Group Tours

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Upcoming Tours for Independent Travelers

Group tours are large but comfortable tours made up of individual travelers and small groups. This allows travelers to meet and share stories over the course of tour, while benefiting from the lower pricing that a larger group would have if booked privately.

Starting pricing is listed below – these prices reflect the cost per person if the total count of travelers is 8 or less. The maximum group capacity is 16 travelers. When the group has more than 8 travelers, the cost per person will go down and the group will be updated regarding this change.

How Group Tours Work

  • Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with 3 or more guests booked
  • Travelers who book 45 days in advance receive a 5% discount from the list price
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included every day for all tours (no surprises!)
  • Transportation, guide, and driver are all included with the list price
  • No more than 3 guests per vehicle, so all guests have a window seat
  • We arrange 2 guests per room at hotel and guest house bookings, but guests can receive their own single room for a €160 supplement (this covers all nights of the tour)

Heart of Adrar & Banc d'Arguin

10 Days / 15 Attractions

Tour the famous Adrar region (including 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites), visit Nouadhibou, the Banc D’Arguin, and so much more.

Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – provided by, and included in the tour.

Trips

Start(d/m/y)
08/03/2024
End(d/m/y)
17/03/2024
Avail.
16
Total
16
Price(EUR)
€1,950
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Itinerary

Day 2: Depart for the Desert

Depart Nouakchott for Azoueiga. Many people enjoy climbing the Big Dunes. There will be plenty of water to keep hydrated in any case. Night camping under the stars.

Day 3: Through the Valley

Leave Azoueiga towards the Wight Valley. Stop at the Terjit Oasis. Short 1-hour hike from Terjit to the wadi in Ichive Valley. Camping up the stars.

Day 4: Nomad Paintings and World Heritage

Stop at the Mhairith Oasis for fresh dates. See the Canyon of Amogjar and the famous Fort Sagan. See the ancient rock paintings near the canyon. Arrive in Chinguetti in the evening, explore the UNESCO ancient city. Stay in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Between Ancient Cities

Leave Chinguetti for the Richat Structure (Gelb Richat), then the UNESCO heritage city of Ouadane. Stay the night in a guest house.

Day 6: Granite Giants

Depart Ouadane for Atar, a newer city filled with markets, then head for the Ben Amera monolith. Arrive before dusk to explore the area and set up camp. Camping under the stars.

Day 7: All Aboard

Sunrise at Ben Amera. Drive out to meet the iron ore train. Board the train in Choum and spend the night riding with the iron ore under open sky. Open air camping on the train.

Day 8: Spanish City, White Cape

Arrive in Nouadhibou mid-morning. After lunch, check into the hotel (and have a long shower!). Visit Cap Blanc in the afternoon. Night in a luxurious hotel.

Day 9: Beach Day

Depart Nouadhibou for Banc d'Arguin. Stop in the gold miner's town and Cape Tafarit on the beach. Arrive in Iwik in the evening at beach-side cottages. Spend the night in cottages.

Day 10: Back to Nouakchott

Catch a morning sail off the coast of Iwik. Embark back to Nouakchott to finish the tour. Depending on time, visit additional destinations in the capital city.

Iron Train & Richat Structure

7 Days / 10 Attractions

See the longest iron train in the world, and the Eye of the Sahara, as well as 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and more.

Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – provided by, and included in the tour.

Trips

No trips scheduled for this itinereary.

Itinerary

Day 2: Depart for the Desert

Depart Nouakchott for Azoueiga. Many people enjoy climbing the Big Dunes. There will be plenty of water to keep hydrated in any case. Night camping under the stars.

Day 3: Valley, Oasis, Ancient City

Leave Azoueiga towards the Wight Valley. Stop at the Oasis of Mhairith. Drive to the UNESCO heritage city of Chinguetti.

Day 4: Eye of the Sahara

Leave Chingeutti along the ancient route of caravans to the Eye of Africa (Richat Structure; Gelb Richat). Arrive in UNESCO heritage city of Ouadane and spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 5: From Atar to Ben Amera

Depart Ouadane for Atar, a city with many markets. Then drive to the Monolith of Ben Amera. Night camping at the monolith under the stars.

Day 6: All Aboard

Sunrise at Ben Amera, then drive to Zouerat, the iron city. Board the train for the coast at Nouadhibou.

Day 7: Back to Nouakchott

Depart Nouadhibou and drive back to Nouakchott.

The Ancient Cities

16 Days / 16 Attractions

See all four UNESCO World Heritage cities in Mauritania, and tons of other gems along the way! This is a longer tour that will cover a lot of Mauritania, sprinkling in many phenomenal landscapes and geological wonders.

Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner every day - provided by, and included in the tour.

Trips

No trips scheduled for this itinereary.

Itinerary

Day 2: Off to Kiffa

Leave Nouakchott, drive to Kiffa area, night camping outside Kiffa.

Day 3: Lush Nema

Leave Kiffa, drive to the lush town of Nema, spend the night in a hotel.

Day 4: The Mud City

Leave Nema, travel to the 1st UNESCO heritage city of Oualata. Night camping in the desert outside Oualata.

Day 5: Desert Elephants

Leave Oualata, travel to the Elephant Mountains and "the fingers" in Makhrougat.

Day 6: The Grey City

Leave the Elephant Mountains, drive to the 2nd UNESCO heritage city of Tichit.

Day 7: Northward

Leave Tichit for the Desert of Zik. Night camping under the stars.

Day 8: Zik, Rachid, Madden Oasis

From the Desert of Zik to the to town of Tidjigja, see the ancient ruins of Rachid, then night camping in Madden Oasis.

Day 9: Jumping Oases to Chinguetti

Madden Oasis, Oasis of Mherith, arrive at the 3rd UNESCO heritage city of Chinguetti, spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Between Ancient Cities

Leave Chinguetti along the ancient route of caravans, stop at the nomadic oasis of Tenochert, visit the Richat Structure, then arrive at the 4th UNESCO heritage city of Ouadane. Spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 11: From the Canyon to the Monolith

Depart Ouadane for the Canyon of Amogjar. Then drive to Ben Amera monolith, and spend the night camping at the monolith under the stars.

Day 12: To the Coast

After sunrise at Ben Amera, travel to Nouadhibou. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 13: Day in Nouadhibou

Spend the day in Nouadhibou, visit the White Cape wildlife preserve.