Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and discover the hidden treasures of West Africa on a tour that will take you through Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and The Gambia. This tour promises to offer a unique and authentic experience that will immerse you in the rich and diverse cultures of the region.
The tour will take you to visit traditional villages where you can learn about the local customs and way of life. Explore vibrant markets and museums to gain insight into the history and traditions of the people. You will also have the opportunity to witness where Alex Haley’s Roots began and gain an understanding of the history of the slave trade in the region.
The tour also includes a visit to some of the most beautiful islands in the area. Cruise to idyllic islands with pristine beaches and crystal clear waters, and witness the spectacular natural beauty of the region. Encounter the lush green landscapes, stunning coastlines, and wildlife that West Africa has to offer.
Throughout the tour, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious cuisine, and the company of knowledgeable local guides who will share their insights and expertise about the region. You’ll have the chance to experience the warm hospitality of the locals and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
This Hidden Treasures of West Africa tour is the perfect opportunity to explore a region that is off the beaten path and discover the many hidden gems that West Africa has to offer. Whether you are a history buff, culture enthusiast, or nature lover, this tour has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure!
On arrival in Bissau, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar
After breakfast, have an orientation before you begin your afternoon city tour of Bissau. Visit the National Museum, where the folk art and handcrafted items are found, the Mercado (Central Market) for its vibrant atmosphere, fruits, vegetables and the ‘Centro Artistico Juvenile’, where young artists exhibit their wares. Other points of interest are: the old colonial center of Bissau Velho, Porto Pidjiguiti, the Presidential Palace and Fortaleza d’ Amura barracks which houses the Amilcar Cabral’s Memorial. Time permitting; there will be a brief stop at the Guinea Bissau National Arts institute. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar
After breakfast transfer by boat, to the sacred Rubane island. En route stop at Poilao island for lunch and enjoy natural beauty of Island. In the afternoon go on a tour of Rubane, including the market, the museum of UICN, radio Dian, and the church. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar
After breakfast, take a cruise to Orango Island. Discover a unique natural reserve inhabited by Sea Hippos, which live in mangrove salt water and often swim and frolic on the beaches. Return to Rubane island for overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar
After breakfast, take a short cruise to Canchaque. People here are faithful to their traditional way of life; you might even see the women dressed in the traditional saiya fiber skirt. This evening there is a Bijago traditional dance performance. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar
After breakfast, return to Bissau. In the afternoon, fly to Praia (Cape Verde). On arrival in Praia you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of the Ilha de Santiago: Cidade Velha, Mercado Municipal da Praia and the inland of Santiago, passes through Pedra Badejo, São Jorge dos Orgãos and Assomada. Meal(s) Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar
After breakfast, transfer to Airport for your flight to Dakar. Upon arrival in Dakar you will be met, assisted and transferred to the Gambia, with a stop in Kaolack. Meal(s) Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at De Paris or Similar
After breakfast, depart to Georgetown in the Gambia where you will visit the historic and legendary Stone Circles of Wassu. After lunch continue to Banjul. Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar
After breakfast depart to Juffureh. Visit Albreda and James Island. This afternoon return to Banjul for a city tour, visiting the main points of interest. This Statue Stands in the Village Where Alex Haley’s Ancestor Kunta Kinte was Born) Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar
After breakfast return to Dakar. Arrive Dakar in the early afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day is at leisure. Meal(s) Included : Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Le Ndiambour Or Similar
Today your driver and guide will assist you in deciding on your activities and excursions. You will be transferred to the airport for the onward flight. Meals Included: Breakfast