8 days in Mauritania

8 Days

Embark on an 8-day adventure through Mauritania, starting with a journey from Nouakchott to Atar to immerse in the local culture. The following days take you through historical towns like Oudane and Chinguetti, where ancient architecture and UNESCO sites await. Venture through the Sahara to the Richat Structure, Big Sand Dunes, and Terjit Oasis, meeting local communities along the way. Marvel at the Benamira Monolith’s prehistoric grandeur before hopping on the iron train for a unique Sahara crossing. Conclude your exploration in Noudhibou and Banc d’Arguin before a serene boat ride and return to Nouakchott, rounding off a trip filled with cultural, historical, and natural wonders.

8-day Mauritania itinerary

  • Arrive in Nouakchott.
  • Travel to Atar via a private 4×4 Hilux car (approx. 5-hour drive).
  • Check-in to your hotel in Atar and rest.
  • Evening: Explore local markets and enjoy traditional Mauritanian cuisine for dinner.

  • Morning: Travel from Atar to Oudane (90km north of Atar).
  • Visit the Richat Structure, also known as the “Eye of the Sahara”, en route.
  • Explore Oudane, known for its ancient architecture and history.
  • Overnight stay in Oudane.

  • Morning: Drive to Chinguetti.
  • Explore the historic mosque and libraries of Chinguetti, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Overnight stay in Chinguetti.

  • Camel ride to the Big Sand Dunes (approx. 10km from Chinguetti).
  • Visit the singing dune, enjoying the unique humming sound produced by the wind.
  • Return to Chinguetti for an overnight stay.

  • Morning: Travel to Zarga Mountain.
  • Meet and interact with Bedouin and Berber communities; learn about their way of life.
  • Continue to Terjit Oasis.
  • Overnight stay in a traditional desert camp at Terjit Oasis.

  • Morning: Visit the Benamira Monolith.
  • Travel to Choum to board the Iron Train, a famed train transporting iron ore across the Sahara.
  • Overnight stay on the train.

  • Morning: Arrive in Nouadhibou and explore.
  • Travel to Banc d’Arguin.
  • Overnight stay at Arkeiss Camp.

  • Morning: Boat ride to the island at 8am (1-hour journey).
  • Enjoy lunch on the island.
  • Drive back to Nouakchott.
  • Transportation to the airport for departure.

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.


  • 8 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

  • Boat rental 100euro
  • Sleeping bags
  • Goggles for the train

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8 days in Mauritania
Group Discount Available
From $1,595
/ 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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