On the “Adrar Tour”, clients will have the chance to visit two of Mauritania’s ancient cities in the region of the Adrar. Ouadane is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti.
Ouadane old houses
The town was a staging post in the trans-Saharan trade and for caravans transporting slabs of salt from the mines at Idjil. A Portuguese trading post was established in 1487, but was probably soon abandoned. The town declined from the sixteenth century and most of it now lies in ruins. Chinguetti
was 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. The city is seriously threatened by the encroaching desert; high sand dunes mark the western boundary and several houses have been abandoned to the sand, both are known for their long history as nodes along the trans-Saharan caravan trades and as centers of Islamic learning. Here a tour would include visits to palm date oases,
Terjit Palm trees Oasis
neolithic cave art, historic mosques and neighborhoods, private libraries with their rare books and Arabic manuscripts, as well as a trip into the desert. This region, with its rocky plateaus, mountains, and endless dunes, is rugged and picturesque.

Adrar Tour