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Hidden Treasures of West Africa – 12 Days

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Duration

12

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Hidden Treasures of West Africa.

Discover the hidden treasures of West Africa while exploring Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and The Gambia. Learn the traditions of the people on visits to villages, vibrant markets, and museums. Encounter nature and cruise to beautiful islands. Also, witness where Alex Haley’s Roots began. This is a tour that you won’t want to miss.

Highlights

  • issau
  • Rubane
  • Orango Island
  • Canchaque) Cape Verde (Praia) Gambia (Kaolack, Banjul, Juffureh

Itinerary

Day 1: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Day 1: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

You will be welcomed upon arrival in Bissau, escorted, and driven to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

Day 2: Bissau
Day 2: Bissau

Have an orientation following breakfast before starting your afternoon city tour of Bissau. Visit the National Museum to see folk art and handicrafts, the Mercado (Central Market) to enjoy the lively atmosphere, fresh produce, and the "Centro Artistico Juvenile" to see the works of juvenile artists. The Presidential Palace, Porto Pidjiguiti, the historic colonial district of Bissau Velho, and the barracks at Fortaleza d' Amura, which is home to the Amilcar Cabral Memorial, are further areas of interest. There will be a quick visit at the Guinea Bissau National Arts Institute, if time permits.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

Day 3: Rubane
Day 3: Rubane

Transfer to the holy Rubane Island by boat after breakfast. To enjoy lunch and the island's natural beauty, the trip makes a halt at Poilao Island. Visit the market, the UICN museum, radio Dian, and the church as part of an afternoon trip to Rubane.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

Day 4: Rubane – Orango Island – Rubane
Day 4: Rubane – Orango Island – Rubane

Take a boat to Orango Island after breakfast. Find out about a special nature reserve where you can see Sea Hippos, which frequently swim and play on the beaches and live in salt water in mangroves. Go back to Rubane Island to spend the night.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

Day 5: Rubane Island – Canchaque – Rubane Island
Day 5: Rubane Island – Canchaque – Rubane  Island

Travel to Canchaque on a quick boat after breakfast. People in this area are devoted to maintaining their traditional way of life; you may even see women wearing the customary saiya fiber skirt. There is a traditional Bijago dance performance this evening.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

Day 6: Bissau – Praia
Day 6: Bissau – Praia

Return to Bissau after breakfast. Afternoon flight to Praia (Cape Verde). You will be met upon arrival in Praia, given assistance, and driven directly to your hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar

Day 7: Praia
Day 7: Praia

Enjoy a full-day trip of the Ilha de Santiago after breakfast, which includes Cidade Velha, Mercado Municipal da Praia, and Santiago's interior, which crosses through Pedra Badejo, So Jorge dos Orgos, and Assomada.

Meal(s) Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar

Day 8: Praia – Dakar –Kaolack
Day 8: Praia – Dakar –Kaolack

Transfer to the airport for your journey to Dakar after breakfast.
You will be received upon arrival in Dakar, escorted, and transported to the Gambia with a stop in Kaolack.

Meal(s) Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at De Paris or Similar

Day 9: Kaolack – Banjul
Day 9: Kaolack – Banjul

Following breakfast, proceed to Georgetown in the Gambia to see the famous and legendary Stone Circles of Wassu. Follow the signs to Banjul after lunch.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar

Day 10: Banjul – Juffureh – Banjul
Day 10: Banjul – Juffureh – Banjul

Take a trip to Juffureh after breakfast. Explore James Island and Albreda. This afternoon, return to Banjul and experience the city's top attractions.

This statue is located in the community where Alex Haley's Ancestor Kunta Kinte was born.)

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar

Day 11: Banjul – Dakar
Day 11: Banjul – Dakar

Return to Dakar after breakfast. Arrive in the early afternoon in Dakar. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please.

Meal(s) Included : Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Le Ndiambour Or Similar

Day 12: Dakar /Depart
Day 12: Dakar /Depart

You can choose your activities and excursions for the day with the help of your driver and guide. You'll be driven to the airport to catch your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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