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Mali & Burkina Faso, 13 Days

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Mali & Burkina Faso, 13 Days

Mali (Bamako, Ségou, Mopti, Dogon, Djenne)

Mali is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites: the legendary city of Timbuktu, the ancient cliffside Dogon Villages and Timbuktu's sister city- Djenne. You will start the tour in Bamako on Point G, a hilltop vantage point of the city before visiting the National Museum and the Central Market. In Djenne see the magnificent Grand Mosque, the world’s largest mud brick structure, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the evening set sail on the Niger River in a traditional Pinasse to enjoy the sunset.

Day 1: Arrive Bamako

Arrive in Bamako; you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Le Grand Hotel

Day 2: Bamako

After breakfast, morning tour of Bamako: start at Point G and the panoramic overview of the city; visit the National Museum, and part of the Central Market.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Le Grand Hotel

Day 3: Bamako-Ségou

After breakfast, drive to Ségou, visit the port, pottery market, traditional weavers and other artisans Visit Sekoro, the former capital of the Bambara Kingdom and visit the tomb of Biton Coulibaly. Return to Segou for overnight
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Independence

Day 4: Ségou-Mopti

After breakfast, drive to Mopti; in the evening enjoy a sunset sail on the Niger River in a traditional Pinasse. Overnight in Mopti.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Kanaga

Day 5: Mopti-Dogon

After breakfast, drive to Mali’s fascinating Dogon country. Visit the Dogon village Songo, renowned for its rock paintings and grotto. Overnight in Sangha.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at Sangha

Day 6: Dogon

After breakfast, visit the village of Banani. Continue to the villages of Ireli and Amani, site of a sanctuary for crocodiles which are sacred to the Dogon people. Visit the village on the edge of the Bandiagara Cliff. Continue to Bandiagara for overnight.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at Falaise

Day 7: Dogon-Djenne

After breakfast, drive to Djenne and visit the magnificent Grand Mosque, the world’s largest mud brick structure, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Campement

Day 8: Djenne-Bobo Dioulasso

This morning drive to Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso’s second largest city.
This afternoon we will drive to mysterious Koumi, a typical Bobo village. Here, time seems to have stood still for centuries. Sites of interest in Koumi include the young female’s’ initiation place. This evening return to Bobo.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Auberge Bobo

Day 9: Bobo Dioulasso-Banfora-Bobo Dioulasso,

Tour the city of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso’s second largest city. See the old mosque and visit the old Kibidwe artisans’ district, where you will see blacksmiths, potters, and dyers at work. In the afternoon, drive to Banfora to visit the Karfiguela waterfalls and Lac Tengrela. On the way, visit the domes of fabedougou that are natural sculptures, enjoy a cruise on lake Tengrela. This evening return to Bobo.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Auberge Bobo

Day 10: Bobo Dioulasso-Gaoua

Breakfast and drive to Gaoua. In the afternoon, visit the mysterious stone ruins of Loropeni, whose origins are unknown then continue to Kampti to visit the Lobi houses and the Fetish man with his family. Learn the culture of the Lobi people.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Overnight at Hala Hotel

Day 11: Gaoua-Ouagadougou

After breakfast, visit the Poni Museum, dedicated to the Lobi culture; see the distinctive, fortress-like Lobi architecture, then continue on to Ouagadougou. Visit the sacred crocodiles of Bazoule on the way. Overnight in Ouagadougou.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Splendid Hotel

Day 12: Ouagadougou-Tiébilé-Ouagadougou

After breakfast drive to Tiebile, the home of the Kassena ethnic group. See the houses with their unique architecture colorfully and intricately painted in traditional designs by the women Kassena women. Time permitting, meet with the village chief. Return to Ouagadougou for overnight.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Splendid Hotel

Day 13: Ouagadougou /Depart

Explore Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city; visit the Grand Market and the National Museum, with its collection of regional clothing, masks, household utensils and ancestral statues; visit the craft market at the Artisans’ Center. In the evening transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Admission to all listed sites
  • Meals listed

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of visas
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guides
  • Personal items such as laundry, internet and telephone
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