Caravan town, manuscripts of 800 years, ruins of Ouadane, rock paintings, panoramic view over the mountains of Adrar, Terjit valley, palm grove, thermal baths, Atlantic Ocean, empty beach, bustling market, Mauritanian craft, museum, fish harbor
Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. Depending on the arrival time, we will take a brief tour of the city. Lodging in a hotel.
On the best tar road in Mauritania we will drive through Akjoujt to Atar. From there on we’ll take the track to Chinguetti, the seventh holy city of Islam declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will visit one of the libraries with manuscripts of more than 800 years. Lodging at a guesthouse.
Our journey will take us across 120 km of fesh-fesh, the true sand dune desert with no tracks, where we will experience the isolation of the lost cities of the desert. When we arrive in Ouadane, we will visit the museum that displays the surprisingly glorious past of this country. Camping.
The Passed’Amogjar is a beautiful canyon, where we will see some amazing prehistoric paintings and the “Fort Saganne”, built by the French. After a short visit of Atar we will make our way into the desert along a picturesque track to Terjit, at the foot of the Mauritanidas mountain range, where an oasis with thermal springs and marvelous pools awaits us for bathing. Lodging at an inn with haimas.
From the stony Adrar desert, we will head towards Akjoujt in route to Benichab, where there is a large layer of fossil water, 90 meters deep, used for bottled mineral water. Camping in our haima.
Leaving Benichab, we will approach Tiouilit along the dunes that lead to the ocean passing through ancient salt lakes. Tiouilit is a village of Black Fishermen, the Imraguen, who sometimes fish with the help of dolphins. Camping in our haima.
After a relaxing morning at the beach savoring the freshest of fish, we drive along the beach to Nouakchott. Lodging in a hotel.
We will visit the local markets, the museum and, in the afternoon, the lively fish market before departure.
• 9 nights, 8 days
• 2 hotel nights, 2 in guest houses, 5 camp nights
• 2 Persons
• Airport transfer
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner (no alcoholic beverages)
• Camping gear (Haima (nomadtent), igloo tent, matresses)
• Transport in 4×4
• Entrance fees
• Air Ticket and fees
• Visa for Mauritania (120,- Euro at Nouakchott Airport)
• Travel insurance
• Any other unspecified cost
Due to the special nature of the trip, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide if there are justified grounds to do so. Travelers must be aware that conditions during the itinerary are not always predictable. Potential delays at border, mechanical problems and the poor state of the highways can give rise to undesirable adventures. We will, of course, do everything within our power to minimize any possible inconveniences. .
The itineraries include descriptions of four types of accommodations:
– hotels, in which you will always be in double occupancy tourist class rooms,
– guest houses with collective rooms, where we try to have maximum two persons
– guest houses with haimas (the typical nomad tents) which are the typical guest houses found in small cities with collective haimas where people sleep in sleeping bags,
– camping in the haimas we take along as part of our equipment or in igloo tents.
The guesthouses generally have common bathrooms and the provision usually includes enough water for a daily “shower” except on long trips where the guide will indicate the scarce water days.
Breakfast consists of coffee or tea and bread with jam or cookies. Lunch is picnic style with sandwiches, salads and fruit. In the cities, dinners will be at restaurants where we sample typical dishes such as couscous and rice with fish. On the camping trips, there will be rice, pasta, etc. with vegetables, fresh fruit and of course the typical “mechoui”, roasted lamb.
The guide will provide orientation and information throughout the trip as to what is most interesting to see and visit. He will organize the trip and resolve any unexpected events related to the route that may occur.
The make-up of the group can be quite varied. There may be people of very different ages, experienced and inexperienced travelers, people traveling alone, couples or groups of friends.
Due to the nature of the trip, we suggest having a certain spirit of camaraderie and cooperation in specific tasks such as setting up and taking down tents, clearing up camping equipment, etc.
22.10. – 29.10.2016
10.12. – 17.12.2016
18.02. – 25.12.2016
22.03. – 29.03.2017
22.04. – 29.04.2017
7 – 11 persons: 1.560, – Euro
12 – 16 persons: 1.430, – Euro
Single room supplement: 130, – Euro
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