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Mauritania Unveiled: From Oasis Tranquility to Ancient Charms

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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

Mauritania Unveiled: From Oasis Tranquility to Ancient Charms

Embark on a captivating 5-day adventure that takes you on a voyage through the heart of Mauritania’s diverse landscapes, culture, and history.

This tour offers a harmonious blend of natural wonder, urban exploration, and a glimpse into the past. From the tranquil Terjit Oasis nestled amidst the desert’s golden sands to the bustling capital of Nouakchott and the historic charm of Ouadane, each day unfolds a unique facet of Mauritania’s allure.

Journey Through Mauritania: Desert Oases, Historic Towns, and Salt Flats

Firstly, your journey commences with a sense of tranquillity as you arrive at Nouakchott International Airport. From there, you’ll be transported to the Terjit Oasis, an enchanting gem hidden in the heart of the desert. Here, amidst lush palm groves and natural pools, you’ll find solace and rejuvenation. The day is dedicated to exploration and relaxation, with the evening offering a delightful dinner surrounded by the oasis’s serene ambience. As the sun rises over Terjit, you’ll bid farewell to the oasis and return to the lively capital of Nouakchott.

Furthermore, the city welcomes you with its vibrant markets, coastal charm, and a deep dive into Mauritanian culture. A visit to the National Museum unveils the nation’s rich heritage, while the Fish Market invites you to savour the freshest seafood. You’ll savour the blend of tradition and modernity in this dynamic city. On the final day, your journey takes you deep into Mauritania’s historical tapestry as you venture to Ouadane.

In addition, this UNESCO World Heritage town preserves its ancient architecture and tells the stories of centuries past. A 13th-century mosque, well-preserved ruins, and the hauntingly beautiful desert landscape combine to create a profound sense of timelessness. This 5-day tour in Mauritania is a symphony of contrasts, weaving together the serene desert oasis of Terjit, the vivacity of Nouakchott, and the historical depth of Ouadane.

It is an intimate encounter with a country that boasts a rich blend of landscapes and cultures, leaving travellers with cherished memories of their exploration of this West African gem. The Bir Moghrein Salt Flats and the town of Kiffa offer an extraordinary glimpse into the mesmerizing desert landscapes of Mauritania. Also, the Bir Moghrein Salt Flats, stretching endlessly beneath the sun, reveal nature’s intricate salt formations and serene solitude.

In conclusion Mauritania Unveiled: From Oasis Tranquility to Ancient Charms,

You’ll find a stark beauty in the desolation, a testament to the resilience of life in the desert. Also, a journey to Kiffa, a town nestled amidst the arid vastness, introduces you to the vibrant culture and traditions of the local Moors.

Highlights

  • Mauritanian cuisine at a Kiffa restaurant.
  • Kiffa Exploration
  • Traditional desert campfire dinner
  • Ouadane - Historical Exploration
  • National Museum of Mauritania
  • Terjit Oasis.

Day 1: Arrival in Nouakchott and Terjit Oasis.

  • Arrive at Nouakchott International Airport.
  • Meet your local guide and start the drive to Terjit Oasis.
  • En route, enjoy the scenic drive through the desert landscapes of Mauritania.
  • Arrive at Terjit Oasis, a hidden gem in the desert, and check in to your accommodation.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the lush oasis, its natural pools, and palm groves.
  • Enjoy dinner amidst the tranquil oasis surroundings.

Day 2: Terjit Oasis to Nouakchott

  • After breakfast at Terjit Oasis, embark on the journey back to Nouakchott.
  • Upon returning to the capital city, check in to your chosen accommodation.
  • Visit the National Museum of Mauritania to delve into the country's rich history and culture.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Nouakchott.
  • Explore Nouakchott's bustling Fish Market and stroll along the beachfront for some relaxation.
  • Spend the evening enjoying local cuisine or experiencing the city's nightlife.

Day 3: Ouadane - Historical Exploration

  • Depart from Nouakchott for Ouadane, a historic town in the desert.
  • Explore Ouadane's ancient architecture, including a 13th-century mosque and well-preserved ruins.
  • Have a picnic lunch amidst the desert landscape.
  • Learn about the history of the town and its significance as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Return to Nouakchott in the late afternoon, where you can explore more of the city or prepare for your departure.

Day 4: Nouakchott to Bir Moghrein Salt Flats

  • Depart from Nouakchott early in the morning for the journey to Bir Moghrein Salt
  • Arrive at Bir Moghrein and set up camp in this remote desert area.
  • Spend the day exploring the vast salt flats, taking in the unique salt formations and the solitude of the desert.
  • Enjoy a traditional desert campfire dinner under the starry night sky

Day 5: Kiffa Exploration

  • Spend the day further exploring Kiffa and its surroundings.
  • Visit historical sites, if available, and learn about the town's cultural heritage.
  • Interact with the local population to gain insights into their way of life and traditions.
  • Enjoy local Mauritanian cuisine at a Kiffa restaurant.
  • Rest and prepare for the next leg of your journey.
  • Depart from Kiffa for the return journey to Nouakchott.

  • Arrival and departure support and guidance
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel for both arrival and departure
  • Lodging at the specified hotels
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • Proficient tour guides
  • Entrance fees to various attractions
  • Included meals are breakfasts and water
  • Overnight in a 5-star Hotel - Breakfast and Dinner
  • International flight.
  • Visa expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Personal expenses like internet usage, and telephone charges

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