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Diaspora Tours - Private Guide in Bamako

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Discover Mali 12 Days

Excursion in Bamako

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You will begin from capital of Mali Bamako city, visit Mopti and Niger River, Timbuktu and Sahara Desert, Dogon country and Djenne. Enjoy having excursions and sightseeins through all Mali.

DAY 1 Sunday - ARRIVE BAMAKO, MALI

International flight arrives in Bamako; airport to hotel transfer; overnight in Bamako at Grand hotel or similar

DAY 2 Monday - MOPTI/ NIGER RIVER

After breakfast, drive to Mopti; sightseeing en route; arrive in time to relax with a sunset sail on the Niger River; overnight in Moptiat Kanaga hoter or similar. (B)

DAY 3 Tuesday - MOPTI - TIMBUKTU

After breakfast drive to Timbuktu. En route stop at villages. See the wildlife on land and in the Niger. Arrive Timbuktu late evening. Overnight at Hendrina Khan or similar (B,L)

DAY 4 Wednesday - TIMBUKTU - SAHARA DESERT

Full day to explore this fabled city: visit the old mosques (former universities), the museum and archives of ancient Islamic manuscripts, the explorers' houses, the city market and the artisans' center; enjoy a Sahara Desert excursion by camel caravan to visit a Tuareg camp on the dunes; return to and overnight in Timbuktu at Hendrina Khan hotel (B, L)

DAY 5 - Thursday - TIMBUKTU - DOGON

Drive across the Sahel, to Mali's fascinating Dogon country; overnight in Bandiagara at hotel Cheval Blanc (B,L,D)

DAY 6 Friday - DOGON COUNTRY

Visit Dogon villages along the Bandiagara escarpment; you will see many examples of the classic traditional Dogon architecture and contemporary fetishism; option to witness a traditional Dogon mask dance; overnight in Sanghaat Hotel Guina (B,L,D) DAY 7 - Saturday - DOGON COUNTRY Continue exploring magnificent Dogon villages, and by day's end, return up the escarpment to Sangha; overnight in Sangha at hotel Guina. Optional spectacular Dogon Mask Dance. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 - Sunday - DOGON COUNTRY - DJENNE

Depart Dogon country and drive to Djenne, ancient sister-city of Timbuktu; see the magnificent Grand Mosque, the world's largest mud brick architecture, one of Unesco's World Heritage sites; Overnight Hotel Campement. (B)

DAY 9 Monday DJENNE - SEGOU

Djenne the pearl of the Niger delta: visit the Grande Mosque, the weekly market, artisans in their workshops, the Djenne Jeno archaelogical site. Depart Djenne for Segou; en route, visit Terekongo, the sacred well of the Bobo people; visit Segou, Mali's second largest city and former colonial administrative center; overnight in Segou at hotel Auberge or similar. (B)

DAY 10 Tuesday - SEGOU - SIKASSO

City tour of Segou, Mali's colonial administrative center; also visit Sekoro, the "old Segou" and former capital of the Bambara kingdom; see the tomb of King Biton Coulibaly; Drive to Sikasso for dinner and overnight at hotel Zanga. (B)

DAY 11 Wednesday - SIKASSO - BAMAKO

Sikasso city tour: see the ruins of the Tata, ancient palisade which encircles the city and for a time held off the French colonial army; visit the Mamelon, residence of the last king of Sikasso; also visit the market. Continue to Bamako for overnight at Grand Hotel. (B)

DAY 12 Thursday - BAMAKO - DEPARTURE

Bamako city tour: visit the National Museum, the city market, the artisans' village; in the evening, transfer to the airport for your final departure. (B)

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations in properties listed
  • day-room in Bamako on Day 12
  • Meals indicated by B, L, D
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Excursion into the Sahara Desert by camel caravan to visit a Tuareg camp
  • Sunset sail on the Niger River
  • Dogon mask dance
  • Experienced English-speaking guide throughout
  • airport transfers upon arrival and departure in Bamako
  • All hotel taxes
  • All sites visits and entry fees

Not Included: International flight to Africal, travel insurance, visa fees, gratuities

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
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