As you traverse through desert sand dunes, the expedition unveils the lost cities of Ouadane and the Tenewchert oasis, revealing Mauritania’s glorious past. The adventure continues through the awe-inspiring Amogjar Canyon and Mount Zarga before delving into the serenity of Oasis Terjit and Benichab’s fossil water layer. The tour then transitions to the coastal beauty of Arguin Park, a haven for migratory birds, and allows for traditional boat exploration of Tidra Island. Finally, the journey circles back to Nouakchott for some local market exploration before departure. Throughout the tour, comfortable accommodations, meals, and experienced guides ensure a remarkable and insightful exploration of Mauritania’s diverse landscapes and historical legacy.

10-day Mauritania itinerary

  • Airport Reception: Meet and greet at the Atar airport.
  • Transfer to Campsite: 4×4 transfer to a camp set up in the region towards Chinguetti (Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour).
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a tent.

  • Morning Transfer: Early morning transfer towards Chinguetti via a good track crossing fields of Stromatolites and Ould Ebnou Pass.
  • Chinguetti Exploration: Discover the holy city of Chinguetti known for its study of Islam, old dry stone houses from the 12th century, and its ancient library (exterior view only).
  • Dune Walk: Start a trek due south into Erg Ouarane, with a picnic at Mghaleg Hmir.
  • Accommodation: Camp near Hassi Ould Magaïa well in the heart of the dunes.
  • Walking Hours: 4.5 to 5 hours.
  • Transfer: 4×4, between 0h30 and 1h.

  • Dune Crossing: Cross the great dune cords of Ouarane, passing Lagueïla palm grove and refueling at the well.
  • Accommodation: Camp near Ould Tahle.
  • Walking Hours: 5.5 to 6 hours.

  • Desert Trek: Early trek enjoying the coolness of Erg and the majestic views.
  • Accommodation: Camp near Tinouarderit.

  • Transition Trek: Move from Ouarane to the small chain of Zerga at Guelb Er Raoui, exploring a Neolithic cave.
  • Accommodation: Camp at site.
  • Walking Hours: 5.5 to 6 hours.

  • Rocky Exploration: Explore the eroded rocks of Zerga and meet with a nomadic population near the well of Arouetine.
  • Accommodation: Camp at site.
  • Walking Hours: 5.5 to 6 hours.

  • Summit Trek: Trek to the summit of Zerga and descend to the 4x4s.
  • City Exploration: 4×4 transfer to Atar (2 hours), with free time to explore the city.
  • Accommodation: Overnight at a hostel in Atar.
  • Walking Hours: 3.5 to 4 hours.
  • Transfer: 4×4, between 1h30 and 2h, 65 Km.

  • Airport Transfer: 4×4 transfer to Nouakchott Airport for return flight.

This is a private Mauritania tour package. Upon booking this Mauritania tour, please be informed that visa processing may require some time, thus it’s prudent to plan accordingly. Visa requirements may vary by nationality, so it’s vital to stay updated with the latest guidelines and allocate sufficient time for processing. Your tour initiates in Nouakchott, Mauritania. We can orchestrate a pickup at a location of your preference in Nouakchott, either at your hotel in the morning or directly from the Nouakchott International Airport arrivals gate. Tailoring your expedition to cater to your preferences is our priority, so feel free to engage in discussions for any personalized arrangements with us.

Mauritania is a secure country to explore, brimming with historical and natural vistas awaiting your discovery. The itinerary encompasses travel to various towns and regions, offering a diverse spectrum of experiences.

Most nationalities would necessitate a visa to enter Mauritania, and it’s advisable to scrutinize the latest visa regulations well in advance of your travel dates. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Mauritania.

It’s recommended to exchange some currency (Euros or Dollars) for Mauritanian Ouguiya before or upon arrival. Your driver can aid you with this task, ensuring a smooth transition for your travel expenditures.

Budgeting for personal expenses such as souvenirs, lunches, and dinners, anticipate spending in the range of 100 – 200 dollars, depending on personal inclinations.

This tour is a standalone experience, but should the wanderlust beckon for more exploration, we can assist in arranging extended tour packages to neighboring countries or other regions within Mauritania.

Our devoted team has meticulously curated this tour, with our destination manager having recently traversed Mauritania to ensure a seamless and enriching experience for you. We endeavor to provide reliable, updated information and the pinnacle of service to make your Mauritanian adventure truly unforgettable.


  • 10 days in Mauritania.
  • 4x4 car
  • Accommodations (hotel)
  • Fuel
  • Food
  • Water
  • Tax visit
  • Driver and english guide
  • Camels rental
  • Tents equipments
  • A cook
  • boat rental

Not Included

  • Sleeping bags

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10 days tour in Mauritania
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From $1,718
/ Adult
  • Nouakchott
  • Nouakchott
  • 3-4 star hotels
  • Included
  • SUV or Car
  • Nouakchott, Boutilimit, Sangrave, Guelta Matmata, Tidjikja, Tichit, Akreijit (Petroglyphs), Elephant Rock/Finger Rock Es Sba, Oualata, Néma, Timbédra, Ayoun el Atrous, Guelta Metraucha, Kiffa, Aleg, and Diawling.
  • Included

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