4 days in Nouakchott, Chinguetti & Atar Itinerary

4 days in Nouakchott, Chinguetti & Atar Itinerary

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Nouakchott
— 1 night
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Chinguetti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atar
— 1 day
Drive

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Nouakchott

— 1 night
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
On the 30th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, then take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, then pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, and then explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major aiport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. August in Nouakchott sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Chinguetti

— 2 nights
Chinguetti is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Chinguetti tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nouakchott to Chinguetti by car takes about 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nouakchott in August, with highs in Chinguetti at 47°C and lows at 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Atar

— 1 day
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Atar trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 1.5 hours. September in Atar sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 37°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Atar

Nature · Parks
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