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Discover Mali, 10 Days

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR PRICE 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

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

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