8-DAY MALI TOUR: Bamako - Djenne - Mopti - Sunset River Tour -
Dogon Country - Segou
8 Days, 7 Nights
Day 1: Welcome
Arrive at Bamako Airport; welcome and transportation to hotel;
Day 2: Bamako - Djenne
Breakfast at the hotel; set out for Djenne by 4X4. Lunch at San,
town of the Bobo people. Arrive in Djenne in the afternoon;
hotel check-in; take photos of the world's largest mud mosque
in the afternoon light. Dinner at Chez Baba Restaurant.
Day 3: Djenne & Mopti River Tour
Djenne tour: tomb of Tapama, sacred well, Koranic
school, cultural museum, old town of Djenne Djeno,
founded by fishermen in 250 B.C. Lunch in Mopti at Bar
Bozo, relax at hotel pool. Sunset river tour, visiting
small Peulh villages and Bozo fishing villages. Dinner
and peaceful night!
Day 4: Dogon Country
Breakfast in Mopti. Set out for Dogon Country
by 4x4 passing through Bandiagara. Trek
either northern villages beginning in Sangha
or southern villages starting in Djiguibombo
(your choice). Lunch at local villages; rest
during hottest part of day and spend the
night in a charming campment either in a
room or on the terrace under the stars!
Day 6: Dogon Country - Mopti
Breakfast & continue trekking Dogon Country; visit a guinna
where the eldest member of the village resides; meet a hogon
village chief; and visit a toguna, traditional Dogon meeting
house where all decisions and laws of the community are
passed. Lunch at one of the villages. Return to Mopti; hotel
check-in and relax at the pool at your leisure!
Day 7: Mopti - Segou
Breakfast & depart Mopti and visit Segou, capital of the former
Bambara kingdom: visit the port, crafts market, have lunch
and then visit an artists cooperative where you can learn the
art of bogolan (traditional mud cloth dye using tree leaves and
bark), and visit the old quarter with Sudanese architecture.
Dinner and a peaceful night!
Day 8: Segou - Bamako
Breakfast & depart Segou. Arrive in Bamako, visit museum,
artisans market and Marche Rose. Transportation to the airport
and farewell. Mali Experience Tours wishes you a safe trip and
pleasant memories of Mali !
Contact us for prices here.
Prices do not include: International airfare, bottled water or other beverages, mask
Day 5: Dogon Country
Breakfast, trek Dogon Country. Visit mud houses in the
cliffs built by Tellem people 7th-8th c. that reach 200-300
meters in altitude and used today as Dogon tombs. After
lunch, take a rest. In the afternoon, we will have volunteer
planting of trees to prevent desertification of Dogon
Country for those who wish (Mali Experience Tours will
provide a tree for each volunteer).
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