Day 1: Nouakchott

  • Arrive in the International airport of Nouakchott
  • Meet driver and guide.
  • Assistance at the Airport
  • Transfer to the Hotel

Day2: Banc d’Arguin National park

  • Leave Nouakchott pass by Nouamghar and the new town of Chami.
  • Reach the World heritage site Banc d’Arguin.
  • Swim at the beach of Arkeiss and/or walk on the cliff.
  • Night in the camp tents with the sound of waves.

 

Day3: The National park

  • Wake up early in the morning for sailing.
  • Meet the boatman in Iwik, 30 km of Arkeiss.
  • Go sailing, spend almost five hours in the sea.
  • Visit small islands; watch hundreds of birds changing location.
  • If lucky, we see dolphins and gazelles.
  • Go back to shore.
  • Go back to Iwik, relaxing night in local tents.

Da4: Nouadhibou

  • Get up early and drive towards capital city of Mauritania.
  • Reach Nouadhibou, and unload luggage at the hotel.
  • Go visit Cap Blanc, the wreck of ships and the harbor.
  • If we have time, we visit the market to see peoples’ needs and lifestyle.
  • We go back to Hotel and relax.

Da5: Ben Amera

  • We leave as early as possible for the long off road driving.
  • We experience a lot of bumps, we might get stuck sometimes but it’s typical.
  • We might occasionally see the longest train in Mauritania moving.
  • We reach the impressive monolith Ben Amera and camp.
  • No light to disturb the stars, you’re promised one of the best quite nights ever.

Day6: Terjit

  • As we leave Ben Amera, we visit his ex, Aicha, another monolith.
  • We discover some fine prehistoric paintings.
  • We drive towards the oasis of Terjit, and pass by Choum: a railway town.
  • We go through Atar, the capital of Adrar region.
  • We have lunch in Teyarett, a place full of trees.
  • We make it to Terjit. We have some rest and go visit the springs and do some walking on the of the peak.
  • Night in local tents.

Day 7: Chinguetti

  • Driving to the 7th holiest place in Islam and a UNESCO world heritage site..
  • Arrive in Chinguetti, visit the library, the Mosque.
  • Adventurous driving on the huge sand dune of Guetti.
  • Watch the enchanting sun if the clouds clear up.
  • Go back to the Auberge to spend the night

Day 8: Ouadane

  • Get up and head to a very prominent sub-saharan trade center
  • Northeast, 93 km of driving, a little bit out of the way.
  • Passing by a number of small villages, and probably visiting some nomads.
  • Visiting the famous mysterious Eye of Sahara
  • Reach Ouadane by midday.
  • Having some rest at the Auberge.
  • In the afternoon, doing our visit to the ruin of ancient Ouadane.
  • Visit the library if open.
  • Back to relax at the Auberge.

Day9: Mheirith

  • Leave Ouadane. Pass by the Amogjar pass which has a breathtaking canyon
  • Taking pictures of the abandoned house that was made by the French for the movie ‘Fort Saganne’.
  • Visit some wonderful prehistoric paintings in the area.
  • Pass by the palm groves oasis Tewnechert
  • Then we drive to the oasis of Mheirith.
  • Mheirith is a quite huge pale trees oasis.
  • Spend the night in a local Auberge

Day10: Atar

  • Get up, prepare breakfast, and pack.
  • We head to Atar, the capital of Adrar region.
  • The city was destroyed by floods in 1990, but started to recover.
  • Atar has a very lively Market. It’s the only stocking area for nomads living in Adrar.
  • It’s a very important military base for Mauritania.
  • We visit places and some walking in the city.
  • Once tired, we go back to the hotel where we’re spending the night.

Day11: Nouakchott

  • Drive back to the capital city
  • Go to the National Museum, if open. Visit different sectors of the Museum.
  • Go to the colorful Marchè Capital. Visit shops and the Market surroundings.
  • Visit to Hotel EL Khater.
  • Go the Friday Mosque of Nouakchott.
  • Meet the Driver. Go to the Zein Art Gallery, if open.
  • Go to the fish Market / Watch the fishermen go out and bring back their catch.
  • Transfer to the Hotel
  • Later at night, assistance and transfer to the Airport.