7-day adventure in Adrar Mauritania

7 Days

Embark on a 7-day adventure across the picturesque landscapes of Adrar, Mauritania, unveiling the region’s unique blend of natural wonders and rich history. Start your journey in Nouakchott before driving to Atar to get a glimpse of vibrant local markets and indulge in traditional cuisine. On the second day, explore the ancient town of Oudane and marvel at the geological spectacle of the Richat Structure. The adventure continues to the historic desert town of Chinguetti, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Day four takes you to the majestic Big Sand Dunes, including the entrancing Singing Dune near Chinguetti. Traverse from Chinguetti to Zarga Mountain on the fifth day, engaging with the local Bedouin and Berber communities before heading to the serene Terjit Oasis. Day six unfolds with a visit to the ancient Benamira Monolith, followed by a unique journey aboard the Iron Train through the Sahara. Conclude your exploration with a relaxing day in Noudhibou before returning to Nouakchott, marking the end of an unforgettable Mauritanian adventure.

7-day Mauritania itinerary

  • Arrive in Nouakchott and transfer to Atar via a comfortable private 4×4 Hilux (approx. 5 hours).
  • Check-in at your hotel in Atar and rest up from your journey.
  • In the evening, explore vibrant local markets and savor traditional Mauritanian cuisine for dinner.

  • Travel to the charming town of Oudane, located 90km north of Atar, known for its ancient architecture and rich history.
  • En route, visit the remarkable geological wonder, the Richat Structure, also known as the “Eye of the Sahara.”
  • Return to Oudane for an overnight stay.

  • Post breakfast, drive to Chinguetti, a well-preserved desert town.
  • Explore the historic mosque and libraries of Chinguetti, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Overnight stay in Chinguetti.

  • Travel by camel to the awe-inspiring Big Sand Dunes, located about 10km from Chinguetti.
  • Visit the Singing Dune, known for its mesmerizing humming sound when the wind blows.
  • Return to Chinguetti for another overnight stay.

  • Journey from Chinguetti to Zarga Mountain and meet local Bedouin and Berber communities.
  • Spend the night with them, immersing yourself in their way of life.
  • The following day, continue to the Terjit Oasis for an overnight stay in a traditional desert camp.

  • Explore the ancient Benamira Monolith.
  • Travel to Choum to board the iconic Iron Train, experiencing a unique night onboard as it traverses the Sahara.

  • Spend a relaxing day in Noudhibou.
  • As the day unfolds, drive back to Nouakchott, concluding your adventure.
  • Smooth transfer to the airport, marking the end of the service.

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.


  • Multi-day private tour in Mauritania.
  • Nouakchott transfers.
  • Border security clearance.
  • Mauritania visa reference number.
  • English-speaking guide.


  • 7 days in Mauritania.
  • 4×4 car AC
  • Hotels and camping in the desert
  • Guide and driver (English French)
  • Fees
  • Fuel
  • Meals and Water

Not Included

  • Goggles for the train
  • Sleeping bags

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7-day adventure in Adrar Mauritania
Group Discount Available
From $1,841
/ 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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