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St-Louis International Jazz Festival, 8 Days

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St-Louis International Jazz Festival, 8 Days

This 8 day tour features the St-Louis International Jazz Festival in charming St-Louis, Senegal which was once the capital of French West Africa. The tour also includes excursions to Goree Island, Pink Lake and Dakar.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL

Arrive Dakar; meet assist and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Farid

Day 2:  GOREE ISLAND

After breakfast, go on a city tour of Dakar. Bargain at the colorful markets including Tilen Market, famous for a variety of medicinal herbs and traditional healers. Visit the National Art Gallery and the picturesque residential district of Medina. In the afternoon, go back in time at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Goree Island which houses “The Door of No Return”. Visit the ethnographic museum and hear a lecture by the curator on the history of Goree Island. Later, return to Dakar.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Farid

Day 3: PINK LAKE/ ST. LOUIS

After breakfast drive to St-Louis; En route Tour the natural phenomenon Pink Lake; observe workers harvesting salt. Visit the neighboring Fulani village where you will receive a royal welcome by the village king. Continue to St. Louis, which is approximately 165 miles from Dakar. Enjoy, the opening night at the Jazz Festival.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at La Residence

Day 4:  ST LOUIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Visit the Djoudj National Bird Park, which is considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world. Situated on a major palearctic migratory route, this park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Some of the world’s greatest concentrations of white pelicans and flamingos can be seen here. There are up to 10,000 of each species. Later, in the evening watch world renowned jazz performers such as Randy Weston at the festival.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

Day 5: ST. LOUIS

St-Louis is Senegal’s former French colonial capital. Stroll down the narrow streets flanked by houses with carved wooden balconies and verandas, which are reminders of the colonial French occupation. In the evening, attend jazz performances including Senegal’s Ablaye Cissoko, the remarkable kora player and vocalist.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

Day 6: ST. LOUIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

In the morning, continue touring this charming city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, watch closing performances at the jazz festival.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

Day 7:  ST-LOUIS /TOUBA/DAKAR

After breakfast return to Dakar; stop in Touba and visit the Holy City of Touba including the Grand Mosque, the library and the Mouride Community.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Farid or Similar

Day 8 DAKAR/DEPART

The morning is at  leisure before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 

Tour Info

 

TOUR INCLUDES

 

  • 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

 

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

 

  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Jazz Festival Admission fees
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

 

Pricing

 

May – June
Number
of travellers
Price per person in US $
Double Occupancy
Single Supplement*
6 $ 1690.00 $ 340.00

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

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