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From the desert to the Atlantic Ocean in Mauritania

Adventure tour in Nouakchott

Tour Price : from 700 Euros Duration : 8 days Languages: English - French- Italian- Arabic

From the desert to the Atlantic Ocean in Mauritania 8 Days / 7 nights Discover the ancient cities, beautiful oases, the charming desert in Mauritania and other natural and special places Discover new cultures and enjoy a unique and magic experience Do not hesitate, participate in this program and enjoy your lifetime trip Distance covered 1550 km Validity: all the year ITINERARY

Day1 Arrival at Nouakchott Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. Excursion with private guide in Nouakchott. Night in hotel.

Day2 Nouakchott - Atar – Chinguitty Departure to Chinguitty, travers Akjoujt and Atar. From there we take the track to Chinguetti, the seventh holy city of Islam declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Night in a Motel.

Day3 Chinguitty Full day in Chinguitty the more ancient city in Mauritania, having tour in its libraries and quarters and its oases, Night in a Motel. Chinguitty mean " Well horse" ,This city would be buried by large waves of quicksand ,Some sources establish the foundation of Chinguetty to (1261). Chinguitty was on the caravan route linking northern Sudan. It traded gold and ivory against the salt, wheat, dates etc… This road was the main access to the gold and other products from the Sudan. The ancient city was a center of religious and cultural influence from which scientists Mauritanian spread Islam and the Arab-Muslim culture in the entire West Africa. Chinguitt was, in effect, a cultural centre where they studied, among other subjects, theology, poetry, philosophy and law . The Minaret of Chinguitt (topped by the symbolic ostrich egg) has become the symbol of Mauritania called until recently “Bilad Chinguitt”.

Day4 Chinguitty – Tenewchert oasis - Ouadane Our journey will take us across 80 km, a true desert sand dune, where we will experience the isolation of the lost cities of the desert. Visit Tenewchert , magic big oasis in plein desert, arrived at Ouadane, Founded in the 6th century of the Hegira (XIIth after J.C), Ouadane was an important step in the trans-trade caravans. The products of sub-Saharan Africa were exchanged for those of the Maghreb. In 1487, the Portuguese reached ouadane and founded a commercial warehouse, hoping to divert to their advantage trade in gold and other products from the Sudan. The city has witnessed an intense cultural and scientific. It was up to forty scholars in the same lane. Tour in Nouakchott. Visit the ancient quarters and libraries that displays the surprisingly glorious past of this country. Night in Motel.

Day5 Ouadane - Passe of Amogjar – mount of Zarga The pass of Amogjar is a fascinating canyon where we will have the opportunity to see rock paintings and visit the « Fort Saganne », built by the French. We will continue to the mount of Zarga. Camping. Day6 Mont Zarga - Oasis Terjit – Benichab We enter the massif of Adrar, visit the palm of Terjit, an oasis of hot springs with fantastic cups in which we can swim. Lunch under the palms of Terjit. We leave the rocky desert of Adrar to go to Akjoujt, a city of exploitation of copper. Visit Benichab , where there is a large layer of fossil water, 90 meters deep, used for bottled mineral water ,camping on the big dunes of Benichab.

Day7 Benichab- Arguin park Departure to Arguin park, along the dunes that lead to the ocean passing through ancient salt lakes. We visit one of the major parks in the world with regard to migratory birds. It extends about 200 km of coastline and includes many islands. Discover Iwik, village of black fishermen, the Imraguen, who sometimes fish with the help of dolphins’ .Lodging at a Motel with tents. Day8 Arguin park – Island of Tidra – Nouakchott Departure in the traditional boats with the fishermen to discover the islands and migratory birds, we also observe the different colonies of birds that inhabit these islands, we can also observe the dolphins , after this special visit we return to Nouakchott, visit the local markets, the museum and the lively fish market. Day use in hotel. Flight in evening. Transport: Toyota Hilux 4x4 with air condition Accommodations (double room): Our price includes: Transfers airport-hotel-airport Accommodation Breakfast, lunch and dinner Transportation in a 4x4 cars English-/French-speaking accompanying guide Food Local assistance NOT include: Air ticket (check best offer) Travel insurance Visa Vaccination Tip Any other unspecified costs To know: For your comfort, we recommend to you to provide: •sleeping bags.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: from 700 Euros
Duration: 8 days
Group Size: 1-100
Languages: English - French- Italian- Arabic
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :YES
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :YES
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Mauritania, Sudan