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St-Louis International Jazz Festival, 8 Days

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St-Louis International Jazz Festival, 8 Days

Day 1: Dakar, Senegal

Arrive Dakar, meet assist and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Ndiambour or Similar

 

Day 2: Dakar – Goree Island – Dakar

In the morning, explore Metropolitan 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

Overnight at Ndiambour or Similar

 

Day 3: Dakar – Pink Lake – St. Louis

En route to St-Louis tour the natural phenomenon Pink Lake and 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.

Harvesting salt at Pink Lake

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

 

Day 4: St. Louis

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

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

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

 

Day 6: St. Louis

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

Overnight at La Residence or Similar

 

Day 7: St. Louis – Djoudj National Park – Dakar

After breakfast drive to Dakar with a stop at Djoudj National Bird Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world, considered a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Some of the world’s greatest concentrations of white pelicans and flamingos can be seen here.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Ndiambour or Similar

 

Day 8: Dakar-Depart

Morning at leisure, in the afternoon visit The Colorful Markets Including for last minute shopping including The famous Tilen Market. Transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 

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