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Goita - Private Guide in Bamako

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Discover Mali, 7 Days

Culture and History tour in Bamako

Tour Price : $2470 Duration : 7 days Languages: English, French, German, Bamanakan, Miniankakan

Day 1 - Arrive Bamako, Mali
You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Bamako.

Day 2 - Bamako
After breakfast, explore Bamako, situated on the Niger, one of Africa’s great rivers which flow through Mali. The city was founded in 1640, but didn’t really start to grow until the French colonial period began in 1898. There is nowhere better to see the colorful diversity of Mali than in the streets and markets of Bamako. Visit the craft centre where sculptors, weavers, leather workers, jewelers and metal workers exhibit their wares and skills. Another highlight of your tour is the Grand MarchÈ, or ‘Great Market’, with hundreds of stalls. displaying a variety of goods. One area of the market is devoted entirely to traditional African medicines. Here you’ll find the freshly shrunken heads of birds, monkeys and crocodiles along with lizard skins and other gruesome treatments.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Timbuktu
This morning take an early flight to legendary Timbuktu. Located near the River Niger, and at the terminus of the great trans-Saharan caravan route, Timbuktu became fabulously wealthy in the 16th century. Loaded with blocks of salt and other trade goods, huge convoys of camels would spend weeks crossing the unforgiving Sahara to reach Timbuktu. It was here that they would trade salt, pound-for-pound, with African merchants bringing gold and ivory along the Niger from the heart of Africa. Wander the dusty streets of Timbuktu, admiring such magnificent mud-brick structures as the Djinguiraiber Mosque, the Mosque of Sankore, and the Palace of Bouctou. See the houses of the various 19th century European explorers who used Timbuktu as a base. Overnight in Timbuktu.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Mopti
This morning you leave a place whose name is synonymous with somewhere unreachable, “Timbuktu”, and fly to Mopti where you will 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. Overnight in Mopti.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Djenne
This morning, travel from Mopti to Mali’s architectural jewel, Djenne. Founded in the fourth century, Djenne has scarcely changed since the Middle Ages. The atmosphere in the streets transports you back to Medieval times. Visit Djenne’s colorful and bustling market. Overnight in Djenne.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Djenne/Dogon
Travel to Dogon Country which is considered to be one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Built up high on the narrow ledges of the cliffs are the villages of the Dogon people. In the 11th century, the Dogons fled the advancing Arabs coming from the north, and found shelter in one of West Africa’s most inhospitable areas. This is such a unique place that the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage site. Overnight in Dogon Village.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Dogon/Segou/Bamako/Depart
After breakfast, drive to Segou, Mali’s second largest city and former colonial capital. This drive takes you through a few interesting villages where you can observe the traditional ways of life. Briefly explore Segou before continuing to Bamako where you will relax and refresh before it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $2470
Duration: 7 days
Languages: English, French, German, Bamanakan, Miniankakan
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :NO
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 :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO