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Mali (Bamako, Mopti, Niger River, Mopti, Dogon, Dogon Country, Djenne, Segou, Sikasso)

You can’t miss this comprehensive tour of Mali! Highlights include a sunset sail on the Niger River, the ruins of Tata in Sikasso, and a visit to fascinating Dogon country beneath the Bandiagara cliffs.

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Activity
  1. Day 1 Bamako, Mali

    On arrival at Modibo Keita International Airport in Bamako our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air conditioned vehicle.  Once you have checked- in, your guide, who will be with you throughout your stay, will brief you on what to expect during your stay in Mali.
    Meal(s) Included: No
    Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

  2. Day 2 Mopti/ Niger River

    After breakfast, drive to Mopti; sightseeing en route; arrive in time to relax with a sunset sail on the Niger River
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel Kanaga or Similar

  3. Day 3 Mopti – Dogon

    Morning tour of Mopti then  travel to  Mali’s fascinating Dogon country.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Kanaga Cheval Blanc or Similar

  4. Day 4 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.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Kanaga Cheval Blanc or Similar

  5. Day 5 Dogon Country

    Continue exploring magnificent Dogon villages, and by day’s end, return up the escarpment to Sangha; overnight in Sangha. Optional spectacular Dogon Mask Dance.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Campement Hotel Sangha (Bandiagara) or Similar

  6. Day 6 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.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel Campement or Similar

  7. Day 7 Djenne – Segou

    Djenne the pearl of the Niger delta: visit the Grande Mosque, the weekly market, artisans in their workshops, the Djenne Jeno archaeological 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

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel Independence or Similar

  8. Day 8 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.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel du Cinquantenaire or Similar

  9. Day 9 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.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight at Azalai Grand Hotel or Similar

  10. Day 10 Bamako – Depart

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

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Round trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites and events
  • Meals indicated
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