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Explore Mali, 15 Days

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Explore Mali, 15 Days

Tour fascinating places like Segou, the Grand Mosque at Djenne, Dogon villages in the shadow of the Bandiagara escarpment. Sail down the Niger River and visit fishing villages then hop a flight to Timbuktu to see the Sahara at a Tuareg desert camp.

Day 1 Arrive In Bamako, Mali

International flight arrives Bamako, Mali. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Bamako.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Segou

After breakfast drive to Segou stopping enroute including the village of Sekora, the old Segou and former capital city of the Bambara Kingdom. Continue to Segou for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Independence or Similar

Day 3 Djenne/Mopti

Drive to Djenne on its weekly market day when Djenne is at its colorful best; stroll around the market stalls, visit the magnificent Grand Mosque, the world’s largest mud brick architecture and one of Unesco’s World Heritage sites; Short drive to Mopti for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Kanaga or Similar

Day 4 Mopti / Dogon

Drive to the southwestern part of the Bandiagara escarpment, to visit the villages of Kani Kombole, Tely, and Ende, where you may be able to visit the Hogon (spiritual leader of the Dogon people) in his grotto; return to Bandiagara for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Campement Hotel Sangha (Bandiagara) or Similar

Day 5 Dogon Country

After breakfast, depart for Dogon country; descending the Bandiagara escarpment to visit the fascinating cliff villages Banani (see ancient Tellem cave dwellings in the cliff face) and Tireli, where you will witness a traditional Dogon mask dance (optional)

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Campement Hotel Sangha (Bandiagara) or Similar

Day 6 Dogon Country / Mopti

Visit the village of Sangha. Drive to Songo where you will observe the painted rock and visit the women menstruation house. Drive to Mopti for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hotel Kanaga or Similar

Day 7 Niger River

Entire day sailing the Niger River. Visit Bozo fishing villages and Fulani nomads’ camps along the river. Sail back to the village Konna, where your vehicle will meet you and drive you back to Mopti for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hotel Kanaga or Similar

Day 8 Timbuktu

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Timbuktu; Timbuktu city tour: visit the ancient mosques, the museum, the city market, the explorers’ houses, the artisans center; in the afternoon, enjoy a camel ride on the dunes around Timbuktu.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hendrina Khan Hotel or Similar

Day 9 Sahara Desert

Depart to the Sahara Desert in a 4-wheel drive vehicle; experience the vast majesty of the desert; visit a Tuareg camp; enjoy dinner and tea on the dunes, and overnight camping with your Tuareg hosts, the princes of the desert.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Timbuktu

Goodbye to your Tuareg hosts and return to Timbuktu; rest of day free; optional Takamba (Tuareg dance) in the evening; overnight in Timbuktu.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hendrina Khan Hotel or Similar

Day 11 Niger River

After breakfast, transfer to Timbuktu’s port and spend the day sailing the Niger River in a traditional river boat; see Mali’s varied bird life along the shore and very likely see hippos in the river.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Hendrina Khan Hotel or Similar

Day 12 Bamako

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Bamako; check into your hotel, rest of day at leisure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

Day 13 Bamako

Leisurely breakfast, then visit Bamako, Mali’s capital city and former capital of French Soudan; panoramic overview of the city at Point G; visit the National Museum, the city market, and the artisans’ village, where you will see the craftsmen at work: sculptors, weavers, silversmiths, goldsmiths, and leather workers test your bargaining skills.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

Day 14 Bamako

Today decide on your itinerary with the assistance of your guide or discover Bamako on your own.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

Day 15 Departure For Home

Morning at leisure before departure home.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 

Tour Info

 

Included

• Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
• Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
• Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
• Transportation in private vehicle
• Experienced tour guide
• Admission to listed sites and events
• Meals indicated by  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Not included

• Cost of visa
• Meals not listed
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuity to driver and guide

 

Pricing

 

January – December
Number
of travellers
Price per person in US $
Double Occupancy
Single Supplement*
1 If only one person travels, the price is $ 8750.00
2 $ 5260.00 $ 990.00
3 $ 4910.00 $ 990.00
4 $ 4710.00 $ 990.00

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