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Guinea Bissau – Islands and Wildlife, 10 Days

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Guinea Bissau – Islands and Wildlife, 10 Days

 

Day 1: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Arrive Bissau; meet assist and transfer to hotel.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

 

Day 2: Bissau City Tour

After breakfast, begin your city tour of Bissau.
Highlights include: the National Museum, the Mercado (Central Market), The old colonial center of Bissau Velho, Porto Pidjiguiti and many more.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

 

Day 3: Bissau – Boloma

After breakfast, drive to Boloma for a city tour. Bolama became the first capital of Portuguese Guinea and remained so until its transfer to Bissau in 1941, and because of its historical significance, has been nominated a world heritage site. You will be able to observe the colonial buildings and visit the famous site of the Bolama Court.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Boloma – Rubane

After breakfast, transfer to the sacred Island of Rubane, one of the 88 Islands and Islets forming the Bijagos Archipelago of Guinea Bissau.  Enjoy a tour of Rubane and Bubaque, visiting the market, museum of UICN, radio Dian, and local church.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at The Fishing Club or Similar

 

Day 5: Rubane – Canbhaque

After breakfast, take a short cruise to Canbhaque. People here are faithful to their traditional way of life; you might even have the opportunity to see women dressed in the saiya fibers skirt. After a day of exploration and mingling, return to Rubane.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Canbhaque – Orango

After breakfast, take a cruise to Orango Island. Here, you will discover a unique natural reserve inhabited by Sea Hippos, which live in mangrove salt water and often swim and frolic on the beaches.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Orango Park Hotel or Similar

 

Day 7: Orango – Poilao

After breakfast, take a cruise to Poilao. The Islands in the South are known for their natural beauty, Ilha dos Cavalos is one of them- both uninhabited and considered a natural paradise, where hundreds of migratory and local birds nest including: marabous, herons and pelicans.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8: Rubane – Djemberem

After breakfast, take a boat trip to the estuary of Rio Cumbaja. Afterwards, drive to Djemberem where tourism is still a foreign word. Meet the Tonda people, as they perform for your pleasure, a traditional mask dance around the fire. The natives will welcome you with curiousity and enthusiasm, because seeing any tourist is a special event.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Djemberem – Bissau

After breakfast, go in search of groups of Chimpanzee in the deep forest. Local forest guides (rangers) will help you track these Chimpanzees. Afterwards return to camp for an afternoon departure to Bissau.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

 

Day 10: Bissau – Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 

Tour Price includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Airport/ hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in the properties listed or similar
  • Transportation in private vehicle and boat trip
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to all listed sites
  • Meals indicated

Tour Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Entry Visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Tips/gratuities to driver and guide