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10 days Festival on the Niger at Segou, Mali

Culture and History tour in Bamako

Tour Price : 2260 US dollars Duration : 10 days Languages: English, French

02 February 2011: Arrival in Bamako, Mali International flight arrives in Bamako in the evening; airport to hotel transfer; overnight in Bamako (hotel)

03 February 2011:
Bamako - Segou 235 km Festival on the Niger Drive to Segou, Mali's second largest city and former colonial center; check into your hotel, then enjoy the festival activities (masks, puppets, music, and more); overnight in Segou (hotel)

04, 05 February 2011:
Segou Festival on the Niger Full days of festival activities: speakers, demonstrations, artisan expositions, films, story-tellers, puppets, traditional and contemporary music and dance; overnight in Segou (hotel)

06 February 2011:
Segou – Djenne 335 km Enjoy the final festival activities, then drive to Djenne, Timbuktu's ancient sister-city and one of Unesco's World Heritage sites, overnight in Djenne (hotel)

07 February 2011:
Djenne - Dogon country 240 km Visit Djenne on its weekly market day, when Djenne is at its colorful best; see hundreds of market stalls spread out before the magnificent Great Mosque—this is the world's largest mud brick architecture, originally built in the XIIIth century; in the afternoon, drive to Mali's fascinating Dogon country; overnight in Sangha (hotel)

08 February 2011:
Dogon country Walking tour of Sangha, comprised of 10 distinct Islamic and animist villages; see beautiful examples of traditional Dogon architesture and contemporary fetishes; descend the Bandiagara escarpment to visit Dogon villages along the cliff; witness a spectacular Dogon mask dance, performed in a village—this is one of the Dogon people's traditional funerary rites; return to and overnight in Sangha (hotel)

09 February 2011:
Dogon country - Mopti 120 km Visit Songo village, renowned for its circumcision grotto with rock paintings; circumcision ceremonies are held here every three years for all Dogon boys ages 9-14; the rock paintings are historical representations of noble Dogon families. Onward drive to Mopti, the Venice of Mali: see the fascinating mix of Malian cultures: Bambara, Bobo, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Tuareg, Songhaï and Hausa); visit the beautiful mosque, the fishing port and the bustling market, where you can shop for gold or silver jewelry, Tuareg leatherwork, or Fulani blankets of cotton or wool; in the evening enjoy a relaxing sunset sail on the Niger River; overnight in Mopti (hotel)

10 February 2011:
Mopti - Teriyabougou Breakfast in the morning and departure for Teriyabougou which means (La case de l’amitié) founded by Father Bernard Vespiren at the border of Bani river one of Niger River affluent. Teriyabougou is real ecotourism. Visit Terya village and overnight at the Hotel.

11 February 2011: Teriyabougou Bamako In the morning, depart from Teriyabougou to Bamako, Mali’s capital city, arrival; farewell lunch in a typical African restaurant; check into your hotel to freshen up and city tour of Bamako, including the National Museum, the city market, the artisans' village, and the fetish market for tradtional medicine; in the evening, transfer to the airport for your final departure

Notes: Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Tour includes
- 09 nights hotel, double occupancy, with breakfast
- day-room in Bamako on the final day
- private ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- sunset sail on the Niger River
- Dogon mask dance in dogon village
- experienced English-speaking guide throughout
- airport transfers upon arrival and departure in Bamako
- all hotel taxes and local tourism taxes
- all touring, site visit, excursion and entry fees as per tour program

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 2260 US dollars
Duration: 10 days
Group Size: 2 or more
Languages: English, French
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO